This Day in Music
2005 - Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors, dies in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He is 50.2005 - Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors, dies in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He is 50.
2004 - Married for two days, pop star Britney Spears, contending that she "lacked understanding of her actions," asks a county court in Nevada to annul her Las Vegas marriage to a childhood friend over the weekend. Spears, 22, married Jason Allan Alexander of Kentwood, La., two days earlier at an early morning ceremony. The request for annulment is signed by Spears, but not by Alexander.
2000 - The Canadian Record Industry Assn. (CRIA) declares Quebec superstar Celine Dion ``the best-selling Canadian recording artist of the century.''
2000 - Rapper Jamal ``Shyne'' Barrow is indicted for attempted murder in the second degree. The rapper is also charged with assault and attempted assault.
1999 - Lauryn Hill receives 10 Grammy nominations for her album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill."
1998 - Rep. Sonny Bono (R-Calif.), the one-time singer/songwriter who gained fame as half of vocal duo Sonny and Cher, dies from head injuries after hitting a tree while skiing. He is 62.
1997 - Burton Lane, who composed the music for "Finian's Rainbow," "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" and other stage and movie musicals dies of a stroke at the age of 84.
1980 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Please Don't Go,'' K.C. & the Sunshine Band.
1979 - Jazz star Charles Mingus dies of a heart attack. Age 56.
1978 - The Sex Pistols make their U.S. debut at the Great Southeast Music Hall in Atlanta.
1970 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head,'' B.J. Thomas. The song appears in the movie ``Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'' starring Paul Newman.
1960 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``El Paso,'' Marty Robbins.
1950 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,'' Gene Autry. The record, which is Autry's only No. 1 song, sells more than 8 million copies and is inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1985.
1950 - Chris Stein of Blondie is born in Brooklyn, N.Y.