This Day in Music
2005 - Tenacious D drafts a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at its benefit for Asian tsunami relief at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre. The show features solo sets from Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedde2005 - Tenacious D drafts a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at its benefit for Asian tsunami relief at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre. The show features solo sets from Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Queens of The Stone Age's Josh Homme, the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, and Beck, all of whom stick around for a show-closing jam with the D.
2003 - A new Bob Dylan original song, "Cross the Green Mountain," makes its premiere in streaming audio form on AOL Music's First Listen program.
2002 - Metallica's James Hetfield and his wife Francesca welcome the birth of their third child, a baby girl named Marcella.
2001 - As in previous years, Hong Kong and Taiwan acts dominate the sixth annual Channel V Music Awards, held in Beijing. Hong Kong's Andy Lau is named most well-received singer, while Faye Wong and Jacky Cheung receive awards for most outstanding female and male singer of the new millennium, respectively.
2001 - Jazz multi-reed player Norris Turney dies in Dayton, Ohio, from kidney disease. He is 79. Turney joined Duke Ellington's Orchestra as its first flute player in 1969.
2000 - It's a big night for country crossover into 2000 as Garth Brooks ropes three wins and no-show Shania Twain claims two at the 27th annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium.
1999 - Flame-haired songstress Cyndi Lauper lends her voice and likeness to "The Simpsons."
1998 - Blues singer/guitarist David "Junior" Kimbrough dies in Holly Springs, Miss., after suffering a stroke. He is 67.
1996 - In a ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, N.Y., Pink Floyd are officially inducted into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame.
1996 - Drummer and singer Robert Covington dies at the age of 55.
1984 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Owner of a Lonely Heart,'' Yes.
1974 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Show and Tell,'' Al Wilson.
1964 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``There! I've Said It Again,'' Bobby Vinton. This song can be considered the last No. 1 song before the British invasion. After four weeks at No. 1, Vinton turns over that spot to the Beatles and their first U.S. hit, ``I Want to Hold Your Hand.''
1956 - British pop star Paul Young is born in Bedfordshire, England. His biggest hit is ``Everytime You Go Away'' in 1985. The No. 1 song is written by Daryl Hall.
1948 - Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones is born.