This Day in Music
2006 - In an upset, Three 6 Mafia takes home the best original song Academy Award at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Drawn from the film "Hustle & Flow," the group's "It's Hard Out Here for a Pi2006 - In an upset, Three 6 Mafia takes home the best original song Academy Award at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Drawn from the film "Hustle & Flow," the group's "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" also made history as the first rap song ever performed at the event. Eminem's "Lose Yourself," from the 2002 movie "8 Mile," won the best song statuette the following year, but the rapper declined to perform at the ceremony.
2005 - With four awards, pop artist M is the big winner at the 20th edition of France's Victoires de la Musique, held at the Zenith concert hall in Paris. The Delabel/EMI-signed artist wins the categories for best male, album for "Qui De Nous Deux", performance and DVD.
1999 - Trauma Entertainment files a $40 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against the members of Bush for failure to deliver their next album.
1994 - Grace Slick is arrested for pointing a shotgun at police at her Tiburon, Calif., home. The former Jefferson Starship lead singer later says she has been under stress since her Mill Valley home burned down the previous fall. She lost most of her memorabilia, including some items stolen by Corte Madera firefighters (who were later fired).
1985 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Can't Fight This Feeling,'' REO Speedwagon.
1975 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Have You Never Been Mellow,'' Olivia Newton-John. The song is also a country hit for the singer, reaching No. 3 on Billboard's country singles chart.
1963 - Country & western star Patsy Cline dies in an airplane crash near Patterson, Tenn., with Grand Ole Opry stars Hawkshaw Hawkins and Cowboy Copas. Cline's biggest pop hit is ``Crazy,'' a No. 9 song in 1961 that is written by Willie Nelson. The song receives a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1992.
1958 - Andy Gibb is born in Manchester, England, the youngest brother of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, a.k.a. the Bee Gees. He has three No. 1 songs, including ``Shadow Dancing'' in 1978. He dies March 10, 1988, of an inflammatory heart virus.
1955 - Elvis Presley makes his first TV appearance on a show called ``Louisiana Hayride.''