This Day in Music
2005 - Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite lead the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Awards, held in Memphis.2005 - Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite lead the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Awards, held in Memphis.
2001 - Zydeco pioneer Boozoo Chavis dies in Austin, Texas, after suffering both a heart attack and stroke. He is 70. Chavis (Wilson Anthony Chavis) scored what is considered the first zydeco hit single with 1954's "Paper in My Shoes."
1999 - At the 34th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Garth Brooks is named artist of the decade, Dixie Chicks' critically acclaimed multiplatinum debut "Wide Open Spaces," is named album of the year, and Faith Hill wins top female vocalist, as well as single and video of the year honors for "This Kiss."
1998 - A bill is introduced in the Michigan state legislature that would regulate concert attendance by minors under the age of 18. SB 1000 would give local governments in Michigan the authority to decide whether specific concerts are harmful to minors. Prominent music industry organizations, including the Recording Industry Assn. of America (RIAA), plan to oppose the bill.
1997 - Gracie Katherine McGraw is born to country singer couple Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. Gracie weighs 4 lbs. 14 oz. and is 18 inches long.
1990 - A tribute concert to John Lennon organized by his widow Yoko Ono draws less than one-third of the expected 45,000 fans in Liverpool, England.
1982 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Chariots of Fire," Vangelis. The performer, whose real name is Evangelos Papanthanassiou, wins an Academy Award for the score to the film "Chariots of Fire."
1970 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "American Woman," Guess Who.
1969 - Stevie Wonder meets President Nixon at the White House.
1968 - Buffalo Springfield disbands.
1962 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Soldier Boy," The Shirelles.