This Day in Music
2006 - Johnny Jenkins, a guitarist who worked with Otis Redding in the early 1960s and influenced Jimi Hendrix through his acrobatic playing style, dies at a hospital in Macon, Ga. He is 67.2006 - Johnny Jenkins, a guitarist who worked with Otis Redding in the early 1960s and influenced Jimi Hendrix through his acrobatic playing style, dies at a hospital in Macon, Ga. He is 67.
2004 - With two awards apiece, Beyonce, OutKast and Usher headed the winners' circle at the BET Awards.
2002 - Singer/actress Rosemary Clooney dies at her Beverly Hills, Calif., home. She is 74. She had been fighting a recurrence of lung cancer.
1991 - Skid Row's ``Slave to the Grind'' debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's pop album chart.
1986 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``There'll Be Sad Songs (to Make You Cry),'' Billy Ocean.
1979 - Guitarist and Little Feat founder Lowell George is found dead of a heart attack in a hotel room in Arlington, Va., at age 34. Little Feat's best selling album is ``Waiting for Columbus,'' which sells more than 500,000 copies and reaches No. 18 on Billboard's pop album chart.
1978 - Peter Frampton suffers a broken arm and cracked ribs in an auto wreck in the Bahamas.
1975 - Tim Buckley dies of a heart attack at the age of 28.
1973 - Ian Gillan leaves Deep Purple after a show in Japan.
1961 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Quarter to Three,'' Gary U.S. Bonds.
1960 - Evelyn ``Champagne'' King is born in the Bronx, N.Y. She is discovered at Sigma Studios, where she is a cleaning woman. Her biggest hit is the million-selling top 10 single ``Shame'' in 1978.
1945 - Singer Little Eva (Eva Narcissus Boyd) is born in Belhaven, N.C. She is discovered by songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin while baby-sitting their daughter. Her biggest hit is ``The Loco-Motion,'' a No. 1 song in 1962.
1914 - Conductor Rafael Jeronym Kubelik is born.