This Day in Music
2006 - The Arctic Monkeys win the 2006 Nationwide Mercury Prize, the "album of the year" award for British and Irish acts. The act's debut set, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" (Domino)2006 - The Arctic Monkeys win the 2006 Nationwide Mercury Prize, the "album of the year" award for British and Irish acts. The act's debut set, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" (Domino), is named the winner at a ceremony held at London's Grosvenor House Hotel.
2002 - Country icon Willie Nelson is forced to halt a show at TJ's Tavern in Brownville, Neb., when his nose begins bleeding uncontrollably. Nelson is forced to cancel several shows over the following days to recover from a ruptured blood vessel.
2000 - Eager journalists and hardcore fans alike mingle at the Sony IMAX Theater in New York's Lincoln Square for the North American unveiling of Radiohead's long-awaited fourth album "Kid A."
1999 - Blues singer/pianist Katie Webster dies of heart failure at her home in League City, Texas. She is 63.
1997 - Sir Georg Solti, the Hungarian-born conductor who led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to international fame as its music director for more than 20 years dies at the age of 84.
1997 - R&B newcomer Erykah Badu finds her hands literally full at the 1997 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards as she garners an unprecedented four honors. Badu is named best R&B/soul or rap new artist, R&B/soul album of the year, the solo accolade for her debut set "Baduizm," and best R&B/ soul single, solo and song of the honors for "On & On."
1992 - John Mellencamp marries model Elaine Irwin. It is the third marriage for the 40-year-old Indiana-born rocker and first for the 23-year-old model. The couple met in 1991 when Irwin appeared in the video for Mellencamp's ``Get a Leg Up.''
1976 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty,'' KC & the Sunshine Band.
1946 - Jazz and R&B singer, drummer, and bandleader Buddy Miles is born.
1946 - Singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III is born.