This Day in Music
1998 - Stone Temple Pilots lead Scott Weiland skips a scheduled Superior Court date in Los Angeles and checks himself into a drug treatment facility. The court date stems from charges filed in2005 - On stage in Barcelona Kelly Rowland of chart-topping R&B trio Destiny's Child announces the group will split after its fall North American tour.
2000 - Busta Rhymes rides atop his own float in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York. "I'm here to thoroughly represent the entire spectrum of the urban community," Rhymes says.
2000 - Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Chely Wright and Pam Tillis are among the country artists who fill out rosters for the 10th annual Wrangler/City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge at Greer Stadium in Nashville.
1998 - Stone Temple Pilots lead Scott Weiland skips a scheduled Superior Court date in Los Angeles and checks himself into a drug treatment facility. The court date stems from charges filed in the beginning of the year for possession of heroin.
1998 - After much fanfare, Seattle-based Amazon.com expands its operation from books only to music as well. Amazon.com's online CD seller opens for business with a list of titles numbered at 120,000 divided among 14 genres.
1994 - A son, Christian Swayde, is born in Longview, Texas to country singer Neal McCoy and his wife, Melinda.
1988 - The Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Party Concert in London features Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder and Simple Minds.
1978 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Shadow Dancing," Andy Gibb.
1965 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Back in My Arms Again," The Supremes.
1942 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Tangerine," Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra.