This Day in Music
2001 - Lil' Mo is injured while leaving a concert in San Francisco. The singer/songwriter is exiting a backstage area lined with fans when an unidentified man strikes her in the head with a bot2005 - Mexican pop star Juan Gabriel is arrested in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua for alleged income tax evasion. The 55-year-old crooner of such popular songs as "Hasta que te Conoci" and "Querida" is nabbed by federal authorities upon arrival at the Ciudad Juarez airport.
2004 - "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" tops the American Film Institute's (AFI) list of top movie songs. The honor for the song, famously sung by Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz," is revealed at the conclusion of a three-hour "100 Years ... 100 Songs" special on CBS TV.
2004 - The 2004 edition of the Lollapalooza is abruptly cancelled due to poor ticket sales, according to the event's official Web site.
2001 - Lil' Mo is injured while leaving a concert in San Francisco. The singer/songwriter is exiting a backstage area lined with fans when an unidentified man strikes her in the head with a bottle. She is rushed to California Pacific Hospital where she receives more than 20 stitches for the head wound.
1999 - Seoul-based concert promoter Cheil Communications announces that it is reducing the number of seats from 60,000 to 50,000 for a benefit concert organized by Michael Jackson. Only a few days before the concert, about half the tickets available have been sold. Cheil claims that Korean concertgoers are not used to buying advance tickets.
1998 - Sir Paul McCartney personally chose and arranged the 45,000 flowers that decorate Manhattan's Riverside Church where the friends and family of Linda McCartney gather to say a candlelit good-bye to the wife of the former Beatle.
1948 - Todd Rundgren is born in Upper Darby, Pa. He leads the groups Nazz and Utopia and produces albums for Meat Loaf, Badfinger, Grand Funk Railroad and XTC. His biggest solo hit is "Hello It's Me," which reaches No. 5 on Billboard's Hot 100 in 1973.
1947 - Howard Kaylan (Howard Kaplan) of the Turtles is born in New York City. After the Turtles disband in 1970, he and bandmate Mark Volman join Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention and later form the duo Flo & Eddie.
1944 - Peter Asher of Peter & Gordon is born in London.
1936 - Singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson is born in Brownsville, Texas, the son of a minister. He attends Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship and receives a PhD from Pomona College in Texas. He writes several top 40 songs, including the No. 1 song "Me and Bobby McGee." His biggest solo hit is "Why Me," a million-selling record that reaches No. 16 on Billboard's Hot 100 in 1973.