This Day in Music
1999 - Authorities search the home of hardcore rapper DMX (Earl Simmons) and his wife, Tashera as part of an investigation into the shooting of Simmons' uncle and manager, Ray Copeland; the att2005 - Kanye West emerges a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards, picking up statuettes for best male hip-hop artist and video of the year for "Jesus Walks."
2001 - Phish and the Grateful Dead are the big winners at the second annual Jammy Awards, held at New York's Roseland Ballroom. Phish takes home two of the most prestigious awards _ studio album of the year for "Farmhouse," and live performance of the year for the band's July 11, 2000, gig at the Deer Creek Music Center in Noblesville, Ind.
2000 - Chris Cornell, former lead singer of Seattle's Soundgarden, and his wife, artist manager Susan Silver, become parents of a baby daughter when Lillian Jean is born.
1999 - Authorities search the home of hardcore rapper DMX (Earl Simmons) and his wife, Tashera as part of an investigation into the shooting of Simmons' uncle and manager, Ray Copeland; the attack, which occurred the previous day, left Copeland with a wounded foot.
1991 - "Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio" debuts at Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral. McCartney co-writes the 90-minute work with American-born composer Carl Davis to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Liverpool's Royal Philharmonic.
1986 - Wham! splits up after a final concert at Wembley Stadium, outside of London.
1977 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Gonna Fly Now," Bill Conti.
1974 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Sundown," Gordon Lightfoot.
1964 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "I Get Around," The Beach Boys.
1948 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Woody Wood-Pecker," Kay Kyser Orchestra. The song tops the Billboard singles chart for six weeks and sells more than 1 million copies.
1926 - Actor, writer, director, producer and comedian Melvin Kaminsky (a.k.a. Mel Brooks) is born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Brooks begins his multifarious entertainment career as a drummer.
1912 - Conductor Sergiu Celibidache is born.