This Day in Music
2001 - Trail-blazing Brazilian composer/guitarist Luis Bonfa dies of cancer in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 78. Bonfa wrote the bossa nova score for the 1959 film "Black Orpheus," which introdu2003 - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He is 53. He had suffered cardiac arrest three days before prior to undergoing emergency abdominal surgery.
2003 - At the 29th Annual People's Choice Awards, country act the Dixie Chicks and rock group Creed tie for the favorite group or band honor, while country superstar Faith Hill is honored as favorite female musical performer, and rapper Eminem takes the male award.
2002 - Adam Ant, whose self-styled "Ant Music" made him an international star in the 1980s, is arrested after an alleged incident in a London pub. He is charged with assault and possession of a firearm and also faces charges of criminal damage and actual bodily harm after the alleged fracas in the Primrose Hill area of northwest London.
2001 - Trail-blazing Brazilian composer/guitarist Luis Bonfa dies of cancer in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 78. Bonfa wrote the bossa nova score for the 1959 film "Black Orpheus," which introduced the lyrical style to a broader audience.
2000 - A cloud of troubled times hanging over the Smashing Pumpkins grows darker when manager Sharon Osbourne severs all ties with the Chicago rock quartet. In a statement, Osbourne says, "It was with great pride and enthusiasm that I took on management of the Pumpkins back in October, but unfortunately I must resign today due to medical reasons - [Pumpkins frontman] Billy Corgan was making me sick!"
1999 - Elton John files suit in London against Price Waterhouse Coopers, the accountancy firm, and Andrew Haydon, a former managing director of John Reid Enterprises, his former management company, over an alleged shortfall of 20 million pounds from his business empire.
1998 - Billy Joel sells out a record-setting eighth and ninth shows at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. The eighth show goes clean in about an hour, precipitating the addition of the ninth show.
1995 - The Allman Brothers Band, Al Green, the late Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Al Green, Neil Young, the Orioles and the late Frank Zappa are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1992 - A child is born to Rolling Stone Mick Jagger and model Jerry Hall. Daughter Georgia May Ayeesha is the third child for the couple and the fifth for Jagger.
1991 - Country music singer Johnny Paycheck is released from an Ohio prison after serving two years of a seven year sentence for a barroom shooting. Before leaving office, Gov. Richard Celeste commutes the singer's sentence.
1984 - Motley Crue opens its first U.S. tour at Madison Square Garden, New York.
1974 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "The Joker," Steve Miller Band.
1963 - Bob Dylan is given the part of a folk singer on a BBC radio play, "The Madhouse on Castle Street."
1957 - Elvis Presley records "All Shook Up" at a Hollywood studio.
1953 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes," Perry Como.
1940 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit, "South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)," Shep Fields Orchestra.