This Day in Music
2000 - The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) launches its "Los Premios De Oro Y Platino" certification program for Spanish-language product at the Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach, F2004 - "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" takes home the awards in both musical categories of the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Composer Howard Shore wins the best original score honor for his work on the film. He also shares the best original song award with collaborators Fran Walsh and Annie Lennox for the theme "Into the West."
2000 - Beatrice Rutman, the mother of Bob Dylan, dies in St. Paul, Minn at the age of 84.
2000 - "Deep Purple In Concert With The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Paul Mann," a double live CD of Deep Purple's orchestral concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall on Sept. 25 and 26 is released in the U.K.
2000 - The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) launches its "Los Premios De Oro Y Platino" certification program for Spanish-language product at the Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach, Fla. The new certifications signify sales of 100,000 for a discos de oro cert and 200,000 for a discos de platino cert.
1999 - Paul McCartney launches a crusade against British radio and TV stations over the banning of "The Light Comes From Within," the final song by his late wife Linda, because it contains language deemed offensive.
1999 - Sinead O'Connor, the Irish singer and talker, advises the U.S. Senate to stop "wasting money... in a starving world" on the trial of Bill Clinton. In a letter in the Irish Times, she asks: "Does impeachment mean they're gonna turn him into a peach? If so, can I eat him?"
1999 - Internationally esteemed choral conductor and educator Robert Shaw dies of a stroke in New Haven, Conn. He is 82. A winner of 14 Grammy Awards, Shaw received his latest nomination for a 1999 Telarc disc of Barber, Bartok, and Vaughan Williams with his longtime associates, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus.
1996 - Rolling Stone readers choose Live as artist of the year, critics choose PJ Harvey in the magazine's annual poll. The people choose Smashing Pumpkins' "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" as album of the year; the critics choose PJ Harvey's "To Bring You My Love."
1982 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)," Daryl Hall & John Oates.
1973 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Superstition," Stevie Wonder. The song marks the first chart topping song for Wonder in more than nine years.
1963 - Cilla Black debuts as a vocalist at Liverpool's Cavern Club.
1960 - Andy Cox of Fine Young Cannibals is born.
1954 - Richard Finch of KC and the Sunshine Band is born in Indianapolis.
1946 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" by Vaughn Moore.