This Day in Music
1999 - A benefit concert for convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal is held at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. The event, with attendance pegged at around 16,000, is organ2005 - Legendary rock drummer Jim Capaldi dies after a brief fight with stomach cancer. He is 60-years-old.
2002 - More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam & Dave, Sam Moore finally launches a solo career when he releases "Plenty Good Lovin': The Lost Solo Album," in England on Swing Cafè.
1999 - All American crooner Pat Boone forms the Gold Records label, which will only sign artists 45 years old and up. One of the first performers to be signed is two-time Grammy Award winner Jack Jones.
1999 - A benefit concert for convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal is held at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. The event, with attendance pegged at around 16,000, is organized by Rage Against The Machine. Featured performers include Rage, the Beastie Boys, Bad Religion, Chumbawamba, and Public Enemy frontman Chuck D.
1998 - Tracey Lawrence is convicted of battery stemming from a quarrel in September with his wife, Stacie. Lawrence is sentenced to pay $500 to a Las Vegas shelter for battered women.
1998 - Martina McBride makes an appearance in the "Nancy" comic strip on a concert T-shirt worn by Aunt Fritzi.
1996 - Diana Ross performs as the featured halftime performer at Super Bowl XX in Tempe, Ariz.
1996 - Recording expert and entrepreneur, John Mosley dies at the age of 82.
1991 - At The American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Gloria Estefan makes her first live performance since injuring her back in a bus accident while on tour.
1985 - More than 40 artists gather at A&M's Hollywood studios to record "We Are the World" under the collective name "USA for Africa." Proceeds from the single go toward worldwide hunger prevention.
1980 - The original Ants split with Adam.
1975 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Laughter in the Rain," Neil Sedaka.
1968 - Sarah McLachlan is born in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
1966 - Brian Poole and the Tremeloes announce their break-up.