This Day in Music

1983 - Members of Kiss appear on MTV without their trademark makeup.

2004 - Pop singer Britney Spears marries her fiance, dancer Kevin Federline, in a surprise ceremony held at a private home in the Studio City area with 20 to 30 people attending. The ceremony lasts about 5 minutes. It is Spears' second marriage in nine months.

1998 - On the Grand Ole Opry, Jett Williams pays tribute to her late father, Hank Williams, who would have been 75 the day before. Daughter salutes father by performing "Your Cheatin' Heart," a song released after his death on New Year's Eve, 1952. "He never sang the song on the Opry. He never sang it live," Williams tells the audience.

1997 - Jazz/Blues/R&B singer Jimmy Witherspoon dies of natural causes in his Los Angeles home. He is 74.

1983 - Members of Kiss appear on MTV without their trademark makeup.

1970 - Jimi Hendrix is found dead from barbiturate overdose. The Jimi Hendrix Experience is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and Hendrix is posthumously voted a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1992.

1968 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Harper Valley P.T.A.," Jeannie C. Riley. The song had the biggest one week jump in the history of Billboard's Hot 100, going from No. 81 on Aug. 24 to No. 7 the following week.

1957 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "That'll Be the Day," The Crickets.

1939 - Teen idol Frankie Avalon (Francis Avallone) is born in Philadelphia.

1933 - Singer Jimmie Rodgers is born in Camas, Wash.