This Day in Music
2003 - Reggae artist Ziggy Marley releases his first solo album, "Dragonfly," via Private Music. The oldest son of Bob Marley, the artist fronted the Melody Makers through nine studio albums on2003 - Reggae artist Ziggy Marley releases his first solo album, "Dragonfly," via Private Music. The oldest son of Bob Marley, the artist fronted the Melody Makers through nine studio albums on Capitol, Virgin, and Elektra.
2002 - Dave Matthew's strained vocal chords forces the postponement of a DMB show at New York's Madison Square Garden.
2001 - Joey Ramone (Jeffrey Hyman), the gangly punk rock icon whose signature yelp melded with the Ramones' three-chord thrash to signify the New York punk revolution, dies at the age of 49 of complications from lymphoma.
1999 - Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell finishes an eight-day promo tour around the world with a packed press conference in Milan. She presents her solo debut single, "Look At Me," and talks frankly about where she sees herself as an artist, the demons she exorcises through her songwriting, and her reasons for leaving the Spice Girls.
1998 - In a first for Country Music Television, the network launches Faith Hill's Warner Bros. album "Faith" with a live concert by Hill and guests.
1982 - Billy Joel breaks a wrist when his motorcycle and an auto collide. He is hospitalized and has surgery.
1973 - Billboard No. 1 Pop Hit: "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree," Dawn featuring Tony Orlando. The song with a happy ending is based on a true story.
1969 - Archie Bell of the Drells is released from military service after a tour of Vietnam.
1962 - Billboard No. 1 Pop Hit: "Good Luck Charm," Elvis Presley.
1951 - Billboard No. 1 Pop Hit: "How High the Moon," Les Paul & Mary Ford.
1944 - Guitarist Dave Edmunds is born in Cardiff, Wales. His biggest single, "I Hear You Knocking," reaches No. 4 on Billboard's Hot 100.