This Day in Music
2004 - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the Dells and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner are welcomed into the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fam2004 - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the Dells and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner are welcomed into the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during a gala ceremony at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
2001 - Singer Ayman takes top honors at the Echo Awards in Berlin. He wins for national rock/pop artist and national newcomer. Limp Bizkit's "Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water" and Guano Ape's "Don't Give Me Names" win in the international and national rock/metal categories, respectively.
1999 - Bruce Springsteen and Bill Joel gracefully thank their beaming mothers. Paul McCartney mourns the loss of his wife Linda. And the three lead a jam session that has a star-studded audience up and dancing during the 14th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
1999 - Jeff Beck begins a headlining U.S. tour at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., in support of his current Epic album, "Who Else!"
1996 - Violinist, Olga Rudge dies at the age of 101.
1995 - Seal, Porno for Pyros, Biohazard, Ned's Atomic Dustbin, the Goats and Face to Face perform at Warp magazine's second annual Board AID rock 'n' ski benefit on the slopes of Big Bear, Calif.
1966 - Herb Alpert's "Taste of Honey" wins a Grammy as Record of the Year. Frank Sinatra's "September of My Years" wins a Grammy as Album of the Year. Tom Jones wins a Grammy as Best New Artist.
1962 - Terence Trent D'Arby is born in New York City, the son of a minister. Before launching his singing career he is a member of the U.S. Army boxing team. His biggest hit is the No. 1 song "Wishing Well" in 1988.
1955 - Dee Snider of the heavy metal group Twisted Sister is born in Massapequa, N.Y.
1947 - Ry Cooder is born in Los Angeles.
1944 - Sly Stone (Sylvester Stewart) is born in Dallas. Sly & the Family Stone's biggest hit is "Everyday People," a million-selling song that tops Billboard's Hot 100 chart for four weeks in 1969.
1944 - Mike Love of the Beach Boys is born in Baldwin Hills, Calif.