This Day in Music
2002 - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour in New York.2002 - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour in New York.
2002 - Rapper Fat Joe (Joseph Cartagena) is booked for assault after turning himself in to New York police. The rapper and members of his entourage were involved in a May 12 altercation at B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill in New York's Times Square in which the victim was suffered a fractured jaw, multiple bruises, cuts, and contusions.
2000 - Customs officials at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport seize a shipment of Kenny Chesney's single, "I Lost It." The CD promotion singles are assembled with a package that includes "English water." On the cover, Chesney, dressed in a black suit and black hat, appears to be partially immersed in a pool of water.
1998 - Sheena Easton files for divorce from her husband of 11 months, documentary director Timothy Delarm, citing irreconcilable differences.
1997 - Chrissie Hynde, founder and front woman of the Pretenders is married to Colombian sculptor Lucho Brieva, in a civil ceremony at Marylebond Registry Office in London.
1979 - Chuck Berry is sentenced to four months in jail for income tax evasion.
1979 - Boston Pops conductor Arthur Fiedler dies at the age of 84. He began his association with the Boston Pops Orchestra about 1915 as a viola player. He was conductor from 1930 until his death.
1975 - Premiere of "Gladys Knight & the Pips" summer series on NBC-TV.
1967 - Bobbie Gentry records "Ode to Billie Joe" at a Hollywood studio.
1954 - Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys is born in Northumberland, England. The group's first big single is "West End Girls," a No. 1 song in 1986.
1947 - Balladeer Arlo Guthrie is born in Coney Island, N.Y., the son of folk singer Woody Guthrie. His most famous song is the 18-minute Thanksgiving tale "Alice's Restaurant."
1913 - Opera Singer Ljuba Welitsch is born.