This Day in Music
2002 - Tenor saxophonist Paul Williams dies of cardiac arrest in New York. He is 87. Williams had a huge instrumental hit for Savoy Records in 1949 with "The Huckle-Buck," a honking rearrangeme2002 - Tenor saxophonist Paul Williams dies of cardiac arrest in New York. He is 87. Williams had a huge instrumental hit for Savoy Records in 1949 with "The Huckle-Buck," a honking rearrangement of Charlie Parker's "Now's the Time."
2001 - In tribute to all affected by the tragic events of Sept. 11, the Grand Ole Opry, a uniquely American institution, distributes American flags to patrons as they enter the Opry House for the show.
1999 - Sheryl Crow and friends stage a free concert for 25,000 lucky fans in New York's Central Park. Crow's guests include Sara McLachlan, Chrissie Hynde, Stevie Nicks, Eric Clapton, the Dixie Chicks and Keith Richards.
1999 - Hurricane Floyd forces the Backstreet Boys to postpone their show at National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, Fla., near Ft. Lauderdale.
1998 - R&B vocalist Johnny Adams, 67, dies in a Baton Rouge, La., hospital after a long battle with cancer. From the late '50s through the '70s, the New Orleans-born singer cut regional hits like "I Won't Cry" and "Reconsider Me" for independent Southern labels.
1998 - Shania Twain wins awards in six of the eight categories for which she is nominated in the Canadian Country Music Awards.
1996 - Singer and arranger Silas Roy Crain dies at the age of 85.
1995 - Earth, Wind and Fire is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1994 - The Temptations receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1984 - The first MTV Awards ceremonies are held at New York's Radio City Music Hall, co-hosted by Dan Aykroyd and Bette Midler.
1979 - Kenny Rogers receives a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1970 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," Diana Ross. The song is the first solo effort by the singer to reach No. 1.
1960 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "The Twist," Chubby Checker. The song is the only one to go to No. 1 in two separate runs (it hits again in 1962) and stays on the Hot 100 for 38 weeks. The song is first recorded by Hank Ballard & the Midnighters.