This Day in Music
2001 - Hip-hop rockers Limp Bizkit and cartoon indie-beat band Gorillaz are the big winners at the eighth annual MTV Europe Music Awards. Limp Bizkit lands a one-two punch, winning in the group2001 - Hip-hop rockers Limp Bizkit and cartoon indie-beat band Gorillaz are the big winners at the eighth annual MTV Europe Music Awards. Limp Bizkit lands a one-two punch, winning in the group and album categories for their "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water."
2000 - The Secure Digital Music Initiative announces that two of its proposed technologies did not survive being attacked as part of the "Hack SDMI" challenge. The competition invited all comers to attempt removal of copyright protection from particular files, based on a specific set of criteria.
1999 - Trumpeter Lester Bowie, a founder of the Art Ensemble of Chicago and, more recently, Brass Fantasy, dies at his home in New York, of liver cancer. He is 58.
1997 - Dr. Tommy Comeaux, a longtime fixture on the New Orleans music scene, dies when he is struck by a car while riding his bicycle. He is 45.
1997 - Country entertainer Johnny Paycheck officially joins the Grand Ole Opry. The honky-tonk ace becomes the 72nd member of the radio show's cast.
1995 - Michael Jackson and Sony Corp. of America join forces to create the world's third-largest music publishing company with more than 100,000 titles. Jackson's ATV Music catalog, which includes the classic Beatles songs, is estimated to be worth $300 million.
1983 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "All Night Long (All Night)," Lionel Richie. Richie sings the song at the closing ceremonies of the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
1973 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Keep on Truckin' (Part 1)," Eddie Kendricks.
1968 - John and Cynthia Lennon are divorced after six years of marriage.
1954 - Rickie Lee Jones is born in Chicago. Her two top five albums are "Rickie Lee Jones" and "Pirates."
1949 - Pop/blues artist Bonnie Raitt is born.
1946 - Roy Wood of Electric Light Orchestra is born in Birmingham, England.
1944 - Bonnie Lynne Bramlett is born in Pontotoc County, Miss. Bramlett and husband Delaney Bramlett release several albums in the early 1970s. The couple dissolves their marriage and musical duo in 1972.