This Day in Music
2002 - Blues pianist/vocalist Mose Vinson dies of diabetes at his home in Memphis. He is 85.2002 - Blues pianist/vocalist Mose Vinson dies of diabetes at his home in Memphis. He is 85.
2001 - Havana's National Theatre debuts "Se Seco el Arroyito" (the Brooklet Dried Up), a musical written by Cuba's veteran "sonero," Compay Segundo.
2000 - Madonna and Eminem top the winners at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2000, presented at Stockholm's Globen venue. Madonna's worldwide smash "Music" helps her pick up prizes for best dance artist and best female artist, while Eminem wins for best hip-hop artist, and sees his "The Marshall Mathers LP" named best album.
2000 - In an effort to raise awareness of the Clearwater Project Of Higher Ground For Humanity (HGH) Jewel makes a concert available for online streaming exclusively at the Netaid.org Web site. HGH is a non-profit organization founded by Jewel and her mother/manager, Lendra Carroll in 1999 to help bring safe, clean water to remote areas of the world.
2000 - English pianist Russ Conway dies after a long fight with cancer. He is 75. Conway was Britain's best-selling artist of 1959, when he had consecutive No. 1 singles with "Side Saddle" and Roulette," as well as three other top-10 hits.
2000 - Kid Rock sideman Joe C. (Joseph Calleja) dies in his sleep at his home in Taylor, Mich. He is 26. Calleja had suffered from Celiac Disease, an intestinal disorder, since he was a child.
1998 - Gospel Music Hall of Fame member J.D. Sumner dies of a heart attack in his hotel room in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He is 73. A Grammy-and Dove-winner, Sumner was the leader of the Stamps, who became well known for their performances with Elvis Presley.
1998 - Skatalites founding member and saxophonist Roland Alphonso slips into a coma after suffering a seizure on November 2 while onstage at the Key club in West Hollywood, Calif.
1998 - Discount department store chain Kmart launches an online music store, Music Favorites. Offering more than 100,000 music titles, the site is located at www.MusicFavorites.com.
1998 - It is announced that Spice Girl Emma "Baby Spice" Bunting will appear in a new musical version of "The Sleeping Beauty" for the BBC.
1998 - Jewel ushers in her second album, "Spirit," with a cybercast performance and interview.
1996 - All 3,500 tickets for Michael Jackson's January 3, 1997 show at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu sell out in under four hours. The tickets go so fast that tickets for a second show go on sale immediately.
1996 - Country singers Lorrie Morgan and Jon Randall carry through with their wedding plans at Morgan's home outside Nashville. Her son, Jesse Keith Whitley, gives the bride away, while daughter Morgan Whitley serves as her attendant at the private ceremony with only a small group of family and friends. The couple honeymoon in New York City.
1995 - As part of the shaping of Time Warner's merger with Turner, Michael Fuchs is ousted from his position as head of Time Warner's record labels as well as cable channel HBO.
1980 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Lady," Kenny Rogers. The song is written and produced by Lionel Richie.
1970 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "I Think I Love You," The Partridge Family. The song reaches the top spot exactly two months and four days after "The Partridge Family" TV show debuts.
1960 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Stay," Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs. The song is the shortest No. 1 single in the rock era, at one minute and 37 seconds.
1950 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Harbor Lights," Swing & Sway with Sammy Kaye.
1940 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Only Forever," Bing Crosby.