This Day in Music
2001 - Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love. The case involves the release of material by Nirvana. The suit is in response to an action Love filed earlier tha2001 - Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love. The case involves the release of material by Nirvana. The suit is in response to an action Love filed earlier that claims Nirvana's contract with Universal Music Group is void and that all rights pertaining to the band revert to her.
2000 - Tony Bennett is on hand at the Friar's Club in New York to commemorate the birthday of his late friend and fellow entertainer Frank Sinatra by announcing the September 2001 opening of the Frank Sinatra School Of The Arts. The New York public high school will offer gifted artistic students an education in drama, instrument and vocal music, dance, fine arts, filmmaking, technical theater, and musical theater.
1999 - The late Notorious B.I.G.'s legacy lives on as the rapper's second posthumous album, "Born Again," sells more than 485,000 copies in its first week in stores to bump living superstar Celine Dion from the top spot at the nation's retailers.
1998 - Chumbawamba spearheads a London benefit concert for jailed journalist/former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal. The event, held at the Mean Fiddler, includes performances by the agit-pop act the Mekons, the Alabama Three (or A3, as they are called in the U.S.), the Mighty Wah!, and former Dodgy members Matthew and Andy, among others.
1996 - Country star Clint Black gets a star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. He joins Garth Brooks, Gene Autry and his pal and debut partner Roy Rogers as the only country artists ever to receive stars in the venerable Tinsel Town thoroughfare.
1985 - Session piano player Ian Stewart dies of a heart attack at the age of 47.
1959 - Sheila E. (Sheila Escovedo) is born in San Francisco, the daughter of musician Pete Escovedo. She tours with Lionel Richie and records with Prince. Her biggest solo hit is "The Glamorous Life," a top 10 single in 1984.
1957 - Marlon Jackson is born in Gary, Ind.
1942 - Keyboardist Mike Pinder of the Moody Blues is born in Birmingham, England.
1940 - Dionne Warwick is born in East Orange, N.J., the daughter of a Chess Records executive. Her biggest hit is "That's What Friends Are For," a collaboration with Elton John, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder. The song, which tops Billboard's Hot 100 for four weeks, raises money for AIDS support causes.
1938 - Singer Connie Francis (Concetta Rosa Marie Franconero) is born in Newark, N.J. Her biggest hit is "My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own," which tops Billboard's Hot 100 for two weeks in 1960.
1915 - Frank Sinatra is born in Hoboken, N.J. His biggest pop hit in the modern era is "Somethin' Stupid," a duet with his daughter, Nancy, which tops Billboard's Hot 100 for four weeks in 1967. He wins an Oscar in 1953 for his role in "From Here to Eternity." He is awarded a Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 1965.
1914 - Drummer and singer Robert Covington is born.