This Day in Music
2001 - Guitarist/singer/songwriter Stuart Adamson, formerly of Scottish act Big Country, is found dead in a Hawaii hotel room. He is 43. Adamson, who fought a long battle with alcoholism, had b2001 - Guitarist/singer/songwriter Stuart Adamson, formerly of Scottish act Big Country, is found dead in a Hawaii hotel room. He is 43. Adamson, who fought a long battle with alcoholism, had been missing from his Nashville home since November 7, 2001. A later autopsy shows his blood-alcohol content at the time of death was 0.279.
2000 - Concertgoers at the Shrine Auditorium get more than they bargain for during the KIIS-FM Jingle Ball. Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, part of the popular R&B duo K-Ci & JoJo, partially undresses onstage during the first set of the evening and exposes his genitals to the mostly young, female audience.
2000 - After his 36th guest appearance on the show, country star Brad Paisley is formally invited to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
1999 - Former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren announces plans to join the race for London's first ever elected mayor. The 53-year-old impresario plans to run as an independent with some ideas to make the Pistols proud: brothels outside the houses of Parliament; legalizing marijuana; allowing London pubs to stay open all night, instead of closing at 11 p.m.; legalizing the consumption of alcohol in public libraries. McLaren pulls out of the race three months later.
1997 - Nicolette Larson, the recording artist who lifted Neil Young's pop hit "Lotta Love" to chart tops in the 1970s, dies from brain swelling at the age of 45.
1997 - Singer Bobby Brown settles out of court with Althea Durant who claims that she paid the performer $30,000 for a show in Trinidad that he never played.
1993 - MTV airs Nirvana's Sony Studios, New York "Unplugged" performance.
1987 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Faith," George Michael. Billboard ranks the song as the No. 1 single of 1987.
1986 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Walk Like an Egyptian," Bangles.
1974 - Mott the Hoople breaks up.
1964 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Come See About Me," The Supremes. The song is the third consecutive No. 1 single from the album "Where Did Our Love Go," making the group the first to accomplish that feat.
1949 - Guitarist Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top is born in Houston, Tx.
1946 - Benny Andersson of Abba is born in Stockholm, Sweden.