This Day in Music
2000 - Country stars Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in Buffalo, N.Y. after Chesney rides off on a mounted police officer's horse and McGraw allegedly attacks sheriff's deputies who a2000 - Country stars Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in Buffalo, N.Y. after Chesney rides off on a mounted police officer's horse and McGraw allegedly attacks sheriff's deputies who attempt to stop him. The pair are acquitted on all charges related to the skirmish the following May.
1998 - Van Halen is forced to cancel a concert at the Docks club in Hamburg, Germany, after a chunk of ceiling plaster falls on drummer Alex Van Halen's arm during the band's soundcheck. Van Halen's arm is merely bruised in the incident.
1996 - Singer Pilar Lorengar (Pilar Lorenza Garcia) dies at the age of 68.
1987 - Bryan Adams records a live version of the Christmas song "Run Rudolph Run."
1982 - The late Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tenn., opens as a tourist attraction.
1974 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Band on the Run," Paul McCartney & Wings.
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1950 - Suzi Quatro is born in Detroit. Her biggest hit is "Stumblin' In," a duet with Smokie's lead singer Chris Norman that reaches No. 4 on Billboard's Hot 100 in 1979.
1946 - Bassist John Paul Jones (John Baldwin) of Led Zeppelin is born in Sidcup, England.
1942 - R&B star Curtis Mayfield is born in Chicago. His biggest pop singles were both from the film "Superfly" and released in 1972. "Freddie's Dead (Theme from `Superfly')" reaches No. 4 and "Superfly" reaches No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.