This Day in Music
2002 - Country artist Jeff Carson is seriously injured while sledding with his wife on their property in Franklin, Tenn. While taking a solo run, he hits a tree head-on at a high speed and brea2002 - Country artist Jeff Carson is seriously injured while sledding with his wife on their property in Franklin, Tenn. While taking a solo run, he hits a tree head-on at a high speed and breaks a vertabra in the upper quadrant of his back.
2001 - Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band's final two performances at Madison Square Garden, edited into a nearly two-hour program, debuts on HBO. It is the first time Springsteen and the E-Street Band have appeared in concert on television.
2001 - U2 returns to its roots as a U.K. club band with a special performance at London's 2,000-capacity Astoria. As with a similar show held in New York the previous December, free tickets are given away through a variety of outlets, including the band's official Web site and BBC Radio.
1999 - Songwriter/pianist/actor Bobby Troup dies of a heart attack in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Troup, 80, is best known as the writer of "(Get Your Kicks) On Route 66."
1989 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Straight Up," Paula Abdul.
1979 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" Rod Stewart. The song is an international success, reaching No. 1 in 11 countries.
1969 - The weekly TV music variety show "This Is Tom Jones" premieres on ABC-TV.
1964 - The Beatles land at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport and are greeted by thousands of new fans.
1962 - Singing and songwriting country superstar, Garth Brooks (Troyal Garth Brooks) is born in Tulsa, OK. In 1990, at the age of 28, Brooks becomes the youngest member of the Grand Ole Opry.
1959 - Rock `n' roll pioneer Buddy Holly's funeral is held in Lubbock, Texas.
1949 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "A Little Bird Told Me," Evelyn Knight & the Stardusters.