2005 – Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during the Country Music Association Awards in New York.
2003 – Alejandro Fernandez, Bacilos and Mana are the big winners at Mexico’s second Premios Oye! in Mexico City, taking home two awards each. Fernandez is named best ranchero act, and his “Nina Amada Mia” wins best popular (regional Mexican) song. Bacilos wins best pop group and best pop song for “Caraluna.” Mana wins best rock group; its “Revolucion de Amor” is voted album of the year.
2000 – Due to the throat troubles of their frontmen, Chino Moreno and Fred Durst, Deftones and Limp Bizkit, respectively, cancel separate shows north of the U.S. border. Deftones were to play to several thousand fans at the Aberdeen Pavillion in Ottawa, while Durst et al were to rock Vancouver with its Anger Management Tour.
2000 – The man who nearly a year earlier broke into the home of and stabbed former Beatle George Harrison is found not guilty by reason of insanity in the U.K.’s Oxford Crown Court. Michael Abram is ordered confined to a mental hospital indefinitely for his attack on Harrison and his wife, which left the former with a punctured lung.
1999 – People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive issue rates Tim McGraw as the sexiest man in country music. McGraw says as long as his wife, Faith Hill thinks he’s sexy, that’s all that matters to him.
1997 – Saul Chaplin, a composer and arranger who shared in three Oscars for scoring the musicals “An American in Paris,” “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” and “West Side Story,” dies at the age of 85 from injuries incurred from a fall.
1990 – German producer Frank Farian confirms for the first time that Robert Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan – who make up the duo Milli Vanilli – never sang on their debut record, “Girl You Know It’s True.” Farian says the duo lip-synch the words whenever they perform live.
1978 – Echo & the Bunnymen give their performance debut at Eric’s Club in Liverpool, England.
1962 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” The 4 Seasons. The single reaches No. 1 one month after the group’s song “Sherry” drops from the top spot after five weeks.
1932 – Petula Clark is born in Surrey, England.
1932 – Clyde McPhatter is born in Durham, N.C. He joins the Dominoes in 1950 and leaves in June 1953 to form the Drifters. His biggest solo pop hit is the 1958 top 10 hit “A Lover’s Question.” He dies of a heart attack on June 13, 1972, and is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.