2006 – Bob Geldof is honored with a special achievement accolade at the German industry’s annual Echo Awards in Berlin. The veteran Irish musician and humanitarian is lauded for masterminding the historic Live 8 concerts, and for his distinguished career both as frontman of the Boomtown Rats and as a solo artist.
2006 – German-language act Wir Sind Helden wins the group national rock/pop category at the 15th annual Echo Awards, held at Berlin’s Estrel Convention Center.
2004 – Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker breaks his right foot while in Australia, forcing the cancellation of the band’s planned tour of the continent, as well as several shows in Japan and two in Hawaii.
2001 – Vince Gill and Amy Grant welcome the arrival of a baby girl, Corrina Grant Gill, at a Nashville area hospital. Corrina weighs 7 lbs. 9 1/4 oz. and is 19 1/2 inches long.
2000 – In London, Multi-platinum R&B quartet Destiny’s Child plays its first live date since the Feb. 18 naming of Farrah Franklin and Michelle Williams as the group’s new members.
2000 – Canadian music newcomer Chantal Kreviazuk dominates Canada’s Juno Awards, which honor the best in Canadian music. She captures the trophy in the best female artist juried category and the best pop/adult album award for “Colour Moving and Still.”
1999 – Infuriated by a scathing review of a concert he gave in Moscow in December, Mstislav Rostropovich declares he will never play in Russia again. “I will give concerts only where people want to hear me and find pleasure in this, not where they say that I am a `has been’.”
1999 – A private funeral for Dusty Springfield, who died earlier in the week of breast cancer, is held at St. Mary’s Church in Henley-on-Thames, England. Complying with the singer’s wishes, there are no memorials in London, New York, or Los Angeles.
1999 – Violinist and conductor Lord Yehudi Menuhin dies. He is 83. Menuhin began his recording career in 1928 with Victor in the U.S. A year later, he moved to Europe and signed with HMV, then with EMI, where he made more than 300 recordings and where his nearly 70-year deal is the longest in music history.
1998 – Rock act Korn serves a cease-and-desist demand to the Michigan assistant principal who suspended a student for wearing a T-shirt carrying the band’s name. Attorneys for the Immortal/Epic rock act serve Assistant Principal Gretchen Plewes, Zeeland High School, and the Zeeland, Mich., public school district with the papers, demanding that the three entities stop “[making] defamatory comments about Korn and its products” as well as “[claiming] to have personal knowledge that Korn intends to be insulting to the listeners of its music.”
1998 – Cathay Pacific Airways announces that it has banned Liam Gallagher, singer of British rock band Oasis, after a fracas on a flight from Hong Kong to Australia. Passengers and crews aboard the flight to Perth claim Gallagher and members of his band yelled obscenities and smoked in the cabin.
1974 – Nilsson and John Lennon are ejected from the Troubador Club in Los Angeles for heckling Tom Smothers’ comedy act.
1971 – The Allman Brothers Band begins recording the classic double LP “Live at the Fillmore East.”
1969 – Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman at Marylebone Registry Office in London.
1969 – Graham Coxon of Blur is born.
1969 – Jose Feliciano wins a Grammy as Best New Artist. Aretha Franklin wins a Grammy for Best Female R&B Performance for “Chain of Fools.”
1948 – James Taylor is born in Boston. His biggest hit is the million-selling No. 1 song “You’ve Got a Friend” in 1971.
1942 – Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane/Starship is born in San Francisco.