This Day in Music History
1963 : The Beatles form their Northern Music publishing company (later owned by Michael Jackson).
1969 : David Bowie begins a UK tour with T-Rex where he doesn't sing, but does a mime act.
1974 : Ten Years After play their final live gig, in London.
1989 : The very unheavy Jethro Tull wins the first Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, beating out Metallica.
1990 : Stevie Wonder wins a lawsuit brought by an associate, Lloyd Chiate, who alleged that the singer stole part of his 1976 song "I Just Called To Say" for Stevie's 1984 smash, "I Just Called To Say I Love You".
2000 : The recently departed soul legend Curtis Mayfield is honored at a First African Methodist Episcopal Church service in Los Angeles, featuring performances from Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, and, spontaneously, Lauryn Hill.
2002 : Little Richard gets the NAACP Image Award. The flamboyant singer put his efforts into preaching in his later years.
2004 : Bobby Vinton collapses during a show in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but the piano player catches him before he falls. Sweating heavily, the singer recovers backstage and is not hospitalized.
2008 : Muscle Shoals native Boyd Bennett, of "My Boy -- Flat Top" fame, is inducted into the Alabama Music Hall Of Fame.
2008 : After much controversy and debate over whether or not to honor recently deceased musician and Mississippi native Ike Turner, the state legislature compromises and passes a resolution that honors his musical achievements only.
2009 : A.R. Rahman wins Academy Awards for best original score and best song for "Jai Ho" from Slumdog Millionaire, earning the Bollywood music veteran his first two Oscars.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com