This Day in Music History
1959 : Bobby Darin makes his Las Vegas debut, opening for George Burns at the Sahara Hotel.
1962 : Tony Bennett plays Carnegie Hall in New York for the first time.
1969 : The Rolling Stones replace founding member Brian Jones with Mick Taylor. Jones, who says he's leaving to "play my kind of music", is found dead less than a month later at his home.
1970 : Bob Dylan receives an honorary Doctorate of Music from Princeton University.
1971 : Paul McCartney's "Ram" is certified gold.
1990 : Michael Jackson is hospitalized for inflamed rib carilage.
1994 : After a fight with boyfriend and NFL star Andre Rison, TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes sets douses Rison's tennis shoes with lighter fluid and sets them on fire in a bathtub. The fire quickly melts the plexiglass tub and catches onto the frame of the house. Rison's mansion is burned to the ground and Lopes is charged with first degree arson. She is sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine.
1998 : The Spice Girls team up with Luciano Pavarotti in Modena, Italy for their first appearance since the departure of Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice).
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com