This Day in Music History
1969 : Tommy Roe's "Dizzy" is certified gold.
1973 : Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandel's "Dueling Banjos" is certified gold.
1973 : Columbia A&R giant John Hammond suffers a non-fatal heart attack at an early show by one of his proteges, Bruce Springsteen.
1973 : Columbia Records throw a party at Max's Kansas City in NYC to celebrate the newest addition to the label's roster, Bruce Springsteen.
1976 : Elton John becomes the first rock star since The Beatles to be immortalized at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London.
1983 : The Songwriter's Hall of Fame inducts Neil Sedaka and Stevie Wonder into their ranks during their annual New York ceremony.
1994 : The rap group 2 Live Crew is cleared in a case brought by the publisher of Roy Orbison's music over their parody of Orbison's "(Oh) Pretty Woman". The publisher denied the group permission to sample the song, so they did the parody instead, which stood up in court.
2001 : Ex-Trammps member Jerry Collins is convicted of attempted murder after being found of bashing his wife's head into a sink and also pistol-whipping her. He is sentenced to a maximum of 35 years.
2001 : Ed Townshend, singer/songwriter of the 1957 hit "For Your Love", sues the R&B group K-Ci and JoJo, claiming they use his song in their recent hit "Just For Your Love".
2001 : The National Endowment for the Arts, in conjunction with the RIAA, announces its Top Ten songs of the 20th century. At #1: Judy Garland's rendition of "Over The Rainbow". Also making the list: Bing's White Christmas (#2), Aretha's Respect (#4), Don McLean's American Pie (#5), and The Righteous Brothers' You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (#9).
2002 : Burton C. Bell leaves Fear Factory due to his dislike of Dino Cazares.
2006 : Rod Stewart is ordered to pay $3 million to Harrah's in Las Vegas after defaulting on a show in 2000.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com