This Day in Music History
1964 : While on tour, Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones is admitted to Chicago's Passavant Hospital for pneumonia, having reached a temperature of 105. He will miss the last four dates of the Stones' US tour.
1968 : Janis Joplin performs her last gig with Big Brother and the Holding Company at New York's Hunter College.
1969 : Hamburg, Germany's famous rock and roll venue, the Star Club, announces it will permanently close its doors at the end of the month.
1978 : Chic's "Le Freak" is certified gold.
1990 : German producer Frank Farian admits that Milli Vanilli (Robert Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan) didn't actually sing on the album "Girl You Know It's True". A scandal ensues and the duo are stripped of the Best New Artist Grammy.
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 : Michael Abram, the Liverpool native who broke into George Harrison's home and stabbed him in an incident earlier in the year, is found not guilty by reason of insanity at Oxford Crown Court. Abram is ordered confined to a mental hospital for an indefinite period of time.
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 "Niña 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.
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.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com