This Day in Music History
1958 : Johnny Cash suffers an attack of acute appendicitis while preparing for a show in Ottumwa, Iowa, and is hospitalized.
1963 : Beatles manager Brian Epstein asks the group's fans to please refrain from pelting the group with "jellybabies" (jellybeans) at their concerts. (The Beatles had made the mistake of remarking how much they liked them).
1964 : Beatles press officer Brian Sommerville informs Paul Nathan, an associate of Elvis Presley film producer Hal Wallis, that the group are huge fans of the King and would love to appear at the end of Elvis' next Paramount picture (which would turn out to be 1966's Paradise, Hawaiian Style). The deal is never finalized.
1968 : The Jimi Hendrix Experience's album "Electric Ladyland" is certified gold.
1968 : Glen Campbell's "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" and "Gentle On My Mind" are certified gold.
1968 : The Bee Gees cancel a concert in Germany after Barry and Robin contract tonsillitis.
1970 : Elvis Presley meets actor Paul Frees in Los Angeles and notices Frees' BNDD (Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs) badge. Elvis becomes determined to acquire one for himself.
1975 : John Denver's "I’m Sorry" is certified gold.
1975 : Bruce Springsteen begins his first UK tour at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, where he learns that his record company has gone overboard with the hype, distributing posters that say: "At last London is ready for Bruce Springsteen".
1979 : Chuck Berry is released from California's Lompoc Prison farm after serving a four-month sentence for tax evasion.
1990 : Paul McCartney's birth certificate is auctioned off for $18,000.
1994 : The Rolling Stones become the first rock act to stream a live concert on the Internet, webcasting a portion of a show from Dallas, Texas.
1997 : In Bristol, England, Gary Glitter is detained and questioned by police after a computer store repairing the glam star's computer found it loaded with child pornography.
2002 : Bill Wyman, former Rolling Stones bassist, sends a cease and desist letter to a writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution bearing the same name, which the writer was born under in 1961, on grounds that it violated the copyright of the bassist Wyman, who legally took the name at age 28 in 1964. Needless to say, no lawsuit is ever filed.
2003 : Acting on the sexual abuse allegations of a 12-year-old boy who had visited the home, approximately 70 members of California's Santa Barbara County sheriff's and district attorney's offices raid Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch. The singer is in Vegas filming a video at the time.
2003 : The original handwritten John Lennon lyrics to The Beatles' "Nowhere Man" are auctioned at Christie's of New York for $300,000.
2004 : With three trophies, Outkast is the big winner at the 11th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Rome. The Atlanta-based duo of Big Boi and Andre 3000 win for best group, while the No. 1 Hot 100 hit "Hey Ya!" (LaFace/Zomba) takes best video and best song.
2006 : With the aid of a private jet, Jay-Z plays seven 30-minute sets across the US in one day to promote his comeback album, "Kingdom Come".
2012 : 2012 American Music Awards has its 40th anniversary event. Honors include: Justin Bieber: Artist of the Year, Favotite Pop/Rock Male Artist, and his "Believe" Pop/Rock Album, Katy Perry: Favotite Female Pop/Rock Artist, Nicki Minaj: Rap/Hip-Hop Artist, and her "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded": Rap/Hip-Hop Album, Beyonce: Female Soul/R&B Artist, Rihanna's "Talk That Talk": Soul/R&B Album.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com