This Day in Music History
1922 : The Irving Berlin song "Crinoline Days" is copyrighted.
1964 : Brenda Lee gives a Royal Command Performance for Queen Elizabeth II in London, along with Cliff Richard and Cilla Black.
1968 : Cream is presented with a platinum album for Wheels Of Fire at the Madison Square Garden stop of their farewell tour.
1974 : George Harrison begins the first-ever solo tour by a Beatle when he performs the first night of his "Dark Horse" tour in Vancouver, British Colombia. The tour, which is plagued by Harrison's laryngitis, is a disaster.
1984 : Marvin Gay Sr., father of singer Marvin Gaye (who added the e when he joined Motown) is found guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of his son, but courts rule the action was taken in self-defense, and the elder Gay is given five years' probation.
1994 : Ruth Tyrangiel, former girlfriend of Bob Dylan, sues for $5 million palimony, claiming the singer reneged on his promise to marry her after she helped with his business affairs and also with his songwriting.
1994 : Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's David Crosby is hospitalized after suffering liver failure; he's fortunate enough to find a donor for a transplant.
1998 : Atlantic Records launches an online music video service, Instavid. The channel, located at www.atlantic-records.com, utilizes RealNetworks RealSystem G2 technology to present clips, which are synchronized with links to artist sites and retailer Total E.
2000 : Whitney Houston's lawyers appear on her behalf in a Kona, Hawaii, courtroom to defend her in a marijuana possession case that stems from a January, 2000, incident at Keahole-Kona International Airport in Hawaii. It is decided that the case will be dismissed in three months if Houston stays out of trouble until then.
2001 : With three awards each, Gorillaz's "Clint Eastwood" and Fatboy Slim's "Weapon Of Choice" are the big winners of the 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards.
2005 : Depeche Mode cancels its planned North American tour opener at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.'s BankAtlantic Center due to power outages and curfew limitations in the area stemming from Hurricane Wilma.
2006 : Justin Timberlake hosts the MTV Europe Music Awards, where he also wins for Best Male Artist and Best Pop Artist. Gnarls Barkley wins best song for "Crazy".
2006 : Surprising no one, Shakira is the big winner at the seventh annual Latin Grammy Awards, taking home four statues during the ceremony at Madison Square Garden. The Colombian pop star wins song and record of the year awards for "La Tortura", a duet with Spaniard Alejandro Sanz. She also receives trophies for female pop vocal album and album of the year for her Spanish-language "Fijacion Oral, Vol. 1".
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com