This Day in Music History
1932 : The musical "The Gay Divorcee", featuring Cole Porter's classic "Night And Day", premieres in New York.
1959 : Bobby Darin wins the Best New Artist Grammy and also takes the award for Record of the Year for "Mack The Knife".
1965 : Denver, Colorado, declares today "Rolling Stones Day".
1968 : For his cannabis possession charge, John Lennon is fined $360 in a London court. The judge believes John's explanation that he no longer uses marijuana and had merely forgotten about the stash. Wife Yoko Ono is entirely cleared of charges. Lennon is the first Beatle to be charged with such a crime.
1977 : Kansas' album "Point of Know Return" is certified platinum.
1978 : Neil Young's album "Comes a Time" is certified gold.
1979 : Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" is certified gold.
1979 : The original four members of Kiss play for the last time together before their first "breakup".
1979 : Paul Simon hits his record label, CBS, with two lawsuits in an attempt to break his contract.
2000 : Chuck Berry's longtime piano player, Johnnie Johnson, sues the rock legend, alleging that he wrote the music for 52 of Berry's classics. The suit was thrown out by a judge who ruled that the statute of limitations had run out on any claims.
2003 : In front of a crowd of 40,000+ at Greenpoint Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, The Corrs make their first concert appearance as part of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 campaign to raise AIDS awareness in Africa. Alongside artist like Bono, Beyonce and Peter Gabriel they help raise money for the Nelson Mandela Foundation for AIDS.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com