This Day in Music History
1965 : Jefferson Airplane performs at the San Francisco Mime Troupe benefit, notable because it's the first show put on by the soon-to-be-legendary promoter Bill Graham.
1979 : Paul Simon kicks off his latest British tour at London's Hammersmith Odeon by offering to buy everyone in the audience a drink. The tab comes to about $2,000.
1998 : Shock rocker-turned-glam poster-boy Marilyn Manson is the top winner at the 1998 Billboard Music Video Awards, nailing two for The Dope Show, the first single and video from the group's latest release, Mechanical Animals. "Dope Show" also wins best hard rock/metal clip.
1999 : Bill Miller takes home top honors at the second annual Native American Music Awards, presented at Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque. Miller wins five honors, including artist of the year, songwriter, male artist, and song ("Ghostdance").
2000 : Alejandro Sanz picks up two of the 14 music awards at the 47th Premios Ondas, presented in Barcelona. Sanz wins the album category for "El Alma Al Aire", and the honor for best Spanish artist.
2001 : In anticipation of the November 20 release of his latest solo album, Virgin establishes the online Mick Jagger Preview Jukebox. The site features 90-second clips of all the tracks on Jagger's "Goddess in the Doorway", his first solo album since 1993's Wandering Spirit.
2003 : Justin Timberlake wins for Best Male Artist, Best Pop Act and Best Album (Justified) at the 10th annual MTV Europe Music Awards.
2005 : The Four Seasons musical Jersey Boys opens on Broadway to rave reviews.
2006 : Singer Marianne Faithfull publicly announces that she has beaten her two-month fight with breast cancer.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com