This Day in Music History
1937 : Cole Porter is involved in an horrific accident. While riding his horse at Locust Valley, New York, the animal falls and rolls over onto him crushing his legs. He will spend the rest of his life in constant pain.
1959 : Elvis Presley, now a Private First Class stationed in Germany, comes down with a bad case of tonsillitis and is admitted to the base hospital.
1964 : The T.A.M.I. show (Teenage Music International Show) concert is held in Santa Barbara, California, featuring Chuck Berry, The Supremes, The Beach Boys, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, The Rolling Stones, The Miracles, Jan & Dean, Lesley Gore and Gerry and the Pacemakers. The concert is released as a movie later in 1964.
1973 : Art Garfunkel's LP Angel Clare is certified gold.
1973 : John Lennon sues the US Government alleging that he and his lawyer were bugged and wiretapped while he was fighting deportation and during the government's investigation of "radical" antiwar elements in society.
1978 : The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards pleads guilty to heroin possession in Toronto, Canada and is given a one-year suspended sentence. The Stones are also ordered to play a gig for charity.
1980 : The Guinness Book of World Records presents Paul McCartney with a special rhodium album for being the best-selling songwriter in the history of recorded music, having written 43 platinum songs and sold over 100 million records.
1988 : John Fogerty's trial begins. He is accused of plagiarizing himself by using elements of his Creedence Clearwater Revival song "Run Through The Jungle" for his 1985 solo hit "The Old Man Down The Road". The suit was brought by his nemesis and former label boss Saul Zaentz, who owned the publishing on "Jungle". Fogerty won the case.
1989 : The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces its fifth class of inductees: The Who, Simon & Garfunkel, The Kinks, The Platters, Hank Ballard, Bobby Darin, The Four Seasons, the Four Tops, the Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting team, Carole King, and Gerry Goffin.
1995 : New York City declares this day "Tony Bennett Day". The crooner celebrates the occasion with a concert at the city's famous Radio City Music Hall.
1995 : Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders returns to her home state of Ohio to sing the national anthem in Game three of the World Series in Cleveland.
1996 : Motown founder Berry Gordy is honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
2000 : Rock band Killing Heidi and dance duo Madison Avenue, both of which are debut acts with chart-topping hits on independent labels, lead the winners at the 14th Scape Australian Record Industry Assn. (ARIA) Awards in Sydney. Killing Heidi wins ARIAs for best group, album, new artist, and rock release for "Reflector". Madison Avenue wins for record of the year, best new artist (single), and best-selling single for Don't Call Me Baby.
2000 : Past Country Music Association entertainer of the year and ex-Hee Haw host Roy Clark, joins the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.
2000 : Shelley Fabares is admitted to a hospital for a liver transplant after being diagnosed with hepatitis.
2005 : A reformed Cream sell out three nights at Madison Square Garden.
2008 : Jennifer Hudson is struck by tragedy after her brother, mother and nephew are murdered in Chicago. The man eventually arrested for the crime is Hudson's brother-in-law, William Balfour.
2012 : R&B singer Bobby Brown is arrested in Los Angeles, California, for a DUI ticket - after a similar incident in March of the same year in which he'd pleaded 'no contest' and agreed to attend rehab. This time he is released on bail.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com