This Day in Music History
1901 : The first record company, The Victor Talking Machine Company, is incorporated, later merging with the Radio Corporation of America to become RCA-Victor.
1964 : John Lennon writes "I Feel Fine".
1965 : Johnny Cash is stopped by US Customs officials at the Mexican border on suspicion of heroin smuggling and found to be holding over 1,000 prescription narcotics and amphetamines. He receives a suspended sentence.
1978 : At an Aerosmith show in Fort Wayne, Indiana, cops arrest fans for smoking marijuana, prompting Steven Tyler to chastise them Jim Morrison-style from the stage. Tyler announces that the band will bail out anyone who is arrested that night, and the next day they do just that. Understandably, memories of the event are hazy and the number arrested has been reported at anywhere from 28-58.
1980 : Bruce Springsteen begins is tour for The River in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he's joined by Bob Seger in a performance of "Thunder Road".
1987 : "Brenda Lee Day" is declared in her home town of Lithonia, Georgia. A new street is named Brenda Lee Lane in her honor.
1990 : Charles Freeman, who owns the E-C Records store in Fort Lauderdale, is convicted of selling obscene material after selling a copy of the 2 Live Crew album "As Nasty As They Wanna Be" two days after it was ruled obscene in a federal court. His punishment: a $1000 fine.
1997 : California rock/pop act Sugar Ray postpones its European tour after front man Mark McGrath injures his leg at the first date in Bologna, Italy.
2000 : 45-year-old Mark David Chapman, the man who twenty years earlier fired five shots into John Lennon's back, faces the parole board. Parole for John Lennon's murderer is denied, with the board stating that letting him free would "deprecate the seriousness of the crime".
2001 : Rock band Powderfinger dominates the 15th annual Australian Record Industry Association awards with six victories at Sydney's Capitol Theatre.
2001 : Keith Urban goes home to Australia to accept a special Aria Award - roughly the equivalent to a Grammy in the U.S. Urban receives the Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of sales and chart success in the U.S.
2004 : VH1 holds its first Hip Hop Honors, giving awards to DJ Hollywood, DJ Kool Herc, KRS-One, Public Enemy (who also perform), Rock Steady Crew, Run-DMC, Tupac and Sugarhill Gang.
2006 : British alternative rock trio Muse and Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke are the big winners at the fifth annual BT Digital Music Awards in London, each taking home a brace of trophies.
2006 : "Listen to Your Heart", the power-ballad written by Per Gessle and Mats Persson, scoops a raft of prestigious honors at the 2006 BMI London Awards, presented at the Dorchester Hotel. Among other honors, the track receives the organization's highest accolade, the Robert S. Musel Award, for the most-performed song of the year.
2007 : The Rolling Stones' "A Bigger Bang" tour, named after their latest album, sets a new world record for grosses when the two-year jaunt rakes in nearly 560 million dollars.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com