October 4 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
October 4

1922 : Marie Lloyd collapses on stage at the Empire Hall, Edmonton. She dies three days later.

1957 : Elvis Presley comes in second to Pat Boone in the NME music poll.

1963 : A 17-year-old Eric Clapton makes his first appearance with The Yardbirds at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, England. He replaces their original guitarist Anthony "Top" Topham.

1996 : Roger Miller is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

1966 : Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" is certified gold.

1968 : Cream begins their announced farewell tour with a performance at Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.

1974 : Thin Lizzy debut their new twin-guitar attack with new additions Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson at tonight's concert in Wales.

1980 : Four members of Fleetwood Mac join the University of Southern California Country marching band at halftime of a football game to give them a platinum album for playing on their song "Tusk".

1988 : Determined to finally clean his system of the alcohol and drugs he's been abusing for years, Ringo Starr, along with wife Barbara Bach, flies to Tucson, Arizona to enter the Sierra Tucson Rehabilitation Clinic. He will stay six weeks.

1994 : Singer Glenn Frey's stomach surgery causes the Eagles to postpone their much-anticipated reunion tour, puckishly titled Hell Freezes Over.

1994 : A California judge fines Michael Jackson $925 for not appearing for a deposition in a lawsuit.

1995 : Alan Jackson wins the prestigious entertainer of the year award at the annual Country Music Association's award ceremony. Alison Krauss sweeps top female vocalist. Vince Gill wins top male vocalist.

1999 : Jimi Hendrix's half-sister Janie announces her plans to exhume the body of her famous brother and move it to a mausoleum where curious onlookers can view it for a price. The public outcry forces her to shelve the idea.

1999 : 15-year-old Country music singer Jessica Andrews is honored in her native Carroll County, Tennessee, where she receives the first-ever Youth Achievement Award.

2000 : Dixie Chicks are the big winners at the CMA Awards, taking Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year (for Fly), Vocal Group of the Year and Video of the Year for "Goodbye Earl".

2000 : Teenage U.K. R&B vocalist Craig David wins a record three MasterCard Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards at London's Alexandra Palace. He is named best U.K. newcomer and wins awards for best R&B act and best U.K. single for "Fill Me In".

2001 : Rhonda Vincent and the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack are big winners at the 12th annual International Bluegrass Music Assn. Awards.

2001 : User and So Solid Crew each take home two honors at the sixth annual MOBO Awards.

2006 : Barbra Streisand's tour-opening performance at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center is the highest single event gross in the 10-year history of the arena. Streisand grosses $5,265,600 from 16,510 attendants.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com

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