September 12 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
September 12

1970 : The Woody Guthrie tribute concert takes place at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Performers include Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Richie Havens and Joan Baez.

2003 : Mike Smith of The Dave Clark Five is paralyzed in a fall on his estate in Spain.

2006 : Marianne Faithfull announces she has breast cancer (seven weeks later she says she has made a "full recovery").

2010 : The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony is broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, on MTV, with Chelsea Handler hosting the event. Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" wins Video of the Year along with 6 'Top' distinctions; also her "Telephone" (featuring Beyonce) wins Top Collaboration. Eminem's "Not Afraid" wins Top Male Video, Top Hip Hop Video. Other 'Top' distinctions are won by Justin Bieber, for his "Baby", 30 Seconds to Mars' "Kings and Queens", The Black Keys' "Tighten Up", Florence and the Machine's "Dog Days Are Over", Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' "Empire State Of Mind" and Muse's "Uprising".

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