This Day in Music History
1947 : The first-ever country music presentation is held at Carnegie Hall, featuring Ernest Tubb and Roy Acuff.
1959 : The first "Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars" tour kicks off with Lloyd Price, Duane Eddy, Paul Anka, Bobby Rydell, The Coasters and more.
1960 : Teen idol Frankie Avalon turns 21, making him an adult and therefore eligible to claim the over $600,000 he earned while underage.
1971 : Pink Floyd becomes the first rock act to perform at Montreux, Switzerland's Classical Music Festival.
1976 : Queen play a free concert in London's Hyde Park.
1981 : The Doors' LP "Greatest Hits" is certified platinum.
1984 : At the very first MTV Video Music Awards, Madonna performs "Like A Virgin" in a white wedding gown accessorized by her famous "Boy Toy" belt.
1998 : On the Grand Ole Opry, Jett Williams pays tribute to her late father, Hank Williams, who would have been 75 the day before. Daughter salutes father by performing "Your Cheatin' Heart", a song released after his death on New Year's Eve, 1952. "He never sang the song on the Opry. He never sang it live", Williams tells the audience.
1999 : The governor of Tennessee, Donald K. Sundquist, declares today "Carl Perkins Day" in honor of its native son.
2006 : Willie Nelson's tour bus is stopped near Lafayette, Louisiana, and Nelson, along with four members of his band, are arrested for possession of marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms.
2008 : The Village People get a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
2009 : An airplane going from Los Angeles to Miami is forced to make an emergency stop at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport so that Scott Weiland, the frontman for Stone Temple Pilots, can be transported to the hospital due to mild seizures.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com