This Day in Music History
1966 : Herb Alpert performs for Princess Grace Kelly at her Monaco palace.
1974 : Eric Clapton received a gold record for his cover of the Bob Marley written song "I Shot The Sheriff".
1981 : Simon & Garfunkel reunite for a free concert in New York's Central Park.
1990 : Eddie Vedder is selected as lead vocalist of what will become Pearl Jam after Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard and Mike McCready hear his demo tape where he added vocals to three instrumental tracks the band had recorded.
1993 : Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas is robbed at gunpoint outside a West Hollywood restaurant.
1996 : George Benson gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2000 : It's "Kenny Chesney Day" the singer's hometown of Luttrel, Tennessee. Chesney returns to Gibbs High School, where the faculty tells stories about his exploits.
2003 : A week after his death at the age of 71, country legend Johnny Cash is bestowed with artist, song and album of the year awards at the Americana Music Awards ceremony in Nashville. Cash wins song of the year for his cover of Nine Inch Nails' Hurt and album of the Year for American IV: The Man Comes Around, the fourth in a series produced by Rick Rubin.
2003 : No one is injured when a chartered plane carrying Dixie Chicks clips a building at Glasgow Airport. The group is en route from Dublin for a concert at Glasgow's Exhibition and Conference Center. The show goes on as planned.
2003 : Phish bass player Mike Gordon is cleared of child endangerment charges stemming from a backstage encounter with a 9-year-old girl at a Grateful Dead concert. Gordan and the girl's parents agreed that it was an "unfortunate misunderstanding".
2008 : Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and DJ AM are seriously injured in a jet crash that killed four people. The plane hurtled off the end of a runway in South Carolina when a tire blew, engulfing the plane in flames. DJ AM died of an accidental drug overdose less than a year later.
2012 : Fiona Apple is arrested when her tour bus is stopped in the West Texas town of Sierra Blanca, the same place where Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg were previously busted. Border patrol agents find 4 grams of hash on the bus, which Apple says is hers. She spends a night in jail before being released on bail.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com