This Day in Music History
1980 : Geffen Records is formed.
1983 : The Everly Brothers reunite, playing together for the first time in a decade, at Royal Albert Hall in London.
1985 : The first "Farm Aid" concert is held, in Champaign, Illinois with Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, John Fogerty and others.
1990 : After parting with original drummer Chad Channing, Nirvana plays their one and only show with Dan Peters of Mudhoney on drums (at the Motor Sports International Garage in Seattle). He is replaced by Dave Grohl, who mans the kit henceforth.
1995 : Time Warner and Turner Broadcasting System agree to a $7.5 million merger.
1998 : White Zombie calls it a night. Bassist Sean Yseult confirms that the 13-year-old hard rock group has decided to break up.
1999 : Vince Gill competes with himself in the vocal event category at the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville. Gill is up with Patty Loveless for "My Kind of Woman/My Kind of Man", and with Sara Evans for "No Place That Far".
1999 : Diana Ross is held in police custody at London's Heathrow Airport for several hours following an incident involving a member of the airport's security staff. Ross is arrested then cautioned and released following an allegation of assault on a female security officer during routine security checks prior to boarding a plane.
2000 : Bone Thugs-N-Harmony rapper Flesh-N-Bone (Stanley Howse) is sentenced to 10 years in prison in a Los Angeles court for assault with an AK-47 rifle and possessing a gun, which is illegal for an ex-convict. Howse faced nearly 20 years in prison, but received a lesser sentence after his attorneys present evidence that he was an abused child.
2002 : Sting receives an Emmy for the A&E documentary, Sting in Tuscany: All This Time. He dedicates his award to his "dear late friend Timothy White".
2006 : The Big Bopper, who died in the plane crash with Buddy Holly, is honored with a historical marker in his home town of Beaumont, Texas.
2011 : The world's most prolific songwriter, Paul McCartney, adds another string to his bow when his ballet Ocean's Kingdom is performed in New York.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com