This Day in Music History
1966 : Jimi Hendrix arrives in London, where begins putting together his band, The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
1968 : The Vogues' "Turn Around, Look At Me" is certified gold.
1971 : The Jackson 5 appear on the cover of Life magazine, with the headline "Rock Stars At Home With Their Parents".
1977 : Barely a month after his untimely death, the first national Elvis Presley convention takes place in Memphis.
1988 : Graham Parker opens a solo acoustic tour at the University of Rhode Island.
1988 : James Brown leads police on an hour-long, two-state car chase starting in Augusta, Georgia. Brown is arrested and eventually serves 2 years for a variety of charges.
1989 : Bob Dylan plays flute and recorder at the "L'Chaim - To Life!" telethon, backing up the band Chopped Liver with his son-in-law Peter Himmelman, who is married to Dylan's daughter Maria.
1993 : Following his recent arrest for drunk driving, John Denver is ordered to perform a benefit concert for victims of same.
1993 : Guns N' Roses founding member Steven Adler agrees to a $2.5 million settlement in a lawsuit brought against the band and their managers. Adler signed away his interest in the band when he left in 1990, but claimed he was seriously impaired at the time and was taken advantage of.
1997 : In his second cross-genre appearance of the year, Sting performs "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying" with country singer, Toby Keith at the 31st annual Country Music Association Awards. Earlier in the year, Sting performed the song "I'll Be Missing You" with rapper Puff Daddy at the MTV Video Music Awards.
1998 : Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler, 33, is sentenced to 150 days in jail for beating two women he dated and for violating his probation from an earlier domestic violence conviction.
1999 : Hank Williams is the subject of the first-ever country music symposium at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. "A Tribute To Hank Williams" begins with Lucinda Williams, Kim Richey, Kathy Mattea, and Steve Earle performing the works of the late country music godfather.
2003 : Gordon Lightfoot is inducted into the Canadian Songwriter Hall of Fame.
2009 : Leonard Cohen performs a controversial concert at Ramat Gan Stadium in Tel Aviv, Israel. After announcing all proceeds from the concert will go to a charitable fund organized through Amnesty International, the group withdraws all involvement and Cohen is forced to make other arrangements. He dubs the performance "A Concert for Reconciliation, Tolerance and Peace" and creates a new charity of the same name, run by both Israelis and Palestinians, to distribute all profits to groups focused on coexistence in Israel.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com