Today in Music

March, 7

  • 2000 Doug Stone is injured when his ultra-light aircraft crashes near Nashville. His guitarist, Rusty Van Sickle, rushes him to Northcrest Medical Center.
  • 2000 Country bandleader and songwriter Pee Wee King dies in Louisville, Ky. King, who suffered a heart attack on Feb. 28, is 86.
  • 1999 Fresh from capturing two Grammys, Quebec-born Celine Dion dominates the 28th annual Juno Awards. Dion earns symbols of excellence in Canadian music in the categories of female vocalist, album and best-selling album, foreign or domestic, for “Let’s Talk About Love,” best-selling Francophone album for “S’il Suffisait D’Aimer,” as well as the international achievement award for her meteoric accomplishments on the world stage.
  • 1981 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “I Love a Rainy Night,” Eddie Rabbit. Before recording on his own, the singer writes songs for Elvis Presley, Ronnie Milsap, Tom Jones and Dr. Hook.
  • 1976 Madame Tussaud’s waxworks in London unveils a likeness of Elton John.
  • 1967 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone,” The Supremes.
  • 1954 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Make Love to Me,” Jo Stafford.
  • 1946 Peter Wolf is born in the Bronx, N.Y. He is the lead singer of the J. Geils Band until 1983, reuniting several times with the band, including a reunion tour in 1999. He marries actress Faye Dunaway on Aug. 7, 1974, and divorces her in 1979.