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2000Paul McCartney wins the ultimate accolade from Britain's music industry when he is awarded the first Fellowship of the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters Award during the annual Ivor Novello awards in London.
2000The 21st annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards are webcast live via the House Of Blues website.
2000Wilson Pickett collects three W.C. Handy Awards during the Blues Foundation's ceremony at the Orpheum Theater in Memphis. The veteran R&B singer's set "It's Harder Now" is named soul/blues album of the year and comeback album of the year, and Pickett takes honors for soul/blues male artist of the year.
1999Nearly 70,000 readers of Country Weekly choose George Strait as favorite entertainer, favorite male artist and favorite video entertainer in voting for the publication's annual Golden Pick Awards. Strait also takes honors for favorite album, favorite song and favorite line dance song.
1996Bradly Nowell, lead singer of the group Sublime, dies of a heroin overdose in a San Francisco hotel room.
1992Khalil Rountree, tour manager for Boyz II Men, is shot and killed at a Chicago hotel. He and the group were staying at the hotel while in Chicago on tour with rap star Hammer.
1983No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Flashdance ... What a Feeling,'' Irene Cara.
1975No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Before the Next Teardrop Falls,'' Freddy Fender.
1962The Isley Brothers release ``Twist and Shout.''
1926Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis is born in Alton, Ill. He begins his career with Billy Eckstine's orchestra in a lineup that includes Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. He goes on to record more than two dozen albums and is considered the originator of more jazz styles than any other artist. He earns the first of six Grammys in 1960 and receives a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990.

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