Today in Music History: Beach Boy Brian Wilson Is Honored

Brian Wilson, of the Beach Boys, was honored Today in Music History.
Brian Wilson, of the Beach Boys, was honored Today in Music History. (Guy Webster)

History Highlight:

Today in 2001, Brian Wilson was honored in a three-hour tribute at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Guest performances included Billy Joel, Paul Simon, The Go-Gos and the trio of Carly Simon, David Crosby and Jimmy Webb. Also singing Beach Boys songs were Ann and Nancy Wilson, Elton John and Aimee Mann.

Also, Today In:

1966 - Mick Jagger was injured during a Rolling Stones gig in France after a fan threw a chair at the stage. Jagger required eight stitches in the cut.

1999 - "The David Bowie Internet Radio Network" broadcast its first show for Rolling Stone Radio. The show was Bowie's favourite songs with Bowie introducing each track.

2005 - Neil Young was treated for a brain aneurysm at a hospital in New York. Doctors expected the 59-year-old to make a full recovery.

2007 - U2 singer Bono accepted an honorary knighthood at a ceremony in Dublin.

Birthdays:

Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction is 54 today.


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