Today in Music History: Beach Boy Brian Wilson Is Honored

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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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