Today in Music: August 6, 2010


In 1973, Stevie Wonder was seriously injured in an auto accident just outside of Winstem-Salem, North Carolina. The accident left him in a coma for four days, and robbed him of his sense of smell.

On this date in 1982, "Pink Floyd's The Wall", starring Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof, opened in US theaters.

In 1988, Guns 'n' Roses' album Appetite For Destruction hit #1 in the US.

In 1989, U2's bassist Adam Clayton was arrested in Dublin for marijuana possession and intent to distribute. Charges were later waived upon Clayton's sizable donation to a local women's charity.

Indie artist Lisa Loeb begins a three-week stint at #1 on the US Pop Singles chart with a song she contributed to the film "Reality Bites" called "Stay (I Miss You). She would go on to sign with Geffen Records.

On this day in 2004, legendary funk musician Rick James was found dead at his home in Los Angeles.

BORN ON THIS DAY

Pat McDonald, Timbuk 3, 1952

Randy DeBarge, soul band DeBarge, 1958

Elliot Smith, 1969.

Superior St. Rehearsal Facility

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