Music History: May 10
2016 Justin Timberlake performs his new single "Can't Stop the Feeling" in the interval of the Eurovision Song Contest as the show is broadcast in America for the first time. His appearance in Stockholm, Sweden leads to speculation that the USA will be invited to enter the song competition, following the successful addition of Australia to the line-up in 2015.
2011 Norma Zimmer, The Lawrence Welk Show's longtime "Champagne Lady," dies at age 87.
2010 In tribute to the recently deceased Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell, Jose Feliciano performs the US national anthem before the Tigers/Yankees game at Tiger Stadium. In 1968, Harwell had Feliciano sing the anthem before a Tigers World Series game, and the 23-year-old blind Puerto Rican singer responded by playing the first non-traditional rendition of the song at a major sporting event. He and Harwell took a lot of heat, but in later years, it became common for singers to put their own spin on the song.
2006 T.I. is arrested and jailed in Georgia for failing to fulfill the conditions of his probation. In 2003, the rapper was involved in an altercation with security officers at a Florida mall. He was taken into custody for striking an officer. After pleading guilty to battery, T.I. was sentenced to complete community service. Three years later, the rapper was taken back into custody for not completing the required number of hours set by his parole agreement.
2005 British soul and R&B singer Seal marries celebrity model Heidi Klum. The couple had been dating since 2004, when Klum gave birth to her daughter Leni, sired by her previous boyfriend; Seal was present at the birth and Klum announced that Seal would adopt Leni as her father. The couple have three biological children together before their divorce in 2012.
2003 #1 Billboard Album: Madonna's American Life
2003 Matthew West marries his long term girlfriend, Emily.
1994 Serial killer John Gacy, the subject of songs by Sufjan Stevens and Jane's Addiction, is executed for the murders of 33 young men and boys.
1992 Jazz singer Sylvia Syms (not to be confused with the actress Sylvia Syms) dies from a heart attack onstage at the Algonquin Hotel in New York.
1989 On his 29th birthday, U2 frontman Bono welcomes his first child when wife Ali gives birth to a daughter named Jordan.
1988 Prince releases his 10th album, Lovesexy, which becomes his first chart-topper in the UK.
1986 "West End Girls" by Pet Shop Boys hits #1 on the Hot 100.
1986 Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe marries actress Heather Locklear. They divorce seven years later.
1985 Pop singer Ashley Poole (Dream) is born in Blythe, California.
1985 The The Go-Go's announce their breakup, which lasts until a reunion in 1990. Girl Power is strong as they work together sporadically into the '10s.
1980 R&B singer Jason Dalyrimple (Soul For Real) is born in Wheatley Heights, New York.
1975 Apple Records officially dissolves.
1974 Eric Clapton records "I Shot The Sheriff."
1974 The Who sell out Madison Square Garden in a record eight hours.
1974 Led Zeppelin launch their record label, Swan Song, with lavish parties in London and Los Angeles. Bad Company and Dave Edmunds both record for the label, which shuts down in 1983.
1969 The Turtles and The Temptations perform at the White House for President Richard Nixon's daughter, Tricia. Things don't go so well for the Turtles' Mark Volman, who falls off the stage five times.
1967 Rapper Young MC is born Marvin Young in South Wimbledon, London, England.
1964 Dusty Springfield makes her US television debut on the Ed Sullivan Show on CBS.
1963 The first Rolling Stones recording session is held in London, where they record their first single: a cover of Chuck Berry's "Come On."
1957 Sid Vicious (bassist for The Sex Pistols) is born John Simon Ritchie in Lewisham, London, England.
1952 Reggae drummer Sly Dunbar (Sly & Robbie) is born Lowell Fillmore Dunbar in Kingston, Jamaica.
1947 Rocker Jay Ferguson (Spirit, Jo Jo Gunne) is born John Arden Ferguson in Burbank, California. As a composer, he will create the theme to NBC-TV's The Office.
1946 Rock guitarist Dave Mason (Traffic) is born in Worcester, England.
1946 '60s psychedelic rocker Donovan is born Donovan Philips Leitch in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland.
1946 Graham Gouldman (bassist for 10cc) is born in Broughton, Salford, Lancashire, England.
1940 Arthur Alexander, country and soul singer-songwriter, is born in Sheffield, Alabama.
1938 R&B singer Henry Fambrough (The Spinners) is born.
1935 Larry Williams, '50s rock and roll singer known for hits like "Bony Moronie" and "Dizzy Miss Lizzy," is born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
1909 Maybelle Carter, matriarch of The Carter Family clan and mother to June Carter Cash, is born Maybelle Addington in Nickelsville, Virginia.
1999Shel Silverstein, the prolific author of beloved children's books who was also a top songwriter, dies of a massive heart attack at age 68. He wrote "A Boy Named Sue" for Johnny Cash.
2006 Chris Daughtry gets voted off Season 5 of American Idol in a shocker, as he is favored to win. He finishes fourth, as Taylor Hicks claims the victory.
1994 Weezer releases their self-titled debut (aka The Blue Album).
1991 Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys gets a signature look when he loses his right eye after being shot by his girlfriend.
1986 Paul Simon plays three songs from his upcoming Graceland album on Saturday Night Live. He's backed by South African musicians, including the vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, who perform with him on "Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes." With South Africa under a cultural boycott in an attempt to stop Apartheid, its music is sequestered. Simon's appearance with musicians from the country and the subsequent album introduce the sound to a global audience, but also cause problems for Simon when he faces criticism for violating the boycott.
1975 Stevie Wonder headlines the fourth annual "Human Kindness Day" festival in Washington, DC. Belying the name of the festival, many in the estimated crowd of 125,000 turn violent, and hundreds of robberies and assaults are reported.
1960 Paul Hewson is born in Dublin. He shortens his nickname from Bono Vox (Latin for "good voice") to simply Bono and fronts the band U2.
1899 Fred Astaire is born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska. After appearing with his sister Adele on the Broadway stage, he becomes a Hollywood star.