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    This Day in Music for November 3, 2006

    2005 - With two trophies apiece, Coldplay and Green Day are the big winners at the 12th MTV Europe Music Awards, held at the Atlantic Pavilion in Lisbon.


    2003 - 'Coldplay Live 2003,' a forthcoming DVD release from Coldplay, receives big screen premieres across the U.S. [i know what you're all thinking! Petition for 2006 DVD here]

    2005 - Colombian vocalist Juanes adds more statues to his mantel with three wins during the Latin Grammy Awards ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Juanes, who is the all-time leader with nine wins going into the event, takes home awards for best rock solo vocal album for 'Mi Sangre,' best rock song for 'Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor' and best music video for 'Volverte a Ver.'


    2005 - Alicia Keys hosts and performs at a fundraiser for the AIDS charity Keep a Child Alive at New York`s Jazz at Lincoln Center. She is joined by fellow music heavyweights Usher, Paul Simon, John Mayer and Common, as well as African acts Angelique Kidjo, Baaba Maal, Femi Kuti and the Agape Children`s Choir from Durban, South Africa.


    2002 - Lonnie Donegan, known as the 'king of skiffle` dies in his sleep in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. He is 71.


    2001 - Phil Vassar is named songwriter-artist of the year at the 39th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards at Nashville`s Opryland Hotel.


    1998 - Music retailers around the U.S. are flooded with a monster shipment of high-profile releases. Among the most anticipated are Alanis Morissette`s sophomore set 'Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie,' Beck`s 'Mutations,' Celine Dion`s 'These Are Special Times,' U2`s 'The Best of 1980-1990,' and the John Lennon boxed set 'Anthology.'


    1997 - John Denver`s last recording, 'The Unplugged Collection,' is released in the U.K. The album features versions of such well-known Denver compositions as 'Annie`s Song,' 'Rocky Mountain High,' and 'Take Me Home, Country Roads.'


    1996 - Blues harmonica player, William Clarke dies from a bleeding ulcer at the age of 45.


    1991 - More than 300,000 people attend a free concert in San Francisco`s Golden Gate Park in memory of rock promoter Bill Graham. Among the acts performing are the Grateful Dead; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Joan Baez; Santana; and Journey (which reunited for the event).


    1972 - Carly Simon marries James Taylor in her Manhattan apartment. They separate in 1982 and later divorce.


    1969 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Wedding Bell Blues,`` The 5th Dimension.


    1954 - Adam Ant (Stuart Goddard) is born in London. He forms the group Adam & the Ants in 1976. His biggest hit is the 1982 song ``Goody Two Shoes,`` which hits No. 12 on Billboard`s Hot 100.


    1948 - Singer Lulu (Marie McDonald Lawrie) is born in Lennoxcastle, Scotland. Her biggest hit is ``To Sir with Love,`` a No. 1 song from the 1967 movie of the same name.


    1941 - Brian Poole of the Tremeloes is born in Essex, England.


    More on all this here

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