This Day in Music History

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  1. Research conducted by car maker SEAT found that Queens was the song most likely to be found on British iPods, with more than 40% of owners having the hit on their players. had four songs in the list, a feat also matched by Other favourites included The Killers and Rihanna.
  2. was made an honorary citizen of Brazilian city Rio de Janeiro for his work helping its street children. The guitarist had opened Casa Jimmy (Jimmy's House) in 1998 which had so far supported more than 300 children.
  3. Cat Stevens, who now went by the name of Yusuf Islam, was escorted from a diverted transatlantic flight and refused entry into America by FBI agents. His name showed up on a US watch list after United Airlines Flight 919 had taken off from London. The flight landed in Maine where Islam, who was traveling with his 21-year-old daughter, was detained and questioned.
  4. A Tribute to Heroes was aired commercial-free on most of the major US TV networks. The live program was organised to raise money following the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and New Yorks World Trade Center. Neil Young, Tom Petty, Billy Joel, Limp Bizkit, and Pearl Jam all performed. Manning the telephones to take pledges were celebrities including Jack Nicholson, Jim Carrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Goldie Hawn, Robin Williams, Meg Ryan, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kurt Russell, Adam Sandler and many more.
  5. played their biggest gig to date when they appeared at the Motor Sports International Garage in Seattle. Drummer Dave Grohl who would audition for the band in a few days time was in the audience of 15,000 people.