This Day in Music History — November 2

1968 : Cream is presented with a platinum album for Wheels Of Fire at the Madison Square Garden stop of their farewell tour.

1979 : The Who’s musical film Quadrophenia, featuring a small part played by Sting, opens in US theaters.

1985 : When Part Time Lover tops the charts, Stevie Wonder becomes the artist with the longest time between #1 hits at 22 years (The Beach Boys would later break it with Kokomo). This song also sets a record by going to #1 on four different Billboard charts.

2006 : Justin Timberlake hosts the MTV Europe Music Awards, where he also wins for Best Male Artist and Best Pop Artist. Gnarls Barkley wins best song for Crazy.

2013 : ‘N Sync reunites for Chris Kirkpatrick’s wedding, as his four bandmates serve as groomsmen for his nuptials to Karly Skladany.

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This Day in Music History — September 27

1964 : The Beach Boys make their national television debut on CBS’ Ed Sullivan Show, performing their recent hit I Get Around.

1979 : While onstage at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, CA, Elton John collapses from “exhaustion.” The song he’d been performing, ominously, was entitled Better Off Dead.

1990 : Marvin Gaye receives a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1500 Vine Street.

2004 : Legendary rock producer Phil Spector, best known for creating the “Wall Of Sound” on hits like The Ronettes’ Be My Baby and The Righteous Brothers’ You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’, is indicted for the February 2003 murder of actress Lana Clarkson at his estate in Alhambra, California.