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April 15 | Today in Music History

Music History for Wednesday, 4/15/20

2014 - Jason Derulo re-released his 2013 album, Tattoos, as a new album called Talk Dirty. It debuted at No. 4 on the charts.

2013 - Country music singer LeAnn Rimes released her 11th studio album, Spitfire. It peaked at No. 9 on the country album charts.

2013 - Canadian singer Michael Buble released his eighth studio album, To Be Loved.

2013 - Charli XCX released her debut album, True Romance.

2013 - Beyonce kicked off her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in Belgrade, Serbia. The tour – which saw Beyonce performing in 132 shows worldwide - became the highest-grossing tour to date for a female artist.

2012 - A hologram of Tupac Shakur performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, rapping "Hail Mary" and "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted" before disappearing in a flash.

2012 - Florence and the Machine, Dr. Dre, Snoop Lion, Calvin Harris and Avicii were among the artists to perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif.

2011 - Lady Gaga released “Judas,” a single from her second studio album, Born This Way.

2011 - Christina Aguilera divorced music executive Jordan Bratman due to irreconcilable differences after five years of marriage.

2010 - Reportedly, Latin star Luis Miguel was hospitalized at the Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. The cause of the hospitalization was not disclosed.

2008 - Lady Antebellum’s self-titled debut album was released.

2008 - Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa declared April 15th “Mariah Carey Day.”

2004 - A judge in L.A. ordered Courtney Love to stand trial for two counts of drug possession.  She appeared in court with a copy of the book The 48 Laws of Power and told the judge she’d be “on tour” on the date of her next hearing.

2004 - Big & Rich staged a parade in Nashville for their video "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)."

2003 Fleetwood Mac released their 17th album, Say You Will. It was the first in 30 years not to include tracks written by vocalist and keyboardist Christine McVie, who left the band in 1998.

2003 - Tracy Lawrence and his wife Becca welcomed their second daughter, Mary Keagan Lawrence.

2001 Janet Jackson began a six-week run at the top of the singles chart with “All for You.”

2001 - Joey Ramone died at the age of 49 from complications from lymphoma.

1999 - Ex-Spice Girl Geri Halliwell finished an eight-day worldwide promo tour in Milan.

1999 - Vince Gill was in a car accident in Nashville. While handling the paperwork, the driver of the other car handed Vince a demo tape of his songs.

1998 - CMT aired its first live concert featuring Faith Hill. Tim McGraw and Vince Gill also appeared on the show.

1996 - Clay Walker was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in Houston.

1989 - Dolly Parton was the guest host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live. She performed "Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That."

1982 - Billy Joel broke a wrist in an accident when his motorcycle collided with a car. Billy was hospitalized and had to have surgery.

1981 - Ronnie Milsap recorded "I Wouldn't Have Missed It For the World."

1969 - Archie Bell of The Drells was released from military service after a tour of Vietnam.

1966 - Buffalo Springfield performed for the first time, as the opening act for The Byrds in San Bernardino, California.

1963 - Patsy Cline’s single "Sweet Dreams (Of You)" was released five weeks after her death in a plane crash.

1962 - Elvis Presley had the number one single with "Good Luck Charm."



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