Music History for Thursday, 4/16/20
2013 - Rapper Kid Cudi released his third studio album, Idicud. It debuted at No. 2 on the charts.
2013 - Rapper Ghostface Killah released his 10th studio album, Twelve Reasons to Die. It featured appearances by other Wu-Tang Clan members, such as Cappadonna and U-God.
2011 - The Florida state house of representatives declared it "Jimmy Buffett Day.” Buffett once lived in Key West, Florida.
2010 - The 11th Annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival kicked off in Indio, California.
2009 - Jamey Johnson's album That Lonesome Song was certified gold.
2008 - Barbra Streisand donated $5 million to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for a women's heart education and research program.
2007 - Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" video won three trophies at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville.
2007 - Ornette Coleman won the Pulitzer Prize for music for his 2006 album, Sound Grammar. It became the first jazz work to receive the honor.
2004 - A 21-year-old Central Michigan University student suffered a fatal heart attack during a Slipknotshow in Detroit. The student's mother said concert conditions weren't to blame for her son’s death.
2003 - Jerry Lee Lewis filed for divorce from his sixth wife, Kerrie McCarver Lewis. They married in 1984.
2002 - Sony Music Entertainment filed a complaint against The Dixie Chicks for breach of contract.
2001 - Keith Urban picked up his first gold certification for his self-titled debut album.
1999 - Shania Twain became the first female named Songwriter/Artist of the Year at the Nashville Songwriter Achievement Awards. Phil Vassar was named Songwriter of the Year.
1999 - Skip Spence, a founding member of Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape, died of lung cancer at age 52.
1999 - Sean "Puffy" Combs turned himself in for, and was charged in connection with, an alleged assault of Interscope Records executive Steven Stoute in New York City.
1998 - Country star David Kersh had to call off his video shoot when a tornado roared through downtown Nashville.
1996 - KISS announced a reunion tour with makeup.
1996 - Brooks & Dunn's album Borderline was released.
1994 - Toby Keith broke his right ankle during a University of Oklahoma alumni football game.
1994 - Bonnie Raitt had the number one album with Longing in Their Hearts.
1994 - Jazz crooner and pianist Harry Connick Jr. married model Jill Goodacre in New Orleans.
1993 - Paul McCartney headlined an Earth Day concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Also on the bill were Ringo Starr, Don Henley and Steve Miller.
1993 - Ex-Van Halen lead singer David Lee Roth was arrested in New York City's Washington Square Park for allegedly buying a $10 bag of pot.
1990 - The Nelson Mandela Concert took place at London's Wembley Stadium, featuring Simple Minds, Neil Young, Lou Reed, Tracy Chapman and Peter Gabriel.
1983 - Echo & The Bunnymen's lead singer, Ian McCulloch, married Lorraine Fox.
1981 - Barbara Mandrell's hit single, "I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool," was released.
1977 - David Soul, “Hutch” on TV’s Starsky & Hutch, had the number one song on the U.S. Pop chart, “Don’t Give Up On Us Baby.”
1974 - Queen held its first U.S. concert, at Regis College in Denver.
1973 - Paul McCartney starred in his first TV special, James Paul McCartney.
1972 - Electric Light Orchestra made its live debut at the Fox & Greyhound Club in Croydon, England.
1969 - Johnny Cash taped the first of his weekly ABC shows at the Ryman Auditorium.
1966 - The Rolling Stones released their Aftermath LP.
1964 - The Rolling Stones' first LP was released in the U.K. It went to number one there two weeks later.
1956 - Buddy Holly released his first single, "Blue Days, Black Nights."