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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."


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