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August 13

Music History for Tuesday, 8/13/19

2014 - Justin Bieber's lawyers, on his behalf, entered a guilty plea in Miami to careless driving and resisting arrest without violence. The plea was related to an incident where the singer was pulled over for drag racing and then charged with DUI after he was found to have marijuana and Xanax in his system. In exchange, prosecutors dropped the DUI charges.

2014 - After being with the band for 17 years, guitarist Chris Walla left Death Cab for Cutie.

2013 - Country singer Luke Bryan released his fourth album, Crash My Party. The album debuted at No. 1 and went on to be the third best-selling album of the year.

2013 - R&B singer K. Michelle released her debut album, Rebellious Soul. The album debuted at No. 2 on the charts and was later certified gold.

2013 - Country singer Tompall Glaser died. He was 79.

2012 - A number of British artists -- including the Spice Girls, George Michael, the Pet Shop Boys, One Direction and Jessie J, to name a few -– performed during the official closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics in London.

2011 - Seven people were killed and more than 40 were injured when a stage on which Sugarland was to perform collapsed in high winds at the Indiana State Fair.

2009 - Toby Keith's video for "American Ride" premiered.

2004 - Bjork performed the song “Oceania” at the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

2002 - The Dixie Chicks played a private show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, performing their entire album Home in order.

2000 - Country singer Andy Griggs had “Happy Birthday” sung to him by the crowd at the Milwaukee State Fair.  Griggs was opening for Reba McEntire.

1999 - Ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash was arrested after he was accused of assaulting his girlfriend at a Los Angeles recording studio.  He was released on bail.

1999 - Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland was sent to jail again for violating his probation by continuing to use illegal drugs.

1996 - 311 put on a free “choose or lose” concert, just outside the Republican National Convention in San Diego.

1995 - Twenty thousand fans showed up to a Jerry Garcia memorial at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, four days after Garcia died.

1995 - R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe had surgery for a hernia.

1994 - Woodstock '94 featured performances from Bob Dylan, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Aerosmith, Metallica and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Over 400 thousand fans got very wet as it rained almost the entire weekend.

1994 - John Michael Montgomery earned a number one with "Be My Baby Tonight."

1992 - Vince Gill and Travis Tritt picked up five nods each for the CMA Awards. Alan Jackson and Rebagot four nominations each and all four were up for Entertainer of the year up against Garth Brooks.

1991 - Brooks & Dunn's debut album, Brand New Man, was released.

1990 - Curtis Mayfield was paralyzed from the waist down when a lighting rig landed on top of him during an outdoor concert at Wingate Field in Brooklyn, New York.

1988 - Robert Smith of The Cure married his childhood sweetheart, Mary Poole.

1988 - Willie Nelson became the first artist to have an album spend 10 years on the Billboard country chart, as Stardust logged its 520th week.

1982 - Soul singer Joe Tex died of a heart attack at age 49.

1982 - All the major record labels made massive staff cutbacks as the industry plunged into the worst shape in its history.

1980 - Todd Rundgren's home in Woodstock, New York, was invaded by four masked men.  Rundgren, his girlfriend and three houseguests were bound and gagged, while the masked men stripped the house of valuables.

1979 - Chic had the number one song with “Good Times.”  The bass line for the song would go on to be used for “Rapper’s Delight” by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, one of the first national rap hits.

1979 - Cheap Trick's “I Want You to Want Me” reached gold status.

1977 - Runaways singer Cherie Curie split from the band to go solo.

1977 - Bachman Turner Overdrive broke up.

1976 - The Clash gave a private show at a rehearsal hall just outside London, introducing themselves to the invited press and to the world at large.

1975 - Bruce Springsteen kicked off his Born to Run tour.

1971 - John Lennon flew from London's Heathrow Airport to New York's J.F.K. Airport.  He never set foot on British soil again.

1971 - Thirty-seven-year-old saxophonist King Curtis was stabbed to death outside his New York home.

1967 - The Daughters of the American Revolution refused to allow Joan Baez to perform at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. because of her opposition to the Vietnam War.

1966 - The Supremes released “You Can't Hurry Love.”

1966 - David Houston's single, "Almost Persuaded," hit number one.

1965 - The Jefferson Airplane made their live debut at the Matrix Club in San Francisco.

1965 - The Beatles arrived in New York City to start their third U.S. tour.

1965 - The Beatles released the single “Help!”

1965 - Singer Mike Smith of The Dave Clark Five broke two ribs when fans in Chicago pulled him off stage.

1960 - Elvis Presley had the number one song with “It's Now or Never.”  The tune is based on the Italian standard “O Sole Mio.”

1952 - “Hound Dog” was recorded for the first time by Big Mama Thornton.  The song became Elvis’ longest-running number one hit when he covered it in 1956.

1938 - Blues legend Robert Johnson played a show at a roadhouse outside Greenwood, Mississippi.  It was speculated that Johnson was poisoned by the bar owner.  Johnson died several days later.

1924 - Vernon Dalhart recorded "The Wreck of the Old '97" and "The Prisoner's Song." It became the first million-selling country single.





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