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Music History for Monday, 8/19/19

2018 - An all-star tribute to the late Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin was held at the New Bethel Baptist Church in her native Detroit.

2014 - Former American Idol contestant Colton Dixon released his second album, Anchor.

2013 - Donna Hightower, best known for her 1972 hit, "This World Today is a Mess,” died. She was 86.

2010 - Cee Lo Green released “F*** You.” The song was later named the #1 song of 2010 by Time magazine and was nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year by the Grammys. It nabbed the award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance at the Grammys.

2011 - Gotye released his third album, Making Mirrors. The album, which included the hit "Somebody That I Used to Know," won a Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album.

2008 - Lady Gaga’s debut album Fame was released. The album went on to earn six Grammy Award nominations and won awards for Best Electronic/Dance Album and Best Dance Recording. 2008 - Trace Adkins teamed up with 38 Special to shoot a CMT Crossroads episode in Franklin, Tennessee.

2008 - Leroi Moore, saxophonist and founding member of the Dave Matthews Band, died from complications stemming from an ATV accident in June on his farm near Charlottesville, Virginia.  He was 46.

2003 - Dierks Bentley's self-titled debut album was released.

2001 - Soul singer Betty Everett was found dead at her home in Beloit, Wisconsin. She was 61. Her biggest hit was “The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)” in 1964.

2000 - Country singer Reba McEntire made her live performance debut in Brazil at the annual Barretos Rodeo.

1999 - Dwight Yoakam picked up his second double-platinum album for Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.

1997 - Fleetwood Mac released their live reunion album, The Dance.

1980 - Fourteen hundred people rioted in Toronto when Alice Cooper canceled a show due to illness.

1978 - Crystal Gayle took "Talking in Your Sleep" to number one.

1973 - Kris Kristofferson married Rita Coolidge. Her minister father presided over the ceremony.

1972 - Chicago started a nine-week run at the top of the album chart with Chicago V.

1964 - The Beatles opened their first U.S. tour at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.

1950 - Hank Snow began a 21-week stay at number one with "I'm Moving On."


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