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Music History for Thursday, 8/22/19

2018 - Ed King -- guitarist for Strawberry Alarm Clock and Lynyrd Skynyrd -- died in Nashville. He was 68.

2014 - The New York State Parole Board denied parole for John Lennon murderer Mark David Chapmanfor the eighth time.

2012 - Would-be burglar Jonathan A. Kirby, 56, broke into LL Cool J's Los Angeles home. It didn't end well for him -- the rapper and actor had broken Kirby's jaw, nose and ribs by the time police arrived.

2011 - Famed songwriter and producer Jerry Lieber died at age 78.  With partner Mike Stoller, he wrote or co-wrote classic hits including "There Goes My Baby," "Jailhouse Rock," "Stand By Me" and more.

2011 - Nick Ashford of Ashford & Simpson died. He was 70. The singer was best known for his Motown hits, including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “You’re All I Need to Get By,” and “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing.”

2008 - James Brown was recognized at the James Brown Arena in Augusta, Georgia. A plaque was unveiled in a ceremony that officially commemorated the renaming of the arena.

2006 - Keane singer Tom Chaplin admitted he entered rehab for drugs and alcohol.

2004 - Al Dvorin died in a car crash at age 81.  Dvorin was the announcer who created and popularized the phrase "Elvis has left the building," announced at the end of Elvis Presley concerts in order to disperse fans remaining in hopes of meeting The King.

2003 - The IRS confiscated personal belongings of Peabo Bryson to pay back taxes.

2001 - Country star Travis Tritt received the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 2001 Hall of Fame Award, in recognition of his distinguished service to the nation.

2001 - Stevie Nicks postponed two concerts to undergo treatment for severe bronchitis.

2000 - Violence broke out at the second annual Source Hip-Hop Music Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. Police had to stop the event about two and a half hours into the show. UPN telecast the debacle later that month.

1999 - During the Lilith Fair tour stop in Toronto, Prince joined Sheryl Crow on stage for “Every Day is a Winding Road,” singing and playing guitar.

1998 - Mark David Chapman said he did not want any of the money that would be made from the sale of the signed Double Fantasy album that John Lennon signed for him the same day he was killed.

1998 - Jo Dee Messina reached number one on the Billboard country chart with “I’m Alright.”

1998 - Garth Brooks promised to return to South America after his first concert there drew over 50 thousand fans during the annual Rodeo Barretos in Brazil.

1997 - Tim Weisberg sued Dan Fogelberg for fraud and breach of contract over the recording of their album, No Resemblance Whatsoever, which was the follow-up to Twin Sons of Different Mothers

1997 - Country singer Mark Wills performed his hit single “Jacob’s Ladder” for his Grand Ole Opry debut.

1987 - Madonna had the number-one U.S. single with “Who’s That Girl,” from the movie of the same name.  It was her sixth number one single.

1987 - Restless Heart earned a number one Billboard country hit with “Why Does It Have To Be (Wrong or Right).”

1987 - Bon Jovi headlined the Castle Donington Monsters of Rock festival in England.

1979 - Led Zeppelin released In Through the Out Door in the U.S., the last album recorded prior to the death of drummer John Bonham.

1978 - Sid Vicious gave his last live performance at London’s Electric Ballroom.

1970 - The number one album was Cosmos Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

1970 - Derek and the Dominoes began work on their first and only studio album, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs.

1970 - Elton John signed with MCA Records.

1970 - Bread had the number-one U.S. single with “Make It with You.”

1969 - The single “In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)” by Zager and Evans ended a six-week run at number one.

1969 - The Beatles filmed a film short for “The Long and Winding Road.”

1968 - Cynthia Lennon sued John Lennon for divorce because of his adulterous relationship with Yoko Ono.

1964 - The Supremes had their first number-one single with “Where Did Our Love Go.”

1964 - Martha & The Vandellas’ “Dancing in the Street” was released.

1962 - Britain’s Granada TV recorded the first-ever TV appearance by The Beatles during a lunchtime performance at Liverpool’s Cavern Club.

1956 - Elvis Presley began filming his first movie, The Reno Brothers. The title was soon changed to Love Me Tender, after the song he recorded for the film.

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