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August 5

Music History for Monday, 8/5/19

2014 - Godsmack released their sixth album, 1000hp. It debuted at No. 3 on the charts.

2013 - Jazz/R&B keyboardist George Duke, who often collaborated with Frank Zappa, passed away. He was 67.

2009 - Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler fell off a concert stage in South Dakota. The fall was so bad, Steven suffered injuries to his head and neck, and he had to cancel the rest of their tour. 

2008 - Musician and songwriter Robert Hazard died after surgery for pancreatic cancer.  He was 60.  He wrote and recorded “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” which Cyndi Lauper covered and made into a huge hit.

2001 - ‘NSYNC began a three-week run at number one on the album chart with Celebrity.

2001 - Brooks & Dunn wrapped up their first Neon Circus & Wild West Show tour in Pittsburgh with Toby Keith, Montgomery Gentry and Keith Urban.

2005 - Keith Urban's Be Here album was certified double-platinum.

2001 - Three hundred fans got to see the Foo Fighters perform a rare club show at The Troubadour in Hollywood.

1998 - George Strait had the most nominations for the 32nd Annual Country Music Association Awards. Those five, including Entertainer of the Year, made Strait the most nominated artist in the history of the competition with 48.

1995 - Alan Jackson hit number one with "I Don't Even Know Your Name."

1994 - Billy Idol collapsed from a drug overdose in an L.A. nightclub and was taken to the hospital.  He was released two days later.

1992 - Toto drummer and co-founder Jeff Porcaro died of cardiac arrest at age 38.

1989 - Dolly Parton went to number one with "Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That."

1990 - Madonna ended her Blond Ambition Tour in Nice, France. The show was aired on HBO via a tape delay.

1986 - Lionel Richie released the album Dancing on the Ceiling.

1985 - The establishment of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was announced.

1983 - David Crosby was sentenced to eight years in prison. He had been charged with drug and firearm possession. He was paroled in 1986.

1981 - Olivia Newton-John received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1980 - The Osmonds split up.

1978 - The Rolling Stones were at the top of the singles chart with “Miss You,” the group’s eighth number one single.

1976 - NBC-TV aired The Beach Boys: It's OK, the band's 15th-anniversary special.

1966 - The Beatles released the Revolver LP.

1963 - Little Stevie Wonder had the number one song with "Fingertips (Part Two)." It was the first live single ever to hit the top of the chart. Stevie also had the number one R&B single and album that week.

1957 - The first national edition of Dick Clark’s American Bandstand aired on ABC-TV.


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