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February 18

Updated: Feb 19, 2020

Music History for Tuesday, 2/18/20

2017 - Clyde Austin Stubblefield, drummer who was best known for playing with James Brown, died.  He was 73. 2014 - American Idol winner Candice Glover released her debut album, Music Speaks. It debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard charts, the lowest debut of any Idol winner up to that point.

2014 - Metalcore band Issues released their self-titled debut album. It debuted at No. 9 on the Billboardcharts.

2013 - Damon Harris, best known for being a one-time member of The Temptations from 1971 to 1975, died. He was 62.

2012 - Singer Bobby Brown left the funeral of his ex-wife Whitney Houston after he was told that he couldn’t sit with his entourage, police said. Later, Brown said that the entourage was in fact his children. The singer did walk into the church, but did not stay.

2011 - Radiohead released their eighth studio album, The King of Limbs. It debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard charts and netted five Grammy Award nominations.

2010 - A Los Angeles judge said singer Chris Brown was doing very well in his "labor-oriented service" -- probation -- which was mandated after he was charged with assaulting Rihanna.

2010 - The charity single "We Are the World 25 for Haiti" debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with 267,000 digital downloads and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Digital Songs chart.

2008 - Rascal Flatts' song "Every Day" was released to radio.

2007 - Reba's TV show, Reba, aired for the last time on the CW.

2004 - Montgomery Gentry's video for "If You Ever Stop Loving Me" debuted on CMT.

2001 - James Taylor married his longtime girlfriend, Caroline "Kim" Smedvig, an executive with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

1999 - Bob Geldof won a lawsuit against the Sun tabloid in London. The newspaper claimed Geldof had "groped, fondled and kissed" a nightclub stripper.

1997 - Deana Carter's album Did I Shave My Legs For This? was certified double-platinum.

1995 - Collin Raye went to number one with "My Kind of Girl."

1992 - Vince Neil quit as lead singer of Motley Crue after 11 years with the group. He said he wanted to spend more time on his career as a race car driver. The band reunited at the American Music Awards five years later.

1988 - Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner performed together for the first time since their 1974 breakup for a taping of the TV show Dolly! at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House.

1987 - Prince released the song "Sign O' The Times."

1987 - The number one song was "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi.

1981 - Emmylou Harris earned two gold albums in one day for Blue Kentucky Girl and Profile: Best of Emmylou Harris.

1977 - Manfred Mann's Earth Band had the number one single with a cover version of Bruce Springsteen's "Blinded By The Light."

1974 - Yes played their first show at Madison Square Garden.

1974 - Kiss released their self-titled first album.

1969 - Singer Lulu, of To Sir With Love fame, married Bee Gee Maurice Gibb.

1969 - Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan recorded "Girl from the North Country" for Dylan's Nashville Skylinealbum in Music City.

1968 - David Gilmour replaced Syd Barrett in Pink Floyd. Barrett had checked himself into a psychiatric hospital and then went into seclusion.

1966 - Lou Christie had the number one single with "Lightnin' Strikes."

1959 - Elvis Presley appeared after hours at the Lido Club in Paris while on leave from the U.S. Army.

1959 - Ray Charles recorded "What'd I Say."


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