Music History for Wednesday, 2/19/20
2013 - Australian alternative rock band Atlas Genius released their debut album, When It Was Now. It reached No. 10 on the Billboard charts.
2012 - Trey Songz performed at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, Ca. on his Anticipation 2our. Big Sean opened for the R&B singer.
2006 - Carrie Underwood performed at halftime during the NBA All-Star Game at the Toyota Center in Houston.
2005 - Keith Urban and John Fogerty’s episode of CMT Crossroads premiered.
2001 - Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson missed the group's gig at Denver's Pepsi Center because of weather-related airport delays.
2001 - French singer-songwriter Charles Trenet died at age 87. His biggest hit was "La Mer," which Bobby Darin re-made as "Beyond the Sea."
2000 - Garth Brooks signed a contract to join the New York Mets during spring training. The Mets contributed to his Touch 'Em All Foundation for kids.
1999 - Singer Marilyn Manson filed a defamation countersuit against ex-Spin magazine executive editor Craig Marks. Marks filed suit the month before against Manson's record label, Nothing/Interscope, and the bodyguard agency that protected Manson.
1998 - Country singer Lorrie Morgan denied fooling around with President Bill Clinton in the back of a limo.
1998 - The Stray Cats reunited for a single show at L.A.'s House of Blues. The show was a benefit for the Carl Perkins Foundation.
1998 - Country musician and comedian Grandpa Jones died at age 84.
1997 - Miles Davis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1997 - A New York judge dismissed a $7 million lawsuit filed against Motley Crue for hearing loss suffered by a fan at one of their concerts.
1996 - London police arrested Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker for allegedly attacking three children that were performing with Michael Jackson at the Brit Awards. Cocker denied touching any children.
1995 - Baywatch star Pamela Anderson married Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee.
1995 - Roxette performed at a Chinese New Year concert in Beijing. It was the first time an artist from the West performed in China since George Michael did in 1984.
1995 - Jon Bon Jovi’s wife, Dorothea, give birth to son Jesse James Louis.
1993 - Reba’s album It's Your Call was certified gold and platinum in the same day.
1991 - Rap group Public Enemy and singer Sinead O’Connor boycotted the 1991 Grammy Awards.
1987 - Willie Nelson’s movie Red Headed Stranger premiered in Austin, Texas.
1985 - Mick Jagger released his first solo album, She's the Boss.
1984 - The number one song was "Jump" by Van Halen.
1981 - George Harrison was ordered to pay ABKCO Music the sum of $587,000 for "subconscious plagiarism" between his song "My Sweet Lord" and the Chiffons’ "He's So Fine."
1981 - Dolly Parton’s single "9 to 5" was certified gold.
1980 - AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott died in London at the age of 33 as a result of choking on his own vomit after drinking heavily. 1974 - Dick Clark premiered the American Music Awards. Charley Pride won Favorite Male Vocalist and Favorite Album, A Sunshine Day.
1974 - Dolly Parton announced she was ending her duet partnership with Porter Wagoner. 1972 - Paul McCartney released "Give Ireland Back to the Irish." The song was immediately banned by the BBC.
1969 - Ronnie Milsap sang backup on Elvis Presley’s recording of the Eddie Rabbit song "Kentucky Rain."
1964 – Simon & Garfunkel completed the original acoustic version of "The Sounds of Silence."