Music History for Tuesday, 1/14/20
2014 - Bruce Springsteen appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where he performed a reworked version of "Born To Run" titled "Gov. Christie Traffic Jam." In the song, Springsteen mocked a scandal where New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's staff purportedly shut down parts of a road to retaliate against a mayor who didn't endorse him. "You're killing the working man who's stuck in the Governor Chris Christie Fort Lee, New Jersey traffic jam," Springsteen sang.
2014 - The L.A. County Sheriff's Department confirmed to ABC News that it was executing a search warrant at Justin Bieber's home, in connection with his egg-throwing case. It was later reported that Justin's friend, rapper Lil Za, was led from the house in handcuffs after being arrested for drug possession. Lil Za reportedly was arrested again at the jailhouse after smashing a phone.
2013 - Parmalee's #1 hit, "Carolina," was released to country radio.
2009 - Billy Currington’s "Good Direction" was certified gold. Luke Bryan had a hand in writing it.
2006 - George Strait’s "She Let Herself Go" went to number one.
2002 - Adam Ant was taken to the Royal Free Hospital by police. He was taken under the Mental Health Act, which allowed doctors to hold Ant for up to 28 days while they assessed his condition. Ant had been arrested on firearms offenses on January 12.
2000 - The country music fan magazine Music City News went out of business after 37 years of publication.
2000 - Violence erupted at an Oakland, California, show starring Ginuwine and Eve. Fans rushed the stage and threw chairs, gunfire rang out and 170 police officers had to clear the venue.
2000 - Deana Carter’s album Did I Shave My Legs For This? was certified five-times platinum.
1999 - Garth Brooks appeared on Sesame Street, singing a song called "Together We Make Music" with the monster Muppets.
1999 - Metallica sued Victoria's Secret, claiming it had infringed upon the band's trademark by marketing a line of "Metallica" lip pencils.
1995 - Pearl Jam and Neil Young performed at a Voters For Choice benefit in Washington, D.C.
1995 - Tim McGraw scored a number one hit with "Not a Moment Too Soon."
1989 - Paul McCartney released his album Back In the U.S.S.R. exclusively in Russia.
1989 - The Judds earned a number one hit with "Change of Heart."
1988 - Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris were nominated for Album of the Year for Trio. Emmylou picked up a total of five nominations.
1986 - Reba joined the Grand Ole Opry during the CBS special celebrating the Opry's 60th anniversary. Hank Snow boycotted the show when producers limited him to one verse of "I'm Movin' On."
1978 - The Sex Pistols played what would be their last gig, in San Francisco.
1976 - Glen Campbell and "Rhinestone Cowboy" picked up four Grammy nominations, including one for Record of the Year.
1973 - Phil Lesh of The Grateful Dead was arrested on drug charges in California.
1973 - Elvis Presley’s Aloha From Hawaii concert was broadcast live around the world.
1970 - Diana Ross and The Supremes performed their last concert together, at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas.
1970 - A display of John Lennon’s erotic Bag One lithographs opened in London. Two days later, Scotland Yard seized prints as evidence of pornography.
1966 - David Jones changed his last name to Bowie to avoid confusion with Davy Jones from The Monkees.
1955 - Disc jockey Alan Reed put on his first "Rock 'n Roll Party Stage Show" in New York with The Clovers, Fats Domino and The Drifters.