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January 15

Music History for Wednesday, 1/15/19

2018 - Dolores O'Riordan, Cranberries frontwoman, died in her London hotel room as the result of accidental drowning and extreme alcohol intoxication. She was 46.

2018 - Edwin Hawkins, Grammy winner best known for his arrangement of the spiritual song "Oh Happy Day," died at 74.

2015 - A Los Angeles judge revoked Chris Brown's probation, stemming from his 2009 assault on Rihanna, after he traveled without approval for a performance at a San Jose nightclub where there was a shooting.

2014 - Trace Adkins entered a treatment facility for alcohol abuse. The decision came after Trace got into a fight with a Trace Adkins impersonator on a country music cruise.

2013 - Jason Aldean's single, "Take a Little Ride," was certified platinum.

2013 - Bruno Mars released the single "When I Was Your Man" in the U.S.

2013 - ASAP Rocky released his debut album Long. Live. ASAP. The album was supported with four singles: "Goldie," "F**kin' Problems," "Wild For The Night" and "Fashion Killa."

2012 - At the 69th annual Golden Globes in Los Angeles, Madonna, Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry took home the Best Song award for “Masterpiece” from Madonna’s film W.E.

2009 - The NFL announced that Faith Hill would sing "America the Beautiful" during the pregame show at the upcoming Super Bowl.

2007 - Taylor Swift shot her video for "Teardrops on My Guitar" at Nashville's Hume-Fogg Magnet School. Actor Tyler Hilton co-starred as her love interest.

2005 Kenny Chesney performed on the NBC special Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope, where he first met future wife Renee Zellweger.

2002 - Alan Jackson's album Drive was released.

2000 - Patty Loveless introduced Ralph Stanley as the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry.

1998 James Brown was admitted to a hospital for treatment for an addiction to painkillers at the age of 64. He was released a week later on January 21.

1998 - Blues harmonica great Junior Wells died of lymphoma at the age of 63.

1995 - Grand Ole Opry member Vic Willis died after a car accident in Hohenwald, Tennessee.  As part of the Willis Brothers, he scored a top 10 hit in 1964 with the song "Give Me 40 Acres (To Turn this Rig Around)."

1994 - Grammy-winning singer Harry Nilsson died in his sleep at the age of 52, having never fully recovered from a heart attack the previous year. His hits included "Everybody's Talking" and the number one smash "Without You," which was later remade by Mariah Carey.

1993 - Sammy Cahn, who wrote standards like "High Hopes," "All the Way" and "Call Me Irresponsible," died of congestive heart failure at the age of 93.

1992 - Johnny Cash was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1992 - Garth BrooksNo Fences and Ropin' The Wind became the first country albums to reach the six-million sales mark. His self-titled debut album was certified triple platinum, as well.

1991 - Sean Lennon's remake of his father’s "Give Peace a Chance" was released to coincide with the United Nations' midnight deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait. The lyrics were updated to reflect concerns of the 1990s.

1988 - Vern Gosdin's album Chiseled in Stone was released.

1982 - Harry Wayne Casey, leader of KC and the Sunshine Band, was partially paralyzed in an automobile accident in Miami. His recovery took about a year.

1982 - Ronnie Milsap recorded "Any Day Now."

1975 - Barry Manilow scored his first number one hit with "Mandy."

1973 - The Rolling Stones announced they would put on a benefit concert for the people of Managua, Nicaragua. The area had been devastated by an earthquake on December 23. Nicaragua is the homeland of Jagger's then-wife, Bianca.

1964 - Vee Jay records filed a lawsuit against Capitol and Swan Records over manufacturing and distribution rights to Beatles recordings.

1961 - Motown Records signed The Supremes


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