Music History for Tuesday, 1/28/20
2017 - Geoff Nicholls, keyboardist, and longtime member of Black Sabbath, died at 72.
2016 - Jefferson Airplane co-founders Paul Kanter and Signe Toly Anderson died on the same day, he in California and she in Oregon. Both were 74.
2014 - David Crosby released his fourth studio album, Croz. It was his first studio album in 20 years.
2014 - Mötley Crüe signed a "Cessation of Tour" agreement, which saw them retire after a final world tour ending in 2015.
2011 - Singer Demi Lovato returned to her Los Angeles home following three months of voluntary rehab after she suffered emotional and physical abuse issues.
2010 - The Grammys announced that Michael Jackson’s children would accept the Lifetime Achievement award on their father’s behalf at the 2010 ceremony.
2009 - John Rich’s single "Shuttin' Detroit Down" was released.
2003 - Keith Urban’s hit "Somebody Like You" was included on the soundtrack release for How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days.
1999 - Singer Pat Boone formed the Gold Records label. Only artists aged 45 years or older could sign to the label. Singer Jack Jones was the first to sign on.
1999 - Rage Against the Machine held a benefit concert for convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Other performers included The Beastie Boys, Bad Religion, Chumbawamba, and Chuck D. of Public Enemy.
1998 - Country singer Tracey Lawrence was convicted of battery following a fight with his wife, Stacie, in September. Lawrence was sentenced to pay $500 to a shelter for battered women in Las Vegas.
1996 - Diana Ross was the halftime entertainment at Super Bowl 20 in Tempe, Arizona.
1996 - A Pepsi commercial featuring Hank Williams’ "Your Cheatin' Heart" premiered during the Super Bowl.
1995 - Alan Jackson went to number one with "Gone Country."
1993 - Reba’s duet with Vince Gill, "The Heart Won't Lie," was released.
1991 - At the American Music Awards, Gloria Estefan made her first live performance since injuring her back in a bus accident while on tour.
1990 - Aaron Neville sang the national anthem at Super Bowl 24.
1989 - Randy Travis went to number one with "Deeper Than the Holler."
1985 - More than 40 artists headed to A&M Studios in Hollywood after the American Music Awards to record "We Are the World" under the name USA for Africa.
1985 - Alabama, Willie Nelson and Anne Murray each won two American Music Awards while Loretta Lynn was given a special Award of Merit. Barbara Mandrell, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and The Oak Ridge Boys were also winners.
1978 - At the request of a fan, Ted Nugent autographed a man's arm with a bowie knife.
1975 - The number one song was "Laughter In the Rain" by Neil Sedaka.
1965 - The Who made their first appearance on the British TV rock show Ready Steady Go!
1964 - Buck Owens recorded "Together Again" in Hollywood.
1956 - Elvis Presley made his national TV debut on The Dorsey Brothers Show.