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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.

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