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January 29

Music History for Wednesday, 1/29/20

2019 - Two-time Grammy winner James Ingram died of brain cancer. He was 66.

2015 - A lawyer for Suge Knight said the rap mogul was behind the wheel of a car that struck two men, killing one, in Compton, California. Attorney James Blatt told KABC-TV that Knight said he was attacked by two people and tried to escape in the car. Knight struck and killed a friend named Terry, according to Blatt.

2014 - Justin Bieber was charged in Toronto with assault for allegedly hitting a limousine driver several times in the back of the head the previous month. Earlier in the day, his attorney entered a not guilty plea in his Florida DUI case.

2014 - Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw picked up a leading seven nominations for the 49th Annual ACM Awards. Keith Urban was nominated six times.

2013 - Lady Antebellum shot an installment of CMT Crossroads with Stevie Nicks in Los Angeles.

2013 - Singer/bassist Ken Hodges of Spanky and Our Gang died. He was 76.

2011 - Britney Spears’ hit single "Hold It Against Me" debuted at number 1.

2010 - Roy Orbison was posthumously honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located at 1750 N. Vine.

2010 - The Red Hot Chili Peppers made their live comeback with new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, paying tribute to Neil Young at MusiCares.

2009 - Kelly Clarkson made history when her hit, "My Life Would Suck Without You," rose from number 97 to number 1 on the charts, becoming the largest rise to the top spot in chart history.

2005 - Arctic Monkeys’ debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not became the number 1 album in the U.K.

2001 - Peter Tork, formerly of the Monkees, was a guest star on TV’s 7th Heaven.

2000 - Detroit radio legend Martha Jean "The Queen" Steinberg died in Detroit. She was on the air for over 40 years.

1998 - Paul Simon's Broadway musical The Capeman, starring Marc Anthony, opened to dismal reviews.

1996 - Garth Brooks refused to accept his American Music Award for Favorite Overall Artist. Brooks said that Hootie and the Blowfish had done more for music that year than he did.

1994 - Former Supremes member Mary Wilson was injured when her Jeep hit a freeway median and flipped over while driving outside of Los Angeles. Her 14-year-old son was killed in the accident.

1992 - Blues bassist-songwriter-producer Willie Dixon died at the age of 76. He wrote such standards as "Little Red Rooster" and "Back Door Man."

1989 - Billy Joel sang the national anthem at Super Bowl 23.

1988 - INXS had the number one song with "Need You Tonight."

1983 - Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac married Kim Anderson at her Los Angeles home. They were divorced the following year.

1979 - Emerson, Lake & Palmer disbanded.

1979 - The Boomtown Rats song "I Don't Like Mondays" is based on the true story of Brenda Spencer, who shot up a school bus and killed two people in San Diego on this day. The song title is what Spencer allegedly told police when asked why she committed the crime.

1977 - The number one song was "Car Wash" by Rose Royce. It was the theme from the comedy film of the same name.

1972 - Smokey Robinson left The Miracles.

1967 - Jimi Hendrix and The Who gave a tribute concert to The Beatles' late manager, Brian Epstein.


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