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January 30

Music History for Thursday, 1/30/20

2016 - It was revealed that David Bowie's will left an estate valued at about $100 million, with half going to his widow, Iman.

2015 - Producer and former Death Row Records CEO Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested on suspicion of murder after allegedly running over and killing a man in a hit-and-run incident.

2014 - R&B/Soul/Funk artist The Mighty Hannibal died. He was 74. His biggest hit was “Hymn No. 5,” which criticized the Vietnam War and was banned on the radio.

2013 - Patty Andrews of The Andrews Sisters, a swing-era singing group best known for their hit “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” died. She was 94.

2013 - Blake Shelton received a platinum certification for his album, Red River Blue.

2012 - Ringo Starr released his sixteenth studio album, Ringo 2012, in the U.S. The album debuted at No. 80 in the U.S.

2011 - Dierks Bentley began several days of recording at a studio in North Carolina. He streamed video of the sessions live online with no sound. The sessions produced his hit, "Am I the Only One."

2010 - Film composer John Barry, who scored 11 James Bond films and won Academy Awards for his work on Dances with Wolves and Out of Africa, died in New York at 77 years old.

2009 - Cops announced the London home of singer Amy Winehouse had been robbed the night before. Thieves made off with thousands of dollars' worth of electronics gear and other items while the troubled singer was in the Caribbean. 2007 Brandy was sued by the parents of a woman who was killed in a car crash involving the R&B singer on December 30, 2006.

2002 - The musical Taboo opened at London's Leicester Square. The musical followed the life of Boy George.

2002 - Freddy Fender was released from a San Antonio, Texas hospital after having a kidney transplant the week before. Fender had been having problems related to diabetes and hepatitis C. He died in 2006.

1999 - Britney Spears topped the U.S. singles chart with "...Baby One More Time."  Her debut album of the same name also topped the album chart.

1998 - Elton John was knighted in British Prime Minister Tony Blair's first New Year's Eve Honours List.

1995 - Boyz II Men took home three awards at the 22nd Annual American Music Awards. Led Zeppelin was given the International Artists Award.

1994 - Natalie Cole sang the national anthem at Super Bowl 28.

1990 - Bob Dylan was named commander in France's Order of Arts and Letters by the country's Culture Ministry.

1988 - Tiffany topped the U.S. singles chart with "I Think We're Alone Now"

1985 - The number one single was "I Want To Know What Love Is" by Foreigner. It was the band's first number one single.

1982 - Bluesman Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins died at the age of 69.

1974 - Bob Dylan played his first New York City concert in eight years at Madison Square Garden.

1973 - KISS played their first gig at the Coventry Club in Queens, New York.

1969 - The Beatles and Billy Preston gave a surprise live concert on the rooftop of their Apple Records building on Saville Row in London. It was filmed as the end piece for their movie, Let It Be. It would be the band's last public performance as a group.

1961 - The Shirelles became the first all-girl group to score a U.S. #1 single with "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?"

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