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Music History for Monday, 7/1/19

2014 - Robin Thicke released his seventh studio album, Paula. It was named after his estranged wife, Paula Patton, whom he later divorced after infidelity. The album, which was intended to win his wife’s love back, was classified as a flop.

2014 - Trey Songz released his sixth studio album, Trigga. It debuted at No. 1 on the charts.

2013 - Avril Lavigne married Chad Kroeger in the south of France. They later split.

2012 - Rihanna was among 300 people to be evacuated from a motel during a fire in an elevator shaft. It took 10 firefighters to put out the blaze at the Corinthia Hotel in London, where Rihanna was performing at the Hackney Weekend concert.

2010 - The Eagles performed at the Verizon Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.

2009 - The Jackson 5'Ultimate Collection hit #5 on the Billboard top ten following Michael Jackson's sudden death.

2009 - Zac Brown Band's "Toes" was released to radio.

2008 Mel Galley, a former member of Whitesnake, died from cancer of the esophagus.  He was 60.

2005 Luther Vandross died at the age of 54. Vandross had suffered a major stroke in 2003.

1998 - White Zombie's tune, "Thunder Kiss '65," was played repeatedly at ear-splitting levels from a van to shoo away paparazzi from the wedding of Barbra Streisand and James Brolin. The van was parked outside Streisand's villa in Malibu, where the wedding was held.

1998 - Martina McBride became the first contemporary country artist to join the Lilith Fair tour.

1998 - Wu-Tang Clan member Ol' Dirty Bastard checked himself out of a New York hospital against the advice of his doctors. ODB had been shot in the back a few days earlier.

1995 - John Michael Montgomery went to number one with "Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)."

1989 - Kathy Mattea reached the top of the country chart with "Come From The Heart."

1987 - The Grateful Dead released the album In the Dark.

1984 - KISS released the album Animalize.

1979 - The Doobie Brothers celebrated their 10th anniversary with an all-star jam at the Friars Club in Los Angeles.

1975 - Ringo Starr divorced his wife, Maureen Cox.

1972 - Alabama gave its first public performance as Wildcountry at the Canyon Land theme park in Alabama.

1972 - Hank Williams, Jr. went to number one with "Eleven Roses."

1970 - Jimi Hendrix recorded his first session at the studio he built in New York City's Greenwich Village, Electric Ladyland.

1968 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono were hospitalized after a car wreck in Scotland.

1956 Elvis Presley appeared on The Steve Allen Show, on which the host instructed him NOT to dance and instead had him sing "Hound Dog" to a real live basset hound while wearing a tie and tails.


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