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Music History for Friday, 7/12/19

2012 - The Rolling Stones celebrated their 50th anniversary of performing at the Marquee Club in Oxford Street, London.

2010 - Jewel performed her hits "Who Will Save Your Soul" and "Foolish Games" at a Los Angeles karaoke bar undercover.

2008 - Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas married fashion publicist Jaymie Dizon in California.

2007 - Vince Gill's commercial for Fruit of the Loom premiered, featuring the tune "Daddy Was the Apple of My Eye." Fruits from the company's logo played in the band.

2006 - Kelsi Osborn of SHeDAISY and husband Steve had their twin daughters in Nashville.

2003 - After 13 years, Rob Halford announced he was returning to Judas Priest for a new album and tour.

2000 - Yusuf Islam, the artist formerly known a Cat Stevens, denied that he had ever supported the militant Islamic group Hamas. Islam was not allowed to enter Israel because he allegedly gave Hamas money the last time he visited Israel in 1998.

2000 - Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's video for "Let's Make Love" debuted on CMT the same day they launched their Soul 2 Soul tour. It was their first outing as a married couple.

1999 - Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit was arrested in St. Paul, Minnesota, after he allegedly kicked a local security guard in the head during the band’s gig at Roy Wilkins Auditorium.

1996 - Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlain was charged with drug possession after the death of the band’s touring keyboard player, Jonathan Melvoin, in their New York City hotel room.

1992 - A memorial to Buddy Holly was unveiled in Dallas.

1992 - Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose was arrested at New York's JFK Airport on charges that he incited a riot at a concert in St. Louis in 1991.

1988 - Michael Jackson arrived in England for his first-ever solo gigs there. About 794 thousand folks got to see him over eight nights.

1988 - Randy Travis' album Old 8 by 10 was released.

1986 - Charlie Daniels hosted the Volunteer Jam 12 at Starwood Amphitheater in Nashville with special guests Don Henley, The Judds and Dwight Yoakam, among others.

1983 - Traffic's flute and sax player Chris Wood died of liver failure.

1980 - Charley Pride hit the top of the country chart with a remake of Hank Williams' "You Win Again."

1979 - Chicago D.J. Steve Dahl held a disco demolition in which he burned disco records brought to Comiskey Park by the fans. The demolition was supposed to take part between games of a doubleheader, but fans started their own disco demolitions.  Fires and riots broke out and the White Sox were forced to forfeit the second game.

1979 - Singer Minnie Riperton died of cancer at age 30. She was a member of Stevie Wonder’s backing band, Wonderlove, and had a solo number one with “Lovin’ You” in 1975.  Her daughter is former Saturday Night Live star Maya Rudolph.

1969 - “The Ballad of John and Yoko” was banned on several top 40 AM radio stations because the song contained the phrase, “Christ, you know it ain’t easy,” which they found extremely offensive.

1969 - Blind Faith made its U.S. concert debut at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

1968 - Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees married British model Samantha Juste.

1962 - The Rolling Stones played their first concert ever at the Marquee Club in London. Future Pretty Things founder Dick Taylor was the bass player and soon-to-be Kinks drummer Mick Avory sat behind the kit.

1954 - At age 19, Elvis Presley signed his first recording contract with Sun Records.  He quit his job as a truck driver for The Crown Electric Company that day, too.

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