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July 15

Music History for Monday, 7/15/19

2015 – Masked gunmen raided the Los Angeles home of singer Chris Brown, locking his aunt in a closet before making off with property and money.

2013 - Chris Brown’s probation, stemming from his assault of Rihanna, was revoked after he was charged the previous month with hit-and-run.

2011 - Nick Lachey married media personality Vanessa Minnillo on Sir Richard Branson's private Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands.

2010 - Robbie Williams returned to Take That to release their first album in 15 years.

2009 - Paul McCartney made his first appearance on CBS’ The Late Show with David Letterman, even performing.

2007 - More than ten thousand people applied for the job as P. Diddy’s personal assistant after he posted an online video application on YouTube. He chose a lawyer for the job on The Oprah Winfrey Show in November.

2006Avril Lavigne married Sum 41 singer Deryck Whibley on a private estate in Montecito, California.  They split up in 2009.

2005 - Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry had surgery at Baptist Hospital in Nashville to repair torn ligaments in his left knee. He sustained the injuries in a horse-riding accident five days earlier.

2005 - The film Wedding Crashers premiered with Dwight Yoakam in a supporting role.

2004 - Loretta Lynn earned three nominations for the annual Americana Music Awards.

2003 - Pat Green’s Wave on Wave album was released.

2003 - Brooks & Dunn's Red Dirt Road album hit stores.

2002 - VH1 confirmed it was working on a reality TV show that would follow Liza Minnelli and then-hubby David Gest.  The show was later scrapped.

2002 - A boat captained by Bob Seger won its division in the 78th annual Port Huron-to-Mackinac Island Sailboat Race.

2001 - Rapper Too Poetic of Gravediggaz died after a long battle with colon cancer. He was 35.

2001 - Police ended a concert by Insane Clown Posse in Toledo, Ohio, after more than 100 fans rushed the stage.

2001 - The Deftones cancelled their hometown gig in Sacramento, California, after lead singer Chino Moreno suffered from severe throat pain.

1999 - A judge congratulated ex-Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee for staying away from drugs and alcohol while on probation for abusing his then-wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee.

1999 - Bruce Springsteen opened his reunion tour with the E Street Band.

1998Alan Jackson's "I'll Go on Loving You" video premiered.

1998Aerosmith was forced to cancel its U.S. tour when drummer Joey Kramer suffered second-degree burns after his car caught fire while he was filling the gas tank.

1998 - Tori Amos kicked off her North American tour to support her album, From the Choirgirl Hotel.

1995 - Aaron Tippin married his wife, Thea, in a traditional Greek ceremony in Nashville.

1995 - Sinead O’Connor quit the Lollapalooza tour after just eight shows. She announced she was pregnant and could not handle the heat wave through the tour's passage in the Midwest.  Elastica replaced O'Connor on the tour.

1994 - Phil Collins announced that he was seeking a divorce from his wife, Jill.

1992 - Aretha Franklin sang the national anthem at the Democratic National Convention in New York City.

1986 - Columbia Records dropped Johnny Cash after 28 years.  He signed with Polygram the next year.

1985 – Nude photos of Madonna taken in 1977 appeared in Playboy and Penthouse magazines.

1980 - Linda Rondstadt made her theater debut in Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance in New York City.

1978 – Bob Dylan performed before the largest open-air concert audience for a single artist when some 200,000 fans turned out at Blackbushe Airport in England.

1973 - During a concert, Ray Davies of The Kinks announced his retirement, then immediately checked into a hospital after swallowing an entire bottle of uppers.

1970 - The number one song was "Mama Told Me Not To Come" by Three Dog Night. The song was written by Randy Newman.

1963 - The number one song was "Surf City" by Jan & Dean. It was written by Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys.

1961 - Bill Anderson became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

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