Music History for Tuesday, 7/2/19
2014 - Jewel announced she was set to divorce husband Ty Murray after almost six years of marriage.
2012 - Voice coaches Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine started shooting Can a Song Save Your Life? in New York City.
2009 - Kellie Pickler's single, "Best Days of Your Live," was certified gold.
2007 - Hy Zaret, co-writer of the song “Unchained Melody,” died at the age of 99.
2005 - Rascal Flatts raced to the top of the chart with "Fast Cars and Freedom."
2005 - The Live 8 concerts were held almost simultaneously around the world. The 10 shows were a call to action ahead of the G8 summit to “make poverty history” in Africa. Performers included Madonna, Paul McCartney, U2, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Toby Keith, Keith Urban, Jay-Z and a reunited Pink Floyd with Roger Waters.
2001 - Yoko Ono was in Liverpool, England, to attend a ceremony announcing the renaming of the Liverpool Airport as the Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
1999 - Morphine lead singer Mark Sandman died of a heart attack while onstage at the Diardini del Principe music festival in Palestrina, Italy. He was 47.
1999 - Andy Griggs made his Grand Ole Opry debut.
1999 - Enrique Iglesias gave a free concert in front of New York City's Lincoln Center Plaza.
1992 - Mick Jagger became a grandpa when his daughter, Jade, gave birth to a girl.
1991 - A bunch of folks were injured at a Guns N' Roses concert in Maryland Heights, Missouri, just outside of St. Louis. Lead singer Axl Rose was charged with third-degree assault and property damage, but didn't turn himself in for over a year.
1991 - Trisha Yearwood's self-titled debut album hit stores.
1990 - Representatives of the Italian Catholic Church announced they would attempt to halt Madonna's concerts in Rome because of her alleged inappropriate use of crucifixes and sacred symbols.
1988 - Michael Jackson became the first artist to have five number one singles from one album when “Dirty Diana” from Bad topped the charts.
1984 - Prince had the number one single with "When Doves Cry."
1984 - Epic Records set a record as two million copies of The Jacksons' Victory were shipped to stores. It was the first time such a large initial shipment had been made.
1982 - Clash drummer Topper Headon was arrested for stealing a bus stop sign from London's Fulham Road.
1981 - Bruce Springsteen played the first show ever at the 21,000-seat Brendan Byrne Meadowlands Arena in New Jersey.
1976 - For the first time in 12 years, Brian Wilson joined The Beach Boys onstage during a performance at Oakland Stadium. Although he sat virtually motionless at the piano throughout the entire show, he did handle the lead vocal on "In My Room."
1973 - The number one song was "Will It Go Round in Circles" by Billy Preston.
1973 - Conway Twitty's single "You've Never Been This Far Before" hit the airwaves.
1973 - Roxy Music's synthesizer player Brian Eno quit the band after too many arguments with lead singer Bryan Ferry.
1969 - Bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell quit The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
1969 - Johnny Cash's single "A Boy Named Sue" was released.
1964 - Jim Reeves held his final recording sessions at Nashville's RCA Studio B, cutting "Is It Really Over?" and "Missing You."
1963 - The Essex, a vocal group made up of U.S. Marines, had the number one song with "Easier Said Than Done."
1962 - Jimi Hendrix got an honorable discharge from the 101st Airborne Paratroopers after breaking his ankle during his 26th and final parachute jump.
1956 - Elvis Presley recorded these songs at RCA Studios in New York City: "Don't Be Cruel," "Hound Dog" and "Anyway You Want Me."