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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 MadonnaPaul McCartneyU2Tim McGrawFaith HillToby KeithKeith UrbanJay-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 JacksonsVictory 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."


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