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Music History for Monday, 7/22/19

2014 - Common released his 10th studio album, Nobody’s Smiling. The album debuted at No. 6 on the charts.

2014 - Jesse McCartney released his fourth album, In Technicolor.

2014 - Weezer released "Back to the Shack," the lead single from Everything Will Be Alright in the End.

2013 - Kings of Leon performed the first single from their album, Mechanical Bull, “Supersoaker,” on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

2011 - Wu-Tang Clan released a compilation album, Legendary Weapons.

2008 - Sugarland's album Love on the Inside was released.

2006 - Brad Paisley took "The World" to number one.

2005 - Eugene Record, founding member and singer of The Chi-Lites, died of cancer at the age of 64.

2004 - Gretchen Wilson premiered her "Here for the Party" video.

2003 - Brad Paisley's album Mud on the Tires was released.

1999 - The John Spencer Blues Explosion's equipment was stolen while the band was in Vancouver.

1996 - The parents of a teenage murder victim sued the band Slayer, contending the band's lyrics were "satanic" and inspired three teenage boys to rape, torture and stab the girl to death.

1995 - Shania Twain went to number one for the first time with "Any Man of Mine."

1992 - Earl Scruggs and Minnie Pearl received the National Medals of Arts from President George Bush at the White House.

1986 - The number one song was "Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel.

1989 - George Strait earned one of his many number-one hits with "What's Going On in Your World."

1982 - Dolly Parton's movie with Burt Reynolds, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, premiered in Nashville.

1979 - Little Richard, known as Reverend Richard Penniman, spoke at a revival meeting in North Richmond, California. He warned the congregation about the evils of rock & roll music.

1977 - Tony Orlando announced his split from Dawn during a concert in Cohasset, Massachusetts.

1974 - John Denver had the number-one single with "Annie's Song."

1972 - Charley Pride went to number one with "It's Gonna Take a Little Bit Longer."

1972 - The Who's "Join Together" was released.

1969 - Aretha Franklin was arrested for disorderly conduct after creating a disturbance in a Detroit parking lot.

1968 - The Byrds released their pioneering country-rock album, Sweethearts of the Rodeo.

1961 - Patsy Cline came to the Grand Ole Opry in a wheelchair to assure fans she'd be back following a car accident in June.

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