Music History for Monday, 7/29/19
2014 - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers released their 13th studio album, Hypnotic Eye. The No. 1 album was even nominated for Best Rock Album at the Grammys.
2014 - PartyNextDoor released his debut album, PartyNextDoor Two.
2014 - Jazz drummer Idris Muhammad died. He was 74.
2013 - British singer Jay Sean released his fourth album, Neon.
2012 - Snoop Dogg was banned from Norway for two years after he was found with a small amount of marijuana on him when he tried to enter the country.
2011 - Chuck Berry threw out the first pitch at the St. Louis Cardinals baseball game on the same day his statue was unveiled on Delmar Boulevard in the city.
2011 - Kings Of Leon frontman Caleb Followill left a stage in Dallas after complaining about the heat. He never returned, and the band canceled the rest of their tour. The incident was officially blamed on "dehydration," but Caleb's brother (and bass player) Jared later tweeted: "There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade."
2007 - KISS singer and guitarist Paul Stanley was forced to pull out of a show in San Jacinto, California, after his heart suddenly started beating at twice the normal rate, a condition called tachycardia.
2006 - Kid Rock married Pamela Anderson on a yacht off the French resort of St. Tropez. They split after four months of marriage.
2006 - Primal Scream lead singer Bobby Gillespie married Katy England.
2006 - Former Negro League baseball player Charley Pride sang the American and Canadian national anthems as 17 former Negro League players went into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
2005 - George Strait's album Somewhere Down in Texas was certified platinum, as was the compilation The Best of George Strait: Millennium Collection.
2005 - Gretchen Wilson's video for "All Jacked Up" premiered.
2004 - Blake Shelton's "Some Beach" video premiered.
2003 - Josh Turner's debut single, "Long Black Train," was released.
2001 – Destiny’s Child began a two-week run at the top of the singles chart with “Bootylicious.”
2000 - 'NSYNC's annual Challenge for Children celebrity basketball game was held at St. John's University in New York City. A total of $550,000 was raised for a group of charities.
1999 - Anita Carter, of country music's legendary Carter Family, died at age 66. Anita was the stand-up bass player and a vocalist.
1998 - Matchbox Twenty's first headlining tour kicked off at the UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans.
1998 - Miramax Films acquired the rights to the first Beatles movie, A Hard Day's Night.
1989 - Reba hit number one with a remake of the Everly Brothers' hit "Cathy's Clown."
1980 - David Bowie opened as The Elephant Man in Denver.
1974 - Mamas & Papas singer Cass Elliot died of a heart attack in London. The oft-repeated story that she choked to death on a ham sandwich is untrue, although an untouched ham sandwich was at her bedside.
1967 - The Doors began a three-week run at the top of the singles chart with “Light My Fire,” the band’s first number one single.
1966 – Bob Dylan was seriously injured when he crashed his motorcycle near Woodstock, New York.
1965 - The Beatles' second film, Help!, premiered in London. Queen Elizabeth was there.
1959 - The Isley Brothers recorded "Shout."