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Music History for Wednesday, 7/3/19

2013 50 Cent was charged with domestic violence and vandalism in Los Angeles, accused of kicking the mother of his child and trashing her place, causing thousands of dollars' worth of damage.

2009 - According to a family representative, a lottery website set up for tickets to a free Michael Jackson memorial service attracted a half-billion hits in the first 90 minutes it went online.

2004 David Crosby was fined five thousand dollars for criminal possession of a weapon in New York.  The musician was arrested in March after a knife, ammunition, and about an ounce of marijuana was found in his luggage.

2003 White Stripes frontman Jack White announced he would be producing country legend Loretta Lynn’s next album.

2002 Elton John became the first person to receive an Honorary Doctorate in Music from the Royal Academy of Music.  He was a former student at the London school.

2002 Ozzy Osbourne’s wife Sharon underwent emergency surgery after being diagnosed with colon cancer.

2001 - Country songwriter and Grand Ole Opry member Johnny Russell died at 61.

2000 - DirecTV aired the movie The Wizard of Oz and synched up the soundtrack with Pink Floyd'sDark Side of the Moon. The band has denied any connection between the two.

1995 - Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots pleaded not guilty to drug charges.

1988 - The number one song was "The Flame" by Cheap Trick.

1986 - Depression-era singer Rudy Vallee died.

1982 - The Human League had the number one single with "Don't You Want Me."

1977 - One-hit-wonder Alan O'day had the number one song with "Undercover Angel."

1975 - Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night was arrested for cocaine possession.

1973 - David Bowie announced he was retiring from live performing. Turns out he was just retiring his Ziggy Stardust character.

1971 - The Doors frontman Jim Morrison died of a heart attack in Paris.  He was 27.

1969 - Ex-Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones drowned in his swimming pool at age 27 while drunk and stoned.

1970 - The Allman Brothers Band appeared at the Atlanta Pop Festival. Also on the bill were Jimi HendrixJethro TullJohnny WinterMountainProcol Harum and Rare Earth.


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