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July 30

Updated: Aug 2, 2019

Music History for Tuesday, 7/30/19

2014 - Justin Bieber and actor Orlando Bloom reportedly scuffled at a restaurant in Ibiza, Spain, during which Bloom threw a punch at Bieber. There were reports that Bieber made a rude comment about Bloom's ex-wife, model Miranda Kerr. Bieber later antagonized Bloom by posting a picture of Kerr and a photo of Bloom crying on social media.

2014 - Guitarist Dick Wagner died at age 71. He was known for his associations with Lou Reed, KISS, David Bowie, and Alice Cooper.

2013 - The Backstreet Boys' eighth studio album, In a World Like This, was released about four and a half years after the release of This Is Us.

2010 - Michael Jackson’s estate announced plans to posthumously profit from the late King of Pop by releasing an album of 10 previously unreleased songs.

2009 - Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe, the mother of his children Prince Michael and Paris, announced she won’t challenge mother Katherine Jackson’s custody of the late star’s three children.

2008 - Alan Jackson's album Good Time went gold.

2007 - Rodney Atkins received a diploma from Tennessee Tech in Cookeville 14 years after he stopped taking classes. School officials discovered he'd earned enough credits for a newly created degree.

2007 - Britney Spears divorced dancer Kevin Federline due to irreconcilable differences after over two years of marriage.

2006 - After 42 years, the British music program Top of the Pops aired for the last time.

2005 - Kenny Chesney performed at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field and the show was included in his ABC-TV special, Kenny Chesney: Somewhere in the Sun.

2001 - R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck pleaded not guilty to a series of air rage charges during a transatlantic flight in April.

2000 - Nine fans were killed during Pearl Jam's set at the Roskilde festival in Denmark.  All of the victims were trampled to death near the stage.

1997 - The '80s pop group Boys Don't Cry sued singer Paula Cole for seven million dollars, claiming her hit "Where Have All The Cowboys Gone" sounds too much like their 1986 release, "I Want To Be A Cowboy."

1996 - Longtime Aerosmith manager Tim Collins was fired by the band during a brief meeting in Boston. The boys claimed they were tired of being trotted out by Collins to represent his many social causes.

1991 - Travis Tritt got his first platinum album for Country Club.

1988 - Steve Winwood started a four-week run at number one on the singles chart with "Roll with It."

1987 - David Bowie played the first show of his Glass Spider tour in Philadelphia.

1986 - Boy George was fined 356 dollars in London for possession of heroin.

1985 - Alabama became the first country act to go quadruple-platinum with both Mountain Music and Feels So Right. Their album The Closer You Get was certified triple-platinum.

1985 - Tears For Fears had the number one single with "Shout."

1975 - The number one song was "One of These Nights" by The Eagles.

1970 - The Rolling Stones fired Allen Klein as their manager.

1968 - The Beatles closed their Apple Boutique in London. The night before, friends and family of the Apple staff were allowed to take anything they wanted from the store for free. The public got to do the same the following day.

1968 - Johnny Cash recorded the Carl Perkins-written "Daddy Sang Bass" in Nashville with The Statler Brothers and Jan Howard singing with him.

1966 - "Wild Thing" by The Troggs was the number one song. It was the first chart-topper to be released on two different record labels in the U.S.: Fontana and Atco.

1966 - The Beatles' Yesterday and Today album started a five-week run at number one on the album chart. The collection of singles and tracks from the U.K. versions of Help!, Rubber Soul and Revolver was only released in the U.S.

1956 - The Platters had the number one song with "My Prayer."

1955 - Johnny Cash recorded the first version of "Folsom Prison Blues" at the Sun Recording Studio in Memphis.

1954 - Elvis Presley gave his first live performance at the Overton Park Shell in Memphis.

1942 - Frank Sinatra recorded the last of 90 recordings with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.