Music History for Wednesday, 7/10/19
2014 - Garth Brooks announced that he would be releasing later that year his first studio album in 13 years and a world tour.
2013 - Randy Travis underwent emergency brain surgery after suffering a stroke at a hospital in Plano, Texas.
2012 - Frank Ocean released his debut album, Channel Orange. The album, which debuted at No. 2 on the charts, earned the singer the Album of the Year Award at the 2012 Soul Train Music Awards. It also earned Frank three Grammy Award nominations, winning for Best Urban Contemporary Album.
2012 - The Zac Brown Band released their third album, Uncaged. The album won Best Country Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
2012 - Guns N’ Roses’ Slash was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Charlie Sheenserved as master of ceremonies.
2012 - Maria Cole, widow of Nat King Cole and mother of Natalie Cole, passed away. The jazz singer was 89.
2012 - Luke Bryan performed the national anthem prior to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Kansas City, Missouri.
2010 - American Idol winner Carrie Underwood married ice hockey player Mike Fisher in Greensboro, Georgia.
2010 - Eminem’s Recovery, his seventh studio album, was no. 1 on the Billboard Music Charts.
2008 - VH1's Rock Honors paid tribute to The Who.
2005 - Troy Gentry of Mongomery Gentry broke his left and ankle and tore ligaments in his knee in a horse riding accident. Montgomery Gentry was forced to cancel several shows.
2004 - Toby Keith earned another number one with "Whiskey Girl."
2002 - Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli announced they had secretly separated 10 months before. There was no indication they planned to get formally divorced.
2000 - Diana Ross announced the "Diana Ross and the Supremes 'Return to Love' Tour" had been canceled by its producers.
2000 - The David Orgell jewelry store in Beverly Hills filed a 1.45 million-dollar lawsuit against Michael Jackson. The suit was over a diamond-encrusted wristwatch that was returned to the store damaged.
1998 - Singer Sheena Easton filed for divorce from her husband, documentary film director Timothy Delarm. They had been married 11 months.
1997 - Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders married Colombian sculptor Luchi Breva in a civil ceremony at the Marylebond Registry Office in London.
1995 - Blackhawk's single "I'm Not Strong Enough to Say No" was released.
1993 - John Anderson went to number one with "Money in the Bank."
1986 - Jerry Garcia lapsed into a diabetic coma. He was released from the hospital a couple of weeks later.
1979 - Chuck Berry was sentenced to four months in jail for tax evasion.
1979 - Boston Pops conductor Arthur Fiedler died at age 84. He conducted the Pops from 1930 until his death.
1976 - Cher gave birth to Elijah Blue, her son with Gregg Allman.
1975 - Cher filed for divorce from Gregg Allman, just 10 days after they had married.
1975 - Gladys Knight & The Pips premiered their summer variety series on NBC.
1970 - Johnny Cash recorded Kris Kristofferson's "Sunday Morning Coming Down" at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
1968 - Eric Clapton announced Cream would break up following a farewell tour.
1967 - Bobbie Gentry recorded what would be her classic single, "Ode to Billy Joe," at a Hollywood recording studio.
1965 - Roy Acuff broke his collarbone and fractured his pelvis in a car crash in east Tennessee.
1965 - The Rolling Stones enjoyed their first number one single in the U.S., “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” It spent four weeks at the top spot.
1964 - The Beatles released their third studio album in the U.K., A Hard Day’s Night, to coincide with the opening of their movie of the same name. The American version was released on June 26th.
1952 - Hank and Audrey Williams were divorced for the second and final time.