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June 11

Music History for Thursday, 7/11/19

2016 - The body of country singer Craig Morgan's 19-year-old son, Jerry Greer, was discovered a day after he went missing while tubing on the Tennessee River.

2014 - Producer and Ramones drummer Tommy Ramone, born Thomas Erdelyi, died at age 65 following unsuccessful treatment for bile duct cancer.

2013 - The Tams vocalist Charles Pope died of Alzheimer's disease at age 76.

2012Florence Welch, frontwoman for Florence + the Machine, was sick, forcing the group to cancel two European concerts.

2011Jewel and her husband Ty Murray welcomed their first child, Kase Townes Murray.

2010 - Gospel singer Walter Hawkins, husband of Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Tramaine Hawkins, died of pancreatic cancer. He was 61.

2009 - “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas began a 14-week run at the top of the singles chart.  It replaced their 12-week run with “Boom Boom Pow.”  They’re only the fourth band in history to replace themselves in the number one spot, following The Beatles, Boyz II Men and Outkast.

2002 - A funeral for Who bassist John Entwistle was held in Gloucestershire, England.  More than 200 people attended.

2000 - Metallica's Lars Ulrich was the first witness to testify at a Senate hearing over copyright law issues concerning free sharing of music files on websites such as Napster and MP3.com.

1999 - Helen Forrest, often considered the best big-band singer ever, died at age 82.

1999Limp Bizkit’s album Significant Other began a three-week run at the top of the album chart.  It was the band’s first U.S. number-one album.

1998 - MTV profiled The Beastie Boys with a documentary called Beastiography.

1998 - Riders In The Sky used their Grand Ole Opry appearance to pay tribute to the late Roy Rogers.

1996 - Beck did a surprise acoustic set at the St. Louis stop on Lollapalooza. He performed on the second stage.

1995 - REM bass player Mike Mills had to have emergency abdominal surgery in Germany during the band’s European tour.

1992 - Neckties designed by Jerry Garcia went on sale at Bloomingdale's in New York City. By the end of the year, more than 10 million dollars’ worth of the ties were sold.

1989 - Simply Red had the number one single with "If You Don't Know Me By Now." It had been a number three hit for Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes in 1972.

1987 - "Alone" by Heart was the number-one single.

1979 - Donna Summer was at number one on the singles chart with "Bad Girls."

1970 - Three Dog Night had the number one single with their version of Randy Newman's tune "Mama Told Me Not to Come."

1970 - The triple-LP soundtrack to the Woodstock movie started a four-week run at number one on the album chart.

1970 - Mungo Jerry released the classic, "In the Summertime."

1970 - The Who released "Summertime Blues," recorded live at Leeds University. 

1969 - David Bowie released his Space Oddity album. 

1969 - One-hit wonders Zager & Evans had the number one song with "In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)."

1969 - The Rolling Stones released their single, "Honky Tonk Woman."

1964The Beatles appeared on the television program Lucky Stars (Summer Spin), performing "A Hard Day's Night," "Long Tall Sally," "Things We Said Today," and "You Can't Do That."


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