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2015 - Apple Music reversed itself and announced it would pay artists for streaming their music during 90-day free trials for consumers.  The move came a day after Taylor Swift wrote an open letter to Apple, criticizing the policy.

2011 - People magazine reported country star Glenn Campbell had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

2011 - Bon Iver released their self-titled second album.

2010 - The Polk County, Iowa, medical examiner announced the death of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray in April was caused by an accidental morphine overdose.   

2010 - Producers of American Idol announced they were lowering the minimum age for contestants from 16 to 15.

2008 - Disturbed’s fourth album, Indestructible, went to number one on the Billboard Top 200. It was the band’s third consecutive number-one album.

2007 - The Spice Girls announced they were reuniting.

2005 - Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan took out a full-page ad in two Chicago newspapers to announce his plans to reunite the band, which had broken up in 2000.

2004 - Gretchen Wilson's debut album, Here for the Party, was certified gold and platinum at the same time.

2003 - Johnny Cash made his first public appearance since the funeral for his wife, June Carter. It was also his last public performance as Johnny sang "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Ring of Fire" in Hiltons, Virginia.

2001 - Blues legend John Lee Hooker died of natural causes at age 83.

2000 - Karen McNeil claimed she was married to Axl Rose and that she communicated with him telepathically.  The 39-year-old woman was jailed for one year for stalking Axl.

2000 - Lee Ann Womack's album I Hope You Dance was certified gold.

2000 - Jo Dee Messina's video for "That's The Way" debuted on CMT.

1999 - Pantera rode a float in the Dallas Stars' Stanley Cup victory parade in downtown Dallas.  Pantera was responsible for the Stars' theme song.

1997 - Singer Arthur Prysock, who had a deep, sultry voice, died at the age of 74.  His best-known recording was “Teach Me Tonight.”

1997 - Alabama hosted its final June Jam in Ft. Payne, Alabama.

1994 - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony released their monster hit EP Creepin oh ah Come Up, which went four-times platinum.

1994 - George Michael lost his lawsuit against Sony.  He claimed his 15-year contract was "professional slavery."

1990 - Little Richard received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1987 - Whitney Houston had the number one song with I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me).”

1983 - Kathy Mattea signed her first recording contract with Mercury Records.

1981 - Steely Dan announced they were breaking up.

1980 - Bandleader and producer Bert Kaempfert died of a stroke at age 56.  He had a number-one hit with the instrumental “Wonderland by Night” in 1961. He also produced early recordings The Beatles made for the German division of Polydor Records.

1979 – Guitarist Mick Taylor released his first solo album after leaving the Rolling Stones four years before.

1976 - Reba married her first husband, Charlie Battles, at the First Baptist Church in Stringtown, Oklahoma.

1975 - Ritchie Blackmore quit Deep Purple to form Rainbow.

1975 - This was the lineup at London's Wembley Stadium: Elton John, The Beach Boys and The Eagles. The Eagles were the opening act.

1975 - The Captain & Tennille had the number-one single with “Love Will Keep Us Together,” which was written by Neil Sedaka.

1975 - James Taylor’s “How Sweet It Is” was released.

1973 - Bread played their final show at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City before a sell-out crowd of 13,075 people.  Earlier in the day, their equipment truck blew a tire and overturned near Flagstaff, Arizona...destroying 30 thousand dollars' worth of equipment and forcing the band to play the concert with borrowed guitars, drums, and amps.

1970 - Pete Townshend's unfortunate use of the British slang term "bomb" drew police and the FBI to Memphis International Airport.  Ol' Pete was overheard saying, "Tommy seems to be going down a bomb," which meant the rock opera was a hit. But officials only heard the word "bomb" and panicked.

1966 - Tom Jones needed 14 stitches after a car accident with his Jaguar in Marble Arch, London.

1966 - Jimmy Page made his live debut with The Yardbirds at the Marquee Club in London.

1966 - The Rolling Stones, preparing for a tour of the U.S., sued fourteen New York hotels that banned the group from their premises. The suit claimed that the ban had hurt the group's reputation and amounted to "discrimination on account of national origin," a violation of New York State civil rights laws.

1966 - Reg Calvert, manager of The Fortunes, was shot dead by a business rival during an argument.

1955 - Johnny Cash released his first single, “Cry Cry Cry,” for Sun Records.

1948 - Columbia Records introduced the first long-playing phonograph record, which played at 33 1/3 rpm.

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