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Music History for Tuesday, 6/25/19

2013 - It was announced that Chris Brown was facing criminal charges for being involved with a hit-and-run accident the previous month. The L.A. City Attorney’s office confirmed to ABC News that Brown has been charged with misdemeanor hit-and-run and driving without a valid license, after he allegedly rear-ended a Mercedes.

2013 - Bret Michaels released his fifth studio album, Jammin’ with Friends.

2013 - Wale released his third studio album, The Gifted. It debuted at No. 1 on the charts.

2009 - Michael Jackson, the "King of Pop," died at the age of 50.

2006 - Country singer Keith Urban married actress Nicole Kidman in Sydney, Australia.  Actor Hugh Jackman and actress Naomi Watts were among the guests at the ceremony.

2006 - Producer Arif Mardin – who worked with hundreds of artists including The Bee Gees, Aretha Franklin, Phil Collins and Norah Jones – died at 74 from pancreatic cancer.

2006 - Keith Urban married Nicole Kidman at Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel in Sydney, Australia.

2004 - It was announced that Elton John had booked his first-ever China concert.

2003 - The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) disclosed its plans to fight Internet piracy.  The plan was to sue hundreds of individual computer users who illegally share music files online.  The process was planned to begin the next day.

2002 - The Dixie Chicks' album Fly was certified for 10 million album sales.

2000 - The number one single was "Be with You" by Enrique Iglesias.

2000 - Country music whiz kid Billy Gilman made his Grand Ole Opry debut at the age of 12.

1998 - Marilyn Manson had to cancel their appearance at Denmark's Roskilde Festival after drummer Ginger Fish contracted mono.

1996 - Trace Adkins debut album, Dreamin' Out Loud, was released.

1996 - Van Halen announced Sammy Hagar was out and former lead singer David Lee Roth was back in.  Turned out he was just back in for two songs on a greatest hits album.

1995 - Pearl Jam canceled their tour because of their battle with Ticketmaster.

1994 - Stone Temple Pilots had the number one album with Purple.

1993 - Bruce Springsteen was a surprise guest on David Letterman’s final show as host of NBC’s Late Night.  Springsteen performed “Glory Days.”

1988 - Van Halen had the number one album with OU812.

1988 - Debbie Gibson had the number one single with "Foolish Beat."  At 17, she was the youngest female to write, produce and record a U.S. number one single.

1988 - Red Hot Chili Peppers' guitarist Hillel Slovak died of a heroin overdose.

1987 - Reba filed for divorce from Charlie Battles, four days after their 11th wedding anniversary.

1986 - George Strait's 13-year-old-daughter Jenifer died in an auto accident in San Marcos, Texas. Her teenage friend was at the wheel.

1984 - Prince's Purple Rain album was released by Warner Brothers Records and reportedly sold 1.3 million copies in its first day.

1984 - Patti Scialfa joined Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.

1984 - Ricky Skaggs' single "Uncle Pen" was released.

1983 - The soundtrack to the movie Flashdance was the number one album.

1982 - The Statler Brothers announced that Lew Dewitt was retiring due to his battle with Crohn's disease. Jimmy Fortune replaced him in the group.

1977 - Marvin Gaye had his third number one with "Got To Give It Up."

1969 - Mick Taylor made his debut as guitarist with The Rolling Stones at a concert in Rome. Taylor replaced Brian Jones, who had been dismissed by the band. Jones drowned in his swimming pool on July 3, 1969. Taylor split in 1975 and was replaced by Ron Wood.

1969 - The Hollies recorded "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother."  Elton John played piano on the track.

1967 - The Beatles recorded "All You Need Is Love," live from London's Abbey Road Studios.  The group represented the U.K. in the first worldwide live satellite TV broadcast.  The invited audience at the session included Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Keith Moon, Graham Nash and Marianne Faithful.  They all sang along on the chorus.  The show was called Our World and aired live in the U.S. on PBS.  John Lennon re-did his vocals for the released vinyl version of the tune.

1965 - Eddy Arnold recorded "Make the World Go Away" at Nashville's RCA Studio B.


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