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June 28

Music History for Friday, 6/28/19

2016 Elvis Presley guitarist Scotty Moore died at age 84.

2010 Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil was arrested in Las Vegas for allegedly driving under the influence.

2007 - Brad Paisley's video for "Online" premiered featuring appearances from Taylor Swift and Kellie Pickler.

2007 - The Spice Girls confirmed they would reunite for a world tour.  The original line-up had not performed on stage since Geri Halliwell, aka “Ginger Spice,” quit in 1998.

2005 - George Strait's album Somewhere Down in Texas was released.

2003 AlabamaBrooks & Dunn and Kenny Chesney were among the stars performing at a Dale Earnhardt tribute concert at Daytona Motor Speedway.

2003 - Joe Don Rooney became the first person to show their backside on CMT as Rascal Flatts' racy video for "I Melt" premiered.

2001 - Phish and The Grateful Dead were the big winners at the second annual Jammy Awards, held at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City.

2000 - Chris Cornell, former lead singer of Soundgarden, and his wife, artist manager Susan Silver, welcomed a baby daughter, Lillian Jean.

1999 - The home of DMX, real name, Earl Simmons, was searched as part of an investigation into the shooting of Ray Copeland. Copeland is the uncle and manager of DMX. Copeland was wounded in the foot the previous day.

1991 - Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio debuted at Liverpool’s Anglican Church.  McCartney co-wrote the 90-minute classical work for orchestra and chorus with American born composer and conductor Carl Davis. The piece was written to celebrate the 150th year of the Liverpool Royal Philharmonic, who performed the oratorio at the premiere, conducted by Carl Davis.

1986 - Wham! split up after a final concert at London’s Wembley Stadium.

1986 Willie Nelson took the top spot on the country chart with "Living in the Promiseland."

1985 - Gary Morris made history as the first singer to perform opera on the Grand Ole Opry, singing a selection from La Boheme.

1980 - The Oak Ridge Boys went to number one with "Trying to Love Two Women."

1977 - The number one single was “Gonna Fly Now” by BILL CONTI from the film Rocky.

1975 - David Bowie’s “Fame” was released.

1975 - The Eagles One of These Nights began a five-week run atop the U.S. albums chart.

1974 - Gordon Lightfoot had the number one single with “Sundown.”

1969 - CrosbyStills & Nash released their first album.

1966 Merle Haggard recorded his classic tune "The Bottle Let Me Down" at Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood.

1964 - The Beach Boys were at number one with “I Get Around.”

1940 - The movie Grand Ole Opry opened at Nashville's Paramount Theater starring Roy Acuff.