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Music History for Tuesday, 7/9/19

2015 - AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was sentenced in New Zealand to eight months of house arrest for illegal drug possession and making threats to kill a neighbor.

2014 - Justin Bieber pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor vandalism charge for throwing eggs at a neighbor's home in Calabasas, California, in January. He must pay $80,900 in damages, serve two years of probation, and complete five days of community labor and a 12-week anger management program.

2012 - Tim Cross, keyboardist and producer who worked with Hall & Oates and Fleetwood Mac among others, died of lung cancer.

2011 - Muse’s Matt Bellamy and Kate Hudson welcomed a baby boy.

2011 - A fire cut short a Rihanna concert in Dallas.

2009 - Madame Tussauds posthumously unveiled its 13th wax figure of Michael Jackson; the model was staged in a pose seen in rehearsals for his aborted This Is It tour.

2006 - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, died from cancer at the age of 58.

2006 - A plaque on the grave of AC/DC singer Bon Scott in Australia was stolen on what would have been his 60th birthday.

2004 - Wynonna and rock band Heart teamed up for CMT Crossroads.

2004 - David Bowie had to cancel a string of European shows to undergo emergency heart surgery to treat a blocked artery.

2004 - Courtney Love was rushed to a hospital in New York with what her lawyer called a quote, “gynecological medical condition.”  Police were called to her apartment after it was reported that she was throwing bottles from her window.

2004 - A portion of Interstate 85 near Newnan, Georgia was dedicated as The Alan Jackson Highway.

2003 - White Stripes frontman Jack White was in a car accident in his hometown of Detroit.  He suffered a compound fracture to his left index finger.

2001 - The Country Music Association unveiled 12 new Hall of Fame inductees: Bill Anderson, Waylon Jennings, Sam Phillips, The Louvin Brothers, The Delmore Brothers, The Jordanaires, Webb Pierce, Don Gibson, The Everly Brothers, Don Law, Ken Nelson and Homer & Jethro.

2001 - Metallica lead singer and guitarist James Hetfield checked himself into a rehab facility.

2001 - The Backstreet Boys put their 2001 Black & Blue world tour 2001 on hold because group member A.J. McLean entered a treatment center for depression and alcohol abuse.  The tour resumed August 24th.

1999 - After more than 20 years of marriage, Jerry Hall agreed to separate from Mick Jagger.

1999 - Indianapolis native and singer/songwriter Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds was honored by the state of Indiana when a 25-mile stretch of federal highway 65 was renamed Kenneth Babyface Edmonds Highway.

1998 - Garth Brooks' The Limited Series box set lifted his album sales to new heights: No Fences at 16 million; Ropin' the Wind at 13 million; Garth Brooks at nine million; In Pieces at eight million; The Chase at eight million and Fresh Horses at six million.

1998 - Guitarist/producer Waddy Wachtel and his wife were arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography on his personal computer.

1998 - Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland skipped his second court date stemming from drug charges earlier in the year. The presiding judge issued a bench warrant for his arrest.

1998 - Janet Jackson's Velvet Rope tour set box office records for the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. The venue took in over 875-thousand dollars.  Yanni had the previous record of 860-thousand, 300 dollars, set on January 31st, 1998.

1991 - Roy Acuff received the National Medal of Arts from President George Bush at the White House.

1983 - The Police started an eight-week run at number one on the singles chart with "Every Breath You Take."

1983 - Ricky Skaggs earned a number one hit with "Highway 40 Blues."

1981 - The Jackson'S kicked off a 36-city tour. The group grossed 5.5 million dollars, 100-thousand of which was donated to the Atlanta Children's Foundation.

1977 - Elvis Costello quit his day job at Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics to become a full-time musician.

1972 - Paul McCartney's new group, Wings, kicked off their first tour in Chateauvillon, France.

1971 - Jim Morrison was buried in the Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.

1966 - The Rolling Stones released the single, "Mother's Little Helper."

1962 - Bob Dylan recorded “Blowin’ in the Wind.”

1962 - Bobby Vinton had the number one single with "Roses Are Red (My Love)."

1956 - Dick Clark made his debut as host of Bandstand on a Philadelphia TV station. The name of the show was changed to American Bandstand when it went to ABC.

1955 - The number one single was "Rock Around The Clock" by Bill Haley & His Comets.

1954 - Elvis Presley recorded Bill Monroe's "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" for Sun Records in Memphis.


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