Music History for Friday, 3/6/20
2016 - Former Eagles bassist Randy Meisner's wife, Lana Rae Meisner, accidentally shot and killed herself while searching for something in a closet.
2014 - Bloodstone guitarist/singer Charles Love died of complications of pneumonia. He was 68.
2013 - Guitarist Alvin Lee of the blues-rock band Ten Years After died. He was 68.
2012 - Garth Brooks, Connie Smith and Hargus "Pig" Robbins were announced as the newest inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
2012 - Bruce Springsteen released his seventeenth studio album, Wrecking Ball. It was named the best album of the year by Rolling Stone magazine. The album’s first single, “We Take Care of Our Own” was nominated for three Grammy Awards.
2009 - Michael Jackson sued Julien's Auction House to stop a five-day auction, selling off millions of dollars of his property. The pop star’s company, MJJ Productions, filed a lawsuit to stop liquidation of memorabilia from Neverland Ranch, including the gates and the singer’s iconic glove.
2011 - David Cassidy was the first contestant booted off season 11 of The Celebrity Apprentice.
2010 - Brad Paisley fell onstage at the end of his show in Charleston, SC. He was treated for bruises at a local hospital.
2010 - Neo soul singer D'Angelo was arrested in New York City’s West Village neighborhood when he tried to solicit a sex act from a female undercover police officer.
2004 - Singer David Crosby was arrested after police found a loaded .45-caliber handgun and a small quantity of marijuana. He was later charged with criminal possession of a weapon and marijuana.
2000 - Rapper Foxy Brown was treated for minor injuries following a car accident in Brooklyn, New York. Her car hit a fence. Brown was driving with a suspended license.
2000 - Eric Clapton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the third time. He was already in as a member of The Yardbirds and Cream. This honor was for his work as a solo artist. Paul McCartney inducted James Taylor.
1999 - Country star George Jones was seriously injured in a car accident when his Lexus crashed into a bridge. George was drunk at the time.
1998 - Singer Liam Gallagher of Oasis was charged in an Australian court after he allegedly headbutted a fan, breaking that fan's nose.
1998 - Madonna did a rare live TV interview for MuchMusic at their Toronto headquarters.
1982 - Beauty and Beat, the debut album by The Go-Go's, started a six-week run at the top of Billboard albums chart.
1982 - Dick Clark donated the original podium he stood behind on American Bandstand to the National Museum at the Smithsonian Institute.
1976 - Fleetwood Mac released the single, "Rhiannon" and the Stevie Nicks as a 'witch or wood-nymph' legend began.
1973 - John Lennon's visa extension was canceled by the New York Office of the Immigration Department. It had been granted only five days before.
1973 - The group, War, out from under the shadow of their former leader, Eric Burdon, received their second gold single of the week, for "Cisco Kid," four days after "The World Is A Ghetto" went gold.
1964 - Elvis Presley's film Kissin' Cousins premiered.
1959 - Frankie Avalon had the number one song with "Venus."