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Music History for Tuesday, 11/12/19

2012 - One Direction released their sophomore album, Take Me Home. The album's No. 1 debut on the charts made the band the first group to bow atop the Billboard 200 with their first two albums since Danity Kane.

2012 - INXS confirmed they were retiring after 35 years, 11 albums, and even continuing without frontman Michael Hutchence.

2012 - The Rolling Stones released GRRR!, a hits compilation album.

2010 - Katy Perry launched her first fragrance, Purr.

2009 Jason Aldean's video for "The Truth" premiered.

2008 - George Strait won Album of the Year for Troubadour and Single of the Year for "I Saw God Today" at the CMA Awards in Nashville. Kenny Chesney was named Entertainer of the Year.

2006 - Josh Turner sang the national anthem as the Tennessee Titans hosted the Baltimore Ravens in Nashville.

2004 - Tim McGraw and Faith Hill recorded "Like We Never Loved at All" in Nashville.

2004 Sugarland debuted on the Grand Ole Opry, singing "Baby Girl."

2003 - Travis Tritt had surgery for a torn rotator cuff.

2003 - George Strait received the National Medal of Arts from President George W. Bush at the White House.

1999 - Singer Gary Glitter pleaded guilty to 54 counts of taking and possessing indecent photos of underage children. Glitter was sentenced to four months in jail.

1999 Oasis announced their new bass player, Andy Bell, who was the guitarist for the band Ride.

1999 - Kid Rock and Lauryn Hill took home the most statues at the 1999 Billboard Music Video Awards.

1998 - Madonna won Best Female and Best Album for Ray Of Light at the 1998 MTV Europe Music Video Awards in Milan.

1997 Billy Preston was sent to jail for three years for cocaine possession.

1993 Michael Jackson canceled his world tour, saying he had a dependence on painkillers.

1992 - Billy Ray Cyrus became the first country artist to ship five million copies of his debut album, Some Gave All.

1990 - Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones was injured when he was struck by a car near London.

1987 - Sly Stone was arrested for nonpayment of child support when he arrived an hour late for his "comeback" concert in L.A.

1984 - Madonna released her second album, Like a Virgin. The title track spent six weeks at number one on the singles chart.

1984 - Johnny Cash began taping his CBS holiday special in Switzerland. Waylon JenningsWillie NelsonKris KristoffersonJessi Colter and June Carter Cash were featured.

1980 - Bruce Springsteen scored his first number one album with the two-LP set, The River.

1979 - Kenny Rogers began filming his TV movie, The Gambler.

1970 - The Doors played what would be their final concert with Jim Morrison, in New Orleans.

1966 - The Monkees self-titled debut album started a 13-week run at number one. It sold over three million copies in three months.

1966 - Donovan's "Mellow Yellow" was released.

1965 - The Velvet Underground made their live debut at Summit High School in Summit, New Jersey. They were paid 75 dollars for the gig.


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