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Music History for Thursday, 11/14/19

2011 - Lee Julian Pockriss, who wrote many popular songs including "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini," died. He was 87.

2009 Kings of Leon drummer Nate Followill married singer Jessie Baylin in Brentwood, Tennessee.

2005 - Mark Ross, known as Brother Marquis from the rap group 2 Live Crew, sued Ice-T, claiming he helped write the original version of "99 Problems," which became a hit for Jay Z.

2004 - Gwen Stefani performed on TV as a solo artist for the first time. She performed at the American Music Awards, singing "What You Waiting For."

2004 - Paul McCartney, U2’s Bono, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Robbie Williams, Snow Patrol, the Darkness and Keane recorded an updated version of "Do They Know It's Christmas?"

2003 - Jay Z released The Black Album.

2000 Marilyn Manson released Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death). The album’s cover art, which depicted Manson on a cross, was banned by several retail chains, which released an alternate cover.

2000 - The trial of Michael Abram -- the man who attacked George Harrison and his wife in their home on December 30, 1999 -- began.

2000 - As promised, The Offspring gave away $1 million of its own money to a fan. The lucky winner was 14-year-old Ashley Hitchcock.

1999 - EMI offered retailers a rebate of three dollars for every copy they sold of the Chris Gaines album, In...The Life Of Chris Gaines. That’s the rock album Garth Brooks released as his alter-ego. Retailers were also asked to lower the price on the album as much as possible in order to help boost sales.

1997 - The Bee Gees concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas grossed $1,681,100 -- and it was not a sell-out.

1995 - Controversial rappers Tha Dogg Pound debuted on the Billboard 200 Pop Albums Chart at number one with Dogg Food.

1995 - The Rolling Stones released their acoustic Stripped album.

1992 - John Cascella, keyboardist in John Mellencamp’s band, was found dead in his car in Indiana from an apparent heart attack.

1987 - Sonny & Cher reunited for the first time in ten years, on NBC’s Late Night With David Letterman.

1982 - The number one single was Up Where We Belong by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes. The song was taken from the Richard Gere/Debra Winger film, An Officer and a Gentleman. It also won the Oscar for Best Original Song.

1972 - Johnny Nash had the number-one song with I Can See Clearly Now.

1970 Santana’s Black Magic Woman was released.

1964The Supremes entered the Hot 100 with Come See About Me. It remained on the charts for 14 weeks, becoming their third consecutive #1.

1961 - The Elvis Presley film Blue Hawaii premiered.

1960 - Ray Charles had the number-one single with Georgia On My Mind.

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