Music History for Monday, 11/4/19
2014 - Bette Midler released her 14th studio album, It’s the Girls!, featuring songs from girl groups of music’s past. It became Bette’s best album debut in sales ever, peaking at No. 3 on the charts.
2013 - Lady Gaga released “Dope” from her third studio album, Artpop. The song was inspired by Gaga’s real life as she became addicted to painkillers after surgery on her hip.
2013 - British rapper Tinie Tempah released his sophomore album, Demonstration. It debuted at No. 3 on the UK charts.
2013 - British boy band The Wanted released their third album, Word of Mouth.
2011 - British singer Cher Lloyd released her debut album, Sticks and Stones.
2010 - All five members of the Backstreet Boys performed on The Oprah Winfrey Show. The band hadn’t performed together since 2006.
2009 - Usher divorced stylist Tameka Foster after two years of marriage.
2007 - The Eagles’ Long Road Out of Eden album was No. 1 on the U.K. album chart.
2006 - Dierks Bentley took "Every Mile a Memory" to number one.
2004 - Keith Urban's album Be Here went gold and platinum at the same time.
2003 - Kenny Chesney recorded "When the Sun Goes Down" with Uncle Kracker in Nashville.
2003 - Toby Keith's album Shock'n Y'all was released.
2002 - The book Journals, about Kurt Cobain, was released. It contained letters and diary entries from the 1980s until 1994.
2001 - Michael Jackson's Invincible album debuted at number one in the UK. That gave Michael his seventh British chart topper.
1996 - Michael Jackson announced he and his friend Debbie Rowe were having a baby. The singer denied the couple used artificial insemination and that Rowe was paid to carry the baby.
1996 - Melissa Etheridge and then-partner Julie Cypher appeared on the cover of Newsweek promoting an article on gay parents.
1995 - Michael Jackson premiered his single "Earth Song" on the German game show Wanna Bet?
1992 - Elton John and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin signed a $39 million publishing contract with Warner-Chappell music.
1991 - Bobby "Blue" Bland, Booker T. & The M.G.'S, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, the Isley Brothers, The Yardbirds, and Sam & Dave were elected to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
1987 - Singer Bobby Nunn of The Coasters died of a heart attack. He was 61.
1986 - Tammy Wynette entered the Betty Ford Clinic to receive treatment for an addiction to painkillers.
1982 – Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth of the Talking Heads had a baby boy.
1978 - The band Boston performed in Boston for the first time with a sold-out show at Boston Garden.
1978 - Barbara Mandrell earned her first number one country hit with "Sleeping Single in a Double Bed."
1978 - The Talking Heads' "Take Me To the River" was released.
1978 - Greg Reeves sued his former band Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young for $1 million in unpaid back royalties.
1974 - Elton John released his Greatest Hits album.
1970 - Bob Dylan recorded the song "George Jackson." Jackson was a black militant who had been killed in a California prison shootout.
1967 - "I Second That Emotion" by Smokey Robinson And The Miracles was released.
1963 - The Beatles appeared at the Royal Variety Show at the Prince of Wales Theatre before a glittering audience that included the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret. John Lennon invited, "Will people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? All the rest of you, please rattle your jewelry."
1961 - Bob Dylan made his concert hall debut in New York City. The show was seen by 50 people who paid $2 each.
1958 - Conway Twitty had the number one single with "It's Only Make Believe."