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November 5

Updated: Nov 12, 2019

Music History for Tuesday, 11/5/19

2014 - KISS began their first residency with a show at the Hard Rock.

2013 - Eminem released his eighth album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2. The No. 1 album won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.

2013 - M.I.A. released her fourth album, Matangi.

2012 - American composer Elliott Carter died from natural causes. He was 103 years old.

2011 - Mark "Moogy" Klingman, a founding member of Todd Rundgren's band Utopia, died. He was 61.

2006 - Reba and Ronnie Milsap were among the first inductees into the Music City Walk of Fame.

2003 - Alan Jackson and Johnny Cash won three trophies each at the 37th Annual CMA Awards.

2002 - Alison Krauss & Union Station's Live album was released.

2002 - The Johnny Cash album, American IV: The Man Comes Around, was released. It would be the last new material issued during his lifetime.

2000 - U2 hit number one on the U.K. album chart with All That You Can't Leave Behind. It was the band's eighth chart topper.

1999 - Van Halen announced singer Gary Cherone was leaving the band.

1998 - ODB, of Wu-Tang Klan, was arrested for threatening to kill his former girlfriend. He was stopped while climbing over a security gate at the woman's place of employment.

1998 - Liam Gallagher of Oasis was arrested for allegedly attacking a photographer and damaging his camera equipment.

1996 - Jazz sax player Eddie Harris died of bone cancer. He wrote most of the music for NBC's Cosby Show.

1995 - Queen released Made In Heaven, their first album since the death of singer Freddie Mercury. It included Freddie's final vocal track on a song called "Mother Love."

1995 - Garbage made their live debut at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis.

1995 - The Wizard Of Oz in Concert featured an all-star cast: Jackson Browne was the Scarecrow, Roger Daltrey was the Tin Man, Nathan Lane played the Cowardly Lion and Jewel was Dorothy. The concert, held at New York City's Lincoln Center, was a benefit for the Children's Defense Fund.

1990 - Pam Tillis's first hit, "Don't Tell Me What to Do," was released to radio.

1989 - Pianist Vladimir Horowitz died at age 86.

1988 - "The Locomotion" became the first song in chart history to hit the top five in three different versions when Kylie Minogue's version made it to number four. The song had been a number one for Little Eva and Grand Funk.

1988 - The Beach Boys had the number one single with "Kokomo." It was written by John Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas, and was included on the soundtrack to the Tom Cruise film, Cocktail.

1983 - Clash drummer Topper Headon was arrested for being drunk while walking his dog on London's Fulham Road.

1982 - Alabama's single "Christmas in Dixie" was released.

1982 - The Beach Boys founder and leader, Brian Wilson, was fired from the band by the other members. 

1977 - Ozzy Osbourne quit Black Sabbath only to rejoin a few weeks later. He later quit again to pursue a solo career.

1977 - Bandleader Guy Lombardo died at age 75.

1967 - Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees was on a train that crashed in South East London. Forty-nine passengers were killed, 78 were injured. Gibb was treated for shock.

1966 - The Monkees had the number one single with "Last Train To Clarksville."

1965 - The Who released the "My Generation" single in the UK.

1960 - Singer Johnny Horton died in an auto accident after a gig at the Skyline Club in Austin, Texas.


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