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Music History for Tuesday, 10/15/19

2013 - Scotty McCreery released his sophomore album, See You Tonight. The project marked the first time he had co-written songs he recorded, including the lead single, "See You Tonight."

2013 - R&B singer Mary J. Blige released her first-ever Christmas album, A Mary Christmas.

2011 - Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder and Usher performed at Bill Clinton's 65th birthday celebration at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

2009 - Garth Brooks announced he was coming out of retirement to start a concert engagement in Las Vegas.

2004 - Diamond Rio was surprised with the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award during a performance at the Grand Ole Opry.

2002 - Faith Hill's album Cry was released.

2000 - U2 had their fourth number one single in the U.K. with "Beautiful Day."

1999 - Singer-songwriter Terry Gilkyson died at age 83.

1998 - Puff Daddy played his first-ever show in the U.K. at the new London nightclub, Sound Republic.

1998 - MCA Records filed a lawsuit against the members of New Edition for alleged failure to deliver albums they were contracted for.

1997 - Virginia concert promoter Patricia Ann Richardson filed a lawsuit against rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg, his former manager and his label, Death Row Records, charging they had tricked her into transporting packages containing seven pounds of marijuana to a venue where Snoop was performing. Richardson claimed she was stopped, searched and arrested by local, state and federal law enforcement officials at the entrance to the club.

1997 - The Dixie Chicks' "I Can Love You Better" video debuted.

1997 - Marty Stuart picked up a gold album for Hillbilly Rock.

1996 - Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee was charged with attacking a tabloid TV cameraman who was trying to take pictures of his wife, Pamela Anderson.

1996 - The Monkees released Justus, the first album to feature all four original members since 1968.

1994 Brooks & Dunn collected a number one hit with "She's Not the Cheatin' Kind."

1991 - Tracy Lawrence's debut single "Sticks and Stones" was released.

1988 - Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens shared the number one spot with their duet "Streets of Bakersfield."

1987 - Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead opened a series of solo shows on Broadway.

1983 - The Paul McCartney/Michael Jackson duet "Say Say Say" entered the chart at number 26, the highest debut for any 45 since 1971.

1982 - Marvin Gaye'S "Sexual Healing" entered the black singles chart at number 25. Within a month, it topped that chart and went on to win him the Grammy for Best Male R&B Performance.

1978 - Tom T. Hall and Hank Snow were among the inductees into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

1977 - The number one song was "You Light Up My Life" by Debbie Boone. It stayed there for 10 weeks.

1977 - "Slip Slidin' Away" by Paul Simon was released.

1977 - Fleetwood Mac released the Rumours album.

1977 Lynyrd Skynyrd released their Street Survivors LP, which proved to be an album of ominous foreboding. The eerie album cover depicted the members of the band engulfed in flames. Three members of the group died less than a week later in a plane crash.

1976 - Ike and Tina Turner split their musical act.

1973 - The Rolling Stones had the number one song with "Angie."

1971 - Rick Nelson was booed when he performed new material at an oldies show.

1969 - Johnny Cash won five trophies at the CMA Awards including Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year for Johnny Cash at San Quentin.

1968 - Led Zeppelin played their first-ever live gig at Surrey University in England.

1960 - Loretta Lynn made her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry singing "Honky Tonk Girl."

1955 - Buddy Holly opened for Elvis Presley at a concert in Buddy's hometown of Lubbock, Texas.





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