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Music History for Thursday, 10/10/19

2013 - Cal Smith, best known for his 1974 hit “Country Bumpkin,” died. He was 81.

2010 - Solomon Burke, known for his 1965 hit song "Got to Get You Off My Mind," died. He was 70.

2010 - Days after his song was booted from the opening credits theme for Monday Night Football, Hank Williams Jr. posted a song called "United Socialist States of America" on his website in which he lambasted those who criticized him for comparing President Obama to Hitler.

2009 - Singer Stephen Gately of the Irish band Boyzone died while vacationing on the Spanish island of Majorca.

2001 - U2 kicked off the third leg of their Elevation tour in South Bend, Indiana. The show was webcast via RealNetworks and a European company called Tiscali. Fans in the U.S. were able to get the live feed at U2’s official website.

2001 - British singer Robbie Williams wowed ‘em at London’s Royal Albert Hall with an all-swing music concert.

1997 - Jimmy Osmond and his wife Michelle Larson welcomed their second child, Zachary James. He is the 50th grandchild for George and Olive Osmond.

1995 - Peter Frampton released Frampton Comes Alive II.

1992 - Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash married Renee Suran.

1992 - The Chase by Garth Brooks debuted at number one on the pop and country album charts.

1979 - The city of Los Angeles declared "Fleetwood Mac Day." The group got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1979 - The film, The Rose, starring Bette Midler, premiered.

1978 - Steve Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith were injured when a cherry bomb was thrown onstage at a show in Philadelphia, PA.

1970 - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles released "The Tears of a Clown."

1965 - The Supremes made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

1964 - The Shangri-Las released "Leader of the Pack."

1960 - The number one song was "Please Mr. Custer" by Larry Verne.

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