Music History for Friday, 10/11/19
2011 - Toby Keith's "Red Solo Cup" hits radio
2010 - George Michael was released from jail after serving nearly a month for driving under the influence of drugs. The imprisonment stemmed from WHAMming his car into the front of a north London shop on July 4.
1999 - Deborah Rowe, the wife of Michael Jackson, filed for divorce after three years of marriage. They met while she was a nurse at the office of Michael's plastic surgeon.
1997 - Elton John had the number one single with his re-recording of "Candle in the Wind." It was his eighth U.S. chart-topper.
1997 - Gregg Allman, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy and John Hiatt were all part of a tribute concert to Muddy Waters at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
1992 - Singer Amy Grant gave birth to a daughter, Sarah Cannon. She was the third child of Grant and her now-former husband, songwriter Gary Chapman.
1988 - Ringo Starr and his wife, actress Barbara Bach, checked themselves in for rehab from alcohol abuse at a clinic in Tucson, Arizona.
1987 - The number one song was "Lost in Emotion"by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam.
1986 - Janet Jackson had the number one single with "When I Think of You."
1978 - Nancy Spungen, girlfriend of punk rocker Sid Vicious, was found murdered in her Greenwich Village apartment. Sid was arrested the next day and charged with the murder. Sid later died of a heroin overdose after he was bailed out of prison on Rikers Island.
1976 - Disc jockey Rick Dees & His Cast Of Idiots had the number one song with "Disco Duck." Dees was fired from his morning show gig at WMPS in Memphis for mentioning his novelty hit on the air.
1976 - The Sex Pistols recorded their first single, "Anarchy in the U.K."
1973 - Elvis' divorce from Priscilla Presley became final.
1969 - Actress Jane Birkin and French singer Serge Gainsbourg had the number one single in the U.K. with the salacious instrumental with vocal moans, "Je T'aime...Moi Non Plus." Pink Floyd's Roger Waters has said that it's his favorite record of all time.
1969 - Muddy Waters was seriously injured and three people were killed in a car accident near Chicago.
1966 - The Four Tops had the number one song with "Reach Out, I'll Be There."
1965 - The Beatles released "Roll Over Beethoven."
1960 - Aretha Franklin made her stage debut at the Village Vanguard in New York City.