Music History for Wednesday, 10/2/19
2017 - Tom Petty, legendary singer-songwriter with The Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, and The Traveling Wilburys, died in Santa Monica, California. His death, at 66 years old, was eventually ruled an accidental overdose.
2015 - Taylor Swift welcomes Keith Urban on stage during her concert at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. The surprise guest joins her to perform "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" and "Somebody Like You."
2013 - The Band Perry and Fall Out Boy shoot an installment of "CMT Crossroads" at Rocketown in Nashville. They collaborate on “Done,” “Better Dig Two,” and “Sugar We’re Going Down.”
2012 - Van Morrison released his 34th album, Born to Sing: No Plan B. It debuted at No. 10 on the charts.
2012 - Mumford & Sons’ single "Babel" became the highest-selling debut single of the year -- with 600,000 copies sold.
2012 - Darius Rucker accepted an invitation to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry. Opry member Brad Paisley surprised Darius with the invite during a show as part of a fake question and answer session.
2011 - After 28 years together, KISS frontman Gene Simmons married Shannon Tweed.
2011 - Cher Lloyd released her debut album, Sticks and Stones.
2010 - Carrie Underwood performed her first concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles with special guests Randy Travis and Orianthi.
2004 - Neal McCoy hosted his 10th annual benefit concert for the East Texas Angel Network in Longview.
1999 - David Bowie offered a virtual guided tour of the controversial Brooklyn Museum art exhibit, Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, on his official website, davidbowie.com.
1998 - Paul McCartney conducted an "incognito" live Internet Q&A session and "music remix" in the guise of the Fireman at fire-man.com.
1997 - Juanita L. Evans filed suit against Wu-Tang Clan members RZA and Method Man, rapper Redmanand a Pennsylvania university and its student government. Evans claimed she was distracted by Redman and therefore did not see Method Man when he leapt off stage and landed on her. Evans was knocked unconscious.
1996 - Pearl Jam's concert in Hartford, Connecticut ended in a mass riot when fighting broke out among the 30,000 fans.
1996 - George Strait won three trophies at the CMA Awards including Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for Blue Clear Sky.
1995 - Alanis Morisette had the number one album with Jagged Little Pill. It was the first chart-topping CD for Madonna’s Maverick Records label.
1994 - Stan Lynch played his last show with Tom Petty's Heartbreakers.
1994 - John Mellencamp announced it was true he had suffered a mild heart attack.
1991 - George H.W. Bush became the first president to attend the CMA Awards. Garth Brooks won four trophies including Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year for No Fences.
1986 - The Everly Brothers got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1985 - Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band wrapped up the Born In The U.S.A. tour with four shows at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. 1982 - Mick Jagger began a world tour. 1977 - The bodies of Elvis Presley and his grandmother were moved to Graceland.
1977 - Gene Simmons of Kiss received a platinum record for his solo album.
1976 - Joe Cocker and John Belushi performed Cocker's hit, "Feelin' Alright," on NBC's Saturday Night Live. 1976 - "Tonight's The Night" by Rod Stewart was released.
1972 - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Will the Circle Be Unbroken album was released.
1967 - All of the members of The Grateful Dead were arrested for possession of marijuana. They were released six hours later on bail.
1965 - The Who made their debut on U.S. TV on the show Shindig!