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October 24

Music History for Thursday, 10/24/19

2018 - Tony Joe White, "Polk Salad Annie" singer-songwriter nicknamed "Swamp Fox," who wrote hits forTina Turner and others, died at 75 years old.

2017 - Fats Domino, rock and roll legend, and singer of "Blueberry Hill" and other hits, died at 89 years old.

2016 - Bobby Vee, former teen idol and singer of the top-charting "Take Good Care of My Baby," died at 73.

2012 - R&B singer Bobby Brown was arrested in Los Angeles, California, for DUI. He was released on bail.

2012 - A rep for Jessica Simpson’s parents, Tina and Joe Simpson, announced they had filed for divorce after being married for more than 30 years. Tina and Joe are also the parents of actress and singer Ashlee Simpson.

2009 - Michael Buble had the No. 1 album with Crazy Love.

2006 -  Taylor Swift's self-titled debut album was released.

2004 - The iTunes music store expanded in nine countries, including Austria, Belgium, Finland, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.

2001 - The cities of Detroit and Auburn Hills settled lawsuits with Dr. Dre. The lawsuits accused the cities of censorship by threatening to arrest him if he aired a sexually explicit video at a concert in July 2000.

2000 - Former Hee Haw co-host and country music veteran Roy Clark was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

1996 - Motown Records founder Berry Gordy was honored with his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1995 - It was Tony Bennett Day in New York City. He performed that evening at Radio City Music Hall.

1995 - Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders sang the national anthem at Game Three of the World Series in her hometown of Cleveland... well, she was actually born in Akron, but close enough.

1995 - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band released It's A Mystery, their first studio album in four years.

1993 - Duran Duran cancelled the remainder of their tour after Simon LeBon tore a vocal chord.

1992 - Madonna released Erotica.

1989 - Hank Ballard, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Bobby Darin, the Four Tops, the Four Seasons, the Kinks, Carole King and Gerry Goffin, The Platters, The Who, and Simon and Garfunkel were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

1988 - The John Fogerty vs. Fantasy Records case began. Fantasy claimed that Fogerty had plagiarized his own song "Run Through The Jungle" when he wrote "The Old Man Down The Road."

1987 - Michael Jackson started a two-week run at number one on the singles chart with Bad.

1987 - One hundred thousand fans came out to see The Monkees during a benefit concert at Lowry’s Park Zoo in Tampa, Florida.

1980 - Paul McCartney was honored by the Guinness Book of World Records for being the best-selling songwriter and recording artist in music history.

1977 - Keith Richards pleaded guilty to possessing heroin to a court in Toronto and was given a one-year suspended sentence, and ordered to perform a benefit concert for the blind.

1973 - John Lennon sued the U.S. government. He accused them of tapping his telephone.

1967 - Lulu had the number one song with “To Sir with Love.” The song was taken from the film of the same name, which starred Lulu and Sidney Poitier.

1967 - Pink Floyd had to cancel a U.S. tour when lead singer Syd Barrett refused to lip-sync to their song "Arnold Layne" on ABC-TV's American Bandstand.

1964 - The T.A.M.I. Show was filmed at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

1962 - James Brown recorded what would become one of the greatest live albums of all time, Live At The Apollo, at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York.