Music History for Tuesday, 10/29/19
2013 - In the wake of his arrest for allegedly punching a man near a Washington, D.C., hotel, it was announced Chris Brown entered rehab "to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point."
2013 - Teen pop rock band Jonas Brothers announced an indefinite hiatus.
2012 - Stevie Wonder, James Brown, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan were revealed to be President Obama’s favorite “old school” artists. In an interview he did while campaigning for his second term, the president also named Jay-Z, Eminem, The Fugees as his favorites.
2012 - Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris released his third album, 18 Months. The album included eight Top 10 hits on the British charts, and debuted at No. 19 on the Billboard charts.
2010 - The Los Angeles County district attorney filed a misdemeanor drug possession charge against T.I.’s wife "Tiny" Tameka Cottle, stemming from an arrest the month before.
2010 - Country singer Randy Travis divorced manager Lib Hatcher due to state of incompatibility existing between the two parties after 19 years of marriage.
2009 - Taylor Swift's single "You Belong with Me" was certified double platinum.
2004 - Rascal Flatts’ album Feels Like Today was certified gold and platinum at the same time.
2002 - Rascal Flatts' album Melt was released.
2002 - Christina Aguilera's album Stripped was released.
2001 - Musician and poet Gil Scott-Heron was sentenced to one to three years in state prison after he didn't show up at a mandatory drug rehab hearing.
2001 - Alan Jackson recorded "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)."
2000 - The Spice Girls scored their ninth number one single in the U.K. with the double-sided "Holler/Let Love Lead the Way." It sold 140,000 copies in England the day it was released.
1999 - David Lee Roth sued Edmund Anderson, who operated a website that sold Roth merchandise. Roth charged that Anderson breached his contract with him.
1998 - Singer-guitarist Brian Setzer sued Ken Kinnally, who was in Setzer's pre-Stray Cats band, The Bloodless Pharaohs. Kinnally allegedly licensed the 1978 studio tracks and 1979 live tracks to Collectibles Records, who released the material in an album called Brian Setzer & The Bloodless Pharaohs. Setzer claimed he never authorized the release of those recordings.
1998 - Three ex-members of The Dead Kennedys sued singer Jello Biafra claiming he cheated them out of record royalties and other related payments.
1998 - Former Guns 'N Roses drummer Steven Adler surrendered to authorities to begin serving a sentence of 150 days for two counts of battery and violation of probation.
1996 - Billy Ray Cyrus, Lorrie Morgan, Tracy Lawrence and many more joined Charlie Daniels for his annual Volunteer Jam concert in Nashville.
1996 - England's Stone Roses broke up.
1996 - A Pasadena, California judge dropped drug possession charges against Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland. The judge said the singer had made definite progress in rehab.
1994 - Alan Jackson took "Livin' on Love" to number one.
1991 - Three members of the current touring incarnation of Pink Floyd were injured during an auto race in Mexico. David Gilmour suffered minor blows to the head, touring guitarist Steve O'Rourke broke his leg, but drummer Nick Mason finished the race.
1990 - The Byrds, Lavern Baker, John Lee Hooker, The Impressions, Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Reed and Ike & Tina Turner were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1990 - Vince Gill earned his first gold album for When I Call Your Name.
1987 - Big band leader Woody Herman died of cardiac arrest.
1983 - Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon album logged its 491st week on the charts, setting the record for most weeks on the chart by an album in recorded history.
1983 - Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton began a two-week run at number one with "Islands in the Stream."
1982 - Alabama made its Grand Ole Opry debut.
1977 - Meat Loaf released Bat Out Of Hell.
1975 - Joan Baez joined Bob Dylan on tour as a member of his Rolling Thunder Revue.
1971 - Allman Brothers lead guitarist Duane Allman was killed when he crashed his motorcycle to avoid hitting a truck in Macon, Georgia.
1970 - Neil Diamond received a gold record for "Cracklin' Rosie."
1966 - Question Mark & The Mysterians had the number one song with "96 Tears."
1963 - The Hollies began sessions to record their first LP.
1956 - Charley Pride pitched four innings as the Negro League All-Stars beat the Major League All-Stars, 4-2.