Music History for Monday, 10/7/19
2014 - Country music singer Jason Aldean released his sixth album, Old Boots, New Dirt. It debuted at No. 1 on the charts.
2014 - Weezer released their ninth studio album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End. It was the band's first album to be released by Republic Records.
2014 - Hozier released his self-titled debut album. The album's lead single "Take Me to Church" earned him a nomination for Song of the Year at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in 2015.
2014 - R&B singer Tinashe released her debut album, Aquarius. The album included her hit single, “2 On.”
2013 - Annie Lennox described the sexualized imagery of modern pop videos as "dark" and "pornographic." "I'm all for freedom of expression," she told BBC Radio 5 live, "but this is clearly one step beyond, and it's clearly into the realm of porn." The singer called for pop videos to be rated in the same way as films.
2010 - Jazz-rock fusion guitarist T Lavitz died. He was 54.
2008 - John Rich and Josh Turner were in the audience as presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama engaged in a debate at Nashville's Belmont University.
2004 - It was announced that Melissa Etheridge had canceled her tour and would undergo surgery and treatment for breast cancer.
2003 - Courtney Love was charged with a misdemeanor drug count. On October 2, Love had been arrested for investigation of using illegal drugs after she was found outside a Los Angeles home where she had allegedly broken windows and tried to enter. A few hours after posting bail and being released, Love was taken to a hospital to receive treatment for an overdose.
2002 - Toby Keith's new Ford Trucks commercial premiered on ABC-TV's Monday Night Football.
2001 - Peter Criss played his final show with KISS in Charleston, South Carolina. He was replaced by Eric Singer. Singer had been a member of KISS prior to the reunion tour in 1995.
2000 - Country singer Chris LeDoux got a new liver. He underwent transplant surgery at the Nebraska Health System hospital in Omaha.
2000 - Phish wrapped up their 2000 touring season with a sold-out show at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. The tour grossed over $22.3 million.
1999 - For the first time since 1995, a Garth Brooks album failed to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 Pop Albums chart. Garth Brooks in...The Life Of Chris Gaines was a major failure for Brooks. Creed was number one that week with their Human Clay album.
1999 - Don Henley and Eagles Ltd. filed a federal lawsuit against Lovearth. The suit claimed the Internet company was infringing upon copyrights by registering the domain names don-henley.net, don-henley.org, donhenley.org, theendoftheinnocence.com and eagles.com.
1997 - After Keith Richards stated that Elton John's only claim to fame was "writing songs for dead blondes," Elton responded to Keith by saying, "He's so pathetic, poor thing. It's like a monkey with arthritis, trying to go onstage and look young."
1996 - Bruce Springsteen continued his wildly successful solo acoustic tour by selling out the 2,600-capacity Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte, North Carolina, in just eight minutes.
1996 - Michael Jackson played his first-ever shows in Africa and the Arab world. Sixty thousand fans at the El Menzah Stadium in Tunis watched Jackson's show, but no one under age 14 was allowed into the concert.
1995 - Peter Frampton kicked off a tour in Boston, three days before the release of Frampton Comes Alive II. It was a follow-up to his 1976 smash, Frampton Comes Alive.
1995 - David Bowie released Outside.
1995 - Rapper Tone Loc was arrested in Los Angeles for taking $80 from a pizza parlor. He later pleaded no contest.
1994 - Rapper Treach of Naughty By Nature made his movie debut in Jason's Lyric.
1991 - Willie Nelson's single "Always on My Mind" was certified gold and platinum.
1989 - Jefferson Airplane charged a can of food for admission to a concert.
1986 - Janet Jackson had the number one single with "When I Think Of You."
1986 - Run-DMC spoke and performed for 4,000 children in New York at an anti-crack rally.
1982 - Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin got a 12-month conditional discharge after being found guilty of possession of cocaine.
1978 - The Rolling Stones appeared on Saturday Night Live.
1978 - Toto released "Hold the Line."
1977 - Steve Hackett left Genesis to pursue a solo career.
1976 - The number one single was "A Fifth of Beethoven" by Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band.
1967 - The Beatles refused an offer to play Shea Stadium for $1 million.
1964 - The Beatles appeared on Shindig! The show was taped in London and included the songs "I'm a Loser," "Kansas City" and "Boys."
1959 - Opera superstar and film actor Mario Lanza died of a heart attack. He was 38.
1952 - American Bandstand premiered on ABC-TV.
1940 - Bill Monroe had his first recording session at the Kimball Hotel in Atlanta.
1927 - Jimmie Rodgers' first record, "The Soldier's Sweetheart," went on sale.