Music History for Tuesday, 10/8/19
2013 - Panic! At the Disco released their fourth album, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! It debuted at No. 2 on the charts.
2013 - Pusha T released his debut solo album, My Name Is My Name, debuting at No. 4 on the charts.
2013 - Larry Verne, known for hit songs in the 1960s such as “Mister Livingston” and “Mr. Custer,” died. He was 77.
2012 - Green Day canceled their appearance at the New Orleans' Voodoo Music Festival, after revealing Billie Joe Armstrong's problems with substance abuse. Armstrong had previously had an onstage outburst mid-show in Las Vegas in September of 2012, which began the band's decision to get treatment for Billie.
2011 - Award-winning pianist Roger Williams died of pancreatic cancer. He was 87.
2010 - Ben Harper divorced actress Laura Dern due to irreconcilable differences after five years of marriage.
2004 - Keith Urban kicked off his first tour in Muncie, Indiana.
2004 - Beanie Sigel was sentenced to a year in federal prison on a gun possession charge that stemmed from a 2002 traffic stop.
2004 - It was announced that all legal documents for Britney Spears’ marriage to dancer Kevin Federline had been filed. The marriage had taken place on September 18, 2004.
2003 - Dolly Parton and Melissa Etheridge taped an episode of CMT Crossroads in Los Angeles.
2002 - Trace Adkins suffered a hairline sternum fracture when he was pinned under a tractor in an accident on his Tennessee property.
2001 - Liza Minnelli performed at the White House at a Columbus Day celebration.
1999 - The all sisters country trio Shedaisy made their debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
1998 - Bruce Springsteen gave evidence in London’s High Court in his case against Masquerade Music. The record label was trying to release some of Bruce’s previously unreleased songs from the early ‘70s, before he signed with Columbia.
1996 - Protesters began to rally violently at an environmental benefit concert in Jacksonville, Oregon against the logging of old redwoods. Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt performed.
1996 - Ex-Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlain pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in connection with the heroin-related death of Pumpkins touring keyboard player, Jonathan Melvoin.
1994 - Toby Keith went to number one with "Who's That Man."
1992 - The U.S. Postal Service announced a commemorative stamp booklet that would include Bill Haley, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Clyde McPhatter, Dinah Washington, and Otis Redding.
1988 - Keith Richards appeared as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live.
1987 - Chuck Berry got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1987 - The Chuck Berry biographical film Hail, Hail Rock & Roll premiered.
1985 - The number one single was “Oh Sheila”by Ready for the World.
1984 - Anne Murray won the Country Music Association’s Album of the Year Award for A Little Good News. Murray was the first woman to achieve this honor.
1980 - Bob Marley collapsed while running in New York’s Central Park. He was soon diagnosed with cancer and died seven months later.
1980 - Prince released the album Dirty Mind.
1977 - Billy Joel released the album The Stranger.
1977 - The Kendalls scored their first number one hit with "Heaven's Just A Sin Away."
1975 - The number one song was “Bad Blood” by Neil Sedaka with Elton John on backing vocals.
1968 - Cass Elliot debuted as a solo act in Las Vegas. She canceled the two-week gig after one show because of tonsillitis and lack of rehearsal.
1963 - The number one song of the week was also the number one song of the year -- “Sugar Shack” by Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs.
1957 - Jerry Lee Lewis recorded the song “Great Balls Of Fire.”