Music History for Wednesday, 10/9/19
2016 - The Lori McKenna-penned hit "Humble And Kind” won Song of the Year during the NSAI Songwriter Achievement Awards at the Music City Center. Cole Swindell took home the honors for Songwriter/Artist of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year went to "Nothin' Like You" writer Ashley Gorley.
2013 – Kanye West appeared on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! two weeks after West attacked Kimmel on Twitter for airing a sketch that poked fun at an interview the rapper did with BBC Radio 1. In the sketch, child actors were used to play the parts of Kanye and the BBC interviewer.
2012 – Hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis released their debut album, The Heist. It won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, and was also nominated for Album of the Year and earned the group the award for Best New Artist.
2012 – Kiss released their 20th studio album, Monster.
2011 – Paul McCartney married Nancy Shevell in London.
2011 - Mikey Welsh, former Weezer bassist, died at age 40. The cause of death was a suspected drug overdose.
2010 - Oprah Winfrey interviewed Katherine Jackson at her Encino, California, home; it was the first TV interview the matriarch sat down for since her son's -- Michael Jackson -- death in 2009.
2009 - Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy was charged with obstruction after running from police after cops dispersed a crowd milling around an abandoned house.
2003 - Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II made Sting a CBE (Commander of the British Empire).
2003 – Joe Strummer’s last album, Streetcore, was released posthumously. Strummer had died of a heart attack on December 22, 2002.
2002 - The Bon Jovi album Bounce was released.
2001 - U2 frontman Bono, REM singer Michael Stipe and electronica master Moby all showed up at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts in New York City, organized by The Beastie Boys.
2000 - On what would have been John Lennon’s 60th birthday, a new book collected all the interviews Lennon had done with Rolling Stone magazine called, Lennon Remembers, The Complete Rolling Stone Interviews.
2000 - The John Lennon Museum opened to the public about 30 kilometers from Tokyo.
2000 - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band reunited at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to sing their signature tune, Will The Circle Be Unbroken.
1999 - Jazz vibraphonist Milt Jackson died at age 76 of liver cancer. He was a founding member of the Modern Jazz Quartet.
1984 - The number one song was I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder. The song was taken from the Gene Wilder comedy, The Woman In Red, and went on to win an Oscar for Best Original Song From A Film.
1980 - John Lennon released Starting Over on his 40th birthday. It was his first record in five years.
1979 - Michael Jackson had the number one song with Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.
1978 - Composer Jacques Brel was no longer alive and well. He died at age 49.
1959 - Bobby Darin became the youngest performer to headline the Sands Hotel’s Copa Room in Las Vegas.