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Music History for Tuesday, 9/17/19

2013 - Jack Johnson released his sixth album, From Here to Now to You. It debuted at No. 1.

2013 - Country/rockabilly singer Marvin Rainwater died. He was known for late-'50s hits "Gonna Find Me a Bluebird" and "Whole Lotta Woman."

2013 - Maybach Music Group, headed up by rapper Rick Ross, released their third collaborative album, Self Made Vol. 3. It debuted at No. 4 on the charts.

2013 - Disney star Zendaya released her self-titled debut album.

2013 - Country music singer Chris Young released his fourth album, A.M.

2012 - Fiona Apple was arrested when her tour bus was stopped in Sierra Blanca, Texas. Border patrol agents found 4 grams of hash on the bus, which Fiona took responsibility for. She spent the night in jail before being released on bail.

2012 - The Dave Matthews Band’s Away From the World went #1 on the Billboard albums charts. It was their sixth album to hit the top spot on the Billboard 200.

2010 - Dick & Dee Dee, best known for their 1961 hit "The Mountain's High," were inducted into the Mid-America Music Hall of Fame.

2007 - Barry Manilow canceled his appearance on ABC's The View after he learned he wouldn’t be allowed to ignore co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, known for her Republican-conservative views.

2006 - Guitarist Al Casey died. He was 69. Although he’s mainly known for being a studio musician, Casey also had three Billboard Hot 100 singles in the U.S. He was also inducted into the Rockability Hall of Fame.

2005 - Brooks & Dunn went to number one with "Play Something Country."

2003 - David Lee Roth injured himself while performing a complicate martial arts move onstage. Roth needed 21 stitches when a staff he was using hit him in the face.  A few days later, the remainder of his tour was canceled.

2002 - Kelly Clarkson's first single, "Before Your Love/A Moment Like This," was released.

2000 - Trisha Yearwood was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

2000 - Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson and Sawyer Brown performed at Farm Aid in Bristow, Virginia.

1999 - Rapper Eminem was hit with a 10 million-dollar defamation lawsuit by his mother, Debbie Mathers-Briggs.  She claimed her son made defamatory remarks about her during interviews, saying she was "pill popping" and "lawsuit-happy."

1999 - Rapper Master P signed an NBA contract with the Toronto Raptors.

1998 - Hootie & The Blowfish made an emergency stop in Denver during their American Airlines flight from New York to Los Angeles. A male fan became violent after a chat with the band's drummer Jim "Soni" Sonefeld.

1998 - Rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard of Wu-Tang Clan was arrested for making terrorist threats at the House of Blues in Los Angeles.  He threatened to kill the security staff at the club.

1998 - Country singer Terri Clark was briefly hospitalized in Albuquerque, New Mexico after her shoulder was dislocated by an overzealous fan, who grabbed her by the arm and pulled her from the car she was riding in.

1998 - The Country Music Hall of Fame unveiled a bronze statue of Hank Williams on the 75th anniversary of his birth.

1997 - Fleetwood Mac began their reunion tour at The Meadows in Hartford, Connecticut.

1992 - Singer Tiffany gave birth to a son, Elijah Bulmaro Garcia.  He was the first child for Tiffany and her husband, Bulmaro Garcia.

1991 - Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II were released simultaneously by Guns N' Roses.

1991 - Rob Tyner, lead singer for the Mc5, died of a heart attack at his home.  He was 46.

1989 - Singer Natalie Cole married her music producer and arranger Andre Fisher.  Cole filed for divorce less than three years later.

1984 - John Waite had the number one song with "Missing You."

1982 - Hank Williams Jr.'s Greatest Hits album was released.

1980 - Bette Midler's concert film Divine Madness premiered in Los Angeles.

1977 - Reba made her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry.

1976 - Ringo Starr released Ringo's Rotogravure.

1975 - John Denver collected five nominations for the CMA Awards. Waylon Jennings, Conway Twittyand Loretta Lynn each racked up four nods.

1974 - The number one song was "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" by Barry White.

1967 - The Who appeared on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.  An incident occurred with flash explosions that damaged Pete Townshend's ears.

1967 - The Doors made their debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. Sullivan asked the band not to sing the lyric, "Girl we couldn't get much higher," in their song "Light My Fire."  The band agreed, then Jim Morrison sang it anyway. 

1962 - The Drifters' classic "Up on the Roof" was released.

1952Frank Sinatra completed his final session with Mitch Miller and Columbia Records.


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