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September 18

Music History for Wednesday, 9/18/19


2012 - NeYo released his fifth album, R.E.D. It debuted at No. 4 on the charts.

2012 - Pink released her sixth album, The Truth About Love. It debuted at No. 1 on the charts. The album went on to sell over seven million copies worldwide.

2012 - Annie Lennox, of the bands The Tourists and Eurythmics, married London doctor Mitch Besser. This marked her third time down the aisle.

2010Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was the title track from the pop star’s third studio album.

2010 - Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder married model Jill McCormick in Hawaii.

2009 - Leonard Cohen collapsed on stage during a concert in Valencia, Spain while singing “Bird on the Wire.”  He was hospitalized and later discharged after being treated for food poisoning.  

2009 - Grammy-winning rock-folk singer Lucinda Williams married manager Tom Overby.

2007 - Britney Spears was dropped by management company The Firm only a month after she hired them.  Her lawyer quit too.  Spears had just given a disappointing performance of “Gimme More” opening the MTV Video Music Awards.

2006 - Willie and Bobbie Nelson received misdemeanor citations for drug possession when 1.5 pounds of marijuana was discovered on their tour bus.

2005 - The 20th Anniversary of Farm Aid took place in Tinley Park, Illinois.  Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, Emmylou Harris and Kenny Chesney performed.

2004 - The Fugees reunited in Brooklyn, New York for a performance for the film Dave Chappelle’s Block Party.  They headlined a show which included Kanye West, The Roots, Big Daddy Kane and John Legend.

2004 - Keith Urban's "Days Go By" took the number one spot.

2004 - Britney Spears and Kevin Federline were married.  The legal documents were not filed until early October.

2002 - Bon Jovi performed at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London.  More than 375,000 people viewed the live Web cast of the show.

1999 - Bassist D'Arcy Wretzky quit the Smashing Pumpkins.

1999 - Kenny Chesney's "You Had Me From Hello" was at number one.

1998 - Hank Williams' daughter, Jett, paid tribute to her father on the Grand Ole Opry.  It would have been Hank Senior's 75th birthday.

1998 - Reba McEntire received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1997 - R&B and blues singer Jimmy Witherspoon died of natural causes at age 74.

1993 - Garth Brooks had the number one album on the pop charts with In Pieces.

1993 -- Garth Brooks took "Ain't Going Down ('Til The Sun Comes Up)" to number one.

1992 - Alan Jackson went to number one with "Love's Got a Hold on You."

1987 - KISS released the album Crazy Nights.

1983 - KISS appeared without their makeup for the first time on MTV.

1983 - The album Lick It Up was released by KISS.

1981 - George Jones earned his first gold album for I Am What I Am.

1981 - Gary Numan took off in a single-engine Cessna plane for a trip around the world.  He was forced to land in India and was arrested by local police.

1978 - The members of KISS all released solo albums.  The members at the time were Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss.

1976 - Wild Cherry started a three-week run at number one with "Play That Funky Music."

1976 - "More Than a Feeling" by BOSTON was released.

1972 - The Who headlined the Rock at the Oval festival in London.

1971 - Tom T. Hall checked into number one with "The Year that Clayton Delaney Died."

1971 - Pink Floyd performed Atom Heart Mother at the Classical Music Festival in Montreux, Switzerland.

1970 - Jimi Hendrix was found dead from an overdose of barbiturates.

1969 - Tiny Tim announced his engagement to MISS Vicki Budinger on The Tonight Show.  Host Johnny Carson asked the two to be married on the show.  They made TV history with the wedding on December 17th, 1969.

1968 - The number one song was "Harper Valley P.T.A." by Jeannie C. Riley.

1965 - Connie Smith joined the Grand Ole Opry.

1961 - Bobby Vee had the number one song with "Take Good Care Of My Baby."

1957 - The Crickets, featuring Buddy Holly, had the number one song with "That'll Be The Day."

1947 - Minnie Pearl, Roy Acuff and Ernest Tubb headlined the first country music show at New York City's Carnegie Hall.