Music History for Thursday, 9/19/19
2013 - Country music legend Marvin Rainwater died. He was 88.
2011 - Huey Lewis and the News played at the 54th Monterey Jazz Festival in California.
2010 - A bronze bust of Frank Zappa was dedicated outside an east Baltimore library in Maryland.
2009 - Whitney Houston’s album I Look to You went to number one.
2008 - Drummer Earl Palmer died. He played on Little Richard’s first several albums, as well as albums by Fats Domino, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Neil Young and others.
2000 - Madonna’s album Music was released.
2000 - It was Kenny Chesney Day in the country singer's hometown of Luttrel, Tennessee, as well as in the rest of Knox County.
1999 - Christina Aguilera had the number one album in the country, with her self-titled debut.
1997 - VH1 aired its first-ever live edition of Storytellers. Elton John was featured in a special 90-minute edition of the show from the House of Blues in New Orleans.
1992 - The One was released by Elton John.
1988 - Erasure released their single, "A Little Respect".
1987 - Farm Aid took place at the University of Nebraska.
1987 - Pink Floyd released A Momentary Lapse of Reason, the first album after Roger Waters' departure.
1986 - Press to Play was released by Paul McCartney.
1985 - A Senate committee heard testimony on the labeling and rating of rock music. The hearing was called for by Tipper Gore, the head of the Parents Music Resource Center.
1981 - The Rolling Stones began a nine-week run at the top of the album chart with Tattoo You, the band’s ninth number one.
1981 - Simon & Garfunkel reunited for a concert in New York City’s Central Park.
1979 - The first Muse concert took place. The Musicians United for Safe Energy was better known as "No-Nukes."
1978 - Living in the U.S.A. was released by Linda Ronstadt.
1975 - Eric Clapton got a gold record for "I Shot the Sheriff".
1974 - Max Weinberg made his debut as the drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.
1974 - Bad Company’s self-titled debut album went gold.
1973 - Country-rock pioneer Gram Parsons was found dead in a hotel room near Joshua Tree, California. He was a member of The Byrds and co-founded The Flying Burrito Brothers.
1970 - Diana Ross began a three-week run at the top of the singles chart with “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” her first hit as a solo artist.
1970 - Get Yer Ya Ya's Out was released by the Rolling Stones.
1968 - Steppenwolf won its first gold record for "Born to Be Wild".
1960 - Chubby Checker’s cover of “The Twist” hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100. It also launched a dance craze.
1958 - Elvis Presley boarded a U.S. Army transport at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, and sailed for Germany as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces.