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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 DominoTom WaitsElvis CostelloNeil 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.

1999Christina 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".

1960Chubby 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.

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