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Music History for Friday, 9/20/19

2011 - Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen releases "Call Me Maybe" as the lead single from her EP Curiosity.

2009 - Justin Moore sang the national anthem at Green Bay as the Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Packers, 31 to 24.

2008 - Young Jeezy had the number one album in the country with his fifth effort, The Recession.

2007 - Carrie Underwood's video for "So Small" premiered.

2006 - Justin Timberlake’s second album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling over 684 thousand copies.

2005 - Canadian J.D. Fortune won the CBS reality show Rock Star: INXS to become the new lead singer of the band.

2003 - Nelly Furtado gave birth to a daughter she named Nevis.

2003 - Melissa Etheridge married actress Tammy Lynn Michaels in Malibu, California.

2002 - Toby Keith's video for "Who's Your Daddy?" premiered.

2002 - Montgomery Gentry received keys to the city of Louisville, Kentucky.

2001 - Jennifer Lopez performed her first-ever full concert at the ten-thousand-seat Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1998 - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum was paying tribute to Robert Johnson with eight days of activities. Johnson only recorded 29 songs before dying in August of 1938.

1997 - Johnny Paycheck got an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry.

1995 - Ex-10,000 Maniacs lead singer Natalie Merchant kicked off her first solo tour in New Orleans.

1994 - The Dave Matthews Band released the album Under the Table and Dreaming, featuring the hits “What Would You Say,” “Satellite” and “Ants Marching”.

1992 - Charlie Daniels hosted Volunteer Jam with special guests Eddie Rabbitt, Suzy Bogguss and more.

1991 - Nirvana began a six-week U.S. tour.

1988 - Crystal Gayle and Loretta Lynn played their first concert together.

1984 - Marvin Gaye Sr. agreed to a plea bargain agreement that would keep him out of jail for shooting his son, singer Marvin Gaye, during an argument on April 1.  

1976 - Captain & Tennille’s primetime music variety show premiered on ABC.

1975 - “Fame” gave David Bowie his first hit in America.  The song was co-written with John Lennon.

1975 - The Bay City Rollers made their U.S. debut on Howard Cosell’s Saturday Night Live variety show on ABC.

1973 - Singer-songwriter Jim Croce was killed in a plane crash near Natchitoches, Louisiana.  He had just finished recording his third album, I’ve Got a Name, just a week before.

1972 - Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested for the second time in four weeks for marijuana possession, this time at their farmhouse in Scotland.

1970 - Jim Morrison was found guilty in Miami of indecent exposure and profanity.  The Doors lead singer allegedly pulled his pants down and “whipped it out” on stage.

1955 - Tennessee Ernie Ford recorded "Sixteen Tons" in Hollywood.

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