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September 24

Music History for Tuesday, 9/24/19


2016 - Buckwheat Zydeco, accordionist and bandleader born Stanley Joseph Dural, Jr., died. He was 68.

2014 - Tove Lo released her debut album, Queen of the Clouds. The album spawned the hit single, "Habits (Stay High)”, which peaked at number three on the charts.

2013 - Drake released his third album, Nothing Was the Same. The No. 1 album was also nominated for Best Rap Album at the Grammy Awards.

2013 - Cher released her 25th album, Closer to the Truth. It debuted at No. 3 on the charts.

2013 - Rock band Kings of Leon released their sixth album, Mechanical Bull. It was later nominated for Best Rock Album at the Grammy Awards.

2013 - Sting released his eleventh album, The Last Ship.

2013 - Icona Pop released their second album, This Is…Icona Pop.

2013 - Jason Derulo released his third album, Tattoos.

2013 - Beyonce's The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour stopped in Monterrey, Mexico.

2012 - Singer Mark McGrath married longtime love Carin Kingsland in Santa Barbara, California.

2011 - Britney Spears’ single "I Wanna Go" became the singer’s 21st Top 40 single.

2009 - Ozzy Osbourne finally became a licensed driver. He announced the news on Twitter.

2009 - Miranda Lambert performed her entire Revolution album at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

2005 - Sara Evans took "A Real Fine Place to Start" to number one.

2004 - Loretta Lynn won two trophies at the Americana Music Awards.

2003 - The Dave Matthews Band played at Central Park in New York City, in front of almost a hundred thousand, the band’s largest audience to date.  The Central Park Concert was later released as an album.

1999 - Hank Williams was the subject of the first-ever country music symposium at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

1999 - Lonestar got their first platinum album for Lonely Grill.

1998 - Elvis Presley was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

1998 - Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler threw out the first pitch at the Expos-Cardinals game in St. Louis.

1998 - Ex-Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler was sentenced to 150 days in jail for beating two women he dated and for violating his probation from an earlier conviction for domestic violence.

1997 - Deana Carter's hit "Strawberry Wine" won Single and Song of the Year at the 31st Annual CMA Awards.

1994 - Eric Clapton performed on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live.

1993 - Guns N' Roses reached a settlement with their former drummer Steven Adler.  Adler had been kicked out of the band for not kicking his heroin habit.

1991 - Nirvana released their breakthrough album, Nevermind.

1991 - Mark Chesnutt got his first gold album for his debut project, Too Cold at Home.

1989 - Prince made an appearance on Saturday Night Live.

1989 - Clint Black picked up his first gold album for Killin' Time.

1988 - The number one song was "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by jazz vocalist Bobby McFerrin.  It was the first A cappella song to hit the top of the charts.

1988 - James Brown was arrested in Georgia after a two-state car chase.

1984 - Paul McCartney released “No More Lonely Nights”.

1982 - Prince’s "1999" single was released.

1978 - Exile had the number one song with "Kiss You All Over".

1977 - The first Elvis Presley convention took place in Memphis.

1977 - "Come Sail Away" was released by Styx.

1976 - The Sons of the Pioneers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1968 - The Beatles were at number one with "Hey Jude."  It would stay at number one for nine weeks and was the Beatles' biggest hit.

1962 - Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs recorded "The Ballad of Jed Clampett," the theme for The Beverly Hillbillies.

1958 - Tommy Edwards had the number one song with "It's All in the Game."  The melody was written in 1912 by U.S. Vice-President Charles Dawes.

General History for Tuesday, 9/24/19

1789 - Congress passed the First Judiciary Act, which provided for an Attorney General and a Supreme Court.

1869 - Thousands of businessmen were financially ruined after a panic on Wall Street.  The panic was caused by an attempt to corner the gold market by Jay Gould and James Fisk.

1934 - Babe Ruth played his last game as a member of the New York Yankees.

1950 - The NFL record for the most interceptions was set as Jim Hardy of the Chicago Cardinals threw eight passes, out of 39 attempts, right into the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles.

1955 - President Eisenhower suffered a heart attack while on vacation in Denver.

1957 - President Eisenhower sent federal troops to Little Rock, Arkansas to enforce school integration.

1957 - The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates, 2-0.

1960 - The last episode of Howdy Doody was telecast.

1968 - 60 Minutes premiered on CBS.

1968 - The Mod Squad premiered on ABC.

1976 - Patty Hearst was sentenced to seven years in prison for her part in a 1974 bank robbery. She was released after 22 months under an executive clemency order issued by President Jimmy Carter.

1985 - President Reagan was nominated for a Nobel Prize.  The prize ultimately went to the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.

1991 - Author Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, died at the age of 87.

1993 - Actress Shannon Doherty married Ashley Hamilton, George Hamilton's son.  They split soon afterwards.

1995 - A jet-ski operator was killed after colliding with a boat occupied by Gloria Estefan and her husband.

1998 - The government began issuing the new, harder-to-counterfeit 20-dollar bill.

2000 - Yugoslav federation citizens had their first presidential election.

2001 - President Bush froze the assets of 27 people and organizations linked to terrorism, including Osama Bin Laden.

2003 - Anthony Hopkins received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2005 - Hurricane Rita hits the U.S. shores, hitting Beaumont, Texas and Louisiana.

2008 - Taro Aso became the new Prime Minister of Japan.

2011 - Actress Molly Sims married film producer Scott Stuber in Napa, California.

2012 - Books written by Japanese authors or published centered on Japan are banned by Chinese bookstores.

2013 - Lindsay Lohan's mother, Dina Lohan, pleaded not guilty to speeding and drunken-driving charges in connection with a September 12 arrest on Long Island, New York.

2016 - Bill Nunn, who played Radio Raheem in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, as well as roles in other films, died. He was 62.