Music History for Tuesday, 9/3/19
2017 - Walter Becker, musician, songwriter, and co-founder of Steely Dan, died after a battle with esophageal cancer. He was 67.
2013 - R&B singer John Legend released his fourth album, Love in the Future. The album included the hit single “All of Me.” Love in the Future was nominated for Best R&B Album at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
2013 - Nine Inch Nails released their eighth album, Hesitation Marks. The album was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
2013 - R&B singer Tamar Braxton released her sophomore album, Love and War. It debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The album also received a Grammy nominations for Best Urban Contemporary Album, and it's title track garnered Grammy nods for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance.
2013 - Ariana Grande released her first album, Yours Truly. It debuted atop the charts.
2011 - British DJ and musician Mark Ronson married French actress Josephine De La Baume.
2010 - Electric Light Orchestra’s Mike Edwards was killed when a giant bale of hay rolled down a hill and crashed onto a van he was in.
2010 - Pop singer Cheryl Cole divorced England soccer player Ashley Cole due to unreasonable behavior after three years of marriage.
2009 - A funeral was held for Michael Jackson at Glendale’s Forest Lawn Park in Los Angeles. Elizabeth Taylor, Quincy Jones, Macaulay Culkin, Berry Gordy and Lisa Marie Presley were among the 200 invited guests.
2009 - Madonna’s Sticky and Sweet world tour became the highest grossing tour ever for a solo artist, grossing 408 million dollars. Madonna performed in 32 countries, ending in Tel Aviv, Israel.
2007 - My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way married Mindless Self Indulgence bassist Lyn Z after the final show of Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution tour in Colorado.
2001 - A free concert intended by System of a Down to be a gift to its fans in Los Angeles turned into a stage-swarming, speaker-tossing melee that resulted in six arrests and left some police officers with minor injuries.
2000 - A family emergency forced Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore to scrap the band's opening set for Pearl Jam at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland.
2000 - Madonna started a four-week run at the top of the singles chart with “Music.”
1999 - Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx was arrested at a show in Raleigh, North Carolina on charges of inciting a riot at a Greensboro concert in October 1997.
1999 - A half-price Labor Day sale forced the Virgin Megastore to shut down its website temporarily when customers logged on in record numbers.
1994 - Prince appeared on Soul Train as the bass player for Nona Gaye on the song "Love Sign."
1994 - Former Stray Cats frontman Brian Setzer married Christine Schmidt.
1992 - David Bowie appeared on the cover of Architectural Digest. He was the first human on the cover in four years.
1983 - The Eurythmics had the number one single in the country with “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).”
1978 - A Taste of Honey had Billboard's number one pop hit with "Boogie Oogie Oogie."
1973 - "Angie" was released by the Rolling Stones.
1970 - Canned Heat's Al "Blind Owl" Wilson died in Topanga Canyon, California at the age of 27.
1970 - Rolling Stone reported The Dave Clark Five had broken up.
1969 - The Four Seasons' "I've Got You Under My Skin" was released.
1955 - Bill Haley & The Comets refused their first offer to tour outside the U.S. because of a fear of flying.
1942 - Frank Sinatra started his solo singing career.