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September 30

Updated: Oct 3, 2019

Music History for Monday, 9/30/19

2014 - Finch released Back to Oblivion, their first studio album in nine years, following a series of disbandings and reunions.

2013 - Lorde released her debut album, Pure Heroine. The album, which peaked at No. 3 on the charts, was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.

2013 - Justin Timberlake released his fourth album, The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2. The No. 1 album was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.

2013 - Country music singer Tyler Farr released his debut album, Redneck Crazy. It debuted at No. 5 on the charts.

2012 - George Michael canceled the Australian leg of his tour after suffering from what he described as “major anxiety.”

2011 - Miracles guitarist and songwriter Marv Tarplin died. He was 70. 

2011 - Paramore bassist Jeremy Davis married TV host and actress Kathryn Camsey in Las Vegas.

2009 - Wanda Jackson, best known for her 1961 hit "In the Middle of a Heartache," was honored with a street named "Wanda Jackson Way" in her hometown of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

2007 - The Foo Fighters had the No. 1 album in the U.K. with Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace.

2006 - George Strait went to number one with "Give It Away."

2003 - Billy Currington's self-titled debut album hit stores.

1998 - Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, Jonny Lang, Slash, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, Joey Ramone and Joe Walsh all guest starred on the same episode of ABC's The Drew Carey Show.

1997 - U2 caused an uproar at their concert in Tel Aviv, Israel, when Bono called for the release of accused traitor Morechai Vanunu.

1997 - The Rolling Stones released Bridges To Babylon.

1997 - Patty Loveless released her ninth album, Long Stretch Of Limousine.

1997 - Randy Travis became the first artist to sign with Dreamworks Records, the label of Dreamworks Films, owned by Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg.

1997 - Fleetwood Mac's reunion concert at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey, set a house record, grossing 1,094,520 dollars.

1994R.E.M's Michael Stipe signed a movie deal with New Line Cinema.

1993 - George Harrison and David Crosby made animated guest appearances on The Simpsons' fifth-season premiere.

1993 - Kate Pierson of The B-52s was arrested while staging a sit-in at the New York offices of Vogue.  She was protesting the use of fur in ads and clothing.

1992 - Songwriter Paul Jabara died of AIDS-related causes at the age of 44. He wrote such disco classics as "It's Raining Men" by The Weather Girls, Donna Summer's "Last Dance" and "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" by Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer.

1992 - Vince Gill and Garth Brooks were double winners at the CMA Awards.

1991 - Liza Minnelli got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1989 - The Judds hit number one with "Let Me Tell You About Love."

1988 - John Lennon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1987 - Roy Orbison recorded A Black And White Night Live at the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles.

1985 - Steve Earle recorded the song "Guitar Town" in Nashville.

1977 - Ringo Starr released the album Ringo The Fourth.

1971 - Yes started their first tour with keyboardist Rick Wakeman in England.

1971 - Rod Stewart had the number one single with "Maggie May."

1969 - David Crosby's girlfriend Christine Gail Hinton was killed in a car accident.

1965 - Donovan made his U.S. TV debut on Shindig.

1954 - Patsy Cline signed her first recording contract with Four Star Records.

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