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Music History for Thursday, 9/5/19

2016 - Asteroid 17473, discovered in 1991 -- the year singer Freddie Mercury died -- was officially named after the Queen frontman in honor of what would have been his 70th birthday.

2014 - Then-married country stars Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton opened a bread and breakfast in Tishomingo, OK, called The Ladysmith.

2012 – Grammy Award-winning artist Joe South died. Known for his hit song, “Games People Play,” he was 72.

2008Reba McEntire had the number one album in the country with Keep on Loving You, her 25th album.

2006Sean “Diddy” Combs announced he and girlfriend Kim Porter were expecting twins in a video posted on his MySpace.com page.

2005Sheryl Crow announced she was engaged to multiple Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.  The couple ended their engagement in February 2006.

2004Ciara began a six-week run at the top of the singles chart with “Goodies.”

2002 - In New York, the NFL held a concert to celebrate its season opener. Eve, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, Enrique Iglesias and 'N Sync's Joey Fatone performed. The event preceded the Thursday night opener between the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers.

2001 - Junichiro Koizumi Presents: My Favorite Elvis Songs was released exclusively in Japan.  The collection of Elvis Presley songs were picked by Japan's prime minister.

2000 - Radiohead premiered its new album, Kid A, at the Sony IMAX Theater in New York City's Lincoln Center.

2000Tori Amos and her husband, sound engineer Mark Hawley, became parents to a daughter, Natashya Lórien Hawley.

2000Oasis guitarist/songwriter Noel Gallagher split with wife Meg Matthews.  They married in 1997.

1999 - Blues singer/pianist Katie Webster died of heart failure.  She was 63.

1998 - After nearly 30 years, Aerosmith finally had a U.S. number-one single with the Diane Warren song “I Don't Want to Miss a Thing” from the movie Armageddon.

1996 - Capitol Records released the Beatles Anthology video set.  Over 10 hours of material made up the set.

1993 – Guitarist Dave Navarro joined The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

1992 - John Mellencamp married model Elaine Irwin.  It was his third marriage, her first.  He was 40, she was 23. They separated in September of 2010, and were officially divorced, amicably, a year later. 

1990 - B.B. King received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1990 - Ex-Ian Dury & The Blockheads drummer Charley Charles died of cancer.

1988 - Metallica released And Justice for All.

1987 - American Bandstand, hosted by Dick Clark, was canceled after 30 years on television.

1987 - Singer Ian Astbury of The Cult spent the night in a Vancouver jail after a show there ended in a riot.  Police blamed Astbury for starting it.

1981Stevie Nicks had the number-one album in the U.S. with Bella Donna.

1976 - Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington was seriously injured in a car crash in Florida.

1976 - The number one song was “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty” by K.C. & The Sunshine Band.

1975 - Wings released “Letting Go.”

1969 - The Stooges made their New York City debut at The Pavilion. They opened for the MC5.

1968Herbert Khaury, better known as Tiny Tim, sued Bouguet Records for a million dollars in damages when the record label released early recordings of Khaury without his permission.

1966 - John Lennon flew to Germany to begin work on the Richard Lester film, How I Won The War.  He played Private Gripweed.

1965 - The Rolling Stones recorded “Get Off My Cloud” in Los Angeles.

1964 - The Animals had the number one single with “House of the Rising Sun.”

1964 - “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” by Manfred Mann was released.


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