Music History for Friday, 9/6/19
2016 - Barbra Streisand scored her 11th U.S. #1 album, with Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway. Streisand holds the record for the most U.S. #1 albums by a female artist.
2011 - After Madonna challenged a Los Angeles clothing retailer for using "Material Girl" for a clothing line, a judge ruled the singer's use of the phrase, and her long association with it, didn't constitute a trademark. The L.A. clothier had already applied for and received a trademark for the phrase.
2010 - Jane's Addiction announced that it had parted ways with bassist Duff McKagan. McKagan had only been working with the band for five months.
2008 - Great White agreed to pay a million dollars to survivors and victims’ relatives of the fire at the Station nightclub in Rhode Island. Pyrotechnics from the band’s show there in 2003 caused a fire that killed a hundred people, including their guitarist Ty Longley, and injured more than two hundred.
2007 - Italian operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 71.
2005 - Gretchen Wilson's single "All Jacked Up" was released for sale.
2001 - Carl Crack, co-founder of electronica band Atari Teenage Riot, died at age 30.
2001 - Diamond Rio's album One More Day was certified gold.
2000 - U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff ruled that MP3.com had willfully violated copyrights and awarded Universal Music 118 to 250 million dollars in damages.
2000 - Rapper DMX was booted from the lineup at the MTV Video Music Awards when he didn’t show up for rehearsal. Hip-hop star Nelly took his place.
1997 - Elton John recorded "Candle in the Wind '97," a new version of his composition re-written to honor the late Princess Diana. Sold to benefit Diana's charitable foundation, it remains the #1 best-selling song of all-time in the U.K., and #2 worldwide, after Bing Crosby's "White Christmas."
1997 - David Bowie launched a six-week tour of North America in Vancouver. Bowie played clubs, theaters and ballrooms.
1997 - Country upright bassist Roy Husky Junior died of cancer. He was 41.
1995 - Bruce Hornsby and Branford Marsalis performed the National Anthem in Baltimore’s Camden Yards before Cal Ripken Jr. set baseball’s all-time consecutive games played record.
1993 - Don Henley, Jimmy Buffett, Elton John, Sting and Aerosmith performed at a benefit concert in Boston for Walden Woods.
1990 - Guitarist Tom Fogerty died of respiratory failure from tuberculosis. He was 49. Tom and his brother John made up half of Creedence Clearwater Revival.
1989 - The Pittsburgh Steelers were banned from practicing on their own field, Three Rivers Stadium, because The Rolling Stones were rehearsing for their upcoming concert.
1988 - Elton John auctioned off two thousand of his personal items at Sotheby’s in London.
1986 - Bananarama had the number-one song in the U.S. with “Venus.” The song was a number one for Shocking Blue back in 1970.
1984 - Ernest Tubb died at Nashville's Baptist Hospital. He had been a fixture on the Grand Ole Opry since 1943 and entered the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1965.
1982 - The number one song was “Hard To Say I’m Sorry” by Chicago.
1982 - Paul McCartney released Tug Of War.
1975 - Glen Campbell's "Rhinestone Cowboy" topped the U.S. singles chart.
1975 - The number-one album was Red Octopus by Jefferson Starship.
1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared on Jerry Lewis’ Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.
1971 - Donny Osmond had the number one song with “Go Away Little Girl.” Steve Lawrence took the song to number one in 1963, making it the first song in the rock era to be a chart-topper for two people.
1969 - James Brown announced he would retire from live performances by July of 1970.
1968 - Eric Clapton recorded his guitar solo on the Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”
1961 - Bob Dylan debuted at the Gaslight Cafe in New York City.
1957 - Paul Anka was at number one with “Diana.”
1952 - Hank Williams hit #1 with "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)."