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2006 Red Hot Chili Peppers' Stadium Arcadium hits #1 on both the UK and US albums charts.

2005 Shakira releases the Spanish-language portion of her double-album project, Oral Fixation, which is joined by its English counterpart in the fall. The two-part project is a followup to her first English-language album, Laundry Service, and reflects the singer's evolution from a Colombian pop princess to an international superstar.More

2003 Barry Manilow suffers a broken nose after he accidentally walks into a wall at his home in Palm Springs, California, and knocks himself unconscious. Although he passed out for four hours, he doesn't endure any lasting effects and doctors determine that surgery is not necessary.

2002 Paul McCartney and Aretha Franklin are the performers at Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee celebrating the 50th year of her reign.

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2000 In what becomes known as "the horse incident," Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw are arrested in Buffalo, New York, after Chesney mounts a police horse and rides off. At trial, they're found not guilty; Chesney says he thought he had permission to get on the horse.

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Jethro Tull's Album Thick As A Brick Goes To #1

1972

Jethro Tull's concept album Thick As A Brick, complete with an insert from the fictional newspaper St. Cleve Chronicle and Linwell Advertiser, hits #1 in America.


The entire album consists of the song "Thick as a Brick." Many Album Oriented Radio (AOR) stations play the whole thing, while more traditional stations spin the single, cut down to three minutes. The album chronicles the adventures of Gerald Bostock, a young prodigy who decides to follow in his father's footsteps and become a soldier instead of following his passion for art. In 2012, Jethro Tull leader Ian Anderson releases the album Thick As A Brick 2 - Whatever Happened To Gerald Bostock?, which presents different scenarios for how his life played out.

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