19 September

Pick a Day


In Music History

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2000 It's "Kenny Chesney Day" in the singer's hometown of Luttrell, Tennessee. Chesney returns to Gibbs High School, where the faculty tells stories about his exploits.

1998 Fabian marries his third wife, Andrea (a former Miss Pennsylvania and Miss West Virginia).

1997 Christian singer-songwriter Rich Mullins dies in an automobile accident in Illinois while en route to a benefit concert at Wichita State University in Kansas. Mullins, age 41, was thrown from the vehicle and hit by an oncoming semi-trailer truck.

1997 The VH1 show Storytellers airs live for the first time with an episode featuring Elton John from the House of Blues in New Orleans.

1996 George Benson gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1994 Frankie Kennedy (flautist/tin whistle player for Altan) dies of cancer (Ewing's sarcoma) in Belfast, Ireland, at age 38.

1993 Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas is robbed at gunpoint outside a West Hollywood restaurant.

1988 The Erasure releases "A Little Respect."

1987 Michael Jackson's duet with Siedah Garrett, "I Just Can't Stop Loving You," hits #1, becoming the first of five singles from the Bad album to top the chart.

1985 Frank Zappa, John Denver and Dee Snider of Twisted Sister testify at a Senate hearing where the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) argue for a ratings system on music. The musicians explain that this is censorship, but the PMRC wins a victory and warning labels are ordered on albums containing explicit lyrics.More

1981 Simon & Garfunkel reunite for a free concert in New York's Central Park.

1971 The Jackson 5's Goin' Back To Indiana TV special airs on ABC.

1970 Diana Ross, after leaving The Supremes, gets her first #1 solo hit with "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."

1968 Barbra Streisand transitions from Broadway to the big screen in her first film role as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl. The singer, who originated the part on stage, wins the Oscar for Best Actress, sharing the title with Katharine Hepburn for The Lion in Winter.

1966 Herb Alpert performs for Princess Grace Kelly at her Monaco palace.

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Rockers Protest Nuclear Power


James Taylor, Jackson Browne, The Doobie Brothers, Graham Nash and Bonnie Raitt perform at Madison Square Garden for the first of five "no nukes" concerts.

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