Music History for Wednesday, 10/1/14
2012 - Chris Thile, mandolinist best known for his work with Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers, won a "genius" grant from the MacArthur Foundation.
2011 - Guess Who frontman Burton Cummings was inducted into the Canada Walk of Fame in Toronto, Ontario.
2010 - R&B singer Mario was arrested for allegedly assaulting his mother Shawntia Hardaway inside their Maryland apartment.
2009 - Just two weeks after it was announced, Kanye West‘s “Fame Kills” tour with Lady Gaga was cancelled, according to concert promoter Live Nation.
2006 - Heartland's debut album, I Loved Her First, was released.
2005 - Dierks Bentley was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
2003 - Sara Evans released "Suds in the Bucket" online.
1998 - John Fogerty received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1997 - Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood's video for "In Another's Eyes" premiered on CMT. It was taken from their performance of the song on The Tonight Show.
1996 - Nirvana's live album, From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah was released. It contained live tracks recorded from 1989 to 1994.
1995 - Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson performed at Farm Aid in Louisville, Kentucky. Darius Rucker was also there performing with Hootie & The Blowfish. The event raised close to $1 million.
1994 - Eric Clapton entered the U.S. album chart at number one with From the Cradle.
1991 - A single white crystal-beaded glove worn by Michael Jackson was stolen from the Motown Museum in Detroit. Rapper M.C. Hammer offered a $50,000 reward for its return.
1990 - Forbes magazine listed New Kids on the Block as the fifth richest entertainers in the U.S. with a collective income of $78 million.
1986 - Patty Loveless' self-titled debut album was released.
1982 - John Cougar had the number one album with American Fool and the number one single with "Jack and Diane."
1981 - The Pretenders canceled the last leg of their U.S. tour when drummer Martin Chambers put his hand through a windowpane, cutting tendons and arteries.
1980 - One Trick Pony, the semi-autobiographical film of Paul Simon, premiered in New York City.
1977 - Elton John became the first rock & roller to be honored in New York City's Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame.
1977 - Trombonist-producer Meco started a two-week run at number one on the singles chart with a disco version of the Star Wars theme.
1977 - Damned drummer Rat Scabies quit the band and was temporarily replaced by Jon Moss, who later became a member of Culture Club.
1977 - Singer Mary Ford died. She recorded tons of hits with her husband, guitar wiz Les Paul.
1977 - Kenny Rogers went to number one with "Daytime Friends."
1975 - Drummer Al Jackson, who played with Booker T. & The M.G.'s and Al Green, was murdered after confronting a burglar in his home. Jackson was 39.
1974 - Olivia Newton-John had the number one hit with "I Honestly Love You."
1970 - Jimi Hendrix was buried at The Greenwood Cemetery at the Dunlop Baptist Church in Seattle.
1970 - Curtis Mayfield left The Impressions for a solo career.
1969 - Loretta Lynn recorded "Coal Miner's Daughter," "You Wanna Give Me a Lift" and "Wings Upon Your Horns" at Bradley's Barn in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.
1966 - Jimi Hendrix jammed with Cream at their gig at London Polytechnic.
1966 - "I Love My Dog" was released by Cat Stevens.
1965 - The McCoys were at number one on the singles chart with "Hang On Sloopy."
General History for Wednesday, 10/1/14
1847 - U.S. troops arrested Mormon leader Brigham Young for having 16 wives.
1872 - The first daily weather charts were made, covering two dozen cities on the eastern seaboard. Today, U.S. satellites see the entire planet from stationary orbits 22,000 miles high.
1903 - Baseball's first World Series began, in which the American League pennant winner, the Boston Pilgrims [now the Red Sox], played the National League winner, the Pittsburgh Pirates. Boston won the best-of-nine series from Pittsburgh, five games to three
1908 - Henry Ford introduced his famous "Model T" automobile, which, at first, cost $850 -- not including headlights, windshield or cloth top -- and, as Ford famously said, it came in any color you wanted, as long as you wanted black. His revolutionary mass production process 18 years later dropped the price to between $310 and $260.
1933 - Babe Ruth made his final pitching appearance. He pitched all nine innings and hit a home run in the fifth inning.
1961 - Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 61st home run of the season to shatter Babe Ruth's major league record of 60.
1962 - Johnny Carson took over as host of NBC's Tonight Show, succeeding Jack Paar as the permanent host. His guests that night were Joan Crawford, Mel Brooks, Rudy Vallee and Tony Bennett.
1974 - The Watergate cover-up trial began in Washington. Five former Nixon Administration officials, including H.R. Haldeman, John Erlichman and John Mitchell, faced charges of conspiracy.
1992 - Ross Perot re-entered the presidential race after dropping out in July.
1996 - The minimum wage rose fifty cents to $4.75 an hour.
2001 - The Supreme Court suspended former President Clinton from practicing before the high court.
2009 - In front of his Late Show audience, David Letterman admitted he was the victim of an alleged extortion attempt centering on him having sexual relations with several members of his staff, including while he was married.
2010 - Stephen J. Cannell, creator of 1980s hit TV shows like 21 Jump Street, Hunter, and The A-Team, died of complications of melanoma. He was 69.
2012 - California banned conversion therapy for minors, becoming the first U.S. state to do so.