Music History for Monday, 9/15/14
2013 - British rock singer Jackie Lomax -- who was a member of a number of groups including Dee and the Dynamites and The Undertakers and was also known for working with Eric Clapton -- died. He was 69.
2012 - James “Sugar Boy” Crawford, who penned the 1954 hit "Jock-A-Mo," died. He was 77.
2009 - Bobby Rydell was arrested for driving under the influence after he crashed his car in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania.
2008 - Pink Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright died of cancer at the age of 65.
2007 - Garth Brooks' "More Than a Memory" became the first song to debut at number one on Billboard's Country Songs chart.
2006 - The Knack sued Run-DMC, saying they didn’t have the right to sample their 1979 hit song "My Sharona" in one of DMC’s most recognizable tracks, "It's Tricky" from 1987. Why did The Knack take two decades to file suit? They claimed they hadn’t heard "It’s Tricky" before 2005. The case was settled in 2009.
2005 - Dierks Bentley got his second gold album for Modern Day Drifter.
2004 - Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone (real name: John Cummings) died in Los Angeles after a five-year battle with prostate cancer.
2003 - Billy Corgan announced that his post-SMASHING Pumpkins band, Zwan, had broken up.
2003 - Miranda Lambert signed with Epic Records.
2003 - Madonna's children's book, The English Roses, went on sale.
2001 - Metallica action figures went on sale.
2001 - Toby Keith went to number one with "I'm Just Talkin' About Tonight."
2001 - Aaron Tippin recorded "Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly."
2000 - For the first time since learning he had Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), country singer Chris LeDoux returned to the stage while awaiting the necessary liver transplant. He died in 2005.
2000 - Kenny Chesney earned his first double platinum album for Everywhere We Go.
1998 - Rapper Coolio was arrested in Lawndale, California on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon and possessing marijuana. He was booked and released that day with an order to appear in court at a later date.
1998 - Managers for Brandy and Monica issued a joint statement denying gossip that the two singers fought backstage at the MTV Video Music Awards earlier in the week.
1998 - Marilyn Manson released Mechanical Animals.
1998 - Reba McIntire was indicted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1996 - Pearl Jam had the number one album with No Code.
1992 - George Strait's Pure Country soundtrack was released.
1990 - Bruce Hornsby began filling in on keyboard for The Grateful Dead following the death of Brent Mydland.
1987 - The number one Billboard pop hit was "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" by Michael Jackson with Siedah Garrett.
1981 - Alabama collected its first platinum album for Feels So Right.
1980 - The Elephant Man, starring David Bowie, made its debut on Broadway.
1979 - Bob Dylan released the album Slow Train Coming. It was his first religiously-themed album.
1979 - ABBA played their first North American concert in Vancouver, British Columbia.
1977 - The Rolling Stones released Love You Live.
1974 - Gary Thain of Uriah Heep was nearly electrocuted onstage during a show in Dallas.
1969 - The number one Billboard pop hit was "Sugar Sugar" by The Archies.
1969 - Deep Purple performed "Concerto for Rock Band and Orchestra" with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at London's Royal Albert Hall.
1968 - The TV music series Soul premiered with Lou Rawls and Martha & The Vandellas.
1964 - The Beatles were ordered off the stage at Cleveland's Public Auditorium so the screaming crowd could calm down.
1962 - The Beatles were called "a nothing group" after an interview with Peter Jones of the London Daily Mirror.
1959 - The number one Billboard pop hit was "Sleep Walk" by Santo & Johnny.
1956 - Elvis Presley started a five-week run at the top of the singles chart with "Don't Be Cruel."
1930 - Hoagy Carmichael recorded "Georgia on My Mind." The song has been the official state song of Georgia since 1922.
General History for Monday, 9/15/14
1775 - An early and unofficial American flag was raised by Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Mott after the seizing of Fort Johnson from the British. The flag was dark blue with the white word "Liberty" spelled on it.
1776 - British forces occupied New York City during the American Revolution.
1935 - The Nuremberg Laws were enacted by Nazi Germany. The act stripped all German Jews of their civil rights and the swastika was made the official symbol of Nazi Germany.
1940 - The German Luftwaffe suffered the loss of 185 planes in the Battle of Britain. The change in tide forced Hitler to abandon his plans for invading Britain.
1963 - A church bombing killed four young girls in Birmingham, Alabama. Robert Chambliss was not brought to justice until 1977.
1965 - The TV series Lost in Space and Green Acres premiered on CBS.
1971 - Greenpeace was founded.
1972 - The Watergate indictments began against seven perpetrators.
1978 - Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks to win his third World Heavyweight Boxing title.
1998 - It was announced that 5.9 million people read the Starr Report on the Internet. About 606 thousand people read the White House defense of President Clinton.
2003 - In Independence, Missouri, the birthplace of Ginger Rogers was designated a local landmark. The move by the Independence City Council qualified the home for historic preservation.
2008 - Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, the largest in U.S. history.
2012 - In Moscow, tens of thousands protested against Vladimir Putin, chanting, "We are the power here!" and "Russia without Putin!"
2013 - Radio and TV personality Jerry Bishop died in San Diego, Calif. He was 77.