Today In Music History 3/19/18

March 19, 2018
Garth Brooks

Ron Elkman-USA TODAY NETWORK

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On this day in 1970, David Bowie married model Mary Angela Barnett. She was rumored to be the subject of the Rolling Stones’ hit, “Angie,” a theory refuted by Keith Richards, who wrote most of the song, and Mick Jagger. The term “Angie” is actually slang for Heroine.

Guitarist Randy Rhoads, who backed Ozzie Osbourne, and was a member of Quiet Riot, died in a plane crash at 25. He was on tour with Ozzy at the time and during a plane ride, where the pilot attempted to “Buzz” the tour bus, the plane’s wing hit the bus, the plane crashed and killed all aboard.

On this day in 2000, Garth Brooks got cut by The New York Mets. He was participating in spring training, but after going 0-17 at the plate, The Mets gave him the boot. Here I have Garth finally making contact and getting a hit.

It was Rock And Roll Hall of Fame for Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Queen, Steely Dan and others on this day in 2001. The induction ceremony ended with a jam session that included Simon, Bono of U2, Kid Rock and others.

On this day in 2006, Shakira became the first pop star to release a single only in the form of a mobile download. The singer’s song “Hips Don’t Lie” was available first to phone users connected to Verizon.

He released his first EP in 2009, but it was on this day in 2010 that Justin Bieber released his debut full length album, “My World 2.0.” It was certified platinum multiple times and featured the song “Baby,” which has sold over 5 million downloads itself.