<b>2000 - </b>Kenny Chesney makes a hometown appearance in Luttrel, Tenn. During an assembly held in his honor at Gibbs High Scholl, the country singer is greeted by local dignitaries and faculty from

2000 - Kenny Chesney makes a hometown appearance in Luttrel, Tenn. During an assembly held in his honor at Gibbs High Scholl, the country singer is greeted by local dignitaries and faculty from his former school. Sept. 19 is declared "Kenny Chesney Day" in Knox County. A former basketball coach recalls making the singer run laps, and a math teacher laments that she had not kept his old papers to sell as autographs.

1997 - For the first time ever, the VH1 music series, "Storytellers" is aired live. The show, featuring Elton John, is a special 90-minute edition and is broadcast from the House of Blues in New Orleans.

1997 - Contemporary Christian artist Rich Mullins dies in a car accident in LaSalle County, Ill. He is 41. A 12-time Dove Award nominee with nine albums under his belt, Mullins is signed to Amy Grant's Myrrh label at the time of his death.

1988 - The Erasure single "A Little Respect" is released.

1985 - A U.S. Senate committee hears testimony on labeling and rating of rock music, initiated by the Parents Music Resource Center, an organization headed by Tipper Gore.

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

1973 - Byrds guitarist/vocalist Gram Parsons is found dead in a hotel room in Joshua Tree, Calif.

1956 - Singer and actor Rex Smith is born.

1952 - Nile Rodgers of Chic is born in New York.

1951 - Singer-producer Daniel Lanois is born.

1945 - Soul singer Freda Payne is born in Detroit.

1945 - Folk musician David Bromberg is born in Philadelphia.

1941 - Cass Elliot of the Mamas & the Papas is born in Baltimore.

1940 - Singer Bill Medley of pop duo the Righteous Brothers is born in Santa Anna, Calif.

1940 - Singer-songwriter Paul Williams is born in Omaha, Neb.

1931 - Brook Benton (Ben Franklin Peay) is born in Camden, S.C.

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