This Day in Music History — November 5

1979 : Mick Jagger officially divorces his first wife Bianca

1982 : Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys part ways on the orders of Wilson’s new psychiatrist and caretaker, Dr. Eugene Landy.

1999 : Van Halen announces that lead singer Gary Cherone is leaving the band. All parties claim the split is amicable.

2000 : U2 scores their eighth UK #1 album when All That You Can’t Leave Behind tops the chart, keeping Blur off the top.

2012 : With one day to go until the United States General Election, which includes the presidential election, dozens of music stars take to the press to support incumbent Barack Obama over Mitt Romney, including Jay-Z, Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, and Stevie Wonder. This should come as no surprise, as music celebrities traditionally come out to support the progressive candidate in elections.

This Day in Music History — October 27

1964 : Sonny (31-year-old Salvatore Bono) and Cher (18-year-old Cherilyn Sarkisian), exchange vows and wedding rings in their first home. Their publicity materials cite this as the day of their wedding, but they would not officially marry until 1969.

1975 : Bruce Springsteen appears on the covers of both Time and Newsweek amid acclaim for his Born To Run album.

2005 : New York rappers Jay-Z and Nas end their longtime feud and promote peace on-stage during New York radio station Power 105.1’s Power House concert at New Jersey’s Continental Airlines Arena.

2011 : Beavis and Butthead returns to MTV.

2013 : Fleetwood Mac cancels the remaining dates of their world tour after co-founder John McVie is diagnosed with cancer.

#TBT Number 1s on This Day — August 28

1944 – Bing Crosby – Swinging On A Star

1957 Debbie Reynolds – Tammy

1964 – Supremes – Where Did Our Love Go

1969 – Rolling Stones – Honky Tonk Women

1983 – Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

1985 – Huey Lewis and The News – The Power of Love

1989 – Paula Abdul – Cold Hearted

1994 – Boyz II Men – I’ll Make Love to You

1997 – Notorious B.I.G. feat. Puff Daddy and Mase – Mo Money Mo Problems

2003 – Beyonce feat. Jay-Z – Crazy In Love

Jack White Covers Jay Z’s “99 Problems”

During Louisville’s Forecast Festival, Jack White covered part of Jay Z’s “99 Problems” when coming out of The White Stripe’s “Icky Thump.” It begins around the 2:55.

In May, White discussed possible collaborations with both Kanye West and Jay Z, but nothing came to fruition. Cross your fingers that this is a sign of things to come.