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Music Calendar...

In 1941 Duke Ellington and his Orchestra record "Take the A Train." The recording receives a Grammy Hall of Fame award in 1976.

In 1959 Nat King Cole's album "Love Is The Thing" is released.

In 1964 "Fun Fun Fun" by the Beach Boys, "Glad All Over" by the Dave Clark Five and "Hello, Dolly!" by Louis Armstrong all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1964 The Beatles' album "Meet the Beatles!" hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 11 weeks.

In 1965 John Lennon passes his driving test.

In 1965 Nat King Cole dies of lung cancer at age 45.

In 1968 "I Say A Little Prayer" by Dionne Warwick is certified gold.

In 1969 A Florida hairdresser impersonating Aretha Franklin is arrested for staging a phony nightclub act.

In 1969 The Monkees' album "Instant Replay" is released.

In 1969 "Everyday People" by Sly & the Family Stone hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1970 The Daughters of the American Revolution impose a ban against rock concerts at Constitution Hall in Washington after Sly & the Family Stone arrive 5 hours late, and the crowd inflicts $1000 worth of damage on the building.

In 1973 Bette Midler appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1974 David Bowie's single "Rebel Rebel" is released.

In 1975 Gino Vannelli becomes the first white act to appear on "Soul Train."

In 1975 "You're No Good" by Linda Ronstadt hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1976 Bette Midler bails seven members of her entourage out of jail after they were arrested on cocaine and marijuana possession charges.

In 1977 Sid Vicious replaces Glen Matlock as the Sex Pistols' bassist.

In 1977 Fleetwood Mac's album "Rumours" is certified gold. (It would eventually, sell over 15 million copies.

In 1979 The Bee Gees win five Grammy Awards, including Best Album for "Saturday Night Fever." Billy Joel wins Best Record and Best Song for "Just The Way You Are." A Taste Of Honey wins Best New Artist.

In 1979 "Hold The Line" by Toto is certified gold.

In 1983 Paul McCartney loses a 4-year battle over the publishing rights of "Yesterday," "Hey Jude," "Eleanor Rigby" and "Let It Be." He sold them for $25 million in 1969.

In 1983 Freddy Fender files for bankruptcy.

In 1984 The revamped Pretenders begin a 52-date U.S. tour.

In 1984 Madonna's second single, "Borderline," is released.

In 1984 Ethel Merman dies in New York at age 76.

In 1985 Phil Collins' album "No Jacket Required" is released.

In 1986 "Your Love" by Outfield enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1986 "How Will I Know" by Whitney Houston hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1987 People magazine reports that John Lennon's assassin, Mark David Chapman had considered killing many other celebrities, including Paul McCartney, Johnny Carson, Elizabeth Taylor and Ronald Reagan.

In 1989 Elton John dances with Queen Elizabeth at Prince Charles' 40th birthday party.

In 1989 Phil Collins & Lamont Dozier are nominated for an Oscar for their first song "Two Hearts" from "Buster."

In 1991 Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble's video "Pride & Joy" goes gold and platinum.

In 1992 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Schuman dies at age 81.

In 1992 "Hazard" by Richard Marx enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1993 An overflow crowd jams NBC's Burbank, CA, studios to see Duran Duran on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

In 1994 A federal jury rules Michael Jackson did not steal the idea for his

hit song "Dangerous" from a Denver woman who'd sent him a demo tape.

In 1994 Sarah McLachlan's album "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy" is released.

In 1995 U2's video "Zoo TV-Live In Sydney" is certified gold, as is ABC's album "Lexicon Of Love."

In 1996 Paula Abdul guest stars as herself on NBC-TV's "The Single Guy."

In 1999 Mariah Carey's single "I Still Believe" is released.

In 2001 Former Beatles guitarist George Harrison participates in his first-ever online chats via Yahoo! Chat and MSN Live.

In 2002 Country great Waylon Jennings is laid to rest following a private graveside service in Mesa, Arizona.

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