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Music Calendar...

In 1954 RCA Victor reduces the price of an album to $3.99.

In 1955 Elvis Presley's first live appearance is held at the Memphis, TN, auditorium.

In 1960 "Earth Angel" composer/singer, Jesse Belvin, is killed in a car accident.

In 1965 "Ferry Cross The Mercy" by Gerry and the Pacemakers enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1965 "You Lost That Lovin' Feeling" by the Righteous Brothers hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1966 Simon & Garfunkel, as well as the Animals, are musical guests on CBS-TV's "Ed Sullivan Show."

In 1970 The New York Post uncovers Charles Manson's fixation with the Beatles' "Helter Skelter."

In 1970 John Lennon's single "Instant Karma" is released in the UK on Apple Records.

In 1971 Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn make their debut on the U.S. Country charts as a duo with "After The Fire Has Gone."

In 1971 "For All We Know" by the Carpenters and "She's A Lady" by Tom Jones both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1976 Jazz composer Vince Guaraldi dies of a heart attack at age 47.

In 1978 The Bee Gees appear on the cover of People magazine.

In 1980 Cheap Trick's album "Dream Police" is certified gold and platinum.

In 1980 Hugo Montenegro dies of emphysema at age 55 in Palm Springs, CA.

In 1981 George Harrison records "All Those Years Ago," a tribute to John Lennon.

In 1982 "I Love Rock 'n Roll" by Joan Jett and "Pretty Woman" by Van Halen both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1982 "Centerfold" by the J. Geils Band hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 6 weeks.

In 1987 Sonny Bono announces that he will run for mayor of Palm Springs, CA. (He won the election.)

In 1987 Joan Jett makes her acting debut, co-starring with Michael J. Fox in the film "Light of Day."

In 1988 "Could've Been" by Tiffany hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1989 U2's Adam Clayton gains Irish citizenship. He was born in England but had lived in Ireland since childhood.

In 1990 Billy Idol runs a stop sign on his motorcycle and crashes into a car. He suffers a broken left arm and a broken right leg.

In 1992 Bob Dylan and an all-star band perform "Like a Rolling Stone" on the 10th anniversary special of "Late Night with David Letterman."

In 1993 Mick Jagger guests on "Saturday Night Live," performing two songs from his upcoming "Wandering Spirit" album.

In 1994 Nirvana begins their final tour of Europe.

In 1995 Pearl Jam performs two free concerts in Seattle for their fan club members.

In 1995 Jamaica marks the 50th anniversary of reggae star Bob Marley's birth by issuing four special stamps and a commemorative coin.

In 1995 The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson marries Melinda Ledbetter.

In 1996 Madonna tells reporters in Buenos Aires that she was "hurt" by criticism of her portrayal of Argentine first lady Eva Peron in the film version of the musical "Evita."

In 1996 The Rolling Stones' album "Stripped" is certified gold and platinum.

In 1997 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers make their live Internet debut with a concert from the Fillmore in San Francisco.

In 1998 Falco ("Rock Me Amadeus") dies in a traffic accident in the Dominican Republic. He was 40.

In 1998 Carl Wilson, 51, a founding member of the Beach Boys, dies in Los Angeles from complications of lung cancer.

In 2001 Rap singer Master P guest stars on Fox TV's "Dark Angel."

In 2001 The albums "Been A Long Time" by Double Trouble and "You Had It Coming" by Jeff Beck are both released.

In 2003 ABC's "20/20" airs a British documentary on Michael Jackson.

In 2005 Paul McCartney performs the entire halftime show at Super Bowl XXXIX.

In 2007 Frankie Laine dies of heart failure.

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