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Friday, February 9, 2018

Music Calendar...

In 1893 Giuseppe Verdi's last opera, "Falstaff," is first performed in Milan, Italy.

In 1957 "Too Much" by Elvis Presley hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1959 "Venus" by Frankie Avalon enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1959 "Stagger Lee" by Lloyd Price hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1962 Neil Sedaka records "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do."

In 1963 "In Dreams" by Roy Orbison enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1963 "Hey Paula" by Paul & Paula hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1964 73 million viewers watch the Beatles in their first live appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show." Also appearing on the show: future Monkees member Davy Jones, as a member of the cast of "Oliver."

In 1970 Simon & Garfunkel's album "Bridge Over Troubled Water" is certified gold.

In 1972 Paul McCartney debuts his new band Wings with a show in England's Nottingham University.

In 1973 "Love Train" by the O'Jays is certified gold.

In 1974 "Jet" by Paul McCartney enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1974 "Love's Theme" by the Love Unlimited Orchestra is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1975 Cher's TV show premieres with guests Bette Midler and Elton John.

In 1979 "The Heroes Of Rock 'N Roll" is broadcast on ABC-TV.

In 1981 Bill Haley ("Rock Around The Clock") dies at age 55.

In 1985 "One More Night" by Phil Collins and "Just Another Night" by Mick Jagger both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1985 Madonna's "Like a Virgin" album hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 6 weeks.

In 1991 "You're In Love" by Wilson Phillips enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1991 "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" by C&C Music Factory hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1993 Mick Jagger's third solo album, "Wandering Spirit," is released.

In 1993 Annie Lennox and Url Fruchtman become parents to daughter Tali.

In 1994 Janet Jackson meets with 9 of the 19 neglected Chicago children found in a filthy apartment during a drug raid a month earlier. She invited them to attend one of her concerts later in the year.

In 1995 Johnny Rivers records a live album at the Hollywood House of Blues to mark the 30th anniversary of his first hit album.

In 1996 R. Kelly's single "Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)" is released.

In 1998 Blink 182's album "Dude Ranch" is certified gold.

In 1998 Oprah Winfrey announces that Garth Brooks would donate his earnings from sales of his latest album, "Sevens," for a 7-day period to her "Angel Network," which helped underprivileged students.

In 2000 Sixpence None The Richer's self-titled album is certified platinum, while the Dixie Chicks' CD "Fly" goes quadruple platinum.

In 2011 Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday" album reached number one of the Billboard 200 in its eleventh week on the chart.

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