Music Calendar...

Music Calendar...
   In 1883 The original Metropolitan Opera House in New York holds its grand
           opening.
   In 1937 Benny Goodman and his band record "Pop Corn Man."
   In 1942 "Strip Polka" by Andrews Sisters entered the charts.
   In 1961 Chubby Checker sings "The Twist" on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
   In 1964 The Who, then known as the High Numbers, are turned down after an
           audition with EMI Records.
   In 1965 Ernest Tubbs is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
   In 1966 Herman's Hermits appear on TV's "Hollywood Palace."
   In 1966 "Good Vibrations" by The Beach Boys enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1966 The Beatles' album "Revolver" is certified gold.
   In 1967 Lulu performs "To Sir With Love" on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
   In 1967 The Byrds sing "Mr. Spaceman" on TV's "Smothers Brothers Show."
   In 1971 "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" by Joan Baez is certified
           gold.
   In 1973 Spanish cellist, conductor and composer Pablo Casals dies at age 96.
   In 1974 Kiss releases the album "Hotter Than Hell."
   In 1974 John Lennon's album "Walls & Bridges" is certified gold.
   In 1976 The Who play their last concert with drummer Keith Moon.
   In 1976 The Damned release what was considered to be the first punk single
           entitled "New Rose."
   In 1977 "We Are The Champions" b/w "We Will Rock You" enters the U.S. top
           40 chart.
   In 1978 Earth, Wind & Fire begin a 785-date sold-out tour.
   In 1978 Rolling Stone Ron Wood and wife Jo Howard celebrate the birth of
           their first daughter Leah in Los Angeles.
   In 1979 Cher appears on the cover of People magazine.
   In 1982 Worchester, MA, mayor Sara Robertson declares Van Halen Day after
           local fans collect 25,000 signatures on a petition requesting that
           the band add another show to their tour.
   In 1984 Paul McCartney's soundtrack to "Give My Regards to Broad Street"
   In 1987 John Mellencamp's album "The Lonesome Jubilee" goes platinum.
   In 1988 Elton John sells out Madsion Square Garden for a record 26th time.
   In 1988 "Welcome To The Jungle" by Guns N' Roses enters the U.S. top 40
           chart.
   In 1988 "Groovy Kind Of Love" by Phil Collins hits #1 on the U.S. top 40
           chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
   In 1992 Sinead O'Connor calls off a London news conference at which she'd
           promised to explain further her views on the Catholic Church.
   In 1992 Boyz II Men's "End of the Road" becomes the longest running #1 song
           of the rock era, breaking the record of 11 weeks, previously held by
           Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel" b/w "Hound Dog."
   In 1996 Ted Nugent joins Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole at a
           political rally in Troy, Michigan.
   In 1997 Bandleader Benny Goodman's brother and sideman, Harry Goodman, dies
           from of complications of a stroke at age 91.
   In 1998 Eagle Eye Cherry's album "Desireless" and Kiss' album "Psycho
           Circus" are both certified gold, while Barenaked Ladies' album
           "Stunt" goes double platinum.
   In 1998 Over 4000 fans show up at a shopping center in Mentor, OH, to see a
           reunited Black Sabbath and have them sign copies of their double
           album "Reunion."
   In 1999 Mariah Carey's single "Heartbreaker" is certified gold.
   In 2000 R.E.M. makes is first hometown appearance in Athens, GA, in eight
           years on the steps of the Athens Clarke County Courthouse.
   In 2001 69-year-old Johnny Cash is released from Nashville's Baptist

           Hospital after a 2-week stay for bronchitis.

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