Music Calendar...

In 1943 Bing Crosby records "San Fernando Valley."

In 1945 Sheb Wooley records the first commercial record made in Nashville

on the Bullet label.

In 1945 "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby hits #1 again on the charts.

In 1951 "Cry" by Johnnie Ray is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1955 13-year-old Barbra Striesand records "You'll Never Know."

In 1957 Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme are married in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In 1962 "Hey Paula" by Paul & Paula enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1963 Folk group the Weavers ("Goodnight Irene," "On Top of Old Smokey")

give their farewell concert at Orchestra Hall in Chicago.

In 1963 WMCA/New York, and its famed "Good Guys," become the first radio

station to play the Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" in the U.S.

In 1965 The Supremes' single "My World Is Empty Without You" is released.

In 1966 After finishing up "Strawberry Fields Forever," the Beatles begin

work on "Penny Lane."

In 1967 Dave Mason leaves Traffic.

In 1971 "An Old Fashioned Love Song" by Three Dog Night is certified gold.

In 1973 "Time In A Bottle" by Jim Croce hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and

stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1975 Paul Kantner and Grace Slick split up after 7 years of marriage.

In 1977 Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor and Peter Asher appear on the cover of

Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1978 The cast of "Beatlemania" celebrates it's 700th performance.

In 1980 Tim Hardin, best known for penning "If I Were A Carpenter" dies of

a herion overdose in his Hollywood home at the age of 40.

In 1982 Jamaica issues a commemorative stamp honoring the late Bob Marley.

In 1992 "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston is certified gold,

platinum and double platinum.

In 1994 TLC's Lisa Lopes pleads guilty to arson charges. She had set a fire

that destroyed boyfriend Andre Rison's $1 million Atlanta mansion.

In 1997 Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and wife Pamela Anderson Lee have a

second son, Dylan Jagger Lee.

In 1997 Yoko Ono tells BBC Radio that John Lennon was the "visionary" and

the reason for the Beatles' success, and that the only contribution

McCartney made to the band was organizing Lennon's talent.

In 1997 The Spice Girls, Bob Dylan, Sean "Puffy" Combs and Elton John make

Entertainment Weekly's list of the Top Entertainers of 1997.

In 1998 Boyz II Men's single "I Will Get There" is released.

In 1999 Pollstar reports that the Rolling Stones were the top concert money

makers for 1999, pulling in $64.7 million.

In 1999 Chris Isaak receives the key to the city in his hometown of

Stockton, California.

In 2001 TV Guide publishes a "tribute to George Harrison."


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