Music Calendar...

In 1926 17-year-old Benny Goodman plays in his first recording session. He

played clarinet with the Ben Pollack Orchestra on "Downtown


In 1950 "Frosty The Snowman" by Gene Autry debuts on the charts.

In 1957 "At The Hop" by Danny & The Juniors enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1964 The John Coltrane Quartet records the jazz classic "Love Supreme."

In 1964 Paul McCartney is quoted by British newspapers about his plans to

marry Jane Asher, although Paul said nothing was imminent.

In 1965 TV's "Shindig" airs part 2 of its visit to London with performances

from Manfred Mann, the Yardbirds and the Who.

In 1967 The Doors' Jim Morrison is arrested during a concert in New Haven,

CT, for disturbing the peace and resisting arrest.

In 1967 "Chain Of Fools" by Aretha Franklin and "Nobody But Me" by the Human

Beinz both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1968 The special "TCB (Takin' Care of Business)" with the Supremes and

the Temptations airs on NBC-TV.

In 1968 Newsweek reports that the Beatles' double disc "White Album" had

sold 1.1 million copies in it's first 5 days, despite a record high

$11.58 list price.

In 1970 The Moody Blues' album "In Search Of The Lost Chord" and the 5th

Dimension's single "One Less Bell To Answer" are both certified


In 1971 Pete Townshend appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1971 Carole King's "Music" album goes gold.

In 1972 The Who debut the rock opera "Tommy" in London. Cast members

included Rod Stewart, Steve Winwood and Peter Sellers.

In 1972 "Crocodile Rock" by Elton John enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1972 "I Am Woman" by Helen Reddy is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1972 "Seventh Sojourn" by the Moody Blues hits #1 on the U.S. albums

chart and stayed there 5 weeks.

In 1974 John Lennon shows up in the "Monday Night Football" booth to talk

sports with Frank Gifford & Howard Cosell.

In 1978 John Belushi & Dan Aykroyd record "Soul Man" and release it under

the name the Blues Brothers.

In 1978 "Le Freak" by Chic hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed

there for 5 weeks. 

In 1982 Bette Midler appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1984 The Jackson's "Victory" tour ends in Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium.

In 1984 Larry Gatlin checks into an Orange County, CA, clinic for cocaine


In 1987 NARAS bestows its Lifetime Achievement honors upon B.B. King, Roy

Acuff, Ray Charles, Benny Carter, Fats Domino and Isaac Stern.

In 1988 Michael Jackson returns to Tokyo by popular demand for a second

round of his "Bad" tour.

In 1989 Garth Brooks has his first #1 hit on the Country charts with "If

Tomorrow Never Comes."

In 1989 "We Didn't Start The Fire" by Billy Joel hits #1 on the U.S. top 40

chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1991 After a lengthy legal battle, the late Bob Marley's $11.5 million

estate is awarded to his wife Rita and her children.

In 1991 George Harrison sues The Globe for portraying him as a Nazi


In 1992 Bassist Bill Wyman announces he is leaving the Rolling Stones.

In 1993 LaToya Jackson tells an Israeli news conference that her brother,

Michael, did indeed molest young boys.

In 1993 A video duet featuring Frank Sinatra and U2's Bono singing "I've Got

You Under My Skin" debuts.

In 1995 "The Beatles Anthology I" debuts at #1 on Billboard's albums chart

and stayed there for 3 weeks. It was the group's 16th #1 album, and

set the mark for the longest time span for a run of #1 albums in the

rock era.

In 1996 Rod Stewart's album "Absolutely Live" is certified gold.

In 1997 Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall have their fourth child. Gabriel Luke

Beauregard Jagger is born in London while Mick's on a U.S. tour.

In 1997 Korn's album "Life Is Peachy" is certified platinum.

In 1998 Bruce Springsteen's album "Tracks" goes gold and platinum, while

Shania Twain's CD "Come On Over" is certified platinum for the

seventh time.

In 1999 The albums "...Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears and

"Millennium" by the Backstreet Boys goes platinum for the 10th time.

In 2002 Ashanti takes home a leading eight awards at the 2002 Billboard 

Music Awards, including R&B/hip-hop Artist of the Year.

In 2003 The owners of a Rhode Island nightclub and the tour manager for the 

rock band Great White were indicted on charges related to a fire 

the previous February that killed 100 people.


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