Music Calendar...

In 1957 Ricky Nelson's first single "Teenager's Romance" b/w "I'm Walkin'" is released.

In 1958 Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Frankie Lymon, and Danny

& the Juniors perform at "Alan Freed's Big Beat Show" in Milwaukee.

In 1958 Dion and the Belmonts' first single, "I Wonder Why" is released.

In 1959 "Your Hit Parade" ends a 24-year run on radio and TV.

In 1959 The Drifters' single "There Goes My Baby" is released, the first rock & roll record with a string section.

In 1961 Bob Dylan makes his recording debut playing harmonica on the title track of Harry Belafonte's "Midnight Special" album.

In 1961 "Travelin' Man" by Ricky Nelson and "Tossin' & Turnin'" by Bobby Lewis both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1961 "Runaway" by Del Shannon hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1965 "Ticket To Ride" by the Beatles, "Crying In The Chapel" by Elvis Presley and "Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte" by Patti Page all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1965 "Game Of Love" by Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1967 The Beatles see Donovan in concert at London's Saville Theatre.

In 1969 Beatle Paul McCartney says there was no truth to the rumors that he was dead. ("Turn me on dead man.")

In 1969 "Hair" by the Cowsills is certified gold.

In 1970 Grace Slick is turned away from the White House gate when she shows up with Abbie Hoffman to attend a party for Tricia Nixon.

In 1971 Bob Welch joins Fleetwood Mac as singer/guitarist, the first of three Americans to join the band.

In 1974 David Bowie's album "Diamond Dogs" is released with a censored cover design. It had featured Bowie as a dog with full genitalia.

In 1974 "The Loc-motion" by Grand Funk is certified gold.

In 1977 Talking Heads begins their first European tour with the Ramones.

In 1978 Player's album "Player," containing the single "Baby Come Back," is certified gold.

In 1982 "Hurts So Good" by John Mellencamp and "Only The Lonely" by the Motels both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1984 Jerry Lee Lewis marries his sixth wife, Kerrie McCarver.

In 1984 The Talking Heads' concert movie "Stop Making Sense" premieres in San Francisco.

In 1988 Fleetwood Mac's Mick Fleetwood marries Sarah Recor.

In 1989 The Who announce their 25th anniversary tour.

In 1989 Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis proclaims "New Kids On The Block Day" to recognize their anti-drug stance.

In 1990 Workers constructing the set for Roger Waters' "The Wall" concert in Germany unearth a 500-pound unexploded World War II bomb. The bomb is defused and no one was hurt.

In 1990 Jane Child's single "Don't Wanna Fall In Love" and Roxette's video "Look Sharp Live" are both certified gold.

In 1991 A Lexington, KY, man accuses Whitney Houston of punching him in the eye and threatening to kill him during a fight that broke out as the singer's entourage arrived at a hotel five days earlier.

In 1991 Garth Brooks wins a record six Country Music Awards.

In 1992 David Bowie marries model Iman in Switzerland.

In 1992 Jimmy Buffett holds a concert in Fort Lauderdale, FL, to raise money to help separate his Save the Manatees organization from the Florida Audubon Society.

In 1992 The Cleveland Orchestra sues Michael Jackson for $7 million, saying a song on his "Dangerous" album included a one-minute snippet from the orchestra's 1961 rendition of Beethoven's Ninth.

In 1993 Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Travis Tritt, Lyle Lovett, Dwight Yoakam, Bruce Hornsby and Ringo Starr perform at FarmAid Six in Ames, IA.

In 1994 Madonna meets San Antonio Spurs' star David Robinson in the locker room after the game to congratulate him on his 71-point performance.

In 1995 Bruce Springsteen's album "Greatest Hits" is certified gold, platinum and double platinum.

In 1998 Leann Rimes' album "Sittin' On Top Of The World" is released.

In 1998 "A Rose Is Still A Rose" by Aretha Franklin is certified gold.

In 1998 The annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival opens, featuring Bonnie Raitt, John Fogerty, Jimmy Buffett, the Doobie Brothers Reunion, Ziggy Marley and Better Than Ezra.

In 2001 Tim McGraw makes free performances in New York and Nashville on the same day.

In 2001 The Bee Gees' album "This is Where I Came In" is released.

In 2002 Jewel breaks a collarbone and a rib, and suffers bumps and bruises when she is thrown from a horse at the Texas ranch of her boyfriend, rodeo star Ty Murray.


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