Music Calendar...

In 1939 The Andrew Sisters record "Beer Barrel Polka."

In 1952 Kitty Wells records "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels."

In 1964 Gerry & the Pacemakers make their U.S. television debut on the "Ed Sullivan Show" singing "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying."

In 1967 Beach Boy Carl Wilson goes to court on draft evasion charges.

In 1968 The Beach Boys begin a U.S. tour with the Maharishi Yogi speaking on spiritual regeneration before each show.

In 1969 Jimi Hendrix is busted for heroin possession at the Toronto International Airport, but was released on $10,000 bail.

In 1969 "Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival, "In the Ghetto" by Elvis Presley and "One" by Three Dog Night all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1969 "It's Your Thing" by the Isley Brothers peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1972 Stone the Crows guitarist Les Harvey, 25, is electrocuted by a poorly grounded microphone on stage during a show in Swansea, Wales.

In 1975 Elton John makes his first appearance on "Soul Train" singing "Bennie & the Jets" and "Philadelphia Freedom."

In 1975 "Why Can't We Be Friends" by War enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1975 "He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)" by Tony Orlando & Dawn hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1976 Paul Simon organizes a benefit show at Madison Square Garden for the financially troubled New York Public Library.

In 1976 Paul McCartney's "Wings Over America" tour begins in Fort Worth, TX. It was his first American concert appearance in ten years.

In 1976 Aerosmith's album "Rocks" is released.

In 1979 "Take Me Home" by Cher is certified gold.

In 1980 "Against the Wind" by Bob Seger and "Little Jeannie" by Elton John both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1986 Dolly Parton opens her Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, TN.

In 1986 A concert at "Expo 88" for visiting "Charles and Diana" is held in Canada. Sheena Easton is not allowed to sing "Sugar Walls."

In 1986 "Addicted To Love" by Robert Palmer is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1988 Madonna makes her Broadway debut in David Mamet's "Speed The Plow."

In 1989 Carly Simon opens New York's River run art gallery, named after her Oscar-winning song "Let The River Run."

In 1991 Andy Williams marries his longtime girlfriend Debby Hass.

In 1991 Texas Governor Ann Richards proclaims "ZZ Top Day" in Texas.

In 1994 The Rolling Stones float down the Hudson River en route to their "Voodoo Lounge" press conference at Pier 60 in New York to announce The Rolling Stones' world tour of 1994-1995.

In 1994 Michael Bolton labels "racially motivated" the decision by a Los Angeles jury that he and a co-writer stole the Isley Brothers' song "Love Is A Wonderful Thing."

In 1994 Garth Brooks and wife Sandy become parents to daughter August Anna.

In 1996 Hootie and the Blowfish's second album, "Fairweather Johnson," debuts at #1 on the Billboard albums chart.

In 1997 The Wallflowers perform a concert in the parking lot of the Hard Rock Cafe to raise money for the "Give Kids The World" charity.

In 1997 Bill Anderson, Travis Tritt, Stonewall Jackson attend the 50th Anniversary Celebration for the Ernest Tubb Record Shops in downtown Nashville.

In 1997 "Hypnotize" by The Notorious B.I.G. hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1999 Phil Collins' album "...Hits" goes platinum while Monica's album "The Boy Is Mine" is certified double platinum.

In 2000 Metallica delivers over 60,000 pages of information to Napster's corporate offices, listing more than 1.4 million copyright violations of 95 Metallica songs by 335,435 Napster users.

In 2000 A Cheektowaga, NY, court sentences DMX to 15 days in jail and a $350 fine for skipping an earlier court date while on tour.

In 2000 Bruce Springsteen's album "Born To Run," released in 1975, is certified platinum for the sixth time.

In 2002 Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a keyboard on his hand,  breaking his right ring finger during a show in Allentown, PA.


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