Music Calendar...

In 1956 Billboard magazine calls Elvis Presley "the most controversial entertainer since Liberace."

In 1958 "Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1962 Chubby Checker performs "Dancin' Party" on "American Bandstand."

In 1971 Carole King's album "Tapestry" and single "It's Too Late" are both certified gold.

In 1972 Elvis Presley appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1972 Rod Stewart's album "Never a Dull Moment" is released.

In 1973 "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" by Jim Croce hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1975 "Wildfire" by Michael Murphey is certified gold.

In 1977 Linda Ronstadt joins the Rolling Stones onstage in Tucson, Arizona. She and Mick sang "Tumblin' Dice."

In 1979 Genesis' first album in over two years, "Duke," is certified gold.

In 1979 "Bad Case Of Loving You" by Robert Palmer enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1980 Former Grateful Dead keyboardist Keith Godchaux is injured in a car accident near Marin County, CA. He died two days later.

In 1980 Paul McCartney's single "Coming Up" and Genesis' album "Duke" are both certified gold.

In 1983 A severe storm cuts short a free concert given by Diana Ross in New York's Central Park.

In 1984 "She Bop" by Cyndi Lauper and "Cruel Summer" by Bananarama both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1986 The Police begin recording a followup album to "Synchronicity," only to scrap the project permanently.

In 1987 The Beatles CD's "For Sale," "A Hard Day's Night," "Help!," "Please Please Me," "Revolver," "Rubber Soul" and "With The Beatles" are all released in the U.S.

In 1987 Guns N' Roses' debut album "Appetite For Destruction" is released.

In 1989 "Weird Al" Yankovic makes his movie debut as a TV station programmer in "UHF."

In 1989 Alice Cooper's album "Trash" is released.

In 1990 Roger Waters, Bryan Adams, Joni Mitchell, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Carrack and others recreate Pink Floyd's "The Wall" at Potsdamer Platz, Germany, where the Berlin Wall once stood.

In 1990 BBC's Radio One apologizes to listeners after Madonna repeatedly cursed during a live concert broadcast.

In 1990 A concert featuring the Moody Blues concludes The Goodwill Games in Seattle.

In 1990 "Blaze Of Glory" by Bon Jovi enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1993 En Vogue, Pearl Jam, REM and Aerosmith lead the nominees for the MTV Video Music Awards.

In 1995 Hammer and his wife have a baby boy, their third child.

In 1996 Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil is arrested for allegedly hitting a fan who was trying to take his picture in a hotel in North Carolina.

In 1998 Eagle-Eye Cherry, son of jazz artist Don Cherry and brother of Neneh Cherry, releases his debut CD "Desireless."

In 1998 Reporters receive a preview tour of Paul McCartney's boyhood home in Liverpool, England, restored to its 1950's condition by Britain's National Trust.

In 1999 Shania Twain's video "Shania Twain Live" is certified platinum.

In 2004 Oscar-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith dies of cancer at age 75.


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