Music Calendar...

In 1960 Sam Cooke's single "Chain Gang" is released.

In 1967 "Little Bit O' Soul" by Music Explosion is certified gold.

In 1968 Jeannie C. Riley records "Harper Valley PTA."

In 1968 London Records halts plans to release the Rolling Stones' "Beggars Banquet" album because of its "obscene" toilet stall cover.

In 1968 John Lennon & Paul McCartney finish writing "Hey Jude" at Paul's home.

In 1969 Elvis Presley opens his first live engagement in nearly 8 years in Las Vegas.

In 1969 5th Dimension members Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. get married.

In 1969 Jim Morrison appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1969 "Sugar, Sugar" by the Archies and "A Boy Named Sue" by Johnny Cash both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1969 "Crystal Blue Persuasion" by Tommy James & The Shondells peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1974 The Rolling Stones' album "It's Only Rock 'N' Roll" is released.

In 1974 "Annie's Song" by John Denver is certified gold.

In 1975 "The Hustle" by Van McCoy is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1977 Elvis Costello is arrested while performing an impromptu set outside the London Hilton. Costello tells police he was auditioning for the CBS Records convention inside.

In 1979 Joni Mitchell appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1980 Ronnie Milsap performs in Philadelphia at Veterans Stadium following a Phillies-Braves game.

In 1980 "He's So Shy" by the Pointer Sisters enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1982 "Don't You Want Me" by Human League is certified gold.

In 1984 Prince's film "Purple Rain" premieres in Hollywood.

In 1986 "Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel is #1 and "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins is #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1988 Van Halen's album "Ou812" is certified gold, platinum and double platinum.

In 1990 Grateful Dead keyboardist Brent Mydland, 38, is found dead of a drug overdose (cocaine and heroin) in his San Francisco home.

In 1992 Mary Wells ("My Guy") dies of throat cancer at the age of 49.

In 1992 Kiss singer/guitarist Paul Stanley weds model Pamela Bowen.

In 1993 On his 50th birthday, Mick Jagger announces he's not as aggressive as he used to be.

In 1994 Michael Bolton's album "Timeless (the Classics)" is certified quadruple platinum.

In 1995 "Let Me Flow" by Naughty By Nature goes gold.

In 1998 Sha Na Na singer/bassist "Chico" Ryan, 50, dies at a nursing home in Beverly, MA.

In 1999 Clint Black provides entertainment for "A Night at the Net," a charity doubles tennis match.

In 1999 K-Ci & Jojo's album "It's Real" goes gold and platinum while Shania Twain's CD "Come On Over" is certified platinum for the 12th time.

In 2013 J.J. Cale, who wrote "Cocaine" and "After Midnight" for Eric Clapton, dies of a heart attack. He was 74.


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