Music Calendar...

In 1947 Dizzy Gillespie plays his first Carnegie Hall concert in New York.

In 1958 "Tom Dooley" by the Kingston Trio enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1958 "It's All In The Game" by Tommy Edwards hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 6 weeks.

In 1959 Little Anthony and the Imperials record "Shimmy Shimmy Koko Bop."

In 1960 Chubby Checker performs "The Twist" on TV's "American Bandstand."

In 1961 In his first recording session, Bob Dylan plays background harmonica on an album by folk singer Caroline Hester.

In 1963 The Rolling Stones begin their first British tour opening for Little Richard, Bo Diddley and the Everly Brothers.

In 1967 Gladys Knight & the Pips' single "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" is released.

In 1968 Mama Cass Elliot sings "Dream A Little Dream Of Me" on CBS-TV's "Smothers Brothers Show."

In 1969 "Put A Little Love In Your Heart" by Jackie DeShannon is certified gold.

In 1970 "Spill the Wine" by Eric Burdon & War and "Candida" by Dawn are both certified gold.

In 1973 "Just You 'N Me" by Chicago enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1973 "We're An American Band" by Grand Funk is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1975 Jackie Wilson has a heart attack while performing "Lonely Teardrops" onstage at the Latin Casino in New Jersey. He suffered brain damage and remained in a coma for 4 months. He would die eight years later in 1984 at age 49.

In 1976 Aiming at a soda bottle, Jerry Lee Lewis accidentally shoots his bass player, Norman Owens. (Owens recovers.)

In 1977 Claiming they are overworked and underpaid, James Brown's band walks out on him while touring in Florida.

In 1978 "Hot Child In The City" by Nick Gilder is certified gold.

In 1979 "Still" by the Commodores enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1980 Newsweek prints an article with John Lennon in which he announces his first album in 6 years, "Double Fantasy."

In 1984 "Out Of Touch" by Hall & Oates enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1984 "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1986 Guitarist Andy Taylor quits Duran Duran.

In 1989 For the first time since the Eagles broke up, Glenn Frey joins Don Henley onstage in Los Angeles for three Eagles songs.

In 1990 "(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection" by Nelson is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1992 During an interview with a British music magazine, Madonna invites Princess Diana to move in with her in the U.S.

In 1994 The Pointer Sisters receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 1994 Sheryl Crow's album "Tuesday Night Music Club" is certified platinum.

In 1996 Alanis Morissette concludes her first U.S. tour in Houston.

In 1997 Blues Traveler bassist Bobby Sheehan is arrested for cocaine possession in Winnipeg, MB, Canada.

In 1998 The family of Frank Sinatra files suit against discount clothing company Ross Stores for selling "The Sinatra Collection," an album of 75 songs, without permission.

In 1999 "Garth Brooks in the life of Chris Gaines" special airs on NBC-TV.

In 1999 Mariah Carey becomes the top-selling female artist of the 90's as "Heartbreaker" became her 14th #1 single on Billboard's Hot 100, a feat equaled only by the Beatles (20) and Elvis Presley (18).

In 2001 Jennifer Lopez marries Cris Judd in a secret marriage ceremony in the Santa Monica Mountains of California.

In 2002 Jazz pianist Ellis Larkins dies of pneumonia at age 79.


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