Music Calendar...

In 1949 Composer Richard Strauss dies at age 85.

In 1951 "Because Of You" by Tony Bennett hits #1 on the charts and stayed there for 10 weeks.

In 1956 Eddie Cochran signs a 1-year recording contract with Liberty.

In 1956 Elvis Presley appears on the cover of TV Guide for the first time.

In 1957 Bobby Helms makes his national TV debut on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

In 1957 Jackie Wilson's first single "Reet Petit" is released.

In 1962 "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1966 Dick Clark makes a guest appearance on ABC-TV's "Batman."

In 1968 The Beatles' video "Hey Jude" airs on David Frost's UK TV show.

In 1971 Elvis Presley receives the Bing Crosby award. Presley became only the sixth artist so honored, preceded by Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Irving Berlin.

In 1972 Neil Young and wife/actress Carrie Snodgrass become parents to their new son Zeke.

In 1973 "Angie" by the Rolling Stones enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1973 "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1976 At the invitation of President Ford's son Stephen, Peter Frampton spends a day at the White House.

In 1976 Heart's album "Dreamboat Annie" is certified gold.

In 1977 Jimmy McCulloch quits Wings to join the reformed Small Faces.

In 1978 Who drummer Keith Moon, 31, dies of a prescription drug overdose in the same apartment Mama Cass Elliot died in 4 years earlier.

In 1984 "I Feel For You" by Chaka Khan enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1986 John Fogerty's album "Centerfield" is certified double platinum.

In 1988 A pair of glasses that light up to spell Elton John sell for $16,000 at a Sotheby's Auction in London.

In 1990 "Suicide Blonde" by INXS and "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1990 "Blaze Of Glory" by Jon Bon Jovi is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1994 Newlyweds Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley appear at the MTV Music Video Awards.

In 1994 A portion of 125th Street in front of the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY, is renamed "James Brown Boulevard."

In 1994 John Mellencamp's album "Dance Naked" is released.

In 1995 Mariah Carey's single "Fantasy" is released.

In 1997 Paul McCartney's video "Paul Is Live" and Santana's album "Viva Santana" are both certified gold.

In 1997 Leann Rime's single "How Do I Live" is certified platinum.

In 1998 Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell proclaims the week of September 8-13 as "Garth Brooks Week."

In 1998 Virgin Publishing releases the "1000 Greatest Albums Of All Time." Four Beatles' albums occupy 4 of the top 5 slots: "Revolver" tops the list, followed by "Sgt. Pepper's," "The Beatles" (White Album), and "Abbey Road" at #5.

In 2001 Alan Jackson and his wife, Denise, lead 2300 motorcyclists on a charity ride in Nashville.

In 2003 Shania Twain is the big winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards,  inning top female, top album and top-selling album for "Up!"

In 2003 The Recording Industry Association of America, the music industry's  largest trade group, files 261 copyright lawsuits across the country against Internet users for trading songs online.


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