Music Calendar...

In 1946 Dizzy Gillespie first records what would become his best-known compositions, "A Night in Tunisia."

In 1960 "Puppy Love" by Paul Anka enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1960 "Theme From A Summer Place" by Percy Faith hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 9 weeks.

In 1963 The Beatles form Northern Songs, their own music publishingcompany.

In 1964 The Beatles arrive back in England after their first U.S. visit.

In 1967 The Beatles wrap up recording on "A Day In The Life" with their roadie Mal Evans striking the famous final e-major chord on three grand pianos.

In 1968 Jefferson Airplane performs on "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson."

In 1968 Genesis' first single "The Silent Sun" is released.

In 1969 David Bowie opens for T-Rex in England at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester. He didn't perform a musical act, but rather a silent 1-man mime telling the story of a young Tibetan Buddhist monk.

In 1972 "Precious & Few" by Climax is certified gold.

In 1973 "Killing Me Softly With His Song" by Roberta Flack goes gold.

In 1975 "Pick Up The Pieces" by the Average White Band is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1976 Former Supreme Florence Ballard, 32, dies destitute of a coronary.

In 1978 The Police film a commercial for Wrigley's gum.

In 1979 The Blues Brothers appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1981 "Angel Of The Morning" by Juice Newton enters the U.S. top 40chart.

In 1985 Whitney Houston's single "You Give Good Love" is released.

In 1986 A Fine Young Cannibals concert is delayed until 2am after someone throws tear gas into the audience.

In 1986 "Kiss" by Prince & The Revolution enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1988 Donny Osmond launches a comeback tour in Los Angeles.

In 1989 Bobby McFerrin wins the Best Record and Best Song Grammys for"Don't Worry Be Happy." Jethro Tull wins the first Heavy Metal Award, George Michael's "Faith" wins Best Album and Tracy Chapman is named Best New Artist.

In 1990 Stevie Wonder is found not guilty of plagiarizing "I Just Called To Say I Love You."

In 1991 "Justify My Love" by Madonna is certified gold and platinum.

In 1991 Frank Sinatra's video "Reprise Collection: A Man And His Music" is certified gold.

In 1992 "Make It Happen" by Mariah Carey enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1993 The U.S. Supreme Court denies Chuck Berry's request to move a lawsuit against him from Missouri state court to federal court. Berry, who said the suit was racially motivated, was being sued for videotaping women in his St. Louis restaurant's bathroom.

In 1994 Aretha Franklin's album "Greatest Hits 1980-1994" is released.

In 1994 "Whatta Man" by Salt 'n Pepa is certified gold.

In 1996 TLC leads the 10th annual Soul Train Music Awards with four nominations.

In 1997 "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks. It was the first British act since the Beatles in 1964 to top the U.S. charts with a debut single.

In 1998 Tori Amos marries Mark Hawley.

In 2000 Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill, the Impressions and actor Danny Glover participate in a tribute to Curtis Mayfield, who died the previous December.

In 2001 Steely Dan wins their first Grammys ever, including Album of the Year for "Two Against Nature."

In 2016 Country Music Hall of Famer Sonny James ("Young Love") dies of natural causes in Nashville. He was 87.


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