Music Calendar...

In 1942 Bing Crosby and Mary Martin record "Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie."

In 1948 "Manana (Is Soon Enough For Me)" by Peggy Lee is #1 on the charts.

In 1959 The Kingston Trio are nearly killed in an Indiana plane crash, five weeks following a similar crash in which Buddy Holly was killed.

In 1961 Ricky Nelson records "Travelin' Man."

In 1965 The Beatles with wives Cynthia, Maureen and Patti, all fly from London to Austria to shoot scenes for "Help!"

In 1965 Eric Clapton leaves the Yardbirds and is replaced by Jeff Beck.

In 1965 "Tired Of Waiting For You" by the Kinks and "I'm Telling You Now" by Freddie & the Dreamers both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1965 "Eight Days A Week" by the Beatles hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1966 Rod Stewart leaves Steampacket to resume his solo career.

In 1968 The Byrds receive a gold record for their "Greatest Hits" album.

In 1971 The Allman Brothers record the album "Live At Fillmore East."

In 1971 "Put Your Hand In The Hand" by Ocean and "Joy To The World" by Three Dog Night both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1975 George Jones and Tammy Wynette divorce.

In 1975 Led Zeppelin appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1976 "More More More Part 1" by the Andrea True Connection enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1976 "December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" by the Four Seasons hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1978 Van Halen begins its first tour in Chicago, IL.

In 1978 The Bee Gees' single "Stayin' Alive" is certified platinum.

In 1980 Pink Floyd's "The Wall" goes platinum a few weeks into its 15-week stay at #1 on the U.S. albums chart.

In 1987 Bob Seger is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 1987 Bryan Adams' "In The Heat Of The Night" becomes the first commercially released cassette single.

In 1987 William Lee Golden is ousted from the Oak Ridge Boys over artistic differences. He was replaced by guitarist Steve Sanders.

In 1989 Gregg Allman announces the Allman Brothers will reunite for a 20th anniversary tour.

In 1990 The B-52's album "Cosmic Thing" is certified double platinum, while Tom Petty's CD "Full Moon Fever" goes triple platinum.

In 1991 Bruce Hornsby's album "The Way It Is" goes triple platinum.

In 1993 "Informer" by Snow hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 7 weeks.

In 1995 Diana Ross is honored with the Heritage Award for Career Achievement at the ninth annual Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles.

In 1995 Carly Simon launches her first tour in 15 years in Boston.

In 1997 The Beatles' album "The Beatles" (White Album) is certified platinum for the sixteenth time.

In 1998 Pearl Jam's album "Yield" is certified gold and platinum.

In 2001 Eric Clapton releases "Reptile," his first solo CD since 1998's "Pilgrim."


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