Music Calendar...

In 1945 The King Cole Trio, led by Nat King Cole, has the first #1 album on Billboard's magazine new top-selling albums chart.

In 1946 Nat King Cole records "Route 66."

In 1955 Fats Domino records "Ain't That A Shame."

In 1956 The Frederick Loewe-Alan Jay Lerner musical "My Fair Lady" opens in New York City starring Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews.

In 1956 Elvis Presley signs with Colonel Tom Parker to be his manager.

In 1966 Frank Sinatra's "September Of My Years" wins the Best Album Grammy and Herb Alpert's "A Taste Of Honey" wins Best Record. Tom Jones is named Best New Artist.

In 1968 WBCN/Boston becomes the first "Album" station.

In 1968 Life magazine calls Jimi Hendrix "the most spectacular guitarist in the world."

In 1969 John Lennon & Yoko Ono wait at the Thoresen Passenger Terminal, at Southampton, to board a ferry to France. However, they cannot board, because of passport problems.

In 1969 Janis Joplin appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1969 "It's Your Thing" by the Isley Brothers and "Hair" by the Cowsills both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1969 "Dizzy" by Tommy Roe hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1973 Al Green appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1973 "Last Song" by Edward Bear is certified gold.

In 1974 Three Dog Night and the Four Tops both perform on ABC-TV's "In Concert."

In 1974 Emerson Lake & Palmer's film, "Pictures At An Exhibition," premieres in Los Angeles.

In 1974 The Pointer Sisters host NBC-TV's "Midnight Special" with guests Billy Paul and the Strawbs.

In 1975 "Stand By Me" by John Lennon and "He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)" by Tony Orlando & Dawn both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1975 "Black Water" by the Doobie Brothers is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1978 "American Hot Wax," based on Alan Freed's career, premieres in New York.

In 1979 "In The Navy" by the Village People is certified gold.

In 1980 Paul Simon, James Taylor and David Sanborn all appear on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."

In 1980 "You May Be Right" by Billy Joel enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1984 K.C., of the Sunshine Band fame, tells the Los Angeles Times the Bee Gees "got a lot of credit they didn't deserve."

In 1986 "Harlem Shuffle" by the Rolling Stones, "Why Can't This Be Love" by Van Halen and "Take Me Home" by Phil Collins all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1986 "Sara" by Jefferson Starship is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1989 R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe introduces "Stand" in Los Angeles as the "silliest song they have ever written." The following week it becomes a top 10 hit.

In 1991 Steve Miller Band's album "Greatest Hits 1974-1978" is certified triple platinum.

In 1994 Whitney Houston and Toni Braxton each take home two awards from the eighth annual "Soul Train Music Awards."

In 1994 Sammy Hagar's album "Unboxed" is released.

In 1995 Mick Jagger and "Forrest Gump" producer Steve Tisch announce they'd formed a film production company called Lip Service.

In 1995 Paul McCartney announces the surviving Beatles had recorded some new songs which would be released at year's end, along with the TV documentary "The Beatles Anthology."

In 1996 The albums "Forever Blue" by Chris Isaak and "Greatest Hits" by Lorrie Morgan are both certified platinum.

In 1999 Billy Joel, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame along with Dusty Springfield, Curtis Mayfield, Del Shannon and the Staples Singers.

In 2004 Prince, George Harrison (as a soloist), ZZ Top, Jackson Browne, Traffic, Bob Seger, The Dells and Jann Wenner, co-founder of Rolling Stone magazine, are all inducted into the 19th Rock and  Roll Hall of Fame.


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