Music Calendar...

In 1940 "In the Mood" by the Glenn Miller Orchestra is #1 on the charts.

In 1957 "All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 8 weeks.

In 1958 Van Cliburn becomes the first American to win the Tchaikovsky International Piano Contest in Moscow.

In 1959 "Kansas City" by Wilbert Harrison enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1959 "Come Softly To Me" by the Fleetwoods hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1963 Buck Owens enters the U.S. Country charts with "Act Naturally."

In 1965 The Beatles record "Help!"

In 1965 Roger Miller wins a then-record 5 Grammy Awards while the Beatles win their first two Grammys including one for Best New Artist. Bill Cosby wins the first of six straight Comedy Grammys.

In 1966 The Beatles record "Paperback Writer" at Abbey Road studios in London.

In 1967 The Rolling Stones play their first concert behind the Iron Curtain

in Warsaw, Poland, where police broke up a riot among fans unable to get tickets by using tear gas.

In 1968 "A Beautiful Morning" by the Rascals, "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" by Marvin Gaye, and "Do You Know The Way To San Jose" by Dionne Warwick all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1968 "Honey" by Bobby Goldsboro hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.

In 1969 Diana Ross appears (without the Supremes) on Dinah Shore's NBC-TV special.

In 1970 Led Zeppelin's single "Whole Lotta Love" and Chicago's album "Chicago Transit Authority" are both certified gold.

In 1973 The Who's Roger Daltry releases his first solo album.

In 1973 The Bee Gees host ABC-TV's "In Concert" with guests Steely Dan, J. Geils Band and Focus.

In 1974 "For The Love Of Money" by the O'Jays, "The Streak" by Ray Stevens and "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)" by Olivia Newton-John all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1974 "Bennie & The Jets" by Elton John is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1979 Suffering from the flu, Van Halen's David Lee Roth collapses onstage in Spokane, WA, five days into a tour.

In 1979 Sister Sledge hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Olivia Newton-John and Ami Stewart.

In 1980 After 3883 performances, "Grease" finally ends its Broadway run.

In 1982 David Crosby is arrested for the second time in three weeks for drugs in Dallas.

In 1984 John Lennon's album "Milk & Honey" is certified gold.

In 1985 "We Are The World" by USA For Africa hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and remains there for 4 weeks.

In 1988 After drummer Sly Dunbar performs in court, Patrick Alley's plagiarism suit against Mick Jagger for "Just Another Night" is dismissed.

In 1991 "Miracle" by Whitney Houston and "Unbelievable" by EMF both enter

In 1991 "I've Been Thinking About You" by Londonbeat is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1992 Natalie Cole and husband Andre Fischer announce a trial separation.

In 1993 "I'm Every Woman" by Whitney Houston is certified gold.

In 1994 The Los Angeles Times said Kurt Cobain's drug overdose-induced coma the previous month in Rome had been a failed suicide attempt.

In 1994 Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley announce their separation.

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

In 1996 Art Garfunkel tapes the first of two career-retrospective concerts at New York's Ellis Island.

In 1999 Brandy, Cher, Whitney Houston, LeAnn Rimes and Tina Turner, with special guest Elton John, perform on VH1's Divas concert, airing live from New York's Beacon Theater.

In 1999 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' album "Echo" is released.

In 2000 Gloria Estefan is among the celebrities who came to Miami's Little Havana neighborhood to show support for the Elian Gonzalez family.

In 2000 Mitch Ryder was in Cleveland to help the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum designate Cleveland's WEWS-TV studios, the home of the "Upbeat" TV show, a historic landmark.

In 2001 A claymation version of Canada's Barenaked Ladies makes an appearance on the UPN series "Gary & Mike."


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