Music Calendar...

In 1951 "Because Of You" by Tony Bennett debuts on the charts.

In 1956 John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the first time at a church dinner in Liverpool.

In 1958 The Platters perform "Twilight Time" on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

In 1959 "Forty Miles Of Bad Road" by Duane Eddy enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1963 "Surf City" (written by Brian Wilson) by Jan & Dean enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1963 "Sukiyaki" by Kyu Sakamoto hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1965 Elvis Presley's latest film "Tickle Me" premieres.

In 1966 The Beatles' album "Yesterday & Today" is released with the controversial "butcher" sleeve, showing group members smiling amongst a group of decapitated baby dolls. The original photo was
pulled and replaced by a more conventional cover.

In 1967 Peter Green leaves John Mayall's Blues Breakers to form the band Fleetwood Mac.

In 1967 The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" is certified gold.

In 1968 The Beatles announce the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was a public mistake at a press conference in New York.

In 1968 Creedence Clearwater Revival's first single, "Suzie-Q," is released.

In 1969 "Hee Haw" a TV variety show with Roy Clark & Buck Owens premieres on CBS-TV.

In 1970 Grand Funk Railroad's single "Closer To Home" is released.

In 1971 The Guess Who's album "The Best Of The Guess Who" is certified gold.

In 1973 Jim Croce hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special."

In 1973 Paul Simon's album "There Goes Rhymin' Simon" is certified gold.

In 1974 Paul McCartney & Wings announce the addition of new drummer Geoff Britton, who replaces Denny Seiwell.

In 1974 "Tell Me Something Good" (written by Stevie Wonder) by Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, and "You And Me Against The World" by Helen Reddy both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1974 "Billy, Don't Be A Hero" by Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1979 Bob Welch hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special."

In 1981 Duran Duran's self-titled album "Duran Duran" is released.

In 1983 Rick Springfield's album "Living In Oz" is certified gold.

In 1984 "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker Jr. enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1985 "Shout" by Tears For Fears enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1986 A Los Angeles Times poll finds the most desired musical reunion was Led Zeppelin.

In 1986 Sting and U2 headline a concert in New Jersey celebrating 25 years of the Amnesty International organization.

In 1986 Berlin's single "Take My Breath Away" is released.

In 1987 George Michael's new single "I Want Your Sex" is banned by several

British radio stations saying it promoted promiscuity.

In 1990 In a Madrid recording studio, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts overdub tracks for a posthumous Charles Mingus tribute album. Both play on "Oh Lord Don't Drop That Atomic Bomb On Me."

In 1991 "Summertime" by D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1991 "Rush, Rush" by Paula Adbul hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.

In 1992 Bruce Springsteen begins his first tour without the E Street Band.

In 1993 Paul McCartney's Charlotte, NC, show is broadcast as a Fox TV special, and later released as the "Paul is Live" album.

In 1993 Neil Young's album "Unplugged" is released.

In 1996 Ella Fitzgerald, the "first lady of song," dies at age 78.

In 1998 The Spice Girls begin their first North American tour in Miami.

In 1999 Santana's album "Supernatural" and Sarah McLachlan's album "Mirrorball" are both released.

In 2000 George Strait sweeps all five categories at the TNN Awards, including Best Entertainer, Best Male Vocalist and Best Album.

In 2000 Don Henley and Eagles co-founder Glen Frey are inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in New York.

In 2001 Mark McGuinn and Jamie O'Neal both make thier debut at the Grand
Ole Opry.

In 2003 Radiohead has its fourth consecutive #1 album in the UK as "Hail to the Thief" tops the UK album chart.

In 2005 Bo Bice marries Caroline Fisher.


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