Music Calendar...

In 1896 "Also Sprach Zarathustra" is performed for the first time in Frankfurt, Germany, by composer Richard Strauss.

In 1933 Billie Holiday records "Your Mother's Son-In-Law" with Benny Goodman.

In 1935 Ginger Rogers & Johnny Mercer record "Eeny Meeny Miney Mo."

In 1957 "The Chirping Crickets," Buddy Holly's only album issued during his lifetime, is released. It contained the songs "That'll Be The Day," "Not Fade Away" and "Maybe Baby."

In 1964 Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones is fined 16 pounds for driving offenses in Totenhall, England.

In 1965 "Five O'Clock World" by the Vogues enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1967 The Beatles' album "Magical Mystery Tour" is released in the U.S.

In 1967 "Never My Love" by the Association is certified gold.

In 1968 Steppenwolf's debut album, which contained "Born to Be Wild" and "Magic Carpet Ride," is certified gold.

In 1969 The Rolling Stones open a 4-night stand at Madison Square Garden, where the first two shows are recorded for the live album, "Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out."

In 1970 George Harrison's 3-album set "All Things Must Pass" is released.

In 1971 "American Pie" by Don McLean and "Hey Girl" by Donny Osmond both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1973 Jimmy Widener, 10-year guitarist for Hank Snow, is shot and killed.

In 1974 "Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas is certified gold.

In 1976 Brian Wilson appears on "Saturday Night Live" (without the Beach Boys).

In 1976 "Lost Without Your Love" by Bread enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1978 Steve Miller's album "Greatest Hits 1974-1978" is certified gold and platinum.

In 1981 A Thanksgiving concert by the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers Band scheduled in Orlando is canceled because only 10,000 of 60,000 tickets had been sold.

In 1982 "Truely" by Lionel Richie hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks. It was his first #1 single.

In 1987 Dave Stewart and then-Bananarama member Siobhan Fahey become the parents of Samuel.

In 1989 At a Los Angeles press conference, Paul McCartney announces that he would love to perform with George Harrison and Ringo Starr now that their legal problems have been settled. However, George Harrison says that, "There won't be a Beatles reunion as long as John Lennon remains dead."

In 1990 Linda Ronstadt's album "Simple Dreams" is certified triple platinum.

In 1991 Gloria Estefan donates $10,000 to the victims of a Philippine tropical storm.

In 1993 "All For Love" by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1996 A former farm employee for Wynonna and her husband accuses the couple of sexual harassment and discrimination for not paying heras much as her male predecessor in 1996.

In 1996 R. Kelly's single "I Believe I Can Fly" is released.

In 1997 Reba McEntire joins the Dallas Cowboys at the team's Thanksgiving Day game halftime show to benefit the Salvation Army.

In 1997 Funeral services for INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence are held in Sydney, Australia.

In 1998 Roger Daltry opens in New York as the lead character in Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."

In 1998 Capitol Records says Garth Brooks' "Double Live" CD had sold 1.9 million copies in its first week, beating the old record set in 1993 by Pearl Jam's "Vs," which sold 950,000 its first week.

In 2000 The Beatles top the Billboard 200 albums chart with a collection of their 27 number one hits, appropriately titled "1."

In 2002 Paul McCartney's concert special "Back in the U.S." airs on ABC-TV, while Tim McGraw's first concert special airs on NBC-TV.


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