Music Calendar...

In 1940Charlie Parker records "I've Found A New Baby" with the Jay McShann Band at KFBI in Wichita, KS.
In 1943Nat "King" Cole and his trio record "Straighten Up and Fly Right."
In 1944"The Trolley Song" by Judy Garland debuts on the charts.
In 1965Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs appear on TV's "Where The Action Is."
In 1968"Son-Of-A Preacher Man" by Dusty Springfield and "Everyday People" by Sly & the Family Stone both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1968"Love Child" by Diana Ross & The Supremes hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1969Simon & Garfunkel's first TV special airs.
In 1969Neil Diamond performs on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1972The BBC bans "Hi, Hi, Hi" by Wings for a supposedly subliminal drug message.
In 1973John Lennon's album "Mind Games" is certified gold.
In 1974"Best of My Love" by the Eagles and "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" by Elton John both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1976Barbra Streisand's single "Evergreen (Theme From A Star Is Born)"is released.
In 1976"Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)" by Rod Stewart iscertified gold.
In 1976Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson get married.
In 1977David Bowie appears on a Bing Crosby Christmas special and the two sing "The Little Drummer Boy" together.
In 1978Linda Ronstadt, Steve Martin and Gilda Radner appear on the coverof Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1982The Kendalls' album "Heaven's Just A Sin Away" is certified gold.
In 1983Boy George appears on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show" with guest host Joan Rivers.
In 1983The Jackson family and promoter Don King announce plans for the "Victory" tour.
In 1984"I Feel For You" by Chaka Khan is certified gold.
In 1985Bruce Springsteen's single "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" is released.
In 1985"Separate Lives" by Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1988L.L. Cool J headlines the first rap concert held in Africa.
In 1991Milli-Vanilli singer Rob Pilatus, 27, attempts suicide.
In 1993AC/DC's album "High Voltage" is certified double platinum.
In 1994Tupac Shakur is shot five times while being robbed outside a Manhattan recording studio.
In 1994Breeders guitarist Kelley Deal is arrested for receiving a package of heroin.
In 1995TLC make their TV acting debut on "Living Single."
In 1996"Tiptoe Through the Tulips" singer Tiny Tim dies of a heart attack at age 73.
In 1999Jomato Records releases an early collection of Shania Twain's work, recorded when she was known as Eilleen Shania Twain.
In 1999Third Eye Blind's album "Blue" and Neil Diamond's album "The Neil Diamond Collection" are both released.
In 2000Creed is the big winner (with four awards) at the first My VH1 Music Awards in Los Angeles.


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