Music Calendar...

In 1931 The Pulitizer Prize-winning musical play "Of Thee I Sing" opens on Broadway.

In 1939 Legendary blues composer W.C. Handy records "St. Louis Blues."

In 1942 "Strip Polka" by Kay Kyser is #1 on the charts.

In 1944 "Don't Fence Me In" by Bing Crosby & the Andrews Sisters is #1 on the charts.

In 1955 Bill Haley and the Comets' single "See You Later Alligator" is released.

In 1957 The first copies of "Tequila" by The Champs arrive in record stores.

In 1958 Johnny Cash along with Tex Ritter and the Sons of the Pioneers open at the Showboat Hotel in Las Vegas.

In 1961 Jay & the Americans record "She Cried."

In 1963 The Beatles' single "I Want To Hold Your Hand" b/w "I Saw Her Standing There" is released in the U.S.

In 1964 "All Day And All Of The Night" by the Kinks enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1964 "I Feel Fine" by the Beatles hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1967 The Dave Brubeck Quartet formally disbands after sax player Paul Desmond left the group.

In 1967 The Beatles' film "Magical Mystery Tour" premieres on the BBC.

In 1967 Dean Martin appears on the cover of Look magazine.

In 1968 Led Zeppelin begins their first U.S. tour as the opening act for Vanilla Fudge in Boston.

In 1970 "I Hear You Knockin'" by Dave Edmunds enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1970 "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrsion hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1970 "John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band" by John Lennon, his first LP since the Beatles break up, enters the U.S. albums chart.

In 1978 Aerosmith's album "Live Bootleg" is certified platinum.

In 1980 Mac Davis hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Olivia Newton-John, Cliff Richard and Cher.

In 1984 Paul McCartney's album "Give My Regards To Broad Street" is certified gold.

In 1991 Roy Acuff becomes the first Country music entertainer lauded at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, DC.

In 1991 Glen Campbell's albums "Galveston" and "Gentle On My Mind" are both certified platinum.

In 1996 RIAA reports that Alanis Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill" was the top-selling album of 1996.

In 1997 The New York Post reports the Rolling Stones were the top concert draw of the year, grossing more than $89 million.

In 1999 Curtis Mayfield ("Freddie's Dead," "Superfly") dies at age 57.


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