Music Calendar...

In 1821Beethoven finished his piano sonata, Opus 109.
In 1877Thomas Edison demonstrates the phonograph for the first time.
In 1944Count Basie records "Red Bank Boogie" for Columbia Records.
In 1946The "Christmas Song" by Nat King Cole debuts on the charts.
In 1952"The Glow-Worm" by the Mills Brothers is #1 on the charts.
In 1965The Rolling Stones enter RCA's Hollywood Studios in Los Angeles to record "19th Nervous Breakdown."
In 1965The Beatles' single "We Can Work It Out" b/w "Day Tripper" is released.
In 1968James Taylor releases his debut album on the Beatles' Apple Records.
In 1969During a Rolling Stones concert at Altamont Speedway near San
In 1969Big Band singer Cab Calloway turns actor in the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation of "The Littlest Angel" on NBC-TV.
In 1969"Arizona" by Mark Lindsay enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969"Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" by Steam hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1970"Gimme Shelter," a film documenting the Rolling Stones 1969 tour of the U.S., debuts in New York on the anniversary of the Altamont concert.
In 1973Greg Allman appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1973Jim Croce's album "I Got A Name" is certified gold.
In 1975C.W. McCall's "Convoy" and "Love To Love You Baby" by Donna Summer both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1976Electric Light Orchestra's album "A New World Record" goes platinum.
In 1977Jackson Browne's album "Running On Empty" is released.
In 1978On the day Paul McCartney's album "Wings Greatest" goes gold and platinum, he leaves Capitol Records after 15 years for Columbia.
In 1979AC/DC's last album with lead singer Bon Scott, "Highway To Hell," is certified gold. Scott dies from alcohol poisoning the following February.
In 1984Paul McCartney's film "Give My Regards to Broad Street" debuts.
In 1984Bruce Springsteen appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1985John Cougar Mellencamp suffers two sound system failures during a show and refunds half of the box office receipts.
In 1985Producer Terry Lewis marries singer Gwen Taylor.
In 1986Sun Country Classic Wine Coolers announces Ringo Starr would be featured in their wine commercials.
In 1986"Open Your Heart" by Madonna and "We're Ready" by Boston both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1986"The Next Time I Fall" by Peter Cetera with Amy Grant is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1988Roy Orbison dies of heart failure at age 52 in Nashville, TN.
In 1993The Eagles reunite for the first time in 13 years to appear in Travis Tritt's "Take It Easy" video.
In 1994Madonna's single "Take A Bow" is released.
In 1994The Beatles' album "Live At The BBC" is released in the U.S. containing 30 previously unreleased songs.
In 1995Michael Jackson suffers from dehydration and collapsed onstage while rehearsing for an HBO special.
In 1995TLC is named Artist Of The Year and "Cracked Rear View" by Hootie & the Blowfish is named Album Of The Year at the 1995 Billboard Music Awards. "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio wins Single Of The Year.
In 1996"No Diggity" by Blackstreet is certified gold and platinum, as is Nirvana's album "From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah."
In 1999M2M's single "Don't Say You Love Me" is certified gold.
In 2003David Bowie postpones the start of the North American leg of his A Reality tour in Atlanta City, NJ, after contracting the flu.
In 2004Legendary radio/TV host Dick Clark suffers a stroke.
In 2011Dobie Gray ("Drift Away") dies at 69 after a long battle with cancer.


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