Music Calendar...

n 1950 "Rag Mop" by the Ames Brothers is #1 on the charts.

In 1956 "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1963 The Beatles hold a "marathon" 11-hour recording session that completes the album "Please Please Me."

In 1964 The Beatles perform their first U.S. concert in Washington, DC.

In 1965 The Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox with John Lennon, his wife Cynthia and George Harrison attending.

In 1966 Cher records "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)."

In 1967 The Monkees announce their intentions to play on their own records.

In 1967 "There's A Kind Of A Hush" by Herman's Hermits, "Happy Together" by the Turtles and "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tommy James & the Shondells all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1967 The Monkees' album "More of the Monkees" hits #1 on U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 18 weeks.

In 1969 Janis Joplin plays a sold-out show at New York's Fillmore East.

In 1970 John Lennon pays 1,344 pounds in fines for protesting the South African rugby team playing in Scotland.

In 1970 The film "The Magic Christian," featuring Ringo Starr, debuts in New York. The soundtrack contained Badfinger's "Come and Get It."

In 1972 David Bowie plays his first gig under his "Ziggy Stardust" persona at a Tolworth, England, concert.

In 1975 Randy Owen of Alabama and Kelly get married.

In 1975 "Please Mr. Postman" by the Carpenters is certified gold.

In 1977 Richard Pryor hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Olivia Newton-John and Boz Skaggs.

In 1979 43 million viewers watch the TV special "Elvis!" on ABC.

In 1980 "Do That To Me One More Time" by Captain & Tennille goes gold.

In 1983 The Rolling Stones' movie "Let's Spend The Night Together" opens in New York.

In 1984 A federal grand jury in Memphis indicts Jerry Lee Lewis on tax evasion charges. He was acquitted the following October.

In 1984 "Thriller" by Michael Jackson and "Hold Me Now" by Thompson Twins both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1985 Prince wins Best Solo Artist at the fourth annual BRIT Awards.

In 1985 Foreigner's album "Agent Provocateur" is certified gold and platinum.

In 1986 Boy George appears on TV's "The A-Team" as a singer mistakenly booked into a Country dance hall.

In 1986 Kenny Rogers has a benign growth removed from his vocal cords.

In 1986 The Chicago Bears' "Super Bowl Shuffle" is certified gold.

In 1988 Genesis' album "Abacab" goes double platinum.

In 1989 Sade marries music video producer Carlos Scola.

In 1989 "The Look" by Roxette enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1989 "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1991 EMF's single "Unbelievable" is released.

In 1992 Megadeth guitarist Dave Mustaine and wife Pam have a son, Justis David.

In 1994 Bruce Springsteen's single "Streets Of Philadelphia" is released.

In 1994 George Strait's "I'd Like To Have That One Back" is #1 on the U.S. Country chart.

In 2000 The albums "Touch" by Sarah McLachlan and "Pet Sounds" by The Beach Boys was both certified gold.

In 2001 Harry Connick Jr. performs during halftime at the 2001 NBA All-Star Game. He had written a song just for the occasion.

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