Music Calendar...

In 1827 20,000 attend Ludwig von Beethoven's funeral in Vienna.
In 1957 Lonnie Donegan ("Rock Island Line") begins his second U.S. tour at New York's Madison Square Garden.
In 1959 Connie Francis performs on CBS-TV's "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1962 "Duke of Earl" by Gene Chandler is certified gold.
In 1963 Jan & Dean sing "Linda" on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."
In 1966 The Ventures perform "Secret Agent Man" on "Where The Action Is."
In 1969 "My Way" by Frank Sinatra enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969 "Time Of The Season" by the Zombies peaks at #3 and "Traces" by the Classics IV peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1970 Ringo Starr appears on the "David Frost Show," singing "Sentimental Journey."
In 1973 After their single "The Cover Of Rolling Stone" debuts, Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show are pictured on the front of the magazine.
In 1975 All six Led Zeppelin albums released up to this date appear on the Billboard's album chart during the same week, a feat never before accomplished during the rock era.
In 1975 "Only Yesterday" by the Carpenters and "Wildfire" by Michael Murphey both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1975 "Lady Marmalade" by LaBelle is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1976 Glen Campbell appears on the cover of People magazine.
In 1976 "December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" by the Four Seasons is certified gold.
In 1977 "Dancing Queen" by Abba is certified gold.
In 1978 David Bowie launches his first tour in two years in San Diego.
In 1980 Ronald Selle, a Chicago antique dealer and parttime songwriter, sues the Bee Gees, claiming the group plagiarized two sections of "How Deep is Your Love" from a song he wrote.
In 1980 Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon" spends its 303rd week on the Billboard albums chart, beating the record set by Carole King's "Tapestry." (It would remain there for 741 weeks.)
In 1980 "Funkytown" by Lipps Inc. enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1980 "Working My Way Back To You" by the Spinners peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1985 Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins is found collapsed on the floor of his hotel room suffering from exhaustion.
In 1985 Madonna makes her film debut in "Desperately Seeking Susan."
In 1986 The Beatles' records officially go on sale in Russia.
In 1986 "Greatest Love Of All" by Whitney Houston and "Is It Love" by Mr. Mister both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1986 "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1987 Prince's "Under The Cherry Moon" ties with "Howard The Duck" for the year's Worst Movie Award.
In 1989 Carly Simon wins the Best Original Song Oscar for "Let The River Run" from the film "Working Girl."
In 1989 "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul is certified platinum.
In 1991 The Rolling Stones release the album "Flashpoint."
In 1993 "A Whole New World" by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle, from the Disney animated film "Aladdin," wins an Academy Award for Best Song.
In 1993 A judge in Fort Lauderdale, FL, overturns the October, 1990 conviction of a record store owner charged with obscenity for selling 2 Live Crew's "As Nasty As They Wanna Be" album.
In 1995 Van Halen's album "Balance" is certified double platinum.
In 1996 Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and his wife, Pamela Anderson Lee, unsuccessfully sue Penthouse for $10 million to force the magazine not to market a stolen home video showing the couple having sex.
In 1996 Patti Labelle and Boyz II Men are among the winners at the 10th Soul Train Music Awards.
In 1998 Shania Twain begins her first headlining tour in Sudbury, Ontario.
In 1999 Led Zeppelin's "Houses Of The Holy" album is certified platinum for the 10th time, while their CD "Led Zeppelin II" goes platinum for the 11th time.
In 1999 Legendary jazz singer Joe Williams dies in Las Vegas at age 80.
In 2000 "Say My Name" by Destiny's Child is certified gold.
In 2000 Santana's album "Best Of Santana" by Santana is certified platinum, while Faith Hill's album goes triple platinum.
In 2001 Pianist John Lewis, leader of the Modern Jazz Quartet, dies at the age of 80.


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