Music Calendar...

In 1956 Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on TV's "Milton Berle Show."
In 1959 The BBC bans "Charlie Brown" by the Coasters because the word "spitball" was used.
In 1960 Elvis Presley records his first tracks since leaving the Army including "It's Now Or Never."
In 1960 RCA becomes the first record company to release a 45 rpm record in stereo.
In 1961 "Blue Moon" by the Marcels hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1964 The Beatles hold the top 6 spots on the Australia record charts.
In 1965 "Wooly Bully" by Sam The Sham & the Pharaohs and "Count Me In" by Gary Lewis & The Playboys both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969 Jim Morrison surrenders to the FBI in Los Angeles, facing charges that he exposed himself to a Miami audience a month earlier.
In 1969 Billy Preston becomes one of the first to sign with Apple Records.
In 1971 "Power To The People" by John Lennon and "Me & You And A Dog Named Boo" by Lobo both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1971 "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)" by the Temptations hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1975 Steve Miller is arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly setting fire to a friend's clothing. Charges are dropped the next day.
In 1976 "Love Hangover" by Diana Ross enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1976 "Disco Lady" by Johnnie Taylor hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1978 Cher's ABC-TV special with Rod Stewart and the Tubes airs.
In 1979 Kate Bush makes her performing debut at the Liverpool Empire.
In 1979 Van Halen's album "Van Halen II" is certified gold.
In 1980 Linda Ronstadt appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1981 Jefferson Starship appears on ABC-TV's "Fridays."
In 1984 Record producer Jack Douglas wins a $3 million-plus judgment in a court battle with Yoko Ono over the royalties tied to John Lennon's album "Double Fantasy" completed before Lennon was murdered.
In 1984 "Jump" by Van Halen is certified gold.
In 1986 Simply Red begins its first U.S. tour in Los Angeles.
In 1987 President Reagan presents Minnie Pearl with American Cancer Society's annual Courage Award for her personal fight against cancer.
In 1989 Madonna is dumped as a spokeswoman for Pepsi when her video for "Like A Prayer" was regarded as blasphemous by the Vatican.
In 1990 Jazz vocalist, Sarah Vaughan dies of lung cancer at age 66.
In 1990 The B-52's receive a gold record for their single "Roam."
In 1991 Paul McCartney goes acoustic on "MTV Unplugged" and becomes the first artist to release the performance on CD.
In 1991 Donny Osmond & Dweezil Zappa perform their own version of the Bee Gee's "Stayin' Alive" at a concert in Los Angeles.
In 1991 Queen's album "Innuendo" is certified gold.
In 1992 M.C. Hammer hosts his first TV special on CBS.
In 1992 Dolly Parton's movie "Straight Talk" premieres nationally.
In 1992 "Save The Best For Last" by Vanessa Williams is certified gold.
In 1993 Guns N' Roses cuts short a sold-out concert in Sacramento, CA, after a fan threw a bottle that hit one band member in the head.
In 1996 Hammer (formerly M.C. Hammer) files for bankruptcy, saying he owed over $10 million.
In 1998 Bonnie Raitt's album "Luck Of The Draw" is certified platinum for the seventh time.
In 2000 The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) present Elton John with its Vito Russo Entertainer Award.
In 2000 Mariah Carey is hospitalized in Boston for food poisoning and dehydration from raw oysters she ate in Atlanta 2 days before.
In 2000 Santana's album "Abraxas" goes platinum for the fifth time.
In 2002 Frontman Dave Mustaine announces the breakup of Megadeth. He had previously sustained an injury that caused nerve damage to his arm. The band has since reformed.


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