Music Calendar...

  • In 1956 Buddy Holly's first single, "Blue Days, Black Nights," is released.
  • In 1965 The Hollies begin their first tour at Brooklyn's Paramount Theatre in New York.
  • In 1966 "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" by Bob Dylan enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
  • In 1967 The Electric Prunes appear on CBS-TV's "The Smothers Brothers Show."
  • In 1971 "Brown Sugar" is the first single released on the Rolling Stones' own label.
  • In 1971 Paul & Linda McCartney appear on the cover of Life magazine.
  • In 1972 The Electric Light Orchestra, formerly the Move, play their first live performance under their new name.
  • In 1973 Paul McCartney introduces his version of "Mary Had A Little Lamb" on "James Paul McCartney," his first TV special.
  • In 1974 Queen performs in the U.S. for the first time at Regis College in Denver.
  • In 1977 Frank Sinatra appears on the cover of TV Guide.
  • In 1977 "Dreams" by Fleetwood Mac and "Got To Give It Up (Part 1)" by Marvin Gaye both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
  • In 1977 "Don't Give Up On Us" by David Soul is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
  • In 1979 Gloria Gaynor's single "I Will Survive" is certified platinum.
  • In 1982 "Oak Ridge Boys Greatest Hits" by the Oak Ridge Boys is certified platinum.
  • In 1990 Peter Gabriel, Neil Young, Lou Reed, Bonnie Raitt, Simple Minds, the Neville Brothers and Tracy Chapman performed at a concert in London's Wembly Stadium to celebrate the release of South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela from prison.
  • In 1991 Wilson Phillips' self-titled album "Wilson Phillips" is certified platinum for the fifthe time.
  • In 1993 Songwriter Paul Williams and Hilda Keenan Wynn are married.
  • In 1993 Billy Burnette announces he is leaving Fleetwood Mac to concentrate on recording Country music.
  • In 1994 Harry Connick Jr. and model Jill Goodacre are married.
  • In 1995 Bob Seger and wife Nita become parents to daughter Samantha Char.
  • In 1996 Judy Collins weds Korean War memorial designer Louis Nelson.
  • In 1996 Brooks & Dunn's album "Borderline" is released.
  • In 1997 Country singer Janis Gill of Sweethearts of the Rodeo files for divorce from Vince Gill, after 17 years of marriage.
  • In 1997 The Wallfolowers' album "Bringing Down The Horse" is certified double platinum, while Bush's CD "Sixteen Stone" goes platinum for the sixth time.
  • In 1998 Los Angeles prosecutors file criminal charges against George Michael after he was arrested a week earlier in a Beverly Hills park restroom for engaging in a lewd act.
  • In 1999 Shania Twain becomes the first woman to be honored as songwriter/artist of the year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International.
  • In 1999 Skip Spence, a founding member of Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape, dies of lung cancer in Santa Cruz, CA, at age 52.
  • In 1999 Tim McGraw's album "A Place In The Sun" is released.
  • In 2001 American composer John Corigliano, 63, wins the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in music for his "Symphony No. 2 for String Orchestra.
  • In 2003 Luther Vandross, 52, suffers a stroke and is hospitalized.


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