Music Calendar...

In 1912 Al Jolson records "Ragging The Baby To Sleep."
In 1960 Pat Boone and his family appear on the cover of Parade magazine.
In 1960 Eddie Cochran dies in England from severe brain damage, following an auto accident that also injured Gene Vincent.
In 1962 Tony Bennett records "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams."
In 1964 The Rolling Stones self-titled debut album is released in England.
In 1965 "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" by Herman's Hermits and "Help Me Rhonda" by the Beach Boys both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969 The Band, previously a backup band for Bob Dylan, play their first gig as a headline group at the Winterland in San Francisco.
In 1970 Johnny Cash sings "A Boy Named Sue" and "Welfare Cadillac" at the White House for President Nixon.
In 1970 Paul McCartney releases his first solo album since the Beatles' breakup. He played and mixed all the instruments himself.
In 1971 "That's The Way I Always heard It Should Be" by Carly Simon enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1971 "Joy To The World" by Three Dog Night hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 6 weeks.
In 1973 "Dark Side Of The Moon" by Pink Floyd is certified gold. The album would remain on the charts for more than ten years becoming the longest charting Rock album of all time.
In 1974 Sha Na Na guitarist Vinnie Taylor, 25, dies from a heroin overdose in a hotel room in Charlottesville, VA.
In 1976 "Love Is Alive" by Gary Wright, "Moonlight Feels Right" by Starbuck, "Get Closer" by Seals & Crofts" and "Kiss & Say Goodbye" by Manhattans all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1978 "Lay Down Sally" by Eric Clapton is certified gold.
In 1980 Bob Marley performs in Zimbabwe as the nation celebrates its newfound independence.
In 1982 Paul McCartney becomes the first composer to simultaneously have two songs on the U.S. R&B and Country music charts.
In 1982 "In The Heat Of The Moment" by Asia enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1986 Stevie Ray Vaughan canceled his European tour fearing reprisals against Americans from Libyan terrorists. The U.S. had bombed Libya three days earlier.
In 1987 Carlton Barrett, the drummer for Bob Marley's group the Wailers, is shot and killed outside his home in Kingston, Jamica.
In 1989 Beach Boy Brian Wilson's psychologist Dr. Eugene Landy is suspended in California after admitting he gave drugs to clients.
In 1989 "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper is certified platinum.
In 1991 Songwriter Jack Yellen ("Ain't She Sweet," "Happy Days Are Here Again") dies at age 98.
In 1992 Eric Clapton's album "24 Nights" is certified gold.
In 1993 Ex-Bangles member Susanna Hoffs marries M. Jay Roach.
In 1995 Courtney Love and Hole perform on the sixth season premiere of MTV's "Unplugged."
In 1995 R.E.M. announces the resumption of its world tour following drummer Bill Berry's recovery from surgery to repair a brain aneurysm.
In 1995 Judy Collins gets married 18 years after meeting her husband-to-be.
In 1995 TLC's single "Red Light Special" goes gold.
In 1996 "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion is certified gold & platinum.
In 1997 Toby Keith and his wife Tricia have a new baby Stelen Keith Covel.
In 1998 Natalie Imbruglia's album "Left Of The Middle" is certified gold and platinum.
In 1998 Mariah Carey's single "My All" is released.
In 1998 Linda McCartney, the wife of Paul McCartney and former member of the band Wings, dies of breast cancer at age 56.
In 2000 Tracy Lawrence hosts the sixth annual Tracy Lawrence Celebrity Gold Classic at Houston's Tour 18 Golf Course to benefit the Gulf Coast chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
In 2001 Hayseed Dixie releases its album "A Hillbilly Tribute To AC/DC."


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