Music Calendar...

In 1945 Billboard magazine introduces the first albums chart, a collection of 78 rpm records.
In 1963 Tony Bennett wins the Best Record Grammy for "I Left My Heart In San Francisco," Robert Goulet is named Best New Artist and Peter, Paul & Mary win Best Performance with "If I'd Had A Hammer."
In 1965 Jackie DeShannon performs "What The World Needs Now" on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."
In 1965 "Mr. Tamborine Man" by the Byrds, "For Your Love" by the Yardbirds, "I Can't Help Myself" by the Four Tops and "Yes I'm Ready" by Barbara Mason all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 Paul McCartney goes to see Georgie Fame perform at the Bag O' Nails nightclub in London, where he meets his future wife Linda Eastman for the first time.
In 1968 John Lennon & Paul McCartney appear on "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson," guest hosted by Joe Garigola, to announce that their new company, Apple Records, which desired to help young artists.
In 1970 Pink Floyd performs a show at the Palace Garden in the UK, that is so loud, it reportedly kills fish in a nearby lake.
In 1970 The Beatles' last album, "Let It Be," is released in the U.S.
In 1971 Two films made by John Lennon & Yoko Ono, "Apotheosis" and "Fly," are shown at the Cannes Film Festival.
In 1971 "Rainy Days & Mondays" by Carpenters enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1972 "Glen Campbell's Greatest Hits" is certified gold as well as Conway Twitty's album "Hello Darlin'."
In 1973 The Pointer Sisters play their first show at L.A.'s Troubadour.
In 1974 Bill Wyman is the first of the Rolling Stones to release a solo album, "Monkey Grip."
In 1975 Fleetwood Mac makes its first appearance with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, at a concert in El Paso, TX.
In 1976 "Boogie Fever" by the Sylvers is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1980 Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart appear on the cover of Rolling Stone.
In 1982 Ricky Skaggs becomes a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
In 1982 "Ebony And Ivory" by Paul McCartney with Stevie Wonder hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 7 weeks.
In 1982 Asia's self-titled debut album "Asia" hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 9 nonconsecutive weeks.
In 1984 Nils Lofgren joins Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, replacing Little Steven.
In 1987 A Brooklyn, NY, judge rules that a $20 million civil suit filed against Boy George would be heard in the U.S. The suit was brought by the parents of a musician who died of a heroin overdose in George's British home.
In 1987 David Crosby weds Jan Dee Dance in Los Angeles, CA.
In 1988 Michael Jackson's autobiography, "Moonwalk," debuts at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.
In 1989 The Rolling Stones begin mixing their new album at London's Olympic Studio.
In 1990 Billy Joel's video "Eye Of The Storm" is released.
In 1990 Don Henley's album "The End Of The Innocence" is certified double platinum.
In 1992 Neil Diamond's "Greatest Hits 1966-1992" album is released.
In 1992 TLC's single "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" is certified platinum.
In 1993 Duran Duran performs an "interactive" concert in Los Angeles that was beamed live to London, Tokyo, Sydney, Australia and Berlin.
In 1993 "That's The Way Love Goes" by Janet Jackson hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed ther for 8 weeks.
In 1994 Sting (Gordon Sumner) and Nancy Wilson receive honorary doctorates from the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
In 1995 R.E.M. resumed their concert tour interrupted two months earlier by drummer Bill Berry's aneurysm and brain surgery.
In 1995 A rare guitar is stolen from Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan during a free concert in Washington, DC.
In 1995 Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland is arrested on drug possession charges in Pasadena, California.
In 1996 British TV broadcasts, for the first time, footage of the Beatles playing at the Casanova club on 2-14-61.
In 1996 Barry White's album "Barry White's Greatest Hits" is certified platinum.
In 1997 Lee Ann Womack's self-titled album "Lee Ann Womack" is released.
In 2000 Sweden's King Carl XVI presents Isaac Stern and Bob Dylan each with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm.
In 2000 Toni Braxton's single "He Wasn't Man Enough" and Boston's album "Greatest Hits" are both certified gold, while Kenny Loggins' album "Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow" goes platinum.
In 2003 June Carter Cash, 73, dies from complications of heart surgery.


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