Music Calendar...

In 1939 "Beer Barrel Polka" by Will Glahe is #1 on the charts.
In 1957 The Isley Brothers' first single "Angels Cried" is released.
In 1957 "Love Letters In The Sand" by Pat Boone hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
In 1964 The Rolling Stones make their U.S. TV debut on "The Dean Martin Show."
In 1964 Ringo Starr collapses during a Beatles' recording session due to exhaustion. Jimmy Nicol became the group's temporary drummer for 10 days while Ringo recuperated.
In 1965 Gary Lewis & the Playboys record "Save Your Heart For Me."
In 1967 "Light My Fire" by Doors enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 "Respect" by Aretha Franklin hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1970 Ray Davies re-records a line in "Lola" to comply with BBC standards. "Coca Cola" becomes "Cherry Cola."
In 1972 The Rolling Stones begin their "Exile On Main Street" tour in Vancouver, BC, with opening act Stevie Wonder.
In 1972 "School's Out" by Alice Cooper enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1972 "I'll Take You There" by the Staple Singers is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1976 "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen is certified gold.
In 1978 "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" by Johnny Mathis and Denice Williams is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1987 The BBC bans George Michael's "I Want Your Sex" in England.
In 1988 "The Decline Of Western Civilization, Part II: The Metal Years," a hard rock film documentary featuring Alice Cooper, opens.
In 1989 Reba McEntire marries her manager Narvel Blackstock in Lake Tahoe.
In 1989 Cher makes her first stage appearance in eight years in Boston.
In 1989 "Express Yourself" by Madonna enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1989 "Rock On" by Michael Damian is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1990 Michael Jackson is hospitalized after complaining of chest pains. Doctors attribute it to stress.
In 1991 Willie Nelson begins paying his $16 million tax debt by releasing "Who'll Buy My Memories," an album compiled from tapes seized by the Internal Revenue Service.
In 1992 The Eurythmics' album "Greatest Hits" is certified gold.
In 1993 U2 become music's richest group when they sign a 6-album deal with Island Records for $60 million.
In 1994 Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder weds Beth Liebling.
In 1995 "Have You Ever Loved A Woman?" by Bryan Adams hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
In 1996 The Dave Matthews Band's album "Under The Table And Dreaming" is is certified quadruple platinum.
In 1997 Pam Tillis' album "Greatest Hits" is released.
In 1997 The Indigo Girls' album "Indigo Girls" goes double platinum.
In 1998 Van Halen cancels a concert at the Docks club in Hamburg, Germany, after ceiling plaster falls on drummer Alex Van Halen's arm during the band's soundcheck.
In 1999 Paul Simon & Lou Reed join several artists performing at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in a tribute to Harvey Lichtenstein, who was retiring after 31 years.
In 2000 The Goo Goo Dolls, Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, Hanson, Don Henley, Jennifer Lopez, Macy Gray, Sugar Ray and Third Eye Blind perform at a benefit concert in Boston.
In 2000 Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in Buffalo, NY, after Chesney rode off on a mounted police officer's horse and McGraw allegedly attacked sheriff's deputies. Both were acquitted on all charges the following May.
In 2000 Britney Spears appears on the cover of TV Guide.
In 2001 Tom Petty weds his longtime girlfriend, Dana York, in Las Vegas.
In 2002 A rock concert at Buckingham Palace celebrates Queen Elizabeth II's 50 years on the throne.


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