Music Calendar...

In 1943 Perry Como signs with RCA Records.
In 1955 Singer Eddie Fisher marries actress Debbie Reynolds.
In 1964 Elvis Presley's 15th movie "Viva Las Vegas" opens across the U.S., after a New York World Premiere on April 20.
In 1964 Jay & The Americans record "Come A Little Bit Closer."
In 1965 The Kinks arrive in New York to begin their first U.S. tour.
In 1965 Working with just a string section in the studio at Abbey Road in London, Paul McCartney records "Yesterday."
In 1966 Paul McCartney buys a farm in Kintyre, Scotland.
In 1966 Peter Green joins John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.
In 1968 Ohio Express' album "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy" is certified gold.
In 1969 The musical revue "Oh! Calcutta!" opens in New York.
In 1972 "Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)" by Looking Glass and "Hold Your Head Up" by Argent both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1976 Paul & Linda McCartney appear on the cover of Rolling Stone.
In 1977 Steve Winwood releases his first solo album.
In 1977 Crosby, Stills & Nash's album "CSN," containing the single "Just A Song Before I Go" is released.
In 1978 Jefferson Starship fails to perform at the Lorley Festival in St. Goarhausen, Germany, because lead singer Grace Slick, dealing with alcoholism, was unable to go onstage.
In 1978 Despite a case of the flu, Mick Jagger performs with the Rolling Stones before a crowd of 90,000 at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.
In 1978 "Shadow Dancing" by Andy Gibb hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 7 weeks.
In 1978 "I've Had Enough" by Paul McCartney enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1980 Led Zeppelin begins a 3-week European tour, the first on the continent since 1973. It would be the group's last tour.
In 1983 Twisted Sister's album "You Can't Stop Rock 'n Roll" is released.
In 1986 Stevie Wonder opens his "In Square Circle" tour in Seattle, WA.
In 1986 Singer Kate Smith dies in Raleigh, NC, at age 79.
In 1988 Paul McCartney announces he'll become the first act to release an album exclusively in Russia.
In 1989 Ringo Starr announces his first major tour in years featuring an "All Star Band" with Clarence Clemmons, Joe Walsh, Billy Preston, Dr. John, Nils Lofgren, Rick Danko and Levon Helm.
In 1989 Def Leppard's album "Hysteria" remains on the Billboard Hot 200 for 96 consecutive weeks (in the top 40), equalling the achievement of Bruce Springsteen's album "Born In The USA."
In 1989 "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" by New Kids On The Block is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1991 Van Halen's album "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" is released.
In 1991 Amy Grant's album "Heart In Motion" goes platinum.
In 1994 Jon Secada dislocates his shoulder falling through a hole on the stage at Chicago's Soldier Field.
In 1995 Rod Stewart sets an attendance record for London's Wembley Stadium with a crowd of 90,000. The 1985 Live Aid concert drew 72,000.
In 1997 Queensryche begins a U.S.tour in Rapid City, South Dakota.
In 1997 En Vouge's single "Whatever" is released.
In 1998 Bone Thugs 'n Harmony's album "The Art Of War" is certified quadruple platinum.
In 1999 Geri Halliwell wraps up her first official trip in her capacity as a United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) goodwill ambassador. She had visited the Philippines.
In 1999 The Friends of Sheba Medical Center, located in Jerusalem, award Barry Manilow its Humanitarian Award at a Beverly Hills benefit.
In 2000 The Grand Ole Opry radio show, airing on WSM/Nashville since 1925, begins a webcast of the program.
In 2000 Backstreet Boys singer Kevin Richardson, 28, and fiancee Kristin Willits, 29, marry in Richardson's hometown of Lexington, KY.

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