Music Calendar...

In 1954 Billboard magazine reports that record companies would provide radio stations with 45 rpm singles instead of the old 78's.
In 1956 Elvis Presley makes his second appearance on the "Milton Berle Show," introducing his newest hit "Hound Dog."
In 1957 Dale Hawkins' single "Suzie-Q" is released.
In 1961 "Running Scared" by Roy Orbison is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1964 David Bowie's first record is released in the UK, under the name David Jones and the King Bees.
In 1965 Joan Baez and Donovan perform at a rally in London on behalf of nuclear disarmament.
In 1965 "Wooly Bully" by Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1966 A promotional film for the new Beatles single "Paperback Writer" airs on CBS-TV's "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1968 When Robert Kennedy is assassinated in Los Angeles, Stephen Stills writes "Long Time Gone" and the Rolling Stones insert a reference to the killing in "Sympathy For The Devil."
In 1970 Tommy James & the Shondells appear on TV's "Merv Griffin Show."
In 1970 The Lettermen's album "Hurt So Bad" is certified gold.
In 1971 Grand Funk brings in $306,000 at New York's Shea Stadium breaking the Beatles Shea sellout record ($304,000).
In 1971 "You've Got A Friend" by James Taylor and "Sooner Or Later" by the Grass Roots both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1974 Sly Stone marries Kathy Silva onstage before his Madison Square Garden show.
In 1974 "The Bobbie Gentry Happiness Hour" summer replacement show debuts on CBS-TV.
In 1974 The Eagles' album "On The Border" is certified gold.
In 1975 Phoebe Snow appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1975 The Ramones' self-titled debut album is released.
In 1976 "Rock And Roll Music" by the Beach Boys and "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" by Lou Rawls both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1977 Alice Cooper's BOA constrictor is mortally wounded by a rat.
In 1978 Sisters Crystal Gayle and Loretta Lynn appear on the cover of People magazine.
In 1979 Eric Clapton joins the wedding party as legendary blues musician Muddy Waters marries Marva Jean Brooks. He was 64, she was 25.
In 1980 The Grateful Dead celebrate their 15th anniversary with a show at Phoenix's Compton Terrace.
In 1982 "Eye Of The Tiger" by Survivor and "Hard To Say I'm Sorry" by Chicago both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1986 HBO airs the "Fats Domino and Friends" TV special with Jerry Lee Lewis and Ray Charles.
In 1987 Sly Stone surrenders to police in Fort Myers, FL, on charges of violating his probation for a 1983 cocaine conviction.
In 1989 Anne Murray sings the U.S. and Canadian National Anthems at the opening of Toronto's Skydome.
In 1990 Roxette's single "It Must Have Been Love" goes gold.
In 1993 Mariah Carey marries Sony Music President Tommy Mottola.
In 1993 County music legend Conway Twitty dies at age 59 of an abdominal aneurysm in Springfield, MO.
In 1995 Breeders guitarist Kelley Deal pleads guilty to drug possession charges and is sentenced to a stay in a rehab center.
In 1995 AC/DC's album "For Those About To Rock, We Salute You" is certified triple platinum.
In 1996 An arrest warrant is issued for former Milli Vanilli member Rob Pilatus after he disappeared from a drug treatment center in Los Angeles. He turned up at another center 6 days later.
In 1997 Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher marries Meg Matthews in Las Vegas.
In 1999 Frankie Laine marries Marcia Kline.
In 1999 Mel Torme, 73, dies from complications of a stroke he suffered in 1996.
In 2004 Jennifer Lopez marries Marc Anthony at her home in Beverly Hills.


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