Music Calendar...

In 1950 "Mona Lisa" by Nat "King" Cole hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 8 weeks.
In 1957 "Whispering Bells" by the Dell-Vikings enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1957 "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 7 weeks.
In 1958 The soundtrack to "Oklahoma!" is the first album certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
In 1963 Freddie & the Dreamers record "I'm Telling You Now."
In 1964 The Beatles' appear on BBC-TV's "Top Of The Pops."
In 1965 The Dave Clark Five movie "Catch Us If You Can" opens in theaters in London. It's released later in the U.S. as "Having A Wild Weekend."
In 1966 The Beatles' album "Yesterday And Today" is certified gold.
In 1969 Marianne Faithful attempts suicide while co-starring in "Ned Kelly" with then-boyfriend Mick Jagger.
In 1969 "In The Year 2525" by Zager & Evans is certified gold.
In 1970 The Everly Brothers' summer variety series premieres on ABC-TV.
In 1970 "Hitchin' A Ride" by Vanity Fair is certified gold.
In 1972 "I'm Still In Love With You" by Al Green enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1972 "Lean On Me" by Bill Withers hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1974 Bob Dylan & the Band's "Before The Flood" is certified gold.
In 1978 "Hopelessly Devoted To You" by Olivia Newton-John and "Kiss You All Over" by Exile both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1984 U2's Bono and Van Morrison join Bob Dylan onstage for a performance of "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" at Wembley Stadium in London.
In 1985 Both Playboy and Penthouse announce plans to publish nude photos of Madonna.
In 1986 London police raid Boy George's home in search of drugs.
In 1987 David Bowie's "Never Let Me Down" album is certified gold and Steve Miller's album "The Joker" goes platinum.
In 1988 Stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992.
In 1989 "If I Could Turn Back Time" by Cher and "Don't Want To Lose You" by Gloria Estefan both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1989 "Good Thing" by Fine Young Cannibals is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1992 Garth Brooks and wife Sandy become parents to daughter Taylor Mayne Pearl.
In 1994 Real McCoy's single "Another Night" is released.
In 1995 "Waterfalls" by TLC hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 7 weeks.
In 1997 Sheryl Crow's album "Sheryl Crow" is certified double platinum.
In 1998 Sarah McLachlan's single "Adia" is certified gold, while the Smashing Pumpkins' album "Adore" goes gold and platinum.
In 1998 Nancy Sinatra announces that the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, would be the repository of the late Frank Sinatra's music and movie archives.
In 1998 Roy Orbison's estate files a $12 million royalty suit against Sony, alleging the company consistently underpaid Orbison in domestic and international royalties.
In 1999 Live's album "Secret Samhadi" is certified double platinum.
In 2000 Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers falls 10 feet off the front of the stage at their show in Mannheim, Germany. Gers gets six stitches for a gash to his forehead.


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