Music Calendar

In 1957 "That'll Be The Day" by Buddy Holly and "Honeycomb" by Jimmie Rodgers both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1960 Pete Best is recruited by the Beatles to replace temporary drummer Tommy Moore.
In 1966 In Chicago, kicking off their last U.S. tour, John Lennon publicly apologizes for his "more popular than Jesus" remarks.
In 1967 Fleetwood Mac play their first gig at the London National Jazz and Blues Festival in Windsor.
In 1967 "The Letter" by the Box Tops and "Reflections" by the Supremes both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969 Blind Faith make their U.S. debut at Madison Square Garden.
In 1970 Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie and others appear at a Woody Guthrie memorial concert held at the Hollywood Bowl.
In 1970 Bette Midler appears on "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson."
In 1970 At Harvard University, Janis Joplin gives her final concert before her death the following October.
In 1970 The Carpenters' single "Close To You" is certified gold.
In 1972 The Festival of Hope featuring Jefferson Airplane, Stephen Stills, James Brown and others is the first rock festival to raise funds for an established charity.
In 1972 Jim Croce performs "You Don't Mess Around With Jim" on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."
In 1972 "Black & White" by Three Dog Night and "Honky Cat" by Elton John both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1976 Bob Marley appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1978 "Three Times A Lady" by Commodores hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1980 "Little Jeannie" by Elton John is certified gold.
In 1984 Lionel Richie performs "All Night Long" at the closing ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
In 1985 Madonna and actor Sean Penn get a marriage license. They marry in Malibu, CA, four days later.
In 1988 Phil Collins' single "A Groovy Kind Of Love" is released.
In 1989 The Rolling Stones launch their "Steel Wheels" tour with an unannounced club gig at New Haven, CT's Toad Place.
In 1989 The Moscow Peace Festival, the first U.S.-Soviet sponsored concert, takes place with Bon Jovi, Motley Crue and Cinderella.
In 1989 "Right Here Waiting" by Richard Marx hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1992 The Grateful Dead cancel 5 shows in Oregon and California so Jerry Garcia could recover from exhaustion.
In 1992 The RIAA gives Elvis Presley's estate 110 gold and platinum records, labeling the King the "all-time most-certified artist."
In 1992 Avante-garde composer John Cage dies at age 79.
In 1993 The Red Hot Chili Peppers name Jessie Tobias to replace guitarist Arik Marshall.
In 1993 A Los Angeles jury decides singer Yvette Marine was not entitled to credit on Paula Abdul's 1988 album "Forever Your Girl."
In 1994 Woodstock '94 draws 350,000 to Saugerties, New York. About 350,000 attended the show featuring Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, Aerosmith and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
In 1994 "I Swear" by John Michael Montgomery is certified gold.
In 1995 Grateful Dead fans gather at the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco for a mass wake and to share their memories of Jerry Garcia who had dies 3 days earlier (8-9).
In 1997 MTV debuts the Fleetwood Mac reunion concert, taken from two performances a few months earlier on a Warner Bros. soundstage.
In 1997 Trisha Yearwood is joined onstage in Lynden, WA, by her occasional duet partner & friend Garth Brooks. They sing "In Another's Eyes."
In 1997 S.W.V.'s album "Release Some Tension" is released.
In 1997 Robyn's single "Do You Know What It Takes" goes gold.
In 1999 Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss of Kiss receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1999 Bruce Springsteen's 15-show stand at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, NJ, ends, grossing about $19 million.
In 1999 Diana Krall's album "Love Scenes" is certified gold.


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