Music Calendar...

In 1942 Frank Sinatra leaves the Tommy Dorsey Band to begin a solo singing career.
In 1955 Bill Haley & the Comets turn down their first invitation to tour outside of the U.S. because of a fear of flying.
In 1955 "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" by Mitch Miller Chorus hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 6 weeks.
In 1966 "Reach Out I'll be There" by the Four Tops and "96 Tears" by ? and the Mysterians both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1966 "Sunshine Superman" by Donovan is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1968 Janis Joplin is profiled in Look magazine.
In 1970 Rolling Stone reports that the Bob Dylan bootleg "Great White Wonder" had sold over 350,000 copies.
In 1970 At the Palermo Pop '70 Festival in Italy, Arthur Brown is arrested and put in solitary confinement for four days after he set fire to his helmet and stripped naked during his stage performance.
In 1970 The Dave Clark Five disband.
In 1970 Canned Heat's guitarist/vocalist Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson, 27, is found dead of a drug overdose, an apparent suicide.
In 1970 "Julie, Do You Love Me" by Bobby Sherman is certified gold.
In 1973 The Rolling Stones' single "Angie" is released.
In 1977 Styx's LP "The Grand Illusion" debuts on the U.S. albums chart.
In 1977 "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1983 "Suddenly Last Summer" by the Motels enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1983 "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" by Eurythmics is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1986 Following a Los Angeles show, the Moody Blues' Justin Hayward collapses from exhaustion and is hospitalized.
In 1987 James Brown sues Eric B. and Rakim for royalties from the duo's song "I Know You Got Soul," which used parts of Brown's song of the same name written for Bobby Byrd.
In 1988 "Kokomo" by the Beach Boys and "Groovy Kind Of Love" by Phil Collins both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1992 David Bowie appears on the cover of "Architectural Digest," the first human to do so in 4 years.
In 1992 Prince signs a $100 million deal with Warner Brothers Records at $10 million per album, surpassing Michael Jackson and Madonna as the highest-paid rock stars.
In 1992 The Los Angeles coroner announces that Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro had died the previous month of heart disease caused by long-time cocaine use, and not from pesticide poisoning.
In 1993 The album "Woodstock" by Various Artists is certified platinum and double platinum.
In 1994 Former Stray Cat Brian Setzer and Christine Schmidt are married.
In 1994 Crosby, Stills & Nash's album "After The Storm" is released.
In 1996 Deana Carter's album "Did I Shave My Legs For This?" is released.
In 1997 Busta Rhymes' album "When Disaster Strikes" is released.
In 1997 Sarah McLachlan's album "Surfacing" is certified gold and platinum, as is by Puff Daddy & The Family's CD "No Way Out."
In 1998 The albums "Still In The Game" by Keith Sweat and "Soul's Core" by Shawn Mullins are both released.
In 1999 Alice In Chains' album "Nothing's Safe" goes gold.
In 2000 Christina Aguilera cancels her performance at the New York State Fair after losing her voice.
In 2002 Russian Space Agency officials terminate Lance Bass' space flight training because his sponsors reportedly failed to fulfill the conditions of their contract.


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