Music Calendar...

In 1908 An advertisement in the Saturday Evening Post offers a chance to buy, for the first time, a two-sided record (on Columbia).
In 1957 Elvis Presley's movie "Jailhouse Rock" premieres.
In 1957 "You Send Me" by Sam Cooke enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1958 Buddy Holly records "True Love Ways" in his last studio session before his death the following February.
In 1965 The Kingsmen perform "Louie Louie" on ABC-TV's "Shindig."
In 1966 The Who, done up in pop-art costumes, appear on British TV's "Ready Steady Go!"
In 1967 "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" by Gladys Knight & the Pips enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 "To Sir With Love" by Lulu hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
In 1965 Elvis Presley's bass player Bill Black, 39, dies following surgery for a brain tumor.
In 1967 "I Say A Little Prayer" by Dionne Warwick enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969 Paul McCartney denies the "Paul is dead" rumors.
In 1972 "Ventura Highway" by America and "It Never Rains In Southern California" by Albert Hammond both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1972 "My Ding-A-Ling" by Chuck Berry hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1975 Mick & Bianca Jagger have a daughter, Jade.
In 1975 Elton John receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on the same day his album "Rock of the Westies" is certified gold.
In 1977 The Beatles' "Love Songs" album is released.
In 1977 Frank Zappa performs on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."
In 1978 "Y.M.C.A." by the Village People enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1980 Pat Benatar's album "Crimes Of Passion" is certified gold.
In 1985 George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Dave Edmunds commemorate the 30th anniversary of "Blue Suede Shoes" in a London concert with Carl Perkins.
In 1988 Duran Duran gives a free concert on a Capitol Records parking lot.
In 1989 Billy Joel performs on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."
In 1989 "Just Like Jesse James" by Cher enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1992 Elvis Presley's first grandson, Benjamin Keough, is born to parents Lisa Marie and then-husband Danny.
In 1992 Protesters in New York -- upset with Sinead O'Connor for ripping up a photo of pope on "Saturday Night Live" -- use a steamroller to crush the Irish singer's records.
In 1992 Madonna's book, "Sex," covered in silver wrapping goes on sale.
In 1992 Elton John files a $35 million lawsuit in which he claims a reporter from the TV tabloid show "Hard Copy" falsely stated that he moved to Atlanta to be near an AIDS treatment center.
In 1994 Neil Diamond announces he and his wife of 24 years were divorcing.
In 1994 Billy Joel's albums "Songs In The Attic" and "The Nylon Curtain" are both certified double platinum.
In 1995 Blind Melon lead singer Shannon Hoon, 28, dies of a cocaine overdose in New Orleans.
In 1995 Maxene Andrews, 79, of the Andrews Sisters dies in Hyannis, MA.
In 1996 Bon Jovi lead guitarist, Richie Sambora, conducts the first-ever on-line clinic for aspiring guitarists.
In 1996 Former EMI Records executive Jay Barbieri launches the first Internet record label, J-Bird Records.
In 1997 Wynonna Judd's album "The Other Side" is released.
In 1997 Aaliyah's single "The One I Gave My Heart To" is certified gold.
In 1997 The Guinness Book of World Records says Elton John's tribute to Princess Diana, "Candle In the Wind 1997," is history's biggest-selling single, with 31.8 million copies sold.
In 1998 Seal conducts his only live concert appearance of the year at the third annual "GQ Men of the Year Awards" in New York.
In 1998 Kiss members Paul Stanley and Bruce Kulick are sued for copyright infringement over the song "Dreamin'," which allegedly sounded too much like Alice Cooper's "Eighteen."
In 1998 Jewel's album "Spirit" is released.
In 1998 Former Beatles producer George Martin announces that he would serve as Chairman of the advisory board for, a start-up Internet company catering to unsigned bands.
In 1999 Sugar Ray's album "14:59" is certified double platinum, while Kid Rock's album "Devil Without A Cause" goes quadruple platinum.
In 2002 For the second year in a row, Radiohead is named "best act in the world today" at the Annual Q Awards in London.


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