Music Calendar...

In 1928 "Bolero," a musical work by Maurice Ravel, is first performed in Paris, France.
In 1938 Bunny Berigan & his Orchestra record "Jelly Roll Blues."
In 1943 Lyricist Lorenz Hart dies in New York at age 48.
In 1955 Elvis Presley signs with RCA and receives a $5000 signing bonus.
In 1957 The Miles Davis Quintet play Carnegie Hall in New York.
In 1957 Simon & Garfunkel appear on "American Bandstand" as "Tom & Jerry."
In 1959 Connie Francis performs at Carnegie Hall in New York.
In 1965 The musical "Man of La Mancha" premieres in New York.
In 1965 Bob Dylan marries former model Sara Lowndes.
In 1965 Blues great Mississippi John Hurt dies of a heart attack at age 73.
In 1967 The BBC unofficially bans "I Am the Walrus" by the Beatles.
In 1967 "Soul Man" by Sam & Dave is certified gold.
In 1969 Arlo Guthrie's 22-minute song "Alice's Restaurant" is released.
In 1969 "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1973 Jerry Garcia appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1974 Mayor Tom Bradley declares "Stevie Wonder Day" in Los Angeles.
In 1975 "Love Hurts" by Nazareth enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1975 "That's The Way (I Like It)" by K.C. & The Sunshine Band hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1977 Tony Orlando returns to the concert stage after a self-imposed 3 month retirement following the suicide death of his good friend, Freddie Prinze.
In 1977 Rod Stewart's album "Foot Loose & Fancy Free" is certified gold.
In 1978 Paul McCartney's album "Wings Greatest" is released.
In 1980 "Tell It Like It Is" by Heart and "Passion" by Rod Stewart both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1981 Muddy Waters jams with the Rolling Stones at Chicago's CheckerBoard Lounge.
In 1986 Dan Aykroyd and the Blues Brothers perform at the opening of the "Hard Rock Cafe" in Dallas.
In 1986 "Human" by Human League is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1988 Paula Abdul's single "Straight Up" and Fleetwood Mac's album "Greatest Hits" are both released.
In 1989 Crosby, Stills & Nash do a surprise show for East and West Germans tearing down the Berlin Wall.
In 1991 Madonna calls Evansville, IN, "boring and unsophisticated," having spent two months there filming "A League Of Their Own."
In 1992 Alice Cooper helps raise $11,300 dollars at the garage sale of a Riverside, CA, fan facing the foreclosure of his home.
In 1994 "All I Wanna Do" by Sheryl Crow is certified gold.
In 1995 Part II of the "The Beatles Anthology" mini-series airs on ABC-TV.
In 1995 Sophie B. Hawkins makes her TV debut on Fox-TV's "Party of Five."
In 1996 George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars receive a star on the Hollywood Rock Walk.
In 1996 "The Beatles Anthology Volume 2" is certified gold, platinum and triple platinum.
In 1997 INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence, 37, hangs himself in a Sydney, Australia, hotel room.
In 1999 The Backstreet Boys' album "Millennium" is certified platinum for the ninth time.
In 2001 Jazz impresario Norman Ganz, 83, dies in Switzerland of cancer.
In 2003 Wynonna Judd weds her longtime bodyguard, D.R. Roach.
In 2003 TV Guide features Clay Aiken & Reuben Studdard on two different covers.


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