Music Calendar...

In 1864 Stephen Foster, composer of "Swanee River" and "Beautiful Dreamer," dies flat broke in a New York charity hospital.
In 1938 Maurice Martenot patents an electronic keyboard.
In 1948 The first Country music TV show, "Midwestern Hayride," premieres on WLW-TV in Cincinnati.
In 1958 Little Richard's single "Good Golly Miss Molly" is released.
In 1958 "Stood Up" by Ricky Nelson peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1962 "Duke Of Earl" by Gene Chandler, "Break It To Me Gently" by Brenda Lee and "Crying In The Rain" by the Everly Brothers all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1962 "The Twist" by Chubby Checker re-enters the charts and returned to #1 over a year after it first hit number one. The only other song ever to accomplish this was Bing Crosby's "White Christmas."
In 1964 "I Want To Hold Your Hand" by the Beatles hits U.S. record stores.
In 1964 Bob Dylan's album "The Times They Are A-Changin'" is released.
In 1968 "Sunshine Of Your Love" by Cream and "I Wish It Would Rain" by Temptations both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969 Elvis Presley records "Kentucky Rain" and "Suspicious Minds" at the American Sound Studios in Memphis.
In 1969 The soundtrack to "Yellow Submarine" by the Beatles is released.
In 1969 "Abraham, Martin & John" by Dion is certified gold.
In 1973 After suffering from drug addiction, Eric Clapton makes a comeback at concert at the Rainbow Theatre in London.
In 1973 "Dueling Banjos" by Eric Weissberg & Steve Mandell enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1975 Elvis Presley appears on the cover of People magazine.
In 1976 Sarah Caldwell becomes the first woman to conduct at New York's Metropolitan Opera House for a production of "La Traviata."
In 1976 "Sara Smile" by Hall & Oates enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1976 "You Sexy Thing" by Hot Chocolate is certified gold.
In 1977 Rod Stewart appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1978 The Police begin recording their first album.
In 1978 "My Way" by Elvis Presley is certified gold.
In 1979 Donny Hathaway dies at age 33 when he falls from the 15th floor of New York's Essex House.
In 1979 The YMCA files a libel suit against the Village People. The suit is eventually dropped.
In 1979 "Heaven Knows" by Donna Summer enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1986 Stevie Wonder's "Before I ride with a drunk, I'll drive myself" public service ads appear in national publications.
In 1986 The singles "Addicted To Love" by Robert Palmer and "What Have You Done For Me Lately" by Janet Jackson are both released.
In 1988 Plans to erect a 12-foot statue of Madonna in a bikini at her grandparents' Italian village are dropped after the local mayor objected.
In 1989 Warner releases "There's A Tear In My Beer," remastered to include Hank Williams Jr.'s vocals for a duet with his late father.
In 1990 "I Go To Extremes" by Billy Joel enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1993 Bobby Brown is arrested in Augusta, GA, for simulating a sex act on stage.
In 1994 Tammy Wynette is released from a Pittsburgh hospital after successful treatment of a bile duct infection.
In 1994 Barbra Streisand donates $200,000 to establish a fund at anArkansas hospital in memory of President Clinton's mother, who'd recently died of breast cancer.
In 1994 "Decade - Elton John's Greatest Hits 1976-1986" is certified gold.
In 1995 Bruce Springsteen begins recording new tracks for a greatest hits album with the reunited E. Street Band.
In 1998 "Spice Up Your Life" by the Spice Girls is certified gold, and their "Spice World" album goes double platinum.
In 1999 "...Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears is certified platinum.
In 2000 During a show at the Jazz Cafe in London, Brian McKnight announces an upcoming collaboration with LeAnn Rimes.
In 2001 Elvis Presley appears on the cover of TV Guide.
In 2002 Aaliyah, who died in a plane crash the previous August, achieves her first #1 single in the UK with "More Than A Woman."
In 2002 The off-Broadway musical "The Fantasticks" is performed for the last time, ending a run of nearly 42 years and 17,162 shows.
In 2003 The Who's Pete Townshend is arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children on his computer.


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