Music Calendar...

In 1895 Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" premieres in St. Petersburg.
In 1958 The Everly Brothers are first seen on British TV as guests on the "Perry Como Show."
In 1961 Motown Records signs the Supremes.
In 1964 Vee Jay Records sues Capitol over manufacturing and distribution rights to the Beatles.
In 1964 The soundtrack album of the musical "The King and I," starring Yul Brynner, is certified gold.
In 1965 The Who's first single, "I Can't Explain," is released.
In 1966 "My World Is Empty Without You" by the Supremes enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1966 The Rolling Stones' album "December Children" is certified gold.
In 1967 The film "The Fastest Guitar Alive" with Roy Orbison (Oh, Pretty Woman) and Sheb Wooley (Purple People Eater) premieres in New York.
In 1967 The Rolling Stones change the lyrics from "Let's Spend The Night Together" to "Let's Spend Some Time Together" for an appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1967 The Buckinghams record "Don't You Care."
In 1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival's single "Proud Mary" is released.
In 1970 Diana Ross quits the Supremes.
In 1972 "American Pie" by Don McLean hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1974 "Smokin' in the Boys Room" by Brownsville Station is certified gold.
In 1976 Bob Dylan and Joan Baez appear on the cover of Rolling Stone.
In 1977 "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" by Leo Sayer is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1979 The International Bachelor's Club votes Linda McCartney one of its "Ten Most Watchable Women."
In 1981 Billy and the Beaters record "At This Moment" at the L.A. Roxy.
In 1983 "Down Under" by Men At Work hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1984 Mick Jagger tapes a video duet with Bette Midler at the Peppermint Lounge for her rendition of "Beast Of Burden."
In 1985 Sheena Easton marries agent Rob Light.
In 1987 "Then & Now...The Best Of The Monkees" by the Monkees goes platinum.
In 1989 Chuck Berry lobbies Chicago's city commissioners to declare the home of Chess Records a national landmark.
In 1992 Elton John's bassist Dee Murray dies in Nashville of complications brought on by melanoma.
In 1992 Judy Collins' son, Clark, is found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in St. Paul, MN.
In 1992 Bobby Blue Bland, Booker T. & MG's, Johnny Cash, Bill Graham, Jimi Hendrix, the Isley Brothers, Sam & Dave and the Yardbirds are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1993 Neil Young's album "Harvest Moon" is certified gold.
In 1994 2-time Grammy winner Harry Nilsson dies of heart disease at age 52.
In 1997 Lyricist Sammy Cahn, who wrote the words to "Call Me Irresponsible" and "High Hopes," dies in Los Angeles at age 79.
In 1998 Junior Wells, aka the "Godfather of the Blues," dies of cancer in Chicago at age 63.
In 1999 Jerry Hall files for divorce from Mick Jagger after 21 years together, including eight years of marriage and four children.
In 1999 "All I Have To Give" by the Backstreet Boys and "Heartbreak Hotel" by Whitney Houston are both released.
In 1999 Jewel's album "Spirit" and Janet Jackson's CD "The Velvet Rope" are both certified triple platinum.
In 2000 James Brown, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Curtis Mayfield, James Taylor and Brian Wilson are inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.


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