Music Calendar...

In 1936 Bill Monroe begins his first recording sessions.
In 1957 "Don't Knock The Rock," a film starring Bill Haley, Little Richard, Fats Domino, The Platters, Gene Vincent, and Alan Freed opens at London's Astoria cinema.
In 1965 The Rolling Stones record "The Last Time," the first A-side single written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards.
In 1966 The Outsiders' single "Time Won't Let Me" is released.
In 1968 Manfred Mann's "The Mighty Quinn" is #1 on the UK top 40 chart.
In 1969 "Lady Samantha" by Reginald Kenneth Dwight (aka Elton John) is released in England on Philips Records.
In 1970 The Doors' 2-night stand at the Felt Forum in New York is recorded for their forthcoming album, "Absolute Live."
In 1970 Soul giant Billy Stewart, 32, is killed in a car crash.
In 1970 "Psychedelic Shack" by Temptations enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1971 Marvin Gaye sings the National Anthem at Super Bowl V in Miami.
In 1972 Highway 51 South (Bellvue) in Memphis is renamed Elvis PresleyBlvd.
In 1973 Alice Cooper's album "Billion Dollar Babies" is released.
In 1976 "I Write The Songs" by Barry Manilow is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1977 Ringo Starr appears on the cover of People magazine.
In 1979 Following a "weeklong slumber party," Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt announce plans to record an album of Country standards. "Trio" was released in 1987.
In 1981 Vince Neil joins Motley Crue.
In 1981 "Woman" by the late John Lennon enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1982 Tommy Tucker, 48, best known for his hit "High Heel Snickers," is overcome by toxic fumes and dies while refinishing his floor in his New York apartment.
In 1984 Rockwell's album "Somebody's Watching Me" is released.
In 1984 The album "90125" by Yes is certified gold and platinum.
In 1987 "Jacob's Ladder" by Huey Lewis & The News, "Mandolin Rain" by Bruce Hornsby and "Lets Wait Awhile" by Janet Jackson all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1987 "Shake You Down" by Gregory Abbott is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1990 The Who, the Kinks, Simon & Garfunkel, Four Tops, Four Seasons, Platters, and Hank Ballard are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1992 Garth Brooks hosts his first TV special on NBC.
In 1992 "Michael Jackson... the Legend Continues" special airs on CBS-TV.
In 1992 TLC's single "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" is released.
In 1995 Billy Joel was awakened at an Osaka, Japan, hotel by a powerful earthquake that hit nearby Kobe. Joel donated the proceeds from his Osaka concert to earthquake relief.
In 1995 Sir Mix-A-Lot makes his TV acting debut in the title role of UPN's "The Watcher."
In 1995 Gilby Clarke announces that he was leaving Guns N' Roses.
In 1996 David Bowie, Jefferson Airplane, Gladys Knights & the Pips, Pink Floyd, the Shirelles and Velvet Underground are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1998 "Truly, Madly, Deeply" by Savage Garden is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 2000 Garth Brooks is the big winner at the 27th annual American Music Awards along with Shania Twain, Santana and the Backstreet Boys.
In 2003 A new Bob Dylan song, "Cross the Green Mountain," premieres on AOL Music's First Listen program.


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