Music Calendar....

  • In 1942 Count Basie and His Orchestra record "One O'Clock Jump" in NewYork.
  • In 1957 Filming begins on Elvis Presley's movie "Loving You."
  • In 1957 Patsy Cline appears on "Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts" singing "Walking After Midnight."
  • In 1959 The Kingston Trio receive a gold record for the single "TomDooley."
  • In 1961 Elvis Presley signs a 5-year film contract with producer HalWallis.
  • In 1965 Roger McGuinn and David Crosby of The Byrds, backed by a group of studio musicians, record "Mr. Tambourine Man."
  • In 1965 The Animals cancel a show for New York's Apollo Theater after the U.S. Immigration Department, continuing its crackdown on UK bands, forces the group to leave the theater.
  • In 1965 The Rolling Stones, along with Roy Orbison, arrive in Sydney to begin an Australian tour.
  • In 1966 George Harrison weds actress Patti Boyd, whom he met on the set of the Beatles movie "A Hard Day's Night."
  • In 1967 "Let's Spend The Night Together" b/w "Ruby Tuesday" by the Rolling Stones and "My Cup Runneth Over" by Ed Ames both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
  • In 1970 "The Johnny Cash Show" becomes a regular series for ABC-TV.
  • In 1970 "Don't Cry Daddy" by Elvis Presley is certified gold.
  • In 1971 John Lennon is interviewed by Jann Wenner. The piece was published in Rolling Stone under the title "Working Class Hero."
  • In 1974 At the insistence of his son Chip, then governor of Georgia, Jimmy Carter invites Bob Dylan to a post-concert party at his mansion.
  • In 1978 Randy Newman performs "Short People" on "Saturday Night Live."
  • In 1978 The "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack begins a 24-week run at #1 on the U.S. albums chart.
  • In 1982 B.B. King donates over 7000 rare discs to the University of Mississippi Center for Study of Southern Culture.
  • In 1984 Jackie Wilson dies, after spending 9 years bedridden, the result of an onstage stroke.
  • In 1984 "Nobody Told Me" by John Lennon enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
  • In 1984 "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" by Yes hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
  • In 1986 "Say You, Say Me" by Lionel Richie is certified gold.
  • In 1987 Country songwriter Jim Anglin ("Ashes Of Love") dies.
  • In 1987 Smokey Robinson, Carl Perkins, Rick Nelson, Aretha Franklin, Roy Orbison, Eddie Cochran, Jackie Wilson, Big Joe Turner and Marvin Gaye are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
  • In 1988 Pollstar reports that U2 was the top grossing touring band in the U.S. in 1987.
  • In 1989 Casey Kasem's new syndicated radio show, "Casey's Top 40," debuts.
  • In 1989 "You Got It" by Roy Orbison enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
  • In 1989 "Two Hearts" by Phil Collins hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
  • In 1990 MTV's "Unplugged" show makes its debut with Squeeze as the first performers.
  • In 1990 Quincy Jones is awarded the French Legion Of Honor for his lifetime of musical contributions.
  • In 1991 Sting's album "The Soul Cages" is released.
  • In 1992 U2's album "Achtung Baby" is certified gold, platinum and double platinum.
  • In 1994 Mariah Carey's single "Without You" is released.
  • In 1995 A New York auction billed as "The biggest rock 'n roll auction" flopped when most of the famous items went unsold.
  • In 1996 Wynonna Judd weds Arch Kelley III.
  • In 1996 Francisco Garcia, lead singer of Cannibal and the Headhunters, dies at age 49.
  • In 1999 Enrique Iglesias' album "Cosas Del Amor" is certified gold, while
  • In 1999 Offspring's CD "Americana" goes double platinum.
  • In 2000 "Thank God I Found You" by Mariah Carey is released.
  • In 2002 Peggy Lee ("Is That All There Is," "Fever") dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles. She was 81.


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