Music Calendar...

In 1941 Artie Shaw and his Orchestra record "Moonglow."
In 1958 Buddy Holly & The Crickets' single "Maybe Baby" is released.
In 1964 The Kinks sign their first recording contract.
In 1965 "The Birds & The Bees" by Jewel Akens enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 "Downtown" by Petula Clark hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1969 Cream's final album "Goodbye Cream" is released.
In 1970 Judy Collins is denied permission to sing her testimony at the Chicago Seven trial.
In 1971 "Knock Three Times" by Dawn hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1973 Neil Young interrupts his New York concert to announce the peace declaration in Vietnam.
In 1972 Jazz & Blues singer Maybelle Smith dies.
In 1977 At the time, Carole King's "Tapestry" becomes the longest-running album ever to remain on the U.S. albums chart, as it reached its 302nd week.
In 1978 Chicago guitarist/lead singer Terry Kath accidentally shoots himself
In 1973 to death with a gun he reportedly didn't know was loaded.
In 1979 Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys divorces his wife Marilyn (mother of Wendy and Carnie of Wilson Phillips).
In 1982 Hall & Oates receive their first platinum album for "Private Eyes."
In 1982 "867-5309/Jenny" by Tommy Tutone enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1983 Charlie Daniels hosts the 9th "Volunteer Jam" in Tennessee.
In 1984 The Rolling Stones' single "She Was Hot" is released.
In 1985 Joe Jackson kicks off five nights of concerts at New York's Roundabout Theatre which results in his "Big World" album.
In 1986 Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Alan Freed, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Sam Phillips and Elvis Presley are the first to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1988 Nirvana records a 10-song demo tape with Seattle producer Jack Endino.
In 1988 "Rocket 2 U" by the Jets enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1988 "The Way You Make Me Feel" by Michael Jackson is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1989 Latoya Jackson appears on the March cover of Playboy magazine.
In 1990 Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Allen Collins dies of pneumonia at the age of 37.
In 1991 Wilson Phillips' album "Wilson Phillips" goes quadruple platinum, while Poison's single "Something To Believe In" is certified gold.
In 1993 "Bed Of Roses" by Bon Jovi and "Love Is" by Vanessa Williams both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1994 Skid Row's Sebastian Bach and wife Maria become parents to son London Siddhartha Halford Bach.
In 1995 Hole lead singer Courtney Love pleads no contest to charges of abusing and intimidating passengers and crew aboard an Australian flight from Brisbane to Melbourne.
In 1995 Alan Jackson's single "Gone Country" hits #1 on Billboard's country chart in its 23rd week. It was the longest amount of time that any country single took to reach the top.
In 1995 Melissa Etheridge's album "Yes I Am" goes triple platinum.
In 1996 Brandy makes her acting debut in the title role of her comedy series "Moesha" on UPN-TV.
In 1997 "Louie Louie" composer Richard Berry dies at age 61 in Los Angeles.
In 1997 Shania Twain's video "Complete Woman In Me" is certified gold.
In 1997 Journey's album "Greatest Hits" goes platinum for the ninth time.
In 1998 "Spice World" starring the Spice Girls opens in U.S. theaters.
In 1998 Next's single "Too Close" and the Dixie Chicks' album "Wide Open Spaces" are both released.
In 1999 Bill Givens, 68, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz Library, dies of a heart attack in Santa Monica, CA.
In 2001 Jennifer Lopez's album "J. Lo" is released.
In 2002 Virgin Records pays Mariah Carey $28 million to terminate her record deal after only nine months with the label.


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