Music Calendar...

In 1867 The "Blue Danube Waltz" is first performed by composer Johann Strauss in Vienna.
In 1914 The American Society of Composers And Publishers (ASCAP) is formed.
In 1961 Frank Sinatra forms Reprise Records.
In 1965 Andy Williams appears on the cover of TV Guide.
In 1965 Gary Lewis & the Playboys record "Count Me In."
In 1965 "Shotgun" by Jr. Walker & the All Stars enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1966 The Rolling Stones appear on the CBS-TV's "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1967 The Beatles's single "Strawberry Fields Forever" b/w "Penny Lane" is released.
In 1969 "Touch Me" by the Doors and "Everyday People" by Sly & the Family Stone are both certified gold.
In 1971 "One Toke Over The Line" by Brewer & Shipley enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1971 "One Bad Apple" by the Osmonds hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
In 1972 Led Zeppelin cancels a Singapore concert when officials won't let them off the plane because of their long hair.
In 1973 "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love" by the Spinners is certified gold.
In 1974 Bob Dylan & the Band end their U.S. tour at the L.A. Forum.
In 1980 Thin Lizzy singer Phil Lynott marries Caroline Crowther.
In 1981 Pink Floyd's album "Dark Side Of The Moon," released in March 1973, becomes the longest-charted rock album in history after completing its 402nd week in the Billboard chart.
In 1982 A 300-pound marble slab marking the grave of Lynyrd Skynyrd'sRonnie Van Zant is stolen.
In 1983 Marvin Gaye sings the National Anthem at the NBA All-Star game.
In 1984 Huey Lewis & The News' album "Sports" is certified gold.
In 1984 Capitol Records reissues the Beatles' "I Wanna' Hold Your Hand"with a music video.
In 1985 Madonna and Sean Penn have their first date at New York's Private Eyes club.
In 1988 Michael Jackson buys the Santa Ynez, CA, ranch that he names Neverland.
In 1988 "Devil Inside" by INXS enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1989 Michael Jackson fires his manager Frank Dileo.
In 1989 "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" by Whitney Houston is certified platinum.
In 1990 Alice Cooper's video "Video Trash" is released.
In 1991 Jon Bon Jovi is nominated for an Oscar for writing "Blaze Of Glory" from the film "Young Guns II."
In 1991 Gloria Estefan announces her first concert tour since being seriously injured in a traffic accident the previous March.
In 1993 Billy Ray Cyrus appears on the cover of TV Guide.
In 1993 Paul McCartney performs on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."
In 1993 "Cats In The Cradle" by Ugly Joe Kid enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1993 Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" tops Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart for the 13th week. That tied "End of the Road" from Boyz II Men as the longest-running #1 song of the rock era.
In 1994 Brian McKnight makes his TV acting debut playing himself on "Martin."
In 1995 Jewel's album "Pieces Of You" is released.
In 1996 Wynonna Judd's album "Revelations" is released.
In 1996 The rock musical "Rent," by Jonathan Larson opens off-Broadway.
In 1996 Smashing Pumpkins' single "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" goes gold.
In 1997 Michael Jackson, and wife Debbie, become parents to a baby boy.
In 1998 Gregg Allman sues Capricorn Records for copyright infringement stemming from its unauthorized release of 10 albums.
In 1998 Destiny's Child's self-titled album "Destiny's Child" is released.
In 1998 The Eagles sue the National Foundation to Protect America's Eagles, for infringing on the band's name and image.
In 1999 Hanson joins the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir on-stage at the Wetlands in New York.
In 1999 Will Smith is named Entertainer of the Year at the 30th annualNAACP Image Awards.
In 2000 Richard Marx makes a surprise appearance at Joe Diffie's annual "Country Steps In For First Steps," concert in Nashville.
In 2001 Peter Frampton receives the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award in Los Angeles.
In 2001 Michael Jackson's album "Volume 2-Greatest Hits" is released.
In 2002 Waylon Jennings ("Good Hearted Woman," "Luckenbach Texas") dies at age 64 after a long battle with diabetes.
In 2010 Rockabilly icon Dale Hawkins, whose biggest hit was "Susie Q," dies after a three-year battle with colon cancer. He was 73.


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