Music Calendar...

In 1946 "Personality" by Johnny Mercer is #1 on the charts.
In 1958 Sam Cooke appears on TV's "The Steve Allen Show."
In 1959 Miles Davis begins recording "Kind Of Blue."
In 1963 "Can't Get Used To Losing You" by Andy Williams enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1963 "Walk Like A Man" by the Four Seasons hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1964 The Beatles begin filming "A Hard Day's Night." George Harrison meets future wife Patti Boyd, who has a bit part in the movie.
In 1964 The Beatles's single "Twist And Shout" b/w "There's A Place" is released in the U.S.
In 1965 Trini Lopez hosts TV's "Hullabaloo" with guests Lesley Gore, Dionne Warwick and Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders.
In 1966 The Rolling Stones 12-day Australian tour ends in Perth, Australia.
In 1967 The Supremes record "Reflections."
In 1967 "Michelle" by the Beatles wins the Best Song Grammy and Frank Sintra wins Best Album for "Sinatra: A Man & His Music."
In 1968 "Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)" by Manfred Mann, "Cry Like A Baby" by the Box Tops and "Young Girl" by Gary Puckett & the Union Gap all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1970 The Lettermen's album "Goin' Out Of My Head" is certified gold.
In 1972 Bob Dylan appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1972 Anne Murray hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Badfinger, the O'Jays and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
In 1973 The Doobie Brothers' album "The Captain & Me," containing the single "Long Train Runnin'," is released.
In 1974 Stevie Wonder wins five Grammy Awards including Best Album for "Innervisions." Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly" wins Best Record and Bette Midler is named Best New Artist.
In 1974 "I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song" by Jim Croce and "TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)" by MFSB both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1974 "Seasons In The Sun" by Terry Jacks hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1975 After pulling over a late-model Lincoln Continental for running a red light, Los Angeles Police arrest Linda McCartney for having six to eight ounces of marijuana in her pocketbook. Paul was driving but is not charged with personal possession.
In 1977 The "Barry Manilow Special" airs on ABC-TV.
In 1979 The Havana Jam, a 3-day music festival, opens in Cuba with Billy Joel, Stephen Stills, Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge.
In 1981 Michael Jackson guest stars on Diana Ross' third TV special "Diana" on CBS.
In 1983 Sony, Philips and Polygram introduce their CD players.
In 1984 Gold Star studios, the site where the Beach Boys and Phil Spector made many of their most famous recordings, closes its doors.
In 1985 "Crazy For You" by Madonna and "Smooth Operator" by Sade both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1985 Gary Morris hits #1 on the Country charts for the first time with "Baby Bye Bye."
In 1986 Night Ranger's Tyler, TX, show is disrupted by a woman who jumps onstage and strips.
In 1987 "Trio," an album by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, is released.
In 1988 U2 wins two Grammys, including Best Album for "The Joshua Tree." Paul Simon's "Graceland" single wins Best Record and Jody Watley is named Best New Artist.
In 1989 Madonna begins a media blitz by debuting "Like A Prayer" in a Pepsi commercial during the "The Cosby Show" on NBC-TV.
In 1991 "Rescue Me" by Madonna and "Joyride" by Roxette both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1991 Mariah Carey's self-titled debut album hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 11 weeks.
In 1994 Gloria Estefan is awarded the first star on Miami's Latin Walk Of Fame.
In 1996 Paul McCartney denies reports that the surviving Beatles were considering reuniting for a 22-city tour for $225 million.
In 1996 Celine Dion's album "Falling Into You" is released.
In 1996 "One Sweet Day" by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men remained at #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart for the 14th week in a row, tying the record set by Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" and Boyz II Men's "I'll Make Love To You."
In 1997 A guitar autographed by the late Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead sells for $1200 at auction.
In 1998 The Backstreet Boys' album "Backstreet Boys" is certified double platinum.
In 1999 'N Sync makes a guest appearance on the UPN sitcom "Clueless," performing "Tearin' Up My Heart."
In 1999 Sugar Ray's single "Every Morning" and Shania Twain's video "VH1 Behind The Music" are both released.
In 1999 "Heartbreak Hotel" by Whitney Houston is certified platinum.
In 1999 Dusty Springfield dies at her home west of London at age 59.
In 2003 Hank Ballard ("The Twist") dies of throat cancer at age 66.


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