Music Calendar...

In 1955 Jazz giant Charlie "Bird" Parker dies of heart failure at 34.
In 1957 Buddy Holly & The Crickets record "Maybe Baby."
In 1963 Bob Dylan cancels an appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1964 The Beatles play their first U.S. live show in Washington, DC.
In 1966 "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" by Cher and "Good Lovin'" by the Rascals both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969 Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman in London.
In 1969 George & Patti Harrison are arrested on marijuana possession charges after authorities found 120 joints in their home.
In 1969 Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson" wins the Best Record Grammy. Glen Campbell's "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" wins Best Album and Jose Feliciano is named Best New Artist.
In 1971 John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band's single "Power To The People" is released, as is Jethro Tull's "Aqualung" album.
In 1974 After being thrown out for heckling Tommy Smothers at a Los Angeles nightclub, John Lennon and Harry Nilsson scuffle with photographers.
In 1977 Genesis first single, "Your Own Special Way," enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1977 "Fly Like An Eagle" by Steve Miller Band peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1985 Conductor Eugene Ormandy, director of the Philadelphia Philharmonic for more that 4 decades, dies at age 85.
In 1987 Cyndi Lauper's show at France's Le Zenith Theatre is taped for "Cyndi Lauper in Paris."
In 1987 The musical "Les Miserables" opens on Broadway.
In 1988 Barbara Streisand receives the Presidential Award at the 30th NARM convention.
In 1988 Proceeds from the all-star "A Very Special Christmas" album, benefiting the Special Olympics, total $5 million.
In 1988 "Anything For You" by Gloria Estefan & the Miami Sound Machine enters the U.S. top chart.
In 1988 "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1990 Wilson Phillips releases their self-titled debut album featuring the single "Release Me."
In 1991 The albums "Out Of Time" by R.E.M. and "Lean Into It" by Mr. Big are both released.
In 1992 Dizzy Gillespie undergoes surgery to remove an abdominal blockage.
In 1994 Pat Benatar and husband, guitarist Neil Giraldo, have a baby girl, Hana Juliana Giraldo.
In 1994 "The Sign" by Ace Of Base hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for six weeks.
In 1996 Nancy Sinatra donates her white go-go boots (the ones she sang about in "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'") to the Hard Rock Cafe in Beverly Hills, CA.
In 1996 Mariah Carey's single "Always Be My Baby" and Sting's album "Mercury Falling" are both released.
In 1996 Hootie & The Blowfish's album "Cracked Rear View" is crtified platinum for the 13th time.
In 1997 "Every Time I Close My Eyes" by Babyface is certified gold.
In 1998 Cathay Pacific airlines bans Liam Gallagher of Oasis from its flights after he threatened to stab a pilot.
In 1999 Violinist Yehudi Menuhin dies in Berlin at age 83.
In 2000 Chicane tops the UK singles chart with "Don't Give Up," which featured the vocals of Bryan Adams.


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