Music Calendar...

In 1955 Charlie "Bird" Parker makes his last public appearance at New York's Birdland, the club named after him. He died 8 days later.
In 1961 Bobby Darin's greatest hits album "The Bobby Darin Story" is released on Atco Records.
In 1966 John Lennon suggests in a London newspaper that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus Christ, creating mass protests and destruction of Beatles records.
In 1967 Steve Winwood announces he'll leave the Spencer Davis Group.
In 1967 "Ruby Tuesday" by the Rolling Stones is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1968 An icy car crash sends Eddie Kendricks and Otis Williams of the Temptations to a Somerset, PA, hospital.
In 1968 The Bee Gees appear on TV's "Rowan & Martin Laugh-In."
In 1968 Sonny & Cher perform on "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson."
In 1969 Simon & Garfunkel's album "Wednesday Morning, 3 am" goes gold.
In 1970 Janis Joplin is fined $200 for on-stage obscenity in Tampa, FL.
In 1972 "Day After Day" by Badfinger is certified gold.
In 1973 Pink Floyd, promoting their new album, "Dark Side of the Moon," begin a 3-week U.S. tour in Madison, Wisconsin.
In 1974 Cher's album "Half Breed" is certified gold.
In 1977 KC & the Sunshine Band, Gordon Lightfoot and Heart perform on NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special."
In 1977 The Rolling Stones record their "Love You Live" album at Toronto's El Mocambo club.
In 1978 "(Love Is) Thicker Than Water" by Andy Gibb hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1980 "Coal Miner's Daughter," a film based on Loretta Lynn's life, premieres in Nashville.
In 1980 The Beatles' "Rarities" album is released in the U.S.
In 1980 The Rolling Stones anthology LP "Sucking in the 70's" is released.
In 1981 Lyricist E.Y. "Yip" Harburg ("Over The Rainbow") dies in an auto accident in Hollywood at age 82.
In 1986 The Band pianist/vocalist Richard Manuel, 42, hangs himself in a hotel room following a Florida performance.
In 1989 Tone Loc's "Wild Thing" becomes the first double platinum single.
In 1989 "Lost In Your Eyes" by Debbie Gibson hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1990 Cardinal John J. O'Connor singles out Ozzy Osbourne's "Suicide Solution" as typifying records that can lead to demonic possession and suicide.
In 1992 Sonny Bono officially files for the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by California Democrat Alan Cranston.
In 1993 Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown become parents to daughter Bobbi.
In 1996 Country comedian Minnie Pearl dies in Nashville, TN, at age 83.
In 1996 Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr turn down a $225 million offer to tour North America, Europe and Japan.
In 1996 The Beatles' single "Real Love" is released.
In 1997 Crosby Stills & Nash perform a benefit concert in Hollywood for the UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases.
In 1997 U2's album "Pop" is released.
In 1997 Mariah Carey's album "Daydream" goes platinum for the ninth time.
In 1999 Cher has her first #1 single on the Billboard charts in 25 years with "Believe." The last time she topped the charts was with 1974's "Dark Lady."
In 1999 311's album "Grassroots" is certified gold, while Korn's album "Follow The Leader" goes double platinum and Aqua's CD "Aquarium" goes triple platinum.
In 2001 The Wilkinsons are voted Best Country Group at Canada's Juno Awards.
In 2001 Glenn Hughes (the biker) of the Village People dies at age 50.


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