Music Calendar

In 1957 Jerry Lee Lewis' first hit "Whole Lotta Shakin" is released.
In 1958 Buddy Holly's Fender Stratocaster guitar is stolen at a St. Louis concert.
In 1963 John Lennon sees his son Julian for the first time when he visits wife Cynthia at the General Hospital in Liverpool.
In 1966 Louis Armstrong appears on the cover of Life magazine.
In 1966 Buffalo Springfield performs for the first time in concert, opening for the Byrds in San Bernardino, CA.
In 1966 The Yardbirds appear on TV's "Where The Action Is."
In 1966 The Rolling Stones's album "Aftermath" is released.
In 1967 "Happy Jack" by the Who enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 "Somethin' Stupid" by Nancy & Frank Sinatra hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1968 Aretha Franklin records her classic "Think."
In 1971 The Beatles win the Best Original Score Oscar for "Let It Be."
In 1972 "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 6 weeks.
In 1973 Bette Midler's album "The Divine Miss M" is certified gold.
In 1976 The Rolling Stones release "Black And Blue," their first album with guitarist Ron Wood.
In 1982 Billy Joel smashes his left hand in a motorcycle accident.
In 1983 Ex-Pretenders bassist Pete Farndon dies of a drug overdose.
In 1986 .38 Special's "Like No Other Night" is the first CD single released in the U.S.
In 1986 Whitesnake's album "Slide It In" is certified gold.
In 1989 "She Drives Me Crazy" by Fine Young Cannibals is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1991 Sonny Bono announces his Palm Springs restaurant was being sold.
In 1992 Eric Clapton's single "Tears In Heaven" is certified platinum.
In 1995 "This Is How We Do It" by Montell Jordan hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 7 weeks.
In 1996 Former Milli Vanilli singer Rob Pilatus is sentenced to 90 days in jail and 180 days of drug rehab in Los Angeles after he pleaded no contest to charges stemming from three separate attacks on people.
In 1996 Jerry Garcia's ashes are scattered on the waters beneath San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.
In 1997 Hanson's single "Mmmbop" and Depeche Mode's "Ultra" album are both released.
In 1998 The Spice Girls announce plans for their first North American tour. By the time the tour began in Miami, Ginger Spice had left.
In 1998 Country Music Television launches Faith Hill's album "Faith" with a live concert by Hill and guests.
In 1999 Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell finishes an 8-day around-the-world promotions tour with a press conference in Milan.
In 1999 Silk's single "If You" is certified gold, while Shania Twain's album "Shania Twain" goes platinum.
In 2000 Will Smith, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, the Backstreet Boys and Smash Mouth are among the winners at Nickelodeon's 13th Annual Kids' Choice Awards.
In 2001 The Ramones' lead singer Joey Ramone dies at age 49.
In 2002 Dave Matthew's strained vocal chords forces the group to postpone a show at New York's Madison Square Garden.
In 2003 Reggae artist Ziggy Marley -- the oldest son of Bob Marley -- releases his first solo album, "Dragonfly."
In 2005 John Fred Gourrier, 63, best known for his 1960's hit "Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)" with his Playboy Band dies.


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