Music Calendar...

In 1956 Buddy Holly's first single, "Blue Days, Black Nights," is released.
In 1965 The Hollies begin their first tour at Brooklyn's Paramount Theatre in New York.
In 1966 "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" by Bob Dylan enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 The Electric Prunes appear on CBS-TV's "The Smothers Brothers Show."
In 1971 "Brown Sugar" is the first single released on the Rolling Stones' own label.
In 1971 Paul & Linda McCartney appear on the cover of Life magazine.
In 1972 The Electric Light Orchestra, formerly the Move, play their first live performance under their new name.
In 1973 Paul McCartney introduces his version of "Mary Had A Little Lamb" on "James Paul McCartney," his first TV special.
In 1974 Queen performs in the U.S. for the first time at Regis College in Denver.
In 1977 Frank Sinatra appears on the cover of TV Guide.
In 1977 "Dreams" by Fleetwood Mac and "Got To Give It Up (Part 1)" by Marvin Gaye both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1977 "Don't Give Up On Us" by David Soul is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1979 Gloria Gaynor's single "I Will Survive" is certified platinum.
In 1982 "Oak Ridge Boys Greatest Hits" by the Oak Ridge Boys is certified platinum.
In 1990 Peter Gabriel, Neil Young, Lou Reed, Bonnie Raitt, Simple Minds, the Neville Brothers and Tracy Chapman performed at a concert in London's Wembly Stadium to celebrate the release of South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela from prison.
In 1991 Wilson Phillips' self-titled album "Wilson Phillips" is certified platinum for the fifthe time.
In 1993 Songwriter Paul Williams and Hilda Keenan Wynn are married.
In 1993 Billy Burnette announces he is leaving Fleetwood Mac to concentrate on recording Country music.
In 1994 Harry Connick Jr. and model Jill Goodacre are married.
In 1995 Bob Seger and wife Nita become parents to daughter Samantha Char.
In 1996 Judy Collins weds Korean War memorial designer Louis Nelson.
In 1996 Brooks & Dunn's album "Borderline" is released.
In 1997 Country singer Janis Gill of Sweethearts of the Rodeo files for divorce from Vince Gill, after 17 years of marriage.
In 1997 The Wallfolowers' album "Bringing Down The Horse" is certified double platinum, while Bush's CD "Sixteen Stone" goes platinum for the sixth time.
In 1998 Los Angeles prosecutors file criminal charges against George Michael after he was arrested a week earlier in a Beverly Hills park restroom for engaging in a lewd act.
In 1999 Shania Twain becomes the first woman to be honored as songwriter/artist of the year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International.
In 1999 Skip Spence, a founding member of Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape, dies of lung cancer in Santa Cruz, CA, at age 52.
In 1999 Tim McGraw's album "A Place In The Sun" is released.
In 2001 American composer John Corigliano, 63, wins the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in music for his "Symphony No. 2 for String Orchestra.
In 2003 Luther Vandross, 52, suffers a stroke and is hospitalized.


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