Music Calendar...

In 1911 "Alexander's Ragtime Band" by Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan is #1 on the charts.
In 1938 Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra record "Boogie Woogie."
In 1957 "Chances Are" by Johnny Mathis enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1963 Swan Records releases the Beatles' "She Loves You" b/w "I'll Get You" in the U.S. after Capitol Records rejected it.
In 1964 "Shindig" premieres on ABC-TV with guests Sam Cooke, the Everly Brothers, and the Righteous Brothers.
In 1965 The Rolling Stones open the second season of "Shindig!" with the Kinks, the Byrds and the Everly Brothers.
In 1965 "Eight Days A Week" by the Beatles is certified gold.
In 1966 The Metropolitan Opera opens its season in its new opera house at New York's Lincoln Center.
In 1967 A British radio station mistakenly announces that Englebert Humperdinck had died in a car crash.
In 1970 Led Zeppelin is named the UK's top group by the readers of Melody Maker, ending the Beatles 8-year domination of the top spot.
In 1972 "I'll Be Around" by the Spinners enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1972 "Black & White" by Three Dog Night is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1975 "Please Mister Please" by Olivia Newton-John is certified gold.
In 1977 T. Rex leader Marc Bolan is killed in a car accident near London.
In 1978 The Grateful Dead begin a 3-night series of concerts in front of the Great Pyramid in Cairo.
In 1979 "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang is released.
In 1987 Billy Idol's album "Vital Idol" is released.
In 1988 U2's single "Desire" is released.
In 1988 Bobby McFerrin's "Don't Worry, Be Happy" becomes the first a-cappella record to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In 1989 "Don't Wanna Lose You" by Gloria Estefan is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1990 The Los Angeles Times publishes a letter from Frank Sinatra to George Michael.
In 1991 Willie Nelson marries makeup artist Ann-Marie D'Angelo.
In 1991 Guns N' Roses becomes the first recording artists to release two albums ("Use Your Illusion I" and "II") simultaneously.
In 1991 The Steve Miller Band's album "Fly Like An Eagle" is certified quadruple platinum.
In 1992 U2 lead singer Bono invites White House phone operators to the band's show to thank them for tolerating his nightly onstage calls to the President.
In 1992 Barbra Streisand sings at Bill Clinton's fundraiser for his first presidential campaign.
In 1993 Grace Slick's Mill Valley, CA, home is destroyed by fire when sparks from welders' torches accidentally ignite dry grass.
In 1992 "End Of The Road" by Boyz II Men is certified gold and platinum.
In 1995 Meat Loaf becomes the first rock artist to promote a new album at Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during a private party.
In 1995 Ringo Starr's 24-year-old daughter, Lee Starkey, undergoes surgery in Boston to remove a brain tumor. Starr canceled a tour of his All-Starr Band to be with her.
In 1995 "Runaway" by Janet Jackson enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1996 Matchbox Twenty's album "Yourself Or Someone Like You" is released.
In 1997 Usher's single "My Way" and Mariah Carey's album "Butterfly" are both released.
In 1997 The Backstreet Boys' album "Backstreet Boys" is certified gold.
In 1998 Members of Mott The Hoopla play together for the first time in 24 years at the Virgin Megastore on London's Oxford Street.
In 1998 Lou Reed performs at a White House state dinner for visiting Czech President Vaclav Havel.
In 1998 The Rolling Stones perform in Greece on the final leg of the band's "Bridges to Babylon" tour.
In 2000 The B-52's, R.E.M. and Trisha Yearwood are all inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
In 2003 Sheb Wooley ("The Purple People Eater") dies in Nashville at age 82.
In 2009 Mary Travers, one part of the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, dies after a years-long battle with leukemia. She was 72.


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