Music Calendar...

In 1845 Wagner's opera "Tannhauser" is performed for the first time.
In 1929 "Tip Toe Through The Tulips" by Nick Lucas is #1 on the charts.
In 1935 "Truckin'" by Fats Waller is #1 on the charts.
In 1949 "That Lucky Old Sun" by Frankie Laine is #1 on the charts.
In 1955 Elvis Presley and Pat Boone appear in concert together in Cleveland.
In 1955 Jim Reeves joins the Grand Ole Opry.
In 1963 The Beatles record "I Want To Hold Your Hand."
In 1966 Jeff Beck quits the Yardbirds and is replaced by Jimmy Page.
In 1967 The Miracles' single "I Second That Emotion" is released.
In 1968 Jimmy Page's "New Yardbirds" rename themselves "Led Zeppelin" after the Who's Keith Moon says they'll go over like a lead zeppelin.
In 1968 At the invitation of Steve Marriott, Peter Frampton of the Herd joins the Small Faces during a performance in London. This sets the stage for Humble Pie, the group Marriott and Frampton will form.
In 1968 "Love Child" by Diana Ross & The Supremes enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1973 David Bowie's album "Pin Ups" is released.
In 1974 Al Green is severely scalded when his girlfriend throws boiling grits on him. She would later kill herself.
In 1974 Mike D'Albuquerque quits the Electric Light Orchestra.
In 1974 The Who's album "Odds and Sods" is released.
In 1974 "Laughter in the Rain" by Neil Sedaka and "Angie Baby" by Helen Reddy both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1974 "Nothing From Nothing" by Billy Preston is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1977 Styx's album "The Grand Illusion" and Debby Boone's single "You Light Up My Life" are both certified gold.
In 1977 "Strawberry Letter 23" by the Brothers Johnson is certified gold.
In 1979 The Beatles' "Rarities" album is released in the UK.
In 1983 "Little River Band Greatest Hits" is certified gold.
In 1984 Duran Duran's single "The Wild Boys" and Julian Lennon's album "Valotte" are both released.
In 1984 Bruce Springsteen's album "Born In The USA" is certified triple platinum.
In 1985 "Sleeping Bag" by ZZ Top enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1985 "Take On Me" by A-ha is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1987 Melissa Etheridge begins recording her debut album.
In 1989 The Rolling Stones' single "Rock And A Hard Place" is released.
In 1990 During 2 Live Crew's obscenity trial in Florida, the jury asks the judge if they can laugh out loud.
In 1991 Country Music Hall-of-Famer and Grand Ole Opry announcer Grant Turner dies.
In 1994 Bon Jovi's album "Keep The Faith" is certified double platinum.
In 1995 After hearing Madonna had won the starring role, Argentina President Carlos Menem commissions a second "Evita" movie. He calls Madonna's casting "a total and utter disgrace."
In 1995 Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble "Greatest Hits" is released.
In 1996 Kinks' founder Ray Davies begins a U.S. tour.
In 1997 On stage at the Grand Ole Opry, Vince Gill honors his late friend and influence, John Denver, singing "Take Me Home, Country Roads."
In 1999 Barry White's autobiography, "Love Unlimited: Insights on Life and Love," is published.
In 1999 The Eurythmics' CD "Peace" and Paul McCartney's third classical album, "Working Classical are both released.
In 1999 The albums "Best Of Santana" by Santana and "The Freedom Sessions" by Sarah McLachlan are both certified gold.
In 2001 Luciano Pavarotti is acquitted of tax evasion in a trial in his home town of Modena, Italy.
In 2004 Mick Jagger and Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart are the lead performers on the "Alfie" soundtrack, released on Virgin.


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