Music Calendar...

In 1927 Duke Ellington first records "Black and Tan Fantasy."
In 1956 "Blueberry Hill" by Fats Domino enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 Gary Lewis and the Playboys record "She's Just My Style" and "Sure Gonna Miss Her."
In 1968 A documentary about the Doors, "The Doors Are Open," airs on British television.
In 1969 The Beatles' single "Something" b/w "Come Together" is released. It was the first "A side" released by the band that was written by George Harrison.
In 1973 "Hello It's Me" by Todd Rundgren, "I Got A Name" by Jim Croce and "Photograph" by Ringo Starr all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1973 "Half-Breed" by Cher hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1975 The Who's album "The Who By Numbers" is released.
In 1976 Rick Dees' "Disco Duck" single is certified gold.
In 1978 After Rev. Jesse Jackson objects to the lyrics in the Rolling Stones single "Some Girls," Mick Jagger apologizes but refuses to change the song.
In 1979 "Heartache Tonight" by the Eagles, "Babe" by Styx and "Tusk" by Fleetwood Mac all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1979 "Sad Eyes" by Robert John is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1980 The Bee Gees sue their manager, Robert Stigwood, and their record label, Polygram, for $200 million. They charge misrepresentation, fraud and unfair enrichment at the group's expense.
In 1984 "Purple Rain" by Prince and "Penny Lover" by Lionel Richie both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1985 Bandleader Nelson Riddle dies of heart and kidney failure at age 64.
In 1986 The Judds' "Rockin With The Rhythm" and Dolly Parton's "Greatest Hits" albums are both certified platinum.
In 1987 Stevie Nick's debut solo album, "Bella Donna" and Def Leppard's "Hysteria" are both certified platinum.
In 1989 "Holy Blood And Crescent Moon," an opera written by ex-Police drummer Stewart Copeland, opens in Cleveland.
In 1990 Rapper Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew pays Lucas Films, owners of the copyrights to "Star Wars," $300,000 for his unauthorized use of Luke Skywalker as the name of his label.
In 1990 "From A Distance" by Bette Midler enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1990 "Close To You" by Maxi Priest is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1994 Glenn Frey undergoes colon surgery.
In 1994 "I'll Make Love To You" single by Boyz II Men is certified gold and platinum.
In 1996 Tim McGraw weds Faith Hill in Rayville, LA. The two postpone their honeymoon in order to resume a joint tour 4 days later.
In 1997 The album "No Way Out" by Puff Daddy & The Family is certified triple platinum.
In 1998 Alabama receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1999 The 3 surviving members of Blues Traveler decide to stay together, following the August 1999 death of bassist Bobby Sheehan.
In 1999 The Backstreet Boys' album "Millennium" is certified platinum for the eight time.


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