Music Calendar...

In 1903 Enrico Caruso records the aria "On With The Motley" from Verdi's opera "I Pagliacci."
In 1925 Louis Armstrong records "My Heart."
In 1955 Liberace appears on the cover of TV Guide magazine.
In 1955 Fats Domino is named favorite R&B artist in Billboard's DJ's Poll.
In 1955 "Sixteen Tons" by Tennessee Ernie Ford enters the U.S. top 40chart.
In 1957 Jerry Lee Lewis & Fats Domino make their movie debut in "Jamboree."
In 1966 "Mellow Yellow" by Donovan enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1966 The riots on Sunset Strip in Los Angeles provide the inspiration for Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth," written by Stephen Stills.
In 1966 "Poor Side Of Town" by Johnny Rivers is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969 The Supremes and the Temptations record their second TV special, "G.I.T. on Broadway."
In 1970 The Doors perform their last public concert with Jim Morrison as lead singer in New Orleans.
In 1970 Grace Slick appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1973 Queen begins their first tour of Britain opening for Mott The Hopple.
In 1973 Time magazine features a story on Rod Stewart.
In 1976 Lou Rawls hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Neil Sedaka and Helen Reddy.
In 1977 "My Way" by Elvis Presley, "Just The Way You Are" by Billy Joel and "Short People" by Randy Newman all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1977 "The Stranger" by Billy Joel enters the U.S. albums chart.
In 1979 Kenny Rogers begins filming "The Gambler" TV movie.
In 1983 "Undercover of the Night" by the Rolling Stones enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1983 "All Night Long (All Night)" by Lionel Richie hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1984 Madonna's album "Like A Virgin" is released.
In 1985 Jerry Lee Lewis undergoes emergency ulcer surgery to remove 1/3 of his stomach.
In 1986 Priscilla Presley announces she is pregnant by her live-in boyfriend.
In 1986 Cyndi Lauper's album "True Colors" by is certified gold.
In 1987 Sly Stone's comeback show is disrupted when he is arrested for non-payment of child support.
In 1987 A Texas appeals court reverses David Crosby's 1982 and 1984 weapons and drug convictions.
In 1988 "Smooth Criminal" by Michael Jackson enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1988 "Wild, Wild West" by The Escape Club is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1990 Rolling Stones' guitarist Ron Wood's legs are broken in a freak car accident in England.
In 1990 The IRS seizes Willie Nelson's holdings in six states to satisfy a $6.5 million tax debt.
In 1991 The albums "Boxed Set" by Lynyrd Skynyrd and "20 Great Years" by Kenny Rogers are both released.
In 1993 Simon & Garfunkel play an United Way fundraiser in Toronto.
In 1993 Michael Jackson cancels a world tour, citing a dependence on painkillers.
In 1993 "All That She Wants" by Ace Of Base is certified platinum.
In 1996 The Temptations attend ground-breaking ceremonies for the newMotown Cafe in Las Vegas.
In 1996 Rod Stewart's album "If We Fall In Love Tonight" is released.
In 1996 Natalie Cole's album "Stardust" is certified gold.
In 1997 John Denver's "Wildlife Concert" goes gold.
In 1998 Madonna wins Best Female and Best Album ("Ray of Light") at the1998 MTV Europe Music Awards in Milan.
In 1998 Pearl Jam's album "Live On Two Legs" is released.
In 1998 The Backstreet Boys' video "All Access Video" goes quadruple platinum.
In 1999 Kid Rock and Lauryn Hill are the big winners at the 1999 Billboard Music Video Awards.


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