Music Calendar...

In 1839 Verdi's first opera, "Oberto," was first performed in Milan.
In 1877 The first production of Gilbert and Sullivan's opera, "TheSorcerer" begins in London.
In 1945 "Chickery Chick" by Sammy Kaye is #1 on the charts.
In 1958 "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" by the Platters enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1958 "Tom Dooley" by the Kingston Trio is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1961 Patsy Cline records "She's Got You" in Nashville.
In 1962 "Big Girls Don't Cry" by the Four Seasons hits #1 on U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
In 1967 Davy Jones of the Monkees opens Zilch I, a Greenwich Village, NY, boutique.
In 1967 Pink Floyd's third single "Apples and Oranges" is released, but it failed to chart.
In 1968 Glen Campbell receives gold records for "Gentle On My Mind" and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix."
In 1969 The Rolling Stones' album "Let It Bleed" is released.
In 1970 Elton John's show on a New York sound stage is recorded and later released as the "11/17/70" album.
In 1971 Rod Stewart & the Faces' album "A Nod is as Good As A Wink To A Blind Horse," containing the single "Stay with Me," is released.
In 1971 "Yo-Yo" by the Osmonds is certified gold.
In 1972 "I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash is certified gold.
In 1973 "Time In A Bottle" by Jim Croce enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1976 Olivia Newton-John's TV special airs on ABC.
In 1977 Pete Townshend appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1978 Atlanta Rhythm Section, Van Morrison, The Cars and Paul Davis all perform on NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special."
In 1978 Linda Ronstadt's album "A Retrospective" is certified gold.
In 1979 Jethro Tull bassist John Glascock dies shortly after undergoing open-heart surgery.
In 1979 "Still" by the Commodores is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1980 Aretha Franklin plays a command performance for the Queen ofEngland in London.
In 1980 John Lennon's album "Double Fantasy" is released.
In 1981 The Rolling Stones' single "Waiting On A Friend" is released.
In 1984 "Like A Virgin" by Madonna and "You're The Inspiration" by Chicago both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1984 "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by Wham! hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1986 Eric Clapton leaves a Boston hospital after checking in with back pain apparently caused by a kidney stone.
In 1987 U2 pulls an Los Angeles Coliseum audience member onstage to sing "People Get Ready" with them. He hands them a demo tape.
In 1988 Miles Davis collapses onstage in Madrid, Spain, from complications to diabetes.
In 1990 David Crosby breaks his ankle, leg and shoulder in a motorcycle crash.
In 1990 "Love Will Never Do" by Janet Jackson and "Justify My Love" by Madonna both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1994 The Moody Blues' album "A Question Of Balance" is certified platinum.
In 1995 Beatles biographer Geoffrey Giuliano stated that the upcoming Beatles documentary on ABC-TV would not have happened if it wasn't for George Harrison's financial troubles.
In 1995 The James Bond movie "Goldeneye" opens featuring the title song by Tina Turner.
In 1997 Leann Rimes' single "How Do I Live" is certified double platinum, while Shania Twain's CD "The Woman In Me" goes platinum for the tenth time.
In 1998 "Garth Brooks Double Live" album is released, selling 1.09 million in the first week of release, beating the Pearl Jam mark of 950,000 for "Vs." in 1993.
In 1998 The albums "Human Being" by Seal, "My Love Is Your Love" by Whitney Houston and "Ones" by Mariah Carey are all released.
In 1999 Tim McGraw's CD "A Place In The Sun" is certified double platinum, while Billy Joel's album "Songs In The Attic" goes triple platinum.
In 2006 Ruth Brown ("Teardrops From My Eyes," "5-10-15 Hours") died of complications following a stroke and a heart attack. She was 78.
In 2017 Malcolm Young, guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC, dies at age 64.


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