Music Calendar...

In 1956 "Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 8 weeks.
In 1958 "Twilight Time" by the Platters is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1960 Dick Clark tells a Congressional Committee investigating "payola" that he had a financial interest in over a quarter of the records he had played on "American Bandstand" during the previous two years. He was ordered to sell off most of his holdings.
In 1962 "Good Luck Charm" by Elvis Presley hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1963 The Beatles meet the Rolling Stones at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, England, and Lennon gives them "I Wanna Be Your Man."
In 1965 The Beach Boys appear on ABC-TV's "Shindig!" performing "Do You Wanna Dance?"
In 1969 Janis Joplin makes her UK debut at Royal Albert Hall.
In 1969 Cream's album "Goodbye" is certified gold.
In 1970 Elton John makes his solo concert debut opening for T. Rex in London.
In 1971 The Rolling Stones release "Sticky Fingers," their first album on Rolling Stones Records.
In 1972 "Heart of Gold" by Neil Young is certified gold.
In 1973 "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" by Jim Croce and "Long Train Runnin'" by the Doobie Brothers both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1973 "Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree" by Tony Orlando and Dawn hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1974 Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner perform together for the last time until they reunite on a variety show in 1988.
In 1975 Paul & Linda McCartney appear on the cover of People magazine.
In 1976 "All By Myself" by Eric Carmen is certified gold.
In 1977 Natalie Cole and John Denver guest star on Frank Sinatra's ABC-TV special "Sinatra & Friends."
In 1977 Hall & Oates appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1978 Jay Ferguson hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Bob Welch and Yvonne Elliman.
In 1979 "Love You Inside Out" by Bee Gees and "You Take My Breath Away" by Rex Smith both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1979 "Knock On Wood" by Amii Stewart is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1980 Andy Gibb and Olivia Newton-John appear on the cover of People.
In 1984 "The Heart Of Rock & Roll" by Huey Lewis & The News and "The Reflex" by Duran Duran both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1984 "Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)" by Phil Collins hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1984 The soundtrack from "Footloose" hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 10 weeks.
In 1986 The Moody Blues' album "The Other Side Of Life" is released.
In 1988 Mick Jagger testifies in his defense at the trial of a copyright suit filed against him by a Bronx reggae musician. The court would eventually rule in Jagger's favor.
In 1988 Barbra Streisand records "You'll Never Know."
In 1990 Amy Grant sues Marvel Comics for including her likeness in a Dr. Strange comic.
In 1990 Paul McCartney sets a Guinness World Record when he plays in front of 184,000 people in Rio de Janerio.
In 1990 Van Halen's "Cabo Wabo Cantina," named for one of the group's songs, opens in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
In 1990 "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O'Connor hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1993 Ex-Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman marries designer Suzanne Accosta.
In 1993 Police in Fort Bluff, CA, credit Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann with saving the life of a teen-age surfer caught in a riptide.
In 1994 Kurt Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, turns in the weapon he used to kill himself to a grass-roots anti-violence organization holding a guns-for-tickets trade-in program.
In 1995 Mark Wahlberg aka Marky Mark, makes his movie debut as a drug addicted high school basketball player in "Basketball Diaries."
In 1996 The Sunday Times of London reports that Paul McCartney was the 30th richest person in Britain, worth 630 million dollars.
In 1998 Jimmy Page & Robert Plant's album "Walking Into Clarksdale" is released, as is George Strait's CD "One Step At A Time."
In 1998 Next's album "Rated Next" is certified gold.
In 1999 Joey McIntyre's album "Stay The Same" is certified gold, while Insane Clown Posse's CD "The Great Milenko" goes platinum.
In 2001 R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck is arrested for allegedly getting drunk and going on a rampage on a flight from Seattle to London. He was later found innocent of the charges.
In 2001 Toni Braxton weds Mint Condition keyboardist Keri Lewis.
In 2003 British pop group S Club announced it would disband.
In 2003 Jazz great Nina Simone dies after a long illness. She was 70.
In 2016 Legendary singer/songwriter Prince dies at his Paisley Park recording studio in Minneapolis. He was 57.


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