Music Calendar...

In 1897 "Stars And Stripes Forever" by John Philip Sousa is performed for the first time.
In 1927 "Ain't She Sweet?" by Ben Bernie is #1 on the charts.
In 1942 Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait" is first performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andre Kostelanetz.
In 1949 "Riders In The Sky (A Cowboy Legend)" by Vaughn Monroe hits #1 on the U.S. charts and stayed there for 12 weeks.
In 1955 "Dance With Me Henry (Wallflower)" by Georgia Gibbs is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1956 Buddy Holly's optometrist gives him contact lenses, but he can't get used to them so he stays with his trademark glasses.
In 1956 The first Platters album is released.
In 1964 Jan & Dean record "Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)."
In 1966 "Paint It, Black" by the Rolling Stones enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1968 The Rascals record "People Got to Be Free."
In 1970 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young announce their breakup in Chicago, IL. On the same day their single "Ohio" was released.
In 1974 Steely Dan's album "Pretzel Logic" and Three Dog Night's single "The Show Must Go On" are both certified gold.
In 1976 Former Yardbird's vocalist Keith Relf is electrocuted while tuning an electric guitar.
In 1977 "When I Need You" by Leo Sayer is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1983 "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) by the Eurythmics enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1984 "To All The Girls I've Loved Before" by Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson is certified gold.
In 1985 Michael Jackson receives a humanitarian award from President Reagan at the White House.
In 1986 Genesis' single "Invisible Touch" is released.
In 1987 Phil Collins announces production is starting on the film "Buster," his first starring role.
In 1988 The surviving members of Led Zeppelin reunite at Atlantic Records' 40th anniversary bash in New York. The late John Bonham's son, Jason, sat in on drums.
In 1988 "Anything For You" by Gloria Estefan & The Miami Sound Machine is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1991 Motown sues MCA for $10 million, accusing it of refusing to promote Motown records to pop radio stations.
In 1993 Big Daddy Kane makes his big screen debut when the western "Posse" opens. Tone Loc co-stars.
In 1996 Def Leppard's album "Slang" is released.
In 1996 Mariah Carey's single "Always Be My Baby" is certified gold and platinum.
In 1998 George Michael is sentenced to 2 years probation, fined and ordered to perform community service after pleading no contest to lewd conduct charges in a Beverly Hills park restroom.
In 1998 Frank Sinatra dies following a heart attack at age 82.
In 1999 Pantera's album "Official Live" is certified gold.
In 2015 B.B. King, the last of the Southern-born blues musicians who defined modern electric blues in the 1950s and would influence scores of rock and blues guitarists, dies at age 89.


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