Music Calendar...

In 1947 The sheet music for "White Christmas" by Irving Berlin is first published.
In 1950 "The Third Man Theme" by Guy Lombardo hits #1 on the charts and stayed there for 11 weeks.
In 1957 "I'm Walking" by Ricky Nelson and "Love Letters In The Sand" by Pat Boone both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards composes "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."
In 1971 Ike & Tina Turner receive their only gold record for their version of "Proud Mary."
In 1972 "Rocket Man" by Elton John and "Song Sung Blue" by Neil Diamond both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1973 Paul Simon begins his first tour in 20 years without Art Garfunkel.
In 1976 Santana appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1977 Led Zeppelin plays before 76,000 Michigan fans, breaking the group's own world attendance record.
In 1977 The Kinks, James Brown and Kenny Rogers appear on NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special."
In 1982 Diana Ross receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1984 Mick Jagger and Michael Jackson record "State of Shock."
In 1985 Mick Jagger's album "She's The Boss" is certified gold.
In 1986 Michael Jackson re-signs as Pepsi's commercial spokesman for a reported $15 million.
In 1989 Hank Williams' private jet is seized by police in Baton Rouge, LA, after Williams gives a short profanity filled performance.
In 1989 Vicki Carr and Linda Ronstadt perform at a UCLA Mexican Arts benefit.
In 1989 "If You Don't Love Me By Now" by Simply Red enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1991 Madonna's "Truth or Dare" movie premieres in Hollywood.
In 1992 Whitney Houston's first TV special, "This Is My Life," airs on ABC. On the program she announces her engagement to Bobby Brown.
In 1992 Frederick's of Hollywood offers a $1000 reward for the return of Madonna's bustier that was stolen from its lingerie museum during the Los Angeles riots.
In 1992 Annie Lennox's album "Diva" is released.
In 1992 Queen's album "Classic Queen" is certified gold and platinum.
In 1994 Pearl Jam files a complaint with the U.S. Justice Department against Ticketmaster, alleging the company has a monopoly on the concert ticket selling business.
In 1994 Garth Brooks hosts his second TV special on NBC.
In 1995 Melissa Etheridge's "Come To My Window" and "I'm the Only One" sets a record with back-to-back singles on Billboard's Hot 100 for at least 40 weeks.
In 1997 Crosby Stills & Nash, the Jackson Five, the Bee Gees, Buffalo Springfield, Joni Mitchell, the Young Rascals and Parliament are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1997 Neil Young boycotts his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as part of Buffalo Springfield. Young objected to rampant commercialism and the $1,200-a-plate dinner.
In 1997 The Spice Girls' single "Say You'll Be There" is released as is Hanson's album "Middle Of Nowhere."
In 1998 Eddie Rabbitt ("I Love A Rainy Night") dies of lung cancer at age 56 in Nashville.
In 1998 "You're Still The One" by Shania Twain is certified platinum.
In 2000 John Mellencamp receives an honorary doctorate of music from Indiana University.
In 2000 Charlotte Church takes the British Artist of the Year award at the inaugural Classical Brit Awards in London.
In 2001 Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich and his wife Skylar have a baby boy.
In 2002 Lenny Kravitz is the inaugural recipient of Microsoft's Windows Media Innovation Award, honoring achievements in digital media.
In 2002 Songwriter Otis Blackwell ("Don't Be Cruel," "Great Balls of Fire") dies at age 70.
In 2002 Ray Charles is presented with an honorary doctorate of philosophy degree at Albany State University in his hometown of Albany, GA.


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