Music Calendar...

In 1936 Benny Goodman & His Orchestra recorded "Stompin' at the Savoy."

In 1957 Elvis Presley recorded "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear."

In 1958 Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" was the first song ever to enter the U.K. charts at #1.

In 1962 The Beatles signed a management contract with Brian Epstein at his office at the NEMS record store in Whitechapel, although Epstein never signed it himself.

In 1964 The Osmonds played a musical family on T.V.'s "The Seven Little Foys," starring Mickey Rooney.

In 1965 The Animals performed "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

In 1966 Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels appeared on T.V.'s "Hullabaloo."

In 1969 Jethro Tull made their U.S. concert debut opening for LedZeppelin.

In 1969 Donovan's album "Donovan's Greatest Hits" was released.

In 1970 Andrew Moog introduced the Moog synthesizer.

In 1970 "Evil Ways" by Santana entered the U.S. singles chart.

In 1976 "(Lonely Night) Angel Face" by the Captain & Tennille entered the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1976 "Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" by Diana Ross is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1977 Jackson Browne was featured in an article in People magazine.

In 1978 "Short People" by Randy Newman was certified gold.

In 1981 "Crying" by Don McLean, "The Best Of Times" by Styx, and "Kiss On My List" by Hall & Oates all entered the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1981 "The Tide Is High" by Blondie was #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1984, a London judge fined Linda McCartney 75 pounds to smuggle marijuana into England.

In 1984 John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, and their son Sean tour the landmarks made famous by the Beatles in Liverpool, England.

In 1985 Phil Collins' single "One More Night" was released.

In 1987 "The Final Countdown" by Europe entered the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1987 "At This Moment" (a single originally released in 1981) by Billy Vera and the Beaters hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1989 James Brown pleaded guilty to drug and assault charges and was sentenced to a 6-year jail term.

In 1991 En Vogue's Cindy Herron made her movie debut, playing a nurse in "Juice," which co-stars Tupac Shakur.

In 1994 The album "Greatest Hits" by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers was certified gold and platinum.

In 1995 New York Newsday reports Paul McCartney had secretly visited Yoko Ono to discuss the surviving Beatles recording another of John Lennon's songs.

In 1995 Van Halen's "Balance" album was released.

In 1995 Producer David Cole, half of the C&C Music Factory, died of spinal meningitis.

In 1996, the albums "Bette Of Roses" by Bette Midler and "Playback" by Tom Petty were certified gold.

In 1997 Hootie & The Blowfish's album "Cracked Rear View" was certified platinum for the 15th time.

In 1998 Justin Tubb, son of the late Ernest Tubb, died following an aortic aneurysm.

In 2000, Cher's albums "Unleash The Dragon" by Sisqo and "If I Could Turn Back Time: Greatest Hits" were both certified gold.

In 2001 Nelly Furtado received five 2001 Juno Awards nominations for her debut album, "Whoa Nelly!"

In 2003 Led Zeppelin's 1971 rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven" and Peter, Paul, and Mary's 1963 classic of "Blowin' in the Wind" are among 21 new additions to the Grammy Hall Fame.

In 2004 Actress Selma Blair and rocker Ahmet Zappa got married.


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