Music Calendar...

In 1957 "Teenage Crush" by Tommy Sands, "Walkin' After Midnight" by Patsy Cline, and "Party Doll" by Buddy Knox all enter the U.S. top 40

In 1957 Porter Wagoner joined the Grand Ole Opry.

In 1959 3 weeks after being killed in a plane crash with Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper's album "Chantilly Lace" was released.

In 1959 "Never Be Anyone Else But You" by Ricky Nelson entered the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1963 "He's So Fine" by the Chiffons entered the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1964 Newsweek featured a front-page article about the Beatles.

In 1964 The Beatles appeared for the third time on "The Ed Sullivan Show," becoming the first group to perform three times on the program.

In 1965 Shooting began in the Bahamas on the Beatles' second film, "Help!"

In 1966 The Rolling Stones began the second leg of their South Pacific tour with a concert in St. Kilda, New Zealand.

In 1970 In his first solo appearance on U.S. television, Ringo Starr guest stars on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In."

In 1970 The Doors' album "Morrison Hotel" was certified gold.

In 1971 George Harrison was fined, and his driving license was suspended for one year.

In 1972 Elvis and Priscilla Presley legally separated.

In 1974 "Piano Man" by Billy Joel, "Tubular Bells" by Mike Oldfield, and "Midnight At The Oasis" by Maria Muldaur all entered the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1978 The Eagles won the Best Record Grammy for "Hotel California," while Fleetwood Mac won the Best Album Grammy for "Rumours," and Debby Boone took Best New Artist.

In 1979 Dire Straits began their first U.S. tour in Boston.

In 1979 George Harrison's album "George Harrison" was released.

In 1980 "I Can't Tell You Why" by the Eagles and "Fire Lake" by Bob Seger entered the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1980 "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen hit #1 on the U.S. top40 chart and stayed there for four weeks.

In 1983 Toto took home 5 Grammys, including Best Record for "Rosanna" and Best Album for "Toto IV." Men At Work win Best New Artist.

In 1985 Bruce Springsteen, Prince, and Michael Jackson appeared on the cover of TV Guide magazine.

In 1985 "All She Wants To Do Is Dance" by Don Henley and "Don't You Forget About Me" by Simple Minds entered the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1988 Michael Jackson kicked off his first solo U.S. tour in Kansas City.

In 1989 Los Angeles restaurant Spango gave George Harrison a guitar-shaped pizza for his upcoming birthday.

In 1991 "Baby Baby" by Amy Grant entered the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1991 "All The Man That I Need" by Whitney Houston hits #1 on the 40 chart and stays there for two weeks.

In 1992 Anthrax made their TV debut, playing themselves on Fox TV's "Married With Children."

In 1993 Van Halen's album "Right Here, Right Now" was released.

In 1993 Little Richard received a lifetime achievement Grammy award.

In 1994 B.B. King, Eddie Van Halen, and Chris Isaak attended the official groundbreaking for the new Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

In 1994 Bonnie Raitt attended an anti-nuclear rally in St. Paul, Minnesota.

In 1994 A Los Angeles judge threw out a lawsuit filed by Martha Raye against Bette Midler. Raye had accused Midler of stealing her life story for the 1991 movie "For The Boys."

In 1995 Original Temptations member Melvin Franklin died of a brain seizure at age 52.

In 1996 Carlos Santana received a star on the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame.

In 1999 Garth Brooks attended spring training camp with baseball's San Diego Padres as a non-roster player. He donated his salary to charity.

In 1999 Eminem's album "Slim Shady" was released, as was Elton John & Leann Rimes' single "Written In The Stars."

In 1999 "Believe" by Cher was certified gold and platinum.

In 2000 Carlos Santana won a record-tying eight Grammy Awards with "Supernatural" winning Album Of The Year and "Smooth" taking Song and Record Of The Year. Cher won her first Grammy for the single "Believe." Christina Aguilera wins Best New Artist.

In 2000 "Thank God I Found You" by Mariah Carey.

In 2000 U2 lead singer Bono meets in Rome with Italian leaders to discuss the campaign for the cancellation of the debts of the world's poorest nations.

In 2002 Country singer LeAnn Rimes marries dancer Dean Sheremet.

In 2003, in West Warwick, RI, relatives of a deadly nightclub fire victim were allowed to walk up to the rubble to pray and say goodbye.

In 2003 Norah Jones won five Grammys, including Album and Record of the Year, at the Grammy Awards in New York.


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