Music Calendar

In 1943 Aaron Copland's "Fanfare For The Common Man" premiered in New York, with George Szell conducting.

In 1953 Marty Robbins made his U.S. chart debut with "I'll Go On Alone."

In 1955 Elvis Presley was interviewed by Jimmy Dean on his T.V. show.

In 1958 The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified its

In 1958 first gold record, "Catch A Falling Star" by Perry Como.

In 1960 Sam Cooke kicked off his first tour of the West Indies with a concert in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

In 1963 Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers was fined 60 pounds for evading British customs with a German guitar.

In 1964 Billboard magazine says that 60% of all current music sales are Beatles records.

In 1964 "Twist & Shout" by the Beatles entered the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1965 Petula Clark made her American T.V. debut on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

In 1967 T.V.'s "Where The Action Is" airs the Beatles film "Strawberry Fields Forever."

In 1968 Elvis Presley's 26th movie, "Stay Away, Joe," premieres.

In 1969 The Beatles' "Yellow Submarine" became their 14th gold album.

In 1970 "Reflections Of My Life" by Marmalade and "Get Ready" by Rare Earth entered the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1971 Barbra Streisand appeared on CBS-TV's "The Burt Bacharach Special."

In 1972 Carole King won the Best Album Grammy for "Tapestry" and Best Record for "It's Too Late." Carly Simon is named Best New Artist.

In 1974 Bob Dylan appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1975 Loggins & Messina, Barry Manilow, and Blood, Sweat & Tears performed on NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special."

In 1980 Quincy Jones received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

In 1981 Eric Clapton was hospitalized in St. Paul, MN, with a bleeding ulcer. He canceled the remaining dates of his U.S. tour.

In 1984 The Hard Rock Cafe opened in New York City.

In 1987 "Talk Dirty To Me" by Poison entered the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1987 "Jacob's Ladder" by Huey Lewis & The News is #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1988 Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin reunited for the first "Rat Pack" reunion concert in Oakland, CA.

In 1991 R.E.M.'s single "Losing My Religion" was released.

In 1991 Songwriter Doc Pomus ("Save the Last Dance for Me," "This Magic Moment") died at the age of 65.

In 1992 Willie Nelson hosted Farm Aid V in Irving, Texas. Performers included John Mellencamp, Paul Simon, and Neil Young.

In 1992 "One" by U2 entered the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1994 The Boring Institute named Madonna's movie "Body of Evidence" the most boring film of 1993.

In 1994 A bomb threat disrupted a Jay & The Americans' concert in Long Island, New York. However, no bomb was found.

In 1994 Tori Amos' album "Under The Pink" was certified gold.

In 1995 Garth Brooks, Michael Bolton, and Kenny G testify before Congress on behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts.

In 1995 Annie Lennox's album "Medusa" was released, as was the Goo Goo Dolls' CD "A Boy Named Goo."

In 1995 The album "Cracked Rear View" by Hootie & The Blowfish was certified double platinum.

In 1997 Kenny Loggins' album "Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow" was released.

In 1997 U2's "Pop" album entered the Billboard Top 200 albums chart at #1.

In 1998 Ray Charles appeared on the cable shopping network Q.V.C. to promote a book and CD set.

In 1998 "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" by Will Smith was #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 2000 Elton John made his first in-store appearance in more than five years at Tower Records in West Hollywood to promote his CD "Elton John's 'The Road to El Dorado.'"

In 2000 Mandy Moore's album "So Real" was certified platinum.

In 2001 The Court of Appeals of Rome found Michael Jackson not guilty of plagiarism, reversing a decision made in 1999 by a lower court. Albano Carrisi had claimed that his song "I Cigni Di Balaka" was used in Jackson's 1991 hit "Will You Be There."


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