Music Calendar...

In 1961 Barbra Striesand appears on "The Jack Paar Show."
In 1964 The Searchers ("Needles & Pins") appeared on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1968 "Young Girl" by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap was certified gold.
In 1969 "Grazing In The Grass" by Friends Of Distinction, "These Eyes" by Guess Who, and "Atlantis" by Donovan all entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1974 The Guess Who hosted a celebrity tennis tournament in Toronto to benefit the National Ballet of Canada.
In 1975 "Only Women Bleed" by Alice Cooper, "Bad Time" by Grand Funk, "Magic" by Pilot, and "Sister Golden Hair" by America all entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1975 "Lovin' You" by Minnie Riperton was #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1977 Jackson Browne, John Sebastian, J.D. Souther, Richie Havens, and others played a series of concerts in Tokyo to benefit efforts to protect whales and dolphins. They raised $150,000 in 3 days.
In 1977 David Bowie appeared on a Dinah Shore TV special.
In 1977 "I Never Cry" by Alice Cooper was certified gold.
In 1979 The North London Avengers changed their name to Madness.
In 1980 R.E.M. plays its first paid gig at a party given by a band friend.
In 1980 Grateful Dead performed on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."
In 1980 "Biggest Part Of Me" by Ambrosia entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1981 300-pound Canned Heat singer Bob Hite, 36, died of a heart attack.
In 1984 Marvin Gaye was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles.
In 1984 Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanted to Have Fun" won Best Female Video at the second annual American Video Awards.
In 1985 More than 5000 radio stations played the USA For Africa's "We Are The World" simultaneously.
In 1986 "Holding Back The Years" by Simply Red enters the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1987 Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson, Jerry Lewis, Mel Torme, Artie Shaw, and Henry Mancini attended the Los Angeles funeral of Buddy Rich.
In 1989 Grace Jones was arrested in Jamaica for cocaine possession.
In 1993, a judge in Beverly Hills dropped assault and battery charges against rapper "Marky" Mark Wahlberg after reaching an out-of-court settlement in a civil lawsuit filed by the man he allegedly beat up the previous summer.
In 1993 Construction began on the long-awaited Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
In 1994 Aerosmith won 7 awards at the eighth annual Boston Music Awards.
In 1995 Clinton Gregory arrived late at the Country Dance Music Awards in Nashville because his wife was giving birth to a daughter.
In 1995 The Doors' album "The Best of the Doors" went triple platinum.
In 1996 Shania Twain's video "The Woman In Me" was certified platinum.
In 1997 "Nice Lives" by Aerosmith debuted at #1 on Billboard's albums chart.
In 1998 Drummer Cozy Powell (Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Whitesnake) was killed in a car accident in southwest England. He was 50.
In 1999 Eminem's album "Slim Shady" was certified gold and platinum.
In 2000 The Doors' Ray Manzarek & Robbie Krieger played at the Whisky in L.A.
In 2000 Steely Dan's album "Two Against Nature" is certified gold.
In 2006 Gene Pitney ("Only Love Can Break a Heart") died at a hotel in Wales after playing a show. He was 65.

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