Music Calendar...

In 1931 "Dream A Little Dream Of Me" by Wayne King was #1 on charts.
In 1960 "Stuck On You" by Elvis Presley hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for four weeks.
In 1964 "Walk On By" by Dionne Warwick entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1968 The Beatles refused to perform for the Queen at a benefit for British Olympics. Ringo says, "We don't do benefits."
In 1970 "Band Of Gold" by Freda Payne entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1970, the interracial rock group Pacific Gas and Electric Company was pelted with beer cans and forced to flee from a racist crowd in Raleigh, NC.
In 1970 "Up Around The Bend" by Creedence Clearwater Revival entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1970 "ABC" by the Jackson 5 hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for two weeks.
In 1973 Sweet's single "Little Willie" and Bette Midler's album "The Divine Miss M" were both certified gold.
In 1974 Beach Boys Mike Love and Dennis Wilson joined the "streaking" fad and strutted across the stage in the buff.
In 1974 Pamela Morrison, widow of the Door's late lead singer Jim Morrison, died of a drug overdose at age 27.
In 1974 Kris Kristofferson appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1975 Alice Cooper's "Welcome To My Nightmare" tour was featured on ABC-TV's "In Concert."
In 1977 Elvis Presley made his last recordings during a show in Saginaw, MI. Three songs later appeared on the posthumous Presley album "Moody Blue."
In 1977 Paul Anka's TV special "Music My Way" aired on ABC.
In 1978 "We Are The Champions" by Queen was certified platinum.
In 1981 After Denny Laine quits, Paul McCartney disbanded Wings.
In 1981 "America" by Neil Diamond entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1987 Roy Orbison headlined the "Oil Aid" benefit in Midland, TX.
In 1989 Depeche Mode's concert movie "101" opened in Los Angeles.
In 1990 Jazz artist Dexter Gordon died of kidney failure.
In 1990 The famous Fender Stratocaster that the late Jimi Hendrix performed the "Star SpangledStar-Spangled Banner" on at Woodstock in 1969 was auctioned off in London for $295,000, which became the world record for a guitar.
In 1992 "If You Asked Me To" by Celine Dion and "In The Closet" by Michael Jackson entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1992 "Jump" by Kris Kross hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 8eight weeks.
In 1993 Farm Aid VI was held in Ames, IA, with Neil Young, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Bryan Adams, and Ringo Starr.
In 1993 Members of the Grateful Dead announced they'd help pay for a liver transplant for San Francisco psychedelic artist Stanley "Mouse" Miller, who created the band's skull-and-roses logo.
In 1994 Michael Bolton lost a copyright suit with the Isley Brothers concerning their song "Love Is A Wonderful Thing," recorded in 1966.
In 1994 Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz was sentenced to 200 hours of community service for beating up a TV camera operator during a memorial service the previous November for actor River Phoenix.
In 1996 Media reports say Michael Jackson had bought a 15th-century French castle 100 miles south of Paris.
In 1996 "Doin' It" by L.L. Cool J was certified gold.
In 1997 Warren Haynes and Allen Woody quit the Allman Brothers Band to devote their full attention to their new group, Gov't Mule.
In 1997 U2 kicked off its "PopMart" tour in Las Vegas.
In 1998 Olivia Newton-John, a breast cancer survivor appeared at Detroit's Race for the Cure benefit.
In 2000 Eric Clapton reunited with former Derek & the Dominos keyboard player Bobby Whitlock on a TV stage in London for their first performance together in 29 years.
In 2000 Paul McCartney's album "A Garland For Linda," a classical tribute to his late wife, Linda McCartney, was released.
In 2002 TLC lead singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, 30, was killed in an auto accident in Honduras.
In 2004 Billy Joel was slightly injured and mostly embarrassed when he lost control of his car on a rain-slicked road and banged into a house in Bayville, NY. It was his third car accident in two years.
In 2004 Jazz violinist/guitarist Claude "Fiddler" Williams dies at age 96.
In 2007 Bobby "Boris" Pickett, whose Boris Karloff impersonation was immortalized in the hit "Monster Mash," died of leukemia. He was 69.


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