Music Calendar...

In 1950 "The Third Man Theme" by Anton Karas hit #1 on the charts and remained there for 11 weeks.
In 1963 The Rolling Stones signed Andrew Loog Oldham as their manager.
In 1967 Cindy Birdsong, replacing Florence Ballard, made her first public appearance as a Supreme when the group sang at a Hollywood Bowl charity concert.
In 1967 "Respect" by Aretha Franklin entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1967 "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1969 President Nixon awarded Duke Ellington with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his meritorious contributions to American culture.
In 1971 Bill Graham announced plans to close the two Fillmores, the East in New York and the West in San Francisco.
In 1971 The Jackson Five appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1972 "Tumblin' Dice" by the Rolling Stones entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1973 More than 15,000 attending a rock concert featuring Elvin Bishop, Canned Heat, Buddy Miles, and Fleetwood Mac are routed from a baseball stadium in Stockton, CA, by police firing tear gas. More than 80 people, including 28 police officers, are hurt.
In 1973 Jerry Lee Lewis hosted NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special."
In 1975 The Bee Gees' album "Main Course," containing "Jive Talkin'" and "Nights on Broadway," was released.
In 1976 Bruce Springsteen scaled the walls of Graceland to visit Elvis. The guards throw him out.
In 1980 Black Sabbath began its first tour with vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who had replaced Ozzy Osbourne.
In 1980 Bob Seger's album "Against the Wind" was certified gold and platinum.
In 1981 Van Halen's album "Fair Warning" was released.
In 1983 Styx's album "Kilroy Was Here" went gold and platinum.
In 1988 Little Feat reunites and performs on a Mississippi River steamboat at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
In 1988 Sheena Easton's "Miami Vice" TV character was shot and killed shortly after disclosing her pregnancy.
In 1988 Eric Clapton and their wife Patti Boyd filed for divorce in London.
In 1989 Jon Bon Jovi married his high school sweetheart, Dorothea Hurley, Nevada.
In 1990 Heavy D made his TV debut playing a rival detective on "Booker."
In 1990 13 were hospitalized after thousands of fans tried to get into a sold-out New Kids On the Block concert in Brighton, England.
In 1991 Paula Abdul's CD "Spellbound" was released.
In 1991 Santana's album "Santana's Greatest Hits" went double platinum, while Journey's album "Evolution" is certified triple platinum.
In 1992 Paula Abdul maries actor Emilio Estevez. (They divorced in 1995.)
In 1992 The Judds' video "Their Final Concert" was released.
In 1992 Sheena Easton collapsed while on stage in "Man of La Mancha," her Broadway debut role. She was hospitalized overnight for an intestinal ailment.
In 1992 Doug Stone underwent quadruple-bypass surgery in Nashville after suffering chest pains three days earlier.
In 1992 Garth Brooks was named Entertainer of the Year and Top Male Vocalist at the 27th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Los Angeles.
In 1993 Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke broke his left wrist in a motorcycle accident.
In 1993 A Nashville newspaper reported Garth Brooks would record a song with Kiss on the band's upcoming album.
In 1993 Barry White helped save snakes from "Whacking Day" on "The Simpsons."
In 1993 A New York company sued Michael Jackson for backing out on a deal for it to record rap artists doing rap versions of Beatles songs. Jackson owned the rights to most of the Lennon-McCartney catalog.
In 1994 Sting's album "Ten Summoner's Tales" was certified triple platinum.
In 1995 In jail for sexual assault, Tupac Shakur married Keisha Morris in a New York prison ceremony. The marriage was later annulled.
In 1995 "Water Runs Dry" by Boyz II Men entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1996, a California judge ordered Stone Temple Pilot's Scott Weiland into a residential drug treatment program for 3 months.
In 1996 Boyz II Men agree to a $100 million, 5-album deal with Motown Records. At the time, it was the wealthiest recording contract ever.
In 1996 Kenny Rogers underwent gall bladder surgery in Athens, Georgia.
In 1997 Collective Soul's album "Disciplined Breakdown" was certified gold.
In 1999 Drummer Tommy Lee quits Motley Crue for Methods of Mayhem.
In 1999 Billy Joel's first classical composition premiered at New York's Carnegie Hall.
In 1999 Littleton, Colorado, pulled the plug on a Lenny Kravitz concert when it ran past the city's 10:30 pm curfew.
In 2000 Chaka Khan, Rufus Wainwright, Garth Brooks, Melissa Etheridge, kd lang, George Michael, Queen Latifah, and the Pet Shop Boys performed at Equality Rocks, a benefit concert in Washington, DC.


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