Music Calendar...

In 1940 Lionel Hampton joined the Nat King Cole trio to record "Central Avenue Breakdown" and "Jack, the Bellboy."

In 1963 The Rolling Stones began their first recording session at London's Olympic Sound Studios.

In 1964 Bob Dylan arrived in Britain for his first tour.

In 1967 Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Brian Jones were all in court, defending themselves in separate drug-related cases.

In 1968 Jim Morrison of the Doors incited a riot during a Chicago concert, then escaped backstage as the crowd battled with police.

In 1969 The Turtles and the Temptations played Tricia Nixon's White House Masque Ball.

In 1969 "Get Back" b/w "Don't Let Me Down" by Beatles and "Love Theme From 40 Romeo & Juliet" by Henry Mancini both entered the U.S. top chart.

In 1973 Alice Cooper appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1974 The Who sold out four nights in Madison Square Garden (80,000 seats) in less than 8 hours.

In 1974 Eric Clapton recorded "I Shot the Sheriff."

In 1975 Stevie Wonder played an unannounced free concert near the Washington Monument. The show drew 125,000 people to celebrate "Human Kindness Day."

In 1975 "Midnight Blue" by Melissa Manchester entered the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1977 "When I Need You" by Leo Sayer was certified gold.

In 1978 The Rolling Stones' single "Miss You" was released.

In 1980 "Tired of Toein' The Line" by Rocky Burnette entered the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1984 Phil Collins' single "Against All Odds" was certified gold.

In 1985 The Go-Go's ("We've Got The Beat") announced their breakup.

In 1986 Paul Simon performed on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."

In 1986 Motley Crue's Tommy Lee marries actress Heather Locklear.

In 1986 "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins and "Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel entered the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1986 "West End Girls" by Pet Shop Boys was #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1989 Tiffany was chosen as the voice of Judy Jetson for the animated film "Jetsons - The Movie."

In 1989 U2's Bono (Paul Hewson) celebrates his 29th birthday as his wife Alison gives birth to daughter Jordon.

In 1993 The Who's Pete Townshend was nominated for a Tony Award for his stage adaptation of "Tommy."

In 1993 Fire heavily damaged Mickey Gilley's theater in Branson, Missouri.

In 1994 Willie Nelson was arrested on drug possession charges in Hewitt, Texas after a police officer found him asleep in his car with a marijuana cigarette in the ashtray. The case was later dismissed.

In 1994 Linda McCartney unveiled a new line of frozen meatless entrees she'd created.

In 1994 Paula Abdul filed for divorce from actor Emilio Estevez after two years of marriage.

In 1994 Tupac Shakur began serving a 15-day jail sentence for attacking a video director.

In 1994 Barbra Streisand began her first concert tour in 30 years.

In 1995 Reba McEntire became the first woman in 15 years to be named Entertainer of the Year at the 30th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

In 1995 The Black Crowes headline a concert benefiting the Oklahoma City bombing tragedy victims.

In 1997 Barbara Mandrell launched her own jewelry line on QVC called "Country Sentiments."

In 1998 The voices of Ani DiFranco and the late Tammy Wynette were featured on Fox TV's animated sitcom "King of the Hill."

In 2000 James Taylor's video "Live At The Beacon Theatre" was certified gold and platinum.

In 2000 Meat Loaf's album "The Very Best Of Meat Loaf" went gold, while Jennifer Lopez's album "On The 6" is certified triple platinum.


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