Music Calendar...

In 1956 Doris Day signed a 5-year recording contract with Columbia Records worth $1 million.
In 1957 Elvis Presley's single "Teddy Bear" was released.
In 1959 "Juke Box Jury" debuted on BBC-TV.
In 1959 Sam Cooke's single "Only Sixteen" was released.
In 1959 "Lonely Boy" by Paul Anka and "There Goes My Baby" by the Drifters entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1959 "The Battle Of New Orleans" by Johnny Horton hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 6 weeks.
In 1963 "One Fine Day" by the Chiffons entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1963 "It's My Party" by Lesley Gore hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1964 Dolly Parton moved to Nashville, TN, one day after her high school graduation, searching for a record deal.
In 1964 The Rolling Stones land in New York to begin their first U.S. tour. Their first date was the next day at a high school stadium in Lynn, Massachusetts.
In 1965 Art Garfunkel graduated from Columbia University in New York.
In 1967 The Monkees' album "Headquarters" was released.
In 1967 The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was released in England, and it shipped gold. (It's released in the U.S. the following day.)
In 1967 "Green Onions" by Booker T. & the MG's and "Respect" by Aretha Franklin was certified gold.
In 1968 Dave Mason rejoined Traffic after quitting 6 months earlier.
In 1968 "Stoned Soul Picnic" by 5th Dimension entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1968 "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1969 Jimi Hendrix's album "Smash Hits" was released.
In 1971 Elvis Presley's birthplace in Tupelo, MS, was opened to the public.
In 1972 "Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits" by Simon & Garfunkel was released.
In 1973 The James Bond movie "Live & Let Die" opens with the title song by Paul McCartney & Wings.
In 1973 Paul Simon's album "There Goes Rhymin' Simon" containing the singles "Kodachrome" and "Loves Me Like Rock" was released.
In 1974 "Waterloo" by Abba, "Rock Your Baby" by George McCrae, and "Annie's Song" by John Denver all entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1975 The Rolling Stones began their first tour with guitarist Ron Wood in Baton Rouge, LA.
In 1978 Carly Simon appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1980 Barbra Streisand appeared at an ACLU Benefit in California.
In 1981 George Harrison's album "Somewhere in England" was released.
In 1981 Former Steppenwolf bassist Rushton Moreve was killed in a car crash in Los Angeles. He was 35.
In 1982 The Rolling Stones' album "Still Life" was released.
In 1985 "What About Love?" by Heart entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1987 Adam Horowitz of the Beastie Boys was freed on bail after being charged with assaulting a fan when a concert in Liverpool, England, turned into a riot.
In 1987 Capitol celebrated 20 years of "Sgt. Pepper" by releasing it on CD.
In 1989 "The Association's Greatest Hits" was certified double platinum.
In 1991 Former Temptations lead vocalist David Ruffin died of an accidental drug overdose in Philadelphia.
In 1992 Natalie Cole and her husband, music producer and arranger Andre Fisher separated after less than 3 years of marriage. (Cole files for divorce two weeks later.)
In 1993 Michael Jackson accepted an invitation to perform in Tel Aviv, Israel, the following September.
In 1994 Guns N' Roses drummer Matthew Sorum filed for divorce from Kai.
In 1994 ZZ Top's album "Antenna" went platinum.
In 1995 Real McCoy's album "Another Night" was certified gold and platinum.
In 1997 Kenny Rogers married Wanda Miller in Athens, GA. It is the fifth marriage for Rogers, 58, and the second for Miller, 30.
In 1997 Tickets for the Motley Crue's "Live Swine" tour sold out in less than six minutes.
In 1998 Puff Daddy's single "Come With Me" featuring Jimmy Page was released.
In 1999 Elton John performed a benefit concert at the University of Wyoming Arena-Auditorium in Laramie in the name of Matthew Shepard, the gay student beaten and left for dead in October 1998.
In 1999 Jennifer Lopez's debut album "On The Six" and Blink 182's album "Enema Of The State" were both released.
In 2000 Brian Wilson launched his official website with songs from his latest double album, "Live At The Roxy Theater."
In 2001 Shaggy appeared on "All My Children" as himself.
In 2001 The Oak Ridge Boys received the Silver Buffalo Award from the Boy Scouts of America, recognizing distinguished service to youth.
In 2002 Mary Chapin Carpenter married Timmy Smith.


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