Music Calendar...

In 1950 "Mona Lisa" by Nat "King" Cole hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 8 weeks.
In 1957 "Whispering Bells" by the Dell-Vikings entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1957 "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 7 weeks.
In 1958 The soundtrack to "Oklahoma!" was the first album certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
In 1963 Freddie & the Dreamers recorded "I'm Telling You Now."
In 1964 The Beatles appeared on BBC-TV's "Top Of The Pops."
In 1965 The Dave Clark Five movie "Catch Us If You Can" opened in theaters in London. It's released later in the U.S. as "Having A Wild Weekend."
In 1966 The Beatles' album "Yesterday And Today" was certified gold.
In 1969 Marianne Faithful attempted suicide while co-starring in "Ned Kelly" with then-boyfriend Mick Jagger.
In 1969 "In The Year 2525" by Zager & Evans was certified gold.
In 1970 The Everly Brothers' summer variety series premiered on ABC-TV.
In 1970 "Hitchin' A Ride" by Vanity Fair is certified gold.
In 1972 "I'm Still In Love With You" by Al Green entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1972 "Lean On Me" by Bill Withers hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1974 Bob Dylan & the Band's "Before The Flood" was certified gold.
In 1978 "Hopelessly Devoted To You" by Olivia Newton-John and "Kiss You All Over" by Exile entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1984 U2's Bono and Van Morrison joined Bob Dylan onstage for an "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" performance at Wembley Stadium in London.
In 1985 Both Playboy and Penthouse announced plans to publish Madonna's nude photos.
In 1986 London police raided Boy George's home in search of drugs.
In 1987 David Bowie's "Never Let Me Down" album was certified gold, and Steve Miller's album "The Joker" went platinum.
In 1988 Stevie Wonder announced he would run for mayor of Detroit in 1992.
In 1989 "If I Could Turn Back Time" by Cher and "Don't Want To Lose You" by Gloria Estefan both entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1989 "Good Thing" by Fine Young Cannibals was #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1992 Garth Brooks and their wife Sandy became parents to daughter Taylor Mayne Pearl.
In 1994 Real McCoy's single "Another Night" was released.
In 1995 "Waterfalls" by TLC hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 7 weeks.
In 1997 Sheryl Crow's album "Sheryl Crow" was certified double platinum.
In 1998 Sarah McLachlan's single "Adia" was certified gold, while the Smashing Pumpkins' album "Adore" went gold and platinum.
In 1998 Nancy Sinatra announced that the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, would be the repository of the late Frank Sinatra's music and movie archives.
In 1998 Roy Orbison's estate filed a $12 million royalty suit against Sony, alleging the company consistently underpaid Orbison in domestic and international royalties.
In 1999 Live's album "Secret Samhadi" was certified double platinum.
In 2000 Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers falls 10 feet off the front of the stage at their show in Mannheim, Germany. Gers gets six stitches for a gash on his forehead.


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