Music Calendar

In 1962 Elvis Presley's film "Girls! Girls! Girls!" premieres.

In 1963 After complaining the Go-Go dancers were distracting him, Dionwalks out of a live "Ready, Steady Go" taping.

In 1963 "Be True To Your School" by The Beach Boys entered the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1963 The Beatles' album "With The Beatles" was released.

In 1966 Mississippi, John Hurt died at the age of 73. Hurt wrote "Coffee Blues," the song that included the phrase "Lovin' Spoonful."

In 1966 Paul Revere & the Raiders appeared on T.V.'s "Batman."

In 1967 Tom Jones kicked off a 3-week British tour with a show at the Astoria Theatre in London.

In 1967 The Move was sued by British Prime Minister Harold Wilson over a postcard featuring a naked caricature of him that promoted the band's single "Flowers In The Rain."

In 1967 "To Sir With Love" by Lulu was certified gold.

In 1968 Jimi Hendrix's "Electric Ladyland" entered the U.S. albums chart.

In 1968 "For Once In My Life" by Stevie Wonder entered the U.S. top 40chart.

In 1968 "Those Were The Days" by Mary Hopkin peaked at #2 on the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1969 The documentary film "Popcorn," featuring Otis Redding, the Bee Gees, the Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix, debuts.

In 1970 The Moody Blues' album "A Question of Balance" was certified gold.

In 1971 The Partridge Family's album "A Partridge Family Christmas Card" was certified gold.

In 1973 Chuck Berry hosted NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Fleetwood Mac, Edgar Winter, and Johnny Taylor.

In 1973 Ringo Starr released his "Ringo" album.

In 1973 Joe Walsh's album "The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get," containing the single "Rocky Mountain Way," was certified gold.

In 1974 George Harrison was the first ex-Beatle to tour, kicking off a show at the Los Angeles Forum.

In 1974 "You Haven't Done Nothin" by Stevie Wonder was #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1979 The Who's movie "Quadrophenia," featuring Sting, opened nationally.

In 1979 K.C. & The Sunshine Band host NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Michael Jackson, Deniece Williams, and Kool & the Gang.

In 1984 Deep Purple's album "Perfect Strangers" was released.

In 1985 "Walk Of Life" by Dire Straits entered the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1985 "Part-Time Lover" by Stevie Wonder was #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1987 R.E.M.'s "Document" album was certified gold.

In 1987 Bryan Adams swept Canada's Juno awards with wins in 4 categories.

In 1988 After being told that he couldn't accept his C.M.A. "Musician of the Year" award on the telecast, Chet Atkins said, "I think they forgot the 'M' in C.M.A. stands for."

In 1990 Prince's fourth movie, "Graffiti Bridge," opened nationally.

In 1991 Songwriter Mort Shuman ("Save the Last Dance for Me," "A Teenager in Love") died of cancer in London at age 52.

In 1991 Jermaine Jackson's single "Word to the Badd!" was released.

In 1991 "Romantic" by Karyn White was #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1994 David Crosby was hospitalized in Los Angeles, suffering from liver failure.

In 1995 Film clips from the Beatles' upcoming T.V. documentary were released in Britain.

In 1995 The Smashing Pumpkins' double CD "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" debuted at #1 on Billboard's Hot 200 albums chart.

In 1998 Variety reported that tickets for the spring 1999 Rolling Stones tour would sell for as much as $300.

In 1998 The Spice Girls' album "Spice" was certified platinum for the seventh time.

In 1999 Mariah Carey's album "Rainbow" was released.

In 1999 Jennifer Lopez's album "On The 6" went double platinum.

In 2001 Gorillaz's "Clint Eastwood" and Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" won three awards at the 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards.


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