Music Calendar...

In 1926 17-year-old Benny Goodman played in his first recording session. He played clarinet with the Ben Pollack Orchestra on "Downtown Shuffle."

In 1950 "Frosty The Snowman" by Gene Autry debuted on the charts.

In 1957 "At The Hop" by Danny & The Juniors entered the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1964 The John Coltrane Quartet recorded the jazz classic "Love Supreme."

In 1964 Paul McCartney was quoted by British newspapers about his plans to marry Jane Asher, although Paul said nothing was imminent.

In 1965 TV's "Shindig" aired part 2 of its visit to London with performances from Manfred Mann, the Yardbirds, and the Who.

In 1967 The Doors' Jim Morrison was arrested during a concert in New Haven, CT, for disturbing the peace and resisting arrest.

In 1967 "Chain Of Fools" by Aretha Franklin and "Nobody But Me" by the Human Beinz entered the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1968 The special "TCB (Takin' Care of Business)" with the Supremes and the Temptations aired on NBC-TV.

In 1968 Newsweek reported that the Beatles' double disc "White Album" had sold 1.1 million copies in its first 5 days, despite a record high $11.58 list price.

In 1970 The Moody Blues' album "In Search Of The Lost Chord" and the 5th Dimension's single "One Less Bell To Answer" was certified gold.

In 1971 Pete Townshend appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1971 Carole King's "Music" album went gold.

In 1972 The Who debuted the rock opera "Tommy" in London. Cast members included Rod Stewart, Steve Winwood, and Peter Sellers.

In 1972 "Crocodile Rock" by Elton John entered the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1972 "I Am Woman" by Helen Reddy was #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1972 "Seventh Sojourn" by the Moody Blues hit #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.

In 1974 John Lennon showed up in the "Monday Night Football" booth to talk sports with Frank Gifford & Howard Cosell.

In 1978 John Belushi & Dan Aykroyd recorded "Soul Man" and released it under the Blues Brothers.

In 1978 "Le Freak" by Chic hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.

In 1982 Bette Midler appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1984, The Jackson's "Victory" tour ended in Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium.

In 1984 Larry Gatlin checked into an Orange County, CA, clinic for cocaine dependency.

In 1987 NARAS bestowed its Lifetime Achievement honors upon B.B. King, Roy Acuff, Ray Charles, Benny Carter, Fats Domino, and Isaac Stern.

In 1988 Michael Jackson returned to Tokyo by popular demand for the second round of his "Bad" tour.

In 1989 Garth Brooks had his first #1 hit on the Country charts with "If Tomorrow Never Comes."

In 1989 "We Didn't Start The Fire" by Billy Joel hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1991 After a lengthy legal battle, the late Bob Marley's $11.5 million estate was awarded to his wife Rita and her children.

In 1991 George Harrison sued The Globe for portraying him as a Nazi supporter.

In 1992 Bassist Bill Wyman announced he was leaving the Rolling Stones.

In 1993 LaToya Jackson told an Israeli news conference that her brother, Michael, did indeed molest young boys.

In 1993 A video duet featuring Frank Sinatra and U2's Bono singing "I've Got You Under My Skin" debuts.

In 1995 "The Beatles Anthology I" debuted at #1 on Billboard's albums chart and stayed there for 3 weeks. It was the group's 16th #1 album and set the mark for the longest run of #1 albums in the rock era.

In 1996 Rod Stewart's album "Absolutely Live" was certified gold.

In 1997 Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall had their fourth child. Gabriel Luke Beauregard Jagger was born in London while Mick was on a U.S. tour.

In 1997 Korn's album "Life Is Peachy" was certified platinum.

In 1998 Bruce Springsteen's album "Tracks" went gold and platinum, while Shania Twain's CD "Come On Over" was certified platinum for the seventh time.

In 1999 The albums "...Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears and "Millennium" by the Backstreet Boys went platinum for the 10th time.

In 2002 Ashanti took home eight leading awards at the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, including R&B/hip-hop Artist of the Year.
In 2003 The owners of a Rhode Island nightclub and the tour manager for the rock band Great White were indicted on charges related to a fire the previous February that killed 100 people.


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