Music Calendar...

In 1958 Little Richard enrolled at Oakwood theological college in Huntsville, AL, and later became an ordained Seventh-Day Adventist minister.
In 1962 Chubby Checker had four albums in the U.S. top 10, the first time a non-middle-of-the-road act had achieved such success.
In 1962 "Hey Baby!" by Bruce Channel entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1962 "Peppermint Twist - Part 1" by Joey Dee & the Starliters hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1962 "Can't Help Falling In Love" by Elvis Presley was certified gold.
In 1963 Neil Sedaka appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1964 The Rolling Stones appeared as judges on the British "rate-a-record" TV show "Juke Box Jury."
In 1967 The Beatles signed a 9-year worldwide contract with EMI records.
In 1968 The Bee Gees played their first U.S. show in Anaheim, CA.
In 1968 Otis Redding's single "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" entered the U.S. top 40 charts, a month and a half after he died in a plane crash at Madison, WI.
In 1968 "I Thank You" by Sam & Dave entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1970 Ringo Starr appeared on TV's "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In."
In 1972 The New Seekers received a gold record for "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing."
In 1972 Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson died at age 60.
In 1973 "Space Oddity" by David Bowie and "Killing Me Softly With His Song" by Roberta Flack entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1973 "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder was #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1976 A $2 million suit was brought against attorney Michael Lippan by his former client, David Bowie. Bowie charged that Lippman took a 15% agent's fee instead of the customary 10%.
In 1977 Patti Smith was seriously injured when she fell off a stage in Tampa, Florida.
In 1979 The Doobie Brothers were musical guests on "Saturday Night Live."
In 1979 "Stumblin' In" by Suzi Quatro and "Music Box Dancer" by Frank Mills entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1981 Georgia-based Capricorn Records filed for bankruptcy. It was best known as the label for the Allman Brothers Band's music.
In 1983 Records with allegedly hidden messages, when played backward, would carry warning labels under a bill introduced in the Arkansas House.
In 1984 The Eurythmics began a 175-date world tour in Australia.
In 1984 John Lennon's "Milk & Honey" album was released.
In 1986 Aerosmith's album "Aerosmith's Greatest Hits" was certified platinum.
In 1987 Janet Jackson's album "Control" was released.
In 1990 "Tom Petty Day" was declared in Gainesville, Florida, honoring the hometown hero's first show since 1983.
In 1990 Billy Idol won a libel suit against the British newspaper News of the World.
In 1991 Whitney Houston sang the "Star Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XXV.
In 1993 Garth Brooks performed under the pseudonym Yukon Jack at a Clovis, New Mexico, nightclub.
In 1993 The late Dizzy Gillespie won the Polar Music Prize awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.
In 1994 Alabama's album "Cheap Seats" was certified gold.
In 1995 Tony Bennett and Patti LaBelle performed during half-time at Super Bowl XXIV in Miami.
In 1995 John Mellencamp's albums "American Fool" and "Scarecrow" were certified quadruple platinum.
In 1997 Alanis Morissette and Toni Braxton won two awards each at the "24th Annual American Music Awards."
In 1998 James Brown was arrested on drug and weapons possession charges.
In 1998 Billy Joel began a world tour in Portland, Maine.
In 1998 Shania Twain's single "You're Still The One" was released.
In 1999 The Beatles' album "The Beatles" (White Album) was certified platinum for the 17th time.
In 2000 Aimee Mann, Blues Traveler John Popper, Lisa Loeb, and Dwight Yoakam performed live on a webcast edition of VH1's Storytellers.
In 2000 "I Knew I Loved You" by Savage Garden was certified gold, while 98 Degrees' CD "98 Degrees & Rising" went quadruple platinum.
In 2006 Singer/songwriter Gene McFadden ("Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now") died after a battle with cancer. He was 56.
In 2014 60's music icon Pete Seeger died at age 94. He wrote or co-wrote "If I Had a Hammer," "Turn, Turn, Turn," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," and "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine."


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