Music Calendar...

In 1942 "Deep In The Heart Of Texas" by Bing Crosby entered the U.S. singles chart.

In 1955 Billboard magazine reported that sales of 45 rpm singles had surpassed 78 rpm rivals for the first time.

In 1956 Little Richard's single "Long Tall Sally" was released.

In 1960 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles made their first TV appearance on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."

In 1961 "Pony Time" by Chubby Checker hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1967 Pink Floyd's first single, "Arnold Layne," was released.

In 1969 "Stormy" by the Classics IV was certified gold.

In 1970 Simon & Garfunkel's single "Bridge Over Troubled Water" went gold.

In 1970 Jefferson Airplane was fined $1000 for profanity on stage at a concert in Oklahoma City.

In 1971 "What Is Life" by George Harrison entered the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1974 Joni Mitchell's album "Court And Spark" was certified gold.

In 1975 Loggins & Messina appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1976 Mick Jagger was hospitalized with a respiratory infection.

In 1976 Peter Frampton's double live album, "Frampton Comes Alive!" was certified gold.

In 1977 Keith Richards was busted in Toronto for heroin possession.

In 1978 "Night Fever" by the Bee Gees was certified gold.

In 1980 The Doobie Brothers won the Best Record and Best Song Grammys for "What A Fool Believes." Billy Joel wins Best Album for "52nd Street," and Rickie Lee Jones wins Best New Artist.

In 1981 Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder recorded "Ebony & Ivory."

In 1981 The Police's album "Zenyatta Mondatta," containing the single "Da Doo Doo Doo, Da Da Da Da," was certified gold.

In 1982 Hall & Oates performed on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."

In 1982 "'65 Love Affair" by Paul Davis entered the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1984 A Pepsi commercial with the Jacksons premiered on MTV.

In 1984 U2's album "Under A Blood Red Sky" was certified gold.

In 1988 "Father Figure" by George Michael hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1990 Milli Vannelli's Rob Pilatus told Time magazine, "We're more talented than any Bob Dylan or Paul McCartney."

In 1991 James Brown was paroled after spending over two years in prison for a 6-year sentence imposed for resisting arrest after a car chase across two states, carrying a gun, and persistent drug abuse.

In 1991 The British coroner ruled the January 7 death of Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark was due to an accidental drug overdose.

In 1991 "Motownphilly" by Boyz II Men was released. It wouldn't chart until the following June.

In 1992 Queen's album "Classic Queen" was released.

In 1993 "I Have Nothing" by Whitney Houston entered the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1995 Nirvana's album "Bleach" was certified gold and platinum.

In 1996 Emmylou Harris was honored with the lifetime achievement award at the Orville H. Gibson Guitar Awards luncheon.

In 1996 Faith Hill's album "It Matters To Me" was certified platinum, while Green Day's CD "Insomniac" went double platinum.

In 1997 James Brown asked talk show hostess Rolanda White to marry him during the taping of her TV show. She turns him down.

In 1998 Bare Naked Ladies' album "Rock Spectacle" was certified gold.

In 1998 Fleetwood Mac's video "The Dance" was certified platinum.

In 2001 After a 46-year absence, guitarist Carlos Santana returned home. He unveiled a plaque in Autlan De Navarro declaring him the "favorite son" of the west-central Mexican town where his father was a well-known musician.

In 2001 Dave Matthews's band's album "Everyday" was released.

In 2002 U2 won four Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year for "Walk On." Alicia Keys won five Grammys, including Song of the Year for "Fallin'."


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