Music Calendar...

In 1893 Giuseppe Verdi's last opera, "Falstaff," was first performed in Milan, Italy.
In 1957 "Too Much" by Elvis Presley hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1959 "Venus" by Frankie Avalon entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1959 "Stagger Lee" by Lloyd Price hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1962 Neil Sedaka recorded "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do."
In 1963 "In Dreams" by Roy Orbison entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1963 "Hey Paula" by Paul & Paula hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1964 73 million viewers watched the Beatles in their first live appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show." Also appearing on the show: future Monkees member Davy Jones, as a member of the cast of "Oliver."
In 1970 Simon & Garfunkel's album "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was certified gold.
In 1972 Paul McCartney debuted his new band Wings with a show at England's Nottingham University.
In 1973 "Love Train" by the O'Jays was certified gold.
In 1974 "Jet" by Paul McCartney entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1974 "Love's Theme" by the Love Unlimited Orchestra was #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1975 Cher's TV show premiered with guests Bette Midler and Elton John.
In 1979 "The Heroes Of Rock 'N Roll" was broadcast on ABC-TV.
In 1981 Bill Haley ("Rock Around The Clock") died at age 55.
In 1985 "One More Night" by Phil Collins and "Just Another Night" by Mick Jagger entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1985 Madonna's "Like a Virgin" album hit #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 6 weeks.
In 1991 "You're In Love" by Wilson Phillips entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1991 "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" by C&C Music Factory hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1993 Mick Jagger's third solo album, "Wandering Spirit," was released.
In 1993 Annie Lennox and Url Fruchtman became parents to daughter Tali.
In 1994 Janet Jackson met with 9 of the 19 neglected Chicago children found in a filthy apartment during a drug raid a month earlier. She invited them to attend one of her concerts later in the year.
In 1995 Johnny Rivers recorded a live album at the Hollywood House of Blues to mark the 30th anniversary of his first hit album.
In 1996 R. Kelly's single "Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)" was released.
In 1998 Blink 182's album "Dude Ranch" was certified gold.
In 1998 Oprah Winfrey announced that Garth Brooks would donate his earnings from sales of his latest album, "Sevens," for a 7-day period to her "Angel Network," which helped underprivileged students.
In 2000 Sixpence None The Richer's self-titled album was certified platinum, while the Dixie Chicks' CD "Fly" went quadruple platinum.
In 2011 Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday" album reached number one on the Billboard 200 in its eleventh week on the chart.

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