Music Calendar...

"La Traviata" premieres in Venice, Italy.
In 1913 The San Francisco Bulletin featured an article on Al Jolson in which they legitimized the term "jazz."
In 1940 Harry James first recorded "Two O'Clock Jump."
In 1959 The Drifters recorded "There Goes My Baby."
In 1961 Del Shannon's first hits, "Runaway" and "Blue Moon" by the Marcels, entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1964 Elvis Presley's 14th film "Kissin' Cousins" premiered.
In 1965 "My Girl" by the Temptations was #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1967 The Beatles finished recording "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," the title track of their next album.
In 1970 The Beatles' album "Hey Jude" was certified gold.
In 1971 "Another Day" by Paul McCartney and "Chick-A-Boom" by Daddy Dewdrop entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1972 The U.S. Immigration Service canceled John Lennon's work visa 5 days after granting it. Lennon battled for four years before being granted permanent resident status in the U.S. in 1976.
In 1973 "Cisco Kid" by War was certified gold, four days after "The World Is A Ghetto" did likewise.
In 1974 "Spiders & Snakes" by Jim Stafford was certified gold.
In 1975 The Average White Band earned their first gold record for "Pick Up the Pieces," while Led Zeppelin's LP "Physical Graffiti" went gold.
In 1976 "Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win)" by Fleetwood Mac and "Fooled Around And Fell In Love" by Elvin Bishop both entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1976 "Love Machine (Part 1)" by the Miracles was #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1977 "An Evening With Diana Ross" aired on NBC-TV.
In 1978 "Just The Way You Are" by Billy Joel was certified platinum.
In 1980 Toto's album "Hydra" went gold.
In 1982 Dick Clark donated the podium he stood behind on the original "American Bandstand" to the Smithsonian.
In 1982 "Don't Talk To Strangers" by Rick Springfield and "Don't You Want Me" by The Human League entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1982 The Go-Go's debut LP, "Beauty And The Beast," hit #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 6 weeks.
In 1988, George Harrison and Ringo Starr hinted at a reunion with Paul McCartney in a British talk show.
In 1989 Smokey Robinson's autobiography, "Inside My Life," was published.
In 1989 Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and their wife Theresa had a daughter, Chelsea Anna.
In 1991 Former University of Texas football coach Darrell Royal bought his friend Willie Nelson's country club, golf course, and recording studio near Austin. The properties were being auctioned off by the IRS to pay off Nelson's $16.7 million tax bill.
In 1993 "A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme)" by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle was #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1994 Frank Sinatra was rushed to the hospital after he fainted onstage in Richmond, VA, from heat exhaustion.
In 1995 Bruce Springsteen made an unannounced appearance at a New York nightclub to jam with Soul Asylum.
In 1996 Yoko Ono, backed by their son Sean Lennon and his band, made a rare concert appearance at the Knitting Factory in New York.
In 1996 Johnny and Edgar Winter sued DC Comics over a horror comic with two characters, Johnny and Edgar Autumn.
In 1997 Stevie Ray Vaughan's album "Texas Flood" was certified double platinum, while Meat Loaf's album "Bat Out Of Hell" went platinum for the 13th time.
In 1998 Madonna did a live TV interview with MuchMusic.
In 1999 Country singer George Jones was seriously injured in an auto accident when he crashed his Lexus into a bridge. It was later revealed that alcohol was a factor.
In 1999 Ginuwine's album "The Bachelor" was certified double platinum.
In 2000 Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Earth Wind and Fire, the Lovin' Spoonful, and the Moonglows were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
In 2001 Destiny's Child's album "Star Profile" was released.


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