Music Calendar...

In 1896 Gilbert & Sullivan's last operetta, "Grand Duke," debuts in London.
In 1917 The first jazz record, "The Dixie Jazz Band One-Step," was released.
In 1939 Guy Lombardo & the Royal Canadians recorded "Auld Lang Syne."
In 1960 "Sink The Bismarck" by Johnny Horton entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1962 The Beatles made their broadcasting debut on BBC radio.
In 1964 "Dead Man's Curve" by Jan & Dean and "Needles & Pins" by the Searchers entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1967 Bobby Darin and actress Sandra Dee were divorced.
In 1967 The Beatles finished recording "Lovely Rita."
In 1969 The Who's single "Pinball Wizard" was released.
In 1969 "Dizzy" by Tommy Roe was certified gold.
In 1970 "Up The Ladder To The Roof" by the Supremes entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1973 "Dueling Banjos" by Eric Weissberg and "Your Mama Don't Dance" by Loggins & Messina were certified gold.
In 1975 Olivia Newton-John hosted NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Ike & Tina Turner, Leo Sayer, and Waylon Jennings.
In 1976 Elton John's wax double was unveiled at London's Madame Tussaud's.
In 1983 The Nashville Network debuted on cable systems nationwide.
In 1983 Michael Jackson was the first artist in the history of Billboard magazine to simultaneously hold the #1 slot on the Albums, Pop Singles, and R&B charts.
In 1983 Richard Thomas portrayed Hank Williams Jr. in a network TV movie.
In 1983 Toni Basil's single "Mickey" was certified platinum.
In 1985 USA For Africa released the single "We Are The World."
In 1987 "I Just Died In Your Arms" by Cutting Crew entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1988 The Beatles' albums "Past Masters Volume 1" and "Past Masters Volume 2" were released.
In 1990 Aerosmith's album "Permanent Vacation" went triple platinum.
In 1993 House of Pain's Erik Schrody was arrested at New York's Kennedy airport for carrying an unloaded gun in his suitcase.
In 1993 The Black Crowes cut short a concert in Louisville, KY, after a member of the group's entourage was beaten and another arrested by narcotics detectives backstage. The police later admitted that they didn't find any drugs.
In 1994 Erin Everly filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles against her ex-husband Axl Rose, claiming he beat her and threatened her during their brief marriage.
In 1994 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that 2 Live Crew did not break federal copyright laws by recording a parody of Roy Orbison's "Oh, Pretty Woman."
In 1996 Neil Diamond gave his first record store performance in 20 years at Virgin's Megastore in Los Angeles.
In 1997 Toni Braxton's single "I Don't Want To" was released.
In 1997 Dave Matthews Band's album "Remember Two Things" went gold.
In 1999 Celine Dion won Best Female Vocalist and Best Album for "Let's Talk About Love" at Canada's 28th annual Juno Awards.
In 2000 Doug Stone was injured when his ultra-light aircraft crashed near Nashville.
In 2000 The albums "Twenty-Four Seven" by Tina Turner and "Cold Hard Truth" by George Jones were both certified gold, while Sisqo's CD "Unleash The Dragon" went double platinum.
In 2000 Country singer Frank "Pee Wee" King dies at age 86.
In 2003 Virtually every musical on Broadway shut down as musicians went on strike; the walkout lasted four days.
In 2007 Founding E Street Band member Bill Chinnock committed suicide at his Maine home. He was 59. The guitarist/keyboardist had been struggling with Lyme disease.


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