Music Calendar...

In 1939 Woody Herman's Orchestra recorded "Woodchopper's Ball."
In 1954 Joe Turner's single "Shake, Rattle & Roll" was released.
In 1954 Billy Haley and the Comets recorded "Rock Around The Clock."
In 1961 Percy Faith's "Theme From A Summer Place" won the Best Record Grammy, and Bob Newhart's "Button Down Mind" won Best Album.
In 1964 Chubby Checker married former Miss World Catherina Lodders.
In 1964 "It's Over" by Roy Orbison entered the U.S. Top 40 charts.
In 1966 After crashing his Corvette into a parked truck in Los Angeles, Jan & Dean's Jan Berry was paralyzed for a year.
In 1968 Life magazine featured an article on the Doors entitled "Wicked Go The Doors."
In 1968 The Turtles' album "Turtles' Greatest Hits" was certified gold.
In 1969 Simon & Garfunkel won the Record of the Year Grammy for "Mrs. Robinson," and Jose Feliciano won Best New Artist.
In 1969 "The Boxer" by Simon & Garfunkel entered the U.S. Top 40 charts.
In 1969 "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In" by the 5th Dimension hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 charts and stayed there for 6 weeks.
In 1971 "For All We Know" by the Carpenters was certified gold.
In 1971 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's live "Four Way Street" was certified gold even before it hit the albums chart. It's the last LP the four would record together.
In 1972 The Rolling Stones' album "Exile On Main Street" was released.
In 1973 The film "That'll Be the Day," starring David Essex and Ringo Starr, premieres in London.
In 1974 Chuck Berry performed on ABC-TV's "In Concert."
In 1975 "When Will I Be Loved" by Linda Ronstadt entered the U.S top 40
In 1975 Hart.
In 1975 "Philadelphia Freedom" by Elton John hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1975 The film version of Who's "Tommy," co-starring Elton John and Tina Turner, opened nationally.
In 1975 "When Will I Be Loved" by Linda Ronstadt entered the U.S. Top 40 charts.
In 1978 Aretha Franklin married actor Glynn Turman. Her father, the Reverend C.L. Franklin, performs the ceremony.
In 1979 Mickey Thomas replaced Marty Balin as the lead singer of Starship.
In 1980 "Hurt So Bad" by Linda Ronstadt entered the U.S. Top 40 charts.
In 1982 The album "I Love Rock 'N Roll" by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts was certified gold and platinum.
In 1984 "Louie Louie Day" was held in Olympia, WA, in a failed attempt to make it the state song.
In 1986 "Be Good To Yourself" by Journey and "Live To Tell" by Madonna entered the U.S. Top 40 charts.
In 1988 Sonny Bono was elected mayor of Palm Springs, California.
In 1988 Herbert Mills of The Mills Brothers died at age 77.
In 1990 James Brown was released from a South Carolina jail after serving 15 months for drug convictions.
In 1992, other celebrities and 6000 people joined Don Henley on a 6-mile "Walk for Walden Woods" to save the area in Concord, MA, from commercial development.
In 1993 Actress Lisa Bonet filed for divorce from Lenny Kravitz.
In 1993 Janet Jackson's single "That's The Way Love Goes" was released.
In 1993 Paul McCartney's album "Off The Ground" was certified gold.
In 1994 British-born Michael Jackson fan Denise Pfeiffer was charged with making obscene calls to the father of the teenage boy who'd accused the pop star of molesting him.
In 1994 Prince's album "The Hits II" went gold.
In 1996 The Ventures, Jan & Dean, the Surfaris, and the Chantays all received stars on Hollywood's Rock Walk of Fame.
In 1996 Bon Jovi's album "New Jersey" went platinum for the seventh time.
In 1997 Travis Tritt married model Theresa Nelson.
In 1999 Shania Twain became the only female artist in music history to reach 10 million units sold with back-to-back album releases with her CD "Come On Over."
In 2000 Metallica filed suit against Napster for copyright infringement.
In 2000 Joe Walsh & his new band performed at the Fillmore in San Francisco.
In 2000 Ratt's album "Invasion Of Your Privacy" went double platinum.
In 2001 Gladys Knight married corporate consultant William McDowell.
In 2002 Elton John testified before Congress, saying America must use its vast resources to stop the spread of AIDS worldwide.


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