Music Calendar...

In 1956 "Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 charts and stayed there for 8 weeks.
In 1958 "Twilight Time" by the Platters was #1 on the U.S. Top 40 charts.
In 1960 Dick Clark told a Congressional Committee investigating "payola" that he had a financial interest in over a quarter of the records he had played on "American Bandstand" the previous two years. He was ordered to sell off most of his holdings.
In 1962 "Good Luck Charm" by Elvis Presley hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1963 The Beatles met the Rolling Stones at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, England, and Lennon gave them "I Wanna Be Your Man."
In 1965 The Beach Boys appeared on ABC-TV's "Shindig!" performing "Do You Wanna Dance?"
In 1969 Janis Joplin made her UK debut at Royal Albert Hall.
In 1969 Cream's album "Goodbye" is certified gold.
In 1970 Elton John made his solo concert debut opening for T. Rex in London.
In 1971 The Rolling Stones released "Sticky Fingers," their first album on Rolling Stones Records.
In 1972 "Heart of Gold" by Neil Young was certified gold.
In 1973 "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" by Jim Croce and "Long Train Runnin'" by the Doobie Brothers entered the U.S. Top 40 charts.
In 1973 "Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree" by Tony Orlando and Dawn hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 charts and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1974 Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner performed together for the last time until they reunited on a variety show in 1988.
In 1975 Paul & Linda McCartney appeared on the cover of People magazine.
In 1976 "All By Myself" by Eric Carmen was certified gold.
In 1977 Natalie Cole and John Denver guest starred on Frank Sinatra's ABC-TV special "Sinatra & Friends."
In 1977 Hall & Oates appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1978 Jay Ferguson hosted NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Bob Welch and Yvonne Elliman.
In 1979 "Love You Inside Out" by Bee Gees and "You Take My Breath Away" by Rex Smith entered the U.S. Top 40 charts.
In 1979 "Knock On Wood" by Amii Stewart was #1 on the U.S. Top 40 charts.
In 1980 Andy Gibb and Olivia Newton-John appeared on the cover of People.
In 1984 "The Heart Of Rock & Roll" by Huey Lewis & The News and "The Reflex" by Duran Duran entered the U.S. Top 40 charts.
In 1984 "Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)" by Phil Collins hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1984 The soundtrack from "Footloose" hit #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 10 weeks.
In 1986 The Moody Blues' album "The Other Side Of Life" was released.
In 1988 Mick Jagger testified in his defense at the trial of a copyright suit filed against him by a Bronx reggae musician. The court would eventually rule in Jagger's favor.
In 1988 Barbra Streisand recorded "You'll Never Know."
In 1990 Amy Grant sued Marvel Comics for including her likeness in a Dr. Strange comic.
In 1990 Paul McCartney set a Guinness World Record when he played in front of 184,000 people in Rio de Janeiro.
In 1990 Van Halen's "Cabo Wabo Cantina," named for one of the group's songs, opened in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
In 1990 "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O'Connor hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 charts and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1993 Ex-Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman married designer Suzanne Accosta.
In 1993 Police in Fort Bluff, CA, credit Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann with saving the life of a teenage surfer caught in a riptide.
In 1994 Kurt Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, turned in the weapon he used to kill himself to a grass-roots anti-violence organization holding a guns-for-tickets trade-in program.
In 1995 Mark Wahlberg, aka Marky Mark, made his movie debut as a drug-addicted high school basketball player in "Basketball Diaries."
In 1996 The Sunday Times of London reported that Paul McCartney was the 30th richest person in Britain, worth 630 million dollars.
In 1998 Jimmy Page & Robert Plant's album "Walking Into Clarksdale" was released, as was George Strait's CD "One Step At A Time."
In 1998 Next's album "Rated Next" was certified gold.
In 1999 Joey McIntyre's album "Stay The Same" was certified gold, while Insane Clown Posse's CD "The Great Milenko" went platinum.
In 2001 R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck was arrested for allegedly getting drunk and going on a rampage on a flight from Seattle to London. He was later found innocent of the charges.
In 2001 Toni Braxton wedded Mint Condition keyboardist Keri Lewis.
In 2003 British pop group S Club announced it would disband.
In 2003 Jazz great Nina Simone dies after a long illness. She was 70.
In 2016 Legendary singer/songwriter Prince died at his Paisley Park recording studio in Minneapolis. He was 57.


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