Music Calendar...

In 1786 Mozart's opera "The Marriage of Figaro" opens in Vienna.
In 1868 Tom Dula, composer of "Tom Dooley," is executed for the murder of ex-girlfriend Laura Foster, who had given him a venereal disease. He wrote the song right before he was hanged.
In 1931 Singer Kate Smith began her long-running program on CBS.
In 1961 Tony Orlando made his chart debut with "Halfway To Paradise."
In 1961 "Hello Mary Lou" by Ricky Nelson, "Moody River" by Pat Boone, and "Raindrops" by Dee Clark all entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1963 Lesley Gore debuted on "American Bandstand," performing her first hit, "It's My Party."
In 1964 Bandleader Spike Jones died at age 62.
In 1965 "Back In My Arms Again" by the Supremes entered the U.S. Top 40 charts.
In 1965 "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" by Herman's Hermits hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1966 The Beatles and the Rolling Stones played the "New Music Express" Readers' Poll concert in Wembley. It was the Beatles' last-ever concert performance in the UK with a paying audience.
In 1967 Elvis Presley married Pricilla Beaulieu at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas.
In 1967 "Ruby Tuesday" by the Rolling Stones was certified gold.
In 1968 Paul McCartney & John Lennon watched Bill Haley play at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
In 1969 Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash taped a "Grand Ole Opry" special for ABC.
In 1969 Jimi Hendrix was arrested at the Toronto International Airport for narcotics possession and released on $10,000 bail.
In 1970 Elton John's first U.S. album, "Elton John," containing the single "Your Song," was released.
In 1971 "Brown Sugar" by the Rolling Stones and "It Don't Come Easy" by Ringo Starr entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1972 Alice Cooper's album "School's Out" was released.
In 1973 Bachman-Turner Overdrive's self-titled debut album was released.
In 1973 "Marvin Gaye Day" was declared in Washington, DC.
In 1974 The Carpenters played for President Richard Nixon at the White House, honoring West German Chancellor Willy Brandt.
In 1975 The Rolling Stones announced the band's "Tour of the Americas" by playing "Brown Sugar" on a flatbed truck driving slowly down Fifth Avenue in New York.
In 1975 Styx's album "Styx II" was certified gold.
In 1976 "Let Your Love Flow" by Bellamy Brothers was #1 on the U.S. pop Top 40 chart.
In 1977 Heart's album "Little Queen" is released.
In 1978 "The Closer I Get To You," by Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway, certified gold.
In 1979 Elton John became the first rock star to perform in Israel.
In 1980 The Academy of Country Music proclaimed Loretta Lynn as "Artist of the Decade."
In 1981 NBC-TVs "The Midnight Special" aired for the last time.
In 1982 "Crimson & Clover" by Joan Jett and "Caught Up In You" by 38 Special entered the U.S. Top 40 charts.
In 1987 Bangles' singer/guitarist Susannah Hoffs made her acting debut in "The Allnighter."
In 1987 A U.S. federal appeals court ruled a British man had no right to sell Elvis Presley merchandise, such as women's underwear bearing his likeness.
In 1987 Billy Joel announced plans to be the first U.S. rock star to perform in the Soviet Union, with concerts in Moscow and Leningrad.
In 1988 Citing first amendment rights, a Nevada judge cleared Billy Joel of defamation charges filed by musician John Powers. Joel called Powers a creep in a Playboy interview.
In 1991 Sinead O'Connor sent Hammer a $2600 bill for a plane ticket to Ireland after he offered to pay for her return when she complained about America. Hammer pays the bill.
In 1991 The choice of Billy Joel as the commencement speaker at Fairfield University in Connecticut sparked a controversy when a professor at the Jesuit school said Joel's song "Only the Good Die Young" was anti-Catholic.
In 1993 A man was arrested and charged with trespassing after repeatedly trying to get into Michael Jackson's estate in Encino, CA.
In 1993 Supermodel Naomi Campbell announced on Irish TV that she was engaged to U2's Adam Clayton.
In 1993 "Freak Me" by Silk hits #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1994 Snoop Doggy Dogg made his TV debut, playing himself on "Martin."
In 1994 Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac) filed for bankruptcy.
In 1996 Garbage's debut album "Garbage" and Alanis Morissette's single "Ironic" were certified gold.
In 1997 Boston's album "Greatest Hits" was released.
In 1998 From Sydney, Australia, MTV's "Live from the 10 Spot" features Van Halen with new lead singer Gary Cherone.
In 1999 The Dixie Chicks' Emily Erwin married musician Charlie Robison.
In 1999 Paintings by Paul McCartney are exhibited at the Lyz Art Forum in Germany.
In 1999 Drummer Darrell Sweet, 51, of Nazareth, died of a heart attack as the band arrived for a show in New Albany, Indiana. He was 51.
In 2000 "Livin' La Vida Loca" received top honors at BMI's Latin Awards.
In 2001 "Touring Band 2000," a 3-hour DVD featuring live performances from Pearl Jam, was released.
In 2013 Chris Kelly, half of the 1990's rap duo Kris Kross ("Jump"), died of an apparent drug overdose at an Atlanta hospital. He was 34.


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