Music Calendar...

In 1945 Billboard magazine introduced the first albums chart, a collection of 78 rpm records.
In 1963 Tony Bennett won the Best Record Grammy for "I Left My Heart In San Francisco," Robert Goulet was named Best New Artist, and Peter, Paul & Mary won Best Performance with "If I'd Had A Hammer."
In 1965 Jackie DeShannon performed "What The World Needs Now" on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."
In 1965 "Mr. Tamborine Man" by the Byrds, "For Your Love" by the Yardbirds, "I Can't Help Myself" by the Four Tops, and "Yes I'm Ready" by Barbara Mason all entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1967 Paul McCartney went to see Georgie Fame perform at the Bag O' Nails nightclub in London, where he met his future wife Linda Eastman for the first time.
In 1968 John Lennon & Paul McCartney appeared on "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson," a guest hosted by Joe Garigola, to announce their new company, Apple Records, which desired to help young artists.
In 1970, Pink Floyd performed a loud show at the Palace Garden in the UK, which reportedly killed fish in a nearby lake.
In 1970 The Beatles' last album, "Let It Be," was released in the U.S.
In 1971 Two films by John Lennon & Yoko Ono, "Apotheosis" and "Fly," were shown at the Cannes Film Festival.
In 1971 "Rainy Days & Mondays" by Carpenters entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1972 "Glen Campbell's Greatest Hits" was certified gold, and Conway Twitty's album "Hello Darlin'."
In 1973 The Pointer Sisters played their first show at L.A.'s Troubadour.
In 1974 Bill Wyman was the first of the Rolling Stones to release a solo album, "Monkey Grip."
In 1975 Fleetwood Mac first appeared with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham at a concert in El Paso, TX.
In 1976 "Boogie Fever" by the Sylvers was #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1980 Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone.
In 1982 Ricky Skaggs became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
In 1982 "Ebony And Ivory" by Paul McCartney with Stevie Wonder hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 7 weeks.
In 1982 Asia's self-titled debut album "Asia" hit #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 9 nonconsecutive weeks.
In 1984 Nils Lofgren joined Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, replacing Little Steven.
In 1987 A Brooklyn, NY, judge ruled that a $20 million civil suit filed against Boy George would be heard in the U.S. The suit was brought by the parents of a musician who died of a heroin overdose in George's British home.
In 1987 David Crosby weds Jan Dee Dance in Los Angeles, CA.
In 1988 Michael Jackson's autobiography, "Moonwalk," debuts at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.
In 1989 The Rolling Stones began mixing their new album at London's Olympic Studio.
In 1990 Billy Joel's video "Eye Of The Storm" was released.
In 1990 Don Henley's album "The End Of The Innocence" was certified double platinum.
In 1992 Neil Diamond's "Greatest Hits 1966-1992" album was released.
In 1992 TLC's single "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" was certified platinum.
In 1993 Duran Duran performed an "interactive" concert in Los Angeles that was beamed live to London, Tokyo, Sydney, Australia, and Berlin.
In 1993 "That's The Way Love Goes" by Janet Jackson hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 8 weeks.
In 1994 Sting (Gordon Sumner) and Nancy Wilson received honorary doctorates from the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
In 1995 R.E.M. resumed their concert tour, interrupted by drummer Bill Berry's aneurysm and brain surgery two months earlier.
In 1995 A rare guitar was stolen from Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan during a free concert in Washington, DC.
In 1995 Stone Temple Pilots led singer Scott Weiland was arrested on drug possession charges in Pasadena, California.
In 1996 British TV broadcasts, for the first time, footage of the Beatles playing at the Casanova club on 2-14-61.
In 1996 Barry White's album "Barry White's Greatest Hits" was certified platinum.
In 1997 Lee Ann Womack's self-titled album "Lee Ann Womack" was released.
In 2000 Sweden's King Carl XVI presented Isaac Stern and Bob Dylan with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm.
In 2000 Toni Braxton's single "He Wasn't Man Enough" and Boston's album "Greatest Hits" were both certified gold, while Kenny Loggins' album "Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow" went platinum.
In June 2003, Carter Cash, 73, died from complications of heart surgery.


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