Music Calendar...

In 1939 The Glenn Miller Orchestra began a summer season engagement at the famous Glen Island Casino in New Rochelle, NY.
In 1958 Buddy Holly's single "Rave On" was released.
In 1963 The first Monterey Folk Festival opened in Monterey, CA, including performances from Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Peter Paul & Mary.
In 1964 Bob Dylan made his UK debut at Royal Albert Hall.
In 1967 With the release of "Chicago Transit Authority," Chicago became the first group to release a debut double album.
In 1968 Doris Day's album "Doris Day's Greatest Hits" was certified gold.
In 1971 The musical "Godspell" opened on Broadway.
In 1973 Yes received gold records for both "Yessongs," their triple-record live set, and "The Yes Album."
In 1974 ABC aired an Elton John/Bernie Taupin TV special.
In 1975 Trying to break a fall, Mick Jagger puts his hand through a window at Gorman's restaurant on Long Island, requiring 20 stitches.
In 1975 Elton John was awarded a platinum record for "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy," the first album to sell a million copies on its first release day.
In 1975 "Swearin' To God" by Franki Valli and "I'm Not In Love" by 10cc entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1976 "Only Sixteen" by Dr. Hook was certified gold.
In 1978 Philips announced the development of the Compact Disc.
In 1978 Lou Reed began a week-long concert series at NYC's "Bottom Line" to record his live album "Take No Prisoners."
In 1979 The Bee Gees appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1980 Drummer Peter Criss quit Kiss and was replaced by Eric Carr.
In 1980 Paul McCartney's "Coming Up" video debuts on "Saturday Night Live."
In 1984 The Cars' album "Heartbeat City" was certified gold and platinum.
In 1986 "Nasty" by Janet Jackson and "Mad About You" by Belinda Carlisle entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1986 "The Greatest Love Of All" by Whitney Houston hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1987 Arson damaged Tom Petty's Los Angeles home for $800,000.
In 1988 Rod Stewart's album "Out Of Order" was released.
In 1988 Cher's self-titled album "Cher" was certified gold.
In 1989 Debbie Gibson appeared 1991 "Summertime" by DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince was released.
In 1992 Orchestra leader Lawrence Welk died of pneumonia at age 89.
In 1993 The U.S. Supreme Court refused to reconsider a lower court ruling that granted the illegitimate daughter of Hank Williams Sr. partial rights to his music.
In 1993 Barry Manilow appeared on CBS-TV's "Murphy Brown."
In 1995 Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, and Little Richard appeared together for the first time in Sheffield, England.
In 1996 R&B guitarist Johnny "Guitar" Watson collapsed on stage in Japan and died of an apparent heart attack. He was 61.
In 1996 The singles "You're Makin' Me High" by Toni Braxton and "That's Why I Love You So Much" by Monica were released.
In 1997 Anita Cochran made her televised debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
In 1997 Paul McCartney participated in a live Internet chat which drew over 3 million fans.
In 2000 They Might Be Giants offered its second MP3-only release, the EP "Working Undercover For The Man."
In 2000 Bloodhound Gang's album "Hooray For Boobies" was certified gold and platinum.
In 2001 The new Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum opened in Nashville.


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