Music Calendar...

In 1907 "School Days" by Byron G. Harlan was #1 on the charts.
In 1911 Composer Gustav Mahler died in Vienna, Austria.
In 1946 "The Gypsy" by Dinah Shore hit #1 on the U.S. charts and stayed there for 8 weeks.
In 1959 "Kansas City" by Wilbert Harrison hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1963 The Beatles began their first headlining tour in Slough, England, co-headlining with Roy Orbison and Gerry & The Pacemakers.
In 1963 The Kingsmen recorded "Louie, Louie."
In 1963 "Blue On Blue" by Bobby Vinton and "Pride & Joy" by Marvin Gaye entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1964 David Frost interviewed the Beatles' Paul McCartney on the BBC.
In 1966 The Hollies recorded "Bus Stop" at London's Abbey Road studios.
In196In 1966 Frank Sinatra's album "Strangers In The Night" was released.
In 1968 "This Guy's In Love With You" by Herb Alpert, "Think" by Aretha Franklin, and "Tiptoe through the Tulips" by Tiny Tim all entered the U.S. Top 40 charts.
In 1968 The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, and Big Brother & the Holding Company with Janis Joplin headlined the Northern California Rock Festival in Santa Clara, CA.
In 1968 "Tighten Up" by Archie Bell & The Drells hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1972 The New York Times reported the former Beatles members had agreed to end their feuding. In addition, Paul McCartney claims the four had decided to split their fortune.
In 1974 "The Streak" by Ray Stevens hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1978 Chuck Mangione's album "Feels So Good" was certified platinum.
In 1979 Jefferson Starship appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1979 Journey hosted NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests the Jacksons, Herbie Hancock, and Anita Ward.
In 1979 The Bellamy Brothers' "If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me" hit #1 on the Country charts.
In 1980 Joy Division vocalist Ian Curtis hung himself.
In 1983 Elton John's album "Too Low For Zero" was released.
In 1984, the Reagans invited Michael Jackson to visit the White House.
In 1985 "A View To A Kill" by Duran Duran entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1985 "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds was #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1987 Kiss released the video "Exposed."
In 1989 The Concert Against AIDS series began in San Francisco. Performers included Huey Lewis, Linda Ronstadt, and the Grateful Dead.
In 1990 The Rolling Stones' "Urban Jungle Tour" opened in Rotterdam, Holland.
In 1990 Wilson Phillips' album "Wilson Phillips" was certified gold.
In 1991 "I Like The Way (The Kissing Game)" by Hi-Five was #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1992 Music industry mogul David Geffen donated one million dollars to the Gay Men's Health Crisis in New York.
In 1992 Ozzy Osbourne announced he was giving up touring at the end of his current tour, but later returned to the road.
In 1993 Kiss members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, and Bruce Kulick received a star on the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame.
In 1993 Michael Bolton and Mariah Carey were named Songwriters of the Year at the BMI Pop Awards in Beverly Hills, CA.
In 1994 Barbra Streisand donated $25,000 to a Detroit inner-city school to help its struggling band program.
In 1994 Madonna made an unannounced appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
In 1996 "The Crossroads" by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 8 weeks.
In 1998 Jerry Clower received the All-American Football Foundation's Outstanding American Award at Sam's Town Casino in Tunica, MS. Clower was a former lineman for Mississippi State University.
In 1998 Elton John confirmed that his representation by John Reid had ended after 28 years and that he had set up his own management company.
In 1999 The Backstreet Boys' album "Millennium" was released. It sold 1.13 million copies in one week, shattering the previous sales record held by Garth Brooks.
In 2000 Mick Jagger left the Cannes Film Festival after getting the news that his mom, Eva Jagger, 87, had died of heart failure in London.
In 2000 A "Tribute To Stevie Ray Vaughan" by Various Artists went gold.
In 2003 "Les Miserables" closed on Broadway after more than 16 years and 6,680 performances.
In 2004 Jazz drummer Elvin Jones died of heart problems at age 76.


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