Music Calendar...

In 1956 "Blue Suede Shoes" by Carl Perkins peaked at #2 on the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1958 Pianist Van Cliburn appeared on the cover of Time magazine.
In 1958 The soundtrack to "South Pacific" hit #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 31 nonconsecutive weeks.
In 1958 Bobby Darin's "Splish Splash" became the first 8-track mastered recording released on vinyl.
In 1960 Alan Freed and seven others were indicted for payola.
In 1960 The Drifters recorded "Save the Last Dance For Me."
In 1961 The Everly Brothers launched their own record label, Calliope.
In 1965 FBI agents visited Wand Records to investigate the lyrics to "Louie Louie."
In 1965 "King of the Road" by Roger Miller was certified gold.
In 1968 The Fifth Dimension performed "Stoned Soul Picnic" on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1969 The Who's album "Tommy" was released.
In 1969 "Get Back" b/w "Don't Let Me Down" by the Beatles was certified gold.
In 1970 Led Zeppelin began work on Led Zeppelin III in Hampshire, England.
In 1973 "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)" by George Harrison, "Kodachrome" by Paul Simon, and "Shambala" by Three Dog Night all entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1976 Keith Richards crashed his car into a center divider in England and was arrested on drug charges when police found cocaine in his car.
In 1978 "Shadow Dancing" by Andy Gibb was certified gold.
In 1979 Ex-Beatles Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr performed together at a party celebrating Eric Clapton's marriage to Patti Boyd.
In 1979 "Shine A Little Love" by the Electric Light Orchestra, "Gold" by John Stewart, and "Sad Eyes" by Robert John all entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1980 Barbara Mandrell went for a ride with the Thunderbird's 1980 Ringo Starr, and their wife, Barbara Bach, was involved in a car crash.
In 1984 "What's Love Got To Do With It" by Tina Turner and "Legs" by ZZ Top both entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1984 Pink Floyd's LP "Dark Side of the Moon" marked its 520th week (a total of 10 years) on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart.
In 1988 Steve Winwood's album "Chronicles" was certified platinum.
In 1989 Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn married Janine.
In 1990 "Vogue" by Madonna hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1993,1993, the Hollywood Guinness World of Records Museum honored Michael Jackson for setting numerous show-business records.
In 1995 TLC's single "Waterfalls" was released.
In 1998 U2 performed in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to promote the "yes" vote for the upcoming referendum on the Ulster peace settlement.
In 1998 Sonny & Cher received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1999 "Livin' La Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin was certified gold, while the Spice Girls' CD "Spice World" went quadruple platinum.
In 2000 Toby Keith sang "Country Comes To Town" on CBS-TV's movie, "The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood."
In 2000 Three ex-members of the Dead Kennedys were awarded $220,000 in damages after a San Francisco jury found that bandleader Jello Biafra had failed to pay them back royalties.
In2000In 2000 Peter, Paul & Mary celebrated their 40th year together, kicking off a U.S. tour in Las Vegas.
In 2006 Freddie And The Dreamers frontman Freddie Garrity ("I'm Telling You Now") died after suffering circulation problems. He was 65.


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