Music Calendar...

In 1939 The Andrew Sisters recorded "Beer Barrel Polka."
In 1952 Kitty Wells recorded "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels."
In 1964 Gerry & the Pacemakers made their U.S. television debut on the "Ed Sullivan Show" singing "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying."
In 1967 Beach Boy Carl Wilson went to court on draft evasion charges.
In 1968 The Beach Boys began a U.S. tour with the Maharishi Yogi speaking on spiritual regeneration before each show.
In 1969 Jimi Hendrix was busted for heroin possession at the Toronto International Airport but was released on $10,000 bail.
In 1969 "Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival, "In the Ghetto" by Elvis Presley, and "One" by Three Dog Night all entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1969 "It's Your Thing" by the Isley Brothers peaks at #2 on the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1972 Stone the Crows guitarist Les Harvey, 25, is electrocuted by a poorly grounded microphone on stage during a show in Swansea, Wales.
In 1975 Elton John made his first appearance on "Soul Train," singing "Bennie & the Jets" and "Philadelphia Freedom."
In 1975 "Why Can't We Be Friends" by War entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1975 "He Doesn't Love You (Like I Love You)" by Tony Orlando & Dawn hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1976 Paul Simon organized a benefit show at Madison Square Garden for the financially troubled New York Public Library.
In 1976 Paul McCartney's "Wings Over America" tour begins in Fort Worth, TX. It was his first American concert appearance in ten years.
In 1976 Aerosmith's album "Rocks" was released.
In 1979 "Take Me Home" by Cher was certified gold.
In 1980 "Against the Wind" by Bob Seger and "Little Jeannie" by Elton John entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1986 Dolly Parton opened her Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, TN.
In 1986 A concert at "Expo 88" for visiting "Charles and Diana" was held in Canada. Sheena Easton is not allowed to sing "Sugar Walls."
In 1986 "Addicted To Love" by Robert Palmer was #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1988 Madonna made her Broadway debut in David Mamet's "Speed The Plow."
In 1989 Carly Simon opened New York's Riverrun art gallery, named after her Oscar-winning song "Let The River Run."
In 1991 Andy Williams married his longtime girlfriend, Debby Hass.
In 1991 Texas Governor Ann Richards proclaimed "ZZ Top Day" in Texas.
In 1994 The Rolling Stones floated down the Hudson River en route to their "Voodoo Lounge" press conference at Pier 60 in New York to announce The Rolling Stones' world tour of 1994-1995.
In 1994 Michael Bolton labeled "racially motivated" the decision by a Los Angeles jury that he and a co-writer stole the Isley Brothers' song "Love Is A Wonderful Thing."
In 1994 Garth Brooks and wife Sandy became parents to daughter August Anna.
In 1996 Hootie and the Blowfish's second album, "Fairweather Johnson," debuts at #1 on the Billboard Albums chart.
In 1997 The Wallflowers performed a concert in the parking lot of the Hard Rock Cafe to raise money for the "Give Kids The World" charity.
In 1997 Bill Anderson, Travis Tritt, and Stonewall Jackson attended the 50th Anniversary Celebration for the Ernest Tubb Record Shops in downtown Nashville.
In 1997 "Hypnotize" by The Notorious B.I.G. hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1999 Phil Collins' album "...Hits" went platinum while Monica's album "The Boy Is Mine" was certified double platinum.
In 2000 Metallica delivered over 60,000 pages of information to Napster's corporate offices, listing over 1.4 million copyright violations of 95 Metallica songs by 335,435 Napster users.
In 2000 A Cheektowaga, NY, court sentenced DMX to 15 days in jail and a $350 fine for skipping an earlier court date while on tour.
In 2000 Bruce Springsteen's album "Born To Run," released in 1975, was certified platinum for the sixth time.
In 2002 Gravity Killed keyboardist Doug Firley dropped a keyboard on his hand, breaking his right ring finger during a show in Allentown, PA.

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