Music Calendar...

In 1951 "Because Of You" by Tony Bennett debuts on the charts.
In 1956 John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at a church dinner in Liverpool.
In 1958 The Platters performed "Twilight Time" on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1959 "Forty Miles Of Bad Road" by Duane Eddy entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1963 "Surf City" (written by Brian Wilson) by Jan & Dean entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1963 "Sukiyaki" by Kyu Sakamoto hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1965 Elvis Presley's latest film, "Tickle Me," premiered.
In 1966 The Beatles' album "Yesterday & Today" was released with the controversial "butcher" sleeve, showing group members smiling amongst a group of decapitated baby dolls. The original photo was pulled and replaced by a more conventional cover.
In 1967 Peter Green left John Mayall's Blues Breakers to form the band Fleetwood Mac.
In 1967 The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was certified gold.
In 1968 The Beatles announced that Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was a public mistake at a press conference in New York.
In 1968 Creedence Clearwater Revival's first single, "Suzie-Q," was released.
In 1969 "Hee Haw," a TV variety show with Roy Clark & Buck Owens, premiered on CBS TV.
In 1970 Grand Funk Railroad's single "Closer To Home" was released.
In 1971 The Guess Who's album "The Best Of The Guess Who" was certified gold.
In 1973 Jim Croce hosted NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special."
In 1973 Paul Simon's album "There Goes Rhymin' Simon" was certified gold.
In 1974 Paul McCartney & Wings announced the addition of new drummer Geoff Britton, who replaced Denny Seiwell.
In 1974 "Tell Me Something Good" (written by Stevie Wonder) by Rufus featuring Chaka Khan and "You And Me Against The World" by Helen Reddy both entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1974 "Billy, Don't Be A Hero" by Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1979 Bob Welch hosted NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special."
In 1981 Duran Duran's self-titled album "Duran Duran" was released.
In 1983 Rick Springfield's album "Living In Oz" was certified gold.
In 1984 "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker Jr. entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1985 "Shout" by Tears For Fears entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1986 A Los Angeles Times poll finds the most desired musical reunion was Led, Zeppelin.
In 1986 Sting and U2 headlined a concert in New Jersey celebrating 25 years of the Amnesty International organization.
In 1986 Berlin's single "Take My Breath Away" was released.
In 1987 George Michael's new single "I Want Your Sex" was banned by several British radio stations saying it promoted promiscuity.
In 1990 In a Madrid recording studio, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts overdub tracked for a posthumous Charles Mingus tribute album. Both play on "Oh Lord Don't Drop That Atomic Bomb On Me."
In 1991 "Summertime" by D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1991 "Rush, Rush" by Paula Abdul hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 charts and stayed there for 5 weeks.
In 1992 Bruce Springsteen began his first tour without the E Street Band.
In 1993 Paul McCartney's Charlotte, NC, show was broadcast as a Fox TV special and later released as the "Paul is Live" album.
In 1993 Neil Young's album "Unplugged" was released.
In 1996 Ella Fitzgerald, the "first lady of song," died at age 78.
In 1998 The Spice Girls began "Mirrorball," which was n their first North American tour in Miami.
In 1999, Santana's "Supernatural" and Sarah McLachlan's were released.
In 2000 George Strait swept all five categories at the TNN Awards, including Best Entertainer, Best Male Vocalist, and Best Album.
In 2000 Don Henley and Eagles co-founder Glen Frey were inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in New York.
In 2001 Mark McGuinn and Jamie O'Neal debuted at the Grand Ole Opry.
In 2003 Radiohead had its fourth consecutive #1 album in the UK as "Hail to the Thief" topped the UK album chart.
In 2005 Bo Bice married Caroline Fisher.


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