Music Calendar...

In 1960 "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" by Connie Francis hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1964 "Little Old Lady From Pasadena" by Jan & Dean and "Everybody Loves Somebody" by Dean Martin entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1964 "A World Without Love" by Peter & Gordon was #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1965 Dick Clark's "Where The Action Is" debuted on ABC-TV.
In 1968 Elvis began taping his first TV special for NBC in Burbank, CA.
In196In 1969, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby Stills & Nash, Joe Cocker, and Johnny Winter headlined the Denver Pop Festival at Mile High Stadium.
In 1970 "The Love You Save" by the Jackson 5 hit after years of legal battles #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1971 Bill Graham's rock auditorium, the Fillmore East in New York City, closes with performances by the Allman Brothers Band and The Beach Boys. The Fillmore West in San Francisco closes three days later.
In 1975 ZZ Top's album "Fandango" was certified gold.
In 1976, John Lennon's petition for U.S. residency was accepted.
In 1977 Peter Frampton appeared on the cover of People magazine.
In 1979 Nat King Cole's album "Best Of Nat King Cole" was certified gold.
In 1981 "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes returned to #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart for a 9-week stay.
In 1985 Eddie Van Halen, and his wife, Valerie Bertinelli, were guests on "Late Night with David Letterman."
InIIIn 1986, The Beach Boys' album "Made In The U.S.A" was released.
In 1987 "La Bamba" by Los Lobos and "It's Not Over ('Til It's Over)" by Starship both entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1987 "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" by Whitney Houston hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1987 Whitney Houston was the first female artist to debut at #1 on Billboard's Hot 200 Albums chart with her second album, "Whitney." It stayed there for 11 weeks.
In 1988 Debbie Gibson graduated from New York's Calhoun High.
In 1988 28-year-old Cyndi Lauper received her high school diploma.
In 1988 MCA purchased Motown Records for $61 million.
In 1989 The Who performed "Tommy" for the first time in 20 years as a part of their 25th reunion tour at New York's Radio City Music Hall.
In 1989 Tom Jones received a star on the "Hollywood Walk Of Fame."
In 1991 Paul McCartney's first classical work, "Liverpool Ontario," premieres in Liverpool.
In 1991 Carlos Santana was arrested in Houston after customs agents found a small amount of marijuana in his luggage.
In 1992 Michael Jackson began his "Dangerous" tour in Germany.
In 1992 "November Rain" by Guns N' Roses entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1993 Don Henley was booed in Milwaukee when he dedicated the song "It's Not Easy Being Green" to President Clinton.
In 1993 Lyle Lovett married actress Julia Roberts.
In 1994 Aerosmith became the first act to debut a single ("Head First") on the CompuServe computer network.
In 1994 A New York autograph dealer offered for sale an angry letter from the late John Lennon to Paul McCartney. In it, Lennon told Linda McCartney to "shut up."
In 1994 The Pretenders' album "The Singles" was certified gold.
In 1995 Bon Jovi's album "These Days" was released.
In 1996 Billy Ray Cyrus carried the Olympic torch through Nashville.
In 1998 Tickets for the first of six Garth Brooks shows in Seattle went on sale, selling out in 11 minutes.
In 1999 The London Sunday Times quoted Eric Clapton as saying there was a time he was so strung out on alcohol and drugs in the 1980s that he abused his then-wife, Patti Boyd.
In 1999 Michael Jackson suffered a slight injury to one of his knees during a benefit concert in Munich, Germany.
In 2000 Marc Anthony headlined a benefit concert for The Ronald McDonald House in New York at Radio City Music Hall.
In 2001 Jazz composer Arturo "Chico" O'Farrill dies at age 79.
In 2001 Tracy Lawrence and wife Becca had a daughter, Skylar JoAnn.
In 2002 The Who's bassist John Entwistle, 57, who helped co-found the band, was found dead of a heart attack (by cocaine) in his hotel room in Las Vegas.
In 2014 Bobby Womack, who spanned the American soul music era, touring as a gospel singer in the 1950s, playing guitar in Sam Cooke's backup band in the early '60s, writing hit songs recorded by Wilson Pickett and the Rolling Stones, and composing music that broke onto the pop charts, dies at age 70.


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