Music Calendar...

In 1958 "The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 6 weeks.
In 1958 "Johnny's Greatest Hits" by John Mathis hit #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 3 nonconsecutive weeks.
In 1962 "Roses Are Red (My Love)" by Bobby Vinton and "Sealed With A Kiss" by Brian Hyland both entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1963 Barbra Streisand appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1964 The Beatles began their first tour of the Orient and Hong Kong.
In 1967 The Monkees performed at the Hollywood Bowl.
In 1969 Guitarist Brian Jones quit the Rolling Stones; they would be replaced by Mick Taylor.
In 1969 The San Francisco psychedelic band Moby Grape officially disbanded.
In 1970 Princeton bestowed an honorary Doctorate of Music on Bob Dylan.
In 1971 Paul McCartney's "Ram" album was certified gold.
In 1972 Bruce Springsteen signed a 10-album deal with CBS Records.
In 1975 Mick Jagger appeared on the cover of People magazine.
In 1977 George Harrison and their wife Patti filed for divorce.
In197In 1978 Elvin Bishop hosted NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Paul McCartney (on video), Andy Gibb, and Nick Lowe.
In 1979 "Love You Inside Out" by the Bee Gees was #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1983 David Bowie's album "Let's Dance" was certified gold.
In 1984 "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1985 British magazine New Music Express agreed to pay Cliff Richard "appropriate damages" for defamatory remarks the publication made in a concert review. Richard gave the money to charity.
In 1985 "Never Surrender" by Corey Hart entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1986 Bob Dylan performed in San Diego, beginning his first U.S. concert tour in 5 years.
In 1988 Def Leppard's album "Hysteria" was certified double platinum.
In 1989 The reformed Doobie Brothers played their first U.S. concert.
In 1989 On what would have been his 55th birthday, Jackie Wilson's remains were moved from an unmarked grave to a mausoleum in Los Angeles.
In 1990 Michael Jackson was hospitalized with inflamed rib cartilage.
In 1990 "Hold On" by Wilson Phillips was #1 on the U.S. Top 40 charts.
In 1991 Pianist Claudio Arrau died in Austria at age 88.
In 1992, Jazz and blues singer Clarence "Big" Miller, 70, died of a heart attack in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
In 1992 Freedom Williams quit C&C Music Factory.
In 1992 Red Hot Chili Peppers' album "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" is certified double platinum.
In 1993 The Post Office unveiled its "Legends of American Music, Rock, and Roll-Rhythm and Blues" stamp series featuring Otis Redding, Buddy Holly, Bill Haley, Clyde McPhatter, and Elvis Presley.
In 1993 Carly Simon said she was considering an offer to compose an all-singing episode of CBS's "Northern Exposure."
In 1994 TLC's Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes set fire to her boyfriend's mansion, then Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Andre Rison.
In1995In 1995 Michael Jackson's video "Video Greatest Hits/History" was released.
In 1997 65-year-old Carl Perkins underwent surgery in Memphis to clear a blockage in his neck arteries. (He died the following January.)
In 1997 Third Eye Blind's single "Semi-charmed Life" was released.
In 1998 The Spice Girls joined Luciano Pavarotti in Modena, Italy, for the charity TV special "Pavarotti and Friends." It was their first appearance since announcing the departure of Ginger Spice.
In 1998 John Fogerty's "Premonition," a live concert album and home video, was released.
In 2000 Kenny G, Diana Krall, and Joe Sample, featuring Lalah Hathaway, were the big winners at the Billboard/BET On Jazz Awards.
In 2000 Mitch Ryder gave a free concert in his hometown of Detroit.
In 2002 Peter Gabriel married longtime companion Meah Flynn.


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