Music Calendar...

In 1957, The Coasters appeared on TV's "Steve Allen Show."
In 1962, Lawrence Welk was featured on the cover of TV Guide.
In 1962, "Sherry" by the Four Seasons entered the U.S. TopIn 1970, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer performed for the first time at England's Plymouth Guild Hall.
In 1973, 1973 Bobby Darin made his last public appearance when he performed at the Las Vegas Hilton. (He dies the following December.)
In 1973, The Faces announced they'd break up after bassist Tetsu Yamauchi couldn't get a UK work permit.
In 1973, "Ramblin' Man" by the Allman Brothers entered the U.S. Top 40 chart. The same day drummer Butch Trucks breaks a leg in a car crash in Macon, GA.
In 1973, "Keep On Truckin'" by Eddie Kendricks entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1973, "Brother Louie" by the Stories hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1976, Boston released its self-titled album, "Boston," which became the best-selling debut album ever.
In 1978, The albums "Running on Empty" by Jackson Browne and "Bat Out Of Hell" by Meat Loaf were certified platinum.
In 1979 Jazz bandleader, composer, and arranger Stan Kenton died following an extended illness at Hollywood's Midway.
In 1979, "Please Don't Go" by KC & The Sunshine Band entered the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1979, "My Sharona" by the Knack hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 6 weeks.
In 1980, The Broadway musical "42nd Street" opened. Producer David Merrick stunned the cast and the audience during the curtain call by announcing that the show's director, Gower Champion, had died that day.
In 1982, Fleetwood Mac's album "Mirage" was certified platinum.
In 1984, Michael Jackson's video for "Thriller" was shown on British TV for the first time.
In 1984, "Some Guys Have All The Luck" by Rod Stewart entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1986, ZZ Top was proclaimed "Official Texas Heroes" by the Texas State House of Representatives.
In 1986, Paul Simon released his Grammy Award-winning "Graceland" album.
In 1989, Duran Duran singer Simon LeBond and their wife Yasmin became parents to a new daughter, Amber Rose.
In 1989, John Mellencamp, 37, became a grandfather when his daughter, Michelle, gave birth to Elexis Suzanne Peach.
In 1994, Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley were divorced.
In 1994, Pearl Jam's drummer, Dave Abbruzzese, quits the band.
In 1994, Jimmy Buffett's plane crashed after taking off in Nantucket, MA. He swims to safety.
In 1995, Ringo Starr's 24-year-old daughter underwent emergency brain surgery in England, forcing the ex-Beatle to cancel the rest of his All-Starr Band's North American tour.
In 1995, Seal's single "Kiss From A Rose" was certified gold.
In 1995, Alanis Morissette's album "Jagged Little Pill" went gold & platinum.
In 1998, Elton John's album "Here & There" was certified platinum, while Creed's CD "My Own Prison" went double platinum.
In 1999, Oasis founding member and bassist Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan and guitarist Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs quit the band.
In 1999, Destiny's Child's album "The Writing's On The Wall" went gold.
In 2001, Aaliyah, 22, was killed in a plane crash with seven others when the plane flying back from the Bahamas crashed and exploded after takeoff.
In 2002, Acclaimed bass-baritone William Warfield, best known for his rendition of "Old Man River" in the musical "Show Boat," died at 82.


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