Music Calendar...

In 1935 George Gershwin's American opera "Porgy and Bess" opens in New York.
In 1943 "Sunday, Monday Or Always" by Bing Crosby is #1 on the charts.
In 1950 Jac Holzman founds Elektra Records.
In 1953 "St. George and the Dragonet" by Stan Freberg is #1 on charts.
In 1960 "Mr. Custer" by Larry Verne is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1962 The BBC bans "The Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett.
In 1964 "Leader Of The Pack" by the Shangri-Las enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 The Supremes introduce "I Hear A Symphony" on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1968 George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd.
In 1970 Smokey Robinison & the Miracles' single "The Tears Of A Clown" is released.
In 1970 "I Think I Love You" by Partridge Family enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1970 "Cracklin' Rosie" by Neil Diamond is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1977 The Rolling Stones begin work at Pathe Marconi studios in Paris on songs for their "Some Girls" album.
In 1977 Merle Travis is elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
In 1978 Aerosmith members Joe Perry and Steve Tyler are injured when a fan throws a cherry bomb onstage.
In 1978 Singer Steve Perry joins Journey.
In 1978 Styx's album "Pieces Of Eight" is certified gold and platinum.
In 1979 Fleetwood Mac is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1979 Bette Midler makes her acting debut in the title role of "The Rose."
In 1980 Bruce Springsteen's album "The River" is released.
In 1981 "Waiting For A Girl Like You" by Foreigner enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1986 Freddie & the Dreamers, Chad & Jeremy, the Mindbenders and Gerry & the Pacemakers launch a 35-city "British Invasion Returns" tour in Los Angeles.
In 1987 "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1988 Hank Williams Jr. wins his second straight CMA Entertainer of the Year award.
In 1988 Loretta Lynn and Roy Rogers are both elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
In 1988 John Lennon's album "Imagine: John Lennon" is released.
In 1990 Bon Jovi's album "Blaze Of Glory" is certified gold and platinum.
In 1992 Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash marries model Renee Suran.
In 1992 "The Chase" by Garth Brooks debuts at #1 on both Billboard's Pop and Country albums charts.
In 1995 Peter Frampton's album "Frampton Comes Alive II" and Janet Jackson's album "Design Of A Decade" are both released.
In 1995 "Working Class Hero," a tribute album to John Lennon is released.
In 1995 The U.S. Supreme Court declines to review a music copyright case involving John Lee Hooker's 1948 release "Boogie Chillen" and the 1973 ZZ Top song "La Grange."
In 1997 The albums "Everywhere" by Tim McGraw and "You Light Up My Life - Inspirational Songs" by Leann Rimes are both certified gold, platinum and double platinum.
In 2000 Collective Soul's album "Blender" is released.
In 2001 U2 kicks off the third leg of its Elevation tour in South Bend, Indiana. The show is webcast via RealNetworks.


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