Music Calendar...

In 1886 The musical fantasy "A Night on Bald Mountain," written by Modest Mussorgsky and revised after his death by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, is performed in St. Petersburg, Russia.
In 1923 "Yes! We Have No Bananas" by Ben Selvin is #1 on the charts.
In 1956 "Singing the Blues" by Guy Mitchell enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1960 Ben E. King records two all-time classics, "Spanish Harlem" and "Stand By Me."
In 1962 "The Lonely Bull" by Herb Alpert enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1963 Peter, Paul and Mary hold the top two positions on the U.S. albums chart with "In The Wind" at #1 and "Peter, Paul and Mary" at #2.
In 1964 Sonny Bono marries Cher LaPierre in Tijuana, Mexico.
In 1966 "Last Train To Clarksville" by the Monkees is certified gold.
In 1969 Ringo Starr begins recording "Sentimental Journey." He was the first of the Beatles to formally record a solo album.
In 1969 The Beatles' album "Abbey Road" is certified gold.
In 1970 The "Jesus Christ Superstar" album is released.
In 1972 "Burning Love" by Elvis Presley is certified gold.
In 1973 "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" by Elton John, "Smokin' In The Boys Room" by Brownsville Station and "Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up" by Barry White all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1973 "Midnight Train To Georgia" by Gladys Knight & The Pips hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1975 Bruce Springsteen is the first rock act to be featured in Time and Newsweek at the same time.
In 1978 Little River Band, Ann Murray and Exile perform on NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special."
In 1983 Paul McCartney's "Pipes Of Peace" album is released.
In 1988 Jonathan DeBarge and brother Robert are found guilty of trafficking cocaine.
In 1989 Rolling Stone prints its "Top 100 Albums Of The 80's" list.
In 1990 Bandleader Xavier Cugat dies at age 90.
In 1990 "Black Cat" by Janet Jackson is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1991 Lorrie Morgan marries Brad Thompson, a tour bus driver for singer Clint Black, outside Nashville, TN.
In 1991 Jimmy Dean, 62, and Donna Meade, 38, marry at their home near Richmond, VA.
In 1993 Glenn Frey's short-lived TV series, "South of Sunset," premieres on CBS-TV.
In 1995 Gloria Estefan performs for Pope John Paul II as part of a gala celebration of the pontiff's 50 years in the priesthood.
In 1995 A Texas jury sentences Yolanda Saldivar to life in prison for the murder of 23-year-old Tejano star Selena.
In 1996 Bruce Springsteen plays at a rally at the Federal Building in Westwood to defeat a California Civil Rights Initative that would have put an end to Affirmative Action.
In 1997 Johnny Cash announces he had a form of Parkinson's disease, and canceled plans to promote his memoirs "Cash: The Autobiography" and his latest CD.
In 1997 Universal buys the film rights to 1992's "Where Is Joe Merchant" by Jimmy Buffet.
In 1998 Prince appears on "BET Tonight with Travis Smiley."
In 1998 The late Linda McCartney's debut solo album "Wide Prairie" is released by Capitol Records.
In 1998 The Dixie Chicks' album "Wide Open Spaces" is certified double platinum.
In 1999 Tina Turner announces plans for her "final stadium tour" at a Paris press conference.
In 1999 Roy Orbison's album "The Authorized Bootleg Collection" is released.
In 1999 Korn debuts its new single, "Falling Away From Me," on the season premiere of "South Park."
In 1999 Lit's album "A Place In The Sun" is certified platinum, while Britney Spears' CD "...Baby One More Time" goes platinum for the eighth time.
In 2004 Bandleader Lester Lanin dies in New York at age 97.
In 2008 Grateful Dead keyboardist Merl Saunders died from complications after suffering a stroke six years earlier. He was 74.


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