Music Calendar...

In 1924 Italian composer Giacomo Puccini dies in Brussels.
In 1941 "Chattanooga Choo Choo" by Glenn Miller is #1 on the charts.
In 1947 Louis Armstrong performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
In 1959 Frank Sinatra won Best Album for "Come Dance With Me" at the second annual Grammy Awards. Bobby Darin wins Best Record for "Mac The Knife."
In 1963 The Beatles released "I Want To Hold Your Hand" in the UK.
In 1963 "Sugar Shack" by Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs is certified gold.
In 1965 Governor John A. Love declared Rolling Stones Day in Colorado.
In 1968 John Lennon is convicted for marijuana possession in London and fined $360.
In 1969 Bob Dylan appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1969 "Don't Cry Daddy" by Elvis Presley entered the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969 "Something" b/w "Come Together" by the Beatles is #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1972 "I'd Love You To Want Me" by Lobo was certified gold.
In 1975 "Squeeze Box" by the Who entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1975 "Fly, Robin, Fly" by Silver Connection hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1977 "Swayin' To The Music (Slow Dancin')" by Johnny Rivers was certified gold.
In 1979 In an attempt to leave CBS Records, Paul Simon filed two lawsuits against the company in New York State Supreme Court.
In 1979 A Supertramp performance in France is recorded and released as the "Paris" album.
In 1979 The Eagles appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1979 "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" by Michael Jackson is certified gold.
In 1980 "Hey Nineteen" by Steely Dan and "Keep On Lovin' You" by REO Speedwagon both entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1985 Although Elton John and Bernie Taupin lost their bid to recover the copyrights of 169 songs published by D-J-Music under an agreement signed in 1967, a British judge rules that Dick James must pay them $5 million in back royalties.
In 1986 Bruce Springsteen's live 3-album anthology set "Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band Live 1975-1985" is released.
In 1986 "Change Of Heart" by Cyndi Lauper and "Big Time" by Peter Gabriel both entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1986 "You Give Love A Bad Name" by Bon Jovi is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1988 After lapsing in a coma for months, Nevada youth James Vance died. Vance and a friend shot themselves after listening to Judas Priest's albums. Their parents sued Judas Priest for liability and loss.
In 1989 The Grateful Dead set up a 900 phone number to help victims of the Northern California earthquake.
In 1989 "Love Shack" by the B-52s was certified gold.
In 1991 Bassist Muzz Skillings left Living Colour and was replaced by Doug Wimbish.
In 1992 "U2's Zoo TV Outside Broadcast" aired on Fox TV.
In 1995 Mariah Carey hosted her "Fantasy" music special on Fox TV.
In 1995 Sammy Hagar marries model Kari Karte atop a San Francisco-area mountain.
In 1999 The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, kicked off three days honoring Johnnie "Johnnie B. Goode" Johnson, the piano player who inspired Chuck Berry.
In 1999 Elvis Presley tops the list of E! Online Entertainment's "12 Greatest Entertainers of the Century."
In 2000 After 13 years together, the Smashing Pumpkins performed a farewell concert at Chicago's United Center.
In 2001 Former Beatles' guitarist George Harrison died at age 58 following a long battle with cancer.
In 2003 Danny Elfman marries Bridget Fonda.


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