Music Calendar...

In 1936, Bill Monroe began his first recording sessions.

In 1957, "Don't Knock The Rock," a film starring Bill Haley, Little Richard, Fats Domino, The Platters, Gene Vincent, and Alan Freed, opened at London's Astoria cinema.

In 1965, The Rolling Stones recorded "The Last Time," the first A-side single written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards.

In 1966, The Outsiders' single "Time Won't Let Me" was released.

In 1968, Manfred Mann's "The Mighty Quinn" was #1 on the U.K. Top 40 chart.

In 1969, "Lady Samantha" by Reginald Kenneth Dwight (aka Elton John) was released in England on Philips Records.

In 1970, The Doors' 2-night stand at the Felt Forum in New York was recorded for their forthcoming album, "Absolute Live."

In 1970, Soul Giant Billy Stewart, 32, was killed in a car crash.

In 1970, "Psychedelic Shack" by Temptations entered the U.S. top 40 chart.

1971 Marvin Gaye sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl V in Miami.

In 1972, Highway 51 South (Bellvue) in Memphis was renamed Elvis Presley Blvd.

1973 Alice Cooper's album "Billion Dollar Babies" was released.

In 1976, "I Write The Songs" by Barry Manilow was #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart.

In 1977, Ringo Starr appeared on the cover of People magazine.

1979 Following a "weeklong slumber party," Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt announced plans to record an album of Country standards. "Trio" was released in 1987.

In 1981, Vince Neil joined Motley Crue.

In 1981, "Woman" by the late John Lennon entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.

In 1982, Tommy Tucker, 48, best known for his hit "High Heel Snickers," is overcome by toxic fumes and dies while refinishing his floor in his New York apartment.

1984, Rockwell's album "Somebody's Watching Me" was released.

In 1984, Yes's album "90125" was certified gold and platinum.

In 1987, "Jacob's Ladder" by Huey Lewis & The News, "Mandolin Rain" by Bruce Hornsby, and "Let's Wait Awhile" by Janet Jackson all entered the U.S. Top 40 charts.

In 1987, "Shake You Down" by Gregory Abbott was #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart.

In 1990, The Who, the Kinks, Simon & Garfunkel, Four Tops, Four Seasons, Platters, and Hank Ballard were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

In 1992, Garth Brooks hosted his first T.V. special on NBC.

In 1992, "Michael Jackson... the Legend Continues" special aired on CBS-TV.

In 1992, TLC's single "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" was released.

In 1995, Billy Joel was awakened at a hotel in Osaka, Japan, by a powerful earthquake that hit nearby Kobe. Joel donated the proceeds from his Osaka concert to earthquake relief.

In 1995, Sir Mix-A-Lot made his T.V. acting debut in the title role of UPN's "The Watcher."

In 1995, Gilby Clarke announced that he was leaving Guns N' Roses.

In 1996, David Bowie, Jefferson Airplane, Gladys Knights & the Pips, Pink Floyd, the Shirelles, and Velvet Underground were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

In 1998, "Truly, Madly, Deeply" by Savage Garden was #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart.

In 2000, Garth Brooks won the 27th annual American Music Awards, along with Shania Twain, Santana, and the Backstreet Boys.
In 2003, A new Bob Dylan song, "Cross the Green Mountain," premiered on AOL Music's First Listen program.

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