Music Calendar...

In 1939, Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra recorded "Jeepers Creepers."
In 1944, Louis Armstrong, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and Lionel Hampton performed the first jazz concert at the New York City Metropolitan Opera House.
In 1956, "Rock Around The Clock" by Bill Haley and the Comets became the first rock album on Billboard's album chart.
In 1964, The Beatles' "I Want To Hold Your Hand" became Capitol's fastest-breaking single, charting ten days after release.
1965 Bobby Darin and Barbra Streisand perform at President Lyndon Johnson's inauguration party.
In 1969, Pete Best was awarded a settlement when he won a defamation suit against the Beatles.
In 1973, Pink Floyd began recording the album "Dark Side of The Moon."
In 1973, Elton John's album "Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Piano Player" was released.
In 1973, The Rolling Stones held a benefit concert at the Los Angeles Forum for refugees of a Nicaraguan earthquake, raising $200,000.
In 1974, Paul Rodgers & Simon Kirke of Free, Mick Ralphs of Mott the Hoople, and Boz Burrell of King Crimson formed Bad Company.
In 1975, "Lovin' You" by Minnie Ripperton entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1975, "Mandy" by Barry Manilow was #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1978, Neil Sedaka received a Hollywood Walk of Fame star.
In 1978, Billy Joel's album "The Stranger" was certified platinum.
In 1980, The Pretenders' album "The Pretenders" was released.
In 1981, Wendy O. Williams (Plasmatics) was arrested in Milwaukee for simulating a sexual act on stage with a sledgehammer.
In 1984, Elton John's album "Too Low For Zero" was certified gold.
In 1985, Jerry Garcia was arrested in Golden Gate Park while freebasing cocaine in his car; he was ordered into a rehab program and agreed to play a benefit show for the Haight-Ashbury Free Food Program.
In 1986, "Nikita" by Elton John and "What You Need" by INXS entered the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1986, "That's What Friends Are For" by Dionne & Friends hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1987, Steve Winwood married Eugenia Crafton.
In 1989, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, the Temptations, Dion, and Phil Spector were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1989, Van Halen's album "5150" went quadruple platinum.
1990 Bette Midler's album "The Divine Miss M" is certified platinum.
In 1991, Three teens were killed in a rush for festival seating at an AC/DC concert in Salt Lake City.
In 1991 Damn Yankees' single "High Enough" was certified gold.
In 1992, "Beauty & The Beast" by Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1994, John Michael Montgomery's single "I Swear" was released.
1995 Jerry Garcia crashed his car into a guardrail near Mill Valley, CA. The car was totaled, but he was not injured.
In 1996, Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Michael Jackson after 20 months of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.
In 2000, The office of British Prime Minister Tony Blair denied reports that Blair had Mick Jagger's name taken off a list of royal subjects to be knighted because his legendary sex life didn't fit in with Blair's "family values" position.
In 2003, The Rolling Stones aired their concert live on HBO.


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