Music Calendar...

In 1956, R.C.A. released its first Elvis Presley record, "Heartbreak Hotel" b/w "I Was The One."
1957Buddy Holly recorded "That'll Be The Day" in Clovis, New Mexico.
In 1958, Pat Boone appeared on T.V.'s "The Perry Como Show."
In 1962, Sam Cooke's single "Twistin' The Night Away" was released.
In 1963, The Classics recorded "Till Then."
In 1963, The Beatles signed a contract with Vee-Jay Records to release two British hits, "Please Me" and "Do You Want To Know A Secret," in the U.S.
In 1964, producer Phil Spector appeared as a panelist on the British rate-a-record T.V. program "Juke Box Jury."
In 1964, "She Loves You" by the Beatles entered the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969, "Proud Mary" by Creedence Clearwater entered the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1970, John Lennon & Yoko Ono shaved their heads for peace.
In 1970, Sly & The Family Stone appeared on CBS-TV's "The Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1971, Charles Manson says his murder spree was inspired by "secret messages" he heard on the Beatles so-called "White" album.
In 1974, Steve Miller hosted NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Brownsville Station and the James Gang.
In 1975, Neil Sedaka performed "Laughter In The Rain" on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."
In 1975, "Have You Never Been Mellow" by Olivia Newton-John entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1975, "Please Mr. Postman" by the Carpenters was #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1977, "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word" by Elton John was certified gold.
In 1978, Bob Dylan headlined a 7-hour benefit concert for imprisoned boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter at the Houston Astrodome. The show also featured Stevie Wonder, Stephen Stills, and Ringo Starr.
In 1979, "Y.M.C.A." by Village People was certified platinum.
In 1979, The Cars won Rolling Stone's annual readers' poll as the year's best new band.
In 1980, John Belushi jammed with punk rockers the Dead Boys at The Whiskey in Los Angeles.
In 1980, Paul McCartney was released from a Japanese prison after spending 10 days there for marijuana possession.
In 1984, Yoko Ono made a $375,000 donation to Liverpool's old folks' home, Strawberry Fields, the institution that inspired the song by John Lennon & Paul McCartney.
In 1984, Cyndi Lauper's album "She's So Unusual" was released.
In 1986, "Manic Monday" by the Bangles entered the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1988, George Harrison's single "When We Was Fab" was released.
In 1990, Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers appeared on NBC-TV's "Cheers."
In 1990, CBS-TV's news magazine "48 Hours" profiles Paul McCartney, who was on tour in Chicago.
In 1992, "Remember The Time" by Michael Jackson entered the U.S. top 40chart.
In 1992, "All 4 Love" by Color Me Badd was #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1993, Michael Jackson, Michael Bolton, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, and Billy Ray Cyrus won the 20th American Music Awards.
In 1994, Michael Jackson paid millions in an out-of-court settlement to a 14-year-old who accused him of child molestation.
In 1995, "On Bended Knee" by Boyz II Men was certified gold & platinum.
In 1995, The Eagles' video "Hell Freezes Over" was certified gold & platinum.
In 1996, Rolling Stone readers chose Live as Artist Of The Year.
In 1998, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, and Diana Ross performed during halftime at Super Bowl XXXII.
In 1998, Spice Girl Victoria Adams (Posh) and soccer David Beckham got engaged.
In 1999, Paul McCartney launched a crusade against British radio and T.V. over banning "The Light Comes From Within," the final song by his late wife Linda, because it contained offensive language.
In 2000, Santana's single "Maria, Maria" was released.
In 2005, Ray Peterson ("Tell Laura Love Her") died at age 65 of cancer.

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