Music Calendar...

In 1911, Richard Strauss's opera "Der Rosenkavalier" premiered in Dresden, Germany.
In 1938, Benny Goodman opened at the Paramount Theatre in New York.
In 1946, "Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow" by Vaughn Monroe was #1 on the charts.
In 1956, Buddy Holly began his first recording session in Nashville.
In 1958, Buddy Holly and the Crickets made their second appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show" performing "Oh Boy." Jimmie Rodgers also appears and sings "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine."
In 1962, Buffalo's Catholic dioceses banned "The Twist" from Catholic schools.
In 1963, "Walk Like A Man" by the Four Seasons entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1963, "Walk Right In" by the Rooftop Singers hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart for 2 weeks.
In 1966, The Animals' Eric Burdon sang lead vocals for Manfred Mann at a London concert.
In 1970, Elvis Presley returned to Las Vegas to open his second month-long run in six months.
In 1970, John Lennon recorded "Instant Karma," produced by Phil Spector.
In 1974, "Sunshine On My Shoulders" by John Denver entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1974, "You're Sixteen" by Ringo Starr was #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1975, The BBC aired a documentary on David Bowie titled "Cracked Actor."
In 1977, Fleetwood Mac founder/guitarist Peter Green was committed to a mental hospital after he attacked his accountant with an air rifle while being served a $30,000 royalty check that Green refused.
In 1978, Bob Dylan appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1978, The Bee Gee's single "Stayin' Alive" was certified gold.
In 1979, The Village People performed "YMCA" on NBC-TV's "Midnight Special."
1979 The Moody Blues' album "Octave" was certified platinum.
In 1980, Frank Sinatra played before the largest audience for a single performer, 175,000 in Rio De Janeiro.
In 1980, Prince made his TV debut on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."
In 1980, The B-52 sang "Rock Lobster" on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."
In 1980, "Desire" by Andy Gibb entered the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1981, "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar and "The Tide Is High" by Blondie were certified gold.
In 1984, Michael Jackson suffered second-degree burns to his scalp when his hair caught fire while filming a Pepsi commercial in Los Angeles.
In 1985, "Only The Young" by Journey and "High On You" by Survivor entered the U.S. Top 40 charts.
In 1987, Whitney Houston won 5 American Music Awards, Lionel Richie won 4, and Madonna accepted the video award.
In 1988, Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Phantom of the Opera" opened at Broadway's Majestic Theatre.
In 1989, in Columbus, GA, police pulled Bobby Brown offstage and arrested him for violating an anti-lewdness law after doing a "suggestive" dance.
In 1990, Simon & Garfunkel's album "Collected Works" and Alannah Myles' single "Black Velvet" were both released.
In 1991, Willie Nelson's holdings were auctioned to satisfy the singer's $16 million IRS debt. However, no bids were entered because the asking prices were too high.
In 1991, "Coming Out Of The Dark" by Gloria Estefan entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1991, "The First Time" by Surface hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
1992 Harry Connick Jr. sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXVI.
1995 Joni Mitchell performed a rare concert at the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum Theater in Los Angeles.
In 1996, Foo Fighters' album "Foo Fighters" was certified platinum.
In 1997, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, 33, and medical student Skylar Satenstein, 25, married in Las Vegas.
In 1997, The Blues Brothers, James Brown, and ZZ Top performed at the halftime show of Super Bowl XXXI.
In 1998, The Spice Girls came up big at the 25th annual American Music Awards, winning in all 3 categories for which the group was nominated.
In 1999, The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that John Denver died in a 1997 airplane crash because he took off with too little fuel in one tank and inadvertently put his plane into a roll while switching to his backup tank.
In 1999, Collective Soul's album "Dosage" was released.


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