Music Calendar...

In 1936, Billboard Magazine published its first music chart, ranking records based on sales. The first #1 single was "Stop! Look! Listen!" by Joe Venuti, a 12-inch 78 rpm.

In 1945, "Rum & Coca-Cola" by the Andrews Sisters debuted on the charts.

In 1950, Two years after Columbia Records debuted the "album," RCA Victor announced that it would manufacture LPs (long-playing records). It was RCA that introduced the LP in September of 1931.

In 1953, 20,000 attended Hank Williams Sr.'s funeral in Montgomery, AL.

In 1954, Elvis Presley cut two demos for his mother, his first ever, at Sun Studios in Memphis: "Casual Love" and "I'll Never Stand In Your Way."

In 1957, Fats Domino recorded "I'm Walkin'" in New Orleans.

In 1960, "El Paso" by Marty Robbins hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1964, "Java" by Al Hirt entered the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1965, CBS bought The Fender Guitar Company for $13 million.

In 1968, Jimi Hendrix was arrested for trashing his hotel room in Sweden.

In 1969, George Jones & Dolly Parton joined the Grand Ole Opry.

In 1969, "Build Me Up Buttercup" by the Foundations and "You Showed Me" by the Turtles entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.

In 1971, "Performance," Mick Jagger's first film effort, was released in England 2 years after its completion.

1973 The Allman Brothers named Lamar Williams to replace the late Berry Oakley on bass.

In 1974, Elton John's single "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" was certified gold.

In 1975, George Harrison's first album on his Dark Horse label, entitled "Dark Horse," entered the U.S. albums chart.

In 1975, "Lady Marmalade" by Labelle and "Poetry Man" by Phoebe Snow entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.

In 1975, "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" by Elton John hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1978, Ossy Osbourne rejoined Black Sabbath for a short time.

In 1978, Fleetwood Mac founding member Peter Green married Jane Samuel.

In 1979, Jazz pianist Charles Mingus collapsed and died from a heart attack in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

In 1979, "Hot Child In The City" by Nick Gilder was certified platinum.

1984 The Rolling Stones' album "Undercover" was certified gold and platinum.

In 1986, Thin Lizzy singer/bassist Phil Lynott died of heart failure and pneumonia following a drug overdose.

In 1991, The IRS held the first of several auctions of property belonging to Willie Nelson to pay off $16.7 million in taxes and penalties.

In 1993, Fleetwood Mac said they would reunite for a one-time concert on January 19th, one day before Bill Clinton's presidential inauguration.

In 1993, Gloria Estefan's album "Greatest Hits" was certified platinum.

In 1994, Richard Marx and their wife Cynthia Rhodes became parents to son Jesse.

In 1996, Mariah Carey and Alanis Morissette topped the list of nominees, with six each, for the 38th annual Grammy Awards.

In 1996, Deborah Harry, Joan Jett, Joey Ramone, and the Lunachicks were among the artists who performed in what was described as the first Liverock concert on the Internet.

In 1996, Dove Books announced it would publish "McCartney: Yesterday And Today," a look at one of the most famous Beatles songs and the man who wrote it.

In 1999, Black Sabbath's album "Reunion" was certified gold and platinum.

1999 The video "A Night Out With The Backstreet Boys" went triple platinum.

In 2000, Carlos Santana swept the 42nd annual Grammy Awards nominations, receiving 10 nods for his album "Supernatural," which also garnered an 11th nomination for songwriting.

In 2000, Reba McEntire's album "So Good Together" went gold, while Enrique Iglesias' album "Enrique" was certified gold and platinum.


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