Music Calendar...

In 1927 HMV introduces the world's first automatic record changer as part of its new radio-phonograph combination.
In 1933 "42nd Street" by Don Bestor is #1 on the charts.
In 1955 Elvis Presley's 4th single, a cover of Arthur Gunter's "Baby, Let's Play House," is released.
In 1957 Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers opens their British tour at the Palladium in London as the venue's youngest-ever headliner at 13.
In 1957 The Everly Brothers' single "Bye Bye Love" is released.
In 1960 Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin tape a Frank Sinatra TV special in Miami.
In 1964 John Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years.
In 1965 The Beatles record "Eight Arms To Hold You."
In 1966 David Bowie's first single, "Do Anything You Say" is released.
In 1966 "Nowhere Man" by the Beatles is certified gold.
In 1967 The Country Music Association Hall of Fame opens in Nashville.
In 1967 "Somebody to Love" by Jefferson Airplane enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1968 The Monkees' album "The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees" is released.
In 1969 John Lennon speaks about his idea of sending acorns of peace to the world leaders.
In 1969 The Beach Boys sue Capitol Records for unpaid royalties of $2 million after they launched their own Brother Records label with rival Reprise Records in 1967.
In 1970 In an April Fools' prank, John Lennon & Yoko Ono announce they were having dual sex change operations.
In 1971 The Doors' album "L.A. Woman" is released.
In 1971 Jimi Hendrix's "The Cry of Love" is certified gold.
In 1972 "Sylvia's Mother" by Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show, "Last Night I Didn't Get To Sleep At All" by the 5th Dimension and "Morning Has Broken" by Cat Stevens all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1973 For April Fools Day, John Lennon & Yoko Ono form a new country with no laws or boundaries, called Nutopia. The national anthem was silence.
In 1975 "My Eyes Adored You" by Frankie Valli is certified gold.
In 1976 Paul McCartney & Wings' single "Silly Love Songs" is released.
In 1976 Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band's album "Live Bullet" is released.
In 1977 Elvis Presley is admitted to the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis suffering from fatigue and intestinal flu.
In 1977 George Carlin hosts NBC-TV's "Midnight Special" featuring Natalie Cole, Electric Light Orchestra and Stephen Bishop.
In 1977 "Rich Girl" by Hall & Oates is certified gold.
In 1978 Bob Seger's album "Stranger In Town" is released.
In 1978 "You're The One That I Want" by Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1979 Drummer Mark Herndon joins Alabama.
In 1981 A few months after his death, "Woman" by John Lennon is certified gold.
In 1984 Marvin Gaye, 44, is shot to death by his father Marvin Gaye Sr., following a bitter argument in Los Angeles.
In 1985 The "We Are The World" album is released.
In 1985 Van Halen's lead singer David Lee Roth leaves the group.
In 1989 "Eternal Flame" by the Bangles is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1990 Guns N' Roses' Duff divorces Mandy Brix who was the lead singer for Lame Flames.
In 1991 In an April Fools Day prank, Elton John surprises Rod Stewart on-stage in London dressed in drag.
In 1991 Reba McEntire's album "Rumor Has It" is certified platinum.
In 1992 Billy Idol is fined $2,000 by a judge in Beverly Hills, CA, after pleading no contest to charges he hit a woman in the face as they left a restaurant together the previous October.
In 1992 The album "Unforgettable" by Nat King Cole, released in 1965, is certified platinum.
In 1993 Carole King, Bonnie Rait, David Crosby, Kenny Loggins, and Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson headline a free concert in Portland, OR, to support the preservation of old-growth forests.
In 1993 Michael Jackson tries to buy the remains of Elvis Presley's twin brother Jesse Garon.
In 1995 Aerosmith's Joe Perry writes the theme song for the new "Spider Man" cartoon series on Fox.
In 1995 More than 1500 mourners attend a vigil for Mexican-American singer Selena in Corpus Christi, TX, where she had been shot to death the day before.
In 1995 Marvin Gaye IV, grandson of singer Marvin Gaye, is born on the 11th anniversary of his grandfather's death to parents Marvin Gaye III and Jenny-Joi Fennimore.
In 1996 Smashing Pumpkins' single "1979" is certified gold.
In 1997 Meredith Brooks' single "Bitch" is released.
In 1998 The first annual Playboy Bacardi New Music Concert Series opens in Tallahassee, Florida.
In 1999 Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble's album "Greatest Hits" is certified double platinum, while Fiona Apple's album "Tidal" goes triple platinum.
In 2015 Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of former Beatles guitarist John Lennon, dies of cancer at her home in Spain. She was 75.


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