Music Calendar...

In 1942 Glenn Miller and his orchestra record "American Patrol."
In 1960 Elvis Presley and Connie Francis are named by NARM as the top-selling male and female recording artists.
In 1964 The Beach Boys record "I Get Around."
In 1965 Freddie & the Dreamers record "Do the Freddie."
In 1966 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass have four of the top ten albums on Billboard's albums chart.
In 1967 Steve Winwood leaves the Spencer Davis Group to form Traffic.
In 1967 The Beatles finish recording their "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album.
In 1970 The London Magistrate's Court begins hearing arguments on whether or not parts of John Lennon's exhibition of erotic lithographs were indecent.
In 1970 Donovan's "A Gift From A Flower To A Garden" and Bobby Sherman's "Easy Come, Easy Go" are both certified gold.
In 1971 David Bowie's album "The Man Who Sold The World" is released in the United Kingdom.
In 1971 Ringo Starr's second solo single, "It Don't Come Easy," is released.
In 1972 John Lennon & Yoko Ono hold a press conference to discuss his deportation. He says a Beatle reunion "is not in the cards."
In 1973 "Ain't No Woman" by the Four Tops, "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia" by Vicki Lawrence and "Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree" by Tony Orlando & Dawn are all certified gold.
In 1974 The Doobie Brothers' album "What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits" is certified gold.
In 1977 "Margaritaville" by Jimmy Buffett and "Sir Duke," Stevie Wonder's tribute song to Duke Ellington, both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1977 Fleetwood Mac's "Rumors" hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and remained there for 31 (nonconsecutive) weeks.
In 1980 Ann Murray wins 4 Juno Awards (Canada's Grammy equivalent) including Best Single for "I Just Fall In Love Again."
In 1981 A bottle-shaped children's book is published based on the lyrics of Sting's composition "Message In A Bottle."
In 1984 "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper is certified gold.
In 1987 U2 opens the U.S. leg of its "Joshua Tree" tour in Tempe, AZ, even though the band had protested Governor Evan Mecham's veto of the Martin Luther King holiday.
In 1987 Drummer Buddy Rich, 69, dies from complications caused by a brain tumor. Rich performed and recorded with Tommy Dorsey from 1939-46.
In 1987 A 5-hour AIDS benefit at London's Wembley Stadium features Elton John, Boy George, George Michael and Bob Geldof.
In 1988 Tiffany's aunt wins temporary custody of the 16-year-old singer. Tiffany had sought emancipation from her mother.
In 1990 Elton John's album "Sleeping With The Past" goes platinum.
In 1991 The Scorpions' single "Wind Of Change" is released.
In 1993 A London newspaper reports that former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman's 30-year-old son, Stephen, was engaged to marry 46-year-old Patsy Smith, the mother of Bill's ex-wife Mandy.
In 1993 Roberta Flack appears on ABC-TV's soap "Loving."
In 1996 The albums "Fields Of Gold" by Sting and "Bee Gees' Greatest" by the Bee Gees both are certified double platinum.
In 1997 Joni Mitchell is reunited with Kilauren Gibb, the daughter she gave up for adoption 32 years earlier.
In 1997 Sarah McLachlan's album "Solace" is certified gold.
In 1998 Rob Pilatus, 32, of the lip-synching duo Milli Vanilli, is found dead in a hotel room in Frankfort, Germany. His death was blamed on a lethal mix of alcohol and pills.
In 1999 Trisha Yearwood appears on TV's "Sesame Street."
In 2000 British newspapers report that the three surviving Beatles had finished the first "autobiography" about the Fab Four. The 360-page "Beatles' Anthology" was published the following October.
In 2003 Edwin Starr, whose hit "War" topped the charts in 1970, dies of a heart attack at age 61.


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