Music Calendar...

In 1950 "The Third Man Theme" by Anton Karas hits #1 on the charts and remained there for 11 weeks.
In 1963 The Rolling Stones sign Andrew Loog Oldham as their manager.
In 1967 Cindy Birdsong, replacing Florence Ballard, makes her first public appearance as a Supreme, when the group sings at a Hollywood Bowl charity concert.
In 1967 "Respect" by Aretha Franklin enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" by the Monkees peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969 President Nixon awards Duke Ellington with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his meritorious contributions to American culture.
In 1971 Bill Graham announces plans to close the two Fillmores, the East in New York and the West in San Francisco.
In 1971 The Jackson Five appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1972 "Tumblin' Dice" by the Rolling Stones enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1973 More than 15,000 attending a rock concert featuring Elvin Bishop, Canned Heat, Buddy Miles and Fleetwood Mac are routed from a baseball stadium in Stockton, CA, by police firing tear-gas. More than 80 people, including 28 police officers are hurt.
In 1973 Jerry Lee Lewis hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special."
In 1975 The Bee Gees' album "Main Course," containing "Jive Talkin'" and "Nights on Broadway," is released.
In 1976 Bruce Springsteen scales the walls of Graceland to visit Elvis. The guards throw him out.
In 1980 Black Sabbath begins its first tour with vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who had replaced Ozzy Osbourne.
In 1980 Bob Seger's album "Against the Wind" is certified gold and platinum.
In 1981 Van Halen's album "Fair Warning" is released.
In 1983 Styx's album "Kilroy Was Here" goes gold and platinum.
In 1988 Little Feat reunites and performs on a Mississippi River steamboat at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
In 1988 Sheena Easton's "Miami Vice" TV character is shot and killed shortly after disclosing her pregnancy.
In 1988 Eric Clapton and wife Patti Boyd file for divorce in London.
In 1989 Jon Bon Jovi marries his high school sweetheart, Dorothea Hurley, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In 1990 Heavy D makes his TV debut playing a rival detective on "Booker."
In 1990 13 are hospitalized after thousands of fans tried to get into a sold-out New Kids On the Block concert in Brighton, England.
In 1991 Paula Abdul's CD "Spellbound" is released.
In 1991 Santana's album "Santana's Greatest Hits" goes double platinum while Journey's album "Evolution" is certified triple platinum.
In 1992 Paula Abdul maries actor Emilio Estevez. (They divorced in 1995.)
In 1992 The Judds' video "Their Final Concert" is released.
In 1992 Sheena Easton collapses while on stage in "Man of La Mancha," her Broadway debut role. She was hospitalized overnight for an intestinal ailment.
In 1992 Doug Stone undergoes quadruple-bypass surgery in Nashville, after suffering chest pains three days earlier.
In 1992 Garth Brooks is named Entertainer of the Year and Top Male Vocalist at the 27th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Los Angeles.
In 1993 Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke breaks his left wrist in a motorcycle accident.
In 1993 A Nashville newspaper reports Garth Brooks would record a song with Kiss on the band's upcoming album.
In 1993 Barry White helps save snakes from "Whacking Day" on "The Simpsons."
In 1993 A New York company sues Michael Jackson for backing out on a deal for it to record rap artists doing rap versions of Beatles songs. Jackson owned the rights to most of the Lennon-McCartney catalog.
In 1994 Sting's album "Ten Summoner's Tales" is certified triple platinum.
In 1995 In jail for sexual assault, Tupac Shakur marries Keisha Morris in a New York prison ceremony. The marriage was later annulled.
In 1995 "Water Runs Dry" by Boyz II Men enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1996 A California, judge orders Stone Temple Pilot's Scott Weiland into residential drug treatment program for 3 months.
In 1996 Boyz II Men agree to a $100 million, 5-album deal with Motown Records. At the time, it was the richest recording contract ever.
In 1996 Kenny Rogers undergoes gall bladder surgery in Athens, Georgia.
In 1997 Collective Soul's album "Disciplined Breakdown" is certified gold.
In 1999 Drummer Tommy Lee quits Motley Crue for Methods of Mayhem.
In 1999 Billy Joel's first classical composition premieres at New York's Carnegie Hall.
In 1999 Littleton, Colorado, pulls the plug on a Lenny Kravitz concert, when it ran past the city's 10:30 pm curfew.
In 2000 Chaka Khan, Rufus Wainwright, Garth Brooks, Melissa Etheridge, kd lang, George Michael, Queen Latifah and the Pet Shop Boys perform at Equality Rocks, a benefit concert in Washington, DC.


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