Music Calendar...

In 1935 Benny Goodman records the "King Porter Stomp," signaling the beginning of the swing era.
In 1956 Elvis Presley appears on the "Steve Allen Show," and sings "Hound Dog" to a bassett hound named "Sherlock."
In 1956 Brenda Lee signs her first record contract at age 11.
In 1963 The Beatles record "She Loves You" and "I'll Get You" at the Abbey Road studios in London.
In 1965 The Beatles' album "Beatles VI" is certified gold.
In 1967 The Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 15 straight weeks.
In 1967 Following the drug convictions of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the London Times prints an editorial sympathizing with the pair.
In 1967 "Windy" by the Association hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1968 The Doors' album "Waiting For The Sun" is released.
In 1969 John Lennon & Yoko Ono are hospitalized briefly after a car crash in Scotland.
In 1969 Sam Phillips sells Sun Records -- the Memphis record label that released the first recordings of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis.
In 1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival's single "Green River" is released.
In 1970 Jimi Hendrix records for the first time at Electric Ladyland, his own studio in New York.
In 1971 Jethro Tull's album "Aqualung" is certified gold.
In 1972 After 1729 performances, "Hair" closes on Broadway.
In 1972 Chicago's album "Chicago V" is released.
In 1972 "Go All The Way" by the Raspberries enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1972 "Song Sung Blue" by Neil Diamond is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1975 Captain & Tennille receive their first gold record for the album "Love Will Keep Us Together."
In 1976 Connie Francis wins a $2.5 million judgement against the motel she was raped in.
In 1976 Paul Simon appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1976 "Sara Smile" by Hall & Oates is certified gold.
In 1978 "Hot Blooded" by Foreigner enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1981 Steppenwolf bassist John Morey, who wrote wrote "Magic Carpet Ride," dies in a car crash at age 32.
In 1987 Huey Lewis & the News sing the National Anthem at Baseball's All-Star Game.
In 1987 The Grateful Dead's album "In The Dark" is released.
In 1987 Fleetwood Mac's "Tango" album is certified platinum, while sales of ZZ Top's "Eliminator" album hit the six million mark.
In 1988 Carly Simon's album "Greatest Hits Live" is released.
In 1992 The film "A League Of Their Own," co-starring Madonna, opens.
In 1994 Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon become parents to daughter Coco Hayley.
In 1995 Legendary rock & roll disc jockey Wolfman Jack dies of a heart attack at age 57.
In 1996 Placido Domingo becomes art director of the Washington Opera.
In 1996 Tickets for the first 10 rows of an upcoming Hootie and the Blowfish concert in Long Island, NY, were voided when the band found out theater workers sold them to scalpers.
In 1996 The Colorado Supreme Court rules John Denver would have to stand trial for a 1994 drunk driving accident near Aspen.
In 1996 A restored version of of the Beatles' film "A Hard Day's Night" premieres on on AMC.
In 1997 Alanis Morissette's video "Jagged Little Pill - Live," Blues Traveler's album "Straight On Till Morning" and Coolio's single "C U When U Get There" are all released.
In 1997 Mary J. Blige's album "Share My World" goes gold and platinum.
In 1998 Natalie Merchant's album "Ophelia" is certified gold, while the Backstreet Boys' video "All Access Video" is certified gold, platinum and double platinum.
In 1998 Martina McBride joins the Lilith Fair lineup in Oklahoma City, the first contemporary country artist to grace the festival.
In 1999 Blues Traveler canceled its two scheduled 4th of July annual appearances at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado after lead singer John Popper was hospitalized with chest pains.
In 1999 1950's novelties' singer Guy Mitchell, 72, dies of complications from surgery in Las Vegas.
In 2000 Mick Jagger's daughter, Karis Jagger weds Jonathan Watson, while Gary Chapman marries Jennifer Pittman.
In 2000 Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks weds actor Adrian Pasdar.
In 2002 The Who play their first show (in Los Angeles) without bassist John Entwistle, who had died a week earlier.
In 2003 Jazz flutist Herbie Mann, 73, dies from prostate cancer.
In 2005 R&B singer Luther Vandross dies at age 54 from complications of a stroke he suffered two years earlier.
In 2005 Renaldo "Obie" Benson, the bass vocalist to the Four Tops, dies in Detroit. He was 69.


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