This Day in Music History

In 1958
The first Gibson model Flying V guitar is shipped.
In 1964
The Rolling Stones’ single “Not Fade Away” is released. (It doesn’t enter the U.S. charts until the following May.)
In 1970
Creedence Clearwater Revival appears on the cover of Rolling Stone.
In 1970
The Jackson 5 make their TV debut on ABC’s “American Bandstand.”
In 1970
Simon & Garfunkel’s album “Bridge Over Troubled Water” begins a 126-week run on the UK charts.
In 1970
“Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)” by Edison Lighthouse enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1971
The Fifth Dimension sings a medley of their hits on the “Ed Sullivan Show.”
In 1972
“Precious & Few” by Climax is certified gold.
In 1975
David Bowie’s album “Young Americans” is released.
In 1976
“Show Me The Way” by Peter Frampton enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1976
“Good Hearted Woman” by Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson is #1 on the U.S. Country chart.
In 1977
Rod Stewart appears on the cover of People magazine.
In 1979
“Do Ya’ Think I’m Sexy” by Rod Stewart is certified platinum.
In 1980
Tom Petty appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1981
“Nine To Five” by Dolly Parton hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1982
Legendary New York air personality Murray “The K,” sometimes known s the “Fifth Beatle,” dies of cancer at age 60.
In 1986
“9 and Half Weeks” opens in theatres. Thousands purchase Joe Cocker’s “You Can Leave Your Hat On” and bags of ice after seeing the movie.
In 1987
Sly Stone (Sylvester Stewart) of Sly & the Family Stone is jailed on drug related charges.
In 1987
“I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” by Aretha Franklin enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1989
Rev. Jesse Jackson appeals for early parole for James Brown, citing Brown’s exemplary behavior.
In 1990
Bonnie Raitt wins four Grammy Awards including Best Album. Bette Midler wins Best Record & Best Song and Milli Vanilli wins Best New Artist.
In 1991
Madonna’s single “Rescue Me” is released.
In 1992
John Mellencamp makes his film acting, writing and directing debut in “Falling From Grace.”
In 1992
A Cleveland court drops rape charges against Joseph Simmons aka “Run” of Run-DMC.
In 1992
“I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred is certified gold and platinum.
In 1994
Houston Astrodome security guards mistakenly tackled two cowboys invited on-stage by Wynonna during a show.
In 1995
For the first time in 7 years, Bruce Springsteen performs live with the E Street Band in a New York nightclub. They were shooting a video for Jonathan Demme’s film “Murder Incorporated.”
In 1996
Natalie Merchant’s album “Tigerlily” goes double platinum.
In 1997
The Beatles’ album “Anthology III” is certified gold, platinum and triple platinum.
In 2001
Steely Dan wins the Album Of The Year Grammy for “Two Against Nature,” plus Best Pop Album and Best Pop Performance By A Duo for “Cousin Dupree.” Eminem won three awards, all in rap categories.
In 2003
The owners of The Station nightclub in West Warwick, RI, where 100 people perished in a fire the night before, deny giving Great White permission to use fireworks blamed for setting off the blaze, even though the band’s singer insisted pyrotechnics had been approved.

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