This Day in Music History

In 1960 "Cathy's Clown" by The Everly Brothers hits #1 on the U.S. top 40
           chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
   In 1963 Paul Revere and the Raiders sign with Columbia Records.
   In 1964 Marvin Gaye performs on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."
   In 1964 "I Get Around" by the Beach Boys, "Don't Let The Sun Catch You
           Cryin'" by Gerry & the Pacemakers and "My Boy Lollipop" by Millie
           Small all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1967 The Monkees appear on the cover of Tiger Beat magazine.
   In 1968 The Beatles open a second Apple Boutique in London.
   In 1970 The Grateful Dead play their first concert in England at the
           Hollywood Rock Festival.
   In 1970 The Beatles set a U.S. record for initial album sales as "Let It Be"
           racks up 3.7 million in advance orders.
   In 1970 "The Long And Winding Road" b/w "For You Blue" by the Beatles, "Mama
           Told Me (Not To Come)" by Three Dog Night and "Spill The Wine" by
           Eric Burdon & War all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1970 Paul McCartney's LP "McCartney" hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and
           stayed there for 3 weeks.
   In 1971 Iron Butterfly ("In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida") officially disbands.
   In 1974 Jackson Browne appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
   In 1974 ZZ Top's album "Tres Hombres" is certified gold.
   In 1977 Jefferson Starship is prohibited from playing a free concert in
           Golden Gate Park in San Francisco due to a ban on electronic
           instruments.
   In 1979 Tom Petty is forced to file for bankruptcy when his label ABC is
           sold to MCA.
   In 1979 "The Third Barry Manilow Special" airs on ABC-TV.
   In 1979 The Who's documentary film "The Kids Are Alright" opens in New York.
   In 1980 Devo appears on ABC-TV's "Fridays."
   In 1981 "All Those Years Ago" by George Harrison and "Hearts" by Marty Balin
           both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1984 Some $17,000 in box office receipts are stolen at a Clash concert at
           Michigan State University.
   In 1986 "On My Own" by Patti Labelle & Michael McDonald is certified gold.
   In 1987 The Doobie Brothers reunite for a charity concert at the Hollywood
           Bowl in Los Angeles, raising $360,000 for Vietnam veterans.
   In 1987 "Shakedown" by Bob Seger enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1989 The Allman Brothers announce they'll play together for the first
           time since 1982 for a 20th anniversary tour.
   In 1989 Bette Midler wins Funniest Actress at the 3rd annual Comedy Awards.
   In 1990 The IRS auctions off Willie Nelson's golf course and country club
           for the second time to collect $230,000 toward his delinquent tax
           bill.
   In 1992 Wilson Phillips' video "Shadows And Light From A Different View"
           is released.
   In 1994 Stevie Nicks releases the album "Street Angel."
   In 1995 Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx and wife Brandi become parents to son
           Decker Nilsson.
   In 1995 Felony drug charges are filed against Stone Temple Pilots lead
           singer Scott Weiland, after he was arrested a few days earlier for
           allegedly buying crack from a street dealer in Pasadena, CA.
   In 1995 "Scream" by Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson is released.
   In 1995 Elton John's album "Made In England" goes gold and platinum.
   In 1996 Gloria Estefan's album "Destiny" is released.
   In 1997 "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans is released.
   In 1998 Hanson sells out in less than 20 minutes for a June concert at the
           Pine Knob Amphitheatre in Detroit.
   In 1998 "My All" by Mariah Carey is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 2000 Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins says the band would officially
           break up at the end of the year.
   In 2000 Guitarist Noel Gallagher announced he was quitting Oasis.
   In 2000 Eminem's album "The Marshall Mathers LP" debuts at #1 on the charts
           with sales of 1.76 million copies in one week.
   In 2000 Simon & Garfunkel's album "Old Friends" is certified gold.
   In 2003 Liz Phair embarks on her first tour in several years with a string 
           of acoustic performances opening for the Flaming Lips.

 

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