This Day in Music History

Music Calendar…

In 1957
Pat Boone appears on the cover of Newsweek.
In 1957
Jerry Lee Lewis performs “Whole Lotta Shakin'” on ABC-TV’s American Bandstand.
In 1964
The Beatles open thir first U.S. tour at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.
In 1964
“Everybody Loves Somebody” by Dean Martin is certified gold.
In 1967
“I Dig Rock & Roll Music” by Peter, Paul & Mary enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967
“All You Need Is Love” by the Beatles is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969
Miles Davis records his classic album “Bitches Brew” with Joe Zawinul, Chick Corea and Wayne Shorter.
In 1971
Keith Richards appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1972
Cindy Birdsong, the last original member of the Supremes, is replaced by Linda Lawrence.
In 1972
Harry Chapin performs “Taxi” on ABC-TV’s “American Bandstand.”
In 1972
“Burning Love” by Elvis Presley enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1973
Kris Kristofferson marries Rita Coolidge in Los Angeles.
In 1975
“Why Can’t We Be Friends” by War is certified gold.
In 1978
“Don’t Look Back” by Boston enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1979
Dorsey Burnette dies of a heart attack at age 42.
In 1980
A crowd of 1400 riots in Toronto when Alice Cooper cancels a show due to illness.
In 1987
Ike Turner is arrested in West Hollywood for making an illegal turn and possession of cocaine.
In 1988
The Amusement & Music Operators Association names Elvis Presley’s “Don’t Be Cruel/Hound Dog” as the all time most played jukebox song.
In 1988
Elton John’s album “Reg Strikes Back” is certified gold.
In 1989
Lou Reed breaks his ankle in Cleveland during a rehearsal for his “New York” tour.
In 1991
Bob Seger’s album “The Fire Inside” is released.
In 1994
Rod Stewart files a $40 million lawsuit against the Star for reporting he had a throat ailment that would end his career.
In 1994
Aaliyah’s single “At Your Best” is released.
In 1995
“Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1996
Melissa Etheridge announces that her lover, Julie Cypher, was pregnant and expecting a baby in January.
In 1996
The albums “No Code” by Pearl Jam and “Test For Echo” by Rush are both released.
In 1996
Tracy Chapman’s self-titled album “Tracy Chapman” is certified quadruple platinum.
In 1997
Fleetwood Mac’s reunion album “The Dance” is released.
In 1998
David Crosby appears with CPR (Crosby, Pevar & Raymond) on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Raymond was James Raymond, Crosby’s biologicial son.
In 1998
Van Halen’s album “Van Halen 3” and Aretha Franklin’s album “A Rose Is Still A Rose” are both certified gold, while Elton John’s album “The Big Picture” goes gold and platinum.
In 1999
Dwight Yoakam’s album “Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.” is certified double platinum, and ZZ Top’s “Afterburner” goes platinum for the fifth time.
In 2000
Reba McEntire performs live in Brazil at the annual Barretos Rodeo.
In 2001
Betty Everett (“Shoop Shoop Song”) dies at age 61.
In 2003
Shania Twain’s concert in Chicago airs on NBC-TV.
In 2003
Sting is named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard’s highest honor for creative achievement.
In 2008
Dave Matthews Band founding member and saxophone player LeRoi Moore dies from injuries he sustained in an all-terrain vehicle accident the previous June. He was 46.