This Day in Music History

Music Calendar…

In 1961
“Take Good Care Of My Baby” by Bobby Vee hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1968
The Monkees begin a 3-week international tour with seven shows in Australia and five shows in Japan.
In 1969
Tiny Tim (“Tiptoe Through The Tulips”) announces his engagement to Miss Vicki Budinger on “The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.”
In 1970
Englebert Humperdink and Tom Jones appear on the cover of Life.
In 1970
Jimi Hendrix, 28, dies of a drug overdose in his London apartment.
In 1971
Pink Floyd becomes the first rock group to appear at the Classical Music Gestival in Montreaux, Switzerland.
In 1971
“Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves” by Cher enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1972
The Who headlines the day-long Rock At The Oval festival in London.
In 1975
The Spinners’ album “Pick of the Litter” is certified gold.
In 1976
The second annual Don Kirshner-produced “Rock Music Awards” airs on CBS-TV. Fleetwood Mac wins Best Group and Best Album while Peter Frampton is named Rock Personality of the Year.
In 1976
“More Than A Feeling” by Boston and “Do You Feel Like We Do” by Peter Frampton both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1976
“Play That Funky Music” by Wild Cherry hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1978
Kiss becomes the first group to release solo albums by each member on the same day.
In 1980
The 2-day Memorial Film Festival for Jimi Hendrix begins at the Paradise Club in Amsterdam.
In 1981
The Who’s album “Face Dances” is certified platinum.
In 1981
Gary Numan attempts to fly around the world in a single-engine airplane. He makes it as far as India.
In 1981
More than a decade after Jim Morrison’s death, the Doors’ “Greatest Hits” is certified platinum.
In 1983
Kiss appears on MTV without their trademark make-up.
In 1985
Frank Zappa, and Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, testify against record labeling before a congressional committee.
In 1985
Neil Young appears on “Late Night with David Letterman.”
In 1986
Yale University announces that Benny Goodman had bequeathed several master recordings, arrangements and music memorabilia to the school.
In 1986
Michael Jackson’s 3-D movie, “Captain EO,” premieres at Disneyland.
In 1990
The Indigo Girls’ album “Nomads Indians Saints” is released.
In 1992
Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Alice In Chains make their big screen debuts in the film “Singles.” Members of Pearl Jam play members of Citizen Dick, a band fronted by actor Matt Dillon.
In 1995
The albums “Boombastic” by Shaggy and “Miss Thang” by Monica are both certified gold.
In 1996
The Bee Gees, the Jackson 5, the Rascals, Joni Mitchell, Buffalo Springfield and Crosby Stills & Nash are announced as the 1997 inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1997
5 days before they are to begin their “Bridges To Babylon” tour, the Rolling Stones play a club show at Chicago’s Double Door club.
In 1998
At the Grand Ole Opry, Jett Williams pays tribute to her late father, Hank Williams, by performing “Your Cheatin’ Heart.”
In 1998
Reba McEntire receives a star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1998
Deborah Cox’s single “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here” is released.
In 1999
Faith Hill appears on the cover of TV Guide.
In 2000
Madonna reveals during her first live online chat that she and her 4-year-old daughter Lourdes sing Britney Spears songs together.
In 2003
Paul McCartney’s Red Square concert special airs on A&E.
In 2004
Britney Spears marries dancer Kevin Federline.