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Today's Birthdays Wednesday 6/19/13
Heart singer Ann Wilson is 63.
Earth, Wind, and Fire keyboardist Larry Dunn is 60.
DeBarge's Mark DeBarge is 54.
Four Seasons guitarist Tommy DeVito is 77.
Spanky and Our Gang's Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane is 71.
Former AC/DC and Dio drummer Simon Wright is 50.
Today In History Wednesday 6/19/13
Pat Boone's "Moon River" hit number one on the pop singles chart.
Bobby Lewis' "Tossin' and Turnin'" broke into the Top 10.
Bobby Darin recorded "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby" and "Things" in a session for ATCO Records in New York.
New album releases included "Johnny Rivers at the Whiskey A Go-Go" and "The Dave Clark Five Returns."
The Kinks and the Moody Blues made their U.S. concert debut with a show at the Academy of Music in New York.
The Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself" hit number one on the pop singles chart.
Elvis Presley's "Crying in the Chapel" hit number one on the UK pop singles chart.
The Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and Johnny Rivers' "Seventh Son" broke into the Top 40.
The Rolling Stones' "Jumpin' Jack Flash" hit number one on the UK pop singles chart.
Carole King's "It's Too Late" hit number one on the pop singles chart.
The Carpenters' "Rainy Days And Mondays" peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.
James Taylor's "You've Got A Friend," the Grass Roots' "Sooner Or Later," and Jean Knight's "Mr. Big Stuff" broke into the Top 40.
Roberta Flack's TV special, "Roberta Flack...The First Time Ever" aired on ABC.
Edgar Winter's single "Frankenstein" was certified Gold.
The reissue of The Beatles' "Got To Get You Into My Life" and the Beach Boys' "Rock and Roll Music" broke into the Top 40.
Blue Oyster Cult released the album "Agents of Fortune", which includes the hit single "Don't Fear the Reaper."
Asia's self-titled album hit number one on the albums chart.
Steve Miller began his first tour in three years in Lake Tahoe to support his album "Abracadabra." The title single had just broken into the Top 40.
Joan Jett and the Blackheart's "Crimson and Clover" peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart.
Fleetwood Mac's "Hold Me" broke into the Top 40.
Ben & Jerry Ice Cream announce its newest flavor, Cherry Garcia, after the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia.
Bruce Hornsby and the Range released the album "A Night On The Town."
Cher released the album "Love Hurts."
Rod Stewart's "Have I Told You Lately" peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.
Bobby Helms died from emphysema and asthma at the age of 63. He's best remembered for the holiday classic "Jingle Bell Rock."
Little Richard kicked off the five-day first anniversary celebration for the Experience Music Project in Seattle with a concert with Little Blue and the Blue Notes.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts' DVD "Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Live" was released.
Meat Loaf began a short North American tour with a show in Rama, Ontario, Canada.
Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones were among those in the top ten on "Forbes" magazine's Celebrity 100 List.
Yoko Ono attended the opening of her art exhibit "Yes Yoko Yes" at the Rodin Gallery in Seoul, South Korea.
The exhibit "Spirit of the Woodstock Generation: The Photographs of Elliott Landy," featuring more than 60 original photos from the man who was an official photographer at the 1969 Woodstock Festival, opened at the New York State Museum in Albany.
Ringo Starr's first exhibit of visual art, featuring his computer-generated designs, opened at the Pop International Galleries in New York City.
The late Billy Preston was remembered with a viewing and musical tribute. Joe Cocker, the Edwin Hawkins Singers, Natalie Cole, and Chaka Khan were among the artists performing at salute, which followed a day-long viewing at the Simpson Family Mortuary in Los Angeles.
Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris launched a tour behind the album "All the Roadrunning" with a show in Toronto.
John Sebastian, Albert Hammond, and Desmond Child were among those inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, while Anne Murray and Paul Anka were also honored with awards. Joan Jett was among the participants in the ceremony, which took place in New York City.
Rush, The Miracles, and The Village People were among those slated to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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Today's Birthdays Tuesday 6/18/13
Paul McCartney is 71.
Guns N' Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed is 50.
Today In History Tuesday 6/18/13
Fats Domino recorded the single "I Want To Walk You Home" in a studio in New Orleans.
The Beatles kicked off a six-night stand in Sydney, Australia.
The Dave Clark Five kicked off a five-week North American tour with a show in New York at the Academy of Music.
Sam & Dave's "Hold On! I'm Coming" hit number one on the Billboard R&B chart.
Robert Parker's "Bare Footin'" peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart.
Gary Lewis and the Playboys' "Green Grass" peaked at number eight on the pop singles chart.
Tommy James and the Shondells' "Hanky Panky" broke into the Top 40.
Jimi Hendrix closed the Monterey Pop Festival with a set that included burning his guitar on stage.
London's National Theater debuted "In His Own Write," a theatrical adaptation of the writings of John Lennon.
Rod Stewart released the album "Every Picture Tells A Story."
Paul McCartney & Wings' "Live and Let Die" broke into the Top Ten.
The Pretty Things singer Phil May left the group. He was the last original member in the band, and had been with the group since 1965.
Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" hit number one on the pop singles chart. While the band placed 18 hits on the charts in the '70s and '80s, and had nine enter the top ten, "Dreams" was the only one to reach the top of the charts.
James Taylor released the single "Handy Man."
Diana Ross released the single "Upside Down."
Stevie Nicks' "Stand Back" broke into the Top 40.
Bruce Springsteen and wife Julianne Phillips separated.
Eric Carmen's single "Make Me Lose Control" and Steve Winwood's single "Roll With It" broke into the Top 40.
The Rolling Stones taped the video for the single "Love Is Strong."
A set of stamps honoring the Rolling Stones was issued by the Austrian Post Office, and sales began in conjunction with the band's concert in Vienna.
Ray Charles was remembered at a funeral service in Los Angeles. Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, and Glen Campbell were among the performers. Charles died eight days earlier from complications related to liver disease.
Iron Maiden received the Special Achievement Award at the British Silver Clef Awards in London.
Paul McCartney turned 64.
The Tokens' Hank Medress died at his home in Manhatta. He had been battling lung cancer. Medress was 68.
The Doors, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, The Stooges, former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green, and Ike Turner were recognized at the MOJO Honours List ceremony, presented by the British music magazine "MOJO."
Bruce Springsteen participated in the memorial for NBC journalist Tim Russert. He contributed a recorded tribute to the service, which took place in Washington, DC. At the time Springsteen was on tour in Germany.
The Edwin Hawkins Singers' Edwin and Walter Hawkins received the President's Merit Award from the Recording Academy in honor of their musical influence and their contributions to the music industry. The presentation took place during the 2008 Grammy Salute to Gospel Music event in Washington, DC.
The Coronets' Lester Russaw was sentenced to more than nine years behind bars for two armed bank robberies committed in Cleveland in 2007. The singer, who at the time was 74-years-old, previously said he stole the money just to get by. He had hefty medical bills from his battle with prostate cancer.
Crosby, Stills, and Nash; Bon Jovi's Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora; The Young Rascals' Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati; and the men behind "Hair" -- Galt MacDermot, James Rado, and the late Gerome Ragni; were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In addition, Tom Jones and the team of Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland were among the special award recipients at the ceremony. James Taylor, Rob Thomas, the Fifth Dimension's Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., and Motown founder Berry Gordy took part in the ceremony.
The late John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to The Beatles' "A Day In The Life" fetched one-point-two-million dollars at an auction in New York City.
Randy Newman received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Whitesnake announced that bassist Uriah Duffy and drummer Chris Frazier were no longer in the band. They also named former Billy Idol drummer Brian Tichy as Frazier's replacement. The band introduced their new bassist two months later.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band sax player Clarence Clemons died in West Palm Beach, Florida, six days after suffering a stroke. The "Big Man" was 69.
Paul McCartney celebrated his 70th birthday with a small gathering of family members and friends.
Former record executive Joe Smith donated more than 230 hours of conversations with countless stars to the Library of Congress, providing an oral history of music that spans much of the 20th Century. Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Bo Diddley, Smokey Robinson, and Tina Turner are just some of the stars in the collection.
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Today's Birthdays Monday 6/17/13
Barry Manilow is 70.
Fabulous Thunderbirds drummer Mike Buck is 61.
Today In History Monday 6/17/13
Elvis Presley's parents, Vernon Presley and Gladys Smith, were married in a ceremony in Ponotoc, Mississippi.
The Everly Brothers' "Bye Bye Love" peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.
Johnny Mathis' "It's Not For Me To Say" peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.
The Coasters' "Young Blood" peaked at number eight on the pop singles chart.
Elvis Presley's movie "Viva Las Vegas" opened in theaters across the country.
Jay and the Americans recorded the single "Come a Little Bit Closer."
The Kinks arrived in New York City to begin their first U.S. tour.
Elvis Presley's "Crying in the Chapel" hit number one on the UK pop singles chart.
Paul McCartney bought a farm in Kintyre, Scotland.
A Barbra Streisand concert in New York's Central Park attracted a crowd of 135-thousand.
The Turtles' "She'd Rather Be With Me" peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.
Jefferson Airplane's "Somebody To Love" peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.
The Temptation's "All I Need" peaked at number eight on the pop singles chart.
Tommy James and the Shondells' "Mirage" peaked at number ten on the pop singles chart.
Johnny Rivers' "The Tracks of My Tears" and The Fifth Dimension's "Up Up And Away" broke into the Top 40.
The Hollies released the single "Carrie Ann."
The Grateful Dead's Ron "Pig Pen" McKernan played his last show with the group, at the Hollywood Bowl.
The Fifth Dimension's "(Last Night) I Didn't Get To Sleep At All" peaked at number eight on the pop singles chart.
Derek and the Dominos' "Layla" broke into the Top 40.
The Rolling Stones' album "Exile on Main Street" hit number one on the albums chart.
Looking Glass released the single "Brandy."
Steppenwolf business manager Joe Saylor was shot in the arm when intruders broke into his West Hollywood apartment.
Orleans released the single "Dance With Me."
New album releases included Crosby, Stills, and Nash's "CSN" and Steve Winwood's self-titled solo debut.
Neil Sedaka served as host of "The Midnight Special," with guests Fleetwood Mac, Van Morrison, and Kenny Rogers.
Frankie Valli's "Grease" broke into the Top 40.
The Jefferson Starship cancelled its appearance at the Lorley Festival in Germany at the last minute because Grace Slick was too drunk to perform.
Led Zeppelin began a three-week European tour. It was their first on the continent since 1973. It would be the group's last tour.
Bob Dylan granted his first TV interview in 19 years, to a reporter in Nice, France.
Rod Stewart and Kelly Emberg became parents to a daughter, Ruby.
Paul McCartney announced that he would release an album exclusively in Russia. He was the first artist to do that.
Ringo Starr announced that he was going on the road with the All Starr Band, which featured Billy Preston, Dr. John, the Eagles' Joe Walsh, The Band's Rick Danko and Levon Helm, and E Street Band members Clarence Clemons and Nils Lofgren.
Lita Ford and Ozzy Osbourne's "Close My Eyes Forever" peaked at number eight on the pop singles chart.
John Mellencamp's "Pop Singer" peaked at number 15 on the pop singles chart.
Bonnie Raitt released the album "Luck of the Draw."
Rod Stewart set an attendance record at London's Wembley Stadium, performing for a crowd of 90-thousand.
Barry Manilow was awarded the Humanitarian Award from Jerusalem's Friends of Sheba Medical Center as part of a benefit event in Beverly Hills, California.
The remixed version of Elvis Presley's 1968 song "A Little Less Conversation" hit number one on the UK pop singles chart. The accomplishment gave Presley his 18th chart topper in Britain, breaking a 25-year-old tie he'd been in with The Beatles for the most UK number one hits.
Love's Arthur Lee was honored by the British House of Commons.
Rod Stewart's estranged wife Rachel Hunter filed divorce papers in a Los Angeles court to formally end their marriage. The two married in 1990, but had been separated since 1999.
Steve Winwood released the album "About Time." He also began a mini-tour with The Dead, playing the first of seven shows with the group in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Santana was named as nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards.
Rod Stewart and Billy Joel were among those selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005.
The Bruce Springsteen exhibit "Springsteen - Troubadour of the Highway" opened at the Newark Museum in Newark, New Jersey.
A public memorial service was held for the late Ray Charles in Los Angeles.
The Who was among the winners at the UK-based Nordoff-Robbins Silver Clef Awards.
The Who performed at Leeds University in England, marking the band's first concert at the school since its 1970 show that became the album "Live at Leeds."
Van Halen's Eddie and Alex Van Halen made a surprise guest appearance at Kenny Chesney's concert in Carson, California, marking their first stage appearance since their band's 2004 tour. They backed Chesney on the Van Halen hit "Jump" and The Kinks' "You Really Got Me," which Van Halen covered for the group's debut single.
New releases included Chicago's "Stone of Sisyphus."
Billy Joel announced that he and his third wife, Katie, were separated. The 60-year-old rocker and his 28-year-old wife had been married for five years.
Leonard Cohen; Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Larry Dunn, and Al McKay; Jackie DeShannon; producer David Foster; and composer-arranger-instrumentalist Johnny Mandel were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the Hall's annual awards ceremony in New York. In addition, Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was among the songs honored at the event.
The Monopoly Metallica Collector's Edition arrived in stores.
Ozzy Osbourne's son Jack revealed that he had multiple sclerosis. He said he'd been diagnosed a couple of months earlier, just two weeks after the birth of his first child, daughter Pearl Clementine.
Gene Simmons spent his Father's Day in San Francisco with his daughter Sophie at her audition for the reality TV show "The X Factor."
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Today's Birthdays Friday 6/14/13
Yes drummer Alan White is 64.
Singer-keyboardist Rod Argent is 68. He was in the Zombies and fronted his own band, Argent.
Boy George is 52.
Slade's Jim Lea is 61.
Country Joe and the Fish guitarist Barry Melton is 66.
Spencer Davis Group bassist Muff Winwood is 70. He's also Steve Winwood's older brother.
Today in History Friday 6/14/13
Elvis Presley graduated from L.C. Humes High School in Memphis, Tennessee.
The Beatles arrived in Melbourne, Australia, and were met by a crowd of 250-thousand.
Bob Dylan recorded "Like A Rolling Stone" at Columbia Studios in New York. It was his first electric session.
John Lennon's second book, "A Spaniard in the Works," was published.
The Beatles recorded the song "Yesterday," and released the album "Beatles VI."
New album releases included Iron Butterfly's "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" and Aretha Franklin's "Aretha Now."
The Rolling Stones introduce new guitarist Mick Taylor to the press in London.
The Beatles' "The Ballad of John and Yoko" hit number one on the UK chart. The track was the first stereo single issued by the band.
Elvis Presley's "In The Ghetto" peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.
Spiral Staircase's "More Today Than Yesterday" peaked at number 12 on the pop singles chart.
Derek and the Dominos made its stage debut in London. Dave Mason handled the guitar parts originally played by Duane Allman on the band's album.
Grand Funk Railroad spent 100-thousand-dollars for a block-long billboard in Times Square in New York to promote the album "Closer to Home."
Blood Sweat and Tears opened a tour of Yugoslavia, Rumania, and Poland. It was the first-ever Soviet bloc concert tour by a Western rock band.
The Grateful Dead released the album "Workingman's Dead."
Black Sabbath's self-titled album and Gordon Lightfoot's album "If You Could Read My Mind" were certified Gold.
Problems occurred at a Rolling Stones concert in Tucson, Arizona as police had to use tear gas to disperse gate crashers at the show.
The Stylistics' album "Round 2" was certified Gold.
America's "Sister Golden Hair" hit number one on the pop singles chart.
Elvis Presley's "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" peaked at number 35 on the pop singles chart.
The Eagles single "One Of These Nights," Frankie Valli's "Swearin' To God," War's "Why Can't We Be Friends," and Melissa Manchester's "Midnight Blue" broke into the Top 40.
The Beatles' album "Rock 'n' Roll Music" was certified Gold and Platinum.
The No-Nukes benefit concert featuring Bruce Springsteen, Stephen Stills, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, the Doobie Brothers, and others attracted a huge crowd at the Hollywood Bowl. Recordings of the event were later released as a triple album and a feature film.
Little Feat announced that the band was breaking up.
The movie "Roadie," starring Meat Loaf, opened in theaters.
The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame in New York.
Three people died at an Ozzy Osbourne concert in Long Beach, California when they fell from a balcony at the Long Beach Arena.
Chuck Berry was sued by a woman who claimed the rock legend hit her in the mouth the previous December.
The Grateful Dead video "The Making of The Touch of Grey" was certified Gold.
Carole King recieved a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Van Halen released the album "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge," featuring the tracks "Top of the World," "Poundcake," and "Right Now."
Pepsi pulled ads featuring Ray Charles after reports of needles and syringes had been found in cans of the soft drink.
More than 20 people in Columbus, Ohio complained to authorities about a Ted Nugent concert they claimed was too loud, but Nugent refused to lower the volume, saying he was playing within legal limits.
Guitarist Rory Gallagher died in London from complications from liver transplant surgery. He was 47.
Stevie Wonder's album "Conversation Peace" was certified Gold.
The Beach Boys performed at the country music event Fan Fair in Nashville.
Beatles producer George Martin was awarded a knighthood.
Eric Clapton was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The R&R Convention opened in Los Angeles. Stevie Nicks, The Guess Who, Boz Scaggs, and the Doobie Brothers were among the artists who appeared at the event.
Little Richard was a guest on comedian Bill Maher's topical talk show "Politically Incorrect."
Pink Floyd's David Gilmour was named a Commander of the British Empire, while Gerry and the Pacemakers' Gerry Marsden and Procol Harum's Gary Brooker were made Members of the Order of the British Empire by Britain's Queen Elizabeth the Second.
Brian Wilson received an honorary degree from Northeastern University in Boston. He also performed at the city's Hatch Memorial Shell.
The exhibit "Fingerprints of Elvis," featuring memorabilia, vehicles, costumes, and Elvis Presley's fingerprints, opened in Liverpool.
James Brown offered a guilty plea to an assault charge relating to an arrest in a domestic violence dispute five months earlier. The soul singer had been accused of shoving his wife to the ground and threatening her after learning she had never legally divorced her first husband. At the time of his arrest Brown spent the night in jail. He was sentenced to time already served plus a thousand-dollar fine.
Phil Spector was in court in connection with an alleged fight with his chauffeur about a business deal.
Aerosmith had to cancel a concert in Scranton, Pennsylvania because frontman Steven Tyler was battling a throat ailment.
A life-sized statue of Elton John, made out of chocolate, was unveiled in London. The statue, honoring John being named the UK's favorite celebrity in a poll, had been commissioned by the Cadbury company as part of the chocolatier's 100th anniversary celebration.
Stevie Wonder performed at the NBA Finals 2005 Game 3 in Detroit. He sang "So What The Fuss" as part of the pregame show and "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" during halftime.
Ringo Starr launched his All Starr Band tour with the first of two shows in Rama, Ontario.
The Rolling Stones, U2, Elton John, and Bon Jovi were among those on "Forbes" magazine's annual Celebrity 100 list, which ranks stars by their power and wealth.
Paul McCartney played a free "Independence Day" concert at Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine. An audience of 350-thousand turned out to see the show live, while 195-thousand people went out to watch the show in a special six-city simulcast, and more than 20-million viewers tuned in to see the concert in a live nationwide TV broadacast.
At their concert in Cardiff, Wales, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played "Thunder Road" in tribute to NBC's Tim Russert, who died a day earlier of a heart attack. In his introduction for the song Springsteen noted that the 58-year-old "Meet The Press" host was a longtime friend of the group.
B.B. King received the key to the city of Manchester, Tennessee. Manchester Mayor Betty Superstein made the presentation to the blues legend during his set at the annual Bonnaroo Music Festival.
Bruce Springsteen made a surprise guest appearance at the Bonnaroo Music Festival, joining Phish for the group's set to close out the four-day event. Springsteen and the E Street Band was the headliner on the previous night.
Aretha Franklin and the late Michael Jackson were inducted into the Apollo Theater's Apollo Legends Hall of Fame. Aretha also performed at the event.
Former Quarrymen guitarist Ken Brown, who was a bandmate to John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison before they became The Beatles, died of emphysema at his home in Liverpool. He was 70.
The musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" opened on Broadway, following months of delays due to rewrites, technical problems, and cast injuries. U2's Bono and The Edge wrote the music for the show.
Billy Joel's autobiography, "The Book of Joel," arrived in stores.
Bob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot, and Meat Loaf's longtime collaborator Jim Steinman were welcomed as the newest inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame with a gala event in New York. Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Meat Loaf, Stevie Nicks, Kenny Rogers, and Emmylou Harris took part in the ceremony, which also honored Bette Midler and Ben E. King's classic hit "Stand By Me."
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Today's Birthdays Thursday 6/13/13
Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show lead singer Dennis Locorriere is 64.
Bobby Freeman is 73.
The Paul Rodgers Band guitarist Howard Leese is 62. Howard previously played with Heart for 22 years.
Today In History Thursday 6/13/13
Frank Zappa graduated from high school.
Pat Boone was on the cover of "TV Guide."
Anita Bryant's "Paper Roses" peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.
The Rolling Stones appeared on the TV show "The Hollywood Palace."
Ray Charles' "Love Me With All Your Heart (Cuando Calienta El Sol)" peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.
Dionne Warwick's "Walk On By" peaked at number six on the pop singles chart.
Elvis Presley's "What'd I Say" peaked at number 21 on the pop singles chart, while his "Viva Las Vegas" peaked at number 29.
Chuck Berry's "No Particular Place To Go" and Johnny Rivers' "Memphis" broke into the Top 40.
The Rolling Stones officially named guitarist Mick Taylor as Brian Jones' replacement in the group.
Aretha Franklin, Sam & Dave, The Staple Singers, and Ray Charles were among the performers at the Soul Bowl '69 in Houston.
Future Fleetwood Mac singer and keyboardist Christine McVie, who had been a solo artist, announced her retirement from the music business.
The Beatles' "The Long and Winding Road" hit number one on the pop singles chart, while the album "Let It Be" hit number one on the albums chart.
Rare Earth's "Get Ready" peaked at number four on the pop singles chart.
The Drifters frontman Clyde McPhatter died of a heart attack. He was 38.
The last episode of the "Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" aired on CBS.
The Carpenters released the album "A Song For You."
Linda Ronstadt released the single "Blue Bayou."
The movie "Roadie," starring Meat Loaf, Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper, and Styx, opened in theaters in the U.S.
Paul McCartney released "Waterfall."
Smokey Robinson's "Being With You" hit number one on the UK pop singles chart.
Neil Diamond's "America" peaked at number eight on the pop singles chart.
Marty Balin's "Hearts" broke into the Top 40.
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble released the album "Texas Flood."
The Jacksons' single "State Of Shock" was released. Mick Jagger is a guest vocalist on the song.
New releases included Steve Winwood's album "Roll With It" and George Harrison's "This Is Love."
Jerry Lee Lewis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Pink Floyd released the video "Delicate Sound of Thunder."
Mick Jagger and wife Jerry Hall announced that they were expecting their third child in January.
Ringo and his All Starr Band recorded their show at the Montreaux Jazz Festival for release as "Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band, Volume 2."
Randy Newman, Michael Jackson, and Barry Manilow were among the inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, while Stevie Wonder and Carole King were among those who received special awards at the induction dinner.
Santana began the North American portion of the Shaman World Tour with a show in Raleigh, North Carolina. The guitar legend vowed to give all the proceeds from the U.S. and Canadian shows to the AIDS charity Artists for a New South Africa.
Michael Jackson was found not guilty on all charges in his child molestation trial. The singer had been facing a ten-count grand jury indictment.
The Who performed at the 4th annual Four Seasons of Hope charity benefit.
Original Beach Boys Brian Wilson, Mike Love, and Al Jardine made their first public appearance together in ten years to receive a double-Platinum plaque for the album "Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys."
The New Cars cancelled this night's concert in Orlando, Florida, as well as upcoming shows in Clearwater and Hollywood, Florida so guitarist Elliot Easton could recover from surgery on his broken collar bone.
John Fogerty's DVD "The Long Road Home - In Concert" received a theatrical screening in select theaters in conjunction with its release.
Paul McCartney played a special surprise show in New York in support of his album "Memory Almost Full."
Metallica was the headliner at the Bonnaroo Music and Art Festival. The four-day event also included Pearl Jam, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, The Raconteurs, The Allman Brothers Band, Phil Lesh and Friends, Death Cab for Cutie, My Morning Jacket and numerous others.
Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan won several Tony Awards, including the Best Musical prize, for his Broadway show "Memphis," which he wrote with lyricist Joe DiPietro. However, Elton John's show "Next Fall," a drama he produced with his partner David Furnish, failed to take any awards.
Paul McCartney made his second career UK festival appearance, closing the Isle of Wight Festival. His two-hour set included a tribute to Jimi Hendrix.
Stevie Wonder was inducted into the Apollo Theater's Apollo Legends Hall of Fame.
The Beach Boys' "That's Why God Made The Radio" debuted on the Billboard 200 at number three, becoming the highest chart entry of their career and their best chart appearance since "Endless Summer" hit number one in 1974. It also set the record for the widest span between their first and most recent appearances in the Billboard 200 top ten. "That's Why God Made The Radio" made the chart's top ten 49 years and one week after their first top ten entry, "Surfin' U.S.A.," in June 1963.
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