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James P. Johnson (1894) (keys-Songwriters HoF inductee-DECEASED)

Bob Shane (1934) (vocals-guitar-Kingston Trio)

Don Everly (1937) (vocals-guitar-Everly Brothers)

Garrett Morris (1937) (vocals-theatrical)

Ray Sawyer (1937) (vocals-Dr. Hook)

Jimmy Carl Black (1938) (drums-Mothers of Invention-Grandmothers-DECEASED)

Del McCoury (1939) (bluegrass musician)

Joe Sample (1939) (keys-Crusaders)

Rick James (1952) (vocals-DECEASED)

Billy Mumy (1954) (guitar-vocals-theatrical)

Mike Campbell (1954) (guitar-Heartbreakers)

Exene Cervenka (1956) (vocals-X)

Edwin H. Armstrong FM-radio inventor dies jumping from window-1954.

Chuck Berry plays all white Casa Loma Club St. Louis MO-1956.

Elvis Presley's last session before army/records Wear My Ring Around Your Neck-1958.

Buddy Holly/Winter Dance Tour cancel Appleton WI afternoon show/play Green Bay evening-1959.

Lloyd Price's Lady Luck enters US chart-1960.

Chuck Berry's Let it Rock enters US chart-1960.

Bobby Rydell's Wild One/Little Bitty Girl enters US chart-1960.

Barrett Strong's Money enters US chart-1960.

Connie Stevens' 16 Reasons enters US chart-1960.

Buster Brown's Fannie Mae enters US chart-1960.

Dorsey Burnette's Tall Oak Tree enters US chart-1960.

Elvis Presley's Rockahula Baby/Can't Help Falling In Love enters UK chart-1962.

The Pyramids' Penetration enters US chart-1964.

The Beatles I Want to Hold Your Hand peaks US #1/Please Please Me enters US chart-1964.

Lesley Gore's You Don't Own Me peaks US #2-1964.

The Marketts' Out of Limits peaks US top 5-1964.

The Trashmen's Surfin' Bird peaks US top 5-1964.

Al Martino's I Love You More and More Every Day enters US chart-1964.

The 4 Seasons' Dawn enters US chart-1964.

Freddy Cannon's Abigail Beecher enters US chart-1964.

Governor of Indiana declares Louie Louie pornographic-1964.

Sue Thompson's Paper Tiger peaks Can top 10-1965.

Jerry Vale's Have You Looked Into Your Heart peaks Can top 20-1965.

Barry Mann's Talk to Me Baby peaks Can top 20-1965.

Ronny/Daytonas' Bucket T peaks Can top 5-1965.

The Beatles release Honey Don't EP US-1965.

Peter/Gordon's I Go to Pieces peaks Can top 30-1965.

Petula Clark's Downtown peaks Can #1-1965.

P.J. Proby banned by British ABC theatres for trouser splitting incident-1965.

Gary Lewis' This Diamond Ring peaks Can top 5-1965.

The Beatles begin recording Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band song-1967.

Charles Wright/Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band's Do Your Thing enters US chart-1967.

Lisa Marie Presley born to Elvis/Priscilla-1968.

Fleetwood Mac's Albatross peaks UK #1-1969.

Dionne Warwick's This Girl's In Love With You enters US chart-1969.

Elvis Presley's If I Can Dream peaks US top 20-1969.

Tommy Roe's Dizzy enters US chart-1969.

Judy Collins' Someday Soon enters US chart-1969.

Joni Mitchell makes Carnegie Hall debut NYC NY-1969.

Neil Diamond's Shilo enters US chart-1970.

Freddy Fender's Before the Next Teardrop Falls enters US chart-1975.

B.J. Thomas' Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song enters US chart-1975.

Anne Murray's Day Tripper peaks Can top 30-1975.

Dan Fogelberg's Part of the Plan enters US chart-1975.

Stevie Wonder's Boogie On Reggae Woman peaks Can top 10-1975.

Ray Materick's Linda Put the Coffee On peaks Can top 30-1975.

Sammy Johns' Chevy Van enters US chart-1975.

Jethro Tull's Bungle in the Jungle peaks Can top 5-1975.

Genesis' In Concert film premieres London UK-1977.

Sheena Easton's Morning Train enters US chart-1981.

John Mellancamp's Cherry Bomb peaks Can top 5-1988.

Debbie Gibson's Shake Your Love peaks Can top 10-1988.

Dixie Bill Hilton dies-1991.

Nirvana's Nevermind CD returns to #1 US chart-1992.

Madonna's Deeper and Deeper peaks Can #1-1993.

Richey Edwards (Manic Street Preachers) goes missing/never found-1995.

The Tragically Hip play 2 nights Metro Centre Halifax NS-1999.

Mongo Santamaria dies complications from stroke-2003.


Lonnie Johnson (1889) (vocals-guitar-Blues HoF inductee-DECEASED)

David Whitfield (1926) (vocals-DECEASED)

Stan Getz (1927) (sax-Grammy winner-DECEASED)

Skip Battin (1934) (vocals-bass-w.Flip-Byrds-DECEASED)

Roberta Flack (1937) (vocals-piano-Grammy winner-NC Music Hall of Fame inductee)

Rusty Kershaw (1938) (vocals-guitar-Kershaw Brothers-Grand Ol' Opry member-DECEASED)

Graham Nash (1942) (vocals-Hollies-CSN-CSNY-w.Crosby-OBE-RnR Hall of Fame inductee 2x)

Peter Macbeth (1943) (bass-Foundations)

Derek Shulman (1947) (vocals-bass-sax-Gentle Giant-record executive)

The Coasters sign to Atlantic Records-1956.

Terry Gilkyson/Easy Riders' Marianne enters US chart-1957.

Fats Domino appears Perry Como TV show-1957.

Clyde McPhatter's Without Love enters US chart-1957.

The Coasters' Charlie Brown enters US chart-1959.

Buddy Holly/Richie Valens/Big Bopper's last show Clear Lake IA-1959.

Arthur Alexander's You Better Move On enters US chart-1962.

Bill Pursell's Our Winter Love enters US chart-1963.

Little Eva's Let's Turkey Trot enters US chart-1963.

Neil Sedaka's Alice in Wonderland enters US chart-1963.

Helen Shapiro begins UK tour with Beatles opening-1963.

Screamin' Jay Hawkins begins 1st UK tour Wallington Town Hall-1965.

The Tremeloes' Here Comes My Baby enters UK chart-1967.

Petula Clark's This Is My Song enters UK chart-1967.

Keith Emerson's hands injured on-stage explosion ELP show San Francisco CA-1973.

Brownsville Station's Smokin' In the Boys' Room peaks Can top 5-1973.

The Main Ingredient's Just Don't Want to Be Lonely enters US chart-1974.

Bobby Womack's Lookin' For a Love enters US chart-1974.

Al Wilson's Show & Tell peaks Can top 10-1974.

The James Gang's Must Be Love enters US chart-1974.

Ringo Starr's You're 16 peaks Can #2-1974.

Art Garfunkel's I Shall Sing peaks Can top 20-1974.

Donny Osmond's Are You Lonesome tonight peaks Can top 10-1974.

Barry White's Never Never Gonna Give You Up peaks Can top 40-1974.

Carly Simon/James Taylor's Mockingbird enters US chart-1974.

Stevie Wonder's Living For the City peaks Can top 20-1974.

War's Me & Baby Brother peaks Can top 10-1974.

Sid Vicious dies heroin OD-1979.

Cliff Richard's Carrie enters UK chart-1980.

The Boomtown Rats' I Don't Like Mondays enters US chart-1980.

Streetheart's Under My Thumb peaks Can top 20-1980.

The J. Geils Band's Come Back enters US chart-1980.

The Eagles' The Long Run peaks Can top 10-1980.

Linda Ronstadt's How Do I Make You enters US chart-1980.

Toto's Africa peaks US #1-1983.

Honeymoon Suite's Burning in Love peaks Can chart-1985.

Wang Chung's Everybody Have Fun tonight peaks Can #1-1987.

Gene Kelly dies at 83-1996.

Li'l Kim's Hardcore CD enters Can chart-1997.

Songwriter Hal Blair (I Was the One/Ringo) dies-2001.


Maxene Andrews (1918) (vocals-w.Sisters-Vocal Group HoF inductee-DECEASED)

Frankie Vaughan (1928) (vocals-DECEASED)

Johnny "Guitar" Watson (1935) (guitar-vocals-DECEASED)

Angelo D'Aleo (1940) (vocals-Belmonts)

Dennis Edwards (1943) (vocals-Temptations-Contours)

Adolpho "Fito" de la Parra (1946) (drums-Canned Heat)

Dave Davies (1947) (guitar-vocals-Kinks)

Melanie Safka (1947) (vocals-guitarist)

Jimmy Dorsey records Amapola NYC-1941.

Glenn Miller's String of Pearls peaks US #1-1942.

Elvis Presley records Shake Rattle & Roll/Lawdy Miss Clawdy RCA studios NYC NY-1956.

Patti Page's Belonging to Someone enters US chart-1958.

Johnny Cash's Ballad of a Teenage Queen/Big River enters US chart-1958.

Moe Koffman's Swingin' Shepherd Blues enters US chart-1958.

Buddy Holly/Richie Valens/Big Bopper killed plane crash near Mason City-Ames IA-1959.

Bob Dylan's 1st recording session San Francisco Bay Blues NYC-1961.

James Darren's Her Royal Majesty enters US chart-1962.

Sam Cooke's Twistin' the Night Away enters US chart-1962.

Kenny Ball's Midnight in Moscow enters US chart-1962.

Merle Haggard released from prison-1963.

The Kinks' 1st appearance Ready Steady Go-1964.

Joe Meek takes own life-1967.

Jimi Hendrix records final versions Hey Joe/Purple Haze/Wind Cries Mary Olympic Sound London UK-1967.

Tommy Boyce/Bobby Hart's I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight peaks Can #1-1968.

Ronnie Hawkins' Home From the Forest peaks Can chart-1968.

The Beatles begin recording Lady Madonna/Across the Universe-1968.

John Fred/His Playboy Band's Judy in Disguise peaks Can top 5-1968.

The 4 Tops' Walk Away Renee enters US chart-1968.

The Delfonics' La La Means I Love You enters US chart-1968.

The Beach Boys' Darlin' peaks Can top 20-1968.

Buffalo Springfield's Expecting to Fly peaks Can chart-1968.

Elvis Presley's comeback TV special airs-1968.

The Association's Everything That Touches You enters US chart-1968.

The Beatles excepting Paul McCartney agree to Allen Klein as business manager-1969.

Tommy James/Shondells' Crimson & Clover peaks Can #1-1969.

The Byrds release Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde LP-1969.

David Bowie/Mick Ronson meet 1st time-1970.

Aretha Franklin releases You're All I Need to Get By-1971.

Stevie Wonder's Superstition peaks Can top 10-1973.

Helen Reddy's Peaceful enters US chart-1973.

Deodato's Also Sprach Zarathustra enters US chart-1973.

Edward Bear's Last Song peaks Can #1-1973.

The Raspberries' I Wanna Be With You peaks Can top 20-1973.

The Moody Blues' I'm Just a Singer enters US chart-1973.

Billy Paul's Me and Mrs. Jones peaks Can top 20-1973.

Elton John's Crocodile Rock peaks US #1-1973.

The Guess Who's Follow Your Daughter Home enters US chart-1973.

The 4 Tops' Ain't No Woman enters US chart-1973.

Jim Croce's One Less Set of Footsteps enters US chart-1973.

Bread's Aubrey enters US chart-1973.

Alice Cooper's Hello Hurray enters US chart-1973.

Loggins/Messina's Your Mama Don't Dance peaks Can top 5-1973.

Aerosmith record Back in the Saddle Waltham MA-1976.

Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive enters UK chart-1979.

Bob Seger's We've Got Tonite peaks Can top 10-1979.

Toto's Hold the Line peaks Can top 5-1979.

Heart's Dog & Butterfly enters US chart-1979.

Exile's You Thrill Me peaks Can top 40-1979.

The J. Geils Band's Centerfold peaks US #1-1982.

Wham's I'm Your Man peaks Can top 10-1986.

Stevie Nicks' Talk to Me peaks Can top 10-1986.

Paul McCartney's Spies Like Us peaks Can top 20-1986.

Klymaxx' I Miss You peaks Can #1-1986.

Survivor's Burning Heart peaks Can top 20-1986.

Sinead O'Connor rejects Grammy nominations citing materialism-1991.

Kid'n'Play's Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody peaks Can top 20-1992.

Gloria Estefan awarded star Hollywood Walk of Fame-1993.

Black Sabbath play Fleet Center Boston MA-1999.

Trombonist J.J. Johnson dies self inflicted gunshot wound-2001.

James Blackwood (Blackwood Brothers) dies stroke-2002.


John Steele (1941) (drums-Animals)

Johnny Gambale (1942) (vocals-Classics)

Alice Cooper (1948) (vocals)

Jerry Shirley (1952) (drums-vocals-Humble Pie-Fastway)

Clint Black (1962) (vocals)

Adolphe Sax dies-1894.

James Brown/Famous Flames 1st session WIBB Macon GA or King Studios Cincinnatti/record Please Please Please-1955.

Mitch Miller's Lisbon Antigua enters US chart-1956.

The Crew-Cuts' 7 Days enters US chart-1956.

The Rolling Stones record 3 songs with Phil Spector/Graham Nash/Allan Clarke on Percussion/Gene Pitney on keys-1964.

Wayne Fontana/Mindbenders' Game of Love enters UK chart-1965.

The Animals' Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood enters UK chart-1965.

The Rolling Stones release 19th Nervous Breakdown/As Tears Go By-1966.

The Rolling Stones receive gold Got Live If You Want It-1967.

The 4 Seasons' Tell it to the Rain peaks Can top 10-1967.

Lesley Gore's California Nights enters US chart-1967.

Bobby Goldsboro's Blue Autumn peaks Can top 20-1967.

Mitch Ryder/Detroit Wheels' Sock It to Me Baby enters US chart-1967.

Johnny Rivers' Baby I Need Your Lovin' enters US chart-1967.

The Seekers' Georgy Girl peaks Can #1-1967.

Wilson Pickett's Everybody Needs Somebody to Love enters US chart-1967.

Sam the Sham's How Do You Catch a Girl peaks Can top 20-1967.

The Mojomen's Sit Down I Think I Love You enters US chart-1967.

Petula Clark's Colour My World peaks Can top 20-1967.

The Lovin' Spoonful's Nashville Cats peaks Can #2-1967.

Gary Lewis' Where Will the Words Come From peaks Can top 10-1967.

The Kinks' Dead End Street peaks Can top 30-1967.

The Association's No Fair at All enters US chart-1967.

The Beatles appoint Eastman & Eastman general counsel to Apple-1969.

Aretha Franklin releases The Weight-1969.

Jimi Hendrix reforms Experience 8 months after breakup-1970.

Chicago awarded gold 3rd album-1971.

Osmonds awarded gold One Bad Apple-1971.

Louis Jordan dies heart attack-1975.

American Bandstand celebrates 25th anniversary-1977.

Fleetwood Mac release Rumours LP-1977.

Dolly Parton's Here You Come Again peaks Can top 10-1978.

The BeeGees' Night Fever enters US chart/Stayin' Alive peaks US #1-1978.

Barry Manilow's Can't Smile Without You enters US chart-1978.

Rod Stewart's You're in My Heart peaks Can #1-1978.

Randy Newman's Short People peaks US #2-1978.

Queen's We Are the Champions peaks US top 5-1978.

Chilliwack's Baby Blue peaks Can chart-1978.

ABBA's Take a Chance on Me enters UK chart-1978.

Burton Cummings' Your Own Backyard peaks Can chart-1978.

The BeeGees' Stayin' Alive enters UK chart-1978.

Karen Carpenter dies heartattack/anorexia nervosa-1983.

Queen's Radio Ga Ga enters UK chart-1984.

Nena's 99 Luftballons enters UK chart-1984.

The Thompson Twins' Doctor Doctor enters UK chart-1984.

Alex Harvey of SAHB dies heart attack-1984.

Cyndi Lauper's Money Changes Everything peaks Can top 30-1985.

Wham's Careless Whisper peaks Can #1-1985.

Jack Wagner's All I Need peaks Can top 5-1985.

Liberace dies AIDS-1987.

World On Edge's Still Beating peaks Can top 20-1991.

C&C Music Factory's Gonna Make You Sweat peaks Can #1-1991.

Tony Toni Tone's Feels Good peaks Can top 20-1991.

Stevie B's Because I Love You peaks Can #2-1991.

Alias' Waiting For Love peaks Can top 20-1991.

Gwen Guthrie dies cancer-1999.

Doris Kenner Jackson (Shirelles) dies-2000.


Red Buttons (1919) (vocals-Oscar winner-Golden Globe winner-DECEASED)

Ron Wilson (1933) (drums-percussion-Joy of Cooking)

Claude King (1933) (vocals)

Alex Harvey (1935) (vocals-SAHB-DECEASED)

Cory Wells (1942) (vocals-Enemies-3 Dog Night)

Chuck Winfield (1943) (trumpet-fluegelhorn-BS&T)

Al Kooper (1944) (vocals-guitar-keys-Royalteens-Blues Project-BS&T)

J.R. Cobb (1944) (guitar-Classics IV-Atlanta Rhythm Section)

Bob Marley (1945) (vocals-guitar-Wailers-DECEASED)

Duff McKagan (1964) (bass-Guns'n'Roses)

Bobby Brown (1969) (vocals-New Edition)

Glenn Miller records Tuxedo Junction NYC-1940.

Perry Como's Ko Ko Mo enters US chart-1955.

Warren Smith records Rock'n'Roll Ruby-1956.

Buddy Holly/Crickets/Jerry Lee Lewis end Australian tour-1957.

Emile Ford's On a Slow boat to China enters UK chart-1960.

The Shirelles' Will You Love Me Tomorrow peaks US #1-1961.

Barry Sadler's Ballad of the Green Berets enters US chart-1966.

The Turtles' You Baby enters US chart-1966.

Petula Clark's My Love peaks US #1-1966.

The Beach Boys' Barbara Ann peaks US #2-1966.

The T-Bones' No Matter What Shape peaks US top 5-1966.

The Marketts' Batman Theme enters US chart-1966.

The DC5's At the Scene enters US chart-1966.

James Brown's I'll Go Crazy enters US chart-1966.

The Byrds' Set You Free This Time enters US chart-1966.

Engelbert Humperdinck's Way It Used to Be enters UK chart-1969.

Peter Sarstedt's Where Do You Go To My Lovely enters UK chart-1969.

Shocking Blue's Venus peaks US #1-1970.

T Rex's Telegram Sam reaches UK #1-1972.

The New Seekers' I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing peaks Can top 5-1972.

Nilsson's Without You enters UK chart-1972.

Badfinger's Day After Day peaks Can #2-1972.

Slade's Look Wot U Dun enters UK chart-1972.

Edward Bear's Fly Across the Sea peaks Can top 20-1972.

Paul Simon's Mother & Child Reunion enters US chart-1972.

Neil Young's Heart of Gold enters US chart-1972.

Steel River's Mexican Lady peaks Can top 20-1972.

Chilliwack's Lonesome Mary enters US chart-1972.

J.Geils' Looking For a Love peaks Can top 30-1972.

Elton John awarded gold Crocodile Rock-1973.

Stevie Wonder's I Wish peaks Can #1-1977.

Manhattan Transfer's Chanson D'Amour enters UK chart-1977.

Mary McGregor's Torn Between Two Lovers peaks US #1-1977.

ELO's Do Ya enters US chart-1977.

Aerosmith's Walk This Way peaks Can top 10-1977.

Jackson Browne's Here Come Those Tears Again enters US chart-1977.

Joni Mitchell inducted into Juno Hall of Fame-1981.

Tears for Fears' Change enters UK chart-1983.

NKOTB's This One's For the Children peaks Can top 10-1990.

Joe Cocker's When the Night Comes peaks Can top 30-1990.

Soul II Soul's Back to Life peaks Can #1-1990.

Kim Mitchell's Expedition Sailor peaks Can top 40-1990.

Sheree's Woman's Work peaks Can top 10-1990.

Tina Turner's Steamy Windows peaks Can top 20-1990.

Jazzy Jeff/Fresh Prince's I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson peaks Can top 20-1990.

Sybil's Don't Make Me Over peaks Can top 10-1990.

Rod Stewart/Ron Wood tape MTV Unplugged Universal Studios LA-1993.

Tim Kelly (Slaughter) dies car accident-1998.

Doris Coley Kenner-Jackson (Shirelles) dies cancer-2000.


Dave Berry (1941) (vocals-Cruisers)

Fabian (1943) (vocals)

Kate McGarrigle (1946) (vocals-w.Anna McGarrigle)

Natalie Cole (1950) (vocals)

Mike Batt (1950) (producer)

W. Axl Rose (1962) (vocals-Guns'n'Roses)

Rick Astley (1966) (vocals)

Bill Haley plays Dominion London UK-1957.

Lonnie Donegan's Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavour enters UK chart-1959.

Jesse Belvin dies car crash-1960.

Johnny Burnette's Little Boy Sad enters US chart-1961.

Bobby Darin's Lazy River enters US chart-1961.

Brook Benton's Think Twice enters US chart-1961.

Johnny Maestro's Model Girl enters US chart-1961.

Cilla Black's Anyone Who Had a Heart enters UK chart-1964.

The Righteous Brothers' You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' peaks US #1-1965.

Shirley Ellis' Name Game peaks US top 5-1965.

Joe Tex' Hold What You've Got peaks US top 5-1965.

The Ronettes' Born to Be Together enters US chart-1965.

The Trade Winds' NY's a Lonely Town enters US chart-1965.

Johnny Rivers' Midnight Special enters US chart-1965.

Little Anthony/Imperials' Hurt So Bad enters US chart-1965.

Gerry/Pacemakers' Ferry Across the Mersey enters US chart-1965.

The 4 Tops' Ask the Lonely enters US chart-1965.

The Animals' Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood enters US chart-1965.

The Righteous Brothers You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' peaks US #1-1965.

Vic Dana's Red Roses For a Blue Lady enters US chart-1965.

The Dave Clark 5's Come Home enters US chart-1965.

Fontella Bass/Bobby McClure's Don't Mess Up a Good Thing enters US chart-1965.

The Rolling Stones enter RCA Studios LA to record 20 tracks in 4 days-1966.

The Beatles complete recording Lady Madonna-1968.

John Lennon releases Instant Karma-1970.

Andy Williams' Love Story enters US chart-1971.

Tom Jones' She's a Lady enters US chart-1971.

Barbra Streisand's Stoney End peaks Can top 5-1971.

Redeye's Games peaks Can top 20-1971.

The Temptations' Just My Imagination enters US chart-1971.

James Taylor's Country Road enters US chart-1971.

Van Morrison's Blue Money enters US chart-1971.

The Staples Singers' Heavy Makes You Happy enters US chart-1971.

Mungo Jerry's Baby Jump enters UK chart-1971.

Perry Como's It's Impossible peaks Can top 40-1971.

Bread's Let Your Love Go peaks Can top 20-1971.

The Carpenters' For All We Know enters US chart-1971.

CCS' Whole Lotta Love enters US chart-1971.

The BeeGees' Lonely Days peaks Can #1-1971.

Barbra Streisand's Way We Were awarded gold-1974.

The Canadian Brass make NYC debut Alice Tully Hall Lincoln Center-1979.

Yoko Ono releases Walking on Thin Ice LP-1981.

Hugo Montenegro dies emphysema-1981.

Huey Lewis/News' Do You Believe in Love enters US chart-1982.

Joan Jett's I Love Rock'n'Roll enters US chart-1982.

Van Halen's Pretty Woman enters US chart-1982.

The Romantics' Talking In Your Sleep peaks Can #1-1984.

Madonna's Holiday peaks Can top 40-1984.

Madonna's Open Your Heart peaks US #1-1987.

Annie Lennox/Al Green's Put a Little Love In Your Heart peaks Can top 10-1989.

CSNY's American Dream peaks Can top 10-1989.

Boy Meets Girl's Waiting For a Star to Fall peaks Can #1-1989.

Billy Idol undergoes leg surgery following motorcycle crash LA-1990.

Bob Dylan appears David Letterman Show w.all star band including Carole King/Emmylou Harris/Chrissie Hynde-1992.

Mick Jagger performs SNL-1993.

Keith Richards performs Massey Hall Toronto-1993.

Nirvana begin final Euro tour-1994.

Ziggy Marley/Melody Makers/I-3's perform Bob Marley 50th birthday celebration JAM-1995.

Jann Arden's Insensitive peaks Can top 10-1995.

Falco dies car accident-1998.

Carl Wilson dies cancer-1998.


Eubie Blake (1883) (keys-bandleader-DECEASED)

Oscar Brand (1920) (vocals-guitar)

Wilma Lee Cooper (1921) (vocals-w.Stoney Cooper)

Warren Smith (1933) (vocals)

King Curtis (1934) (sax-sessions-DECEASED)

Sammy Johns (1946) vocals-guitar)

Donna Stoneman (1947) (vocals-Stoneman Family)

Alan Lancaster (1949) (guitar-Status Quo)

Steve Bronski (1960) (vocals-Bronski Beat)

David Bryan (1962) (keys-Bon Jovi)

Garth Brooks (1962) (vocals-guitar)

Bing Crosby records Swinging On a Star LA-1944.

Evelyn Knight & The Stardusters' Little Bird Told Me peaks US #1-1949.

Perry Como's Magic Moments enters UK chart-1958.

Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones dies pneumonia-1959.

Buddy Holly buried Lubbock TX-1959.

Joe Brown's That's What Love Will Do enters UK chart-1963.

The Beatles' arrive JFK airport NYC to do Ed Sullivan Show/release All My Loving EP UK-1964.

The Beatles release Nowhere Man/What Goes On US-1966.

Winifred Atwell's Snow Bells peaks Can top 20-1966.

The Rolling Stones' As Tears Go By peaks Can #1-1966.

Bobby Kris' Walk on By peaks Can top 10-1966.

The Beach Boys' Barbara Ann peaks Can #2-1966.

The Guess Who's Hurting Each Other peaks Can top 20-1966.

The Bee Gees arrive UK to further Australian career-1967.

Don Partridge's Rosie enters UK chart-1968.

The Move's Fire Brigade enters UK chart-1968.

Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World enters UK chart-1968.

Tom Jones' This Is... TV series debuts ABC-1969.

Spirit's 1984 enters US chart-1970.

Jimmy Cliff's Wonderful World Beautiful People peaks Can top 20-1970.

Lee Marvin's Wand'ring Star enters UK chart-1970.

Simon/Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water enters US chart-1970.

Bobby Sherman's Easy Come Easy Go enters US chart-1970.

Steppenwolf's Monster peaks Can top 20-1970.

The Originals' Bells enters US chart-1970.

The Jackson 5's I Want You Back peaks Can #2-1970.

Engelbert Humperdinck's Winter World of Love peaks Can top 10-1970.

Badfinger's Come and Get It enters US chart-1970.

The Byrds' Jesus is Just Alright enters US chart-1970.

Frijid Pink's House of the Rising Sun enters US chart-1970.

Aretha Franklin's Call Me/Son of a Preacher Man enters US chart-1970.

The 5th Dimension's Blowing Away peaks Can top 10-1970.

Aretha Franklin records Live LP Fillmore E NYC-1971.

The Love Unlimited Orchestra awarded gold Love's Theme-1974.

Barry White awarded gold Never Gonna Give You Up-1974.

Joni Mitchell's In France They Kiss On Main Street enters US chart-1976.

Johnnie Taylor's Disco Lady enters US chart-1976.

Paul Simon's 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover peaks US #1-1976.

Donna Summer's Love to Love You Baby peaks US #2-1976.

EW&F's Sing a Song peaks US top 5-1976.

Hot Chocolate's You Sexy Thing peaks US top 5-1976.

Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson's Good Hearted Woman enters US chart-1976.

Tina Charles' I Love to Love enters US chart-1976.

Melissa Manchester's Just You & I enters US chart-1976.

The Bay City Roller's Money Honey enters US chart-1976.

BTO's Take It Like a Man enters US chart-1976.

The Cate Brothers' Union Man enters US chart-1976.

Rod Stewart's Da Ya Think I'm Sexy peaks US #1-1979.

Pink Floyd perform The Wall NYC-1980.

April Wine's Just Between You and Me enters US chart-1981.

Blondie's The Tide is High peaks Can #1-1981.

The Rovers' Wasn't That a Party peaks Can top 5-1981.

Bruce Springsteen's Hungry Heart peaks Can top 5/Fade Away enters US chart-1981.

Joe Dolce's Shaddap You Face enters UK chart-1981.

Steve Winwood's While You See a Chance enters US chart-1981.

Yarbrough/Peoples' Don't Stop the Music enters US chart-1981.

The Police's Don't Stand So Close to Me enters US chart-1981.

Randy Meisner's Deep Inside My Heart peaks Can top 20-1981.

Barry Manilow's I Made It Through the Rain peaks Can top 40-1981.

ABC's All of My Heart peaks Can top 10-1983.

Daryl Hall/John Oates' Maneater peaks Can top 5-1983.

Paula Abdul's Straight Up peaks US #1-1989.

American Music Awards held/Whitney Houston wins seven-1994.

Xscape's Just Kickin' It peaks Can top 5-1994.

PM Dawn's You Got Me Floatin' peaks Can top 5-1994.

Sky's Piece of Paradise CD enters Can chart-1999.

Bobby Troup dies heart attack-1999.

Lonesome Dave Peverett (Savoy Brown/Foghat) dies cancer-2000.

Big Punisher dies heart failure-2000.

U2 play Astoria London UK-2001.

Bruce Springsteen/E Street Band's MSG concert premieres HBO TV-2001.

Nickelback's This Side Up CD peaks #1 Can chart-2002.

Bob Harrington (Esquires Canada) dies-2005.


Lonnie Johnson (1899) (vocals-guitar-Blues HoF inductee-DECEASED)

Tom Rush (1941) (vocals-guitar)

Jim Capaldi (1944) (drums-vocals-Traffic-RnR HoF inductee-DECEASED)

Fito De La Parra (1946) (drums-Canned Heat)

England Dan Seals (1948) (vocals-guitar-w.JF Coley)

Ron Tyson (1948) (vocals-Temptations)

Ted Turner (1950) (guitar-Wishbone Ash)

Vince Neil (1961) (vocals-Motley Crue)

Webb Pierce makes US chart debut with Wondering-1952.

Frankie Lymon/Teenagers' Why Do Fools Fall in Love enters US RnB chart-1956.

Tab Hunter's Young Love enters UK chart-1957.

The Coasters' Charlie Brown enters US chart-1959.

Perry Como's Delaware enters US chart-1960.

Mark Dinning's Teen Angel peaks US #1-1960.

Dion/Belmonts' Where or When peaks US top 5-1960.

Tommy Tucker's Hi Heel Sneakers enters US chart-1964.

Eddie Holland's Leaving Here enters US chart-1964.

The Beatles' From Me to You enters US chart-1964.

Bobby Bare's Miller's Cave enters US chart-1964.

P.J. Proby banned British TV re pants-splitting incidents/Somewhere peaks Can top 20-1965.

The Zombies' Tell Her No peaks Can top 10-1965.

The Shangri-Las' Give Him a Great Big Kiss peaks Can top 10-1965.

The Rolling Stones' Heart of Stone peaks Can top 20-1965.

Jack London's If You Don't Want My Love peaks Can top 5-1965.

Jay/Americans' Let's Lock the Door peaks Can #1-1965.

The Who play Marquee London UK-1965.

The Supremes release Stop In the Name of Love-1965.

Dobie Gray's The In Crowd peaks Can top 10-1965.

The Bachelors' No Arms Could Ever Hold You peaks Can top 10-1965.

Shirley Ellis' Name Game peaks Can #2-1965.

The Beatles begin recording Good Morning Good Morning-1967.

Everything is Everything's Witchi Tai To enters US chart-1969.

Blind Faith form-1969.

The Zombies' Time of the Season enters US chart-1969.

3 Dog Night's Try a Little Tenderness enters US chart-1969.

Donovan's To Susan on the West Coast Waiting enters US chart-1969.

The Classics IV's Traces enters US chart-1969.

Amen Corner's Half as Nice enters UK chart-1969.

The Move's Blackberry Way peaks UK #1-1969.

Bob Dylan's documentary Eat the Document shot by D.A. Pennebaker shown 1st time at NY Academy of Music-1971.

The Osmonds's One Bad Apple peaks US #1-1971.

Official Beatles fan club shuts down-1972.

Carly Simon awarded gold You're So Vain-1973.

Max Yasgur Woodstock concert site owner dies heart failure Florida-1973.

Olivia Newton-John awarded gold Let Me Be There-1974.

Loggins/Messina's Changes enters US chart-1974.

Steve Harley/Cockney Rebel's Make Me Smile enters UK chart-1975.

Cat Stevens' Ready peaks Can top 20-1975.

Mac Davis' Rock'n'Roll I Gave You the Best Years peaks Can top 40-1975.

Queen's Killer Queen enters US chart-1975.

OMD's Jackie Blue enters US chart-1975.

Herbie Mann's Hijack enters US chart-1975.

Ben E. King's Supernatural Thing enters US chart-1975.

The Blackbyrds' Walking in Rhythm enters US chart-1975.

Disco Tex & Sexolettes' Get Dancin' peaks Can top 10-1975.

Ringo Starr's No No Song enters US chart-1975.

The Carpenters' Please Mr. Postman peaks Can #1-1975.

Hot Chocolate's Emma enters US chart-1975.

Grand Funk's Some Kind of Wonderful peaks Can top 10-1975.

Charlie Daniels' South's Gonna Do It enters US chart-1975.

Kool & Gang's Celebration peaks US #1-1981.

The Damned's Eloise enters UK chart-1986.

The Who reunite for Brit Awards London UK-1988.

Icehouse's Crazy peaks Can top 30-1988.

Eurythmics' I Need a Man peaks Can top 20-1988.

Luba's When a Man Loves a Woman peaks Can top 5-1988.

Del Shannon dies suicide bullet-1990.

Daniel Lanois ends Euro tour Royal Festival Hall London UK-1990.

The Smart E's Sesame's Treet peaks Can top 20-1993.

Mercer Ellington dies-1996.

Pearl Jam's Yield CD enters Can chart #1-1998.

The Ben Folds Five's Whatever and Ever CD enters Can chart-1998.

Oasis deported from Holland for drunkenness on ferry-2004.

Keith Knudsen (Doobie Brothers) dies-2005.

Jimmy Smith (jazz organist) dies-2005.

 


Carmen Miranda (1909) vocals-DECEASED)

Ernest Tubb (1914) (vocals-Texas Troubadours-Grand Ol' Opry member-Country HoF inductee-DECEASED)

Tom Connors (1936) (vocals)

Barry Mann (1939) (vocals)

Brian Bennett (1941) (drums-Shadows)

Mark Mathis (1940) (vocals-Dean & Mark-Newbeats)

Carole King (1942) (vocals-keys)

Barbara Lewis (1943) (vocals)

Joe Ely (1947) (vocals-guitar-Flatlanders)

Major Harris (1947) (vocals-Main Ingredient-DECEASED)

Bill Evans (1958) (sax)

Dennis Thomas (1951) (Kool & the Gang)

Holly Johnson (1960) (vocals-Frankie Goes to Hollywood)

Travis Tritt (1963) (vocals-guitar)

Willie Triplett (1966) (Ready For the World)

Eddy Duchin dies-1951.

The McGuire Sisters' Sincerely peaks US #1-1955.

Elvis Presley's Too Much peaks US #1-1957.

Dinah Shore's Chantez Chantez enters US chart-1957.

Nat King Cole's Ballerina enters US chart-1957.

Johnny Mathis' Wonderful Wonderful enters US chart-1957.

The Hilltoppers' Marianne enters US chart-1957.

The Crests' 16 Candles peaks US #2-1959.

Lloyd Price's Staggerlee peaks US #1-1959.

Frankie Ford's Sea Cruise enters US chart-1959.

Frankie Avalon's Venus enters US chart-1959.

Jerry Lee Lewis records What'd I Say-1961.

Adam Faith's This Is It enters UK chart-1961.

James Brown records Night Train Cincinnatti OH-1961.

The Everly Brothers' Walk Right Back enters UK chart-1961.

Ruby/Romantics' Our Day Will Come enters US chart-1963.

Paul/Paula's Hey Paula peaks US #1-1963.

Bobby Vee's Night Has 1000 Eyes peaks US top 5-1963.

Johnny Thunder's Loop de Loop peaks US top 5-1963.

The Drifters' Up On the Roof peaks US top 5-1963.

Roy Orbison's In Dreams enters US chart-1963.

Richard Chamberlain's All I Have to Do is Dream enters US chart-1963.

The Beatles 1st appearance Ed Sullivan Show-1964.

Sophie Tucker dies-1966.

The Band record I Shall Be Released-1968.

Aretha Franklin releases Since You've Been Gone/Ain't No Way-1968.

Simon/Garfunkel awarded gold Bridge Over Troubled Water-1970.

Sly/Family Stone awarded gold Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again-1970.

The Brighter Side of Darkness awarded gold Love Jones-1972.

Crosby/Nash record Immigration Man-1972.

Wings play 1st concert Nottingham University UK-1972.

The O'Jays awarded gold Love Train-1973.

Alice Cooper's Teenage Lament'74 peaks Can top 20-1974.

The Hollies' Air That I Breathe enters UK chart-1974.

Sami Jo's Tell Me a Lie enters US chart-1974.

Paul McCartney's Jet enters US chart-1974.

Daryl Hall/John Oates' She's Gone enters US chart 1st time-1974.

Joni Mitchell's Raised on Robbery peaks Can chart-1974.

Suzi Quatro's Devil Gate Drive enters UK chart-1974.

Gladys Knight/Pips' I've Got to Use My Imagination peaks Can top 30-1974.

Iggy Pop does last show with Stooges Michigan Palace Detroit MI-1974.

Cher's solo TV show premieres-1975.

Percy Faith dies-1976.

Buddy Johnson dies-1977.

Marti Webb's Take That Look Off Your Face enters UK chart-1980.

The Vapors' Turning Japanese enteres UK chart-1980.

Air Supply Lost in Love enters US chart-1980.

The Whispers' And the Beat Goes On enters US chart-1980.

Peter Gabriel's Games Without Frontiers enters UK chart-1980.

April Wine's I Like to Rock enters US chart-1980.

Kenny Rogers' Coward of the County peaks Can #1-1980.

Bill Haley dies heart attack Harlingen TX-1981.

Bruce Hornsby/Range's Way It Is peaks Can #1-1987.

Timbuk 3's The Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades peaks Can top 20-1987.

Robbie Nevil's C'est La Vie peaks Can #1-1987.

Duran Duran's Notorious peaks Can top 10-1987.

The Bangles' Walk Like an Egyptian peaks Can #1-1987.

Kevin DuBrow fired as Quiet Riot singer-1987.

The Rev. James Cleveland dies heart failure-1991.

Mick Jagger releases Wandering Spirit LP-1993.

Offspring's Ixnay On the Hombre CD enters Can chart-1997.

Bruce Cockburn's Charity of Night CD enters Can chart-1997.

Silverchair's Freak Show CD enters Can chart-1997.

Robbie Rae dies-2006.


Jimmy Durante (1893) (vocals-keys-DECEASED)

Bertolt Brecht (1898) (lyricist-Stalin Peace Prize honouree-Kleiszt Prize honouree-DECEASED)

Larry Adler (1914) (harmonica-DECEASED)

Leontyne Price (1927) (vocals-theatrical)

Manu Dibango (1934) (percussion)

Don Wilson (1937) (guitar-Ventures)

Roberta Flack (1939) (vocals-piano-w.Donny Hathaway)

Ral Donner (1943) (vocals)

Jimmy Merchant (1944) (vocals-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers)

Donovan (1946) (vocals-guitar)

Nigel Olsson (1949) (drums-Spencer Davis-Elton John)

Sheryl Crow (1962) (vocals-guitar)

Glenn Miller presented gold for Chattanooga Choo Choo-1942.

The Ames Brothers' Rag Mop peaks US #1-1950.

Dean Martin's Memories are Made of This enters UK chart-1956.

Elvis Presley records Heartbreak Hotel/I Was the One Nashville-1956.

The Dreamweavers' It's Almost Tomorrow enters UK chart-1956.

Billy Vaughn's Sail Along Silv'ry Moon peaks US top 5-1958.

Elvis Presley's Don't/I Beg of You peaks US #1-1958.

Connie Francis' Don't Break the Heart That Loves You enters US chart-1962.

Don/Juan's What's Your Name enters US chart-1962.

The Rolling Stones' 19th Nervous Breakdown enters UK chart-1966.

The Small Faces' Sha La La La Lee enters UK chart-1966.

Petula Clark's My Love enters UK chart-1966.

Aretha Franklin releases I Never Loved a Man-1967.

The Beatles complete recording Day in the Life-1967.

The American Breed's Bend Me Shape Me peaks Can top 10-1968.

Sly/Family Stone's Dance to the Music enters US chart-1968.

The Scaffold's Thank U Very Much enters US chart-1968.

Kenny Rogers/First Edition's Just Dropped In enters US chart-1968.

Paul Revere/Raiders' Too Much Talk enters US chart-1968.

The Rolling Stones' She's a Rainbow peaks Can top 10-1968.

The Foundations' Baby Now That I've Found You peaks Can #1-1968.

Madeline Bell's I'm Gonna Make You Love Me enters US chart-1968.

Gladys Knight/Pips' The End of Our Road enters US chart-1968.

The Lettermen's Goin' Out of My Head/Can't Take My Eyes Off You medley peaks Can top 10-1968.

The Lemon Pipers' Green Tambourine peaks Can top 5-1968.

Etta James' Tell Mama peaks Can top 30-1968.

Engelbert Humperdinck's Am I That Easy to Forget peaks Can top 30-1968.

The Human Beinz' Nobody But Me peaks Can top 5-1968.

The Doors' Touch Me peaks Can #1-1969.

Tom Jones' A Minute of Your Time peaks Can top 20-1969.

Sammy Davis Jr.'s I've Gotta Be Me peaks Can top 10-1969.

The Goodees' Condition Red peaks Can top 20-1969.

Judy Collins' Someday Soon peaks Can top 40-1969.

Booker T/MGs' Hang'em High peaks Can top 20-1969.

Sly & The Family Stone's Thank You peaks US #1-1970.

Phil Spector severely burned in car fire-1970.

Terry Jacks' I'm Gonna Love You Too peaks Can top 10-1973.

John Denver's Rocky Mountain High peaks Can top 10-1973.

Johnny Nash's Stir It Up enters US chart-1973.

The Partridge Family's Eyes of Love peaks Can top 20-1973.

Don McLean's Dreidel peaks Can top 20-1973.

The Stylistics' Break Up to Make Up enters US chart-1973.

Paul McCartney/Wings' Hi Hi Hi peaks Can top 5-1973.

Vicki Lawrence's The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia enters US chart-1973.

Van Halen release 1st LP-1978.

Linda Ronstadt's Ooh Baby Baby peaks Can top 10-1979.

Sister Sledge's He's the Greatest Dancer enters US chart-1979.

Linda Ronstadt's Just One Look enters US chart-1979.

Dire Straits' Sultans of Swing enters US chart-1979.

The Rolling Stones' Shattered peaks Can top 40-1979.

Rod Stewart's Da Ya Think I'm Sexy peaks US #1-1979.

The Village People's YMCA peaks US #2-1979.

Olivia Newton-John's A Little More Love peaks US rop 5-1979.

Billy Joel's Big Shot enters US chart-1979.

Meatloaf's You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth peaks Can top 40-1979.

Elvis Costello's Oliver's Army enters UK chart-1979.

Bob Welch's Precious Love enters US chart-1979.

Earth Wind/Fire's September peaks Can top 10-1979.

Chic's I Want Your Love enters US chart-1979.

The BeeGees' Tragedy enters US chart-1979.

The Captain/Tennille's Do That To Me One More Time peaks US #1-1980.

Northern Lights record Tears are Not Enough Manta Sound Toronto ON-1985.

The Box' L'Affaire Dumoutier peaks Can top 30-1986.

Lionel Richie's Say You Say Me peaks Can #1-1986.

Pete Townshend's Face the Face peaks Can top 20-1986.

Dream Academy's Life in a Northern Town peaks Can top 10-1986.

Expose release Exposure CD-1987.

Paula Abdul's Opposites Attract peaks US #1 setting record as 6th #1 from album Forever Your Girl-1990.

Eric Clapton ends 18-show run Royal Albert Hall London UK-1990.

Ce Ce Peniston's Finally peaks Can #1-1992.

Motley Crue fires Vince Neil as lead singer/later rehired-1992.

Lenny Kravitz' Stand By My Woman peaks Can top 40-1992.

Michael Jackson does TV interview w.Oprah Winfrey-1993.

Mick Jagger releases Wandering Spirit CD-1993.

Tony Secunda discoverer/manager of Moody Blues/Joe Cocker/T Rex/others dies-1995.

Marty Butler dies AIDS-1995.

Brian Connolly (Sweet) dies cancer-1997.

Buddy Tate dies cancer-2001.

Dave Van Ronk dies cancer-2002.

The Chemical Brothers Come With Us CD enters Can chart-2002.

Sade's Lovers Live CD enters Can chart-2002.

Mary J. Blige's No More Drama CD enters Can chart-2002.

Danny Joe Brown (Molly Hatchett) dies-2005.


Thomas Edison (1847) (phonograph inventor-DECEASED)

John Mills Sr. (1882) (vocals-Mills Brothers-DECEASED)

Josh White (1914) (vocals-guitar-DECEASED)

Wesley Rose (1918) (music publisher-DECEASED)

Gene Vincent (1935) (vocals-w.Blue Caps-DECEASED)

Bobby Pickett (1938) (vocals-DECEASED)

Gerry Goffin (1939) (songwriter)

Sergio Mendes (1941) (keys-Brasil 66)

Russ Freeman (1960) (guitar-Rippingtons)

Sheryl Crow (1962) (vocals-guitar)

Brandy (Norwood) (1979) (vocals)

Louis Armstrong's Mack the Knife enters US chart-1956.

Frankie Lymon/Teenagers' Why Do Falls Fall in Love enters US chart-1956.

Julius LaRosa's Lipstick & Candy & Rubbersole Shoes enters US chart-1956.

Sarah Vaughan's Mr. Wonderful enters US chart-1956.

Les Baxter's Poor People of Paris enters US chart-1956.

Nat King Cole's Ask Me enters US chart-1956.

Bob Dylan performs 1st pro concert Gerde's Folk City NYC-1961.

The Beatles release From Me to You/record 10 tracks Please Please Me LP including Twist & Shout/I Saw Her Standing There-1963.

Paul & Paula's Hey Paula peaks US #1-1963.

Millie Small's My boy Lollipop enters UK chart-1964.

The Beatles NA concert debut Washington DC-1964.

Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox//joins Beatles NME Poll Winners Concert Wembley Pool sharing bill with Stones-1965.

Tom Jones' It's Not Unusual enters UK chart-1965.

The Rolling Stones' 19th Nervous Breakdown peaks UK #1-1966.

Tommy James/Shondells' I Think We're Alone Now enters US chart-1967.

The Rolling Stones release Between the Buttons US-1967.

The Turtles' Happy Together enters US chart-1967.

The Blues Magoos' We Ain't Got Nothing Yet peaks Can top 5-1967.

Otis Redding's Try a Little Tenderness peaks Can top 30-1967.

The Lovin' Spoonful's Darling Be Home Soon enters US chart-1967.

Keith's 98.6 peaks Can top 10-1967.

Donovan's Epistle to Dippy enters US chart-1967.

Herman's Hermits' There's a Kind Of Hush enters US chart-1967.

More of the Monkees LP peaks US #1-1967.

The Grateful Dead headline 3 nights Fillmore E NYC w.Allman Bros/Love-1970.

David Bowie makes 1st appearance as Ziggy Stardust Tollworth UK-1972.

The Carpenters awarded gold Please Mr. Postman-1975.

Aerosmith awarded gold Toys In the Attic LP-1975.

Linda Ronstadt's You're No Good peaks US #1-1975.

Rhythm Heritage awarded gold Theme From SWAT-1976.

Andrew Gold's Thank You For Being a Friend enters US chart-1978.

Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights enters UK chart-1978.

Rush's Closer to the Heart peaks Can chart-1978.

Parliament's Flash Light enters US chart-1978.

Leif Garrett's Runaround Sue peaks Can top 20-1978.

Gordon Lightfoot's Circle is Small enters US chart-1978.

Queen's We Are the Champions peaks Can top 5-1978.

Player's Baby Come Back peaks Can #1-1978.

Rod Stewart's Hot Legs enters US chart-1978.

Chuck Mangione's Feels So Good enters US chart-1978.

ELO's Turn to Stone peaks Can top 10-1978.

Neil Diamond's Desiree peaks Can top 10-1978.

Jackson Browne's Running On Empty enters US chart-1978.

The Rolling Stones live concert film Let's Spend the Night Together opens NYC-1983.

Michael Jackson's Thriller enters US chart-1984.

Wham's Careless Whisper peaks US #1-1985.

Don Henley's Boys of Summer peaks Can top 20-1985.

Philip Bailey & Phil Collins' Easy Lover peaks Can #1-1985.

Frankie Goes to Hollywood's Power of Love peaks Can top 20-1985.

Boy George appears dramatic role The A Team-1986.

Chris Isaak's Wicked Game peaks Can top 10-1991.

DNA f.Suzanne Vega's Tom's Diner peaks Can top 5-1991.

AC/DC's Money Talks peaks Can top 20-1991.

Cinderella's Shelter Me peaks Can top 10-1991.

Brit Awards held/KLF perform-1992.

Bryan Adams/Sting others raise funds for bush fire victims Sydney AUS-1994.

Jaki Byard found dead gunshot wound-1999.

Lord Kitchener (calypso singer) dies-2000.

Harry Connick Jr performs NBA All-Star Game halftime-2001.

Chris Isaak's Always Got Tonight CD enters Can chart-2002.


Pink Anderson (1900) (vocals-Pink Floyd namesake-DECEASED)

Tex Beneke (1914) (vocals-Glenn Miller-DECEASED)

Lorne Greene (1915) (vocals-Order of Canada Officer-DECEASED)

Mel Powell (1923) (keys-Benny Goodman-Pulitzer Prize recipient-DECEASED)

Gene McDaniels (1935) (vocals)

Ray Manzarek (1939) (keys-Doors)

Kenny Dino (1939) (vocals-DECEASED)

Moe Bandy (1944) (vocals)

Joe Schermie (1948) (bass-3 Dog Night)

Stanley Knight (1949) (guitar-keys-vocals-Black Oak Arkansas)

Steve Hackett (1950) (guitar-Genesis-GTR)

Gil Moore (1951) (drums-vocals-Triumph)

Chynna Phillips (1968) (vocals-Wilson Phillips)

Jim Creeggan (1970) (Barenaked Ladies)

Paul Whiteman/George Gershwin premiere Rhapsody in Blue-1924.

Gloria Mann's Earth Angel enters US chart-1955.

Lenny Dee's Plantation Boogie enters US chart-1955.

Screamin' Jay Hawkins records I Put a Spell on You-1956.

The Coasters record Young Blood/Searchin' LA-1957.

Buddy Holly/Crickets' Maybe Baby released US/record Well Alright Clovis-1958.

Johnny Preston's Running Bear enters UK chart-1960.

The Miracles' Shop Around awarded gold disc.1961.

The Beatles play Carnegie Hall NYC-1964.

The Byrds' It Won't Be Wrong enters US chart-1966.

Simon/Garfunkel's Homeward Bound enters US chart-1966.

Wilson Pickett's 634-5789 enters US chart-1966.

Peter/Gordon's Woman enters US chart-1966.

Neal Hefti's Batman Theme enters US chart-1966.

The Rolling Stones release 19th Nervous Breakdown US-1966.

Jimi Hendrix performs alma mater Garfield High School Seattle WA-1968.

Cilla Black's Surround Yourself With Sorrow enters UK chart-1969.

Marvin Gaye's I Heard It Through the Grapevine enters UK chart-1969.

Graham Nash records Military Madness LA-1971.

James Brown's Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothin' enters US chart-1972.

B.J. Thomas' Rock'n'Roll Lullaby enters US chart-1972.

Rod Stewart's Handbags & Gladrags enters US chart-1972.

Terry Black/Laurel Ward's Goin' Down on the Road to LA enters US chart-1972.

Yes' Roundabout enters US chart-1972.

Elton John's Levon peaks Can top 10-1972.

Santana's No One to Depend On enters US chart-1972.

The Stylistics' You Are Everything peaks Can top 30-1972.

Jonathan Edwards' Sunshine peaks Can top 5-1972.

Elton John awarded gold Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player LP-1973.

The Bottom Line nightclub opens w.Patti Labelle NYC NY-1974.

Bob Dylan awarded gold Blood On the Tracks LP-1975.

Sal Mineo murdered LA-1976.

Eddie/Hot Rods & Sex Pistols play Marquee Club London UK-1976.

Bread's Lost Without Your Love peaks Can top 10-1977.

The Police record 1st single Fall Out-1977.

Rose Royce's Car Wash peaks Can #1-1977.

Paul McCartney & Wings' Maybe I'm Amazed (live) enters US chart-1977.

Rod Stewart's First Cut is the Deepest enters US chart-1977.

Heart's Dreamboat Annie peaks Can chart-1977.

The Doobie Brothers' It Keeps You Runnin' peaks Can top 40-1977.

Glen Campbell's Southern Nights enters US chart-1977.

Automatic Man's My Pearl enters US chart-1977.

Eurythmics' Sweet Dreams enters UK chart-1983.

Eubie Blake dies at 100-1983.

Bruce Cockburn plays West Berlin-1985.

Whitney Houston's How Will I Know peaks US #1-1986.

CFOX Vancouver celebrates anniversay w.Bryan Adams/Fabulous Thunderbirds/Loverboy/Journey performing Good Golly Miss Molly together-1987.

Benefit concert for Rain Forest Foundation w.Sting/Bruce Springsteen/Paul Simon/Don Henley-1990.

Rod Stewart's Downtown Train peaks Can top 20-1990.

Young MC's Principal's Office peaks Can top 5-1990.

Alannah Myles' Still Got This Thing peaks Can top 40-1990.

Bros' Too Much peaks Can top 20-1990.

Celine Dion's Power of Love peaks US #1/1st Quebecois to achieve feat-1994.

U2 launch Pop Mart world tour at KMart NYC NY-1997.

Bernie Taupin's handwritten lyrics to Candle in the Wind auctioned for $400k plus for charity-1998.

Bassist John Kuehne (James Taylor/Linda Ronstadt/Monkees) dies-2000.

Screamin' Jay Hawkins dies aneurysm/internal hemorrhaging-2000.

Oliver dies-2000.


Wingy Manone (1900) (trumpet-DECEASED)

Tennessee Ernie Ford (1919) (vocals-Country Music HoF inductee-Gospel Music HoF inductee-Grammy honouree-DECEASED)

Eileen Farrell (1920) (vocals-opera)

Boudleaux Bryant (1920) (songwriter)

Gene Ames (1925) (vocals-Ames Brothers-DECEASED)

Jim McReynolds (1927) (vocals-w.Jesse)

Dorothy McGuire (1928) (vocals-McGuire Sisters-DECEASED)

Peter Tork (1944) (vocals-guitar-bass-Monkees)

King Floyd (1945) (vocals-DECEASED)

Peter Gabriel (1950) (vocals-Genesis-Brit Award winner-RnR HoF inductee-Grammy winner-Ivor Novello winner-honourary member Royal Academy of Music)

Ed Gagliardi (1952) (bass-Foreigner)

Peter Hook (1956) (bass-Joy Division-New Order)

Tony Butler (1957) (bass-Big Country)

Henry Rollins (1961) (vocals-Black Flag)

Johann Strauss conducts Blue Danube Waltz 1st time-1867.

Richard Wagner dies-1883.

ASCAP formed-1914.

Blind Boy Fuller dies blood poisoning-1941.

Guy Mitchell's She Wears Red Feathers enters UK chart-1953.

Billie Holiday plays Royal Albert Hall/Flamingo Club London-1954.

Chris Barber's Petite Fleur enters UK chart-1959.

Lawrence Welk's Calcutta peaks US #1-1961.

Frank Sinatra forms Reprise label-1961.

Neil Sedaka's Calendar Girl peaks US top 5-1961.

The Impressions' People Get Ready enters US chart-1965.

Georgie Fame's Yeh Yeh enters US chart-1965.

Davie Allan & the Arrows' Apache'65 enters US chart-1965.

The Rolling Stones' Now LP released US-1965.

Tony Bennett's If I Ruled the World enters US chart-1965.

Jr. Walker/All Stars' Shotgun enters US chart-1965.

The Kinks' Tired of Waiting peaks UK #1-1965.

The Rolling Stones appear 1st time Ed Sullivan Show-1966.

The Beatles begin recording Only a Northern Song/release Penny Lane-Strawberry Fields US-1967.

The Band record In a Station-1968.

The Partridge Family's Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted enters US chart-1971.

Elvis Presley's I Really Don't Want to Know peaks Can top 10-1971.

Cat Stevens' Wild World enters US chart-1971.

Lynn Anderson's Rose Garden peaks Can #1-1971.

Dave Edmunds' I Hear You Knocking peaks Can top 5-1971.

Brewer/Shipley's One Toke Over the Line enters US chart-1971.

John Lennon's Mother peaks Can top 20-1971.

Gladys Knight/Pips' If I Were Your Woman peaks Can top 30-1971.

King Floyd's Groove Me peaks Can top 20-1971.

Liz Damon's Orient Express' 1900 Yesterday peaks Can top 20-1971.

Bobby Sherman's Cried Like a Baby enters US chart-1971.

Led Zeppelin refused admission to Singapore over hair length/concert cancelled-1972.

The Spinners awarded gold Could It Be I'm Falling in Love-1973.

Elvis Presley awarded gold Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite LP-1973.

Bob Dylan records show Forum Inglewood CA for Before the Flood LP-1974.

Dr. John plays Bottom Line NYC NY-1974.

Olivia Newton-John's Make a Move On Me enters US chart-1982.

EW&F's Let's Groove peaks Can top 10-1982.

Greg Guidry's Goin' Down enters US chart-1982.

Quarterflash's Find Another Fool enters US chart-1982.

Eddie Schwartz' All Our Tomorrows peaks Can top 40-1982.

Le Roux' Nobody Said It Was Easy enters US chart-1982.

Rick James' Super Freak peaks Can top 40-1982.

Daryl Hall/John Oates' I Can't Go For That peaks Can #2-1982.

Fun Boy 3/Bananarama's It Ain't What You Do It's the Way That You Do It enters UK chart-1982.

The Jam's Town Called Malice/Precious enters UK chart-1982.

Foreigner's Juke Box Hero enters US chart-1982.

The Police's Spirits in the Material World peaks Can top 20-1982.

The Police's Wrapped Around Your Finger peaks Can top 10-1984.

UB40's Red Red Wine peaks Can #1-1984.

Genesis' That's All peaks Can top 20-1984.

John Mellencamp's Pink Houses peaks Can top 20-1984.

Bruce Cockburn plays East Berlin-1985.

Cliff Richard awarded Lifetime Achievement Award Brits London UK-1989.

Phil Collins' Two Hearts peaks Can #1-1989.

Bobby Brown's My Prerogative peaks Can top 5-1989.

Chicago's Look Away peaks Can top 20-1989.

Aerosmith's Janie's Got a Gun peaks Can #2-1991.

Van Halen's Balance debuts Can chart-1995.

Susan Aglukark's This Child debuts Can chart-1995.

The Odds' Good Weird Feeling debuts Can chart-1995.

Vanessa Williams' Sweetest Days peaks Can top 20-1995.

Elton John's Circle of Life peaks Can top 10-1995.

Take That announce split-1996.


Wally Koster (1923) (vocals-DECEASED)

Phyllis McGuire (1931) (vocals-Vocal Group HoF inductee-McGuire Sisters)

Rudy Maugeri (1931) (vocals-Crew Cuts-Canadian Music HoF inductee-DECEASED)

Florence Henderson (1934) (vocals)

Rob McConnell (1935) (trombone-Boss Brass)

Magic Sam (1937) (guitar-vocals-DECEASED)

Razzy Bailey (1939) (vocals)

Eric Anderson (1943) (guitar-vocals)

Vic Briggs (1945) (guitar-Animals)

Gregory Hines (1946) (vocals)

Tim Buckley (1947) (vocals-guitar-DECEASED)

Loreena McKennitt (1957) (harp-vocals)

Thomas Edison records Metropolitan Opera Quartet's My Hula Hula Love-1910.

Earl Hines Band w. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie play Savoy Chicago IL-1943.

Chris Barber's Petite Fleur enters UK chart-1959.

Bob Dylan's Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window peaks Can top 30-1966.

Petula Clark's My Love peaks Can #1-1966.

The Gentrys' Hurt peaks Can top 20-1966.

The Toys' Attack peaks Can top 5-1966.

Johnny Rivers' Under Your Spell Again peaks Can #2-1966.

Elvis Presley's Tell Me Why peaks Can top 10-1966.

Little Anthony/Imperials' Spread It On Thick peaks Can top 20-1966.

Ramsey Lewis' Hard Day's Night peaks Can top 20-1965.

Jonathan King's Where the Sun Never Shone peaks Can top 10-1966.

Ray Charles' Crying Time peaks Can top 5-1966.

Aretha Franklin records Respect Atlantic NYC-1967.

DDDBM/T's Legend of Xanadu enters UK chart-1967.

Esther/Abi Ofarim's Cinderella Rockefella enters UK chart-1968.

The Band's Rag Mama Rag enters US chart-1970.

Glen Campbell/Bobbie Gentry's All I Have to Do Is Dream enters US chart-1970.

Kenny Rogers/First Edition's Something's Burning enters US chart-1970.

The Who record Live at Leeds-1970.

Elvis Presley's Kentucky Rain enters US chart-1970.

Merle Haggard's Fightin' Side of Me enters US chart-1970.

James Brown's It's a New Day enters US chart-1970.

Dionne Warwick's I'll Never Fall in Love Again peaks Can top 5-1970.

The Carpenters' Ticket to Ride enters US chart-1970.

Bobbie Gentry's Fancy peaks Can top 3-1970.

Tom Jones' Without Love peaks Can #1-1970.

Grease opens off B`way NYC NY-1972.

John Lennon/Yoko Ono co-host Mike Douglas Show-1972.

Bobby Womack awarded gold Harry Hippie-1973.

Bob Dylan plays LA-1974.

Daryl Dragon/Toni Tennille wed-1974.

Terry Jacks awarded gold Seasons in the Sun-1974.

The Ohio Players' Love Roller Coaster peaks Can #2-1976.

Maxine Nightingale's Right Back Where We Started From enters US chart- 1976.

The George Baker Selection's Paloma Blanca peaks Can top 10-1976.

Sweet's Action enters US chart-1976.

The Sylvers' Boogie Fever enters US chart-1976.

Styx' Lorelei enters US chart-1976.

The Sex Pistols play Valentine's Ball Butler's Wharf London UK-1976.

EWF's Sing a Song peaks Can top 20-1976.

The B-52s play 1st gig Athens GA-1977.

Dire Straits begin sessions 1st album-1978.

Toyah's 4 From EP enters UK chart-1981.

Smokey Robinson's Being With You enters US chart-1981.

Rod Stewart's Passion peaks Can #2-1981.

Robert Palmer's Looking For Clues peaks Can top 10-1981.

Champaign's How 'Bout Us enters US chart-1981.

The Babys' Turn and Walk Away peaks Can top 20-1981.

Grover Washington Jr/Bill Withers' Just the 2 of Us enters US chart-1981.

Generation X announce breakup-1981.

Heart's Tell it Like It Is peaks Can top 5-1981.

Billy Joel's Allentown peaks Can top 30-1983.

Sylvia's Nobody peaks Can top 5-1983.

Toto's Africa peaks Can #1-1983.

Patti Austin/James Ingram's Baby Come to Me peaks US #1-1983.

EW&F's Fall in Love With Me peaks Can top 20-1983.

Frank Zappa appears Miami Vice TV show-1986.

Paul Simon plays Harare ZIM-1987.

George Strait's Ocean Front Property debuts #1 US chart-1987.

Songwriter George Tibbles (Woody Woodpecker Song) dies-1987.

Songwriter Frederick Loewe (My Fair Lady) dies-1988.

The Rolling Stones begin 10 show Japan tour Korakuen Dome Tokyo-1990.

Mick Jagger begins filming Freejack Atlanta-1991.

Weird Al Yankovic's Jurassic Park peaks Can top 5-1994.

Color Me Badd's Choose peaks Can top 20-1994.

NKOTB's Dirty Dawg peaks Can top 5-1994.

Cypress Hill's Ain't Going Out Like That peaks Can top 20- 1994.

Nirvana play Zenith Paris FRA-1994.

Kenny Babyface Edmonds named entertainer of year NAACP Image Awards-1998.

Madonna plays Roxy Nightclub NYC NY-1998.

Collective Soul's Dosage CD enters Can chart-1999.

Harris/Parton/Ronstadt's Trio II CD enters Can chart-1999.

Dale Evans dies-2001.

Mick Tucker (Sweet) dies leukemia-2002.


Hank Locklin (1918) (vocals-Grand Ol' Opry member-DECEASED)

Brian Holland (1941) (producer-songwriter-record executive-Songwritrs HoF inductee)

Mick Avory (1944) (drums-Kinks-RnR HoF inductee)

John Anthony Helliwell (1945) (sax-Supertramp)

Melissa Manchester (1951) (vocals-keys-Harlettes)

Mikey Craig (1960) (bass-Culture Club)

Bessie Smith records Down Hearted Blues NYC-1923.

Duke Ellington records Take the A Train-1941.

Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie record together 1st time Chicago IL-1943.

The Platters sign management deal with Buck Ram-1954.

The Silhouettes Get a Job peaks US #1-1958.

Jimmy Reed's Baby What You Want Me To Do enters US chart-1960.

Billy Bland's Let the Little Girl Dance enters US chart-1960.

Johnny & Hurricanes' Beatnik Fly enters US chart-1960.

Ray Charles records I Can't Stop Loving You/Born to Lose/You Don't Know Me Hollywood-1962.

Helen Shapiro's Tell Me What He Said enters UK chart-1962.

The Beach Boys' Fun Fun Fun enters US chart-1964.

Louis Armstrong's Hello Dolly enters US chart-1964.

The 4 Seasons' Stay enters US chart-1964.

The DC5's Glad All Over enters US chart-1964.

James Brown's Please Please Please enters US chart-1964.

The Beatles' My Bonnie enters US chart-1964.

The Kingsmen's Jolly Green Giant peaks Can #1-1965.

Reparata/Delrons' Whenever a Teenager Cries peaks Can top 5-1965.

Joe Tex' Hold What You've Got peaks Can top 20-1965.

Johnny Cash's Orange Blossom Special enters US chart-1965.

Freddie/Dreamers' I Understand peaks Can top 5-1965.

The Beatles release 8 Days a Week/I Don't Want to Spoil the Party US//record Ticket to Ride/Another Girl/I Need You Abbey Road London UK-1965.

The Beau Brummels' Laugh Laugh peaks Can #2-1965.

Nat King Cole dies lung cancer-1965.

Little Walter dies of head injuries sustained in a fight-1968.

Paul Revere & Raiders' Mr. Sun Mr. Moon enters US chart-1969.

The Temptations' Runaway Child Running Wild enters US chart-1969.

David Ruffin's My Whole World Ended enters US chart-1969.

Edwin Starr's 25 Miles enters US chart-1969.

The Iveys' Maybe Tomorrow enters US chart-1969.

Sly & the Family Stone's Everyday People peaks US #1-1969.

Bubble Puppy's Hot Smoke and Sassafras enters US charts-1969.

The Grassroots' Lovin' Things enters US charts-1969.

Carol Douglas' Doctor's Orders reaches Can #1-1975.

Donny & Marie's Morning Side of the Mountain peaks Can top 10-1975.

Rufus & Chaka Khan's Once You Get Started enters US chart-1975.

Gino Vanelli becomes 1st white act on Soul Train-1975.

Myles & Lenny's Can You Give It All to Me peaks Can top 20-1975.

Earth Wind & Fire's Shining Star enters US charts-1975.

Eddie Kendricks' Shoeshine Boy enters US charts-1975.

David Bowie's Changes peaks Can top 40-1975.

Terry Jacks' Rock and Roll peaks Can top 30-1975.

Michael Holm's When a Child is Born peaks Can top 30-1975.

April Wine's I Wouldn't Want to Lose Your Love peaks Can top 20-1975.

Bill Wyman releases A Stone Alone LP-1976.

Grammys held/Donna Summer's Last Dance named Best Female R&B Vocal-Best R&B Song/Billy Joel's Just the Way You Are named Record and Song of Year/Anne Murray top Female Vocalist/Oscar Peterson

    Jazz Instrumental soloist/Bee Gees & Barry Manilow among other winners-1979.

The Clash play Electric Circus London-1980.

Graham Nash releases Earth & Sky LP-1980.

Mike Bloomfield dies OD-1981.

Charlie Watts/Ian Stewart release jazz LP under name Rocket 88-1981.

Ethel Merman dies-1986.

Songwriter Jimmy Holiday (Put a Little Love In Your Heart) dies heart failure-1987.

Saxophonist Al Cohn dies liver cancer-1988.

Roy Orbison/k.d. lang's Crying peaks Can #2-1988.

Aerosmith's Dude Looks Like a Lady peaks Can top 20-1988.

Prince's 7 peaks Can top 5-1993.

Positive K's I Got a Man peaks Can top 20-1993.

Mad Cobra's Flex peaks Can #1-1993.

Shaun Ryder leaves Happy Mondays-1993.

Lucio Agostini dies heart disease-1995.

Diane Warren presented Voice of Music Award from ASCAP-1995.

Moist becomes 1st Canadian band to perform live on internet-1995.

Bandleader Ludio Agostini dies-1996.

Lynda Lemay's self titled CD enters Can chart-1998.

Billy Ward dies-2002.


Jimmy Wakely (1914) (vocals-Nashville Songwriters HoF inductee-Western Musician HoF inductee-DECEASED)

Bill Doggett (1916) (keys-DECEASED)

Patti Andrews (1918) (vocals-w.Sisters-DECEASED)

Herbie/Harold Kalin (1934) (vocalists-Kalin Twins)

Sonny Bono (1935) (vocals-w.Cher-producer-arranger-DECEASED)

Jack London (1944) (vocals-Sparrows)

Doug Phelps (1960) (Kentucky Headhunters-Brothers Phelps)

Pete Willis (1960) (guitar-Def Leppard)

Andy Taylor (1961) (vocals-guitar-Duran Duran-Power Station)

Robert Johnson dies poisoning-1938.

The Del Vikings' Come Go With Me enters US chart-1957.

Charlie Gracie's Butterfly enters US chart-1957.

Tommy Edwards' Please Mr. Sun enters US chart-1959.

The Chipmunks' Alvin's Harmonica enters US chart-1959.

The Skyliners' Since I Don't Have You enters US chart-1959.

Dodie Stevens' Pink Shoe Laces enters US chart-1959.

The Beatles' Please Please Me peaks UK #1-1963.

Elvis Presley's One Broken Heart For Sale enters US chart-1963.

The Orlons' South Street enters US chart-1963.

Paul Anka/Ann Dezogheb wed-1963.

Bob B. Soxx/Blue Jeans' Why Do Lovers Break Each Other's Hearts enters US chart-1963.

Johnny Cymbal's Mr. Bass Man enters US chart-1963.

Chubby Checker's Twenty Miles/Let's Limbo Some More enters US chart-1963.

The Beatles' 2nd appearance Ed Sullivan-1964.

The Beatles record Yes It Is-1965.

James Brown records It's a Man's Man's Man's World NYC-1966.

The Beatles complete recording Good Morning Good Morning-1967.

Aretha Franklin records Natural Woman Atlantic NYC-1967.

The Hollies' On a Carousel enters UK chart-1967.

The Beatles fly to Rishikesh India to meditate with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi-1968.

Healey Willan dies-1968.

George Jones/Tammy Wynette wed-1969.

The Guess Who appear American Bandstand/receive gold for These Eyes-1969.

Badfinger release Magic Christian Music LP US-1970.

Aretha Franklin records Spanish Harlem/Rock Steady/Day Dreaming Atlantic NYC-1971.

The DeFranco Family's AbraCaDabra peaks Can top 20-1974.

Alvin Stardust's Jealous Mind enters UK chart-1974.

Elton John's Bennie & the Jets enters US chart-1974.

Gladys Knight/Pips' Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me enters US chart-1974.

Olivia Newton-John's Let Me Be There peaks Can top 5-1974.

The Guess Who's Star Baby enters US chart-1974.

Blue Swede's Hooked On a Feeling enters US chart-1974.

Tom T. Hall's I Love peaks Can top 20-1974.

Bill Amesbury's Virginia enters US chart-1974.

Cher's self-titled TV series debuts CBS-1975.

KC/Sunshine Band's Please Don't Go reaches Can #1-1980.

Kenny Loggins' This Is It peaks Can top 10-1980.

Blondie's Call Me enters US chart-1980.

The Romantics' What I Like About You enters US chart-1980.

The Pretenders' Brass in Pocket peaks Can top 20-1980.

Cliff Richard's We Don't Talk Anymore peaks Can top 5-1980.

Gary Numan's Cars enters US top 10-1980.

Elvis Costello's I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down enters UK chart-1980.

Rainbow's All Night Long enters UK chart-1980.

Michael Jackson's Off the Wall enters US chart-1980.

Christopher Cross' Ride Like the Wind enters US chart-1980.

Dr. Hook's Sexy Eyes enters US chart-1980.

Motown 25 TV special airs-1983.

Cyndi Lauper's Change of Heart peaks Can top 10-1987.

Gregory Abbott's Shake You Down peaks Can #2-1987.

Boston's We're Ready peaks Can top 30-1987.

Ti-Jean Carignan dies-1988.

kd lang appears cover 1st issue of Entertainment Weekly-1990.

The Faces reunite Brit Awards London/Bill Wyman fills in for Ronnie Lane-1993.

Brownie McGhee dies stomach cancer-1996.

David Bowie's Earthling CD enters Can chart-1997.

Brit Awards held London UK-1998.

Brit Awards held London UK//Robbie Williams wins Best Male British/Best British Single (Angels)/Best British Video (Millennium)-1999.


Orville "Hoppy" Jones (1902) (vocals-Inkspots-RnR HoF inductee-Vocal Group HoF inductee-DECEASED)

Orrin Tucker (1911) (sax-bandleader-DECEASED)

Tommy Edwards (1922) (vocals-DECEASED)

Bobby Lewis (1933) (vocals)

Johnny Bush (1935) (vocals)

John Leyton (1939) (vocals)

Gene Pitney (1941) (vocals-DECEASED)

Billie Joe Armstrong (1972) (vocals-guitar-Green Day)

Doris Day's Secret Love peaks US #1-1954.

Kay Starr's Rock & Roll Waltz enters UK chart-1956.

Chuck Berry's Sweet Little 16 enters US chart-1958.

Jimmie Rodgers' Oh Oh I'm Falling In Love Again enters US chart-1958.

Little Richard's Good Golly Miss Molly enters US chart-1958.

Pat Boone's Wonderful Time Up There/It's Too Soon to Know enters US chart-1958.

Andy Williams' Are You Sincere enters US chart-1958.

The Everly Brothers sign 10-year million dollar contract with Warner Brothers-1960.

Elvis Presley's Elvis LP awarded gold-1960.

Bobby Rydell's I've Got Bonnie enters US chart-1962.

The Beach Boys' Surfin' enters US chart-1962.

Roy Orbison's Dream Baby enters US chart-1962.

Joey Dee/Starliters' Hey Let's Twist enters US chart-1962.

The Lettermen's Come Back Silly Girl enters US chart-1962.

King Curtis' Soul Twist enters US chart-1962.

Gene Chandler's Duke of Earl peaks US #1-1962.

The Angels' Cry Baby Cry enters US chart-1962.

The Beatles record The Night Before/You Like Me Too Much Abbey Road London UK-1965.

Tennessee Waltz named state song of TN-1965.

The Beatles begin recording Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite//release Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields UK-1967.

Georgie Fame's Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde enters US chart-1968.

Spanky/Our Gang's Sunday Morning peaks Can top 30-1968.

Bobby Vinton's Just As Much As Ever peaks Can top 20-1968.

Hugo Montenegro's The Good the Bad & the Ugly enters US chart-1968.

The Marvelettes' My Baby Must Be a Magician peaks Can top 30-1968.

The Lovin' Spoonful's Money peaks Can top 30-1968.

Marvin Gaye's You peaks Can top 30-1968.

Gene/Debbe's Playboy enters US chart-1968.

Petula Clark's Kiss Me Goodbye enters US chart-1968.

DDDBM&T's Zabadak peaks Can #1-1968.

Brooklyn Bridge's The Worst That Could Happen peaks Can #1-1969.

Sly/Family Stone's Everyday People peaks Can #2-1969.

Bob Dylan begins Nashville Skyline sessions/Johnny Cash joins in Nashville TN-1969.

James Taylor releases 1st LP-1969.

Composer/conductor Alfred Newman dies-1970.

Joni Mitchell announces retirement later rescinded-1970.

Pink Floyd perform Dark Side of the Moon Rainbow Theatre London UK-1972.

Tony Orlando & Dawn's Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree enters US chart-1973.

Jud Strunk's Daisy a Day enters US chart-1973.

Skylark's Wildflower enters US chart-1973.

Timmy Thomas' Why Can't We Live Together peaks Can top 10-1973.

The Faces' Cindy Incidentally enters UK chart-1973.

Elton John's Crocodile Rock peaks Can #1-1973.

Lou Reed's Walk on the Wild Side enters US chart-1973.

Al Green's Call Me enters US chart-1973.

The Eagles release Greatest Hits LP-1976.

Bette Midler named Harvard Hasty Pudding Club woman of year-1976.

Kate Bush's Man With the Child In His Eyes enters US chart-1979.

The Raes' A Little Lovin' peaks Can top 10-1979.

Talking Heads' Take Me to the River peaks Can top 40-1979.

Chanson's Don't Hold Back peaks Can top 20-1979.

Blondie's Heart of Glass enters US chart-1979.

The Jacksons' Shake Your Body enters US chart-1979.

The BeeGees' Tragedy enters UK chart-1979.

Gino Vannelli's Wheels of Life enters US chart-1979.

Instant Funk's I Got My Mind Made Up enters US chart-1979.

The Clash make US debut Palladium NYC NY-1979.

Thelonius Monk dies stroke-1982.

Linda Ronstadt/Nicolette Larson/Helen Reddy/Chaka Khan/Dave Mason perform benefit for Jerry Brown LA CA-1983.

The Clash's Rock the Casbah peaks Can top 20-1983.

Sade's Sweetest Taboo peaks Can top 20-1986.

Eddie Murphy's Party All the Time peaks Can top 5-1986.

The Cars' Tonight She Comes peaks Can top 40-1986.

Dire Straits' So Far Away peaks Can top 30-1986.

Bryan Adams' There Will Never Be Another Tonight peaks Can top 20-1992.

Metallica's The Unforgiven peaks Can top 20-1992.

Dire Straits' Heavy Fuel peaks Can top 40-1992.

Brownie McGhee dies cancer-1996.

Brad Paisley joins Grand Ol' Opry-2001.


Pee Wee King (1914) (vocals-fiddle-Country Music HoF inductee-Grand Ol' Opry member-DECEASED)

Walt Grealis (1929) (music promoter-RPM publisher-Order of Canada officer-CCMA HoF inductee-JUNO founder/honouree-DECEASED)

Yoko Ono (1933) (vocals-w.John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band)

Bobby Hart (1939) (songwriter-vocals-w.Boyce)

Irma Thomas (1941) (vocals)

Dennis DeYoung (1947) (vocals-keys-Styx-solo)

Juice Newton (1952) (vocals)

Robbie Bachman (1953) (drums-Brave Belt-BTO)

The Mills Brothers record Paper Doll-1942.

Carl Perkins writes Blue Suede Shoes-1956.

The Diamonds' Why Do Fools Fall in Love enters US chart-1956.

Lawrence Welk's Moritat enters US chart-1956.

Kay Starr's Rock & Roll Waltz peaks US #1-1956.

Ray Charles records What'd I Say NYC-1959.

Marianne Faithfull's Come & Stay With Me enters UK chart-1965.

The Beatles record You've Got to Hide Your Love Away/Tell Me What You See Abbey Road London UK-1965.

Sandie Shaw's I'll Stop at Nothing enters UK chart-1965.

Herman's Hermits' Silhouettes enters UK chart-1965.

The Beach Boys begin recording Good Vibrations-1966.

The Rolling Stones&Searchers begin Aussie tour Sydney-1966.

Harpers Bizarre's 59th Street Bridge Song enters US chart-1967.

The Buckinghams' Kind of a Drag peaks Can/US #1-1967.

The Blues Magoos' We Ain't Got Nothin' Yet peaks US top 5-1967.

The Electric Prunes' I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night peaks Can top 20-1967.

Spyder Turner's Stand By Me peaks Can top 10-1967.

Paul Revere/Raiders' Ups & Downs enters US chart-1967.

Sopwith Camel's Hello Hello peaks Can top 10-1967.

Senator Bobby's Wild Thing peaks Can top 20-1967.

Tommy Roe's It's Now Winter's Day peaks Can top 20-1967.

Smokey Robinson/Miracles' Just a Mirage enters US chart-1967.

Aaron Neville's Tell It Like It Is peaks Can top 10-1967.

Herman's Hermits' No Milk Today enters US chart-1967.

James Brown's Bring it Up peaks Can top 20-1967.

David Gilmour replaces Syd Barrett in Pink Floyd-1968.

Maurice Gibb/Lulu marry-1969.

Neil Young awarded gold Harvest LP-1972.

The King Biscuit Flower Hour debuts radio w.Blood Sweat & Tears/Bruce Springsteen-1973.

Kiss release debut LP-1974.

Manfred Mann's Earth Band's Blinded By the Light peaks US #1-1977.

Earth Wind/Fire's Serpentine Fire peaks Can top 20-1978.

Randy Newman's Short People peaks Can #2-1978.

ELO's Sweet Talkin' Woman enters US chart-1978.

The BeeGees' Stayin' Alive peaks Can #1-1978.

Styx' Fooling Yourself enters US chart-1978.

Sweet's Love Is Like Oxygen enters US chart-1978.

Talking Heads' Psycho Killer enters US chart-1978.

Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street enters UK chart-1978.

Roberta Flack/Donny Hathaway's The Closer I Get to You enters US chart-1978.

The Style Council's My Ever Changing Moods enters UK chart-1984.

The Parachute Club's At the Feet of the Moon peaks Can top 20-1985.

General Public's Tenderness peaks Can top 20-1985.

Prince's I Would Die 4 U peaks Can top 20-1985.

The Pointer Sisters' Neutron Dance peaks Can #1-1985.

Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA peaks Can top 20-1985.

Chuck Berry plays Hard Rock Cafe LA CA-1985.

Pete Seeger plays Festival of Political Songs EGER-1986.

Bon Jovi's Livin' On a Prayer peaks US #1-1987.

Michael Jackson's Man in the Mirror peaks Can top 5-1988.

Blue Rodeo's Til I Am Myself Again peaks Can top 30-1991.

Warrant's I Saw Red peaks Can top 20-1991.

Lou Reed made Knight of French Order of Arts & Letters-1992.

Oasis gig cancelled when 4 drunk members refused admission to Holland-1994.

Johnny Carroll dies after liver operation-1995.

Denny Cordell dies lymphoma-1995.

Pat Boone's Christian TV show cancelled following "heavy metal" album-1997.

Ned "Ebn" Liben dies heart attack NYC-1998.

Bob Geldof wins libel suit vs Sun newspaper UK-1999.

Johnny Paycheck dies asthma/emphysema complications-2003.

Doris Troy dies-2004.


Lee Marvin (1924) (vocals-theatrical-DECEASED)

Joe Hampson (1928) (vocals-Travellers-DECEASED)

Bob Engemann (1936) (vocals-Lettermen-Vocal Group HoF inductee)

Phil Cracolici (1937) (vocals-Mystics)

Smokey Robinson (1940) (vocals-Miracles)

Lou Christie (1943) (vocals)

Pierre van der Linden (1946) (drums-Focus)

Paul Dean (1946) (guitar-Loverboy)

Tony Iommi (1948) (guitar-Black Sabbath)

Mark Andes (1948) (bass-Spirit-Jo Jo Gunne-Heart)

Andy Powell (1950) (guitar-Wishbone Ash)

Francis Bucholz (1954) (guitar-bass-Scorpions)

Dave Wakeling (1956) (vocals-The Beat-General Public)

Falco (1957) (vocals-DECEASED)

Seal (1963) (vocals)

Thomas Edison issued patent for phonograph-1878.

Woody Herman records Laura-1945.

David Whitfield's Book enters UK chart-1954.

The Stargazers' I See the Moon enters UK chart-1955.

Joni James' How Important Can It Be enters US chart-1955.

Johnny Ace's Pledging my Love enters US chart-1955.

The Miracles release Got a Job (1st single)-1958.

Lance Fortune's Be Mine enters UK chart-1960.

The Beatles record You're Going to Lose That Girl-1965.

Lou Christie's Lightnin' Strikes peaks US #1 on his 23rd birthday-1966.

Stevie Wonder's Uptight peaks US top 5-1966.

The Supremes' My World Is Empty Without You peaks US top 5-1966.

The 4 Tops' Shake Me Wake Me enters US chart-1966.

Herman's Hermits' Listen People enters US chart-1966.

B.J. Thomas' I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry enters US chart-1966.

The Outsiders' Time Won't Let Me enters US chart-1966.

Roger Miller's Husbands & Wives enters US chart-1966.

Bobby Goldsboro's It's Too Late enters US chart-1966.

The Isley Brothers' This Old Heart of Mine enters US chart-1966.

The Band record Lonesome Susie-1968.

3 Dog Night's Never Been to Spain peaks Can top 5-1972.

Carly Simon's Anticipation peaks Can top 10-1972.

Elton John awarded gold Madman Across the Water LP-1972.

Sammy Davis Jr appears All in the Family-1972.

Harry Nilsson's Without You peaks US #1-1972.

Charley Pride's Kiss an Angel Good Morning peaks Can top 40-1972.

Lee Morgan dies-1972.

Paul McCartney/Wings release Give Ireland Back to the Irish-1972.

America's Horse With No Name enters US chart-1972.

Dennis Coffey's Taurus enters US chart-1972.

American Music Awards held 1st time-1974.

John Denver awarded gold An Evening With… LP-1975.

Donna Summer awarded gold Love to Love You Baby-1976.

Burton Cummings' I'm Scared enters US chart-1977.

William Bell's Tryin' to Love Two enters US chart-1977.

Gordon Lightfoot's Race Among the Ruins enters US chart-1977.

Barry Manilow's Weekend in New England peaks Can top 10-1977.

Manfred Mann's Blinded By the Light peaks Can/US #1-1977.

Kiss' Hard Luck Woman peaks Can top 20-1977.

The Jackson's Enjoy Yourself peaks Can top 5-1977.

Hot's Angel in Your Arms enters US charts-1977.

David Bowie's Sound & Vision enters UK chart-1977.

Grammys held LA/Stevie Wonder wins 3rd straight Album of Year (Songs in the Key of Life)/Natalie Cole wins RnB Female Vocal Performance (Sophisticated Lady)//I Write the

    Songs wins Song of the Year-1977.

Fleetwood Mac release Rumours LP-1977.

The Climax Blues Band's Couldn't Get it Right enters US chart-1977.

Bon Scott (AC/DC) dies alcohol abuse-1980.

George Harrison found guilty of plagiarism My Sweet Lord/He's So Fine case-1981.

JoBoxers' Boxer Beat enters UK chart-1983.

Sammy Hagar's Your Love is Driving Me Crazy peaks Can top 20-1983.

Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart enters UK chart-1983.

Van Halen's Jump peaks US #1-1984.

Mick Jagger releases Just Another Night/Turn the Girls Loose and She's the Boss LP-1985.

Willie Nelson's Red Headed Stranger film premieres Austin TX-1987.

Roy Acuff celebrates 50th anniversary as member of Grand Ol' Opry-1988.

George Michael plays 1st solo concert Budokan Tokyo JAP-1988.

Eddie Money's Peace in Our Time peaks Can top 20-1990.

Roch Voisine's Helene peaks Can top 20-1990.

Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation peaks Can #2-1990.

Grammys held LA/boycotted by Public Enemy/Sinead O'Connor-1991.

Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You sets record with 14th week at #1 US-1993.

Elton John performance cut short by infestation of crickets Melbourne AUS-1993.

Roxette performs Beijing CHI-1995.

Tommy Lee weds Pamela Anderson-1995.

Bob Stinson (Replacements) dies-1995.

Brit Awards held/Jarvis Cocker interrupts Michael Jackson's performance-1996.

Lois Marshall dies-1997.

L.M. "Grampa" Jones dies stroke-1998.

Songwriter Charles Trenet (Beyond the Sea) dies-2001.


Jimmy Yancey (1898) (piano-RnR Hall of Fame member-1st artist released on Atlantic Records-DECEASED)

Nancy Wilson (1937) (vocals-3 time Grammy winner)

Barbara Ellis (1940) (vocals-Fleetwoods-Vocal Group HoF inductee-Doo Wop HoF inductee)

Buffy Ste-Marie (1941) (vocals-guitar-solo-Juno Hall of Fame member-Oscar winning songwriter)

Lew Soloff (1944) (trumpet-BS&T-Grammy honouree)

Alan Hull (1945) (vocals-guitar-Lindisfarne-DECEASED)

J. Geils (1946) (guitar-vocals-Geils Band)

Walter Becker (1950) (bass-Steely Dan-4 time Grammy winner-producer)

Randy California (1951) (guitar-vocals-Spirit-Kaptain Kopter-DECEASED)

Ian Brown (1963) (vocals-Stone Roses-Q Legend honouree)

Kurt Cobain (1967) (vocals-guitar-Nirvana-DECEASED)

Brian Littrell (1975) (vocals-Backstreet Boys)

Harry James records Ciribiribin NYC-1939.

Everlys/Buddy Holly/Crickets/Jerry Lee Lewis/Bill Haley tour Florida-1958.

James Brown records Think Hollywood-1960.

Clarence Frogman Henry's But I Do enters US chart-1961.

Bill Black's Hearts of Stone enters US chart-1961.

Kokomo's Asia Minor enters US chart-1961.

Chuck Jackson's I Don't Want to Cry enters US chart-1961.

Elvis Presley's Surrender enters US chart-1961.

Jackie DeShannon records Needles & Pins-1963.

DC5's Bits & Pieces enters UK chart-1964.

Gary Lewis/Playboys' This Diamond Ring peaks US #1-1965.

The Supremes' Stop in the Name of Love enters US chart-1965.

The Moody Blues' Go Now enters US chart-1965.

Manfred Mann's Come Tomorrow enters US chart-1965.

The Beatles' 8 Days a Week/I Don't Want to Spoil the Party enters US chart-1965.

Chad/Jeremy's If I Loved You enters US chart-1965.

The Beatles complete recording Being For the Benefit of Mr.Kite-1967.

Aretha Franklin releases Don't Play That Song-1970.

Aretha Franklin's You're All I Need to Get By enters US chart-1971.

Santana's Oye Como Va enters US chart-1971.

Tundra's Band Bandit peaks Can top 30-1971.

Helen Reddy's I Don't Know How To Love Him enters US chart-1971.

The Band's Shape I'm In peaks Can chart-1971.

Diana Ross' Remember Me peaks Can top 10-1971.

Todd "Runt" Rundgren's We Gotta Get You a Woman peaks Can top 20- 1971.

Marvin Gaye's What's Going On enters US chart-1971.

Anne Murray's Sing High Sing Low peaks Can top 5-1971.

Gordon Lightfoot's If You Could Read My Mind peaks Can #1-1971.

The Kinks' Apeman peaks Can top 20-1971.

Chicago's Free enters US chart-1971.

Alice Cooper's I'm Eighteen enters US chart-1971.

Yes sell out Madison Square Garden NYC without advertising-1974.

Cher/Sonny Bono file for separation-1974.

Aretha Franklin awarded gold Until You Come Back to Me-1974.

Kiss inducted Hollywood Walk of Fame Los Angeles CA-1976.

Screaming Lord Sutch/Sex Pistols play College of Art High Wycombe UK-1976.

Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 peaks US #1-1981.

Depeche Mode release 1st single Dreaming of Me-1981.

George Benson's Turn Your Love Around peaks Can top 10-1982.

Straight Lines' Letting Go peaks Can top 10-1982.

Stevie Nicks' Edge of 17 enters US chart-1982.

Pat Benatar/Neil Giraldo wed-1982.

The J. Geils Band's Freeze-Frame enters US chart-1982.

Elton John's I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues peaks Can top 10-1984.

Matthew Wilder's Break My Stride peaks Can top 5-1984.

Lionel Richie's Running With the Night peaks Can top 20-1984.

Bryan Adams performs for Olympic athletes Calgary AB-1988.

Bruce Cockburn begins US tour Seattle WA-1988.

Bon Jovi's Born to Be My Baby peaks Can top 20-1989.

Steve Earle's Copperhead Road peaks Can top 20-1989.

Tiffany's All This Time peaks Can top 10-1989.

Maxi Priest's Wild World peaks Can top 5-1989.

Poison's Every Rose Has Its Thorn peaks Can #1-1989.

Tone Loc's Wild Thing certified double platinum-1989.

Def Leppard's Armageddon It peaks Can top 10-1989.

Candi's Under Your Spell peaks Can top 5-1989.

Quincy Jones wins 6 awards for Back on the Block album/Alannah Myles named female vocalist of year Grammy Awards-1991.

Eric Clapton's son Conor dies in fall from window-1991.

Brit Awards held/Oasis win best newcomer-1995.

Hootie/Blowfish's Cracked Rear View debuts Can chart-1995.

Bob McBride (Lighthouse) dies Toronto-1998.

John Raitt dies-2005.


Andres Segovia (1893) (guitar-solo-Grammy Hall of Fame honouree-DECEASED)

Tadd Dameron (1917) (piano-arranger-DECEASED)

Don Reno (1927) (vocals-w.Smiley-Bluegrass HoH inductee-DECEASED)

Guy Mitchell (1927) (vocals-DECEASED)

Nina Simone (1933) (vocals-DECEASED)

Bobby Charles (1938) (vocals-DECEASED)

David Geffen (1943) (music executive)

Jerry Harrison (1949) (drums-Talking Heads-Tom Tom Club-producer)

Vince Welnick (1951) (keys-Tubes-Grateful Dead-DECEASED)

Jean Jacques Burnel (1952) (bass-vocals-Stranglers)

Mary Chapin Carpenter (1958) (vocals)

Ranking Roger (1961) (vocals-The Beat-General Public)

Charlotte Church (1986) (vocals-solo)

Barbeque Bob Hicks dies pneumonia-1931.

Doris Day's Secret Love peaks US #1-1954.

Gibson Flying V guitar introduced-1958.

The Beatles make Cavern Club debut Liverpool UK-1961.

The Rolling Stones play Adelaide AUS-1963.

Cliff Richard's Summer Holiday enters UK chart-1963.

The Rolling Stones release Not Fade Away UK-1964.

The Beatles return to UK from 1st US visit-1964.

The Sunrays' Andrea peaks Can #2-1966.

Lee Dorsey's Get Out of My Life Woman peaks Can top 20-1966.

Lou Christie's Lightnin' Strikes peaks Can #1-1966.

The Animals' Inside Looking Out enters US chart-1966.

The Who's My Generation peaks Can top 5-1966.

Dionne Warwick's Are You There peaks Can top 20-1966.

The Beatles begin recording Fixing a Hole-1967.

Donovan's Jennifer Juniper enters UK chart-1968.

Joe South's Walk a Mile in My Shoes peaks Can top 10-1970.

John Lennon's Instant Karma enters UK chart-1970.

Sly & the Family Stone's Thank You peaks Can #2-1970.

Jefferson's Baby Take Me In Your Arms peaks Can top 20-1970.

Mary Hopkin's Temma Harbour enters US chart-1970.

Eddie Holman's Hey There Lonely Girl peaks Can #1-1970.

Simon/Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water enters UK chart/LP enters UK chart stays 130 weeks-1970.

Edison Lighthouse's Love Grows enters US chart-1970.

Delaney/Bonnie's Comin' Home enters US chart-1970.

Climax awarded gold Precious & Few-1972.

Kool/Gang awarded gold Jungle Boogie-1974.

Barry Manilow/Melissa Manchester appear Midnight Special/Clive Davis hosts-1975.

AWB's Pick Up the Pieces peaks US #1-1975.

Neil Sedaka's Breaking Up Is Hard to Do remake peaks Can #1-1976.

Guys/Dolls' You Don't Have to Say You Love Me enters UK chart-1976.

Anne Murray's The Call enters US chart-1976.

Trooper's General Hand Grenade peaks Can top 20-1976.

Paul Simon's 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover peaks Can top 10-1976.

Florence Ballard (Supremes) dies in poverty Detroit-1976.

Peter Frampton's Show Me the Way enters US chart-1976.

Billy Ocean's Love Really Hurts Without You enters UK chart-1976.

ELO's Evil Woman peaks Can top 10-1976.

The Eagles' Take it to the Limit peaks Can top 20-1976.

Bon Scott (AC/DC) dies alcohol OD-1980.

Janet Vogel (Skyliners) dies suicide-1980.

The Rovers' Wasn't That a Party enters US chart-1981.

The Climax Blues Band's I Love You enters US chart-1981.

Kim Wilde's Kids in America enters UK chart-1981.

Juice Newton's Angel of the Morning enters US chart-1981.

Steely Dan's Hey Nineteen peaks Can top 5-1981.

Air Supply's Every Woman in the World peaks Can top 40-1981.

Roxy Music's Jealous Guy enters UK chart-1981.

Adam/Ants' Kings of the Wild Frontier enters UK chart-1981.

Jimmy Buffett's It's My Job enters US chart-1981.

Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 peaks US #1-1981.

Murray The K Kaufman dies cancer-1982.

Patti Austin/James Ingram's Baby Come to Me peaks Can top 10-1983.

Bob Seger's Shame on the Moon peaks Can top 10-1983.

Dionne Warwick's Heartbreaker peaks Can top 20-1983.

Ray Parker Jr's Bad Boy peaks Can top 20-1983.

Dexy's Midnight Runners' Come On Eileen peaks Can #2-1983.

Marvin Gaye's Sexual Healing peaks Can #1-1983.

Christopher Cross' All Right peaks Can top 20-1983.

Leonard Cohen guest stars Miami Vice-1986.

Def Leppard's Miss You In a Heartbeat peaks Can top 5-1994.

Salt'n'Pepa's Whatta Man peaks Can top 5-1994.

Tevin Campbell's Can We Talk peaks Can top 20-1994.

Shabba Ranks' Family Affair peaks Can top 10-1994.

Bruce Springsteen/E Street Band play first gig in seven years NYC NY-1995.

Morton Gould (composer/orchestra leader) dies-1996.

Malcolm Yelvington dies heart failure-2001.

Grammys held LA//Steely Dan/Faith Hill/U2/Eminem win 3 each-2001.


James Reese Europe (1881) (bandleader-DECEASED)

Nacio Herb Brown (1896) (songwriter-Songwriters HoF inductee-DECEASED)

Del Wood (1920) (piano-DECEASED)

Ernie K-Doe (1936) (vocals-DECEASED)

Bobby Hendricks (1938) (vocals-Swallows-Drifters)

Oliver (1945) (vocals-DECEASED)

Maurice Chevalier records Walking My Baby Back Home-1931.

Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel enters US chart-1956.

Nelson Riddle's Lisbon Antigua peaks US #1-1956.

Bing Crosby/Grace Kelly record True Love-1956.

The Brothers 4's Greenfields enters US chart-1960.

Paul Anka's Puppy Love enters US chart-1960.

Connie Francis' Mama/Teddy enters US chart-1960.

The Drifters' This Magic Moment enters US chart-1960.

Annette's O Dio Mio enters US chart-1960.

Pat Boone's Welcome New Lovers enters US chart-1960.

Percy Faith's Theme From a Summer Place peaks US #1-1960.

Jack Scott's What In the World's Come Over You peaks US top 5-1960.

The Beatles' Please Please Me peaks UK #1-1963.

The Beatles leave US after 1st shows-1964.

Terry Stafford's Suspicion enters US chart-1964.

Bruce/Terry's Custom Machine enters US chart-1964.

Elvis Presley's Kissin' Cousins enters US chart-1964.

The Rag Dolls' Dusty peaks Can top 10-1965.

The Beatles begin filming Help Nassau BAH-1965.

Twinkle's Terry peaks Can top 5-1965.

Ann Marie's Runaround peaks Can top 20-1965.

Brenda Lee's Thanks a Lot peaks Can top 20-1965.

The 4 Seasons' Bye Bye Baby peaks Can #1-1965.

Lesley Gore's Look of Love peaks Can top 20-1965.

Adam Faith's It's Alright peaks Can #2-1965.

The Rolling Stones receive gold Between the Buttons-1967.

The Buckinghams' Kind of a Drag peaks US #1-1967.

Genesis release 1st single Silent Sun-1968.

Rhinoceros' Apricot Brandy enters US chart-1969.

T.Rex/David Bowie begin UK tour Manchester-1969.

The Arbors' Letter enters US chart-1969.

Neil Diamond's Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show enters US chart-1969.

Aretha Franklin's Weight enters US chart-1969.

Charity Brown's You Beat Me to the Punch peaks Can top 10-1975.

ELO's Can't Get It Out Of My Head peaks Can top 30-1975.

Leo Sayer's Long Tall Glasses enters US chart-1975.

John Denver's Sweet Surrender peaks Can top 40-1975.

Barry Manilow's Mandy peaks Can #1-1975.

ARS's Angel enters US chart-1975.

Gloria Gaynor's Never Can Say Goodbye peaks Can top 5-1975.

Telly Savalas' If enters UK chart-1975.

Jimmy Castor's Bertha Butt Boogie enters US chart-1975.

Chicago's Harry Truman enters US chart-1975.

Florence Ballard (Supremes) dies cardiac arrest-1976.

The Eagles' New Kid in Town peaks US #1-1977.

The Police shoot Wrigley's gum ad pre fame-1978.

T-Blanc Richard (folk musician) dies-1981.

Sophisticated Lady opens Broadway NYC NY-1981.

Jim Diamond's Hi Ho Silver enters US chart-1986.

Brit Awards held/Rick Astley wins Best Single (Never Gonna Give You Up)-1988.

Men Without Hats' Pop Goes the World peaks Can #2-1988.

Elton John's Candle in the Wind peaks Can top 5-1988.

Pretty Poison's Catch Me peaks Can top 20-1988.

Trey Lorenz' Photograph of Mary peaks Can top 20-1993.

Arrested Development's Mr. Wendel peaks Can top 5-1993.

Def Leppard's Stand Up peaks Can top 20-1993.

Sade's No Ordinary Love peaks Can top 20-1993.

Papa John creach dies-1994.

Stevie Wonder named MusicCares Person of Year-1998.

Ani DiFranco's Little Plastic CD enters Can chart-1998.

Smashing Pumpkins rehire drummer Jimmy Chamberlin-1999.

Screamin' Jay Hawkins dies-2000.

John Fahey dies-2001.

Kid Rock begins NA tour Saginaw MI-2002.


George Frideric Handel (1685) (composer-DECEASED)

Johnny Winter (1944) (vocals-guitar-solo-2 time Grammy winner record producer-Blues Foundation HoF inductee)

Mike Maxfield (1944) (guitar-Dakotas-songwriter)

Rusty Young (1946) (steel-guitar-vocals-Poco)

Steve Priest (1948) (bass-vocals-Sweet)

Brad Whitford (1952) (guitar-Aerosmith-Whitford/St. Holmes)

Howard Jones (1955) (keys-vocals-songwriter)

David Sylvian (1958) (vocals-Japan)

Bing Crosby records Sweet Leilani LA-1937.

Patsy Cline's Walkin' After Midnight enters US chart-1957.

Jimmy Bowen's I'm Stickin' With You enters US chart-1957.

Buddy Knox's & Steve Lawrence's Party Doll both enter US chart-1957.

Jimmy Dorsey's So Rare enters US chart-1957.

Ruth Brown's Lucky Lips enters US chart-1957.

Perry Como's Round & Round enters US chart-1957.

Andy Williams' Butterfly enters US chart-1957.

Tommy Sands' Teen-Age Crush enters US chart-1957.

Little Richard's Lucille/Send Me Some Lovin' enters US chart-1957.

Elvis Presley records I Beg of You LA-1957.

Porter Waggoner joins Grand Ol' Opry-1957.

Buddy Holly's Heartbeat enters US chart-1959.

Rick Nelson's Never Be Anyone Else But You/It's Late enters US chart- 1959.

Boots Randolph's Yakety Sax enters US chart-1963.

The Chiffons' He's So Fine enters US chart-1963.

Mary Wells' Laughing Boy enters US chart-1963.

Jan/Dean's Linda enters US chart-1963.

Ray Charles' Don't Set Me Free enters US chart-1963.

The Beatles make 3rd appearance Ed Sullivan Show-1964.

The Beatles begin filming Help Bahamas-1965.

The Beatles' Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever enters UK chart/begin recording Lovely Rita-1967.

Harry Secombe's This is My Song enters UK chart-1967.

James Brown records I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing Atlanta-1969.

Lonnie Johnson plays last concert Massey hall Toronto ON-1970.

The Doors awarded gold Morrison Hotel LP-1970.

Frank Zappa begins US tour Fayetteville NC-1973.

Marvin Gaye/Diana Ross' My Mistake enters US chart-1974.

Barbra Streisand's The Way We Were peaks Can #1-1974.

Charlie Rich's Very Special Love Song enters US chart-1974.

Bob Dylan's On a Night Like This enters US chart-1974.

Ringo Starr's You're 16 enters UK chart-1974.

Gordon Sinclair's Americans peaks Can top 30-1974.

Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells enters US chart-1974.

BTO's Let it Ride enters US chart-1974.

Maria Muldaur's Midnight at the Oasis enters US chart-1974.

Sister Janet Mead's Lord's Prayer enters US chart-1974.

Susan Jacks' I Thought Of You Again peaks Can top 10-1974.

Black Oak Arkansas' Jim Dandy peaks Can top 20-1974.

Billy Joel's Piano Man enters US chart-1974.

The Staple Singers' Touch a Hand Make a Friend enters US chart-1974.

Paper Lace's Billy Don't Be a Hero enters UK chart-1974.

The Stampeders' Running Wild peaks Can top 20-1974.

David Bowie's Rebel Rebel enters UK chart-1974.

Gregg Allman's Midnight Rider peaks Can top 20-1974.

Sweet awarded gold Fox On the Run-1976.

Grammys held-Kenny Rogers wins Best Male Country Performance (Lucille)/Eagles win Album of Year (Hotel California)-single of year (New Kid In Town)-1978.

Dire Straits begin 1st NA tour Paradise Club Boston MA-1979.

Alan Parsons' Damned If I Do peaks Can top 20-1980.

Rush's Spirit of Radio enters US chart-1980.

Styx' Why Me peaks Can top 10-1980.

Led Zeppelin's Fool in the Rain peaks Can top 20-1980.

Cliff Richard's Carrie enters US chart-1980.

Queen's Crazy Little Thing Called Love peaks Can #1-1980.

Anne Murray's Daydream Believer peaks Can top 20-1980.

The Eagles' I Can't Tell You Why enters US chart-1980.

April Wine's Say Hello peaks Can top 50-1980.

The Buggles' Video Killed the Radio Star peaks Can top 10-1980.

Bob Seger's Fire Lake enters US chart-1980.

Dionne Warwick's Deja Vu peaks Can top 40-1980.

Blondie's Atomic enters UK chart-1980.

Charlie Dore's Pilot of the Airwaves enters US chart-1980.

Liquid Gold's Dance Yourself Dizzy enters UK chart-1980.

Tight Fit's Lion Sleeps Tonight enters UK chart-1982.

Go West's We Close Our Eyes enters UK chart-1985.

All-Star Tribute to Ian Stewart 100 Club London with Stones/Eric Clapton/Jeff Beck/Pete Townshend/Jack Bruce/Simon

Kirke-1986.

8 Seconds' Kiss You When It's Dangerous peaks Can top 20-1987.

Madonna's Open Your Heart peaks Can top 10-1986.

Glass Tiger's You're What I Look For peaks Can top 20-1987.

Janet Jackson's Control peaks Can top 20-1987.

Michael Jackson begins 1st solo tour Kansas City MO-1988.

Roger Daltrey plays Carnegie Hall NYC NY-1994.

Melvin Franklin (Temptations) dies heart failure during operation-1995.

Blur's self-titled CD enters Can chart-1997.

Erykah Badu's Baduizm CD enters Can chart-1997.

Pavement's Brighten the Corners CD enters Can chart-1997.

Great Big Sea's Up CD enters Can chart-1997.

Cake's Fashion Nugget CD enters Can chart-1997.

Tony Williams (drummer) dies heart attack-1997.

Live's Secret Samadhi CD enters Can chart-1997.

Luciano Pavarotti named MusicCares Person of Year-1998.

Oasis banned Cathay Pacific Airways following inflight disturbance en route to Australia-1998.

Ofra Haza dies AIDS/pneumonia-2000.

Grammys presented/Santana wins 8 awards/TLC/Dixie Chicks/Shania Twain/Sting/Eminem also honoured-2000.


Michel Legrand (1932) (keys-composer-arranger-3 time Oscar winner-5 time Grammy winner)

David Fathead Newman (1933) (sax-Ray Charles-DECEASED)

Renata Scotto (1934) (vocals-opera-Emmy Award winner)

Joanie Sommers (1941) (vocals)

Paul Jones (1942) (vocals-mouth harpist-Manfred Mann)

Nicky Hopkins (1944) (keys-Rolling Stones-Beck Group-Quicksilver- DECEASED)

Rupert Holmes (1947) (vocals-composer-Tony winner)

Lonnie Turner (1947) (bass-Steve Miller)

Michelle Shocked (1962) (vocals-guitar)

Ashley MacIsaac (1975) (fiddle-guitar-vocals)

Harry James records Easter Parade NYC-1942.

Dizzy Gillespie/Charlie Parker appear Stage Entrance TV show-1952.

The Crickets record That'll Be the Day/1st tracks with Norman Petty-1957.

Connie Francis' Who's Sorry Now enters US chart-1958.

The Champs' Tequila enters US chart-1958.

Jimmy McCracklin's Walk enters US chart-1958.

Betty Johnson's Little Blue Man enters US chart-1958.

Ketty Lester's Love Letters enters US chart-1962.

Bobby Vee's Please Don't Ask About Barbara enters US chart-1962.

Paul Anka's Love Me Warm and Tender enters US chart-1962.

BBC-TV bans P.J. Proby over trouser-splitting-1965.

Buddy Guy plays Fender Club Harrow UK/appears Ready Steady Go-1965.

Jimmy Page releases 1st 45 She Just Satisfies UK-1965.

The Hollies' I Can't Let Go enters UK chart-1966.

The Troggs' Love is All Around enters US chart-1968.

O.C. Smith's Son of Hickory Holler's Tramp enters US chart-1968.

The Strawberry Alarm Clock's Tomorrow peaks Can top 20-1968.

Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazelwood's Some Velvet Morning peaks Can top 40-1968.

Smokey Robinson/Miracles' If You Can Want enters US chart-1968.

The Classics IV's Spooky peaks Can #1-1968.

Balloon Farm's Question of Temperature enters US chart-1968.

Jay & Techniques' Strawberry Shortcake peaks Can top 10-1968.

Henson Cargill's Skip a Rope peaks Can top 20-1968.

The Foundations' Build Me Up Buttercup peaks Can #1-1969.

The Supremes' I'm Livin' In Shame peaks Can top 20-1969.

Joe South's Games People Play peaks Can top 10-1969.

Bob Seger's Ramblin' Gamblin' Man peaks Can top 20-1969.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience play last gig Royal Albert Hall London UK-1969.

Johnny Cash performs San Quentin prison-1969.

Jose Feliciano's Hey Baby peaks Can top 20-1969.

Tyrone Davis' Can I Change My Mind peaks Can top 5- 1969

Aretha Franklin releases Daydreaming-1972.

The Doobie Brothers' Jesus Is Just Alright peaks Can top 40-1973.

The Ohio Players' Funky Worm enters US chart-1973.

Gordon Lightfoot's You Are What I Am peaks Can top 5-1973.

The Beach Boys' Sail on Sailor enters US chart-1973.

The Byrds play last show Passaic NJ-1973.

The Temptations' Masterpiece enters US chart-1973.

The Carpenters' Sing enters US chart-1973.

Bette Midler's Do You Wanna Dance peaks Can top 20-1973.

Dobie Gray's Drift Away enters US chart-1973.

Frank Zappa plays Duke U Durham NC-1973.

The Eagles Greatest Hits LP certified platinum US-1976.

Leif Garrett's I Was Made For Dancin' peaks Can top 20-1979.

Rod Stewart's Do Ya Think I'm Sexy peaks Can #1-1979.

Styx' Sing For the Day peaks Can top 30-1979.

The Police's Roxanne enters US chart-1979.

The Pointer Sisters' Fire peaks Can top 5-1979.

Barry Manilow's Somewhere in the Night peaks Can top 10-1979.

Olivia Newton-John's A Little More Love peaks Can #2-1979.

Cheryl Lynn's Got to Be Real peaks Can top 20-1979.

The Blues Brothers' Soul Man peaks Can top 20-1979.

George Benson's Love Ballad enters US chart-1979.

Harper Valley PTA TV movie airs-1980.

Grammys presented/Al Jarreau wins Best Male Pop Vocalist/Kim Carnes Record of Year (Bette Davis Eyes)-1982.

Karen Carpenter dies heart failure/eating disorders-1983.

Dionne Warwick/Friends' That's What Friends Are For peaks Can #1-1986.

The Rolling Stones play tribute show for Ian Stewart 100 Club London UK-1986.

a-ha's The Sun Always Shines on TV peaks Can top 10-1986.

James Brown's Living in America peaks Can top 5-1986.

Memphis Slim dies-1988.

Johnnie Ray dies diabetes/liver failure-1990.

Webb Pierce dies-1991.

Right Said Fred's I'm Too Sexy peaks Can #1-1992.

C&C Music Factory's Just a Touch of Love peaks Can top 20-1992.

Kurt Cobain/Courtney Love wed-1992.

U2's Mysterious Ways peaks Can top 5-1992.

Cathy Dennis' Everybody Move peaks Can top 20-1992.

Grammys held/Eric Clapton wins 6 for Unplugged CD/Tears in Heaven-1993.

Dinah Shore dies cancer-1994.

Beau Dommage begin 1st Quebec tour in 18 years with 3-night stand Terrebonne-1995.

Elton John knighted Queen Elizabeth II-1998.

Great Big Sea's Sea of No Cares CD enters Can chart-2002.

Robin Black/IRS' Planet Fame CD enters Can chart-2002.

Arthur Lyman dies-2002.

Howie Epstein (TP/Heartbreakers) dies-2003.


Enrico Caruso (1873) (vocals-opera-Grammy Lifetime Achievement honouree-DECEASED)

Faron Young (1932) (vocals-Country Music HoF inductee-Grand Ol Opry member-DECEASED)

George Harrison (1943) (vocals-guitar-Beatles-Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honouree-DECEASED)

Elkie Brooks (1945) (vocals-Vinegar Joe-Dada)

Frank Sampedro (1949) (guitar-Crazy Horse-Tonight Show Band)

Stuart "Woody" Wood (1957) (guitar-bass-Bay City Rollers)

Mike Peters (1959) (vocals-guitar-Alarm)

Ernie Ford's That's All enters US chart-1956.

Teresa Brewer's Tear Fell enters US chart-1956.

Nelson Riddle's Lisbon Antigua peaks US #1-1956.

Elvis Presley introduces Heartbreak Hotel Louisiana Hayride radio show-1956.

Buddy Holly/Crickets record That'll Be the Day-1957.

Elvis Presley performs benefit concert Memphis-1961.

The Beatles' Please Please Me released US VeeJay Records-1963.

The Rolling Stones record Good Times Bad Times-1964.

The Beatles record You Can't Do That/And I Love Her/I Should Have Known Better Abbey Road London UK-1965.

Unit 4+2's Concrete & Clay enters UK chart-1965.

The Beatles begin filming Help Bahamas-1965.

The Beatles' Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane enters UK/US chart-1967.

Brenda/Tabulations' Dry Your Eyes enters US chart-1967.

The Platters' With This Ring enters US chart-1967.

The Royal Guardsmen's Return of the Red Baron enters US chart-1967.

Freddie Scott's Are You Lonely For Me peaks Can top 20-1967.

Peter/Gordon's Knight in Rusty Armour peaks Can top 5-1967.

Martha/Vandellas' Jimmy Mack enters US chart-1967.

The Mamas/Papas' Dedicated to the One I Love enters US chart-1967.

Gordon Lightfoot's Go Go Round peaks Can top 30-1967.

George Harrison demoes Old Brown Shoe/Something/All Things Must Pass-1969.

Cyril Stapleton dies-1974.

Claudja Barry's Dancin' Fever enters US chart-1978.

Eddie Money's Baby Hold On enters US chart-1978.

England Dan/John Ford Coley's We'll Never Have to Say Goodbye Again enters US chart-1978.

Santa Esmeralda's Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood peaks Can top 10- 1978.

Tom Petty's Breakdown peaks Can top 40-1978.

The Commodores' Too Hot ta Trot peaks Can top 30-1978.

Grammys awarded to Manhattan Transfer (Best Jazz Fusion Performance-Birdland)/others-1981.

Grammys held/Marvin Gaye (Best Male RnB Vocal/Best Instrumental R&B Performance-Sexual Healing)/Men at Work (Best New Group)-1983.

Daryl Hall/John Oates' Method of Modern Love peaks Can top 10-1985.

David Lee Roth's California Girls peaks Can top 10-1985.

The Rolling Stones presented Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award by Eric Clapton/accept by satellite London-1986.

Johnny Ray dies liver failure Los Angeles-1990.

Will to Power's I'm Not in Love peaks Can top 5-1991.

Styx' Don't Let it End peaks Can top 10-1991.

Surface's First Time peaks Can top 20-1991.

Grammys awarded to Natalie Cole (Album of Year/Record of Year/Traditional Pop Performance-Unforgettable-Song of Year)-1992.

Grammy Awards presented-1998.


Jackie Gleason (1913) (orchestra leader-DECEASED)

Betty Hutton (1921) (vocals-DECEASED)

Fats Domino (1928) (vocals-piano-Blues HoF inductee-US National Medal of Arts recipient-RnR HoF inductee-Songwriters HoF inductee-Grammy Lifetime Achievement honouree)

Monique Leyrac (1928) (vocals-Order of Canada officer)

Johnny Cash (1932) (vocals-guitar-DECEASED)

Bob Hite (1943) (vocals-Canned Heat-DECEASED)

Sandie Shaw (1947) (vocals)

Michael Bolton (1954) (vocals-solo)

Sarah Vaughan's How Important Can It Be enters US chart-1955.

The Fontane Sisters' Rock Love enters US chart-1955.

Bill Hayes' Ballad of Davy Crockett enters US chart-1955.

Crazy Otto's Glad Rag Doll enters US chart-1955.

The Rolling Stones release Last Time/Play With Fire UK-1965.

Lloyd Price's Staggerlee peaks US #1-1959.

The Beach Boys' Barbara Ann enters UK chart-1966.

The Temptations' Get Ready enters US chart-1966.

Nancy Sinatra's These Boots Are Made For Walkin' peaks US #1-1966.

Norma Tanega's Walkin' My Cat Named Dog enters US chart-1966.

The Rolling Stones' 19th Nervous Breakdown enters US chart-1966.

The Lovin' Spoonful's Daydream enters US chart-1966.

The Barbarians' Moulty enters US chart-1966.

Sly/Family Stone's Everyday People peaks US #1-1969.

The Beatles release Hey Jude LP-1970.

Chelsea FC's Blue is the Colour enters UK chart-1972.

Lindisfarne's Meet Me On the Corner enters UK chart-1972.

The Stylistics' Betcha By Golly Wow enters US chart-1972.

Gallery's Nice to Be With You enters US chart-1972.

Sonny/Cher's Cowboy's Work is Never Done enters US chart-1972.

The 5th Dimension's Together Let's Find Love peaks Can top 20-1972.

Donny Osmond's Puppy Love enters US chart-1972.

Redbone's Witch Queen of New Orleans peaks Can top 20-1972.

Frank Mills' Love Me Love Me Love peaks Can #1-1972.

Al Green's Let's Stay Together peaks Can top 20-1972.

Led Zeppelin's Black Dog peaks Can top 20-1972.

The Faces' Stay With Me peaks Can top 5-1972.

The Carpenters' Hurting Each Other peaks Can #2-1972.

Joey Gregorash's My Love Sings peaks Can top 20-1972.

The Guess Who's Life in the Bloodstream peaks Can top 40-1972.

Apollo 100's Joy peaks Can top 30-1972.

The Dramatics' In the Rain enters US chart-1972.

Joe Cocker's Feeling Alright peaks Can top 40-1972.

Frank Zappa plays Atlanta GA-1973.

Barbra Streisand awarded gold The Way We Were-1974.

Olivia Newton-John awarded gold Have You Never Been Mellow LP-1975.

The Eagles Best of My Love peaks US #1-1975.

KC/Sunshine Band's I'm Your Boogie Man enters US chart-1977.

The Eagles' Hotel California enters US chart/New Kid in Town peaks US #1-1977.

ABBA's Knowing Me Knowing You enters UK chart-1977.

Leo Sayer's When I Need You enters US chart-1977.

The THP Orchestra's Fightin' On the Side of Love peaks Can top 20-1977.

Rose Royce's I Wanna Get Next to You enters US chart-1977.

Mary MacGregor's Torn Between Two Lovers peaks Can #1-1977.

Stephen Bishop's Save it For a Rainy Day peaks Can top 20-1977.

Grammys presented/Kenny Rogers wins Best Vocal Performance (Lucille)/Eagles win two-1978.

Dire Straits begin 1st NA tour Paradise Club Boston MA-1979.

Joe Jackson's Breaking Us In Two peaks Can top 40-1983.

Bananarama's Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye enters UK chart-1983.

Grammys presented/Tina Turner wins 2 for What's Love Got to Do With It/Better Be Good to Me-1985.

Rolling Stones release Harlem Shuffle/Had It With You-1986.

Paula Abdul's Opposites Attract reaches Can #1-1990.

Cornell Gunter (Coasters) murdered Las Vegas-1990.

Melvin Franklin (Temptations) dies heart failure-1995.

Jimmy Page/Robert Plant begin world tour Pensacola FL-1995.

Grammys presented/Beatles win 3 27 years after breakup-1997.

Luciano Pavarotti named MusiCares Person of Year-1998.

Ofra Haza dies pneumonia-2000.

Grammys presented/Carlos Santana ties record winning eight-2000.

Paul Danell (Social Distortion) dies aneurysm-2000.


Dexter Gordon (1923) (sax-Grammy honouree-DECEASED)

Guy Mitchell (1927) (vocals-DECEASED)

Neal Schon (1954) (guitar-Santana-Journey-Bad English-HSAS)

Little Richard releases Long Tall Sally/Slippin' & a Slidin'-1956.

Buddy Holly's It Doesn't Matter Anymore enters UK chart-1959.

Cathy Jean/Roommates' Please Love Me Forever enters US chart-1961.

Chubby Checker's Pony Time peaks US #1-1961.

The Capris' There's a Moon Out Tonight peaks US top 5-1961.

Billy J. Kramer's Little Children enters UK chart-1964.

The Hollies' Just 1 Look enters UK chart-1964.

The Rolling Stones' Not Fade Away enters UK chart-1964.

The Beatles record Tell Me Why/If I Fell Abbey Road London UK-1964.

Marianne Faithfull's Come and Stay With Me enters UK/US chart-1965.

Jack Jones' The Race is On enters US chart-1965.

The Beach Boys' Do You Wanna Dance enters US charts-1965.

Cannibal/Headhunters' Land of 1000 Dances enters US chart-1965.

The Beatles' 4-By the Beatles EP enters US chart-1965.

Del Shannon's Stranger in Town enters US chart-1965.

Martha/Vandellas' Nowhere to Run enters US chart-1965.

Frankie Lymon dies-1968.

McGuinness Flint's When I'm Dead and Gone peaks Can top 40-1971.

B.J. Thomas' No Love At All enters US chart-1971.

James Brown's Soul Power enters US chart-1971.

Neil Young's Oh Lonesome Me peaks Can chart-1971.

Emmitt Rhodes' Fresh as a Daisy peaks Can top 20-1971.

Rare Earth's Born to Wander peaks Can top 20-1971.

The Osmonds' One Bad Apple peaks Can #1-1971.

T. Rex' Hot Love enters UK chart-1971.

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Mr. Bojangles peaks Can #2-1971.

The 5th Dimension's Love's Lines Angles & Rhymes enters US chart-1971.

Derek/Dominoes' Bell Bottom Blues enters US chart-1971.

George Harrison's What Is Life enters US chart-1971.

Paul McCartney's Another Day enters UK chart-1971.

Bobby Goldsboro's Watching Scotty Grow peaks Can top 5-1971.

CCS' Whole Lotta Love peaks Can top 40-1971.

Frank Zappa plays UGA Athens GA-1973.

EW&F awarded gold Sing a Song-1976.

LRB's Take It Easy on Me peaks Can top 20-1982.

Kool/Gang's Get Down On It enters US chart-1982.

Soft Cell's Tainted Love peaks Can #1-1982.

Juice Newton's The Sweetest Thing peaks Can top 30-1982.

Paul Davis' '65 Love Affair enters US charts-1982.

Billy Joel's An Innocent Man peaks Can top 20-1984.

John Lennon's Nobody Told Me peaks Can top 5-1984.

Boys Brigade's Melody peaks Can top 40-1984.

Christopher Cross' Think of Laura peaks Can top 10-1984.

Joe Cocker's All Our Tomorrows peaks Can chart-1988.

Rick Astley's She Wants to Dance With Me peaks Can #1-1989.

Samantha Fox' I Wanna Have Some Fun peaks Can top 10-1989.

Art of Noise/Tom Jones' Kiss peaks Can top 30-1989.

James Brown released from prison-1991.

Live's Throwing Copper debuts Can chart-1995.

Barry White's Practice What You Preach peaks Can top 20-1995.

Amy Grant/Vince Gill's House of Love peaks Can top 20-1995.


Charles Durning (1923) (vocals-theatrical)

John Fahey (1939) (guitarist-solo-DECEASED)

Tommy Tune (1939) (vocals-theatrical-9 time Tony honouree)

Joe South (1940) (vocals-guitar-2 time Grammy honouree-Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame honouree)

Brian Jones (1942) (guitar-keys-sax-Rolling Stones-DECEASED)

Bernadette Peters (1948) (vocals-theatrical-2 time Tony honouree)

Buddy Holly/Crickets Maybe Baby released UK-1958.

David/Jonathan's Michelle peaks Can #1-1966.

The bankrupt Cavern Club Liverpool closes-1966.

Bobby Fuller's I Fought the Law peaks Can top 20-1966.

Sonny/Cher's What Now My Love peaks Can top 10-1966.

Sir Douglas' Rains Came peaks Can top 20-1966.

Jan/Dean's Batman peaks Can top 20-1966.

Spencer Davis's Keep On Running peaks Can top 30-1966.

The Mamas/Papas' California Dreaming peaks Can top 5-1966.

The Rolling Stones' Ruby Tuesday peaks US #1-1967.

Tom Jones' Delilah enters UK chart-1968.

Johnny Cash/June Carter's If I Were a Carpenter peaks Can top 20-1970.

3 Dog Night's Celebrate enters US chart-1970.

The Temptations' Psychedelic Shack peaks Can top 5-1970.

Mark Lindsay's Arizona peaks Can top 5-1970.

The Guess Who's No Time peaks Can #1-1970.

Wilbert Harrison's Let's Work Together peaks Can top 30-1970.

Michael Parks' Long Lonesome Highway enters US chart-1970.

John Lennon's Instant Karma enters US charts-1970.

Glen Campbell's Honey Come Back peaks Can top 10-1970.

Pickettywitch's That Same Old Feeling enters UK chart-1970.

Jack Blanchard/Misty Morgan's Tennessee Bird Walk enters US chart-1970.

Norman Greenbaum's Spirit in the Sky enters US charts-1970.

The Carpenters awarded gold Hurting Each Other-1972.

Bobby Bloom shoots himself to death in Hollywood-1974.

Terry Jacks' Seasons in the Sun peaks US #1-1974.

Henry Gross' Shannon enters US charts-1976.

Hot Chocolate's You Sexy Thing peaks Can top 5-1976.

Wednesday's Loving You Baby peaks Can top 10-1976.

The Stampeders' Hit the Road Jack enters US chart-1976.

Nazareth's Love Hurts peaks Can #1-1976.

The Glitter Band's People Like You & People Like Me enters UK chart-1976.

The Carpenters' There's a Kind of Hush enters US chart-1976.

Alan Parsons' Games People Play peaks Can top 10-1981.

38 Special's Hold On Loosely enters US chart-1981.

Emmylou Harris' Mr. Sandman enters US chart-1981.

Landscape's Einstein a Go Go enters UK chart-1981.

Eric Clapton's I Can't Stand It enters US chart-1981.

REO Speedwagon's Keep on Loving You peaks Can #2-1981.

Michael Stanley's He Can't Love You peaks Can top 10-1981.

Musical Youth's Pass the Dutchie peaks Can #1-1983.

Sheriff's When I'm With You peaks Can top 5-1983.

The Human League's Mirror Man peaks Can top 10-1983.

Grammys held/Michael Jackson wins 8-1984.

David Byron (Uriah Heep) dies-1985.

Bruce Springsteen's Greatest Hits released-1995.

Grammys honour Alanis Morissette/Seal/Joni Mitchell/Shania Twain/Vince Gill/Alison Krauss/Hootie-Blowfish/etc-1996.


Jimmy Dorsey (1904) (trombone-solo-w.Tommy Dorsey-DECEASED)

Dinah Shore (1916) (vocals-solo)

Gretchen Christopher (1940) (vocals-Fleetwoods)

David Briggs (1944) (producer-DECEASED)

Harold Dorman's Mountain of Love enters US chart-1960.

The Crests' Step By Step enters US chart-1960.

The Temptations' Way You Do the Things You Do enters US chart-1964.

The Serendipity Singers' Don't Let the Rain Come Down enters US chart- 1964.

Betty Everett's Shoop Shoop Song enters US chart-1964.

Bobby Vinton's My Heart Belongs to Only You enters US chart-1964.

John Lennon's US immigration visa expires-1972.

Tiffany's Could've Been peaks Can #1-1988.

MARRS' Pump Up the Volume peaks Can #1-1988.