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Milt Jackson (1923) (vibes-Modern Jazz Quartet-DECEASED)

Country Joe McDonald (1942) (solo-Fish)

Morgan Fisher (1950) (keyboards-Love Affair-Mott the Hoople)

Musician's Union imposes ban on recording-1948.

Hank Williams dies heart failure-1953.

The Cowboy Church Sunday School's Open Up Your Heart enters US chart-1955.

Carl Perkins releases Blue Suede Shoes US-1956.

Harry Belafonte's Banana Boat Song enters US chart-1957.

Johnny Cash plays San Quentin/Merle Haggard in audience-1959.

The Beatles 1st record audition Decca London-1962.

The Beatles/Johnny Gentle begin tour Scotland-1963.

The Beatles/Trini Lopez/Sylvie Vartain 3 weeks Olympia Paris-1964.

Top of the Pops debuts BBC TV UK-1964.

Bob Dylan's Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window enters US chart-1966.

The Marvelettes' Don't Mess With Bill enters US chart-1966.

Lee Dorsey's Get Out of My Life Woman enters US chart-1966.

The Beach Boys' Barbara Ann enters US chart-1966.

Simon & Garfunkel's Sound of Silence peaks US #1-1966.

Len Barry's Like a Baby enters US chart-1966.

Moon Mullican dies-1967.

Robert John's Lion Sleeps Tonight enters US chart-1972.

The Faces' Stay With Me enters US chart-1972.

Apollo 100's Joy enters US chart-1972.

T.Rex' Bang a Gong enters US chart-1972.

Climax' Precious and Few enters US chart-1972.

Bruce Springsteen's Greetings From Asbury Park NJ LP released-1977.

Del Reeves dies-2007.

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Roger Miller (1936) (vocals-guitar-solo-11 time Grammy winner-Tony Award winner-Nashviller Songwriters HoF-Country Music HoF-2 time ACM winner-ACM Pioneer) (DECEASED)

Chick Churchill (1942) (keys-10 Years After)

Eddie Fisher's Outside of Heaven enters UK chart-1953.

The Rolling Stones record Route 66/Mona/Carol-1964.

The Beau Brummels' Laugh Laugh enters US chart-1965.

Alvin Cash/Crawlers' Twine Time enters US chart-1965.

The Beatles begin filming Let it Be documentary Twickenham Studios London UK-1969.

The Buoys' Timothy enters US chart-1971.

Bloodrock's DOA enters US chart-1971.

Murray Head's Superstar re-enters US chart-1971.

Bread's Let Your Love Go enters US chart-1971.

The Osmonds' One Bad Apple enters US chart-1971.

The Kinks' Apeman enters US chart-1971.

Tex Ritter dies-1974.

Chicago awarded gold Just You'n'Me-1974.

Graham Nash releases Wild Tales LP-1974.

Chris DeBurgh's Missing You peaks Can top 20-1989.

Eddie Heywood dies-1989.

Randy California drowns Hawaii-1997.

Producer Nik Venet dies-1998.

Nat Adderley dies diabetes-2000.

Richard "Hock" Walsh of Downchild Blues Band dies-2000.


George Martin (1926) (producer-arranger-keys-6 time Grammy winner-special Brit Awards as Best Producer of 25 years/Outstanding Contribution to Music-BPI Man of Year'98-RnR HoF inductee-UK Music HoF inductee)

John McLaughlin (1942) (guitar-Mahavishnu Orchestra)

Van Dyke Parks (1943) (vocals-writer-solo)

Stephen Stills (1945) (vocals-guitar-Buffalo Springfield-CSNY-solo)

Philip Goodhand-Tait (1945) (guitar-vocals-solo-Circus)

John Paul Jones (1946) (bass-keys-producer-Led Zeppelin)

Michael Stipe (1950) (vocals-R.E.M.)

Raymond McGinley (1964) (Teenage Fan Club)

Nikki Nelson (1969) (Highway 101)

Jack Paar shows Beatles footage on US TV-1964.

Simon/Garfunkel's Sounds of Silence peaks Can top 5-1966.

The Righteous Brothers' Ebb Tide peaks Can top 10-1966.

Roy Orbison's Crawling Back peaks Can #2-1966.

Jay/Americans' Sunday & Me peaks Can top 10-1966.

Connie Francis' Jealous Heart peaks Can top 20-1966.

The Statler Brothers' Flowers on the Wall peaks Can #1-1966.

Spellbinder's For You peaks Can top 20-1966.

The Beach Boys' Darlin' enters UK chart-1968.

The Love Affair's Everlasting Love enters UK chart-1968.

The Byrds release Notorious Byrd Brothers LP-1968.

John Lennon/Yoko Ono's Two Virgins cover called pornographic NJ/Police seize 30k-1969.

Sly/Family Stone's Thank You/Everybody Is a Star enters US chart-1970.

The Beatles last session/record I Me Mine Abbey Road London UK-1970.

Clayton McMichen dies-1970.

Joe South's Walk a Mile in My Shoes enters US chart-1970.

The Stylistics awarded gold You Are Everything-1972.

Don McLean awarded gold American Pie single-1972.

Jim Croce awarded gold Time In a Bottle-1974.

Bob Dylan begins NA tour Chicago-1974.

John Denver awarded gold Back Home Again-1975.

The Bay City Rollers Saturday Night peaks US #1-1976.

Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody enters US chart-1976.

Dr. Hook's Only 16 enters US chart-1976.

Gary Wright's Dream Weaver enters US chart-1976.

Rufus/Chaka Khan's Sweet Thing enters US chart-1976.

Esquivel dies stroke-2000.

Zac Foley (EMF) dies-2002.


Patti Loveless (1958) (vocals-member Grand Ol' Opry-Grammy winner)

Michael Stipe (1960) (vocals-R.E.M.-3 time Grammy winner)

Rocky O'Riordan (1965) (bass-Pogues)

Billboard magazine publishes 1st record sales chart with Joe Venuti at #1-1936.

Elvis Presley records 2nd demo session Sun-1954.

Eddie Fisher's Oh My Papa peaks US #1-1954.

Ray Smith's Rockin' Little Angel enters US chart-1960.

Spencer Ross' Tracy's Theme enters US chart-1960.

Marty Robbins' El Paso peaks US #1-1960.

The Exciters' Do Wah Diddy enters US chart-1964.

Al Hirt's Java enters US chart-1964.

Major Lance's Um Um Um Um Um enters US chart-1964.

Bobby Vinton's There I've Said It Again peaks US #1-1964.

The Kingsmen's Louie Louie peaks US #2-1964.

Lenny Welch's Since I Fell For You peaks US top 5-1964.

Little Anthony & Imperials' Goin' Out of My Head peaks Can #1-1965.

Leo Fender sells guitar company for $13 millino-1965.

The DC5's Anyway You Want It peaks Can top 10-1965.

The Dolphins' Hay Da Da Daw peaks Can top 20-1965.

Dick/DeeDee's Thou Shalt Not Steal peaks Can top 20-1965.

The Monkees' I'm a Believer peaks US #1-1967.

Paul Chambers (Miles Davis Qunitet) dies-1969.

Smokey Robinson/Miracles' Baby Baby Don't Cry enters US chart-1969.

The Turtles' You Showed Me enters US chart-1969.

The Foundations' Build Me Up Buttercup enters US chart-1969.

George Harrison awarded gold Concert for Bangla Desh LP-1972.

Donna Fargo awarded gold Funny Face-1973.

Elton John awarded gold Goodbye Yellow Brick Road single-1974.

Phoebe Snow's Poetry Man enters US chart-1975.

Labelle's Lady Marmalade enters US chart-1975.

Polly Brown's Up in a Puff Of Smoke enters US chart-1975.

Carole King's Nightingale enters US chart-1975.

Orval Prophet dies-1984.

Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy) dies-1986.

MCJ/Cool G's Smooth as Silk peaks Can top 10-1991.

Randy California drowns-1997.

John Gary dies cancer-1998.

Ry Cooder's Buena Vista Social Club CD enters Can chart-1998.

Mae Questel dies-1998.

Les Brown dies cancer-2001.


Sam Phillips (1923) (producer-record executive-RnR HoF inductee-Country HoF inductee-Blues HoF inductee-Rockabilly HoF inductee-Alabama Music HoF inductee-Grammy Lifetime Achievement honouree-DECEASED)

Wilbert Harrison (1929) (vocals-one man band-Grammy HoF honouree-RnR HoF honouree-DECEASED)

Robert Duvall (1931) (vocals-theatrical)

Thom Mooney (1948) (drummer-The Nazz)

Don Hartman (1946) (guitar-The Frost)

George Brown (1949) (drums-Kool/Gang)

Chris Stein (1950) (guitar-Blondie)

Malcolm Young (1953) (guitar-AC/DC)

Steve Vai (1960) (guitar-David Lee Roth-solo)

Kate Schellenbach (1966) (Luscious Jackson)

Marilyn Manson (1969) (vocals-solo)

Harry James records 1 O'Clock Jump NYC-1938.

FM radio principle first demonstrated-1940.

Fats Domino's Blue Monday enters US chart-1957.

Mickey/Sylvia's Love is Strange enters US chart-1957.

The Mills Brothers' Yellow Bird enters US chart-1959.

The McGuire Sisters' May You Always enters US chart-1959.

Ray Anthony's Peter Gunn Theme enters US chart-1959.

Annette's Tall Paul enters US chart-1959.

Buddy Holly releases It Doesn't Matter Anymore-1959.

Jesse Lee Turner's Little Space Girl enters US chart-1963.

The Rooftop Singers' Walk Right In enters US chart-1963.

Jan Bradley's Mama Didn't Lie enters US chart-1963.

John Baldry discovers Rod Stewart Twickenham train station-1964.

The Singing Nun appears Ed Sullivan-1964.

The Supremes record Stop in the Name of Love-1965.

The Monkees' I'm a Believer enters UK chart-1967.

The Move's Night of Fear enters UK chart-1967.

BJ Thomas' Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head peaks US #1-1970.

Cliff DeYoung's My Sweet Lady enters US chart-1974.

Eddie Kendricks' Boogie Down enters US chart-1974.

Byron MacGregor's Americans enters US chart-1974.

Diana Ross' Last Time I Saw Him enters US chart-1974.

Harry Chapin's WOLD enters US chart-1974.

The Ohio Players awarded gold Love Rollercoaster-1976.

Beatles road manager Mal Evans shot dead by LAPD after refusal to surrender shotgun during domestic dispute-1976.

The Sex Pistols make US debut Great Southeast Music Hall Atlanta GA-1978.

Charles Mingus dies heart attack-1979.

KC/Sunshine Band's Please Don't Go peaks US #1-1980.

Madness' My Girl enters UK chart-1980.

Elaine Page/Barbara Dickson's I Know Him So Well enters UK chart-1985.

The Cars' Hello Again peaks Can chart-1985.

Burton Lane (Finian's Rainbow) dies stroke-1997.

Sonny Bono dies skiing accident-1998.

Celine Dion named best selling Canadian artist of century-2000.

 


Earl Scruggs (1924) (banjo-vocals-Bluegrass Boys-w.Lester Flatt-Bluegrass HoF inductee-Grammy Lifetime Achievement honouree-2 time Grammy recipient)

Nino Tempo (1935) (sax-vocals-w.April Stevens)

Doris Troy (1937) (vocals-DECEASED)

Van McCoy (1940) (keys-bandleader-arranger-DECEASED)

Syd Barrett (1946) (singer-guitar-Pink Floyd-solo-DECEASED)

Sandy Denny (1947) (vocals-Fairport Convention-Fotheringay-DECEASED)

Kim Wilson (1951) (vocals-Fabulous Thunderbirds)

Malcolm Young (1953) (guitar-AC/DC)

Jett Williams (1953) (vocals-solo)

Kathy Sledge (1959) (vocals-Sister Sledge)

Michael Houser (1962) (guitar-Widespread Panic)

Mark O'Toole (1964) (bass-Frankie Goes to Hollywood)

Muzz Skillings (1966-bass-guitar-vocals-Living Colour)

Blue Note Records founded-1939.

Ernie Ford's 16 Tons enters UK chart-1956.

Elvis Presley's 3rd Ed Sullivan Show-1957.

The Crescendos' Oh Julie enters US chart-1958.

Danny/Juniors' At the Hop peaks US #1-1958.

Jerry Lee Lewis' Great Balls of Fire peaks US #2-1958.

Billy/Lillie's La Dee Dah enters US chart-1958.

The Sensations' Let Me In enters US chart-1962.

The Rolling Stones 1st headline UK tour w.Ronettes Harrow Grenada-1964.

The Rolling Stones begin Irish tour-1965.

Crispian St. Peters' You Were On My Mind enters UK chart-1965.

Tom Rush NYC concert debut Town Hall-1967.

Petula Clark's Other Man's Grass is Always Greener peaks Can top 20-1968.

Spanky/Our Gang's Sunday Mornin' enters US chart-1968.

Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazlewood's Some Velvet Morning enters US chart-1968.

Andy Fairweather-Low collapses at Amen Corner gig Hastings UK-1968.

Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick/Tich's Zabadak enters US chart-1968.

Lalo Schifrin's Mission Impossible enters US chart-1968.

Dick Clark's Happening'68 debuts-1968.

Paul Mauriat's Love is Blue enters US chart-1968.

The Lovin' Spoonful's Money enters US chart-1968.

The Mamas/Papas' Dancing Bear peaks Can top 20-1968.

Aretha Franklin's Chain of Fools peaks Can top 5-1968.

Bobby Vinton's I Love How You Love Me peaks Can #2-1969.

The Grassroots' Bella Linda peaks Can top 20-1969.

Derek's Cinnamon peaks Can top 5-1969.

Rene/Rene's Lo Mucho Que te Quiero peaks Can top 20-1969.

Canned Heat's Going Up the Country peaks Can top 5-1969.

Al Green awarded gold Let's Stay Together-1972.

Joe Simon awarded gold Drowning in the Sea of Love-1972.

Anne Murray's Danny's Song enters US chart-1973.

Barry Manilow awarded gold I Write the Songs-1976.

Styx' Sing For the Day enters US chart-1979.

The BeeGees' Too Much Heaven peaks US #1-1979.

Billy Joel's My Life peaks US top 5-1979.

Alicia Bridges' I Love the Night Life peaks US top 5-1979.

The Babys' Every Time I Think of You enters US chart-1979.

LRB's Lady enters US chart-1979.

Santana's Stormy enters US chart-1979.

Georgeanna Tillman Gordon of the Marvelettes dies-1980.

Dizzy Gillespie dies pancreatic cancer-1993.

Bill Wyman leaves the Rolling Stones-1993.

Chubby Wise dies heart failure-1996.

Shania Twain's Up CD enters Can chart-2003.

Lonestar's Unusually Unusual CD enters Can chart-2003.

Vince Gill's Next Big Thing CD enters Can chart-2003.

Lou Rawls dies-2006.

Sneaky Pete Kleinow dies-2007.


Paul Revere (1938) (keys-Raiders-Oregon Music HoF inductee-DECEASED)

Danny Williams (1942) (vocals-DECEASED)

Mike (McCartney) McGear (1944) (singer-comic-Scaffold)

Andrew Brown (1946) (drums-Fortunes)

Kenny Loggins (1948) (singer-guitar-solo-Loggins/Messina)

Hank Snow debuts Grand Ol' Opry-1949.

Patti Page's Go On With the Wedding enters US chart-1956.

Blues Inc founder Cyril Davies dies leukemia-1964.

Rod Stewart debuts with Davies' All Stars Marquee London-1964.

The Seekers' I'll Never Find Another You enters UK chart-1965.

Rod Stewart/Soul Agents play Marquee London UK-1965.

The Rolling Stones/Marianne Faithfull play Commodore Hammersmith UK-1965.

Cannonball Adderly's Mercy Mercy Mercy enters US chart-1967.

Senator Bobby's Wild Thing enters US chart-1967.

Stevie Wonder's Place in the Sun peaks Can top 5-1967.

The Standells' Why Pick On Me peaks Can top 40-1967.

Herb Alpert/TJB's Mame peaks Can top 10-1967.

Wilson Pickett's Mustang Sally peaks Can top 5-1967.

The Left Banke's Pretty Ballerina enters US chart-1967.

The Kinks' Deadend Street enters US chart-1967.

Marvin Gaye/Kim Weston's It Takes Two enters US chart-1967.

Eddie Floyd's Knock on Wood peaks Can chart-1967.

Jack Greene's There Goes My Everything peaks #1 US country chart-1967.

Stephen Stills/Manassas record It Doesn't Matter-1972.

Michael Jackson releases Got To Be There UK-1972.

Bread awarded gold Baby I'm a-Want You-1972.

Heatwave's Always and Forever enters US chart-1978.

Eric Clapton's Lay Down Sally enters US chart-1978.

The Rivingtons' Carl White dies-1980.

Mick Taylor plays with Ron Wood Miami Beach Club-1988.

Jewel's Pieces of You CD enters Can chart-1997.

Producer Owen Bradley dies-1998.

James Carr dies cancer-2001.

Jon Lee (Feeder) dies-2002.


Red Nichols (1905) (trumpet-5 Pennies-Big Band & Jazz HoF inductee-DECEASED)

Ron Moody (1924) (vocals-theatrical)

Soupy Sales (1926) (vocals-solo)

Luther Perkins (1928) (guitar-Tennessee Three-DECEASED)

Elvis Presley (1935) (solo-DECEASED)

Shirley Bassey (1937) (solo)

Little Anthony Gourdine (1940) (vocals-Imperials)

Cristy Lane (1940) (vocals-solo)

Jerry Garcia (1943) (guitar-vocals-solo-Grateful Dead-DECEASED)

Lee Jackson (1943) (bass-Nice)

Jimmy Page (1944) (guitar-Led Zeppelin-Firm-w.Plant)

Terry Sylvester (1945) (vocals-guitar-Hollies)

Robby Krieger (1946) (guitar-Doors)

David Bowie (1947) (vocals-sax-solo-Tin Machine)

Buster Poindexter (David JoHanson) (1950) (vocals-New York Dolls-solo)

R. Kelly (1969) (vocals-solo)

The Battle of New Orleans fought-1815.

The McGuire Sisters' Sincerely/No More enters US chart-1955.

Sunny Gale's Let Me Go Lover enters US chart-1955.

David Carroll's Melody of Love enters US chart-1955.

Everly Brothers/Buddy Holly/Crickets/Jimmie Rodgers/Hollywood Flames begin national tour-1958.

Eddie Cochran's last recording session-1960.

The Beach Boys record Help Me Rhonda LA-1965.

The Beatles' We Can Work It Out peaks US #1-1966.

Gary Lewis/Playboys' She's Just My Style peaks US top 5-1966.

The Statler Brothers' Flowers On the Wall peaks US top 5-1966.

The Righteous Brothers' Ebb Tide peaks US top 5-1966.

The Mamas/Papas' California Dreamin' enters US chart-1966.

Chris Montez' Call Me enters US chart-1966.

David/Jonathan's Michelle enters US chart-1966.

Nat King Cole benefit Philharmonic Hall NYC w.4 Seasons/Tony Bennett/Connie Francis-1967.

Aretha Franklin records The Weight NYC-1969.

The Beatles finish recording For You Blue-1970.

The Guess Who's Sour Suite peaks Can top 20-1972.

The Chi-Lites' Have You Seen Her peaks Can chart-1972.

Rod Stewart's I'm Losing You peaks Can top 20-1972.

The Supremes' Floy Joy enters US chart-1972.

The Staple Singers' Respect Yourself peaks Can top 20-1972.

Sonny/Cher's All I Ever Need Is You peaks Can top 5-1972.

Melanie's Brand New Key peaks Can #1-1972.

Paul Anka's Do I Love You peaks Can top 10-1972.

Grand Funk Railroad's Footstompin' Music peaks Can top 20-1972.

Joe Cocker's Feeling Alright re-enters US chart-1972.

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

Kiss sign 1st record contract-1974.

Helen Reddy awarded gold Leave Me Alone-1974.

Byron MacGregor awarded gold Americans-1974.

Marilyn McCoo/Billy Davis Jr's You Don't Have To Be a Star peaks US #1-1977.

Fleetwood Mac's Go Your Own Way enters US chart-1977.

Rush's Fly By Night enters US chart-1977.

10cc's Things We Do For Love enters US chart-1977.

Tom Jones' Say You'll Stay Until Tomorrow enters US chart-1977.

The Captain/Tennille's Muskrat Love peaks Can #1-1977.

Yvonne Elliman's Love Me peaks Can top 20-1977.

ELO's Livin' Thing peaks Can top 10-1977.

Rush named Canada's official ambassadors of music-1979.

Men at Work's Down Under enters UK chart-1983.

Steve Clark (Def Leppard) dies drug/alcohol OD-1991.

Elvis Presley stamp issued by US Postal Service-1993.

Film Composer Ron Goiodwin dies-2003.


Max Roach (1925) (drums-solo-Downbeat HoF inductee-Grammy Lifetime Achievement honouree-DECEASED)

Domenico Modugno (1928) (vocals-guitar-Grammy winner-San Remo Festival winner-Italian Parliamentarian-DECEASED)

Jimmy Boyd (1940) (vocals-DECEASED)

Joan Baez (1941) (vocals-guitar-Grammy Lifetime Achievement honouree)

Kenneth Kelley (1943) (vocals-Manhattans-DECEASED)

Marcus Doubleday (1943) (trumpet-Electric Flag/Buddy Miles Express)

Jimmy Page (1944) (guitar-Yardbirds-Led Zeppelin-The Firm-w.Plant)

Scott "Walker" Engel (1944) (vocals-Walker Brothers)

Paul King (1948) (banjo-guitar-Mungo Jerry)

Donald Fagen (1948) (keys-vocals-Steely Dan)

Crystal Gayle (1951) (vocals)

Michael Schenker (1955) (guitar-Scorpions-UFO)

Gloria Estefan (1957) (vocals-Miami Sound Machine)

Shawn Colvin (1958) (vocals-guitar)

Dave Matthews (1967) (vocals-solo)

Jay McShann Band makes NYC debut w.Charlie Parker Savoy Ballroom NY-1942.

Clarence "Cripple" Lofton dies blood clot-1957.

The String-a-longs' Wheels enters US chart-1961.

Jackie Wilson's My Empty Arms enters US chart-1961.

Bert Kaempfert's Wonderland By Night peaks US #1-1961.

Buzz Clifford's Baby Sittin' Boogie enters US chart-1961.

Dobie Gray's In Crowd enters US chart-1965.

Sam Cooke's Shake/A Change is Gonna Come enters US chart-1965.

The Zombies' Tell Her No enters US chart-1965.

The Kingsmen's Jolly Green Giant enters US chart-1965.

The Rolling Stones' Heart of Stone enters US chart-1965.

Peter/Gordon's I Go to Pieces enters US chart-1965.

The Byrds release So You Want to Be a Rock'n'Roll Star-1967.

The Rolling Stones play Toronto ON-1968.

Led Zeppelin plays Royal Albert Hall London-1970.

The Supremes release Stoned Love UK-1971.

The Supremes/4 Tops' River Deep Mountain High peaks Can top 20-1971.

Santana's Black Magic Woman peaks Can top 5-1971.

McGuinness Flint's When I'm Dead and Gone enters US chart-1971.

Badfinger's No Matter What enters UK chart-1971.

Van Morrison's Domino peaks Can top 10-1971.

John Lennon's Mother enters US charts-1971.

Free's Stealer peaks Can top 40-1971.

Andy Kim's Be My Baby peaks Can top 10-1971.

The Allman Bros. Band's Revival enters US chart-1971.

Elvis Presley named one of ten outstanding young Americans by Jaycees-1971.

The Bells' Fly Little White Dove Fly enters US chart-1971.

Albert Hammond awarded gold It Never Rains in Southern California-1973.

Graham Parker signs 1st recording contract-1976.

Buckner/Garcia's Pac Man Fever enters US chart-1982.

The Stranglers' Golden Brown enters UK chart-1982.

Diana Ross' Mirror Mirror enters US chart-1982.

Con Archer dies heart attack-1988.

Sting guests on The Simpsons-1992.

Rolling Stone Music Awards honour Green Day (readers/critics best new band)/Pearl Jam (reader's best band)/Nirvana (reader's artist of

year)/Courtney Love (critics artist of year)/REM (critics best band)-1995.

David Bowie 50th birthday concert MSG NYC w.Foo Fighters/Lou Reed/Frank Black/Robert Smith/Sonic Youth/Placebo-1997.

Britney Spears tops Mr. Blackwell's Worst Dressed list-2001.


Buddy Johnson (1912) (bandleader-South Carolina Music HoF inductee-DECEASED)

Johnny Ray (1927) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Giselle MacKenzie (1927) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Ronnie Hawkins (1935) (vocals-Hawks-solo)

Sherrill Milnes (1935) (vocals-opera)

Sal Mineo (1939) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Scott MacKenzie (1939) (vocals-guitar-Journeymen-solo)

Jim Croce (1943) (vocals-guitar-solo-DECEASED)

Frank Sinatra Jr (1944) (vocals-solo)

Rod Stewart (1945) (vocals-solo-Jeff Beck Group-Faces)

Donny Hathaway (1945) (vocals-keys-DECEASED)

Naomi Judd (1946) (vocals-Judds)

Aynsley Dunbar (1946) (drums-Bluesbreakers-Starship-Journey-Retaliation- Mothers)

Martin Turner (1947) (guitar-Wishbone Ash)

Donald Fagen (1948) (keys-vocals-Steely Dan)

Pat Benatar (1952) (vocals-solo)

Lee Ritenour (1955) (guitar-solo)

Michael Schenker (1955) (guitar-Scorpions-solo)

Shawn Colvin (1958) (vocals-solo)

Curt Kirkwood (1959) (vocals-guitar-Meat Puppets)

Brad Roberts (1964) (vocals-Crash Test Dummies)

Chris Smith (1979) (vocals-Kris Kross)

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

Jerry Lee Lewis' Great Balls of Fire reaches US #1-1958.

Jet Harris/Tony Meehan's Diamonds enters UK chart-1963.

The Rolling Stones record Not Fade Away-1964.

Mike Douglas' The Men in My Little Girl's Life peaks in Canadian top 40-1966.

Vic Dana's Crystal Chandelier peaks in Canadian top 20-1966.

Frank Sinatra's It Was a Very Good Year peaks Can top 30-1966.

Billy Joe Royal's I've Got To Be Somebody peaks Can top 20-1966.

Paul Revere/Raiders' Just Like Me peaks Can top 30-1966.

The Vogues' 5 O'Clock World peaks Can #1-1966.

Gene Pitney's Princess in Rags peaks Can #2-1966.

Jimi Hendrix writes And the Wind Cries Mary-1967.

The Band records Tears of Rage-1968.

Engelbert Humperdinck's Am I That Easy to Forget enters UK chart-1968.

The Band's Up On Cripple Creek peaks Can top 10-1970.

Neil Diamond's Holly Holy peaks Can #2-1970.

Brook Benton's Rainy Night in Georgia enters US chart-1970.

Crow's Evil Woman peaks Can top 20-1970.

B.J. Thomas' Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head peaks Can #1- 1970.

Dusty Springfield's Brand New Me peaks Can top 30-1970.

The Delfonics' Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time enters US chart-1970.

Badfinger's Come & Get It enters UK chart-1970.

Bob Dylan rare TV appearance Earl Scruggs Fanfare-1971.

George Harrison releases Concert For Bangla Desh LP-1972.

Larry Groce's Junk Food Junkie enters US chart-1976.

Sweet Blindness' Cowboys to Girls peaks Can top 20-1976.

Aerosmith's Dream On returns to US charts and goes to top ten-1976.

Paul McCartney/Wings' Venus & Mars Rock Show peaks Can top 20-1976.

C.W. McCall's Convoy peaks US #1-1976.

The Bay City Rollers' Saturday Night peaks Can #1-1976.

The Captain/Tenille's The Way I Want to Touch You reaches Can #2-1976.

Bachman Turner Overdrive's Down to the Line peaks Can top 20-1976.

Howlin' Wolf dies-1976.

Music for Unicef concert broadcast w.Bee Gees/Rod Stewart/others-1979.

Ted Nugent makes acting debut Miami Vice-1985.

Ron Wood begins four show tour of Japan-1993.

Kenny Pickett of The Creation dies heart attack-1997.

Marty Friedman quits Megadeath/replaced by Al Pitrelli-2000.

Melissa Etheridge/Julie Cypher announce David Crosby as sperm donor for child-2000.

Bryan Gregory (Cramps) dies heart disease-2001.


Slim Harpo (1924) (vocals-guitar-solo-Blues HoF inductee-DECEASED)

Don Cherry (1924) (vocals-solo)

Clarence Clemons (1942) (sax-vocal-solo-E Street Band-Famous Flames)

Mary J. Blige (1971) (vocals)

Dean Martin's Memories Are Made of This peaks US #1-1956.

The Coasters record Down in Mexico Hollywood CA-1956.

Jack Scott's What In the World's Come Over You enters US chart-1960.

Percy Faith's Theme From a Summer Place enters US chart-1960.

The Everly Brothers' Let it Be Me enters US chart-1960.

Cliff Richard's Young Ones enters UK chart-1962.

The Whiskey A-Gogo opens LA CA-1963.

Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire LP peaks US #1-1964.

Andy Williams' Fool Never Learns enters US chart-1964.

Bobby Goldsboro's See the Funny Little Clown enters US chart-1964.

The Supremes' Come See About Me peaks Can #1-1965.

Julie Rogers' Wedding peaks Can top 10-1965.

The Detergents' Leader of the Laundromat peaks Can top 20-1965.

The Esquires' So Many Other Boys peaks Can top 10-1965.

Bobby Curtola's Alone and Lonely peaks Can top 20-1965.

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

Jimi Hendrix signs with Track Records//records Purple Haze/Fire-1967.

Jethro Tull release This Was LP-1969.

Joe South's Games People Play enters US chart-1969.

Steve Miller awarded gold Joker-1974.

Sweet Sensation's Sad Sweet Dreamer enters US chart-1975.

Shirley/Co's Shame Shame Shame enters US chart-1975.

Harry Chapin's Cat's in the Cradle peaks Can top 5-1975.

Elton John's Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds peaks Can #1-1975.

Joe Cocker's You Are So Beautiful enters US chart-1975.

J. Geils' Must of Got Lost peaks Can top 30-1975.

Paul Davis' Ride 'em Cowboy peaks Can top 30-1975.

George Harrison's Ding Dong Ding Dong enters US chart-1975.

Paul Anka/Odia Coates' One Man Woman peaks Can top 5-1975.

The Guess Who's Dancin' Fool peaks Can top 20-1975.

Leo Sayer's You Make Me Feel Like Dancing peaks US #1-1977.

Dire Straits' Walk of Life enters UK chart-1986.

Frankie Goes to Hollywood begin final tour Manchester UK-1987.

Whitney Houston's So Emotional peaks US #1/6th #1 in a row-1988.

Nirvana's Nevermind LP peaks US #1/perform Saturday Night Live-1991.

Missy Elliott's Supa Dupa Fly CD enters Can chart-1998.

Creed's My Own Prison CD enters Can chart-1998.

The Rolling Stones play Montreal QC-1998.

Robbie Williams receives 6 nominations Brit Awards-1999.

John Berry performs national anthem inauguration GA Gov. Roy Barnes-1999.

Lena Horne signs new deal Blue Note age 81-1999.

AMA Awards presented LA to Celine Dion/Eric Clapton/Aerosmith/Janet Jackson/Will Smith/Lauryn Hill/N'Sync/Shania Twain/Garth Brooks/Alabama/Dixie Chicks/Pearl

    Jam/others-1999.

James Griffin (Bread) dies-2005.


Tex Ritter (1906) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Ray Price (1926) (vocals-solo)

Ruth Brown (1928) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Charlie Gracie (1936) (vocals-solo)

William Lee Golden (1939) (vocals-Oak Ridge Boys)

Long John Baldry (1941) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Maggie Bell (1945) (vocals-Stone the Crows)

George Duke (1946) (keys-Cannonball Adderley-Frank Zappa-w.Stanley Clarke)

Cynthia Robinson (1946) (trumpet-Sly/Family Stone)

Ricky Van Shelton (1952) (vocals-CMA honouree)

Tom Ardolino (1957) (drums-vocals-NRBQ)

Rob Zombie (1965) (vocals-White Zombie)

Shep Fields' South of the Border peaks US #1-1940.

Jackie Brenston's Rocket 88 peaks #1 US R'nB chart-1951.

Perry Como's Don't Let the Stars Get In Your Eyes peaks US #1-1953.

Johnnie Ray's You Don't Owe Me a Thing enters US chart-1957.

Steve Lawrence's Banana Boat Song enters US chart-1957.

The Crew-Cuts'/Tab Hunter's Young Love both enter US chart-1957.

Elvis Presley records All Shook Up/Peace in the Valley LA-1957.

Cyril Stapleton's/Mitch Miller's Children's Marching Song both enter US chart-1959.

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

Bob Dylan's 1st radio appearance performing Blowin' in the Wind/Swan on the River for BBC Radio play Madhouse on Castle St-1963.

Marvin Gaye's Hitchhike enters US chart-1963.

The Beatles release Please Please Me-1963.

Tony Bennett's I Wanna Be Around enters US chart-1963.

Steve Lawrence's Go Away Little Girl peaks US #1-1963.

Lou Monte's Pepino the Italian Mouse peaks US top 5-1963.

The Cascades' Rhythm of the Rain enters US chart-1963.

The Beatles appear Sunday Night at the Palladium London UK-1964.

Cat Stevens' Matthew & Son enters UK chart-1967.

Human Be-In held San Francisco w.Grateful Dead/Quicksilver/Country Joe/Big Brother/Jefferson Airplane-1967.

The Band record The Weight-1968.

The Band appear cover Time Magazine-1970.

The Rolling Stones' Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo enters US chart-1974.

The Stylistics' Rockin' Roll Baby peaks Can chart-1974.

Redbone's Come and Get Your Love enters US chart-1974.

The Band's Ain't Got No Home peaks Can top 40-1974.

Gordon Sinclair's Americans enters US chart-1974.

Helen Reddy's Leave Me Alone peaks Can top 5-1974.

Mocedades' Eres Tu enters US chart-1974.

The Moments' Sexy Mama enters US chart-1974.

Fludd's Cousin Mary peaks Can top 20-1974.

Loggins/Messina's My Music peaks Can top 30-1974.

Dave Mills' Love is a Beautiful Song peaks Can top 20-1974.

Led Zeppelin's D'yer Maker peaks Can top 30-1974.

Terry Jacks' Seasons in the Sun enters US chart-1974.

Tony Orlando/Dawn's Who's In the Strawberry Patch With Sally peaks Can top 20-1974.

Jim Croce's Time in a Bottle peaks Can #1-1974.

Steve Miller's Joker peaks US #1-1974.

The Boomtown Rats' I Don't Like Mondays peaks Can top 5-1980.

Stevie Wonder's Send One Your Love peaks Can top 10-1980.

Joe Jackson's It's Different For Girls enters UK chart-1980.

Barbra Streisand/Donna Summer's No More Tears peaks Can #2/Summer's On the Radio enters US chart-1980.

Trooper's 3 Dressed Up as a 9 peaks Can top 30-1980.

Rupert Holmes' Escape peaks Can #1-1980.

Dr. Hook's Better Love Next Time peaks Can top 40-1980.

Motley Crue opens 1st US tour MSG NYC NY-1984.

Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame inducts Allmans/Al Green/Janis Joplin/Zeppelin/Martha-Vandellas/Neil Young/Orioles/Frank Zappa-1995.

Billy Joel sells out 9 shows Nassau Coliseum Uniondale NY-1998.

Smashing Pumpkins end management deal Sharon Osborne-2000.

Luis Bonfa dies cancer-2001.

Maurice Gibb (BeeGees) dies cancer-2002.

Spencer Dryden (Jefferson Airplane/NRPS) dies-2005.


Sophie Tucker (1884) (vocals-DECEASED)

John Lees (1948) (guitarist-Barclay James Harvest)

Trevor Rabin (1954) (guitar-vocals-Yes-film composer)

Graham "Suggs" McPherson (1961) (vocals-Madness-producer)

Trace Adkins (1962) (vocals)

Stephen Foster dies-1864.

Elvis Presley records That's When Your Heartaches Begin LA-1957.

Elvis Presley begins filming King Creole-1958.

Perry Como's Catch a Falling Star/Magic Moments enters US chart-1958.

Roy Hamilton's Don't Let Go enters US chart-1958.

Mitch Miller's Col. Bogey March enters US chart-1958.

Gene Chandler's Duke of Earl enters US chart-1962.

Chubby Checker's Twist peaks US #1 2nd time-1962.

Charlie Drake's My Boomerang Won't Come Back enters US chart-1962.

Bob Dylan plays San Remo Coffeehouse Schenectady NY-1962.

Brook Benton's Shadrack enters US chart-1962.

The Ikettes' I'm Blue enters US chart-1962.

Brenda Lee's Break It To Me Gently enters US chart-1962.

Billy Joe/Checkmates' Percolator Twist enters US chart-1962.

The Everly Brothers' Crying in the Rain enters US chart-1962.

The Beatles release I Want to Hold Your Hand/I Saw her Standing There US-1964.

Bob Dylan records Bringing It All Back Home-1965.

Cilla Black's Love's Just a Broken Heart enters UK chart-1966.

The Mindbenders' Groovy Kind of Love enters UK chart-1966.

The Music Explosion's Little Bit o'Soul enters US chart-1966.

The Rolling Stones release Let's Spend the Night Together UK-1967.

Long John Baldry's Let the Heartaches Begin enters US chart-1968.

Johnny Rivers' Summer Rain peaks Can top 10-1968.

The Temptations' I Wish It Would Rain enters US chart-1968.

The Rascals' It's Wonderful peaks Can top 10-1968.

Gary Puckett/Union Gap's Woman Woman peaks Can #1-1968.

Cream's Sunshine of Your Love enters US chart-1968.

Marvin Gaye's You enters US chart/w.Tammi Terrell's If I Could Build My Whole World Around You peaks Can top 20-1968.

The Beatles release Yellow Submarine ST US-1968.

The Fantastic Johnny C's Boogaloo Down Broadway peaks Can top 30-1968.

Donovan's Wear Your Love Like Heaven peaks Can top 10-1968.

The Cowsills' We Can Fly enters US chart-1968.

Buffalo Springfield's Expecting to Fly enters US chart-1968.

Marvin Gaye's I Heard It Through the Grapevine peaks Can top 10-1969.

Young Holt Unlimited's Soulful Strut peaks Can #1-1969.

The Royal Guardsmen's Baby Let's Wait peaks Can top 20-1969.

Sweet's Blockbuster enters UK chart-1973.

Eric Clapton plays London Rainbow with Townshend & guests-1973.

3 Dog Night's Pieces of April peaks Can top 20-1973.

Diana Ross' Good Morning Heartache enters US chart-1973.

Cat Stevens' Sitting peaks Can top 20-1973.

Albert Hammond's It Never Rains in Southern California peaks Can #2-1973.

Donna Fargo's Funny Face peaks Can top 20-1973.

Gilbert O'Sullivan's Clair peaks Can #1-1973.

Neil Diamond's Walk on Water peaks Can top 10-1973.

Keith Hampshire's Daytime Nightime peaks Can top 5-1973.

Eric Weissberg/Steve Mandell's Dueling Banjos enters US chart-1973.

Lorence Hud's Sign of the Gypsy Queen peaks Can top 20-1973.

Les Emmerson's Control of Me enters US chart-1973.

Helen Reddy awarded gold Angie Baby-1975.

Hot Chocolate awarded gold You Sexy Thing-1976.

Donna Summer's Heaven Knows enters US chart-1979.

Queen's Fat Bottomed Girls/Bicycle Race peaks Can top 20-1979.

Donny Hathaway falls to death hotel window-1979.

Chic's Le Freak peaks Can #1-1979.

Linda Ronstadt/Aaron Neville's Don't Know Much peaks Can top 30-1990.

Naughty By Nature's OPP peaks Can top 20-1992.

Salt'n'Pepa's Let's Talk About Sex peaks Can top 10-1992.

The Rolling Stones play 2 nights Quebec City QC-1998.


Dr. Albert Schweitzer (1875) (organ-DECEASED)

Russ Columbo (1908) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Gene Krupa (1909) (drums-bandleader-DECEASED)

Billy Butterfield (1917) (trumpet-bandleader-DECEASED)

Billy Walker (1929) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Clarence Carter (1936) (vocals-solo)

Billie Jo Spears (1937) (vocals-solo)

Allen Toussaint (1938) (keys-vocals-solo-producer)

Jack Jones (1938) (vocals-2 time Grammy honouree)

T-Bone Burnett (1948) (vocals-guitar-producer)

Tim Harris (1948) (drummer-Foundations)

Geoff Tate (1959) (vocals-Queensryche)

Slick Rick (1965) (rapper)

L.L. Cool J (1968) (rapper-solo)

Dave Grohl (1969) (drums-guitar-vocals-Nirvana-Foo Fighters)

The Andrews Sisters' I Can Dream Can't I peaks US #1-1950.

Alan Freeds 1st Rock'n'Roll Party NYC w.Clovers/Fats Domino/Drifters-1955.

Bill Haley/Comets' See You Later Alligator enters US chart-1956.

Dean Martin's Memories Are Made of This peaks US #1-1956.

Bobby Scott's Chain Gang enters US chart-1956.

Little Richard's Tutti Frutti enters US chart-1956.

Count Basie's April in Paris enters US chart-1956.

Bob Dylan plays Café Lena Schenectady NY-1962.

The Rolling Stones 1st gig with permanent quintet plus Ian Taylor-1963.

Bob Dylan sits in as Blind Boy Grunt on Richard Farina and Eric Von Schmidt record-1963.

Cilla Black's/Righteous Brothers' You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' both enter UK chart-1965.

Jeanette MacDonald dies-1965.

Manfred Mann's Come Tomorrow enters UK chart-1965.

Sonny/Cher's Beat Goes On enters US chart-1967.

The Yardbirds' Happenings 10 Years Time Ago peaks Can top 40-1967.

Bill Graham takes over the lease of the Fillmore Ballroom in San Francisco-1966.

Jimi Hendrix Experience's Hey Joe enters UK chart-1967.

Nancy Sinatra's Sugar Town peaks Can top 5-1967.

The Royal Guardsmen's Snoopy vs Red Baron peaks Can #1-1967.

? & the Mysterians' I Need Somebody peaks Can top 20-1967.

The 5th Dimension's Go Where You Wanna Go enters US chart-1967.

The Rolling Stones release Ruby Tuesday/Let's Spend the Night Together US-1967.

Ronnie Dove's Cry peaks Can top 20-1967.

The First Be-In in San Francisco-1967.

The Casinos' Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye enters US chart-1967.

The Move's Night of Fear enters UK chart-1967.

The Monkees I'm a Believer enters UK chart-1967.

Diana Ross/Supremes' last gig Frontier Hotel Las Vegas-1970.

Nilsson releases Without You UK-1972.

The Kinks play Drury Lane Theatre London UK-1973.

Elvis Presley's Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite TV special airs live-1973.

Phil Lesh busted at home Fairfax CA drug charges-1973.

Aerosmith record Get Your Wings LP Record Plant NYC-1974.

The Doobie Brothers/Little Feat play Rainbow London-1975.

Rufus/Chaka Khan awarded gold 1st LP-1976.

CSN record Shadow Captain-1977.

Natalie Cole's Our Love enters US chart-1978.

Bob Welch's Sentimental Lady peaks Can top 5-1978.

The Brotherhood of Man's Figaro enters UK chart-1978.

Raydio's Jack & Jill enters US chart-1978.

Rita Coolidge's Way You Do the Things You Do enters US chart-1978.

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

Dolly Parton's Here You Come Again peaks US top 5-1978.

Rod Stewart's You're in My Heart peaks US top 5-1978.

Bill Wyman releases self-titled solo album-1982.

Bob Seger's Understanding peaks Can top 20-1985.

Billy Idol's Catch My Fall peaks Can top 30-1985.

Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas peaks Can #1-1985.

Joe Cocker's Edge of a Dream peaks Can top 40-1985.

Platinum Blonde's Not In Love peaks Can top 20-1985.

Kim Mitchell's All We Are peaks Can top 30-1985.

Malcolm McLaren's Madame Butterfly peaks Can top 20-1985.

Bronski Beat's Small Town Boy peaks Can top 10-1985.

Laura Branigan's Ti Amo peaks Can top 5-1985.

The Honeydrippers' Sea of Love peaks Can #1-1985.

David Bowie's Tonight peaks Can top 30-1985.

The Pixies disband-1993.

Neil Young/Pearl Jam Voters for Choice benefit Washington DC-1995.

The Wallflowers' Bringing Down the Horse CD enters Can chart-1997.

Jamiroquai's Traveling Without Moving CD enters Can chart-1997.

Garth Brooks appears Sesame Street-1999.

Ginuwine/Eve concert erupts into violence Arena Oakland CA-2000.


Henry Burr (1882) (vocals-Peerless Quartet-solo-Vocal Group HoF inductee-DECEASED)

Earl Hooker (1930) (vocal-guitar-solo-DECEASED)

Chuck Berry (1931) (vocals-guitar-solo)

Don Van Vliet (1941) (aka-Capt. Beefheart-vocals-harmonica-Magic Band)

The 4 Aces' Melody of Love enters US chart-1955.

Laverne Baker's Tweedlee Dee enters US chart-1955.

Anthony Newley's Why enters UK chart-1960.

Diana Ross signs contract Motown years before hits-1961.

Bob Dylan records Subterranean Homesick Blues NYC-1965.

The Who release I Can't Explain/Bald Headed Woman-1965.

The Rolling Stones release Rolling Stones #2 album UK-1965.

Sir Douglas Quintet record She's About a Mover-1965.

The Who's My Generation enters US chart-1966.

The Supremes' My World Is Empty enters US chart-1966.

The Strangeloves' Night Time enters US chart-1966.

The Rolling Stones appear Ed Sullivan/alter lyrics to Let's Spend the Night Together-1967.

Rolling Stones release Let it Bleed LP-1970.

Middle of the Road release Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep UK-1971.

Donny Osmond's Hey Girl peaks Can top 5-1972.

Peter Nero's Summer of '42 peaks Can top 20-1972.

Bob Dylan's George Jackson peaks Can top 30-1972.

Bruce Cockburn's One Day I Walk becomes 1st Can charter-1972.

David Cassidy's Cherish peaks Can top 5-1972.

Chakachas' Jungle Fever enters US chart-1972.

Don McLean's American Pie peaks US #1-1972.

The Carpenters' Hurting Each Other enters US chart-1972.

Brownsville Station awarded gold Smokin' In the Boys' Room-1974.

David Soul's Don't Give Up On Us peaks UK #1-1977.

George Harrison's This Song peaks Can top 3-1977.

Leo Sayer's You Make Me Feel Like Dancing peaks US #1-1977.

Marilyn McCoo/Billy Davis Jr's You Don't Have to Be a Star peaks Can #1-1977.

The BeeGees' Boogie Child enters US chart-1977.

Eddy Grant's Electric Avenue enters UK chart-1983.

The Belle Stars' Sign of the Times enters UK chart-1983.

Mick Jagger/Bette Midler tape Beast of Burden video duet Peppermint Lounge NYC-1984.

Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame holds induction ceremonies-1992.

Oasis play 1st gig w.Noel Gallagher in lineup Boardwalk Manchester UK-1992.

Junior Wells dies cancer-1998.


Marilyn Horne (1934) (vocals-opera)

William Francis (1942) (keys-vocals-Dr. Hook)

Barbara Lynn Ozen (1942) (vocals-solo)

Ronnie Milsap (1943) (vocals-solo)

Jim Stafford (1944) (vocals-solo)

Raymond Phillips (19??) (vocals-Nashville Teens)

Sandy Denny (1947) (vocals-Fairport Convention-solo-Fotheringay-DECEASED)

Debbie Allen (1950) (vocals-theatrical)

Damo Suzuki (1950) (vocals-Can)

Steve Earle (1955) (vocals-guitar-solo)

Sade (1959) (vocals-solo)

Paul Webb (1962) (Talk Talk)

Maxine Jones (1966) (vocals-En Vogue)

Aaliyah (1979) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Benny Goodman plays Carnegie Hall NYC-1938.

The Nat Cole Trio plays Harlem Apollo NYC NY-1948.

Perry Como's Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes enters UK chart-1953.

Cavern Club opens Liverpool-1957.

Arturo Toscanini dies-1957.

The Platters' Smoke Gets In Your Eyes enters UK chart-1959.

Connie Francis' Where the Boys Are enters US chart-1961.

Paul Anka's Story of My Love enters US chart-1961.

The DC5's Glad All Over peaks UK #1-1964.

The Merseybeats' I Think of You enters UK chart-1964.

Gerry/Pacemakers' I'm the One enters UK chart-1964.

The Searchers' Needles & Pins enters UK chart-1964.

Hello Dolly opens Broadway-1964.

Gary Lewis' This Diamond Ring enters US chart-1965.

The AdLibs' Boy From NYC enters US chart-1965.

The 4 Seasons' Bye Bye Baby enters US chart-1965.

Adam Faith's It's Alright enters US chart-1965.

The Temptations' My Girl enters US chart-1965.

John Lennon lithograph show closed alleged obscenity London UK-1970.

Ashton, Gardner/Dyke's Resurrection Shuffle enters UK chart-1971.

3 Dog Night's 1 Man Band peaks Can top 10-1971.

Elton John's Your Song peaks Can top 5-1971.

Wilson Pickett's Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You enters US chart-1971.

Sammi Smith's Help Me Make It Through the Night enters US chart-1971.

Michael Nesmith's Silver Moon peaks Can top 20-1971.

Henry Mancini's Theme From Love Story enters US chart-1971.

Ross "David Seville" Bagdasarian dies heart attack-1972.

Merle Haggard records If We Make It Through December Nashville-1973.

Clara Ward dies following stroke at UCLA Medical Center-1973.

Paul Beaver dies stroke-1975.

Donny/Marie TV series premieres ABC TV-1976.

Cher/Gregg Allman divorce-1979.

Saga's Wind Him Up peaks Can top 30-1982.

The Oak Ridge Boys' Bobbie Sue enters US chart-1982.

Queen/David Bowie's Under Pressure peaks Can top 5-1982.

The Police's Spirits in the Material World enters US chart-1982.

Chilliwack's I Believe enters US chart-1982.

Leilah/Jeordie's There's No One Quite Like Grandma peaks Can top 30-1982.

Stevie Wonder's That Girl enters US chart-1982.

Soft Cell's Tainted Love enters US chart-1982.

Journey's Open Arms enters US chart-1982.

Men at Work's Down Under peaks US #1-1983.

The Rolling Stones' Undercover of the Night peaks Can top 20-1984.

Jump'n the Saddle's/The Knuckleheads' Curly Shuffle both peak Can top 30-1984.

Paul McCartney/Michael Jackson's Say Say Say peaks Can #1-1984.

Olivia Newton-John's Twist of Fate peaks Can top 5-1984.

Duran Duran's Union of the Snake peaks Can #2-1984.

Bryan Adams' Only the Strong Survive peaks Can chart-1988.

Breathe's How Can I Fall peaks Can top 10-1988.

Pet Shop Boys' Domino Dancing peaks Can top 10-1989.

Kim Wilde's You Came peaks Can top 20-1989.

Guns'n'Roses Welcome to the Jungle peaks Can top 20-1989.

The Bangles' In Your Room peaks Can top 20-1989.

Mick Jagger's film Freejack premieres-1992.

John Mellencamp's Dance Naked peaks Can top 20-1995.

Boyz II Men's On Bended Knee peaks US #1-1995.

Bon Jovi's Always peaks Can #1-1995.

Pearl Jam's Vitalogy peaks Can #1-1995.

Wayne Newton performs 25000th Las Vegas show-1996.

ODB pleads not guilty to attempted murder Brooklyn NY-1999.

The Whiskey a Go Go celebrates 35th anniversary with week of concerts featuring Grass Roots/Robby Krieger/Johnny Rivers/Nancy Sinatra/Randy Bachman/Jan-

        Dean/Martha Reeves Los Angeles CA-1999.

Will "Dub" Jones (Coasters) dies diabetes-2000.

John Morris Rankin dies motor accident-2000.


Irwin Prescott (1932) (vocals-solo-Ottawa Valley Country HoF inductee-DECEASED)

Muhammad Ali (1942) (vocals-solo)

Chris Montez (1943) (vocals-solo)

Francoise Hardy (1944) (vocals-solo)

William Hart (1945) (vocals-Delfonics)

Domenic Troiano (1946) guitar-vocals-Mandala-Bush-solo-James Gang-Guess Who)

Mick Taylor (1948) (guitarist-vocals-Gods-Bluesbreakers-Rolling Stones-solo)

Steve Earle (1955) (vocals-solo)

Paul Young (1956) (vocals-solo)

Susannah Hoffs (1957) (vocals-guitar-Bangles)

Shabba Ranks (1966) (vocals-solo)

Amanda Wilkinson (1982) (vocals-Wilkinsons)

First ever jazz concert at the NY Metropolitan Opera House-1944.

The Beatles' Please Please Me enters UK chart-1963.

The Beatles play Olympia Paris-1964.

Bobby Vinton's There I've Said it Again peaks US #1-1964.

The Rolling Stones record Last Time/Play With Fire RCA Hollywood-1965.

Bobby Goldsboro's Broomstick Cowboy peaks Can top 20-1966.

Bobby Vinton's Satin Pillows peaks Can top 5-1966.

The T-Bones' No Matter What Shape peaks Can #1-1966.

The Young Rascals' I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore peaks Can top 30-1966.

Race Marbles' Like a Dribbling Fram peaks Can top 10-1966.

Tom Jones' Thunderball peaks Can top 10-1966.

The Beatles complete recording Penny Lane-1967.

Boston Tea Party concert hall opens-1967.

Georgie Fame's Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde peaks UK #1-1968.

The BeeGees perform 1st US gig Convention Centre Anaheim-1968.

The Beatles release Yellow Submarine ST UK-1968.

Amen Corner's Bend Me Shape Me enters UK chart-1968.

Manfred Mann's Mighty Quinn peaks UK #1-1968.

Ferrante/Teicher's Midnight Cowboy peaks Can top 20-1970.

The Temptations' Psychedelic Shack enters US chart-1970.

Johnny Nash's Cupid peaks Can top 30-1970.

Tommy Roe's Jam Up Jelly tight peaks Can top 5-1970.

Tommy James/Shondells' She peaks Can top 20-1970.

Glen Campbell's Honey Come Back enters US chart-1970.

Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love peaks Can #2-1970.

The Chairmen of the Board's Give Me Just a Little More Time enters US chart-1970.

Billy Stewart/3 members of his band die when car drives over bridge parapet-1970.

Jonathan Edwards awarded gold Sunshine-1972.

The Rolling Stones awarded gold More Hot Rocks LP-1973.

Al Wilson's Show and Tell peaks US #1-1974.

Slik's Forever & Ever enters UK chart-1976.

Sweet's Fox On the Run peaks US top 5-1976.

Olivia Newton-John's Let it Shine peaks Can top 20-1976.

The Silver Convention's Fly Robin Fly peaks Can #1-1976.

Diana Ross' Mahogany peaks Can top 5-1976.

Susan Jacks' Anna Marie peaks Can top 20-1976.

Barry Manilow's I Write the Songs peaks US #1-1976.

Glen Campbell's Country Boy peaks Can top 20-1976.

Fleetwood Mac's Over My Head peaks Can top 10-1976.

Pat Benatar's Treat Me Right enters US chart-1981.

Phil Collins' In the Air Tonight enters US chart-1981.

Ultravox' Vienna enters UK chart-1981.

John Lennon's Woman enters US chart-1981.

Terri Gibbs' Somebody's Knockin' enters US chart-1981.

Laura Branigan's Gloria peaks Can #1-1983.

Trio's Da Da Da peaks Can top 5-1983.

The Stray Cats' Rock This Town peaks Can top 10-1983.

Lionel Richie's Truly peaks Can #1-1983.

Men at Work's Down Under peaks Can #1-1983.

Olivia Newton-John's heart Attack peaks Can #2-1983.

Paul McCartney/Michael Jackson's The Girl Is Mine peaks Can top 10-1983.

Falco's/After the Fire's Der Kommissar both peak Can top 20-1983.

Don Henley's Dirty Laundry peaks Can #1-1983.

Dire Straits' Industrial Disease peaks Can top 20-1983.

Joe Cocker/Jennifer Warnes' Up Where We Belong peaks Can #1-1983.

Chillliwack's Whatcha Gonna Do peaks Can top 20-1983.

Pat Benatar's Shadows of the Night peaks Can top 20-1983.

Peter Gabriel's Shock the Monkey peaks Can top 10-1983.

ABC's The Look of Love peaks Can #1-1983.

Yes' Owner of a Lonely Heart peaks US #1-1984.

Keith Richards begins NA tour Seattle-1993.

Aaron Neville's The Grand Tour peaks Can top 20-1994.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts Pink Floyd-1996.

Brian Harvey (East 17) condones Ecstasy use radio interview/fired from group-1997.

Grover Washington Jr dies-1999.

Cyndi Lauper appears The Simpsons-1999.

American Music Awards held/Garth Brooks wins 3/Shania Twain wins 2-2000.


Elmore James (1918) (guitar-vocals-solo-Blues HoF inductee-DECEASED)

Bobby Goldsboro (1941) (vocals-solo)

David Ruffin (1941) (vocals-Temptations-solo-DECEASED)

Dave Greenslade (1943) (keys-Colosseum-solo)

Joan Weber's Let Me Go Lover peaks US #1-1955.

Lonnie Donegan's Don't You Rock Me Daddy-o enters UK chart-1957.

Bobby Darin's Beyond the Sea enters US chart-1960.

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

Roy Orbison's Uptown enters US chart-1960.

Eden Kane's Forget Me Not enters UK chart-1962.

The Impressions' Talking About My Baby enters US chart-1964.

The Dixiebelles' Southtown USA enters US chart-1964.

Lefty Frizzell's Saginaw Michigan enters US chart-1964.

The Beatles' I Want to Hold Your Hand/I Saw Her Standing There enters US chart-1964.

The Shangri-Las' Maybe peaks Can top 20-1965.

The Searchers' Love Potion #9 peaks Can top 10-1965.

The Rockin' Berries' He's In Town peaks Can top 20-1965.

Gerry/Pacemakers' I'll Be There peaks Can #1-1965.

Betty Everett/Jerry Butler's Smile peaks Can top 20-1965.

Marianne Faithfull's As Tears Go By peaks Can #2-1965.

The Animals' Boom Boom peaks Can top 20-1965.

The Larks' Jerk peaks Can top 5-1965.

Robbie Lane's Ain't Love a Funny Thing peaks Can top 20-1965.

The Hondells' My Buddy Seat peaks Can top 20-1965.

Bill Deal/Rhondells' May I enters US chart-1969.

Johnnie Taylor's Take Care of Your Homework enters US chart-1969.

Kenny Rogers/First Edition's But You Know I Love You enters US chart-1969.

Spirit's I Got a Line On You enters US chart-1969.

The Sir Douglas Quintet's Mendocino enters US chart-1969.

Tony Orlando/Dawn's Knock Three Times peaks US #1-1971.

Curtis Mayfield awarded gold Superfly-1973.

The Rolling Stones play LA Forum for Nicaraguan quake victims-1973.

Minnie Riperton's Lovin' You enters US chart-1975.

Ringo Starr's Only You peaks Can top 20-1975.

BTO's Roll On Down the Highway enters US chart-1975.

Neil Sedaka's Laughter in the Rain peaks Can #2-1975.

The Jackson 5's I Am Love enters US chart-1975.

Mac/Katie Kissoon's Sugar Candy Kisses enters UK chart-1975.

Pilot's Magic enters UK chart-1975.

David Gates' Never Let Her Go enters US chart-1975.

Bad Company's Movin' On enters US chart-1975.

BT Express' Do It peaks Can top 10-1975.

Dionne Warwick/Elton John/Gladys Knight/Stevie Wonder's That's What Friends Are For peaks US #1-1986.

Michael Bolton's That's What Love is All About peaks Can top 40-1988.

Def Leppard's Animal peaks Can top 30-1988.

Bourgeois Tagg's I Don't Mind at All peaks Can top 40-1988.

Bruce Springsteen's Tunnel of Love peaks Can top 20-1988.

Whitesnake's Is This Love peaks Can top 20-1988.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions include The Rolling Stones by Pete Townshend/Dion/Otis Redding/Stevie Wonder-1989.

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

Michael Bolton's To Love Somebody peaks Can top 5-1993.

The Heights' How Do You Talk to an Angel peaks Can #1-1993.

Bell Biv Devoe's Gangsta peaks Can top 5-1993.

Shabba Ranks' Slow & Sexy peaks Can #2-1993.

House of Pain's Shamrocks & Shenanigans peaks Can top 20-1993.

Eric Clapton's Layla peaks Can top 10-1993.

Lisa Marie Presley files for divorce from Michael Jackson irreconcilable differences-1996.

Andrea Caselotti (Snow White) dies cancer-1997.

Gene Harris dies kidney failure-2000.

Randy Vanwarmer dies-2004.


Stu Phillips (1933) (vocals-solo-CCMA HoF inductee)

Phil Everly (1939) (vocals-guitar-Everly Brothers)

Dougie Trineer (1940) (vocals-solo)

Michael Crawford (1942) (vocals-theatrical-solo)

Janis Joplin (1943) (vocals-solo-Big Brother/Holding Co.-DECEASED)

Shelley Fabares (1944) (vocals-solo)

Rod Evans (19??) (vocals-Deep Purple-Captain Beyond)

Dolly Parton (1946) (vocals-solo)

Robert Palmer (1949) (vocals-solo-Vinegar Joe-Power Station-DECEASED)

Paul Stanley (1952) (vocals-guitar-Kiss-solo)

Desi Arnaz Jr (1953) (vocals-drums-Dino Desi/Billy)

John Michael Montgomery (1965) (vocals-solo)

Tracii Gunns (1966) (guitar-L.A. Guns)

Brill Building opens NYC-1931.

Guy Mitchell's Knee Deep in the Blues enters US chart-1957.

Johnny Cash TV debut Jackie Gleason Show-1957.

Frank Sinatra's Can I Steal a Little Love enters US chart-1957.

Johnny Cash's Don't Take Your Guns to Town enters US chart-1959.

Connie Francis' My Happiness peaks US #2-1959.

The Platters' Smoke Gets In Your Eyes peaks US #1-1959.

Ralph Peer talent scout and music publisher dies-1960.

Elvis Presley's Are You Lonesome Tonight enters UK chart-1961.

Shelley Fabares' Johnny Angel peaks US #1-1962.

Eydie Gorme's Blame It On the Bossa Nova enters US chart-1963.

Bobby Darin's You're the Reason I'm Living enters US chart-1963.

Jerry Landis (Paul Simon)'s Lone Teen Ranger enters US chart-1963.

Dion's Ruby Baby enters US chart-1963.

The Pretty Things play 100 Club London UK-1965.

The Yardbirds play Marquee London UK-1965.

The Rolling Stones' Let's Spend the Night Together/Ruby Tuesday enters UK chart-1967.

The Beatles begin recording Day in the Life-1967.

Jeff Beck records Hi Ho Silver Lining-1967.

Barbra Streisand appears Broadway For Peace protest-1968.

Grapefruit launched/Beatles attend party with Jimi Hendrix-1968.

The Allman Brothers Band's Jessica enters US chart-1974.

Murray McLauchlan's Hurricane of Change peaks Can top 10-1974.

Sweet's Teenage Rampage enters UK chart-1974.

Paul McCartney/Wings' Helen Wheels peaks Can top 5-1974.

April Wine's Weeping Widow peaks Can top 40-1974.

Mud's Tiger Feet enters UK chart-1974.

Keith Hampshire's Big Time Operator peaks Can top 5-1974.

Grand Funk Railroad's Walk Like a Man peaks Can top 20-1974.

Rick Derringer's Rock'n'Roll Hootchie Koo enters US chart-1974.

Aretha Franklin sings God Bless America Jimmy Carter inaugural-1977.

Herb Alpert's Rotation peaks US top 30-1980.

Kool/Gang's Too Hot enters US chart-1980.

Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall enters US chart-1980.

Peaches/Herb's I Pledge My Love enters US chart-1980.

The Police's Message in a Bottle peaks Can #2-1980.

Tom Petty's Don't Do Me Like That peaks Can top 5-1980.

Joe Jackson's I'm the Man peaks Can top 30-1980.

Chuck Mangione's Give It All You Got enters US chart-1980.

ABBA's Chiquitita peaks Can top 40-1980.

Rupert Holmes' Him enters US chart-1980.

The Babys' Back On My Feet Again enters US chart-1980.

ZZ Top's I Thank You enters US chart-1980.

George Burns' I Wish I Was Eighteen Again enters US chart-1980.

Eddie Money's Take Me Home Tonight peaks Can top 20-1987.

Bon Jovi's You Give Love a Bad Name peaks Can #2-1987.

David/David's Welcome to the Boomtown peaks Can top 40-1987.

Billy Idol's To be a Lover peaks Can top 5-1987.

Oran Juice Jones' The Rain peaks Can top 10-1987.

Peter Cetera/Amy Grant's The Next Time I Fall in Love peaks Can #1-1987.

Ben E. King's Stand By Me re-chart peaks Can #1-1987.

Corey Hart's Can't Help Falling in Love peaks Can #1-1987.

Cameo's Word Up peaks Can #2-1987.

Mel Appleby (…& Kim) dies pneumonia-1990.

Fleetwood Mac reunites to play Don't Stop Bill Clinton inaugural/also performing Aretha Franklin/Barbra Streisand/Michael Jackson/Little Richard/Chuck Berry-1993.

Tom Waits wins $2.5 million judgment re Frito Lay Chips using soundalike-1993.

Rock'nm'Roll Hall of Fame inductions include John Lennon by Paul McCartney/Animals-1994.

Bob Seger undertakes first tour in nine years covering 23 cities beginning in Charleston SC-1996.

KLF's 3 A.M. Eternal peaks UK #1-1996.

Carl Perkins dies throat cancer/series of strokes-1998.

Travis Tritt plays one of George W. Bush's inaugural balls-2001.

Wilson Pickett dies-2006.


George Burns (1896) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Slim Whitman (1924) (vocals-guitar-DECEASED)

Bill Powell (1942) (vocals-O'Jays-DECEASED)

George Grantham (1947) (drummer-Poco-Ricky Skaggs)

Melvin Pritchard (1948) (drummer-Barclay John Harvest-DECEASED)

Steve Perry (1949) (vocals-Journey-solo)

The Playmates' Jo-Ann enters US chart-1958.

The 4 Preps' 26 Miles enters US chart-1958.

Paul Anka's You Are My Destiny enters US chart-1958.

The Chantels' Maybe enters US chart-1958.

Frankie Avalon's De De Dinah enters US chart-1958.

Frank Sinatra's Witchcraft enters US chart-1958.

The Silhouettes' Get a Job enters US chart-1958.

Debbie Reynolds' Very Special Love enters US chart-1958.

The Kingston Trio's Where Have All the Flowers Gone enters US chart-1962.

Gene McDaniels' Chip Chip enters US chart-1962.

The Beatles release Meet… US-1964.

The Byrds record Mr. Tambourine Man-1965.

Alan Freed dies-1965.

Bill Graham promotes first 3-day Trips Festival-1966.

The Rolling Stones release Between the Buttons-1967.

The Monkees' TV show debuts UK-1967.

The BeeGees' Words enters US chart-1968.

The Rose Garden's Next Plane to London peaks Can #1-1968.

Dionne Warwick's Valley of the Dolls enters US chart-1968.

Eric Burdon/Animals' Monterey peaks Can top 20-1968.

Martha/Vandellas' Honey Chile peaks Can top 20-1968.

James Brown's There Was a Time enters US chart-1968.

The Dells' There Is enters US chart-1968.

Tribute to Woody Guthrie concert held Carnegie Hall with Bob Dylan/The Band/Joan Baez/PPM/Richie Havens/Pete Seeger/Arlo Guthrie/Odetta/Judy Collins/Jack Elliott-1968.

Johnny Nash's You Got Soul peaks Can top 40-1969.

Dusty Springfield's Son of a Preacher Man peaks Can top 20-1969.

B.J. Thomas' Hooked On a Feeling peaks Can top 5-1969.

The Supremes/Temptations' I'm Gonna Make You Love Me peaks Can #2-1969.

The BeeGees' I Started a Joke peaks Can #1-1969.

The Impressions' This Is My Country peaks Can top 30-1969.

The Rolling Stones awarded gold Hot Rocks LP-1972.

Sweet's Little Willy enters US chart-1973.

Carole King's Been to Canaan peaks Can top 20-1973.

The Stampeders' Johnny Lightning peaks Can chart-1973.

Seals/Crofts' Hummingbird enters US chart-1973.

Elton John's Daniel enters UK chart-1973.

Gary Glitter's Do You Wanna Touch Me enters UK chart-1973.

The O'Jays' Love Train enters US chart-1973.

Johnny Rivers' Rockin' Pneumonia peaks Can top 5-1973.

Jethro Tull's Living In the Past peaks Can top 20-1973.

Eddie Rabbitt's Every Which Way But Loose enters US chart-1979.

The Cars' My Best Friend's Girl peaks Can chart-1979.

Billy Joel's My Life peaks Can top 5-1979.

Poco's Crazy Love enters US chart-1979.

The Doobie Brothers' What a Fool Believes enters US chart-1979.

The Cooper Brothers' Dream Never Dies peaks Can top 30-1979.

Eric Clapton's Promises peaks Can top 10-1979.

Dan Hartman's Instant Replay peaks Can top 20-1979.

The BeeGees' Too Much Heaven peaks Can #1-1979.

Boston's A Man I'll Never Be peaks Can top 30-1979.

Clarence Clemons' You're a Friend of Mine peaks Can top 20-1986.

Mr. Mister's Broken Wings peaks Can #1-1986.

Starship's We Built This City peaks Can #1-1986.

Wang Chung's To Live & Die iin LA peaks Can top 40-1986.

Baltimora's Tarzan Boy peaks Can top 5-1986.

Bruce Springsteen's My Hometown peaks Can top 20-1986.

Billy Vera/Beaters' At This Moment peaks US #1-1987.

3rd Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame induction Waldorf Astoria NYC includes Beatles/Beach Boys/Drifters/Bob Dylan/Supremes-1988.

Tom Petty's Free Fallin' peaks Can top 30-1990.

Boyz II Men's It's So Hard to Say Goodbye peaks Can top 5-1992.

Paula Abdul's Blowing Kisses in the Wind peaks Can top 10-1992.

Public Enemy's Can't Truss It peaks Can top 20-1992.

Mariah Carey's Can't Let Go peaks Can top 10-1992.

Saxophonist Gerry Mulligan dies following knee surgery-1996.

Bruce Cockburn's Anything Anytime Anywhere CD enters Can chart-2002.

Starsailor's Love is Here CD enters Can chart-2002.

Terri Clark's Pain to Kill CD enters Can charts-2003.


J.W. Alexander (1916) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Bob "Wolfman Jack" Smith (1938) (vocals-deejay-DECEASED)

Placido Domingo (1941) (vocals-solo-3 Tenors)

Richie Havens (1941) (vocals-guitar-DECEASED)

Edwin Starr (1942) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Mac Davis (1942) (vocals-guitar-solo)

Jimmy Ibbotson (1947) (guitar-keys-vocals-NGDB)

Chris Britton (1944) (Troggs)

Billy Ocean (1950) (vocals-solo)

Jam Master Jay (1965) (mixer-Run DMC-DECEASED)

Emma Bunton (1968) (vocals-Spice Girls)

Ernie Ford signs with Capitol-1949.

Ernie Ford's Give Me Your Word enters UK chart-1955.

Dick Hyman's Moritat enters US chart-1956.

The 4 Lads' No Not Much enters US chart-1956.

Roy Orbison/Rolling Stones begin tour Australia-1965.

The Kinks' Tired of Waiting For You enters UK chart-1965.

George Harrison/Patti Boyd wed-1966.

Jackie Wilson's Whispers peaks Can top 30-1967.

The Rolling Stones' Ruby Tuesday/Let's Spend the Night Together enters US chart-1967.

Sandy Posey's Single Girl peaks Can top 5-1967.

The Marvelettes' The Hunter Gets Captured By the Game enters US chart-1967.

The Music Machine's Talk Talk peaks Can top 5-1967.

The Mamas/Papas' Words of Love peaks Can top 5-1967.

J.J. Jackson's It's Alright peaks Can chart-1967.

Ed Ames' My Cup Runneth Over enters US chart-1967.

Herman's Hermits' East West peaks Can top 10-1967.

Cream's I Feel Free enters UK chart-1967.

The Beatles offered $1 million to play Shea Stadium-1967.

Jimi Hendrix records All Along the Watchtower-1968.

Aretha Franklin releases Call Me/Son of a Preacher Man-1970.

The O'Jays awarded gold Ship Ahoy LP-1974.

High Energy's You Can't Turn Me Off peaks Can top 20-1978.

Styx' Come Sail Away peaks Can top 10-1978.

Art Garfunkel/James Taylor/Paul Simon's Wonderful World enters US chart-1978.

LTD's Back in Love Again peaks Can #2-1978.

Kansas' Point of Know Return peaks Can top 20-1978.

B.B. King donates 20k records to U.Mississippi-1982.

Jackie Wilson dies heart attack following long coma-1984.

Madonna's Like a Virgin peaks Can #1-1985.

Toto's Stranger in Town peaks Can top 20-1985.

Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame inducts Roy Orbison/Smokey Robinson/Aretha Franklin/Jackie Wilson-1987.

Elton John's You Gotta Love Someone peaks Can top 20-1991.

Clarence Carter's Strokin' peaks Can top 30-1991.

Col. Tom Parker dies following stroke-1997.

Charles Brown dies congestive heart failure-1999.

Peggy Lee dies-2002.


Ray Anthony (1922) (trumpet-arranger-bandleader-Hollywood Walk of Fame honouree)

Sam Cooke (1935) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Brian Keenan (19??) (drums-Chambers Brothers-DECEASED)

Malcolm McLaren (1946) (producer-solo-DECEASED)

Meat Loaf (1946) (vocals-solo)

Steve Perry (1953) (vocals-Journey-solo)

Robin Zander (1953) (vocals-guitar-Cheap Trick)

Frank Sinatra/Ray Anthony's Melody of Love enters US chart-1955.

Buddy Holly makes last recordings NYC apartment/prepares for last tour with new band Including Waylon Jennings/Tommy Allsup-1959.

Cliff Richard's Voice in the Wilderness enters UK chart-1960.

Adam Faith's Poor Me enters UK chart-1960.

Craig Douglas' Pretty Blue Eyes enters UK chart-1960.

Acker Bilk's Summer Set enters UK chart-1960.

Peggy March releases I Will Follow Him-1963.

Gerry/Pacemakers' 1st recording session-1963.

The Beatles' Day Tripper peaks US top 5-1966.

Bob Lind's Elusive Butterfly enters US chart-1966.

Martha/Vandellas' My Baby Loves Me enters US chart-1966.

Deon Jackson's Love Makes the World Go Round enters US chart-1966.

Nancy Sinatra's These Boots Are Made For Walkin' enters US chart-1966.

Ronnie Dove's When Liking Turns to Loving enters US chart-1966.

Spencer Davis' Keep on Runnin' peaks UK #1-1967.

The Rolling Stones create furore Sunday Night London Palladium/refuse to perform on revolving stage-1967.

Diana Ross/Supremes open Talk of the Town London UK-1968.

Aretha Franklin releases Lady Soul LP-1968.

Spirit release 1st LP-1968.

Billy Preston joins The Beatles in studio and begin recording She Came In Through the Bathroom Window/I Dig a Pony-1969.

Al Green awarded gold Sha La La-1975.

Diana Ross' Theme from Mahogany peaks US #1-1976.

CSN record Cathedral-1977.

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

Toni Braxton files for bankruptcy-1998.

Pete Bardens (Them/Camel/Van Morrison) dies-2002.


Huddie "Leadbelly" Leadbetter (1888) (vocal-guitar-Blues HoF inductee-Songwriters HoF inductee-RnR HoF inductee-DECEASED)

Django Reinhardt (1910) (guitar-solo-Hot Club of Paris-DECEASED)

Johnny Russell (1940) (vocals-solo-Grand Ol' Opry member-DECEASED)

Gary Burton (1943) (vibes-solo)

Millie Jackson (1944) (vocals-solo)

Warren Zevon (1947) (vocals-guitar-keys-solo-DECEASED)

Anita Pointer (1948) (vocals-Pointer Sisters)

John Belushi (1949) (vocals-Blues Brothers-DECEASED)

Kevan Staples (1950) (keys-Rough Trade)

Patrick Simmons (1950) (guitar-vocals-Doobie Brothers)

Bill Cunningham (1950) (Box Tops)

Robin Zander (1953) (vocals-Cheap Trick)

Richard Finch (1954) (bass-KC/Sunshine Band)

Patti Page records Doggie in the Window-1953.

Jorgen Ingmann's Apache enters US chart-1961.

Bobby Rydell's Good Time Baby enters US chart-1961.

Manfred Mann's 54321 enters UK chart-1964.

The Bachelors' Diane enters UK chart-1964.

Trini Lopez' Lemon Tree enters US chart-1965.

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

The Searchers' Love Potion #9 peaks US top 5-1965.

George Jones' The Race Is On enters US chart-1965.

Jewel Akens' Birds and the Bees enters US chart-1965.

Ed Ames' Try to Remember enters US chart-1965.

Bobby Goldsboro's Little Things enters US chart-1965.

PP&M's For Lovin' Me enters US chart-1965.

Buck Owens' Tiger By the Tail enters US chart-1965.

The Rolling Stones' 1st gig Canada Maurice Richard Arena Montreal-1965.

Merle Haggard records Waitin' For a Train Hollywood-1968.

The Beatles record I've Got a Feeling-1969.

The Temptations record Psychedelic Shack-1970.

Ray Price's For the Good Times peaks Can top 20-1971.

Dawn's Knock Three Times peaks Can #1-1971.

George Harrison's My Sweet Lord enters UK chart-1971.

T.Rex' Ride a White Swan enters US chart-1971.

Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song peaks Can top 5-1971.

Big Maybelle Smith dies in Cleveland-1972.

Van Morrison records It's Too Late to Stop Now Rainbow London-1972.

Edward Kid Ory dies in Honolulu of pneumonia and heart failure-1973.

Thomas A. Dorsey dies-1973.

Alvin Stardust makes 1st appearance after being Shane Fenton for 14 years-1974.

The Ohio Players awarded gold Fire-1975.

The Sex Pistols play Watford College London UK-1976.

Terry Kath (Chicago) dies gunshot wound-1978.

Don McLean records Crying-1981.

Styx record The Best of Times-1981.

The Pointer Sisters' Should I Do It enters US chart-1982.

The Beach Boys' Come go With Me peaks Can top 20-1982.

Tommy Tutone's 867-5309-Jenny enters US chart-1982.

Diana Ross' Why Do Fools Fall in Love peaks Can top 20-1982.

Rod Stewart's Tonight I'm Yours enters US chart-1982.

OMD's Maid of Orleans enters UK chart-1982.

Billy Joel's She's Got a Way peaks Can chart-1982.

Peter Schilling's Major Tom peaks Can #1-1984.

Quiet Riot's Cum On Feel the Noise peaks Can top 5-1984.

Juluka's Scatterlings of Africa peaks Can top 30-1984.

ABC's That Was Then This is Now peaks Can top 30-1984.

The Rolling Stones release She Was Hot/Think I'm Going Mad-1984.

First Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony honours Chuck Berry (inducted by Keith Richards)/Elvis Presley/Fats Domino/Ray Charles/Sam Cooke/Buddy Holly/Little

    Richard/James Brown/Everly Brothers/Jerry Lee Lewis/Robert Johnson/Jimmie Rodgers/Jimmy Yancey-1986.

The Beastie Boys record Fight For Your Right to Party-1987.

Peter Gabriel records Big Time-1987.

David Crosby releases Oh Yes I Can LP-1989.

Colin James' 5 Long Years peaks Can top 40-1989.

Will to Power's Baby I Love Your Way-Freebird peaks Can #1-1989.

Tom Cochrane/Red Rider's Big League peaks Can top 10-1989.

George Michael's Kissing a Fool peaks Can top 5-1989.

Allen Collins (Lynyrd Skynyrd) dies-1990.

Green Day's Dookie CD peaks Can #1-1995.

Richard Berry dies aneurysm-1997.

Johnny Funches of Dells dies emphysema-1998.

Jazz pianist Lou Levy dies-2001.

Nell Carter dies diabetes-2003.


Zeke Carey (1933) (vocals-Flamingoes-RnR HoF inductee)

Doug Kershaw (1936) (fiddle-vocals-Louisiana Music HoF inductee)

Bobby Scott (1937) (vocals-songwriter)

Jack Scott (1938) (vocals)

Aaron Neville (1941) (vocals-Neville Brothers)

Ray Stevens (1941) (vocals)

Marshall Chapman (1941) (vocals)

Neil Diamond (1941) (vocals)

Matthew Wilder (1953) (vocals)

Jools Holland (1956) (keys-Squeeze-Blockheads)

Anita Baker (1958) (vocals)

Evelyn Knight/Stardusters' A Little Bird Told Me peaks US #1-1949.

Elvis Presley's Jailhouse Rock peaks UK #1-1958.

Bob Dylan arrives NYC-1961.

The Beatles/Brian Epstein sign management contract-1962.

The Rolling Stones appear Ready Steady Go-1964.

The Rolling Stones play Ottawa-1965.

Mitch Ryder/Detroit Wheels' Jenny Take a Ride peaks Can top 20-1966.

The 5 Americans' I See the Light peaks Can top 20-1966.

Noel Harrison's Young Girl peaks Can top 5-1966.

The Byrds record 8 Miles High-1966.

The Beatles' We Can Work It Out/Day Tripper peaks Can #1-1966.

Hedgehoppers Anonymous' It's Good News Week peaks Can top 10-1966.

The Knickerbockers' Lies peaks Can top 20-1966.

Debbie Lori Kaye's Soldier Boy peaks Can top 20-1966.

Herman's Hermits' Must to Avoid peaks Can #2-1966.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience break attendance records Marquee Club London-1967.

Aretha Franklin records I Never Loved a Man/Do Right Woman Muscle Shoals-1967.

Manfred Mann's Mighty Quinn enters UK chart-1968.

The Beatles record 2 Of Us and begin Teddy Boy-1969.

Jethro Tull begin 1st NA tour NYC NY-1969.

James Shep Shepherd found dead in his car on Long Island after having been beaten and robbed-1970.

Jethro Tull's Witch's Promise/Teacher enters UK chart-1970.

The Archies' Jingle Jangle peaks Can #1-1970.

Edison Lighthouse's Love Grows enters UK chart-1970.

The Original Caste's 1 Tin Soldier peaks Can top 10-1970.

The Tee Set's Ma Belle Amie enters US chart-1970.

Jay/Americans' Walking in the Rain peaks Can top 20-1970.

Santana's Evil Ways enters US chart-1970.

Sly/Family Stone's Everybody is a Star peaks Can top 40-1970.

Bobby Sherman's La La La peaks Can top 10-1970.

Gene Austin dies-1972.

Ringo Starr's You're 16 peaks US #1-1974.

Stevie Wonder plays Rainbow London-1974.

Dan Hill's Growin' Up enters US chart/peaks Can chart-1976.

Bruce Springsteen's 10th Avenue Freezeout enters US chart-1976.

The Staple Singers' Let's Do It Again peaks Can top 10-1976.

The Salsoul Orchestra's Tangerine enters US chart-1976.

Sweet's Fox On the Run peaks Can #2-1976.

John Denver's Fly Away peaks Can top 20-1976.

C.W. McCall's Convoy peaks Can #1-1976.

Barry Manilow's I Write the Songs peaks Can top 5-1976.

The O'Jays' I Love Music peaks US top 5-1976.

The Band records tracks Islands LP-1976.

Diana Ross' Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know…) peaks US #1-1976.

Elton John's Grow Some Funk Of Your Own b/w Feel Like a Bullet enters US chart-1976.

The Captain/Tenille's Lonely Night enters US chart-1976.

Hall/Oates' Kiss On My List enters US chart-1981.

Kenny Rogers' Lady peaks Can #2-1981.

Styx's Best of Times enters US chart-1981.

Randy Meisner's Hearts on Fire enters US chart-1981.

Don McLean's Crying enters US chart-1981.

Devo's Whip It peaks Can top 20-1981.

John Lennon's Woman enters UK chart-1981.

Phil Collins' You Can't Hurry Love peaks Can top 5-1983.

Rough Trade's Crimes of Passion peaks Can top 20-1983.

Supertramp's It's Raining Again peaks Can top 5-1983.

The Little River Band's The Other Guy peaks Can top 20-1983.

Men at Work's Be Good Johnny peaks Can top 20-1983.

Chris DeBurgh's Don't Pay the Ferryman peaks Can top 40-1983.

Toni Basil's Mickey peaks Can #1-1983.

Gordon MacRae dies cancer-1986.

Ken Darby (Love Me Tender/film scores) dies heart problems-1992.

Albert Collins dies-1993.

David Cole (C+C Music Factory) dies spinal meningitis-1994.

U2's Stay peaks Can top 5-1994.

David Cole of C+C Music Factory dies spinal meningitis-1995.

Oh What a Feeling box set released CAN-1996.

Justin Tubb dies aortic aneurism-1998.

Juno Awards held/Nelly Furtado wins 5-2001.


Sleepy John Estes (1903) (vocals-guitar-DECEASED)

Etta James (1938) (vocals-DECEASED)

George Olliver (1946) (vocals-Mandala-Soul Children-Natural Gas)

Andy Cox (1956) (guitar-The Beat-Fine Young Cannibals)

Gary Tibbs (1958) (bass-Adam & the Ants)

Heidi Wolfgram (1969) (vocals-The Jets)

Vaughn Monroe's Let it Snow peaks US #1-1946.

Buddy Holly/Crickets record Rave On/That's My Desire NY-1958.

Buddy Holly Winter Dance Party play Mankato MN-1959.

Paul Evans' Midnite Special enters US chart-1960.

Brook Benton/Dinah Washington's Baby You've Got What it Takes enters US chart-1960.

The Little Dippers' Forever enters US chart-1960.

The Platters' Harbor Lights enters US chart-1960.

Chuck Berry charged violation Mann Act 2nd time-1960.

Cilla Black plays 1st gig Cavern Club Liverpool UK-1963.

The Beatles' She Loves You enters US chart-1964.

Jackie DeShannon's When You Walk in the Room enters US chart-1964.

Dale/Grace's Stop and Think it Over enters US chart-1964.

Dusty Springfield's I Only Want to Be With You enters US chart-1964.

The Rivieras' California Sun enters US chart-1964.

Diane Renay's Navy Blue enters US chart-1964.

Sam Cooke's Good News enters US chart-1964.

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

Lulu's I'll Come Running peaks Can top 20-1965.

The Kinks' All Day and All of the Night peaks Can top 20-1965.

The Impressions' Amen peaks Can top 5-1965.

Mary Wells' Use Your Head peaks Can top 20-1965.

The Beatles' No Reply peaks Can top 30-1965.

Chuck Berry's Promised Land peaks Can top 30-1965.

The Gestures' Run Run Run peaks Can top 20-1965.

James Brown's Give It Up or Turn It Loose enters US chart-1969.

The 1910 Fruitgum Co's Indian Giver enters US chart-1969.

The Supremes' I'm Livin' In Shame enters US chart-1969.

The Beatles begin recording For You Blue/Let it Be-1969.

CCR's Proud Mary enters US chart-1969.

Marvin Gaye's I Heard It Through the Grapevine spends 7th week #1 US chart-1969.

Cream's Crossroads enters US chart-1969.

Glen Campbell/Bobbie Gentry's Let it Be Me enters US chart-1969.

The Jackson 5's I Want You Back peaks US #1-1970.

China "God" Kantner born to Grace Slick/Paul Kantner-1971.

Aretha Franklin records You're All I Need to Get By Atlantic NYC-1971.

Stevie Wonder's Superstition peaks US #1-1973.

Olivia Newton-John's Have You Never Been Mellow enters US chart-1975.

Helen Reddy's Angie Baby peaks Can top 5-1975.

Elvis Presley's My Boy enters US chart-1975.

Billy Joel's The Entertainer peaks Can top 30-1975.

Lynyrd Skynyrd's Free Bird peaks Can chart-1975.

Barry White's You're the 1st My Last My Eveything peaks Can top 10-1975.

B.T. Express' Express enters US chart-1975.

Daryl Hall/John Oates' I Can't Go For That peaks US #1-1982.

Manager Albert Grossman dies-1986.

Dionne Warwick & Friends' That's What Friends Are For peaks US #1-1986.

Diana Ross' Chain Reaction enters UK chart-1986.

Billy Ocean's When the Going Gets Tough the Tough Get Going enters UK chart-1987.

Michael Jackson's The Way You Make Me Feel peaks Can top 5-1988.

Bill Medley/Jennifer Warnes' Time of My Life peaks Can #1-1988.

Steve Winwood's Valerie peaks Can top 20-1988.

Paul Carrack's Don't Shed a Tear peaks Can top 40-1988.

Whitney Houston's So Emotional peaks Can top 10-1988.

Michael Jackson presented career achievement award AMA-1993.

Bon Jovi's Keep the Faith peaks Can top 5-1993.

Shai's If I Ever Fall In Love peaks Can top 10-1993.

Celine Dion's Love Can Move Mountains peaks Can top 10-1993.

NKOTB release Face the Music CD-1994.

Rolling Stone Magazine poll names Live reader's choice top act/P.J. Harvey critic's top act-To Bring You My Love critic's top album/Smashing Pumpkins' Mellon Collie

    and the Infinite Sadness reader's top album-1996.

Rent composer Jonathan Larson dies-1996.

Marcy Playground's 1st CD enters Can chart-1998.

Robert Shaw (Chorale) dies stroke-1999.

Brother Jack McDuff dies-2000.

Ray Peterson dies-2005.


Clayton McMichen (1900) (fiddle-vocals-Skillet Lickers-Georgia Wildcats-DECEASED)

Maria Von Trapp (1905) (vocals-Von Trapp Singers-DECEASED)

Stephane Grappelli (1908) (violin-Hot Club of Paris-DECEASED)

Jimmy Van Heusen (1913) (songwriter-DECEASED)

Elmore James (1918) (guitar-vocals-DECEASED)

Huey "Piano" Smith (1934) (keys-Clowns)

Dave Rowland (1942) (vocals-w.Sugar)

Deon Jackson (1946) (vocals)

Corky Laing (1948) (drummer-Mountain-Sharks-record exec)

Eddie Van Halen (1957) (guitar-Van Halen)

Anita Baker (1958) (vocals)

Charlie Gillingham (1960) (keys-vocals-Counting Crows)

Andrew Ridgley (1963) (vocals-guitar-Wham)

Apollo Theater opens Harlem NYC NY (1934)

John Lomax dies-1948.

Johnny Maddox' Crazy Otto Medley enters US chart-1955.

Buddy Holly makes 1st recordings Decca Nashville/Owen Bradley produces-1956.

The 4 Lads' Who Needs You/It's So Easy to Forget enters US chart-1957.

Elvis Presley's Too Much enters US chart-1957.

Fess Parker's Wringle Wrangle enters US chart-1957.

Little Richard's Girl Can't Help It enters US chart-1957.

Buddy Holly appears Ed Sullivan Show-1958.

Thomas Wayne's Tragedy enters US chart-1959.

The Diamonds' She Say enters US chart-1959.

Buddy Holly/Winter Dance Party play Eau Claire WI-1959.

Brook Benton's It's Just a Matter of Time enters US chart-1959.

The Bell Notes' I've Had It enters US chart-1959.

Elvis Presley's Are You Lonesome Tonight peaks UK #1-1961.

Petula Clark's Sailor enters UK chart-1961.

The Twist banned by Catholic Diocese NYC NT-1962.

The 4 Seasons' Walk Like a Man enters US chart-1963.

The Rooftop Singers' Walk Right In peaks US #1-1963.

The Exciters' Tell Him peaks US top 5-1963.

The Beatles' 1st appearance BBC Saturday Club radio show-1963.

Johnny Mathis' What Will Mary Say enters US chart-1963.

Henry Mancini's Days of Wine & Roses enters US chart-1963.

Skeeter Davis' End of the World enters US chart-1963.

The Kingston Trio's Greenback Dollar enters US chart-1963.

Sam Cooke's Send Me Some Lovin' enters US chart-1963.

Manfred Mann w.Eric Burdon subbing as vocalist play London UK-1966.

Engelbert Humperdinck's Release Me enters UK chart-1967.

The Beatles record Long & Winding Road-1969.

James Brown records Soul Power Washington DC-1971.

CCR awarded gold Creedence Gold LP-1973.

The Doobie Brothers begin 1st Euro tour Rainbow London UK-1974.

John Denver's Sunshine On My Shoulders enters US chart-1974.

Steve Miller's The Joker peaks Can #2-1974.

Charlie Rich's There Won't Be Anymore enters US chart-1974.

The Wombles' Wombling Song enters UK chart-1974.

Dolly Parton's Jolene enters US chart-1974.

The Spinners' Mighty Love enters US chart-1974.

Merle Haggard's If We Make it Through December peaks Can top 30-1974.

Lulu's Man Who Sold the World enters UK chart-1974.

Terry Jacks' Seasons in the Sun peaks Can #1-1974.

Benny Bell's Shaving Cream peaks Can top 30-1975.

David Bowie's Cracked Actor film premieres UK TV-1975.

Peter Green committed to mental hospital-1977.

Ray Goodman/Brown's Special Lady enters US chart-1980.

The Specials Too Much Too Young enters UK chart-1980.

The Boomtown Rats' Someone's Looking at You enters UK chart-1980.

Kenny Rogers' Coward of the County enters UK chart-1980.

Tom Petty's Refugee enters US chart-1980.

The Little River Band's Cool Change peaks Can top 10-1980.

Andy Gibb's Desire enters US chart-1980.

The Sugarhill Gang's Rapper's Delight peaks Can #1-1980.

Pablo Cruise's I Want You Tonight peaks Can top 20-1980.

Tommy James' Three Times in Love enters US chart-1980.

Starship's Jane peaks Can top 20-1980.

Foreigner's Head Games peaks Can top 20-1980.

Frank Sinatra plays to largest concert audience ever soccer stadium Rio De Janeiro BRA-1980.

Michael Jackson suffers burns filming Pepsi commercial-1984.

Corey Hart's Boy in the Box LP reaches diamond status Can-1986.

Huey Lewis' Hip to Be Square peaks Can top 10-1987.

Phantom of the Opera opens Broadway NYC NY-1988.

Joni Mitchell plays live national 150-station radio broadcast Gene Autry Theater LA CA-1995.

ZZ Top/James Brown/Blues Brothers play halftime Super Bowl XXXI-1997.

Our Lady Peace's Clumsy CD debuts #1 Can chart-1997.

American Music Awards held-1998.

Gladys Horton (Marvelettes) dies-2011.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756) (composer-DECEASED)

Jerome Kern (1885) (composer-DECEASED)

Oran "Hot Lips" Page (1908) (trumpet-Artie Shaw-Count Basie-DECEASED)

Skitch Henderson (1918) (keys-bandleader-DECEASED)

Elmore James (1918) (guitar-vocals-DECEASED)

Ross Bagdasarian (1919) (vocals-producer-"David Seville"-Grammy winner-DECEASED)

Bobby "Blue" Bland (1930) (vocals-DECEASED)

Rudi Maugeri (1931) (vocals-Crew Cuts-DECEASED)

Buddy Emmons (1937) (steel-studio)

Kevin Coyne (1944) (vocals-DECEASED)

Nick Mason (1945) (drums-Pink Floyd)

Bruce Good/Brian Good (1946) (vocals/autoharp-vocals/guitar-Good Brothers)

Nedra Talley (1947) (vocals-Ronettes)

Seth Justman (1951) (keys-vocals-J. Geils Band)

Brian Downey (1951) (drums-Thin Lizzy)

Richard Young (1955) (guitar-vocals)

Lorrie Morgan (1959) (vocals)

Margo Timmins (1959) (vocals-Cowboy Junkies)

Susan Aglukark (1963) (vocals)

Tracy Lawrence (1968) (vocals-guitar)

All Star RnR tour begins w.Drifters/Bill Haley/Lavern Baker/Joe Turner/Shirley & Lee/Platters/Roy Hamilton/Bo Diddley Pittsburgh PA-1956.

Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel released-1956.

Little Richard enters seminary Huntsville AL-1958.

The Royal Teens' Short Shorts enters US chart-1958.

Elvis Presley's Don't/I Beg Of You enters US chart-1958.

Buddy Holly-Crickets/Jerry Lee Lewis play Hawaii en route to Australia- 1958.

Buddy Holly/Winter Dance Party plays Montevideo MN-1959.

Singalong With Mitch series debuts NBC-1961.

Joey Dee/Starliters' Peppermint Twist peaks US #1-1962.

Barbara George's I Know peaks US top 5-1962.

Bruce Channel's Hey Baby enters US chart-1962.

Patsy Cline's She's Got You enters US chart-1962.

Nancy Sinatra's These Boots Are Made For Walking enters UK chart-1966.

Ed Ames' Who Will Answer peaks Can top 10-1968.

Sam/Dave's I Thank You enters US chart-1968.

The Buckinghams' Susan peaks Can top 10-1968.

Otis Redding's Dock of the Bay enters US chart-1968.

Pink Floyd add David Gilmour/perform as 5-piece for short time-1968.

The Small Faces' Itchykoo Park peaks Can #1-1968.

Georgie Fame's Bonnie & Clyde peaks UK #1-1968.

The Stone Poneys' Different Drum peaks Can top 20-1968.

The 1910 Fruitgum Co.'s Simon Says enters US chart-1968.

The Mills Brothers' Cab Driver enters US chart-1968.

The Hollies' Dear Eloise peaks Can top 40-1968.

The Doors' Love Me Two Times peaks Can top 40-1968.

The Beatles begin recording Oh Darling-1969.

Elvis Presley's If I Can Dream peaks Can top 10-1969.

Wilson Pickett's Hey Jude peaks Can top 20-1969.

Tammy Wynette's Stand By Your Man peaks Can top 20-1969.

The 5th Dimension's California Soul peaks Can top 30-1969.

Jerry Butler's Are You Happy peaks Can top 20-1969.

Archie Bell/Drells' Showdown peaks Can top 20-1969.

Andy Kim's Rainbow Ride peaks Can top 100-1969.

David Bowie begins press tour US-1971.

The New Seekers awarded gold I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing-1972.

Mahalia Jackson dies heart failure-1972.

James Taylor's Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight peaks Can top 20-1973.

David Bowie's Space Oddity enters US chart-1973.

Loudon Wainwright's Dead Skunk enters US chart-1973.

Roberta Flack's Killing Me Softly With His Song enters US chart-1973.

Carly Simon's You're So Vain peaks Can #1-1973.

America's Don't Cross the River enters US chart-1973.

Joni Mitchell's You Turn Me On I'm a Radio peaks Can top 10-1973.

Gladys Knight/Pips' Neither One of Us enters US chart-1973.

Focus' Sylvia enters UK chart-1973.

Lt. Pigeon's Mouldy Old Dough peaks Can top 10-1973.

Sweet's Blockbuster reaches UK #1-1973.

Rod Stewart's Blondes Have More Fun LP peaks US#1-1979.

Anne Murray's I Just Fall in Love Again enters US chart-1979.

Suzi Quatro/Chris Norman's Stumblin' In enters US chart-1979.

Blondie's Heart of Glass enters UK chart-1979.

Bell/James Livin' It Up enters US chart-1979.

Eddie Money's Maybe I'm a Fool enters US chart-1979.

The Village People's YMCA peaks Can #1-1979.

Frank Mills' Music Box Dancer enters US chart-1979.

Amii Stewart's Knock on Wood enters US chart-1979.

Alice Cooper's How You Gonna See Me Now peaks Can top 20-1979.

Neil Diamond's Forever in Blue Jeans enters US chart-1979.

Eurythmics begin 175-date world tour AUL-1984.

Artists United Against Apartheid's Sun City peaks Can top 10-1986.

John Mellencamp's Small Town peaks Can top 20-1986.

Corey Hart's Everything in My Heart peaks Can #1-1986.

Michael Jackson ends tour Los Angeles CA-1989.

Wynonna Judd makes 1st TV solo appearance since mother's retirement at AMA-1992.

Zucchero/Paul Young's Senza Una Donna peaks Can top 30-1992.

Color Me Badd's All 4 Love peaks Can top 5-1992.

Tom Cochrane's No Regrets peaks Can top 20-1992.

Ice-T dropped from Warner over Cop Killer lyrics-1993.

Garth Brooks makes club appearance under name Yukon Clovis NM-1993.

Gerald Marks (All of Me) dies-1997.

Pat Boone performs "heavy metal" American Music Awards/honours to kd lang/Alanis Morissette/Shania Twain-1997.

Aimee Mann/John Popper/Lisa Loeb/Dwight Yoakam perform VH1 Storytellers taping Park City UT-2000.

Alan Jackson's Drive CD debuts #1 Can chart-2002.

Nine Inch Nails' All That Could Have Been CD enters Can chart-2002.

Bad Religion's Process of Belief CD enters Can chart-2002.


Arthur Rubinstein (1887) (conductor-DECEASED)

Acker Bilk (1929) (clarinet-MBE)

Brian Keenan (1943) (drums-Chambers Brothers-DECEASED)

Rick Allen (1946) (keys-bass-Gentrys-Boxtops)

Barbi Benton (1950) (vocals)

Dave Sharp (1959) (guitar-vocals-The Alarm)

Sarah McLachlan (1968) (vocals)

Pat Boone's I'll Be Home/Tutti Frutti enters US chart-1956.

Elvis Presley national TV debut Dorsey Brothers Show-1956.

Dorothy Collins' 7 Days enters US chart-1956.

Benny Goodman/Rosemary Clooney's Memories of You enters US chart-1956.

Buddy Holly Winter Dance party play St. Paul MN-1959.

The Who appear Ready Steady Go 1st time-1965.

Brian Poole announces split from Tremeloes-1966.

The Supremes' Love Is Here & Now You're Gone enters US chart-1967.

The Rolling Stones release Let's Spend the Night Together/ Ruby Tuesday-1967.

The Young Rascals' I've Been Lonely Too Long enters US chart-1967.

P.J. Proby's Niki Hoeky enters US chart-1967.

Jimmy Ruffin's I've Passed This Way Before peaks Can top 10-1967.

Paul Revere/Raiders' Good Thing peaks Can top 5-1967.

Buffalo Springfield's For What It's Worth enters US chart-1967.

The 4 Tops' Standing in the Shadows of Love peaks Can top 20/begin UK tour Royal Albert Hall-1967.

Neil Diamond's You Got to Me enters US chart-1967.

The Byrds' So You Want to Be a Rock'n'Roll Star enters US chart-1967.

The Who/Small Faces thrown off plane en route to Australia/behaviour made flight attendant cry-1968.

The Beatles continue recording Teddy Boy-1969.

T. Texas Tyler dies-1972.

Neil Sedaka's Laughter in the Rain peaks US #1-1975.

Gary Glitter announces retirement/later returns-1976.

Chris Kenner dies heart attack-1976.

George Harrison becomes last of Beatles to agree to 30 million dollar reunion concert that never occurs-1976.

The Bay City Rollers' The Way I Feel Tonight peaks Can top 20-1978.

Rod Stewart's Hot Legs/I Was Only Joking enters UK chart-1978.

Van Halen's You Really Got Me enters US chart-1978.

Paul McCartney/Wings' Girls School/Mull of Kintyre peaks Can top 40-1978.

Bob Welch's Ebony Eyes enters US chart-1978.

Linda Ronstadt's Poor Poor Pitiful Me enters US chart-1978.

Paul Simon's Slip Slidin' Away peaks Can top 5-1978.

Kansas' Dust in the Wind enters US chart-1978.

Yvonne Elliman's If I Can't Have You enters US chart-1978.

Adam/Ants original lineup splits when band becomes Bow Wow Wow-1980.

Nik Kershaw's Wouldn't It Be Good enters UK chart-1984.

Pat Benatar's We Belong peaks Can top 5-1985.

USA for Africa records We Are the World A&M Studios Los Angeles CA-1985.

BTO reunite after 11 years Vancouver BC-1989.

INXS' Disappear peaks Can top 20-1991.

George Michael's Freedom'90 peaks Can #2-1991.

Candyman's Knockin' Boots peaks Can top 20-1991.

Gloria Estefan plays 1st show since bus accident American Music Awards Los Angeles CA-1991.

Diana Ross performs halftime Super Bowl XXX Tempe AZ-1996.

The Rolling Stones play Vancouver BC-1998.

Rage Against the Machine/Beastie Boys/Bad Religion/Chumbawamba/Chuck D play benefit Continental Airlines Arena E. Rutherford NJ-1999.

Steve Caldwell (Swingin' Medallions) dies-2002.

Nelly Furtado begins 3-month tour Victoria BC-2002.


Frederick Delius (1863) (composer-member Order Companions of Honour-DECEASED)

Leadbelly (Huddie Ledbetter) 1889) (vocals-guitar-DECEASED)

Sacha Distel (1933) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Noel Harrison (1934) (vocals-solo)

Bobby Scott (1937) (vocals-keys-solo-DECEASED)

Mark Wynter (1943) (vocals-solo)

Andrew Loog Oldham (1944) (manager-producer-label exec)

David Byron (1947) (vocals-Uriah Heep-solo-DECEASED)

Louie Perez (1953) (Los Lobos)

Irlene Mandrell (1957) (vocals-drums-solo-Mandrell Sisters)

Johnny Spampinato (1959) (bass-NRBQ-Keith Richards)

Eddie Jackson (1961) (Queensryche)

Roddy Frame (1964) (vocals-Aztec Camera-solo)

Jonny Lang (1981) (vocals-guitar-solo)

Tommy Dorsey records Marie NYC-1937.

Glen Gray's My Heart Tells Me peaks US #1-1944.

Georgia Gibbs' Tweedlee Dee enters US chart-1955.

The Crew-Cuts' Earth Angel/KoKoMo enters US chart-1955.

Buddy Holly/Winter Dance Party play Davenport IA-1959.

The Beatles I Want to Hold Your Hand-I Saw Her Standing There peaks US #1//record Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand vocals/Sie Liebt Dich/Can't Buy Me Love-1964.

P.J. Proby splits trousers London-1965.

The 4 Seasons' Working My Way Back to You enters US chart-1966.

Sonny/Cher's What Now My Love enters US chart-1966.

The Searchers' Take Me For What I'm Worth enters US chart-1966.

Bob Kuban/In-Men's Cheater enters US chart-1966.

The Mindbenders' Groovy Kind of Love enters UK chart-1966.

Slim Harpo's Baby Scratch My Back enters US chart-1966.

The Bobby Fuller 4's I Fought the Law enters US chart-1966.

The Who/Jimi Hendrix play Savile Theatre London UK-1967.

Glen Campbell begins Goodtime Hour CBS-1969.

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

T. Rex' Telegram Sam enters UK chart-1972.

Bread's Everything I Own enters US chart-1972.

The Partridge Family's It's One of Those Nights peaks Can top 10-1972.

Frank Mills' Love Me Love Me Love enters US chart-1972.

Don McLean's American Pie peaks Can #1-1972.

Carole King's Sweet Seasons enters US chart-1972.

The Jackson 5's Sugar Daddy peaks Can top 20-1972.

Dennis Coffey's Scorpio peaks Can top 20-1972.

J.J. Cale's Crazy Mama enters US chart-1972.

Goose Creek Symphony's Mercedes Benz enters US chart-1972.

The BeeGees' My World enters US chart-1972.

Black Sabbath's Iron Man enters US chart-1972.

The Band record Moondog Matinee LP-1973.

James Brown records Doing It to Death Augusta GA-1973.

Johnny Rivers awarded gold Rockin' Pneumonia & the Boogie Woogie Flu-1973.

Donna Fargo awarded gold Happiest Girl in the Whole USA LP-1973.

Elton John awarded gold Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds-1975.

Atlanta Rhythm Section's So Into You enters US chart-1977.

The Sylvers' Hot Line peaks Can #1/US top 5-1977.

David Soul's Don't Give Up On Us enters US chart-1977.

Jennifer Warnes' Right Time of the Night enters US chart-1977.

Olivia Newton-John's Sam enters US chart-1977.

Leo Sayer's When I Need You enters UK chart-1977.

Boston's Long Time enters US chart-1977.

George Harrison's Crackerbox Palace enters US chart-1977.

Brick's Dazz peaks US top 5-1977.

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

Natalie Cole's I've Got Love On My Mind enters US chart-1977.

Cozy Cole dies cancer-1981.

Michael Jackson's Billie Jean enters UK chart-1983.

INXS' I Need You Tonight peaks US #1-1988.

Tom Cochrane & Red Rider's White Hot Live peaks Can top 20-1990.

Alice Cooper's Poison peaks Can top 10-1990.

Willie Dixon dies heart failure-1992.

Ken Dimwit Jensen dies house fire-1995.

Paul Simon's The Capeman opens B'way NYC NY-1998.


Ruth Brown (1928) (vocals-Blues HoF inductee-Grammy honouree-RnR HoF inductee-Tony Award winner-DECEASED)

Joe Terranova (1941) (vocals-Danny/Juniors-Vocal Group Hall of Fame inductee)

Marty Balin (1942) (vocals-Jefferson Airplane-Starship-Grootna)

Stephen Stills (1945) (vocals-guitar-keys-Buffalo Springfield-CSN-CSNY-w.Young-Manassas-RnR Hall of Fame inductee 2x)

Steve Marriott (1947) (vocals-guitar-Small Faces-Humble Pie-RnR Hall of Fame inductee-DECEASED)

Phil Collins (1951) (vocals-drums-Genesis-Brand X-RnR Hall of Fame inductee)

John "Rotten" Lydon (1956) (vocals-Sex Pistols-PiL-RnR Hall of Fame inductee)

Buddy Holly Winter Dance Party play Fort Dodge IA-1959.

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

Carla Thomas' Gee Whiz enters US chart-1961.

Marty Robbins' Don't Worry enters US chart-1961.

Gene Pitney's I Wanna Love My Life Away enters US chart-1961.

The Everly Brothers' Ebony Eyes/Walk Right Back enters US chart-1961.

Roy Hamilton's You Can Have Her enters US chart-1961.

The Searchers' What Have They Done to the Rain enters US chart-1965.

Roger Miller's King of the Road enters US chart-1965.

Otis Redding's That's How Strong My Love Is/Mr. Pitiful enters US chart-1965.

Shirley Bassey's Goldfinger enters US chart-1965.

Herman's Hermits' Can't You Hear My Heartbeat enters US chart-1965.

Cilla Black debuts BBC-TV series-1968.

The Beatles/Billy Preston play/film Get Back roof Apple building London-1969.

Janis Joplin's Me & Bobby McGee enters US chart-1971.

B.J. Thomas' Most of All peaks Can top 20-1971.

Ike/Tina Turner's Proud Mary enters US chart-1971.

Grand Funk Railroad's Mean Mistreater peaks Can top 30-1971.

Stephen Stills' Love The One You're With peaks Can top 10-1971.

CCR's Have You Ever Seen the Rain/Hey Tonight enters US chart-1971.

The Jackson 5's Mama's Pearl enters US chart-1971.

The Chairmen of the Board's Pay to the Piper peaks Can top 20-1971.

The Guess Who's Hang On to Your Life enters US charts-1971.

The 5th Dimension's One Less Bell to Answer peaks Can top 20-1971.

Kiss play 1st gig Coventry Club Queens NY-1973.

Bob Dylan plays MSG NYC-1974.

Gladys Knight/Pips awarded gold I've Got to Use My Imagination-1974.

CSN complete recording Wasted On the Way LA-1981.

The Rolling Stones' Waiting On a Friend peaks Can top 10-1982.

Haircut 100's Love + 1 enters UK chart-1982.

The GoGos' We Got the Beat enters US chart-1982.

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

Bob/Doug McKenzie's Take Off enters US chart-1982.

Lightnin' Hopkins dies-1982.

Genesis' Abacab peaks Can top 20-1982.

The Cars' Shake It Up peaks Can top 10-1982.

Yes' Owner of a Lonely Heart peaks Can #2-1984.

The Culture Club's Karma Chameleon peaks Can #1-1984.

Foreigner's I Want to Know What Love Is peaks US #1-1984.

The Traveling Wilburys' Handle With Care peaks Can top 5-1989.

American Music Awards presented to Boyz II Men/Ace of Base/Michael Bolton/Reba McIntyre//Led Zeppelin presented Int'l Achievement Award-1995.

Elton John knighted by Queen Elizabeth-1998.

Alanis Morissette opens US tour UNO Lakefront Center NO LA-1999.

Janet Jackson/98 Degrees play Aloha Stadium Honolulu HI-1999.


Isham Jones (1894) (sax-piano-orchestra leader-Songwriters HoF inductee-DECEASED)

Cyril Stapleton (1914) (bandleader-DECEASED)

Mario Lanza (1921) (vocals-DECEASED)

Carol Channing (1923) (vocals-theatrical)

Chuck Willis (1928) (vocals-DECEASED)

Terry Kath (1946) (guitar-vocals-Chicago-DECEASED)

Phil Manzanera (1951) (guitar-producer-Roxy Music)

H.W. Casey (1951) (vocals-keys-KC/Sunshine Band)

Johnny Rotten (Lydon) (1956) (vocals-Sex Pistols-PiL)

Stephen Foster dies-1864.

Buddy Holly/Winter Dance Party play Duluth MN/Bob Dylan among audience-1959.

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

P.J. Proby's trousers split on stage for 2nd time 2 weeks-1965.

Gerry/Pacemakers' Walk Hand in Hand peaks Can top 10-1966.

The Lovin' Spoonful's You Didn't Have to Be So Nice peaks Can #2-1966.

Patrician Anne's Blue Lipstick peaks Can top 20-1966.

Gary Lewis' She's Just My Style peaks Can top 5-1966.

Wes Dakus' Hoochie Coochie Coo peaks Can top 5-1966.

Chris Andrews' Yesterday Man peaks Can #1-1966.

Pete Seeger permitted by courts to play NY high school-1967.

The Beatles complete recording Let it Be-1969.

CCR's Travelin' Band/Who'll Stop the Rain enters US chart-1970.

Ronnie Hawkins' Down in the Alley enters US chart-1970.

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

Elvis Presley's Don't Cry Daddy peaks Can top 5-1970.

Slim Harpo dies heart attack Baton Rouge-1970.

The Kinks' Victoria enters US chart-1970.

King Crimson's In the Court of the Crimson King enters US chart-1970.

The Jaggerz' Rapper enters US chart-1970.

Murray Head's Superstar enters US chart 1st time-1970.

Joe Cocker's She Came in Through the Bathroom Window peaks Can top 40-1970.

Vanity Fair's Early in the Morning peaks Can top 10-1970.

Members of Grateful Dead and Owsley Stanley busted for LSD, narcotics and barbiturates-1970.

Fleetwood Mac's Oh Well enters US chart-1970.

Bruce Springsteen's 1st show NYC-1973.

Barbra Streisand's The Way We Were peaks US #1-1974.

Ringo Starr awarded gold You're 16-1974.

Barry Manilow awarded gold Mandy-1975.

The 4 Seasons' December 1963 enters UK chart-1976.

Manuel/Music From the Mountains' Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto de Aranjuez enters UK chart-1976.

The Ohio Players' Love Rollercoaster peaks US #1-1976.

The Bellamy Brothers' Let Your Love Flow enters US chart-1976.

The O'Jays' I Love Music peaks Can top 10-1976.

Daryl Hall/John Oates' Sara Smile enters US chart-1976.

Buster Brown dies-1976.

Neil Diamond's Hello Again enters US chart/Love On the Rocks peaks Can top 20-1981.

Leo Sayer's More Than I Can Say peaks Can top 10-1981.

Barbra Streisand/Barry Gibb's Guilty peaks Can top 20/What Kind of Fool enters US chart-1981.

Rainbow's I Surrender enters UK chart-1981.

Coast to Coast's Hucklebuck enters UK chart-1981.

Loverboy's Turn Me Loose enters US chart-1981.

John Cougar's Ain't Even Done With the Night enters US chart-1981.

The Police's De Do Do Do De Da Da Da peaks Can top 5-1981.

Blondie's Rapture enters US charts-1981.

The Go-Gos' Our Lips Are Sealed peaks Can top 5-1982.

Culture Club's Karma Chameleon peaks US #1-1984.

Bruce Springsteen releases Video Anthology/1978-88 video-1989.

Rozalla's I Love Music peaks Can top 20-1994.

Melissa Etheridge's Come To My Window peaks Can top 20-1994.

Mariah Carey's Hero peaks Can top 10-1994.

The Presidents of the United States play last show Seattle WA-1998.

Reba McEntire ends 1st Euro tour Munich GER-1999.

Foxy Brown's Chyna Doll CD enters Can chart-1999.

Ani DeFranco's Up Up Up Up Up Up CD enters Can chart-1999.

Fun Lovin' Criminals 100% Colombian CD enters Can chart-1999.

Limp Bizkit's Three Dollar Bill CD enters Can chart-1999.