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Kate Smith (1907) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

George Melachrino (1909) (multi-instrumentalist-conductor-DECEASED)

Sonny James (1929) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Little Walter Jacobs (1930) (harmonica-Muddy Waters-solo-DECEASED)

Judy Collins (1939) (vocals-solo)

Rita Coolidge (1945) (vocals-solo)

Ray Parker Jr (1954) (vocals-guitar-Raydio-solo)

Johnny Colt (1966) (guitar-Black Crowes)

The Coasters' Youngblood enters US chart-1957.

Pat Boone's Love Letters In the Sand/Bernardine enters US chart-1957.

The Edsels' Rama Lama Ding Dong enters US chart-1961.

Little Caesar/Romans' Those Oldies But Goodies enters US chart-1961.

Neil Sedaka's Little Devil enters US chart-1961.

Dee Clark's Raindrops enters US chart-1961.

Pat Boone's Moody River enters US chart-1961.

Freddy Cannon's Buzz Buzz a Diddle It enters US chart-1961.

The Rolling Stones sign management contract with Oldham/ Easton-1963.

Spike Jones dies-1965.

Freddie/Dreamers' You Were Made For Me enters US chart-1965.

Petula Clark's I Know a Place peaks US top 5-1965.

Herman's Hermits' Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter peaks US #1-1965.

Unit 4+2's Concrete & Clay enters US chart-1965.

The Beatles' Yes It Is enters US chart-1965.

Little Milton's We're Gonna Make It peaks US R&B #1-1965.

The Supremes' Back in My Arms Again enters US chart-1965.

The Rolling Stones play afternoon Academy of Music NYC/ evening Convention Hall Philadelphia separate tour with Hermits/Vee/Cannon/Imperials/others-1965.

The Beatles complete recording I'm Only Sleeping/appear with Rolling Stones NME Poll Winners show-1966.

Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu Las Vegas-1967.

Bob Dylan/Johnny Cash tape TV special-1969.

George Harrison/Bob Dylan begin sessions/LP unreleased-1970.

Free's My Brother Jake enters UK chart-1971.

Brewer/Shipley's One Toke Over the Line peaks Can top 5-1971.

Ringo Starr's It Don't Come Easy enters US chart-1971.

Paul McCartney's Another Day peaks Can top 5-1971.

The Rolling Stones' Brown Sugar enters US chart-1971.

R. Dean Taylor's Gotta See Jane peaks Can top 20-1971.

Dawn's I Play and Sing peaks Can top 20-1971.

Elton John's Friends peaks Can top 20-1971.

The Jackson 5's Never Can Say Goodbye peaks Can top 20-1971.

Joey Gregorash's Jodie peaks Can top 5-1971.

McGuinness Flint's Salt & Barley Blues enters UK chart-1971.

The Carpenters perform White House-1974.

ABBAs' I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do peaks Can top 20-1975.

The Rolling Stones perform on back of truck to announce new tour NYC NY-1975.

The Bay City Roller's Rock'n'Roll Love Letter enters US chart-1976.

John Travolta's Let Her In enters US chart-1976.

Elvin Bishop's Fooled Around and Fell in Love peaks Can top 30-1976.

Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody peaks Can #1-1976.

The Bellamy Brothers' Let Your Love Flow peaks US #1-1976.

Eric Carmen's Never Gonna Fall in Love Again enters US chart-1976.

Paul Simon's Still Crazy After All These Years enters US chart-1976.

The Captain/Tennille's Shop Around enters US chart-1976.

The Commodores' Sweet Love peaks US top 5-1976.

Maxine Nightingale's Right Back Where We Started From peaks US #2-1976.

The Brothers Johnson's I'll Be Good to You enters US chart-1976.

Joan Jett's Crimson & Clover enters US chart-1982.

Queen's Body Language enters US chart-1982.

38 Special's Caught Up In You enters US chart-1982.

The Scotland World Cup Squad's We Have a Dream enters UK chart-1982.

Karla Bonoff's Personally enters US chart-1982.

Ronnie Milsap's Any Day Now enters US chart-1982.

Rod Stewart's My Heart Can't Tell You No peaks Can top 20-1989.

The Traveling Wilburys' End of the Line peaks Can top 20-1989.

Def Leppard's Rocket peaks Can top 20-1989.

REM's Stand peaks Can top 10-1989.

Fine Young Cannibals' She Drives Me Crazy peaks Can #1-1989.

Poison's Your Mama Don't Dance peaks Can top 20-1989.

Sergio Franchi dies cancer-1990.

Live's Throwing Copper CD peaks US #1-1995.

Snoop Doggy Dogg arrested marijuana possession-1998.

Tim Buckley's posthumous CD Sketches For My Sweetheart the Drunk premiered internet-1998.

Garth Brooks plays Evansville IN/awards prizes to 4 millionth concert goer-1998.

Janet Jackson's All For You CD debuts #1 Can chart-2001.

The BeeGees; This is Where I Came In CD enters Can chart-2001.

Gorillaz' self titled CD enters Can chart-2001.

Tim McGraw's Set This Circus Down CD enters Can chart-2001.

Fear Factory's Digimortal CD enters Can chart-2001.


Bing Crosby (1904) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Bunk Gardner (1933) (sax-drums-Mothers)

Link Wray (1935) (guitar-solo)

John Verity (1944) (guitar-vocals-Argent)

Randy Cain (1945) (vocals-Delfonics)

Goldy McJohn (1945) (keys-Sparrow-Steppenwolf)

Lesley Gore (1946) (vocals-solo)

Larry Gatlin (1948) (vocals-guitar-Gatlin Bros.)

Lou Gramm (1950) (vocals-Foreigner-solo)

Ella Fitzgerald/Chick Webb record A Tisket A Tasket NYC-1938.

Billy Eckstine records Cottage For Sale-1945.

Anton Karas' Third Man Theme peaks US #1-1950.

Elvis Presley records Jailhouse Rock-1957.

Max Bygraves' You Need Hands/Tulips From Amsterdam enters UK chart-1958.

James Brown's Think enters US chart-1960.

Jeanne Black's He'll Have to Stay enters US chart-1960.

Paul Evans' Happy Go Lucky Me enters US chart-1960.

Brenda Lee plays Copa NYC-1963.

Billy J. Kramer's Do You Want to Know a Secret enters UK chart-1963.

The Beatles' From Me to You peaks UK #1-1963.

The Rolling Stones' Not Fade Away enters US chart-1964.

Marvin Gaye/Mary Wells' Once Upon a Time/What's the Matter With You Baby enters US chart-1964.

The Searchers' Sugar & Spice enters US chart-1964.

The Dixie Cups' Chapel of Love enters US chart-1964.

The Dave Clark 5's Do You Love Me enters US chart-1964.

Brenda Holloway's Every Little Bit Hurts enters US chart-1964.

The Rolling Stones 2nd Ed Sullivan Show-1965.

Petula Clark's Sign of the Times peaks Can top 10-1966.

Paul Revere/Raiders' Kicks peaks Can #1-1966.

The Mamas/Papas' Monday Monday peaks US #1-1966.

Cher's Bang Bang peaks Can top 5-1966.

The Isley Brothers' This Old Heart of Mine peaks Can chart-1966.

Aretha Franklin releases Think-1968.

Norman Greenbaum's Spirit in the Sky peaks Can #2-1970.

Tom Jones' Daughter of Darkness enters US chart-1970.

Christie's Yellow River enters UK chart-1970.

10 Years After's Love Like a Man enters US chart-1970.

The Supremes' Up the Ladder to the Roof peaks Can top 10- 1970.

Neil Diamond's Soolaimon enters US chart/Shilo peaks Can top 20-1970.

The Moody Blues' Question enters US chart-1970.

Michael Parks' Long Lonesome Highway peaks Can top 20-1970.

Grammys held/Stevie Wonder wins four-Male Pop Vocal Performance-R&B Song-Male R&B Vocal Performance-Album of Year-1974.

Daryl Hall/John Oates' Kiss On My List peaks Can top 10/You Make My Dreams enters US chart-1981.

Shakin' Stevens' You Drive Me Crazy enters UK chart-1981.

Tom Petty's The Waiting enters US chart-1981.

Rush's Limelight peaks Can top 20-1981.

Stanley Clarke/George Duke's Sweet Baby enters US chart-1981.

John Cougar's Ain't Even Done With the Night peaks Can top 20-1981.

Sheena Easton's Morning Train peaks Can #1-1981.

Joe Dolce's Shaddap You Face enters US charts-1981.

Bryan Adams' Cuts Like a Knife peaks Can top 10-1983.

Def Leppard's Photograph peaks Can top 40-1983.

Red Rider's Human Race peaks Can top 30-1983.

Journey's Separate Ways peaks Can top 5-1983.

Steve Winwood's Finer Things peaks Can top 30-1986.

Tiffany's I Saw Him Standing There peaks Can top 5-1988.

The Rolling Stones honoured Outstanding Contribution UK Music Ivor Novello Awards London-1991.

Bonnie Raitt given honorary doctorate Berklee College-1992.

Bruce Springsteen's Streets of Philadelphia peaks Can #1-1994.

54-40's Blame Your Parents peaks Can top 20-1994.

Alanis Morissette/Sloan play BC Place Vancouver-1999.

LeAnn Rimes sues father/manager over missing money-2000.


Artie Shaw (1910) (clarinet-bandleader)

Pete Seeger (1919) (vocals-guitar-banjo-Weavers-solo)

Joe Ames (1924) (vocals-Ames Brothers)

James Brown (1928) (vocals-solo)

Sonny James (1929) (vocals-solo)

Frankie Valli (1937) (vocals-4 Seasons-solo)

Peter Staples (1944) (bass-Troggs)

Mary Hopkin (1950) (vocals-solo)

Christopher Cross (1951) (vocals-solo)

Vicki Sue Robinson (1954) (vocals-solo)

Gene Vincent plays Stadium Liverpool UK-1960.

Billy Fury's Last Night Was Made For Love enters UK chart-1962.

Adam Faith's As You Like It enters UK chart-1962.

Heinz' Dreams Do Come True enters UK chart-1963.

Gerry/Pacemakers make 1st appearance Ed Sullivan Show-1964.

Butterfingers' Baby Ruth peaks Can top 20-1965.

The Warlocks' 1st recording session-1965.

The Shangri-Las' Out in the Street peaks Can top 10-1965.

The Regents' Me & You peaks Can top 5-1965.

Smokey Robinson/Miracles' Ooo Baby Baby peaks Can top 20-1965.

JB/Playboys' Don't Ask Me To Be True peaks Can top 20-1965.

Freddie/Dreamers' I'm Telling You Now peaks Can #1-1965.

Elvis Presley's U.S. Male peaks Can top 10-1968.

The Buchanan Brothers' Medicine Man enters US chart-1969.

Elvis Presley's In the Ghetto enters US chart-1969.

3 Dog Night's One enters US chart-1969.

Glen Campbell's Where's the Playground Susie enters US chart-1969.

Police break up rock concert Wisconsin spraying audience with mace-1969.

CCR's Bad Moon Rising/Lodi enters US chart-1969.

The Classics IV's Everyday With You Girl enters US chart-1969.

Jimi Hendrix arrested Toronto airport drug possession/found innocent-1969.

Vikki Carr's With Pen in Hand enters US chart-1969.

Ocean awarded gold Put Your Hand in the Hand-1971.

Grand Funk Railroad hold press conference attended by 6 reporters-1971.

Les Harvey (Stone the Crows) electrocuted on stage Top Rank Swansea UK-1972.

Bruce Springsteen auditions for John Hammond/Columbia Records-1972.

The Doobie Brothers' Take Me In Your Arms enters US chart-1975.

Leo Sayer's Long Tall Glasses peaks Can top 20-1975.

Paul Anka's I Don't Like to Sleep Alone peaks Can #1-1975.

War's Why Can't We Be Friends enters US chart-1975.

John Lennon's Stand By Me peaks Can top 20-1975.

Sammy Johns' Chevy Van peaks Can top 10-1975.

Al Green's L-O-V-E peaks Can top 20-1975.

Gordon Lightfoot's Rainy Day People peaks Can top 10-1975.

Paul McCartney/Wings begin Over America US tour Fort Worth TX-1976.

Bob Seger's Against the Wind enters US chart-1980.

Hot Chocolate's No Doubt About It enters UK chart-1980.

The Beat's Mirror in the Bathroom enters UK chart-1980.

Blondie's Call Me peaks Can #1-1980.

Elton John's Little Jeannie enters US chart-1980.

Dan Fogelberg's Longer peaks Can top 20-1980.

Bob Seger's Fire Lake peaks Can top 5-1980.

Kenny Loggins' Keep the Fire peaks Can chart-1980.

Cliff Richard's Carrie peaks Can chart-1980.

The Eagles' I Can't Tell You Why peaks Can top 5-1980.

Boy Krazy's That's What Love Can Do peaks Can top 5-1993.

Barenaked Ladies' Brian Wilson peaks Can top 20-1993.

New Orleans Musical Walk of Fame inducts The Neville Brothers/Dixie Cups/Allen Toussaint/Prof. Longhair-1995.

Patsy Montana dies-1996.

ACM Awards held Universal City CA/Dixie Chicks win album of year-vocal group/Tim McGraw male vocalist/Faith Hill female vocalist-2000.


Maynard Ferguson (1928) (trumpet-band leader-DECEASED)

Ed Cassidy (1931) (drums-Spirit)

Dick Dale (1937) (guitar-solo)

Tammy Wynette (1942) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Peggy Santiglia (1944) (vocals-Angels)

Ronnie Bond (1944) (drums-Troggs-DECEASED)

Zal Cleminson (1949) (guitar-Alex Harvey-Nazareth)

Jackie Jackson (1951) (vocals-Jackson 5)

Brian Shearer (1951) (drums-Chicory Tip)

Randy Travis (1959) (vocals-solo)

Gene Vincent records Be Bop a Lula/Woman Love Nashville-1956.

George Jones' White Lightning enters US chart-1959.

Grammy Awards held/Ella Fitzgerald/Domenico Mondugno/Henry Mancini among winners-1959.

Dee Clark's Just Keep it Up enters US chart-1959.

The Beatles' From Me to You peaks UK #1-1963.

Gerry Mulligan plays Finsbury Park Astoria London UK-1963.

Chet Baker plays Chat Qui Peche club Paris FRA-1963.

The Rolling Stones sign deal with Impact Records-1963.

Barbara Lewis' Hello Stranger enters US chart-1963.

The Temptations' I Could Never Love Another enters US chart-1968.

The Who's Call Me Lightning peaks Can top 40-1968.

Merrilee Rush's Angel of the Morning enters US chart-1968.

The Ohio Express' Yummy Yummy Yummy enters US chart-1968.

Andy Kim's Baby How'd We Ever Get This Way enters US chart-1968.

Blue Cheer's Summertime Blues peaks Can top 5-1968.

Arthur Conley's Funky Street peaks Can top 20-1968.

Jerry Butler's Never Give You Up enters US chart-1968.

Mary Hopkin debuts UK TV show Opportunity Knocks-1968.

Kent State University massacre inspires CSNY's Ohio-1970.

William DeVaughn's Be Thankful For What You Got enters US chart-1974.

The Rubettes' Sugar Baby Love enters UK chart-1974.

Sparks' This Town Ain't Big Enough For the Both of Us enters UK chart-1974.

Paper Lace's Night Chicago Died enters UK chart-1974.

The Impressions' Finally Got Myself Together enters US chart-1974.

The Eagles' Already Gone enters US chart-1974.

Paul Hardcastle's 19 enters UK chart-1985.

Eric Clapton's Forever Man peaks Can chart-1985.

Pet Shop Boys' West End Girls peaks US #1-1986.

Paul Butterfield dies-1987.

Gowan's Moonlight Desires peaks Can top 10-1987.

Prince's Sign O'the Times peaks Can top 5-1987.

Glass Tiger's I Will Be There peaks Can top 30-1987.

Gino Vannelli's Wild Horses peaks Can top 10-1987.

Lee Aaron's Only Human peaks Can chart-1987.

Phil Collins/Al Jarreau awarded honourary doctorates in music Berklee College-1991.

Dudu Zulu (Savuka) shot/killed Zululand SA-1992.

Vanessa Williams' Save the Best For Last peaks Can #1-1992.

Metallica's Nothing Ever Changes peaks Can top 5-1992.

The Cure's High peaks Can top 20-1992.

Buddy Guy named Entertainer of Year at WC Handy Blues Awards Memphis-1995.

Matchbox 20's Yourself or Someone Like You CD enters Can chart-1997.

Alanis Morissette/Sloan play Saddledome Calgary AT-1999.

John Whitehead (McFadden &...) dies from shjooting-2004.

Coxsone Dodd dies heart attack-2004.


Blind Willie McTell (1901) (vocals-DECEASED)

Johnnie Taylor (1938) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Jim King (1945) (flute-sax-Family)

Bill Ward (1948) (drums-Black Sabbath)

Songwriter James A. Bland dies-1911.

Ames Brothers' It Only Hurts For a Little While enters US chart-1956.

The McGuire Sisters' Picnic enters US chart-1956.

Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel peaks US #1-1956.

Patti Page's Another Time Another Place enters US chart- 1958.

The 4 Preps' Big Man enters US chart-1958.

Pat Boone's Sugar Moon enters US chart-1958.

Jimmie Rodgers' Secretly/Make Me a Miracle enters US chart- 1958.

Renato Carosone's Torero enters US chart-1958.

Ray Charles' I Can't Stop Loving You/Born to Lose enters US chart-1962.

The Shirelles' Soldier Boy peaks US #1-1962.

Dee Dee Sharp's Mashed Potato Time peaks US #2-1962.

The Marvelettes' Playboy enters US chart-1962.

Bobby Curtola's Fortuneteller enters US chart-1962.

Peter, Paul & Mary's Lemon Tree enters US chart-1962.

Brook Benton's Hit Record enters US chart-1962.

Keith Richards writes Satisfaction riff-1965.

The Troggs' Wild Thing enters UK chart-1965.

Jimi Hendrix releases Wind Cries Mary 45 UK-1967.

Scott MacKenzie's San Francisco enters US chart-1967.

Buffalo Springfield disbands-1968.

The Beatles release Get Back/Don't Let Me Down US-1969.

Joe Simon's Chokin' Kind peaks Can top 20-1969.

The Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band's Do Your Thing peaks Can top 10-1969.

Bobby Vinton's To Know You Is To Love You peaks Can top 20-1969.

The Doors' Wishful Sinful peaks Can top 30-1969.

Stevie Wonder/Richard Nixon meet White House-1969.

Crazy Elephant's Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' peaks Can top 5-1969.

Rev. Gary Davis dies heart attack New Jersey-1972.

Led Zeppelin play before 62k Miami FL-1973.

Gladys Knight/Pips' Neither One of Us peaks Can top 20-1973.

Vicki Lawrence's Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia peaks Can #1-1973.

Sweet's Hellraiser enteres UK chart-1973.

Medicine Head's 1+1=1 enters UK chart-1973.

Tower of Power's So Very Hard to Go enters US chart-1973.

Bobby Pickett's Monster Mash enters US chart 3rd time-1973.

Sammy Johns awarded gold Chevy Van-1975.

The Sex Pistols play Babalu Disco London UK-1976.

Peaches & Herb's Reunited peaks US #1-1979.

Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman's Stumblin' In peaks US top 5-1979.

Amii Stewart's Knock on Wood peaks Can #1-1979.

The Doobie Brothers' Minute By Minute enters US chart-1979.

Chic's I Want Your Love peaks Can top 10-1979.

Vangelis' Chariots of Fire peaks US #1-1982.

Mick Jagger appears Faerie Tale Theater in The Nightingale- 1983.

Prince's Kiss peaks Can top 5-1986.

Robert Palmer's Addicted to Love peaks Can top 5-1986.

John Mellencamp's ROCK in the USA peaks Can top 10-1986.

John Lennon tribute concert Liverpool UK draws 15k-1990.

Radiohead release Drill EP-1992.

REM begins NA tour Phoenix-1995.

Savage Garden's self-titled CD enters Can chart-1997.

INXS' Elegantly Wasted CD enters Can chart-1997.

Depeche Mode's Ultra CD enters Can chart-1997.

Garth Brooks named artist of decade Academy Country Music awards/Dixie Chicks win album of year/Faith Hill top female-single-video-1999.

Alanis Morissette/Sloan/Limblifter play Skyreach Centre Edmonton AT-1999.

Boozoo Chavis dies-2001.

Velvet Empire's self titled CD enters Can chart-2002.

Elvis Costello's When I Was Cruel CD enters Can chart-2002.

Jerry Wallace dies-2008.


Carmen Cavallaro (1913) (keys-solo-DECEASED)

Peggy Lee (1920) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Herbie Cox (1939) (vocals-Cleftones)

Colin Earl (1942) (keys-Mungo Jerry)

Bob Seger (1945) (vocals-guitar-solo)

Jon Finley (1945) (vocals-Checkmates-Rhinoceros-Blackstone)

Janet Jackson (1966) (vocals-solo)

Mark Williams Ryan (1967) (guitar-Blowfish)

Chris Shifflet (1971) (guitar-Foo Fighters)

Charlie Gracie's Fabulous enters US chart-1957.

Rick Nelson's I'm Walking/Teenager's Romance enters US chart-1957.

The 4 Lads' I Just Don't Know enters US chart-1957.

The Coasters' Searchin'/Youngblood enters US chart-1957.

Jim Lowe's 4 Walls/Talkin' to the Blues enters US chart- 1957.

Ted Weems dies-1963.

Decca Records' Dick Rowe sees The Rolling Stones 1st time-1963.

James Brown records I Got You (I Feel Good) Miami FL-1965.

Bob Dylan plays Belfast-1966.

Nancy Sinatra's Love Eyes peaks Can top 20 also Nancy & Frank Sinatra's Something Stupid peaks Can #1-1967.

Simon & Garfunkel's At the Zoo peaks Can top 20-1967.

Jon & Robin's Do It Again enters US chart-1967.

The Staccatos' Half Past Midnight peaks Can top 10-1967.

Peter & Gordon's Sunday For Tea peaks Can top 20-1967.

Every Mother's Son's Come On Down to My Boat enters US charts-1967.

The Electric Prunes' Get Me to the World On Time peaks Can top 20-1967.

Martha & the Vandellas' Jimmy Mack peaks Can top 5-1967.

Jeff Beck's Hi Ho Silver Lining enters UK charts-1969.

The Beatles record You Never Give Me Your Money Abbey Road London UK-1969.

Ike/Tina Turner awarded gold Proud Mary-1971.

Joni Mitchell & Jackson Browne play Royal Festival Hall London-1972.

Elton John's Rocket Man enters US charts-1972.

Humble Pie's Hot'n'Nasty enters US charts-1972.

3 Dog Night's Family of Man peaks Can top 5-1972.

Crosby/Nash's Immigration Man enters US chart-1972.

Nilsson's Jump Into the Fire peaks Can top 20-1972.

Alice Cooper's Be My Lover peaks Can top 30-1972.

Neil Diamond's Song Sung Blue enters US chart-1972.

America's A Horse With No Name peaks Can #1-1972.

Paul Simon begins 1st solo tour post Garfunkel-1973.

Dolly Parton makes NYC debut Bottom Line-1977.

Van Halen's Runnin' With the Devil enters US chart-1978.

Styx' Fooling Yourself peaks Can top 20-1978.

Heatwave's Groove Line enters US chart-1978.

Yvonne Elliman's If I Can't Have You peaks Can #1-1978.

Barry Manilow's Even Now enters US chart-1978.

ELO's Sweet Talkin' Woman peaks Can top 20-1978.

David Crosby appears Dallas court drugs/weapons charges-1982.

Lionel Richie's Hello peaks US #1-1984.

Mick Jagger/Michael Jackson record State of Shock-1984.

The Power Station's Some Like it Hot peaks Can top 10-1985.

The Commodores' Nightshift peaks Can top 10-1985.

Bruce Springsteen's I'm on Fire peaks Can top 20-1985.

USA for Africa's We Are the World peaks Can #1-1985.

Carly Simon's Let the River Run peaks Can top 20-1989.

REM's Losing My Religion peaks Can top 20-1991.

Tracie Spencer's This House peaks Can top 10-1991.

LL Cool J's Around the Way Girl peaks Can top 20-1991.

Robert Palmer's Mercy Mercy Me/I Want You medley peaks Can top 20-1991.

James Taylor/Natalie Cole awarded honourary degrees Berklee College Boston MA-1995.

Rage Against The Machine Evil Empire CD enters Can chart-1996.

Brooks/Dunn's Borderline CD enters Can chart-1996.

Celine Dion's Because You Loved Me peaks Can #1-1996.

The Tragically Hip's Ahead By A Century enters Can chart-1996.

Headstones release Smile and Wave CD Can-1997.

John Mellencamp delivers commencement address Indiana U-2000.

Charlotte Church named Artist of Year inaugural Brit Classical Awards-2000.

Otis Blackwell dies-2002.


Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840) (composer-DECEASED)

Riley Puckett (1890) (vocals-guitar-Skillet Lickers-DECEASED)

Jim Lowe (1927) (vocals-solo)

Mitch Jayne (1930) (bass-Dillards)

Teresa Brewer (1931) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Jimmy Ruffin (1939) (vocals-solo)

Johnny Maestro (1939) (vocals-Crests-Brooklyn Bridge)

Bill Danoff (1946) (vocals-Starland Vocal Band)

Ken Koblun (1946) (bass-3's a Crowd)

Pete Wingfield (1948) (vocals-piano-Jellybread-solo)

Glenn Miller records Chattanooga Choo Choo-1941.

Nat King Cole's Blossom Fell enters US chart-1955.

The DeCastro Sisters Boom Boom Boomerang enters US chart- 1955.

Frank Sinatra's Learnin' the Blues enters US chart-1955.

Brian Poole/Tremeloes' Someone Someone enters UK chart-1964.

Cilla Black's You're My World enters UK chart-1964.

Keith Richards begins to write Satisfaction-1965.

Frank Sinatra's Strangers in the Night enters US chart-1966.

Simon & Garfunkel's I Am a Rock enters US chart-1966.

The Shades of Blue's Oh How Happy enters US chart-1966.

Johnny Cash plays Empire Liverpool-1966.

The Lovin' Spoonful's Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind enters US chart-1966.

The Mamas/Papas' Monday Monday peaks US #1-1966.

The Beach Boys' Sloop John B peaks US top 5-1966.

The Chiffons' Sweet Talkin' Guy enters US chart-1966.

The Rolling Stones release Paint it Black US-1966.

The Supremes' Happening peaks US #1-1967.

The Jeff Beck Group begins 1st tour UK-1967.

The Byrds play Piper Club Rome Italy-1968.

The Beatles release Long and Winding Road/For You Blue US-1970.

Frank Sinatra plays Royal Festival Hall London-1970.

The Eagles' Hotel California peaks US #1-1977.

The Atlanta Rhythm Section's So Into You peaks Can #2-1977.

Barry Manilow's Looks Like We Made It enters US chart-1977.

Rita Coolidge's Higher and Higher enters US charts-1977.

Waylon Jennings' Luckenbach Texas enters US charts-1977.

England Dan & John Ford Coley's It's Sad to Belong enters US chart-1977.

Stephen Bishop's On and On enters US charts-1977.

Daryl Hall & John Oates' Back Together Again enters US chart-1977.

The Cars' You Might Think peaks Can top 10-1984.

The Thompson Twins' Hold Me Now peaks Can #2-1984.

Madonna's Crazy For You peaks US #1-1985.

The Rolling Stones release One Hit to the Body 45-1986.

Alannah Myles' Lover of Mine peaks Can top 10-1990.

Sinead O'Connor's Nothing Compares 2 U peaks US #1-1990.

Midnight Oil's Blue Sky Mine peaks Can #2-1990.

Burton Cummings' Take One Away peaks Can top 20-1990.

Beck performs multimedia show reopening Museum of Art Santa Monica CA-1998.

Eddie Rabbit dies cancer-1998.

Rudy Maugeri (Crew Cuts) dies cancer-2004.


Red Nichols (1905) (trumpet-5 Pennies-DECEASED)

Robert Johnson (1911) (vocals-guitar-DECEASED)

Papa John Creach (1917) (violin-vocals-Jefferson Starship-DECEASED)

Rick Nelson (1940) (vocals-guitar-DECEASED)

John Fred (1941) (vocals-Playboy Band-DECEASED)

Euclid Motorhead Sherwood (1942) (reeds-vocals-The Mothers of Invention-DECEASED)

Jack Blanchard (1942) (vocals-w.Misty Morgan)

Toni Tennille (1943) (vocals-keys-Captain &...)

Paul Samwell-Smith (1943) (bass-Yardbirds-producer)

Gary Glitter (1944) (vocals)

Keith Jarrett (1945) (keys)

Philip Bailey (1951) (vocals-EW&F-w.Phil Collins)

Chris Frantz (1951) (drums-Talking Heads-Tom Tom Club-producer)

Billy Burnette (1953) (vocals-guitar-Fleetwood Mac)

Alex van Halen (1955) (drums-Van Halen)

The Coasters' Searchin' enters US chart-1957.

Ben E. King's Stand By Me enters US chart 1st time-1961.

Island Records opens for business-1962.

Horst Jankowski's Walk in the Black Forest enters US chart-1965.

The Guess Who's Shakin' All Over enters US chart-1965.

Gene Pitney's Last Chance to Turn Around enters US chart-1965.

Roger Miller's Engine Engine #9 enter US chart-1965.

Laverne Andrews dies cancer-1967.

Merle Haggard records Mama Tried-1968.

James Brown has dinner White House w.LBJ-1968.

Des O'Connor's I Pretend enters UK chart-1968.

The Beatles release Let It Be LP-1970.

The Jackson 5 release ABC LP-1970.

The Partridge Family's I'll Meet You Halfway enters US chart-1971.

The Supremes' Nathan Jones enters US chart-1971.

Carole King's It's Too Late/I Feel the Earth Move enters US chart- 1971.

Jerry Reed's When You're Hot You're Hot enters US chart-1971.

Alice Cooper's 18 peaks Can top 10-1971.

Bread's If peaks Can top 10-1971.

Beginning of the End's Funky Nassau enters US chart-1971.

Tony Christie's I Did What I Did For Maria enters UK chart-1972.

Graham Bond commits suicide jumping in front of subway train-1974.

Bad Company awarded gold Straight Shooter LP-1975.

Cyndi Grecco's Making Our Dreams Come True enters US chart-1976.

Roxy Music's Love is the Drug peaks Can top 5-1976.

The Starland Vocal Band's Afternoon Delight enters US chart-1976.

Valdy's Yes I Can peaks Can chart-1976.

Styx' Lorelei peaks Can top 10-1976.

Keith Carradine's I'm Easy enters US chart-1976.

John Sebastian's Welcome Back peaks US #1-1976.

Steve Miller's Take the Money and Run enters US chart-1976.

Heart's Crazy on You peaks Can top 30-1976.

Kansas' Play the Game Tonight enters US chart-1982.

Bertie Higgins' Key Largo peaks Can top 5-1982.

Juice Newton's Love's Been a Little Bit Hard On Me enters US chart-1982.

Neil Bogart (record executive) dies cancer-1982.

Vangelis' Chariots of Fire peaks US #1-1982.

The Beatles' Movie Medley peaks Can top 20-1982.

Herschel Bernardi dies-1986.

The Music Man becomes 1st Broadway hit to play China-1987.

The Bangles' Eternal Flame peaks Can top 10-1989.

Candi's Love Makes No Promises peaks Can top 10-1989.

Genesis begin US tour Irving TX-1992.

Ricky Martin's Ma Vida Loca peaks US #1-1999.

Alanis Morisette/Crash Test Dummies/Emm Gryner play Arena Winnipeg MB-1999.

Leon Thomas dies heart failure-1999.

Eddy Arnold dies-2008.


Hank Snow (1914) (vocals-guitar-DECEASED)

Frank Chacksfield (1914) (orchestra leader-DECEASED)

Sonny Curtis (1937) (vocals-guitar-Crickets)

Dave Prater (1937) (vocals-w.Sam-DECEASED)

Pete Birrell (1941) (bass-Freddie/Dreamers)

Danny Rapp (1941) (vocals-Juniors-DECEASED)

Tommy Roe (1942) (vocals)

Mike Millward (1942) (guitar-Fourmost-DECEASED)

Don Danneman (1944) (vocals-Cyrkle)

Richie Furay (1944) (vocals-guitar-Buffalo Springfield-Poco-SHF Band)

Steve Katz (1945) (guitar-vocals-Blues Project-Blood Sweat & Tears-Sea Train)

Richard Hudson (1948) (drums-Strawbs-w.Ford)

Billy Joel (1949) (vocals-keys)

Tom Petersson (1950) (bass-vocals-Cheap Trick)

Sam Cooke's Wonderful World enters US chart-1960.

Freddy Cannon's Jump Over enters US chart-1960.

Bobby Rydell's Swingin' School/Ding a Ling enters US chart-1960.

Connie Francis' Everybody's Somebody's Fool/Jealous of You enters US chart-1960.

The Beatles sign EMI Parlophone-1962.

Freddie/Dreamers' If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody enters UK chart- 1963.

Paul McCartney meets Jane Asher for first time-1963.

Cliff Richard's Lucky Lips enters UK chart-1963.

Peter/Gordon's A World Without Love enters US chart-1964.

B.B. King's Rock Me Baby enters US chart-1964.

The Swinging Blue Jeans' Good Golly Miss Molly enters US chart-1964.

Elvis Presley's Viva Las Vegas/What'd I Say enters US chart- 1964.

Louis Armstrong's Hello Dolly peaks US #1-1964.

The Beatles' Do You Want to Know a Secret peaks US #2-1964.

The DC5's Bits & Pieces peaks US top 5-1964.

Chuck Berry begins 1st UK tour w.Animals/Nashville Teens/Carl Perkins-1964.

Bob Dylan plays 1st of two nights Royal Albert Hall London UK-1965.

John Lee Hooker arrives UK to begin tour-1965.

Lou Christie's Rhapsody in the Rain peaks Can top 10-1966.

Brian Wilson's Caroline No peaks Can top 20-1966.

Elvis Presley's Frankie & Johnny peaks Can top 20-1966.

The Beatles record For No One Abbey Road London UK-1966.

Herman's Hermits' Leaning On the Lamppost peaks Can top 5-1966.

Blues Image's Ride Captain Ride enters US charts-1970.

Gladys Knight/Pips' You Need Love Like I Do peaks Can top 40-1970.

Mr. Bloe's Groovin' With Mr. Bloe enters UK chart-1970.

B.J. Thomas' Everybody's Out of Town peaks Can top 20-1970.

Badfinger's Come and Get It peaks Can top 5-1970.

Crabby Appleton's Go Back enters US chart-1970.

The Guess Who's American Woman/No Sugar Tonight peaks Can #1-1970.

James Brown records Get On the Good Foot Augusta SC-1972.

The Rolling Stones reach settlement with Alan Klein-1972.

BTO awarded gold BTO II LP-1974.

Elton John's Nobody Wins enters US chart-1981.

The Rolling Stones release Sucking in the 70s compilation-1981.

Sheena Easton's Modern Girl enters US chart-1981.

The Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup Final Squad's Ossie's Dream enters UK chart-1981.

Joey Scarbury's Theme From Greatest American Hero enters US chart-1981.

Phil Collins' I Missed Again peaks Can top 10-1981.

Adam/Ants' Stand & Deliver enters UK chart-1981.

Steve Winwood's While You See a Chance peaks Can top 5- 1981.

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

Steve Winwood's Arc of a Diver enters US chart-1981.

David Bowie's Let's Dance peaks Can #1-1982.

Naked Eyes' Always Something There to Remind Me peaks Can top 10-1983.

Toto's I Won't Hold You Back peaks Can top 20-1983.

Bob Seger's Even Now peaks Can top 10-1983.

Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World peaks Can top 10-1988.

The Jets' Rocket 2 U peaks Can top 20-1988.

Terence Trent D'Arby's Wishing Well peaks Can #1-1988.

Zhane's Groove Thang peaks Can #2-1994.

Eria Fachin dies cancer-1996.

Puff Daddy/Jimmy Page perform together SNL-1998.

Shel Silverstein dies-1999.

James Myers (songwriter Rock Around the Clock) dies-2001.


Fred Astaire (1899) (vocals-Emmy/Golden Globe honouree-Grammy Lifetime Achievement honouree-DECEASED)

Bert Weedon (1920) (guitar)

Larry Williams (1935) (vocals-DECEASED)

Jackie Lomax (1944) (vocals-guitar-Undertakers)

Dave Mason (1946) (vocals-guitar-Traffic)

Donovan (1946) (vocals-guitar)

Jay Ferguson (1947) (vocals-Spirit-Jo Jo Gunne)

Sly Dunbar (1952) (reggae musician-w.Robbie)

Sid Vicious (1957) (vocals-bass-Sex Pistols-DECEASED)

Bono (Paul Hewson) (1960) (vocals-U2)

The Carter Family record Wildwood Flower Camden NJ-1928.

Johnnie Ray's Yes Tonight Josephine enters UK chart-1957.

The Beatles audition for Larry Parnes-1960.

Mike Sarne's Come Outside enters UK chart-1962.

Cliff Richard's I'm Looking Out the Window/Do You Wanna Dance enters UK chart-1962.

Elvis Presley's Good Luck Charm enters UK chart-1962.

The Rolling Stones record Come On/I Want to Be Loved-1963.

The Rolling Stones record That's How Strong My Love Is/Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man/Mercy Mercy/1st version Satisfaction Chess Chicago-1965.

The Temptations' It's Growing peaks Can top 20-1965.

John Lee Hooker's 4th UK tour begins-1965.

Soupy Sales' The Mouse peaks Can top 20-1965.

Wayne Fontana/Mindbenders' Game of Love peaks Can top 5-1965.

Herman's Hermits' Silhouettes peaks Can #1-1965.

The Dixiecups' Iko Iko peaks Can top 30-1965.

Tony Clark's Entertainer peaks Can top 20-1965.

Bob Dylan plays 2nd night Albert Hall London UK/1st electric tour UK/booed while performing-1965.

The Beatles record Bad Boy/Dizzy Miss Lizzie-1965.

Burt Bacharach's Don't Go Breaking My Heart peaks Can top 20-1965.

Mick Jagger/Keith Richards prosecuted drug charges/Brian Jones charged possession marijuana-1967.

Jim Morrison/Doors incite audience riot Chicago IL-1968.

The Beatles' Get Back/Don't Let Me Down enters US chart-1969.

Henry Mancini's Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet enters US chart- 1969.

Checkmates LTD's Black Pearl enters US chart-1969.

The Turtles/Temptations play Tricia Nixon's Masque Ball Whitehouse-1969.

The Who begin 4 nights MSG NYC performing for 80,000/selling out 8 hours-1974.

Main Ingredient awarded gold Just Don't Want to Be Lonely-1974.

Tony Orlando/Dawn's He Don't Love You peaks Can top 5-1975.

B.J. Thomas' Somebody Done Somebody Wrong peaks Can top 5-1975.

Melissa Manchester's Midnight Blue enters US chart-1975.

Barry Manilow's It's a Miracle peaks Can #1-1975.

The Commodores' Slippery When Wet enters US chart-1975.

Hot Chocolate's Emma peaks Can top 5-1975.

The Charlie Daniels Band's Long Haired Country Boy enters US chart-1975.

The Rolling Stones release Miss You/Far Away Eyes//begin rehearsing Woodstock NY for tour-1978.

Billy Joel's You May Be Right peaks Can top 10-1980.

Rocky Burnette's Tired of Toeing the Line enters US chart-1980.

Don McLean's Crying enters UK chart-1980.

Pure Prairie League's Let Me Love You Tonight enters US chart-1980.

Rodney Crowell's Ashes By Now enters US chart-1980.

The GoGos announce breakup-1985.

Tommy Lee/Heather Locklear wed-1986.

Spitting Image's Chicken Song enters UK chart-1986.

Robert Palmer's Addicted to Love enters UK chart-1986.

Doctor/Medics' Spirit in the Sky enters UK chart-1986.

Sylvia Sims dies-1992.

Tori Amos' From the Choirgirl Hotel CD enters Can chart-1998.

LeAnn Rimes' Sittin' On Top of the World CD enters Can chart-1998.

Shel Silverstein dies Key West FL-1999.

Alanis Morisette/Crash Test Dummies play Arena Sudbury ON-1999.

Bobby Brown arrested parole violation Newark NJ-2000.

World Music Awards held Monaco/Backstreet Boys sin four-2000.


Alma Gluck (1884) (vocals-opera-DECEASED)

King Oliver (1885) (trumpet-solo-New Orleans Jazz Band-DECEASED)

Irving Berlin (1888) (composer-DECEASED)

Ward Allen (1924) (fiddle-DECEASED)

Carla Bley (1938) (keys-JCOA-solo)

Eric Burdon (1941) (vocals-Animals-solo-War)

Les Chadwick (1943) (bass-Pacemakers)

Bing Crosby & Andrews Sisters record South America Take It Away LA-1946.

Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel enters UK chart/records I Want You I Need You I Love You Nashville-1956.

Little Richard's Kansas City enters US chart-1959.

Dave Cortez' Happy Organ peaks US #1-1959.

The Impalas' Sorry I Ran All the Way Home peaks US #2-1959.

Edd Byrnes' Kookie Kookie peaks US top 5-1959.

Fats Domino's I'm Ready enters US chart-1959.

Freddy Cannon's Tallahassee Lassie enters US chart-1959.

The Shadows' Frightened City enters UK chart-1961.

Billy Fury's Halfway to Paradise enters UK chart-1961.

Tony Bennett's Good Life enters US chart-1963.

The Cascades' The Last Leaf enters US chart-1963.

Nat King Cole's Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer enters US chart-1963.

Kyu Sakamoto's Sukiyaki enters US chart-1963.

Bobby Rydell's Wildwood Days enters US chart-1963.

Little Peggy March's I Will Follow Him peaks US #1-1963.

Lesley Gore's It's My Party enters US chart-1963.

Bobby Darin's 18 Yellow Roses enters US chart-1963.

The Righteous Brothers' Little Latin Lupe Lu enters US chart-1963.

The Beatles release All My Loving/Roll Over Beethoven/This Boy/Please Mr. Postman EP US-1964.

The Rolling Stones complete recording Satisfaction LA-1965.

Buffalo Springfield begin 6-week run Whisky A Go Go Los Angeles CA-1966.

The Beatles record Baby You're a Rich Man Abbey Road London UK-1967.

The Bee Gees appear Top of the Pops UK-1967.

The Kinks' Waterloo Sunset enters UK chart-1967.

O.C. Smith's Son of Hickory Holler's Tramp peaks Can top 20- 1968.

Percy Sledge's Take Time to Know Her peaks Can top 5-1968.

Richard Harris' MacArthur Park enters US chart-1968.

Engelbert Humperdinck's A Man Without Love enters US chart- 1968.

Gene Pitney's She's a Heartbreaker enters US chart-1968.

The Rascals' A Beautiful Morning peaks Can #1-1968.

Sergio Mendes' The Look of Love enters US chart-1968.

The Box Tops' Cry Like a Baby peaks Can top 5-1968.

The BeeGees' Jumbo peaks Can top 20-1968.

Gordon Lightfoot's Black Day in July peaks Can chart-1968.

The Byrds' You Ain't Going Nowhere enters US chart-1968.

The Rolling Stones awarded gold Sticky Fingers LP-1971.

Grand Funk's Locomotion peaks Can #1-1974.

Gladys Knight/Pips' Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me peaks Can top 10-1974.

Ian Thomas' Come the Son peaks Can chart-1974.

Diana Ross/Marvin Gaye's My Mistake peaks Can top 20-1974.

Carly Simon's Haven't Got Time For the Pain enters US chart- 1974.

Ringo Starr's Oh My My peaks Can top 5-1974.

Steely Dan's Rikki Don't Lose That Number enters US chart- 1974.

Helen Reddy's Keep On Singing peaks Can top 10-1974.

Jim Croce's I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song peaks Can top 5-1974.

Lois Fletcher's I Am What I Am peaks Can top 20-1974.

Golden Earring's Radar Love enters US chart-1974.

Crosby/Nash record To the Last Whale/Critical Mass-1975.

The Sex Pistols begin Tuesday residency 100 Club London UK-1976.

Lester Flatt dies-1979.

Bob Marley dies cancer-1981.

Cats opens New London Theatre UK-1981.

Billy Ocean's Suddenly enters UK chart-1985.

Animotion's Obsession enters UK chart-1985.

U2's With or Without You peaks Can #1-1987.

MC Miker G/DJ Sven's Holiday Rap peaks Can top 10-1987.

Richard Marx' Hazard peaks Can top 5-1992.

The Tragically Hip release Trouble at the Henhouse LP Can-1996.

Headstones' Smile and Wave CD enters Can chart-1997.

Hanson's Middle of Nowhere CD enters Can chart-1997.

Alanis Morissette/Crash Test Dummies/Esthero play Air Canada Centre Toronto ON-1999.

Noel Redding dies-2003.

Dewey Terry dies-2003.

John Whitehead shot to death-2004.


Gordon Jenkins (1910) (arranger-orchestra leader-Songwriter's HoF inductee-Grammy winner-DECEASED)

Burt Bacharach (1928) (composer-vocals-keys)

Jayotis Washington (1941) (vocals-Persuasions)

Ian Dury (1942) (vocals-DECEASED)

Billy Swan (1942) (keys-vocals-solo)

James Purify (1944) (vocals-w.Bobby Purify)

Ian McLagan (1945) (keys-Small Faces-Rolling Stones)

Bob Rigg (1945) (Frost)

Steve Winwood (1948) (vocals-keys-guitar-Spencer Davis Group-Traffic-Blind Faith-Powerhouse-solo)

Billy Squier (1951) (vocals-guitar-Piper-solo)

The 4 Freshmen's & The Rover Boys' Graduation Day both enter US chart-1956.

Johnny Cash with Sun Records announce release I Walk the Line-1956.

Sylvia Syms' I Could Have Danced All Night enters US chart-1956.

Elvis Presley's Money Honey enters US chart-1956.

Bobby Freeman's Do You Want to Dance enters US chart-1958.

The Everly Brothers' All I Have To Do Is Dream peaks US #1-1958.

Eddie Cochran's 3 Steps to Heaven enters UK chart-1960.

Frank Sinatra TV special with Sammy Davis Jr., Elvis Presley and Joey Bishop-1960.

Johnny Tillotson's It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' enters US chart-1962.

Connie Francis' Second Hand Love enters US chart-1962.

Johnny Crawford's Cindy's Birthday enters US chart-1962.

The Everly Brothers' That's Old Fashioned/How Can I Meet Her enters US chart-1962.

David Rose's Stripper enters US chart-1962.

Elvis Presley's Follow That Dream enters US chart-1962.

Freddy Cannon's Palisades Park enters US chart-1962.

Bob Dylan refuses Ed Sullivan show over censorship-1963.

Ray Charles begins UK tour Finsbury Park Astoria London-1963.

Grammys presented/Ray Charles wins best r'n'b recording-1964.

Frank Sinatra's Strangers in the Night enters UK chart-1966.

The Beatles record All Together Now Abbey Road London UK-1967.

The Jimi  Hendrix Experience release Are You Experienced LP UK-1967.

Pink Floyd perform 1st Quadrophonic concert-1967.

The Rolling Stones play NME Poll Winners Concert Wembley w.Status Quo/Lulu/Cliff Richard/Shadows/Dusty Springfield/Tremeloes/Scott Walker/Move-1968.

Tommy James/Shondells' Sweet Cherry Wine peaks Can top 10-1969.

Sly/Family Stone's Stand peaks Can top 20-1969.

The Ventures' Hawaii 5-0 peaks Can top 5-1969.

The Isley Brothers' It's Your Thing peaks Can top 5-1969.

Booker T/MGs' Time is Tight peaks Can top 10-1969.

The Cowsills' Hair peaks Can #1-1969.

Mungo Jerry release In the Summertime UK-1970.

Carpenters awarded gold For All We Know-1971.

Keith Hampshire's First Cut Is the Deepest peaks Can #1-1973.

Seals/Crofts' Diamond Girl enters US chart-1973.

Helen Reddy's Peaceful peaks Can top 20-1973.

Bette Midler's Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy enters US chart-1973.

War's The World is a Ghetto peaks Can top 30-1973.

The Beach Boys' California Saga enters US chart-1973.

David Bowie's Space Oddity peaks Can top 20-1973.

David Blue's Outlaw Man enters US chart-1973.

ELO record concert album Long Beach CA-1974.

EW&F/Emotions' Boogie Wonderland enters US chart-1979.

Suzy Quatro/Chris Norman's Stumblin' In peaks Can top 20-1979.

Poco's Heart of the Night enters US chart-1979.

The Police's Roxanne peaks Can top 40-1979.

April Wine's Roller peaks Can top 30-1979.

Bob Welch's Precious Love peaks Can top 20-1979.

Anita Ward's Ring My Bell enters US chart-1979.

Blondie's Heart of Glass peaks Can #1-1979.

M+M's Black Stations White Stations peaks Can top 30-1984.

The Bangles' Manic Monday peaks Can #2-1986.

Glass Tiger's Don't Forget Me When I'm Gone peaks Can #1-1986.

Van Halen's Why Can't This Be Love peaks Can top 20-1986.

Boyz II Men's End of the Road peaks Can #1-1992.

Rozalla's Everybody's Free peaks Can top 5-1992.

Bryan Adams' Do I Have to Say the Words peaks Can top 10-1992.

Spirit of the West/VSO record Orpheum Theatre Vancouver BC-1996.

Travis play benefit gig school London UK-2001.

Perry Como dies-2001.

Sharon Sheeley (songwriter) dies-2002.


Gil Evans (1912) (conductor-arranger-solo-DECEASED)

Richie Valens (1941) (vocals-guitar-solo-DECEASED)

Joe Brown (1941) (vocals-guitar-solo)

Mary Wells (1943) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Magic Dick Salwicz (1945) (harp-J. Geils Band)

Danny Klein (1946) (bass-J. Geils Band)

Peter Overend Watts (1947) (bass-Mott the Hoople)

Danny Kirwan (1950) (guitar-Fleetwood Mac-solo)

Peter Gabriel (1950) (vocals-keys-Genesis-solo)

Stevie Wonder (1950) (vocals-keys-harmonica-drums-solo)

Darius Rucker (1966) (vocals-Hootie/Blowfish)

Elvis Presley plays Jacksonville FL/audience members tear his clothes-1955.

Fats Domino's Valley of Tears enters US chart-1957.

Buddy Knox' Rock Your Little Baby to Sleep enters US chart-1957.

Johnnie/Joe's Over the Mountain enters US chart-1957.

Benny Goodman plays Basin Street Club NYC NY w.Barbra Streisand opening-1963.

Jerry Lee Lewis plays Town Hall Birmingham UK-1963.

Sandie Shaw's Long Live Love enters UK chart-1965.

The Rockin' Berries' Poor Man's Son enters UK chart-1965.

The Rolling Stones release Paint it Black UK-1966.

The BeeGees' NY Mining Disaster 1941 enters UK chart-1967.

Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell's Ain't No Mountain High Enough enters US charts-1967.

The Turtles' She'd Rather Be With Me enters US chart-1967.

Dusty Springfield's I'll Try Anything peaks Can top 20-1967.

Roger Miller's Walkin' In the Sunshine peaks Can top 30-1967.

The Spencer Davis Group's I'm a Man peaks Can #1-1967.

Arthur Conley's Sweet Soul Music peaks Can top 5-1967.

The Grassroots' Let's Live For Today enters US charts-1967.

The DC5's You Got What it Takes peaks Can top 10-1967.

The Beach Boys' Then I Kissed Her enters UK chart-1967.

Aretha Franklin awarded gold Bridge Over Troubled Water-1971.

Aretha Franklin's Day Dreaming peaks Can top 20-1972.

T. Rex' Metal Guru enters UK chart-1972.

Derek/Dominos' Layla enters US chart 2nd time-1972.

Lindisfarne's Lady Eleanor enters UK chart-1972.

Don McLean's Vincent enters UK chart-1972.

April Wine's You Could Have Been a Lady peaks Can #2-1972.

Joe Tex' I Gotcha peaks Can top 30-1972.

The Stylistics' Betcha By Golly Wow peaks Can top 20-1972.

The Jimmy Castor Bunch's Troglodyte enters US chart-1972.

Sonny/Cher's A Cowboy's Work is Never Done peaks Can top 5-1972.

Carly Simon's Legend In Your Own Time peaks Can top 40-1972.

Bob Wills dies pneumonia-1975.

Frank Zappa plays St. Louis MO-1975.

Roberta Flack/Donny Hathaway's Closer I Get to You peaks US top 5-1978.

Andrew Gold's Thank You For Being a Friend peaks Can top 10-1978.

REO Speedwagon's Roll With the Changes enters US chart-1978.

Donna Summer's Last Dance enters US chart-1978.

Jackson Browne's Running on Empty peaks Can top 5-1978.

Kansas' Dust in the Wind peaks Can top 5-1978.

Yvonne Elliman's If I Can't Have You peaks US #1-1978.

Billy Joel's Only the Good Die Young enters US chart-1978.

David Gates' Goodbye Girl peaks Can top 10-1978.

Bob Seger's Still the Same enters US chart-1978.

Eric Clapton's Wonderful Tonight enters US chart-1978.

Joan Weber dies-1981.

Alison Moyet's Invisible peaks Can top 20-1985.

Gowan's Criminal Mind peaks Can top 5-1985.

Foreigner's That Was Yesterday peaks Can top 20-1985.

Roxette's Joyride peaks Can #1-1991.

Gerardo's Rico Suave peaks Can top 40-1991.

Rick Astley's Cry For Help peaks Can top 5-1991.

Cathy Dennis' Touch Me peaks Can top 10-1991.

C&C Music Factory's Here We Go peaks Can #2-1991.

Rod Stewart's Rhythm of My Heart peaks Can top 10-1991.

Bette Midler/Barry White/Red Hot Chili Peppers guest Simpson's season finale-1993.

Tracy Chapman's Give Me One Reason enters Can chart-1996.

Collective Soul's Where the River Flows enters Can chart-1996.

I Mother Earth's Scenery & Fish CD enters Can chart-1996.

Hootie/Blowfish's Old Man and Me peaks Can #1/Fairweather Johnson CD enters Can chart-1996.

Composer Edde Barclay dies-2005.


Sydney Bechet (1897) (clarinet-Louis Armstrong-DECEASED)

Norman Luboff (1914) (arranger-choir leader-DECEASED)

Al Dexter (1919) (guitar-vocals-bandleader-DECEASED)

Charlie Gracie (1936) (vocals-guitar-solo)

Bobby Darin (1936) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Jack Bruce (1943) (vocals-bass-Cream-solo)

Al Ciner (1947) (guitar-vocals-American Breed)

Art Grant (1950) (bass-Edgar Broughton Band)

David Byrne (1952) (vocals-Talking Heads-solo)

C.C. DeVille (1966) (Poison)

Bill Haley/Comets' Rock Around the Clock enters US chart-1955.

Eddie Fisher's Heart enters US chart-1955.

Don Cornell's Most of All/The Door is Still Open to My Heart enters US chart-1955.

Sidney Bechet dies-1959.

The Rolling Stones play New Civic Auditorium SF-1965.

B.J. Thomas' Mama enters US chart-1966.

The Rolling Stones' Paint it Black enters US chart-1966.

Gary Lewis' Green Grass enters US chart-1966.

John Lennon/Paul McCartney appear Tonight Show/announce founding of Apple-1968.

Jethro Tull's Living in the Past enters UK chart-1969.

Easy Rider film premieres-1969.

Honey Cone awarded gold Want Ads/release Want Ads UK-1971.

The Ohio Players awarded gold Funky Worm-1973.

3 Dog Night awarded gold Show Must Go On-1974.

James Taylor/Carly Simon awarded gold Mockingbird-1974.

Keith Relf electrocuted-1976.

Leo Sayer's When I Need You peaks US #1-1977.

Captain/Tennille's Can't Stop Dancin' peaks Can top 20-1977.

Boston's Peace of Mind enters US chart-1977.

Jennifer Warnes' Right Time of the Night peaks Can top 5-1977.

The Eagles' Life in the Fast Lane enters US chart-1977.

Natalie Cole's I've Got Love On My Mind peaks Can top 5-1977.

Shaun Cassidy's Da Doo Ron Ron enters US chart-1977.

Glen Campbell's Southern Nights peaks Can #1-1977.

Wham's Bad Boys enters UK chart-1983.

Paul Young's Come Back & Stay peaks Can top 40-1984.

Bonnie Tyler's Holding Out For a Hero peaks Can top 20-1984.

Tracy Ullman's They Don't Know peaks Can top 5-1984.

Phil Collins' Against All Odds peaks Can #1-1984.

Jane Child's Don't Wanna Fall in Love peaks Can top 20-1990.

Tommy Page's I'll Be Your Everything peaks Can top 5-1990.

Bob Dylan/Joni Mitchell/Van Morrison appear BC Place Vancouver BC-1998.

Frank Sinatra dies-1998.

Alanis Morissette/Crash Test Dummies play Corel Centre Ottawa ON-1999.

Bluegrass musician Jimmy Martin dies-2005.


Eddy Arnold (1918) (vocals-guitar-DECEASED)

Trini Lopez (1937) (vocals-guitar)

Ian "Tich" Amey (1944) (DDDBM&T)

Graham Goble (1944) (vocals-guitar-LRB)

Brian Eno (1948) (keys-vocals-Roxy Music)

Gary Thain (1948) (bass-Uriah Heep-DECEASED)

Mike Oldfield (1953) (guitar-various)

Billboard debuts country chart-1948.

Brook Benton's Boll Weevil Song enters US chart-1961.

Elvis Presley's I Feel So Bad enters US chart-1961.

Gladys Knight/Pips' Every Beat of My Heart enters US chart-1961.

Adam Wade's Writing's On the Wall enters US chart-1961.

Clarence Frogman Henry's You Always Hurt the One You Love enters US chart-1961.

The Regents' Barbara Ann enters US chart-1961.

Grammys held/Tony Bennett's I Left My Heart in San Francisco record of year/Vaughn Meader's First Family album of year/Bent Fabric's Alley Cat Rock Record of Year-1963.

The 4 Seasons/Del Shannon/Freddie & thge Dreamers play State Kilburn Theatre London UK-1963.

Otis Redding's I've Been Loving You Too Long enters US chart-1965.

The Rolling Stones play San Bernardino-1965.

The Yardbirds' For Your Love enters US chart-1965.

P.J. Proby returns to UK TV after ban-1965.

The Byrds' Mr. Tambourine Man enters US chart-1965.

Barbara Mason's Yes I'm Ready enters US chart-1965.

The Animals' Bring it On Home to Me enters US chart-1965.

Dickey Lee's Laurie enters US chart-1965.

Eddy Arnold's What's He Doing In My World enters US chart-1965.

Chad/Jeremy's Before and After enters US chart-1965.

The 4 Tops' I Can't Help Myself enters US chart-1965.

Donovan's Catch the Wind enters US chart-1965.

Jimi Hendrix plays Neue Welt Berlin-1967.

3's a Crowd play week Steve Paul's Scene NYC NY-1967.

The Equals' Baby Come Back enters UK chart-1968.

Archie Bell/Drells' Tighten Up peaks US #1-1968.

Frank Zappa/LA Philharmonic perform 200 Motels LA-1970.

The Beatles release Let It Be LP US-1970.

8th Day's She's Not Just Another Woman enters US chart-1971.

The Osmonds' Double Lovin' enters US chart-1971.

Nilsson's Me & My Arrow peaks Can top 30-1971.

The Carpenters' Rainy Days and Mondays enters US chart-1971.

John Lennon's Power to the People peaks Can top 5-1971.

Janis Joplin's Cry Baby enters US chart-1971.

The Fortunes' Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again enters US chart-1971.

Isaac Hayes' Never Can Say Goodbye enters US chart-1971.

The Buoys' Timothy peaks Can top 10-1971.

Brewer/Shipley's Tarkio Road enters US chart-1971.

Glan Campbell awarded gold Greatest Hits LP-1972.

The Wurzels' Combine Harvester enteres UK chart-1976.

Wings' Silly Love Songs enters UK chart-1976.

Thin Lizzy's Boys are Back in Town enters US chart-1976.

Bad Company's Young Blood peaks Can top 10-1976.

Parliament's Tear the Roof Off the Sucker enters US chart-1976.

The Sylvers' Boogie Fever peaks US/Can #1-1976.

The Sex Pistols play Plaistow Grove Bromley UK-1976.

Stevie Wonder's Sir Duke peaks US #1-1977.

Paul McCartney/Stevie Wonder's Ebony & Ivory peaks US #1-1982.

Daryl Hall/John Oates' Did It In a Minute peaks Can top 10-1982.

ABC's Look of Love enters UK chart-1982.

Huey Lewis/News' Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do enters US chart-1982.

Duran Duran's Hungry Like the Wolf enters UK chart-1982.

Loverboy's When It's Over peaks Can top 20-1982.

Rick Springfield's Don't Talk to Strangers peaks Can top 5-1982.

The Human League's Don't You Want Me peaks Can #1-1982.

Vanessa Williams' Dreamin' peaks Can top 20-1989.

Colin James' Why'd You Lie peaks Can chart-1989.

Was Not Was' Walk the Dinosaur peaks Can top 5-1989.

Madonna's Like a Prayer peaks Can #1-1989.

Sting/Nancy Wilson receive honorary degrees Berklee College of Music-1994.

George Michael's Older CD released Can-1996.

Z Z Top Day declared by Governor George W. Bush of Texas-1997.

Alanis Morissette/Crash Test Dummies play Molson Centre Montreal QC-1999.

Bob Dylan/Isaac Stern awarded Polar Music Prize-2000.

June Carter Cash dies-2003.


Woody Herman (1913) (clarinet-bandleader-Grammy Lifetime Achievement honouree-DECEASED)

Liberace (1919) (piano-solo-DECEASED)

Robert Fripp (1946) (guitar-King Crimson-solo)

Barbara Lee (1947) (vocals-Chiffons-DECEASED)

Krist Novoselic (1965) (bass-Nirvana)

Janet Jackson (1966) (vocals-solo)

Ralph Tresvant (1968) (vocals-New Edition-solo)

Django Reinhardt dies stroke-1953.

Ray Charles records Lonely Avenue/Leave My Woman Alone NYC-1956.

Hank Ballard's Finger Poppin' Time enters US chart-1960.

The Beau Marks' Clap Your Hands enters US chart-1960.

Gid Tanner dies-1962.

Billy Fury's When Will You Say I Love You enters US chart-1963.

Grammys held/Ray Charles' I Can't Stop Loving You named best r'n'b recording-1963.

The Hollies' Just One Look enters US chart 1st time-1964.

Lucille Starr's French Song enters US chart-1964.

Al Martino's Tears & Roses enters US chart-1964.

Mary Well's My Guy peaks US #1-1964.

The Rolling Stones/Chuck Berry tape Hollywood AgoGo/Stones play Long Beach Civic Auditorium/almost crushed in car by fans after show-1965.

Just Us' I Can't Grow Peaches on a Cherry Tree peaks Can top 20-1966.

The Beach Boys' Sloop John B peaks Can #2-1966.

The Dave Clark 5's Try Too Hard peaks Can top 5-1966.

Bob Dylan releases Blonde on Blonde LP-1966.

The Yardbirds' Shapes of Things peaks Can top 10-1966.

The Shadows of Knight's Gloria peaks Can top 10-1966.

The Byrds' Eight Miles High peaks Can top 10-1966.

The Mamas/Papas' Monday Monday peaks Can #1-1966.

The Kinks' Till the End of the Day peaks Can top 40-1966.

Jimi Hendrix plays Big Apple Munich-1967.

Merle Haggard records Working Man Blues Hollywood-1969.

Pete Townshend spends night in jail for assaulting plainclothes officer off mistaken for fan-1969.

Steppenwolf's Hey Lawdy Mama peaks Can top 20-1970.

Elvis Presley's Wonder of You enters US chart-1970.

The Impressions' Check Out Your Mind enters US chart-1970.

John Phillips' Mississippi enters US chart-1970.

Kenny Rogers/1st Edition's Something's Burning peaks Can top 10-1970.

Lighthouse's Chant peaks Can top 40-1970.

Edward Bear's You Me & Mexico peaks Can top 5-1970.

Jack Blanchard/Misty Morgan's Tennessee Bird Walk peaks Can top 20-1970.

Tyrone Davis' Turn Back the Hands of Time peaks Can top 5- 1970.

The Friends of Distinction's Love or Let Me Be Lonely peaks Can #2-1970.

Patti Smith plays Roundhouse London-1976.

Anne Murray's Blessed Are the Believers peaks Can top 20-1981.

Billy Squier's Stroke enters US chart-1981.

James Taylor/J.D. Souther's Her Town Too peaks Can top 20-1981.

Air Supply's One That You Love enters US chart-1981.

Steely Dan's Time Out of Mind peaks Can top 40-1981.

The Oak Ridge Boys' Elvira enters US chart-1981.

Juice Newton's Angel of the Morning peaks Can #1-1981.

Michael Jackson's Beat It peaks Can #1-1983.

Elvis Costello/Cate Riordan (Pogues) wed-1986.

INXS' Devil Inside peaks Can top 5-1988.

Sammy Davis Jr dies throat cancer-1990.

Michael Bolton's Completely peaks Can top 10-1994.

Celine Dion's Misled peaks Can top 10-1994.

AFIM Hall of Fame inducts Chess Brothers/Junior Wells-1998.

Bob Dylan/Joni Mitchell/Van Morrison play Gorge George WA-1998.

Paul Brandt performs USO tour Bosnia-1999.

Prince announces return to own identiry-2000.


Malcolm Hale (1941) (guitar-trombone-vocals-Spanky & Our Gang) (DECEASED)

Taj Mahal (1942) (vocals-guitar-Rising Sons-solo)

Jesse Winchester (1944) (vocals-guitar-solo)

Keith (1949) (vocals-solo)

Bill Bruford (1949) (drums-Yes-King Crimson-Genesis-National Health-ABWH-UK-solo)

Robbie Rae (1952) (vocals w.Cherrill Rae-DECEASED)

Enya (1961) (vocals-solo)

Jordan Knight (1970) (vocals-NKOTB)

Nat King Cole's Nature Boy peaks US #1-1948.

Ray Charles records It Should've Been Me NYC-1953.

Guy Mitchell's Rockabilly peaks UK #1-1957.

Joan Baez plays 1st Monterey Folk Festival-1963.

Bob Dylan appears at Royal Festival Hall for 1st major UK appearance-1964.

Chubby Checker's Let's Do the Freddie peaks in Canada top 20-1965.

Andy Williams' Days of Wine & Roses peaks Can top 20-1965.

Unit 4+2's Concrete & Clay peaks Can #1-1965.

David Clayton-Thomas' Walk That Walk peaks Can top 5-1965.

Pat Hervey's He Belongs to Yesterday peaks Can top 20-1965.

Bob Dylan's Subterranean Homesick Blues peaks Can top 20-1965.

Freddie/Dreamers' You Were Made For Me peaks Can top 30-1965.

The Rolling Stones/Byrds play San Diego-1965.

Bob Dylan plays Free Trade Hall Manchester-1966.

The Beatles begin recording You Know My Name-1967.

Bob Dylan documentary Don't Look Back premieres SF-1967.

Jeff Beck's Hi Ho Silver Lining enters UK chart-1967.

B.B. King's Why I Sing the Blues enters US chart-1968.

Bob Dylan's I Threw It All Away enters US chart-1969.

Desmond Dekker's Israelites enters US chart-1969.

Jr. Walker/All Stars' What Does It Take enters US chart-1969.

Paul Revere/Raiders' Let Me enters US chart-1969.

Mike Oldfield releases Tubular Bells LP UK-1973.

Carpenters awarded gold Sing-1973.

Ray Stevens' Streak peaks US #1-1974.

Justin Hayward/John Lodge's I Dreamed Last Night enters US chart-1975.

David Bowie's Young Americans peaks Can top 40-1975.

10cc's I'm Not In Love enters US chart-1975.

Mike Post's Rockford Files enters US chart-1975.

Frankie Valli's Swearin' to God enters US chart-1975.

Windsor Davies/Don Estelle's Whispering Grass enters UK chart-1975.

Pure Prairie League's Amie peaks Can top 40-1975.

Gwen McCrae's Rockin' Chair enters US chart-1975.

BTO's Hey You enters US chart-1975.

April Wine's Cum Hear the Band peaks Can top 30-1975.

PIL appears American Bandstand-1980.

Bryan Adams' Hidin' From Love peaks Can chart-1980.

Mickey Gilley's Stand By Me enters US chart-1980.

Christopher Cross' Ride Like the Wind peaks Can top 5-1980.

The Spinners' Cupid/I've Loved You For a Long Time medley enters US chart-1980.

Joe Walsh's All Night Long enters US chart-1980.

Carole King's One Fine Day enters US chart-1980.

Rupert Holmes' Him peaks Can top 20-1980.

Peter Criss leaves Kiss-1980.

Kool/Gang's Too Hot peaks Can top 20-1980.

Journey's Anyway You Want It peaks Can chart-1980.

Glen Campbell/Rita Coolidge's Something 'Bout You Baby I Like enters US chart-1980.

David Bowie's Let's Dance peaks US #1-1983.

Simply Red's Holding Back the Years enters UK chart-1986.

Lawrence Welk dies pneumonia-1992.

Vanessa Williams/Brian McKnight's Love Is peaks Can top 10- 1993.

Sunscreem's Love U More peaks Can top 20-1993.

Johnny Guitar Watson dies on stage Japan-1996.

Garbage's Version 2.0 CD enters Can chart-1998.

Hanson's 3-Car Garage CD enters Can chart-1998.

Lenny Kravitz' 5 CD enters Can chart-1998.

Hayden's Closer I Get CD enters Can chart-1998.

Soul Asylum's Candy From a Stranger CD enters Can chart-1998.

Sum 41's All Killer No Filler CD enters Can chart-1998.

The Black Crowes' Lion CD enters Can chart-1998.

ASCAP Awards held/Diane Warren wins songwriter of year 5th time/How Do I Live named song of year-1999.

Alanis Morissette/Crash Test Dummies/Thrush Hermit play Harbour Station Saint John NB-1999.

Producer Bruce Fairbairn dies-1999.


Joe Turner (1911) (vocals-Blues HoF inductee-RnR HoF inductee-DECEASED)

Perry Como (1912) (vocals-DECEASED)

Charles Trenet (1913) (vocals-DECEASED

Rodney Dillard (1942) (guitar-vocals-Dillards)

Albert Hammond (19??) (vocals)

Rick Wakeman (1949) (keys-Strawbs-Yes-ABWH)

George Alexander (1946) (Flamin' Groovies)

George Strait (1952) (vocals)

Michael Cretu (1957) (producer-Enigma)

Les Brown's My Dreams are Getting Better All the Time peaks US #1-1945.

Perez Prado's Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White peaks US #1-1955.

The Coasters' Along Came Jones enters US chart-1959.

Frankie Avalon's Bobby Sox to Stockings/Boy Without a Girl enters US chart-1959.

Chubby Checker's Class enters US chart-1959.

Wilbert Harrison's Kansas City peaks US #1-1959.

Dion/Belmonts' Teenager in Love peaks US top 5-1959.

The Wailers' Tall Cool One enters US chart-1959.

Connie Francis' Lipstick On Your Collar/Frankie enters US chart-1959.

Preston Epps' Bongo Rock enters US chart-1959.

The Everly Brothers' Cathy's Clown peaks US #1-1960.

The Beatles begin 1st UK headlining tour Granada Slough w.Roy Orbison-1963.

Jackie DeShannon's Needles & Pins enters US chart-1963.

Chubby Checker's Birdland enters US chart-1963.

Bobby Vinton's Blue On Blue enters US chart-1963.

Ruby/Romantics' My Summer Love enters US chart-1963.

Jimmy Soul's If You Wanna Be Happy peaks US #1-1963.

Marvin Gaye's Pride and Joy enters US chart-1963.

Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick &Tich's Okay enters UK chart-1966.

Herb Alpert's This Guy's in Love With You enters US chart- 1968.

Tiny Tim's Tiptoe Thru' the Tulips With Me enters US chart- 1968.

Status Quo's Pictures of Matchstick Men enters US chart- 1968.

The Troggs' Love Is All Around peaks Can top 10-1966.

Simon & Garfunkel's Mrs. Robinson peaks Can #1-1968.

Johnny Rivers' Look to Your Soul peaks Can top 20-1968.

The Association's Time For Livin' enters US chart-1968.

Friend & Lover's Reach Out of the Darkness enters US chart-1968.

Aretha Franklin's Think enters US chart-1968.

The Beatles' Get Back peaks US #1-1969.

Bachman Turner Overdrive's Takin' Care of Business enters US chart-1974.

3 Dog Night's Show Must Go On peaks Can #2-1974.

The Spinners' I'm Coming Home enters US chart-1974.

Jimmy Buffett's Come Monday enters US chart-1974.

Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells peaks Can top 5-1974.

The Main Ingredient's Just Don't Want to Be Lonely peaks Can top 10-1974.

Blue Magic's Sideshow enters US charts-1974.

Leroy Anderson dies-1975.

The Buddy Holly Story film premieres Dallas TX-1978.

Gary Moore/Phil Lynott's Out in the Fields enters UK chart-1985.

Bronski Beat's Why peaks Can top 40-1985.

Duran Duran's View to a Kill enters UK chart-1985.

Marillion's Kayleigh enters UK chart-1985.

Crowded House's Don't Dream It's Over peaks Can #1-1987.

Aretha Franklin's I Knew You Were Waiting For Me peaks Can top 5-1987.

Club Nouveau's Lean on Me peaks Can #1-1987.

Rolling Stones begin Urban Jungle Euro tour Feyenoord Belgium-1990.

Big House's Baby Doll peaks Can top 20-1992.

Z Z Top's Viva Las Vegas peaks Can top 20-1992.

Eric Clapton's Tears in Heaven peaks Can #1-1992.

Bryan Adams opens Molson Amphitheatre Toronto-1995.

Dishwalla's Pet Your Friends CD enters US chart-1996.

Dave Matthews Band CD enters US chart-1996.

The Cranberries' To the Faithfull Departed CD enters US chart-1996.

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's Tha Crossroads peaks US #1-1996.

Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode) ODs cocaine/heroin speedball/survives-1996.

Jars of Clay's Flood enters US chart-1996.

ASCAP Awards held/Berry Gordy honoured as living legend-1998.

Elton John severs relationship with manager John Reid-1998.

Sloan's Navy Blue CD enters Can chart-1998.

The Dave Matthews Band's Before These Crowded Streets CD enters Can chart-1998.

Big Punisher's Capital Punishment CD enters Can chart-1998.

The Rankins' Uprooted CD enters Can chart-1998.

Public Enemy's He Got Game CD enters Can chart-1998.

The Tea Party's Release CD enters Can chart-1998.

Jerry Cantrell's Boggy Depot CD enters Can chart-1998.

Alanis Morissette/Crash Test Dummies/Joydrop play Metro Convention Centre Halifax NS-1999.

Augustus Pablo dies myasthenia gravis Kingston Jam-1999.

The Back Street Boys release Millennium CD-1999.

Elvin Jones dies-2004.


Henry Busse (1894) (trumpet-solo-Paul Whiteman-DECEASED)

Alma Cogan (1932) (vocals-DECEASED)

Eric Burdon (1941) (vocals-Animals-War-solo)

Jerry Hyman (19??) (trombone-BS&T)

Pete Townshend (1945) (vocals-guitar-Who-solo)

Trevor Veitch (1946) (vocals-guitar-3's a Crowd-film composer)

Tom Scott (1948) (sax-solo)

Joey Ramone (1951) (vocals-Ramones-DECEASED)

Grace Jones (1952) (vocals-solo)

Joe Fingers Carr's Portuguese Washerwoman enters US chart-1956.

Frank Sinatra's How Little We Know enters US chart-1956.

Bobby Darin's Splish Splash released-1958.

The Chordettes' Zorro enters US chart-1958.

Jan/Arnie's Jennie Lee enters US chart-1958.

Gino/Gina's Pretty Baby enters US chart-1958.

Jody Reynolds' Endless Sleep enters US chart-1958.

Emilio Pericoli's Al di La enters US chart-1962.

B. Bumble/Stingers' Bumble Boogie peaks UK #1-1962.

Joe Henderson's Snap Your Fingers enters US chart-1962.

Bobby Vee's Sharing You enters US chart-1962.

Mick Avory cuts Dave Davies' head with cymbal during fight on stage Cardiff during Kinks' show-1965.

The Beatles' Ticket to Ride peaks US #1-1965.

The Rolling Stones' Paint it Black enters UK chart-1966.

Lee Dorsey's Workin' In the Coal Mine peaks Can top 10-1966.

Jimi Hendrix plays Konserthallen Gothenburg Sweden-1967.

The Who's Pinball Wizard peaks Can top 10-1969.

Coleman Hawkins dies-1969.

The Vogues' Earth Angel peaks Can top 20-1969.

The Supremes' Composer peaks Can top 20-1969.

The Beatles' Get Back/Don't Let Me Down peaks Can #1-1969.

Perry Como's Seattle peaks Can top 40-1969.

Frank Sinatra's My Way peaks Can top 30-1969.

Simon & Garfunkel's The Boxer peaks Can top 5-1969.

Coleman Hawkins dies pneumonia-1969.

George Harrison's Give Me Love enters US chart-1973.

10cc's Rubber Bullets enters UK chart-1973.

Skylark's Wildflower peaks Can top 10-1973.

Flying Circus' Old Enough to Break My Heart peaks Can top 20-1973.

3 Dog Night's Shambala enters US chart-1973.

Pink Floyd's Money enters US chart-1973.

Dobie Gray's Drift Away peaks Can top 10-1973.

The Stylistics' You'll Never Get to Heaven enters US chart-1973.

Paul Simon's Kodachrome enters US chart-1973.

Suzi Quatro's Can the Can enters UK chart-1973.

Lou Reed's Walk On the Wild Side peaks Can top 20-1973.

War's Cisco Kid peaks Can #1-1973.

The Sex Pistols begin northern UK tour Northallerton Yorks-1976.

The Village People's In the Navy peaks Can #1-1979.

John Stewart's Gold enters US chart-1979.

Blondie's Sunday Girl enters UK chart-1979.

Robert John's Sad Eyes enters US chart-1979.

Eric Clapton/Patti Boyd wed//George Harrison/Mick Jagger/Paul McCartney/Clapton in wedding band-1979.

Sister Sledge's He's the Greatest Dancer peaks Can top 10-1979.

ELO's Shine a Little Love enters US chart-1979.

George Harrison's Blow Away peaks Can top 10-1979.

Ultravox' Dancing With Tears in My Eyes enters UK chart-1984.

INXS' What You Need peaks Can top 30-1986.

The Rolling Stones' Harlem Shuffle peaks Can #2-1986.

Madonna's Vogue peaks US #1-1990.

Depeche Mode begin tour Lille FRA-1993.

Bob Dylan/Joni Mitchell/Van Morrison play Arena San Jose CA-1998.

Freddie Garrity dies emphysema-2006.


Emile Berliner (1851) (recording pioneer-DECEASED)

Jimmy Stewart (1908) (theatrical-DECEASED)

Vic Ames (1926) (vocals-Ames Brothers-Vocal Group HoF inductee-DECEASED)

Shorty Long (1940) (vocals-DECEASED)

Jill Jackson (1942) (vocals-Paul & Paula)

Joe Cocker (1944) (vocals-DECEASED)

Cher (1946) (vocals-w.Sonny-w.Gregg Allman)

Little Jimmie Henderson (1954) (guitar-Black Oak Arkansas)

Steve George (1955) (Mr. Mister)

Jane Weidlin (1958) (vocals-guitar-GoGos)

Susan Cowsill (1960) (vocals-Cowsills-Continental Drifters)

Nick Heyward (1961) (vocals-Haircut 100)

Harry James records You Made Me Love You NYC-1941.

Glenn Miller records Kalamazoo-1942.

The Inkspots' Gypsy peaks US #1-1946.

The Everly Brothers' Bye Bye Love enters US chart-1957.

Rusty Draper's Freight Train enters US chart-1957.

Tony Bennett's One for My Baby enters US chart-1957.

Perry Como's Girl With the Golden Braids enters US chart-1957.

The Rolling Stones debut Satisfaction on Shindig TV show-1965.

Victor Young's Around the World in 80 Days enters US chart-1957.

Andy Williams' I Like Your Kind of Love enters US chart-1957.

Tommy Sands' Goin' Steady enters US chart-1957.

Marvin Rainwater's Gonna Find Me a Bluebird enters US chart-1957.

Patti Page's Old Cape Cod/Wondering enters US chart-1957.

Sal Mineo's Start Movin' enters US chart-1957.

The Silver Beatles begin tour Scotland with Johnny Gentle-1960.

Spanky/Our Gang's Sunday Will Never Be the Same enters US chart-1967.

The Yellow Balloon's Yellow Balloon peaks Can top 20-1967.

The Who's Happy Jack peaks Can #1-1967.

The Hollies' On a Carousel peaks Can top 10-1967.

Frankie Valli's Can't Take My Eyes Off You enters US chart-1967.

The Supremes' Happening peaks Can #2-1967.

Jimi Hendrix plays Karlstad Sweden-1967.

The 4 Tops' 7 Rooms of Gloom enters US chart-1967.

The Barkays' Soul Finger enters US chart-1967.

Bob Dylan's Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat enters US chart-1967.

The Buckinghams' Don't You Care peaks Can top 5-1967.

Harpers Bizarre's Come to the Sunshine enters US chart-1967.

Ray Charles' Here We Go Again enters US chart-1967.

The Byrds' My Back Pages peaks in Canadian top 20-1967.

The Beatles' Let it Be film premieres London UK-1970.

Ringo Starr's Back Off Boogaloo peaks Can #2-1972.

T Rex's Metal Guru peaks UK #1-1972.

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards' Amazing Grace enters US chart-1972.

Roberta Flack's The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face peaks Can #1-1972.

Don McLean's Vincent peaks Can top 5-1972.

John Lennon's Woman Is the Nigger of the World enters US chart-1972.

Malo's Suavecity peaks Can top 20-1972.

Godspell's Day By Day enters US chart-1972.

The Guess Who's Guns Guns Guns enters US chart-1972.

America's I Need You enters US chart-1972.

J.J. Cale's After Midnight enters US chart-1972.

Badfinger's Baby Blue peaks Can top 10-1972.

Frank Zappa plays 2 nights World Armadillo HQ Austin TX-1975.

Beatlemania opens Winter Garden Theater NYC-1977.

John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John's You're the One That I Want enters UK chart-1978.

Doucette's Mama Let Him Play peaks Can chart-1978.

Roberta Flack/Donny Hathaway's Closer I Get to You peaks Can #1/Flack's If Ever I See You Again enters US chart-1978.

Wings' With a Little Luck peaks US #1-1978.

The Buddy Holly Story premieres Lubbock TX-1978.

Elton John plays Leninigrad USSR-1979.

Animotion's Obsession peaks Can top 10-1985.

Chicago's Along Comes a Woman peaks Can top 20-1985.

Glass Tiger's Animal Heart peaks Can top 5-1991.

Mariah Carey's I Don't Wanna Cry peaks Can top 10- 1991.

Celine Dion's Last to Know peaks Can top 20-1991.

George Michael's Fast Love enters Can chart-1996.

54/40's Trusted By Millions CD enters Can chart-1996.

The Dave Matthews Band's Crash CD enters Can chart-1996.

The Cranberries' To the Faithful Departed CD enters Can chart-1996.

Collective Soul's Where the River Flows enters Can chart-1996.

Amanda Marshall's Fall from Grace enters Can chart-1996.

Tammy Wynette autopsy shows cause of death heart failure-1999.

Tex Beneke dies-2000.

Tool's Lateralus CD enters Can chart #1-2001.

Weezer's Weezer CD enters Can chart-2001.

Depeche Mode's Exciter CD enteres Can chart-2001.

R.E.M.'s Reveal CD enters Can chart-2001.

Missy Elliott's So Addictive CD enters Can chart-2001.

Megadeath's World Needs a Hero CD enters Can chart-2001.

Geri Halliwell's Scream If You Wanna Go Faster CD enters Can chart-2001.

The GoGos' God Bless... CD enters Can chart-2001.

Buddy Guy's Sweet Tea CD enters Can chart-2001.


Fats Waller (1904) (vocals-keys-Songwriters HoF inductee-Grammy Lifetime Achievement honouree-DECEASED)

Ronald Isley (1941) (vocals-Isley Brothers)

Vincent Crane (1943) (keys-Arthur Brown-Atomic Rooster- DECEASED)

Hilton Valentine (1943) (guitar-Animals)

Marcie Blane (1944) (vocals)

Leo Sayer (1948) (vocals)

Paul Hyde (1955) (vocals-guitar-Payolas-Rock & Hyde)

Will Bradley records Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar-1940.

The Sunnysiders' Hey Mr. Banjo enters US chart-1955.

Dinah Shore's Whatever Lola Wants enters US chart-1955.

Chuck Berry records Maybelline/30 Days/You Can't Catch Me/Wee Wee Hours 1st recording session Chess Chicago-1955.

Nat King Cole's If I May enters US chart-1955.

Gypsy opens Broadway NYC-1959.

Stevie Wonder records 12-Year Old Genius LP live Detroit MI-1963.

The Hollies' Here I Go Again enters UK chart-1964.

The Supremes appear cover Time magazine-1965.

The Who's Anyway Anyhow Anywhere released/appear Ready Steady Go-1965.

The Rolling Stones play San Jose-1965.

The Animals' Don't Bring Me Down enters US chart-1966.

Neil Diamond's Solitary Man becomes 1st US charter-1966.

Dusty Springfield's You Don't Have to Say You Love Me enters US chart-1966.

The Cyrkle's Red Rubber Ball enters US chart-1966.

The Leaves' Hey Joe enters US chart-1966.

The Kinks' Dedicated Follower of Fashion enters US chart- 1966.

The 4 Seasons' Opus 17 enters US charts-1966.

Jimi Hendrix plays Copenhagen Denmark-1967.

Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones arrested for marijuana possession and fined 2000 pounds-1968.

Pete Townshend marries Karen Astley-1968.

The Beatles hire Allen Klein as new manager-1969.

CSNY record Ohio LA-1970.

Paul/Linda McCartney release Ram LP-1971.

Sylvia awarded gold Pillow Talk-1973.

Edgar Winter's Frankenstein peaks US #1-1973.

Vaughn Monroe dies-1973.

Elton John awarded gold Capt. Fantastic & the Brown Dirt Cowboy LP-1975.

The Sex Pistols/Doctors of Madness play Crypt Town Hall Middlesborough UK-1976.

Jackson Browne's Pretender enters US chart-1977.

William Bell's Tryin' to Love Two peaks Can top 20-1977.

Barbra Streisand's My Heart Belongs to Me enters US chart- 1977.

Boz Scaggs' Lido Shuffle peaks Can top 5-1977.

Leo Sayer's When I Need You peaks Can #1-1977.

Rose Royce's I Wanna Get Next to You peaks Can top 20-1977.

Q's Dancing Man peaks Can top 20-1977.

Marilyn McCoo/Billy Davis Jr's Your Love peaks Can top 20- 1977.

Patsy Gallant's Are You Ready For Love peaks Can top 20- 1977.

Stevie Wonder's Sir Duke peaks US #1-1977.

Climax Blues Band's Couldn't Get it Right peaks US top 5-1977.

Elton John begins Soviet tour Leningrad USSR-1979.

Joe Strummer arrested for assaulting fan with guitar Clash gig Hamburg GER-1980.

Bob Marley's state funeral held St. Ann's JAM-1981.

David Bowie's Let's Dance peaks US #1-1983.

The Pointer Sisters' Automatic peaks Can top 20-1984.

Marvin Gaye's Dream of a Lifetime LP released posthumously-1985.

Madonna's Vogue peaks Can #1-1990.

Composer Nicholas Dante (A Chorus Line) dies AIDS-1991.

Bette Midler last guest Johnny Carson's Tonight Show-1992.

10000 Maniacs perform for contest winner middle school Eugene OR-1993.

Trisha Yearwood/Robert Reynolds (Mavericks) wed-1994.

All 4 One's I swear peaks US #1-1994.

Hootie & the Blowfish's Cracked Rear View LP peaks US#1-1995.

Bob Dylan/Joni Mitchell/Van Morrison play 3 nights Pauley Pavilion LA-1998.

Tommy Eyre (keys-producer-arranger) dies cancer-2001.


Richard Wagner (1813) (composer-DECEASED)

Eddie Edwards (1891) (Original Dixieland Jazz Band-Grammy Hall of Fame Recordings inductee-DECEASED)

Ralph Peer (1892) (producer-DECEASED)

Sun Ra (1914) (bandleader-DECEASED)

Charles Aznavour (1924) (vocals)

Kenny Ball (1930) (trumpet-DECEASED)

Peter Nero (1934) (keys)

Al Brown (1934) (vocals-Tunetoppers-DECEASED)

Ian Underwood (1939) (keys-winds-Mothers)

Bernie Taupin (1950) (vocals-lyricist-Songwriters HoF inductee)

Bobby Lalonde (1958) (fiddle-Scruggs Revue)

Morrissey (1959) (vocals-Smiths)

Johnny Gill (1966) vocals-New Edition)

Eddie Fisher's I'm Walking Behind You enters UK chart-1953.

Frank Chacksfield's Limelight enters UK chart-1953.

Bob Dylan celebrates bar mitzvah-1954.

Fats Domino banned from New Haven CT following riot at show-1955.

Jerry Lee Lewis arrives UK for 1st tour/scandal erupts over child bride-1958.

Patsy Cline's I Fall to Pieces enters US chart-1962.

Gary US Bonds' Quarter to 3 enters US chart-1961.

Ernie K-Doe's Mother in Law peaks US #1-1961.

The Belmonts' Tell Me Why enters US chart-1961.

The Cleftones' Heart and Soul enters US chart-1961.

Them's Gloria enters US chart-1965.

Ian Whitcomb's You Turn Me On enters US chart-1965.

The Beatles' Ticket to Ride peaks US #1-1965.

Jan/Dean's You Really Know How to Hurt a Guy enters US chart-1965.

Marvin Gaye's I'll Be Doggone peaks US R&B #1-1965.

Jackie DeShannon's What the World Needs Now enters US chart-1965.

The Rolling Stones play Fresno afternoon/Sacramento evening-1965.

Bruce Springsteen's 1st recording session with Castiles-1966.

Jimi Hendrix plays Helsinki Finland-1967.

Rolling Stone Brian Jones arrested 2nd time drug possession-1968.

The Guess Who's American Woman certified gold-1970.

Free Movement's I've Found Someone Of My Own enters US chart-1971.

Bobby Sherman's Drum peaks Can top 10-1971.

Matthews' Southern Comfort's Woodstock peaks Can top 5-1971.

Hamilton Joe Frank/Reynolds' Don't Pull Your Love enters US chart-1971.

John Kongos' He's Gonna Step On You Again enters UK chart- 1971.

The Doors' Love her Madly peaks Can top 5-1971.

Crowbar's Oh What a Feeling peaks Can top 10-1971.

Joe Cocker's High Time We Went/Black Eyed Blues enters US chart-1971.

Chase's Get it On enters US chart-1971.

The Chi-Lites' Give More Power to the People peaks Can chart-1971.

The Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers LP peaks US #1-1971.

Delaney/Bonnie's Never Ending Song of Love enters US chart- 1971.

The Chi-Lites' Oh Girl peaks US #1-1972.

The Stylistics awarded gold You Make Me Feel Brand New-1974.

Bruce Springsteen plays Cambridge MS/Jon Landau writes future of rock review-1974.

Freddy Fender awarded gold Before the Next Teardrop Falls-1975.

Kiss' Shout It Out Loud peaks Can #1-1976.

Fleetwood Mac's Rhiannon peaks Can top 5-1976.

Wings' Silly Love Songs peaks US #1/play Landover MD-1976.

Elvin Bishop's Fooled Around and Fell in Love peaks US top 5-1976.

Queen's You're My Best Friend enters US chart-1976.

David Bowie's TVC15 enters US chart-1977.

Cheap Trick's Live at Budokan certified gold-1979.

Paul McCartney/Stevie Wonder's Ebony & Ivory peaks Can #1-1982.

Vangelis' Chariots of Fire peaks Can top 5-1982.

Paul Davis' Cool Night peaks Can top 20-1982.

Bryan Adams' Fits Ya Good peaks Can top 30-1982.

Adam Ant's Goody 2 Shoes enters UK chart-1982.

Van Halen's Dancing in the Street enters US chart-1982.

Madness' House of Fun enters UK chart-1982.

Journey's Still They Ride enters US chart-1982.

Melissa Manchester's You Should Hear How She Talks About You enters US chart-1982.

The Gap Band's Early in the Morning enters US chart-1982.

Wham's Everything She Wants peaks US #1-1985.

Karyn White's Superwoman peaks Can top 10-1989.

Samantha Fox' I Only Wanna Be With You peaks Can top 20- 1989.

Sass Jordan's Double Trouble peaks Can chart-1989.

Milli Vanilli's Girl You Know It's True peaks Can #1-1989.

The Cowboy Junkies' Sweet Jane peaks Can chart-1989.

Bett Midler performs last Tonight Show with Johnny Carson-1992.

Ringo Starr's Time Takes Time LP released-1992.

Guns'n'Roses begin Euro tour Tel Aviv ISR-1993.

Garth Brooks named best selling country artist all time-1996.

Fleetwood Mac reunite for concert and TV show-1997.

Royce Kendall dies-1998.

Bjork plays Riverside Church Harlem NYC NY-2001.

Terry Carisse dies-2005.


Artie Shaw (1910) (clarinet-bandleader-Grammy Lifetime Achievement honouree-DECEASED)

Humphrey Lyttleton (1921-orchestra leader-DECEASED)

Rosemary Clooney (1928) (vocals-Grammy Lifetime Achievement honouree-DECEASED)

Robert A. Moog (1934) (inventor-synthesist-DECEASED)

Bob Dylan (1941) (vocals-guitar-keys-harmonica)

Donna Warner (1946) (vocals-3's a Crowd)

Doris Day/Les Brown's Sentimental Journey peaks US #1-1945.

Paul Anka's My Home Town enters US chart-1960.

Brook Benton/Dinah Washington's Rockin' Good Way enters US chart-1960.

The Fendermen's Mule Skinner Blues enters US chart-1960.

Tommy Edwards' I Really Don't Want to Know enters US chart-1960.

The Everly Brothers' Cathy's Clown peaks US #1-1960.

Jimmy Jones' Good Timin' peaks US top 5-1960.

Duane Eddy's Because They're Young enters US chart-1960.

Bobby Darin's Bill Bailey enters US chart-1960.

Hank Locklin's Please Help Me I'm Falling enters US chart-1960.

Eddy Howard dies-1963.

Bobby Vinton's Tell Me Why enters US chart-1964.

Millie Small's My Boy Lollipop enters US chart-1964.

The Beach Boys' I Get Around enters US chart-1964.

Gerry/Pacemakers' Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying enters US chart-1964.

Chuck Berry's No Particular Place to Go enters US chart-1964.

Chad/Jeremy's Yesterday's Gone enters US chart-1964.

The Beach Boys' Help Me Rhonda peaks US #1-1965.

Nancy Sinatra's How Does That Grab Ya Darlin' peaks Can #2-1966.

Ray Charles' Together Again peaks Can top 20-1966.

Dionne Warwick's Message to Michael peaks Can top 10-1966.

Bob Dylan's Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 peaks Can top 5-1966.

The Beatles release Paperback Writer/Rain US-1966.

Jimi Hendrix plays Malmo Sweden-1967.

3 Dog Night's Mama Told Me enters US chart-1970.

The Temptations' Ball of Confusion enters US chart-1970.

Marmalade's Reflections of My Life peaks Can top 10-1970.

Sly/Family Stone's I Want to Take You Higher enters US chart 2nd time-1970.

The Ides of March's Vehicle peaks Can top 5-1970.

Johnny Cash's What Is Truth peaks Can top 10-1970.

Simon/Garfunkel's Cecilia peaks Can #2-1970.

The Pipkins's Gimme Dat Ding enters US chart-1970.

Van Morrison's Come Running peaks Can top 30-1970.

Aretha Franklin's Spirit in the Dark enters US chart-1970.

The Flaming Ember's Westbound #9 enters US chart-1970.

Mungo Jerry's In the Summertime peaks UK #1-1970.

The Beatles' Long and Winding Road/For You Blue enters US chart-1970.

The Grateful Dead play European debut Hollywood Rock Festival UK-1970.

Delaney/Bonnie's Free the People enters US chart-1970.

The George Baker Selection's Little Green Bag peaks Can chart-1970.

Eric Burdon/War's Spill the Wine enters US chart-1970.

Ginger Baker's Air Force's Man of Constant Sorrow enters US chart-1970.

Iron Butterfly disband-1971.

Kiss play 1st show Daisy NYC-1973.

The Independents awarded gold Leaving Me-1973.

Clive Davis fired from Columbia Records and moved on to found Arista-1973.

Z Z Top awarded gold Tres Hombres LP-1974.

Moms Mabley dies-1975.

B. J. Thomas awarded gold Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song-1975.

Bruce Springsteen begins 1st arena tour Buffalo NY-1978.

Greg Kihn's Breakup Song enters US chart-1978.

Tom Petty files for bankruptcy-1979.

Max Webster's Paradise Skies peaks Can chart-1980.

Christopher Cross' Say You'll Be Mine peaks Can top 40-1981.

Michael Jackson's 1 Day In Your Life enters UK chart-1981.

Marty Balin's Hearts enters US chart-1981.

The Who's You Better You Bet peaks Can top 5-1981.

The Manhattan Transfer's Boy From NYC enters US chart-1981.

George Harrison's All Those Years Ago enters US chart-1981.

Kim Mitchell's In Your Arms peaks Can chart-1987.

Henry Lee Summer's I Wish I Had a Girl peaks Can top 20- 1988.

Salt'n'Pepa's Push It peaks Can #2-1988.

Xscape's Understanding peaks Can top 10-1994.

Juliet Roberts' I Want You peaks Can top 20-1994.

Bob Dylan/Joni Mitchell/Van Morrison play Arrowhead Pond Anaheim-1998.

Hanson sells out Pine Knob Detroit in 20 minutes-1998.

Moby's 18 CD enters Can chart #1-2002.

Weezer's Maladroit CD enters Can chart-2002.

Rush's Vapor Trails CD enters Can chart-2002.

P. Diddy/Bad Boy Family's We Invented the Remix CD enters Can chart-2002.

Van Morrison's Down the Road CD enters Can chart-2002.


Tommy Chong (1938) (vocals-bass-Bobby Taylor/Vancouvers/w.Cheech)

Bob Dylan (1941) (vocals-guitar-keys-Traveling Wilburys-Oscar honouree-Grammy honouree-Grammy Lifetime Achievement honouree-Kennedy Center honouree-Pulitzer Prize honouree-RnR HoF inductee-Songwriters HoF inductee-US Nat'l Medal of Arts honouree)

Charles Earland (1941) (keys-sax-DECEASED)

Derek Quinn (1942) (guitar-Freddie/Dreamers)

Patti Labelle (1944) (vocals-Bluebells-Labelle)

Steve Upton (1946) (drums-Wishbone Ash)

Albert Bouchard (1947) drums-vocals-Blue Oyster Cult)

Rosanne Cash (1955) (vocals)

Heavy D (1947) (vocals-The Boyz-DECEASED)

Rich Robinson (1969) (guitar-Black Crowes)

Tommy Page (1970) (vocals)

Jimmie Rodgers makes last recordings-1933.

The Coasters' Yakety Yak enters US chart-1958.

The Coasters' Along Came Jones enters US chart-1959.

Mitch Miller's Singalong Gang debuts TV special-1960.

Elmore James dies heart attack-1963.

The Beatles' Ticket to Ride peaks Can #1-1965.

Gerry/Pacemakers' It's Gonna Be Alright peaks Can top 20-1965.

Tom Jones' It's Not Unusual peaks Can #2-1965.

The Searchers' Goodbye My Love Goodbye peaks Can top 20-1965.

Jack London's Our Love Has Passed peaks Can top 10-1965.

Gary Lewis' Count Me In peaks Can top 5-1965.

The Allen Sisters' Remember the Face peaks Can top 20-1965.

Jimi Hendrix plays Stockholm Sweden-1967.

Mick Jagger/Marianne Faithfull charged possession marijuana/Rolling Stones release Jumpin' Jack Flash UK-1968.

Andy Kim's Baby I Love You enters US chart-1968.

The Dells' I Can Sing a Rainbow/Love is Blue medley enters US chart-1969.

Tom Jones' Love Me Tonight enters US chart-1969.

The Winstons' Color Him Father enters US chart-1969.

The Temptations' Don't Let the Joneses Get You Down enters US chart-1969.

Oliver's Good Morning Starshine enters US chart-1969.

Herbie Mann's Memphis Underground enters US chart-1969.

Duke Ellington dies lung cancer-1974.

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils' Jackie Blue peaks Can #2/US top 5-1975.

EW&F's Shining Star peaks US #1-1975.

Carpenters' Only Yesterday peaks US top 5-1975.

The Blackbyrds' Walking in Rhythm peaks Can top 20-1975.

John Denver's Thank God I'm a Country Boy peaks Can #1-1975.

ELP begin NA tour w.symphony orchestra-1977.

Van Halen's debut album certified gold-1978.

Journey's Walks Like a Lady enters US chart-1980.

The Spinners' Working My Way Back to You/Forgive Me Girl medley peaks Can top 5-1980.

The Specials' Rat Race/Rude Buoys Outta Jail enters UK chart-1980.

The Korgis' Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime enters UK chart-1980.

ELO's I'm Alive enters US chart-1980.

Billy Joel's It's Still Rock'n'Roll to Me enters US chart-1980.

Olivia Newton-John's Magic enters US chart-1980.

Genesis' Misunderstanding enters US chart-1980.

The B-52s' Rock Lobster peaks Can #1-1980.

J. Geils' Come Back peaks Can top 20-1980.

Deniece Williams' Let's Hear It For the Boy peaks US #1-1984.

Bryan Adams/Bon Jovi do surprise club show Vancouver BC-1988.

Gene Clark (Byrds) dies heart attack-1991.

2 Unlimited's No Limit peaks Can #1-1993.

Midnight Oil's Truganini peaks Can top 40-1993.

King Ganam dies-1994.

The Tragically Hip release Live Between US CD-1997.

DMX' CD It's Dark and Hell is Hot enters Can chart-1998.

Terri Clark's How I Feel CD enters Can chart-1998.

Semisonic's Feeling Strangely Fine CD enters Can chart-1998.

Robbie Robertson receives lifetime achievement award 1st Native American Music Awards Mahantucket CT-1998.

Van Halen Day declared Philadelphia PA-1998.

Weezer's self titled CD enters Can chart-2001.

REM's Reveal CD enters Can chart-2001.

Missy Elliott's So Addictive CD enters Can chart-2001.

Megadeath's The World Needs a Hero CD enters Can chart-2001.

Geri Halliwell's Scream If You Wanna Go Faster CD enters Can chart-2001.

The GoGos' God Bless… CD enters Can chart-2001.

Depeche Mode's Exciter CD enters Can chart-2001.

Tool's Lateralis CD enters Can chart-2001.

Jimmy McGriff dies-2008.


Pop Stoneman (1893) (vocals-family band leader-Country Music HoF inductee-DECEASED)

Kitty Kallen (1922) (vocals)

Tom T. Hall (1936) (vocals-guitar)

Brian Davison (1942) (drums-Nice-Refugee-DECEASED)

Poli Palmer (1943) (vibes-flute-keys-drums-Blossom Toes-Family)

Klaus Meine (1948) (vocals-Scorpions)

John Grimaldi (1955) (guitar-vocals-Argent-DECEASED)

Buddy Holly/Crickets record It's So Easy Clovis NM-1958.

Dinah Washington's What a Diff'rence a Day Makes enters US chart-1959.

The Mystics' Hushabye enters US chart-1959.

Stonewall Jackson's Waterloo enters US chart-1959.

Elvis Presley's Surrender enters UK chart-1961.

Paul Anka's Steel Guitar & a Glass of Wine enters US chart-1962.

The Isley Brothers release Twist and Shout-1962.

Marianne Faithfull announces marriage to John Dunbar/fires manager Andrew Oldham -1965.

Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller) dies heart attack Helena AR-1965.

The Kinks cancel UK tour following onstage dispute between Dave Davies/Mick Avory-1965.

The Byrds record 5D-1966.

Engelbert Humperdinck's There Goes My Everything enters UK chart-1967.

The Jeff Beck Group complete recording 1st LP-1967.

The Beatles record It's All Too Much Abbey Road London UK-1967.

Procol Harum's Whiter Shade of Pale enters UK chart-1967.

Julie Driscoll/Brian Auger Trinity's This Wheel's on Fire enters UK chart-1968.

The Sweet Inspirations' Sweet Inspiration peaks Can top 20-1968.

Cliff Nobles' The Horse enters US chart-1968.

Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison Blues enters US chart-1968.

The New Colony 6's I Will Always Think About You peaks Can top 20-1968.

Hugo Montenegro's Good the Bad and the Ugly peaks Can top 5-1968.

Willie Mitchell's Soul Serenade peaks Can top 30-1968.

The Rolling Stones release Jumpin' Jack Flash-1968.

James Brown's Licking Stick Licking Stick enters US chart-1968.

Carole King concert Central Park NYC attracts 100000-1973.

BTO's Let it Ride peaks Can top 5-1974.

Ray Stevens' Streak enters UK chart-1974.

The Righteous Brothers' Rock'n'Roll Heaven enters US chart-1974.

Wet Willie's Keep On Smilin' enters US chart-1974.

Wednesday's Teen Angel peaks Can top 20-1974.

Gladys Knight/Pips' On and On enters US chart-1974.

The Jackson 5's Dancing Machine peaks Can #2-1974.

The Hues Corporation's Rock the Boat enters US chart-1974.

Marvin Hamlisch's Entertainer peaks Can #1-1974.

Duke Ellington dies-1974.

Freddy Fender's Before the Next Teardrop Falls peaks US #1-1975.

Roy Brown dies-1981.

Irene Cara's Flashdance…What a Feeling peaks US #1-1983.

World Party's Ship of Fools peaks Can chart-1987.

Kris Kross' Jump peaks Can #1-1992.

Metallica's Nothing Else Matters peaks Can top 10-1992.

Earliest known Rolling Stones recording auctioned Christie's London- 1995.

The Fugees' Score CD peaks US #1-1996.

Bryan Adams' Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You enters US chart-1996.

Bradley Nowell of Sublime dies OD-1996.

The Tragically Hip's Live Between US CD enters Can chart #1-1997.

The Foo Fighters' Colour and the Shape CD enters Can chart-1997.

Great Big Sea's Play CD enters Can chart-1997.

Michael Jackson's Blood On the Dancefloor CD enters Can chart-1997.

Meredith Brooks' Blurring the Edges CD enters Can chart-1997.

Sammy Hagar's Marching to Mars CD enters Can chart-1997.

John Fogerty's Blue Moon Swamp CD enters Can chart-1997.

George Strait wins 6 Country Weekly Awards for Favourite Entertainer/Male/Video Entertainer/Album/Song/Line Dance Song-1999.

Paul McCartney wins 1st fellowship award Brit Academy of Composers & Songwriters-2000.

Wilson Pickett wins 3 WC Handy Awards-2000.

Domenic Troiano dies-2005.

Desmond Dekker dies heart attack-2006.


Mamie Smith (1883) (vocals-DECEASED)

Al Jolson (1886) (vocals-American Theater HoF inductee-DECEASED)

George Formby (1904) (vocals-ukulele-DECEASED)

Peggy Lee (1920) (vocals-Grammy Lifetime Achievement honouree-Grammy winner-Songwriters HoF inductee-DECEASED)

Ziggy Elman (1926) (trumpet-Benny Goodman-Tommy Dorsey-DECEASED)

Miles Davis (1926) (trumpet-Grammy Lifetime Achievement honouree-Grammy winner-R&R HoF inductee-DECEASED)

Jaki Liebezeit (1938) (drums-Can)

Levon Helm (1940) (vocals-drums-mandolin-Hawks-Bob Dylan-The Band-DECEASED)

Ray Ennis (1940) (vocals-guitar-Swinging Blue Jeans)

Verden Allen (1944) (keys-Mott the Hoople)

Stevie Nicks (1948) (vocals-Fleetwood Mac-w.Buckingham)

Hank Williams Jr. (1949) (vocals)

Lenny Kravitz (1964) (vocals-guitar)

Alan White (1972) (drums-Oasis)

Frankie Laine/partner set all-time marathon dancing record 145 days-1932.

Jimmie Rodgers dies TB-1933.

Lionel Hampton records Flying Home-1937.

Liberace plays MSG NYC NY-1954.

Elvis Presley's I Want You I Need You I Love You/My Baby Left Me enters US chart-1956.

Clyde McPhatter's Treasure of Love enters US chart-1956.

Buddy Holly's Rave On enters US chart-1958.

Toni Arden's Padre enters US chart-1958.

Eydie Gorme's You Need Hands enters US chart-1958.

Johnny Horton's Battle of New Orleans peaks US #1-1959.

Lonnie Donegan's I Wanna Go Home enters UK chart-1960.

Joanie Sommers' Johnny Get Angry enters US chart-1962.

Toni Fisher's West of the Wall enters US chart-1962.

Acker Bilk's Stranger On the Shore peaks US #1-1962.

Walter Brennan's Old Rivers peaks US top 5-1962.

Sam Cooke's Having a Party/Bring it On Home to Me enters US chart-1962.

The Champs' Limbo Rock enters US chart-1962.

Claude King's Wolverton Mountain enters US chart-1962.

John Lee Hooker's Boom Boom enters US chart-1962.

The Isley Brothers release Twist & Shout-1962.

Elvis Presley records Devil in Disguise Nashville TN-1963.

The Beatles headline Empire Liverpool-1963.

The Rolling Stones/Howling Wolf appear Shindig-1965.

Bob Dylan plays 2 nights Albert Hall London UK-1966.

The Beatles record Yellow Submarine Abbey Road London UK-1966.

The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band LP UK-1967.

Little Willie John dies pneumonia jail-1968.

Bill Deal/Rhondels' I've Been Hurt peaks Can top 20-1969.

Ray Stevens' Gitarzan peaks Can top 10-1969.

Tommy Roe's Heather Honey peaks Can top 20-1969.

Glen Campbell's Where's the Playground Suzie peaks Can top 10-1969.

Mercy's Love Can Make You Happy peaks Can #2-1969.

Mary Hopkin's Goodbye peaks Can top 20-1969.

John Lennon/Yoko Ono begin bed-in for peace in Montreal/release Unfinished Music/Life With the Lions LP US-1969.

Ray Stevens' Everything Is Beautiful peaks US #1-1970.

Charley Pride releases Kiss an Angel Good Morning UK-1972.

Mott the Hoople record All the Young Dudes-1972.

Great Western Express Festival w.Faces/Joe Cocker/Humble Pie/Slade/Ry Cooder/Don McLean/Groundhogs/Monty Python Lincoln UK-1972.

Peters/Lee's Welcome Home enters UK chart-1973.

Anne Murray's What About Me enters US chart-1973.

Sweet's Little Willy peaks Can #1-1973.

Deep Purple's Smoke On the Water enters US chart-1973.

Stealers Wheel's Stuck in the Middle With You peaks Can #2-1973.

Edgar Winter Group's Frankenstein peaks US #1-1973.

Carly Simon's Right Thing to Do peaks Can top 20-1973.

David Cassidy plays London UK/girl dies in crush at concert-1974.

Bill Powell of O'Jays dies-1977.

Instant Funk's I Got My Mind Made Up peaks Can top 20-1979.

Maxine Nightingale's Lead Me On enters US chart-1979.

Anne Murray's Shadows in the Moonlight enters US chart-1979.

Cher's Take Me Home peaks Can top 10-1979.

Peaches & Herb's Reunited peaks Can #1-1979.

Kiss' I Was Made For Lovin' You enters US chart-1979.

Peter Frampton's I Can't Stand It No More enters US chart-1979.

Gerry Rafferty's Night Owl enters UK chart-1979.

Donna Summer's Bad Girls enters US chart-1979.

Atlanta Rhythm Section's Do It Or Die enters US chart-1979.

Boomtown Rats play I Don't Like Mondays 1st time Loch Lomond Festival SCO-1979.

The Bellamy Brothers' If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me enters US chart-1979.

Lipps Inc's Funkytown peaks US #1-1980.

The Rolling Stones begin Euro tour with 3 club shows Scotland/1 England-1982.

Wham's Wake Me Up Before You Go Go enters UK chart-1984.

The Pukka Orchestra's Listen to the Radio peaks Can top 20- 1984.

Deniece Williams' Let's Hear It for the Boy peaks US #1-1984.

The Style Council's Groovin' enters UK chart-1984.

Sly Fox's Let's Go All the Way peaks Can #1-1986.

Double's Captain Of Her Heart peaks Can top 20-1986.

Madonna's Vogue peaks US #1-1990.

Michael Jackson/Lisa Marie Presley wed Dominican Republic-1994.

The Rolling Stones perform at Paradiso Amsterdam 2 nights/ record Stripped album/TV special-1995.

Manic Street Preachers decline opportunity to perform before Queen-1999.

Backstreet Boys' Millennium CD sells 1.19 million 1st week-1999.

Marc Anthony's Mended CD enters Can chart-2002.

Bon Jovi's One Wild Night Live CD enters Can chart-2002.

Boxcar Racer's self titled CD enters Can chart-2002.

Tommy Lee's Never a Dull Moment CD enters Can chart-2002.

Eddie Albert dies-2005.


Ramsey Lewis (1935) (piano-Grammy winner)

Cilla Black (1943) (vocals)

Bruce Cockburn (1945) (vocals-guitar-3's a Crowd)

Marty Kristian (1947) (vocals-New Seekers)

Alan Gerber (1947) (keys-vocals-Rhinoceros)

Siouxsie Sioux (1957) (vocals-Banshees)

Neil Finn (1958) (vocals-guitar-Split Enz-Crowded House)

Jodie Sands' With All My Heart enters US chart-1957.

The Crickets' That'll Be the Day released US-1957.

The 4 Coins' Shangri-La enters US chart-1957.

CHUM Radio Toronto prints 1st chart/#1 Elvis Presley's All Shook Up-1957.

Buddy Holly/Crickets' Think It Over released-1958.

Anthony Newley marries Joan Collins-1963.

Elvis Presley's Crying in the Chapel enters UK chart-1965.

The Hollies' I'm Alive enters UK chart-1965.

Eric Burdon/Animals' When I Was Young peaks Can top 10-1967.

The Easybeats' Friday On My Mind peaks Can top 20-1967.

The Happenings' I Got Rhythm peaks Can #1-1967.

The Everly Brothers' Bowling Green enters US chart-1967.

Janis Ian's Society's Child enters US chart-1967.

Peaches/Herb's Close Your Eyes peaks Can top 5-1967.

Scott McKenzie's San Francisco enters US chart-1967.

The NGDB's Buy For Me the Rain peaks Can top 40-1967.

The Association's Windy enters US chart-1967.

The BeeGees' NY Mining Disaster 1941 enters US chart-1967.

Jimi Hendrix Experience's Are You Experienced LP enters UK charts-1967.

The Bells awarded gold Stay Awhile-1971.

The Cornelius Bros/Sister Rose's Too Late to Turn Back Now enters US chart-1972.

Gordon Lightfoot's Beautiful enters US chart-1972.

Python Lee Jackson's In a Broken Dream enters US chart-1972.

Procol Harum's Conquistador enters US chart-1972.

Paul Simon's Me & Julio Down By the Schoolyard peaks Can top 10-1972.

Jo Jo Gunne's Run Run Run peaks Can top 30-1972.

Donna Fargo's Happiest Girl in the Whole USA enters US chart-1972.

Michael Jackson's Rockin' Robin peaks Can top 20/I Wanna Be Where You Are enters US chart-1972.

Fludd's Get Up Get Out Move On peaks Can top 40-1972.

Harry Chapin's Taxi peaks Can top 5-1972.

Marty Butler's We Gotta Get it Together peaks Can top 30-1972.

Stephen Stills' It Doesn't Matter enters US chart-1972.

Jackson Browne's Doctor My Eyes peaks Can top 5-1972.

The Rolling Stones play Earls Court London-1976.

Jefferson Starship's Count On Me peaks Can top 10/Runaway enters US chart-1978.

Todd Rundgren's Can We Still Be Friends enters US chart-1978.

Rod Stewart's Ole Ola enters UK chart-1978.

James Galway's Annie's Song enters UK chart-1978.

Paul Davis' I Go Crazy reaches 40th record setting week Billboard chart-1978.

Frankie Valli's Grease enters US chart-1978.

Warren Zevon's Werewolves of London peaks Can top 20-1978.

The Rolling Stones' Miss You enters US chart-1978.

Steve Martin's King Tut enters US chart-1978.

Paul McCartney/Wings' With a Little Luck peaks Can #1-1978.

Walter Egan's Magnet & Steel enters US chart-1978.

John Fogerty's Rock'n'Roll Girls peaks Can top 20-1985.

David Lee Roth's Just a Gigolo peaks Can top 10-1985.

DeBarge's Rhythm of the Night peaks Can #2-1985.

Queensryche's Silent Lucidity peaks Can top 10-1991.

Trumpeter Red Rodney dies-1994.

Madonna's Love Don't Live Here Anymore enters Can chart-1996.

The Cranberries' Salvation enters Can chart-1996.

The Tragically Hip's Trouble at the Henhouse CD enters Can chart-1996.

The Cure's Wild Mood Swings CD enters Can chart-1996.

Pantera's Great Southern Trendkill CD enters Can chart-1996.

Dishwalla's Counting Blue Cars enters Can chart-1996.

Bryan Adams' Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You enters Can chart-1996.

Staind's Break the Cycle CD enters Can chart at #1-2001.

Bon Jovi's One Wild Night Live CD enters Can chart-2001.

Redman's Malpractice CD enters Can chart-2001.

Tyrese's 2000 Watts CD enters Can chart-2001.


Al Jolson (1886) (vocals-American Theater HoF Inductee-DECEASED)

T-Bone Walker (1910) (vocals-guitar-Blues HoF inductee-RnR HoF inductee-Grammy Award winner-DECEASED)

Papa John Creach (1917) (vocals-violin-Jefferson Airplane/Starship-DECEASED)

Prince Buster (1938) (vocals)

Gladys Knight (1944) (vocals-Pips)

Billy Vera (1944) (vocals-guitar-w.Judy Clay-Beaters)

Gary Stewart (1944) (vocals)

John Fogerty (1945) (vocals-guitar-CCR-Blue Ridge Rangers)

Ray Laidlaw (1948) (drums-Lindisfarne)

Steve Strange (1959) (vocals-Visage)

Roland Gift (1961) (vocals-Fine Young Cannibals)

Jerry Douglas (1956) (dobro)

Kylie Minogue (1968) (vocals)

The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra f.Frank Sinatra record This Love of Mine-1941.

The 4 Aces' Heart enters US chart-1955.

Sammy Davis Jr's Something's Gotta Give/Love Me or Leave Me enters US chart-1955.

NARAS founded-1957.

NARAS holds 1st meeting LA-1958.

Donovan/Joan Baez lead anti-war march London-1965.

Percy Sledge's When a Man Loves a Woman peaks US #1-1966.

The Mindbenders' Groovy Kind of Love peaks US #2-1966.

The Critters' Younger Girl enters US chart-1966.

The Temptations' Ain't Too Proud to Beg enters US chart-1966.

Ray Charles' Let's Go Get Stoned enters US chart-1966.

Wilson Pickett's 99 & a Half enters US chart-1966.

The 4 Tops' Loving You is Sweeter Than Ever enters US chart-1966.

Ike/Tina Turner's River Deep Mountain High enters US chart-1966.

The Rolling Stones' Paint it Black peaks UK #1-1966.

Marvin Gaye releases What's Going On UK-1971.

Graham Nash releases Songs for Beginners LP-1971.

The Doobie Brothers awarded gold Stampede LP-1975.

The Allman Brothers disband following Gregg Allman's testimony against roadie in drug case-1976.

Sting/Miles Copeland/Andy Summers play together 1st time Strontium 90 Circus Hippodrome Paris FRA-1977.

CSN's Just a Song Before I Go enters US chart-1977.

Yvonne Elliman's Hello Stranger peaks Can top 20-1977.

REO Speedwagon's Ridin' the Storm Out enters US chart-1977.

Heart's Barracuda enters US chart-1977.

Peter Frampton's I'm in You enters US chart-1977.

Mike Oldfield's Moonlight Shadow enters UK chart-1978.

Mary Lou Williams dies-1981.

Benefit for Viet Nam vets w.Starship/Grateful Dead/Boz Scaggs/Country Joe San Francisco CA-1982.

US Festival w.David Bowie/Van Halen/Clash/U2/Pretenders/Stray Cats/Men at Work/Judas Priest/Stevie Nicks/Ozzy Osbourne others San Bernardino CA-1983.

Irene Cara's Flashdance What a Feeling peaks US #1-1983.

The Police's Every Breath You Take enters UK chart-1983.

Rick Springfield's Love Somebody peaks Can top 20-1984.

Lionel Richie's Hello peaks Can #1-1984.

Van Halen's I'll Wait peaks Can top 30-1984.

Talk Talk's It's My Life peaks Can top 30-1984.

Sy Oliver dies cancer-1988.

Rod Stewart/Ronald Isley's This Old Heart of Mine peaks Can #2-1990.

Michael Bolton's How Can We Be Lovers peaks Can top 5-1990.

Robert Plant's Hurting Kind peaks Can top 20-1990.

Corey Hart's A Little Love peaks Can top 10-1990.

Willie Woods of Jr. Walker's All-Stars dies-1997.

Britney Spears' Oops I Did it Again peaks US #1-2000.


Irmin Schmidt (1937) (keys-Can)

Roy Crewdson (1941) (guitarist-Freddie/Dreamers)

Gary Brooker (1945) (vocals-keys-Paramounts-Procol Harum-MBE)

Francis Rossi (1949) (vocals-guitar-Status Quo-OBE)

Mike Porcaro (1955) (Toto)

LaToya Jackson (1956) (vocals)

Jesse Johnson (1960) (guitar-Prince-The Time)

Mel Gaynor (1960) (drums-Simple Minds)

Melissa Etheridge (1961) (vocals-guitar)

Noel Gallagher (1967) (guitar-Oasis)

Chad Kinchla (1969) (Blues Traveller)

Bing Crosby records White Christmas LA-1942.

Mantovani's Moulin Rouge enters UK chart-1953.

The Crickets record Not Fade Away/Everyday Clovis NM-1957.

Bobby Darin's Dream Lover enters UK chart-1959.

The Everly Brothers' Cathy's Clown peaks US #1-1960.

The Everly Brothers' Temptation enters US chart-1961.

Chris Kenner's I Like It Like That enters US chart-1961.

Slim Harpo's Rainin' In My Heart enters US chart-1961.

Paul Anka's Dance on Little Girl enters US chart-1961.

Rick Nelson's Travelin' Man peaks US #1-1961.

Shep/Limelites' Daddy's Home peaks US #2-1961.

The Shirelles' Mama Said peaks US top 5-1961.

The Castells' Sacred enters US chart-1961.

Jimmy Reed's Big Boss Man enters US chart-1961.

Matt Monro's My Kind of Girl enters US chart-1961.

Arthur Lyman's Yellow Bird enters US chart-1961.

Grammys awarded/Henry Mancini wins Record of Year (Moon River)/Judy Garland Album of Year (At Carnegie Hall)-1962.

The Beach Boys' Help Me Rhonda peaks US #1-1965.

The Ronettes' Is This What I Get For Loving You enters US chart-1965.

Brenda Lee's Too Many Rivers enters US chart-1965.

Them's Here Comes the Night enters US chart-1965.

The Supremes' Back In My Arms Again peaks US R&B #1-1965.

The Seekers' World Of Our Own enters US chart-1965.

Herman's Hermits' Wonderful World enters US chart-1965.

The Rolling Stones play Academy of Music NYC-1965.

Jimmy Smith plays Royal Albert Hall London UK-1965.

Jimi Hendrix/Cream/Pink Floyd/Move play Spalding Lincolnshire UK-1967.

Don Partridge's Blue Eyes enters UK chart-1968.

Donovan's Hurdy Gurdy Man enters UK chart-1968.

The Rolling Stones' Jumping Jack Flash enters UK chart-1968.

CSN release 1st LP-1969.

The James Gang's Walk Away enters US chart-1971.

Olivia Newton-John's If Not For You enters US chart-1971.

Richie Havens' Here Comes the Sun peaks Can top 20-1971.

Tin Tin's Toast & Marmalade For Tea peaks Can top 20-1971.

Anne Murray's It Takes Time peaks Can top 30-1971.

Grand Funk Railroad's Feelin' Alright peaks Can top 20-1971.

The 5 Man Electrical Band's Signs enters US charts-1971.

Mungo Jerry's Lady Rose enters UK chart-1971.

Jean Knight's Mr. Big Stuff enters US charts-1971.

Lighthouse's Hats Off to the Stranger peaks Can top 10-1971.

The Rolling Stones' Brown Sugar peaks US #1-1972.

Roger McGuinn does 1st solo show since Byrds' breakup-1973.

Billy Ocean's Love Really Hurts Without You peaks Can top 30-1976.

Diana Ross' Love Hangover peaks US #1-1976.

Walter Murphy's A 5th of Beethoven enters US chart-1976.

Candi Staton's Young Hearts Run Free enters US chart-1976.

Henry Gross' Shannon peaks Can #1-1976.

Barry Manilow's Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again peaks Can top 20-1976.

Donna Summer's Hot Stuff peaks US #1-1979.

Stevie Wonder's Do I Do enters US chart-1982.

Steve Miller's Abracadabra enters US chart-1982.

Tommy Tutone's 867-5309 Jenny peaks Can #2-1982.

Soft Cell's Torch enters UK chart-1982.

Dr. Hook's Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk peaks Can top 20-1982.

The Jam's A Town Called Malice peaks Can top 20-1982.

Elton John's Empty Garden peaks Can top 10-1982.

Bow Wow Wow's I Want Candy enters US chart-1982.

Deon Estus' Heaven Help Me peaks Can top 20-1989.

Cher/Peter Cetera's After All peaks Can top 10-1989.

Bryan Adams' Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman peaks US #1-1995.

Jimmy Rowles (pianist) dies-1996.

Jeff Buckley drowns Mississippi River-1997.

The Rolling Stones begin Euro tour Stuttgart GER-1999.

Oscar Brown Jr dies-2005.


Benny Goodman (1909) (clarinet-bandleader-Grammy Lifetime Achievement honouree-Kennedy Center honouree-Radio HoF inductee-DECEASED)

Johnny Gimble (1926) (fiddle-Bob Wills)

Lenny Davidson (1942) (guitar-DC5)

Nicky "Topper" Headon (1955) (drums-Clash)

Marie Fredricksson (1958) (vocals-Roxette)

Wynonna Judd (1964) (vocals-Judds)

Tom Morello (1964) (guitar-Rage Against the Machine)

Dante/Evergreens'/Hollywood Argyles' Alley Oop both enter US chart-1960.

Brenda Lee's I'm Sorry/That's All You Gotta Do enters US chart-1960.

The Everly Brothers' When Will I Be Loved enters US chart- 1960.

Lesley Gore's It's My Party peaks US #1-1963.

Gerry/Pacemakers' I Like It enters UK chart-1963.

Billy J. Kramer's Bad to Me enters US chart-1964.

Johnny Rivers' Memphis enters US chart-1964.

The Beach Boys' Don't Worry Baby enters US chart-1964.

The Searchers' Don't Throw Your Love Away enters US chart-1964.

The Beatles' Love Me Do peaks US #1-1964.

Stevie Wonder's Nothing's Too Good For My Baby peaks Can chart-1966.

Frank Gallop's Ballad of Irving peaks Can top 40-1966.

The Mindbenders' Groovy Kind of Love peaks Can top 5-1966.

Ronnie Dove's Let's Start All Over Again peaks Can top 20-1966.

Mothers of Invention play Town Hall Birmingham UK-1968.

The Beatles record Revolution I Abbey Road London UK-1968.

The Beatles release Ballad of John & Yoko UK-1969.

Mick Taylor sits in with Rolling Stones 1st time-1969.

CSNY's Woodstock peaks Can top 5-1970.

The Original Caste's Mr. Monday peaks Can top 5-1970.

Robin McNamara's Lay a Little Lovin' On Me enters US chart-1970.

Edward Bear's You Me & Mexico enters US chart-1970.

The Jackson 5's The Love You Save enters US chart-1970.

Chicago's Make Me Smile peaks Can top 20-1970.

PG&E's Are You Ready enters US chart-1970.

The Rolling Stones awarded gold Exiles on Main Street LP-1972.

Paul McCartney/Wings' My Love peaks US #1-1973.

Paul Desmond dies-1977.

Carl Radle dies-1980.

Kim Carnes' Bette Davis Eyes peaks Can #2-1981.

Rick James' Give It To Me Baby enters US chart-1981.

John Schneider's It's Now Or Never enters US chart-1981.

Eric Clapton's I Can't Stand It peaks Can top 20-1981.

The Pointer Sisters' Slow Hand enters US chart-1981.

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

REO Speedwagon's Take It On the Run peaks Can top 5-1981.

Juice Newton's Queen of Hearts enters US chart-1981.

April Wine's Sign of the Gypsy Queen enters US chart-1981.

Louise Tucker's Midnight Blue peaks Can top 10-1983.

Gloria Branigan's Solitaire peaks Can top 10-1983.

Doug/Slugs' Making it Work peaks Can top 30-1983.

Duran Duran's Rio peaks Can top 5-1983.

Stephen Bishop's It Might Be You peaks Can top 20-1983.

Papa Joe Brown dies after show-1986.

Adam Horovitz(Beastie Boys) arrested allegedly assaulting female fan-1987.

Blvd's Never Give Up peaks Can top 30-1988.

George Michael's One More Try peaks US #1-1988.

Whitney Houston's Where Do Broken Hearts Go peaks Can top 10-1988.

Pet Shop Boys' Always On My Mind peaks Can #1-1988.

Icehouse's Electric Blue peaks Can top 10-1988.

Paul Simon/Edie Brickell wed Montauk NY-1992.

Sun Ra dies stroke-1993.

Urban Cookie Collective's Feels Like Heaven peaks Can top 20-1994.

Reality's Yolanda peaks Can top 20-1994.

John Kahn (bassist) dies-1996.

Trombonist Bob Stroup dies-1996.

Kenny Rogers concert Royal Albert Hall London evacuated following bomb threat-1999.

Faith Hill/Tim McGraw play Beacon Theater NYC-1999.

Tex Beneke dies-2000.

Mickey Most dies-2003.


Vic Willis (1922) (The Willis Brothers)

Clint Eastwood (1930) (composer-vocalist-theatrical)

Johnny Paycheck (1938) (vocals-Grand Ol' Opry member-DECEASED)

Peter Yarrow (1938) (guitar-vocals-PP&M)

Augie Meyers (1940) (keys-Sir Douglas Quintet)

Mick Ralphs (1944) (guitar-vocals-Mott the Hoople-Bad Company)

Junior Campbell (1947) (guitar-keys-Marmalade)

John Bonham (1948) (drums-Led Zeppelin-DECEASED)

Corey Hart (1962) (vocals)

Daryl (DMC) McDaniels (1964) (vocals-RunDMC)

Johnstown flood occurs inspiring classic folk song-1889.

Pat Boone's Love Letters in the Sand peaks US #1-1957.

Sheb Wooley's Purple People Eater peaks US #1-1958.

Chuck Berry opens Berry Park amusement park St. Louis MO-1961.

Jack Nitzsche records Lonely Surfer LA-1963.

Cliff Richard/Shadows open new ABC Theatre Blackpool UK-1963.

Billy Fury/Freddie-Dreamers/Tornadoes/Shane Fenton play Royal Albert Hall London UK-1963.

The Dave Clark 5 make first of 12 appearances on Ed Sullivan show-1964.

Monkees TV show begins filming-1966.

Billy Strayhorn dies-1967.

Mothers of Invention play City Hall Newcastle UK-1968.

The Doors play Mexico City's bullring-1969.

John Lennon/guests record Give Peace a Chance Queen Elizabeth Hotel Montreal QC-1969.

Blood, Sweat & Tears' Spinning Wheel enters US chart-1969.

Stevie Wonder's My Cherie Amour enters US chart-1969.

The Lettermen's Hurt So Bad enters US chart-1969.

Dick Hyman's Minotaur enters US chart-1969.

The Arbors' I Can't Quit Her enters US chart-1969.

The BeeGees' Tomorrow Tomorrow enters US chart-1969.

The Staple Singers' I'll Take You There peaks US #1-1972.

Deep Purple awarded gold Made in Japan LP-1973.

William DeVaughn awarded gold Be Thankful For What You've Got-1974.

Gordon Lightfoot awarded gold Sundown LP-1974.

The BeeGees' Jive Talkin' enters US chart-1975.

10cc's I'm Not in Love enters UK chart-1975.

Neil Sedaka's Immigrant peaks Can top 10-1975.

Queen's Killer Queen peaks Can top 20-1975.

Paul McCartney's Listen to What the Man Said enters US chart-1975.

Glen Campbell's Rhinestone Cowboy enters US chart-1975.

Charity Brown's Take Me In Your Arms peaks Can top 5-1975.

Freddy Fender's Before the Next Teardrop Falls peaks US #1-1975.

Fludd's What an Animal peaks Can top 20-1975.

Earth, Wind & Fire's Shining Star peaks Can top 30-1975.

The Eagles' One Of These Nights enters US chart-1975.

Odia Coates' Don't Leave Me in the Morning peaks Can top 20- 1975.

Charlie Rich's Every Time You Touch Me enters US chart-1975.

The Carpenters' Only Yesterday peaks Can #2-1975.

The Rolling Stones perform on flat bed truck NYC NY-1975.

Ace's How Long peaks US/Can top five-1975.

The Who play Charlton Athletic Grounds UK/set Guiness record for volume-1976.

The Rolling Stones play surprise show 100 Club London UK-1976.

Red Rider's White Hot peaks Can top 20-1980.

Michael Jackson's Off the Wall peaks Can top 20-1980.

The Blues Brothers' Gimme Some Lovin' enters US chart-1980.

Kim Carnes' More Love enters US chart-1980.

The SOS Band's Take Your Time enters US chart-1980.

Charlie Daniels' In America enters US chart-1980.

Kim Wilde's You Keep Me Hangin' On peaks US #1-1987.

Art Lund dies-1990.

Glass Tiger end concert early when Alan Frew hit in head by coin-1991.

Randy Travis marries manager Lib Hatcher Maui HI-1991.

Janet Jackson's That's the Way Love Goes peaks Can #1-1993.

PM Dawn's Looking Through Patient Eyes peaks Can #2-1993.

Oasis play King Tut's Glasgow SCO/sign with Creation Records-1993.

Elsberry Hobbs (Drifters) dies-1996.

Lee Ann Womack makes Grand Ol' Opry debut-1997.

Geri "Ginger Spice" Halliwell announces departure from Spice Girls-1998.

Songwriter Dave Dixon (I Dig Rock & Roll Music) dies-1999.

Johnnie Taylor dies heart attack-2000.

Tito Puente dies following open heart surgery-2000.

Mickie Most dies cancer-2003.