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Al Cherney (1932) (fiddle-solo)

Bill Anderson (1937) (vocals-solo)

Ric Grech (1946) (bass-violin-Family-Blind Faith)

Bill Hersh (1947) (vocals-guitar-solo)

Dan Peek (1950) (vocals-guitar-America-solo)

Ronald Bell (1951) (Kool/Gang)

Keith Steagall (1954) (vocals-solo)

Chris Morris (1954) (guitar-vocals-Paper Lace)

Lyle Lovett (1956or57) (vocals-guitar-solo)

Eddie MacDonald (1959) (The Alarm)

Anthony Kiedis (1962) (vocals-Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Magnus Furuholmen (1962) (vocals-a-ha)

Rick Allen (1963) (Def Leppard)

Stan Kenton/June Christy record Shoo Fly Pie & Apple Pan Dowdy-1946.

Harry Belafonte's Mary's Boy Child enters UK chart-1957.

The Beatles begin 2-week gig Star Club Hamburg-1962.

The Beatles release #1 EP UK-1963.

The Rolling Stones release I Wanna Be Your Man UK-1963.

The Beatles play Finsbury Park Astoria London UK-1964.

The Beatles' Yesterday peaks Can top 5-1965.

The Byrds record He Was a Friend of Mine-1965.

The Barbarians' Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl peaks Can top 5-1965.

Patty Duke's Say Something Funny peaks Can top 10-1965.

Dino Desi/Billy's Not the Lovin' Kind peaks Can top 20-1965.

PP&M's Early Morning Rain peaks Can top 40-1965.

Roy Head's Treat Her Right peaks Can top 10-1965.

Jonathan King's Everyone's Gone to the Moon peaks Can #2- 1965.

Johnny/Canadians' Million Tears peaks Can top 10-1965.

Dave Clark's Everybody Knows enters UK chart-1967.

Family plays 1st gig-1967.

Aretha Franklin releases See Saw-1968.

B.J. Thomas' Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head enters US chart-1969.

The Tremeloes' Number 1 enters UK chart-1969.

Elvis Presley's Suspicious Minds peaks US #1-1969.

Miles Davis' UK electric debut Hammersmith Odeon-1969.

Nilsson's I Guess the Lord Must Be in NYC enters US chart-1969.

Dionne Warwick's You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling peaks Can top 20-1969.

The Poppy Family's Which Way You Goin' Billy peaks Can top 10-1969.

Serge Gainsbourg/Jane Birkin's Je T'aime...Moi Non Plus peaks Can top 40- 1969.

The 5th Dimension's Wedding Bell Blues peaks Can #1-1969.

Andy Kim's So Good Together peaks Can top 20-1969.

Merle Haggard's Okie From Muskogee enters US chart-1969.

Bob Dylan's Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You enters US chart-1969.

Ferrante/Teicher's Midnight Cowboy enters US chart-1969.

Neil Diamond's Holly Holy enters US chart-1969.

The Byrds' Ballad of Easy Rider enters US chart-1969.

The Band's Up on Cripple Creek enters US chart-1969.

The Beatles release Abbey Road LP US-1969.

ABBA make 1st stage appearance as Folkfest 4-1970.

Duane Allman's funeral Macon GA-1971.

Carole King awarded gold Rhymes & Reasons LP-1972.

The Partridge Family release Christmas Card LP UK-1972.

The Rolling Stones awarded gold Angie-1973.

Bruce Springsteen releases Wild Innocent E-Street Shuffle LP-1973.

Stevie Wonder's You Haven't Done Nothing peaks US #1-1974.

The O'Jays' I Love Music enters US chart-1975.

The Band release Northern Lights Southern Cross LP-1975.

Hot Chocolate's You Sexy Thing enters US chart-1975.

The Spinners' They Just Can't Stop It (Games People Play) peaks US top 5-1975.

Jefferson Starship's Miracles peaks US top 5-1975.

Elton John's Island Girl peaks US #1-1975.

Paul McCartney's Venus & Mars Rock Show enters US chart-1975.

John Lennon's Imagine enters UK chart-1975.

Diana Ross' Theme From Mahogany enters US chart-1975.

Barbra Streisand/Barry Gibb's Guilty enters US chart-1980.

David Bowie's Fashion enters UK chart-1980.

John Lennon's Starting Over enters US chart-1980.

Neil Diamond's Love On the Rocks enters US chart-1980.

Bruce Springsteen's River LP enters US chart-1980.

Harry Chapin's Sequel enters US chart-1982.

Billy Ocean's Caribbean Queen peaks US #1-1984.

Europe's Final Countdown enters UK chart-1986.

Earl Heywood inducted Can Country Music Hall of Fame-1989.

Nirvana release MTV Unplugged In New York CD-1994.

Celine Dion inducted Canadian Broadcaster's Hall of Fame-1999.

Alanis Morissette plays Djakarta-1999.

Ben Folds Five announce disbandment-2000.

Terry Knight (GFRR manager/producer) dies-2004.


Bunny Berigan (1908) (trumpet-Paul Whiteman-solo-DECEASED)

Charlie Walker (1926) (vocals-solo)

Leon Rausch (1927) (Texas Playboys)

Phil Woods (1931) (sax-solo)

Earl Carroll (1937) (vocals-Cadillacs-Coasters)

Jay Traynor (1938) (vocals-Jay/Americans)

Bruce Welch (1941) (guitar-Shadows-producer)

Keith Emerson (1944) (keys-Nice-ELP)

Dave Pegg (1947) (bass-Fairport Convention-Jethro Tull)

k.d. lang (1961) (vocals-solo)

Bobby Dall (1963) (Poison)

Jim Witter (1964) (vocals-solo)

Alvin Chea (1967) (vocals-Take 6)

Buddy Boldon dies-1931.

Marv Johnson's You Got What It Takes enters US chart-1959.

Sammy Turner's Always enters US chart-1959.

The Browns' Scarlet Ribbons enters US chart-1959.

Danny Williams' Moon River enters UK chart-1961.

Elvis Presley's His Latest Flame/Little Sister enters UK chart-1961.

Elvis Presley's Girls Girls Girls film premieres-1962.

Robin Ward's Wonderful Summer enters US chart-1963.

The Beach Boys' Be True to Your School/In My Room enters US chart-1963.

Dean/Jean's Tra La La La Suzy enters US chart-1963.

Chubby Checker's Loddy Lo enters US chart-1963.

The Caravelles' You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry enters US chart-1963.

Jack Jones' Wives & Lovers enters US chart-1963.

The Temptations' My Girl peaks Can top 20-1964.

P.J. Proby's Hold Me peaks Can top 5-1964.

Cilla Black's It's for You peaks Can top 30-1964.

The Honeycombs' Have I The Right peaks Can #1-1964.

The Beatles play Belfast UK-1964.

Gerry/Pacemakers' I Like It peaks Can top 20-1964.

Terry Black's Unless You Care peaks Can #2-1964.

Rod Stewart's TV debut in documentary Rod the Mod-1965.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience record Stone Free-1966.

Mississippi John Hurt dies-1966.

Stevie Wonder's For Once In My Life enters US chart-1968.

Dionne Warwick's Promises Promises enters US chart-1968.

Glen Campbell's Wichita Lineman enters US chart-1968.

Bobby Vinton's I Love How You Love Me enters US chart-1968.

Jefferson Airplane's Crown of Creation enters US chart-1968.

The Partridge Family awarded gold Christmas Card LP-1971.

Cher's Gypsies Tramps & Thieves peaks US #1-1971.

Eric Clapton's Willie & the Hand Jive enters US chart-1974.

The Osmonds' Love Me for a Reason peaks Can top 20-1974.

Bad Company's Can't Get Enough peaks Can top 5-1974.

Barry White's You're the 1st the Last My Everything enters US chart-1974.

Jethro Tull's Bungle in the Jungle enters US chart-1974.

Elton John's Bitch is Back peaks Can #1-1974.

Gloria Gaynor's Never Can Say Goodbye enters US chart-1974.

Shirley Brown's Woman to Woman enters US chart-1974.

Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue plays Lowell MA/Dylan & Alan Ginsberg visit Jack Kerouac's grave-1975.

Daryl Hall/John Oates' Private Eyes peaks US #1-1981.

Stevie Wonder's Part Time Lover peaks US #1-1985.

Heart's Who Will You Run To peaks Can top 20-1987.

Whitesnake's Here I Go Again peaks Can #1-1987.

Loverboy's Notorious peaks Can top 30-1987.

Mort Shuman dies cancer-1991.

Color Me Badd's Forever Love peaks Can top 5-1992.

 


Ken Berry (1933) (vocals-theatrical)

John Barry (1933) (composer-bandleader)

Brian Poole (1941) (vocals-Tremeloes-solo)

Bert Jansch (1943) (guitar-vocals-Pentangle-solo)

Marie "Lulu" Lawrie (1948) (vocals-solo-Luvvers)

Adam Ant (1954) (vocals-solo-Ants)

George Hamilton IV's Rose & a Baby Ruth enters US chart-1956.

Elvis Presley's Love Me Tender peaks US #1-1956.

Marty Robbins'/Guy Mitchell's Singing the Blues both enter US chart-1956.

Louis Prima/Keely Smith's That Old Black Magic enters US chart-1958.

Elvis Presley's One Night/I Got Stung enters US chart-1958.

The Playmates' Beep Beep enters US chart-1958.

The Big Bopper's Chantilly Lace peaks US top 5-1958.

Duane Eddy's Cannonball enters US chart-1958.

Elvis Presley's It's Now or Never enters UK chart-1960.

Country Music Hall of Fame inducts Jimmie Rodgers-1961.

The Routers' Let's Go enters US chart-1962.

The Crystals' He's a Rebel peaks US #1-1962.

Gene Pitney's Only Love Can Break a Heart peaks US #2-1962.

Paul Anka's Eso Beso enters US chart-1962.

The Tornadoes' Telstar enters US chart-1962.

Little Eva's Keep Your Hands Off My Baby enters US chart-1962.

The Crystals' He's a Rebel peaks US #1-1962.

The Drifters' Up On the Roof enters US chart-1962.

Johnny Crawford's Rumors enters US chart-1962.

The Rolling Stones end 1st UK tour-1963.

The Beatles record Michelle Abbey Road London UK-1965.

The Beach Boys' Good Vibrations enters UK chart-1966.

Spencer Davis' Gimme Some Lovin' enters UK chart-1966.

Val Doonican's What Would I Be enters UK chart-1966.

The 5th Dimension's Wedding Bell Blues peaks US #1-1969.

Fiddler on the Roof film premieres US-1970.

James Taylor/Carly Simon marry//play Radio City Music Hall NYC-1972.

Loggins/Messina's My Music enters US chart-1973.

Helen Reddy's Leave Me Alone enters US chart-1973.

Lighthouse's Pretty Lady enters US chart-1973.

Steely Dan's My Old School enters US chart-1973.

The DeFranco Family's Heartbeat peaks Can top 5-1973.

M's Pop Muzik peaks US #1-1979.

Triumph's Lay It On the Line enters US chart-1979.

Tim Curry's I Do the Rock enters US chart-1979.

Starship's Jane enters US chart-1979.

Dionne Warwick's I'll Never Love This Way Again peaks Can top 10-1979.

Stevie Wonder's Send One Your Love enters US chart-1979.

Talking Heads' Life During Wartime enters US chart-1979.

Michael Jackson's Rock With You enters US chart-1979.

The Commodores' Sail On peaks Can top 5-1979.

Bruce Springsteen begins 10 month tour-1980.

Duran Duran's Wild Boys enters UK chart-1984.

Billy Joel's A Matter of Trust peaks Can top 20-1986.

Paul Simon's You Can Call Me Al peaks Can top 20-1986.

Janet Jackson's When I Think of You peaks Can top 10-1986.

CSNY release American Dream LP-1988.

Mary Martin dies-1990.

Bill Graham tribute concert w.Grateful Dead/CSNY/Joan Baez/Santana/Journey Golden Gate Park SF CA-1991.

Leon Theremin dies-1993.

Beck releases Mutations CD-1998.

Celine Dion releases These Are Special Times CD-1998.

Tom Cochrane's releases X-Ray Sierra CD Can-1998.

Alanis Morrissette releases Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie CD-1998.

Q Awards presented to Travis/Chemical Brothers/Basement Jaxx/Stereophonics/Ian Dury-Chas Jankel/William Orbit/New Order/Blur/Keith Richards Park Lane Hotel London UK-1999.

Lonnie Donegan dies heart disease-2002.

Eminem's 8 Mile ST CD enters Can chart #1-2002.

Christina Aguilera's Stripped CD enters Can chart-2002.

Shaggy's Lucky Day CD enters Can chart-2002.

Nick Carter's Now or Never CD enters Can chart-2002.

Tori Amos' Scarlet Walk CD enters Can chart-2002.


Harry Elston (1938) (vocals-Friends of Distinction)

Delbert McClinton (1940) (vocals-harmonica-w.Glen-Grammy honouree)

Van Stephenson (1953) (vocals-guitar-Blackhawk)

Chris Difford (1954) (vocals-Squeeze-Difford/Tilbrook)

Kim Forrester (1960) (vocals-Forrester Sisters)

Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs (1970) (vocals-producer-solo)

The Mills Brothers' Paper Doll peaks US #1-1944.

The Diamonds' Silhouettes enters US chart-1957.

Jackie Wilson's Reet Petite enters US chart-1957.

Bob Dylan's 1st appearance Carnegie Hall-1961.

The Beatles play Royal Command Performance Prince of Wales Theatre London-1963.

The Beatles release Hard Day's Night EP UK-1964.

The Who's My Generation enters UK chart-1965.

The Beatles record What Goes On Abbey Road London UK-1965.

Cliff Richard's Wind Me Up enters UK chart-1965.

The Rolling Stones release Big Hits High Tide & Green Grass UK-1966.

The 5th Dimension's Paper Cup enters US chart-1967.

The Doors' People are Strange peaks Can #1-1967.

Traffic's Hole In My Shoe peaks Can top 5-1967.

The Ugly Ducklings' Gaslight peaks Can top 20-1967.

The Tremeloes' Even the Bad Times Are Good peaks Can top 10-1967.

James/Bobby Purify's Let Love Come Between Us peaks Can top 10-1967.

Smokey Robinson/Miracles' I Second That Emotion enters US chart-1967.

Nilsson's You Can't Do That peaks Can top 10-1967.

The Buckinghams' Hey Baby peaks Can #2-1967.

The Beach Boys' Wild Honey enters US chart-1967.

The Hollies' King Midas in Reverse peaks Can top 40-1967.

Jerry Butler's Hey Western Union Man peaks Can top 20-1968.

The Turtles' Elenore peaks Can top 5-1968.

Max Frost/Troopers' Shape of Things to Come peaks Can top 10-1968.

Andy Kim's Shoot'em Up Baby peaks Can top 30-1968.

Carly Simon/James Taylor wed-1972.

Elton John's Crocodile Rock enters UK chart-1972.

Michael Jackson's Ben peaks Can top 10-1972.

The Hollies' Long Dark Road enters US chart-1972.

Jethro Tull's Living in the Past enters US chart-1972.

Leon Russell's Tight Rope peaks Can top 5-1972.

Billy Paul's Me & Mrs. Jones enters US chart-1972.

Frank Zappa/Mothers play Brooklyn College NY-1973.

Boston play Boston MA 1st time-1978.

Talking Heads' Take Me To the River enters US chart-1978.

Billy Joel's My Life enters US chart-1978.

Olivia Newton-John's Hopelessly Devoted to You enters UK chart-1978.

Kenny Rogers' the Gambler enters US chart-1978.

Anne Murray's You Needed Me peaks US #1-1978.

Ronnie Goodson of Hi-Lites dies-1980.

Soft Cell's Bed Sitter enters UK chart-1981.

Eurythmics' Sexcrime enters UK chart-1984.

Mick Jagger/David Bowie's Dancing in the Street peaks Can #1-1985.

k.d. lang wins Most Promising Juno-1985.

Dire Straits' Money For Nothing peaks Can #1-1985.

Ron Wood and Bo Diddley begin 3-week NA tour-1987.

Bobby Nunn (Coasters) dies heart attack-1987.

Bryan Adams' Can't Stop This Thing We Started peaks Can #2-1991.

Dire Straits' Calling Elvis peaks Can top 20-1991.

Tom Cochrane's Life is a Highway peaks Can #1-1991.

Nomad's Devotion peaks Can top 10-1991.

REM's Shiny Happy People peaks Can top 20-1991.

The Grapes of Wrath's I Am Here peaks Can top 20-1991.

Michael Jackson premieres Earth Song German TV-1995.

Michael Jackson/Debbie Rowe announce expecting child-1996.

Sheryl Crow's If It Makes You Happy peaks Can #1-1996.

R.E.M.'s Bittersweet Me enters Can chart-1996.

The Wallflowers' 6th Avenue Heartache enters Can chart-1996.

The Tea Party's Alhambra CD enters Can chart-1996.

Counting Crows' Recovering the Satellites CD enters Can chart-1996.

The Wonders' That Thing You Do enters Can chart-1996.

Billy Preston jailed bail violation-1997.


Roy Rogers (1912) (vocals-Sons of the Pioneers-solo-DECEASED)

Ike Turner (1931) (guitar-vocals-w.Tina-DECEASED)

Art Garfunkel (1941) (vocals-w.Simon)

Steve Miller (1943) (vocals-guitar-solo)

Gram Parsons (1946) (vocals-guitar-ISB-Byrds-Flying Burrito Bros-solo-DECEASED)

Peter Noone (1947) (vocals-Herman's Hermits-solo)

Bryan Adams (1959) (vocals-guitar-solo)

Andrea McArdle (1963) (vocals-theatrical)

Tommy Gaither of Orioles dies car accident-1950.

Oran "Hot Lips" Page dies-1954.

Frank Sinatra's Love & Marriage enters US chart-1955.

Art Tatum dies-1956.

Nat King Cole TV series debuts-1956.

Buddy Holly releases Heartbeat-1958.

Johnny Horton dies car crash-1960.

Tennessee Ernie Ford presented platinum disc for Hymns/recognised as top selling record on Capitol to that date-1963.

The Beatles play Nottingham UK-1964.

Freddie/Dreamers' I Understand enters UK chart-1964.

The Who release My Generation-1965.

The Miracles' I'm the One You Need enters US chart-1966.

The Beach Boys' Good Vibrations enters UK chart-1966.

The Monkees' Last Train to Clarksville peaks US #1-1966.

Herman's Hermits' Dandy peaks US top 5-1966.

Simon/Garfunkel's Hazy Shade of Winter enters US chart-1966.

CSNY record Our House/Woodstock-1969.

Elton John releases Madman Across the Water LP UK-1971.

Miss Christine of GTOs dies OD-1972.

Gladys Knight/Pips awarded gold Imagination LP-1973.

Santa Esmeralda's Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood enters US chart-1977.

Guy Lombardo dies-1977.

Carly Simon's Nobody Does it Better peaks Can #2-1977.

The Mighty Pope's Heaven on 7th Floor peaks Can top 20-1977.

Debby Boone's You Light Up My Life peaks Can #1-1977.

Jimmy Buffett's Changes in Latitudes Changes in Attitudes peaks Can top 40-1977.

Tom Petty's Breakdown enters US chart-1977.

Andy Gibb's Thicker Than Water enters US chart-1977.

Marilyn's Calling Your Name enters UK chart-1983.

Shakin' Stevens' Cry Just a Little Bit enters UK chart-1983.

Madness' Sun & the Rain enters UK chart-1983.

Rod Stewart's Some Guys Have All the Luck peaks Can top 20-1984.

The Spoons' Tell No Lies peaks Can top 40-1984.

Bruce Springsteen's Tunnel of Love LP peaks US #1-1987.

Barry Sadler dies 14 months after being shot-1989.

Vladimir Horowitz dies-1989.

Faith No More's Epic peaks Can top 20-1990.

Jackson Browne/Roger Daltrey/Nathan Lane/Jewel perform charity version Wizard of Oz Lincoln Center NYC NY-1995.

Queen release Made in Heaven four years after Freddie Mercury's death-1995.

The Beatles' Anthology 3 CD enters Can chart-1996.

Celine Dion's Live a paris CD enters Can chart-1996.

Babyface's Day CD enters Can chart-1996.

Journey's Trial By Fire CD enters Can chart-1996.

Deana Carter's Did I Shave My Legs For This CD enters Can chart-1996.

Madonna's You Must Love Me enters Can chart-1996.

Chantal Kreviazuk's God Made Me enters Can chart-1996.

The Boomers' I Feel a Change Coming enters Can chart-1996.

The Odds' Someone Who's Cool enters Can chart-1996.

Alan Jackson's Everything I Love CD enters Can chart-1996.

Eddie Harris dies-1996.

Gary Cherone leaves Van Halen-1999.

U2's All That You Can't Leave Behind peaks UK #1-2000.

Bobby Hatfield dies heart attack-2003.

Link Wray dies-2005.


John Philip Sousa (1854) (composer-conductor-DECEASED)

Ray Conniff (1916) (trombonist-arranger-band/chorus leader-DECEASED)

Stonewall Jackson (1932) (vocals)

Joseph Pope (1933) (vocals-Tams)

Eugene Pitt (1937) (vocals-Jive 5)

P.J. Proby (1938) (vocals-solo)

Guy Clark (1941) (vocals-guitar-solo)

Doug Sahm (1941) (vocals-guitar-Sir Douglas Quintet-DECEASED)

Peter Jermyn (1942) (keys-Luke/Apostles)

Mike Clifford (1943) (vocals-solo)

Bill Henderson (1944) (vocals-guitar-Chilliwack-UHF)

George Young (1947) (guitar-Easybeats-producer)

Glenn Frey (1948) (vocals-guitar-Eagles-solo)

Lani Hall (1948) (vocals-Brasil'66)

Rory Block (1949) (vocals-guitar-solo)

Chris Glen (1950) (bass-SAHB)

Corey Glover (1964) (vocals-Living Colour)

Dinah Shore's Buttons and Bows peaks US #1-1948.

Jimmy Dean's Big Bad John peaks US #1-1961.

Kenny Dino's Your Ma Said You Cried in Your Sleep Last Night enters US chart-1961.

The Beatles release Hard Day's Night EP#2 UK/play Southampton UK-1964.

The Animals' It's My Life enters US chart-1965.

Barry Young's One Has My Name enters US chart-1965.

The Wonder Who's Don't Think Twice enters US chart-1965.

The ShangriLas' I Can Never Go Home Anymore enters US chart-1965.

Wilson Pickett's Don't Fight It enters US chart-1965.

Roger Miller's England Swings enters US chart-1965.

The Beatles release We Can Work It Out/Daytripper//release Rubber Soul LP-1965.

The Rolling Stones play Academy of Music NYC/2nd show Philadelphia/Get Off My Cloud peaks US #1-1965.

The Toys' Lover's Concerto peaks US #2-1965.

Gary Lewis/Playboys' Everybody Loves a Clown peaks US top 5-1965.

Washboard Sam dies heart disease-1966.

Bill Graham presents 1st Fillmore Auditorium show San Francisco CA-1966.

The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band's I'm the Urban Spaceman enters UK chart-1968.

The Scaffold's Lily the Pink enters UK chart-1968.

Cher's Gypsies Tramps & Thieves peaks Can #1-1971.

The Stylistics' You Are Everything enters US chart-1971.

Sly/Family Stone's Family Affair enters US chart-1971.

David Cassidy's Cherish enters US chart-1971.

The Who's Behind Blue Eyes enters US chart-1971.

The Temptations' Superstar enters US chart-1971.

Joey Gregorash's Down By the River peaks Can top 10-1971.

Savoy Brown's Tell Mama enters US chart-1971.

The Raiders' Birds of a Feather peaks Can top 10-1971.

Lighthouse's One Fine Morning peaks Can #2-1971.

Free Movement's I've Found Someone Of My Own peaks Can top 30-1971.

The Bells' Sweet Sound of Music peaks Can top 10-1971.

Deep Purple awarded gold Machine Head LP-1972.

The Raspberries awarded gold Go All the Way-1972.

Frank Zappa/Mothers play Hofstra College LI NY-1973.

The DeFranco Family awarded gold Heartbeat It's a Love Beat-1973.

The Sex Pistols play 1st ever gig St. Martin's School of Art London UK-1975.

Steve Miller's Rock'n'Me peaks US #1-1976.

Gino Vannelli's Love Of My Life peaks Can chart-1976.

Showaddywaddy's Under the Moon of Love enters UK chart-1976.

ABBA's Fernando peaks Can top 5-1976.

Trooper's 2 For the Show peaks Can top 40-1976.

Kool/Gang's Open Sesame enters US chart-1976.

Kenny Nolan's I Like Dreamin' enters US chart-1976.

Barry Manilow's This One's For You peaks Can top 30-1976.

Eric Carmen's Sunrise peaks Can top 40-1976.

April Wine's Like a Lover Like a Song peaks Can chart-1976.

Frida's I Know There's Something Going On enters US chart-1982.

Toronto's Start Tellin' the Truth peaks Can top 20-1982.

Fleetwood Mac's Gypsy peaks Can top 20-1982.

Michael Jackson/Paul McCartney's Girl is Mine enters US chart-1982.

Men at Work's Down Under enters US chart-1982.

Paul Carrack's I Need You peaks Can top 30-1982.

Neil Diamond's Heartlight peaks Can top 10-1982.

Phil Collins' You Can't Hurry Love enters US chart-1982.

John Cougar's Hand to Hold On To enters US chart-1982.

Boston's Amanda peaks US #1-1986.

Warrant's Heaven peaks Can #2-1989.

Bobby Brown's Rock Wit'cha peaks Can top 20-1989.

Madonna's Cherish peaks Can top 10-1989.

Milli Vanilli's Girl I'm Gonna Miss You peaks Can #1-1989.

Pearl Jam's Vs CD enters US chart-1993.

Billboard Music Awards held/Marilyn Manson wins 2 for Dope Show-1998.

Bruce Springsteen/E Street Band release Live in NYC CD-2001.


Al Hirt (1922) (trumpet-solo-DECEASED)

Joan Sutherland (1926) (vocals-solo)

Mary Travers (1937) (vocals-Peter Paul &...-solo)

Dee Clark (1938) (vocals)

Joe Gilbert (1940) (vocals-w.Eddie)-DECEASED)

Johnny Rivers (1942) (vocals)

Joni Mitchell (1943) (vocals-guitar-dulcimer-solo)

Nick Gilder (1951) (vocals-Sweeney Todd-solo)

Shirley Eikhard (1955) (vocals-guitar-piano-solo)

A.P. Carter dies-1960.

Connie Francis' Many Tears Ago enters US chart-1960.

Bobby Rydell's Sway/Groovy Tonight enters US chart-1960.

The Motortown Revue begins 10-day gig Apollo Theatre Harlem NYC-1962.

Billy J. Kramer's I'll Keep You Satisfied enters UK chart-1963.

Cliff Richard's Don't Talk to Him enters UK chart-1963.

Kathy Kirby's Secret Love enters UK chart-1963.

Freddie/Dreamers' You Were Made For Me enters UK chart-1963.

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

The Beatles play Cardiff Wales-1964.

The 4 Seasons' Big Man in Town enters US chart-1964.

Little Anthony/Imperials' Goin' Out Of My Head enters US chart-1964.

The Beatles play Ardwick Apollo Manchester-1965.

Ravi Shankar plays Royal Festival Hall London UK-1965.

Chris Farlowe's Out of Time peaks Can top 30-1966.

The Byrds' Mr. Spaceman peaks Can top 30-1966.

Carla Thomas' BABY peaks Can top 10-1966.

Dusty Springfield's All I See Is You peaks Can top 20-1966.

Sonny/Cher's Little Man peaks Can top 20-1966.

April Stevens/Nino Tempo's All Strung Out peaks Can top 10-1966.

Lou Rawls' Love Is a Hurtin' Thing peaks Can top 20-1966.

The Monkees' Last Train to Clarksville peaks Can #1-1966.

CSNY record Helpless San Francisco-1969.

The Rolling Stones begin 6th NA tour-1969.

Chicago's Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is enters US chart-1970.

Andy Kim's Be My Baby enters US chart-1970.

The Jackson 5's I'll Be There peaks Can top 10-1970.

Jimi Hendrix' Voodoo Chile enters UK chart-1970.

Teegarden/Van Winkle's God Love & Rock'n'Roll peaks Can top 10-1970.

The Supremes' Stoned Love enters US chart-1970.

Ringo Starr's Beaucoups of Blues enters US chart-1970.

CSNY's Our House peaks Can top 20-1970.

The Band's Time to Kill peaks Can chart-1970.

Free's Alright Now peaks Can top 5-1970.

Neil Diamond's He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother enters US chart-1970.

Mick Jagger releases Memo to Turner from Performance ST-1970.

The Mike Curb Congregation's Burning Bridges enters US chart-1970.

Billy Murcia (NY Dolls) dies-1972.

The Captain/Tennille wed-1975.

M's Pop Muzik peaks US #1-1979.

Neil Diamond's Yesterday's Songs enters US chart-1981.

Queen/David Bowie's Under Pressure enters US chart-1981.

Paul Davis' Cool Night enters US chart-1981.

Genesis' No Reply at All peaks Can top 10-1981.

The Police's Every Little Thing She Does is Magic peaks Can #1-1981.

The Moody Blues' Talking Out of Turn enters US chart-1981.

The J. Geils Band's Centerfold enters US chart-1981.

Daryl Hall/John Oates' Private Eyes peaks Can top 10-1981.

The Rolling Stones release Undercover LP-1983.

Willie Nelson guests Miami Vice-1986.

Joan Jett's I Hate Myself For Loving You peaks Can top 10-1988.

Cheap Trick's Don't Be Cruel peaks Can top 5-1988.

INXS' Never Tear Us Apart peaks Can top 10-1988.

Boyz II Men's End of the Road ends 13-week run US #1-1992.

Madonna's Secret peaks Can #1-1994

Shania Twain's Come on Over  CD debuts Can chart #1-1997.

Spice Girls' Spiceworld CD debuts Can chart-1997.

Ozzy Osbourne's Ozman Cometh CD debuts Can chart-1997.

Rakim's 18th Letter CD debuts Can chart-1997.

Jane's Addiction's Kettle Whistle CD enters Can chart-1997.

Enya's Paint the Sky With Stars CD enters Can chart-1997.

Little Jimmy Dickens celebrates 50th anniversary with Grand Ol' Opry-1998.

Vernel Fournier (Ellington drummer) dies following stroke-2000.

Doug Nelson (Johnny Lang Band) dies traffic accident-2000.

Heinz Burt (Tornadoes) dies-2000.

Fatboy Slim releases Shake What Your Mama Gave Ya CD US -2000.


Patti Page (1927) (vocals-solo)

Bert Berns (1929) (producer-songwriter-DECEASED)

Bonnie Bramlett (1944) (vocals-w.Delaney-solo)

Don Murray (1945) (drums-Turtles-DECEASED)

Roy Wood (1946) (vocals-guitar-etc.-solo-Move-ELO-Wizzard)

Bonnie Raitt (1949) (vocals-guitar-solo)

Rickie Lee Jones (1954) (vocals-solo)

Leif Garrett (1961) (vocals-solo)

Bing Crosby records Now is the Hour LA-1947.

The Beach Boys release 1st single Surfin'-1961.

The Beatles return to Liverpool for concert-1964.

The Rolling Stones' 2nd session Chess-1964.

Bob Lind records Elusive Butterfly LA-1965.

The Beatles play City Hall Sheffield//record Think For Yourself Abbey Road London UK-1965.

Len Barry's 1-2-3 peaks Can top 5-1965.

Billy Joe Royal's I Knew You When peaks Can #1-1965.

Sonny/Cher's But You're Mine peaks Can top 10-1965.

Gary Lewis' Everybody Loves a Clown peaks Can top 5-1965.

Jimi Hendrix plays 1st German gig 3 nights at Big Apple Munich-1966.

The Beatles release Magical Mystery Tour EP UK-1967.

Long John Baldry's Let the Heartaches Begin enters UK chart- 1967.

Kokomo Arnold dies heart attack-1968.

John Lennon divorces Cynthia Lennon-1968.

The Supremes' Someday We'll Be Together enters US chart-1969.

The Beatles' Something/Come Together enters UK chart-1969.

Smith's Baby It's You peaks Can top 5-1969.

Led Zeppelin II enters UK LP chart-1969.

Keith Barbour's Echo Park peaks Can top 20-1969.

The Friends of Distinction's Going in Circles peaks Can top 30-1969.

Peggy Lee's Is That All There Is peaks Can top 10-1969.

Tommy James/Shondells' Ball of Fire peaks Can top 10-1969.

Jefferson Airplane's Volunteers enters US chart-1969.

Aretha Franklin's Eleanor Rigby enters US chart-1969.

The Cuff Links' Tracy peaks Can #1-1969.

Led Zeppelin release 4th LP-1971.

Carly Simon awarded gold No Secrets LP-1972.

Eddie Kendricks' Keep on Truckin' peaks US #1-1973.

Ringo Starr awarded gold Ringo LP-1973.

Kris Kristofferson awarded gold Why Me Lord-1973.

Elton John awarded gold Greatest Hits LP-1974.

Jethro Tull awarded gold War Child LP-1974.

Ivory Joe Hunter dies cancer-1974.

Glen Campbell's Country Boy enters US chart-1975.

Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody enters UK chart-1975.

Fleetwood Mac's Over My Head enters US chart-1975.

Hot Chocolate's You Sexy Thing enters UK chart-1975.

David Ruffin's Walk Away From Love enters US chart-1975.

Ambrosia's Nice Nice Very Nice enters US chart-1975.

Peter Tosh releases Bush Doctor LP-1978.

Blondie's Tide is High enters UK chart-1980.

Tierra's Together enters US chart-1980.

Eddie Rabbitt's I Love a Rainy Night enters US chart-1980.

Bruce Springsteen's Hungry Heart enters US chart-1980.

John Lennon's Starting Over enters UK chart-1980.

Benny Mardones' Into the Night peaks Can top 20-1980.

Olivia Newton-John/ELO's Xanadu peaks Can top 10-1980.

Bob Seger's You'll Accomp'ny Me peaks Can top 10-1980.

Lionel Richie's All Night Long peaks US #1-1983.

Junkhouse's Out of My Head peaks Can top 30-1993.

Prince's Pink Cashmere peaks Can top 10-1993.

Ace of Base's All That She Wants peaks Can top 5-1993.

Melissa Etheridge's I'm the Only One peaks Can top 10-1993.

Johnny Paycheck joins Grand Ol' Opry-1997.

Alanis Morissette's Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie CD debuts Can chart-1998.

Celine Dion's These Are Special Times CD enters Can chart-1998.

Beck's Mutations CD enteres Can chart-1998.

Oasis' Masterplan CD enters Can chart-1998.

The Rolling Stones' No Security CD enters Can chart-1998.

98 Degrees' And Rising CD enters Can chart-1998.

Hanson's Road to Albertane CD enters Can chart-1998.

Tom Cochrane's X Ray Sierra CD enters Can chart-1998.

Lester Bowie dies liver cancer-1999.

Michael Jackson's Invincible CD enters Can chart-2001.

Lenny Kravitz' Lenny CD enters Can chart-2001.

Matthew Good Band's Audio of Being CD enters Can chart-2001.

Enrique Iglesias' Escape CD enters Can chart-2001.

Backstreet Boys' Chapter 1 Greatest Hits CD enters Can chart #1-2001.


Tommy Dorsey (1905) (trombonist-bandleader-w.J.Dorsey-DECEASED)

Muggsy Spanier (1906) (trumpet-DECEASED)

Dorothy Dandridge (1923) (vocals-DECEASED)

Roger McGough (1937) (vocals-Scaffold)

Tom Fogerty (1941) (guitar-CCR-solo-DECEASED)

Lee Graziano (1943) (drums-American Breed-Rufus)

James Talley (1944) (vocals-solo)

Alan Gratzer (1948) (drums-REO Speedwagon)

Dee Plakas (1960) (L7)

Sandy "Pepa" Denton (1969) (vocals-w.Salt)

Susan Tedeschi (1970) (vocals-solo)

Chris Jericho (1970) (vocals-Fozzy)

Nick Lachey (1973) (vocals-solo)

Eddie Fisher's I Need You Now peaks US #1-1951.

Frankie Vaughan's Green Door enters UK chart-1956.

Buddy Holly begins first tour opening for Hank Thompson/George Jones/Cowboy Copas/Hank Locklin-1956.

Marty Robbins' El Paso enters US chart-1959.

The Nutty Squirrels' Uh Oh enters US chart-1959.

Kenny Ball's Midnight in Moscow enters UK chart-1961.

Frankie Vaughan's Tower of Strength enters UK chart-1961.

Brian Epstein sees 1st Beatles show Cavern Liverpool-1961.

Joey Powers' Midnight Mary enters US chart-1963.

Joan Baez' We Shall Overcome enters US chart-1963.

Johnny Tillotson's Talk Back Trembling Lips enters US chart-1963.

The Kingsmen's Louie Louie enters US chart-1963.

The Singing Nun's Dominique enters US chart-1963.

The Secrets' Boy Next Door enters US chart-1963.

Murry Kellum's Long Tall Texan enters US chart-1963.

Bobby Rydell's Forget Him enters US chart-1963.

The Duprees' Have You Heard enters US chart-1963.

The DC5's Everybody Knows peaks Can top 30-1964.

The Beatles play Sheffield UK-1964.

The Nashville Teens' Tobacco Road peaks Can top 5-1964.

Jan/Dean's Ride the Wild Surf peaks Can top 20-1964.

The Drifters' I Got Sand in My Shoes peaks Can top 30-1964.

Jerry Butler/Betty Everett's Let it Be Me peaks Can top 10-1964.

The Beatles play Odeon Birmingham UK-1965.

Rolling Stone magazine debuts/John Lennon on cover-1967.

Tammy Wynette's Stand By Your Man enters US chart-1968.

Clarence Carter's Too Weak to Fight enters US chart-1968.

Deep Purple's Kentucky Woman enters US chart-1968.

CCR's I Put a Spell on You enters US chart-1968.

Judy Collins' Both Sides Now enters US chart-1968.

Booker T/MGs' Hang'em High enters US chart-1968.

Fiddler on the Roof film premieres-1970.

Merle Haggard records Farmer's Daughter LA-1970.

Carole King releases Music LP/awarded gold same day-1971.

Dennis Coffey awarded gold Scorpio-1971.

Chicago awarded gold 4th LP-1971.

Chicago awarded gold Saturday In the Park-1972.

Tony Orlando/Dawn play Riviera Las Vegas-1973.

Frank Zappa/Mothers play Syracuse NY-1973.

BTO's You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet peaks Can #1-1974.

The Rolling Stones' Ain't Too Proud to Beg enters US chart-1974.

Steppenwolf's Straight Shootin' Woman peaks Can top 5-1974.

Carole King's Jazzman peaks Can #2-1974.

Anne Murray's Just One Look enters US chart-1974.

Paul McCartney's Junior's Farm enters US chart-1974.

Edward Bear's Freedom for the Stallion peaks Can top 20-1974.

J. Geils' Must of Got Lost enters US chart-1974.

Mac Davis' Stop and Smell the Roses peaks Can top 5-1974.

Paul Anka/Odia Coates' One Man Woman enters US chart-1974.

Donna Summer's MacArthur Park peaks US #1-1978.

Merle Haggard/Willie Nelson record Pancho & Lefty Nashville-1982.

Jan Hammer's Theme from Miami Vice peaks US #1/soundtrack compilation CD peaks US #1-1985.

Dee C. Lee's See the Day enters UK chart-1985.

Haywire's Dance Desire peaks Can top 10-1987.

Europe's Carrie peaks Can top 10-1987.

Michael Jackson's Bad peaks Can #1-1987.

Escape Club's Wild Wild West peaks US #1-1988.

Celine Dion concert aired CBS-1997.

Bobby Blue Bland/Ahmet Ertegun awarded Lifetime Achievement Award Blues Foundation-1998.

Rick James suffers stroke-1998.

Michael Jackson settles with Daily Mirror over plastic surgery photos-1998.

Record producer Herb Abramson dies-1999.

Lester Bowie (Art Ensemble of Chicago) dies cancer-1999.

Fiona Apple releases When the Pawn… CD-1999.


Tommy Dorsey (1905) (trombone-bandleader-DECEASED)

Tommy Facenda (1939) (vocals-solo)

Screamin' Lord Sutch (1940) (vocals-solo)

Tim Rice (1944) (lyricist-w.A.L.Webber/Elton John)

Dave Loggins (1947) (vocals-guitar-solo)

Greg Lake (1948) (vocals-bass-guitar-ELP-King Crimson-solo)

Donna Fargo (1949) (vocals-solo)

Ann Reinking (1949) (vocals-theatrical)

Mackenzie Phillips (1959) (vocals-New Mamas/Papas)

Warren G (1970) (vocals-solo)

Big Punisher (1971) (rapper-DECEASED)

Chris Joannou (1979) (bass-Silverchair)

Freddy Martin's Piano Concerto in B-Flat peaks US #1-1944.

Teresa Brewer's Mutual Admiration Society enters US chart-1956.

Sil Austin's Slow Walk enters US chart-1956.

Tony Bennett's Autumn Waltz enters US chart-1956.

The Everly Brothers' Problems enters US chart-1958.

Conway Twitty's It's Only Make Believe peaks US #1-1958.

Sam Cooke/Lou Rawls seriously injured car accident-1958.

Jimmie Rodgers' Bimbombey enters US chart-1958.

The Shadows' Man of Mystery/Stranger enters UK chart-1960.

Dion's Love Came to Me enters US chart-1962.

The Cookies' Chains enters US chart-1962.

Nat King Cole's Dear Lonely Hearts enters US chart-1962.

Steve Lawrence's Go Away Little Girl enters US chart-1962.

The Beatles play Bristol UK-1964.

Bill Graham presents 1st show at Fillmore SF with Grateful Dead/Jefferson Airplane/Charlatans-1965.

The Beatles play Hammersmith Odeon UK//record The Word Abbey Road London UK-1965.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience open for John Mayall Ram Jam Club London-1966.

Tom Jones' Green Green Grass of Home enters UK chart-1966.

Otis Redding dies plane crash-1967.

The Rolling Stones tape Rock'n'Roll Circus w.Eric Clapton/John Lennon/Who/Jethro Tull-1968.

3 Dog Night release An Old Fashioned Love Song UK-1971.

Bob Dylan's Knockin' On Heaven's Door peaks Can top 20-1973.

A Foot in Coldwater's Love is Coming peaks Can top 30-1973.

John Lennon's Mind Games enters US chart-1973.

Jim Stafford's Spiders & Snakes enters US chart-1973.

War's Me & Baby Brother enters US chart-1973.

David Essex' Rock On enters US chart-1973.

Stevie Wonder's Living For the City enters US chart-1973.

BTO's You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet peaks US #1-1974.

The Edmund Fitzgerald-inspiration for Gordon Lightfoot song- sinks-1975.

The Sugarhill Gang's Rapper's Delight enters US chart-1979.

The Tourists' I Only Want to Be With You enters UK chart-1979.

The Buggles' Video Killed the Radio Star enters US chart-1979.

The Eagles' Heartache Tonight peaks US #1-1979.

Donna Summer's Dim All the Lights peaks US top 5-1979.

Dionne Warwick's Deja Vu enters US chart-1979.

Marc Jordan's I'm a Camera peaks Can chart-1979.

Foreigner's Head Games enters US chart-1979.

The Knack's Good Girls Don't peaks Can #1-1979.

Doctor/Medics' Spirit in the Sky peaks Can #1-1986.

Steve Miller begins NA tour Burlington VT-1988.

Carmen McRae dies following stroke-1994.

Alanis Morissette's Head Over Heels peaks Can #1-1996.

Seal's Fly Like an Eagle enters Can chart-1996.

Bush's Swallowed enters Can chart-1996.

Ghostface Killa's Iron Man CD enters Can chart-1996.

Tommy Tedesco (session guitarist) dies-1997.

Alanis Morissette releases Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie CD-1998.

R. Kelly releases R CD-1998.

Billboard Music Video Awards presented/Billy Gilman's One Voice wins four-2000.

All Star tribute to Johnny Cash held Ryman Auditorium Nashville TN w.Hank Williams Jr/Kris Kristofferson/Willie Nelson/George Jones/Steve Earle/John

    Mellencamp/Brooks & Dunn/Rodney Crowell/Rosanne Cash/Carlene Carter/otherse-2003.


Mose Allison (1927) (vocals-keys-solo)

Laverne Baker (1928) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Ernestine Anderson (1928) (vocals-Ellington Orchestra)

Narvel Felts (1938) (vocals-solo)

Jesse Colin Young (1944) (vocals-guitar-solo-Youngbloods)

Vinnie Martell (1945) (guitar-Vanilla Fudge)

Chris Dreja (1945) (guitar-bass-Yardbirds)

Pat Daugherty (1947) (bass-Black Oak Arkansas)

Paul Cowsill (1952) (vocals-Cowsills)

Andy Partridge (1953) (vocals-XTC)

Marshall Crenshaw (1954) (vocals-guitar-solo)

Dave Alvin (1955) (vocals-guitar-Blasters-solo)

Ian Marsh (1956) (keys-Human League-Heaven 17)

Kate Smith introduces God Bless America-1939.

Jerome Kern dies cerebral hemmorrhage-1945.

Chuck Berry's Rock'n'Roll Music enters US chart-1957.

Teresa Brewer's You Send Me enters US chart-1957.

Larry Williams' Bony Moronie enters US chart-1957.

Marty Robbins' Story of My Life enters US chart-1957.

Buddy Holly's Peggy Sue enters US chart-1957.

James Brown records I'll Go Crazy Cincinnatti-1959.

The Velvet Underground plays 1st gig high school dance Summit NJ-1965.

The Beatles record You Won't See Me/Girl Abbey Road//play Finsbury Park Astoria London-1965.

Sam/Dave's Soul Man peaks Can #2-1967.

Aretha Franklin's Natural Woman peaks Can top 20-1967.

The Collectors' Fisherwoman peaks Can top 20-1967.

The Turtles' She's My Girl enters US chart-1967.

The Supremes' In & Out of Love enters US chart-1967.

The Small Faces' Itchykoo Park enters US chart-1967.

The Stone Poneys' Different Drum enters US chart-1967.

The Temptations' It's You That I Need peaks Can top 20-1967.

The BeeGees' Massachusetts enters US chart-1967.

Dusty Springfield's Look of Love peaks Can top 30-1967.

Ray Charles' Yesterday enters US chart-1967.

Victor Lundberg's An Open Letter to My Teenage Son enters US chart-1967.

Etta James' Tell Mama enters US chart-1967.

Engelbert Humperdinck's Last Waltz peaks Can top 40- 1967.

The Boxtops' Neon Rainbow enters US chart-1967.

Brenda Holloway's You've Made Me So Very Happy peaks Can chart-1967.

The Hollies' Just One Look peaks Can top 30-1967.

Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell's Your Precious Love peaks Can #1-1967.

Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell's Keep On Lovin' Me Honey peaks Can top 20-1968.

Johnny Nash's Hold Me Tight peaks Can #1-1968.

Mars Bonfire's Ride With Me peaks Can chart-1968.

Bob Dylan's Tarantula book published-1970.

John Lennon releases Plastic Ono Band LP-1970.

The 4 Tops' Keeper of the Castle enters US chart-1972.

The Cornelius Brothers/Sister Rose's Don't Ever Be Lonely peaks Can top 30-1972.

Joni Mitchell's You Turn Me On I'm a Radio enters US chart-1972.

Danny O'Keefe's Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues peaks Can top 20-1972.

The Moody Blues' Nights in White Satin peaks Can #1-1972.

Loggins/Messina's Your Mama Don't Dance enters US chart- 1972.

Berry Oakley (Allman Brothers Band) dies motorcycle accident Macon-1972.

Bread's Sweet Surrender enters US chart-1972.

Blue Haze's Smoke Gets in Your Eyes enters US chart-1972.

Neil Diamond's Walk on Water enters US chart-1972.

Dave Stringbean Akeman murdered during break-in at his home-1973.

John Denver awarded gold Greatest Hits LP-1973.

The Carpenters awarded gold Top Of the World//The Singles LP-1973.

Joan Baez awarded gold Diamonds and Rust LP-1975.

Santana's Well Alright enters US chart-1978.

Linda Ronstadt's Ooh Baby Baby enters US chart-1978.

Hot Chocolate's Every 1's a Winner enters US chart-1978.

Elton John's Part Time Love enters US chart-1978.

Queen's Bicycle Race/Fat Bottomed Girls enters US chart-1978.

The Pointer Sisters' Fire enters US chart-1978.

Meatloaf's You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth enters US chart-1978.

Leif Garrett's I Was Made For Dancin' enters US chart-1978.

Donna Summer's MacArthur Park peaks US #1-1978.

Foreigner's Double Vision peaks US #1-1978.

Starship's We Built This City peaks US#1-1985.

UB40/Chrissie Hynde's I Got You Babe peaks Can top 10-1985.

Jan Hammer's Miami Vice Theme peaks Can top 5-1985.

Loverboy's Lovin' Every Minute of It peaks Can top 20-1985.

Bryan Adams' One Night Love Affair peaks Can top 20-1985.

Don Henley's Sunset Grill peaks Can chart-1985.

ABC's Be Near Me peaks Can top 30-1985.

Roxette's Spending My Time peaks Can top 10-1991.

Guns'n'Roses' Don't Cry peaks Can top 10-1991.

Mariah Carey's Emotions peaks Can top 5-1991.

Metallica plays free concert Philadelphia/release Reload CD-1997.

MTV Europe Awards held Dublin IRE/Britney Spears wins four-1999.


Bob Crewe (1931) (vocals-solo-arranger-producer)

Ruby Nash Curtis (1939) (vocals-Ruby/Romantics)

Jimmy Hayes (1943) (vocals-Persuasions)

Brian Hyland (1943) (vocals-solo)

John Maus Walker (1943) (vocals-guitar-Walker Brothers)

Booker T. Jones (1944) (keys-MGs-producer)

Neil Young (1945) (vocals-guitar-Buffalo Springfield-solo- CSNY)

Ray Wylie Hubbard (1946) (vocals-solo)

Barbara Fairchild (1950) (vocals-solo)

Nick Gilder (1951) (vocals-Sweeney Todd-solo)

Les McKeown (1955) (vocals-Bay City Rollers)

David Ellefson (1964) (Metallica)

Walter Kibby (1964) (Fishbone)

Tevin Campbell (1976) (vocals-solo)

Enrico Caruso first records Vesti la Giubba-1902.

Musicians' strike ends/recording recommences-1944.

Boyd Bennett/Rockets'//Dorothy Collins' My Boy Flat Top both enter US chart-1955.

The Turbans' When You Dance enters US chart-1955.

Dinah Shore's Love & Marriage enters US chart-1955.

Patti Page's Croce di Oro enters US chart-1955.

Jaye P. Morgan's Pepper-Hot Baby enters US chart-1955.

The Hilltoppers' Only You enters US chart-1955.

Bill Haley/Comets' Burn That Candle enters US chart-1955.

The Dreamweavers' It's Almost Tomorrow enters US chart-1955.

Perry Como's All at Once You Love Her enters US chart-1955.

Tennessee Ernie Ford's 16 Tons enters US chart-1955.

The Fontane Sisters' Daddy-O enters US chart-1955.

Bonnie Lou's Daddy-O enters US chart-1955.

Julie London's Cry Me a River enters US chart-1955.

Snooky Lanson's It's Almost Tomorrow enters US chart-1955.

Chuck Berry named Most Promising RnB Artist Billboard poll-1955.

Jerry Lieber/Mike Stoller's Spark Records sold to Atlantic/agree to production deal-1955.

Petula Clark's Downtown enters UK chart-1964.

The Beatles play Capitol Cardiff-1965.

Stevie Wonder's Place in the Sun enters US chart-1966.

Donovan's Mellow Yellow enters US chart-1966.

Johnny Rivers' Poor Side of Town peaks US #1-1966.

The Music Machine's Talk Talk enters US chart-1966.

Neil Diamond's I Got the Feelin' enters US chart-1966.

The Magic Mushrooms' It's a Happening enters US chart-1966.

The Plastic Ono Band release Live Peace in Toronto LP US-1969.

The Doors play last show w.Jim Morrison New Orleans LA-1970.

ELP awarded gold Brain Salad Surgery LP-1973.

Billy Joel's Just the Way You Are enters US chart-1977.

Shaun Cassidy's Hey Deanie enters US chart-1977.

Leif Garrett's Runaround Sue enters US chart-1977.

Kansas' Point of Know Return enters US chart-1977.

Donna Summer's I Feel Love peaks Can top 5-1977.

Ronnie Milsap's It Was Almost Like a Song peaks Can top 10-1977.

Randy Newman's Short People enters US chart-1977.

Adam Ant's Goody Two Shoes enters US chart-1982.

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

Sheila E's Glamourous Life peaks Can top 5-1984.

Madonna's Like a Virgin LP released//Lucky Star peaks Can top 10-1984.

U2's Pride peaks Can top 30-1984.

Twisted Sister's We're Not Gonna Take It peaks Can top 5-1984.

Chicago's Hard Habit to Break peaks Can top 5-1984.

Maxi Priest's Close to You peaks Can top 10-1990.

INXS' Suicide Blonde peaks Can #1-1990.

Snap's Oooops Up peaks Can top 5-1990.

Madonna awarded Best Female/Best Album MTV Europe Awards-1998.

Kid Rock/Lauryn Hill most honoured Billboard Music Awards-1999.

Puff Daddy appears Who Wants To Be a Millionaire-2001.

Billy Guy (Coasters) dies-2002.

Tony Thompson (Chic) dies cancer-2003.


Benny Moten (1894) (keys-DECEASED)

Gerald Marks (1900) (songwriter-DECEASED)

Hampton Hawes (1928) (keys-DECEASED)

Warren Bernhardt (1938) (keys)

Idris Muhammed (1939) (drums)

Bonnie Dobson (1940) (vocals)

John Hammond Jr (1942) (guitar-vocals)

Timmy Thomas (1944) (vocals)

Ray Wylie Hubbard (1946) (guitar-vocals)

Roger Steen (1949) (guitar-Tubes)

Terry Reid (1949) (vocals-guitar)

Bill Gibson (1951) (drums-vocals-Huey Lewis/News)

Andrew Ranken (1953) (drums-Pogues)

Aldo Nova (1956) (vocals-guitar)

Wayne Parker (1960) (guitar-Glass Tiger)

Walter Kibby (1964) (horn-vocals-Fishbone)

Chubby Checker's Twist enters US chart 2nd time-1961.

Neil Sedaka's Happy Birthday Sweet 16 enters US chart-1961.

Johnny Cash's Tennessee Flat Top Box enters US chart-1961.

Barbara George's I Know enters US chart-1961.

Paul Anka terminates ABC contract/soon signs with RCA-1961.

Bobby Vee's Run to Him enters US chart-1961.

The Tokens' Lion Sleeps Tonight enters US chart-1961.

The Rolling Stones' Little Red Rooster/Off the Hook released UK-1964.

The Dave Clark 5's Over & Over enters US chart-1965.

The Statler Brothers' Flowers on the Wall enters US chart-1965.

Elvis Presley's Puppet on a String enters US chart-1965.

The McCoys' Fever enters US chart-1965.

James Brown's I Got You I Feel Good enters US chart-1965.

The 4 Tops' Something About You enters US chart-1965.

The Who's My Generation enters UK chart-1965.

Len Barry's 1-2-3 enters UK chart-1965.

The Jackson 5 release I'll Be There UK-1970.

The Partridge Family release I Think I Love You UK-1970.

Jonathan Edwards' Sunshine enters US chart-1971.

Aretha Franklin awarded gold Rock Steady-1971.

Jimi Hendrix' Dolly Dagger peaks Can top 40-1971.

Neil Diamond's Stones/Crunchy Granola Suite enters US chart-1971.

T. Rex' Jeepster enters UK chart-1971.

3 Dog Night's An Old Fashioned Love Song enters US chart-1971.

Sweathog's Hallelujah enters US chart-1971.

James Taylor's Long Ago and Far Away peaks Can top 20-1971.

B.B. King's Ain't Nobody Home enters US chart-1971.

Delaney/Bonnie's Only You Know and I Know peaks Can top 10-1971.

Slade's Coz I Luv U peaks UK #1-1971.

War awarded gold World Is a Ghetto LP-1972.

The Stylistics awarded gold I'm Stone In Love With You-1972.

London Symphony Orchestra/multi artist studio recording Tommy awarded gold-1972.

Morris Albert awarded gold Feelings-1975.

Rod Stewart's Tonight's the Night peaks US #1-1976.

The Doobie Brothers' It Keeps You Runnin' enters US chart-1976.

Ringo Starr's Dose of Rock'n'Roll peaks Can top 20-1976.

Blue Oyster Cult's Don't Fear the Reaper peaks Can top 10-1976.

ELO's Livin' Thing enters UK chart-1976.

Johnny Mathis' When a Child is Born enters UK chart-1976.

Steve Miller's Rock'n'Me peaks Can #1-1976.

Elton John's Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word enters US chart-1976.

The Jacksons' Enjoy Yourself enters US chart-1976.

Billy Joel's Pressure peaks Can top 10-1982.

Modern Romance's Best Years of Our Lives enters UK chart-1982.

Tom Petty's You Got Lucky enters US chart-1982.

Glenn Frey's The One You Love peaks Can top 20-1982.

Sonny/Cher reunite David Letterman Show-1987.

The Rolling Stones' Mixed Emotions peaks Can top 20-1989.

Expose's When I Looked at Him peaks Can top 10-1989.

NKOTB's Cover Girl peaks Can top 5-1989.

MC Hammer plays political benefit Moscow RUS-1995.

Spice Girls play Premias Ondas Awards Barcelona SPA/booed by audience-1997.

Kenny Kirkland dies heart attack-1998.

Donald Mills (Mills Brothers) dies pneumonia-1999.

The Beatles surviving members sanction launch of 1st official band website coinciding with release of "1"-2000.

Paul McCartney releases Driving Rain CD-2001.

Roland Hanna dies-2002.

Ol' Dirty Bastard dies-2004.


Ellis Marsalis Jr (1934) (keys-w.sons Wynton/Branford)

Carey Bell (1936) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Freddie Garrity (1936) (vocals-Dreamers-DECEASED)

Cornell Gunter (1938) (vocals-Coasters-DECEASED)

Randy Brecker (1945) (sax-solo-Brecker Bros)

Buckwheat Zydeco (1947) (vocals-solo)

James Young (1948) (vocals-guitar-Styx)

Colleen Peterson (1950) (vocals-3's a Crowd-solo-Quartette-DECEASED)

Stephen Bishop (1951) (vocals-solo)

Alexander O'Neal (1953) (vocals-solo)

Yanni (1954) (keys-orchestra leader)

Alec John Such (1956) (bass-Bon Jovi)

Nic Dalton (1964) (Lemonheads)

Run (1964) (vocals-RunDMC)

NME begins UK record sales chart-1942.

Frank Sinatra records White Christmas-1944.

Tommy Dorsey records Opus #1/On the Sunny Side of the Street-1944.

Al Martino's Here In My Heart enters UK chart-1952.

Jo Stafford's You Belong to Me enters UK chart-1952.

Vera Lynn's Forget Me Not enters UK chart-1952.

Jerry Lee Lewis' 1st session Sun Records-1956.

Conway Twitty's It's Only Make Believe enters UK chart-1958.

Laverne Baker's Bumble Bee enters US chart-1960.

Elvis Presley's Are You Lonesome Tonight/I Gotta Know enters US chart-1960.

Ray Charles' Georgia On My Mind peaks US #1-1960.

Johnny Tillotson's Poetry in Motion peaks US #2-1960.

Joe Jones' You Talk Too Much peaks US top 5-1960.

Louis Prima's Wonderland By Night enters US chart-1960.

Ferrante/Teicher's Exodus enters US chart-1960.

Elvis Presley's Blue Hawaii premieres-1961.

Bob Dylan records with band first time-1962.

The Drifters' Saturday Night at the Movies enters US chart-1964.

The Supremes' Come See About Me enters US chart-1964.

Manfred Mann's Sha La La enters US chart-1964.

Chad/Jeremy's Willow Weep For Me enters US chart-1964.

The DC5's Anyway You Want It enters US chart-1964.

The Larks' The Jerk enters US chart-1964.

Gordon Lightfoot's Spin Spin peaks Can top 10-1966.

Sam the Sham's Hair on My Chinny Chin Chin peaks Can top 20-1966.

Dionne Warwick's I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself peaks Can top 40-1966.

Paul Revere/Raiders' Great Airplane Strike peaks Can top 20-1966.

Gary Lewis' Paint Me a Picture peaks Can top 10-1966.

Herman's Hermits' Dandy peaks Can #1-1966.

Bobby Darin's If I Were a Carpenter peaks Can top 10-1966.

The Happenings' Go Away Little Girl peaks Can top 10-1966.

Motown holds top 3 spots pop chart with Marvin Gaye/Stevie Wonder/Diana Ross-Supremes-1968.

Van Morrison's Domino enters US chart-1970.

James Taylor's Carolina In My Mind enters US chart-1970.

Bread's It Don't Matter to Me peaks Can top 10-1970.

Steppenwolf's Who Needs Ya enters US chart-1970.

Chairmen of the Board's Pay to the Piper enters US chart-1970.

Santana's Black Magic Woman enters US chart-1970.

Runt's We Gotta Get You a Woman enters US chart-1970.

James Taylor's Fire & Rain peaks Can #2-1970.

Glen Campbell's It's Only Make Believe peaks Can top 5-1970.

The Carpenters' We've Only Just Begun peaks Can #1-1970.

BS&T's Lucretia MacEvil peaks Can top 10-1970.

Perry Como's It's Impossible enters US chart-1970.

Johnny Nash's I Can See Clearly Now peaks US #1-1972.

Seals/Crofts awarded gold Summer Breeze LP-1972.

The Spinners awarded gold They Just Can't Stop It (Games People Play)-1975.

Queen's Night at the Opera released UK-1975.

Jon/Vangelis' Friends of Mr. Cairo peaks Can #1-1981.

Lulu's I Could Never Miss You peaks Can top 10-1981.

Alabama's Love in the First Degree enters US chart-1981.

Bertie Higgins' Key Largo enters US chart-1981.

Eddie Rabbitt's Someone Could Lose a Heart Tonight enters US chart-1981.

Loverboy's Working For the Weekend enters US chart-1981.

Dan Fogelberg's Hard to Say peaks Can top 20-1981.

Daryl Hall.John Oates' I Can't Go For That enters US chart-1981.

Barbra Streisand's Comin' In & Out of Your Life enters US chart-1981.

Queen/David Bowie's Under Pressure enters UK chart-1981.

Devo's Working in a Coal Mine peaks Can top 20-1981.

Joe Cocker/Jennifer Warnes' Up Where We Belong peaks US #1-1982.

Elvis Costello's Everyday I Write the Book peaks Can top 30-1983.

Tears For Fears' Pale Shelter peaks Can top 20-1983.

Paul Young's Wherever I Lay My Hat peaks Can top 30-1983.

Talking Heads' Burning Down the House peaks Can top 10-1983.

Kenny Rogers/Dolly Parton's Islands in the Stream peaks Can #1-1983.

Lionel Richie's All Night Long peaks Can #1-1983.

The Motels' Suddenly Last Summer peaks Can top 20-1983.

Colin James' Voodoo Thing peaks Can top 5-1988.

Glenn Frey's True Love peaks Can top 5-1988.

Rod Stewart's Forever Young peaks Can top 10-1988.

Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You begins 14-week run #1 US-1992.

Da Brat's Fa All Y'all peaks Can top 20-1994.

The Dogg Pound's Dogg Food CD debuts #1 US-1995.

Cypress Hill's III CD enters US chart #3-1995.

Eight Ball/MGs On Top of the World enters US chart #8-1995.

The Rolling Stones' Stripped CD released-1995.

The Bee Gees play Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas NV-1997.


Mantovani (1905) (violinist-orchestra leader-DECEASED)

C.W. McCall (Bill Fries) (1928) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Petula Clark (1932) (vocals-solo)

Clyde McPhatter (1933) (vocals-Drifters-solo-DECEASED)

Little Willie John (1937) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Anni-Frid Lyngstad (1945) (vocals-ABBA)

Mitch Easter (1954) (vocals-solo-producer)

Beverly D'Angelo (1951) (vocals-theatrical)

Ab Bryant (1954) (bass-Chilliwack-Headpins)

Kevin Eubanks (1957) (guitar-solo)

Charlie Burchill (1959) (guitar-Simple Minds)

Ashley Ingram (1960) (vocals-Imagination)

ODB (1968) (vocals-Wu Tang Clan-solo)

NBC Radio network goes to air-1926.

Charlie Jordan dies pneumonia-1954.

Buddy Holly's Peggy Sue released UK-1957.

The Quarrymen play Manchester finals in talent contest-1959.

The Beatles release Beatles'65 LP US-1964.

Herb Alpert's A Taste of Honey peaks Can top 5-1965.

Little Anthony/Imperials' I Miss You So peaks Can top 10-1965.

The Small Faces' Whatcha Gonna Do About It peaks Can top 30-1965.

The Silkie's You've Got to Hide Your Love Away peaks Can #2-1965.

Johnny Rivers' Where Have All the Flowers Gone peaks Can top 10-1965.

Paul Revere/Raiders' Steppin' Out peaks Can top 10-1965.

The 4 Seasons' Let's Hang On peaks Can top 5-1965.

Bob Dylan's Positively 4th Street peaks Can #1-1965.

The Beau Brummels' Don't Talk to Strangers peaks Can top 20-1965.

The Rolling Stones release Big Hits-High Tide & Green Grass LP-1966.

Kenny Rogers/1st Edition's Reuben James peaks Can top 10-1969.

Tommy Roe's Jam Up & Jelly Tight enters US chart-1969.

Blue Mink's Melting Pot enters UK chart-1969.

John Lennon's Cold Turkey enters US chart-1969.

Santana's Jingo peaks Can top 40-1969.

Howlin' Wolf has heart attack-1969.

The Original Caste's One Tin Soldier enters US chart-1969.

Janis Joplin arrested for foul language Tampa FL-1969.

The Jackson 5's I Want You Back enters US chart-1969.

Glen Campbell's Try a Little Kindness peaks Can top 5-1969.

The Beatles' Something/Come Together peaks Can #1-1969.

Al Green awarded gold You Ought To Be With Me-1972.

David Geddes' The Last Game of the Season enters US chart-1975.

The Wing/Prayer Fife/Drum Corps' Baby Face enters US chart-1975.

Rod Stewart's This Old Heart of Mine enters UK chart-1975.

Steeleye Span's All Around My Hat enters UK chart-1975.

Rhythm Heritage's Theme From SWAT enters US chart-1975.

Paul Anka's Times of Your Life enters US chart-1975.

The Ohio Players' Love Rollercoaster enters US chart-1975.

Barry Manilow's I Write the Songs enters US chart-1975.

Sweet's Fox On the Run enters US chart-1975.

David Crosby/Graham Nash's Carry Me enters US chart-1975.

Kiss' Rock and Roll All Nite (live) enters US chart-1975.

ELO's Evil Woman enters US chart-1975.

Echo/Bunnymen play 1st gig Eric's Liverpool-1978.

Spandau Ballet's To Cut a Long Story Short enters UK chart-1980.

Blondie's Tide is High enters US chart-1980.

ABBA's Super Trouper enters UK chart-1980.

Pete Townshend's Rough Boys enters US chart-1980.

The Climax Blues Band's Gotta Have More Love enters US chart-1980.

Producer Frank Farian confirms Milli Vanilli not vocalists own records-1990.

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Soul to Squeeze peaks Can #1-1993.

Kate Bush's Rubberband Girl peaks Can top 20-1993.

Melissa Etheridge's Your Little Secret LP released-1995.

Saul Chaplin (film composer) dies fall-1997.

Tony Bennett's Playing With My Friends CD enters Can chart-2001.

Britney Spears' Britney CD enters Can chart #1-2001.

Dorothy Loudon dies cancer-2003.


W.C. Handy (1873) (composer-DECEASED)

Jesse Stone (1901) (keys-songwriter-DECEASED)

Eddie Condon (1905) (guitar-DECEASED)

Sonny Dunham (1914) (trumpet-DECEASED)

Whispering Jack Smith (1918) (vocals-DECEASED)

Herb Abramson (1920) (producer-record exec-DECEASED)

Hubert Sumlin (1931) (vocals-guitar-solo)

Troy Seals (1938) (vocals-guitar-songwriter)

Toni Brown (1938) (vocals-keys-guitar-Joy of Cooking-solo)

Winfred "Blue" Lovett (1943) (vocals-Manhattans)

Pattie Santos (1949) (vocals-It's a Beautiful Day-DECEASED)

Gary "Mani" Mounfield (1962) (bass-Stone Roses-Primal Scream)

Diana Krall (1964) (vocals-keys-solo)

Bryan Abrams (1969) (vocals-Color Me Badd)

Wendell Hall's It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo released-1923.

Bing Crosby's Only Forever peaks US #1-1944.

Sammy Kaye's Harbor Lights peaks US #1-1950.

RCA buys Elvis Presley's Sun contract for $35k-1955.

Elvis Presley's 1st film Love Me Tender premieres NYC-1956.

Harold Jenkins records at Sun but not signed/later becomes Conway Twitty-1956.

Jerry Lee Lewis' Great Balls of Fire enters US chart-1957.

Fabian's Hound Dog Man/This Friendly World enters US chart-1959.

The Fleetwoods' Mr. Blue peaks US #1-1959.

Connie Francis' Among My Souvenirs enters US chart-1959.

Miss Toni Fisher's The Big Hurt enters US chart-1959.

Dion's Drip Drop enters US chart-1963.

Shirley Ellis' The Nitty Gritty enters US chart-1963.

April Stevens/Nino Tempo's Deep Purple peaks US #1-1963.

The Animals' I'm Crying peaks Can top 10-1964.

J. Frank Wilson's Last Kiss peaks Can #2-1964.

The Velvellettes' Needle in a Haystack peaks Can top 30-1964.

The Shangri-Las' Leader of the Pack peaks Can top 5-1964.

Elvis Presley's Ain't That Lovin' You Baby peaks Can #1-1964.

Herman's Hermits' I'm Into Something Good peaks Can top 10-1964.

The Hondells' Little Honda peaks Can top 30-1964.

The Rolling Stones' Get Off My Cloud peaks US #1-1965.

The Rolling Stones record Ruby Tuesday/Let's Spend the Night Together London-1966.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience release Hey Joe/Stone Free UK/1st single-1966.

Joe Cocker's With a Little Help From My Friends enters US chart-1968.

B.J. Thomas' Hooked on a Feeling enters US chart-1968.

The Temptations' Cloud 9 enters US chart-1968.

Sergio Mendes' Scarborough Fair enters US chart-1968.

Stephen Stills releases 1st solo LP-1970.

The Partridge Family's I Think I Love You peaks US #1-1970.

David Cassidy awarded gold Cherish-1971.

Led Zeppelin awarded gold 4th LP-1971.

ABBA's Honey Honey peaks Can top 20-1974.

3 Dog Night's Play Something Sweet peaks Can top 30-1974.

America's Tin Man peaks Can top 10-1974.

The Rubettes' Juke Box Jive enters UK chart-1974.

Donny/Marie Osmond's Morning Side of the Mountain enters US chart-1974.

Barry Manilow's Mandy enters US chart-1974.

John Lennon's Whatever Gets You Through the Night peaks US #1/Can #2-1974.

Stevie Wonder's Boogie On Reggae Woman enters US chart-1974.

Ringo Starr's Only You enters US chart-1974.

Prelude's After the Goldrush peaks Can top 5-1974.

Jefferson Starship's Ride the Tiger enters US chart-1974.

O.V. Wright dies-1980.

Kenny Rogers' Lady peaks US #1-1980.

Whitney Houston's Saving All My Love For You enters UK chart-1985.

Tiffany's I Think We're Alone Now peaks US #1-1987.

Lisa Lisa/Cult Jam's Lost in Emotion peaks Can top 10-1987.

John Mellencamp's Paper in Fire peaks Can #1-1987.

Madonna's Causing a Commotion peaks Can #2-1987.

Madonna's Erotica peaks Can #2-1992.

Prince's My Name is Prince peaks Can top 5-1992.

Marky Mark's You Gotta Believe peaks Can top 20-1992.

MC Hammer plays Moscow RUS-1995.

Michael Jackson sells out show in 4 hours Honolulu HI-1996.

Violent J of Insane Clown Posse charged aggravated battery after hitting fan 30 times with microphone Albuquerque NM-1997.

Jewel releases Spirit CD/performs live cybercast-1998.

J.D. Sumner dies heart attack-1998.

Russ Conway dies cancer-2000.

MTV Europe Awards held/Madonna wins 2/Eminem wins 2-2000.

Tommy Flanagan dies-2001.


David Avram (1930) (composer)

Roswell Rudd (1935) (trombone)

Gordon Lightfoot (1938) (vocals-guitar-solo)

Gene Clark (1941) (vocals-Byrds-w.Dillard-solo-w.McGuinn/Hillman-DECEASED)

Bob Gaudio (1942) (vocals-keys-4 Seasons-producer)

Martin Barre (1946) (guitar-Jethro Tull)

Rod Clements (1947) (Lindisfarne)

Iain Sutherland (1948) (vocals-w.Sutherland Brothers-Quiver)

Dino Martin (1952) (vocals-bass-w.Desi/Billy-DECEASED)

RuPaul (1960) (vocals-solo)

Jeff Buckley (1966) (vocals-guitar-solo-DECEASED)

Ronnie Devoe (1967) (vocals-New Edition-Bell Biv Devoe)

Isaac Hanson (1980) (vocals-guitar-keys-Hanson)

Tony Bennett's Rags to Riches peaks US #1-1953.

James P. Johnson dies stroke-1955.

Sonny Knight's Confidential enters US chart-1956.

Elvis Presley's Love Me/When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again enters US chart-1956.

Ivory Joe Hunter's Since I Met You Baby enters US chart-1956.

Fats Domino's Whole Lotta Loving enters US chart-1958.

Cozy Cole's Topsy II peaks US top 5-1958.

The Kingston Trio's Tom Dooley peaks US #1-1958.

The Platters' Smoke Gets In Your Eyes enters US chart-1958.

Ray Charles' You Are My Sunshine/Your Cheating Heart enters US chart-1962.

The 4 Seasons' Big Girls Don't Cry peaks US #1-1962.

Elvis Presley's Return to Sender peaks US #2-1962.

Neil Sedaka's Next Door to an Angel peaks US top 5-1962.

Paul Petersen's My Dad enters US chart-1962.

Bob B. Soxx/Blue Jeans' Zip a Dee Doo Dah enters US chart-1962.

Marty Robbins' Ruby Ann enters US chart-1962.

The Beach Boys' Good Vibrations peaks UK #1-1966.

The Small Faces' My Mind's Eye enters UK chart-1966.

The Rolling Stones record You Can't Always Get What You Want London-1968.

CSN record Déjà vu track San Francisco-1969.

The Chilites release Have You Seen Her UK-1971.

The Osmonds awarded gold Yo Yo-1971.

Johnny Nash awarded gold I Can See Clearly Now-1972.

Roberta Flack's Jesse peaks Can top 30-1973.

Bette Midler's Friends peaks Can chart-1973.

Seals/Crofts' We May Never Pass This Way Again peaks Can top 40-1973.

Joe Walsh's Rocky Mountain Way peaks Can top 40-1973.

Art Garfunkel's All I Know peaks Can top 10-1973.

Olivia Newton-John's Let Me Be There enters US chart-1973.

Painter's West Coast Woman peaks Can top 20-1973.

Aerosmith begin recording Get Your Wings LP Record Plant NYC-1973.

Gary/Dave's Could You Ever Love Me Again peaks Can #1-1973.

Wednesday's Last Kiss peaks Can #2-1973.

Frank Zappa/Mothers play Rochester NY-1973.

Gary Glitter's I Love You Love Me Love enters UK chart-1973.

Jim Croce's Time in a Bottle enters US chart-1973.

People's Choice awarded gold Do It Any Way You Wanna-1975.

Herb Alpert's Rotation enters US chart/Rise peaks Can top 5-1979.

Kenny Rogers' Coward of the County enters US chart-1979.

Journey's Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' peaks Can top 20-1979.

Tom Petty's Don't Do Me Like That enters US chart-1979.

Teri DeSario/KC's Yes I'm Ready enters US chart-1979.

The Pretenders' Brass in Pocket enters UK chart-1979.

The Eagles' Heartache Tonight peaks Can #1-1979.

Bob Dylan's Gotta Serve Somebody peaks Can top 30-1979.

The Commodores' Still peaks US #1-1979.

John Lennon/Yoko Ono release Double Fantasy LP-1980.

The Rolling Stones release Waiting on a Friend/Little T&A-1981.

Bob Eberly dies-1981.

Luba's Let it Go peaks Can top 40-1984.

Wham's Wake Me Up Before You Go Go peaks US #1-1984.

The Human League's Human peaks US #1-1986.

Loverboy's Heaven in Your Eyes peaks Can top 30-1986.

Genesis' Throwing It All Away peaks Can top 20-1986.

Don Johnson's Heartbeat peaks Can top 10-1987.

Ace of Base's The Bridge LP released-1995.

Alan Hull of Lindisfarne dies-1995.

Snoop Doggy Dogg's Tha Doggfather CD enters Can chart #1-1996.

Chris Sheppard's Destination Dance Floor CD enters Can chart-1996.

OST Evita CD enters Can chart-1996.

Journey's When You Love a Woman peaks Can #1-1996.

Toni Braxton's Unbreak My Heart enters Can chart-1996.

Whitney Houston releases My Love Is Your Love CD-1998.

Mariah Carey releases #1s CD-1998.

Jewel releases Spirit CD-1998.

Garth Brooks releases Double Live CD-1998.

Saxophonist Jerry Jerome (Miller/Goodman) dies leukemia-2001.

Michael Karoli (Can) dies brain tumour-2001.

Billy O'Connor dies-2001.

Pearl Jam's Riot Act CD enters Can chart-2002.

Jay Z's Blueprint 2 CD enters Can chart-2002.

Missy Elliott's Under Construction CD enters Can chart-2002.

3 Doors Down's Away From the Sun CD enters Can chart-2002.

Phil Collins' Testify CD enters Can chart-2002.

TLC's 3 CD enters Can chart-2002.

O-Town's O2 CD enters Can chart-2002.

Sean Paul's Ditty Rock CD enters Can chart-2002.

Snow's Two Hands Clapping CD enters Can chart-2002.

Don Gibson dies-2003.

Arthur Conley dies cancer-2003.

Ruth Brown dies-2006.


Johnny Mercer (1909) (songwriter-DECEASED)

Dorothy Collins (1926) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Hank Ballard (1936) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Don Cherry (1936) (trumpet-solo-DECEASED)

Con Cluskey (1941) (vocals-Bachelors)

Andrea Marcovicci (1948) (vocals-theatrical)

Herman Rarebell (1949) (drums-Scorpions)

Graham Parker (1950) (vocals-Rumour-solo)

John McFee (1953) (guitar-Clover-Doobie Brothers)

John Parr (1954) (vocals-solo)

John Ashton (1957) ((guitar-Psychedelic Furs)

Kim Wilde (1960) (vocals-solo)

Kirk Hammett (1962) (Metallica)

Tim DeLaughter (1965) (vocals-Tripping Daisy)

Duncan Sheik (1969) (vocals-solo)

Ray Charles records I Got a Woman Atlanta-1954.

Fats Domino appears Ed Sullivan Show-1956.

Jimmie Rodgers' Kisses Sweeter Than Wine enters US chart-1957.

Will Glahe's Liechensteiner Polka enters US chart-1957.

Ernie Freeman's Raunchy enters US chart-1957.

Dale & Grace's I'm Leaving It Up To You peaks US #1-1963.

Joe Tex plays Flamingo Club London UK-1965.

The BeeGees' Holiday peaks Can top 5-1967.

The Hombres' Let it Out peaks Can top 30-1967.

Martha Reeves/Vandellas' Honey Chile enters US chart-1967.

Stevie Wonder's I'm Wondering peaks Can top 10-1967.

The Cowsills' Rain the Park and Other Things peaks Can #1-1967.

Johnny Rivers' Summer Rain enters US chart-1967.

The Strawberry Alarm Clock's Incense & Peppermints peaks Can top 20-1967.

The Soul Survivors' Expressway to Your Heart peaks Can top 10-1967.

Gary Puckett/Union Gap's Woman Woman enters US chart-1967.

The Monkees' Daydream Believer enters US chart-1967.

Peaches/Herb's Love is Strange peaks Can top 5-1967.

Long John Baldry's Let the Heartaches Begin enters UK chart-1967.

The Unifics' Court of Love peaks Can top 20-1968.

The Archies' Bang Shang a Lang peaks Can top 20-1968.

The 5th Dimension's Sweet Blindness peaks Can top 10-1968.

Steppenwolf's Magic Carpet Ride peaks Can #1-1968.

The Moody Blues' Ride My Seesaw peaks Can top 40-1968.

The Impressions' Fool For You peaks Can top 20-1968.

Jose Feliciano's Hi Heel Sneakers peaks Can top 10-1968.

Cream's White Room peaks Can #2-1968.

Ted Heath dies-1969.

Elvis Presley releases You Don't Have to Say You Love Me UK-1970.

Ringo Starr's Photograph peaks US #1-1970.

Hal Dickinson (Modernaires) dies-1970.

Little Junior Parker dies during eye operation-1971.

Rod Stewart's Angel/What Made Milwaukee Famous enters UK/US chart-1972.

Nilsson's Spaceman peaks Can top 20-1972.

Stevie Wonder's Superstition enters US chart-1972.

War's World Is a Ghetto enters US chart-1972.

3 Dog Night's Pieces of April enters US chart-1972.

Curtis Mayfield's Superfly enters US chart-1972.

Cat Stevens' Sitting enters US chart-1972.

Steely Dan's Do It Again enters US chart-1972.

The Band's Baby Don't Do It peaks Can top 20-1972.

Danny Whitten dies heroin OD-1972.

Rick Nelson's Garden Party peaks Can #1-1972.

Chi Coltrane's Thunder & Lightning peaks Can top 20-1972.

Frank Zappa/Mothers play Univ of Waterloo ON-1973.

Chicago awarded gold Greatest Hits LP-1975.

John Denver awarded gold I'm Sorry/Calypso-1975.

Fred McKenna dies-1977.

Melissa Manchester's Don't Cry Out Loud enters US chart-1978.

Rod Stewart's Da Ya Think I'm Sexy enters UK chart-1978.

Ian Matthews' Shake It enters US chart-1978.

EW&F's September enters US chart-1978.

The BeeGees' Too Much Heaven enters US chart-1978.

Crystal Gayle's Talking In Your Sleep peaks Can top 20-1978.

Boston's A Man I'll Never Be enters US chart-1978.

a-ha's Take on Me peaks Can #2-1985.

Bruce Springsteen's I'm Going Down peaks Can top 20-1985.

Paul Young's I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down peaks Can top 20-1985.

Whitney Houston's Saving All My Love For You peaks Can top 10-1985.

The Thompson Twins' Lay Your Hands On Me peaks Can top 10-1985.

Billy Idol's Mony Mony peaks US #1-1987.

CSN play UN General Assembly Hall NYC-1989.

Hooters' And We Danced peaks Can top 40-1985.

Mick Jagger/Jerry Hall wed-1990.

Cab Calloway dies heart disease-1994.

Doug Sahm dies-1999.

Garth Brooks' Scarecrow CD enters Can chart-2001.

Rob Zombie's Sinister Urge CD enters Can chart-2001.

Amanda Marshall's Everybody's Got a Story CD enters Can chart-2001.

Jewel's This Way CD enters Can chart-2001.

Paul McCartney's Driving Rain CD enters Can chart-2001.

Swollen Members' Bad Dreams CD enters Can chart-2001.

Shakira's Laundry Service CD enters Can chart-2001.

Natalie Merchant's Motherland CD enters Can chart-2001.

Kittie's Oracle CD enters Can chart-2001.

Michael Kamen dies heart attack-2003.


Tommy Dorsey (1905) (trombone-bandleader-solo-w.Jimmy Dorsey-DECEASED)

Ray Collins (1937) (vocals-Mothers of Invention)

Pete Moore (1939) (vocals-Miracles)

Fred Lipsius (1943) (sax-keys-BS&T)

Ofra Haza (1959) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Matt Sorum (1960) (drums-Cult-Guns'n'Roses-Slash's Snakepit-Velvet Revolver)

Travis McNabb (1969) (drums-Better Than Ezra)

Tony Rich (1971) (vocals-solo)

Stan Kenton records Artistry in Rhythm-1943.

Johnny Desmond's 16 Tons enters US chart-1955.

Kit Carson's Band of Gold enters US chart-1955.

Sarah Vaughan's C'est La Vie enters US chart-1955.

The 4 Aces' A Woman in Love enters US chart-1955.

The Rolling Stones' Little Red Rooster enters UK chart-1964.

Nancy Sinatra's Sugar Town enters US chart-1966.

The Supremes' You Keep Me Hangin' On peaks US #1-1966.

Composer Francis (Near You) Craig dies-1966.

Frank Sinatra's That's Life enters US chart-1966.

Sandy Posey's Single Girl enters US chart-1966.

Bobby Vinton's Coming Home Soldier enters US chart-1966.

The Tijuana Brass' Mame enters US chart-1966.

The Temptations' I'm Losing You enters US chart-1966.

The Supremes play Royal Variety Show before Queen London UK-1968.

B.B. King begins Euro tour London UK-1971.

Frank Zappa/Mothers open Euro tour Stockholm-1971.

Cher awarded gold Gypsies Tramps and Thieves-1971.

Frank Zappa/Mothers play Hamilton ON-1973.

The Sex Pistols release Anarchy in the UK single UK-1976.

Tavares' More Than a Woman enters US chart-1977.

ELO's Turn to Stone enters US chart-1977.

Foreigner's Cold As Ice peaks Can top 10-1977.

Samantha Sang's Emotion enters US chart-1977.

The Commodores' Brick House peaks Can top 30-1977.

Steely Dan's Peg enters US chart-1977.

Wings' Mull of Kintyre enters UK chart-1977.

Chuck Berry released from prison re income tax-1979.

Paul Young's Love of the Common People enters UK chart-1983.

The Thompson Twins' Hold Me Now enters UK chart-1983.

Slade's My Oh My enters UK chart-1983.

John Cafferty/Beaver Brown Band's On the Dark Side peaks Can top 20-1984.

Wham's Wake Me Up Before You Go Go peaks Can #1-1984.

The Culture Club's War Song peaks Can top 10-1984.

Billy Idol's Flesh For Fantasy peaks Can top 10-1984.

Tina Turner's Better Be Good To Me peaks Can top 10-1984.

Milli Vanilli stripped of best new artist Grammy-1990.

Breathe's Say a Prayer peaks Can top 20-1990.

The Rolling Stones sign with Virgin-1991.

Nirvana plays MTV Unplugged NYC NY-1993.

Bruce Springsteen releases Ghost of Tom Joad CD-1995.

Bono/Dylan/Springsteen/Natalie Cole/Salt'n'Pepa/Hootie/Seal/ Tony Bennett pay tribute to Sinatra's 80th LA-1995.


Judy Canova (1913) (vocals-theatrical-DECEASED)

June Christy (1925) (vocals-w.Stan Kenton-DECEASED)

Kaye Ballard (1926) (vocals)

Dick Smothers (1939) (vocals-bass-Smothers Brothers)

Kim Weston (1939) (vocals-w.Marvin Gaye)

Tony Butala (1940) (vocals-Lettermen)

Norman Greenbaum (1942) (vocals-Dr. West's Medicine Show/Junkband)

Danny McBride (1945) (guitar-Sha Na Na)

Duane Allman (1946) (guitar-Allman Brothers Band-Allman Joys-Hourglass-Derek & the Dominoes-DECEASED)

Ray Stiles (1946) (bass-Mud)

Joe Walsh (1947) (vocals-guitar-James Gang-Eagles)

George Grantham (1947) (drums-Poco)

Gary Green (1950) (guitar-Gentle Giant)

Jim Brown (1957) (drums-UB40)

Todd Nance (1962) (Widespread Panic)

Mike "D" Diamond (1965) (vocals-Beastie Boys)

Sen Dogg (1965) (vocals-Cypress Hill)

Dierks Bentley (1975) (vocals)

Ted Weems records Somebody Stole My Gal Camden NJ-1923.

Les Brown/Doris Day record Sentimental Journey-1944.

Johnny Standley's It's In the Book peaks US #1-1952.

Bill Haley/Comets' Dim Dim the Lights enters US chart-1954.

The Ames Brothers' Naughty Lady of Shady Lane enters US chart-1954.

Bo Diddley appears Ed Sullivan Show-1955.

Adam Faith's What Do You Want enters UK chart-1959.

Russ Conway's More & More Party Pops enters UK chart-1959.

Joey Dee/Starliters' Peppermint Twist enters US chart-1961.

Connie Francis' When the Boy In Your Arms enters US chart-1961.

Bob Dylan's 1st official recording session-1961.

Brook Benton's Revenge enters US chart-1961.

The Lettermen's When I Fall in Love enters US chart-1961.

The Crystals' There's No Other Like My Baby enters US chart-1961.

The Supremes' I Hear a Symphony peaks US #1-1965.

Len Barry's 1-2-3 peaks US #2-1965.

Fontella Bass' Rescue Me peaks US top 5-1965.

Ramsey Lewis' Hang On Sloopy enters US chart-1965.

Jay/Americans' Sunday & Me enters US chart-1965.

Simon/Garfunkel's Sounds of Silence enters US chart-1965.

Jackie Lee's The Duck enters US chart-1965.

The Hollies' Pay You Back With Interest enters US chart-1965.

The Strawberry Alarm Clock's Incense & Peppermints peaks US #1-1967.

The Foundations' Build Me Up Buttercup enters UK chart-1968.

Elton John releases Tumbleweed Connection LP-1970.

The 5 Man Electrical Band's Absolutely Right peaks Can top 5-1971.

John Kongos' Tokoloshe Man enters UK chart-1971.

Marvin Gaye's Inner City Blues peaks Can top 30-1971.

Rod Stewart's I'm Losing You enters US chart-1971.

Redbone's Witch Queen of New Orleans enters US chart-1971.

Charley Pride's Kiss an Angel Good Mornin' enters US chart-1971.

Dawn's What Are You Doing Sunday peaks Can top 20-1971.

The 5th Dimension's Never My Love peaks Can top 10-1971.

Honey Cone's One Monkey Don't Stop No Show enters US chart-1971.

Dr. Music's One More Mountain to Climb peaks Can top 20-1971.

Isaac Hayes' Theme from Shaft peaks US #1-1971.

Alan Sherman dies-1973.

Keith Moon collapses during Who concert/19 year old audience member fills in-1973.

Gordon Lightfoot's The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald peaks Can #1-1976.

Kiss' Beth peaks Can top 5-1976.

Manfred Mann's Blinded By the Light enters US chart-1976.

Mary McGregor's Torn Between 2 Lovers enters US chart-1976.

Aerosmith's Walk This Way enters US chart-1976.

The BeeGees' Love So Right peaks Can #2-1976.

Earth Wind & Fire's Saturday Nite enters US chart-1976.

Boston's More Than a Feeling peaks Can top 5-1976.

The Beatles' Obladi Oblada enters US chart 8 years after release-1976.

George Harrison's This Song enters US chart-1976.

Barbra Streisand/Donna Summer's No More Tears peaks US #1-1979.

Joni Mitchell's Baby I Don't Care enters US chart-1982.

America's You Can do Magic peaks Can top 40-1982.

The Human League's Mirror Man enters UK chart-1982.

LRB's Other Guy enters US chart-1982.

Joe Jackson's Steppin' Out peaks Can top 5-1982.

Aerosmith's Love in an Elevator peaks Can top 10-1989.

Melissa Etheridge's No Souvenirs peaks Can top 20-1989.

Roxette's Listen to Your Heart peaks Can #1-1989.

James Brown Blvd dedicated Augusta GA-1993.

Whitney Houston's Exhale (Shoop Shoop) peaks US #1-1995.

Roland Alphonso of Skatalites dies following seizure-1998.

Alanis Morissette does in store Tower Records Buenos Aires ARG-1998.

Brandy does TV special-1999.

Aretha Franklin/Brian McKnight/Snoop Dog/ perform Christmas concert Civic Aud Santa Monica CA-2000.

Michael Stewart (We 5) dies-2002.

Chris Whitley dies-2005.


Coleman Hawkins (1904) (sax-DECEASED)

Eleanor Powell (1912) (vocals-theatrical-DECEASED)

Jean Shepard (1933) (vocals-Grand Ol' Opry member-Country Music Hall of Fame inductee)

Mac "Dr. John" Rebennack (1941) (vocals-keys-Grammy winner-Blues HoF inductee-RnR HoF inductee)

Lonnie Jordan (1948) (keys-vocals-War)

Alphonse Mouzon (1948) (drums-w.Larry Coryell)

Randy "Z" Zehringer (1949) (drums-McCoys-Johnny Winter)

Livingston Taylor (1950) (vocals-guitar)

Lorna Luft (1952) (vocals-keys)

Brian Ritchie (1960) (bass-Violent Femmes)

Steven Curtis Chapman (1962) (vocals)

Bjork (1965) (vocals-Icecubes)

Chauncey "Hannibal" Black (1968) (vocals-Blackstreet)

Alex James (1968) (bass-Blur)

Francis McDonald (1970) (vocals-guitar-Teenage Fanclub)

Kelsi Osborn (1974) (vocals-SheDaisy)

Larry Shields of Original Dixieland Jazz Band dies-1953.

Lonnie Donegan's Tom Dooley enters UK chart-1958.

The Shirelle's Will You Love Me Tomorrow enters US chart-1960.

Maurice Williams/Zodiacs' Stay peaks US #1-1960.

Ray Peterson's Corinna Corinna enters US chart-1960.

Dave Clark's Glad All Over enters UK chart-1963.

Dusty Springfield's I Only Want to Be With You enters UK chart-1963.

Marvin Gaye's How Sweet It Is enters US chart-1964.

Dick/DeeDee's Thou Shalt Not Steal enters US chart-1964.

Del Shannon's Keep Searchin' enters US chart-1964.

Julie Rogers' Wedding enters US chart-1964.

Terry Black's Unless You Care enters US chart-1964.

The Impressions' Amen enters US chart-1964.

Tommy Roe's Hooray For Hazel peaks Can #2-1966.

Johnny Rivers' Poor Side of Town peaks Can #1-1966.

The Left Banke's Walk Away Renee peaks Can top 5-1966.

The Beatles release The Beatles LP (White Album)-1968.

The Supremes perform Royal Variety Show for Queen Elizabeth II)

McGuinness/Flint's When I'm Dead & Gone enters UK chart-1970.

3 Dog Night's 1 Man Band enters US chart-1970.

Dawn's Knock Three Times enters US chart-1970.

Chilliwack's Raino peaks Can chart-1970.

Bush's I Can Hear You Calling peaks Can chart-1970.

Dave Edmunds' I Hear You Knocking enters UK chart-1970.

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Mr. Bojangles enters US chart-1970.

The Partridge Family's I Think I Love You peaks Can #1-1970.

Madrigal's I Believe in Sunshine peaks Can top 20-1970.

Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song enters US chart-1970.

Harold Melvin/Blue Notes awarded gold If You Don't Know Me By Now-1972.

Alan Sherman dies-1973.

Frank Zappa/Mothers play Buffalo NY-1973.

Air Supply's Here I Am peaks Can top 20-1981.

Triumph's Magic Power peaks Can top 20-1981.

Kenny Rogers' Blaze of Glory enters US chart-1981.

Billy Joel's She's Got a Way enters US chart-1981.

Bob Seger's Tryin' to Live My Life Without You peaks Can top 20-1981.

The 4 Tops' When She Was My Girl peaks Can top 30-1981.

The Cars' Shake it Up enters US chart-1981.

The Beach Boys' Come Go With Me enters US chart-1981.

Cliff Richard's Daddy's Home enters UK chart-1981.

Robert Plant's Big Log peaks Can top 20-1983.

Big Country's In a Big Country peaks Can top 5-1983.

Phil Collins' Groovy Kind of Love peaks Can #1-1988.

Steve Winwood's Don't You Know What the Night Can Do peaks Can top 10-1988.

Candi's Dancing Under a Latin Moon peaks Can top 10-1988.

U2's Desire peaks Can #2-1988.

Matthew Ashman of Bow Wow Wow dies from diabetes-1995.

Peter Grant (Led Zeppelin manager)dies-1995.

The Beatles' Anthology 2 released-1995.

Police inspiration Quentin (Englishman in NY) Crisp dies-1999.

Buddy Kaye dies-2002.

Teddy Randazzo dies heart failure-2003.


Hoagy Carmichael (1899) (piano-songwriter-DECEASED)

Terry Stafford (1941) (vocals)

Aston Barrett (1946) (bass-Wailers)

Tina Weymouth (1950) (bass-Talking Heads-Tom Tom Club)

Jason Ringenberger (1958) (vocals-Scorchers)

RCA announces Elvis Presley Sun contract purchase-1955.

Tom & Jerry (Simon & Garfunkel) appear American Bandstand-1957.

Elvis Presley's Blue Hawaii premieres-1961.

The Beatles' release With... UK-1963.

Barbara Lewis' Make Me Your Baby peaks Can top 10-1965.

Cher's Where Do You Go peaks Can top 5-1965.

The Rolling Stones' Get Off My Cloud peaks Can #1-1965.

The Newbeats' Run Baby Run peaks Can top 5-1965.

The Scaffold's Thank U Very Much enters UK chart-1967.

Tom Jones' I'm Coming Home enters UK chart-1967.

Aretha Franklin releases Baby I Love You-1967.

The Beatles release The Beatles (White Album)-1968.

R.B. Greaves' Take a Letter Maria peaks Can top 5-1969.

Flaming Ember's Mind Body & Soul peaks Can top 20-1969.

Rolf Harris' 2 Little Boys enters UK chart-1969.

Vanity Fare's Early in the Morning enters US chart-1969.

Jay/Americans' Walking in the Rain enters US chart-1969.

Bobby Sherman's La La La enters US chart-1969.

The Flying Machine's Smile a Little Smile For Me peaks Can top 5-1969.

Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love enters US chart-1969.

Frank Zappa/Mothers play Philharmonic Hall Lincoln Center NYC-1973.

Harold Melvin/Blue Notes' Wake Up Everybody enters US chart-1975.

The Bay City Rollers' Money Honey enters UK chart-1975.

Pete Wingfield's 18 with a Bullet hits 18 with a bullet Billboard-1975.

Nazareth's Love Hurts enters US chart-1975.

EWF's Sing a Song enters US chart-1975.

The 4 Seasons' Who Loves You peaks US top 5-1975.

KC/Sunshine Band's That's the Way I Like It peaks US #1-1975.

The Monks' Drugs in My Pocket peaks Can top 20-1980.

The Rolling Stones' She's So Cold peaks Can top 20-1980.

Rockpile's Teacher Teacher enters US chart-1980.

Donna Summer's Wanderer peaks Can top 5-1980.

Barbra Streisand's Woman in Love peaks Can #1-1980.

Diana Ross' Upside Down peaks Can top 5-1980.

Barry Manilow's I Made It Through the Rain enters US chart-1980.

Rod Stewart's Passion enters US chart-1980.

The Boomtown Rats' Banana Republic enters UK chart-1980.

Eddie Rabbitt's Drivin' My Life Away peaks Can chart-1980.

The Kings' Switchin' to Glide peaks Can chart-1980.

The Cars' Touch and Go peaks Can top 20-1980.

Abba's Winner Takes it All enters US chart-1980.

Heart's Tell It Like It Is enters US chart-1980.

Andy Gibb's Time is Time enters US chart-1980.

George Benson's Give Me the Night peaks Can top 30-1980.

The Doobie Brothers' Real Love peaks Can top 20-1980.

Japan announce breakup-1982.

Bryan Adams' Please Forgive Me peaks Can #1-1993.

Michael Hutchence (INXS) hangs himself-1997.

Offspring's Americana CD enters Can chart-1998.

Jewel's Spirit CD enters Can chart-1998.

Mariah Carey's #1s CD enters Can chart-1998.

Ice Cube's War & Peace CD enters Can chart-1998.

Seal's Human Being CD enters Can chart-1998.

Whitney Houston's My Love Is Your Love CD enters Can chart-1998.

Garth Brooks' Double Live CD enters Can chart #1-1998.

Norman Granz (JATP) dies cancer-2001.

John Allan Cameron dies-2006.


Harpo Marx (1888) (harp-DECEASED)

Ruth Etting (1897) (vocals-DECEASED)

Johnny Mandel (1925) (songwriter-Academy Award winner-Grammy winner)

Jerry Bock (1928) (Broadway composer-Songwriters HoF inductee-Pulitzer Prize winner-Grammy winner-Tony Award winner-DECEASED)

Gloria Lynne (1931) (vocals)

John Mayall (1933) (vocals-harmonica-guitar-keys-Bluesbreakers)

Betty Everett (1939) (vocals-DECEASED)

Johnny Kidd (1939) (vocals-Pirates-DECEASED)

Freddie Marsden (1940) (drums-Pacemakers-DECEASED)

Franco Nero (1941) (vocals-theatrical)

Sandra Stevens (1949) (vocals-Brotherhood of Man)

Bruce Hornsby (1954) (keys-vocals-Range-Grateful Dead-w.Ricky Skaggs)

John Jellybean Benitez (1962) (producer)

Chris Bostock (1962) (bass-Jo Boxers)

Ken Block (1966) (guitar-vocals-Sister Hazel)

1st jukebox installed Palais Royale SF-1899.

Robert Johnson records 13 songs hotel room San Antonio-1936.

The Mills Brothers' You Always Hurt the One You Love peaks US #1-1944.

The Robins' Smokey Joe's Café enters US chart-1955.

Frankie Avalon's Why enters US chart-1959.

Freddy Cannon's Way Down Yonder in NO enters US chart-1959.

Larry Hall's Sandy enters US chart-1959.

Steve Lawrence's Pretty Blue Eyes enters US chart-1959.

Paul Anka's It's Time to Cry enters US chart-1959.

Betty Everett's You're No Good enters US chart-1963.

Dale/Grace's I'm Leaving It Up to You peaks US #1-1963.

The Village Stompers' Washington Square peaks US #2-1963.

Otis Redding's Pain in My Heart enters US chart-1963.

The Murmaids' Popsicles & Icicles enters US chart-1963.

Martha/Vandellas' Quicksand enters US chart-1963.

Peter/Gordon's I Don't Want to See You Again peaks Can top 20-1964.

The Supremes' Baby Love peaks Can #2-1964.

The Rolling Stones' Time Is On My Side peaks Can top 5-1964.

Dean Martin's Door is Still Open To My Heart peaks Can top 20-1964.

The Beatles release The Beatles Story LP//I Feel Fine/She's a Woman US-1964.

Ronnie Dove's Right or Wrong peaks Can top 30-1964.

The Rolling Stones banned from BBC radio for arriving late 2x-1964.

The Mamas/Papas' Do You Wanna Dance enters US chart-1968.

Aretha Franklin's See Saw enters US chart-1968.

Rene/Rene's Lo Mucho Que te Quiero enters US chart-1968.

Steve Miller's Living in the USA enters US chart-1968.

Marvin Gaye's I Heard It Through the Grapevine enters US chart-1968.

Spade Cooley dies-1969.

Disco Tex/Sexolettes' Get Dancin' enters US chart-1974.

Frankie Valli's My Eyes Adored You enters US chart-1974.

The Raspberries' Overnight Sensation peaks Can top 30-1974.

Lynyrd Skynyrd's Free Bird enters US chart-1974.

The Guess Who's Dancin' Fool enters US chart-1972.

Frank Zappa/Mothers play Toronto ON-1973.

ARS' Doraville peaks Can chart-1974.

The Carpenters' Please Mr. Postman enters US chart-1974.

J.C. Stone's Carrie's Gone peaks Can top 20-1974.

Gary Glitter's Oh Yes You're Beautiful enters US chart-1974.

George Harrison's Dark Horse enters US chart-1974.

Gordon Lightfoot's Carefree Highway peaks Can top 20-1974.

Jerry Lee Lewis arrested for waving pistol outside Graceland Memphis TN-1976.

Rod Stewart hosts own TV special NBC-1979.

Tommy Evans (Badfinger) dies suicide-1983.

Phil Collins/Marilyn Martin's Separate Lives enters UK chart-1985.

Wham's I'm Your Man enters UK chart-1985.

Pet Shop Boys' West End Girls enters UK chart-1986.

Billy Idol's Mony Mony peaks Can #1-1987.

Fleetwood Mac's Little Lies peaks Can top 20-1987.

Platinum Blonde's Contact peaks Can top 20-1987.

Alannah Myles' Song Instead of a Kiss peaks Can top 10-1992.

PM Dawn's I'd Die Without You peaks Can top 20-1992.

Roy Acuff dies heart failure-1992.

Emerson Lake & Palmer receive star Hollywood Walk of Fame-1993.

Tommy Boyce dies suicide-1994.

MTV Euro Awards honour Michael Jackson/Bjork as top vocalists-1995.

Jr. Walker dies cancer-1995.

Metallica's Reload CD enters Can chart-1997.

Hanson's Snowed In CD enters Can chart-1997.

Beastie Boys release Sounds of Science compilation-1999.

Bobby Sheen (Bobb B. Soxx) dies-2000.

OC Smith dies-2001.


Scott Joplin (1868) (keys-composer-Songwriters HoF inductee-DECEASED)

Harry Barris (1905) (vocals-Rhythm Boys-DECEASED)

Teddy Wilson (1912) (keys-Benny Goodman-DECEASED)

Al Cohn (1925) (sax-Herman/Shaw-DECEASED)

Ray Perkins (1932) (vocals-Crew Cuts)

Johnny Carver (1940) (vocals)

Pete Best (1941) (drums-Beatles)

Gary Boyle (1941) (guitar-Trinity-Isotope)

Donald "Duck" Dunn (1941) (bass-MGs-Blues Brothers-DECEASED)

Billy Connolly (1942) (vocals-Humblebums)

Robin Williamson (1943) (guitar-vocals-Incredible String Band)

Adam Mitchell (1944) (vocals-Paupers)

Lee Michaels (1945) (vocals-keys)

Bev Bevan (1947) (drums-Move-ELO-Black Sabbath)

Clem Burke (1955) (drums-Blondie)

Terry Lewis (1956) (The Time-producer)

Chris Hayes (1957) (guitar-vocals-Huey Lewis & the News)

John Squire (1962) (guitar-Stone Roses)

Chad Taylor (1970) (guitar-Live)

Bessie Smith's last recording session-1933.

The Andrews Sisters record Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen NYC-1937.

Leroy Van Dyke's Auctioneer enters US chart-1956.

Jerry Lewis' Rock a Bye Your Baby enters US chart-1956.

Betty Johnson's I Dreamed enters US chart-1956.

The Crests' 16 Candles enters US chart-1958.

Jackie Wilson's Lonely Teardrops enters US chart-1958.

Eddie Cochran's C'mon Everybody enters US chart-1958.

Richie Valens' Donna enters US chart-1958.

Billy Grammer's Gotta Travel On enters US chart-1958.

Brook Benton's Hotel Happiness enters US chart-1962.

The Young Rascals record Good Lovin'-1965.

The Kinks' Dead End Street enters UK chart-1966.

The Beatles begin recording Strawberry Fields Forever Abbey Road London UK-1966.

The Beatles release Hello Goodbye/I Am the Walrus UK-1967.

Frank Sinatra's A Man and His Music special airs NBC-1968.

In Concert debuts ABC TV with Chuck Berry/Blood Sweat & Tears-1972.

Rick Nelson awarded gold Garden Party-1972.

Frank Zappa/Mothers play Arena London ON-1973.

Paul McCartney's Helen Wheels enters US chart-1973.

Grand Funk's Walk Like a Man enters US chart-1973.

Aretha Franklin's Until You Come Back to Me enters US chart-1973.

The Band's Ain't Got No Home enters US chart-1973.

Wednesday's Last Kiss enters US chart-1973.

Merle Haggard's If We Make It Through December enters US chart-1973.

Barbra Streisand's Way We Were enters US chart-1973.

Ringo Starr's Photograph peaks Can #1-1973.

Donny Osmond's Are You Lonesome Tonight enters US chart-1973.

Cheech/Chong's Sister Mary Elephant enters US chart-1973.

Gladys Knight/Pips' Midnight Train to Georgia peaks Can top 5/I've Got to Use My Imagination enters US chart-1973.

The Staple Singers awarded gold Let's Do It Again-1975.

Bruce Cockburn's Wondering Where the Lions Are peaks Can top 40-1979.

Donna Summer's Dim All the Lights peaks Can top 20-1979.

The Police's Message in a Bottle enters US chart-1979.

Prince's I Wanna Be Your Lover enters US chart-1979.

Anne Murray's Broken Hearted Me peaks Can top 10-1979.

Kenny Rogers' You Decorated My Life peaks Can top 20-1979.

Foreigner's Dirty White Boy peaks Can top 20-1979.

Barbra Streisand/Donna Summer's No More Tears (Enough is Enough) peaks US #1-1979.

The Cars' All I Can Do peaks Can top 20-1979.

Shakin' Stevens' Teardrops enters UK chart-1984.

Paul McCartney's We All Stand Together enters UK chart-1984.

Big Joe Turner dies kidney failure-1985.

Cyndi Lauper's True Colors peaks Can #1-1986.

Glass Tiger's Someday peaks Can top 20-1986.

Madonna's True Blue reaches Can #1-1986.

Keith Richards begins solo tour Atlanta-1988.

Freddie Mercury dies complications from AIDS-1991.

Eric Carr (Kiss) dies cerebral hemorrhage-1991.

The Rolling Stones' compilation Jump Back released Europe/Japan only-1993.

Bush's Razorblade Suitcase CD debuts #1 Can chart-1996.

Roch Voisine's Kissing Rain CD enters Can chart-1996.

The Artist's (Prince) Emancipation CD/Betcha By Golly Wow both enter Can chart-1996.

Pavarotti/Friends' Warchild CD enters Can chart-1996.

No Doubt's Don't Speak enters Can chart-1996.

Crowded House play last concert Sydney Opera House Plaza Australia-1996.

Everclear's Everything to Everyone enters Can chart-1997.

Paula Cole's Where Have All the Cowboys Gone enters Can chart-1997.

Barbra Streisand's Higher Ground CD enters Can chart-1997.

Bush's Deconstructed CD enters Can chart-1997.

The Verve's Bittersweet Symphony enters Can chart-1997.

Shania Twain's Up CD enters Can chart-2002.

Audioslave's Audioslave CD enters Can chart-2002.

Matchbox 20's More Than You Think You Are CD enters Can chart-2002.

Ja Rule's Last Temptation CD enters Can chart-2002.

George Harrison's Brainwashed CD enters Can chart-2002.

Chantal Kreviazuk's What If It All Means Something CD enters Can chart-2002.

Craig David's Slicker Than Your Average CD enters Can chart-2002.

Roch Voisine's Higher CD enters Can chart-2002.

Robbie Williams' Escapology CD enters Can chart-2002.

Toni Braxton's More Than a Woman CD enters Can chart-2002.


Willie "The Lion" Smith (1897) keys-DECEASED)

Ricardo Montalban (1920) (vocals-theatrical-DECEASED)

Paul Desmond (1924) (sax-Dave Brubeck-DECEASED)

Nat Adderley (1931) (trumpet-Cannonball Adderley-DECEASED)

Percy Sledge (1941) (vocals-keys)

Bob Lind (1942) (vocals)

Roy Lynes (1943) (keys-vocals-Status Quo)

Jean Terrell (1944) (vocals-Supremes)

Val Fuentes (1947) (drums-It's a Beautiful Day)

Amy Grant (1960) (vocals)

Holly Cole (1963) (vocals)

Miles Davis 1st recording with Charlie Parker-1945.

Bill Haley's Rock Around the Clock peaks UK #1-1955.

Lee Andrews & the Hearts' Tear Drops enters US chart-1957.

The Crickets' Oh Boy enters US chart-1957.

The Hollywood Flames' Buzz Buzz Buzz enters US chart-1957.

The Everly Brothers join USMC-1961.

The Grass Roots' Wake Up Wake Up peaks Can top 20-1967.

John Fred & the Playboy Band's Judy in Disguise enters US chart-1967.

The Who's I Can See For Miles peaks Can top 5-1967.

Procol Harum's Homburg peaks Can top 20-1967.

Donovan's Wear Your Love Like Heaven enters US chart-1967.

Vikki Carr's It Must Be Him peaks Can top 10-1967.

Buffalo Springfield's On the Way Home peaks Can chart-1968.

Dion's Abraham Martin & John peaks Can #1-1968.

Johnnie Taylor's Who's Making Love peaks Can top 10-1968.

Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus' Quick Joey Small peaks Can top 20-1968.

The Beatles release The Beatles (White Album) LP-1968.

Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing special airs w.Fifth Dimension CBS TV-1968.

Bobby Goldsboro's The Straight Life peaks Can top 20-1968.

Jimi Hendrix does first interview with Peter Jones Record Mirror-1968.

Leapy Lee's Little Arrows peaks Can top 10-1968.

John Lennon returns his MBE to the Queen protesting UK involvement Biafra/Vietnam-1969.

Albert Ayler drowns-1970.

Spirit release 12 Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus LP-1970.

Jimmy Osmond's Long Haired Lover From Liverpool enters UK chart-1972.

Johnny Nash's I Can See Clearly Now peaks Can #1-1972.

Slade's Gudbuy t'Jane enters UK chart-1972.

Timmy Thomas' Why Can't We Live Together enters US chart-1972.

Mott the Hoople's All the Young Dudes peaks Can top 40-1972.

The Raspberries' I Wanna Be With You enters US chart-1972.

Alice Cooper's Elected peaks Can top 20-1972.

John Denver's Rocky Mountain High enters US chart-1972.

David Bowie's Jean Genie enters US chart-1972.

Gallery's I Believe in Music peaks Can top 5-1972.

The 5th Dimension's If I Could Reach You peaks Can top 10-1972.

The Doobie Brothers' Listen to the Music peaks Can top 5-1972.

Nick Drake commits suicide by OD-1974.

B.T. Express awarded gold Do It-1974.

Neil Sedaka/Elton John awarded gold Bad Blood-1975.

The Band perform Last Waltz concert Winterland San Francisco CA-1976.

The Village People's YMCA enters UK chart-1978.

The Captain/Tenille's You Never Done it Like That peaks Can top 20-1978.

The Rolling Stones' Beast of Burden peaks Can top 10-1978.

Donna Summer's MacArthur Park peaks Can #1-1978.

Olivia Newton-John's A Little More Love enters US chart-1978.

The BeeGees' Too Much Heaven enters UK chart-1978.

Nicolette Larson's Lotta Love enters US chart-1978.

Dan Hill's Let the Song Last Forever enters US chart-1978.

Kenny Loggins' Whenever I Call You Friend peaks Can top 5-1978.

Dan Fogelberg's Power of Gold peaks Can chart-1978.

Exile's You Thrill Me enters US chart-1978.

John Mellencamp's Get a Leg Up peaks Can top 10-1991.

U2's Fly peaks Can top 5-1991.

The Infidels' 100 Watt Bulb peaks Can top 30-1991.

Natural Selection's Do Anything peaks Can top 10-1991.

Pink's Missundaztood CD enters Can chart-2001.

Kid Rock's Cocky CD enters Can chart-2001.

Mick Jagger's Goddess In the Doorway CD enters Can chart-2001.

Sting's All This Time CD enters Can chart-2001.

Creed's Weathered CD enters Can chart-2001.

Kevin DuBrow dies-2007.


Trump Davidson (1908) (cornet-DECEASED)

Robert Goulet (1933) (vocals-Grammy Award winner-Tony Award winner-DECEASED)

Tina Turner (1938) (vocals-w.Ike Turner)

Amos Garrett (1941) (vocals-guitar)

Jean Terrell (1944) (vocals-Supremes)

Alan Henderson (1944) bass-Them)

John McVie (1945) (bass-Bluesbreakers-Fleetwood Mac)

Burt Ruiter (1946) (bass-Focus)

Gayle McCormick (1948) (vocals-Smith)

Olivia Newton-John (1948) (vocals)

Charlie Parker makes 1st recordings under own name WOR Studios NYC NY-1945.

Frankie Laine's Woman In Love enters US chart-1955.

Ernie Ford's 16 Tons peaks US #1-1955.

David Carroll's/Jo Stafford's It's Almost Tomorrow both enter US chart-1955.

Tommy Dorsey dies asphyxiation-1956.

The Beatles record second (single) version Please Please Me/Ask Me Why-1962.

Twinkle's Terry enters UK chart-1964.

Don Ho's Tiny Bubbles enters US chart-1966.

Dr. West's Medicine Show/Junkband's Eggplant That Ate Chicago enters US chart-1966.

The Yardbirds' Happenings 10 Years Time Ago enters US chart-1966.

Wilson Pickett's Mustang Sally enters US chart-1966.

Ronnie Dove's Cry enters US chart-1966.

Cream play last show Albert Hall London-1969.

John Rostill electrocuted-1973.

Merle Haggard records Always Wanting You Nashville TN-1974.

The Little River Band's Help Is On the Way peaks Can top 10-1977.

Barry White's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me peaks Can top 20-1977.

Heatwave's Boogie Nights peaks Can #2-1977.

Rush's Closer to the Heart enters US chart-1977.

Dan Hill's Sometimes When We Touch enters US chart-1977.

Bill Haley does Royal Variety Show for Queen Elizabeth II London-1979.

Paul McCartney's Wings Over America film premieres NYC BNY-1980.

Howard Jones' What Is Love enters UK chart-1983.

Frankie Goes to Hollywood's Relax enters UK chart-1983.

The Flying Pickets' Only You enters UK chart-1983.

.38 Special's Teacher Teacher peaks Can top 20-1984.

Pebbles' Giving You the Benefit peaks Can top 20-1990.

Vanilla Ice's Ice Ice Baby peaks Can top 5-1990.

George Michael's Praying For Time peaks Can #1-1990.

Pet Shop Boys' So Hard peaks Can top 20-1990.

Gladys Knight's Holiday Family Reunion special airs ABC-TV-1991.

Producer David Briggs dies-1995.

Bruce Springsteen begins 1st solo acoustic tour/releases Ghost of Tom Joad CD-1996.

Elton John appears Ally McBeal TV show-2001.

Elton John/Cher/Donny Osmond do Royal Variety Show for Queen Elizabeth II-2001.


Eddie South (1904) (violin-solo-DECEASED)

Arthur/George McFarland (1906) (saxophones-McFarland Twins-DECEASED)

Muzzy Marcelino (1912) (violin-solo-DECEASED)

Nesuhi Ertegun (1917) (producer-record executive-DECEASED)

Al Jackson Jr (1935) (drums-MGs-Willie Mitchell-DECEASED)

Eddie Rabbitt (1941) (vocals-guitar-solo-DECEASED)

Jimi Hendrix (1942) (vocals-guitar-Experience-DECEASED)

Trevor "Dozy" Davies (1944) (bass-vocals-DDDBM&T-DECEASED)

Eddie Rabbitt (1944) (vocals-guitar)

Randy Brecker (1945) (trumpet-Brecker Brothers)

Daryl Stuermer (1952) (guitar-Genesis-JL Ponty-Phil Collins)

Lyle Mays (1953) (keys-Pat Metheny-solo)

Charlie Burchill (1959) (guitar-Simple Minds)

Lori Barbero (1960) (vocals-drums-Babes in Toyland)

Mike Bordin (1962) (drums-Faith No More)

Charlie Benante (1962) (drums-guitar-Anthrax)

Fiachna O'Braonain (1965) (guitar-Hothouse Flowers)

Louis Armstrong records You Made Me Love You-1926.

Robert Johnson concludes San Antonio recording sessions-1936.

Bing Crosby records Galway Bay LA-1947.

The Charms' Hearts of Stone enters US chart-1954.

Jaye P. Morgan's That's All I Want From You enters US chart-1954.

Sarah Vaughan's Make Yourself Comfortable enters US chart-1954.

Cliff Richard's Expresso Bongo film premieres Pavilion Theatre London UK-1959.

Dick Dale's Let's Go Trippin' enters US chart-1961.

Ray Charles' Unchain My Heart enters US chart-1961.

The Highwaymen's Cotton Fields enters US chart-1961.

The Beatles release I Feel Fine and Beatles For Sale UK-1964.

The Beach Boys' Little Girl I Once Knew enters US chart-1965.

The Vogues' 5 O'Clock World enters US chart-1965.

The Lovin' Spoonful's You Didn't Have to Be So Nice enters US chart-1965.

The Who's My Generation peaks #2 UK chart-1965.

The New Vaudeville Band's Winchester Cathedral peaks US #1-1966.

The Beatles release Hello Goodbye/I Am the Walrus single//Magical Mystery Tour LP US-1967.

Love Sculpture's Sabre Dance enters UK chart-1968.

George Harrison releases All Things Must Pass LP-1971.

Don McLean's American Pie enters US chart-1971.

Gilbert O'Sullivan's No Matter How I Try enters UK chart-1971.

Betty Wright's Clean Up Woman enters US chart-1971.

Chicago's I'm a Man peaks Can top 10-1971.

John Lennon's Imagine peaks Can #1-1971.

The Hillside Singers' I'd Like to Teach the World enters US chart-1971.

The Congregation's Softly Whispering I Love You enters UK chart-1971.

Joe Simon's Drowning in the Sea of Love enters US chart-1971.

10 Years After's I'd Love to Change the World peaks Can top 10-1971.

Cat Stevens' Peace Train peaks Can top 5-1971.

Rare Earth's Hey Big Brother enters US chart-1971.

Frank Zappa/Mothers play Rotterdam-1971.

Donny Osmond's Hey Girl enters US chart-1971.

The Guess Who's Sour Suite enters US chart-1971.

Freddie Hart's Easy Loving peaks Can top 30-1971.

The Grateful Dead's Truckin' enters US chart-1971.

Grease opens Broadway NYC NY-1972.

Charlie Rich awarded gold Behind Closed Doors LP-1973.

The Strawbs' Part of the Union enters UK chart-1973.

The Carpenters' Top of the World peaks US #1-1973.

Carl Douglas awarded gold Kung Fu Fighting-1974.

Barry Manilow's Weekend in New England enters US chart-1976.

Mike Oldfield's Portsmouth enters UK chart-1976.

Queen's Somebody to Love peaks Can top 20/enters UK chart-1976.

Rod Stewart's Tonight's the Night peaks Can #1-1976.

Brian Wilson appears SNL NBC TV-1976.

Bread's Lost Without Your Love enters US chart-1976.

The Culture Club's Time enters UK chart-1982.

Madness' Our House enters UK chart-1982.

Kenny Loggins' Heart to Heart enters US chart-1982.

Billy Squier's Everybody Wants You peaks Can top 30-1982.

Billy Joel's Allentown enters US chart-1982.

David Bowie/Bing Crosby's Peace on Earth-Little Drummer Boy enters UK chart-1982.

The Spoons' Arias & Symphonies peaks Can top 20-1982.

America's Right Before Your Eyes enters US chart-1982.

Bon Jovi's You Give Love a Bad Name peaks US #1-1986.

The Cowboy Junkies record Trinity Sessions LP-1987.

The B-52s' Love Shack peaks Can top 5-1989.

Paul McCartney/Stevie Wonder play Los Angeles CA-1989.

Motley Crue's Dr. Feelgood peaks Can top 10-1989.

Keith Richards begins Euro tour-1992.

Mariah Carey/Boyz II Men's One Sweet Day enters US chart #1-1995.

Barbara Acklin dies pneumonia-1998.

Pavement announce breakup-1999.

The Beatles' 1 CD enters US charts #1-2000.

Elvis Presley inducted Gospel Music Hall of Fame-2001.


Jose Iturbi (1895) (keys-DECEASED)

Berry Gordy (1929) (songwriter-record exec-RnR HoF inductee)

Gato Barbieri (1934) (sax)

Gary Troxel (1939) (vocals-Fleetwoods)

Bruce Channel (1940) (vocals)

Clem Curtis (1940) (vocals-Foundations)

Randy Newman (1943) (vocals-keys)

R.B. Greaves (1944) (vocals)

Beeb Birtles (1948) (keys-Little River Band)

Paul Shaffer (1948) (keys-bandleader)

Hugh McKenna (1949) (keys-SAHB)

Kristine Arnold (1956) (vocals-Sweethearts of the Rodeo)

Matt Cameron (1962) (drums-Soundgarden)

Matt Cheslin (1970) (bass-Ned's Atomic Dustbin)

George D. Hay begins radio show that would become Grand Ol'Opry-1925.

Dudley Moore joins Johnny Dankworth Orchestra-1959.

Bobby Vee's Rubber Ball enters US chart-1960.

Ferlin Husky's Wings of a Dove enters US chart-1960.

Elvis Presley's Are You Lonesome Tonight peaks US #1-1960.

Floyd Cramer's Last Date peaks US #2-1960.

The You Know Who Group's Roses Are Red My Love enters US chart-1964.

Andy Williams' Dear Heart enters US chart-1964.

Willie Nelson makes Grand Ol' Opry debut-1964.

Jay/Americans' Come a Little Bit Closer peaks US top 5-1964.

The ShangriLas' Leader of the Pack peaks US #1-1964.

The Searchers' Love Potion #9 enters US chart-1964.

Roger Miller's Do Wacka Do enters US chart-1964.

Bobbi Martin's Don't Forget I Still Love You enters US chart-1964.

Marianne Faithfull's As Tears Go By enters US chart-1964.

Bob Dylan/The Hawks play Washington DC/Levon Helm temporarily quits band-1965.

Harpers Bizarre record 59th St. Bridge Song-1965.

Earl Bostic dies-1965.

Petula Clark's Who Am I peaks Can top 20-1966.

The Mamas/Papas' Look Through My Window peaks Can top 5-1966.

Otis Redding's Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa peaks Can top 40-1966.

The Byrds record So You Want to Be a Rock'n'Roll Star-1966.

James/Bobby Purify's I'm Your Puppet peaks Can top 5-1966.

The Dave Clark 5's 19 Days peaks Can top 30-1966.

The Beach Boys' Good Vibrations peaks Can #2-1966.

100 Proof's Somebody's Been Sleeping peaks Can top 20-1970.

Joe Cocker's Cry Me a River peaks Can top 20-1970.

The Supremes/4 Tops' River Deep Mountain High enters US chart-1970.

Lynn Anderson's Rose Garden enters US chart-1970.

Kenny Rogers & The First Edition's Heed the Call peaks Can top 10-1970.

Gladys Knight & the Pips' If I Were Your Woman enters US chart-1970.

Elton John's Your Song enters US chart-1970.

George Harrison's My Sweet Lord/Isn't It a Pity enters US chart-1970.

Black Sabbath's Paranoid enters US chart-1970.

John Lennon's last concert performance MSG/NYC with Elton John-1974.

Ringo Starr's home destroyed by fire-1979.

Rough Trade's All Touch peaks Can top 20-1981.

Dan Fogelberg's Leader of the Band enters US chart-1981.

The Kinks' Destroyer peaks Can top 40-1981.

Chilliwack's My Girl peaks Can top 5-1981.

Al Jarreau's We're In This Love Together peaks Can chart-1981.

Sheena Easton's You Could Have Been With Me enters US chart-1981.

Christopher Cross' Arthur's Theme peaks Can #2-1981.

Air Supply's Making Love Out of Nothing at All peaks Can top 5-1983.

Don Addrisi dies cancer-1984.

Melissa Etheridge's Bring Me Some Water peaks Can top 20-1988.

Glass Tiger's My Song peaks Can top 20-1988.

Sophie B. Hawkins' Right Beside You peaks Can top 5-1994.

Madonna plays Brixton UK-2001.

Tony Meehan (Shadows) dies-2005.


Busby Berkeley (1895) (choreographer-musical film director-DECEASED)

Hal McIntyre (1914) (sax-bandleader-DECEASED)

Billy Strayhorn (1915) (arranger-Duke Ellington-DECEASED)

Merle Travis (1917) (vocals-guitar-DECEASED)

Jack Kane (1924) (clarinet-bandleader-DECEASED)

Ed Bickert (1932) (guitar)

John Gary (1932) (vocals-DECEASED)

John Mayall (1933) (vocals-guitar-keys-harp-Bluesbreakers)

Tony Coe (1934) (sax-sessions)

Meco Monardo (1939) (trombone-keys-bandleader)

Chuck Mangione (1940) (trumpet-flugelhorn)

Denny Doherty (1941) (vocals-Mamas/Papas-DECEASED)

Jody Miller (1941) (vocals)

Felix Cavaliere (1944) (vocals-keys-Rascals-RnR HoF inductee)

Ronnie Montrose (1947) (guitar-vocals-Edgar Winter-DECEASED)

Stan Rogers (1949) (vocals-guitar-DECEASED)

Barry Goudreau (1951) (guitar-Boston)

Wallis Buchanan (1965) (didgeridoo-Jamiroquai)

Jonathan Knight (1968) (vocals-New Kids On the Block)

Martin Carr (1968) (guitar-Boo Radleys)

Cole Porter's Gay Divorcee opens B'way NYC NY-1932.

Bobby Darin wins Record of Year (Mack the Knife)/Frank Sinatra Album of Year (Come Fly With Me) at Grammys NYC NY-1959.

The Beatles release I Want to Hold Your Hand UK-1963.

Lorne Greene's Ringo peaks US #1-1964.

Petula Clark's Round Every Corner peaks Can top 10-1965.

The Rolling Stones play Denver CO-1965.

The Byrds' Turn Turn Turn peaks Can top 5-1965.

Michel Louvain's C'est Un Secret peaks Can top 20-1965.

Danny Hutton's Roses & Rainbows peaks Can #2-1965.

Little Jimmie Dickens' May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose peaks Can top 5-1965.

The Walker Brothers' Make It Easy On Yourself peaks Can #1-1965.

The Beatles record part of Strawberry Fields Forever Abbey Road London UK-1966.

The Beatles' Hello Goodbye enters UK chart-1967.

John/Yoko's 2 Virgins LP released UK-1968.

The Originals' Baby I'm For Real peaks Can top 20-1969.

Mama Cass' Make Your Own Kind of Music peaks Can top 20-1969.

Savoy Brown's I'm Tired enters US chart-1969.

3 Dog Night's Eli's Coming peaks Can top 5-1969.

Elvis Presley's Don't Cry Daddy enters US chart-1969.

CSN's Suite Judy Blue Eyes peaks Can top 20-1969.

Bob Dylan's Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You peaks Can top 40-1969.

The Archies' Jingle Jangle enters US charts-1969.

The Guess Who's Undun peaks in Canada top 30-1969.

Jane Birkin/Serge Gainsbourg's Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus enters US chart-1969.

Grand Funk Railroad release E Pluribus Funk LP US-1971.

Freddie Hart awarded gold Easy Lovin'-1971.

Lobo awarded gold I'd Love You To Want Me-1972.

The Temptations' Papa Was a Rolling Stone peaks US #1-1972.

Al Green awarded gold I'm Still In Love With You LP-1972.

Silver Convention's Fly Robin Fly peaks US #1-1975.

The Captain/Tennille's Way I Want to Touch You peaks US top 5-1975.

10cc's Art for Art's Sake enters UK chart-1975.

Bob Dylan's Hurricane enters US chart-1975.

The Who's Squeeze Box enters US chart-1975.

George Baker Selection's Paloma Blanca enters US chart-1975.

America's Woman Tonight enters US chart-1975.

The Sex Pistols/The Clash play Lancaster Poly Coventry UK-1976.

The Rolling Stones release Shattered-1978.

Ray Smith dies suicide-1979.

Steely Dan's Hey 19 enters US chart-1980.

REO Speedwagon's Keep On Loving You enters US chart-1980.

Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 enters US chart-1980.

Boz Scaggs' Miss Sun enters US chart-1980.

Bruce Springsteen releases Live-1975-85 LP-1986.

Charlie Watts 33-piece orchestra begins NA NE tour Hartford-1986.

Jackie Wilson's Reet Petite re-enters UK chart-1986.

Tom Cochrane/Red Rider's Untouchable One peaks Can chart-1986.

Belinda Carlisle's Heaven Is a Place on Earth peaks US #1-1987.

Salt'n'Pepa's Shoop peaks Can #2-1993.

Bon Jovi's I'll Sleep When I'm Dead peaks Can top 10-1993.

Butch McDade (Amazing Rhythm Aces) dies-1998.

Curtis Knight dies-1999.

Smashing Pumpkins play last show United Center Chicago IL-2000.

George Harrison dies cancer-2001.


Robert Nighthawk (1909) (vocals-guitar-Blues HoF inductee-DECEASED)

Brownie McGhee (1915) (guitar-vocals-w.Sonny Terry-DECEASED)

Alan Sherman (1924) (vocals-DECEASED)

Robert Guillaume (1928) (vocals-theatrical)

Johnny Horton (1929) (vocals-solo-DECEASED)

Dick Clark (1929) (broadcaster-DECEASED)

Bob Moore (1932) (trumpet-bandleader)

Paul Stookey (1937) (vocals-guitar-PP&M)

Jimmy Bowen (1937) (vocals-producer-Rhythm Orchids-executive)

Frank Ifield (1937) (vocals)

Rob Grill (1943) (vocals-guitar-Grass Roots)

Leo Lyons (1943) (bass-10 Years After)

Luther Ingram (1944) (vocals)

Roger Glover (1945) (bass-Deep Purple-Whitesnake-producer)

Mandy Patinkin (1952) (vocals-theatrical)

Shuggie Otis (1954) (vocals-guitar-solo)

June Pointer (1954) (vocals-Pointer Sisters-DECEASED)

Billy Idol (1955) (vocals-Generation X-solo)

Ray Charles records Drown In My Own Tears/Hallelujah I Love Her So NYC-1955.

Bill Black's Smokie Pt. 2 enters US chart-1959.

Rick Nelson's I Wanna Be Loved enters US chart-1959.

Acker Bilk's Stranger on the Shore enters UK chart-1961.

Bobby Vinton's There I've Said It Again enters US chart-1963.

The Supremes' When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes enters US chart-1963.

Sammy Davis Jr's Shelter of Your Arms enters US chart-1963.

The Zombies' She's Not There peaks Can #2-1964.

The Ronettes' Walking in the Rain peaks Can top 20-1964.

The Pretty Things' Don't Bring Me Down peaks Can top 40-1964.

Brenda Lee's Is It True peaks Can top 10-1964.

Jay/Americans' Come a Little Bit Closer peaks Can #1-1964.

Jan/Dean's Sidewalk Surfin' peaks Can top 20-1964.

Gary Lewis/Playboys record This Diamond Ring LA-1964.

The Dixiecups' You Should Have Seen the Way He Looked At Me peaks Can top 20-1964.

Bobby Bare's Four Strong Winds peaks Can top 40-1964.

The Grassroots' Bella Linda enters US chart-1968.

Sly/Family Stone's Everyday People enters US chart-1968.

Young-Holt Unltd's Soulful Strut enters US chart-1968.

Elvis Presley's If I Can Dream enters US chart-1968.

Dusty Springfield's Son of a Preacher Man enters US chart-1968.

Jimi Hendrix' Crosstown Traffic enters US chart-1968.

The Impressions' This Is My Country enters US chart-1968.

The Bonzo Dog Band's Urban Spaceman enters UK chart-1968.

Simon & Garfunkel's Songs of America special airs NBC-TV-1969.

Sly & The Family Stone's Family Affair peaks US #1/awarded gold-1971.

Denise LaSalle awarded gold Trapped By a Thing Called Love-1971.

Anne Murray's Just One Look peaks Can top 20-1974.

Reunion's Life is a Rock peaks Can #2-1974.

The Eagles' Best of My Love enters US chart-1974.

Elton John's Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds enters US chart-1974.

Bobby Vinton's My Melody of Love peaks Can #1-1974.

Jim Weatherly's Need to Be peaks Can top 20-1974.

Billy Joel's Entertainer enters US chart-1974.

Carol Douglas' Doctor's Orders enters US chart-1974.

CSN begin recording Wasted On the Way LA-1980.

Peter Cetera/Amy Grant's Next Time I Fall peaks US #1-1986.

George Michael's Faith peaks Can #1-1987.

Richard Marx' Should've Known Better peaks Can top 30-1987.

Tu's Stay With Me peaks Can top 20-1987.

Levert's Casanova peaks Can top 20-1987.

The Jitters' Last of the Red Hot Fools peaks Can top 30-1987.

Trey Lorenz' Someone to Hold peaks Can top 20-1992.

Alanis' An Emotion Away peaks Can top 10-1992.

Tupac Shakur shot 5 times outside studio NYC NY-1994.

Tiny Tim dies cardiac arrest-1996.

2 Pac's Are You Still Down CD enters Can chart-1997.

Will Smith's Big Willie Style CD enters Can chart-1997.

Garth Brooks' Sevens CD enters Can chart-1997.

Charlie Byrd dies cancer-1999.

Creed win four My VH1 Awards Los Angeles CA-2000.

Anita O'Day dies-2006.