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1983 : Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon album breaks the record for most weeks on the Billboard album charts when it eclipses Johnny's Greatest Hits by Johnny Mathis with 491 weeks. Dark Side would stay a total of 741 weeks.
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Awards and Honors (2)

1990 : The inductees for the sixth annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are announced, a list which includes Wilson Pickett, Ike and Tina Turner, The Byrds, The Impressions, LaVern Baker, Jimmy Reed, and John Lee Hooker.
2002 : Palm Springs, CA, dedicates a portion of its airport as the Sonny Bono Memorial Concourse, in honor of the famous singer who also served as the town's mayor in the late Eighties.

Band Dynamics (1)

1975 : Joan Baez joins Bob Dylan as a member of his Rolling Thunder Revue.

Births (15)

1904 : Vivian Ellis
1922 : Neal Hefti
1925 : Zoot Sims
1937 : Sonny Osborne (The Osborne Brothers)
1944 : Denny Laine is born Brian Hines on a boat off the Jersey coast. He would become a founding member of both The Moody Blues and Wings.
1945 : Melba Moore
1946 : Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac)
1949 : David Paton (Pilot)
1955 : Kevin DuBrow (Quiet Riot)
1955 : Roger O'Donnell (The Cure)
1961 : Randy Jackson (The Jackson 5)
1962 : Einar Orn Benediktsson (The Sugarcubes)
1965 : Pete Timmins (Cowboy Junkies)
1970 : Douglas "SA" Vincent Martinez (311)
1970 : Toby Smith (Jamiroquai)

Certifications and Milestones (3)

1970 : Neil Diamomd's Cracklin' Rosie is certified gold
1973 : The Who's LP Quadrophenia is certified gold.
2007 : Bon Iver signs to Jagjaguwar Records.

Charts (5)

1955 : Roger Williams' "Autumn Leaves" hits #1
1966 : ? and the Mysterians' 96 Tears hits #1
1977 : Paul Davis' I Go Crazy enters the charts
1983 : Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon album breaks the record for most weeks on the Billboard album charts when it eclipses Johnny's Greatest Hits by Johnny Mathis with 491 weeks. Dark Side would stay a total of 741 weeks.
2000 : The Spice Girls score their ninth U.K. No. 1 single as a group, as the double-sided "Holler"/"Let Love Lead The Way" hits the top with first-week sales of 140,000 copies.

Concerts and Festivals (2)

1958 : While still stationed in Germany with the US Army, Private First Class Elvis Presley takes in a Bill Haley show for the troops at Stuttgart.
2009 : To celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a series of concerts take place at Madison Square Garden, featuring inductees like Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Mick Jagger and Aretha Franklin.

Deaths (7)

1971 : Duane Allman (The Allman Brothers Band)
1984 : Wells Kelly (Orleans)
1987 : Woody Herman
2001 : Henry Berthold "Spike" Robinson
2003 : Franco Corelli
2003 : Steve O'Rourke
2006 : Tom Noonan

Incidents (1)

1991 : Three members of the group Pink Floyd are injured during an auto race in Mexico when their car rolls 230 feet down an embankment near San Luis Potosi. Guitarist Steve O'Rourke breaks his leg and guitarist Dave Gilmour receives minor blows to the head. Drummer Nick Mason continues the race.

Legal Issues (3)

1998 : Singer/guitarist Brian Setzer files suit against Ken Kinnally, a former member of Setzer's pre-Stray Cats group the Bloodless Pharaohs. Setzer alleges that, without his knowledge or consent, Kinnally licensed 1978 studio tracks and 1979 live recordings to Collectibles Records, which issued an album titled Brian Setzer & the Bloodless Pharaohs.
1998 : Three ex-members of the San Francisco punk band Dead Kennedys sue former lead singer Jello Biafra (Eric Reed Boucher), claiming he diverted money owed to his bandmates for his own use. The action is filed by East Bay Ray (Ray Pepperell), Klaus Flouride (Geoffrey Lyall), and D.H. Peligro (Darren Henley). The suit goes to trial in April 2000.
2001 : Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state prison in a New York court, after he failed to appear at an Oct. 1 hearing regarding the mandatory drug rehabilitation required by his plea bargain on an earlier drug possession charge.

Miscellaneous (3)

1987 : Rolling Stones guitarist and sometime painter Ron Wood gets his first public presentation, Decades, in London, featuring mostly portraits of Wood's famous friends over the past two decades.
2003 : A study by the Neilsen ratings people finds that a full third of the sales of Beatles 1 were to new fans between the ages of 19 and 24, skewing the fan base even younger than it had been previously.
2005 : The wax figures of the younger Beatles used in the cover of the band's Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album are auctioned off for 81,500 pounds in London after being discovered languishing in the backroom of Madame Tussauds' famous wax museum.

Movies (1)

1993 : Tim Burton's animated musical The Nightmare Before Christmas hits US theaters. The film features music composed by Danny Elfman of Oingo Boingo; Elfman also sings the vocal parts of protagonist Jack Skellington.

Music and Politics (1)

2012 : While campaigning for the 2012 election, president Barack Obama takes time out to interview with radio station WIZF Cincinnati, to talk about his favorite music artists. Asked "what's on the presidential iPod?", Obama names Stevie Wonder, James Brown, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan as his "old school" choices, Jay-Z, Eminem, and Fugees for newer artists, and John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Gil Scott-Heron amongst his favorite jazz artists.

Recordings (4)

1957 : Bobby Helms, Jingle Bell Rock
1963 : The Hollies, Stay With The Hollies
1965 : The Beatles, We Can Work It Out
1976 : Elvis Presley: "It's Easy For You," "Way Down," "Pledging My Love"

Releases (3)

1957 : Buddy Holly, Oh Boy! b/w Not Fade Away
1973 : John Lennon, "Mind Games" and the LP of the same name
1977 : Meat Loaf, Bat Out Of Hell

TV, Radio, Press (3)

1969 : New York underground newspaper Rat becomes the first publication to compile the various rumored "clues" to the "Paul Is Dead" phenomenon.
1979 : Legendary bebop trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie appears on The Muppet Show and performs with The Electric Mayhem. It's the only time that the otherwise all-muppet band features a bongo player.
1995 : Paul Anka guest stars on tonight's "Treehouse of Horror VI" episode of Fox-TV's The Simpsons.
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