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    1915: Muddy Waters

    1934: Clive Davis

    1939: Hugh Masakela

    1948: Berry Oakley (The Allman Brothers Band)

    Music History, Events, Charts, Releases

    Glenn Miller records "Moonlight Serenade".

    1957: Hector Villa-Lobos 10th Symphony premieres in Paris.

    1960: RCA Victor Records announced that it would be release all Pop singles in mono and stereo simultaneously, the first record company to do so. Elvis Presley's single, 'Stuck on You' was RCA's first mono /stereo release.

    1960: Frank Sinatra's version of "High Hopes" from the movie A Hole In The Head wins the Oscar for Best Original Song.

    1964: The Beatles hold the Top-5 spots on the Billboard chart with:
    5) Please Please Me
    4) I Want To Hold Your Hand
    3) She Loves You
    2) Twist And Shout
    1) Can't Buy Me Love

    1967: Jimi Hendrix guests on the first broadcast of the BBC show Dee Time, hosted by Kiki Dee. Cat Stevens is also on the show.

    1967: Paul McCartney advises Beatles PR man Derek Taylor, currently producer of the upcoming Monterey Pop Festival, to consider this new guitar phenomenon he's seen named Jimi Hendrix.

    1968: Bobby Goldsboro's Honey
    is certified gold.

    1970: Crosby Stills Nash & Young went to No.1 on the US album chart with Deja Vu. The first album which saw Neil Young joining Crosby, Stills and Nash featured three US Top 40 singles: Teach Your Children, Our House and 'Woodstock."

    1970: Janis Joplin reunites with Big Brother and the Holding Company in San Francisco for a one-off reunion concert.

    Sad Notes

    1968: On this day in 1968, US civil rights activist Martin Luther King was killed on a Memphis motel balcony. King's life inspired the song "Pride (In The Name Of Love)."

    1990: Sarah Vaughan

    1996: Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia's ashes are scattered in the Ganges river in India by Dead guitarist Bob Weir and Garcia's widow, Deborah.
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor,

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