This Day in Music History — November 8

1957 : Elvis Presley’s third movie, Jailhouse Rock, opens nationally. It had a premiere a few weeks earlier at the Memphis theater where Elvis was once an usher.

1964 : Judy Garland and Liza Minelli perform together at the London Palladium, a performance recorded for American television and the LP Live At The London Palladium.

1968 : Diana Ross leaves The Supremes to begin her solo career, and is replaced by Jean Terrell.

1994 : Sonny Bono, half of Sonny and Cher and former mayor of Palm Springs, California, is elected to the US House of Representatives, representing the 44th district in California.

2004 : Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher, and Emmylou Harris and EMI Music Publishing are the top honorees at the 42nd Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held at Nashville’s Opryland Hotel.

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This Day in Music History — October 27

1964 : Sonny (31-year-old Salvatore Bono) and Cher (18-year-old Cherilyn Sarkisian), exchange vows and wedding rings in their first home. Their publicity materials cite this as the day of their wedding, but they would not officially marry until 1969.

1975 : Bruce Springsteen appears on the covers of both Time and Newsweek amid acclaim for his Born To Run album.

2005 : New York rappers Jay-Z and Nas end their longtime feud and promote peace on-stage during New York radio station Power 105.1’s Power House concert at New Jersey’s Continental Airlines Arena.

2011 : Beavis and Butthead returns to MTV.

2013 : Fleetwood Mac cancels the remaining dates of their world tour after co-founder John McVie is diagnosed with cancer.

This Day in Music History — August 26

1970 : Think today’s festivals are cool? Check out some of the acts at the three-day Isle of Wight festival in England, which begins on this day: Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell,Donovan, Jethro Tull, Miles Davis, Emerson, Lake And Palmer, The Doors, The Who, Spirit,The Moody Blues, Chicago, Procol Harum, Sly and the Family Stone, Free, Jimi Hendrix (his last concert appearance in England).

1970 : After an all-night jam, The Allman Brothers’ Duane Allman asks Eric Clapton if he can attend the recording sessions for his new group, Derek and the Dominoes. Clapton agrees, only on the condition that Allman also play on the sessions.

1976 : Steven Tyler of Aerosmith appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Annie Leibovitz took the photo, which shows the frontman haggard and bleary after just 2 hours sleep. Leibovitz got the shot by showing up at his hotel at 6am.

1987 : Sonny Bono of Sonny And Cher announces his intention to run for mayor of Palm Springs, California, after frustration over his inability to get a new sign approved by the city council for his local restaurant, Bono’s. He wins and serves one four-year term, and eventually becomes a Congressman for the district in 1994.