1958 – Perry Como’s “Catch A Falling Star” is certified as the first gold single for one million copies sold.

1983 – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and Alec John Such form Bon Jovi.

1995 – Prince releases the single “Purple Medley.”

1998 – Ray Charles makes his first solo performance in 53 years on the television shopping network QVC.

Information for this post was gathered from This Day in Music, The Music History Calendar, On This Day, and Wikipedia.

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