Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1931 "Just A Gigolo" by Ted Lewis is #1 on the U.S. charts.

In 1961 "Calcutta" by Lawrence Welk is certified gold.

In 1965 The Dave Clark Five performs on CBS-TV's the "Ed Sullivan Show." In 1966 Simon & Garfunkel receive their first gold record for "Sounds Of Silence."

In 1967 Aretha Franklin records "Respect" at the Atlantic Studios.

In 1970 The Who record the "Live At Leeds" album at a concert at Leeds University in Yorkshire, England.

In 1970 "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" by Sly & Family Stone hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1971 Albert Grossman, Janis Joplin's manager goes to court to prove her death was not a suicide to collect a $200,000 life insurance policy.

In 1972 "Grease" begins its 10-year Broadway theatrical run.

In 1972 John Lennon & Yoko Ono host "The Mike Douglas Show" while Douglas was on vacation.

In 1973 David Bowie collapses from exhaustion at the end of his Valentine's Day Show at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

In 1974 The Captain & Tennille get married in Virginia City, Nevada.

In 1974 Bob Dylan appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1974 "Seasons In The Sun" by Terry Jacks is certified gold.

In 1976 Al Jarreau is the musical guest on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."

In 1976 "Right Back To Where We Started From" by Maxine Nightengale and "Boogie Fever" by the Sylvers both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1977 Janis Ian gets 461 Valentine's cards after singing she'd never received any in "At Seventeen."

In 1977 The B-52's make their performing debut at an Athens, GA, party.

In 1977 Abba finishes up their first British tour with at London's Royal Albert Hall.

In 1978 Dire Straits begin recording their first album in London.

In 1980 Lou Reed marries Sylvia Morales in New York.

In 1980 "Rock With You" by Michael Jackson is certified gold.

In 1981 Singer Billy Idol goes solo when Generation X breaks up.

In 1981 "Morning Train (Nine To Five)" by Sheena Easton, "Just The Two Of Us" by Grover Washington Jr., and "Being With You" by Smokey Robinson all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1984 Stray Cat's Brian Setzer marries Deanna Morgan.

In 1984 Elton John marries studio engineer Renate Blauel in Sydney, Australia. (The marriage lasts less than 5 years.)

In 1986 Frank Zappa appears on the NBC-TV's "Miami Vice" as a crime boss named "Mr. Frankie."

In 1987 "Lean On Me" by Club Nouveau enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1987 "Livin' On A Prayer" by Bon Jovi hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1988 Kathy Mattea weds songwriter Jon Vezner.

In 1988 Broadway composer Frederick Loewe, who wrote the music for "My Fair Lady" and "Camelot," dies at age 86.

In 1989 R.E.M.'s album "Green" is certified platinum and Living Colour's album "Vivid" goes gold.

In 1990 James Brown is cleared for a work release program by South Carolina corrections officials.

In 1990 The Rolling Stones' first ever tour of Japan begins with 10 sold-out shows at Tokyo's Korakuen Dome.

In 1991 The first all-female rap concert takes place in Los Angeles with Queen Latifah, Yo-Yo, Monie Love and M.C. Lyle.

In 1991 Mick Jagger flys to Atlanta to begin filming "Freejack," starring Emilio Estevez and Rene Russo.

In 1991 Pam Tillis and guitarist Bob DiPiero are married.

In 1992 Mariah Carey's album "Emotions" goes triple platinum.

In 1993 Harry Nilsson suffers a heart attack. (He would die from heart disease the following January.)

In 1994 Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia marries filmmaker Deborah Koons.

In 1996 Prince marries backup singer/dancer Mayte Garcia.

In 1997 Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits weds Kitty Aldridge.

In 1997 Country singer Ty England and wife Shanna have their third child, daughter Levi Wyatt.

In 1997 Alanis Morissette's album "Jagged Little Pill" is certified platinum for the fifteenth time.

In 1998 Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds is honored as "Entertainer of the Year" at the 29th NAACP Image Awards.

In 1998 Country singer Hal Ketchum and makeup artist Gina Pacconi are married in Austin.

In 1998 Madonna performs at New York nightclub the Roxy. It was her first club performance in more than 10 years.

In 1998 "Nice & Slow" by Usher is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 2000 AC/DC's album "Stiff Upper Lip" is released.

In 2001 Prince launches the NPG Music Club, a subscription service for online access to his songs and videos as well as VIP passes to Prince concerts and after-show parties.

In 2010 Doug Fieger, leader of The Knack who sang on the 1979 hit "My Sharona" dies from cancer. He was 57.

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