Thursday, February 16, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1963 The Beatles' "Please Please Me" hits #1 in Britain, their first number one hit.

In 1964 The Beatles appear for the second time on "The Ed Sullivan Show,"

performing live from the Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.

In 1968 John Lennon and George Harrison head to India to study with the Maharishi Yogi. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr join them three days later.

In 1968 "Aretha Franklin Day" is declared in Detroit.

In 1968 Elvis Presley's album "How Great Thou Art," which contained "Crying

In The Chapel," is certified gold.

In 1969 George Jones and Tammy Wynette get married. (They split up in 1975.)

In 1969 Jethro Tull's first single, "Sunshine Day," is released.

In 1970 Elvis Presley records his show at the International Hotel in Las Vegas for a live album "On Stage, February 1970."

In 1971 Aretha Franklin records "Spanish Harlem."

In 1972 Rick Nelson begins his first British tour.

In 1973 Loggins & Messina perform "Your Mama Don't Dance" and the Hollies sing "He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother" on ABC-TV's "In Concert."

In 1974 "Bennie And The Jets" by Elton John enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1978 Abba attends the London premiere of their film, "Abba--The Movie."

In 1978 "Love Is Thicker Than Water" by Andy Gibb is certified gold.

In 1979 Alice Cooper hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Olivia Newton-John, Chic, the Cars and Tanya Tucker.

In 1979 George Harrison's single "Blow Away" is released.

In 1980 Gary Numan performs "Cars" on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."

In 1980 "Ride Like The Wind" by Christopher Cross, "Call Me" by Blondie,

"Sexy Eyes" by Dr. Hook and "Cars" by Gary Numan all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1980 "Do That To Me One More Time" by Captain & Tennille is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1985 Pat Benatar and husband/guitarist Neil Geraldo become the parents of a daughter, Haley.

In 1985 "I'm On Fire" by Bruce Springsteen enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1985 "Careless Whisper" by Wham! hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1986 Production on David Lee Roth's "Crazy From The Heat" is canceled two days before it is scheduled to begin.

In 1988 Billy Vera is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 1989 Don McLean sings "American Pie" on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show."

In 1991 Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick and Aretha Franklin join fans at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium to pay tribute to gospel musician the Reverend James Cleveland, who died a week earlier at the age of 59.

In 1992 The Japanese government refuses to allow Mick Jagger into the country because he didn't have the proper papers. He spent the night in a Tokyo airport hotel before being issued a visa.

In 1993 The Faces (including Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones) reunite at the British Music Awards.

In 1994 Bette Midler tells a Los Angeles courtroom that her 1991 movie "For The Boys" was not based on the life of Martha Raye. The comedian sued Midler for $1 million and 10 percent of film's profits.

In 1995 Tanya Tucker's albums "What's Your Mama's Name?" and "Would You Lay With Me" are both certified gold.

In 1996 Walter "Brownie" McGhee, one of the most important figures in folk and blues revival dies of stomach cancer.

In 2000 Savage Garden's album "Affirmation" is certified double platinum, while Creed's CD "Human Clay" goes triple platinum.

In 2001 Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested for stealing and ambulance and going for a joy ride at 3 am in Tallahassee, FL.

In 2004 Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 R&B/pop crossover hit "Just One Look," dies in Las Vegas. She was 67.

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