Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1948 "I'm Looking Over A Four-Leaf Clover" by Art Mooney is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1953 "Kawliga" by Hank Williams enters the U.S. Country chart.

In 1958 The first Gibson model Flying V guitar is shipped.

In 1964 The Rolling Stones' single "Not Fade Away" is released. (It doesn't enter the U.S. charts until the following May.)

In 1970 Creedence Clearwater Revival appears on the cover of Rolling Stone.

In 1970 The Jackson 5 make their TV debut on ABC's "American Bandstand."

In 1970 Simon & Garfunkel's album "Bridge Over Troubled Water" begins a 126-week run on the UK charts.

In 1970 "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)" by Edison Lighthouse enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1971 The Fifth Dimension sings a medley of their hits on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

In 1972 "Precious & Few" by Climax is certified gold.

In 1975 David Bowie's album "Young Americans" is released.

In 1976 "Show Me The Way" by Peter Frampton enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1976 "Good Hearted Woman" by Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson is #1 on the U.S. Country chart.

In 1977 Rod Stewart appears on the cover of People magazine.

In 1979 "Do Ya' Think I'm Sexy" by Rod Stewart is certified platinum.

In 1980 Tom Petty appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1981 "Nine To Five" by Dolly Parton hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1982 Legendary New York air personality Murray "The K," sometimes known as the "Fifth Beatle," dies of cancer at age 60.

In 1986 "9 and Half Weeks" opens in theaters. Thousands purchase Joe Cocker's "You Can Leave Your Hat On" and bags of ice after seeing the movie.

In 1987 Sly Stone (Sylvester Stewart) of Sly & the Family Stone is jailed on drug-related charges.

In 1987 "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" by Aretha Franklin enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1989 Rev. Jesse Jackson appeals for early parole for James Brown, citing Brown's exemplary behavior.

In 1990 Bonnie Raitt wins four Grammy Awards including Best Album. Bette Midler wins Best Record & Best Song and Milli Vanilli wins Best New Artist.

In 1991 Madonna's single "Rescue Me" is released.

In 1992 John Mellencamp makes his film acting, writing and directing debut in "Falling From Grace."

In 1992 A Cleveland court drops rape charges against Joseph Simmons aka "Run" of Run-DMC.

In 1992 "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred is certified gold and platinum.

In 1994 Houston Astrodome security guards mistakenly tackled two cowboys invited on stage by Wynonna during a show.

In 1995 For the first time in 7 years, Bruce Springsteen performs live with the E Street Band in a New York nightclub. They were shooting a video for Jonathan Demme's film "Murder Incorporated."

In 1996 Natalie Merchant's album "Tigerlily" goes double platinum.

In 1997 The Beatles' album "Anthology III" is certified gold, platinum, and triple platinum.

In 2001 Steely Dan wins the Album Of The Year Grammy for "Two AgainstNature," plus Best Pop Album and Best Pop Performance By A Duo for "Cousin Dupree." Eminem won three awards, all in rap categories.

In 2003 The owners of The Station nightclub in West Warwick, RI, where 100 people perished in a fire the night before, deny giving Great White permission to use fireworks blamed for setting off the blaze, even though the band's singer insisted pyrotechnics had been approved.

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