Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1941 The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and Frank Sinatra record "Everything Happens To Me."

In 1944 Bing Crosby and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra record "Swinging On A Star" in Los Angeles.

In 1959 Over 1,000 mourners attend Buddy Holly's funeral in Lubbock, Texas.

In 1964 Sam Cooke appears on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson."

In 1964 The Beatles arrive in New York for their first U.S. tour. They make their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" two days later.

In 1965 George Harrison has his tonsils removed.

In 1967 Mick Jagger files a lawsuit against the British tabloid "News of the World" for reporting that he had bragged about LSD use to a news reporter.

In 1967 Boots Randolph's album "Yakety Sax" is certified gold.

In 1970 John Lennon & Yoko Ono appear on the cover of Rolling Stone.

In 1970 "Come And Get It" by Badfinger, "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel, and "House Of The Rising Sun" by Frijid Pink all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1970 "Venus" by Shocking Blue is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1973 Stevie Wonder performs at Carnegie Hall in New York with opening act the Main Ingredient.

In 1974 "Love's Theme" by the Love Unlimited Orchestra is certified gold.

In 1976 "Disco Lady" by Johnnie Taylor enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1976 "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" by Paul Simon hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1979 Stephen Stills becomes the first musician to record using digital equipment.

In 1980 Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac appears on the cover of Rolling Stone.

In 1980 Pink Floyd begins the U.S. leg of their "The Wall" tour.

In 1981 John Conlee makes his debut at the Grand Ole Opry.

In 1981 "Don't Stand So Close To Me" by Police enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1981 "Celebration" by Kool & The Gang hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1985 U2's album "The Unforgettable Fire" is certified platinum.

In 1986 The Rolling Stones shoot a video for "Harlem Shuffle" in New York with animator Ralph Bakshi.

In 1986 John Mellencamp meets with officials of the local union in Austin, Minnesota, to show his support for the strike against Hormel.

In 1987 Paul Simon, who had broken the UN anti-apartheid boycott of South Africa, defends his use of South African black musicians on his "Graceland" album at a news conference in London.

In 1987 "Open Your Heart" by Madonna is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1988 "Elvis And Me," a 2-part miniseries based on Priscilla Presley's book, airs on ABC-TV.

In 1989 A bill is sponsored to make "Tutti Frutti" the official Georgia state song.

In 1994 Whitney Houston is the big winner at the 21st annual American Music Awards, winning eight.

In 1994 Blind Melon's Shannon Hoon is ejected from the American Music Awards for "loud and disruptive behavior."

In 1995 Tupac Shakur is sentenced to 1-4 years in prison for sexual abuse.

In 1997 Aerosmith's single "Falling In Love" is released.

In 1997 Randy Travis' album "Old 8x10" goes double platinum.

In 1998 Bruce Springsteen is among the storytellers at a national read-in in honor of Black History Month at the Count Basie Learning Center in Red Bank, NY.

In 2000 Ricky Martin returns to his native Puerto Rico for his first concerts there in two years.

In 2000 Charlotte Church's album by "Charlotte Church" goes platinum and Mariah Carey's video "#1's" is certified gold.

In 2001 Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band's make their final two performances at Madison Square Garden, which was filmed for a 2-hour special on HBO.

In 2002 Country artist Jeff Carson is seriously injured while sledding with his wife on their property in Franklin, TN.

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