Monday, March 20, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1936 Benny Goodman and his Orchestra record "Christopher Columbus."

In 1948 The first live televised musical, "Eugene Ormandy" is seen on CBS.

In 1954 Decca, Columbia and MGM records introduce "high fidelity" records.

In 1958 Elvis Presley reports for U.S. Army duty.

In 1959 Bobby Rydell makes his first TV appearance on "American Bandstand."

In 1961 Ricky Nelson records "Hello Mary Lou."

In 1961 "Surrender" by Elvis Presley hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1965 "Game Of Love" by Mindbenders and "I Know A Place" by Petula Clark both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1967 The Supremes' single "The Happening" is released.

In 1967 "Penny Lane" by the Beatles is certified gold.

In 1968 Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Richie Furray and Jim Messina are arrested in Los Angeles for "suspected marijuana use."

In 1969 John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar. He was the second Beatle to marry in eight days. Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman were wed a week earlier.

In 1971 "Me And Bobby McGee" by Janis Joplin hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1972 Ringo Starr's single "Back Off Boogaloo" is released.

In 1974 Deep Purple's album "Burn" is certified gold.

In 1977 The final live T. Rex concert takes place in Portsmouth, England.

In 1979 Cher appears on the cover of Us magazine.

In 1980 A gun toting truck driver enters Elektra/Asylum's offices in New York demanding to see Jackson Browne or the Eagles.

In 1982 "Did It In A Minute" by Hall & Oates enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1982 "I Love Rock 'N Roll" by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 7 weeks.

In 1984 Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats marries actress Britt Ekland.

In 1984 The Judds make their concert debut in Omaha, NE, as the opening act for the Statler Brothers.

In 1987 Boy George pleads guilty to possession of marijuana in London.

In 1987 Kenneth Threadgill, who gave Janis Joplin her start, dies at age 78.

In 1990 Gloria Estefan suffers a broken back when her tour bus is hit by a truck skidding on a icy road. She makes a full recovery in 10 months.

In 1990 "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles goes gold.

In 1990 The videos "New Jersey" by Bon Jovi and "Who's Better, Who's Best" by the Who are both certified gold.

In 1991 Michael Jackson signs the biggest deal in entertainment history when he inks a record/video/movie pact with Sony, valued at $65 million.

In 1991 Eric Clapton's son, Conor, 4, falls to his death from a 53rd story window in New York. Clapton wrote the song "Tears In Heaven" in his son's honor.

In 1992 "Human Touch" by Bruce Springsteen enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1992 Genesis' album "We Can't Dance" goes double platinum while their "Invisible Touch" CD is certified quadruple platinum.

In 1994 Madonna wins the Worst Actress Razzie Award for the third time for her film "Body of Evidence."

In 1995 "Baby It's You" by The Beatles is released as a single more than 30 years after they recorded it in Britain.

In 1996 The Rolling Stones' "Voodoo Lounge" video is certified gold, while Robert Palmer's album "Riptide" goes double platinum.

In 1998 Aretha Franklin's single "A Rose Is Still A Rose" is released.

In 1999 Postage stamps commemorating what would have been the 30th wedding anniversary of John Lennon & Yoko Ono are issued in Gibraltar.

In 2000 During a visit to "Live With Regis and Kathie Lee," Lonestar drummer Keech Rainwater does several impersonations, including Regis.

In 2000 Madonna issues a statement to announce that she is three months pregnant with her second child. The father was UK film director Guy Ritchie, ten years her junior. They were married the following December.

In 2000 Pink's single "There You Go" is certified gold.

In 2001 Bradley McIntosh, Jon Lee and Paul Cattermole of S Club 7 apologize to fans for being "very stupid" after being are cautioned by police for possession of a small amount of cannabis.

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