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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1958 Hank Williams Jr. makes his stage debut in Swainsboro, GA.

In 1958 Buddy Holly & the Crickets play The Gaumont Cinema in Salisbury, England, during the band's UK tour.

In 1962 "Nearer The Cross" by Tennessee Ernie Ford is certified gold.

In 1963 The Beatles' first album in the UK, "Please Please Me," is released. It contained "Love Me Do," "I Saw Her Standing There," "Do You Want To Know a Secret?" and "Twist & Shout."

In 1964 Barbra Striesand appears on the cover of NY Times magazine section.

In 1965 The Beatles' album "The Early Beatles" is released in the U.S.

In 1965 Bob Dylan's first electric album, "Bringing it All Back Home," is released.

In 1966 The Four Seasons appear on TV's "Where The Action Is."

In 1968 The Doors perform a 2-night stand at the Fillmore East in New York.

In 1969 Neil Diamond sings "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show" on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."

In 1969 Paul Revere & the Raiders and the Monkees perform on TV's "Happening '69."

In 1969 Newlyweds John Lennon & Yoko Ono begin their first "Bed-in For Peace" at the Amsterdam Hilton.

In 1969 "Sweet Cherry Wine" by Tommy James & the Shondells enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1971 John Lennon's single "Power To The People" is released in the U.S.

In 1971 Elton John's album "Tumbleweed Connection" goes gold.

In 1973 "Clair" by Gilbert O'Sullivan is certified gold.

In 1974 Ten Years After play their final concert in London.

In 1974 Bill Withers hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Bobby Womack, Melissa Manchester and Montrose.

In 1974 "Dark Lady" by Cher is certified gold.

In 1975 Barry Manilow performs "Mandy" and "It's A Miracle" on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."

In 1975 "Thank God I'm A Country Boy" by John Denver enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1975 "My Eyes Adored You" by Frankie Valli is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1976 Presidential candidate Jimmy Carter tells the audience at a NARM Scholarship Foundation Dinner that Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin and other bands inspired him while working late nights when he was the Governor of Georgia.

In 1977 John Denver's TV special, "Thank God, I'm A Country Boy," airs on ABC-TV.

In 1978 The Ruttles TV special, "All You Need Is Cash," airs in America.

In 1978 The Police sign with A&M Reocrds.

In 1979 Chaka Khan has a baby boy, the day before her own birthday.

In 1980 "The Rose" by Bette Midler enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1980 "Another Brick In The Wall" by Pink Floyd hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1982 The Beatles' album "Reel Music" is released in the U.S.

In 1986 Mark Dinning ("Teen Angel") dies of a heart attack at age 52.

In 1986 "On My Own" by Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald and "All I Need Is A Miracle" by Mike + The Mechanics both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1986 "These Dreams" by Heart is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1988 Nashville's CMA Hall of Fame opens a special Johnny Cash exhibit.

In 1992 Tone Loc guest stars on "Roc" as a neighbor fighting drug dealers.

In 1993 Paul McCartney begins recording tracks for his "Paul Is Live" album in Sydney, Australia.

In 1994 Ted Nugent records public service announcements warning teenagers about the dangers of inhaling aerosal sprays to get high.

In 1994 "Without You" by Mariah Carey is certified gold.

In 1994 Singer/bassist and producer Dan Hartman, 43, dies of a brain tumor.

In 1995 A judge in Waco, TX, drops marijuana possession charges against Willie Nelson after ruling a police search of his car was illegal.

In 1995 R.E.M.'s album "Monster" is certified triple platinum.

In 1996 Former Turtles drummer Don Murray, 50, dies in Santa Monica, CA.

In 1997 Paul McCartney's original birth certificate sells to an unidentified buyer for $84,146.

In 1997 "Pop" by U2 debuts at #1 on the Billboard albums chart.

In 1997 "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" by Puff Daddy featuring Mase (Bad Boy) hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1998 Sarah McLachlan wins four Juno Music Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys.

In 1999 Britney Spears' album "...Baby One More Time" is certified triple platinum, while Shania Twain's CD "Come On Over" is goes platinum for the 9th time.

In 2000 Two people are injured when a gunman opens fire outside a Toronto music store, where hundreds of teenage girls were waiting to get autographs from members of 'N Sync.

In 2005 Rod Price, lead guitarist and founding member of Foghat, 57, dies after suffering head trauma from an accidental fall down a stairway.

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