Friday, March 24, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1958 Elvis Presley is inducted into the Army in Memphis at age 23.

In 1958 "He's Got The Whole World (In His Hands)" by Laurie London enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1958 "Catch A Falling Star" by Perry Como is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1959 The re-formed Drifters' single "There Goes My Baby" is released featuring new lead singer Ben E. King who replaced Clyde McPhatter.

In 1962 Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first perform as Little Boy Blue & The Blue Boys.

In 1962 "Soldier Boy" by the Shirelles enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1965 While performing in Denmark, Rolling Stone Bill Wyman is knocked unconscious by a an electrical shock from microphone stand.

In 1966 The New York State Assembly passes a bill making it a misdemeanor to sell unauthorized copies of records or tapes.

In 1971 The Carpenters' self-titled album "Carpenters" is released.

In 1972 "A Horse With No Name" by America and "Puppy Love" by Donny Osmond are both certified gold.

In 1973 "Pillow Talk" by Sylvia enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1973 "Love Train" by O'Jays is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1975 An overzealous fan bites Lou Reed on the behind. Afterwards, Reed comments, "America seems to breed real animals."

In 1977 Fleetwood Mac appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1977 Al Stewart's album "Year Of The Cat" is certified platinum.

In 1979 "The Logical Song" by Supertramp and "Just When I Needed You Most" by Randy Vanwarmer both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1979 "Tragedy" by the Bee Gees hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1980 The Beatles "Rarities" album is released in the U.S.

In 1984 Beach Boy Al Jardine marries Mary Ann Helmandollar.

In 1986 George Harrison and Madonna appear on the cover of People magazine. Harrison had produced Madonna's movie "Shanghai."

In 1986 The Rolling Stones' album "Dirty Work" is released.

In 1986 Lionel Richie wins the Best Song Oscar for "Say You Say Me" from the film "White Nights."

In 1986 Van Halen's "5150" album is released with Sammy Hagar as the new lead singer replacing David Lee Roth.

In 1990 Gloria Estefan is awarded a Golden Globe by Columbia Records for selling 5 million albums outside the U.S.

In 1990 "This Old Heart Of Mine" by Rod Stewart enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1990 "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1991 The Black Crowes are dropped as the opening act on ZZ Top's tour after lead singer Chris Robinson insults the tour's sponsor onstage.

In 1992 A Chicago judge approves a court settlement offering refunds to those who bought music or attended concerts by the lip-synching duo Milli Vanilli.

In 1992 The Doors' video "A Tribute To Jim Morrison" is certified gold.

In 1993 Judy Collins jogs with President Clinton but ran out of breath and hitched a ride with a limousine back to the White House.

In 1993 Elton John breaks Elvis Presley's record of having a song in the Billboard Hot 100 each year for 23 years straight when "Simple Life" entered the Billboard chart, making it 24 years in-a-row.

In 1993 Mick Jagger's album "Wandering Spirit" is certified gold while Diamond Rio's CD "Diamond Rio" goes platinum.

In 1997 Harold Melvin of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes dies in his sleep at his home in Philadelphia. He was 57.

In 1998 The albums "'N Sync" by 'N Sync and "A Rose Is Still A Rose" by Aretha Franklin are released.

In 1999 "I Will Get There" by Boyz II Men and "When You Believe" by Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston are both certified gold.

In 1999 Goo Goo Dolls' album "Dizzy Up The Girl" goes double platinum.

In 2001 Bon Jovi headlines a concert at Colonial Stadium in Melbourne that raises $1.7 million Australian to benefit flood-stricken farmers.

In 2001 Sammy & Kari Hagar give birth to their second daughter, Samantha Pastel Hagar.

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