Thursday, March 30, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1940 "When You Wish Upon A Star" by Glenn Miller is #1 on the charts.

In 1957 Bobby Helms' "Fraulein" begins a 52-week stay on the U.S. Country singles chart.

In 1957 "Party Doll" by Buddy Knox is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1959 "I Need Your Love Tonight" by Elvis Presley enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1960 Massachusetts congressman Tip O'Neill calls rock and roll "a type of sensuous music unfit for impressionable minds."

In 1963 Lesley Gore makes her first appearance on "American Bandstand."

In 1963 "Two Faces Have I" by Lou Christie and "If You Wanna Be Happy" by Jimmy Soul both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1963 "He's So Fine" by the Chiffons hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1966 Barbra Striesand stars in "Color Me Barbra," a TV special for CBS.

In 1966 85 audience members are arrested at a Rolling Stones' concert at the Olympia in Paris, after the crowd's heated reaction to the Stones gets out of hand.

In 1967 The Beatles arrive at photographer Michael Cooper's Flood Street studio in London to shoot the cover for the "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album. The actual cover was a painting of Cooper's staged photograph.

In 1968 The Yardbirds perform and record what will become "Live Yardbirds" at the Anderson Theater.

In 1970 Miles Davis releases "The Bitches Brew" album.

In 1971 "Lonely Days" by the Bee Gees is certified gold.

In 1972 Alice Cooper appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1973 Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin appear on NBC-TV's "Midnight Special."

In 1973 Deep Purple's album "Made In Japan" is released.

In 1974 "Sunshine On My Shoulders" by John Denver is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1978 2 members of the Clash are arrested for shooting pigeons on top of a rehearsal hall.

In 1984 Greg Lake leaves Asia and is replaced by John Wetton, the same person Lake had replaced.

In 1985 "Axel F" by Harold Faltermeyer enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1985 "One More Night" by Phil Collins hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1987 Duane Allen of the Oak Ridge Boys said William Lee Golden had been kicked out of the group because he disliked the other members.

In 1987 Berlin wins the Best Original Song Oscar for "Take My Breath Way" from the film "Top Gun," starring Tom Cruise.

In 1987 Carly Simon's album "Coming Around Again" is released.

In 1989 Gladys Knight performs for the first time without the Pips at Bally's In Las Vegas.

In 1990 Madonna's single "Vogue" is released.

In 1991 "Coming Out Of The Dark" by Gloria Estefan hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1993 Bon Jovi's video "Keep The Faith" is released.

In 1994 Pink Floyd's album "Division Bell" is released.

In 1998 "Romeo & Juliet" by Sylk-e Fyne is certified gold.

In 1999 Kiss cancels three concert dates in Russia because of anti-American feelings spurred by the bombing of Yugoslavia.

In 2000 Mick Jagger returns to his boyhood school in Britain to open the Mick Jagger Performing Arts Centre at Dartford Grammar School.

In 2000 Patsy Cline's album "Heartaches" is certified platinum.

In 2001 Kenny Rogers appears at Philadelphia's First Union Center to pay tribute to former Philadelphia 76ers star Charles Barkley, who retired the previous season.

In 2002 Celine Dion appears on the cover of TV Guide.

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