Monday, March 6, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1853 Verdi's opera "La Traviata" premieres in Venice, Italy.

In 1913 The San Francisco Bulletin features an article on Al Jolson in which they legitimized the term "jazz."

In 1940 Harry James first records "Two O'Clock Jump."

In 1959 The Drifters record "There Goes My Baby."

In 1961 Del Shannon's first hit "Runaway" and "Blue Moon" by the Marcels both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1964 Elvis Presley's 14th film "Kissin' Cousins" premieres.

In 1965 "My Girl" by the Temptations is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1967 The Beatles finish recording "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," the title track of their next album.

In 1970 The Beatles' album "Hey Jude" is certified gold.

In 1971 "Another Day" by Paul McCartney and "Chick-A-Boom" by Daddy Dewdrop both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1972 The U.S. Immigration Service cancels John Lennon's work visa 5 days after granting it. Lennon battled four years before being granted permanent-resident status in the U.S. in 1976.

In 1973 "Cisco Kid" by War is certified gold, four days after "The World Is A Ghetto" did likewise.

In 1974 "Spiders & Snakes" by Jim Stafford is certified gold.

In 1975 The Average White Band earns their first gold record for "Pick Up the Pieces" while Led Zeppelin's LP "Physical Graffiti" goes gold.

In 1976 "Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win)" by Fleetwood Mac and "Fooled Around And Fell In Love" by Elvin Bishop both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1976 "Love Machine (Part 1)" by the Miracles is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1977 "An Evening With Diana Ross" airs on NBC-TV.

In 1978 "Just The Way You Are" by Billy Joel is certified platinum.

In 1980 Toto's album "Hydra" goes gold.

In 1982 Dick Clark donates the podium he stood behind on the original "American Bandstand" to the Smithsonian.

In 1982 "Don't Talk To Strangers" by Rick Springfield and "Don't You Want Me" by The Human League both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1982 The Go-Go's debut LP, "Beauty And The Beast," hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 6 weeks.

In 1988 On a British talk show, George Harrison and Ringo Starr hint of a reunion with Paul McCartney.

In 1989 Smokey Robinson's autobiography, "Inside My Life," is published.

In 1989 Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and wife, Theresa have a daughter, Chelsea Anna.

In 1991 Former University of Texas football coach Darrell Royal buys his friend Willie Nelson's country club, golf course and recording studio near Austin. The properties were being auctioned off by the IRS to pay off Nelson's $16.7 million tax bill.

In 1993 "A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme)" by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1994 Frank Sinatra is rushed to the hospital after he fainted onstage in Richmond, VA, from heat exhaustion.

In 1995 Bruce Springsteen makes an unannounced appearance at a New York night club to jam with Soul Asylum.

In 1996 Yoko Ono, backed by son Sean Lennon and his band, make a rare concert appearance at the Knitting Factory in New York.

In 1996 Johnny and Edgar Winter sue DC Comics over a horror comic with two characters called Johnny and Edgar Autumn.

In 1997 Stevie Ray Vaughan's album "Texas Flood" is certified double platinum, while Meat Loaf's album "Bat Out Of Hell" goes platinum for the 13th time.

In 1998 Madonna does a live TV interview with MuchMusic.

In 1999 Country singer George Jones is seriously injured in an auto accident when he crashed his Lexus into a bridge. It is later revealed that alcohol was a factor.

In 1999 Ginuwine's album "The Bachelor" is certified double platinum.

In 2000 Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Earth Wind, and Fire, the Lovin' Spoonful and the Moonglows are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

In 2001 Destiny's Child's album "Star Profile" is released.

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