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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1896 Gilbert & Sullivan's last operetta "Grand Duke" debuts in London.

In 1917 The first jazz record, "The Dixie Jazz Band One-Step," is released.

In 1939 Guy Lombardo & the Royal Canadians record "Auld Lang Syne."

In 1960 "Sink The Bismarck" by Johnny Horton enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1962 The Beatles make their broadcasting debut on BBC radio.

In 1964 "Dead Man's Curve" by Jan & Dean and "Needles & Pins" by the Searchers both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1967 Bobby Darin and actress Sandra Dee are divorced.

In 1967 The Beatles finish recording "Lovely Rita."

In 1969 The Who's single "Pinball Wizard" is released.

In 1969 "Dizzy" by Tommy Roe is certified gold.

In 1970 "Up The Ladder To The Roof" by the Supremes enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1973 "Dueling Banjos" by Eric Weissberg and "Your Mama Don't Dance" by Loggins & Messina are both certified gold.

In 1975 Olivia Newton-John hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Ike & Tina Turner, Leo Sayer, and Waylon Jennings.

In 1976 Elton John's wax double is unveiled at London's Madame Tussaud's.

In 1983 The Nashville Network debuts on cable systems nationwide.

In 1983 Michael Jackson is the first artist in the history of Billboard magazine to simultaneously hold the #1 slot on the Albums, Pop Singles, and R&B charts.

In 1983 Richard Thomas portrays Hank Williams Jr. in a network TV movie.

In 1983 Toni Basil's single "Mickey" is certified platinum.

In 1985 USA For Africa releases the single "We Are The World."

In 1987 "I Just Died In Your Arms" by Cutting Crew enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1988 The Beatles' albums "Past Masters Volume 1" and "Past Masters Volume 2" are released.

In 1990 Aerosmith's album "Permanent Vacation" goes triple platinum.

In 1993 House of Pain's Erik Schrody is arrested at New York's Kennedy airport for carrying an unloaded gun in his suitcase.

In 1993 The Black Crowes cut short a concert in Louisville, KY, after a member of the group's entourage was beaten and another arrested by narcotics detectives backstage. The police later admitted that they didn't find any drugs.

In 1994 Erin Everly files a lawsuit in Los Angeles against her ex-husband Axl Rose, claiming he beat her and threatened her during their brief marriage.

In 1994 The U.S. Supreme Court rules that 2 Live Crew did not break federal copyright laws by recording a parody of Roy Orbison's "Oh, Pretty Woman."

In 1996 Neil Diamond gives his first record store performance in 20 years at Virgin's Megastore in Los Angeles.

In 1997 Toni Braxton's single "I Don't Want To" is released.

In 1997 Dave Matthews Band's album "Remember Two Things" goes gold.

In 1999 Celine Dion wins Best Female Vocalist and Best Album for "Let's Talk About Love" at Canada's 28th annual Juno Awards.

In 2000 Doug Stone is injured when his ultra-light aircraft crashes near Nashville.

In 2000 The albums "Twenty Four Seven" by Tina Turner and "Cold Hard Truth" by George Jones are both certified gold, while Sisqo's CD "Unleash The Dragon" goes double platinum.

In 2000 Country singer Frank "Pee Wee" King dies at age 86.

In 2003 Virtually every musical on Broadway shut down as musicians went on strike; the walkout lasted four days.

In 2007 Founding E Street Band member Bill Chinnock commits suicide at his Maine home. He was 59. The guitarist/keyboardist had been struggling with Lyme disease.

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