Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1930 "Happy Days Are Here Again" by Ben Selvin is #1 on the charts.

In 1940 Cab Calloway and his orchestra record Dizzy Gillespie's composition "Pickin' the Cabbage" for the Vocalion label.

In 1962 The Beatles, with Pete Best on drums, make their radio debut performing "Dream Baby" on the BBC show "Teenager's Turn."

In 1964 The Dave Clark Five make their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

In 1967 "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" by the Monkees is certified gold.

In 1968 Bill Graham's Fillmore East opens in New York.

In 1969 "Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In" by the 5th Dimension and "Hawaii Five-O" by the Ventures both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1969 The Beatles hold the top two positions on the U.S. albums chart with the so-called "White Album" and the "Yellow Submarine" soundtrack.

In 1970 Diana Ross makes her solo performing debut in Farmington, MA.

In 1971 Radio Hanoi begins broadcasting with Jimi Hendrix's version of "The Star-Spangled Banner."

In 1973 Paul McCartney pleads guilty to charges of growing marijuana outside
his Scottish countryside farm and is fined $240.

In 1973 Grateful Dead keyboardist/vocalist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan dies of a stomach hemorrhage at age 27.

In 1974 Bad Company performs for the first time in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.

In 1975 "Philadelphia Freedom" by Elton John and "How Long" by Ace both enter on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1975 "Have You Never Been Mellow" by Olivia Newton-John is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1977 Foreigner releases their self-titled d far as I am concerned, Madonna has no tal

In 1990 Robert Plant's album "Manic Nirvana" is released.

In 1991 L.L. Cool J makes his acting debut, playing an undercover New York cop in "The Hard Way."

In 1993 Singer/bandleader Billy Eckstine dies of a stroke at age 78.

In 1994 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' album "Greatest Hits" is certified double platinum.

In 1994 Nirvana's Kurt Cobain is released from a Rome hospital four days after lapsing into what was called an accidental drug-induced coma.

In 1994 Aerosmith is named the Favorite Rock Band at the People's Choice Awards.

In 1994 The Black Crowes' album "Shake Your Money Maker" is certified quadruple platinum.

In 1995 Madonna's album "Bedtime Stories" goes double platinum.

In 1996 BBC Radio One declines to air the second Beatles single "Real Love" from "The Beatles Anthology," calling it of insufficient merit.

In 2000 Britney Spears' album "...Baby One More Time" is certified platinum for the 12th time.

In 2016 The legendary producer of The Beatles, Sir George Martin, dies at age of 90.

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