Thursday, March 9, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1942 Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra record "Well, Git It!"

In 1957 "I'm Walkin'" by Fats Domino and "Come Softly To Me" by the Fleetwoods both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1959 "Venus" by Frankie Avalon hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.

In 1963 The Beatles begin their first British tour, supporting Tommy Roe and Chris Montez. After only one date, they become the headliners.

In 1963 "Baby Workout" by Jackie Wilson enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1967 Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones is hospitalized with respiratory problems.

In 1968 1910 Fruitgum Company perform "Simon Says" on "American Bandstand."

In 1968 The Beatles win four Grammy awards for their album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

In 1968 Jimi Hendrix appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1968 "Valleri," the Monkees' last top 10 single, enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1972 Barbra Streisand, Carole King, James Taylor, Carly Simon and Mama Cass Elliot perform at a concert fundraiser for presidential candidate George McGovern in Los Angeles.

In 1972 Bread's album "Baby I'm A Want You" is certified gold.

In 1974 Bad Company plays their first gig in Newcastle, England.

In 1974 The Grand Ole Opry holds its last performance at the Ryman Auditorium.

In 1974 "Oh My My" by Ringo Starr and "The Loco-Motion" by Grand Funk both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1975 Elvis Presley begins his final recording session at RCA's Hollywood studios.

In 1976 The start of the second leg of the Who's U.S. tour is delayed when Keith Moon collapses onstage at the Boston Garden.

In 1976 Queen's album "A Night at the Opera" is certified gold.

In 1977 Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" becomes their second platinum album.

In 1984 Kris Kristofferson receives the first Roger Miller Memorial Award for lifetime achievement as a songwriter at the TNN/Music City News Country Songwriters Awards.

In 1985 "Can't Fight This Feeling" by REO Speedwagon hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1986 James Brown is joined onstage in Los Angeles by Boy George.

In 1987 Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Carole King, Gerry Goffin and Carole Bayer Sager are inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame.

In 1987 U2's album "The Joshua Tree," containing the singles "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" and "With Or Without You" is released.

In 1990 Kid 'N Play and Full Force make their movie debut in "House Party."

In 1991 "Someday" by Mariah Carey hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1993 Garth Brooks and Whitney Houston are named favorite musical performers, while Alabama is named the favorite musical group at the 19th annual People's Choice Awards.

In 1994 British authorities turn down a request by Jimi Hendrix's ex-girlfriend to open a new inquest into the musician's 1970 death.

In 1995 Don Henley testifies at a congressional hearing in favor of a bill expanding the rights of musicians to collect royalties from recordings.

In 1996 "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1996 "One Sweet Day" by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men remained #1 for the 15th week in a row, becoming the longest-running single to top Billboard's Hot 100 Chart.

In 1997 Gangsta rapper The Notorious B.I.G. (Christopher Wallace) is killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. He was 24.

In 1998 Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs kicks off the second leg of his "No Way Out" tour in Miami.

In 1998 "How Do I Live" by Leann Rimes is certified triple platinum.

In 1999 Kris Kristofferson receives the first Roger Miller Memorial Award for lifetime achievement as a songwriter at the TNN/Music City News Country Songwriters Awards Show.

In 1999 Cher's album "If I Could Turn Back Time: Greatest Hits" and Van Morrison's album "Back On Top" are both released.

In 2000 Ricky Martin and Cher are named most successful international male and female artists, respectively, at Germany's Echo Awards, their equivalent of the Grammys.

In 2005 Country singer/songwriter, Chris LeDoux dies at age 56 from cancer of the bile duct.

In 2007 Brad Delp, the lead singer for Boston is found dead in his home in southern New Hampshire. He was 55.

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