Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Music Calendar.

In 1956 Elvis Presley records "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You," backed by The Jordanaires.

In 1956 James Brown has his first chart entry when "Please, Please, Please" enters the U.S. R&B chart.

In 1961 Bob Dylan makes his live debut, opening for John Lee Hooker, at Gerde's Folk City in New York.

In 1963 The Beatles' single "From Me To You" is released in the UK. It became the group's first #1 single in Britain.

In 1963 Nat King Cole records "The Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer."

In 1964 "Love Me Do" by the Beatles and "Just Like Romeo & Juliet" by the Reflections both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1965 The Rolling Stones, the Kinks, the Animals, the Moody Blues, Herman's Hermits, Donovan, Tom Jones and Dusty Springfield perform at a concert sponsored by Britain's New Musical Express magazine.

In 1966 Frank Sinatra begins recording "Strangers In The Night."

In 1968 Big Brother & the Holding Company make their national TV debut on ABC-TV's "Hollywood Palace."

In 1969 "Time Of The Season" by the Zombies is certified gold.

In 1970 Founding member Peter Green announces plans to leave Fleetwood Mac.

In 1970 Paul McCartney says he will no longer record with John Lennon.

In 1970 "Cecilia" by Simon & Garfunkel enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1970 "Let It Be" by the Beatles hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1975 Wet Willie, Charlie Daniels and B.J. Thomas perform on NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special."

In 1977 Alice Cooper is put under house arrest at his Australian hotel after engagement years before.

In 1977 The Captain & Tennille's album "Come In From The Rain" goes gold.

In 1980 Paul McCartney's single "Coming Up" is released.

In 1980 Barry White receives an honorary degree in Recording Arts/Sciences from the UCLA Faculty Club.

In 1980 Gary Numan, Andy Gibb, the Spinners and Kool & the Gang appear on NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special."

In 1981 Eddie Van Halen marries actress Valerie Bertinelli.

In 1981 "Kiss On My List" by Hall & Oates hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1983 Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes win the Best Original Song Oscar for "Up Where We Belong" from the film "An Officer And A Gentlemen."

In 1987 "Wanted Dead Or Alive" by Bon Jovi and "Diamonds" by Herb Alpert both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1988 Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes win the Best Original Song Oscar for "(I've Had) The Time of My Life."

In 1990 Elton John sings at the funeral of AIDS victim Ryan White.

In 1990 "Keep It Together" by Madonna is certified gold.

In 1991 Ringo Starr guests on Fox-TV's "The Simpsons" as himself.

In 1991 Whitney Houston's video "The Star Spangled Banner" goes platinum.

In 1992 Country singer Lee Greenwood, 50, weds Kimberly Payne, 24, who was Miss Tennessee of 1989.

In 1994 The Seattle coroner confirms that Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain's death was a suicide.

In 1994 The singles "Loser" by Beck and "Indian Outlaw" by Tim McGraw are both certified gold.

In 1995 Peter, Paul & Mary's 17th album, "LifeLines," is released.

In 1996 Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble's "Greatest Hits" goes gold, while James Brown's "20 All-time Greatest Hits" is certified gold and platinum.

In 1997 Paul McCartney gives a 20-minute concert from the roof of a building he owned in London.

In 1997 Savage Garden's self-titled album, "Savage Garden," is released.

In 1998 Madonna is featured on the cover of TV Guide.

In 2000 Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, Donna Summer, RuPaul and Destiny's Child perform at "VH1 Divas 2000: A Tribute to Diana Ross" in New York.

In 2000 Santana's album "Shango" is certified gold and Sisqo's CD "Unleash The Dragon" goes triple platinum.

In 2002 Former Mrs. Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson says yes when Kid Rock proposes to her in the desert outside Las Vegas.

In 2006 June Pointer, the youngest of the Pointer Sisters ("Fire," "I'm So Excited," Slow Hand") dies of cancer. She was 51.

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