Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1939 Woody Herman's Orchestra records "Woodchopper's Ball."

In 1954 Joe Turner's single "Shake, Rattle & Roll" is released.

In 1954 Billy Haley and the Comets record "Rock Around The Clock."

In 1961 Percy Faith's "Theme From A Summer Place" wins the Best Record Grammy, and Bob Newhart's "Button Down Mind" wins Best Album.

In 1964 Chubby Checker marries former Miss World Catherina Lodders.

In 1964 "It's Over" by Roy Orbison enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1966 After crashing his Corvette into a parked truck in Los Angeles, Jan & Dean's Jan Berry is paralyzed for a year.

In 1968 Life magazine features an article on the Doors entitled "Wicked Go The Doors."

In 1968 The Turtles' album "Turtles' Greatest Hits" is certified gold.

In 1969 Simon & Garfunkel win the Record of the Year Grammy for "Mrs. Robinson" and Jose Feliciano wins Best New Artist.

In 1969 "The Boxer" by Simon & Garfunkel enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1969 "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In" by the 5th Dimension hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 6 weeks.

In 1971 "For All We Know" by the Carpenters is certified gold.

In 1971 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's live "Four Way Street" is certified gold even before it hits the albums chart. It's the last LP the four would record together.

In 1972 The Rolling Stones' album "Exile On Main Street" is released.

In 1973 The film "That'll Be the Day," starring David Essex and Ringo Starr, premieres in London.

In 1974 Chuck Berry performs on ABC-TV's "In Concert."

In 1975 "When Will I Be Loved" by Linda Ronstadt enters the U.S top 40 In 1975 hart.

In 1975 "Philadelphia Freedom" by Elton John hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1975 The film version of the Who's "Tommy," co-starring Elton John and Tina Turner, opens nationally.

In 1975 "When Will I Be Loved" by Linda Ronstadt enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1978 Aretha Franklin marries actor Glynn Turman. Her father, the Reverend C.L. Franklin, performs the ceremony.

In 1979 Mickey Thomas replaces Marty Balin as lead singer of Starship.

In 1980 "Hurt So Bad" by Linda Ronstadt enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1982 The album "I Love Rock 'N Roll" by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts is certified gold and platinum.

In 1984 "Louie Louie Day" is held in Olympia, WA, in an failed attempt to make it the state song.

In 1986 "Be Good To Yourself" by Journey and "Live To Tell" by Madonna both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1988 Sonny Bono is elected mayor of Palm Springs, California.

In 1988 Herbert Mills of The Mills Brothers dies at age 77.

In 1990 James Brown is released from a South Carolina jail after serving 15 months for drug convictions.

In 1992 Don Henley is joined by other celebrities and 6000 people on a 6-mile "Walk for Walden Woods" to save the area in Concord, MA, from commercial development.

In 1993 Actress Lisa Bonet files for divorce from Lenny Kravitz.

In 1993 Janet Jackson's single "That's The Way Love Goes" is released.

In 1993 Paul McCartney's album "Off The Ground" is certified gold.

In 1994 British-born Michael Jackson fan Denise Pfeiffer is charged with making obscene calls to the father of the teenage boy who'd accused the pop star of molesting him.

In 1994 Prince's album "The Hits II" goes gold.

In 1996 The Ventures, Jan & Dean, the Surfaris and the Chantays all receive stars on Hollywood's Rock Walk of Fame.

In 1996 Bon Jovi's album "New Jersey" goes platinum for the seventh time.

In 1997 Travis Tritt marries model Theresa Nelson.

In 1999 Shania Twain becomes the only female artist in music history to reach 10 million units sold with back-to-back album releases with her CD "Come On Over."

In 2000 Metallica files suit against Napster for copyright infringement.

In 2000 Joe Walsh & his new band perform at the Fillmore in San Francisco.

In 2000 Ratt's album "Invasion Of Your Privacy" goes double platinum.

In 2001 Gladys Knight marries corporate consultant William McDowell.

In 2002 Elton John testifies before Congress, saying America has an obligation to use its vast resources to stop the spread of AIDS around the world.

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