Friday, April 14, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1759 Composer George Frideric Handel dies in London.

In 1955 Fats Domino's single "Ain't That A Shame" is released.

In 1956 "Long Tall Sally" by Pat Boone enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1958 "Witch Doctor" by David Seville and "Looking Back" by Nat King Cole both enter the U.S. Top 40 chart.

In 1958 "He's Got The Whole World (In His Hands)" by Laurie London is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1963 The Beatles meet the Rolling Stones for the first time after a Stones' concert in Richmond, England.

In 1965 Neil Sedaka, Jerry Lee Lewis and the Righteous Brothers perform on TV's "Shindig."

In 1965 The title of the second Beatles film is changed from "Eight Arms To Hold You" to "Help!"

In 1967 "There's A Kind Of Hush" by Herman's Hermits is certified gold.

In 1969 The Monkees' TV special "33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee" airs on NBC.

In 1970 Creedence Clearwater performs the first of two concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall.

In 1970 Stephen Stills crashes his car and breaks his wrist while eyeing a cop in the rear view mirror.

In 1972 The Rolling Stones' single "Tumblin' Dice" is released.

In 1973 "My Love" by Paul McCartney and "Right Place Wrong Time" by Dr. John both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1974 The film "Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones" makes its U.S. debut at New York's Ziegfield Theater.

In 1974 Pete Townshend makes his solo debut at London's Roadhouse.

In 1974 Marvin Gaye appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1974 "Sundown" by Gordon Lightfoot enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1975 Mick Jagger confirms that Ron Wood will be accompanying the Rolling Stones when they tour North and South America.

In 1975 "Black Water" by the Doobie Brothers is certified gold.

In 1976 Stevie Wonder signs a $13 million dollar deal with Motown. At the time, it was the biggest record deal in history.

In 1976 Bay City Roller's Eric Faulkner almost overdoses on valium.

In 1978 England Dan & John Ford Coley host NBC-TV's "Midnight Special" with guests Kansas, Commodores and Wet Willie.

In 1979 "When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman" by Dr. Hook enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1979 "What A Fool Believes" by the Doobie Brothers is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1980 Elton John, Cliff Richard, Karen Carpenter and Gene Kelly appear on an Olivia Newton-John TV special on ABC.

In 1980 "The Touring Principle" by Gary Numan is the first rock video to be offered for sale to the general public.

In 1980 A New Jersey State assemblyman proposes that Bruce Springsteen's "Born To Run" should be declared the official state song.

In 1982 Van Halen's "Diver Down" album is released.

In 1984 "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1987 Mickey Gilley files suit to sever his ties with the club Gilleys.

In 1987 Fleetwood Mac's first album in 5 years, "Tango in the Night," is released.

In 1989 Tom Petty's first solo album, "Full Moon Fever," is released.

In 1990 "Vogue" by Madonna enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1990 "I'll Be Your Everything" by Tommy Page is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1992 A University of Massachusetts music teacher retracts charges that the New Kids On The Block lip-synched during their concerts.

In 1992 Billy Ray Cyrus' single "Achy Breaky Heart" and ZZ Top's "Greatest Hits" album are both released.

In 1992 Salt 'n Pepa's album "Black's Magic" and "Jump" by Kris Kross are both certified platinum.

In 1993 Vanessa Williams gives birth to a boy, the third child and first son for her and her husband/manager Ramon Hervey.

In 1994 The medical examiner said Nirvana's Kurt Cobain had been dead three days when his body was found at his Seattle home.

In 1994 Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx and wife Brandi become parents to daughter Storm Brieann.

In 1996 Actor Steven Seagal jams onstage at a Beverly Hills, CA, nightclub with Joe Walsh, Chris Squire, John Fogerty and Brian Setzer.

In 1997 Ringo Starr makes his debut as host of VH1's "Classic Albums."

In 1998 Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Gloria Estefan and Shania Twain perform at VH1's "Save The Music" benefit concert.

In 1998 "Too Close" by Next is certified platinum.

In 1999 The body of Tammy Wynette is exhumed and an autopsy performed in Nashville at the request of Wynette's husband George Richey.

In 2000 The Beatles' album "Let It Be" is certified quadruple platinum.

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