Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1931 "Star Dust" by Isham Jones is #1 on the charts.

In 1936 Gene Autry records "Back in the Saddle."

In 1957 Army reserve Lt. Buddy Knox ("Party Doll") is called up for six months of active duty.

In 1960 Elvis Presley, who feared flying, and his father begin a train journey from Memphis to Los Angeles to begin filming "G.I. Blues."

In 1960 "Cathy's Clown" by the Everly Brothers enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1964 The Beach Boys sing "I Get Around" and "Don't Worry Baby" on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand." The Beatles are telephone guests on the same show in a pre-recorded conversation with Dick Clark.

In 1966 John Lennon and George Harrison see the Lovin' Spoonful perform at the Marquee club in London.

In 1968 Simon & Garfunkel's album "Bookends" is certified gold.

In 1971 The Jackson Five and Bill Cosby make guest appearances on "Diana," a TV special starring Diana Ross.

In 1973 Neil Young's movie, "Journey Through The Past," debuts at the Dallas Film Festival.

In 1975 Alice Cooper's TV special "Welcome To My Nightmare" airs.

In 1977 Time magazine features an article on Jimmy Buffett titled "Caribbean Country Boy."

In 1977 "Fly Like An Eagle" by Steve Miller Band and "The Things We Do For Love" by Ten CC are both certified gold.

In 1981 Yes breaks up when drummer Alan White and bassist Chris Squire went into rehearsals with Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant and Jimmy Page for a new group that never materialized. Yes re-unites two years later.

In 1984 Michael Jackson had scalp surgery to repair damage done after his hair caught fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial.

In 1988 Eric Clapton's "Crossroads," a 4-disc compilation is released.

In 1988 The murder trial regarding the killing of reggae singer Peter Tosh begins in Kingston, Jamaica.

In 1988 The songwriting team of Holland-Dozier-Holland is inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

In 1989 Simply Red's single "If You Don't Know Me By Now" is released.

In 1989 "She Drives Me Crazy" by Fine Young Cannibals is certified gold.

In 1990 Green Day's album "1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours" is released.

In 1992 "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" by Sophie B. Hawkins and "Just Another Day" by Jon Secada both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1992 Albums by Def Leppard ("Adrenalize"), Bruce Springsteen ("Human Touch," "Lucky Town") and Wynonna ("Wynonna") debut in the top four spots on Billboard's albums chart.

In 1993 David Lee Roth is arrested in New York after purchasing marijuana for $10.

In 1995 Boyz II Men's single "Water Runs Dry" and the Police's album "The Police Live" are both released.

In 1996 Bernard Edwards, 43, of Chic is found dead in a hotel room in Tokyo.

In 1996 Wynonna Judd's CD "Revelations" goes gold and platinum.

In 1997 The Indigo Girls' album "Shaming Of The Sun" is released.

In 1998 Diamond Rio become members of the Grand Ole Opry.

In 1998 Bonnie Raitt kicks off the first leg of her "Fundamental" tour in San Diego, CA.

In 2000 Pink Floyd's album "The Wall Live 1980-81: Is There Anybody Out There?" is released.

In 2000 Clint Black's album "D'lectrified" and George Strait's album "Latest Greatest Straitest Hits" are both certified gold.

In 2002 Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan is inducted into the Hall of Honor at his old high school, John P. Stevens High School in Edison, NJ.

In 2004 Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker opens a franchise of the popular restaurant chain Wahoo's Fish Taco in Norco, California.

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