Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1931 "Dream A Little Dream Of Me" by Wayne King is #1 on charts.

In 1960 "Stuck On You" by Elvis Presley hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1964 "Walk On By" by Dionne Warwick enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1968 The Beatles refuse to perform for the Queen at a benefit for British Olympics. Ringo says, "We don't do benefits."

In 1970 "Band Of Gold" by Freda Payne enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1970 The interracial rock group Pacific Gas and Electric Company is pelted with beer cans and forced to flee from a racist crowd in Raleigh, NC.

In 1970 "Up Around The Bend" by Creedence Clearwater Revival enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1970 "ABC" by the Jackson 5 hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1973 Sweet's single "Little Willie" and Bette Midler's album "The Divine Miss M" are both certified gold.

In 1974 Beach Boys Mike Love and Dennis Wilson join the "streaking" fad and strut across stage in the buff.

In 1974 Pamela Morrison, widow of the Doors late lead singer Jim Morrison, dies of a drug overdose at age 27.

In 1974 Kris Kristofferson appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1975 Alice Cooper's "Welcome To My Nightmare" tour is featured on ABC-TV's "In Concert."

In 1977 Elvis Presley made what would be his last recordings during a show in Saginaw, MI. Three of the songs later appeared on the posthumous Presley album "Moody Blue."

In 1977 Paul Anka's TV special "Music My Way" airs on ABC.

In 1978 "We Are The Champions" by Queen is certified platinum.

In 1981 After Denny Laine quits, Paul McCartney disbands Wings.

In 1981 "America" by Neil Diamond enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1987 Roy Orbison headlines the "Oil Aid" benefit in Midland, TX.

In 1989 Depeche Mode's concert movie "101" opens in Los Angeles.

In 1990 Jazz artist Dexter Gordon dies of kidney failure.

In 1990 The famous Fender Stratocaster that the late Jimi Hendrix performed the "Star Spangled Banner" on at Woodstock in 1969 is auctioned off in London for $295,000, which became the world record for a guitar.

In 1992 "If You Asked Me To" by Celine Dion and "In The Closet" by Michael Jackson both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1992 "Jump" by Kris Kross hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 8 weeks.

In 1993 Farm Aid VI is held in Ames, IA, with Neil Young, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Bryan Adams and Ringo Starr.

In 1993 Members of the Grateful Dead announce they'd help pay for a liver transplant for San Francisco psycheldelic artist Stanley "Mouse" Miller who created the band's skull-and-roses logo.

In 1994 Michael Bolton loses a copyright suit with the Isley Brothers concerning their song "Love Is A Wonderful Thing" recorded in 1966.

In 1994 Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz is sentenced to 200 hours of community service for beating up TV cameraman during a memorial service the previous November for actor River Phoenix.

In 1996 Media reports say Michael Jackson had bought a 15th century French castle, 100 miles south of Paris.

In 1996 "Doin' It" by L.L. Cool J is certified gold.

In 1997 Warren Haynes and Allen Woody quit the Allman Brothers Band to devote their full attention to their new group, Gov't Mule.

In 1997 U2 kicks off its "PopMart" tour in Las Vegas.

In 1998 Olivia Newton-John, a breast cancer survivor, appears at Detroit's Race for the Cure benefit.

In 2000 Eric Clapton reunites with former Derek & the Dominos keyboard player Bobby Whitlock on a TV stage in London for their first performance together in 29 years.

In 2000 Paul McCartney's album "A Garland For Linda," a classical tribute to his late wife, Linda McCartney, is released.

In 2002 TLC lead singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, 30, is killed in an auto accident in Honduras.

In 2004 Billy Joel is slightly injured and mostly embarrassed when he lost control of his car on a rain-slicked road and banged into a house in Bayville, NY. It was his third car accident in two years.

In 2004 Jazz violinist/guitarist Claude "Fiddler" Williams dies at age 96.

In 2007 Bobby "Boris" Pickett, whose Boris Karloff impersonation was immortalized in the hit "Monster Mash," dies of leukemia. He was 69.

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