Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1961 Barbra Streisand appears on "The Jack Paar Show."

In 1964 The Searchers ("Needles & Pins") appear on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

In 1968 "Young Girl" by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap is certified gold.

In 1969 "Grazing In The Grass" by Friends Of Distinction, "These Eyes" by Guess Who and "Atlantis" by Donovan all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1974 The Guess Who host a celebrity tennis tournament in Toronto to benefit the National Ballet of Canada.

In 1975 "Only Women Bleed" by Alice Cooper, "Bad Time" by Grand Funk, "Magic" by Pilot and "Sister Golden Hair" by America all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1975 "Lovin' You" by Minnie Riperton is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1977 Jackson Browne, John Sebastian, J.D. Souther, Richie Havens and others play a series of concerts in Tokyo to benefit efforts to protect whales and dolphins. They raised $150,000 in 3 days.

In 1977 David Bowie appears on a Dinah Shore TV special.

In 1977 "I Never Cry" by Alice Cooper is certified gold.

In 1979 The North London Avengers change their name to Madness.

In 1980 R.E.M. plays its first paid gig at a party given by a friend of the band.

In 1980 Grateful Dead perform on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."

In 1980 "Biggest Part Of Me" by Ambrosia enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1981 300-pound Canned Heat singer Bob Hite, 36, dies of a heart attack.

In 1984 Marvin Gaye is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles.

In 1984 Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" wins Best Female Video at the second annual American Video Awards.

In 1985 More than 5000 radio stations play USA For Africa's "We Are The World" simultaneously.

In 1986 "Holding Back The Years" by Simply Red enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1987 Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson, Jerry Lewis, Mel Torme, Artie Shaw and Henry Mancini attend the Los Angeles funeral of Buddy Rich.

In 1989 Grace Jones is arrested in Jamaica for cocaine possession.

In 1993 A judge in Beverly Hills drops assault and battery charges against rapper "Marky" Mark Wahlberg after he reaches an out-of-court

settlement in a civil lawsuit filed by man he allegedly beat up the previous summer.

In 1993 Construction begins on the long-awaited Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

In 1994 Aerosmith wins 7 awards at eighth annual Boston Music Awards.

In 1995 Clinton Gregory arrives late to the Country Dance Music Awards in Nashville because his wife was giving birth to a daughter.

In 1995 The Doors' album "The Best of the Doors" goes triple platinum.

In 1996 Shania Twain's video "The Woman In Me" is certified platinum.

In 1997 "Nice Lives" by Aerosmith debuts at #1 on Billboard's albums chart.

In 1998 Drummer Cozy Powell (Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Whitesnake) is killed in a car accident in southwest England. He was 50.

In 1999 Eminem's album "Slim Shady" is certified gold and platinum.

In 2000 The Doors' Ray Manzarek & Robbie Krieger play at the Whisky in L.A.

In 2000 Steely Dan's album "Two Against Nature" is certified gold.

In 2006 Gene Pitney ("Only Love Can Break a Heart") dies at a hotel in Wales after playing a show. He was 65.

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