Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1940 Lionel Hampton joins the Nat King Cole trio to record "Central Avenue Breakdown" and "Jack the Bellboy."

In 1963 The Rolling Stones begin their first recording session at London's Olympic Sound Studios.

In 1964 Bob Dylan arrives in Britain for his first tour.

In 1967 Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones are all in court, defending themselves in separate drug-related cases.

In 1968 Jim Morrison of the Doors incites an riot during a Chicago concert, then escapes backstage as the crowd battles with police.

In 1969 The Turtles and the Temptations play Tricia Nixon's White House Masque Ball.

In 1969 "Get Back" b/w "Don't Let Me Down" by Beatles and "Love Theme From 40 Romeo & Juliet" by Henry Mancini both enter on the U.S. top chart.

In 1973 Alice Cooper appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1974 The Who sell out four nights in Madison Square Garden (80,000 seats) in less than 8 hours.

In 1974 Eric Clapton records "I Shot the Sheriff."

In 1975 Stevie Wonder plays an unannounced free concert near the Washington Monument. The show drew an estimated 125,000 people to celebrate "Human Kindness Day."

In 1975 "Midnight Blue" by Melissa Manchester enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1977 "When I Need You" by Leo Sayer is certified gold.

In 1978 The Rolling Stones' single "Miss You" is released.

In 1980 "Tired of Toein' The Line" by Rocky Burnette enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1984 Phil Collins' single "Against All Odds" is certified gold.

In 1985 The Go-Go's ("We've Got The Beat") announce their breakup.

In 1986 Paul Simon performs on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."

In 1986 Motley Crue's Tommy Lee marries actress Heather Locklear.

In 1986 "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins and "Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1986 "West End Girls" by Pet Shop Boys is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1989 Tiffany is chosen as the voice of Judy Jetson for the animated film "Jetsons - The Movie."

In 1989 U2's Bono (Paul Hewson) celebrates his 29th birthday as his wife Alison gives birth to daughter Jordon.

In 1993 The Who's Pete Townshend is nominated for a Tony Award for his stage adaptation of "Tommy."

In 1993 Fire heavily damages Mickey Gilley's theater in Branson, Missouri.

In 1994 Willie Nelson is arrested on drug possession charges in Hewitt, Texas, after a police officer found him asleep in his car with a marijuana cigarette in the ashtray. The case was later dismissed.

In 1994 Linda McCartney unveils a new line of frozen meatless entrees she'd created.

In 1994 Paula Abdul files for divorce from actor Emilio Estevez after two years of marriage.

In 1994 Tupac Shakur begins serving a 15-day jail sentence for attacking a video director.

In 1994 Barbra Striesand begins her first concert tour in 30 years.

In 1995 Reba McEntire becomes the first woman in 15 years to be named Entertainer of the Year at the 30th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

In 1995 The Black Crowes headline a concert benefiting the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing tragedy.

In 1997 Barbara Mandrell launches her own jewelry line on QVC called "Country Sentiments."

In 1998 The voices of Ani DiFranco and the late Tammy Wynette are featured on Fox TV's animated sit-com "King of the Hill."

In 2000 James Taylor's video "Live At The Beacon Theatre" is certified gold and platinum.

In 2000 Meat Loaf's album "The Very Best Of Meat Loaf" goes gold while Jennifer Lopez's album "On The 6" is certified triple platinum.

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