Friday, May 12, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1906 "The Grand Old Rag" by Billy Murray is #1 on the charts.

In 1934 "Cocktails For Two" by Duke Ellington is #1 on the charts.

In 1958 "Do You Want To Dance" by Bobby Freeman enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1958 "All I Have To Do Is Dream" by the Everly Brothers hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1959 Perry Como appears on the cover of Look magazine.

In 1960 Elvis Presley makes his TV comeback after two years in the U.S. Army on a "Welcome Back" TV special hosted by Frank Sinatra.

In 1962 "The Stripper" by David Rose and "Palisades Park" by Freddy Cannon both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1963 After censors tell him that performing "Talking John Birch Society Blues" could be libelous, Bob Dylan walks out of dress rehearsals for the "Ed Sullivan Show."

In 1964 Henry Mancini wins the Best Record and Best Song Grammy for "The Days Of Wines And Roses." Barbra Streisand's "The Barbra Streisand Album" wins Best Album.

In 1965 The Rolling Stones record "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" at the famed Chess Studios in Chicago.

In 1967 Pink Floyd presents the first quadrophonic rock concert in Queen Elizabeth Hall, England.

In 1968 Jimi Hendrix is arrested for possession of hashish and heroin as he crosses the Canadian border for a concert in Toronto. He claims the drugs were planted and he is later exonerated.

In 1968 John Lennon and Paul McCartney hold the first board meeting of Apple Corps, in a Chinese junk sailing around the Statue of Liberty.

In 1971 Mick Jagger marries Bianca Perez Morena de Macias in France.

In 1973 "Diamond Girl" by Seal & Crofts and "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" by Bette Midler both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1975 Jefferson Starship celebrates their 10th anniversary with a free concert in New York's Central Park.

In 1977 The Eagles' single "Hotel California" is certified gold.

In 1978 Dickie Betts hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Elvin Bishop, George Benson, Charlie Daniels and Genesis.

In 1980 The Who appear on the cover of People magazine.

In 1980 "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen is certified gold.

In 1980 Linda Ronstadt's album "Mad Love" goes gold and platinum.

In 1982 Johnny Lee's album "Lookin' For Love" is certified gold.

In 1984 Crystal Gayle appears on the cover of TV Guide.

In 1984 "Almost Paradise" by Mike Reno & Ann Wilson enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1984 "Hello" by Lionel Richie hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1985 Meat Loaf files for bankruptcy with debts over $1 million.

In 1987 Frank Sinatra cancels a performance in Sweden after the Stockholm government levied a special tax on him because he'd performed in South Africa in violation of the artistic boycott of that country.

In 1988 An Italian magazine quotes Sting as saying, "I perform music, not rock and roll. I'd rather listen to to hot dogs screwing than rock and roll."

In 1990 Ex-Eagles Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Timothy B. Schmit reunite for a 6-song performance in Los Angeles.

In 1991 The "Simple Truth Appeal" concert is held in London and 9 cities to raise money for the Kurdish refugees in northern Iraq. Artists included Tom Jones, Rod Stewart Whitney Houston, Paul Simon & Sting.

In 1992 Paul Simon and Billy Joel meet with former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in New York.

In 1994 Garth Brooks makes a cameo appearance on NBC's "Mad About You."

In 1998 Ringo Starr and his All-Star Band perform at New York's Bottom Line nightclub.

In 1998 The albums "Three Car Garage" by Hanson and "Version 2.0" by Garbage are released.

In 1998 "Looking Through Your Eyes/Commitment" by Leann Rimes goes gold.

In 2000 Gloria Estefan marks the release of her new album "Alma Caribena

In 2001 Brad Arnold of Three Doors Down marries Terika Roberts.

In 2001 Perry Como ("Catch a Falling Star") dies at age 88.

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