Thursday, May 18, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1907 "School Days" by Byron G. Harlan is #1 on the charts.

In 1911 Composer Gustav Mahler dies in Vienna, Austria.

In 1946 "The Gypsy" by Dinah Shore hits #1 on the U.S. charts and stayed there for 8 weeks.

In 1959 "Kansas City" by Wilbert Harrison hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1963 The Beatles begin their first headlining tour in Slough, England, co-headlining with Roy Orbison and Gerry & The Pacemakers.

In 1963 The Kingsmen record "Louie, Louie."

In 1963 "Blue On Blue" by Bobby Vinton and "Pride & Joy" by Marvin Gaye both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1964 David Frost interviews the Beatles' Paul McCartney on the BBC.

In 1966 The Hollies record "Bus Stop" at London's Abbey Road studios.

In 1966 Frank Sinatra's album "Strangers In The Night" is released.

In 1968 "This Guy's In Love With You" by Herb Alpert, "Think" by Aretha Franklin and "Tiptoe through the Tulips" by Tiny Tim all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1968 The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead and Big Brother & the Holding Company with Janis Joplin headline the Northern California Rock Festival in Santa Clara, CA.

In 1968 "Tighten Up" by Archie Bell & The Drells hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1972 The New York Times reports the former members of the Beatles had agreed to end their feuding. In addition, Paul McCartney claims the four had decided to split their fortune.

In 1974 "The Streak" by Ray Stevens hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1978 Chuck Mangione's album "Feels So Good" is certified platinum.

In 1979 Jefferson Starship appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1979 Journey hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests the Jacksons, Herbie Hancock and Anita Ward.

In 1979 The Bellamy Brothers' "If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me" hits #1 on the Country charts.

In 1980 Joy Division vocalist Ian Curtis hangs himself.

In 1983 Elton John's album "Too Low For Zero" is released.

In 1984 Michael Jackson is invited by the Reagans to visit the White House.

In 1985 "A View To A Kill" by Duran Duran enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1985 "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1987 Kiss releases the video "Exposed."

In 1989 The Concert Against AIDS series begins in San Francisco. Performers included Huey Lewis, Linda Ronstadt and the Grateful Dead.

In 1990 The Rolling Stones' "Urban Jungle Tour" opens in Rotterdam, Holland.

In 1990 Wilson Phillips' album "Wilson Phillips" is certified gold.

In 1991 "I Like The Way (The Kissing Game)" by Hi-Five is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1992 Music industry mogul David Geffen donates one million dollars to the Gay Men's Health Crisis in New York.

In 1992 Ozzy Osbourne announces he was giving up touring at the end of his current tour, but later returns to the road.

In 1993 Kiss members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Bruce Kulick receive a star on the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame.

In 1993 Michael Bolton and Mariah Carey are named songwriters of the year at the BMI Pop Awards in Beverly Hills, CA.

In 1994 Barbra Streisand donates $25,000 to a Detroit inner-city school to help its struggling band program.

In 1994 Madonna makes an unannounced appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

In 1996 "The Crossroads" by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 8 weeks.

In 1998 Jerry Clower receives the All-American Football Foundation's Outstanding American Award at Sam's Town Casino in Tunica, MS. Clower was a former lineman for Mississippi State University.

In 1998 Elton John confirms that his representation by John Reid has ended after 28 years, and that he had set up his own management company.

In 1999 The Backstreet Boys' album "Millennium" is released. It sold 1.13 million copies in one week, shattering the previous sales record held by Garth Brooks.

In 2000 Mick Jagger leaves the Cannes Film Festival after getting the news that his mom, Eva Jagger, 87, had died of heart failure in London.

In 2000 A "Tribute To Stevie Ray Vaughan" by Various Artists goes gold.

In 2003 "Les Miserables" closes on Broadway after more than 16 years and  6,680 performances.

In 2004 Jazz drummer, Elvin Jones dies of heart problems at age 76.

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