Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1938 Ella Fitzgerald records "A Tisket, A Tasket" with the ChickWebb Band.

In 1942 "Deep In The Heart Of Texas" by Alvino Ray is #1 on the charts.

In 1957 Elvis Presley records "Jailhouse Rock."

In 1960 Ben E. King announces he is leaving the Drifters for a solo career.

In 1960 A House investigating committee, looking into payola, questions "American Bandstand's" Dick Clark.

In 1964 "Chapel Of Love" by Dixie Cups enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1965 The Rolling Stones appear for a second time on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

In 1968 "Cry Like A Baby" by the Box Tops is certified gold.

In 1969 Unhappy with previous versions of the song, the Beatles re-record "Something" at the Abbey Road studios.

In 1969 Elvis Presley completes filming of his part in "Change Of Habit."

In 1970 Glen Campbell appears on the cover of TV Guide.

In 1977 Bianca Jagger appears on the cover of Rolling Stone.

In 1977 Eric Clapton records "Wonderful Tonight."

In 1978 The Bee Gees receive their second platinum single in less than a month for "Night Fever." The first was "Stayin' Alive."

In 1979 The movie "Qdadraphenia," based on the Who's album and co-starring Sting, opens.

In 1979 Former Faces member Kenney Jones plays his first gig as the Who's new drummer.

In 1980 Pink Floyd's "Another Brick In The Wall" is banned in South Africa after children protesting inferior schools use it as their anthem.

In 1981 "You Make My Dreams" by Hall & Oates enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1981 "Morning Train (Nine To Five)" by Sheena Easton hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1982 Adam & the Ants disband after singer Stuart Goddard decided to go solo rather than find replace his departed bassist and drummer.

In 1987 "Heart & Soul" by T'Pau enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1987 "(I Just) Died In Your Arms" by Cutting Crew hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1988 The albums "Up Your Alley" by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and "Vivid" by Living Colour are both released.

In 1989 Michael Jackson is detained by a guard for looking suspicious, (dressing incognito), in a Simi Valley, CA, mall.

In 1991 Whitney Houston announces she'll make her acting debut playing a singer in the movie "The Bodyguard" starring Kevin Coster.

In 1992 Tom Petty releases "Peace In L.A.," written and recorded the day before, in the wake of the April 30 Rodney King verdict and subsequent rioting.

In 1992 Bonnie Raitt receives an honorary Doctor of Music Degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston.

In 1993 En Vouge, Tone Loc and Heavy D make guest appearances on TV's "Roc."

In 1994 Michael Bolton is found to have plagiarized The Isley Brothers' "Love Is Wonderful Thing."

In 1994 Eric Clapton performs a benefit concert at New York's Lincoln Center.

In 1995 Yoko Ono donates her royalties from the original cast recording of her 1994 off-Broadway musical "New York Rock" to AmFAR.

In 1996 Travis Tritt's album "Greatest Hits - From The Beginning" is certified platinum.

In 1997 "I Shot The Sheriff" by Warren G is certified gold.

In 2000 LeAnn Rimes sues her father and former co-manager for allegedly embezzling millions from a company set up to manage her finances.

In 2000 AC/DC's album "Stiff Upper Lip" is certified gold, while Destiny's Child's album "The Writing's On The Wall" goes quadruple platinum.

In 2013 After contracting a rare skin tissue disease in 2011, Slayer guitarist  Jeff Hanneman dies from liver failure. He was 49.

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