Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1940 Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, the Pied Pipers and Frank Sinatra record "I'll Never Smile Again" in New York for RCA.

In 1953 Jim Reeves debuts at the Grand Ole Opry.

In 1960 "My Home Town" by Paul Anka and "Because Their Young" by Duane Eddy both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1960 "Cathy's Clown" by The Everly Brothers hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.

In 1963 Paul Revere and the Raiders sign with Columbia Records.

In 1964 Marvin Gaye performs on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."

In 1964 "I Get Around" by the Beach Boys, "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin'" by Gerry & the Pacemakers and "My Boy Lollipop" by Millie Small all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1967 The Monkees appear on the cover of Tiger Beat magazine.

In 1968 The Beatles open a second Apple Boutique in London.

In 1970 The Grateful Dead play their first concert in England at the Hollywood Rock Festival.

In 1970 The Beatles set a U.S. record for initial album sales as "Let It Be" racks up 3.7 million in advance orders.

In 1970 "The Long And Winding Road" b/w "For You Blue" by the Beatles, "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)" by Three Dog Night and "Spill The Wine" by Eric Burdon & War all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1970 Paul McCartney's LP "McCartney" hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1971 Iron Butterfly ("In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida") officially disbands.

In 1974 Jackson Browne appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1974 ZZ Top's album "Tres Hombres" is certified gold.

In 1977 Jefferson Starship is prohibited from playing a free concert in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco due to a ban on electronic instruments.

In 1979 Tom Petty is forced to file for bankruptcy when his label ABC is sold to MCA.

In 1979 "The Third Barry Manilow Special" airs on ABC-TV.

In 1979 The Who's documentary film "The Kids Are Alright" opens in New York.

In 1980 Devo appears on ABC-TV's "Fridays."

In 1981 "All Those Years Ago" by George Harrison and "Hearts" by Marty Balin both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1984 Some $17,000 in box office receipts are stolen at a Clash concert at Michigan State University.

In 1986 "On My Own" by Patti Labelle & Michael McDonald is certified gold.

In 1987 The Doobie Brothers reunite for a charity concert at the Hollywood

Bowl in Los Angeles, raising $360,000 for Vietnam veterans.

In 1987 "Shakedown" by Bob Seger enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1989 The Allman Brothers announce they'll play together for the first time since 1982 for a 20th anniversary tour.

In 1989 Bette Midler wins Funniest Actress at the 3rd annual Comedy Awards.

In 1990 The IRS auctions off Willie Nelson's golf course and country club for the second time to collect $230,000 toward his delinquent tax bill.

In 1992 Wilson Phillips' video "Shadows And Light From A Different View" is released.

In 1994 Stevie Nicks releases the album "Street Angel."

In 1995 Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx and wife Brandi become parents to son Decker Nilsson.

In 1995 Felony drug charges are filed against Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland, after he was arrested a few days earlier for allegedly buying crack from a street dealer in Pasadena, CA.

In 1995 "Scream" by Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson is released.

In 1995 Elton John's album "Made In England" goes gold and platinum.

In 1996 Gloria Estefan's album "Destiny" is released.

In 1997 "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans is released.

In 1998 Hanson sells out in less than 20 minutes for a June concert at the Pine Knob Amphitheatre in Detroit.

In 1998 "My All" by Mariah Carey is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 2000 Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins says the band would officially break up at the end of the year.

In 2000 Guitarist Noel Gallagher announced he was quitting Oasis.

In 2000 Eminem's album "The Marshall Mathers LP" debuts at #1 on the charts with sales of 1.76 million copies in one week.

In 2000 Simon & Garfunkel's album "Old Friends" is certified gold.

In 2003 Liz Phair embarks on her first tour in several years with a string of acoustic performances opening for the Flaming Lips.

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