Thursday, May 25, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1946 "The Gypsy" by the Ink Spots hits #1 on the charts and remained there for 14 weeks.

In 1959 "A Boy Without A Girl" by Frankie Avalon enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1962 The Isley Brothers' single "Twist & Shout" is released.

In 1965 The Kinks' Dave Davies is knocked unconscious when he falls into Mike Avory's drums. They cancel the rest of the tour.

In 1965 Blues giant Sonny Boy Williamson dies.

In 1967 John Lennon takes delivery of a psychedelic painted Rolls Royce.

In 1968 The Rolling Stones' single "Jumpin' Jack Flash" is released.

In 1968 "A Beautiful Morning" by the Rascals peaks at #3 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1969 In their only known joint concert appearance, Led Zeppelin and the Who perform at the Merriwether Post Pavillion in Columbia, MD.

In 1969 John Lennon's ex-wife, Cynthia, talks about her million dollar settlement in Parade magazine.

In 1969 Simon & Garfunkel replace themselves at the top of the U.S. albums chart when "Bookends" took over the #1 spot from their soundtrack to "The Graduate." It stayed there for 7 nonconsecutive weeks.

In 1973 Carole King draws 100,000 to a free concert in New York City's Central Park.

In 1973 Paul McCartney's album "Red Rose Speedway" is certified gold.

In 1974 "Rock The Boat" by the Hues Corporation and "Rock & Roll Heaven" by the Righteous Brothers both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1974 Pam Morrison, wife of Door's late vocalist Jim, dies of a drug overdose.

In 1974 "Keep On Smilin'" by Wet Willie enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1977 "Beatles Live! At the Star-Club in Hamburg Germany" is released.

In 1978 Keith Moon plays with the Who for the last time (before his death on September 8, 1978) while taping "The Kids Are Alright."

In 1978 "The Best Of Rod Stewart" by Rod Stewart is certified gold.

In 1982 "We Got The Beat" by Go Go's is certified gold.

In 1985 "Everything She Wants" by Wham! hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1989 Bon Jovi's "New Jersey" album is certified multi-platinum.

In 1990 Lead singer Lou Gramm quits Foreigner.

In 1990 "Back To The Future III" opens with cameo appearances by ZZ Top and Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea.

In 1991 Randy Travis and Lib Hatcher are married.

In 1991 "I Don't Wanna Cry" by Mariah Carey hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1992 Shanice is the first musical guest on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

In 1992 Mick Jagger's daughter Karis Hunt graduates from Yale.

In 1993 Depeche Mode's album "Songs Of Faith And Devotion" is certified gold and platinum.

In 1994 Laryngitis forces Barbra Streisand to postpone the opening show of a six-concert gig in Anaheim, CA.

In 1999 Whitney Houston's single "It's Not Right But It's Okay" is released.

In 1999 Nearly 70,000 readers of Country Weekly, voting for its annual Golden Pick Awards, choose George Strait as favorite entertainer, favorite male artist and favorite video entertainer.

In 2000 Wilson Pickett collects three W.C. Handy Awards during the Blues Foundation's ceremony at the Orpheum Theater in Memphis, TN.

In 2000 Stevie Wonder performs at an all-star tribute to the late Grover Washington Jr. in Philadelphia.

In 2000 Paul McCartney is awarded the first Fellowship of the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters Award in London.

In 2001 Tantric, Powderfinger, Poe, and Ours inaugurate Atlanta's On the Bricks free weekly concert series.

In 2004 Phish announces that it planneds to split following the conclusion of its summer tour in August.

In 2005 Songwriter Ben Peters ("Daytime Friends & Nighttime Lovers," "Kiss An Angel Good Morning") dies at age 71.

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