Friday, May 5, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1891 Carnegie Hall (then named Music Hall) has its opening night with a concert that included works conducted by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

In 1900 "The Billboard," a magazine for the music and entertainment industries, begins weekly publication after six years as a monthly. The name was later shortened to "Billboard."

In 1950 "I Wanna Be Loved" by the Andrews Sisters debuts on the charts.

In 1955 The musical "Damn Yankees" opens on Broadway.

In 1956 Johnny Burnett & his Rock & Roll Trio record their first single, "Tear It Up."

In 1956 "Elvis Presley" by Elvis Presley is the first rock album to hit #1 on Billboard's albums chart. It stayed there for 10 weeks.

In 1958 "Sugar Moon" by Pat Boone enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1962 Chris Montez records "Let's Dance."

In 1962 The soundtrack to "West Side Story" hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and remained there for a record 54 (nonconsecutive) weeks. chart.

In 1962 "Soldier Boy" by the Shirelles hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1965 TV's "Shindig" features an hour-long tribute to Elvis Presley.

In 1967 Scott McKenzie's single "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers In Your Hair)" is released.

In 1968 After playing in Long Beach, CA, Buffalo Springfield breaks up.

In 1968 Diana Ross & the Supremes perform "Always" on the "Ed Sullivan Show" as part of a special 80th birthday salute to Irving Berlin.

In 1969 The Beatles' single "Get Back" b/w "Don't Let Me Down" is released.

In 1969 The Lettermen's album "Best Of The Lettermen" is certified gold.

In 1973 56,800 fans pay $309,000 to see Led Zeppelin at Tampa Stadium. At the time, it was the largest paid crowd ever assembled in the U.S. to see a single musical act.

In 1973 Vicki Lawrence performs "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia" on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."

In 1975 "Chevy Van" by Sammy Johns is certified gold.

In 1978 The Rolling Stones shoot videos in New York for "Miss You," "Respectable" and "Far Away Eyes."

In 1979 "Reunited" by Peaches & Herb hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1984 Simple Minds' Jim Kerr marries the Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde.

In 1984 "Eyes Without A Face" by Billy Idol and "I Can Dream About You" by Dan Hartman both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1986 Cleveland is named the future home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

In 1986 "Kiss" by Prince & the Revolution is certified gold.

In 1987 Bryan Adams opens his U.S. tour in support of his "Into the Fire" album in Shreveport, Louisiana. In 1988 Pepsi becomes the first non-Russian company to advertise on Soviet TV with Michael Jackson commercials.

In 1990 A John Lennon tribute concert is held in Liverpool with Hall & Oates, Kylie Minogue, Terence Trent D'Arby and Dave Edmunds.

In 1990 "Hold On" by En Vogue and "Cradle of Love" by Billy Idol both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1992 "To All The Girls I've Loved Before" by Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson and "Say Say Say" by Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson are both certified platinum.

In 1995 Former Guns 'N Roses drummer Steve Adler is arraigned on a felony count of possession of heroin.

In 1997 Bruce Springsteen receives the 1997 Polar Music Prize in Stockholm.

In 1997 Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have a daughter, Gracie Katherine.

In 1998 "The Boy Is Mine" by Brandy & Monica and "I Get Lonely" by Janet Jackson are both released.

In 1998 Natalie Merchant's album "Ophelia" is released.

In 1999 Garth Brooks is named artist of the decade at the 34th Annual CMA Awards. The Dixie Chicks' debut "Wide Open Spaces" was named album of the year, while Faith Hill wins top female vocalist.

In 1999 Bob Dylan's album "Desire" is certified double platinum and TLC's CD "Fan-mail" goes triple platinum.

In 2000 Rod Stewart undergoes a one-hour throat operation in Los Angeles to remove a growth on his thyroid. The growth turns out to be benign.

In 2000 The albums "Real Live Woman" by Trisha Yearwood and "Telling Stories" by Tracy Chapman are both certified gold, while Third Eye Blind's CD "Blue" goes platinum.

In 2001 Paul McCartney appears on the cover of TV Guide.

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