Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1958 Frank Zappa graduates from Antelope Valley High in Lancaster, CA.

In 1959 Pat Boone appears on the cover of TV Guide.

In 1960 Loretta Lynn debuts on the charts with "Honky Tonk Girl."

In 1960 "Tell Laura I Love Her" by Ray Peterson enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1964 The Rolling Stones appear on TV's "The Hollywood Palace."

In 1964 "Can't You See That She's Mine" by Dave Clark Five and "Dang Me" by Roger Miller both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1967 "Groovin'" by the Young Rascals is certified gold.

In 1969 Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Sam & Dave and the Staple Singers perform at Soul Bowl '69 at the Houston Astrodome.

In 1969 Mick Taylor replaces guitarist Brian Jones in the Rolling Stones.

In 1969 Herman's Hermits' album "There's A Kind Of Hush All Over The World" is certified gold.

In 1970 After releasing a solo album, Christine McVie announces she'll retire from music. Within the year she joined her husband John in Fleetwood Mac.

In 1970 "Make It With You" by Bread enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1970 "The Long And Winding Road" by the Beatles hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1970 The Beatles' "Let It Be," album hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1972 The Carpenters' album "A Song For You" is released.

In 1972 Clyde McPhatter of the Drifters dies of a heart attack at age 38.

In 1977 The Beatles' album "The Beatles Live! At The Star Club In Hamburg, Germany; 1962" is released in the U.S.

In 1977 Peter Frampton's album "I'm In You" is certified gold and platinum.

In 1979 Yes performs a concert a Madison Square Garden in New York.

In 1980 Stephanie Mills marries former Shalamar member Jeffrey Daniels.

In 1980 "Roadie," a film starring Meat Loaf that featured Debbie Harry, Pat Benatar, Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper, Styx, Roy Orbison, and Jerry Lee Lewis, opens in U.S. theaters.

In 1984 "Let's Hear It For The Boy" by Deniece Williams is certified gold.

In 1986 Benny Goodman dies in New York at age 77.

In 1986 Wal-mart removes nearly three dozen rock magazines, including Rolling Stone and Tiger Beat.

In 1987 Frank Zappa's "Late Show" guest host gig is cancelled when he disagrees with producers over intended guests.

In 1987 "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" by U2 and "Don't Mean Nothing" by Richard Marx both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1987 "Always" by Atlantic Starr is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1989 Jerry Lee Lewis receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, one week before his film biography "Great Balls of Fire" opens.

In 1990 M.C. Hammer, Ice-T, Tone Loc and Eazy-E announce they'll team up for an anti-gang single, "We're All In The Same Gang."

In 1991 Mick Jagger and his wife, Jerry Hall, announce they were expecting their third child in January.

In 1992 Ringo Starr's concert at the Montreaux Jazz Festival is recorded and released as "Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band. Volume 2."

In 1992 Democratic presidental candidate Bill Clinton criticizes rap singer Sister Souljah for making remarks "filled with hatred" toward whites.

In 1992 Texas law enforcement officials call for a ban on Ice-T and Body Count's "Cop Killer" track.

In 1995 Ty Herndon is arrested by an undercover cop on a charge of drug possession, 90 minutes before he is to perform at a Texas police convention. He pleaded guilty.

In 1995 Alanis Morissette's album "Jagged Little Pill" is released.

In 1996 Boyz II Men's album "II" is certified platinum for the 12th time.

In 1998 Lightning strikes several times at the Tibetan Freedom Concert in at RFK in Washington injuring several.

In 2000 Sting files a complaint over the rights to the domain name sting.com, alleging that a man in Marietta, GA, registered it with the intent of selling it back to him for $25,000.

In 2001 Vince Gill receives Country Weekly magazine's Career Achievement Award during the TNN & CMT Country Music Awards.

In 2005 Michael Jackson is found not guilty of all charges in his child-molestation trial in Santa Barbara County, California.

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