Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1961 Patsy Cline suffers serious head injuries and a dislocated hip in a car accident near Madison, Tennessee.

In 1965 Bob Dylan records "Like A Rolling Stone" in New York. It was his first electric recording.

In 1965 The Beatles' album "Beatles VI" is released in the U.S.

In 1965 John Lennon's second book "A Spaniard in the Works" is published.

In 1969 Glen Campbell appears on the cover of TV Guide.

In 1969 John Lennon & Yoko Ono appear on David Frost's British TV Show.

In 1969 "The Ballad Of John & Yoko" by the Beatles enters the U.S. top 40 Chart.

In 1969 "Tommy," the Who's rock opera, enters the U.S. albums chart.

In 1970 Blood, Sweat & Tears is the first Western rock act to tour behind the Iron Curtain with a show in Yugoslavia.

In 1970 Eric Clapton's band, Derek & the Dominos, make their live debut in Britain.

In 1971 The first Hard Rock Cafe opens in London.

In 1971 "If You Could Read My Mind" by Gordon Lightfoot is certified gold.

In 1972 Police used teargas to disperse gatecrashers at a Rolling Stones concert in Tucson, AZ.

In 1975 "At Seventeen" by Janis Ian and "Ballroom Blitz" by Sweet both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1975 "Sister Golden Hair" by America is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1978 Alice Cooper makes a donation to restore the "Hollywood sign."

In 1979 The "No Nukes" concert series begins in New York with Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt and the Doobie Brothers.

In 1979 Little Feat break up, only two weeks before leader Lowell George dies of a heart attack.

In 1980 "Fame" by Irene Cara enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1980 "Glass Houses" by Billy Joel hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 6 weeks.

In 1982 The Pretenders fire bass player Pete Farndon over "musical differences."

In 1983 The Police's album "Synchronicity" is released.

In 1984 Boy George unveils his wax statue at Madame Tussaud's in London.

In 1984 The Rolling Stones are inducted into the Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame in New York.

In 1986 Bon Jovi plays a concert at Collegiate High School in Passaic, NJ.

In 1986 "Words Get In The Way" by Miami Sound Machine and "Sweet Freedom" by Michael McDonald both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1986 "On My Own" by Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1988 A woman files a $5 million lawsuit against Chuck Berry, claiming he had punched her in the mouth the previous December.

In 1989 David Bowie debuts Tin Machine with a surprise club date in New York City.

In 1989 Carole King receives a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

In 1990 "Vogue" by Madonna is certified gold and platinum.

In 1993 Pepsi pulls its Ray Charles Diet Pepsi TV ads following tampering reports involving needles and syringes found in its cans.

In 1994 Composer Henry Mancini, 70, dies from complications of liver and pancreatic cancer.

In 1994 AT&T introduces Whitney Houston as the spokesperson in its "True Voice" TV commercials.

In 1994 "I'll Remember (Theme From With Honors)" by Madonna is certified gold.

In 1995 More than 20 people in Columbus, OH, call authorities to complain about a Ted Nugent concert that they said was too loud.

In 1995 Blues guitarist Rory Gallagher dies at age 47 in London from complications following a liver transplant.

In 1995 Duran Duran's album "Thank You" is certified gold.

In 1996 The Beach Boys play for 15,000 fans at Nashville's Fan Fair.

In 1997 "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 11 weeks.

In 1999 Tim McGraw is named Best Male Vocalist at the TNN Music City News Country Awards.

In 2001 Charlie Daniels opens the Charlie Daniels Museum in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

In 2001 Lee Ann Womack sings the national anthem at the Country Music Fan Fair 2001 in Nashville.

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