Monday, June 19, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1961 "Moody River" by Pat Boone is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1964 The Beatles' EP "Long Tall Sally" is released.

In 1965 The Kinks and the Moody Blues make their U.S. concert debut at the Academy of Music in New York.

In 1965 "What's New Pussycat?" by Tom Jones and "I Like It Like That" by the Dave Clark Five both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1965 "I Can't Help Myself" by Four Tops hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1967 Paul McCartney, having admitted in Life Magazine that he had taken LSD, repeats the admission in a television interview.

In 1969 "Grazin' In The Grass" by Friends Of Distinction is certified gold.

In 1969 "Jumping Jack Flash" by the Rolling Stones is #1 on the UK top 40 chart.

In 1971 "It's Too Late" by Carole King hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.

In 1973 The TV special "Roberta Flack... The First Time Ever" airs on ABC.

In 1973 "Frankenstein" by the Edgar Winter Group is certified gold.

In 1975 Stevie Wonder appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1976 The Bay City Rollers begin their first American tour In Atlantic City, New Jersey.

In 1976 Blue Oyster Cult's album "Agents of Fortune," containing the single "Don't Fear the Reaper," is released.

In 1976 "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1978 Grace Slick quits Jefferson Starship.

In 1980 A new record label, Geffen records, inks Donna Summer as their first signee. Elton John and John Lennon are signed later.

In 1982 Steve Miller begins his first tour in 3 years at Lake Tahoe, NV.

In 1984 Tickets for Bruce Springsteen's 10-day stand at The Meadowlands go on sale. 202,000 were sold in 24 hours.

In 1987 Ben & Jerry Ice Cream & Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia formally announce a new ice cream flavor, Cherry Garcia.

In 1988 Over 3000 East Germans gather at the Berlin Wall to hear Michael Jackson, who was performing a concert on the other side of the wall in West Berlin.

In 1989 "Batman," featuring music from Prince and Danny Elfman, premieres.

In 1991 Jordan Knight of the New Kids On The Block allegedly orders his bodyguard to punch a heckler outside a Boston nightclub. Assault charges later filed were eventually dropped a year later.

In 1995 The Eagles' video "Hell Freezes Over" goes double platinum.

In 1996 Celine Dion's album "Falling Into You" is certified triple platinum.

In 1997 Bobby Helms ("Jingle Bell Rock") dies at age 61.

In 1998 Loretta Lynn makes a special appearance on "Friday Night Opry."

In 1998 The second annual Lilith Fair festival begins in Portland, Oregon, featuring opening day performer Sinead O'Connor.

In 1999 U2's Bono and Bob Geldolf are among the 35,000 who formed a human chain around the G7 summit in Cologne, Germany. They wanted all outstanding debts owed by the world's poorest countries canceled.

In 2000 David Bowie's UltraStar's BowieNet hosts a private concert at New York's Roseland Ballroom, the first-ever for BowieNet members.

In 2003 Prince issues a new studio album, "N.E.W.S.," to members of his NPG  Music Club web site.

In 2014 Gerry Goffin, who co-wrote hits "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "Up on the Roof" and "The  Loco-Motion" with his former wife Carole King, dies. He was 75.

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