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Friday, June 23, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1848 Antoine Joseph Sax is awarded a patent for the saxophone.

In 1956 "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)" by Doris Day enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1958 "Splish Splash" by Bobby Darin and "Willie And The Hand Jive" by Johnny Otis both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1965 The Byrds, the Kingsmen and Billy Preston are among the guests on TV's "Shindig."

In 1965 The Miracles' single "The Tracks Of My Tears" is released.

In 1966 The Beatles fly to Germany for the first leg of what will be their last world tour.

In 1966 The Rolling Stones depart London for their third U.S. tour only two weeks after Mick Jagger was hospitalized for exhaustion at the end their Australia and European tours.

In 1967 The Monkees' Davy Jones appears on the cover of Tiger Beat.

In 1967 Aretha Franklin records "Chain of Fools."

In 1967 "Sweet Soul Music" by Arthur Conley is certified gold.

In 1967 The Who's bassist John Entwistle marries Alison Wise.

In 1970 Chubby Checker is arrested for marijuana possession in Niagra Falls.

In 1970 Ringo Starr begins recording his "Beaucoups of Blues" album in Nashville.

In 1972 Smokey Robinson performs his last show with the Miracles.

In 1973 "Feelin' Stronger Everyday" by Chicago, "The Morning After" by Maureen McGovern and "Brother Louie" by the Stories all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1975 Alice Cooper breaks six ribs when he falls off a stage in Vancouver.

In 1976 Paul McCartney & Wings play the final show of their "Wings Over America" tour at The Forum in Inglewood, CA. It was McCartney's last American tour for 13 years.

In 1976 The Rolling Stones' album "Black & Blue" is certified platinum.

In 1976 "Fooled Around And Fell In Love" by Elvin Bishop is certified gold.

In 1979 "My Sharona" by the Knack and "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" by the Charlie Daniels Band both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1980 The Rolling Stones' single "Emotional Rescue" is released.

In 1984 An auction of items connected with John Lennon is held at Sotheby's in London.

In 1984 "Missing You" by John Waite enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1984 "The Reflex" by Duran Duran hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1987 Sarah Vaughan slips in the shower injuring her knee before a concert at the Chattanooga River Bend Festival.

In 1987 Tiffany begins her "Mall Tour" in New Jersey.

In 1987 Madonna becomes the first celebrity cover girl to appear on Cosmopolitan magazine since Elizabeth Taylor in 1969.

In 1989 Paul Simon plays Russia for the first time with his "Graceland" tour.

In 1989 The New Kids On The Block are almost tossed out of an Anaheim hotel when they were caught bombing guests with Kool-Aid-filled balloons.

In 1990 Actor Gary Busey, who played the lead in "The Buddy Holly Story," pays $242,000 for one of Buddy Holly's guitars at a New York City auction.

In 1990 "Epic" by Faith No More enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1992 The Los Angeles City Council passes a motion asking Warner Bros. to remove Ice-T's "Cop Killer" from record stores.

In 1993 Michael Jackson, Wynonna Judd and Clint Black appear on a two-hour TV special taped at UCLA about the importance of immunizing kids.

In 1994 Barry Manilow's first musical, "Copacabana" based on his 1976 song, debuts in London.

In 1998 Jennifer Paige's single "Crush" is released.

In 1999 The Hard Rock RockFest, a six-city tour, kicks off in San Antonio, with headliners Smash Mouth and Marvelous 3.

In 2000 Neil Young is honored in Toronto, Ontario, with a star on the Canada Walk Of Fame.

In 2000 Carnie Wilson (Wilson-Phillips) marries Rob Bonfiglio.

In 2000 Rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard (Russell Tyrone Jones) is ordered into a 180-day drug treatment program.

In 2000 Michael Jackson is sued by Germany-based concert promoter, Marcel Avram, for refusing to perform two scheduled "Millennium Concerts."

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