Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1928 Louis Armstrong records "West End Blues."

In 1948 "Woody Wood-Pecker" by the Kay Kyser Orchestra is #1 on the charts.

In 1961 Glenn Miller's album "Glenn Miller Story" is certified gold.

In 1962 The Drifters record "Up On the Roof."

In 1965 The Beach Boys' album "Summer Days (And Summer Nights)," which contained the single "California Girls," is released.

In 1968 Jefferson Airplane appears on the cover of Life magazine.

In 1968 Aretha Franklin is featured on the cover of Time magazine.

In 1968 "Beautiful Morning" by the Rascals is certified gold.

In 1969 Crosby, Stills & Nash release their self-titled debut album.

In 1969 "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond and "Get Together" by the Youngbloods both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1969 "Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet" by Henry Mancini Orchestra hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1973 British groups the Searchers, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Herman's Hermits, and Wayne Fontana play a revival concert at Madison Square Garden in New York.

In 1975 "Fame" by David Bowie and "Could It Be Magic" by Barry Manilow both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1979 Blondie appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1980 "Coming Up" by Paul McCartney & Wings hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1984 Bruce Springsteen shoots the video for "Dancing In The Dark," which featured actress Courtney Cox.

In 1986 Elton John crashes Wham!'s farewell concert in London dressed in a clown suit. He sings "Candle In The Wind" with George Michael.

In 1986 "Papa Don't Preach" by Madonna and "Venus" by Bananarama both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1989 Neil Diamond begins a 10-night record tying sold-out concert stand at the Los Angeles Forum.

In 1989 The Pet Shop Boys launch their first-ever concert tour in Hong Kong.

In 1990 Madonna's single "Vogue" is certified double platinum.

In 1991 "Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio," co-written with Carl Davis, debuts at Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Liverpool's Royal Philharmonic.

In 1992 Bonnie Raitt opens for Eric Clapton and Elton John, who co-headlined a concert at London's Wembly Stadium.

In 1993 Wilson Pickett pleads guilty in a New Jersey court to drunken driving charges.

In 1994 A homemade pipebomb is thrown into the front yard of 2 Live Crew frontman Luther Campbell's home in Miami Lakes, FL. No one was hurt.

In 1994 David Lee Roth kicks off the North American leg of his concert tour in Los Angeles.

In 1994 The Rolling Stones "Voodoo Lounge" album is debuted at Houston's Astrodome following an Astros-Reds game.

In 1994 Tim McGraw's single "Don't Take The Girl" is certified gold.

In 1994 Linda Ronstadt's album "Greatest Hits" is certified platinum for the fifth time.

In 1996 Kiss begins its reunion tour in Detroit.

In 1997 George Harrison has benign growth removed from his neck.

In 1999 Chicago is honored by the city of Chicago by posting a sign on Chicago Ave. that featured the street name with the group's logo.

In 2000 Former Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell and his wife, manager Susan Silver, have a baby daughter, Lillian Jean.

In 2001 Phish and the Grateful Dead are the big winners at the second annual Jammy Awards in New York.

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