Thursday, June 29, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1939 Benny Carter records "Melancholy Lullabye."

In 1951 "Come On-A My House" by Rosemary Clooney debuts on the charts.

In 1953 The Drifters record "Lucille."

In 1957 Buddy Holly records "Peggy Sue." It wouldn't hit the charts until the following November.

In 1959 Dick Clark announces his first "Caravan Of Stars" tour.

In 1963 Del Shannon's "From Me To You" enters the Billboard Hot 100 becoming the first song written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney to do so. It peaks at #77.

In 1963 "Blowin' In The Wind" by Peter, Paul & Mary and "(You're the) Devil

In Disguise" by Elvis Presley both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1966 The Beatles perform in Tokyo, Japan, before a sold-out crowd. 500 police are called in to keep the crowd under control.

In 1966 Neil Diamond makes his first television appearance on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."

In 1967 Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are convicted on drug charges in London. Jagger was sentenced to 3 months and Richards to one year. The sentences were suspended on appeal.

In 1967 Graham Nash writes "Marakesh Express" while on tour with the Hollies in Yugoslavia.

In 1968 Pink Floyd's second album "A Saucerful of Secrets" is released.

In 1968 "The Horse" by Cliff Nobles & Company peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1969 Jimi Hendrix plays his last concert at the Denver Pop Festival, which is held at Mile High Stadium.

In 1969 Shorty Long ("Here Comes The Judge") drowns when his boat capsizes off Sandwich Island in Ontario, Canada. He was 29.

In 1973 Deep Purple plays a concert in Japan, their last set with Ian Gillan and Roger Glover. They were eventually replaced by David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes.

In 1974 "Sundown" by Gordon Lightfoot is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1975 Elton John makes a surprise appearance at an Eagles and Doobie Brothers concert at the Oakland Coliseum.

In 1976 Elvis Presley Blvd. is named for Elvis Presley in Memphis, TN.

In 1977 Kenny Loggins opens for Fleetwood Mac at Madison Square Garden.

In 1978 Peter Frampton cracks several ribs and breaks his arm in a car accident in the Bahamas.

In 1978 Mick Jagger appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1979 Two weeks after the band breaks up, Little Feat singer/guitarist Lowell George dies of a heart attack at age 34.

In 1982 Paul McCartney's album "Tug Of War" is certified gold and platinum.

In 1983 Harlem's Apollo Theatre is designated a New York landmark.

In 1984 Bruce Springsteen kicks off his first U.S. tour in 3 years in St. Paul, Minnesota.

In 1984 "When Doves Cry" by Prince is certified gold.

In 1985 Mick Jagger and David Bowie record "Dancing In The Street."

In 1985 "Summer of '69" by Bryan Adams and "The Power Of Love" by Huey Lewis & The News both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1989 Bruce Springsteen surprises Jackson Browne onstage at Bally's in Atlantic City.

In 1989 Tom Jones receives a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

In 1991 "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" by Bryan Adams and "Love Of A Lifetime" by Firehouse" both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1991 Skid Row's "Slave to the Grind" debuts at #1 on Billboard's Hot 200 albums chart.

In 1993 Aerosmith single "Cryin'" is released.

In 1993 "Have I Told You Lately" by Rod Stewart is certified gold.

In 1994 Barbra Streisand sets a record for the largest-grossing single concert stand, taking in $16 million for her shows at Madison Square Garden.

In 1995 Ringo Starr and the Monkees' TV commercial for Pizza Hut debuts.

In 1998 Aerosmith performs at a private party at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida where the world premiere of "Armageddon" was held. Lead singer Steve Tyler's daughter, Liv Tyler, co-starred in the film.

In 1999 Jewel forgets the words to her song "Little Sister" from her  "Pieces of You" album during a concert in Mountain View, CA.

In 1999 Kiss bassist Gene Simmons and several porn stars film a music video in downtown Los Angeles for Everclear's cover of Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back In Town."

In 1999 "It's Not Right But It's Okay" by Whitney Houston is certified gold.

In 2000 Sting and his band lose simultaneous chess matches against world chess champ Garry Kasparov at New York's Times Square.

In 2000 The graves of Lynyrd Skynyrd' Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines are among those disturbed by vandals at an Orange Park, FL, cemetery.

In 2002 Rosemary Clooney (Come On-A My House, This Ole House) dies from lung
cancer at age 74.

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