Friday, June 30, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1922 Country music's first recording session takes place when Erick Robertson and Henry Gilliland record 6 fiddle tunes at the Victor studios in New York City.

In 1939 Frank Sinatra makes his first appearance with Harry James' band at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore singing "My Love For You."

In 1954 "Sh-Boom" by Crew-Cuts enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1962 "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" by Neil Sedaka, "Ahab The Arab" by Ray Stevens, and "The Loco-Motion" by Little Eva all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1966 The Beatles touch down in Tokyo for a concert tour.

In 1966 The Supremes record "You Keep Me Hangin' On."

In 1967 The Monkees play the first of three sold-out concerts at London's Wembley Empire Pool.

In 1971 The Fillmore West closes in San Francisco.

In 1971 Creedence Clearwater's single "Sweet Hitch-Hiker" is released.

In 1971 "Indian Reservation" by the Raiders goes gold.

In 1972 Decca Records releases a Rolling Stones maxi-single which included "Street Fighting Man," "Surprise" and "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love."

In 1973 "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)" by George Harrison is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1975 Cher marries Gregg Allman 4 days after divorcing Sonny Bono, but kicks Allman out 10 days later.

In 1975 David Bowie begins filming in Albuquerque, NM, for his starring role in "The Man Who Fell To Earth."

In 1975 Bette Midler appears on the cover of People magazine.

In 1975 Bread's album "The Best Of Bread" is released.

In 1975 "One Of The Nights" by the Eagles is certified gold.

In 1976 Police raid Neil Diamond's house looking for drugs, but don't find any.

In 1977 Marvel releases the first Kiss comic book, which sells over 500,000 copies.

In 1978 Sid Vicious' version of Frank Sinatra's "My Way" is released.

In 1978 Jethro Tull and Robert Palmer appear on NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special."

In 1979 "Ring My Bell" by Anita Ward hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1980 Glen Campbell and Tanya Tucker appear on the cover of People magazine.

In 1981 45-year-old Jerry Lee Lewis is rushed to a Memphis hospital to close a 2-centimeter hole in his stomach. He recovers a few weeks later.

In 1982 Toto's album "Toto IV" is certified gold.

In 1983 The Everly Brothers announce they had settled their differences and would reunite for a concert at London's Royal Albert Hall in September. They had split up in 1973.

In 1984 "State Of Shock" by the Jacksons and "The Warrior" by Scandal featuring Patty Smyth both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1984 "Dancing In The Dark" by Bruce Springsteen peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1985 John Lennon's psychedelic-painted, flower power-era Rolls Royce is sold for more than $2 million at a New York auction.

In 1990 "Hanky Panky" by Madonna and "Release Me" by Wilson Phillips both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1990 "Step By Step" by New Kids On The Block hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1994 Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament testify before a congressional panel about what they called Ticketmaster's monopolistic practices.

In 1994 Virgin Records had to ship the Rolling Stones' new album "Voodoo Lounge" early after several radio stations played bootleg copies.

In 1996 Neil Young's album "Broken Arrow" debuts on the Internet.

In 1997 Aerosmith kicks off its North American tour in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

In 1998 "I Get Lonely" by Janet Jackson and "This Kiss" by Faith Hill are both certified gold.

In 1998 Annie Lennox's album "Medusa" is certified double platinum.

In 1999 Eric Clapton performs with Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige and Bob  Dylan in New York raising $1 million for his drug rehab clinic in Antiqua.

In 1999 Madonna files a $2 million lawsuit against her former financial advisers, claiming their screw-up caused her to overpay more than $2 million in income tax to the state of New York.

In 2000 Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stone Temple Pilots and Fishbone launch a  tour in Saratoga, New York.

In 2000 During Pearl Jam's performance at the Roskilde festival in Denmark,  nine people are crushed to death and 24 injured.

In 2001 Saxophonist Joe Henderson dies in San Francisco at age 64.

In 2001 Guitarist Chet Atkins dies in Nashville at age 77.

In 2005 Bo Bice marries Caroline Fisher in Helena, Alabama.

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