Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1931 "There Ought To Be A Moonlight Saving Time" by Guy Lombardo is #1 on the charts.

In 1960 "Only the Lonely" by Roy Orbison enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1960 Tony Williams, the Platters' lead singer, quits the group for a solo career.

In 1962 The Beatles audition for George Martin. The following month, he signs them to EMI's Parlophone label and becomes their producer.

In 1964 "Chapel Of Love" by the Dixie Cups hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1965 Herman's Hermits perform "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" on the CBS-TV's "Ed Sullivan Show."

In 1970 "Teach Your Children" by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young enters the U.S. top 40 chart."

In 1971 Gladys Knight & the Pips appear on CBS-TV's "Ed Sullivan Show."

In 1971 John Lennon & Yoko Ono make an unannounced appearance at the Fillmore East in New York, joining Frank Zappa and Mothers of Invention on stage.

In 1972 David Bowie's "The Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust" is released.

In 1973 Barry White's single "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby" is certified gold.

In 1974 Billy Swan records "I Can Help."

In 1977 The Doobie Brothers sponsor a Golf Classic & Concert for United Way.

In 1977 Fleetwood Mac appears on the cover of People magazine.

In 1982 Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Tom Petty, Stevie Wonder and Stevie Nicks join over 85,000 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA, for the anti-nuke rally "Peace Sunday: We Have a Dream."

In 1985 Tears For Fears' single "Shout" is released.

In 1987 Michael Jackson breaks his ties with the "Jehovah's Witnesses."

In 1987 "You Keep Me Hanging On" by Kim Wilde is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1989 Debbie Peterson of the Bangles weds production manager Steve Botting.

In 1990 2 Live Crew's "As Nasty As They Wanna Be" album is ruled obscene by a Florida judge, making it illegal to sell.

In 1990 The Rolling Stones win the "International Rock Award" for "Tour of the Year."

In 1991 Jazz saxophonist Stan Getz dies in Malibu, CA, at age 64.

In 1992 David Bowie and model-actress Iman repeat their wedding vows in a religious ceremony at a church in Florence, Italy.

In 1992 "Baby Baby Baby" by TLC enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1993 Pete Townshend wins the Best Original Score Tony Award for the stage production of "Tommy."

In 1993 Entertainment Weekly reports vegetarians Paul McCartney and his wife, Linda, had ordered the roadies on their U.S. tour not to bring meat to work or they'd lose their jobs.

In 1995 Pink Floyd's double live album "Pulse" is released.

In 1997 Genesis announces that 28-year-old Scottish singer Ray Wilson would succeed Phil Collins as the band's vocalist.

In 1997 "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" by the Backstreet Boys and "How Do I Live" by Leann Rimes are both released.

In 1997 Counting Crows' album "Recovering The Satellites" is certified double platinum.

In 1999 Paul Simon's and Bob Dylan's 33-city PaulBob '99 tour kicks off at the Colorado Springs World Arena.

In 2000 Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood checks himself into rehab in London in an effort to overcome his addiction to alcohol before the next Rolling Stones world tour.

In 2006 Billy Preston, who was often called "The Fifth Beatle," dies from complications with hypertension. He was 59.

In 2010 Marvin Isley, the bassist for the Isley Brothers, dies at age 56.

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