Friday, June 9, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1958 "The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 6 weeks.

In 1958 "Johnny's Greatest Hits" by John Mathis hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 3 nonconsecutive weeks.

In 1962 "Roses Are Red (My Love)" by Bobby Vinton and "Sealed With A Kiss"

by Brian Hyland both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1963 Barbra Striesand appears on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

In 1964 The Beatles begin their first tour of the Orient and Hong Kong.

In 1967 The Monkees perform at the Hollywood Bowl.

In 1969 Guitarist Brian Jones quits the Rolling Stones; he would be replaced by Mick Taylor.

In 1969 The San Francisco psychedelic band Moby Grape officially disbands.

In 1970 Princeton bestows an honorary Doctorate of Music on Bob Dylan.

In 1971 Paul McCartney's "Ram" album is certified gold.

In 1972 Bruce Springsteen signs a 10-album deal with CBS Records.

In 1975 Mick Jagger appears on the cover of People magazine.

In 1977 George Harrison and wife Patti file for divorce.

In 1978 Elvin Bishop hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Paul McCartney (on video), Andy Gibb and Nick Lowe.

In 1979 "Love You Inside Out" by the Bee Gees is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1983 David Bowie's album "Let's Dance" is certified gold.

In 1984 "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1985 British magazine New Music Express agrees to pay Cliff Richard "appropriate damages" for defamatory remarks the publication made in a concert review. Richard gave the money to charity.

In 1985 "Never Surrender" by Corey Hart enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1986 Bob Dylan performs in San Diego beginning his first U.S. concert tour in 5 years.

In 1988 Def Leppard's album "Hysteria" is certified double platinum.

In 1989 The reformed Doobie Brothers play their first U.S. concert.

In 1989 On what would have been his 55rd birthday, Jackie Wilson's remains are moved from an umarked grave to a mausoleum in Los Angeles.

In 1990 Michael Jackson is hospitalized with inflamed rib cartilage.

In 1990 "Hold On" by Wilson Phillips is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1991 Pianist Claudio Arrau dies in Austria at age 88.

In 1992 Jazz and blues singer Clarence "Big" Miller, 70, dies in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, of a heart attack.

In 1992 Freedom Williams quits C&C Music Factory.

In 1992 Red Hot Chili Peppers' album "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" is certified double platinum.

In 1993 The Post Office unveils its "Legends of American Music, Rock and Roll-Rhythm and Blues" stamp series featuring Otis Redding, Buddy Holly, Bill Haley, Clyde McPhatter and Elvis Presley.

In 1993 Carly Simon says she was considering an offer to compose an all-singing episode of CBS's "Northern Exposure."

In 1994 TLC's Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes sets fire to the mansion of her boyfriend, then Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Andre Rison.

In 1995 Michael Jackson's video "Video Greatest Hits/History" is released.

In 1997 65-year-old Carl Perkins undergoes surgery in Memphis to clear a blockage in his neck arteries. (He died the following January.)

In 1997 Third Eye Blind's single "Semi-charmed Life" is released.

In 1998 The Spice Girls join Luciano Pavarotti in Modena, Italy, for the charity TV special "Pavarotti and Friends." It was their first appearance since announcing the departure of Ginger Spice.

In 1998 John Fogerty's "Premonition," a live concert album and home video, is released.

In 2000 Kenny G, Diana Krall and Joe Sample featuring Lalah Hathaway are the big winners at the Billboard/BET On Jazz Awards.

In 2000 Mitch Ryder gives a free concert in his hometown of Detroit.

In 2002 Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn.

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