Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1960 "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" by Connie Francis hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1964 "Little Old Lady From Pasadena" by Jan & Dean and "Everybody Loves Somebody" by Dean Martin both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1964 "A World Without Love" by Peter & Gordon is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1965 Dick Clark's "Where The Action Is" debuts on ABC-TV.

In 1968 Elvis begins taping his first TV special for NBC in Burbank, CA.

In 1969 Jimi Hendrix, Crosby Stills & Nash, Joe Cocker and Johnny Winter headline the Denver Pop Festival at Mile High Stadium.

In 1970 "The Love You Save" by the Jackson 5 hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1971 Bill Graham's rock auditorium, the Fillmore East in New York City, closes with performances by the Allman Brothers Band and The Beach Boys. The Fillmore West in San Francisco closes three days later.

In 1975 ZZ Top's album "Fandango" is certified gold.

In 1976 After years of legal battles, John Lennon's petition for U.S. residency is accepted.

In 1977 Peter Frampton appears on the cover of People magazine.

In 1979 Nat King Cole's album "Best Of Nat King Cole" is certified gold.

In 1981 "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes returns to #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart to complete a 9-week stay.

In 1985 Eddie Van Halen, and wife Valerie Bertinelli, are guests on "Late Night with David Letterman."

In 1986 The Beach Boys' album "Made In The U.S.A" is released.

In 1987 "La Bamba" by Los Lobos and "It's Not Over ('Til It's Over)" by Starship both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1987 "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" by Whitney Houston hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1987 Whitney Houston is the first female artist to debut at #1 on Billboard's Hot 200 albums chart with her second album "Whitney." It stayed there for 11 weeks.

In 1988 Debbie Gibson graduates from New York's Calhoun High.

In 1988 28-year-old Cyndi Lauper receives her high school diploma.

In 1988 MCA purchases Motown Records for $61 million.

In 1989 The Who perform "Tommy" for the first time in 20 years as a part of their 25th reunion tour at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

In 1989 Tom Jones receives a star on the "Hollywood Walk Of Fame."

In 1991 Paul McCartney's first classical work, "Liverpool Ontario," premieres in Liverpool.

In 1991 Carlos Santana is arrested in Houston after customs agents found a small amount of marijuana in his luggage.

In 1992 Michael Jackson begins his "Dangerous" tour in Germany.

In 1992 "November Rain" by Guns N' Roses enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1993 Don Henley is booed in Milwaukee when he dedicates the song "It's Not Easy Being Green" to President Clinton.

In 1993 Lyle Lovett marries actress Julia Roberts.

In 1994 Aerosmith becomes the first act to debut a single ("Head First") on the CompuServe computer network.

In 1994 A New York autograph dealer offers for sale a furious letter from the late John Lennon to Paul McCartney. In it, Lennon told Linda McCartney to "shut up."

In 1994 The Pretenders' album "The Singles" is certified gold.

In 1995 Bon Jovi's album "These Days" is released.

In 1996 Billy Ray Cyrus carries the Olympic torch through Nashville.

In 1998 Tickets for the first of six Garth Brooks shows in Seattle go on sale, selling out in 11 minutes.

In 1999 The London Sunday Times quotes Eric Clapton as saying there was a time he was so strung out on alcohol and drugs in the 1980's that he abused his then-wife, Patti Boyd.

In 1999 Michael Jackson suffers a slight injury to one of his knees during a benefit concert in Munich, Germany.

In 2000 Marc Anthony headlines a benefit concert for The Ronald McDonald House in New York at Radio City Music Hall.

In 2001 Jazz composer Arturo "Chico" O'Farrill dies at age 79.

In 2001 Tracy Lawrence and wife Becca have a daughter, Skylar JoAnn.

In 2002 The Who's bassist John Entwistle, 57, who helped co-found the band, is found dead of a heart attack (brought on by cocaine use) in his hotel room in Las Vegas.

In 2014 Bobby Womack, who spanned the American soul music era, touring as a gospel singer in the 1950s, playing guitar in Sam Cooke’s backup band in the early ’60s, writing hit songs recorded by Wilson Pickett and the Rolling Stones and composing music that broke onto the pop charts, dies at age 70.

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