Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1959 Joan Baez makes her first recording, a duet with Bob Gibson,  recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival.

In 1960 "Alley-Oop" by Hollywood Argyles is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1962 British record producer, Joe Meek, writes "Telstar" to commemorate the first transatlantic satellite broadcast. It was performed by a group of session musicians who became the Tornados.

In 1964 The Supremes first #1 hit, "Where Did Our Love Go," enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1967 Kenny Rogers quit the New Christy Minstrels for the New Edition.

In 1969 Time magazine features an article on Tom Jones entitled "Ladies Man."

In 1969 The Rolling Stones' single "Honky Tonk Women" b/w "You Can't Always Get What You Want" is released.

In 1969 Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsies debuts at Harlem's Apollo Theatre.

In 1970 "Summertime Blues" by the Who, "In The Summertime" by Mungo Jerry and "War" by Edwin Starr all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1971 The stage version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" starring Yvonne Elliman opens in Pittsburgh.

In 1974 The Grateful Dead's albums "Workingman's Dead" and "American Beauty" are certified gold.

In 1976 Frank Sinatra marries Barbara Marx, his last wife.

In 1979 "Rust Never Sleeps," a documentary and concert film of Neil Young's most recent tour, premieres in Los Angeles.

In 1979 "Bop 'Till You Drop" by Ry Cooder becomes the first digital rock album.

In 1981 "Endless Love" by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1985 Nude photographs of Madonna appear in Playboy.

In 1987 "Who's That Girl" by Madonna enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1987 "Alone" by Heart hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1989 The Rolling Stones preview their "Steel Wheels" album at a press conference.

In 1989 Roy Orbison's "In Dreams: Greatest Hits" is certified gold.

In 1991 After 10 years of marriage, songwriters Carole Bayer Sager and Burt Bacharach file for divorce.

In 1992 Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia introduces a line of self-designed neckties at New York's Bloomingdales.

In 1992 Herbert Kenny, the last original Ink Spots member, dies of cancer at age 77.

In 1995 R.E.M.'s Mike Stiles undergoes emergency intestinal surgery forcing the group to cancel several concert dates.

In 1995 Blind Melon singer Shannon Hoon and girlfriend Lisa Crouse become parents to daughter Nico Blue.

In 1996 "Macarena" by Los Del Rio is certified platinum.

In 1997 "Say You'll Be There" by the Spice Girls and "Bitch" by Meredith Brooks are both certified gold.

In 1998 Riders in the Sky use their Grand Ole Opry appearance to pay tribute to the late Roy Rogers.

In 1998 MTV airs a Beastie Boys special called "Beastiography."

In 2000 Motley Crue's album "New Tattoo" is released.

In 2005 "Rock Star: INXS" debuts on CBS-TV.

In 2006 It was announced that Syd Barrett, co-founder of Pink Floyd, had died. He was 60. While the cause of his death was not disclosed, Barrett had suffered from diabetes for years.

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