Friday, July 14, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1958 "Fever" by Peggy Lee and "If Dreams Came True" by Pat Boone both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1962 "Roses Are Red (My Love)" by Bobby Vinton hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1965 Herman's Hermits appear on TV's "Where The Action Is."

In 1966 "Paperback Writer" by the Beatles is certified gold.

In 1967 The Who begin their first U.S. tour opening for Herman's Hermits.

In 1967 "Windy" by the Association and "Pleasant Valley Sunday" by the Monkees are both certified gold.

In 1969 Bob Dylan makes a surprise appearance with the Band at the Mississippi River Rock Festival.

In 1970 "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)" by Three Dog Night is certified gold.

In 1972 Mick Jagger appears on the cover of Life magazine.

In 1973 The Byrd's guitarist Clarence White is struck and killed by a car.

In 1973 The Everly Brothers decide to call it quits. Don Everly announced his decision the previous evening and this night the Everlys end things with a concert at Knott's Berry Farm.

In 1973 "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye, "That Lady (Part 1)" by the Isley Brothers and "Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose" by Dawn all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1977 The Bee Gees appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1978 "Dust In The Wind" by Kansas is certified gold.

In 1979 "Bad Girls" by Donna Summer hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.

In 1980 Former Beatles' accountant Allen Klein enters prison for tax evasion.

In 1984 Former Spinners' lead singer Philippe Wynne, 43, suffers a fatal heart attack on stage at a nightclub in Oakland, CA.

In 1987 Steve Miller is awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

In 1987 The album "Trio" by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris is certified gold and platinum.

In 1988 Run-DMC is awarded the keys to the cities of Kansas City and Independence, MO, for efforts in local job campaigns.

In 1988 Michael Jackson begins his first British tour at Wembley Stadium in London.

In 1989 Cyndi Lauper's video "My First Night Without You" is released, the first ever to be closed-captioned.

In 1989 Alice Cooper's single "Poison" is released.

In 1992 Olivia Newton-John announces she had breast cancer and canceled her upcoming tour. (She made a full recovery.)

In 1994 Garth Brooks holds a benefit concert in Los Angeles to raise money for local charities.

In 1994 Aerosmith, the Beastie Boys, REM and Bjork top the list of nominees for the MTV Video Music Awards.

In 1995 George Michael announces he's settled his long running dispute with Sony and had been released from his contract. He signed with Dreamworks SKG, who allegedly pays Sony $40 million.

In 1998 Mariah Carey joined the family of Christina Williams, 13, at a Beverly Hills hotel to tape a public service announcement asking for help to find the girl who disappeared a month earlier.

In 1998 Madonna and Garbage top the list of nominees for the MTV Video Music Awards.

In 1998 Monica's album "The Boy is Mine" is released.

In 1999 "Bills, Bills, Bills" by Destiny's Child goes gold, while Britney Spears' album "Baby One More Time" is certified platinum for the fifth time.

In 2000 Nike and Bo Diddley settle a lawsuit over merchandising rights in Nike's "Bo knows" campaign.

In 2000 Cheap Trick performs at the 23rd Annual Hennepin Avenue Block Party in Minneapolis.

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