Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1932 Louis Armstrong plays the London Palladium for the first time.

In 1939 Bandleader Erskine Hawkins first records "Tuxedo Junction."

In 1942 "Jingle Jangle Jingle" by Kay Kyser is #1 on the charts.

In 1953 Elvis Presley records "My Happiness" as a gift for his mother. The so-called vanity disc was his first recording.

In 1960 "It's Now Or Never" by Elvis Presley and "Walk Don't Run" by the Ventures both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1960 "I'm Sorry" by Brenda Lee hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1964 "A Hard Day's Night" by the Beatles enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1964 "Rag Doll" by The Four Seasons hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1966 Bobby Fuller ("I Fought The Law") is found dead in his car in Los Angeles. No conclusive cause of death was ever established.

In 1968 "Grazin' in the Grass" by Hugh Masekela and "Lady Willpower" by Gary Puckett & the Union Gap are both certified gold.

In 1969 Time magazine features an article on Zager & Evans' and their futuristic hit "In The Year 2525."

In 1970 "Snowbird" by Anne Murray enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1974 Eric Clapton appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1975 Bob Marley and the Wailers record their concert album "Live" in London.

In 1978 Gerry Rafferty earns a gold record for the single "Baker Street."

In 1978 "You're The One That I Want" by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John from the "Grease" soundtrack is certified platinum.

In 1980 The film "No Nukes" opens nationally.

In 1981 EMI opens London's Abbey Road studios to the public.

In 1981 "Who's Cryin' Now" by Journey enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1987 "I Heard A Rumor" by Bananarama and "One Heartbeat" by Smokey Robinson both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1988 A California appeals court upholds a decision to dismiss a wrongful death suit brought against Ozzy Osbourne after their son committed suicide listening to one of his songs.

In 1989 Paul Kantner re-forms Jefferson Airplane with Marty Balin and Grace Slick.

In 1992 Bobby Brown marries Whitney Houston. Five weeks later, she announces she's five weeks pregnant.

In 1994 The Rolling Stones perform a surprise concert at a Toronto nightclub.

In 1994 Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries weds Don Burton.

In 1995 Selena's "Dreaming of You," a posthumous album by the slain Tejano star, is released.

In 1995 The albums "Miss Thang" by Monica and "The Show, The After Party, The Hotel" by Jodeci are both released.

In 1997 The Foo Fighters perform at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco during the second Miller Genuine Draft Blind Date contest.

In 1998 A Harry Chapin tribute concert featuring members of Chapin's original band is held with proceeds going to hunger relief.

In 1999 Michael Jackson has lunch with former South African President Nelson Mandela on his 81st birthday at his home in Johannesburg.

In 2000 Seattle-based Jerden Records releases "Beatles Tapes V - The 1965 Help Tour" which featured interviews with the Beatles.

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