Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1913 Billboard publishes its earliest known top ten chart entitled "Last Week's 10 Best Sellers Among Popular Songs." "Wedding Day" by Malinda was #1.

In 1949 Harry Belafonte begins recording "They Didn't Believe Me" and "Close Your Eyes."

In 1954 Sun Records releases Elvis Presley's first single, "That's All Right Mama."

In 1960 Brian Hyland performs "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini" on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."

In 1965 The Beatles' single "Help!" b/w "I'm Down" is released in the U.S.

In 1965 "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones goes gold.

In 1966 Frank Sinatra, 50, marries actress Mia Farrow, 21.

In 1966 Johnny Rivers begins recording "Poor Side Of Town."

In 1968 "This Guy's In Love With You" by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass is certified gold.

In 1969 The Spencer Davis Group splits up. Davis went solo, and Steve Winwood would form Traffic.

In 1969 "Honky Tonk Women" by the Rolling Stones and "I'm Free" by the Who both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1972 "Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast" by Wayne Newton is certified gold.

In 1973 "Natural High" by Bloodstone is certified gold.

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

In 1974 David Bowie's "Diamond Dog" tour ends in New York.

In 1975 Elton John makes a surprise appearance at a Rolling Stones concert at Hughes Stadium in Denver.

In 1975 Country great Lefty Frizzell dies at age 56.

In 1975 "Dance With Me" by Orleans enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1975 "Listen To What The Man Said" by Wings is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1978 "Last Dance" by Donna Summer is certified gold.

In 1980 David Bowie makes his theatrical debut in in the title role of "The Elephant Man" onstage in Denver.

In 1980 "It's Still Rock And Roll To Me" by Billy Joel hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1981 Roy Orbison performs for the first time in 15 years at "Roy Orbison Day" in Odessa, TX.

In 1986 Jerry Hall stars in a NBC pilot, "She's With Me," as a model trying to drag rock star boyfriend to the alter.

In 1986 "Invisible Touch" by Genesis is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1989 "If You Don't Know Me By Now" by Simply Red is certified gold.

In 1990 Fleetwood Mac's album "Behind The Mask" is certified gold.

In 1991 Drummer Steve Adler files suit against his former band, Guns N' Roses, claiming band members pressured him to use heroin and then dropped him after he entered a rehabilitation program.

In 1991 A wax likeness of Gloria Estefan is unveiled at the Movieland Wax Museum in Los Angeles.

In 1993 Testimony begins in Los Angeles in the lawsuit filed by backup singer Yvette Marine against Paula Abdul and Virgin Records. Marine claimed she was entitled to "co-lead" vocal credit on Abdul's 1988 debut album "Forever Your Girl." (She eventually lost the suit.)

In 1994 Delphi is named the official on-line computer service for the Rolling Stones "Voodoo Lounge" world tour.

In 1995 Elvis Presley's former doctor, Dr. George Nichopoulous, loses his medical license for being "too liberal" in prescribing addictive drugs.

In 1996 Coolio's single "All The Way Live (Now)" is certified gold.

In 1999 They Might Be Giants release their new album, "Long Tall Weekend," exclusively in the MP3 format, available only on the Internet.

In 1999 Prince wins Best Internet-only Single for "War" at the Yahoo! Internet Life Awards, held at Studio 54 in New York.

In 2002 Philadelphia declares it Solomon Burke Day, his Pennsylvania hometown.

In 2002 Celebrated musicologist Alan Lomax dies at age 87.

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