Monday, July 24, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1938 Artie Shaw first records "Begin the Beguine."

In 1954 "Three Coins In The Fountain" by Four Aces is #1 on the charts.

In 1961 "School Is Out" by Gary "U.S." Bonds enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1965 The Animals enter the British charts for the first time with "We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place."

In 1965 "Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan and "California Girls" by the Beach Boys both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1967 The Beatles, Brian Epstein and many others sign a petition in The Times calling for the legalization of marijuana.

In 1967 Elvis Presley's film "Double Trouble" premieres.

In 1967 Jefferson Airplane's second album "Surrealistic Pillow," containing "White Rabbit" and "Somebody To Love," is certified gold.

In 1971 "Indian Reservation" by the Raiders is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1972 Elton John's album "Honky Chateau" is certified gold.

In 1973 "Bad Bad Leroy Brown" by Jim Croce and "Shambala" by Three Dog Night are both certified gold.

In 1976 "She's Gone" by Hall & Oates enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1976 "Kiss And Say Goodbye" by the Manhattans hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1978 "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band" starring the Bee Gees and Peter Frampton opens and flops.

In 1982 "Jack & Diane" by John Mellencamp enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1982 "Eye Of The Tiger" by Survivor hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 6 weeks.

In 1984 Juice Newton and Huey Lewis perform at the North Dakota State Fair.

In 1985 A section of Washington Boulevard in Detroit is renamed "Aretha Franklin's Freeway of Love."

In 1986 Bob Geldof is given the prestigious MBE (Member Of British Empire) award for his famine relief efforts.

In 1987 "La Bamba," the film biography of Richie Valens, opens nationwide.

In 1989 In Newsweek, Rolling Stone Ron Wood responds to charges that the band only tours for money.

In 1990 The Judas Priest wrongful death trial begins in Reno, NV. Parents charge that subliminal messages from their "Stained Glass" album drove two teens to suicide.

In 1990 Prince's single "Thieves In The Temple" is released.

In 1993 "If" by Janet Jackson enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1993 "Can't Help Fallin' In Love" by UB40 hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 7 weeks.

In 1995 A 3-night celebration at Carnegie Hall saluting Frank Sinatra's 80th birthday begins.

In 1998 Tanya Tucker files a $300,000 lawsuit against Capitol Records Nashville, contending that the label neglected her career.

In 1998 Monica's single "The First Night" is released.

In 1998 Selena's album "Dreaming Of You" is certified triple platinum.

In 1999 Pepa (Sandra Denton) marries Treach (Anthony Cruss of Naughty by Nature).

In 1999 Phil Collins, 48, invites more than 300 guests to celebrate his marriage the previous day to Swiss fiancee Orianne Cevey, 27, in Lausanne. Guests included Eric Clapton and Elton John.

In 2000 David Bowie, Paul McCartney and Prince are the big winners at the 3rd Annual Yahoo Internet Life Online Music Awards in New York.

In 2000 Motown legend Smokey Robinson begins his own radio show on KCMG in Los Angeles.

In 2005 Clay Aiken appears on the cover of TV Guide.

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