Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1944 Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters record Cole Porter's "Don't Fence Me In" for Decca Records.

In 1960 Elvis Presley begins filming "Flaming Star," his first movie where he played a dramatic non-singing role.

In 1964 "A Hard Day's Night" by the Beatles hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for for 14 weeks.

In 1965 Bob Dylan unveils his new electric sound at the Newport Folk Festival and is booed offstage.

In 1966 In San Francsico, Brian Jones performs his last gig with the Rolling Stones.

In 1966 Eric Clapton plays lead guitar for George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" on the Beatles "White Album."

In 1966 The Supremes' single "You Can't Hurry Love" is released.

In 1968 Big Brother & The Holding Company's "Cheap Thrills" album is released.

In 1969 Neil Young appears with Crosby, Stills and Nash for the first time at New York's Fillmore East.

In 1970 Rare Earth performs "Get Ready" and "I Know I'm Losing You" on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."

In 1970 "25 or 6 to 4" by Chicago and "Candida" by Dawn both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1970 "(They Long To Be) Close To You" by the Carpenters hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1971 The Beach Boys' album "Surf's Up" is released.

In 1973 George Harrison pays a one million pound tax on his "Bangladesh" concert and album.

In 1977 AC/DC's album "Let There Be Rock" is released.

In 1980 Kiss introduces their new drummer, Eric Carr, at a concert at the Palladium in New York City.

In 1980 AC/DC's album "Back In Black," their first with Brian Johnson as lead singer, is released.

In 1980 "The Rose" by Bette Midler is certified gold.

In 1981 "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" by Stevie Nicks (with Tom Petty), "Hold On Tight" by ELO and "For Your Eyes Only" by Sheena Easton all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1981 "The One That You Love" by Air Supply is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1984 Tina Turner's album "Private Dancer" is certified gold.

In 1990 Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa become parents to son Evan James.

In 1992 Bryan Adams helps two motorists whose car struck his on a highway in St. Gellen, Switzerland.

In 1993 Willie Nelson announces he would donate money from his next three concerts to Midwest flood relief.

In 1994 Paul McCartney announced he was boycotting Gillette because the company tested its products on animals.

In 1994 The International Astronomical Union names an asteroid after the late Frank Zappa, called "Zappafrank."

In 1995 Charlie Rich ("The Most Beautiful Girl") dies of a blood clot in his lung at age 62.

In 1995 Gloria Estefan's album "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" is certified double platinum.

In 1997 The restaurant "Elvis Presley's Memphis" opens at 126 Beale Street in Memphis.

In 1997 Bone Thugs 'n Harmony's album "The Art Of War" is released.

In 1999 Woodstock '99 ends in in Rome, New York.

In 2000 Pat DiNizio, singer for the Smithereens, announces that he is running for a U.S. Senate seat for New Jersey on the Reform Party.

In 2001 Mariah Carey checks herself into a hospital suffering from an emotional and physical breakdown.

In 2002 Jennifer Lopez files for divorce from her second husband, Cris Judd.

In 2003 Iron Butterfly lead guitarist Erik Braunn dies at age 52.

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