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Friday, July 7, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1934 "Moon Glow" by Benny Goodman is #1 on the charts.

In 1937 Count Basie first records "One O'Clock Jump."

In 1954 WHBQ/Memphis disc jockey Dewey Phillips is the first to spin an Elvis Presley record when he plays "That's All Right (Mama)."

In 1956 Johnny Cash makes his first appearance at the "Grand Ole Opry."

In 1956 "My Prayer" by the Platters enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1962 "The Stripper" by David Rose Orchestra is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1965 Otis Redding records "Respect."

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

In 1965 The Kinks, Sonny & Cher and Aretha Franklin perform on TV's "Shindig."

In 1965 Elvis Presley's movie "Tickle Me" opens nationally.

In 1967 Steve Boone and Zal Yanofsky of the Lovin' Spoonful are busted for drug use.

In 1968 3 years after Eric Clapton departed and 8 months after Jeff Beck left the group, the Yardbirds breakup. Guitarist Jimmy Page forms a new group that the Who's Keith Moon quips they would "probably go over like a lead zeppelin." Page renamed the group Led Zeppelin.

In 1969 John Lennon introduces the Plastic Ono Band at London's Chelsea Town Hall.

In 1973 "Live & Let Die" by Paul McCartney & Wings enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1973 "Will It Go Round In Circles" by Billy Preston hits #1 on the 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1975 Keith Richards is charged with possession of an offensive weapon and reckless driving in Arkansas. He was cleared of charges in August.

In 1975 Elton John is profiled in Time Magazine.

In 1979 "After The Love Is Gone" by Earth, Wind & Fire enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1980 Led Zeppelin plays its last live show at the Eissporthalle in West Berlin. Three months later, drummer John Bonham dies after a drinking binge at Jimmy Page's mansion in Windsor, Berkshire.

In 1981 "Being With You" by Smokey Robinson is certified gold.

In 1984 "When Doves Cry" by Prince hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.

In 1987 When a bomb explodes in a Brussels restaurant, it also destroys U2's tour bus which is parked nearby.

In 1990 2 Live Crew refuse to perform in Dallas because a club owner hadn't paid them. An angered crowd riots, trashing the club.

In 1990 "(Can't Live Without Your) Love & Affection" by Nelson and "Unskinny Bop" by Poison both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1992 The Red Hot Chili Peppers receive eight nominations for the 1991 MTV Video Music Awards.

In 1992 Eric Clapton's album "Time Pieces/Best Of Eric Clapton" is certified triple platinum.

In 1993 Paul Anka announces he was joining Garth Brooks' boycott of retailers selling used CDs.

In 1995 Rod Stewart's jet made a forced landing after a mid-air collision with a bird.

In 1998 Michael Jackson, and his financial partner Don Barden, announce intentions to build an entertainment Neverneverland in Detroit.

In 1998 Ricky Martin's album "Vuelve" is certified gold.

In 1999 "Last Kiss" by Pearl Jam is certified gold.

In 2002 Michael Jackson appears at a rally in New York to denounce the recording industry as racist.

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