Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1941 Peggy Lee records "Elmer's Tune" with Benny Goodman's band.

In 1947 "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)" by Tex Williams is the #1 on the charts.

In 1958 Buddy Holly weds Maria Elena Santiago in Lubbock, Texas.

In 1960 "Chain Gang" by Sam Cooke enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1960 "It's Now Or Never" by Elvis Presley hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.

In 1964 MGM signs the Dave Clark 5 to star in the film "Having a Wild Weekend."

In 1964 "Everybody Loves Somebody" by Dean Martin is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1965 The Beatles play to their largest audience ever; over 56,000 in Shea Stadium grossing $304,000.

In 1966 The Monkees' first single "Last Train To Clarksville" is released.

In 1969 450,000 gather when Woodstock begins on Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York. The historic 3-day event featured performances by Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Janis Joplin, the Who and the Grateful Dead.

In 1970 "Closer To Home" by Grand Funk Railroad enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1974 Steely Dan appears on the cover or Rolling Stone.

In 1980 George Harrison's biography, "I Me Mine," is published.

In 1981 The Rolling Stones begin rehearsals for tour at Longview Farm in rural Massachusetts.

In 1981 "Arthur's Theme (The Best You Can Do)" by Christopher Cross enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1981 "Endless Love" by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 9 weeks.

In 1983 "Every Breath You Take" by the Police is certified gold.

In 1984 Composer Norman Petty (Buddy Holly's producer) dies at age 57.

In 1985 Loverboy's album "Lovin' Every Minute Of It" is released.

In 1987 Keith Richards begins 2 weeks of solo recording at Montreal's Le Studio.

In 1989 Bobby Brown's single "Rock Wit' Cha" is released.

In 1991 750,000 attend Paul Simon's free concert in New York's Central Park.

In 1992 Over 700 Madonna fans gather at a hotel in the Detroit suburb of Southfield, Michigan, to celebrate her 34th birthday.

In 1992 "End Of The Road" by Boyz II Men hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 13 weeks.

In 1994 The album "3 Tenors In Concert 1994" by Carreras, Domingo and Pavarotti is released.

In 1995 Vince Neil's 4-year-old daughter, Skylar, dies of multiple organ failure. She'd been born with severe health problems.

In 1995 Garbage's self-titled debut album, "Garbage," is released.

In 1995 "Colors Of The Wind" by Vanessa Williams is certified gold.

In 1996 A women's shelter in Long Island, NY, refuses to accept money from a benefit concert featuring James Brown. Brown's wife had accused him of assaulting her in the past.

In 1997 Blues Traveler kicks off their tour in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In 1997 Leann Rimes' single "You Light Up My Life" is released.

In 1997 Ozzy Osbourne's album "Blizzard Of Oz" goes quadruple platinum.

In 2000 David Bowie and wife Iman have their first daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones.

In 2002 In a Nashville courtroom, Deana Carter avoids jail time by entering a "best interest" plea of driving while impaired, and instead receives a sentence of community service and a fine.

In 2004 Phish performs their final show during a weekend-long festival in Coventry, Vermont.

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