Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1957 Ricky Nelson records "Be Bop Baby."

In 1957 Buddy Holly and the Crickets are booed when they play the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. It takes 3 days to win the audience over.

In 1962 Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as the drummer for the Beatles.

In 1965 Dave Clark Five singer Mike Smith suffers two broken ribs when he was pulled off the stage by fans in Chicago.

In 1966 Frank Sinatra's album "Strangers In The Night" is certified gold.

In 1969 "I Can't Get Next To You" by Temptations enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1969 "These Eyes" by The Guess Who is certified gold.

In 1973 Elton John appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1975 Drummer Phil Collins becomes the new lead singer for Genesis when Peter Gabriel leaves.

In 1977 Elvis Presley, dies of a reported "coronary arrhythmia" at Graceland in Memphis, TN, at age 42.

In 1980 Cozy Powell quits Rainbow.

In 1980 "Another One Bites The Dust" by Queen enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1983 Paul Simon marries actress Carrie Fisher. They divorce in 1985.

In 1984 Prince appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1985 Madonna and Sean Penn are married in Malibu, California. Madonna filed for divorce in 1988.

In 1986 A riot between rival gangs erupts at a Run DMC concert in Long Beach, CA, seriously injuring 42 people.

In 1986 "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On" by Robert Palmer and "Take Me Home Tonight" by Eddie Money both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1986 "Papa Don't Preach" by Madonna hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1986 "True Blue" by Madonna hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.

In 1989 While doing his famous windmill guitar strum, the Who's Pete Townshend is injured when his hand hits the tremolo bar.

In 1989 The Beach Boys' album "Still Cruisin'" and Red Hot Chili Peppers' album "Mother's Milk" are both released.

In 1992 The first Madonna convention is held in New York.

In 1994 Reba McEntire is nominated for six Country Music Association Awards.

In 1994 Prince's album "Come" is released.

In 1995 Brian Wilson performs for the first time on-stage with his daughters Wendy & Carnie of Wilson Phillips.

In 1996 Billy Joel's album "Kohuept" is certified platinum, while Aerosmith's album "Draw The Line" goes double platinum.

In 1997 Thousands of Elvis Presley fans flock to Graceland on the 20th anniversary of his death.

In 1998 Pete Townshend performs at the Chicago House of Blues in a benefit concert that raised about $300,000 for abused & neglected children.

In 1998 The Goo Goo Dolls, Dishwalla, Joan Osborne, Marcy Playground and Third Eye Blind perform at the second day of "A Day in the Garden," commemorating the 29th anniversary of Woodstock.

In 1999 Lorrie Morgan's "Greatest Hits" album goes double platinum.

In 2000 'N Sync unveils a room dedicated in its honor at the Orlando, Florida, branch of the Ronald McDonald house.

In 2002 The Rolling Stones perform a surprise club show in Toronto in to prepare for their upcoming Licks world tour.

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