Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1921 Opera singer Enrico Caruso dies in Naples, Italy.

In 1929 Fats Waller records "Ain't Misbehavin'."

In 1937 Benny Goodman & his quartet record "Smiles."

In 1953 Skeeter Davis ("End of the World") is seriously injured in a car crash which kills her sister Betty Jack.

In 1956 A Look magazine article reports Elvis Presley records had grossed over $6 million and he received over 3000 fan letters a week.

In 1958 Johnny Cash signs with Columbia Records.

In 1961 The Beatles begin their engagement as regular headliners at Liverpool's Cavern Club.

In 1962 Aretha Franklin makes her TV debut on ABC's "American Bandstand."

In 1964 The Kinks open for the Beatles in Bournemouth, England.

In 1969 Bob Dylan attends his 10-year high school reunion at Hibbing, MN.

In 1969 Badfinger records "Come And Get It" at Abbey Road Studios, the session is produced by Paul McCartney.

In 1969 "Green River" by Creedence Clearwater Revival enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1971 "Treat Her Like A Lady" by Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose is certified gold, as is Rod Stewart's LP "Every Picture Tells A Story."

In 1972 "Sylvia's Mother" by Dr. Hook is goes gold.

In 1973 Bachman-Turner Overdrive signs with Mercury Records.

In 1973 The J. Geils Band appears on the cover of Rolling Stone.

In 1973 Mama & Papas founder John Phillips files a $9 million suit against Dunhill Records charging the company with royality theft.

In 1974 Guitarist Jeff Baxter and drummer Jim Hodder exit Steely Dan.

In 1974 John & Michelle Phiilips, Lou Adler and Sonny Bono attend the funeral for Mama Cass Elliot.

In 1974 Deep Purple's album "Machine Head" is released.

In 1975 "One Of These Nights" by Eagles is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1976 Karen & Richard Carpenter appear on the cover of Rolling Stone.

In 1979 AC/DC's album "Highway To Hell" is released.

In 1980 "Magic" by Olivia Newton-John hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1982 Jose Feliciano marries Susan Omillian.

In 1983 James Jamerson, who played bass on several 60's Motown hits, dies at age 45.

In 1986 "Stuck With You" by Huey Lewis & The News enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1986 "Glory Of Love" by Peter Cetera hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1987 Billy Joel's Leningrad concert audience destroys more than 200 chairs while dancing on them.

In 1987 Then-Eurythmics' member Dave Stewart marries then Bananarama vocalist Siobhan Fahey.

In 1991 Rick James and girlfriend Tanya Hihazi are arrested in Los Angeles and charged with sexually assaulting and torturing a third woman.

In 1994 Boyz II Men's single "I'll Make Love To You" is released.

In 1994 Soundgarden's album "Superunknown" is certified double platinum.

In 1995 "Freek 'n You" by Jodeci is certified gold.

In 1999 Kid Rock's CD "Devil Without A Cause" is goes double platinum.

In 2001 Clint Black hosts the third annual Family Television Awards.

In 2003 Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) marries Jordyn Blum.

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