Monday, August 21, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1938 Fats Waller records "Ain't Misbehavin."

In 1958 Ricky Nelson records "Poor Little Fool" and "Lonesome Town."

In 1961 "Little Sister" by Elvis Presley enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1963 Sixteen magazine names British singer Cliff Richard as the "most promising male singer."

In 1964 The Beatles perform at Municipal Stadium in Seattle, WA.

In 1965 The Beatles perform in Minneapolis at Metropolitan Stadium.

In 1965 "Do You Believe In Magic?" by the Lovin' Spoonful, "Catch Us If You Can" by the Dave Clark Five, "Baby Don't Go" by Sonny & Cher and "Eve Of Destruction" by Barry McGuire all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1965 "Out of Our Heads" by the Rolling Stones hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1966 The Beatles perform at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

In 1967 Newsweek features an article on Aretha Franklin.

In 1967 MGM tries to sign Bob Dylan away from Columbia Records, but the deal falls through.

In 1969 The Rolling Stones' album "Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Volume 2)" is released.

In 1972 When a Jefferson Airplane equipment manager calls police "pigs," Grace Slick and Paul Kantner are injured in a scuffle.

In 1973 "Toulouse Street," the second album by the Doobie Brothers, is certified gold.

In 1975 "Jive Talkin'" by the Bee Gees is certified gold.

In 1976 The Rolling Stones headline England's annual Knebworth Festival with Todd Rundgren, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 10cc and others.

In 1976 RCA records announces that sales of Elvis Presley records had passed the 400 million mark.

In 1976 "You Are The Woman" by Firefall enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1980 Linda Ronstadt opens in "The Pirates Of Penzance" on Broadway.

In 1980 Mick Jagger & Keith Richards appear on the cover of Rolling Stone.

In 1982 "Up Where We Belong" by Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes and "Steppin' Out" by Joe Jackson both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1989 Don Henley complains to the press about the "phoney version" of "Life in the Fast Lane" Joe Walsh is playing while on tour with Ringo Starr.

In 1990 At a London auction, Elvis Presley's first driver's license sells for $7,400 and a John Lennon collage made in 1974 using magazine cutouts of Andy Warhol heads superimposed on nude girls astride motorcycles went for $44,350.

In 1990 The Eagles' album "Eagles-Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975" is certified platinum for the 12th time.

In 1993 Los Angeles police raid Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch looking evidence of child abuse.

In 1993 Bernie Taupin marries Stephanie Haymes.

In 1994 John Denver is charged with drunken driving after crashing his Porsche into a tree.

In 1994 "Barbra Streisand -- The Concert" becomes the highest rated special

in HBO's history, attracting 11.2 million viewers.

In 1995 R.E.M. sues Hershey Foods, claiming the company exploited its name when it ran a "Kit Kat - R.E.M. concert" sweepstakes in Hershey candy bars. The suit was eventually dropped.

In 1996 Former Talking Heads lead singer David Byrne sues to prevent the rest of the group from touring as "The Heads." The suit was settled out of court.

In 1996 Tori Amos' album "Boys For Pele" is certified platinum, while No Doubt's album "Tragic Kingdom" goes double platinum.

In 1997 The Backstreet Boys' album "Backstreet Boys" is released.

In 1998 Divine's single "Lately" is released.

In 1998 Elton's album "Greatest Hits" is certified platinum for the fifteenth time.

In 1999 Alan Jackson headlines Brazil's largest rodeo, the Barreto Rodeo.

In 1999 Donnie Wahlberg marries Kim Faye.

In 2002 U2 shoots a video for its new single, "Electrical Storm," in the French seaside town of Eze.

In 2003 Singer/songwriter Wesley Willis dies at age of 40 after a long battle with chronic myelogenous leukemia.

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