Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1938 Count Basie records "Jumpin' At The Woodside" for Decca Records.

In 1956 Elvis Presley begins work on his first movie "Love Me Tender."

In 1962 The Beatles are captured on film for the first time by Grenada TV at Liverpool's Cavern Club.

In 1964 The Beatles perform at Hollywood Bowl. The concert is recorded and released as an album in 1973.

In 1964 "Where Did Our Love Go" by the Supremes hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1965 The Beatles perform at the Portland Coliseum in Portland, OR. Before the show they were visited by the Beach Boys' Mike Love and Carl Wilson.

In 1966 The Beatles' "Revolver" album is certified gold.

In 1968 Cynthia Lennon returns from vacation and finds Yoko Ono living in her home. She promptly sues John Lennon for divorce.

In 1969 Elvis Presley ends an 8-year performing hiatus and opens at the International Hotel in Las Vegas.

In 1969 The Beatles were last together all in one room, gathering at John Lennon's home in Tittenhurst Park outside of London for a photo shoot for the cover of the "Hey Jude" album.

In 1970 "Cracklin' Rosie" by Neil Diamond enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1970 "Make It With You" by Bread is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1974 "The Air That I Breathe" by the Hollies is certified gold.

In 1975 Jefferson Starship's album "Red Octopus" goes gold.

In 1977 Peter Frampton performs the first of 3 sold-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden.

In 1979 Led Zeppelin releases their last studio album, "In Through The Out Door."

In 1980 Barry Manilow receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

In 1981 "Start Me Up" by the Rolling Stones and "I've Done Everything For You" by Rick Springfield both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1981 "4" by Foreigner hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 10 nonconsecutive weeks.

In 1983 Crystal Gayle gives birth to her first child, a girl, Catherine.

In 1985 Rick Nelson and Fats Domino record a TV special in Los Angeles.

In 1986 Toto's album "Farenheit" is released.

In 1987 Bon Jovi headlines the Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington, England.

In 1987 "Who's That Girl" by Madonna is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1988 The documentary "Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul" airs on PBS-TV.

In 1990 Steve Perry's album "Street Talk" goes double platinum.

In 1991 Van Halen's album "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" is certified both gold and platinum.

In 1993 Queen Latifah makes her TV acting debut as "Living Single" on Fox.

In 1995 Styx's album "Greatest Hits" is released.

In 1995 The Spin Doctors' album "Pocket Full Of Kryptonite" is certified platinum for the fifth time.

In 1997 Mark Wills makes his debut at the Grand Ole Opry performing "Jacob's Ladder."

In 1997 Mariah Carey's single "Honey" is released.

In 1997 Meredith Brooks' album "Blurring The Edges" is certified platinum.

In 1998 Garth Brooks pledges to return to South America after his first concert on the continent draws a sold-out crowd of 50,000 in Brazil.

In 1998 Elton John invites actor Jim Carrey onstage during his concert in Anaheim, CA. They sang "Rocket Man."

In 2002 Drummer Caroline Corr (The Corrs) marries Frank Woods.

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