Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1939 The Glenn Miller Orchestra completes a 14-week summer run at Glen Island Casino in New York that featured nightly radio broadcasts.

In 1947 An audience at the Hollywood Bowl hears President Truman's daughter, Margaret, give her first public concert as a singer.

In 1958 The Silver Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Pete Best and Stu Sutcliffe) begin a 4-month stint at clubs in Hamburg, Germany.

In 1962 John Lennon marries Cynthia Powell in Liverpool who is already pregnant with Julian.

In 1963 Frank Sinatra and his son Frank Sinatra Jr. appear on the cover of Life magazine.

In 1965 When hundreds of Rolling Stone fans show up to wait for the group outside a taping at the BBC in Manchester, England, police hose them down.

In 1965 Gary U.S. Bonds performs "Quarter To Three" on TV's "Where The Action Is."

In 1966 The Beatles play at New York's Shea Stadium.

In 1968 Ringo Starr temporarily quits the Beatles over a disagreement.

In 1968 "People Got To Be Free" by the Rascals is certified gold.

In 1969 Jerry Garcia appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1969 "Honky Tonk Women" by Rolling Stones hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1970 Lou Reed plays with the Velvet Underground for the last time.

In 1974 Bruce Springsteen adds drummer "Mighty" Max Weinberg to his E. Street Band.

In 1974 John Lennon reports seeing a UFO in New York.

In 1975 "Miracles" by Jefferson Starship and "Who Loves You" by the Four Seasons both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1975 "Fallin' In Love" by Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1976 The Beach Boys appear on the cover of People magazine.

In 1979 Brooklyn proclaims a day honoring reggae star Peter Tosh.

In 1982 "Abracadabra" by Steve Miller Band is certified gold.

In 1983 Joan Jett's album "Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Album" goes gold.

In 1989 "Real Love" by Jody Watley is certified gold.

In 1990 Composer David Rose ("The Stripper") dies at age 80.

In 1991 Warner Brothers Records issues the first royalty check ($500,000) to the organizers of the all-star "Nobody's Child" album, which featured Elton John, Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder, among others. The album was recorded to raise money for Romanian orphans.

In 1991 "The Commitments," the Alan Parker-directed film about an Irish band that performs American R&B songs, opens nationally.

In 1993 Alan Jackson and his wife Denise have a child Alexandra Jane.

In 1993 Los Angeles police confirm that Michael Jackson was the subject of a criminal investigation.

In 1993 Duran Duran receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 1994 Boyz II Men's album "II" and Amy Grant's album "House Of Love" are both released.

In 1995 Natalie Merchant, former lead singer for 10,000 Maniacs, becomes the first guest in a live chat series on Elektra's web site.

In 1999 Kiss members -- Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley -- appear in full costume and make-up on the World Championship Wrestling's "Monday Night Nitro Live."

In 1999 Phil Everly marries Patti Arnold.

In 1999 Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson files a suit to dissolve a 1997 joint venture with Joe Thomas, who co-produced his last album, "Imagination," released in 1998.

In 2006 Maynard Ferguson, 78, the trumpeter known for "Gonna Fly Now," the theme to the movie "Rocky," dies of an abdominal infection.

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