Friday, August 25, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1957 The Coasters appear on TV's "Steve Allen Show."

In 1962 Lawrence Welk is featured on the cover of TV Guide.

In 1962 "Sherry" by the Four Seasons enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1962 "The Loco-Motion" by Little Eva is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1966 The Beatles perform at the Coliseum in Seattle.

In 1967 Brian Wilson makes his first onstage appearance with the Beach Boys in two years at a show in Honolulu.

In 1970 Elton John makes his first live appearance in the U.S. at the Los Angeles Troubador, kicking off a 17-day tour and opening for singer David Ackles.

In 1970 Emerson, Lake and Palmer perform for the first time at England's Plymouth Guild Hall.

In 1973 Bobby Darin makes his last public appearance when he performs at the Las Vegas Hilton. (He dies the following December.)

In 1973 The Faces announce they'll break up after bassist Tetsu Yamauchi couldn't get a UK work permit.

In 1973 "Ramblin' Man" by the Allman Brothers enters the U.S. top 40 chart. The same day drummer Butch Trucks breaks a leg in a car crash in Macon, GA.

In 1973 "Keep On Truckin'" by Eddie Kendricks enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1973 "Brother Louie" by the Stories hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1976 Boston releases its self-titled album, "Boston," which became the best-selling debut album ever.

In 1978 The albums "Running on Empty" by Jackson Browne and "Bat Out Of Hell" by Meat Loaf are both certified platinum.

In 1979 Jazz bandleader, composer and arranger Stan Kenton dies following a long illness at Hollywood's Midway.

In 1979 "Please Don't Go" by KC & The Sunshine Band enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1979 "My Sharona" by the Knack hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 6 weeks.

In 1980 The Broadway musical "42nd Street" opens. Producer David Merrick stunned both cast and audience during the curtain call by announcing that the show's director, Gower Champion, had died that same day.

In 1982 Fleetwood Mac's album "Mirage" is certified platinum.

In 1984 Michael Jackson's video for "Thriller" is shown on British TV for the first time.

In 1984 "Some Guys Have All The Luck" by Rod Stewart enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1986 ZZ Top is proclaimed "Official Texas Heroes" by the Texas State House of Representatives.

In 1986 Paul Simon releases his grammy-award winning "Graceland" album.

In 1989 Duran Duran singer Simon LeBond and wife Yasmin become parents to new daughter Amber Rose.

In 1989 John Mellencamp, 37, becomes a grandfather when his daughter, Michelle, gives birth to Elexis Suzanne Peach.

In 1994 Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley are divorced.

In 1994 Pearl Jam's drummer Dave Abbruzzese quits the band.

In 1994 Jimmy Buffett's plane crashes after taking off in Nantucket, MA. He swims to safety.

In 1995 Ringo Starr's 24-year-old daughter undergoes emergency brain surgery in England, forcing the ex-Beatle to cancel the rest of his All-Starr Band's North American tour.

In 1995 Seal's single "Kiss From A Rose" is certified gold.

In 1995 Alanis Morissette's album "Jagged Little Pill" goes gold & platinum.

In 1998 Elton John's album "Here & There" is certified platinum, while Creed's CD "My Own Prison" goes double platinum.

In 1999 Oasis founding member and bassist Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan quits the band, as does guitarist Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs.

In 1999 Destiny's Child's album "The Writing's On The Wall" goes gold.

In 2001 Aaliyah, 22, is killed in a plane crash along with seven others, when the plane flying them back from the Bahamas crashed and exploded after takeoff.

In 2002 Acclaimed bass-baritone William Warfield, best known for his rendition of "Ol' Man River" in the musical "Show Boat," dies at 82.

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