Monday, August 28, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1956 A 10-day "Alan Freed Rock & Roll Spectacular" kicks off at the Brooklyn Paramount Theatre in New York featuring Fats Domino and Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers.

In 1961 Motown releases what would be its first #1 record, "Please Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes.

In 1961 "Wooden Heart" by Joe Dowell is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1963 Peter, Paul & Mary perform "Blowin' In The Wind" before civil rights marchers who had gathered in Washington to hear Martin Luther King Jr. speak.

In 1964 The Beatles perform before 16,000 screaming fans at the first of two concerts at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in New York. After the concert, they met Bob Dylan, who reportedly introduced them to marijuana.

In 1964 The Beatles appear on the cover of Life magazine.

In 1965 The audience at a Forest Hill, NY, concert boo Bob Dylan because he played an electric guitar.

In 1965 The Rolling Stones announce that Allen Klein, who they met 3 days earlier, would co-manage the group along with Andrew Long Oldham.

In 1967 The Grateful Dead along with Big Brother & the Holding Company play at the wake of a Hell's Angels member who was struck by a car in San Francisco.

In 1968 "Hello, I Love You" by the Doors is certified gold.

In 1969 Paul & Linda McCartney have a daughter, Mary.

In 1972 David Bowie makes his U.S. debut at New York's Carnegie Hall.

In 1972 Poco Harem's album "Live in Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra" is certified gold.

In 1973 "Smoke On The Water" by Deep Purple goes gold.

In 1973 Bobby "Boris" Pickett's "Monster Mash" makes the charts for the third time. It was originally released and went to #1 in 1962 and hit the charts again in 1970.

In 1978 Devo's album "Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo" and Linda Ronstadt's album LP "Living In The U.S.A" are both released.

In 1982 Men At Work's "Business As Usual" enters the U.S. albums chart.

In 1983 Thin Lizzy plays its farewell gig in Reading, England.

In 1984 Steve Wonder's album "The Woman In Red (Soundtrack)" is released.

In 1986 Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and Neil Young perform in a show that's billed as, "Get Tough On Toxics" in Long Beach, California.

In 1986 John Lennon's doodles in a booklet margin were auctioned off for $31,000 in London.

In 1986 Tina Turner receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 1986 The Monkees' album "The Monkees Greatest Hits" is certified gold.

In 1988 The Nevada State Supreme Court refuses to release jurisdiction of the Judas Priest wrongful death suit to British courts.

In 1988 Kylie Minogue's debut album "Kylie" hits the two million sales mark, becoming the biggest selling debut album by a female in Britain.

In 1993 Billy Joel's "River Of Dreams" enters the Billboard albums chart at #1 and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1994 James Brown is ticketed after he allegedly hit a bicyclist while driving in his hometown of Augusta, GA. The cyclist was unhurt.

In 1995 Oingo Boingo announces their breakup.

In 1995 Bon Jovi's album "These Days" is certified gold and platinum.

In 1996 Collective Soul's album "Collective Soul" goes triple platinum.

In 1997 Genesis' first studio album in 6 years, "Calling All Stations," is released.

In 1998 "Crush" by Jennifer Paige is certified gold.

In 1998 Barenaked Ladies' album "Gordon" is certified gold, while Elton John's CD "Breaking Hearts" goes platinum.

In 2003 The 20th annual MTV Video Music Awards begin with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera singing Madonna's "Like a Virgin." Later, Madonna appears and exchanges open-mouth kisses with both Spears and Aguilera.

In 2009 DJ AM was found dead in his Manhattan apartment after he narrowly survived a plane crash just a few months earlier.

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