Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1922 The New Orleans Rhythm Kings record "Tiger Rag."

In 1947 "Near You" by Francis Craig is #1 on the charts.

In 1957 Buddy Holly plays "Alan Freed's 3rd Anniversary Show" at the Brooklyn Paramount Theater in New York.

In 1963 The Beatles' collarless Nehru jackets go on sale in England.

In 1967 Frank Sinatra opens a 2-week run at the Sands in Las Vegas.

In 1969 The Texas International Pop Festival opens 3-day run at a race track near Dallas with Janis Joplin, Santana, Chicago and Grand Funk.

In 1969 Dean Martin's album "Gentle On My Mind" is certified gold.

In 1969 Johnny Cash appears on the cover of TV Guide.

In 1971 "Sweet & Innocent" by Donny Osmond and "Signs" by the Five Man Electrical Band are both certified gold.

In 1972 John Lennon makes his solo debut at a charity concert at Madison Square Garden in New York.

In 1973 The Doors officially disband.

In 1973 "Delta Dawn" by Helen Reddy is certified gold.

In 1975 "This Will Be" by Natalie Cole enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1975 "Get Down Tonight" by K.C. & The Sunshine Band is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1976 Linda Ronstadt's album "Hasten Down The Wind" is certified gold.

In 1977 "(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher & Higher" by Rita Coolidge is certified gold.

In 1979 Bassist Dave Pegg joins Jethro Tull.

In 1980 Cher makes an unannounced appearance as lead singer of new group Black Rose in New York's Central Park. The band was led by former boyfriend, guitarist Les Dudek.

In 1980 "Sailing" by Christopher Cross is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1981 The Rolling Stones' album "Tattoo You" is released.

In 1983 Police's album "Synchronicity" is certified gold and platinum.

In 1984 Beatles fans paid $271,180 for memorabilia at auction in London.

In 1986 "True Colors" by Cyndi Lauper enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1986 "Higher Love" by Steve Winwood is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1988 Brenda Lee sues MCA Records for $20 million in unpaid royalties.

In 1988 Bruce Springsteen and actress Julianne Phillips file for a divorce.

In 1989 After urinating on the floor and smoking in the non-smoking section, Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin is arrested for creating a disturbance on an airline flight.

In 1990 Paul Anka becomes a naturalized American citizen in Las Vegas.

In 1991 Jan Berry of Jan & Dean marries Gertie Filip.

In 1991 Dottie West is critically injured in a car accident while en route to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. She dies five days later.

In 1992 Don McLean and wife Patrisha have a daughter, Wyatt McLean.

In 1993 Billy Joel is the first musical guest on CBS-TV's "Late Show With David Letterman."

In 1993 U2 guitarist Adam Clayton and model Naomi Campbell postpone their wedding for a year, citing work commitments. They never marry.

In 1993 The Jackson family announces that a family reunion TV special was in the works.

In 1995 James Taylor and Carly Simon, who were divorced in 1981, perform together for the first time in 16 years at a benefit for Martha's Vineyard.

In 1995 Sterling Morrison, 53, founding member of the Velvet Underground, dies after a lengthy battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

In 1996 The "Macarena" by Los Del Rio is certified double platinum.

In 1997 An auction of Elvis Presley memorabilia held simultaneously in London and Berlin raises $324,000.

In 1997 "Mo Money, Mo Problems" by Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy and Mace hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1999 Fans gather in Liverpool, England, to celebrate the re-issue of the Beatles' film "Yellow Submarine."

In 1999 Sarah McLachlan's album "Mirrorball" is certified double platinum.

In 2002 Bruce Springsteen's first album with the E Street Band since 1987, "The Rising," is released.

In 2003 Paul McCartney's daughter, Stella, marries Alasahair Willis.

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