Thursday, August 31, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1939 Frank Sinatra, 23, records "All Or Nothing At All" with the Harry James Band.

In 1959 "Put Your Head On My Shoulders" by Paul Anka enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1962 "Theme From A Summer Place" by Percy Faith is certified gold.

In 1963 "Be My Baby" by the Ronnettes (produced by Phil Spector) enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1963 "My Boyfriend's Back" by the Angels hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1964 The Beatles' film "A Hard Days' Night" opens in London.

In 1965 "I'm Henry The VIII, I Am" by Herman's Hermits is certified gold.

In 1965 The Beatles perform at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA, the last concert of their 1965 U.S. tour.

In 1967 Following the death of Brian Epstein, the Beatles announce they will assume management of their own affairs.

In 1968 Private Eye magazine reports that John Lennon & Yoko Ono's album "Two Virgins" will have a picture of them nude on the cover.

In 1968 "Midnight Confessions" by the Grass Roots enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1968 "Sunshine Of Your Love" by Cream peaks at #5 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1969 Bob Dylan gives his first public performance since being injured in a motorcycle accident three years earlier.

In 1970 "In The Summertime" by Mungo Jerry is certified gold.

In 1973 The Rolling Stones' album "Goat's Head Soup" is released.

In 1973 "Live & Let Die" by Paul McCartney & Wings is certified gold.

In 1974 "The Partridge Family," starring David Cassidy, ends its TV run.

In 1976 George Harrison is found guilty of subconsciously plagiarizing the Chiffons' "He's So Fine" when writing "My Sweet Lord."

In 1978 "Summer Nights," from the movie "Grease," by Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta is certified gold.

In 1980 Karen Carpenter weds real-estate developer Thomas Burris.

In 1983 Lionel Richie's single "All Night Long" is released.

In 1984 Wham!'s single "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" is released.

In 1984 The Jacksons' album "Victory" is certified gold and platinum.

In 1984 Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson's album "Panch & Lefty" is certified platinum.

In 1986 Former Boomtown Rat and Band Aid organizer Bob Geldof marries his longtime girlfriend, Paula Yates, in Las Vegas. Eurythmics' members Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox were witnesses.

In 1987 "Bad," Michael Jackson's album followup to "Thriller," is released.

In 1987 R.E.M.'s album "Document" is released.

In 1988 Bob Seger and actress Annette Sinclair file for a divorce.

In 1989 The Rolling Stones begin the "Steel Wheels" tour in Philadelphia, their first in eight years.

In 1990 2500 fans withstood 100-degree temperatures in Dallas to attend a memorial service for Stevie Ray Vaughan. The guitarist had died a week earlier in a helicopter crash in southern Wisconsin.

In 1991 "Emotions" by Mariah Carey enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1991 Metallica's self-titled album debuts at #1 on Billboard's albums chart.

In 1992 Queen's "Greatest Hits" album is released.

In 1993 Garth Brooks announces that he wanted to make movies and had signed with an agency to represent him.

In 1994 The surviving members of Nirvana decide not to release previously unreleased live recordings of a double album, saying the process of sorting through the tapes was too painful.

In 1997 The Microsoft Network webcasts U2's performance in Dublin.

In 1997 Michael Jackson postpones his Belgium concert in the wake of Princess Diana's death in a Paris car crash.

In 1998 Madonna files suit against the YMCA to prevent it from building a high-rise residential tower near Lincoln Center in New York. She said the building would "create a hazard for me and my child."

In 1998 The Dixie Chicks' album "Wide Open Spaces" is certified platinum.

In 1999 Ricky Martin's single "She's All I Ever Had" is released.

In 2002 Vibraphone virtuoso Lionel Hampton dies at age 94.

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