Monday, August 7, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1948 Hank Williams Sr. performs on the "Louisiana Hayride" radio show.

In 1954 Johnny Cash marries Vivian Liberto in San Antonio, TX.

In 1954 "Sh-Boom" by the Crew Cuts is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1955 Bill Haley & the Comets perform "Rock Around The Clock" on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

In 1957 Paul Anka makes his TV debut on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."

In 1961 "Take Good Care Of My Baby" by Bobby Vee enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1964 Time Magazine reviews the Beatles' movie "Hard Days Night" with a headline that read "Beatles Blow It."

In 1965 The Turtles' remake of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe" and "Help!" by the Beatles both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1965 "I'm Henry VIII, I Am" by Herman's Hermits is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1970 Christine McVie becomes the first female member Fleetwood Mac.

In 1971 "Go Away Little Girl" by Donny Osmond enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1971 "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" by Bee Gees hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1974 J. Geils Band singer Peter Wolf marries Faye Dunaway.

In 1976 "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" by Elton John & Kiki Dee hits at #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1979 While the Marshall Tucker Band performs in Long Beach, CA, a fan steals a car and drives it through metal doors and a concrete wall to get in.

In 1978 Joe Walsh's album "But Seriously, Folks" is certified platinum.

In 1980 Jackson Browne appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1984 Blues/jazz singer Esther Phillips dies at age 48.

In 1985 Mick Jagger's girlfriend, model Jerry Hall, gives birth to a boy, James Leroy Jagger.

In 1987 A Los Angeles judge throws out a lawsuit against Ozzy Osbourne which had been filed by the parents of a teenager who committed suicide while listening to Ozzy's song "Suicide Solution."

In 1987 Madonna, appearing on "The Today Show," refers to her hometown Bay City, MI, as "that little smelly town." She later apologizes.

In 1988 Paul McCartney refutes author Albert Goldman's claim that John Lennon was homosexual.

In 1989 Former Beatles chauffeur Alf Bicknell sells John Lennon's basement tapes for $100,000. A gift from Lennon, they set in his garden shed for 20 years.

In 1990 Jon Bon Jovi's album "Blaze Of Glory" is released.

In 1991 Willie Nelson sells his Colorado ranch for $803,000 to help pay off back taxes owed the IRS.

In 1991 Charges of assault and property damage are filed against Guns N' Roses lead singer Axl Rose in connection with a riot during a show in St. Louis.

In 1993 "Dreamlover" by Mariah Carey enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1995 L.L. Cool J. weds Simone Johnson.

In 1996 The albums "Best Of The Doobies" by the Doobie Brothers, "Eliminator" by ZZ Top and "Van Halen" by Van Halen are all certified platinum for the tenth time.

In 1997 Garth Brooks plays a free concert in New York's Central Park.

In 1999 Violence erupts outside a Dave Matthews Band concert in Hartford, CT. Riot police arrest 55 people.

In 2001 American harmonica virtuoso Larry Adler dies in a London hospital following a long illness at age 87. In Nashville, guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies of natural causes. He was 81.

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