Friday, September 1, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1923 "Yes! We Have No Bananas" by Billy Jones is #1 on the charts.

In 1954 "Blue Moon of Kentucky" by Elvis Presley is #1 on the U.S. Country chart.

In 1956 Elvis Presley buys his mother a pink Cadillac.

In 1962 "Sheila" by Tommy Roe hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1965 James Brown performs "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" on "Shindig!"

In 1965 The Dallas Morning News runs a story that George Harrison had left the Beatles on religious grounds.

In 1967 Boz Skaggs joins the Steve Miller Band, but goes solo two years later.

In 1970 Barry Gibb marries Scottish beauty queen Linda Gray.

In 1971 The "Sonny & Cher Show" debuts on CBS-TV.

In 1971 Led Zeppelin's album "Led Zeppelin IV" is released.

In 1972 "Backstabbers" by the O'Jays is certified gold.

In 1973 "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" by Bob Dylan, from the film soundtrack "Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid," enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1973 The Rolling Stones open their first European tour since 1971 at Vienna's Stadthall.

In 1973 "Midnight Train To Georgia" by Gladys Knight & The Pips enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1977 Blondie signs with Chrysalis Records.

In 1979 INXS makes their performance debut in Sydney, Australia.

In 1979 U2 releases their first record, an EP titled "U2-3," in Ireland.

In 1979 Debbie Boone and Gabriel Ferrer wed in Los Angeles.

In 1980 Japanese group Pink Lady disbands.

In 1980 Founding member Ken Hensley leaves Uriah Heep. Guitarist Mick Box becomes the only remaining original group member.

In 1980 Fleetwood Mac ends a 9-month tour with a performance at the Hollywood Bowl. Lindsay Buckingham announces from the stage, "This is our last show for a long time."

In 1981 Billy Joel's album "Songs In The Attic" is released.

In 1983 At a Sotheby's auction, a rough draft of John Lennon's "Imagine" sells for $11,000.

In 1983 The Clash fires guitarist Mick Jones.

In 1984 Cyndi Lauper launches her U.S. tour in Jones Beach, NY.

In 1984 "What's Love Got To Do With It" by Tina Turner hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1986 Paul McCartney's album "Press to Play" is released.

In 1987 Mick Jagger's single "Let's Work" and Michael Jackson's album "Bad" are both released.

In 1989 John & Victoria Mellencamp file for divorce after 8 years of marriage.

In 1989 A judge in Dublin, Ireland, decides not to convict U2 bassist Adam Clayton of marijuana possession, even though he had admitted to the crime. Clayton agreed to give money to a Dublin women's center.

In 1990 Madonna, Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson appear on the cover of TV Guide.

In 1990 "If Wishes Came True" by Sweet Sensation is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1993 Newsweek reports that Guns N' Roses lead singer Axl Rose and Frank Sinatra were considering recording a song together for Sinatra's "Duets" album.

In 1995 Louis Armstrong is honored on a U.S. postage stamp.

In 1995 The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland, Ohio.

In 1998 "Cruel Summer" by Ace Of Base is certified gold.

In 1999 Mechanical problems ground Britney Spears' plane in Memphis,  causing her to miss an autograph session in Boston.

In 1999 Van Morrison becomes the first inductee into the Hot Press Irish Music Hall of Fame (IMHF) at a ceremony in Dublin.

In 2000 The Doobie Brothers make 15 new tracks available for free at WindowsMedia.com to promote their newest CD "Sibling Rivalry."

In 2000 Alice Cooper kicks off the North American leg of his "Live From the Brutal Planet" tour.

In 2008 Jerry Reed ("When You're Hot You're Hot") dies of complications from emphysema. He was 71.

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