Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1948 13-year-old Elvis Presley and family move from Tupelo, MS, to Memphis, TN.

In 1964 "Come A Little Bit Closer" by Jay & the Americans enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1965 The Beatles make their first studio appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show" in more than a year and a half.

In 1966 The Beatles' single "Yellow Submarine" is certified gold.

In 1966 ABC-TV's musical variety series, "The Roger Miller Show," premieres.

In 1966 Hey-hey we're "The Monkees" premieres on NBC-TV.

In 1970 Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and Arlo Guthrie appear at the Woody Guthrie Memorial Concert at the Hollywood Bowl.

In 1970 "Josie and the Pussycats," a Saturday morning cartoon about an all girl band, debuts on CBS-TV.

In 1970 "We've Only Just Begun" by the Carpenters and "Fire and Rain" by James Taylor both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1974 Mick Jagger and Roberta Flack are among the celebrities attending a party in New York in honor of Stevie Wonder.

In 1978 "Hot Blooded" by Foreigner is certified gold.

In 1980 ABC-TV's "20/20" airs a report on Elvis Presley's death. It raised so many questions that the official investigation is re-opened.

In 1986 Cyndi Lauper's album "True Colors" is released.

In 1987 Morrissey leaves the Smiths for a solo career.

In 1987 "Causing A Commotion" by Madonna enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1989 A Los Angeles Superior Court judge orders an obsessed fan to keep away from Tiffany.

In 1990 Stevie Nicks announces she will no longer tour with Fleetwood Mac. Christine McVie quits altogether.

In 1990 "Blaze Of Glory" by Jon Bon Jovi is certified gold and platinum.

In 1991 "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" by Bryan Adams is certified triple platinum.

In 1992 "Free Your Mind" by En Vogue enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1993 TLC's Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes is charged with battery on a police officer when she refuses to surrender her drink following an Atlanta Falcons football game.

In 1994 The Rolling Stones' album "Voodoo Lounge" goes gold and platinum.

In 1995 Luciano Pavarotti is joined by U2 members Bono and the Edge in a benefit concert in Modena, Italy, for the children of Bosnia.

In 1995 INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence pleads guilty in London to punching a photographer outside the hotel where he'd spent the night with the estranged wife of Bob Geldof.

In 1995 Red Hot Chili Peppers' album "One Hot Minute" is released.

In 1995 The albums "The Jacksons Live" by the Jacksons and "Mirror Ball" by Neil Young are both certified gold, while "Best Of Kansas" by Kansas goes double platinum.

In 1996 Oasis abruptly cancels its U.S. tour two-thirds of the way into it over "internal differences."

In 1996 Eric Clapton's single "Change The World" is certified gold.

In 1997 Michael Jackson told ABC-TV's "20/20's" Barbara Walters that he's not "wacko" and that the name-calling by the tabloids hurt his feelings.

In 1997 Elton John's "Candle in the Wind 1997" goes on sale in France.

In 1998 A concert by Shania Twain is televised live on DirecTV.

In 1998 Vince Gill makes his 100th appearance at the Grand Ole Opry.

In 1999 Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young play to a sold-out crowd of 23,000 at Farm-Aid '99 at Gainesville, VA.

In 2000 Best Buy presents a free Sting concert in the New York City's Central Park.

In 2000 Jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine ("Sugar") dies at age 66.

In 2003 Legendary singer Johnny Cash ("Ring of Fire") dies at age 71.

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