Friday, September 15, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1958 "It's Only Make Believe" by Conway Twitty enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1962 Peter Jones of The London Daily Mirror interviews the Beatles and concludes they are a "nothing group."

In 1962 "Sherry" by the Four Seasons hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.

In 1964 The Beatles are ordered off the stage at Cleveland's Public Auditorium by authorities for 15 minutes so that the screaming crowd could calm down.

In 1967 The Doors perform in Cleveland for the first time at the Musicarnival in Warrensville Heights.

In 1969 Ed Sullivan tries to create a new dance craze when he releases "The Sulli-Gulli," his first and only rock record.

In 1969 Deep Purple, with new vocalist Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover, perform "Concerto for Rock Band and Orchestra" with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at London's Royal Albert Hall.

In 1970 U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew says the youth of America are being "brainwashed into a drug culture" by rock music, movies, books and underground newspapers.

In 1970 Decca awards Bing Crosby a second platinum disc for selling over 300 million records.

In 1973 Art Garfunkel's first solo hit "All I Know" enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1973 "Delta Dawn" by Helen Reddy is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1974 Uriah Heep bassist Gary Thain is nearly electrocuted onstage in Dallas.

In 1976 Steely Dan's fifth album, "The Royal Scam" is certified gold.

In 1976 "You Should Be Dancing" by the Bee Gees is certified gold.

In 1977 The Rolling Stones' album "Love You Live" is released with cover artwork by Andy Warhol.

In 1978 Bob Dylan starts his longest U.S. tour in Augusta, ME, playing 62 cities in three months.

In 1979 Abba begins their first American tour.

In 1980 David Bowie debuts on broadway in the "The Elephant Man."

In 1987 The Grateful Dead receive their first-ever platinum record award for their "In The Dark" album.

In 1988 Mark Knopfler announces Dire Straits had disbanded.

In 1990 "Love Takes Time" by Mariah Carey and "Black Cat" by Janet Jackson both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1990 "Release Me" by Wilson Phillips hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1991 Madonna's autographed pink 'n black bra from the "Truth or Dare" movie brings $11,000 at a Michigan auction.

In 1992 George Strait's album "Pure Country" is released.

In 1993 The James Brown Soul Center of the Universe Bridge is dedicated in Steamboat Springs, CO.

In 1997 Elton John, Sting, Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney perform at a benefit concert in London to raise money for the volcano-ravaged Caribbean island of Montserrat.

In 1998 Coolio is arrested in Lawndale, CA, on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon and possessing marijuana.

In 1998 Reba McEntire receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 1998 A notebook with Paul McCartney's handwritten lyrics for "Hey Jude" brought $167,000 at a London auction.

In 1998 98 Degrees' single "Because Of You" is released.

In 1999 Dave Matthews Band's CD "Before These Crowded Streets" is certified triple platinum.

In 2003 Madonna's first children's book is published in 42 languages in more than 100 countries.

In 2004 Ramones' guitarist Johnny Ramone, 55, dies from prostate cancer.

In 2008 Pink Floyd founding member Richard Wright dies after a battle with cancer at his home in Britain. He was 65.

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