Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1955 Tennessee Ernie Ford records "Sixteen Tons."

In 1964 The Beatles' U.S. tour ends in New York with a charity concert.

In 1966 Beatle George Harrison travels to India for his first meeting with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

In 1968 "1, 2, 3, Red Light" by 1910 Fruitgum Company is certified gold.

In 1969 "Sugar Sugar" by the Archies hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1970 Jim Morrison is convicted in a Miami court for indecent exposure stemming from a local performance by the Doors in March, 1969.

In 1971 Peter Frampton leaves Humble Pie for a solo career.

In 1972 Police find cannabis growing on Paul and Linda McCartney's farm.

In 1972 "Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me" by Mac Davis and "Everybody Plays The Fool" by the Main Ingredient are both certified gold.

In 1973 Jim Croce, 30, and four others are killed in a plane crash (on the way to a show in Sherman, Texas) at Nachitoches, Louisiana.

In 1975 "Heat Wave" by Linda Ronstadt, "Born To Run" by Bruce Springsteen and "Low Rider" by War all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1975 "Fame" by David Bowie is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1976 The Captain & Tennille's primetime music variety show premieres on ABC-TV.

In 1978 The Who's album "Who Are You" is certified platinum.

In 1979 The Doobie Brothers appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1982 "I Love Rock 'N Roll" by Joan Jett is certified platinum.

In 1983 A benefit concert featuring Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page is held at London's Royal Hall to raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis victim (and Faces bassist) Ronnie Lane.

In 1984 Marvin Gaye Sr. pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter charges

in the shooting death of his son, Marvin Gaye, six months earlier.

In 1986 "The Next Time I Fall" by Peter Cetera with Amy Grant and "The Way It Is" by Bruce Hornsby both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1986 "Stuck With You" by Huey Lewis & The News hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1989 Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine file a $1 million lawsuit against their former managers for the group's removal from the Amnesty International Tour.

In 1989 "If I Could Turn Back Time" by Cher is certified gold.

In 1991 Nirvana kicks off a six-week U.S. tour.

In 1993 Van Halen's album "Right Here, Right Now" goes double platinum.

In 1993 Billy Idol reunites with members of his former band Generation X for a one-time-only concert in London.

In 1993 The Moody Blues donate to the Los Angeles Hard Rock Cafe a cassette of the band's album "Days Of Future Passed" that'd been taken into orbit 4 times by shuttle astronaut Robert "Hoot" Gibson.

In 1994 Tupac Shakur pleads innocent to charges of carrying a concealed gun in his car.

In 1994 Bon Jovi's single "Always" is released.

In 1994 Green Day's album "Dookie" is certified double platinum.

In 1995 Van Halen performs an outdoor concert in Denver despite a snowstorm that dumped 11 inches of snow on the city.

In 1996 Alabama's album "In Pictures" goes platinum.

In 1997 Former Split Endz singer Tim Finn marries MTV employee Marie Azcona.

In 1999 TLC's single "Unpretty" is certified gold.

In 2000 Traditional country singer/yodeler Don Walser receives the National Endowment for the Arts' National Heritage Award in Washington, DC.

In 2001 Jennifer Lopez performs her first ever full show at the 10,000-seat Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

In 2003 Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels hold a commitment ceremony.

In 2003 Fire destroys a motel on Chuck Berry's estate near Wentzville, MO.

In 2005 Canadian J.D. Fortune wins "Rock Star: INXS" to become the new lead singer for INXS.

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