Friday, September 22, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1958 Private Elvis Presley boards the USS General Randall at the Military Ocean Terminal in Brooklyn, NY. The ship arrives in Bremerhaven, West Germany 9 days later.

In 1958 "To Know Him Is To Love Him" by the Teddy Bears enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1964 The long-running musical "Fiddler on the Roof" opens on Broadway.

In 1964 The Rolling Stones appear in a taped segment on TV's "Red Skelton Show."

In 1965 Roger Daltry is almost tossed out of the Who when he punches Keith Moon after a Scandinavian concert.

In 1965 San Francisco rock group, the Great Society with singer Grace Slick, makes its stage debut at the Coffee Gallery in North Beach, CA.

In 1966 The Supremes record "I Hear a Symphony."

In 1966 Marvin Gaye appears on TV's "Where The Action Is."

In 1966 The Rolling Stones begin their last British tour of the sixties.

In 1967 The Beatles appear on the cover of Time magazine.

In 1969 Karen & Richard Carpenter (The Carpenters) sign with A&M Records.

In 1969 Diana Ross & The Supremes appear on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In."

In 1972 David Bowie performs in the U.S. for the first time at Cleveland's Music Hall.

In 1976 Bob Dylan's album "Hard Rain" is certified gold.

In 1977 Elvis Presley appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1978 Linda Ronstadt's album "Living In The U.S.A" is certified gold and platinum.

In 1978 REO Speedwagon and the Little River Band perform on NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special."

In 1979 Joe Walsh announces his bid for the U.S. presidency.

In 1980 John Lennon signs with Geffen Records to release "Double Fantasy."

In 1983 The Everly Brothers perform for the first time together in ten years, after breaking up during an onstage argument in California.

In 1983 Kiss releases the album "Lick It Up."

In 1984 Michael Jackson attends a dinner in Washington, DC, honoring youths who'd written anti-drunk driving essays.

In 1984 "Missing You" by John Waite is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1985 The first Farm-Aid concert takes place in Champaign, IL, organized by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp.

In 1988 USA Today quotes Def Leppard's Joe Elliot on Neil Young, "He can't sing or play guitar. I wouldn't cross the street to see him play for free."

In 1989 Irving Berlin, one of America's most prolific songwriters, dies in New York at age 101.

In 1990 Little Richard performs in his hometown of Macon, GA, for the first time in 30 years. The city names a street after him.

In 1992 "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper" premieres on ABC-TV with a theme song performed by En Vouge.

In 1993 "Dreamlover" by Mariah Carey is certified gold and platinum.

In 1994 Visa announces plans to issue a Rolling Stones credit card.

In 1998 Bassist Sean Yseult confirms that White Zombie had disbanded.

In 1998 The Smashing Pumpkins announce that their 15-city charity concert tour had raised $2.8 million various groups in the U.S. and Canada.

In 1998 The albums "...Hits" by Phil Collins and "Dizzy Up The Girl" by the Goo Goo Dolls are both released.

In 1999 Shania Twain wins Best Entertainer, and the Dixie Chicks pick up Best Vocal Group, at the CMA Awards.

In 1999 Destiny's Child album "The Writing's On The Wall" is certified platinum while Santana's CD "Supernatural" goes double platinum.

In 2001 Isaac Stern, the master violinist who saved Carnegie Hall from the wrecking ball, dies at age 81.

In 2002 Sting receives an Emmy for the A&E documentary, "Sting in Tuscany: All This Time."

In 2003 Dave Clark 5 singer Mike Smith undergoes surgery in Spain to repair three broken vertebrae in his neck.

In 2004 CBS-owned stations are fined a total of $550,000 by the FCC for airing Janet Jackson's exposed right breast during the Super Bowl halftime show.

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