Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1855 George F. Bristow's "Rip Van Winkle," the second American grand opera, opens at Niblo's Garden in New York City.

In 1942 Glenn Miller and his Orchestra performed together for the last time at the Central Theatre in Passaic, NJ, prior to Miller's entry into the U.S. Army.

In 1943 The Andrew Sisters and the Vic Schoen Orchestra record "Pistol Packin' Mama" and "Jingle Bells."

In 1962 Then a Detroit secretary, Martha Reeves records "I'll Have to Let Him Go" with The Vandellas.

In 1964 The Beach Boys make their first appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show," singing "I Get Around."

In 1966 Tommy Roe appears on TV's "Where The Action Is."

In 1968 The Jackson Five opens for Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight at a concert in Gary, Indiana.

In 1969 "Wedding Bell Blues" by the Fifth Dimension enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1970 Rare Earth performs "I Know I'm Losing You" on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

In 1972 Legendary Liverpool rocker Rory Storm (of and the Hurricanes fame) and his mother kill themselves in a double-suicide pact.

In 1975 "I'm Sorry" by John Denver is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1976 Greg Allman and Cher appear on the cover of People magazine.

In 1976 Steve Miller Band's album "Fly Like An Eagle" is certified platinum.

In 1977 Ted Nugent's album "Cat Scratch Fever" is certified platinum.

In 1979 Suffering from the flu, Elton John collapses midway through a Los Angeles concert, but returns 10 minutes later to finish.

In 1979 Guitarist Jimmy McCulloch, 26, is found dead in his apartment only days after leaving Paul McCartney's band Wings.

In 1980 "More Than I Can Say" by Leo Sayer enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1983 Shelley West and Alan Frizzell file for divorce.

In 1986 Metallica bassist Cliff Burton is killed when the band's bus overturns during an European tour.

In 1986 "Walk Like An Egyptian" by the Bangles enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1989 Billy Joel undergoes emergency surgery in New York City to remove a kidney stone.

In 1990 Marvin Gaye is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

In 1994 Cheryl "Salt" James of Salt-N-Pepa makes her TV acting debut on the "John Larroquette Show."

In 1994 The albums "Monster" by R.E.M., "Time Traveller" by The Moody Blues and "Under The Table And Dreaming" by Dave Matthews Band are all released.

In 1994 Barbra Streisand's album "A Collection: Greatest Hits... And More" is certified double platinum.

In 1995 Foo Fighters' self-titled album "Foo Fighters" is certified gold.

In 1997 Bob Dylan meets with Pope John Paul II after playing at a Roman Catholic Youth Rally in Bologna, Italy.

In 1997 Coolio marries Josefa Salinas.

In 2000 Quincy Jones' Listen Up Foundation donates $25,000 to five South  Central Los Angeles youth organizations.

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