Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1958 The Country Music Association (CMA) is chartered.

In 1959 After the stabbing deaths of two teenagers, WCBS in New York bans all versions of of "Mack the Knife."

In 1960 "Save The Last Dance For Me" by the Drifters enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1964 The Beatles performed at the International Amphitheater in Chicago.

In 1964 "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" by Manfred Mann and "Chug-A-Lug" by Roger Miller both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1964 "The House Of The Rising Sun" by the Animals hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1965 The Rolling Stones fly to Los Angeles to record "Get Off My Cloud."

In 1966 John Lennon goes to West Germany to begin work on the film "How I Won The War."

In 1968 Tiny Tim sues Bouguet Records for $1 million in damages when the record label releases his early recordings without his permission.

In 1972 Five of John Lennon & Yoko Ono's films are showcased at the London Art Spectrum.

In 1973 Carly Simon's album "Anticipation" is certified gold.

In 1976 Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington is injured when his car bounces off a telephone pole, a tree and a house.

In 1978 About 66,000 attend the Grateful Dead's Labor Day concert at Giants Stadium in New Jersey.

In 1979 "Bad Girls" by Donna Summer is certified platinum.

In 1980 Billy Joel appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1986 Dire Straits' "Money For Nothing" wins the third MTV Best Video award. Robert Palmer wins Best Male and Whitney Houston wins Best Female.

In 1987 The last network showing of "American Bandstand" airs on ABC-TV.

In 1987 "Mony Mony" by Billy Idol enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1990 Celine Dion's album "Unison" is released.

In 1990 "Unskinny Bop" by Poison is certified gold.

In 1990 B.B. King receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 1991 R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" wins MTV's Best Video award.

In 1991 Saxophonist Charlie Barnet ("Cherokee," "Redskin," "Rhumba") dies of pneumonia in San Diego at age 77.

In 1992 John Mellencamp marries model Elaine Irwin.

In 1993 About 15 people are injured when fans rush the stage at a Neil Young and Pearl Jam concert in George, Washington.

In 1993 Guitarist Dave Navarro joins the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

In 1994 Rod Stewart and wife Rachael Hunter become parents to son Liam McAllister.

In 1995 The Grateful Dead's video "Dead Ahead" is released.

In 1996 "The Beatles Anthology," an 8-volume video set running 10 hours, goes on sale featuring 5 1/2 hours of exclusive footage including home movies, live concerts and the band's story of the Beatles.

In 1997 Sir Georg Solti, the Hungarian-born conductor who led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to international fame, dies at age 84.

In 1997 Sheryl Crow's album "Sheryl Crow" is certified triple platinum, while Aerosmith's CD "Big Ones" goes quadruple platinum.

In 1998 Eddie Van Halen, Queen's Brian May and Aerosmith's Joe Perry help actor Kevin Bacon kick off his new weekly radio show, "The Guitar Show with Kevin Bacon."

In 2000 The Dixie Chicks earn their first RIAA Diamond Award for sales in excess of 10 million units on their album "Wide Open Spaces."

In 2002 Eve, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, Enrique Iglesias and 'N Sync's Joey Fatone perform at a concert in New York, opening the NFL's 2002  season.

In 2012 Singer-songwriter Joe South who penned tunes for Elvis Presley and wrote hits "Games People Play," "Rose Garden" and "Down in the Boondocks" dies at 72 after a heart attack.

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