Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1937 Benny Goodman and his Orchestra record "Sugar Foot Stomp."

In 1945 "Boogie Woogie" by Tommy Dorsey debuts on the charts.

In 1956 Little Richard records "Rip It Up."

In 1961 22-year-old Bob Dylan plays at the Gaslight Cafe in Greenwich Village for the first time.

In 1966 The Beatles' John Lennon cuts his hair for his role in the film "How I Won The War."

In 1966 Paul Revere & The Raiders with guests Major Lance, The Robbs and Razor's Edge appear on TV's "Where The Action Is."

In 1969 Citing severe exhaustion, James Brown announces he will no longer tour. He later reconsiders.

In 1969 Joe Cocker appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1972 John Lennon & Yoko Ono make an appearance on Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.

In 1974 George Harrsion launches his own label, Dark Horse Records.

In 1974 "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" by Elton John is certified gold.

In 1975 "Rhinestone Cowboy" by Glen Campbell hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1976 David Bowie appears on the cover of People magazine.

In 1979 James Taylor appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1980 "Upside Down" by Diana Ross hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1982 Paul McCartney's album "Tug of War" is released.

In 1983 The Police play the first-ever concert held at the Hollywood Park racetrack in Los Angeles.

In 1986 Barbra Streisand gives her first concert in six years, a $5000 per ticket Democratic fundraiser held in her backyard.

In 1986 "You Give Love A Bad Name" by Bon Jovi enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1986 "Venus" by Bananarama is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1988 "Need You Tonight" by INXS wins MTV's Best Video award.

In 1989 The Pittsburgh Steelers are prevented from practicing while the Rolling Stones rehearse at 3 Rivers Stadium.

In 1989 Frank Sinatra's album "Strangers In The Night" goes platinum.

In 1989 Neil Young's "This One's For You" wins MTV Best Video award.

In 1990 Guitarist Tom Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival) dies of respiratory failure from tuberculosis. He was 48.

In 1990 Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U" wins MTV's Best Video award.

In 1993 Don Henley is joined by Elton John, Sting, Jimmy Buffett, Aerosmith and Melissa Etheridge at a benefit concert at Foxboro Stadium in Massachusetts.

In 1995 The first Motown Cafe opens in New York, NY.

In 1995 Bruce Hornsby and Branford Marsalis perform the National Anthem in Baltimore before Cal Ripken Jr. sets a new consecutive-games-played record.

In 1997 David Bowie begins a 6-week tour of North America in Vancouver, BC.

In 1997 Roy Husky Jr., regarded as one of Country music's best upright bassists, dies of cancer at age 41 in Nashville.

In 1997 Elton John sings his reworked version of "Candle in the Wind," "Goodbye English Rose," at Princess Diana's funeral in London.

In 1998 Eddie Van Halen, Queen's Brian May and Aerosmith's Joe Perry help

In 2000 The Rhythm & Blues Foundation presents Stevie Wonder with a  lifetime achievement award at the Pioneer Awards in New York.

In 2007 Opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti dies in Italy after suffering from pancreatic cancer. He was 71.

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