Thursday, September 7, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1935 "I'm In The Mood For Love" by Little Jack Little is #1 on the charts.

In 1955 Elvis Presley tops the Country charts with "Mystery Train."

In 1963 Bob Dylan charts for the first time with his "Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" album, featuring the classic "Blowin' In The Wind."

In 1966 Filming begins on Roy Orbison's movie "The Fastest Guitar Alive."

In 1968 "Suzie-Q" by Creedence Clearwater Revival and "Fire" by Crazy World of Arthur Brown both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1968 "Waiting For The Sun" by the Doors is #1 on the U.S. albums chart.

In 1972 Curtis Mayfield's album "Superfly" is certified gold.

In 1973 Porn star Linda Lovelace introduces Elton John at the Hollywood Bowl.

In 1974 "The Bitch Is Back" by Elton John enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

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

In 1975 The Guess Who perform for the final time in Montreal.

In 1976 The first Buddy Holly Week takes place in London.

In 1977 The National Enquirer publishes pictures of Elvis Presley lying in state in his coffin.

In 1978 The Rolling Stones appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1978 Barry Manilow's single "Copacabana" is certified gold.

In 1979 Gary Numan's album "The Pleasure Principle" is released, containing the track "Cars."

In 1984 Ringo Starr becomes the first Beatle to be a grandfather with the birth of Tatia Jayne Starkey to the wife of Starr's son, Zak.

In 1984 Janet Jackson marries James DeBarge. The marriage lasts less than a year.

In 1985 "We Built This City" by Starship enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1985 For the first time in the rock era the top 3 positions on Billboard's Hot 100 are all occupied by songs from the movies: #1 "St. Elmo's Fire" by John Parr, #2 "The Power of Love" by Huey Lewis
and #3 "We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)" By Tina Turner.

In 1986 After an 18-year absence, Michael Nesmith joins former Monkees bandmates as their reunion tour hits Los Angeles.

In 1987 Reba McEntire's album "The Last One To Know" is released.

In 1987 Despite threats from former member Roger Waters to sue promoters if the show goes on, Pink Floyd kicks off their "A Momentary Lapse Of Reason" tour in Ottawa, Canada.

In 1990 Warrant's album "Cherry Pie" is released.

In 1991 Motley Crue signs a $22.5 million record deal.

In 1991 Gloria Estefan is awarded $5 million in damages for the injuries she sustained in a traffic accident the previous March when she suffered fractures and dislocated spinal vertebrae.

In 1991 Hammer's cartoon show, "Hammerman," premieres on ABC-TV.

In 1992 "Weird Al" Yankovic performs at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas where Jerry Lewis was hosting his annual MDA Telethon.

In 1992 Elton John's video "Live World Tour 1992" is released.

In 1993 John Mellencamp's album "Human Wheels" is released.

In 1993 "The Grand Tour" album by Aaron Neville is certified gold.

In 1995 Weezer, TLC and Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson top the list of winners at the 12th annual MTV Video Music Awards.

In 1995 A Buddy Holly exhibit opens at Texas Tech University in his hometown of Lubbock, TX.

In 1996 Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres marries supermodel Eva Herzigova.

In 1996 Rapper Tupac Shakur is shot on the Las Vegas Strip; he dies six days later.

In 1997 Derek Taylor, the Beatles' press officer for much of their career, dies of cancer at his home in Suffolk, England. He was 65.

In 1999 98 Degrees' video "Heated Up" is released.

In 2000 'N Sync, Eminem and Red Hot Chili Peppers are the big winners at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards.

In 2003 Warren Zevon ("Werewolves Of London"), 56, dies of lung cancer.

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