Monday, October 2, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1926 "When The Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin' Along" Al Jolson is #1 on the charts.

In 1939 The Benny Goodman Sextet records "Flying Home."

In 1957 Connie Francis records "Where the Boys Are."

In 1965 The Who make their U.S. television debut with "I Can't Explain" on "Shindig."

In 1965 "Rescue Me" by Fontella Bass enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1965 "Hang On Sloopy" by The McCoys is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1967 All six members of the Grateful Dead are busted by California narcotics agents for possession of marijuana and hashish.

In 1970 The Moody Blues' album "Days Of Future Passed" is certified gold.

In 1971 "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.

In 1975 Bruce Springsteen's Milwaukee show is interrupted by a bomb threat.

In 1976 Rod Stewart's single "Tonight's The Night" is released.

In 1976 John Belushi does his Joe Cocker impression on "Saturday Night Live" with Joe Cocker performing just a few steps away.

In 1977 Kiss bassist Gene Simmons receives a platinum record for his solo album, one of 4 released concurrently by each of the band members.

In 1977 The bodies of Elvis Presley and his mother, Gladys, are moved from a public cemetery to Graceland.

In 1982 Peter Gabriel and Genesis perform together for the first time since 1975 at a WOMAD benefit held at Milton Keynes, UK.

In 1982 Bruce Springsteen's "Nebraska" debuts on the U.S. albums chart.

In 1982 "Rock the Casbah" by the Clash enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1982 "Jack & Diane" by John Mellencamp hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1984 Freddie Jackson celebrates his 24th birthday by beginning recording sessions on his first album.

In 1985 Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" tour ends in Los Angeles.

In 1986 Billy Vera and the Beaters' "At This Moment" is featured in a 2-part "Family Ties" episode on NBC-TV.

In 1986 The Everly Brothers receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 1989 Apollonia loses her black Mercedes Benz when she is caught in a Los Angeles police drug sweep.

In 1990 Sinead O'Conner is greeted by at a Beverly Hills store by a clerk singing "The Star Spangled Banner." The clerk gets fired.

In 1990 Faith No More's single "Epic" is certified gold.

In 1993 Meat Loaf's "Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell" debuts on the U.S. albums chart.

In 1994 John Mellencamp, 42, confirms he recently had a mild heart attack, caused in part by an 80-cigarette-a-day habit and high cholesterol.

In 1994 Drummer Stan Lynch plays his last gig with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.

In 1995 Journey announces plans to reunite for an album and possibly a tour.

In 1995 Alanis Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill" album reaches the top of the charts, making her the third female artist to have a debut album reach #1 in the '90s.

In 1997 A&M Records announces that Elton John's Princess Diana tribute, "Candle in the Wind 1997," had sold more than 26 million copies making it the second-biggest-selling single of all time.

In 1998 Paul McCartney conducts an "incognito" live Internet Q&A session.

In 1998 Cypress Hill' album "Cypress Hill IV" is released.

In 1999 David Bowie offers a virtual guided tour of the controversial art show "Sensation: Young British Artists," on davidbowie.com.

In 2001 Garbage's third album "beautifulgarbage" is released.

In 2001 Jazz composer, arranger and conductor Manny Albam dies of cancer. He was 79.

In 2004 Billy Joel, 55, marries his fiance, Kate Lee, 23, in Long Island.

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