Friday, October 13, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1961 Elvis Presley offers his services to raise funds for victims of a tragic flood in Louisiana.

In 1963 "Beatlemania" is born when the group's appearance at the London Palladium attracts huge crowds of screaming teens.

In 1965 The Who record "My Generation" in London.

In 1967 Dolly Parton replaces Norma Jean on the "Porter Wagoner Show."

In 1970 Janis Joplin's ashes are scattered along the California coast. She had died from a heroin overdose 9 days earlier.

In 1971 "Go Away Little Girl" by Donny Osmond is certified gold.

In 1975 Neil Young undergoes surgery to remove a growth from his vocal cords.

In 1975 Glen Campbell and Charley Pride host the first CMA Awards.

In 1979 Blondie performs on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."

In 1979 "Take The Long Way Home" by Supertramp enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1980 Johnny Cash and the Sons of the Pioneers are inducted into the CMA Hall of Fame.

In 1980 AC/DC's album "Back in Black" is certified platinum.

In 1984 "No More Lonely Nights" by Paul McCartney enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1984 "I Just Called To Say I Love You" by Stevie Wonder hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1986 Reba McEntire is named CMA Entertainer of the Year.

In 1990 "Praying For Time" by George Michael is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1992 The San Francisco Civic Auditorium is renamed after Rock promoter Bill Graham, who was killed a year earlier in a helicopter crash.

In 1992 The U.S. Supreme Court decides not to reinstate lawsuits alleging that Ozzy Osbourne's music prompted the suicides of two teenagers.

In 1994 Glenn Frey is released from a Los Angeles hospital after undergoing surgery for diverticulitis.

In 1994 Yoko Ono donates items from her personal collection of John Lennon memorabilia to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

In 1995 Tupac Shakur is released from jail after 8 months for groping and fondling a woman in a New York hotel room.

In 1997 NPR debuts Billy Joel's classical piano composition "Reverie."

In 1997 Matchbox Twenty begins its first headlining tour in Las Vegas.

In 1998 Hole's CD "Celebrity Skin" goes gold, while Hootie & The Blowfish's album "Musical Chairs" is certified gold and platinum.

In 1999 Carlos Santana is presented with the key to the city of Tijuana, Mexico; Santana, who grew up there, plays the Coors Amphitheater in nearby Chula Vista, CA, later that night.

In 1999 Snoop Doggy Dogg's album "No Limit Top Dogg" goes gold & platinum.

In 2000 Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Ani DiFranco, Ben Harper, Patti Smith and Company Flow are among the entertainers on hand at a rally for U.S. Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader.

In 2001 Complaining of chest problems, and under the advice of his doctor, Merle Haggard cancels his U.S. touring plans for a month.

In 2001 Natalie Cole marries Kenneth Dupree.

In 2002 Horace Lee Logan, who first uttered the phrase "Elvis has left the building," dies at age 86.

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