Friday, October 20, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1939 The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra records "All The Things You Are."

In 1956 "Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1960 Elvis Presley's film "G.I. Blues" premieres in theatres.

In 1961 Bob Dylan records his first album called "Bob Dylan." It cost $400 to produce, contained traditional songs and was finished in one day.

In 1962 "Bobby's Girl" by Marcie Blane, "Big Girls Don't Cry" by the Four Seasons and Elvis Presley's "Return to Sender" all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1962 "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1964 The Rolling Stones perform their first concert in Paris, France.

In 1965 "Yesterday" by the Beatles is certified gold.

In 1969 John Lennon & Yoko Ono's "Wedding Album" boxed LP set is released.

It was their third album in 12 months.

In 1969 The Who open a 6-night stand at New York's Fillmore East, with the 2-hour-plus show centered on "Tommy."

In 1973 Eric Burden and wife Rose have a daughter, Mirage.

In 1973 "The Joker" by the Steve Miller Band, "Show & Tell" by Al Wilson and "Dream On" by Aerosmith all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1973 "Angie" by the Rolling Stones tops the U.S. top 40 chart, the group's first #1 ballad.

In 1975 Elton John's album "Rock Of The Westies" is released.

In 1976 Led Zeppelin's "The Song Remains The Same," a concert movie, is released in London.

In 1976 "Devil Woman" by Cliff Richard is certified gold.

In 1977 Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and Cassie Gaines are killed when their chartered plane runs out of fuel and crashes outside Gillsburg, Mississippi.

In 1978 Dire Straits' debut album is released in the U.S.

In 1978 The Police perform for the first time in the U.S., at New York.

In 1979 Bob Dylan appears on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."

In 1979 "Do That To Me One More Time" by the Captain & Tennille and "Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1979 "Rise" by Herb Alpert hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1983 Kool & the Gang's single "Joanna" is released.

In 1984 "Valotte" by Julian Lennon enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1987 Before an invited audience at the Country Club in Los Angeles, Mick Jagger shoots a video for the song "Throwaway."

In 1990 3 members of 2 Live Crew are acquitted by a jury in Fort Lauderdale of violating obscenity laws with an adults-only concert in nearby Hollywood, FL, the previous June.

In 1990 "I Don't Have The Heart" by James Ingram is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1991 Clint Black marries actress/singer Lisa Hartman.

In 1992 Kenny Rogers is sued by an aspiring actress who said he promised to help her career in exchange for sexual favors.

In 1993 The late John Lennon, the Animals, the Band, Duane Eddy, the Grateful Dead, Elton John, the late Bob Marley and Rod Stewart are named to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

In 1996 Carly Simon's stage fright gets the best of her and she can not perform onboard the Queen Elizabeth II ocean liner in New York.

In 1998 Geri Halliwell, aka Ginger Spice, is named an ambassador of the UN Population Fund.

In 1998 98 Degrees' album "98 Degrees & Rising" and Aerosmith's CD "A Little South Of Sanity" are both released.

In 1999 John Mellencamp plays a surprise show at the Mercury Lounge in New York.

In 1999 The Indigo Girls' album "Come On Now Social" is released.

In 1999 Martina McBride's "Emotion" CD goes gold.

In 2001 Stars from the music, film and political world assembled at Madison Square Garden for VH1's Concert For New York. It raised more than $30 million to support victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

In 2002 Kid Rock's personal assistant is charged with felony and misdemeanor drug possession after a traffic stop on Rock's tour bus on the Florida Turnpike.

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