Monday, October 23, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1941 Benny Goodman and his Orchestra record "Clarinet a la King."

In 1954 "Sh-Boom" by Stan Freberg debuts on the charts.

In 1961 Fats Domino appears on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."

In 1961 "Crazy" by Patsy Cline enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1961 "Runaround Sue" by Dion hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1962 12-year-old Stevie Wonder records his first single, "Thank You For Loving Me All The Way."

In 1964 David Box, one of Buddy Holly's successors as lead vocalist with the Crickets, is killed in a plane crash.

In 1964 "The Beatles Story" album is released with narration and song excerpts in the U.S.

In 1964 The Rolling Stones fly to the U.S. for 12 dates, including the Academy of Music and the "Ed Sullivan Show."

In 1965 Sonny & Cher perform on TV's "Hollywood Palace."

In 1965 "Turn! Turn! Turn!" by The Byrds enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1966 The Supremes become the first female group to top the U.S. albums chart with "The Supremes A Go Go."

In 1971 "Baby I'm A Want You" by Bread enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1976 "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" by Leo Sayer enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1976 "If You Leave Me Now" by Chicago hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1978 CBS raises its list price of albums to $8.98, an increase of $1.00.

In 1978 Billy Joel's album "52nd Street" is certified platinum.

In 1978 Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious attempts suicide while awaiting murder charges (for killing girlfriend Nancy Spungen) at New York's Rikers Island Detention Center.

In 1978 Neil Young's Zuma Beach, CA, house is destroyed by a forest fire.

In 1987 The film "Who's That Girl?" starring Madonna opens in London.

In 1988 In an Oakland Tribune interview, Eddie Money says "I've sold 5 million records and I'm still broke."

In 1991 Janis Joplin's collection of lyrics, photos, posters and personal items are donated to the future Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

In 1991 Kid 'N Play's second movie, "House Party II," is released.

In 1992 George Strait makes his acting debut as "Pure Country" opens.

In 1993 "Hero" by Mariah Carey enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1995 Rapper Tone-Loc is ordered to take an anger management class after fighting a pizza delivery person over a pizza he didn't like.

In 1995 The Beatles appear on the cover of Newsweek with the caption "Meet The Beatles (Again)."

In 1995 A jury in Houston convicts Yolanda Saldivar of murdering Tejano singing star Selena.

In 1996 Aaliyah's album "One In A Million" is certified gold.

In 1997 Barbara Mandrell gives her final performance at the Grand Ole Opry, quitting music to concentrate on acting.

In 1998 Madonna wins the Best Personal Style award in the artist category at the VH1 Fashion Awards. Janet Jackson won Most Stylish Music Video for "Got 'Til It's Gone."

In 1998 Paul McCartney tells BBC Radio that he'd "softened" his opposition to animal research after his late wife Linda "had to take drugs tested on animals" to treat breast cancer.

In 1999 Garth Brooks performs at VH1's "Save The Music" benefit concert at the White House.

In 2001 R.E.M. plays a surprise show at Seattle's Crocodile Cafe, owned by guitarist Peter Buck and wife Stephanie Dorgan.

In 2004 Ashlee Simpson is caught lip-synching on NBC's "Saturday Night Live."

In 2004 Opera singer Robert Merrill dies in New York.

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