Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1939 Benny Goodman and his Orchestra record their signature theme, "Let's Dance" for Columbia records in New York.

In 1942 "I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo" by Glenn Miller is #1 on the charts.

In 1960 Neil Sedaka records "Calendar Girl."

In 1960 "I Want To Be Wanted" by Brenda Lee is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1962 James Brown's Apollo Theatre concert is recorded and becomes the first million selling R&B album.

In 1963 The Beatles leave for their first tour outside of Great Britain.

In 1964 "Walking In The Rain" by the Ronettes enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1967 The Beatles' movie "A Hard Days Night" airs on NBC-TV.

In 1967 Tommy James & the Shondells appear on TV's "Joey Bishop Show."

In 1970 President Nixon asks record companies in America to reduce the number of songs containing lyrics about sex and drugs.

In 1970 "One Less Bell To Answer" by the Fifth Dimension enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1973 Keith Richards is fined $500 for 4 drug charges and 3 firearms

In 1973 Art Garfunkel's album "Angel Clare" is certified gold.

In 1974 The Beatles appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1975 John Lennon's album "Shaved Fish" is released.

In 1977 Linda Ronstadt apears on the cover of People.

In 1978 Keith Richards receives a suspended sentence for heroin possession in Toronto.

In 1980 Paul McCartney receives the Guinness World Record for becoming the all-time best selling songwriter.

In 1981 "Leather & Lace" by Stevie Nicks enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1983 Yoko Ono announces plans to liquidate some of her vast wealth by donating it to charity.

In 1987 The Monkees play a benefit concert at Lowy's Park Zoo in Tampa, FL.

In 1987 "Got My Mind Set On You" by George Harrison, "Faith" by George Michael and "Is This Love" by Whitesnake all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1987 "Bad" by Michael Jackson hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1988 Fantasy Records sues John Fogerty for plagiarizing himself with "The Old Man Down The Road." Fogerty wins the suit.

In 1988 The Beatles "Past Masters" double album is released in the U.S.

In 1988 The "Traveling Wilburys Volume One" album is released.

In 1989 Gloria Estefan tells Arsenio Hall she knew she had made it when she heard one of her songs on Muzak at her doctors office.

In 1989 The Who, the Kinks, Simon & Garfunkel, Platters, Four Seasons, Four Tops, Bobby Darin, Carole King and Holland-Dozier-Holland are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

In 1993 Garth Brooks gives a fan a signed guitar at a North Dakota concert after she gave him a picture she had made just for him.

In 1993 Duran Duran cancels the rest of their tour when lead singer Simon LeBon tears a vocal chord.

In 1995 New York City declares October 24 as Tony Bennett Day.

In 1995 Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band's first studio album in four years, "It's A Mystery," is released.

In 1995 Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders) returns to her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, to sing the national anthem in game 3 of the World Series.

In 1995 Def Leppard performs 3 concerts on 3 continents in 24 hours (Tangier, London, Vancouver) to promote their new album "Vault."

In 1996 Michael Jackson's 35-minute movie "Ghosts" debuts in 11 cities.

In 1996 Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr. receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

In 1997 Robyn's single "Show Me Love" is released.

In 1997 U2's album "Achtung Baby" is certified platinum for the 8th time.

In 2000 Roy Clark is inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

In 2000 Lenny Kravitz album "Greatest Hits" and the Jackson 5's "Anthology" CD are both released.

In 2016 Bobby Vee, best known for "Take Good Care of My Baby" and "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes," dies at age 73.

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