Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1964 The Beatles sweep the British Music Awards.

In 1964 The Rolling Stones give their first performance on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

In 1967 Aretha Franklin performs on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show."

In 1968 Yoko Ono announces she is having John Lennon's baby.

In 1969 Three Dog Night make their first network TV appearance performing "Easy To Be Hard" and "Eli's Coming" on ABC's "American Bandstand."

In 1969 "Leaving On A Jet Plane" by Peter, Paul & Mary, "Eli's Coming" by Three Dog Night and "Down On The Corner" by Creedence Clearwater all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1969 "Laughing" by the Guess Who is certified gold.

In 1970 Pink Floyd's "Atomic Heart Mother" becomes the group's first #1 album in Britain.

In 1973 John Lennon sues the U.S. Government for illegal surveillance hindering his deportation suit.

In 1974 Paul McCartney & Wings' single "Junior's Farm" is released.

In 1975 Elton John is the second rock & roll act to play at Dodger Stadium.

In 1976 Stevie Wonder appears on the cover of People magazine.

In 1976 "Let 'Em In" by Paul McCartney & Wings is certified gold.

In 1980 Paul Kantner suffers a brain hemorrhage during a recording session for Jefferson Starship's "Modern Times" album. He was hospitalized for two weeks in Los Angeles, but recovered completely.

In 1980 "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" by Police enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1980 Barbra Streisand's LP "Guilty" hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 3 (nonconsecutive) weeks.

In 1984 The albums "Love At First Sting" by the Scorpions and "Uh-huh" by John Mellencamp are both certified double platinum.

In 1986 "True Colors" by Cyndi Lauper hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1990 REO Speedwagon's album "You Can Tune A Piano, But You Can't Tuna Fish" goes double platinum.

In 1991 Pioneering concert promoter Bill Graham, 60, is killed in a helicopter crash following a Huey Lewis concert in Concord, CA.

In 1991 The Rolling Stones concert film "At The Max" opens in IMAX theaters.

In 1992 Tiny Tim's ukelele is stolen from a Des Moines, IA, hotel lobby. It was found hours later in a trash bin.

In 1992 Singer/songwriter Roger Miller dies of throat cancer at age 56.

In 1993 Elvis Presley fans unveil a plaque at an airport near Glasgow, Scotland, marking the only visit he ever made to Great Britain.

It was an 1-hour stopover in 1960 enroute home from Germany.

In 1994 Aaliyah's single "At Your Best" is certified gold.

In 1995 Cliff Richard is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

In 1995 Alanis Morissette's album "Jagged Little Pill" is certified triple platinum.

In 1996 Singer/dancer Paula Abdul marries sportswear manufacturer Brad Beckerman.

In 1997 After opening for the Rolling Stones on the "Bridges to Babylon" tour, Blues Traveler resumed their own tour in Utica, NY.

In 1997 Will Smith, Beck and Courtney Love are winners at the "VH1 Fashion Awards."

In 1998 R.E.M. plays an exclusive concert for BBC Radio 1 at the Radio Theater in Broadcasting House, London.

In 1999 Brooks & Dunn's album "Tight Rope" is certified gold.

In 2000 Billy Ray Cyrus collects food for Second Harvest Food Bank's Harvest 2000 when his tour bus stops in 16 different locations on Nashville's Music Row throughout the day to collect food.

In 2004 Stevie Wonder wins the 2004 Billboard Century Award.

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