Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1945 Elvis Presley, at age 10, appears in a talent show at the Mississippi-Alabama Dairy Show. He sang "Old Sheep" and won a five dollar second prize.

In 1960 "Stay" by Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1964 The Beatles' performance at the Granville Theatre in London is recorded for the U.S. TV show "Shindig."

In 1964 "Baby Love" by the Supremes enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1965 Manfred Mann is the first western rock band to perform behind the iron curtain.

In 1965 Tom Jones performs on CBS-TV's "Ed Sullivan Show."

In 1967 Jefferson Airplane performs on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson."

In 1967 Folk singer/songwriter Woody Guthrie dies in New York at the age of 55 from Huntington's disease.

In 1970 Former Cream bassist Jack Bruce joins ex-Miles Davis sidemen John McLaughlin, Larry Young and Tony Williams to form one of the first jazz-rock fusion groups, Lifetime.

In 1972 George Carlin is arrested in Milwaukee for the "seven dirty words you can't say on TV" routine.

In 1975 Diana Ross appears on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson."

In 1977 People magazine features a story about Tony Orlando's "nervous breakdown."

In 1977 A posthumous "Elvis in Concert" TV special airs on CBS.

In 1980 Stevie Wonder announces a Washington Rally for a Martin Luther King National Holiday.

In 1980 Bruce Springsteen launches his U.S. tour in Ann Arbor, MI, and he's so nervous that he forgets the words to "Born To Run."

In 1981 "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1983 "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" by Bonnie Tyler is certified gold.

In 1987 Fleetwood Mac introduces new members Billy Burnette and Rick Vito with a show at a Hollywood soundstage.

In 1987 "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" by Aerosmith enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1988 "Imagine," a documentary on John Lennon, opens nationally.

In 1988 U2's album "Rattle & Hum" is released.

In 1990 A Florida record store owner is convicted of distributing obscene material for selling 2 Live Crew's "As Nasty As They Wanna Be."

In 1992 Sinead O'Conner tears up a photo of Pope John Paul II on NBC's Saturday Night Live."

In 1992 Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV.

In 1993 Madonna arrives in Israel for her first-ever concert in the Holy Land.

In 1994 Mick Jagger takes questions from fans during an hour-long "chat" session on America Online.

In 1994 Toto's album "Fahrenheit" goes gold, while Billy Joel's album "Storm Front" is certified quadruple platinum.

In 1995 Mariah Carey's album "Daydream" is released.

In 1996 Van Halen fires David Lee Roth for the second time. The band and Roth had gotten back together in June after an 11-year separation.

In 1997 Sugar Ray postpones its European tour after lead singer Mark McGrath injures his leg in Bologna, Italy.

In 1998 20,000 people join founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young plus Hootie & the Blowfish, Martina McBride and Phish for Farm Aid '98 at the New World Music Theater in Tinley Park, Illinois.

In 1999 59-year old Tom Jones' album "Reload" goes #1 on the UK albums chart, a feat he hadn't accomplished in 25 years.

In 2000 Parole is denied for Mark David Chapman, the man who twenty years earlier killed John Lennon.

In 2000 Former the Cars bassist/singer Benjamin Orr dies in Atlanta from pancreatic cancer. He was 53.

In 2001 Keith Urban goes home to Australia to accept a special Aria Award.

In 2003 The concert film "Concert For George" opens, chronicling the recent all-star tribute to the late George Harrison.

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