Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1908 "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" by Billy Murray & Haydn Quartet is #1 on the charts.

In 1942 "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby is #1 on the charts.

In 1954 "This Ole House" by Rosemary Clooney is #1 on the charts.

In 1958 The Flamingos record "I Only Have Eyes For You."

In 1964 Joan Baez joins Bob Dylan onstage for three duets at a concert in New York.

In 1964 "Ringo" by Lorne Greene enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1964 "Baby Love" by the Supremes hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1964 Barbra Streisand's "People" LP hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.

In 1965 Wayne Fontana leaves the Mindbenders.

In 1967 The Rolling Stones' Brian Jones is sentenced to 6 months on drug charges.

In 1968 Linda Eastman moves to the UK to be with Paul McCartney.

In 1970 Michelle Phillips (Mamas & Papas) weds actor Dennis Hopper. The union would only last 8 days.

In 1970 Loretta Lynn's "Coal Miner's Daughter" hits the Country charts.

In 1970 "No Matter What" by Badfinger enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1972 Curtis Mayfield receives a gold record for the single "Freddie's Dead" from the film "Superfly."

In 1975 The Marshall Tucker Band plays a benefit in Atlanta for the presidential candidacy of Jimmy Carter.

In 1975 Queen's single "Bohemian Rhapsody" is released.

In 1980 Paul McCartney reunites with former Beatles producer George Martin for the first time in 8 years to work on a film project.

In 1980 Cheap Trick performs on ABC-TV's "Fridays."

In 1981 At the Los Angeles Sports arena, Clarence Clemmons releases Bruce Springsteen from a coffin for a 4-hour jam session.

In 1981 "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1983 Paul McCartney's "Pipes of Peace" album is released.

In 1984 The singles "Like A Virgin" by Madonna and "Born In The U.S.A." by Bruce Springsteen are both released.

In 1984 "Caribbean Queen" by Billy Ocean is certified gold.

In 1987 "So Emotional" by Whitney Houston enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1988 At her Halloween party, Debbie Gibson holds a seance to contact Liberace and Sid Vicious.

In 1988 The albums "It's Only Rock And Roll" by the Rolling Stones and "Live "Bootleg" by Aerosmith are both certified gold.

In 1989 Grateful Dead's last studio album, "Built To Last," is released.

In 1990 Billy Idol dumps 600 dead fish on opening act Faith No More, who are later greeted by four pigs and a goat in their dressing room.

In 1993 Tupac Shakur is arrested for allegedly shooting two off-duty Atlanta police officers during a late-night argument.

In 1995 James Brown is arrested and charged with domestic violence after his wife accused him of beating her at their Aiken, SC, home.

In 1995 Paula Abdul receives a gold album for "Head Over Heels."

In 1996 Porno For Pyros' Halloween concert is broadcast live over the web from the Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

In 1996 Jewel's single "You Were Meant For Me" is released.

In 1997 A concert by the Cure is webcast from New York's Irving Plaza over the Rocktropolis web site.

In 1997 Ozzy Osbourne's album "The Ozzman Commeth" is released.

In 1997 Fiona Apple's "Tidal" album is certified double platinum.

In 1998 Kiss begins its Psycho Circus tour with a Halloween extravaganza in Los Angeles, with opening act the Smashing Pumpkins.

In 2000 U2's album "All That You Can't Leave Behin" is released.

In 2001 After recovering from the flu, Britney Spears begins her North American tour in Washington, DC.

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