Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1957 Elvis Presley's "Elvis' Christmas Album" is released.

In 1962 The Beatles begin their engagement that leads to the "Live At The Star Club" album.

In 1963 Playing a concert at the Odeon Theatre in Cheltenham, England, the Beatles start their second headlining tour of the country.

In 1964 The Dave Clark Five appear on CBS-TV's the "Ed Sullivan Show."

In 1965 Elvis Presley's single "Blue Christmas" b/w "Santa Claus Is Back In Town" is released.

In 1967 The Moody Blues's album "Days Of Future Passed" is released. It won't chart in the U.S. until the following May.

In 1968 George Harrison is the first Beatle to release a solo album with the soundtrack to his film "Wonderwall," also the first release on Apple Records.

In 1968 "Little Green Apples" by O.C. Smith is certified gold.

In 1969 "Abbey Road," the last album the Beatles recorded together, hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 11 nonconsecutive weeks.

In 1969 "Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival, "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" by B.J. Thomas and "Up On Cripple Creek" by the Band all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1969 "Suspicious Minds" by Elvis Presley is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1971 Alice Cooper's album "Killer" is released.

In 1973 "Angie" by the Rolling Stones is certified gold.

In 1975 "Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" by Diana Ross and "You Sexy Thing" by Hot Chocolate both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1975 "Island Girl" by Elton John hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1979 Barry White receives an honorary doctorate from Paul Quinn College in Waco, TX.

In 1979 Bob Dylan begins a U.S. tour in San Francisco promoting his first religious album "Slow Train Coming."

In 1980 Graham Bonnet leaves Rainbow.

In 1980 "(Just Like) Starting Over" by John Lennon, "Love On The Rocks" by by Neil Diamond and "Guilty" by Barbra Streisand all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1981 RCA raises the price of a 45 rpm single from $1.69 to $1.99.

In 1983 U2's album "Under A Blood Red Sky" is released.

In 1985 Robert Palmer's album "Riptide" is released.

In 1986 Pink Floyd founding member Roger Waters asks a court to dissolve the group's partnership.

In 1986 "Control" by Janet Jackson and "Victory" by Kool & the Gang both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1989 The South African government bans Tracy Chapman's music after hearing her apartheid songs.

In 1993 "Cryin'" by Aerosmith is certified gold.

In 1994 James Brown settles out of court with a bicyclist he'd hit with his car three months earlier in Augusta, GA.

In 1994 Tom Petty's album "Wildflowers" is released.

In 1994 Boyz II Men's album "II" is certified gold, platinum, and triple platinum.

In 1996 Elvis Presley's album "Elvis Presley Gospel Treasury" is released.

In 1999 "Candy" by Mandy Moore and "Music Of My Heart" by Gloria Estefan & 'N Sync are both certified gold.

In 1999 Red Hot Chili Peppers' album "Californication" goes double platinum.

In 2000 The Ben Folds Five announce they would disband, with Folds going solo.

In 2003 Country singer, Tracy Byrd launches a line of spices, rubs and marinades available in 1350 Wal-Mart stores.

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