Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1942 Britain's New Musical Express begins printing record sales charts.

In 1943 Leonard Bernstein makes his debut with the New York Philharmonic.

In 1944 Tommy Dorsey and Orchestra record "Opus No. 1."

In 1960 "Georgia On My Mind" by Ray Charles is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1961 "Blue Hawaii" starring Elvis Presley is released in movie theaters.

In 1964 "Come See About Me" by the Supremes enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1967 The Monkees' album "Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones" is released.

In 1967 "Daydream Believer" by the Monkees is certified gold.

In 1970 "Black Magic Woman" by Santana, "Domino" by Van Morrison and "We Gotta Get You A Woman" by Runt (Todd Rundgren) all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1973 Bruce Springsteen's album "The Wild, The Innocent, & The E Street Shuffle" is released.

In 1975 Queen's album "A Night At The Opera" is released.

In 1978 Eric Clapton's album "Backless" is certified gold and platinum.

In 1980 Yes and Don McLean appear on NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special."

In 1980 "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" becomes the first top 10 hit for Pat Benatar.

In 1981 "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" by Hall & Oates enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1981 The Go-Go's perform on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."

In 1981 Loretta Lynn appears on the cover of TV Guide magazine.

In 1983 Duran Duran's album "Seven And The Ragged Tiger" is released.

In 1983 The album "20 Golden Greats" by Buddy Holly & The Crickets is certified gold, while Styx's album "Pieces of Eight" goes triple platinum.

In 1986 Bette Midler gives birth to a daughter, Sophie.

In 1986 Duran Duran's album "Notorious" is released.

In 1987 Sonny & Cher appear on David Letterman and sing "I Got You Babe" for the first time in 10 years.

In 1990 The Who's Pete Townshend confesses his bi-sexuality to Newsweek.

In 1991 Michael Jackson's "Black Or White" video premieres and its violent content sparks nationwide complaints.

In 1991 Rod Stewart and his wife, Rachel Hunter, file a $25 million libel suit against two tabloid newspapers.

In 1991 John Mellencamp receives the Silver Clef Award from the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Foundation in New York.

In 1992 A member of John Mellencamp's band, keyboardist John Cascella, is found dead in his car in Indiana. Authorities suspected that he had a heart attack while driving.

In 1992 "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1992 "How Do You Talk To An Angel" by The Heights hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1994 John Mellencamp's CD "Dance Naked" goes gold and platinum, while Billy Joel's album "The Stranger" is certified platinum for the ninth time.

In 1995 Beatles producer George Martin said coming back 25 years later to do "The Beatles Anthology" was a "traumatic" experience.

In 1995 The Rolling Stones' acoustic "Stripped" album is released.

In 1997 The Bee Gees' sold-out concert at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino becomes the largest-grossing show ever at a Las Vegas venue.

In 1997 Savage Garden's single "Truly, Madly, Deeply" is released.

In 1999 Gary Glitter is acquitted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old fan. But only hours later, he was jailed for downloading child pornography.

In 2000 14-year-old Ashley Hitchcock appears on MTV's "Total Request Live" and wins a million dollar prize from the band Offspring.

In 2000 The Backstreet Boys' CD "In The Spotlight With The Backstreet Boys" is released.

In 2004 Clay Aiken appears on the cover of TV Guide.

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