Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1956 Elvis Presley's makes his film debut with the premiere of "Love Me Tender."

In 1964 The Rolling Stones' Brian Jones misses three days of their tour hospitalized with a 104-degree fever in Chicago.

In 1964 The TV special "Around The Beatles," filmed in London during the previous spring, airs in the U.S. on ABC.

In 1965 The Rolling Stones perform "Get Off Of My Cloud" on NBC-TV's "Hullabaloo."

In 1965 The Beach Boys' album "Surfin' USA" is certified gold.

In 1968 "Who's Making Love" by Johnnie Taylor is certified gold.

In 1969 Janis Joplin is arrested in Tampa for using "vulgar and indecent language" onstage.

In 1969 The Beatles early stomping ground, the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany, closes its doors.

In 1969 The Beatles appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1969 "I Want You Back" by the Jackson 5 and "Jam Up Jelly Tight" by Tommy Roe both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1971 Ringo Starr's spaghetti western film "Blindman" debuts in Rome.

In 1972 Harry Chapin and his wife have their first son, Joshua Burke.

In 1975 "I Write The Songs" by Barry Manilow, "Evil Woman" by ELO and "Love Rollercoaster" by the Ohio Players all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1973 The Hollies begin recording "The Air That I Breathe" at the Abbey Road studios in London.

In 1974 Linda Ronstadt's album "Heart Like A Wheel" is released.

In 1975 Abba performs "Waterloo" and "SOS" on NBC's "Saturday Night Live."

In 1975 "Theme From S.W.A.T." by Rhythm Heritage enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1976 Led Zeppelin's album "The Song Remains The Same" is certified platinum.

In 1978 Elton John's album "A Single Man" is certified platinum.

In 1980 "The Tide Is High" by Blondie enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1980 "Lady" by Kenny Rogers hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 6 weeks.

In 1986 "Will You Still Love Me?" by Chicago enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1987 Robert Cray takes home 6 National Blues Awards (Handys).

In 1989 Ringo Starr succeeds in blocking producer Chips Morman from releasing an album he recorded while addicted to alcohol.

In 1990 Milli Vanilli producer Frank Farian publicly admits that RobPilatus and Fabrice Morvan never sang a note on their debut hit. The duo eventually return their Best New Artist Grammy.

In 1991 Aerosmith's album "Pandora's Box" is released.

In 1992 Sting receives an honorary degree from Northumbria University in his hometown of Newcastle, England.

In 1992 Eric Clapton's album "Unplugged" is certified double platinum.

In 1994 It's announced that the Allman Brothers Band, Al Green, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Martha and the Vandellas, Neil Young andFrank

Zappa would be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame the following January.

In 1994 "On Bended Knee" by Boyz II Men is released.

In 1995 M.C. Hammer plays a political benefit in Moscow for the Russian Prime Minister Chernomyrdin's Our Home Is Russia political party.

In 1995 Garth Brooks' album "Beyond The Season" goes triple platinum.

In 1996 Michael Jackson marries the woman carrying his baby -- his plastic surgeon's nurse, Debbie Rowe, in an Australian wedding ceremony.

In 1996 The Indigo Girls' album "Strange Fire" is certified gold.

In 1997 Ray Charles conducts his first-ever online chat at Rhino.com.

In 1999 Trisha Yearwood's album "Where Your Road Leads" goes platinum and Led Zeppelin's album "The Complete Studio Recordings" is certified double platinum.

In 2000 Michael Abram, the man who nearly a year earlier broke into the home of and stabbed George Harrison, is found not guilty by reason of insanity, and confined to a mental hospital indefinitely.

In 2003 Reba McEntire appears on the cover of TV Guide.

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