Thursday, November 2, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1962 Elvis Presley's film "Girls! Girls! Girls!" premieres.

In 1963 After complaining the Go-Go dancers were distracting him, Dion walks out of a live "Ready, Steady Go" taping.

In 1963 "Be True To Your School" by The Beach Boys enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1963 The Beatles' album "With The Beatles" is released.

In 1966 Mississippi John Hurt dies at age of 73. Hurt wrote "Coffee Blues," the song that included the phrase "Lovin' Spoonful."

In 1966 Paul Revere & the Raiders appear on TV's "Batman."

In 1967 Tom Jones kicks off a 3-week British tour with a show at the Astoria Theatre in London.

In 1967 The Move is sued by British Prime Minister Harold Wilson over a postcard featuring a naked caricature of him that promoted the band's single "Flowers In The Rain."

In 1967 "To Sir With Love" by Lulu is certified gold.

In 1968 Jimi Hendrix's "Electric Ladyland" enters the U.S. albums chart.

In 1968 "For Once In My Life" by Stevie Wonder enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1968 "Those Were The Days" by Mary Hopkin peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1969 The documentary film "Popcorn," featuring Otis Redding, the Bee Gees, the Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix, debuts.

In 1970 The Moody Blues' album "A Question of Balance" is certified gold.

In 1971 The Partridge Family's album "A Partridge Family Christmas Card" is certified gold.

In 1973 Chuck Berry hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Fleetwood Mac, Edgar Winter and Johnny Taylor.

In 1973 Ringo Starr releases his "Ringo" album.

In 1973 Joe Walsh's album "The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get," containing the single "Rocky Mountain Way," is certified gold.

In 1974 George Harrison is the first ex-Beatle to tour, kicking off a show at the Los Angeles Forum.

In 1974 "You Haven't Done Nothin" by Stevie Wonder is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1979 The Who's movie "Quadrophenia," featuring Sting, opens nationally.

In 1979 KC & The Sunshine Band host NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Michael Jackson, Denice Williams and Kool & the Gang.

In 1984 Deep Purple's album "Perfect Strangers" is released.

In 1985 "Walk Of Life" by Dire Straits enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1985 "Part-Time Lover" by Stevie Wonder is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1987 R.E.M.'s "Document" album is certified gold.

In 1987 Bryan Adams sweeps Canada's Juno awards with wins in 4 categories.

In 1988 After being told that he can't accept his CMA "Musician of the Year" award on the telecast, Chet Atkins says "I think they forgot the 'M' in CMA stands for."

In 1990 Prince's fourth movie, "Graffiti Bridge," opens nationally.

In 1991 Songwriter Mort Shuman ("Save the Last Dance for Me," "A Teenager in Love") dies of cancer in London at age 52.

In 1991 Jermaine Jackson's single "Word to the Badd!" is released.

In 1991 "Romantic" by Karyn White is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1994 David Crosby is hospitalized in Los Angeles suffering from liver failure.

In 1995 Film clips from the Beatles' upcoming TV documentary are released in Britain.

In 1995 The Smashing Pumpkins' double CD "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" debuts at #1 on Billboard's Hot 200 albums chart.

In 1998 Variety reports that tickets for the spring 1999 Rolling Stones tour would sell for as much as $300.

In 1998 The Spice Girls' album "Spice" is certified platinum for the seventh time.

In 1999 Mariah Carey's album "Rainbow" is released.

In 1999 Jennifer Lopez's album "On The 6" goes double platinum.

In 2001 Gorillaz's "Clint Eastwood" and Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" each win three awards at the 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards.

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