Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1925 The "WSM Barn Dance" begins broadcasting with host George D. Hay, who coined the name "Grand Ole Opry."

In 1936 "Pennies From Heaven" by Bing Crosby is #1 on the U.S. chart.

In 1938 Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys record "San Antonio Rose."

In 1953 "Santa Baby" by Eartha Kitt enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1959 Bobby Freeman, Lloyd Price and Neil Sedaka appear on Dick Clark's Saturday night TV show.

In 1960 Elvis Presley's "Are You Lonesome Tonight" hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 6 weeks.

In 1964 Willie Nelson makes his Grand Ole Opry debut.

In 1964 "Love Potion #9" by the Searchers enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1964 "Leader Of The Pack" by the Shangri-Las is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1966 The Beatles begin recording "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts ClubBand."

In 1966 "I'm A Believer" by the Monkees and "Winchester Cathedral" by the New Vaudeville Band are both certified gold.

In 1968 John Lennon & Yoko Ono appear at the Marylebone Magistrate's Court. John pleads guilty to possession of cannabis resin and is fined 150 pounds plus 20 guineas costs.

In 1970 "Your Song" by Elton John, "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison and "Rose Garden" by Lynn Anderson all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1974 John Lennon gives his last onstage concert performance in a surprise appearance at an Elton John show at Madison Square Garden. They sing "I Saw Her Standing There." Backstage Lennon reunites with Yoko Ono after a one year separation.

In 1975 Franki Valli & the Four Seasons and Barry Manilow perform on NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special."

In 1975 "Venus & Mars/Rock Show" medley by Paul McCartney & Wings is released.

In 1977 "Elvis," the stage musical, starring P.J. Proby, Shakin' Stevens, and Timothy Whitnall opens in London.

In 1978 Queen's album "Jazz" is certified gold and platinum.

In 1979 Ringo Starr's home in Los Angeles is destroyed by fire.

In 1980 Captain & Tenille hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Bette Midler, David Bowie, Leo Sayer and the Ramones.

In 1981 "Waiting For A Girl Like You" by Foreigner peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for a record 10 weeks.

In 1983 A multiple sclerosis benefit in Dallas features Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Ronnie Lane.

In 1987 "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life" by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1989 "We Didn't Start The Fire" by Billy Joel is certified gold.

In 1990 Los Angeles police decide there isn't enough evidence to prosecute Axl Rose for assault in connection with a dispute involving his neighbor who claimed Rose hit her over the head with an empty wine bottle.

In 1990 VH-1 follows MTV's lead and refuses to air Madonna's "Justify My Love" music video.

In 1990 Jon Bon Jovi's album "Blaze Of Glory" is certified double platinum.

In 1992 "Neil Diamond's Christmas Special" debuts on HBO.

In 1992 "In The Still Of The Nite (I'll Remember)" by Boyz II Men enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1992 "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 14 weeks.

In 1995 In one week of sales, "The Beatles Anthology I" sets a U.S. sales record of 855,473 copies. The previous record was held by Michael Jackson's "History" at 391,000 copies.

In 1997 In his first extended TV interview in a decade, Paul McCartney tells David Frost he thought the world would've been "very different" without the Beatles.

In 2000 Madonna sets webcast record when a record nine million people watch the Material Girl on their computers from London's Brixton Academy.

In 2000 The Spinners' album "Best Of The 70's & 80's" is released.

In 2002 LeAnne Rimes performs at the halftime show at the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game.

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