Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1924 Italian composer Giacomo Puccini dies in Brussels.

In 1941 "Chattanooga Choo Choo" by Glenn Miller is #1 on the charts.

In 1947 Louis Armstrong performs at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

In 1959 Frank Sinatra wins Best Album for "Come Dance With Me" at the second annual Grammy Awards. Bobby Darin wins Best Record for "Mac The Knife."

In 1963 The Beatles release "I Want To Hold Your Hand" in the UK.

In 1963 "Sugar Shack" by Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs is certified gold.

In 1965 Governor John A. Love declares Rolling Stones Day in Colorado.

In 1968 John Lennon is convicted for marijuana possession in London and fined $360.

In 1969 Bob Dylan appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1969 "Don't Cry Daddy" by Elvis Presley enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1969 "Something" b/w "Come Together" by the Beatles is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1972 "I'd Love You To Want Me" by Lobo is certified gold.

In 1975 "Squeeze Box" by the Who enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1975 "Fly, Robin, Fly" by Silver Connection hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1977 "Swayin' To The Music (Slow Dancin')" by Johnny Rivers is certified gold.

In 1979 In an attempt to leave CBS Records, Paul Simon files two lawsuits against the company in New York State Supreme Court.

In 1979 A Supertramp performance in France is recorded and released as the "Paris" album.

In 1979 The Eagles appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1979 "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" by Michael Jackson is certified gold.

In 1980 "Hey Nineteen" by Steely Dan and "Keep On Lovin' You" by REO Speedwagon both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1985 Although Elton John and Bernie Taupin lost their bid to recover the copyrights of 169 songs published by D-J-Music under an agreement signed in 1967, a British judge rules that Dick James must pay them $5 million in back royalties.

In 1986 Bruce Springsteen's live 3-album anthology set "Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band Live 1975-1985" is released.

In 1986 "Change Of Heart" by Cyndi Lauper and "Big Time" by Peter Gabriel both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1986 "You Give Love A Bad Name" by Bon Jovi is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1988 After lasping in a coma for months, Nevada youth James Vance dies. Vance and a friend shot themselves after listening to Judas Priest albums. Their parents sued Judas Priest for liability and loss.

In 1989 The Grateful Dead set up a 900 phone number to help victims of the Northern California earthquake.

In 1989 "Love Shack" by the B-52's is certified gold.

In 1991 Bassist Muzz Skillings leaves Living Colour and is replaced by Doug Wimbish.

In 1992 "U2's Zoo TV Outside Broadcast" airs on Fox TV.

In 1995 Mariah Carey hosts her "Fantasy" music special on Fox TV.

In 1995 Sammy Hagar marries model Kari Karte atop a San Francisco-area mountain.

In 1999 The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, kicks off three days honoring Johnnie "Johnnie B. Goode" Johnson, the piano player who inspired Chuck Berry.

In 1999 Elvis Presley tops the list of E! Online Entertainment's "12 Greatest Entertainers of the Century."

In 2000 After 13 years together, the Smashing Pumpkins perform a farewell concert at Chicago's United Center.

In 2001 Former Beatles' guitarist George Harrison dies at age 58 following along battle with cancer.

In 2003 Danny Elfman marries Bridget Fonda.

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