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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1928 George Gershwin's musical work "An American In Paris" premieres at Carnegie Hall.

In 1929 Hoagy Carmichael records "Rockin' Chair" with Louis Armstrong.

In 1940 Glenn Miller & his Orchestra record "The Anvil Chorus" in New York.

In 1959 Brook Benton appears on CBS-TV's "Ed Sullivan Show."

In 1961 The Beatles sign a management contract with Brian Epstein.

In 1961 Jimmy Dean's LP "Big Bad John" was the first Country album to be certified gold.

In 1963 The Beatles finish their third British tour at Southampton Gaumont.

In 1969 Miles Davis appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1969 "Venus" by Shocking Blue enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1970 Bobby Sherman is the musical guset on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

In 1971 Melanie's album "Candles In The Rain" is certified gold.

In 1972 The London Symphony Orchestra's version of "Tommy" goes gold.

In 1974 George Harrison has lunch with President Ford at the White House.

In 1974 Paul Anka, Olivia Newton-John, Rufus, Barry White, the Stylistics

and the Steve Miller Band perform on NBC-TV's "Midnight Special."

In 1974 "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" by Bachman-Turner Overdrive is certified gold.

In 1975 "Golden Years" by David Bowie and "Slow Ride" by Foghat both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1976 The Eagles' album "Hotel California" is certified gold.

In 1979 Bette Midler appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1985 Phil Collins appears as a sleazy game host on "Miami Vice."

In 1986 "Livin' On A Prayer" by Bon Jovi enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1986 "The Way It Is" by Bruce Hornsby & The Range is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1988 Waylon Jennings undergoes triple bypass heart surgery in Nashville.

In 1991 Brooks & Dunn hit #1 on the Billboard Country chart with "My Next Broken Heart."

In 1993 Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash joins Billy Joel onstage in Los Angeles to play a solo on "Shameless."

In 1995 Trisha Yearwood's album "Thinkin' About You" is certified platinum.

In 1996 Madonna does her first television interview since giving birth to a daughter the previous October airs on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

In 1996 Tom Cruise's film "Jerry Maguire" featuring Eagles' singer/guitarist Glenn Frey opens.

In 1999 The Foo Fighters' album "There Is Nothing Left To Lose" is certified gold and platinum, while Christina Aguilera's self-titled album "Christina Aguilera" goes quadruple platinum.

In 2002 Jennifer Lopez's movie "Maid in Manhattan" opens.

In 2003 Tenor Luciano Pavarotti marries his longtime partner and producer Nicoletta Mantovani.

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