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Friday, December 15, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1944 A plane carrying bandleader Glenn Miller, a U.S. Army major, disappears in thick fog over the English Channel.

In 1959 The Everly Brothers record "Let It Be Me."

In 1964 The "Beatles '65" album, which contained "I Feel Fine," "I'm A Loser" and "Rock & Roll Music," is released in the U.S.

In 1967 The Beatles' album "Magical Mystery Tour" is certified gold, a week before it even had the chance to make the charts in America.

In 1968 Grace Slick, performing with Jefferson Airplane on the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour," appears in blackface and raised a black-leather glove in the black power salute at the conclusion of
"Crown of Creation."

In 1969 John Lennon & Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band play at London's Lyceum Ballroom in Britain with proceeds going to UNICEF. The show, titled "Peace For Christmas," also included George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Delaney & Bonnie, Keith Moon and Billy Preston.

In 1971 The Rolling Stones' album "Hot Rocks" is released.

In 1973 Jermaine Jackson marries Hazel Gordy.

In 1973 "You're Sixteen" by Ringo Starr enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1973 "The Most Beautiful Girl" by Charlie Rich hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1977 The Sex Pistols are denied entry to the U.S. because of drug charges two days before a scheduled appearance on "Saturday Night Live."

In 1977 The Who perform a secret concert for longstanding fan club members at London's Shepperton Film Studios. The filmed results became part of the film documentary "The Kids Are Alright."

In 1978 Wolfman Jack hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests the Crusaders, Barbara Mandrell and Peabo Bryson.

In 1979 David Bowie performs on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."

In 1979 "Sara" by Fleetwood Mac, "Longer" by Dan Fogelberg and "Working My Way Back To You Girl" by the Spinners all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1981 The Police's album "Ghost In The Machine" is certified gold and platinum.

In 1982 Lou Rawls receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

In 1984 Olivia Newton-John marries Matt Lattanzi in Malibu, CA.

In 1984 Bette Midler marries Martin von Haselbert in Las Vegas.

In 1986 Kenny Rogers signs a $17 million deal with the Dole Food Company to pitch their products.

In 1988 James Brown is sentenced to 6 years in jail for leading police on a late-night, 2-state car chase two months earlier.

In 1990 Rod Stewart and model Rachel Hunter are married in Beverly Hills.

In 1992 "Incesticide," a collection of B sides and rarities from Nirvana, is released.

In 1993 John Williams makes his final appearance as the conductor of the Boston Pops.

In 1993 MTV airs Nirvana's "Unplugged" performance.

In 1993 "Hero" by Mariah Carey is certified gold and platinum.

In 1993 Whitney Houston received eight nominations, and Janet Jackson receives five, for the American Music Awards.

In 1994 Barry White's single "Practice What You Preach" is certified gold, while Mariah Carey's CD "Music Box" goes quadruple platinum.

In 1995 Shania Twain's album "The Woman In Me" goes quadruple platinum.

In 1997 The albums "Snowed In" by Hanson and "The Best That I Could" by John Mellencamp are both certified gold.

In 1998 The Dixie Chicks' CD "Wide Open Spaces" goes triple platinum.

In 1999 Garth Brooks tells TNN's "Crook & Chase" that he would keep an "extremely low" profile in 2000 and then will "probably" announce his retirement at the end of the year.

In 1999 Mariah Carey's "Butterfly" album goes platinum for the 5th time.

In 2001 An intruder who broke into George Harrison's home and stabbed him earlier in the year is found not guilty by reason of insanity.

In 2001 Joe Walsh receives an honorary doctorate of music from Kent State.

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