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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1930 "You're Driving Me Crazy!" by Guy Lombardo is #1 on the charts.

In 1957 Elvis Presley receives his draft notice from the U.S. Army. He was ordered to report on January 20, but the date would later be deferred until March 24 in order that he could finish his latest
movie, "Kid Creole."

In 1962 The Osmond Brothers make their debut on NBC-TV's "The Andy Williams Show."

In 1966 Johnny Horton's "The Battle Of New Orleans" is certified gold.

In 1967 Jethro Tull is formed with Ian Anderson and Glenn Gornick.

In 1969 "No Time" by the Guess Who and "He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother" by the Hollies both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1969 "Leaving On A Jet Plane" by Peter, Paul & Mary is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1971 George Harrison's album "The Concert For Bangladesh" is released.

In 1973 Bobby Darin ("Splish Splash") dies of heart failure while undergoing a second heart operation in a Los Angeles hospital. He was 37.

In 1974 George Harrison's U.S. tour ends with two shows at New York's Madison Square Garden.

In 1975 Joe Walsh joins the Eagles when lead guitarist Bernie Leadon leaves for a solo career.

In 1975 The Stylistics and Martha Reeves are the musical guests on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."

In 1975 "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" by Paul Simon, "All By Myself" by Eric Carmen and "Take It To The Limit" by the Eagles all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1976 Led Zeppelin appears on the cover of People magazine.

In 1979 Appearing on NBC-TV's "Tomorrow" show, Paul & Linda McCartney tell Tom Snyder that the Beatles would never reunite.

In 1981 "Dreamgirls," a musical loosely based on the Supremes, debuts on Broadway.

In 1982 Pianist, Arthur Rubinstein dies in Geneva at age 95.

In 1985 Guitar designer Eric Yunker, 32, is electrocuted while testing a new guitar for ZZ Top in San Francisco.

In 1986 Randy Travis joins the Grand Ole Opry.

In 1986 "Somewhere Out There" by Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1986 "Walk Like An Egyptian" by the Bangles hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1988 Billie Jean Jackson pleads guilty of violating a restraining order to stay away from Michael Jackson's home. She falsely claimed to be his wife and mother of his children.

In 1991 Boston Pops conductor John Williams announces he would retire after the 1993 season.

In 1993 Marvin Gaye's album "Marvin Gaye's Greatest Hits" is certified platinum.

In 1996 Toto's album "Past To Present" goes platinum, while Journey's CD "Trial By Fire" is certified gold and platinum.

In 1999 "Lost In You" by Garth Brooks is certified gold and "I Want To Love You Forever" by Jessica Simpson is certified platinum.

In 1999 Country music legend Hank Snow, 85, dies in Nashville.

In 2003 Friends and relatives of Michael Jackson descend on his Neverland Ranch to show their support for the entertainer as he fought child molestation charges.

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