Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1791 Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart dies in Vienna, Austria, at age 35.

In 1928 Louis Armstrong & Earl "Fatha" Hines begin recording "Weather Bird."

In 1956 Alan Freed's film, "Rock Rock Rock" is released with Connie Francis' singing voice dubbed in for Tuesday Weld.

In 1961 Ray Charles is arrested and charged with possession of narcotics.

In 1961 Mitch Miller appears on the cover of Look magazine.

In 1964 "I Feel Fine" by the Beatles enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1964 "Ringo" by Lorne Greene is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1967 The Beatles' clothing store "Apple" opens in London on 94 Baker Street.

In 1968 The Rolling Stones' album "Beggar's Banquet" is released.

In 1968 Graham Nash leaves the Hollies. He announces the formation of Crosby, Stills & Nash three days later.

In 1969 "Wedding Bell Blues" by the Fifth Dimension is certified gold.

In 1970 The Carpenters appear on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."

In 1970 "Lonely Days" by the Bee Gees enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1973 Paul McCartney's album "Band On The Run" is released.

In 1975 The Bee Gees, Olivia Newton-John and Natalie Cole appear on NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special."

In 1975 "Fleetwood Mac," the group's first album with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, is certified gold.

In 1979 "Pop Muzik" by M goes gold.

In 1980 REO Speedwagon hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Randy Meisner, Kim Carnes, Babys and Thin Lizzy.

In 1984 "Purple Rain" by Prince & The Revolution is certified gold.

In 1986 Frank Sinatra's video "Frank Sinatra: Portrait Of An Album" is certified platinum.

In 1987 The town of Pacentro, Italy, holds a public debate over the erection of a statue of Madonna.

In 1987 Ricky Van Shelton has his first #1 hit on the Country charts with "Somebody Lied."

In 1987 "Say You Will" by Foreigner enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1987 "Heaven Is A Place On Earth" by Belinda Carlisle is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1992 Ice Cube's album "The Predator" is the first rap album to debut at #1 on Billboard's albums chart.

In 1993 The Eagles tape a video for Travis Tritt's version of "Take It Easy," which leads to the group's reunion.

In 1994 The Beatles "Live At The BBC" debuts atop the British albums chart after only four days on sale.

In 1994 Gloria Estefan and husband Emilio become parents to daughter Emily Marie.

In 1994 Electric Light Orchestra's album "ELO's Greatest Hits" goes double platinum, while Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine's CD "Cuts Both Ways" is certified triple platinum.

In 1995 Enya's album "The Memory Of Trees" is released.

In 1995 Shania Twain's video "The Woman In Me" is certified gold.

In 1996 Country singer Montana Slim dies in Scottsdale, AZ, two months after being diagnosed with a stomach tumor. He was 91.

In 1999 Deana Carter is the grand marshal for the Nashville Gas Christmas Parade, a locally televised event and holiday tradition.

In 2000 Sisqo takes home six trophies at the 2000 Billboard Music Awards. Destiny's Child, Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill and 'N Sync win 4 each.

In 2000 The albums "In The Flesh Live" by Roger Waters, "Live" by Alice In Chains and "Solo" by Freddie Mercury are all released.

In 2002 Elton John guest stars on NBC's "Will and Grace."

In 2003 Elvis Costello marries Diana Krall.

In 2004 The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" debuts at #1 on the UK singles chart.

In 2012 Jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck ("Take Five") dies of heart failure. He was 91.

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