Thursday, December 7, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1842 The New York Philharmonic gives it's first performance.

In 1961 June Carter and Johnny Cash appeared in concert together for the first time in Dallas.

In 1963 "The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite" features footage of Beatles fans at a concert.

In 1963 "Surfin' Bird" by Trashmen enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1963 "Dominique" by the Singing Nun hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1964 Brian Wilson suffers a nervous breakdown on a plane from Los Angeles to Houston and eventually quits touring with the Beach Boys.

In 1964 George Harrison changes his company's name from Mornyork to Harrisongs.

In 1967 The Beatles' Apple Boutique opens at 94 Baker Street in London.

In 1967 Otis Redding records "Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay."

In 1968 Eric Burden announces the breakup of "The Animals" to focus on his acting career.

In 1968 Janis Joplin makes her last official appearance with Big Brother and the Holding Company at the end of a tour in Hawaii.

In 1972 Carlos Santana appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1974 Ricky Fataar quits the Beach Boys.

In 1974 "You're No Good" by Linda Ronstadt enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1974 "Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1978 "Steely Dan's Greatest Hits" is certified gold and platinum.

In 1983 "Islands In The Stream" by Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton goes platinum.

In 1984 Michael Jackson testifies in Chicago that the song, "The Girl Is Mine" was exclusively his and he did not plagiarize "Please Love Me Now."

In 1984 Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" is released in the UK.

In 1985 "How Will I Know" by Whitney Houston and "Living In America" by James Brown both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1985 "Broken Wings" by Mr. Mister hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1986 Huey Lewis & the News sing the National Anthem acapella before a San Francisco 49ers-New York Jets game in San Francisco.

In 1990 At a Los Angeles concert, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie officially perform with Fleetwood Mac for the last time.

In 1991 "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1991 "Achtung Baby" by U2 debuts at #1 on Billboard's albums chart.

In 1991 "Black Or White" by Michael Jackson hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 7 weeks.

In 1993 Guns N' Roses say they will keep the Charles Manson penned tune "Look At Your Game, Girl" on their album "The Spaghetti Incident?" after they learned that the song's royalties would go to the son of one of Manson's victims.

In 1995 Selena's album "Dreaming Of You" is certified gold, platinum and double platinum.

In 1996 "Un-Break My Heart" by Toni Braxton hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 11 weeks.

In 1998 Garth Brooks is named Country Artist Of The Year at the 1998 Billboard Music Awards.

In 1998 John Lennon's album "John Lennon Anthology" and Britney Spears' single "...Baby One More Time" are both certified gold.

In 1999 The albums "So Real" by Mandy Moore, "Enrique" by Enrique Iglesias, and "Live Era 1987-93" by Guns N' Roses are all released.

In 2002 Marc Anthony renews his wedding vows with his wife, Dayanara Torres.

In 2003 Mary J. Blige marries record producer Kendu Isaacs.

In 2004 Jerry Scoggins, who performed "The Ballad of Jed Clampett," the theme song to "The Beverly Hillbillies," dies at age 93.

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