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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Music Calendar...

In 1928 "Ol' Man River" is recorded by Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra featuring Bing Crosby.

In 1956 The "Robins" become the "Coasters" and begin their first recording session.

In 1960 "Theme From A Summer Place" by Percy Faith enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1963 The Beatles make their first appearance on TV's "Thank Your Lucky Stars."

In 1963 America's first discotheque, "Whiskey A-Go-Go" opens in LosAngeles.

In 1964 "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash becomes the first Country album to top the U.S. pop albums chart.

In 1965 The Beach Boys record "Do You Wanna Dance?"

In 1966 Herman's Hermits' album "The Best of Herman's Hermits" goes gold.

In 1967 The Hollies begin recording "On A Carousel" at the Abbey Road studios in London.

In 1968 London's The Daily Mirror reports Jimi Hendrix had moved into the London townhouse where George Frederick Handel is believed to have composed "Water Music" and the "Messiah."

In 1969 "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" by the Supremes and the Temptations peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1974 "The Joker" by Steve Miller Band is certified gold.

In 1975 "You Are So Beautiful" by Joe Cocker enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1969 Jethro Tull's first album "This Was" and Led Zeppelin's self-titled debut album "Led Zeppelin" are both released.

In 1980 The Pretenders' self-titled debut album is released.

In 1982 "Dark Side Of The Moon" by Pink Floyd hits its 400th week on Billboard's Hot 200 albums chart, a record-setting feat.

In 1983 Prince's album "1999" is certified gold.

In 1984 A BBC disc jockey announces he would no longer play Frankie Goes To Hollywood's "Relax" due to the song's alleged sexual content.

In 1984 Michael Jackson's album "Thriller" becomes the best-selling album of all time when it crosses the 10-million mark. The previous record holder was the soundtrack to "Saturday Night Fever." On the same day, Jackson was nominated for a record 12 Grammy Awards.

In 1984 Kenny Loggins' single "Footloose" is released.

In 1986 Ike Turner is arrested in Hollywood for possession of cocaine.

In 1989 Bon Jovi's album "New Jersey" is certified quadruple platinum.

In 1990 Paul McCartney and his new band devote a section of their show to Beatle's hits on the 27th anniversary of the Beatles' first appearance on TV's "Thank Your Lucky Stars."

In 1992 Paul Simon opens his controversial South African concert tour before a mostly-white audience of 30,000 to 40,000 people.

In 1992 Nirvana's debut album "Nevermind" is #1 on U.S. albums chart.

In 1993 Madonna tops Mr. Blackwell's "Worst Dressed List."

In 1994 Sonny Bono announces he would run for Congress on the Republican ticket representing the Palm Springs, CA, area.

In 1994 Anita Baker's album "Rapture" is certified double platinum.

In 1997 "Macarena" by Los Del Rio appears on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart for the 56th non-consecutive week, becoming the longest charted record in the chart's history.

In 1998 Bad weather cancels a Rolling Stones' concert in Montreal.

In 1998 Garth Brooks is named Favorite Male Musical Performer, and Whitney Houston and Reba McEntire tied for Favorite Female MusicalPerformer at the 24th annual People's Choice Awards.

In 1999 Lena Horne, 81, renews her recording contract with Blue Note Records.

In 1999 Will Smith, Celine Dion and Garth Brooks are the big winners at the 26th annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles.

In 2000 Destiny's Child's album "The Writing's On The Wall" is certified double platinum.

In 2002 Rosemary Clooney, 73, undergoes successful lung cancer surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

In 2003 Percussionist Mickey Finn (T. Rex) dies at age 55.

In 2004 James Griffin, founding member of 1970's group Bread, dies at age 61.

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