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Friday, January 12, 2018

Music Calendar...

In 1957 Elvis Presley records "All Shook Up."

In 1957 "Banana Boat Song (Day-O)" by Harry Belafonte and "Young Love" by Tab Hunter both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1963 Bob Dylan appears in a BBC Radio play "Madhouse On Castle Street" playing the part of a folk singer.

In 1963 The Beatles' single "Please Please Me" is released in the UK.

In 1963 "Go Away Little Girl" by Steve Lawrence hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1967 James Darren performs "Goodbye Cruel World" on TV's "Where The Action Is."

In 1967 "Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron" by the Royal Guardsmen is certifiedgold.

In 1968 The Supremes appear as nuns on an episode of NBC-TV's "Tarzan."

In 1968 The Doors' second album, "Strange Days," is certified gold.

In 1974 "Seasons In The Sun" by Terry Jacks and "Come And Get Your Love" by Redbone both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1974 "The Joker" by Steve Miller Band is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1977 Keith Richards is fined 750 pounds for possession of cocaine in his wrecked car on May 19, 1976 and charged an additional 250 pounds for court costs.

In 1978 "Baby Come Back" by Player is certified gold.

In 1978 Fleetwood Mac appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1979 The Bee Gees receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 1979 ZZ Top's album "Best Of ZZ Top" is released.

In 1980 "On The Radio" by Donna Summer enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1981 Yoko Ono appears on the cover of People magazine.

In 1984 Motley Crue opens its first U.S. tour at Madison Square Garden.

In 1986 Luther Vandross is involved in a 3-car accident in Los Angeles. Three are injured and Vandross's passenger was killed.

In 1987 Pollster names ZZ Top as the number one concert artist.

In 1988 George Harrison's album "Cloud Nine" is certified both gold and platinum.

In 1989 Tracy Chapman becomes the most nominated new artist in Grammy history with six nominations.

In 1993 Ted Nugent is fined $1000 for shooting two flaming arrows across the stage during a Cincinnati concert.

In 1993 Dick Clark, Cream, Creedence Clearwater, The Doors, Frankie Lymon, Van Morrison, Dinah Washington and Sly & the Family Stone are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

In 1993 "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston is certified quadruple platinum.

In 1994 A Los Angeles federal jury rules Michael Jackson did not steal the songs "Thriller," "The Girl Is Mine" and "We Are The World" from his former neighbors in Gary, Indiana.

In 1995 Stevie Wonder performs his first paid concert in Arizona in nearly 9 years, after boycotting the state for canceling its observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (It was reinstated in 1993.)

In 1995 The Allman Brothers, Al Green, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Martha & the Vandellas, Neil Young and Frank Zappa are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

In 1996 Van Halen's Sammy Hagar leads 1000 music students in the world's largest guitar lesson at the new Hard Rock Cafe in Los Angeles.

In 1997 James Taylor sings the National Anthem at the AFC title contest between the New England Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars.

In 1998 Billy Joel sells out a record-setting 8th and 9th shows at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY.

In 1998 The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Santana and the Mamas & Papas are among the inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In 1998 Sarah McLachlan's album "Surfacing" is certified double platinum.

In 1999 Elton John files suit in London against Price Waterhouse Coopers and Andrew Haydon from his former management company over an alleged shortfall of 20 million pounds from his business earnings.

In 1999 Madonna makes her seventh appearance on Mr. Blackwell's Worst Dressed List.

In 1999 "Goodbye" by the Spice Girls is certified gold.

In 2000 Manager Sharon Osbourne severs all ties with the Smashing Pumpkins.

In 2003 The Bee Gees' Maurice Gibb dies of cardiac arrest at a hosptial in Miami. He was 53.

In 2004 Randy Van Warmer ("Just When I Needed You Most") dies of leukemia at age 48.

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