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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Music Calendar...

In 1938 Benny Goodman refuses to play at Carnegie Hall when black members of his band are barred from performing.

In 1957 The Cavern Club, the club where the Beatles would get their start, opens in Liverpool, England.

In 1957 Little Richard records "Lucille."

In 1964 The musical "Hello Dolly!" premieres on Broadway starring Carol Channing.

In 1965 "My Girl" by the Temptations enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1970 The Who begin the "Tommy" tour at the Theatre Champs Elysees in Paris, France.

In 1970 Eight lithographs from John Lennon are confiscated by Scotland Yard in a London art gallery for alleged obscenity.

In 1972 Alvin & The Chipmunks creator David Seville dies at age 52. Seville not only wrote the Chipmunks novelty songs, but Rosemary Clooney's biggest hit, "Come On-a My House."

In 1975 Paul McCartney & Wings arrive in New Orleans to begin recording the "Venus & Mars" album at Allen Toussaint's Sea-Saint Studio.

In 1975 Gregg Allman appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1976 Peter Frampton's double album "Frampton Comes Alive" is released.

In 1978 Elton John appears on the cover of People magazine.

In 1979 The divorce between Cher and Gregg Allman is finalized, 4 years after papers were filed. Cher filed 9 days after they were wed.

In 1979 Billy Joel's single "My Life" is certified gold.

In 1980 Paul McCartney spends 10 days in a Japanese jail for marijuana possession, causing the cancellation of Wings' tour.

In 1982 Earth, Wind & Fire's "Let's Groove" becomes the longest running R&B #1 single in 10 years, holding the position for eight weeks.

In 1982 "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1983 Jefferson Starship raises $10,000 for the Walden House Drug Rehab Center in San Francisco by auctioning rock memorabilia.

In 1984 The Rolling Stones fly to Mexico City to shoot videos for "She Was Hot" and "Too Much Blood."

In 1984 Four years later to the day, Paul & Linda McCartney are once again arrested for possession of marijuana, this time in Barbados.

In 1984 "Uptown Girl" by Billy Joel is certified gold.

In 1987 The Beastie Boys are the first group ever to be censored onABC-TV's "American Bandstand."

In 1988 Tina Turner's "Break Every Rule" tour at Rio de Janiero's Americana Stadium breaks the world box-office record for a single act, when over 180,000 fans filled the stadium.

In 1988 "Wishing Well" by Terence Trent D'arby enters the U.S. top 40chart.

In 1988 "Got My Mind Set On You" by George Harrison is #1 on U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1989 The Judds host their first TV special, "The Judds In TheHeartland."

In 1991 The Byrds, Ike & Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, the Impressions, Lavern Baker, John Lee Hooker and the late Jimmy Reed are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

In 1992 Mick Jagger attends the Hollywood premiere of "Freejack" starring himself and Emilio Estevez.

In 1993 Michael Jackson is named Entertainer Of The Year and his video "Black Or White" was named Outstanding Music Video at the NAACP's 25th Annual Image Awards in Los Angeles.

In 1996 Janet Jackson signs a record $80 million deal with Virgin Records.

In 1996 Melissa Etheridge's album "Your Little Secret" is certified gold and platinum.

In 1998 Jimi Hendrix's "Band Of Gypsies" album goes double platinum.

In 1999 Warren Zevon, America and Jonny Lang perform at the inauguration celebration of Governor Jesse Ventura of Minnesota.

In 1999 Trisha Yearwood is named 71st member of the Grand Ole Opry.

In 2001 Prince's album "Beautiful Experience" is released.

In 2002 Dido finds her nomination for the Best British Newcomer Brit Award revoked after officials realize she isn't that new after all.

In 2002 Adam Ant (Stuart Goddard) is committed to a London Psychiatric hospital after being arrested for firearms offenses.

In 2004 Michael Jackson pleaded innocent to child molestation charges during a court appearance in Santa Maria, California.

In 2014 Luke Bryan's stage collapses and several stage hands were rushed to the hospital after his Ohio State concert.

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