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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Music Calendar...

In 1936 Benny Goodman & his Orchestra record "Stompin' at the Savoy."

In 1957 Elvis Presley records "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear."

In 1958 Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" is the first song ever to enter the UK charts at #1.

In 1962 The Beatles sign a management contract with Brian Epstein at his office at the NEMS record store in Whitechapel, although Epstein never signed it himself.

In 1964 The Osmonds play a musical family on TV's "The Seven Little Foys" starring Mickey Rooney.

In 1965 The Animals perform "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

In 1966 Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels appear on TV's "Hullabaloo."

In 1969 Jethro Tull makes their U.S. concert debut opening for LedZeppelin.

In 1969 Donovan's album "Donovan's Greatest Hits" is released.

In 1970 Andrew Moog introduces the Moog synthesizer.

In 1970 "Evil Ways" by Santana enters the U.S. singles chart.

In 1976 "(Lonely Night) Angel Face" by the Captain & Tennille enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1976 "Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" by Diana Ross is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1977 Jackson Browne is featured in a article in People magazine.

In 1978 "Short People" by Randy Newman is certified gold.

In 1981 "Crying" by Don McLean, "The Best Of Times" by Styx and "Kiss On My List" by Hall & Oates all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1981 "The Tide Is High" by Blondie is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1984 A London judge fines Linda McCartney 75 pounds for trying to smuggle marijuana into England.

In 1984 John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, and their son Sean tour the landmarks made famous by the Beatles in Liverpool, England.

In 1985 Phil Collins' single "One More Night" is released.

In 1987 "The Final Countdown" by Europe enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1987 "At This Moment" (a single originally released in 1981) by Billy Vera and the Beaters hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1989 James Brown pleads guilty to drug and assault charges and is sentenced to a 6-year jail term.

In 1991 En Vouge's Cindy Herron makes her movie debut, playing a nurse in "Juice" which co-stars Tupac Shakur.

In 1994 The album "Greatest Hits" by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers is certified gold and platinum.

In 1995 New York Newsday reports Paul McCartney had secretly visited Yoko Ono to discuss the surviving Beatles recording another of John Lennon's songs.

In 1995 Van Halen's "Balance" album is released.

In 1995 Producer David Cole, half of the C&C Music Factory, dies of spinal meningitis.

In 1996 The albums "Bette Of Roses" by Bette Midler and "Playback" by Tom Petty are both certified gold.

In 1997 Hootie & The Blowfish's album "Cracked Rear View" is certified platinum for the 15th time.

In 1998 Justin Tubb, son of the late Ernest Tubb, dies following surgery for an aortic aneurysm.

In 2000 The albums "Unleash The Dragon" by Sisqo and "If I Could Turn Back Time: Greatest Hits" by Cher are both certified gold.

In 2001 Nelly Furtado receives five 2001 Juno Awards nominations for her debut album, "Whoa Nelly!"

In 2003 Led Zeppelin's 1971 rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven" and Peter, Paul and Mary's 1963 classic of "Blowin' in the Wind" are among 21 new additions to the Grammy Hall of Fame.

In 2004 Actress Selma Blair and rocker Ahmet Zappa get married.

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