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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Music Calendar...

In 1964 Footage of the Beatles performing "She Loves You" at a concert in Bournemouth, England, airs on TV's "The Jack Paar Show."

In 1966 The Beatles appear in taped performances of "We Can Work It Out"and "Day Tripper" on TV's "Hullabaloo."

In 1967 Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys refuses to honor his draft notice and is indicted by a federal grand jury for draft evasion. He wins after a 5-year court battle.

In 1969 Authorities at Newark Airport, NJ, seize the entire shipment of "Two Virgins," the album by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Both were completely nude on the cover. The LP was allowed to be released only after the record company agreed to cover them in plain brown paper.

In 1970 The Beatles record "I Me Mine," their last recording collectively as a (living) group.

In 1970 Davy Jones quits the Monkees, one day after Peter Tork does the same.

In 1970 "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" by Sly & The Family Stone enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1970 "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" by B.J. Thomas hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1972 Don McLean's single "American Pie" is certified gold.

In 1974 Bob Dylan begins a major U.S. tour in Chicago.

In 1974 Jim Croce is awarded a gold record for "Time In A Bottle."

In 1976 "Only Sixteen" by Dr. Hook, "Dream Weaver" by Gary Wright and "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1976 "Saturday Night" by the Bay City Rollers is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1982 Bruce Springsteen records several songs on a 4-track recorder and later releases them on his "Nebraska" album.

In 1985 Soprano Leontyne Price appears in an opera production for the last time, performing the title role of Verdi's "Aida" at the Metropolitan Opera house in New York.

In 1985 Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen loses his left arm, 3 days after a New Year's eve car crash.

In 1987 Chaka Khan makes her TV acting debut playing a singer on "Hunter."

In 1989 Luther Vandross sings on the premiere of the "Arsenio Hall Show."

In 1992 Simple Minds lead singer Jim Kerr marries British actress Patsy Kensit in London. Kerr ended a 6-year marriage to Pretenders lead singer Chrissie Hynde in 1990.

In 1994 Wilson Pickett begins serving a year-long jail term for drunk driving.

In 1996 "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" by Whitney Houston and "Diggin' On You" by TLC are both certified gold.

In 1997 Former E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons is arrested and charged with domestic abuse after his girlfriend said he beat her a month earlier at a friend's house in the Florida Keys.

In 1999 Lee Ann Womack has a second child, Anna Lise, in Nashville.

In 2000 Leann Rimes' album "Leann Rimes" is certified platinum.

In 2002 Composer/bandleader/pianist Juan Garcia Esquivel dies in Jiutepec, Mexico, following a stroke. He was 83.

In 2004 Britney Spears marries Jason Allen Alexander in Las Vegas at the Little White Wedding Chapel on the Strip, then 55 hours later, she has it annulled.

In 2014 Phil Everly, of The Everly Brothers, dies after a long battle against chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 74.

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