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Monday, January 8, 2018

Music Calendar...

In 1946 Elvis Presley receives an $8.00 guitar for his birthday.

In 1957 On his 22nd birthday, Elvis Presley takes the army pre-induction exam in Memphis and passes.

In 1960 Eddie Cochran's last recording session is held in Hollywood. (He dies in a car crash in England 3 months later.)

In 1961 Robert Goulet makes his national TV debut on "The Ed SullivanShow."

In 1965 "Hullabaloo," the first rock and roll weekly dance show, premieres.

In 1966 The Who and the Kinks perform on the last episode of "Shindig" on ABC-TV.

In 1966 "Rubber Soul" by the Beatles hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 6 weeks.

In 1966 "California Dreamin'" by the Mamas & Papas enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1966 "We Can Work It Out" by the Beatles hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1972 "Hot Rocks 1964-1971" by the Rolling Stones enters the U.S. albums chart.

In 1973 "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon is certified gold.

In 1973 Elvis Presley sues his wife, Priscilla, for divorce.

In 1974 Kiss signs a contract with Casablanca Records.

In 1974 "The Early Beatles" goes gold nine years after its release and four years after the group broke up.

In 1975 Three Led Zeppelin concerts at Madison Square Garden sell out in a record four hours.

In 1977 "Go Your Own Way" by Fleetwood Mac and "The Things We Do For Love" by Ten CC both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1977 "You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show)" by Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1977 "Night Moves" by Bob Seger enters the U.S. albums chart.

In 1979 The Canadian government proclaims Rush as official Ambassadors of Music.

In 1981 Harry Chapin performs his 200th show at New York's bottom line.

In 1982 Johnny Cash becomes the first living resident of Hendersonville,TN, to have a road named after him when Johnny Cash Parkway opens.

In 1983 CBS Records and Sony demonstrate "Video 45," a 4-song videocassette at the annual Consumer Electronics Show.

In 1983 Reba McEntire has her first #1 hit with "Can't Even Get The Blues."

In 1983 "The Girl Is Mine" by Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1985 Tickets for the first solo concerts by George Michael, two nights at London's Earls Court arena, sell out within hours of going on sale.

In 1987 Elton John leaves a Sydney, Australia, hospital 2 days after having throat surgery to remove a benign lesion.

In 1988 Richard Marx weds actress/dancer/singer Cynthia Rhodes.

In 1991 Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark dies of alcohol poisoning at age 30 in London.

In 1992 R.E.M. tops the list of nominees, with seven, for the 34th annual Grammy Awards.

In 1993 Elvis Presley postage stamps go on sale in the U.S.

In 1993 "Ordinary World" by Duran Duran enters the U.S. singles chart.

In 1995 Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder hosts a national late-night radio show titled "Self Pollution Radio" from the band's hometown of Seattle.

In 1996 Tori Amos' album "Boys For Pele" is released.

In 1997 "I Finally Found Somebody" by Barbra Streisand & Bryan Adams is certified gold and "This Is For The Lover In You" by Babyface goes platinum.

In 1998 Mariah Carey's "Butterfly" album is certified triple platinum, as is Shania Twain's CD "Come On Over."

In 1999 Rod Stewart and Rachel Hunter separate after eight years of marriage and two children.

In 1999 Eagles' album "Hotel California" goes platinum for the 15th time.

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