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Monday, February 12, 2018

Music Calendar...

In 1924 George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" premieres at Carnegie Hall.

In 1955 "Sincerely" by the McGuire Sisters hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for ten weeks.

In 1956 Screamin' Jay Hawkins records "I Put A Spell On You."

In 1957 The Coasters record "Youngblood."

In 1958 The Monotones' doo wop classic, "Book of Love" is released.

In 1960 Pat Boone's album "Pat's Great Hits" is certified gold.

In 1961 The Miracles' "Shop Around" becomes Motown's first million selling single.

In 1964 The Beatles play two concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York, concluding their American tour.

In 1965 London's Pye Records announces it had signed "the British Bob Dylan," a singer-songwriter who went by his first name of Donovan.

In 1966 "Homeward Bound" by Simon & Garfunkel enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1966 The Rolling Stones fly to New York to tape an appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," which airs the following day.

In 1967 London police raid the home of Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards looking for drugs.

In 1967 The Turtles perform "Happy Together" on CBS-TV's "The Smothers Brothers" show.

In 1968 Jimi Hendrix receives an honorary diploma from Seattle High School.

In 1969 Steppenwolf's album "Steppenwolf The Second" is certified gold.

In 1971 Jefferson Airplane's album "The Worst Of The Jefferson Airplane" is certified gold.

In 1972 "Roundabout" by Yes enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1972 "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green is #1 the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1973 Elton John's album "Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player" is certified gold.

In 1974 New York's legendary rock club, The Bottom Line, opens in Greenwich Village.

In 1975 Bob Dylan's album "Blood on the Tracks" is certified gold.

In 1976 Sal Mineo ("Love Affair") is murdered in Los Angeles.

In 1976 David Bowie appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1977 The Police record their first single "Fall Out."

In 1979 Olivia Newton-John's single "A Little More Love" goes gold.

In 1981 Blondie lead singer Deborah Harry confirms that she will be making her first solo album, "Koo Koo."

In 1981 The video for John Lennon's "Woman" premieres on ABC-TV's "20/20."

In 1983 Composer/pianist Eubie Blake, who wrote "I'm Just Wild About Harry" and "Memories of You," dies five days before his 100th birthday.

In 1985 Chicago's album "Chicago 17" is certified triple platinum.

In 1988 Robert Plant's album "Now And Zen" is released.

In 1989 Tiny Tim declares himself a candidate for mayor of New York.

In 1989 Motown announces Diana Ross has become part owner of the label.

In 1991 "Love Will Never Do (Without You)" by Janet Jackson and "Someday" by Mariah Carey are both certified gold.

In 1994 "The Power Of Love" by Celine Dion hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1996 Bonnie Raitt's album "Road Tested" is certified gold.

In 1997 David Bowie is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 1997 U2 announces plans for a 2-year-long world tour in support of the band's 11th album, "Pop."

In 1998 The lyrics to Elton John's "Candle in the Wind 1997," written in memory of Princess Diana, are auctioned off at Christie's Beverly Hills for $442,500.

In 1998 Ricky Martin's album "Vuelve" is released.

In 1998 Alabama's album "Greatest Hits Volume III" goes double platinum.

In 2000 Screamin' Jay Hawkins, best known for his 1956 recording of "I Put A Spell On You," dies at age 70.

In 2001 A federal appeals court rules that Napster had to prevent users from swapping copyrighted music without charge on its service.

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