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Monday, February 26, 2018

Music Calendar...

In 1917 The Original Dixieland Jazz Band cuts the first jazz record at a session in New York City.

In 1938 "Thanks For The Memory" by Shep Fields is #1 on the charts.

In 1954 Ruth Thompson (R-MI) introduces legislation to ban the mailing of "obscene, lewd, lascivious or filthy" phonograph records.

In 1963 "Hey Paula" by Paul & Paula is certified gold.

In 1965 Prior to joining the Yardbirds, London guitarist Jimmy Page releases his first solo single, "She Just Satisfies."

In 1966 "Get Ready" by the Temptations and "19th Nervous Breakdown" by the Rolling Stones both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1966 "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'" by Nancy Sinatra is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1967 Buffalo Springfield performs "For What It's Worth" on CBS-TV's the "Smothers Brothers Show."

In 1968 The Temptations appear on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In."

In 1968 "Valleri" by the Monkees is certified gold.

In 1970 The Beatles' "Hey Jude" album is released in the U.S. It contained singles previously unavailable on past albums.

In 1974 Todd Rundgren, Billy Preston and Steve Miller appear on ABC-TV's "In Concert."

In 1975 Olivia Newton-John's album "Have You Never Been Mellow" goes gold.

In 1976 David Bowie's album "Station To Station" is certified gold.

In 1977 Jennifer Warnes makes her debut on "American Bandstand," singing "Right Time Of The Night."

In 1977 The Kinks perform on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."

In 1977 "I'm Your Boogie Man" by KC & the Sunshine Band enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1977 "New Kid In Town" by Eagles is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1983 "Beat It" by Michael Jackson, featuring Eddie Van Halen on guitar, enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1983 Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart where it remained for 37 weeks (nonconsecutive), selling more than 40 million copies worldwide.

In 1985 Tina Turner wins 3 Grammys including Best Record and Best Song for "What's Love Got To Do With It." Lionel Richie's "Can't Slow Down" wins Best Album and Cyndi Lauper is named Best New Artist.

In 1986 The Rolling Stones' single "Harlem Shuffle" is released.

In 1986 John Lennon's video "Live In New York" is certified gold.

In 1987 Capitol Records releases the first four Beatles albums on CD including "Please Please Me," "With The Beatles," "A Hard Day's Night" and "Beatles For Sale."

In 1988 Not long after the disc is pulled off the release schedules, bootleg copies of Prince's self-censored "Black Album" begin to surface.

In 1990 Cornell Gunter, former lead tenor for the Coasters, is murdered in Las Vegas at age 53.

In 1990 Wilson Phillips' single "Hold On" is released.

In 1991 AC/DC's album "Highway To Hell" is certified quadruple platinum.

In 1994 Whitney Houston appears on the cover of TV Guide.

In 1995 Former Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page & Robert Plant begin a world tour in Pensacola, FL.

In 1996 Two Kiss albums, "Kiss Alive II" and "Smashes, Thrashes & Hits" are both certified double platinum.

In 1997 Eric Clapton wins the Best Record and Best Song Grammys for "Change The World." The Beatles win Best Pop Performance by a duo or group for "Free As A Bird." 14-year-old LeAnn Rimes wins Best New Artist.

In 1997 Aerosmith's album "Nine Lives" is released.

In 1998 Destiny's Child's single "No, No, No" is certified platinum.

In 1999 "What's It Gonna Be?" by Busta Rhymes is released.

In 1999 Tori Amos' video "The Complete Videos 1992-1998" is certified gold and Creed's album "My Own Prison" goes triple platinum.

In 2008 Drummer Buddy Miles, who played with Jimi Hendrix and sang in those the 1980s-era Claymation commercials featuring the California Raisins, dies at age 60.

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