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Monday, March 19, 2018

Music Calendar...

In 1859 The opera "Faust" by Charles Gounod premieres in Paris.

In 1941 Jimmy Dorsey & Orchestra record "Green Eyes" and "Maria Elena."

In 1955 "Ballad Of Davy Crockett" by Tennessee Ernie Ford enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1957 Elvis Presley buys the Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee.

In 1958 Simon & Garfunkel's first single "Hey Schoolgirl" is released under the name Tom & Jerry.

In 1962 Elvis Presley records "She's Not You" in Nashville.

In 1966 Nancy Sinatra sings "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'" on TV's "Hollywood Place."

In 1966 "Gloria" by Shadows of Knight enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1966 "19th Nervous Breakdown" by the Rolling Stones peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1968 Donovan travels to India to study transcendental meditation under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

In 1968 Dean Martin's album "Houston" and Jimi Hendrix's album "Are You Experienced?" are both certified gold.

In 1970 "Here come the flat top, he come groovin' up slowly." Rolling Stone among others report the opening lyrics to the Beatles' "Come Together" are identical to Chuck Berry's "You Can't Catch Me."

In 1970 David Bowie marries Mary Angela Barnett.

In 1970 Sly & the Family Stone appear on the cover of Rolling Stone.

In 1974 Jefferson Airplane becomes Jefferson Starship.

In 1976 Former Free guitarist Paul Kossoff dies on a London-to-New York plane flight of unknown causes.

In 1976 Helen Reddy hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Melissa Manchester, Chaka Kahn (Rufus) and Peter Frampton.

In 1979 Billy Joel appears on the cover of People magazine.

In 1980 Elvis Presley's autopsy is subpoenaed. Presley's doctor, George Nichopoulos, is later found guilty of overprescribing drugs.

In 1981 tyx's album "Paradise Theatre" is certified gold.

In 1982 Randy Rhoads, Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist, is killed in a freak airplane accident. Rhoads and two others were in a light plane which buzzed Osbourne's tour bus, clipped a wing and crashed into a house.

In 1984 Duran Duran plays to a sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden. 

In 1985 Spin magazine publishes its first issue.

In 1985 Twisted Sister's album "Stay Hungry" goes double platinum.

In 1988 Michael Jackson buys a $28 million ranch in Santa Ynez, CA, where he builds a small zoo and amusement park.

In 1990 Roxette's single "It Must Have Been Love" is released.

In 1991 Eric Claptin's album "Journeyman" is certified double platinum.

In 1993 Duran Duran's single "Ordinary World" goes gold.

In 1994 Irlene Mandrell and Rob Pincus get married.

In 1994 Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo become parents to daughter Anna Juliana.

In 1995 35,000 fans show up for a Pearl Jam concert in Melbourne, Australia, in a venue designed to hold only 13,000.

In 1996 The Beatles' CD "The Beatles Anthology II" goes on sale.

In 1996 Monica's "Before You Walk Out Of My Life" is certified platinum.

In 1999 Country singer George Jones, 67, leaves the hospital 13 days after a near fatal traffic accident.

In 2007 Luther Ingram (If Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Want to Be Right) dies of heart failure. He was 69.

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