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Monday, March 5, 2018

Music Calendar...

In 1917 The first jazz recording for Victor Records is released, "The Dixie Jass Band One Step" by the Original Dixieland "Jass" Band. The word "Jass" was later changed to "Jazz."

In 1955 Elvis Presley makes his TV debut on "Louisiana Hayride."

In 1960 Elvis Presley is honorably discharged from the Army after two years of service.

In 1963 Country singers Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins are killed when their plane crashes near Camden, Tennessee, en route to Kansas City.

In 1963 The Beatles record "From Me to You" and "Thank You Girl."

In 1965 The Mannish Boys with David Bowie release their debut single "I Pity The Fool."

In 1965 The Rolling Stones begin a major European tour with the Hollies, with stops in England, Scandinavia and France.

In 1966 "Nowhere Man" by the Beatles enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1966 "The Ballad Of The Green Berets" by SSgt. Barry Sadler hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.

In 1969 Creem publishes its first issue.

In 1971 Badfinger begins their first U.S. tour in Toledo, OH.

In 1971 Led Zeppelin begins a month-long tour of several British clubs.

In 1972 Aretha Franklin records "Live At The Fillmore East."

In 1974 Greg Allman's "Laid Back" album is certified gold.

In 1975 Rod Stewart meets actress Britt Ekland at a Joni Mitchell party in Los Angeles and begins a 5-year romance.

In 1977 "Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen)" by Barbra Streisand hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1978 Billy Joel's "The Stranger" world tour opens in Holland.

In 1981 REO Speedwagon's single "Take It On The Run" is released.

In 1983 "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 7 weeks.

In 1989 Madonna's video "Like A Prayer" is attacked by several religious groups.

In 1993 Paul McCartney kicks off his "New World Tour" in Perth, Australia.

In 1994 Grace Slick is arrested for pointing a gun at a police officer in her home.

In 1994 Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain comes out of a drug-and-alcohol-induced coma at hospital in Rome, Italy.

In 1997 "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls is certified gold and platinum.

In 1998 Ozzy Osbourne's daughter made the winning $16,000 bid at a charity auction and bought a day with Hanson for her 13-year-old sister.

In 1998 Mariah Carey divorces record executive Tommy Mottola.

In 1998 "A Song For Mama" by Boyz II Men is certified platinum.

In 2002 "The Osbournes" reality series debuts on MTV.

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