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Monday, May 7, 2018

Music Calendar...

In 1824 Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is presented for first time.

In 1825 Composer Antonio Salieri dies in Vienna, Austria.

In 1941 Glenn Miller & his Orchestra record "Chattanooga Choo Choo."

In 1949 "'A' You're Adorable" by Perry Como is #1 on the charts.

In 1966 The Shadows of Knight perform "Gloria" on "American Bandstand."

In 1966 "I Am A Rock" by Simon & Garfunkel and "Did You Ever Have To Make Up

Your Mind?" by Lovin' Spoonful both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1966 "Monday, Monday" by the Mama's & The Papa's hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1967 Ringo Starr watches the Jimi Hendrix Experience play the Saville Theatre in London.

In 1967 Jefferson Airplane performs on CBS-TV's "Smothers Brothers Show."

In 1968 Reginald Dwight changes his name to Elton John.

In 1972 The Rolling Stones's album "Exile On Main Street" is released.

In 1973 George Harrison's "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)" is released. It would become his second #1 single.

In 1977 "On And On" by Stephen Bishop enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1977 "Hotel California" by Eagles is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1978 90,000 tickets are sold in eight hours for Bob Dylan's upcoming London concerts.

In 1982 Men At Work's album "Business As Usual" is released.

In 1983 Stevie Wonder hosts NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live" and takes pictures in a Cannon commercial spoof.

In 1983 "Jeopardy" by Greg Kihn Band peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1986 John Mellencamp joins Chillicothe, MO, farmers in protesting for federal financial relief.

In 1988 "Wishing Well" by Terence Trent D'Arby is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1991 A wrongful death suit against Ozzy Osbourne is dismissed. The judge cites a lack of proof that repeatedly listening to Osbourne's music caused a teenager to commit suicide.

In 1993 Soul Asylum's single "Runaway Train" is released.

In 1994 "Stay" by Lisa Loeb enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1997 Celine Dion's single "All By Myself" goes gold, while U2's album "Pop" is certified gold and platinum.

In 1998 Steve Perry officially leaves Journey.

In 1998 Eddie Rabbitt ("I Love A Rainy Night"), 56, dies from lung cancer.

In 1999 Ricky Martin is named international breakthrough artist of the year at the inaugural MTV-CCTV Music Honors, and awards show.

In 2002 The Rolling Stones arrive by blimp at New York's Van Cortland Park to announce their 2002-2003 world tour.

In 2003 The Who's Pete Townshend is cleared of possessing pornographic images of children after being arrested the previous January on suspicion of making and possessing indecent images of children.

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