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Monday, June 11, 2018

Music Calendar...

In 1948 "My Happiness" by Ella Fitzgerald debuts on the charts.

In 1949 Hank Williams Sr. appears at the Grand Ole Opry for the first time.

In 1963 BBC's broadcasts "Pop Go The Beatles," recorded on June 1.

In 1964 Manfred Mann records "Do Wah Diddy Diddy."

In 1964 Chicago police break up a Rolling Stones press conference in the middle of Michigan Avenue.

In 1964 Queen Elizabeth orders the Beatles to her birthday party. They complied under protest.

In 1965 The Rolling Stones' live album "Got Live If You Want It" is released.

In 1966 The French and German media mistakenly report the death of the Who's Roger Daltry. In reality, it was guitarist Pete Townshend who was only injured in a car accident a few days earlier.

In 1966 Janis Joplin plays with Big Brother & the Holding Company for the first time at San Francisco's Avalon Ballroom.

In 1966 "Paperback Writer" by the Beatles and "Lil' Red Riding Hood" by Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1966 "Paint It, Black" by the Rolling Stones hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1968 While the Rolling Stones are recording "Beggar's Banquet," a photographer's cord shorts causing a fire. No one is hurt.

In 1969 David Bowie's single "Space Oddity" is released to coincide with the first Apollo moon landing.

In 1969 Three Dog Night's album "Suitable For Framing," containing the singles "Eli's Coming" and "Easy To Be Hard," is released.

In 1974 Paul Simon's album "Live Rhymin'" is certified gold.

In 1976 Helen Reddy hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Gary Wright and Fleetwood Mac.

In 1976 The Beatles "Rock And Roll Music" album is released in the U.S.

In 1976 Wild Cherry's single "Play That Funky Music" is released.

In 1976 Paul McCartney's single "Silly Love Songs" and Santana's 9th album, "Amigos" are both certified gold.

In 1977 Clash members Joe Strummer and Topper Headon spend the weekend in jail after missing a court appearance for stealing hotel pillow cases.

In 1977 "I'm Your Boogie Man" by KC & The Sunshine Band is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1977 "Telephone Line" by Electric Light Orchestra enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1978 The Rolling Stones album "Some Girls" is released. Shortly after, some of the women on the LP's cover (Lucille Ball, Raquel Welch, Liz Taylor) threaten to sue. Atlantic eventually changes the cover.

In 1979 Chuck Berry pleads guilty to income tax evasion and is sentenced to four months in prison.

In 1985 David Lee Roth's album "Crazy From The Heat" is certified platinum.

In 1986 Police reunite for a 5-song set at an Atlanta Amnesty International concert.

In 1988 Sting kicks off a benefit concert in London honoring Nelson Mandella with "If You Love Somebody (Set Them Free)."

In 1989 Grenada issues rock and roll stamps with Bruce Springsteen, Bob Marley and Lionel Richie.

In 1990 The UN appoints Olivia Newton-John as an environmental ambassador.

In 1991 Restless Heart's album "Fast Movin' Train" is certified gold.

In 1993 "What's Love Got To Do With It," a feature film based on Tina Turner's biography, opens nationally.

In 1993 Toni Braxton's single "Another Sad Love Song" is released.

In 1995 Courtney Love is hospitalized in Seattle after passing out on an airplane flight. She had a reaction to prescription medicine.

In 1996 Carl Perkins receives a star on the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame.

In 1997 Mark Morrison's single "Return Of The Mack" is certified platinum.

In 1998 Amazon.com expands its operation from books only to music as well.

In 1999 Sister Hazel rhythm guitarist Andrew Copeland wins a new Ford Escort on the game show "The Price Is Right."

In 1999 Thousands of teenage fans show up at New York's Rockefeller Center to hear Ricky Martin perform on NBC's "Today" show.

In 1999 Destiny's Child's single "Bills, Bills, Bills" is released.

In 1999 The Dixie Chicks' album "Wide Open Spaces" is certified platinum for the sixth time.

In 2000 Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Chely Wright and Pam Tillis participate in the 10th annual Wrangler/City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge in Nashville.

In 2002 Paul McCartney marries ex-model Heather Mills in Glaslough, Ireland.

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