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Monday, June 18, 2018

Music Calendar...

In 1948 Columbia Records publicly unveils its new 33 1/3 long-playing phonograph record in New York.

In 1964 The Beatles play the first of 6 concerts in Sydney, Australia.

In 1965 The Beatles are interviewed for the Italian radio program "Londra Ultima Ora."

In 1966 "Hungry" by Paul Revere & the Raiders enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1967 The Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its debut performance at the Monterey Pop Festival.

In 1971 Rod Stewart's album "Every Picture Tells A Story," which contained the single "Maggie May," is released.

In 1974 After throwing his drumsticks into a concert crowd, Rare Earth drummer Peter Hoorelbeke is arrested.

In 1974 Gordon Lightfoot's single "Sundown" is certified gold.

In 1976 Electric Light Orchestra's "OLE ELO" album is certified gold.

In 1977 Sex Pistols members Paul Cook and Johnny Rotten are stabbed by men who take offense of their version of "God Save The Queen."

In 1977 "Handy Man" by James Taylor enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1979 Paul McCartney's album "Back To The Egg" and Sister Sledge's single "We Are Family" are both certified gold.

In 1980 Diana Ross's single "Upside Down" is released.

In 1984 "Rhinestone," Dolly Parton's third movie, opens nationally.

In 1986 Madonna's single "Papa Don't Preach" is released.

In 1986 Phil Collins' album "No Jacket Required" is certified platinum for the fifth time.

In 1987 Luther Vandross cancels an Arizona concert, protesting the governor's refusal to recognize Dr. Martin Luther King Day.

In 1987 A woman sues Motley Crue for $5000 claiming that she lost her hearing because a their concert was too loud.

In 1988 Bruce Springsteen separates from Julianne Phillips. The following week, a tabloid publishes pictures of Springsteen and backup vocalist Patti Scialfa clutched to each other.

In 1988 "Together Forever" by Rick Astley is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1989 Newsweek quotes Jon Bon Jovi on his houseguest "Alice Cooper sitting at your house, singing 'Only Women Beed' while washing dishes. It was a very cool thing."

In 1994 The Rolling Stones begin recording the music video for "Love Is Strong" in New York and Toronto.

In 1995 Notorious B.I.G. is arrested in Camden, NJ, on robbery and aggravated assault charges.

In 1996 In Warsaw for a concert, Sting meets with Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski.

In 1996 Toni Braxton's album "Secrets" is released.

In 1997 Jon Bon Jovi makes his New York solo club debut in support of his new album "Destination Anywhere."

In 1997 Brooks & Dunn play a special show for their fan club at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

In 1997 Lollapalooza '97 kicked off in West Palm Beach, Florida.

In 1997 "Mmmbop" by Hanson is certified gold and platinum.

In 1997 Savage Garden's album "Savage Garden" goes gold.

In 1998 Heart begins its U.S. tour in Chicago, while Yes resumes its "Open Your Eyes World Tour" in Toronto, Ontario.

In 1998 Kenny G's album "The Moment" is certified quadruple platinum.

In 1999 The animated feature "Tarzan" hits theatres with five tracks by Phil Collins.

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