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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Music Calendar...

In 1937 "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" by Russ Morgan is #1 on the charts.

In 1948 "Woody Woodpecker" by Kay Kyser & Orchestra hits at #1 on charts and stayed there for 6 weeks.

In 1957 Ray Charles' self-titled debut album is released.

In 1965 Cher's first solo hit "All I Really Want To Do," "I'm Henry VIII, I Am" by Herman's Hermits and "Down In The Boondocks" by Billy Joe Royal all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1967 John Lennon, George Harrison, Patti Boyd, Paul McCartney and Jane Asher attend a party thrown by Vic Lewis for the Monkees at The Speakeasy nightclub.

In 1969 Ex-Rolling Stone Brian Jones is found dead in his swimming pool. The coroner's cites high levels of alcohol and barbiturates in his blood and attributes the drowning to "misadventure."

In 1969 The Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island, for the first and only time, featured rock artists. Among those appearing were Led Zeppelin, Jeff Beck and Ten Years After.

In 1970 The 3-day Atlanta Pop Festival opens at Middle Georgia Raceway inByron, GA, where a crowd of 200,000 hears Jimi Hendrix play "The Star Spangled Banner."

In 1971 The Doors' lead singer Jim Morrison dies of an apparent heart attack in Paris at age 27.

In 1971 "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" by Marvin Gaye enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1973 On the last date of his "Ziggy Stardust" tour, Davids Bowie announces he'll no longer perform live. Retirement lasts 11 months.

In 1973 The Doobie Brothers' album "The Captain & Me" is certified gold.

In 1975 Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night is arrested for cocaine possession in
Louisville, KY. The charge is dropped in October.

In 1975 Labelle appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1980 Journey's "Departure" album is certified gold.

In 1981 On the 10th anniversary of Jim Morrison's death, the remaining Doors members, Robbie Kreiger, Ray Manzarek and John Densmore lead fans in a graveside tribute at the Paris cemetery where Morrison is buried.

In 1982 "Don't You Want Me Baby" by Human League hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1986 At a Farm Aid II warmup gig, Motley Crue's Vince Neil jams with the Oak Ridge Boys and Rick James at an Austin Club.

In 1989 Tone Loc is arrested in Miami for sleeping on a park beach and verbally assaulting police.

In 1993 Alison Krauss becomes one of the youngest artists to join the Grand Ole Opry.

In 1995 Courtney Love's request to spread late husband Kurt Cobain's ashes

in a cemetery is rejected by officials who claim they are too busy handling crowds visiting Bruce Lee's and Brandon Lee's grave sites.

In 1995 Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland pleads innocent to drug charges.

In 1995 A Grateful Dead concert at the Deer Creek Music Center in suburbanIndianapolis is canceled after fans rioted the night before.

In 1995 Bette Midler's album "Bette Of Roses" is released.

In 1996 Hundreds of fans gather at Jim Morrison's Paris grave to mark the 25th anniversary of his death.

In 1996 Celine Dion's self-titled album "Celine Dion" is certified double platinum.

In 1997 S.W.V.'s single "Someone" is released.

In 1999 The Spice Girls' Victoria Adams marries soccer star David Beckham.

In 2000 Amy Grant sings "America the Beautiful" as U.S officials unveil the three-year, $10 million facelift of the Washington Monument.

In 2007 Legendary saxophone player Boots Randolph ("Yakety Sax") dies from a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 80.

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