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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Music Calendar...

   In 1942 Harry James records "I've Heard That Song Before" with Helen Forrest
           as lead vocalist.
   In 1959 Neil Sedaka records "Oh Carol."
   In 1964 Country singer Jim Reeves, 41, is killed when his single-engine
           Beechcraft crashes near Nashville, TN.
   In 1964 "Dancing In The Street" by Martha & the Vandellas is released.
   In 1965 "It's The Same Old Song" by the Four Tops and "The In Crowd" by
           Ramsey Lewis both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1966 The first Cream concert is held in Windsor, England.
   In 1967 Mick Jagger & Keith Richards are released after a month in jail on
           drug convictions.
   In 1970 The Rolling Stones fulfilling their contract with Decca for one more
           album deliver "Cocksucker Blues."
   In 1971 The Rolling Stones' documentary "Gimme Shelter" makes its UK
           premiere at the Rialto Cinema in London.
   In 1971 "Do You Know What I Mean" by Lee Michaels enters the U.S. top 40
           chart.
   In 1971 "You've Got A Friend" by James Taylor is #1 on the U.S. top 40
           chart.
   In 1972 Chicago's first #1 album, "Chicago V," is certified gold.
   In 1976 Kris Kristofferson hosts NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live" with musical
           guest Rita Coolidge.
   In 1976 "Don't Fear The Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult and "Still The One" by
           Orleans both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1979 James Taylor plays a free concert in New York's Central Park to help
           the city's campaign to restore the park's Sheep Meadow.
   In 1980 John Phillips (Mamas & Papas) is arrested on drug charges. He spent
           30 days in jail and was fined $15,000.
   In 1981 Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry releases her solo album "Koo Koo."
   In 1982 "You Can Do Magic" by America and "Somebody's Baby" by Jackson
           Browne both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1985 John Mellencamp's album "Scarecrow" is released.
   In 1986 Stevie Wonder receives an Emmy nomination for a guest appearance on
           NBC-TV's "The Cosby Show."
   In 1987 During an Anita Baker concert in Boston, a 25-foot tree limb falls
           into the crowd, but no serious injuries are reported.
   In 1990 Accused of instigating a suicide attempt, Juda Priest vocalist Rob
           Halford admits in a Reno court to placing backward messages in
           1985's "Love Bites," but not the album in question "Stained Class."
   In 1990 Cheap Trick's video "Every Trick In The Book" is released.
   In 1991 Travis Tritt's single "Country Club" goes platinum.
   In 1995 Courtney Love ends Hole's Pittsburgh Lollapalooza set early when a
           fan tosses a shotgun shell casing on the stage.
   In 1995 Jefferson Starship's album "Red Octopus" is certified platinum,
           while Pink Floyd's "Pulse" CD goes double platinum.
   In 1995 Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson's single "Scream" is certified gold
           and platinum, as is TLC's single "Waterfalls."
   In 1996 Aerosmith fires longtime manager Tim Collins.
   In 1998 The Beastie Boys begin their first headlining tour since 1995 at
           Seattle's Key Arena.
   In 2000 Christina Aguilera's first headlining concert tour begins in Kansas
           City, Missouri.
   In 2000 Britney Spears helps launch a web site for young girls and teenagers
           with a live online chat.

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