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Monday, August 20, 2018

Music Calendar...

   In 1955 Bo Diddley makes his first appearance at New York's Apollo Theatre.
   In 1955 "Maybellene" by Chuck Berry enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1960 Connie Francis makes her acting debut in "Where The Boys Are," as
           filming begins in Fort Lauderdale. FL.
   In 1965 The Beatles perform at Comiskey Park in Chicago.
   In 1966 "Yellow Submarine" by the Beatles and "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep" by
           the Temptations both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1967 Elektra becomes the first record company to use the noise reduction
           technique called "Dolby."
   In 1968 Bobby Darin sells his music publishing company for $1 million.
   In 1969 Frank Zappa disbands the Mothers Of Invention, claiming he's "tired
           of playing for people who clap for the wrong reasons."
   In 1977 Johnny Rivers performs "Slow Dancin'" on "American Bandstand."
   In 1977 "Best Of My Love" by Emotions hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and
           stayed there for 5 weeks.
   In 1979 Vikki Carr ("It Must Be Him") and Michael Nilsson wed.
   In 1981 Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band perform a benefit concert for
           Vietnam veterans at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
   In 1985 The Talking Heads' album "Little Creatures" is certified gold.
   In 1988 A Los Angeles Times Reader poll places two Barry Manilow songs,
           "Copacabana" and "I Write The Songs," in the "Worst Songs of the
           70's." Starland Vocal Band's "Afternoon Delight" topped the list.
   In 1988 "Wild Wild West" by The Escape Club enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1990 The singles "Suicide Blonde" by INXS and "Free Your Mind" by En
           Vogue are both released.
   In 1991 Vanessa Williams' album "The Comfort Zone" is released.
   In 1992 Sting and his longtime girlfriend Trudie Styler are married in
           England. It's Sting's second marriage and the first for Styler.
   In 1992 The Indigo Girls' album "Rites Of Passage" and Faith No More's album
           "Angel Dust" are both certified gold.
   In 1993 Mariah Carey's album "Music Box" is released.
   In 1995 Natalie Merchant's album "Tigerlily" is certified gold.
   In 1996 Merril Bainbridge's single "Mouth" is released.
   In 1996 Santana receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
   In 1996 Toni Braxton's album "Secrets" is certified gold and platinum.
   In 1997 A 50-mile stretch of Interstate 65 in Alabama is renamed the "Hank
           Williams Memorial Lost Highway."
   In 1999 Blues Traveler bassist Bobby Sheehan, 31, is found dead at his New
           Orleans home.
   In 2000 Bon Jovi brings down the curtain on the 28-year career of London's
           Wembley Stadium as a live music venue.

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