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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Music Calendar...

   In 1955 Frank Sinatra appears on the cover of Time magazine.
   In 1958 George Harrison joins the Lennon/McCartney group, the "Quarrymen,"
           at the Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool. The club was run by the
           mother of Quarrymen drummer Pete Best.
   In 1959 Dick Clark appears on the cover of TV Guide.
   In 1962 Elvis Presley's 10th movie "Kid Gallahad" opens in theaters.
   In 1964 "Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1965 The Beatles' album "Help!" goes gold.
   In 1966 Bobby Hebb & the Uniques appear on TV's "Where The Action Is."
   In 1966 The Beatles perform their last ticketed concert at Candlestick
           Park in San Francisco.
   In 1969 Nancy Sinatra opens at the Las Vegas Hilton. Among those in the
           audience was Elvis Presley.
   In 1970 "Lola" by the Kinks enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1970 "War" by Edwin Starr hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed
           there for 3 weeks.
   In 1974 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young appear on the cover of Rolling Stone.
   In 1976 Neil Young and Randy California sing Bob Dylan's "Like A Rolling
           Stone" at a Spirit reunion in Santa Monica, California.
   In 1976 Jimmy Reed, known as the "Big Boss Man" of the blues, dies at age
           50 in San Francisco.
   In 1977 Three people are arrested by police in Memphis, TN, charged with
           attempting to steal the body of Elvis Presley, who had been buried
           at the local Forest Hill cemetery a week and a half earlier.
   In 1978 Little River Band's album "Sleep Catcher" is certified gold.
   In 1980 Eddie Van Halen meets Valerie Bertinelli for the first time while
           backstage after a Van Halen show.
   In 1981 "Private Eyes" by Hall & Oates and "Hard To Say" by Dan Fogelberg
           both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1986 The former "American Bandstand" studio, located at the original home
           of WFIL-TV in Philadelphia, is placed on the National Register of
           Historic Places.
   In 1986 A home movie of the Beatles' 1965 U.S. tour is auctioned off for
           $40,000 in London.
   In 1986 "Shanghai Surprise" starring Madonna, and then husband Sean Penn,
           opens.
   In 1987 "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tiffany enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1987 "La Bamba" by Los Lobos hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed
           there for 3 weeks.
   In 1988 Bob Seger files for divorce from actress/model Annette Sinclair.
   In 1989 Elton John's album "Sleeping With The Past" is released.
   In 1990 Sinead O'Connor in a wig and baseball cap joins a crowd protesting
           her concert.
   In 1990 The Grateful Dead announce keyboardist Vince Welnick would replace
           Brent Mydland, who had died a month earlier from a drug overdose.
   In 1991 A Chicago judge gives preliminary approval to a refund plan for
           people who bought Milli Vanilli records, tapes or CDs.
   In 1992 "Real Love" by Mary J. Blige enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1992 "November Rain" by Guns 'N Roses peaks at #3 on the U.S. top 40
           chart. The song ran 8 minutes and 40 seconds, making it the
           longest-playing record to ever hit the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
   In 1995 The IRS attaches a $661,456 lien on Aretha Franklin's Detroit home
           over a dispute on her 1994 tax return.
   In 1995 While shooting the music video for Meat Loaf's "I'd Lie for You," a
           pilot and cameraman are killed in a helicopter crash 150 miles north
           of Los Angeles.
   In 1995 Janet Jackson's single "Runaway" is released.
   In 1995 Heart's album "The Road Home" and Faith Hill's CD "It Matters To
           Me" are both released.
   In 1996 Issac Hayes, who co-wrote the classic "Soul Man," sends a protest
           letter to presidential candidate Bob Dole requesting Dole to stop
           using his song, which had been changed to "I'm A Dole Man."
   In 1997 Leann Rimes' album "You Light Up My Life - Inspirational Songs" is
           released.
   In 1998 Detroit area police call for a ban on rap concerts following a
           series of fights at a show headlined by Master P and Scarface.
   In 1998 Hootie & The Blowfish's album "Musical Chairs" is released.

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