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Monday, August 6, 2018

Music Calendar...

   In 1940 Columbia Records reduces the prices of its 12-inch classical
           records to $1.00.
   In 1955 "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" by Mitch Miller enters the U.S. top 40
           chart.
   In 1960 The Beatles visit the Casbah Coffee Club to see Pete Best performing
           with the Blackjacks.
   In 1960 Chubby Checker performs "The Twist" on "The Dick Clark Saturday
           Night Show."
   In 1964 Rod Stewart makes his television debut on the British show "The
           Beat Room."
   In 1964 Loretta Lynn gives birth to twin girls, Patsy and Peggy.
   In 1965 The Beatles' "Help" soundtrack is released.
   In 1968 The Monkees record "Valleri" in Los Angeles.
   In 1970 "Make It With You" by Bread is certified gold.
   In 1971 Procol Harum's concert in Edmonton, AB, accompanied by the Edmonton
           Symphony Orchestra is recorded and released in May 1972 as "Procol
           Harum Live."
   In 1973 Stevie Wonder's car collides with a logging truck putting him in a
           comma for 4 days.
   In 1974 Jazz saxophonist Gene Ammons dies at age 47.
   In 1977 The Kendalls' "Heaven's Just A Sin Away" enters the U.S. Country
           charts.
   In 1977 "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" by Meco enters the U.S. Top 40 chart.
   In 1979 The Bee Gees appear on the cover of People magazine.
   In 1979 Kenny Rogers' single "She Believes In Me" is certified gold and the
           Cars' album "Candy-O" is certified platinum.
   In 1981 The Rolling Stones' single "Start Me Up" is released.
   In 1981 Stevie Nicks' first solo album, "Bella Donna" is released.
   In 1981 Rickie Lee Jones is on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
   In 1982 Pink Floyd's movie based on their album "The Wall" is first shown in
           New York.
   In 1983 "She's Sexy+17" by the Stray Cats enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1987 Madonna's film "Who's That Girl?" premieres in New York.
   In 1987 The Beastie Boys sue Jacksonville, FL, when the city places a "for
           mature audiences only" disclaimer on their concert tickets.
   In 1988 The Traveling Wilburys (Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy
           Orbison and Tom Petty) begin a brief club tour before releasing
           their self-titled debut album.
   In 1989 U2 bassist Adam Clayton is arrested for possession of marijuana at
           his home in Dublin, Ireland.
   In 1991 Warrant's album "Cherry Pie" is certified double platinum.
   In 1992 Ella Fitzgerald cancels her appearance at Ravinia Fest in Highland
           Park, IL, a Chicago suburb, citing ill health.
   In 1993 Luther Vandross makes his acting debut in "The Meteor Man."
   In 1993 Wynonna Judd's album "Wynonna" goes triple platinum.
   In 1994 "All I Wanna Do" by Sheryl Crow enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1994 "Stay (I Missed You)" by Lisa Loeb hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart
           and stayed there for 3 weeks.
   In 1996 The Ramones play their last concert at Los Angeles' Palace.
   In 1996 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' soundtrack album "She's The One" is
           released.
   In 1996 Jewel's album "Pieces Of You" is certified platinum.
   In 1997 "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" by the Backstreet Boys is
           certified gold.
   In 1998 Ted Nugent begins a 15-city U.S. tour in Los Angeles.
   In 1998 Deep Purple kicks off a North American tour in New Jersey.
   In 1998 British jazz trumpeter Nat Gonnella dies at age 90.
   In 1999 Wynonna Judd's album "Wynonna" goes triple platinum, while Pearl
           Jam's CD "Ten" is certified platinum for the 11th time.
   In 2004 Rick James ("Super Freak") dies of a heart attack at age 56.

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