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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Music Calendar...

   In 1958 17-year-old Cliff Richard signs with Columbia Records in Great
           Britain.
   In 1962 Robert Zimmerman legally changes his name to Bob Dylan.
   In 1964 The Rolling Stones perform their first concert in Netherlands.
   In 1964 Joan Baez and Bob Dylan perform together for the first time at a
           concert in Forest Hills, NY.
   In 1966 The Rolling Stones' album "Aftermath" is certified gold.
   In 1968 Janis Joplin with Big Brother & The Holding Company, Iron Butterfly
           and Spirit all perform at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis.
   In 1969 Brian Jones (a tribute) appears on the cover of Rolling Stone.
   In 1969 "Easy To Be Hard" by Three Dog Night and "Hot Fun In The Summertime"
           by Sly & The Family Stone both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1972 "Alone Again (Naturally)" by Gilbert O'Sullivan and "Brandy" by
           Looking Glass are both certified gold.
   In 1974 Alice Cooper's album "Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits" is released.
   In 1974 "The Night Chicago Died" by Paper Lace and "Tell Me Something Good"
           by Rufus are both certified gold.
   In 1975 "Jive' Talkin'" by Bee Gees hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and
           stayed there for 2 weeks.
   In 1975 Elton John and Diana Ross host the first "Don Kirshner Rock Awards."
   In 1977 Bachman-Turner Overdrive disbands.
   In 1977 "I Just Want To Be Your Everything" by Andy Gibb is certified gold.
   In 1978 Muddy Waters performs at a White House picnic at the request of
           then-President Jimmy Carter.
   In 1979 Rickie Lee Jones appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
   In 1980 "Late In The Evening" by Paul Simon and "Xanadu" by Olivia
           Newton-John & ELO both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1982 The albums "Abracadabra" by Steve Miller Band and "Eye Of The Tiger"
           by Survivor are certified gold.
   In 1985 "The Motown Review" begins a summer run on NBC-TV, hosted by Smokey
           Robinson.
   In 1986 "Twist & Shout" by the Beatles re-enters the U.S. top 40 chart and
           peaks at #23.
   In 1986 "A Matter Of Trust" by Billy Joel enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1988 A plane carrying Jimmy Buffett makes an emergency landing in
           Bakersfield, CA.
   In 1989 While on "The Larry King Show," a caller asks former California
           governor Jerry Brown why he didn't marry Linda Ronstadt. He replied,
           "Ask her that, she's not married yet either!"
   In 1989 Santana's album "Borboletta" is certified gold.
   In 1991 Tanya Tucker is shaken but uninjured when her tour bus inadvertantly
           ended up in the middle of a police chase in Dallas.
   In 1991 The Fifth Dimension receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
   In 1995 Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Jerry Garcia dies of a heart attack
           at a drug treatment center in California at age 53.
   In 1997 Elvis Presley Week begins in Memphis, as fans commemorated the 20th
           anniversary of his death.
   In 1999 Limp Bizkit's album "Significant Other" is certified gold, platinum
           and triple platinum.
   In 2002 Alicia Keys is the big winner at the second annual Billboard
           R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, walking away with four honors.
   In 2002 Lisa Marie Presley marries Nicolas Cage.

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