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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Music Calendar...

   In 1959 WCBS in New York bans the song "Mack The Knife" due to some teenage
           stabbings.
   In 1961 The Marvelettes first hit, "Please Mr. Postman," enters the U.S.
           top 40 chart.
   In 1961 "Michael" by the Highwaymen hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and
           stayed there for 2 weeks.
   In 1962 The Beatles record "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You" at the Abbey
           Road studios in London.
   In 1964 The Animals make their U.S. performing debut at the Brooklyn
           Paramount Theatre with Jan & Dean, Bobby Rydell, Del Shannon, the
           Dixie Cups, Dee Dee Sharp and Chuck Berry.
   In 1965 Who members Roger Daltry and Pete Townshend enter a pet store to buy
           a dog to protect their van. While inside, their van is ripped off.
   In 1965 "Help!" by the Beatles hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed
           there for 3 weeks.
   In 1968 Fearing possible riots, Chicago becomes the first of many cities to
           ban the Rolling Stones' "Street Fighting Man."
   In 1968 50 Beatles fans are invited to Twickenham Film Studios to shoot a
           music video for "Hey Jude."
   In 1968 The Young Rascals self-titled LP, and their greatest hits collection
           "Time Peace," are both certified gold.
   In 1970 The Rolling Stones' album "Get Her Ya-Ya's Out" is released.
   In 1971 "Superstar" by the Carpenters enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1971 "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" by Paul & Linda McCartney is #1 on the
           U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1971 A story in the New York Times says that Sylvester Stewart's West
           Hollywood landlord was suing the rock star for $3 million because
           his building was inundated with "loud, noisy, boisterous persons."
   In 1976 Aerosmith's album "Rocks" is certified gold.
   In 1976 "You Should Be Dancing" by Bee Gees is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1978 About 66,000 attend the Grateful Dead's Labor Day concert at Giants
           Stadium in New Jersey.
   In 1980 A new version of Yes, with Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White,
           Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn sell out a 3-night stand at New York's
           Madison Square Garden.
   In 1980 Billy Joel appears on the cover Rolling Stone magazine.
   In 1982 "Mickey" by Tony Basil enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1982 "Abracadabra" by Steve Miller Band hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart
           and stayed there for 2 weeks.
   In 1986 Gregg Allman is arrested for drunk driving in Florida. He had just
           gotten his license back after a 5-year suspension.
   In 1991 Saxophonist Charlie Barnet ("Cherokee," "Redskin," "Rhumba") dies
           from pneumonia in San Diego at age 77.
   In 1991 Country singer Dottie West dies of injuries received in an auto
           accident in Nashville at age 58.
   In 1992 The Simple Minds' Jim Kerr and wife give birth to a baby boy in
           London. It was their first child.
   In 1994 The wife of former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman gives birth to the
           couple's first child, a girl in London.
   In 1994 Michael Jackson, and new bride Lisa Marie Presley, arrive in Paris
           for a 2-day visit.
   In 1996 Yusaf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, emerges from seclusion
           London to sign copies of his first album in 18 years.
   In 1996 The Smashing Pumpkins win 7 MTV Video Awards, including Best Video
           for "Tonight Tonight." 
   In 1996 Toni Braxton's album "Secrets" is certified double platinum.
   In 1997 Bruce Springsteen joins the Wallflowers on stage at the MTV Video
           Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall; Sting also makes an
           appearance, joining Puff Daddy for "I'll Be Missing You." 
   In 1997 Busta Rhymes' album "When Disaster Strikes" is released.
   In 1997 Pat Smear announces that he will no longer be the guitarist for the
           Foo Fighters.
   In 1997 Aaliyah's single "The One I Gave My Heart To" is released.
   In 1998 Mary J. Blige's album "The Tour" is certified gold.
   In 1999 Alice In Chains' CD "Nothing's Safe" is certified gold.
   In 2004 Juvenile weds Shadonna Jones.

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