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Friday, September 28, 2018

Music Calendar...

   In 1928 In Nashville's first commercial recording session, the Binkley
           Brothers record "Dixie Clodhoppers" for Victor Records.
   In 1963 New York disc jockey Murray The K plays "She Loves You" by the
           Beatles. It is believed to be the first time a Beatles' song was
           ever played in the U.S.
   In 1968 Jeannie C. Reily sings "Harper Valley PTA" on TV's "Hollywood
           Palace."
   In 1968 Janis Joplin announces plans to leave Big Brother & The Holding
           Company.
   In 1968 Pete Townshend of the Who appears on the cover of Rolling Stone.
   In 1968 The Moody Blues' LP "Days Of Future Past" debuts on the U.S. albums
           chart.
   In 1968 "Hey Jude" by the Beatles hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and
           stayed there for 9 weeks.
   In 1972 David Bowie sells out his first U.S. show at New York's Carnegie
           Hall.
   In 1973 The Rolling Stones appear on U.S. television for the first time
           since 1967 on ABC's "In Concert."
   In 1973 Seals & Crofts host NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests
           T-Rex, Arlo Guthrie and Uriah Heep.
   In 1974 John Lennon appears as a guest DJ on WNEW-FM in New York.
   In 1974 "Whatever Gets You Through The Night" by John Lennon and "When Will
           I See You Again" by Three Degrees both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1974 "Rock Me Gently" by Andy Kim is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1976 A&M Records sues George Harrison after he fails to deliver his LP,
           "33 1/3" on time. Harrison had been suffering from hepatitis.
   In 1976 AC/DC's album "High Voltage" is released.
   In 1976 Jefferson Starship's album "Spitfire" is certified platinum.
   In 1984 U2's album "The Unforgettable Fire" is released.
   In 1987 Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson are guests on the TV game show
           "$10,000 Pyramid."
   In 1987 "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" by Michael Jackson is certified gold.
   In 1988 Soviet newspapers report John Denver offered to pay $10 million for
           a ride aboard the Soyuz space shuttle.
   In 1988 REO Speedwagon's album "The Hits" and Joan Jett's album "Up Your
           Alley" are both certified gold.
   In 1989 Jimmy Buffett's book of short stories, "Tales of Margaritaville:
           Fictional Facts and Factual Fictions," is published.
   In 1990 Marvin Gaye receives a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
   In 1991 Pioneering jazz trumpeter Miles Davis dies at age 65.
   In 1991 "Cream" by Prince enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1991 "Ropin' the Wind" by Garth Brooks becomes the first Country album to
           debut at #1 on Billboard's Pop albums chart.
   In 1992 After 8 years of marriage, Duran Duran's Nick Rhoades and his wife
           Julie Ann announce they would divorce.
   In 1993 Paul Simon's album "1964-1993" is released.
   In 1993 "If" by Janet Jackson is certified gold.
   In 1996 Tiny Tim collapses on-stage having suffered a heart attack during a
           ukulele concert in Montague, MA.
   In 1998 Whitesnake's album "Greatest Hits" is certified platinum.
   In 1999 Jessica Simpon's single "I Want To Love You Forever" and Gloria
           Estefan & 'N Sync's single "Music Of My Heart" are both released.
   In 1999 Eric Clapton's album "Blues" is certified gold.
   In 2000 Barbra Streisand performs her farewell concert at New York's
           Madison Square Garden.
   In 2001 Celine Dion and Peter Gabriel perform at an American Red Cross
           benefit concert at Montreal's Molson Centre for victims of the
           September 11 terrorist attacks.
   In 2004 In a Los Angeles Times editorial, Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens)
           blasts the U.S.'s system of screening airline passengers of
           potential terrorists as "indiscriminate" and "unjust" after he was
           barred from entering the U.S. the previous week.

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