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Monday, November 5, 2018

Music Calendar...

In 1942"Praise The Lord & Pass The Ammunition!" by Merry Macs enters the U.S. charts.
In 1955"Love & Marriage" by Frank Sinatra enters the U.S top 40 chart.
In 1960Country singer Johnny Horton dies in a car crash near Austin, TX, after performing at the Skyline Club, the same club where Hank Williams made his final appearance. Coincidentally, Horton's widow was once married to Williams.
In 1963The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein flies to New York with a copy of "I Want To Hold Your Hand." He met with Capitol Records, who had turned down previous British singles. However, this time the song would become the label's first Beatles' single.
In 1965The Who's single "My Generation" is released, but it wouldn't chart in the U.S. until the following January.
In 1966"Hazy Shade of Winter" by Simon & Garfunkel enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1966"Last Train To Clarksville" by the Monkees is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967Bee Gees' singer Robin Gibb survives a train crash near London, that killed 49 people.
In 1972The Jackson Five's second TV special airs on CBS.
In 1974Traffic receives a gold record for what will be their last album together, "When the Eagle Flies."
In 1976Franki Valli & the Four Seasons hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special."
In 1976Heart's album "Dreamboat Annie" is certified platinum.
In 1977Ozzy Osbourne quits Black Sabbath, only to rejoin a few weeks later. He eventually quits again and pursues a solo career.
In 1977Bandleader Guy Lombardo dies at age 75.
In 1979Sister Sledge is featured in People magazine.
In 1980Mick Jagger and Bianca Jagger are divorced.
In 1982The Beach Boys kick Brian Wilson out of the band.
In 1982Stray Cats' album "Built For Speed" is certified gold.
In 1983"Twist Of Fate" by Olivia Newton-John, "Union of the Snake" byDuran Duran and "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" by Yes all enter the U.S. top40 chart.
In 1986The Coaster's Bobby Nunn dies at age 61.
In 1988"Kokomo" by Beach Boys is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1989Mick Jagger surprises earthquake-ravaged farmers by appearing in person and donating $500,000 to the relief effort.
In 1989Barry Sadler known for the "Battle Of The Green Berets" dies at 49.
In 1989Pianist Vladimir Horowitz dies in New York at age 86.
In 19902 Live Crew's Luther Campbell comments on his legal battles in an Los Angeles Times editorial: "We have people sleeping on the streets, but we find rappers more important."
In 1993Nirvana's album "Nevermind" goes platinum for the fifth time.
In 1995"The Wizard of Oz in Concert," a Children's Defense Fund benefit, takes place in New York's Lincoln Center featuring Jackson Browne, Roger Daltry, Nathan Lane and Jewel.
In 1995Queen's first studio album since the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991 of AIDS is released. "Made In Heaven" included Mercury's final vocal track on a song titled "Mother Love."
In 1996The albums "What If It's You" by Reba McEntire and "Star Bright" by Vanessa Williams are both released.
In 1997Celine Dion's album "Let's Talk About Love" is released.
In 1997Simon & Garfunkel's album "Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M." is certified platinum, while Jewel's album "Pieces Of You" goes platinum for the seventh time.
In 1998Fats Domino, the 1998 winner of the National Medal of Arts, is among the 21 people honored by President Clinton for contributions to American culture.
In 1998Whitney Houston unveils her new album, "My Love Is Your Love," at a New York news conference. It was her first studio album in 8 years.
In 1999The albums "These Are Special Times" by Celine Dion and "Supernatural" by Santana are both certified quadruple platinum.
In 2000U2 hits #1 on the UK albums chart with "All That You Can't LeaveBehind."
In 2002Sheena Easton marries John Minoli.
In 2003Bobby Hatfield (The Righteous Brothers) dies of unknown causes in a Kalamazoo, MI, hotel. He was 63.

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