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Friday, November 9, 2018

Music Calendar...

In 1955 Harry Belafonte records "Jamaica Farewell" and "Come Back Liza" for his "Calypso" album.
In 1955 "Why Baby Why" becomes the first Country hit for George Jones.
In 1958 Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog" exceeds 3 million in U.S. sales. Previously, only Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" and Gene Autry's "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" had achieved this.
In 1959 "El Paso" by Marty Robbins enters on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1959 "Heavenly" by Johnny Mathis hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
In 1961 Brian Epstein sees the Beatles perform for the first time in Liverpool at the Cavern Club. By the end of the month he becomes their manager.
In 1962 Roy Acuff is elected as the first living member of the CountryMusic Hall of Fame.
In 1962 Dion performs "Love Came To Me" on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."
In 1963 "Louie Louie" by the Kingsmen enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 During a blackout, Bob Dylan and the band's Robbie Robertson jam with Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones in his suite at the Hilton in New York.
In 1966 John Lennon meets Yoko Ono at a London's Indica Art Gallery.
In 1967 The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine is published with a complimentary roachclip.
In 1967 David Crosby is replaced by Gene Clark in the Byrds.
In 1968 "Hang 'Em High" by Booker T. & the MGs enters the U.S. top 40chart.
In 1969 The Association appear on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1970 The Moody Blues' album "In Search Of A Lost Chord" goes gold.
In 1972 David Bowie appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1972 "Saturday In The Park" by Chicago is certified gold.
In 1973 Cat Stevens makes his national TV debut on ABC's "In Concert."
In 1973 Jerry Lee Lewis hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Ike & Tina Turner and B.B. King.
In 1973 Billy Joel's "Piano Man" album is released.
In 1974 Ringo Starr arrives at Capitol Records in Hollywood in a flying saucer to promote his album "Goodnight Vienna."
In 1974 "Junior's Farm" by Paul McCartney enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1974 "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" by Bachman-Turner Overdrive is #1 and "Jazzman" by Carole King is #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1975 David Bowie appears on Cher's TV variety show and sings "Fame."
In 1977 "Elton John's Greatest Hits Volume II" is certified platinum, while Carly Simon's single "Nobody Does It Better" goes gold.
In 1978 "Magnet & Steel" by Walter Eagan is certified gold.
In 1984 Huey Lewis' album "Sports" is certified multi-platinum (5).
In 1985 "Say You, Say Me" by Lionel Richie and "That's What Friends AreFor" by Dionne Warwick both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1985 "Miami Vice Theme" by Jan Hammer is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1986 Frank Sinatra undergoes surgery for diverticulitis, a painful inflammation of the large intestine.
In 1987 Michael Jackson's album "Bad" is certified triple platinum.
In 1991 Richard Marx does five shows in five cities (New York, Washington, Chicago, Cleveland and Los Angeles) to promote his "Rush Street"CD.
In 1991 "Cream" by Prince & The N.P.G. hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1993 The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in the "Pretty Woman" copyright infringment case against 2 Live Crew.
In 1993 Bryan Adams' album "So Far So Good" is released.
In 1995 The Red Hot Chili Peppers are forced to postpone several tour dates when drummer Chad Smith breaks his wrist.
In 1996 "Best Of Van Halen Volume 1" by Van Halen featuring two new tracks with former lead singer David Lee Roth debuts at #1 on the U.S. albums chart.
In 1996 "No Diggity" by Backstreet knocks "The Macarena" out of #1 after 14 weeks at the top of Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
In 1998 Keith Sweat's single "Come And Get With Me" is certified gold.
In 1999 Bonnie Raitt and actor-husband Michael O'Keefe announce they would divorce after eight years of marriage.
In 1999 Fiona Apple's album "When The Pawn..." and Faith Hill's CD "Breathe" are both released.
In 1999 Santana's single "Smooth" is certified platinum.
In 2004 Kenny Chesney is the big winner at the CMA Awards, held at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

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