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Subject: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 02/03/07 at 11:13 am

February 3, 2007

1736 - Composer Johann Georg Albrechtsberger was born.

1809 - Composer Jacob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn was born.

1911 - Composer Jehan Alain was born.

1941 - Jimmy Dorsey and his orchestra recorded "Amapola."

1956 - Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash held a recording session at Sun Studios in Memphis. The sessions were later named the "Million Dollar Quartet" and released.

1959 - Buddy Holly (22), Ritchie Valens (17), and the Big Bopper (28) died in a plane crash in Iowa.

1960 - The record label Reprise Records is formed by Frank Sinatra.

1961 - In New York, Bob Dylan made his first recording, taping "San Francisco Bay Blues".

1977 - Elton John resumed live performing in Sweeden 15 months after he had announced that he would not perform live anymore.

1978 - "Dead Man's Curve" premiered on ABC-TV.

1978 - Harry Chapin" met with U.S. President Carter to discuss hunger.

1991 - Sinead O'Connor announced that she wouldn't accept any Grammy Awards or attend the ceremony because the show reflects "false and destructive materialistic values."

1993 - Harry Connick Jr. entered a plea bargain with New York authorities stemming from his arrest in December for having a gun in his carry-on luggage at New York's Kennedy Airport. Under the deal, Connick did not have to plead guilty to the crime, avoided going to jail and had to make public service announcements about carrying guns.

1993 - Gloria Estefan received the 1,974th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1996 - B.B. King guest starred on CBS-TV's "Touched by an Angel".

1999 - Ice-T spoke to the students of the University of Toledo about a life of crime not being all it is cracked up to be.

1999 - Trace Adkins fractured and dislocated his ankle while working to get his truck out of mud.

2002 - Britney Spears performed the national anthem at Super Bowl XXXVI. A Pepsi commercial featuring Britney Spears was premiered during the game.

Subject: Re: Today In Music History
Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/07 at 12:17 pm

February 03, 1989 - Lionel Newman, American movie music orchestra leader, composer and arranger (b. 1916)
Subject: Re: Today In Music History
Written By: star80 on 02/04/07 at 9:15 am

February 4, 2007

1892 - Composer Yrjo Kilpinen was born.

1901 - The Giacomo Puccini opera "Tosca" made its U.S. debut.

1937 - Glen Gray and his Casa Loma Orchestra recorded "A Study in Brown."

1954 - The Drifters recorded "White Christmas."

1955 - James Brown recorded "Please Please Please."

1959 - Frankie Avalon and Jimmy Clanton took over headlining the Winter Dance Party after the death of Buddy Holly.

1961 - Johnny Burnette was rushed to a hospital in Hollywood for an emergency appendectomy.

1969 - "Carl Perkins Day" was celebrated in Jackson, TN.

1971 - Diana Ross guest starred on Danny Thomas' "Make Room For Granddaddy" TV show.

1974 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono temporarily seperated.

1977 - "American Bandstand" celebrated its 25th anniversary with an ABC-TV special hosted by Dick Clark.

1977 - Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" was released.

1991 - "Cher at the Mirage" aired on CBS-TV.

1996 - Rob Pilatus, formerly of Milli-Vanilli, was hospitalized when he was hit over the head with a baseball bat in Hollywood. Pilatus was attempting to steal a car. The owner was the person who hit him.

1999 - Freddy Fender received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was the 2,129th star to be dedicated.

2001 - Jimmy Buffet was ordered by NBA referee Joe Forte to give up his courtside seat due to the use of profanity. After a several-minute delay, the game between the Miami Heat and the visiting New York Knicks continued.

2002 - Stevie Wonder sang "Happy Birthday" to Rosa Parks on her 89th birthday at the premiere of the made-for-TV movie "Ride to Freedom: The Rosa Parks Story."

Subject: Re: Today In Music History
Written By: star80 on 02/05/07 at 9:49 am

February 5, 2007

1887 - Verdi's opera "Otello" premiered at La Scala.

1940 - Glenn Miller and his band recorded "Tuxedo Junction."

1957 - Bill Haley arrived for his first British tour.

1958 - The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) formed a New York chapter. NARAS is better known as the Grammy Awards organization.

1967 - Due to a Musicians' Union ban, the Rolling Stones were not allowed to play their hit "Let's Spend the Night Together" when they appeared on an ITV show.

1986 - Prince released the song "Kiss."

1989 - Metallica's concert at Reunion Arena in Dallas, TX, was broadcast nationally via the Z-Rock radio network.

1998 - Tim Kelly (Slaughter) died after a being injured in an auto accident in Arizona at the age of 34.

1998 - Elton John and Stevie Wonder played at the White House.
Subject: Re: Today In Music History
Written By: star80 on 02/06/07 at 7:22 am

February 6, 2007

1818 - Composer Henry Charles Litolff was born.

1939 - Elvis Presley's father, Vernon, was released from prison after serving 8 months for altering a check.

1943 - Frank Sinatra made his debut as vocalist on radio's "Your Hit Parade."

1960 - Jesse Belvin and his wife died in an automobile accident in Los Angeles.

1970 - John Lennon's "Instant Karma" with Yoko Ono's "Who Has Seen the Wind?" was released in the U.K.

1971 - Richard Thompson leaves Fairport Convention.

1981 - Former Beatles, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison teamed up to record a musical tribute to John Lennon. The song "All Those Years Ago" was the result.

1987 - Joan Jett made her acting debut in "Light Of Day."

1987 - Sonny Bono declared his candidacy for mayor of Palm Springs.

1990 - Billy Idol broke several bones in a serious motorcycle accident. As a result he could not appear in Oliver Stone's "The Doors" in a major role.

1998 - Falco died in a traffic accident in the Dominican Republic.

2002 - Celine Dion's "A New Day Has Come" was released for radio play. It was her first new song in two years.

Subject: Re: Today In Music History
Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/07 at 4:12 pm

February 6, 1843 - The first minstrel show in the United States The Virginia Minstrels opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City).

Subject: Re: Today In Music History
Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/07/07 at 12:06 am

1959 - The funeral of Buddy Holly took place at The Tabernacle Baptist Church in Lubbock.
1964 - The Beatles arrive on their first visit to the United States.
1966 - The first rock magazine in the US, Crawdaddy, is published.
1967 - Robin, Maurice and Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees returned to the UK after living in Australia for nine years.
1967 - Mike Nesmith and Mickey Dolenz from The Monkees appeared on UK TV's 'Top Of The Pops.'
1970 - Led Zeppelin scored their first UK No.1 album with 'Led Zeppelin II'. Featuring the US single 'Whole Lotta Love', it went on to stay on the chart for 138 weeks sellin over 6 million copies in the US.
1969 - John and Yoko was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, on sale for 35 Cents, (2/6). John was named as Rolling Stone’s ‘Man Of The Year’.
1970 - One hit wonders Shocking Blue went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Venus', making them the first Dutch act to top the US charts. It made No.8 in the UK; Bananarama took the song to No.8 on the UK chart in 86.
1985 - "New York, New York" becomes the official city anthem of New York City.
1999 - Blondie went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Maria', giving the group their 6th UK No.1 single, 20 years after their first.
2004 - Queen's single 'We Will Rock You' topped a poll of music fans to find the greatest rock anthem of all time. The 1977 song beat the band's classic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' into second place in a survey of 1,000 people carried out for the UCI cinema chain. The poll was carried out to mark the release of new Jack Black comedy 'School of Rock.'
Subject: Re: Today In Music History
Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/07 at 2:05 am

Born February 07, 1898 - Dock Boggs, American musician (d. 1971)
Subject: Re: Today In Music History
Written By: star80 on 02/07/07 at 11:04 am

February 7, 2007

1871 - Composer Wilhelm Stenhammar was born.

1897 - Composer Quincy Porter was born.

1959 - Buddy Holly's funeral was held in Lubbock, TX.

1961 - The Jive Five recorded "My True Story".

1964 - The Beatles arrived in New York to begin their first U.S. tour.

1969 - "This Is Tom Jones" premiered on ABC-TV.

1979 - The Clash kick off their first American tour at the Berkeley Community Theatre outside San Francisco.

1979 - Stephen Stills became the first rock performer to record on digital equipment in Los Angeles' Record Plant Studio.

1981 - The TV mini-series "Elvis and Me" (based on Priscilla Presley's book) began on ABC.

1986 - The Rolling Stones shot the video for "Harlem Shuffle" in New York City.

1994 - Shannon Hoon of the Blind Melon's was ejected from the American Music Awards for loud and disruptive behavior. He was eventually charged with battery, assault, resisting arrest and destroying a police station phone.

1995 - Tupac Shakur was sentenced to 1 to 4 1/2 years in jail for sexual abuse.

Subject: Re: Today In Music History
Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/07 at 2:10 am

February 08, 1977 - Dave Farrell, American musician (Linkin Park) born
Subject: Re: Today In Music History
Written By: star80 on 02/08/07 at 8:06 am

February 8, 2007

1741 - Composer Andre-Ernest-Modeste Gretry was born.

1956 - Buddy Holly signed a recording contract with Decca Records. He left the "e" out of his last name (Holley) and dropped it from his stage name as well.

1960 - The House of Representatives Special Subcommittee on Legislative Oversight opened hearings on disc jockey "payola."

1964 - The publisher of the song "Louie Louie" offered $1,000 to anyone would could find suggestive lyrics in the song.

1965 - The Supremes' "Stop in the Name Of Love" was released.

1967 - Peter & Gordon split up.

1969 - George Harrison's tonsils were removed at London's University College Hospital. The tonsils were destroyed so they could not be sold.

1969 - The announcement of the formation of the band "Blind Faith" was made.

1972 - The official Beatles Fan Club disbanded.

1975 - Queen's single "Killer Queen" was released. It was their first hit single.

1980 - In London, David Bowie and his wife Angie were divorced after nearly ten years of marriage. David gets custody of their nine-year old son, Zowie.

1982 - Cher opened on Broadway in "Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean."

1988 - The Who (without Keith Moon) reunited for their 25th anniversary at a London awards ceremony.

1990 - At the age of 50, Del Shannon died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound.

1993 - Tom Jones guest starred on NBC-TV's "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air."

1999 - Universal Music, Warner Music, BMG, Sony Music and EMI officially unveiled Project Madison. The system was developed by International Business Machines Corp. to permit fast, secure distribution of full-length, CD-quality albums on the Internet.

2000 - It was announced that Stan "the Man" Lee would create a comic book of the Backstreet Boys.

Subject: Re: Today In Music History
Written By: star80 on 02/09/07 at 8:02 am

February 9, 2007

1885 - Composer Alban Berg was born.

1893 - In Milan, Italy, Giuseppe Verdi's "Falstaff" was first performed. It was his last opera.

1962 - Neil Sedaka recorded "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" for the first time.

1964 - The Beatles made the first of three record-breaking appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show." 73 million people watched the show. It was their American TV debut.

1966 - Liza Minnelli brought her night club act to New York City. She opened at the Persian Room of the Plaza Hotel.

1969 - Roslyn Kind made her TV debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show". Roslyn Kind is the sister of Barbra Streisand.

1972 - Wings made their concert debut at Nottingham University in England.

1975 - Cher's TV show premiered with guests Elton John and Bette Midler.

1983 - Prince's "Little Red Corvette" was released.

1993 - Mick Jagger released a solo album called "Wandering Spirit."

1993 - Paul McCartney released a solo album, "Off The Ground."

1998 - Oprah Winfrey announced that Garth Brooks had agreed to donate his earnings from sales from his album "Sevens" for a seven-day period. The money went to "Oprah's Angel Network."

1999 - Dave Grohl (Foo Fighter), his Roswell Records label, EMI Entertainment World and EMI Virgin Songs filed a suit against Miramax in California, accusing them unauthorized use of the Foo Fighters' song "Big Me" in trailers for the film "Rounders."
Subject: Re: Today In Music History
Written By: whistledog on 02/10/07 at 2:19 am

February 10, 2007

2007 - whistledog downloads some old 80s songs that he had been seeking for many many years
Subject: Re: Today In Music History
Written By: Brian06 on 02/10/07 at 2:32 am

February 10, 2007

1956 - Little Richard recorded "Long Tall Sally".

1958 - The "Annette" serial began on ABC-TV's "Mickey Mouse Club."

1968 - The Beatles turned all of their business affairs over to the newly formed Apple record company.

1971 - Carole King's "Tapestry" was released.

1978 - Van Halen's debut album was released.

1987 - Expose's debut album "Exposure" was released.

1993 - Michael Jackson granted his first interview in 15 years to Oprah Winfrey. In the interview, Jackson claimed that he has a disorder that destroys the pigmentation of the skin and that he had had very little plastic surgery.

1999 - It was announced that BPI Communications was suspending publication of its Musician magazine after 21 years.
Subject: Re: Today In Music History
Written By: star80 on 02/10/07 at 4:22 pm

:o ::) :D

Subject: Re: Today In Music History
Written By: Philip Eno on 02/10/07 at 4:48 pm

February 11, 2007

1830 - Composer Peter Arnold Heise was born.

1830 - Composer Hans Bronsart von Schellendorf was born.

1916 - The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presented its first concert. The symphony was the first by a municipal orchestra to be supported by taxes.

1963 - The Beatles recorded "Twist & Shout" and "I Saw Her Standing There."

1964 - The Beatles played their first U.S. concert at the Collisseum in Washington, DC.

1965 - Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox were married. They divorced in 1975.

1966 - Cher recorded "Bang Bang."

1967 - The Monkees announced that they would be playing all the instruments on all future recordings.

1970 - The film "The Magic Christian," featuring Ringo Starr debuted in New York City.

1970 - John Lennon paid 1,344 pounds in fines for protesting the South African rugby team playing in Scotland.

1972 - David Bowie performed as "Ziggy Stardust" for the first time.

1979 - The TV movie "Elvis," with Kurt Russell, aired on ABC.

1983 - The Rolling Stones concert film "Let's Spend the Night Together" opened in New York.

1986 - Boy George guest-stared on an episode of "The A-Team."

1986 - The single "Superbowl Shuffle" by the Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew was certified gold by the RIAA.

1994 - Prince premiered his song "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" on the 1994 Miss USA Pageant.

1999 - Jaki Byard was found fatally shot at his home. He was 76.

...but that is tomorrow, and to tomorrow has yet to arrive?
Subject: Re: Music History
Written By: Philip Eno on 02/10/07 at 4:50 pm

Born February 10, 1914 - Larry Adler, American musician (d. 2001)
Subject: Re: Music History
Written By: Philip Eno on 02/10/07 at 7:02 pm

February 11th

1941 - First Gold record presented to Glenn Miller for "Chattanooga Choo Choo".

1963 - The Beatles tape 10 tracks for their first album, including "Please, Please Me".
Subject: Re: Music History
Written By: star80 on 02/11/07 at 12:01 am

February 11, 2007

1830 - Composer Peter Arnold Heise was born.

1830 - Composer Hans Bronsart von Schellendorf was born.

1916 - The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presented its first concert. The symphony was the first by a municipal orchestra to be supported by taxes.

1938 -  Larry Clinton and His Orchestra, "Martha"

1950 -  Red Foley's "Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy" hits #1

1956 -  For his third appearance on CBS' Dorsey Brothers Stage Show, Elvis Presley is finally permitted to perform "Heartbreak Hotel."

1958 -  Elvis Presley: "Steadfast, Loyal and True," "Danny" hit the charts

1963 -  The Beatles: "There's A Place," "I Saw Her Standing There," "A Taste Of Honey," "Do You Want To Know A Secret," "Misery," "Hold Me Tight," "Anna (Go To
Him)," "Boys," "Chains," "Twist And Shout" were all on the charts

1963 - The Beatles recorded "Twist & Shout" and "I Saw Her Standing There;In just under ten hours, the Beatles record all ten tracks for their debut LP, released in England as Please Please Me. John's cold makes the process actually take a bit longer than it should; by the time the band gets to the last song of the session, "Twist and Shout," the hoarseness is noticible. Nevertheless, John nails it in one take.

1964 - The Beatles played their first U.S. concert at the Collisseum in Washington, DC; Fresh from their first appearance on CBS' Ed Sullivan Show, the Beatles leave for Washington, DC in a snow storm in order to give their first US live performance at the Washington Coliseum, with opening acts Tommy Roe, the Caravelles, and the Chiffons. Yet another press conference is given before the show. The performance -- "Roll Over Beethoven," "From Me to You," "I Saw Her Standing There," "This Boy," "All My Loving," "I Wanna Be Your Man," "Please Please Me," "Till There Was You," "She Loves You," "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "Twist and Shout," and "Long Tall Sally" -- is also filmed by CBS for closed-circuit broadcast; because of the stage setup, the band is forced to move its equipment three separate times in order to give everyone in the audience a chance to see them. Afterwards, the group head to a masked ball at the city's British Embassy and then back to their rooms at the Shoreham Hotel. During the party, an unidentified woman cuts off a lock of Ringo's hair without asking him. (Meanwhile, British PM Sir Alec Douglas-Home decides to cancel his trip to the ball for fear of being upstaged by the group.)

1965 - Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox were married. They divorced in 1975; Ringo Starr marries his first wife, Maureen Cox, in London's Caxton Hall Register Office, with manager Brian Epstein as best man. John Lennon and George Harrison are also in attendance, as well as the couple's parents and John's wife, Cynthia. (Paul is on vacation in Tunisia.) Afterwards, Ringo and Maureen head off to a honeymoon in Sussex, England.

1966 - Cher recorded "Bang Bang."

1967 - The Monkees announced that they would be playing all the instruments on all future recordings; Due to increasing public furor over the Monkees being a "manufactured" band, (the group had already performed as a band live on stage). The promise lasts for one album, 1967's Headquarters

1967 =  The Monkees' album More of the Monkees hits #1

1967 -  The Turtles, "Happy Together" hit the airways

1968 -  The Beatles, "Hey Bulldog" hit the charts

1970 - The film "The Magic Christian," featuring Ringo Starr debuted in New York City.

1970 - John Lennon paid 1,344 pounds in fines for protesting the South African rugby team playing in Scotland

1970 -  Ringo Starr's film The Magic Christian, featuring music by Badfinger, premieres in New York City.

1972 - David Bowie performed as "Ziggy Stardust" for the first time at a concert in Tollworth, England .

1979 - The TV movie "Elvis," with Kurt Russell, aired on ABC.

1983 - The Rolling Stones Let's Spend the Night Together, a concert film from their '81 tour, opens in New York to miserable reviews.

1986 - Boy George guest-stared on an episode of "The A-Team."

1986 - The single "Superbowl Shuffle" by the Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew was certified gold by the RIAA.

1994 - Prince premiered his song "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" on the 1994 Miss USA Pageant.

1999 - Jaki Byard was found fatally shot at his home. He was 76.

2000 -  Diana Ross officially divorces her husband, Norwegian businessman Arne Naess.

2000 -  In a mysterious incident, a fan attending an Isley Brothers concert in Los Angeles suddenly shoots three members of the audience, one fatally. He is shot dead by police, apparently in self-defense.
Subject: Re: Music History
Written By: Brian06 on 02/11/07 at 12:21 am

February 11, 2007

1830 - Composer Peter Arnold Heise was born.

1830 - Composer Hans Bronsart von Schellendorf was born.

1916 - The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presented its first concert. The symphony was the first by a municipal orchestra to be supported by taxes.

1963 - The Beatles recorded "Twist & Shout" and "I Saw Her Standing There."

1964 - The Beatles played their first U.S. concert at the Collisseum in Washington, DC.

1965 - Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox were married. They divorced in 1975.

1966 - Cher recorded "Bang Bang."

1967 - The Monkees announced that they would be playing all the instruments on all future recordings.

1970 - The film "The Magic Christian," featuring Ringo Starr debuted in New York City.

1970 - John Lennon paid 1,344 pounds in fines for protesting the South African rugby team playing in Scotland.

1972 - David Bowie performed as "Ziggy Stardust" for the first time.

1979 - The TV movie "Elvis," with Kurt Russell, aired on ABC.

1983 - The Rolling Stones concert film "Let's Spend the Night Together" opened in New York.

1986 - Boy George guest-stared on an episode of "The A-Team."

1986 - The single "Superbowl Shuffle" by the Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew was certified gold by the RIAA.

1994 - Prince premiered his song "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" on the 1994 Miss USA Pageant.

1999 - Jaki Byard was found fatally shot at his home. He was 76.
Subject: Re: Music History
Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/11/07 at 12:30 am

Ha ha, I see what you did.  Clever.
Subject: Re: Music History
Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/07 at 5:17 am

Died on February 11, 1939 - Franz Schmidt, Austrian composer (b. 1874)
Subject: Re: Music History
Written By: star80 on 02/11/07 at 8:02 am

Subject: Re: Music History
Written By: star80 on 02/12/07 at 7:47 am

February 12, 2007

1924: George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" gets its first public performance, conducted by jazz legend Paul Whiteman at New York City's Aeolian Hall. Gershwin himself plays piano. Luminaries in the audience include John Philip Sousa and Jascha Heifetz.

1964: The Beatles conclude their triumphant first American visit with two 25-minute shows at Carnegie Hall. Afterwards, the group heads to the White House with British PM Sir Alec Douglas-Home for a visit. President Lyndon Johnson is overheard to remark to the PM: "I like your advance guard. But don't you think they need haircuts?"

1967: A squad of fifteen police officers enter Rolling Stone guitarist Keith Richards' home, "Redlands," in West Wittering, Sussex, England, and raid it on suspicion of narcotics possession. Finding "various substances of a suspicious nature," officials arrest Richards and his companions, Stones singer Mick Jagger and his girlfriend, singer Marianne Faithful, on May 10. The arrest sets off a national furor, since it is alleged the raid was orchestrated by the News of the World tabloid for revenge against a Jagger libel suit.

1968: John and Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas become the proud parents of their only child, daughter Chynna.

1968: Jimi Hendrix returns to the high school he dropped out of, Seattle, Washington's Garfield High School, to perform a concert there. Officials present him with an honorary diploma and the key to the city.

1970: BBC's Top of the Pops broadcasts John Lennon's "Instant Karma!" performance clip, taped just the day before.

1974: The legendary rock club The Bottom Line opens in Greenwich Village, New York City.

1989: Tiny Tim declares his candidacy for mayor of New York City.

1997: David Bowie is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


1958: The Monotones, "Book of Love"

1966: Simon and Garfunkel, "Homeward Bound"

1972: Yes, "Roundabout"

1975: Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks


1942: Mildred Bailey, "More Than You Know"

1956: "Screamin'" Jay Hawkins, "I Put A Spell On You"

1957: The Coasters, "Young Blood"


1960: Pat Boone's album Pat's Great Hits is certified gold

1961: The Miracles' "Shop Around" is certified gold

1973: Elton John's album Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Piano Player is certified gold


1955: The McGuire Sisters' "Sincerely" hits #1

1972: Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" hits #1

1977: Barbra Streisand's soundtrack album A Star Is Born hits #1

Subject: Re: Music History
Written By: star80 on 02/13/07 at 8:32 am

February 13, 2007


1914: ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, is formed in New York City.

1955: Elvis Presley performs at the Fair Park Coliseum in Lubbock, TX, billed as "The Be-Bop Western Star of the Louisiana Hayride." It is the first concert booked through Col.Tom Parker. Also on the bill that day: Buddy and Bob, a country duo featuring a eighteen-year-old Buddy Holly.

1956: DJ Alan Freed signs with Coral Records to compile four rock and roll dance and party albums in the next year.

1957: Filming is completed on the UK's first rock and roll movie, Rock You Sinners.

1961: Frank Sinatra launches the first completely artist-owned label, Reprise.

1972: Led Zeppelin is forced to cancel a gig in Singapore when local officials, seeing their long hair, refuse to let them off the plane.

1978: Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley officially declares today "Al Green Day."

1981: Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon becomes the rock album to spend the most consecutive weeks on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart -- 402 weeks from March of '73.  It would eventually leave the charts April 23, 1988, after 724 weeks.

1982: The 300-pound gravestone of Lynyrd Skynyrd lead singer Ronnie Van Zant is stolen from the cemetery in Orange Park, CA. Police find it two weeks later in a dry river bed.

1983: Marvin Gaye puts a sensual (some say too sensual) spin on the National Anthem at the NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles.

1988: Michael Jackson purchases a ranch in Santa Ynez, CA, which he renames "Neverland."

1997: Michael Jackson and wife Debbie Rowe become the proud parents of their first child, Prince.


1967: The Beatles, "Strawberry Fields Forever" b/w "Penny Lane"

1970: The album Black Sabbath enters the charts


1940: Earl "Fatha" Hines and His orchestra, "Boogie Woogie on the St. Louis Blues"

1965: Gary Lewis and the Playboys, "Count Me In"

1967: The Beatles, "Only A Northern Song"

1975: Jefferson Starship, "Miracles"


1969: The Doors' "Touch Me" is certified gold

1969: Sly and the Family Stone's "Everyday People" is certified gold


1954: Guitar Slim's "The Things that I Used to Do" hits #1 R&B

1961: Lawrence Welk's "Calcutta" hits #1

1965: Jr. Walker & the All Stars' "Shotgun" enters the pop and R&B charts

1971: The Osmonds' "One Bad Apple" hits #1

Subject: Re: Music History
Written By: star80 on 02/14/07 at 8:17 am

February 14, 2007


1957: Jazz great Lionel Hampton debuts "King David," his only symphony, at New York's Town Hall.

1958: CBS' Walter Cronkite reports that the government of Iran has banned rock and roll for being unhealthy and anti-Islamic. The "unhealthy" claim is backed by Iranian doctors who warn of hip damage due to "extreme gyrations."

1961: The Platters sue Mercury Records for breach of contract in Chicago, citing the record label's refusal to pay royalties for songs on which leader Tony Williams does not, in fact, sing lead.

1961: The earliest video footage of the Beatles as a band is taken during their performance at the Casanova Club in Liverpool.

1964: Chad and Jeremy guest star on ABC's The Patty Duke Show.

1968: Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention announce that work has begun on the band's quasi-documentary Uncle Meat.

1970: The Who play a legendary concert at Leeds University in England which will become the Live at Leeds LP.

1970: Billboard Magazine reports that the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is "Mounting Total War Against Tape Pirating of Prerecorded Music."

1972: On the same day the band breaks up for the first time, Los Angeles mayor Sam Yorty declares today "Steppenwolf Day."

1972: The Fifties tribute musical Grease opens off-Broadway at New York City's Eden Theatre, featuring Barry Bostwick and Adrienne Barbeau.
The play is an instant hit, moving to Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre for a record 3,388 performances, and, not incidentally, spawning one of the most popular movies of all time.

1972: John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their week-long stint as guest hosts on the syndicated Mike Douglas Show.

1973: David Bowie collapses due to "total exhaustion" at the end of his Valentine's Day show at New York's Madison Square Garden.

1974: Rolling Stone reports that David Bowie has declined an offer from a gay liberation group who asked him to compose "the world's first Gay National Anthem."

1974: The Bob Dylan / The Band tour comes to an end at the Forum in Los Angeles after 39 shows in 21 cities. Attendees at the last show include Carole King, Neil Young, Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson. Ringo Starr declares it "bloody fantastic. The best concert I've ever been to." Much of the performance is recorded for the LP Before The Flood.

1974: Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille (a/k/a The Captain and Tennille) are married in Virginia City, NV.

1980: Lou Reed marries Sylvia Morales in New York City's Greenwich Village.

1984: Elton John marries sound engineer Renate Blauel in Sydney, Australia. Attendees include Olivia Newton-John and Rod Stewart.

1986: Frank Zappa guest stars on NBC's Miami Vice.

1990: The Rolling Stones begin their first-ever tour of Japan at Tokyo's Korakuen Dome.

1993: Harry Nilsson suffers his first heart attack.

1994: The Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia marries Deborah Koons.

1999: Elton John guest stars on Fox's The Simpsons.

2000: KISS announces their "farewell tour."

2001: Fox debuts Barbra Streisand: Timeless, a film of her "farewell concert."


1979: George Harrison, George Harrison


1967: Aretha Franklin, "Respect"

1967: The Beatles, "Only A Northern Song"

1970: The Who, Live At Leeds


1966: Simon and Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence" is certified gold


1931: Ted Lewis' "Just A Gigolo" hits #1

1953: Teresa Brewer's "Till I Waltz Again with You" hits #1

1970: Sly and the Family Stone's "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" hits #1

Subject: Re: Music History
Written By: star80 on 02/15/07 at 6:58 am

February 15, 2007

1957: Promoter Irving Feld, king of Fifties rock package tours, premieres his latest tour, "Greatest Show of 1957," in Pittsburgh, PA. The cross-country show features Chuck Berry, Clyde McPhatter, Fats Domino, LaVern Baker, The Moonglows, Bill Doggett, and The Five Satins; many of the areas it visits have never seen a rock 'n roll show before.

1958: Due to the amazing daytime success of Dick Clark's American Bandstand, ABC debuts a new prime-time variety show called The Dick Clark Show.
Guests on the first episode include Connie Francis, Pat Boone, Chuck Willis, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Royal Teens, and Johnnie Ray.

1964: Sam Cooke announces a major reduction in his touring schedule, made so that he can concentrate on the day-to-day activities of his two new record labels, Sar and Derby.

1967: Music students at Chicago's DePaul University form a seven-piece rock ensemble called The Big Thing. Later, they would change their name to Chicago Transit Authority, and then, simply, Chicago.

1968: Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison, along with their wives, travel to Rishikesh, India to study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The other two band members would soon follow.

1969: Florida hairstylist Vickie Jones is arrested for impersonating Aretha Franklin at a club in Fort Myers, FL. Incredibly, her performance is so believable that no patrons demand a refund.

1970: After a Sly and the Family Stone concert runs hours late and causes over a thousand dollars in damages, the Daughters of the American Revolution impose a ban against any further rock concerts at the venue, Washington D.C.'s Constitution Hall.

1972: The US government's new anti-piracy laws are enacted, a response to widespread bootlegging of major artists.

1975: Capitol Records rushes to release John Lennon's Rock and Roll album after a much shabbier version, called Roots, had begun to be marketed on late-night television. Roots was music exec Morris Levy's version of the "oldies" sessions, which Lennon was court-ordered to undertake as payment for a Chuck Berry line John used in the Beatles' "Come Together." (Levy's copyright was judged to have been infringed by the line "Here come old flat-top, he come groovin' up slowly.")

1975: Gino Vannelli becomes the first white artist to perform on the syndicated dance show Soul Train.

1976: Bette Midler bails out no less than seven members of her entourage from jail after their arrest on drug possession charges.

1978: At the 21st annual Grammy Awards, the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack takes home Album of the Year honors and Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are" wins both Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

1979: A&M ends its tenure as the US' largest indie record company as RCA records begins its new distributing deal with the label.

1991: Rod Stewart's ex-girlfriend, supermodel Kelly Emberg, files a $25 million palimony suit against the singer in Los Angeles Superior Court.

1992: Natives of the village of Krinjabo, on Africa's Ivory Coast, name Michael Jackson "King of the Sanwis."

1999: Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura -- a former Rolling Stones concert bodyguard -- declares today "Rolling Stones Day."


1965: The Beatles, "Eight Days A Week"


1941: Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, "Take the 'A' Train"

1954: Big Joe Turner, "Shake, Rattle & Roll"

1961: The Marcels, "Blue Moon"

1965: The Beatles: "Ticket To Ride," "Another Girl," "I Need You"


1977: George Harrison's album The Best Of George Harrison is certified gold


1958: Elvis Presley's "Don't" hits #1

1969: Sly and the Family Stone's "Everyday People" hits #1

1975: Linda Ronstadt's "You're No Good" hits #1

1975: Linda Ronstadt's album Heart Like a Wheel hits #1

Subject: Re: Music History
Written By: star80 on 02/16/07 at 8:10 am

February 16, 2007


1955: Elvis Presley performs two shows at the Odessa Senior High School Field House in Odessa, TX. In the audience is local singer Roy Orbison, who would later recall: "His energy was incredible. His instinct was just amazing."

1957: The 6.5 Special, Britain's first pop music program, debuts on the BBC.

1963: The Beatles' "Please Please Me" goes to the top of the charts in the UK, fulfilling producer George Martin's prophecy: "Gentlemen, you have just recorded your first Number One."

1963: Paul Anka marries Marie-Ann Alison DeZogheb in Paris.

1964: The Beatles perform at the Deauville Hotel's Mau Mau Club in Miami Beach, FL, a performance that is broadcast live on CBS' Ed Sullivan Show just one week after their historic first appearance.

1968: Detroit, MI mayor Jerome P.
Cavanagh declares today "Aretha Franklin Day."

1971: Hell's Angel biker Alan David Pasaro sues the Rolling Stones, claiming that the group's documentary film Gimme Shelter, a document of the infamous 1969 Altamont concert, constitutes invasion of privacy. The film depicts the stabbing of Meredith Hunter by members of the biker group, but Pasaro himself his later acquitted of the crime.

1972: Rick Nelson begins his first British tour.

1972: During his week-long stint as host of the syndicated Mike Douglas Show, John Lennon performs "Memphis" and "Johnny B. Goode" with Chuck Berry, who Lennon refers to as "my hero."

1978: The film Abba - The Movie has its UK premiere at Leicester Square's Warner Theatre.

1984: Jerry Lee Lewis surrenders to federal authorities on charges of income tax evasion, charges of which he is eventually acquitted.

1990: Ike Turner is sentenced to four years in prison on eleven separate charges, including possession and transport of cocaine. In prison when he and ex-wife Tina are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he is released after serving eighteen months.

1993: At London's Brit Awards, Rod Stewart invites former members of his old band, The Faces, onstage for an impromptu reunion. Original members Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagan, and Kenney Jones join Stewart for renditions of "Stay With Me" and "Sweet Little Rock and Roller." Former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman sits in for original Faces bassist Ronnie Lane, who is ill with Multiple Sclerosis.


1974: Elton John, "Bennie and the Jets"


1942: Shep Fields and His Orchestra, "Jersey Bounce"

1965: The Beatles: "I Need You," "Another Girl," "Yes It Is"

1966: Elvis Presley: "Smorgasbord," "Stop, Look and Listen," "Am I Ready?," "Beach Shack," "Never Say Yes"

1967: The Beatles, "Good Morning Good Morning"

1971: Aretha Franklin, "Spanish Harlem"


1968: Elvis Presley's album How Great Thou Art is certified gold


1957: The Del Vikings' "Come Go With Me" enters the pop charts

1957: Tab Hunter's "Young Love" hits #1

1974: Bob Dylan's album Planet Waves hits #1

Subject: Re: Music History
Written By: star80 on 02/17/07 at 11:43 am

February 17, 2007

1954 - Doris Day's Secret Love, became the #1 tune in the U.S. The song, from the motion picture, Calamity Jane, stayed at the top of the music charts for three weeks.

1955 - Little Richard sends his first audition tape to future label Specialty Records

1958 - The McGuire Sisters had a #1 Hit with "Sugartime" that stayed at the top for 4 weeks

1962 - "Duke Of Earl" by Gene Chandler was at the top of the charts

1962 - Beach Boys introduced a new musical style with their hit "Surfin"

1964 - The 1st Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass concert is held in Los Angeles

1966 - Brian Wilson begins recording The Beach Boys hit "Good Vibrations"

1967 - Beatles release "Penny Lane" and "Strawberry Fields"

1969 - Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash record an album (never released)

1970 - Bee Gees Maurice Gibb opens in the London Stage Musical "Sing A Rude Song"

1971 - James Taylor makes his debut on "The Johnny Cash Show"

1976 - The Eagles album Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) was released. It would eventually sell more than 25 million copies in the US, second only to Michael Jackson
Subject: Re: Music History
Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/07 at 11:47 am

February 17, 1895 - Swan Lake, with music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, is first performed at full length in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Subject: Re: Music History
Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/17/07 at 4:33 pm

February 17, 1895 - Swan Lake, with music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, is first performed at full length in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

I love Swan Lake.  I prefer that over Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet and The Nutcracker, to be honest.  There's something beautiful and tragic in the music.
Subject: Re: Music History
Written By: star80 on 02/20/07 at 11:32 am

February 20, 2007

1816 - Rossini's opera "Barber of Seville" premieres in Rome

1949 - Ricky Nelson joins the casts of his parents radio show

1960 - Jimi Hendrix, rock and roll guitarist, plays his first gig.

1964 - The Beach Boys record their hit "Don't Worry Baby"

1965 - Beatles record "That Means a Lot"

1965 - "This Diamond Ring" by Gary Lewis & The Playboys hit the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks

1969 - Ringo Starr's X- rated Movie "Candy" premieres

1969 - "Goodbye Cream" opened in Baltimore. The film was of Cream's November 26, 1968 farewell concert at London's Royal Albert Hall.

1970 - John Lennon's "Instant Karma" was released in the U.S.

1971 - Natl Emergency Center erroneously orders US radio and TV stations to go off the air. Mistake wasn't resolved for 30 minutes

1974 - Cher files for separation from husband Sonny Bono1991 - 33rd Grammy Awards: Another Day in Paradise, Mariah Carey

1975 - Los Angeles declares this "Johnny Cash Day"

1976 - KISS immortalizes their hand prints at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood

1982 - Singer Pat Benatar married musician-producer Neil Geraldo in Hawaii. It was Benatar's second marriage.

1988 - "Seasons Change" by Expose topped the charts and stayed for 1 week

1992 - Paula Abdul and actor Emilio Estevez announced their engagement.

1996 - Rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg and a bodyguard were found not guilty of first-degree murder. The jury was deadlocked on voluntary manslaughter charges resulting in a mistrial.

1997 - Ben and Jerry's introduced a their ice cream Phish Food. It was named after the rock group Phish.

1998 - The first of two concerts honoring the late Nicolette Larson was held.

2000 - The Biographical TV Movie "Little Richard" airs on NBC

2002 - In Los Angeles, CA, a jury awarded a woman $40,000 for wrongful termination from James Brown's company in 1999. The woman had also claimed that she had been sexually harassed.

2003 - In West Warwick, RI, 99 people were killed when fire destroyed the nightclub The Station. The fire started with sparks from a pyrotechnic display being used by Great White. Ty Longley, guitarist for Great White, was one of the victims in the fire

Subject: Re: Music History
Written By: star80 on 02/21/07 at 7:31 am

February 21, 2007


1958: Gibson's first "Flying V" guitar is shipped from a factory in factory in Kalamazoo, MI.

1964: The Rolling Stones release what would be their first Top Ten hit in the UK, a cover of Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away."

1964: The Beatles leave the US and return to England after their triumphant first visit.

1968: After making an offer of $150,000, publishing firm McGraw-Hill beats out eight other contenders for the rights to Hunter Davies' authorized biography of the Beatles.

1969: Elvis Presley purchases a Kodak microfilm reader and begins microfilming over 4,000 personal items.

1970: The Jackson 5 make their television debut on ABC's American Bandstand.

1977: The in-concert event The Neil Diamond Special airs on NBC.

1977: After their apperance at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY, members of KISS have their blood taken for use in their own Marvel comic book.
Vials of their blood will be mixed with the red ink used for the pseudo-autobiographical comic.

1983: Rick Wakeman of Yes and girlfriend Nina Carter become the proud parents of their first child, daughter Jemma.

1987: Sly Stone is jailed for possession of cocaine in Los Angeles, an arrest which sends the singer into retirement and virtual seclusion upon his release.

1990: Paul McCartney is honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 32nd annual Grammys.

1995: Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band perform live together for the first time in seven years, performing the new song "Murder Incorporated" at a club in New York City.

2001: Johnny Cash is released from Nashville, TN's Baptist Hospital, where he had been admitted ten days earlier for pneumonia. That night, Johnny is awarded his tenth Grammy, for Best Male Vocal Country Performance.


1966: The Beatles, "Nowhere Man"


1967: The Beatles, "Fixing A Hole"

1967: Elvis Presley: "The Girl I Never Loved," "How Can You Lose What You Never Had?," "A House That Has Everything"

1969: Elvis Presley, "The Fair's Moving On"


1972: Climax' "Precious and Few" is certified gold

1974: Kool and the Gang's "Jungle Boogie" is certified gold

1979: The Dire Straits album is certified gold

1979: Rod Stewart's "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" is certified gold


1970: John Lennon's "Instant Karma!" enters the pop charts

Subject: Re: Music History
Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/07 at 1:28 pm

Birth: February 21, 1791 - Carl Czerny, Austrian composer (d. 1857)
Subject: Re: Music History
Written By: star80 on 02/22/07 at 9:13 am

February 22, 2007

1956 - Elvis Presley entered the music charts for the first time with "Heartbreak Hotel."

1958 - The Alan Freed movie, "The Big Beat" (with Fats Domino, Gogi Grant, the Diamonds and the Del-Vikings) debuts in Detroit

1960 - The Percy Faith tune "A Summer Place' topped the charts and stayed there for 9 weeks

1963 - The Beatles form their Northern Music publishing company (now owned by Michael Jackson)

1964 - Beatles arrive back in England after their 1st US visit

1965 - Filming for the Beatles' second movie, "HELP!" began in the Bahamas.

1967 - 25,000 US and S Vietnamese troops launched Operation Junction City, offensive to smash Viet Cong stronghold near Cambodian border

1968 - Rock group Genesis release their 1st record "Silent Sun"

1974 - The last Ten Years After concert is performed in London

1975 - The Average White Band's "Pick Up The Pieces" was at the top of the charts for 1 week

1978 - Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen were arrested in New York and charged with drug possession.

1986 - A Fine Young Cannibals concert in Boston was delayed until 2AM because somebody had thrown tear gas into the club.

1986 - MTV aired 22 hours of the Monkees TV episodes in celebration of their station's 20th anniversary.

1989 - 31st Grammy Awards: Don't Worry Be Happy, Faith, Tracy Chapman

1989 - Milli Vanilli won a Grammy for Best New Artist. It was admitted later that they were not the vocalists on the album.

1989 - Metallica performed the song "One" on the Grammy Awards.

1990 - Stevie Wonder wins a plagiarism lawsuit filed against him in Los Angeles over the song "I Just Called To Say I Love You"

1992 - "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" closes at Music Box NYC

1992 - Rockers Kurt Corbin (Nirvana) and Courtney Love (Hole), wed

1993 - Chris LeDoux's "Whatcha Gonna Do With A Cowboy" was certified gold by the RIAA.

1997 - The song "Wannabe" by The Spice Girls topped the charts, staying there for 4 weeks

Subject: Re: Music History
Written By: star80 on 02/23/07 at 7:28 am

February 23, 2007

1937 - Bing Crosby sang with Lani McIntyre and his band as "Sweet Leilani" was recorded.

1963 - The Chiffons' "He's So Fine" was released.

1970 - Ringo Starr guest starred on "Laugh-In." It was his first solo TV appearance.

1972 - Elvis and Priscilla Presley seperated.

1974 - Columbia Records released Billy Joel's "Piano Man."

1978 - 20th Grammy Awards: Hotel Calif, Fleetwood Mac, Debbie Boone wins

1979 - George Harrison releases "George Harrison" album

1979 - Dire Straits began their first U.S./Canada tour in Boston.

1980 - Queen's  "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks

1983 - 25th Grammy Awards: Roxanna, Toto IV, Men at Work wins

1991 - Whitney Houston's "All the Man That I Need" topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks

1993 - Little Richard received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy.

1994 - The ground breaking ceremony for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas occurred.

1995 - Melvin Franklin (Temptations) died of heart failure.

1998 - Nine people were killed and more than 40 injured when a truck veered out of control during the annual carnival in Port-au-Prince. The Haitian band Ram was performing on the truck. None of the band members were hurt.

1999 - Garth Brooks attended spring training camp with the San Diego Padres as a non-roster player. The Padres Foundation agreed to contribute to the Touch 'Em All Foundation in lieu of a salary to Brooks.

1999 - Plastic People Of The Universe began their first North American tour in Boston.

2000 - Sean "Puffy" Combs was indicted on charges of bribing a witness. According to the Manhattan District Attorney's office, Combs offered money and jewelry to his driver, and asked him to claim ownership of a gun that police recovered from the Comb's car following a Dec. 27, 1999, shooting at a New York nightclub.

2000 - At the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Carlos Santana received a record-tying eight Grammy's. Michael Jackson set the record back in 1984 when he won awards for "Thriller."

2000 - A cover of the Led Zeppelin classic "What Is And What Should Never Be" by Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes became available for free download exclusively from

Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 02/24/07 at 8:54 am

February 24, 2007

1940 - Frances Langford recorded "When You Wish Upon a Star".

1956 - In Cleveland, OH, police invoked a 1931 ordinance barring people under the age of 18 from dancing in public unless accompanied by an adult.

1958 - The Silhouettes "Get A Job" topped the charts for 2 weeks

1964 - The Beatles appeared for the 3rd time on "The Ed Sullivan Show." They appeared via tape.

1965 - The Beach Boys recorded "Help Me Rhonda".

1969 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience played its last British concert before breaking up.

1973 - Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly" topped the charts for 5 weeks

1976 - The Eagles' "Greatest Hits" album became the first album in the U.S. to be certified platinum by the RIAA.

1978 - "The Second Barry Manilow Special" aired on ABC-TV with guest star Ray Charles.

1979 - "Roxanne" was released by The Police.

1979 - The Sex Pistols released the album "The Great Rock N' Roll Swindle."

1980 - NBC premieres the TV movie ``Harper Valley P.T.A.,'' based on Jeannie C. Riley's hit single

1982 - Pat Benatar wins a Grammy for ``Fire and Ice,'' Best Female Rock Performance.

1982 - Kim Carnes, a former member of the New Christy Minstrels, wins a Grammy for ``Bette Davis Eyes,'' Record of the Year.

1982 - Al Jarreau wins a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocalist.

1982 - 24th Grammy Awards: Betty Davis Eyes, Double Fantasy wins

1987 - 29th Grammy Awards: Higher Love, Graceland, Bruce Hornsby wins

1987 - Fats Domino received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy.

1988 - Alice Cooper announced he would run for Governor of Arizona as a member of the "Wild Party".

1990 - Bob Dylan unexpectedly joins Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and David Crosby to sing ``Mr. Tambourine Man'' at a Los Angeles tribute to the late Roy Orbison. It is the first time in 25 years that the three former Byrds perform together onstage.

1992 - Kurt Cobain of Nirvana and Courtney Love of Hole are married in Hawaii.

1992 - The U.S. Postal Service unveiled 2 versions of its proposed Elvis stamp for fans to vote on. The younger Elvis design won and was issued on January 8, 1993.

1992 - Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love were married in Hawaii.

1993 - Eric Clapton won six Grammy Awards for the song "Tears In Heaven."

1998 - Despite a slight mix up in introduction, Elton John is honored to receive knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. Even though he is announced as "Sir John Elton," the singer maintains "They don't come any bigger than this."

1998 - John Fogerty, whose well-crafted guitar lines are a trademark of his solo work and classic output as ex-leader of Credence Clearwater Revival, receives the 1998 Orville E. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award.

1998 - Virgin Records America Inc. files suit against one of its biggest acts, the Smashing Pumpkins, for alleged breach of contract and non-delivery of albums.

1998 - Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) was arrested and charged with hitting his wife Pamela Anderson Lee.

1999 - Lauryn Hill won five Grammy awards for her debut solo album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill."

1999 - Johnny Rotten emcees VH1's live Grammy coverage - a two-hour pre-show and 30-minute post-show wrap at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

2000 - The Spice Girls lose a lawsuit filed against them by Italian motorcycle manufacturing company Aprilla SpA. The battle, in London's Hig Court, is over a sponsorship deal Aprilia claim is left in tatters after Geri Halliwell departed the group.

2003 - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, "Peacekeeper," on the NBC series "Third Watch." The song, which premieres at the end of the episode, is off the group's album "Say You Will."

2003 - CMT featured an entire day of Shania Twain programming.

Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 02/25/07 at 8:27 pm

February 25, 2007

1952 - The first musical choreography score was copyrighted. It was Cole Porter's "Kiss Me Kate".

1953 - The musical "Wonderful Town" opened. It ran for 559 performances.

1957 - Buddy Holly and the Crickets recorded "That'll Be The Day." The song would be their first hit. A previously recorded version, on July 22, 1956, was produced poorly and the vocals were performed differently.

1963 - The Beatles released their first U.S. single "Please Please Me."

1969 - Beatles begin recording Abbey Road album

1972 - Paul McCartney releases "Give Ireland back to the Irish" single

1978 - Jefferson Starship declared "Earth Day" for the release of their new album, "Earth". It was premiered 2 days later.

1981 - 23rd Grammy Awards: Sailing, Christopher Cross, Billy Joel wins

1986 - 28th Grammy Awards: We Are the World, Sade, Phil Collins wins

1987 - Frank Sinatra guest starred on CBS-TV's "Magnum P.I."

1988 - Bruce Springsteen "Tunnel of Love Tour," begins in Worcester Mass

1992 - 34th Grammy Awards: Unforgetable, Marc Cohn wins

1992 - James Brown received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy.

1995 - Lyle Lovett broke his collarbone riding a motorcycle in Mexico.

1998 - Bo Diddley and Roy Orbison received Lifetime Achievement Grammy awards.

1999 - Prince filed a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit against nine Web sites, with allegations that included selling bootlegged recordings and offering unauthorized song downloads.

2000 - It was announced that Britney Spears would be releasing her own brand of bubble gum, "Britney Spears CD Bubble Gum", in March of 2000.

Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 02/26/07 at 9:07 am

February 26, 2007

1954 - A U.S. Congresswoman introduced a bill to prohibit the distribution of "obscene, lewd, lascivious or filthy" recordings.

1955 - Billboard reported that the 45rpm single format was outselling the 78s for the first time.

1965 - Jimmy Page released his first solo single, "She Just Satisfies."

1966 - The Rolling Stones' "19th Nervous Breakdown" was released.

1970 - The Beatles album "Beatles Again" was released in the U.S. It contained the song "Hey Jude."

1975 - Harry Chapin's revue "The Night That Made America Famous" opened on Broadway.

1977 - The Eagles' "Hotel California" was released.

1978 - Vladimir Horowitz marked the 50th anniversary of his U.S. debut with a performance at the White House.

1985 - Chuck Berry received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy.

1987 - Capitol Records released the first 4 Beatles albums on CD.

1990 - Cornell Gunter of the Coasters was murdered in Las Vegas at the age of 53.

1991 - "Rockline on MTV" premiered.

1995 - Jimmy Page and Robert Plant began a world tour to support their reunion album "No Quarter."

1998 - Tommy Lee of Motley Crue was formally charged with abusing his wife Pamela Anderson Lee, and one of their sons, Dylan.

2002 - Alanis Morissette's third album "Under Rug Swept" was released.
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 02/27/07 at 10:56 am

February 27, 2007

1956 - Specialty Records released Little Richard's "Slippin' and Slidin'."

1960 - The Miracles made their first TV appearance on "American Bandstand."

1967 - Pink Floyd recorded their first single, "Arnold Layne."

1970 - Jefferson Airplane was fined $1,000 for using profanity during a concert in Oklahoma City.

1976 - Mick Jagger was hospitalized in New York with a respiratory infection.

1977 - Keith Richards' Toronto hotel suite was raided by Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Richards was arrested and charged possession of heroin with the intent to traffic and possession of cocaine. He was release on $25,000 bail.

1980 - 22nd Grammy Awards: What a Fool Believe, Streisand-Diamond duet

1981 - Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder record "Ebony and Ivory"

1984 - A Pepsi commercial featuring the Jackson's premiered on MTV.

1990 - Milli Vanilli's Rob Pilatus shared his perspective on life with Time magazine. In the interview he said, "Musically, we're more talented than any Bob Dylan or Paul McCartney. Mick Jagger can't produce a sound. I'm the new Elvis."

1991 - James Brown was paroled from prison after serving two years. He had been sentenced to six years in prison after leading police on an interstate car chase.

1997 - James Brown asked talk show hostess Rolanda White to marry him during the taping of one of her shows. She didn't marry him.

1997 - Singer Sade (Helen Folasade), arrest in Jamaica for disobeying a cop

1998 - Tommy Lee was released on $500,000 bail after pleading innocent to the charge of abusing his wife and son.

1998 - Vince Neil of Motley Crue announced an agreement with Internet Entertainment Group and Vivid Video to distribute a 60-minute home video of him having sex with two adult film models in Hawaii.

2000 - ABC-TV aired the "The Beach Boys" TV movie.

Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 02/28/07 at 7:01 am

February 28, 2007

1959 - "Cash Box" magazine began using a red 'bullet' on its record charts to indicate the records that have the strongest upward movement each week.

1966 - Cavern Club (Beatles hangout) in Liverpool closes

1968 - Frankie Lymon died of a heroin overdose.

1970 - Led Zeppelin performed as the Nobs in Denmark after the family of Ferdinand von Zeppelin threatened a lawsuit.

1974 - Bobby Bloom shot himself to death at the age of 28.

1976 - 18th Grammy Awards: Love Will Keep Us Together, Natalie Cole wins

1977 - Ray Charles was attacked by an audience member onstage.

1984 - Michael Jackson won a record eight Grammy awards connected to the album "Thriller."

1991 - The Record Plant in Hollywood closed.

1991 - In Los Angeles, "Curtis Mayfield Day" was held.

1996 - The original members of Kiss appeared at the Grammy Awards. It was the first time in 17 years that the band had appeared in full make-up and costumes.

1996 - 38th Grammy Awards: Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morisette wins

2000 - Songwriter Stan Penrige sued the members of Kiss, the band's publishing company, and Universal Music Group. Penrige charged that he had been shortchanged millions in publishing royalties for the song "Beth."

2000 - In a Los Angeles Superior Court, Celine Dion filed a suit against the "National Enquirer". The papers claimed an "intentional infliction of emotion distress, invasion of privacy, and unfair business practices." The headline that brought the suit was "Celine: I'm Pregnant With Twins".

Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 03/01/07 at 11:57 am

March 1, 2007

1941 - The first FM Radio station opened in Nashville, TN.

1957 - The Everly Brothers signed with Cadence Records and then recorded "Bye Bye Love."

1957 - Chuck Berry released "School Days" on Chess Records. It became his biggest hit to date.

1958 - Buddy Holly & the Crickets opened their only British tour in London.

1963 - Gerry & the Pacemakers released their first British single, "How Do You Do It."

1968 - Johnny Cash and June Carter were married.

1968 - Elton John's first single, "I've Been Loving You," was released in England.

1969 - Jim Morrison of the Doors was arrested and officially charged with lewd and lascivious behavior, indecent behavior, open profanity and public drunkenness in Miami. Morrison was later sentenced. Morrison died while the sentence was under appeal.

1970 - The Charles Manson album "Lie" was released. The profits went to Manson's defense.

1972 - John Lennon was granted an extension on his American work visa. Lennon then began recording "Sometime in New York City."

1973 - The Robert Joffrey Dance Company opened the presentation "Deuce Coupe Ballet". The show was based on the music of the Beach Boys.

1974 - Queen began their first headlining tour or England.

1975 - 17th Grammy Awards: I Honestly Love You, Marvin Hamlisch win

1976 - Singer Claudine Longet, formerly the wife of Andy Williams, shot her boyfriend, world skiing champion Spider Sabich Sabich had tried to throw her and her three children out of his house. Longet was arrested for manslaughter.

1977 - Sara Lowndes Dylan filed for a divorce from Bob Dylan.

1980 - Patti Smith married Fred "Sonic" Smith (formerly with MC5).

1981 - The TV movie "Elvis and the Beauty Queen" was aired on NBC. Don Johnson played the role of Elvis.

1982 - Jimmy Page's first solo LP was released. It was the soundtrack to Death Wish II.

1985 - A Beatles song was used for the first time in a U.S. TV commercial. Lincoln-Mercury used the song, "HELP!"

1989 - Julianne Philips and Bruce Springsteen divorce

1990 - Janet Jackson's first concert tour began. It was the Rhythm Nation World Tour 1990.

1991 - "The Doors" movie debuted. Val Kilmer played the role of Jim Morrison.

1994 - 36th Grammy Awards: I Will Always Love You, Toni Braxton wins

1995 - 37th Grammy Awards: All I Want to Do, Streets of Phila, Sheryl Crow

1995 - Bill Berry of R.E.M while performing on stage in Switzerland suffers a brain aneurysm.

1998 - Prince released the 3-CD set "Crystal Ball." The initial release was restricted to the web site

1999 - Sony Music Distribution raised their wholesale prices on audio CDs by 8 cents.
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: nally on 03/01/07 at 11:59 am

1995 - 37th Grammy Awards: All I Wanna Do, Streets of Phila, Sheryl Crow

Well..."Streets of Philadelphia" won the award for Best Male Rock vocal performance (Bruce Springsteen)... and Sheryl Crow herself won three awards: Record Of The Year (for "All I Wanna Do"), Best Female Pop vocal performance ("All I Wanna Do"), and Best New Artist. ;)
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 03/02/07 at 9:09 am

March 2, 2007

1963 - "Walk Like a Man" by the Four Seasons topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

1964 - "Twist and Shout" by the Beatles was released in the U.S.

1964 - The Beatles began their first film, "A Hard Day's Night."

1967 - 9th Grammy Awards: Strangers in Night, Michele wins

1967 - The Supremes recorded "Reflections."

1974 - "Seasons in the Sun" by Terry Jacks topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

1974 - 16th Grammy Awards: Killing Me Softly, Bette Midler wins

1975 - Linda McCartney was arrested for personal possession of marijuana. Paul was driving the vehicle at the time of the incident but was not charged.

1977 - "The Barry Manilow Special" aired on ABC-TV.

1981 - Michael Jackson was a guest on Diana Ross' third TV special "diana" on CBS.

1988 - 30th Grammy Awards: Graceland, Joshua Tree, Jody Watley

2000 - DMX was arrested for driving without a license and marijuana possession in Cheektowaga, NY
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 03/03/07 at 3:34 pm

March 3, 2007

1931 - The "Star Spangled Banner" was adopted as the American national anthem. The song was originally known as "Defense of Fort McHenry."

1931 - The first jazz album to sell a million copies was recorded. It was "Minnie The Moocher" by Cab Calloway.

1940 - Artie Shaw and his orchestra recorded "Frenesi".

1951 - "If" by Perry Como topped the charts and stayed there for 8 weeks.

1957 - Corry Brokken wins Eurovision Song festival with "Just as then"

1957 - Samuel Cardinal Stritch banned rock 'n' roll from Chicago archdiocese Roman Catholic schools.

1961 - The first Supremes single, "I Want a Guy" was released.

1966 - Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay formed Buffalo Springfield.

1967 - Petula Clark performed before Princess Margaret at the London Palladium.

1978 - The first Van Halen nationwide tour began in Chicago, IL.

1981 - The documentary movie "This is Elvis" premiered in Memphis, TN.

1982 - Kurt Cobain of Nirvana lapsed into a coma in Italy after taking a combination of Valium and champagne.

1985 - Madame Tussaud's waxworks unveiled their look-alike of Michael Jackson.

1990 - "Escapade" by Janet Jackson topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

1995 - Bill Berry of R.E.M. underwent surgery to halt a bleeding brain aneurysm.

1995 - A stalker was arrested while trying to break into Roberta Flack's New York apartment.

1998 - C-BO was arrested for parole violation. The violation was the use of lyrics that encouraged violence against police officers. He was held without bail.

1998 - Madonna's album "Ray of Light" was released.

2003 - Penguin Group announced that Madonna had written five illustrated story books for readers aged 6 and above. Publication was scheduled to begin in September 2003.

Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 03/04/07 at 1:11 pm

March 4, 2007

1942 - Dick Jurgen's orchestra recorded "One Dozen Roses."

1958 - The Everly Brothers record "All I Have To Do Is Dream"

1959 - The Drifters record "There Goes My Baby" 

1967 - It was announced that Steve Winwood and his brother Muff were leaving the Spencer Davis Group after an April 2 show.

1967 - "Ruby Tuesday" by the Rolling Stones topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1970 - Janis Joplin was fined $200 for using obscene language onstage in Tampa, FL.

1976 - Hall & Oates recorded "Rich Girl."

1977 - The Rolling Stones recorded their "Love You Live" album in Toronto.

1977 - "An Evening With Diana Ross" airs on NBC-TV

1978 - "(Love Is) Thicker Than Water" by Andy Gibb topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

1980 - E.Y. Harburg died in an auto accident in Hollywood, CA, at the age of 82.

1982 - Rolling Stone reported that Dweezil and Moon Unit Zappa have formed a new band called Fred Zeppelin.

1986 - Richard Manuel (The Band) committed suicide at the age of 41.

1988 - Dale (Bozzio) released her solo debut entitled "Riot In English."

1989 - "Lost in Your Eyes" by Debbie Gibson topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

1993 - Patti LaBelle received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2004 - David Crosby of the Byrds and CSN is arrested on marijuana and weapons charges in New York City (he's given a $5,000 fine and a conditional discharge).
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 03/05/07 at 1:02 pm

March 5, 2007

1917 - 1st jazz recording for Victor Records released

1955 - Elvis Presley made his first TV appearance on the "Louisiana Hayride" show.

1958 - Andy Gibb is born in Manchester, England, the youngest brother of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, a.k.a. the Bee Gees. He has three No. 1 songs, including ``Shadow Dancing'' in 1978. He dies March 10, 1988, of an inflammatory heart virus.

1960 - Elvis Presley was honorably discharged from the Army.

1963 -  Country & western star Patsy Cline dies in an airplane crash near Patterson, Tenn., with Grand Ole Opry stars Hawkshaw Hawkins and Cowboy Copas. Cline's biggest pop hit is ``Crazy,'' a No. 9 song in 1961 that is written by Willie Nelson. The song receives a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1992.

1963 - Beatles record "From Me to You" and "Thank You Girl"

1968 - Jerry Lee Lewis opened in the rock musical adaptation of "Othello" in Hollywood, CA.

1969 - The magazine "Creem" was published for the first time.

1969 - Dusty Springfield collapsed while taping a TV appearance.

1972 - Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis leaves communist party

1975 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Have You Never Been Mellow,'' Olivia Newton-John. The song is also a country hit for the singer, reaching No. 3 on Billboard's country singles chart.

1979 - MCA Records dissolved it recent acquisition, ABC Records.

1982 - Blues Brother John Belushi died of drug overdose in the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles at the age of 33.

1985 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Can't Fight This Feeling,'' REO Speedwagon.

1994 - Grace Slick is arrested for pointing a shotgun at police at her Tiburon, Calif., home. The former Jefferson Starship lead singer later says she has been under stress since her Mill Valley home burned down the previous fall. She lost most of her memorabilia, including some items stolen by Corte Madera firefighters (who were later fired).

1998 - Mariah Carey divorces Tommy Lee Jones

1999 - Trauma Entertainment files a $40 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against the members of Bush for failure to deliver their next album.

2002 - MTV began airing "The Osbournes." The reality television show followed the daily activities of rock musician Ozzy Osbourne and his family

2005 - With four awards, pop artist M is the big winner at the 20th edition of France's Victoires de la Musique, held at the Zenith concert hall in Paris. The Delabel/EMI-signed artist wins the categories for best male, album for "Qui De Nous Deux", performance and DVD.

2006 - In an upset, Three 6 Mafia takes home the best original song Academy Award at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Drawn from the film "Hustle & Flow," the group's "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" also made history as the first rap song ever performed at the event. Eminem's "Lose Yourself," from the 2002 movie "8 Mile," won the best song statuette the following year, but the rapper declined to perform at the ceremony.
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 03/06/07 at 1:52 pm

March 6, 2007

1959 - The Drifters recorded "There Goes My Baby."

1962 - Frank Sinatra recorded his final session for Capitol Records in Hollywood.

1970 - Charles Manson released his album "Lies" to finance his defense against murder charges.

1973 - John Lennon's visa extension was canceled by the New York Office of the Immigration Department. It had been granted only five days before.

1976 - Fleetwood Mac's "Rhiannon" was released.

1976 - EMI Records re-released all 22 British Beatles singles. In addition "Yesterday" was released for the first time on 45 in the U.K.

1977 - "An Evening With Diana Ross" aired on NBC-TV.

1989 - Smokey Robinson's autobiography "Inside My Life" was released.

1998 - Oasis' Liam Gallagher was charged in an Australian court after he allegedly headbutted a fan, breaking the fan's nose. He was released on $10,000 bail.

1998 - Madonna did a rare live interview at MuchMusic's Toronto headquarters.

1999 - George Jones was severely injured in a car accident.

2000 - Foxy Brown crashed her car into a fence in Brooklyn, NY. She was admitted for medical attention and released the next morning. Brown was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle by police.
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: Philip Eno on 03/06/07 at 2:55 pm

Death: George Formby (May 26, 1904 – March 6, 1961) was an English singer and comedian who became a major star of both cinema and music hall.
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: Paul on 03/06/07 at 6:14 pm

Death: George Formby (May 26, 1904 – March 6, 1961) was an English singer and comedian who became a major star of both cinema and music hall.

I suppose it didn't turn out nice for him that day... :(

He was a big influence on another musical George...George Harrison
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 03/07/07 at 12:13 pm

March 7, 2007

1939 - Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians recorded "Auld Lang Syne."

1957 - The Tune Weavers record "Happy Happy Birthday Baby."

1967 - Sandra Dee received a divorce from Bobby Darin.

1976 - Elton Johnwas the first rock star since the Beatles to be immortalized at London's Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.

1985 - The song "We Are the World" was heard on the radio for the first time.

1994 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that parodies that poke fun at an original work can be considered "fair use" that does not require permission from the copyright holder.

2003 - Broadway musicians went on strike due to a contractual dispute.   
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 03/08/07 at 5:20 pm

March 8, 2007

1941 - Horace Heidt and his orchestra recorded "G'bye Now".

1962 - The Beatles performed for the first time on the BBC in Great Britain. The show was "Teenager's Turn". The Beatles sang "Dream Baby", "Maybelline" and "Please Mr. Postman."

1964 - The Dave Clark 5 make the first of 18 appearances on CBS-TV's "Ed Sullivan Show."

1968 - The Fillmore East concert hall opened in New York City.

1968 - Elvis Presley's "Stay Away Joe" movie debuts.

1970 - Diana Ross opened her first outing as a solo performer in Framingham, MA.

1973 - Paul McCartney plead guilty to charges of growing marijuana outside of his Scottish countryside farm. He claimed that a fan had given him the seeds and that he did not know what they would grow. He was fined $240.

1974 - Bad Company gave their debut performance in England.

1987 - Bob Seger ended a tour that he claimed would be his last. It was not his last tour however.

1993 - "Beavis and Butthead" premiered on MTV as a series.
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 03/09/07 at 10:01 am

March 9, 2007

1942 - Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra recorded "Well, Git It!"

1959 - "Venus" by Frankie Avalon topped the charts and stayed there for 5 weeks.

1961 - The Supremes released their first single, "I Want A Guy."

1966 - The Beach Boys recorded "God Only Knows."

1969 - CBS-TV cancels the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour".

1972 -  A George McGovern presidential fundraiser stars Carole King, James Taylor, Quincy Jones and Barbra Streisand (Cass Elliot serves as a celebrity usher).

1974 - Bad Company performed its first concert in England.

1975 - Elvis Presley began his final recording session at RCA's Hollywood studios.

1976 - Keith Moon collapsed onstage at the start of a Who concert in the Boston Garden.

1978 - The Eagles begin recording "I Can't Tell You Why".

1979 - ABC-TV aired the documentary "Heroes of Rock & Roll."

1985 - "Can't Fight This Feeling" by REO Speedwagon topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

1987 - Sam Cooke, John Lennon & Paul McCartney, Carole King & Gerry Goffin and Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil are all inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

1987 - U2 released the album "The Joshua Tree".

1991 - "Someday" by Mariah Carey topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

1995 - Rapper T-Bone was acquitted of murder charges in Torance, CA.

1997 - In Los Angeles, the Notorius B.I.G. (Christopher Wallace) was killed in a drive-by shooting at the age of 24.

1998 - American dancer Alan Reed sued female Japanese star Seiko Matsuda for 48 million YEN in damages for alleged sexual harassment.

2000 - Da Brat was arrested and charged with one felony count of aggravated battery for allegedly pistol-whipping a woman at a club in Buckhead. She was released after posting a $1,000 bond.

Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 03/10/07 at 5:53 pm

March 10, 2007

1944 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Besame Mucho,'' Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra.

1952 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Wheel of Fortune,'' Kay Starr

1965 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Eight Days a Week,'' The Beatles. The song is the first British single to go to No. 1 in the United States but not make the chart in its own country. (The single is not released in Great Britain.)

1970 - Barbra Streisand records "The Singer" and "I Can Do It"

1976 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night),'' The Four Seasons.

1979 - James Brown played at the Grand Ole Opry.

1979 - "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

1986 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Sara,'' Starship.

1988 - Andy Gibb died from myocarditis (inflammation of the heart) following a long battle with cocaine addiction, which had weakened his heart.

1992 - Prince received a lifetime achievement award at the Soul Train Awards.

1992 - 6th Soul Train Music Awards: Natalie Cole and Color Me Badd win

2000 - Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders) and two other people were arrested in New York City after slashing leather goods at Gap store as part of a protest organized by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 03/11/07 at 8:05 pm

March 11, 2007

1963 - In London, Manfred Mann's first concert (as the Mann-Hugg Blues Brothers) is at the Marquee Theatre in London.

1964 - Elvis Presley's 14th movie, "Kissin' Cousins," was released.

1967 - Pink Floyd releases their 1st song (Arnold Layne).

1968 - Otis Redding posthumously received a gold record for his single, "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay".

1969 - Motown bought the Jackson 5 out of their contract with Steeltown.

1970 - Blood, Sweat & Tears are nominated for a then-record eleven Grammy Awards (but only win three).

1970 - 12th Grammy Awards: Aquarius, Crosby Stills and Nash, Peggy Lee win

1974 - Rhino Store gives people 5› to take home Danny Bonaduce's Album

1982 - Jimmy Sohns (Shadows of Knight) was arrested for distributing cocaine.

1990 - In London, Mick Jagger announced the Rolling Stones' upcoming European Tour at a press conference.

1991 - Janet Jackson signed a deal with Virgin Records for 2 albums worth $50 million.

1994 - The Supremes receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1996 - The remaining Beatles turn down a $225 million offer to do a "reunion" tour.

1997 - Sir Paul McCartney was knighted by Brittain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.

2000 - KISS began their "Farewell Tour."

2002 - Connie Francis sues her record label for over $10 million for unpaid royalties and "inappropriate" licensing of her recordings.
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 03/13/07 at 9:40 am

March 13, 2007

1947 - The musical "Brigadoon" opened at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City.

1954 - "Make Love to Me!" by Jo Stafford topped the charts and stayed there for 7 weeks.

1959 - "The Kingston Trio" were nearly killed during an emergency plane landing in South Bend, Indiana.

1949 - In Los Angeles, CA, ew Chudd formed Imperial Records.

1961 - Rick Nelson recorded "Travelin' Man".

1965 - Eric Clapton left the Yardbirds.

1965 - Beatles' "Eight Days a Week," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 2 weeks

1968 - Beatles release "Lady Madonna" in the UK

1969 - Elvis Presley's movie "Charo" opens.

1973 - Pink Floyd released "Dark Side of the Moon".

1975 - Tammy Wynette and George Jones got divorced.

1975 - Rush released "Fly By Night".

1976 - The Jackson 5 moved from Motown to Epic Records. They also changeed their name to the Jackson's.

1976 - "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" by the Four Seasons topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

1984 - MTV premired its weekly "Top 20 Video Countdown" show.

1987 - Bryan Adams' "Heat of the Night" became the first commercially released cassette single in the U.S.

1987 - Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1990 - MTV became available in the Middle East with the launch of MTV Europe in Israel.

1993 - "Informer" by Snow topped the charts and stayed there for 7 weeks.

1995 - 9th Soul Train Music Awards: Boyz II Men, Anita Baker win

1998 - The Smashing Pumpkins filed a suit against a U.K. based Sound And Media Ltd. for at least $1 million. The band alleged that the company released a "book-with-CD" without the proper clearances.

1999 - "Believe" by Cher topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks.

2002 - In Middletown, NJ, Sebastian Bach was arrested for threatening the life of a bartender and the patrons of Lincroft Inn. He was charged with disorderly conduct, possession of under 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released the next day after posting bail.

2004 - Luciano Pavarotti gave his final opera performance at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He still had concerts planned up until October 12, 2005.
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 03/15/07 at 9:15 am

March 14, 2007

1955 - Elvis Presley is interviewed by Jimmy Dean on Jimmy's Washington, DC television show.

1956 - The movie "Rock Around The Clock" (with Bill Haley and the Platters) premieres in Washington, DC.

1958 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Tequila," The Champs. Glen Campbell, Jim Seals and Dash Crofts all join the group after "Tequila" hits No. 1.

1959 - Fabian is voted "Most Promising New Talent" by the viewers of ABC-TV's "American Bandstand".
Gerry Marsden of Gerry & the Pacemakers is fined 60 pounds for evading British customs with a German-bought guitar, 1963

1965 - Petula Clark makes her American TV debut on the "Ed Sullivan Show" on CBS

1971 - The Rolling Stones leave England for France to escape taxes

1972 - Carole King's "It's Too Late" wins a Grammy as Record of the Year, King's "Tapestry" wins a Grammy as Album of the Year and Carly Simon wins a Grammy as Best New Artist

1974 - Stevie Wonder holds a press conference to announce he'll move to Ghana within the next two years (we're still waiting).

1979 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "I Will Survive," Gloria Gaynor. The song is released as the B-side to the single "Substitute."

1981 - Eric Clapton is hospitalized in St. Paul, Minnesota with severe stomach ulcers.

1987 - "Jacob's Ladder" by Huey Lewis & the News topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1989 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Lost in Your Eyes," Debbie Gibson

1990 - 4th Soul Train Music Awards: Soul II Soul, Janet Jackson

1980 - Quincy Jones gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1998 - "Gettin' Jiggy With It" by Will Smith topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

1998 - Ray Charles makes his first solo performance in 53 years on the television shopping network QVC to promote the first product from his merchandising and marketing company RCR Productions, a book-and-CD set called "Ray Charles - My Early Years 1930-1960."

2001 - The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not guilty of plagiarism, reversing a decision made in 1999 by a lower court. Italian singer/songwriter Albano Carrisi had claimed that his song "I Cigni Di Balaka" was used in Jackson's 1991 hit "Will You Be There."

Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 03/15/07 at 9:33 am

March 15, 2007

1945 - "Billboard" magazine began listing a top albums chart. The first #1 was "The Nat King Cole Trio."

1952 - "Wheel of Fortune" by Kay Starr topped the charts and stayed there for 10 weeks.

1954 - The Chords record "Sh-Boom".

1955 - Fats Domino records "Ain't It A Shame".

1956 - Colonel Tom Parker became Elvis Presley's manager.

1956 - The Lerner and Loewe musical "My Fair Lady" opened on Broadway.

1962 - The album "Bobby Darin Sings Ray Charles" is released.

1966 - Sandy Posey records "Born A Woman". 

1968 - "LIFE" magazine called Jimi Hendrix "the most spectacular guitarist in the world."

1969 - "Dizzy" by Tommy Roe topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks.

1972 - A Los Angeles disk jockey plays Donny Osmond's "Puppy Love" for 90 straight minutes (police eventually raid the station, suspecting foul play).

1974 - The Emerson, Lake and Palmer movie "Pictures at an Exhibition" premiered in Los Angeles, CA.

1975 - The group T. Rex disbanded.

1975 -  "Black Water" by the Doobie Brothers topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1976 - "Destroyer" was released by KISS.

1978 - The movie "American Hot Wax" premiered.

1979 - Bonnie Bramlett punches out Elvis Costello after he puts down Ray Charles during a Stephen Stills concert in Columbus, Ohio'

1983 - Cathy Smith is arrested for second-degree murder for providing the drugs that killed John Belush.

1996 -  "Sara" by Starship topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1999 - Relatives of Buddy Holly filed a suit against MCA Records for allegedly hoarding royalty payments, forging contracts and illegally producing albums without the consent of the family.

2004 - A federal judge denied Axl Rose's request for a restraining order to block the release of a Guns N' Roses greatest hits collection. Rose sued because he said he had not approved the album. Universal Music Group said that they had every right to release the album since Rose had not delivered the contracted album "Chinese Democracy." The album has been in the making for more than seven years.
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 03/16/07 at 9:56 am

March 16, 2007

1942 - Fats Waller recorded "The Jitterbug Waltz" in New York.

1945 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Rum and Coca-Cola," Andrews Sisters.

1947 - Margaret Truman made her professional radio debut. She sang with the Detroit Symphony.

1953 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "The Doggie in the Window," Patti Page.

1963 - "Puff The Magic Dragon" was released by Peter, Paul and Mary.

1964 - Capitol released the Beatles "Can't Buy Me Love" backed with "You Can't Do That."

1968 - "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks.

1969 - The musical "1776" opened on Broadway.

1970 - Tammi Terrell, who produced several Motown hits with Marvin Gaye,  dies of a brain tumor at the age of 23.

1971 - Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" LP and single wins six Grammys including Record, Song and Album of the Year. Aretha Franklin wins the Best Female R&B Performance Grammy for "Don't Play That Song." B.B. King wins the Best Male R&B Vocal Performance Grammy for "The Thrill Is Gone."

1971 - 13th Grammy Awards: Bridge over Troubled Water, Carpenters win

1974 - The new Opryland auditorium in Nashville was dedicated.

1975 - Aaron "T-Bone" Walker dies of pneumonia. Age 64.

1979 - Twisted Sister became the first band to sell out New York City's Palladium without ever releasing a record. The band did not sign a record deal until 3 years later.

1991 - Seven members of country music singer Reba McEntire's band and her road manager are killed when their private plane crashes in a mountain area near California's border with Mexico. The singer takes a separate plane.

1991 - Eddie Van Halen and his wife, actress Valerie Bertinelli, have a son. The couple names the child Wolfgang Van Halen.

1999 - Honoring a roster of music artists that range from the Beatles to the Backstreet Boys, the Recording Industry Association of America presents the first Diamond Awards, given in recognition of albums and singles that have sold a million copies or more.

1999 - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown and the late Roosevelt Sykes are inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame.

1999 - The album "Great Zeppelin: A Tribute To Led Zeppelin" was released by Great White.

1999 - The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) presented the first Diamond Awards. The awards are given in recognition of albums and singles that have sold 10 million copies or more.

2002 - Liza Minnelli takes her fourth trip down the aisle when she marries her producer boyfriend David Gest.

2004 - Steve Winwood receives a lifetime achievement award at the 2004 Jammys, held at New York's Roseland Ballroom.

2004 - The legacy of Seattle rock act Alice In Chains is celebrated on a two-disc retrospective, "The Essential," from Columbia/Legacy. The 29-track album features the most well-known hits from the Layne Staley-led group, a stalwart of rock radio in the 1990s and an undeniable influence on such acts as Staind and Godsmack, the latter of whom is named after an Alice In Chains song.

2006 - The video for the hit Natasha Bedingfield single "Unwritten" premieres on Microsoft Xbox 360, kicking off a year-long partnership between the gaming company and Epic Records.

Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 03/17/07 at 11:15 am

March 17, 2007

1956 - Carl Perkins appeared on "Ozark Jubilee." It was his first television appearance.

1956 - "The Poor People of Paris" by Les Baxter topped the charts and stayed there for 6 weeks.

1958 - The Coasters recorded "Yakety Yak."

1958 - "Tequila" by the Champs topped the charts and stayed there for 5 weeks.

1962 - Billboards reported that Ray Charles had started Tangerine, his own record label.

1967 - Bobby Vee recorded "Come Back When You Grow Up".

1968 - The Bee Gees made their U.S. television debut on the "Ed Sullivan Show." They performed "To Love Somebody" and "Words."

1982 - Samuel George Jr. of the Capitols was stabbed to death during a family argument. He was 39 years old.

1990 - Whitney Houston headlined an AIDS benefit concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

1990 - In Paris, the Bastille opera opened with a performance of Berlioz' "Les Troyens".

1995 - Suzanne Vega married Mitchell Froom.

1995 - Madonna premiered the "Bedtime Stories" video. The gathering was 1,500 guests that were in pajamas and had teddy bears.

1997 - The RIAA announced that the Eagles' "Greatest Hits" album had tied Michael Jackson's "Thriller" as the all-time best-selling album in the U.S.

1998 - Van Halen released "Van Halen 3." It was the bands first album with lead singer Gary Cherone (of Extreme).

Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 03/18/07 at 9:28 am

March 18, 2007

1950 - "Music! Music! Music!" by Teresa Brewer topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks.

1965 - The Standells appear on an episode of NBC-TV's "The Munsters".

1958 - Jerry Lee Lewis becomes the first artist to sing three songs on an episode of "American Bandstand" (and he sang, not lip-synched them).

1960 - The Everly Brothers record "Cathy's Clown".

1960 - The film "Rio Bravo" (with Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Walter Brennan and John Wayne) opens.

1962 - Gary "U.S." Bonds performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

1965 - Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Bill Wyman were arrested for "insulting behavior" in London. The act was urinating on the wall of the Francis Garage.

1967 - The  Beatles' "Penny Lane," single goes #1; Stayed at the top for a week.

1972 - "Heart of Gold" by Neil Young topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1977 - The Clash's first single, "White Riot," was released.

1978 - "Night Fever" by the Bee Gees topped the charts and stayed there for 8 weeks.

1978 - California Jam II was held in Ontario, CA. Over 250,000 people were in attendance.

1982 - Teddy Pendergrass was severely injured in a car accident in Philadelphia resulting in him being paralyzed from the waist down.

1992 - Donna Summer received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1994 - Four guns and 25 boxes of ammo were confiscated from Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) after his wife, Courtney Love, called police fearing he was going to commit suicide. He did commit suicide about 3 weeks later.

1994 - The city of Kenner, LA, name a street after Lloyd Price.

1994 - The Rolling Stones announced that Darryl Jones was going to be the replacement for Bill Wyman. Wyman had announced that he would no longer be touring with the band.

1996 - The Sex Pistols announced that they were reuniting for a 20th anniversary tour.

1997 - Yanni became the first western composer/performer to play at the Taj Mahal in India.

1997 - Taylor Hawkins replaced William Goldsmith as the drummer for the Foo Fighters.

1997 - Joni Mitchell announced that she had reunited with a daughter she had given up for adoption many years earlier.

1998 - Michael Jackson and his son went shopping at a toy store in Munich, Germany. Jackson was dressed as an Arab woman.

1999 - France's largest music retailer, Fnac, became the first major music retailer in Europe to sell song downloads on its Internet site.

2000 - The U.S. Postal Service issued a 20-cent stamped postcard that featured the historic Ryman Auditorium, the home of the Grand Ole Opry for more than 30 years.

2002 - George Michael's single "Freeek!" was released in Britain.

2002 - In Concord, CA, about 1,500 teenagers swarmed a music store to get autographs from the band B2K. The Sun Valley Mall was temporarily shut down due to the unexpectedly large crowd.

2002 - The Doobie Brothers, Dionne Warwick and Petula Clark are among the entertainers at Liza Minelli's wedding reception.

Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/07 at 10:17 am

March 19, 1962 - Bob Dylan releases his first album.
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 03/19/07 at 11:01 am

March 19, 2007

1957 - Elvis Presley buys Graceland mansion for $102,500 ($37,000 of which was mortgaged), 1957

1958 - "Our Song" was released by Tom and Jerry. Later they used their real names, which were Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.

1960 - Lesley Gore guests on the last "Donna Reed Show" on ABC.

1966 - Gary Leeds (Walker Brothers) was abducted by British students trying to raise money for charity.

1968 - Donovan traveled to India to study transcendental meditation under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

1971 - Bobby Sherman guests on ABC-TV's "Partridge Family", which leads to his getting his own series ("Getting Together").

1974 - The Jefferson Airplane began their first tour under their new name Jefferson Starship.

1975 - The third album from KISS, "Dressed to Kill," was released.

1980 - The autopsy of Elvis Presley was subpoenaed in the "Dr. Nick" drug case. "Dr. Nick" was Dr. George Nichopoulous who was Presley's personal physician.

1982 - Randy Rhoads died at the age of 25 in a plane crash. The plane was buzzing Ozzy Osbourne's tour bus when it crashed. The pilot and another female passenger were also killed.

1985 - "Spin Magazine" began publishing.

1993 - Drummer Jeff Ward was found dead in his home in Chicago. It was believed he had committed suicide.

1996 - The second part of the Beatles "Anthology" was released.

1999 - George Jones left the hospital after being severely injured in a car accident on March 6, 1999.

2002 - Ozzy Osbourne, and his family, did an interview with CNN's Andersen Cooper. The topic was the MTV reality show "The Osbournes."

2003 - A musical based on the life of Cliff Richard opens in London.

2004 - Aretha Franklin is admitted to a hospital after an allergic reaction to antibiotics (she stays there five days).
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Written By: star80 on 03/20/07 at 11:33 am

March 20, 2007

1935 - "Your Hit Parade" made its debut on radio.

1936 - Benny Goodman and his orchestra recorded "Christopher Columbus" in Chicago, IL.

1948 - Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra were featured in the first televised symphonic concert.

1959 - Bobby Rydell made his first TV appearance, on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Elvis Presley's first post-Army recording session yields "Stuck On You" (for which there were already 1.5 million advance orders).

1961 - Ricky Nelson recorded "Hello Mary Lou."(his father Ozzie plays tenor guitar on the record while celebrating his 55th birthday).

1961 - "Surrender" by Elvis Presley topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

1963 - George Hamilton IV records "Abilene".

1965 - The first Motown tour of the U.K. began. A parade is held in London before Martha Reeves headlines the first Motown tour of England (also featuring Stevie Wonder, the Supremes and the Temptations).

1968 - Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Richie Furay and Jim Messina were arrested on drug charges in Los Angeles, CA. (Eric is freed, the others fined).

1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono were married in Gibraltar.

1970 - David Bowie marries his wife Angela Barnett (subject of the Rolling Stones' song, "Angie" four years later).

1971 - "Me and Bobby McGee" by Janis Joplin topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

1972 - Ringo Starr released "Back Off, Boogaloo."

1976 - "Young Blood" by Bad Company was released.

1977 - The final live T. Rex concert took place.

1982 - Buckner & Garcia performed "Pac Man Fever" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts topped the charts and stayed there for 7 weeks.

1984 - Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats) married Britt Ekland.

1990 - Gloria Estefan and her band are injured in a bus accident near Scranton, PA.

1991 - Michael Jackson signs a $60 million contract with Sony Records (the largest-ever).

1991 - Eric Clapton's 4 year old son, Conor, died after falling from a 53rd story New York City apartment window.

1991 - It was announced that Michael Jackson and Sony signed a contract that gave an $18 million advance for the forthcoming album "Dangerous." The contract also made Jackson the CEO of the newly formed Nation Records (which changed its name to MJJ). The deal was reported to be worth $1 billion.

1995 - "Baby It's You," by the Beatles, was released.
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 03/21/07 at 11:01 am

March 21, 2007

1939 - "God Bless America" was recorded by Kate Smith.

1941 - Singer Paula Kelly joined Glenn Miller's band.

1952 - The Moondog Coronation Ball, the first "rock 'n' roll" stage show, was held at the Cleveland Arena.

1953 - "The Doggie in the Window" by Patti Page topped the charts and stayed there for 8 weeks.

1961 - The Beatles make their first appearance at Liverpool's Cavern Club.

1963 - Elliott Gould and Barbara Streisand were married.

1964 - Judy Collins made her debut in New York City's Carnegie Hall.

1964 - Dean Martin leaves his handprints at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

1964 - "She Loves You" by the Beatles topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

1970 - Faces, with new lead singer Rod Stewart, released their first LP, "First Step."

1970 - "ABC" by the Jackson Five was released.

1981 - "Keep On Loving You" by REO Speedwagon topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1982 - Donny Osmond starred in the title role on Broadway of "Little Johnny Jones."

1984 - Part of Central Park in New York was renamed Strawberry Fields in honor of John Lennon.

1985 - Boy George said In "Women's World" magazine that he would never marry, settle down, or become a father.

1986 - "Parade" (the soundtrack for "Under the Cherry Moon") by Prince was released.

1987 - Dean Martin, Jr. (Dino, Desi & Billy) died in a plane crash while in the Air National Guard.

1987 - ZZ Top played the last show on the 14 month "Afterburner" tour in Honolulu, HI.

1987 - "Lean on Me" by Club Nouveau topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

1989 - Madonna's LP "Like A Prayer" was released.

1989 - Dick Clark announced that he would no longer be hosting the show "American Bandstand." He had been the host for 33 years.

1990 - Tony Orlando gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1992 - "Save the Best for Last" by Vanessa Williams topped the charts and stayed there for 5 weeks.

1994 - Bruce Springsteen wins the Best Original Song Academy Award for "Streets Of Philadelphia" from the movie "Philadelphia".

2000 - Pantera released the album "Reinventing The Steel."
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: freeridemt on 03/21/07 at 12:24 pm

1991, The inventor of The Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars Leo Fender died from Parkinson's disease.
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 03/22/07 at 12:59 pm

March 22, 2007

1956 - Sammy Davis, Jr. starred in the play, "Mr. Wonderful," in New York City.

1962 - Barbara Streisand opened in the Broadway show "I Can Get it For You Wholesale."

1963 - The Beatles' first album, "Please Please Me," was released in the U.K.

1965 - Bob Dylan's first electric album "Bring it All Back Home" was released.

1967 - Elvis Presley's "Easy Come, Easy Go" movie opens.

1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their "bed-in for peace" in Amsterdam.

1975 - "My Eyes Adored You" by Frankie Valli topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1977 - The John Denver TV special "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" was aired on ABC.

1978 - The BBC airs the Beatles parody, "The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash.

1979 -  Chaka Khan gives birth to her son Damien.

1980 - "Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)" by Pink Floyd topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks.

1986 - "These Dreams" by Heart topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1997 -  Marilyn Manson stopped a show in Honolulu, Hawaii, short after falling onstage and severing an artery in his hand.

1997 - "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" by Puff Daddy topped the charts and stayed there for 6 weeks.

1999 - Britney Spears' album "...Baby One More Time" was certified triple platinum by the RIAA.
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 03/23/07 at 10:03 am

March 23, 2007

1955 - The movie "Blackboard Jungle" (which launched the featured song "Rock Around The Clock" by Bill Haley & The Comets is released.

1956 - Eleven teens are arrested at the "Rock & Roll Stage Show" featuring Frankie Lymon in Hartford, Connecticut.

1959 - Bobby Darin's "That's All" album is released it included "Mack The Knife."

1959 - Ray Peterson recorded "the Wonder Of You."

1961 - Elvis Presley recorded "Can't Help Falling in Love."

1963 - The Beach Boys released "Surfin' U.S.A."

1963 -  "Our Day Will Come" by Ruby & the Romantics topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1964 - John Lennon's first book, "In His Own Write" was published.

1969 - Anita Bryant and the Letterman appeared at a "Rally For Decency" in Miami following Jim Morrison's indecent exposure onstage there.

1973 - Yoko Ono was granted permission to live in the U.S. permanently.

1974 - "Dark Lady" by Cher topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1978 - The Police signed with A&M Records.

1985 - Billy Joel and Christy Brinkley were married in New York. They were divorced in 1994.

1985 - Julian Lennon held his first concert in San Antonio, TX.

1987 - The Soul Train Music Awards debuted. It was the first televised awards ceremony to pay exclusive homage to black producers, songwriters and recording artists in the music industry.

1988 - Mick Jagger made his first solo appearance on stage in Japan.

1991 -  "One More Try" by Timmy T topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1996 - "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion topped the charts and stayed there for 6 weeks.

1999 - Michael Jackson announced that he would donate the proceeds from his next two concerts to the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund and the Red Cross.

1999 - Pope John Paul II's "Abba Pater" was released. The 11 tracks chanting and praying with musical accompaniment.

1999 - In Gibraltar, a set of postage stamps was released commemorating what would have been the 30th wedding anniversary of Yoko Ono and John Lennon.

Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 03/24/07 at 10:23 am

March 24, 2007

1958 - Perry Como appears on the cover of Newsweek magazine.

1958 - "Catch a Falling Star" by Perry Como topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1958 - Elvis Presley was sworn in as a private in the U.S. Army.

1960 - The Everly Brothers record "So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)."

1962 - Future Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Keith Richards make their professional stage debut with a group called Little Boy Blue & the Blue Boys at a club in Ealing, England

1965 - Bass Player, Bill Wyman was knocked unconscious by an electrical shock from a microphone stand. It was the first date of the Rolling Stones anniversary tour.

1966 - The New York State Assembly passed a bill making it a misdemeanor to sell bootlegs.

1973 - Lou Reed was bitten on his rear end by a fan during a concert in Buffalo, NY. The male fan was ejected from the show.

1973 - "Love Train" by O'Jays topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1978 - The British courts granted British record companies the rights to seize bootleg and pirate recordings.

1979 - "Tragedy" by Bee Gees topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

1980 - Iron Maiden released the album "The Number of the Beast."

1990 - "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

1991 - The Black Crowes were dropped as the opening act on ZZ Top's tour for repeatedly criticizing Miller Beer. Miller Beer was sponsoring the tour.

1992 - A Chicago judge ruled in the Milli-Vanilli class-action suit that $3.00 cash rebates would be given to anyone that could prove that they bought the group's music before November 27, 1990 (the date the lip synching scandal broke).

1998 - Type O Negative released its first home video, "After Dark."

1998 - Amway Corp. announced that it had agreed to pay $9 million to settle a lawsuit over the company's use of songs by top artists in videotaped sales pitches.

2001 - "Duane Allman Boulevard" is dedicated in Macon, Georgia, near where he died in a motorcycle crash.
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 03/25/07 at 3:41 pm

March 25, 2007

1943 - This day was commonly thought to be George Harrison's birthday. In 1992, Harrison was reported to have said, "I only learned recently after all these years that the date and time of my own birth have always been off by one calendar day and about a half hour on the clock." His birthday is actually March 24.

1950 - "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake" by Eileen Barton topped the charts and stayed there for 10 weeks

1958 - Ray Charles records "Georgia On My Mind",

1960 - Roy Orbison recorded "Only the Lonely."

1961 - Elvis Presley performed his last live show for the next eight years in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The show raised $62,000 for the U.S.S. Arizona memorial fund.

1967 - The Who made its U.S. concert debut in New York.

1967 - "Happy Together" by the Turtles topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

1968 - The 58th and final episode of "The Monkees" TV show was aired.

1969 - Roy Orbison marries his second wife, Barbara, in Nashvlle.

1972 - "A Horse with No Name" by America topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

1974 - Barbra Streisand recorded the album "Butterfly."

1976 - Jackson Browne's wife Phyllis committed suicide.

1979 - Van Halen released the album "Van Halen II."

1985 - Prince won an Oscar for Best Original Score for the soundtrack for the movie "Purple Rain."

1989 - "The Living Years" by Mike & the Mechanics topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1990 - Tommy Lee of Motley Crue was arrested for allegedly exposing his buttocks during a concert in Augusta, GA.

1991 - Michael Jackson escorted Madonna to the Oscars.

1995 - Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam was rescued after a riptide carried him 250 feet offshore in New Zealand.

2001 - Bob Dylan wins the Best Original Song Academy Award for "Things Have Changed" from the movie "Wonder Boys",

2004 - In Georgia, the House of Representatives voted 134-0 to name a stretch of Interstate 85 for country music star Alan Jackson. The honor had already passed the Senate.
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 03/26/07 at 10:37 pm

March 26, 2007

1955 - "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" by Bill Hayes topped the charts and stayed there for 5 weeks.

1957 - Ricky Nelson recorded his first songs, "I'm Walkin'" and "A Teenager's Romance".

1964 - "Funny Girl" opened on Broadway starring Barbara Streisand.

1964 - Pete Best (Beatles) appeared live on the TV show "I've Got a Secret."

1965 - It was announced that Jeff Beck would take Eric Clapton's place in the Yardbirds.

1966 - The photograph for the "butcher" cover for the Beatles' American "Yesterday And Today"album is taken

1969 -  Pat Boone guests on CBS-TV's "Beverly Hillbillies."

1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono began their "bed-in" for peace in Amsterdam.

1970 - Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary pled guilty to "taking immoral liberties" with a 14 year old girl in Washington, DC.

1975 - The film "Tommy" premiered in London. The movie was based on the rock opera by The Who.

1977 - "Rich Girl" by Daryl Hall & John Oates topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

1977 - The first single by Elvis Costello, "Less Than Zero", was released.

1980 - Jon Paulus (Buckinghams) died of a drug overdose at the age of 32.

1986 - Guns N' Roses was signed to Geffen Records.

1988 - "Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

1995 - Rapper Eazy-E died of AIDS at the age of 31.

1995 - An opera based on the life of tennis player Martina Navratilova premiered at New York's Carnegie Hall.

1998 - Chuck Negron filed a suit against his former Three Dog Night band mates. He alleged that they had breached a 1990 settlement agreement and interfered with his career.
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 04/02/07 at 2:35 pm

April 2, 2007

1963 - "Best Foot Forward" with Liza Minnelli opened in New York City.

1964 - The Beach Boys recorded "I Get Around."

1965 - Freddie & the Dreamers recorded "Do The Freddie."

1967 - Steve Winwood left the Spencer Davis Group to form Traffic.

1967 - The Beatles finished recording the album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono held a news conference in New York to discuss their appeal of the Immigration Department's decision to deport John.

1974 - The British pirate radio station Piccadilly Radio went on the air.

1977 - Stevie Wonder’s tribute to Duke Ellington, "Sir Duke," was released.

1987 - The Prince album "Sign O' The Times" was released worldwide.

1993 - Roberta Flack appeared on the ABC-TV soap opera "Loving."

1997 - Joni Mitchell was reunited with Kilauren Gibb. Gibb was the daughter that Mitchell had given up for adoption 32 years before.

1998 - Rob Pilatus (Milli Vanilli) died in a hotel room in Frankfurt, Germany.

1998 - A new wing opened at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opened in Cleveland, OH.

1999 - The Black Crowes performed in Knoxvilled, TN. One of the concergoers later sued the band for $385,000 in a claim that he had suffered significant hearing loss at the show.

2002 - Lee Anderson Minnelli sued her stepdaughter Liza Minnelli for elder abuse and breach of contract. The claim was filed based on the will of Vincente Minnelli.
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 04/05/07 at 11:15 am

April 5, 2007

1958 - Irvin Feld's Greatest Show of Stars opened an 80-day tour of North America.

1964 - The Searchers appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show." They were the first British Invasion group to appear on the show after the Beatles. It was the Searchers' U.S. debut.

1974 - The Guess Who hosted a celebrity tennis tournament in Toronto to benefit Ballet of Canada.

1975 - Today the song "Lovin' You" by Minnie Riperton topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1976 - Led Zeppelin released their seventh studio album, "Presence."

1977 - David Bowie appeared on Dinah Shore's TV special.

1982 - After eight years of publication to the radio and recording industry, "Record World" magazine ceased publication and filed for bankruptcy protection.

1983 - The Beach Boys were banned from the Fourth of July concert at the White House. U.S. President Ronald Reagan overturned the ban two days later.

1985 - An estimated 5,000 radio stations around the world simultaneously played the song "We Are the World."

1993 - Construction began on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

1993 - In Beverly Hills, CA, Marky Mark Wahlberg had assault charges against him dropped. He had reached an out-of-court settlement with the man he allegedly beat in 1992.

1994 - Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) killed himself with a shotgun. He was found three days later.

1998 - Colin "Cozy" Powell died in a car crash. He was 50 years old.

1999 - Three of Tammy Wynette's daughters filed a $50 million lawsuit that blamed Wynette's death on negligence by her husband and her doctor.

1999 - The online song-lyric auction Hits Under the Hammer at closed after raising $67,000 for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy and for Norwood Ravenswood children's charities.

2000 - Ziggy Marley became the official spokesman for the Hemp Bar.
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 04/06/07 at 12:56 pm

April 6, 2007

1956 - Paramount Pictures signed Elvis Presley to a three-movie deal.

1956 - Capitol Tower, the home of Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA, was dedicated. It was the first circular office tower designed in America. It is 13 stories tall and 92 feet in diameter.

1957 - Elvis Presley's "All Shook Up" was released.

1960 - The Everly Brothers opened their first British tour in London.

1962 - The Russian newspaper "Pravda" warned youths about the dangers of twisting.

1965 - The Beach Boys recorded "California Girls."

1968 - Apple Corps Ltd., the Beatles' record company and management and publishing firm, opened.

1968 - Pink Floyd announced founder Syd Barrett has officially left the group due to his suffering from psychiatric disorders compounded by drug use.

1971 - Carly Simon and James Taylor first met at the Troubador nightclub in Los Angeles.

1971 - Rolling Stone Records was formed to promote the hits of The Rolling Stones.

1974 - "Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones" opened at New York City's Ziegfeld Theatre. It was the first concert film to feature a soundtrack in quadraphonic sound.

1979 - Rod Stewart married Alana Hamilton in Beverly Hills. She was the ex-wife of actor George Hamilton.

1983 - U.S. Interior Secretary James Watt banned the Beach Boys from the 4th of July celebration on the Washington Mall. He said rock 'n' roll bands attract the "wrong element."

1985 - Miami Steve Van Zandt announced that he's leaving the E Street Band. Springsteen hired guitarist Nils Lofgrin as the replacement.

1985 - Gilbert O'Sullivan won a $2 million lawsuit against his former manager for unpaid royalties.

1990 - Tommy Lee, of Motley Crue, suffered a mild concussion in New Haven, CT. when he fell after swinging from scaffolding above his elevated drum kit.

1998 - A group of 27 country artists filed suit against Los Angeles resident Jim Salmon who registered the names of the plaintiffs as Website domain names.

1998 - Dick Clark, Chubby Checker, Fabian and Lesley Gore appeared on CBS-TV's "Murphy Brown."

1998 - Wendy O. Williams (The Plasmatics) committed suicide.
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 04/08/07 at 2:00 am

April 8, 2007

1964 - The Supremes recorded "Where Did Our Love Go." The song was their first No. 1 single.

1968 - The Petula Clark TV special "Petula" aired on NBC.

1971 - Chicago became the first rock group to play Carnegie Hall in New York City.

1973 - Neil Young's docu-autobiography, "Journey through the Past," premiered at the U.S. Film Festival in Dallas.

1975 - Aerosmith released "Toys in the Attic."

1977 - The Damned became the first British punk group to perform at New York's club CBGB.

1979 - Van Halen began their first world tour.

1983 - Danny Rapp (Danny and the Juniors) was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was 41.

1989 - Lol Tolhurst, keyboardist and founding member of the Cure, left the band.

1994 - Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) was found dead at the age of 27. He had committed suicide three days before.

1998 - Tommy Lee of Motley Crue was jailed (for 6 months) after breaking a probation order.

1998 - It was reported that Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones) had caught on fire aboard a small boat in the islands south of Rio de Janneiro. An engine had been the cause of the fire.

1998 - George Michael was released on bail. The arrest was for engaging in lewd conduct in a park restroom.
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 04/21/07 at 8:50 am

April 21, 2007

1960 - Dick Clark testified before a congressional committee investigating payola. He admitted that he had a financial interest in 27 percent of the records he played on his show in a period of 28 months.

1961 - The Beatles debuted at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England.

1963 - The Beatles and the Rolling Stones met for the first time at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, England. The Rolling Stones opened show.

1965 - The Beach Boys appeared on ABC-TV's "Shindig!" and performed "Do You Wanna Dance?"

1969 - Janis Joplin and the Kozmic Blues Band played at London's Royal Albert Hall.

1970 - Elton John made his solo concert debut when he opened for T. Rex in London.

1977 - "Annie" opened on Broadway.

1977 - Natalie Cole and John Denver were guests on Frank Sinatra's ABC-TV special "Sinatra & Friends".

1995 - MTV Asia re-launched its Mandarin-language channel.

1999 - Brooks & Dunn debuted their video "South of Santa Fe" while simultaneously streamed the video. It was the first time that a country video debuted simultaneously on TV and the Internet.

2003 - It was reported that Evel Knievel had signed over exclusive rights to allow the production of "Evel Knievel: The Rock Opera."
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 04/26/07 at 7:29 pm

April 26, 2007

1957 - Larry Williams records "Short Fat Fanny"

1960 - The filming of "G.I. Blues," with Elvis Presley, began.

1964 - The Beatles attended the 28th birthday party for Roy Orbison.

1966 - The New York Times reported Ray Charles would undergo tests to see whether or not he had abstained from narcotic drugs.

1967 - CBS-TV broadcasted "Inside Pop -- The Rock Revolution."

1975 - B.J. Thomas had the longest title of a number one song at the top of the "Billboard" popular music chart. The song was "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song."

1977 - Studio 54 opened in New York; Cher was the main guest.

1978 - "Ringo" aired on American television. It was the musical version of "The Prince and the Pauper."

1980 - The Carpenters' "Music Music Music" TV special aired on ABC-TV.

1982 - Rod Stewart was mugged in Los Angeles in broad daylight. He was not hurt.

1982 - Joe Strummer disappears for about a month causing the Clash to cancel their U.K. tour.

1994 - Grace Slick plead guilty to pointing a shotgun at police in her Tiburon, CA, home on March 5, 1994.

1999 - Geffen Records and Bong Load Custom Records filed suit against Beck in Los Angeles, CA.

1999 - Sinead O'Connor was ordained as the first woman priest in the Latin Tridentine Church.

1999 - Lycos launched five Web radio music channels hosted by live Internet DJs.

2003 - A Chapel Hill, North Carolina bridge sung about by James Taylor is named after him.

2003 - David Cassidy guests on CBS-TV's "The Agency".
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 04/30/07 at 12:32 am

April 30, 2007

1940 - Jimmy Dorsey and his band recorded the song "Contrasts."

1957 - Elvis recorded "Jailhouse Rock."

1965 - The Kinks began their first British tour.

1965 - Herman's Hermits and the Zombies began their first U.S. tour.

1980 - The film "McVicar," which starred Roger Daltrey and Adam Faith, premiered.

1983 - The original Manfred Mann reunited for a London concert.

1985 - Phil Collins released "Sussudio."

1987 - Madonna's "La Isla Bonita" became her 11th consecutive top five single.

1987 - The Beatles' "Help!", "Rubber Soul" and "Revolver" were released on compact disc.

1992 - Madonna's bustier was stolen from Fredrick's Of Hollywood. A $1,000 reward was offered for its return.

1998 - The Oak Ridge Boys performed in Washington, DC, at the 50th anniversary ceremony of the American Red Cross' blood services.

1999 - Darrell Sweet (Nazareth) died of a heart attack as the band arrived for a show in New Albany, IN.

Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 05/01/07 at 10:02 am

May 1, 2007

1939 - "Lonesome Road" was recorded by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.

1965 - The Supremes' "Back In My Arms Again" was released.

1965 -  "Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter" by Herman's Hermits topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

1967 - Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu were married. They were together until 1973.

1969 - Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash taped a TV special at the Grand Ol' Opry in Nashville, TN.

1969 - Jimi Hendrix was arrested at Toronto International Airport for possesion of narcotics and was released on $10,000 bail.

1970 - Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin combined for the first time on Elton’s first American album "Elton John".

1971 - The Rolling Stones' "Brown Sugar" was released.

1972 - Paul Simon released his self-titled solo debut album.

1973 - Bachman-Turner Overdrive released its first LP (self-titled) with former Guess Who guitarist Randy Bachman.

1973 - "Marvin Gaye Day" was declared in Washington, DC.

1974 - The Carpenters performed at U.S. President Nixon's request at a White House dinner for West German Chancellor Willy Brandt.

1976 - "Let Your Love Flow" by Bellamy Brothers topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1977 - The Clash started their first tour, "White Riot," at the U.K. at London's Roxy Theater.

1979 - Elton John became the first pop music star to perform in Israel.

1984 - Mick Fleetwood filed for bankruptcy in the U.S.

1989 - Police in California were called to a jewelry store after employees reported a suspicious person. The person turned out to be Michael Jackson shopping in disguise.

1993 - "Free Me" by Silk topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

1998 - Garth Brooks announced that the 4 millionth ticket had been purchased to his current world tour.

1998 - Snoop Doggy Dog and MC Delmar Arnaud were each found with less than an ounce of marijuana and were arrested and booked on one count of misdemeanor marijuana possession each.
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 05/04/07 at 9:17 am

May 4, 2007

1956 - Gene Vincent and his group, The Blue Caps, recorded "Be-Bop-A Lula."

1957 - The "Alan Freed Show" premiered on ABC-TV. It was the first prime-time network rock show.

1959 - Dick Clark announced the first movie to be released from his production company. The film was "Harrison High."

1959 - The winners of the first annual Grammy Awards were announced.

1964 - The Moody Blues formed in Birmingham, England.

1969 - Richard Tapper (TIME (Trust in Men Everywhere)) was shot three times on his way to a jam session.

1976 - KISS performed their first concert in their hometown of New York City.

1987 - Paul Butterfield died of complications of a drug overdose at the age of 44.

1991 - Phil Collins and Al Jarreau received Honorary Doctor of Music Degrees from Berklee College of Music during cermonies in Boston.

1992 - Dudu Mntowaziwayo Ndlovu (Dudu Zulu), a band member of Johnny Clegg & Savuka, died of a gunshot wound in Zululand, South Africa, at the age of 33.

2000 - It was announced that KISS would auction off almost everything they own from its touring days. The auction was scheduled for June 24-25, 2000.

Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 05/05/07 at 7:17 am

May 5, 2007

1956 - "Hot Diggity" by Perry Como topped the charts for 1 week.

1962 - Chris Montez recorded "Let's Dance."

1962 - "Soldier Boy" by The Shirelles topped the charts for 3 weeks.

1968 - Buffalo Springfield performed their final concert in Long Beach, CA.

1968 - Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Bad Moon Rising" was released.

1969 - Stevie Wonder met President Nixon at the White House and awards Stevie the Distinguished Service Award by his committee on employment of the handicapped.

1972 - Paul Simon, Chicago and Carol King performed at a benefit for U.S. Presidential candidate George McGovern.

1979 - "Reunited" by the duo "Peaches And Herb" topped the charts for 4 weeks.

1984 - Chrissi Hynde (Pretenders) and Jim Kerr (Simple Minds) were married.

1986 - It was announced that Cleveland, Ohio, had been chosen as the city where the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame would be built

1992 - The Beach Boys appear on an episode of the tv series "Full House."

1995 - Steven Adler was arraigned on a felony count of possession of heroin, as well as 2 misdemeanor drug charges.

1997 - "ZZ Top Day" is declared in the state of Texas by then-Governor George W. Bush.

1997 - "Hypnotized" by the late Notorious B.I.G. topped the charts for 3 weeks.

1998 - The Michigan state legislature introduced a bill that would limit concert attendance by minors under the age of 18.

1999 - Garth Brooks was named artist of the decade at the 34 annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/07 at 7:18 am

May 05, 1891 - The Music Hall in New York (now known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor.
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 05/11/07 at 3:34 am

May 11, 2007

1957 - Buddy Holly and the Crickets auditioned for "Arthur Godfrey's Talend Scouts" and were rejected.

1957 - The Everly Brothers made their debut on "Grand Ole Opry" in Nashville, TN.

1965 - Liza Minnelli opened in "Flora the Red Menace."

1965 - The Byrds made their TV debut with "Mr. Tambourine Man" on NBC's "Hullabaloo."

1967 - The ABC-TV special "Rodgers & Hart Today" aired. It starred Bobby Darin, the Supremes, Petula Clark and the Mamas & the Papas.

1970 - The triple album "Woodstock" soundtrack was released on Cotillion Records.

1972 - John Lennon appeared on the "Dick Cavett" TV show and said that the FBI had tapped his phone.

1974 - Steely Dan's "Rikki, Don't Lose That Number" was released.

1974 - Robert Plant and Elvis Presley did an impromptu version of "Love Me" when they met after a concert by Presley.

1985 - Madonna's single "Crazy For You" hit #1.

1990 - Ritchie Valens was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame posthumously.

1995 - Jimmy Vaughn, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray reunited for a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn. All five had played with Vaughan at his last show on August 26, 1990, before he was killed in a helicopter crash.
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/07 at 3:07 pm

May 11, 2007

1970 - The Beatles song "The Long and Winding Road" is released as a single in the United States. It becomes the group's last number one single in that country.
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 06/10/07 at 4:49 pm

June 10, 2007

1964 - Capitol Records released the Beatles' single "A Hard Days Night" and the album of the same name.

1966 - The Beatles were first heard using reversed tape in the song "Rain." It was a 'B' side to the song "Paperback Writer."

1967 - Stevie Wonder's "I Was Made To Love Her" was released.

1976 - Paul McCartney and Wings set a record for an indoor concert crowd when 67,100 fans gathered in Seattle, WA.

1977 - Joe Strummer and Topper Headon of The Clash were arrested for painting the band's name on a wall in London.

1978 - Joe Walsh's "Life's Been Good" was released.

1981 - Andy Gibb opened in the role of Frederic in a Los Angeles production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance."

1985 - Frank Sinatra was portrayed as a friend of organized crime in a "Doonesbury" comic strip. Over 800 newspapers carried the panel.

1990 - Two members of 2 Live Crew were arrested in Hollywood, FL, on obscenity charges. The album had been judged as obscene by a federal judge.

1992 - A judge in Los Angeles, CA, threw out a $25 million palimony suit against Rod Stewart. The suit had been brought by Kelly Emberg.

1998 - Steve Sanders (Oak Ridge Boys) was found dead at the age of 45. He had apparently died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound.

1998 - DMX was arrested in New York on charges of rape, sodomy and unlawful imprisonment. DMX denied the charges.

Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/07 at 5:19 pm

BTW, Sgt. Pepper Lonely's Hearts Club Band was released back in June 1967.
Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History
Written By: star80 on 06/12/07 at 5:44 pm

June 12, 2007

1959 - The album "Chuck Berry on Top" was released by Chuck Berry.

1959 - Bo Diddley released "Go Go Bo Diddley."

1965 - The Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" was released.

1965 - The Beatles received their MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) awards.

1965 -  "Back in My Arms Again" by the Supremes topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1971 - "Wand Ads" by Honey Cone topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono released "Some Time In New York City."

1989 - Graceland opened the Elvis Presley Autoland Museum, which contains over 20 cars owned by Presley.

1994 - Cab Calloway suffered a stroke from which he never truly recovered from. He died November 18, 1994 at the age 86.

1999 -  "If You Had My Love" by Jennifer Lopez topped the charts and stayed there for 5 weeks.