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Subject: Rock/Pop Music History

Written By: star80 on 02/03/07 at 10:13 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 11:17 am

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 8:15 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 8:49 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 6:22 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 3:12 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 02/06/07 at 11:06 pm

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 1:05 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 10:04 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 1:10 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 7:06 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 7:02 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 1:19 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 1:32 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 3:22 pm

:o ::) :D


Subject: Re: Today In Music History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/10/07 at 3:48 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 3:50 pm

Born February 10, 1914 - Larry Adler, American musician (d. 2001)

Subject: Re: Music History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/10/07 at 6:02 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 02/10/07 at 11:01 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.

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 02/10/07 at 11:21 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.

Subject: Re: Music History

Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/10/07 at 11:30 pm

Ha ha, I see what you did.  Clever.

Subject: Re: Music History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/07 at 4:17 am

Died on February 11, 1939 - Franz Schmidt, Austrian composer (b. 1874)

Subject: Re: Music History

Written By: star80 on 02/11/07 at 7:02 am

:D

Subject: Re: Music History

Written By: star80 on 02/12/07 at 6:47 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.



Releases

1958: The Monotones, "Book of Love"

1966: Simon and Garfunkel, "Homeward Bound"

1972: Yes, "Roundabout"

1975: Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks



Recording

1942: Mildred Bailey, "More Than You Know"

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

1957: The Coasters, "Young Blood"



Certifications

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



Charts

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 7:32 am

February 13, 2007



Events


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.



Releases

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

1970: The album Black Sabbath enters the charts



Recording

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"



Certifications

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

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



Charts

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 7:17 am

February 14, 2007



Events

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."



Releases

1979: George Harrison, George Harrison



Recording

1967: Aretha Franklin, "Respect"

1967: The Beatles, "Only A Northern Song"

1970: The Who, Live At Leeds



Certifications

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



Charts

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 5:58 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."



Releases

1965: The Beatles, "Eight Days A Week"



Recording

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"



Certifications

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



Charts

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 7:10 am

February 16, 2007



Events

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.



Releases

1974: Elton John, "Bennie and the Jets"



Recording

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"



Certifications

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



Charts

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 10:43 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 10:47 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 3:33 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 10:32 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 6:31 am

February 21, 2007



Events

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.



Releases

1966: The Beatles, "Nowhere Man"



Recording

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"



Certifications

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



Charts

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

Subject: Re: Music History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/07 at 12:28 pm

Birth: February 21, 1791 - Carl Czerny, Austrian composer (d. 1857)

Subject: Re: Music History

Written By: star80 on 02/22/07 at 8:13 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 6:28 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 Musicmaker.com.



Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History

Written By: star80 on 02/24/07 at 7:54 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 7:27 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 8:07 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 9:56 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 6:01 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 10:57 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 http://www.love4oneanother.com.

1999 - Sony Music Distribution raised their wholesale prices on audio CDs by 8 cents.

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Written By: nally on 03/01/07 at 10:59 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. ;)

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Written By: star80 on 03/02/07 at 8:09 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

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Written By: star80 on 03/03/07 at 2:34 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.









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Written By: star80 on 03/04/07 at 12:11 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).

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Written By: star80 on 03/05/07 at 12:02 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.

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Written By: star80 on 03/06/07 at 12:52 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.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/06/07 at 1:55 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.

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Written By: Paul on 03/06/07 at 5:14 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

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Written By: star80 on 03/07/07 at 11:13 am

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.   

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Written By: star80 on 03/08/07 at 4:20 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.

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Written By: star80 on 03/09/07 at 9:01 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.

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Written By: star80 on 03/10/07 at 4:53 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).

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.



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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).

 

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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.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/07 at 10:17 am

March 19, 1962 - Bob Dylan releases his first album.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 www.icollector.com 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 country.com 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."

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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".

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Written By: star80 on 06/19/07 at 2:58 pm

June 19, 2007



1950 - "The Kingston Trio Show" debuted on CBS radio.

1976 - Blue Oyster Cult released the album, "Agents of Fortune."

1976 - Wild Cherry released "Play That Funky Music."

1980 - Donna Summer became the first act to sign with Geffen Records.

1988 - Over 3,000 East Germans gathered at the Berlin Wall to hear Michael Jackson. Jackson was performing a concert on the other side of the wall in West Berlin.

1998 - Loretta Lynn appeared on the Friday Night Opry.

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Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 06/19/07 at 3:02 pm

Right around this time, 40 years ago, the Monterey Pop Festival (which helped launch the music careers of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix) was taking place in California... 8)

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Written By: star80 on 06/20/07 at 5:29 pm

June 20, 2007



1937 - W2XBS (later WCBS-TV) televised the first TV operetta. The work was the "Pirates of Penzance" by Gilbert and Sullivan.

1969 - Jimi Hendrix earned the largest paycheck (to that time) for a single show when he earned $125,000 for a single set at the Newport Jazz Festival.

1973 - American Bandstand celebrated its 20th anniversary with a 90-minute television special. Little Richard, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Cheech and Chong and Three Dog Night made appearances.

1977 - Steve Winwood's first solo album was released.

1980 - "It's Still Rock & Roll" became Billy Joel's first #1 hit.

1989 - The "Batman:Motion Picture Soundtrack" was released by Prince.

1995 - George Jones and Tammy Wynette released their reunion album "One."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/07 at 8:14 am

27 June 1970 - The British rock band Queen played their first public performance in City Hall, Truro, Cornwall, UK (though still billed as Smile).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/06/07 at 2:07 am

July 6 1957:
John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles meet for the first time at the Woolton Parish Church Garden Fete, Liverpool.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/07 at 9:25 am

July 18 1953:
Rock star Elvis Presley made his first recording in Sun Studios.

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Written By: star80 on 08/09/07 at 6:52 pm

August 9, 2007


1959 - "Stagger Lee" by Lloyd Price topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks.

1962 - Robert Zimmerman legally changes his name to Bob Dylan.

1963 - The British music show "Ready, Steady, Go" debuts with co host Dusty Springfield and a performance by Pat Boone.

1964 - Bob Dylan and Joan Baez performed on stage together for the first time.

1969 - "Hot Fun in The Summertime," by Sly and the Family Stone, and "Easy to Be Hard" (from the Broadway production "Hair") were released.

1975 - "Jive Talkin'" by The Bee Gees topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

1978 - Muddy Waters performed at a White House picnic for U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

1985 - "The Motown Revue" Summer TV series begins a five-week run on NBC.

1991 - Rick James pled innocent to charges that he imprisoned, tortured and sexually assaulted a woman in his California home.

1991 - The Fifth Dimension receives a star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

2002 - Lisa Marie Presley marries Actor Nicholas Cage (they separted four months later).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/07 at 6:37 am

August 9, 1986 - Knebworth Park, Stevenage, United Kingdom sees the final live performance of rock band Queen with lead singer Freddie Mercury.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/07 at 8:17 am

August 1th 2007:

Exactly 25 years ago the world's first compact disc was produced at a Philips factory in Germany.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/20/07 at 9:39 am

October 20th 1977 - A plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashes in Mississippi, killing lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines along with backup singer Cassie Gaines, the road manager, pilot, and co-pilot.

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Written By: ninny on 10/20/07 at 9:11 pm

October 20th birthdate of grandpa jones , Tom Petty & snoop dogg.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/07 at 4:41 am

October 21st 1858 – French composer Jacques Offenbach's operetta Orpheus in the Underworld, featuring the can-can, was first performed at the Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens in Paris.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/07 at 4:46 am

October 21st 1997 - Elton John's tribute to Diana breaks world record, 318 million dist

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/07 at 3:32 am

October 25th 1875 – The first performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Tchaikovsky is given in Boston, Massachusetts with Hans von Bülow as soloist.

This music was played at the concert I attended last night

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/07 at 3:48 am

October 25th 2004 - Death of John Peel, British disc jockey, born 1939.

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Written By: danootaandme on 10/25/07 at 5:56 am



1991  Bill Graham rock concert promoter (Filmore), dies at 60

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/07 at 3:38 am

October 29th 1787 – The opera Don Giovanni, based on the legendary fictional libertine Don Juan and composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, premiered in the Estates Theatre in Prague.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/07 at 2:29 am

November 9th 1967 - First issue of Rolling Stone Magazine is published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/07 at 4:26 am

November 14th 1967 - Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd., The Monkees' fourth album, is released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/07 at 4:27 am

November 14th 1740 - Johann van Beethoven, Ludwig van Beethoven's father and first teacher (died around 1792)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/16/07 at 2:41 am

November 16th 1959 - The Broadway musical, The Sound of Music, starring Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel opens at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater.

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Written By: danootaandme on 11/16/07 at 8:46 am


1973 John Lennon releases "Mind Games" album

1974 John Lennon's #1 solo "Whatever Gets You Through the Night"

1979 Paul McCartney releases "Wonderful Christmas"

1984 John Lennon releases "Every Man has a Woman Who Loves Him"

1987 Paul McCartney releases "Once Upon a Long Ago"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/07 at 8:59 am

November 17th

1839 - Giuseppe Verdi's first opera, Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio opens in Milan.
1876 - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's patriotic Slavonic March made its premiere in Moscow to a warm reception by the Russian people.
2005 - Italy's choice of national anthem, Il Canto degli Italiani, becomes official in law for the first time, almost 60 years after it was provisionally chosen following the birth of the republic.


           



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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/07 at 12:20 am

Today (November 22nd) ten years ago saw the death of the Australian singer of INXS Michael Hutchence (b. 1960) .

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/07 at 12:24 am

November 22nd: Feast Day for Saint Cecilia (The Patron Saint of Music)

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Written By: star80 on 11/23/07 at 12:55 pm

November 23, 2007



1964 - The Rolling Stones show up late for the BBC radio shows, "Top Gear" and "Saturday Club" and are banned by the BBC.

1972 - The musical "Pippin" opened.

1974 - Gary Wright quit the group Spooky Tooth to go solo.

1976 - Police arrested Jerry Lee Lewis outside the gates of Graceland after he showed up for the second time that night and made a scene by shouting, waving a pistol and demanding to see Elvis Presley.

1979 - Marianne Faithful was arrested at Oslo Airport in Norway for possession of marijuana.

1990 - MTV banned Madonna's "Justify My Love" video.

1998 - Donald Bohana, 61, was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for the drowning death of Delores "DeeDee" Jackson, the ex-wife of Tito Jackson (Jackson 5).

1993 - Metallica's album "Garage Inc." was released worldwide. It was released in the U.S. the next day.

2001 - "U2: Elevation Tour 2001" aired on VH1.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/07 at 1:54 am

November 27th 1967 - Beatles release "Magical Mystery Tour"

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Written By: danootaandme on 11/27/07 at 5:46 am


1970 George Harrison releases 3 album set "All Things Must Pass"

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Written By: star80 on 11/28/07 at 11:57 am

November 28, 2007


1964 - Willie Nelson made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry.

1970 - George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" was released.

1970 - Elton John's "Your Song" was released.

1974 - Elton John and John Lennon sang a duet of "I Saw Her Standing There" at Madison Square Garden in New York. The show was John Lennon's last stage appearance.

1979 - Ringo Starr's (Beatles) home in Los Angeles, CA, burned down.

1984 - Prince's "I Would Die 4 U" became the fourth single from the album "Purple Rain."

1989 - Prince's song "Scandalous," from the Batman Soundtrack, was released.

1990 - In Los Angeles, law enforcement officials announced that there was not enough evidence to prosecute Axl Rose for assault on his neighbor. The charge was the Rose had hit her over the head with a wine bottle.

1992 - The HBO cable channel debuted "Neil Diamond's Christmas Special."

2000 - About nine million people watched a Madonna concert over the Internet. The 29-minute, six-song event was performed at London's Brixton Acedemy in front of about 2,800 people. According to MSN.com the show set a record for such events.


Charts


1960 - "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley topped the charts and stayed there for 6 weeks.

1964 - "Leader of the Pack" by Shangri-Las topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1987 - "The Time of My Life" by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1998 - "Lately" by Divine topped the charts and stayed there for a week.



American Bandstand Performances


1958 - Bobby Helms performed "The Fool and the Angel" and "Jingle Bell Rock" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Bobby Vee performed "Rubber Ball" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Ferrante & Teicher performed "Exodus" on "American Bandstand."

1961 - Johnny Tillotson performed "Dreamy Eyes" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Johnny Tillotson performed "I Can't Help It" and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" on "American Bandstand."

1964 - Chad & Jeremy performed "Willow Weep for Me" and "A Summer Song" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/07 at 1:51 am

November 29th 1877 – Thomas Edison demonstrated the phonograph, his invention for recording and replaying sound, for the first time.

An important day in music history.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/07 at 2:03 am

Today, November 29th 2001, saw the sad death of George Harrison, Ex-Beatle, English singer, guitarist and songwriter (born 1943)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/07 at 11:46 pm

November 30th 1994 - Beatles' 1st album in 25 years, Live at BBC, is released in Britain

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Written By: danootaandme on 11/30/07 at 6:39 am

1972  BBC bans Wings "Hi, Hi, Hi"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/07 at 8:12 am


1972  BBC bans Wings "Hi, Hi, Hi"


I remember that, the BBC banning a record just makes the curiousity grow stronger when you had not heard the record back then.

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Written By: star80 on 11/30/07 at 5:52 pm

November 29, 2007


1963 - The Beatles' fifth single "I Want to Hold Your Hand" was released in Britain.

1968 - The Who released their first concert record, "The Who Sell Out."

1969 - John Lennon was convicted of possession of cannabis and fined $360 in London. Yoko Ono, who was arrested with Lennon on October 18, was cleared of charges.

1976 - Jerry Lee Lewis shot his bass player, Norman "Butch" Owens, twice in the chest while trying to hit a soda bottle. Lewis was charged with shooting a firearm within the city limits.

1977 - "Alive II" was released by KISS.

1979 - The original four members of KISS performed their last show together until 1996 when they reunited for a makeup tour.

1979 - Ray Smith committed suicide.

1979 - Anita Pallenburg was cleared of murder charges in the shooting death of her young male companion. She was Keith Richards' common-law wife.

1979 - Paul Simon filed two lawsuits against his record label in an attempt to leave them.

1982 - Metallica played their first headlining show. They played the song "Whiplash" for the first time. Exodus was the opening act.

1990 - The musical "Shogun - The Musical" opened.

1992 - U2's first TV special, called "U2's Zoo TV Outside Broadcast," aired on Fox-TV.

1993 - Metallica released the box set "Binge & Purge." It contained three CDs, three videos and a book.

1995 - Sammy Hagar and model Kari Karte were married.


Charts


1952 - "Why Don't You Believe Me" by Joni James topped the charts and stayed there for 6 weeks.

1969 - "Come Together" by the Beatles topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1975 - "Fly, Robin, Fly" by the Silver Convention topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

1986 - "You Give Love a Bad Name" by Bon Jovi topped the charts and stayed there for a week.



American Bandstand Performances


1957 - Ronnie Self performs "Ain't I'm A Dog" on "American Bandstand"

1960 - Dion performs "Lonely Teenager" & "Little Miss Blue" on "American Bandstand"

1962 - Mel Torme performs "Comin' Home Baby" on "American Bandstand"

1969 - Thomas & Richard Frost perform "She's Got Love" on "American Bandstand"




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Written By: star80 on 11/30/07 at 5:53 pm

November 30, 2007


1965 - The Colorado State government declared this day to be Rolling Stones Day.

1968 - Sly & The Family Stone's "Everyday People" was released.

1969 - Simon & Garfunkel's first TV special, "Songs of America," aired.

1969 - The Save Rave '69 benefit concert, to aid the youth culture magazine Rave, took place in London.

1982 - Metallica played their final concert with Ron McGovney.

1988 - LL Cool J performed the first rap concert held in Africa.

1992 - The video "NFL Country," by various artists, was certified Gold by the RIAA.

1994 - Tupac Shakur was shot five times during a robbery outside a New York City recording studio. He survived the shooting, but was killed two years later in Las Vegas. Two days later a jury found him guilty of sexually abusing a woman, but acquitted him of the more serious sex and weopons charges.

1996 - Mark Wills and Kelly Mangus were married.

1996 - Tiny Tim died after collapsing after ending a show early because he felt ill.

1998 - Inga Vainshtein, Jewel's former manager, filed suit claiming she was fired after Jewel's mother intentionally caused a rift between them.

1998 - The album "Across the Bridge of Hope" was released in Britain. The money was raised for victims of the bombing in Northern Ireland on August 15, 1998.

1999 - Jomato Records released an early collection of Shania Twain's work and called it "Beginnings (1989-90)." The material predates Twain's earliest Nashville demos.



Charts


1968 - "Love Child" by Diana Ross & the Supremes topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

1985 - "Separate Lives" by Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1991 - "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" by P.M. Dawn topped the charts and stayed there for a week.



American Bandstand Performances


1960 - The Chimes performed "Once in a While"

1963 - Chubby Checker performed "Luddy Lo"

1968 - Merilee Rush performed "Reach Out"

1974 - Lattimore performed "Let's Straighten It Out" 

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Written By: Zoso on 11/30/07 at 10:09 pm

December 1, 1982: Michael Jackson's Thriller is released.

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Michael Jackson's Thriller is the best selling and one of the most influential albums ever released. It was Jackson's 2nd solo release as an adult artist, and like his first, he teamed up with producer Quincy Jones and songwriter Rod Temperton. Thriller was recorded in 1982 and released the same year just in time for the Christmas sales.

The first single release was a duet with ex-Beatle Paul McCartney. The cheesy mid-tempo pop ballad about two men fighting over a girl failed to grab much attention and people though Thriller was destined to fail. But that all changed with the second single, Billie Jean. It was release at the top end of 1983 and was introduced to the world via a very memorable and some say historical performance a the Motown 25 show.

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Michael Jackson performed "Billie Jean" as part of the 25th anniversary show for his former record label, Motown. In just one performance, Jackson introduced a new dress style, a new song and a new dance. That dance was the moonwalk. The moonwalk dates back to the 1930s and developed on the street through out the years until Jackson brought it to the masses. It became a worldwide phenonemon with everyone trying to do the moonwalk, a complicated move that left many people frustrated.

Not only did the Motown 25 performance bring about a new dance, as I mentioned, it introduced a new dress style. Everyone was walking around in black fedoras and single white gloves. There was another new fashion statement Michael introduced with another one of his Thriller singles. In the video for "Beat It" Michael sported a red zipper jacket which also became a popular piece of fashion among kids and teenagers.

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So with two huge hit singles all over the radio and the album holding the number 1 spot in almost every country, the best was yet to come for the Thriller album. At the end of 1983, nearly exactly a year after the album was released, Michael released the title track as a single, accompanied by arguably the most influential and still the greatest music video ever made.

http://www.pleasedancewithme.com/ClipArtThrillerPhoto.jpg

Thriller changed the way people viewed music videos. They were no longer just clips of the bands playing songs with some groovy effects thrown in. Thriller was a story, with a beginning, a middle and an end. And it had world class special effects and was directed by a world class director. It cost the same, and took the same amount of work as a big budget feature film. This had never been done for a music video.

Thriller still stands today as one of the most incredible collections of music ever released. And today is the 25th anniversary of this remarkable album. Can you dig it?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/07 at 3:00 am


December 1, 1982: Michael Jackson's Thriller is released.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e5/Michaeljacksonthriller.jpg

Michael Jackson's Thriller is the best selling and one of the most influential albums ever released. It was Jackson's 2nd solo release as an adult artist, and like his first, he teamed up with producer Quincy Jones and songwriter Rod Temperton. Thriller was recorded in 1982 and released the same year just in time for the Christmas sales.

The first single release was a duet with ex-Beatle Paul McCartney. The cheesy mid-tempo pop ballad about two men fighting over a girl failed to grab much attention and people though Thriller was destined to fail. But that all changed with the second single, Billie Jean. It was release at the top end of 1983 and was introduced to the world via a very memorable and some say historical performance a the Motown 25 show.

http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/d/de/300px-Mjmotown.jpg

Michael Jackson performed "Billie Jean" as part of the 25th anniversary show for his former record label, Motown. In just one performance, Jackson introduced a new dress style, a new song and a new dance. That dance was the moonwalk. The moonwalk dates back to the 1930s and developed on the street through out the years until Jackson brought it to the masses. It became a worldwide phenonemon with everyone trying to do the moonwalk, a complicated move that left many people frustrated.

Not only did the Motown 25 performance bring about a new dance, as I mentioned, it introduced a new dress style. Everyone was walking around in black fedoras and single white gloves. There was another new fashion statement Michael introduced with another one of his Thriller singles. In the video for "Beat It" Michael sported a red zipper jacket which also became a popular piece of fashion among kids and teenagers.

http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/a/ae/Beat_It_Video_Clip.jpg

So with two huge hit singles all over the radio and the album holding the number 1 spot in almost every country, the best was yet to come for the Thriller album. At the end of 1983, nearly exactly a year after the album was released, Michael released the title track as a single, accompanied by arguably the most influential and still the greatest music video ever made.

http://www.pleasedancewithme.com/ClipArtThrillerPhoto.jpg

Thriller changed the way people viewed music videos. They were no longer just clips of the bands playing songs with some groovy effects thrown in. Thriller was a story, with a beginning, a middle and an end. And it had world class special effects and was directed by a world class director. It cost the same, and took the same amount of work as a big budget feature film. This had never been done for a music video.

Thriller still stands today as one of the most incredible collections of music ever released. And today is the 25th anniversary of this remarkable album. Can you dig it?
A great day for music.

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Written By: star80 on 12/01/07 at 8:40 am

December 1, 2007


1956 - The rock and roll film "Shake, Rattle and Roll" opened.

1957 - Three rock and roll acts made their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show: Buddy Holly & the Crickets ("That'll Be the Day"), Sam Cooke ("You Send Me"), and the Rays.

1958 - The musical "Flower Drum Song" Rodgers and Hammerstein opened on Broadway.

1960 - Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee were married.

1968 - Janis Joplin made her final appearance with Big Brother & the Holding Company.

1972 - Martha & the Vandellas gave their farewell performance in Detroit, MI.

1976 - The Sex Pistols appeared on the British TV "Today Show." In the interview Glenn Matlock said the word "f***." The result was the Sex Pistols being banned in several British cities.

1982 - Epic Records released the album "Thriller" by Michael Jackson.

1987 - Prince decided to cancel the release of "The Black Album." It was only a week away from release.

1989 - Sly Stone was sentenced to 55 days in jail for driving under the influence of cocaine.

1991 - The musical "Once on this Island" closed after 469 performances.

1994 - Tupac Shakur was convicted on charges of sexually abusing a woman in a hotel room. He was recovering from gunshot wounds he had suffered the day before.

1995 - An auction of Frank Sinatra's possessions earned him $2,072,000.

1999 - Jay-Z stabbed Lance Rivera at a party at Manhattan's Kit Kat Klub. Jay-Z plead guilty to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to three years probation on September 17, 2001


Charts


1958 - "To Know Him Is to Love Him" by Teddy Bears topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

1973 - "Top of the World" by the Carpenters topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

1990 - "I'm Your Baby Tonight" by Whitney Houston topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/07 at 8:48 am


December 1, 2007


1956 - The rock and roll film "Shake, Rattle and Roll" opened.

1957 - Three rock and roll acts made their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show: Buddy Holly & the Crickets ("That'll Be the Day"), Sam Cooke ("You Send Me"), and the Rays.

1958 - The musical "Flower Drum Song" Rodgers and Hammerstein opened on Broadway.

1960 - Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee were married.

1968 - Janis Joplin made her final appearance with Big Brother & the Holding Company.

1972 - Martha & the Vandellas gave their farewell performance in Detroit, MI.

1976 - The Sex Pistols appeared on the British TV "Today Show." In the interview Glenn Matlock said the word "f***." The result was the Sex Pistols being banned in several British cities.

1982 - Epic Records released the album "Thriller" by Michael Jackson.

1987 - Prince decided to cancel the release of "The Black Album." It was only a week away from release.

1989 - Sly Stone was sentenced to 55 days in jail for driving under the influence of cocaine.

1991 - The musical "Once on this Island" closed after 469 performances.

1994 - Tupac Shakur was convicted on charges of sexually abusing a woman in a hotel room. He was recovering from gunshot wounds he had suffered the day before.

1995 - An auction of Frank Sinatra's possessions earned him $2,072,000.

1999 - Jay-Z stabbed Lance Rivera at a party at Manhattan's Kit Kat Klub. Jay-Z plead guilty to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to three years probation on September 17, 2001


<B>Charts</B>


1958 - "To Know Him Is to Love Him" by Teddy Bears topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

1973 - "Top of the World" by the Carpenters topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

1990 - "I'm Your Baby Tonight" by Whitney Houston topped the charts and stayed there for a week.
I wonder how much my possessions are worth?

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Written By: Paul on 12/01/07 at 1:09 pm


1972  BBC bans Wings "Hi, Hi, Hi"


Hm...the BBC's joined-up reasoning was rife even then...

They seemed to have a problem with the suggestive title thinking it was a 'drug' reference, but the other side of the record which got all the airplay (the tiresome 'C Moon') had some dubious lyrics itself ('fill my head with glue', indeed!)

It was Wings' second BBC ban of that year...'Give Ireland Back To The Irish' was never gonna get a scrap of British airtime, especially not in 1972!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/07 at 5:15 pm


Hm...the BBC's joined-up reasoning was rife even then...

They seemed to have a problem with the suggestive title thinking it was a 'drug' reference, but the other side of the record which got all the airplay (the tiresome 'C Moon') had some dubious lyrics itself ('fill my head with glue', indeed!)

It was Wings' second BBC ban of that year...'Give Ireland Back To The Irish' was never gonna get a scrap of British airtime, especially not in 1972!
Exactly as I was thinking... but I did not want to mention it.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/07 at 4:10 am

December 2nd 1964 -  Ringo Starr's tonsils are removed.

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Written By: star80 on 12/02/07 at 5:22 am

December 2, 2007


1949 - Gene Autry's song "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer," hit the record charts.

1959 - Bobby Darin was the subject of the TV show "This Is Your Life."

1967 - Jimmie Rodgers was found in his car with a fractured skull after a serious accident. He recovered from the auto accident, but his singing career ended.

1969 - Cindy Birdsong (Supremes) was kidnapped. She later managed to escape her captor.

1971 - Taj Mahal played for the men on death row at Wilmington State Penitentiary.

1972 - "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon was released.

1973 - The Who and some companions were jailed overnight for $6,000 worth of destruction they imposed on a hotel room after a show.

1973 - Bob Dylan began taking ticket requests by mail. Over 658,000 tickets were sold.

1974 - Ravi Shankar was hospitalized in Chicago after suffering chest pains. He rejoined the George Harrison Tour a week later.

1979 - Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge were divorced.

1981 - "Dreamgirls" opened on Broadway. The show was based on the careers of the Supremes.

1983 - MTV aired Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video for the first time.

1986 - Jerry Lee Lewis checked into the Betty Ford Clinic to overcome a painkiller addition.

1986 - Annie Lennox (Eurythmics) ripped off her bra while performing in front of 10,000 fans in Birmingham, England.

1988 - Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, and Willie Nelson appeared on "Geraldo" to discuss "Sex on the Road."

1991 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Shirelles, B.J. Thomas and Gene Pitney were owed $1.2 million in unpaid royalties.

1994 - Tupac Shakur was found guilty of sexually abusing a woman but was acquitted of more serious sex and weapons charges.

1995 - The Guinness Book of World Records confirmed that Ace of Base's "The Sign" was the best-selling debut of all time, with 19 million copies sold.

1996 - Adam Duritz (Counting Crows) severed a ligament and tore cartilage in his knee after he fell during a concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York. Duritz underwent orthoscopic surgery during the band's Christmas break.

1997 - Third Street Jazz and Rock Holding Corp., a Philadelphia record store, filed a class-action lawsuit against the six major U.S. record distributors. The suit claimed that EMI, Sony, WEA, Universal, Bertelsmann Music Group and Polygram conspired "to raise, fix, and maintain at artificially high and non-competitive levels the wholesale prices" of CDs.

1998 - U.S. first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and Garth Brooks turned on the lights on the Christmas tree in Manhattan's Rockefeller Center.

1998 - Shania Twain's video "That Don't Impress Me Much" debuted on CMT: Country Music Television


Charts


1950 - "The Thing" by Phil Harris topped the charts and stayed there for 5 weeks.

1957 - "You Send Me" by Sam Cooke topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

1967 - "Daydream Believer" by the Monkees topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks.

1972 - "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" by the Temptations topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1978 - "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" by Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

1995 -  "One Sweet Day" by Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men topped the charts and stayed there for 16 weeks.


American Bandstand Performances



1957 - Danny & the Juniors performed "At the Hop" on "American Bandstand."

1957 - Jimmy Dee & the Off-Beats performed "Henrietta" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - The Candymen performed "Georgia Pines" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - Brenton Wood performed "Baby You Got It" on "American Bandstand."



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Written By: star80 on 12/03/07 at 1:09 pm

December 3, 2007


1961 - The Beatles met Brian Epstein for the first time at his record store in Liverpool.

1965 - In Sacramento, CA, Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) was shocked and knocked unconscious during a concert when his guitar made contact with his microphone during a performance of "The Last Time."

1965 - Ray Charles was convicted of possession of heroin and marijuana. He was given a five-year suspended sentence and fined $10,000.

1966 - The first Monkees concert was held, in Honolulu, HI.

1967 - The Supremes were guest on "Tennessee" Ernie Ford's TV special.

1968 - Elvis Presley's NBC-TV special "Elvis" was aired.

1969 - John Lennon was asked to play the title role in "Jesus Christ, Superstar." The offer was revoked the next day.

1971 - The Montreaux Casino was destroyed by fire during a show by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.

1973 - Ringo Starr released the song "You're Sixteen." It was his second straight number one single.

1976 - The Sex Pistols' "Anarchy in the U.K." was released.

1976 - Seven gunman fired shots into Bob Marley's home in Kingston, Jamaica where he and the Wailers were rehearsing. No one was seriously hurt.

1979 - At Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum eleven Who fans were trampled to death in the rush to gain admittance for general (unreserved) seats to the band's concert.

1986 - A lawsuit was filed against Judas Priest and CBS Records, alleging that two fans shot themselves after listening to the band's music for six hours.

1990 - Nightline aired Madonna's video for "Justify My Love." The previous week MTV had banned the video.

1991 - Gilby Clarke replaced Izzy Stradlin as rhythm guitarist for Guns 'N' Roses.

1991 - Alan Feed received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1995 - Prince opened the inaugural VH1 Fashion Awards.

1997 - Janet Jackson gets an injunction against Eric Leon Christian, who she claimed had been harassing her.

1998 - La Mafia announced its retirement after a 20-year career.

2002 - It was announced that Peter Garrett had quit Midnight Oil after 25 years.



Charts



1966 - "Winchester Cathedral" by the New Vaudeville Band topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

1988 - "Baby I Love Your Way - Freebird Medley" by Will to Power topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1994 - "On Bended Knee" by Boyz II Men topped the charts and stayed there for 6 weeks.



American Bandstand Performances


1959 - The Drifters performed "Dance With Me" and "True Love, True Love" 

1966 - Otis Redding performed "Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa"

1966 - Music Machine performed "Talk Talk" and "The People in Me"

1977 - The Village People appeared

1983 - Glen Shorrock performed "Little Girls Get Lonely" and "Til I Love You"

1983 - James Ingram performed "Party Animal" 

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/07 at 4:35 am

December 4th 1980 - The rock group Led Zeppelin formally announces its breakup.

...but have now returned!

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Written By: star80 on 12/04/07 at 1:42 pm

December 4, 2007


1956 - Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash recorded together (the Million Dollar Quartet). The session would not be released for 25 years.

1961 - Gene Chandler's "Duke of Earl" was released.

1976 - Tommy Bolin of Deep Purple died of a drug overdose at the age of 25.

1980 - Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones made the announcement of their decision not to re-form Led Zeppelin in the wake of the death of drummer John "Bonzo" Bonham.

1987 - Madonna filed for divorce from actor Sean Penn. She changed her mind, but would file again in January 1988.

1987 - Metallica released the "Cliff 'Em All" video collection. The bootleg and unprofessional recordings had been shot during 1982-1986 when Cliff Burton was still with the band.

1988 - Roy Orbison gave his final concert in Akron, OH. He died two days later.

1989 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a ruling that said that Prince did not steal the song, "U Got The Look" from his half-sister. Lorna Nelson claimed the lyrics were similar to ones she had written.

1990 - Madonna appeared on "Nightline" to defend her "Justify My Love" video. She denied the video's explicit contents were intended to stir up controversy and get her publicity. The video was banned by MTV.

1991 - Paula Abdul was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1991 - Van Halen performed a free concert in Dallas. Sammy Hagar had promised the show because he had lost his voice during a show in Dallas 3 1/2 years earlier.

1995 - Michael Jackson appeared with legendary mime Marcel Marceau at New York news conference promoting a Jackson special airing on HBO.

2001 - Gene Simmons' book "Kiss and Make-Up" was released.



Charts


1954 - "Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes topped the charts and stayed there for 7 weeks.

1965 - "Turn! Turn! Turn!" by the Byrds topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

1971 - "Family Affair" by Sly & the Family Stone topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.




American Bandstand Performances


1965 - Gary Lewis & the Playboys performed "Everybody Loves a Clown" 

1976 - Judy Collins performed "Send in the Clowns"

1982 - America performed "Right Before Your Eyes"

1982 - Scandal performed "Goodbye to You"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/07 at 2:51 am

December 5th:

1973 - Paul McCartney releases "Band on the Run" album

1967 - Beatles open the clothing store "Apple" on 94 Baker Street, London

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Written By: star80 on 12/05/07 at 11:36 am

December 5, 2007


1956 - Alan Freed's "Rock Rock Rock" film (with Connie Francis singing for Tuesday Weld) was released.

1968 - The Rolling Stones unveil "Beggar's Banquet" in an uncontroversial white cover designed to resemble a formal invitation.

1968 - Graham Nash quit the Hollies. He announced the formation of Crosby, Stills and Nash three days later.

1993 - Douglas Hopkins, ex-Gin Blossoms lead guitarist committed suicide at his home in Tempe, AZ, at the age of 32. Hopkins was fired the previous year due to a drinking habit.

1997 - Carl Edward Hunter, manager of Ray Charles, was arrested in Japan on suspicion of marijuana possession.

1997 - Toni Braxton filed suit against LaFace Records and its distributor Arista Records, claiming that her 1989 recording contracts were invalid.


Charts



1964 - "Ringo" by Lorne Greene topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1987 - "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" by Brenda Carlisle topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1998 - "I'm Your Angel" by R. Kelly & Celine Dion topped the charts and stayed there for a week.



American Bandstand Performances


1960 - Ronnie Love performed "Chills and Fever"

1964 - Mickey Lee Lane performed "Shaggy Dog"

1970 - The Carpenters performed "We've Only Just Begun" and "Close to You" on

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/07 at 2:48 am

December 6th 1995 - Michael Jackson collapses while rehearsing for an HBO special.

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Written By: star80 on 12/06/07 at 10:53 am

December 6, 2007


1964 - The movie "Ferry Cross the Mersey" with Gerry & the Pacemakers debuted in London.

1968 - James Taylor's self-titled album was released in Britain.

1968 - Elvis Presley received one of 66,000 letters that U.S. President Nixon sent out to potential administrative office holders.

1969 - Four people died during a free concert given by the Rolling Stones. One of the deaths was a stabbing that occurred near the stage. The event was recorded and released a year later.

1970 - "Gimme Shelter," the documentary film about the Rolling Stones' 1969 tour of the U.S. debuted.

1978 - Sid Vicious smashed glass in the face of Patti Smith's brother Todd during an altercation at New York rock club Hurrah. Vicious was out on bail after being charged with the murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen.

1988 - Metallica recorded their first video, "One."

1993 - The Eagles taped a video for Travis Tritt's version of "Take It Easy" which led to their reunion.

1995 - Michael Jackson was hospitalized after collapsing in a New York theater while rehearsing for a TV special.

1995 - Joni Mitchell was awarded the Billboard's Century Award.

1997 - Metallica performed "Fuel" and "The Memory Remains" with Marianne Faithfull on NBC's Saturday Night Live.

1999 - It was announced taht Gabriel Gomez had been charged with the kidnapping and murder of Sandra Rosas, wife of Los Lobos singer/guitarist Cesar Rosas. She had disappeared from her home on October 23


Charts


1952 - "The Glow-Worm" by Mills Brothers topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

1969 - "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" by Steam topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

1986 - "The Next Time I Fall" by Peter Cetera with Amy Grant topped the charts and stayed there for a week.


American Bandstand Performances


1975 - The Hudson Brothers performed "Lonely School Year"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/07 at 6:58 am

December 7th 1732 - The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London.

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Written By: star80 on 12/07/07 at 9:59 am

December 7, 2007


1963 - The Beatles appeared on the British TV show "Jukebox Jury."

1964 - Brian Wilson, of the Beach Boys, suffered a nervous breakdown on a flight from L.A. to Houston. The event led Wilson to stop touring with the group.

1966 - Nancy Sinatra appeared on "Frank Sinatra: A Man & His Music Part II" on CBS-TV.

1968 - Eric Burdon announced he would break-up the Animals after a December 22 concert at Newcastle City Hall. His intention was to go to California and start an acting career.

1984 - Michael Jackson testified in Chicago, IL, that he wrote the song "The Girl is Mine," not an Illinois man. Jackson won the case.

1986 - Huey Lewis and the News sang the U.S. national anthem a capella before a San Francisco 49ers-New York Jets NFL football game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, CA.

1991 - "Achtung Baby" by U2 debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's pop albums chart.

1993 - Guns N' Roses announced they would keep the tune written by Charles Manson "Look At Your Game, Girl" on their album, "The Spaghetti Incident?" The decision to keep the song came when the band learned that the royalties would go to the son of one of Manson's victims.

1996 - Jerry Lewis' white and red pinstriped devil suit was stolen from his dressing room at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo. Lewis needed the costume, valued at $9,000, to play the role of Satan in the musical Damn Yankees.

1998 - Arturo Sandoval was granted U.S. citizenship after a six-year struggle with the Immigration and Naturalization Service.



Charts


1963 - "Dominique" by Singing Nun topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks.

1974 - "Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

1985 - "Broken Wings" by Mr. Mister topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

1991 -  "Black or White" by Michael Jackson topped the charts and stayed there for 6 weeks.

1996 -  "Un-Break My Heart" by Toni Braxton topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks.


American Bandstand Performances


1959 - Kitty Kallen performed "If I Give My Heart to You"

1960 - Annette (Funicello) performed "Talk To Me Baby"

1961 - Dick Dale & His Del-Tones performed "Let's Go Trippin'

1962 - Brian Hyland performed "I May Not Live to See Tomorrow"

1974 - Andy Kim performed "Baby I'm on Fire"1974 - Al Wilson performed "La La Peace Song"

1977 - The video for The Babys "Isn't It Time?" was aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/07 at 3:13 am

December 8th 1980 – Mark David Chapman fatally shot former Beatle John Lennon outside the Dakota apartments in New York City.

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Written By: star80 on 12/08/07 at 4:04 pm

December 8, 2007


1960 - Fabian visited Elvis Presley at Graceland and lent him his pants when Elvis ripped his demonstrating karate.

1961 - "Surfin'," the Beach Boys first recording, was released.

1963 - Frank Sinatra, Jr. was kidnapped.

1967 - Traffic's "Mr. Fantasy" LP was released.

1968 - Graham Nash announced the formation of Crosby, Stills and Nash three days after he quit the Hollies.

1969 - Testifying at his trial for possesion of hashish and heroin in the Toronto Supreme Court, Jimi Hendrix claimed that he had now "outgrown" drugs. The jury found him not guilty after eight hours of deliberations.

1972 - Frank Zappa Sr. placed an advertisement in Variety Magazine claiming he will give private instruction in craps, roulette, keno and blackjack.

1976 - John Denver appeared on the Carpenters' ABC-TV special.

1980 -In New York City, Mark David Chapman shot John Lennon to death. Earlier in the day, Lennon had autographed an album for Chapman.

1982 - Marty Robbins died of heart failure at the age of 57.

1991 - The musical "Nick and Nora" opened.

1991 - Jazz trumpeter Buck Clayton died of natural causes at the age of 80.

1995 - Courtney Love was interviewed by Barbara Walters for ABC's "10 Most Fascinating People of 1995." During the interview Love told Walters that she wished she had done "eight thousand million things" differently to prevent husband Kurt Cobain's death.

1995 - The surviving members of the Grateful Dead announced they were disbanding. Jerry Garcia's, the founder of the group, had died the previous August.

1998 - The FBI opened its files on Frank Sinatra to the public. The file contained over 1,300 pages.

1998 - It was announced that Bruce Springsteen would tour again with the E Street Band for the first time in nearly a decade.

1999 - Prince appeared on NBC's "Today."

1999 - James Brown made his new MP3-only holiday album "James Brown Christmas For The Millennium & Forever" available exclusively through EMusic.com.

2000 - Sting received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2002 - Baz Luhrmann's "La Boheme" opened on Broadway.

2003 - In England, Ozzy Osbourne was injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident. His injuries included a fractured left collarbone, eight fractured ribs and stable fracture to one of the vertebrae in his neck.   



Charts


1956 - "Singing the Blues" by Guy Mitchell topped the charts and stayed there for 10 weeks.

1979 - "Babe" by Styx topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

1984 - "Out of Touch" by Daryl Hall & John Oates topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

1990 - "Because I Love You" by Stevie B topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks.



American Bandstand Performances


1960 - Danny & The Juniors performed "Twistin' USA"

1973 - David Gates performed "Sail Around the World" 

1984 - Bryan Adams performed "Run To You" and "Kids Just Wanna Rock" 

1984 - The video for Chaka Khan's "I Feel For You" was aired.

1984 - Teena Marie performed "Lovergirl" 

2004 - It was reported that Dick Clark had suffered a mild stroke earlier in the week.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/07 at 4:28 pm

Birthdate of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius in 1865 (d. 1957)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/07 at 2:07 am

Today is History (December 10th 2007)

The reunion concert of Led Zeppelin at the O2 Arena in London, set back from November when Jimmy Page fractured the little finger on his left hand after a fall in his garden.

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Written By: star80 on 12/10/07 at 4:59 am

December 10, 2007


1927 - The Grand Old Opry made its first radio broadcast from Nashville, TN.

1949 - Fats Domino cut eight tracks during his first recording session at Cosimo Matassa’s J&M Studios.

1959 - The four male members of the Platters were acquitted on charges of aiding and abetting prostitution, lewdness and assignation. The charges stemmed from their August 10, 1959 arrest in Cincinnati, OH.

1963 - Donny Osmond made his debut with the Osmonds on NBC's "Andy Williams Show."

1965 - The Grateful Dead played their first concert. The show took place at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, CA.

1967 - The Steve Miller Blues Band signs with Capitol Records for an unheard of $750,000. The group drops the "Blues" from its name.

1967 - Otis Redding, at age 26, was killed when his tour plane crashed into a Wisconsin lake. Redding's tour band, the "Bar-Kays," was also killed.

1968 - John Lennon made his first solo TV appearance.

1971 - Frank Zappa was pushed from a London stage by the jealous boyfriend of a Zappa fan. Zappa spent months in a wheelchair recovering from a broken leg and ankle and fractured skull.

1972 - Roberta Flack and two members of her backup band are injured in a car accident while driving into Manhattan.

1976 - "Wings over America," by Paul McCartney's was released.

1984 - The single "Do They Know It's Christmas" was released by Band-Aid. The group was assembled to aid in famine relief.

1988 - Bill Harris of the Clovers died of cancer at the age of 63.

1990 - The first Billboard Music Awards took place. Janet Jackson was the big winner with eight trophies.

1991 - Alan Freed was posthumously awarded a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star. He is accreditted with coining the phrase "Rock & Roll."

1992 - The musical "My Favorite Year" opened.

1995 - Darren Robinson (formerly with the Fat Boys) died unexpectedly at the age of 28.

1996 - Faron Young died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

1998 - The Amnesty International Concert for Human Rights Defenders took place at Bercy Stadium in Paris, France. The lineup included Alanis Morissette, Radiohead, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman and Shania Twain.

1998 - Bruce Springsteen won a 2 1/2-year legal battle with two British companies that were seeking to release 19 previously unreleased songs from his early career.

2002 - In Los Angeles, CA, the Oakwood Postal Station was renamed the Nat King Cole Post Office. U.S. President George W. Bush had signed the act for the change on October 30, 2002.

2003 - Bobby Brown was charged with battery three days after he allegedly hit his wife Whitney Houston.


Charts


 
1966 - "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1983 - "Say, Say, Say" by Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson topped the charts and stayed there for 6 weeks.

1988 - Today the song "Look Away" by Chicago topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.


American Bandstand Performances



1962 - "Little" Esther Phillips performed "Release Me" 


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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/11/07 at 2:30 am

December 11th

1961 - Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii," album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 20 weeks
1967 - Beatles' Apple Music signs its 1st group-Grapefruit

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Written By: star80 on 12/12/07 at 8:39 am

December 12, 2007


1955 - Bill Haley and the Comets recorded "See You Later Alligator."

1957 - Disc Jockey Al Priddy of KEX, Portland, Oregon, was fired for playing Elvis Presley's rendition of "White Christmas." He had violated the radio station's ban against the song.

1964 - The Righteous Brothers "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" was released.

1968 - "Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus" was recorded. It was not shown publicly until its release in late 1996.

1970 - Little Richard was charged with "larceny by trick" in Miami Beach, FL, by Blacks, Inc. The group claimed that Little Richard pocketed $250 he solicited for the group. The charges were later dropped.

1970 - Steven Stills' "Love The One You're With" was released.

1971 - Filming began on the Diana Ross movie, "Lady Sings the Blues."

1974 - Mick Taylor left the Rolling Stones.

1980 - Marie Osmond's solo TV series debuted on NBC.

1985 - Dionne Warwick received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1996 - Clint Black got a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2001 - Flutist James Galway received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II.

2002 - It was announced that Les Paul planned to give memorabilia from his music career to Waukesha County's historical society for an exhibit. Paul said that he planned to donate about 2,000 records and original sheet music.


Charts


1964 - "Mr. Lonely" by Bobby Vinton topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1970 - "The Tears of a Clown" by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

1987 - "Faith" by George Michael topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks.


American Bandstand Performances



1957 - Frankie Avalon performed "De De Dinah" 

1958 - Fabian performed "I'm a Man" 

1960 - Dante & The Evergreens performed "Time Machine" 

1964 - Neil Sedaka performed "Sunny" 

1964 - Freddy Cannon performed "Action"

1970 - Gene Chandler performed "Simply Call It Love"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/12/07 at 2:16 pm

December 12th 1915: Frank Sinatra was born.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/07 at 4:24 am

December 13th 1961 - Beatles sign a formal agreement to be managed by Brian Epstein

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December 14th 1977 - "Saturday Night Fever" starring John Travolta, premieres in New York City.

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December 15th:

1967 - Beatles release "Christmas Time is Here Again"

1969 - Plastic Ono Band, play their only concert at London's Lyceum Ballroom

1987 - "Les Miserables" opens at Shubert Theatre, Boston






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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/07 at 2:09 am

Born this day (December 16th) 1770 - Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer (Is his supposed birthday, since he was baptized the following day it is believed his birthday is on the 16th.) (d. 1827)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/17/07 at 6:24 pm

December 18th:

1926 - The first performance of Leoš Janáček's opera The Makropulos Affair is held in Brno, Czechoslovakia.

1892 – The first performance of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's fairy tale-ballet The Nutcracker was held at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg.

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Written By: star80 on 12/18/07 at 2:21 am

December 18, 2007



1961 - Britain's EMI Records rejected the Beatles. They later signed them.

1964 - Funeral services were held in Chicago for Sam Cooke.

1965 - U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler recorded "Ballad of the Green Berets.

1971 - Jerry Lee Lewis and his cousin Myra Brown were divorced. They were married when she was 13 years old.

1975 - Rod Stewart announced that he was leaving Faces for a solo career.

1981 - About 35 million people watched a Rod Stewart concert via satellite. The broadcast was televised in 23 countries.

1983 - Keith Richards and model Patti Hansen were married.

1984 - Madonna's "Like a Virgin was the No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit. The song was Madonna's first No. 1 hit.

1997 - Tori Amos, offered 14 music videos, including a rare clip of "Cornflake Girl," for viewing over the Internet as part of a holiday charity effort for the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN). Users were allowed access to the clips for a four week period in exchange for a donation of $5.

1999 - Prince recorded "Rave Un2 The Joy 2000" at Paisley Park Studios.

2001 - Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) won a court battle with ex-wife Pamela Anderson. Anderson had filed the suit to gain full custody of the couple's two children. The judge denied a request by Anderson's lawyers to require monitoring of Lee's visits.

2003 - In Santa Maria, CA, Michael Jackson was charged with seven counts of molesting a child under 14 and two counts of supplying the child with "an intoxicating agent." Jackson's lawyer denounced the allegations and said they were driven by money and revenge.


Charts


1961 - "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by the Tokens topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

1982 -  "Maneater" by Daryl Hall & John Oates topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks.


American Bandstand Performances




1958 - Bobby Day performed "Rockin' Robin," "The Bluebird, the Buzzard and the Oriole" on "American Bandstand."

1961 - James Ray performed "If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody" 

1962 - Timi Yuro performed "The Love of a Boy" 

1976 - The Walter Murphy Band performed "Flight 76" 

1976 - Johnny Bristol performed "Do It to My Mind" 

1982 - Billy Idol performed "Hot in the City" 

1982 - The Gap Band performed "You Dropped a Bomb on Me"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/18/07 at 8:49 am

Born December 18th 1707 Charles Wesley,  best known for writing about 9000 hymns, including "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing" (died 1788).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/07 at 2:29 am

December 19th 1957 - "Music Man" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 1375 performances.

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Written By: danootaandme on 12/19/07 at 6:40 am

1955  Carl Perkins records "Blue Suede Shoes"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/07 at 6:50 am

December 19th 1997 - MTV drops video "Smack My Bitch Up" by Prodigy

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Written By: star80 on 12/19/07 at 3:17 pm

December 19, 2007



1955 - Carl Perkins recorded the hit "Blue Suede Shoes."

1957 - "The Music Man" opened on Broadway.

1960 - Neil Sedaka's "Calendar Girl" was released.

1960 - Frank Sinatra recorded his first session with his very own record company, Reprise Records. Frank did "Ring-A-Ding-Ding" and "Let's Fall in Love."

1974 - Ron Woods joined the Rolling Stones.

1980 - The film "9 to 5," with Dolly Parton, opened.

1987 - Paul Simon the musician, and Paul Simon, the presidential candidate, both host "Saturday Night Live."

1992 - Neil Diamond's "Christmas in Washington" aired on NBC-TV.

1997 - Marty Raybon made his last appearance with country group Shenandoah at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN.

2000 - English singer/songwriter Kirsty MacColl was killed while vacationing in Mexico at the age of 41. She was sccuba diving with her two sons when she was hit by a speedboat.

2001 - VH1 premiered "Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story."

2001 - Dick Clark filed a $10 million lawsuit against Recording Academy President Michael Greene. The charge was that Greene would bar artists who appear first on Clark's American Music Awards from performing on the Grammy Awards.

2001 - Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) pled guilty to domestic battery case that arose after fighting with his wife at a Hard Rock hotel on November 19. The judge approved a plea bargain in which the case would be dismissed if Weiland had no more problems for the next six months and he completed 26 counseling sessions.

2001 - Madonna appeared on television's "Dateline."



Charts


1964 - "Come See About Me" by the Supremes topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.



American Bandstand Performances


1957 - Jerry Vale performed "Pretend You Don't See Her"

1961 - Dion performed "The Majestic"

1962 - Bobb B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans performed "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah"

1981 - Chilliwack performed "My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone)"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/20/07 at 2:23 am

December 20th:

1957 - Elvis Presley given draft notice to join U.S. Army for National Service

1967 - "The Graduate," starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, premieres

1967 - Ian Anderson and Glenn Cornick form rock group Jethro Tull

1969 - Peter, Paul and Mary's "Leaving on a Jet Plane" reaches #1

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Written By: star80 on 12/20/07 at 7:23 am

December 20, 2007



1932 - Al Jolson recorded "April Showers."

1957 - Elvis Presley received his U.S. Army draft notice.

1962 - The Osmond Brothers appeared on NBC-TV's "Andy Williams Show" for the first time.

1967 - Jethro Tull was formed.

1975 - Joe Walsh joined the Eagles, replacing original member Bernie Leadon. Leadon left for a solo career.



Charts


1969 - "Leaving on a Jet Plane" by Peter Paul & Mary topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1986 -  "Walk Like an Egyptian" by Bangles topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks.


American Bandstand Performances


1961 - Gary U.S. Bonds performed "Dear Lady Twist" 

1975 - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles performed "Love Machine"

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Written By: danootaandme on 12/20/07 at 7:37 am



1974 George Harrison releases his "Dark Horse" album in UK


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Written By: star80 on 12/21/07 at 7:25 am

December 21, 2007



1955 - LaVern Baker recorded "Jim Dandy".

1960 - Elvis Presley was inducted into the Los Angeles Indian Tribal Council coinciding with the opening with his movie "Flaming Star."

1967 - The Rolling Stones album, "Their Satanic Majesties Request" was released.

1968 - Crosby, Stills and Nash performed together in public for the first time.

1968 - Janis Joplin gave her first solo performance in Memphis, TN.

1969 - Diana Ross gave her last performance as a member of the Supremes on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

1970 - Elvis Presley went to the White House to volunteer his services to U.S. President Nixon on fighting the nation's drug problems. He gave Nixon a chrome-plated Colt .45 and Tricky Dick gave Elvis a Narcotics Bureau badge.

1971 - Martha & the Vandellas disbanded.

1976 - "Barry Manilow on Broadway" opened for a two-week run in New York.

1992 - David Crosby was a guest on ABC-TV's "Roseanne."

1996 - Tony Bennett was rushed to a hospital for an emergency operation for an erupted hernia. Bennett was just arriving at the White House for a holiday dinner with U.S. President and Mrs. Clinton when he fell ill.

1993 - Shaquille O'Neal's "I Know I Got Skillz" single was certified Gold by the RIAA.


Charts


1974 - "Cat's in the Cradle" by Harry Chapin topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1985 - "Say You, Say Me" by Lionel Richie topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks.


American Bandstand Performances


1962 - The Cookies performed "Chains" 

1963 - Vito & the Salutations performed "Unchained Melody"

1963 - Neil Sedaka performed "Bad Girl" 

1968 - Al Martino performed "I Can't Help It" 

1974 - Kool & The Gang performed "Rhyme Time People" 

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/22/07 at 2:54 am

December 22nd 1808 – German composer Ludwig van Beethoven premiered his Fifth Symphony, currently one of the most popular and well-known compositions in all of European classical music, at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.

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Written By: star80 on 12/22/07 at 4:57 pm

1968 - Eric Burdon left the Animals.

1975 - Ike and Tina Turner are robbed of $86,000 when a suitcase was stolen containing concert receipts.

1976 - Isaac Hayes filed for bankruptcy.

1978 - Kenney Jones, of Faces, becomes the drummer for the Who. He replace Keith Moon who had died a couple of months earlier.

1978 - The stage version of Harry Nilsson's "The Point" opened in London with Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz.

1981 - A rock 'n' roll auction in London brought in $2,000 for a letter of introduction from Buddy Holly to Decca Records. John and Cynthia Lennon’s marriage certificate was sold for $850 and an autographed program from the world premiere of the Beatles film "Help!" brought in $2,100.

1984 - CBS Records announced the upcoming release of Mick Jagger’s first solo album, set for February, 1985. The album was titled "She's the Boss."

1991 - Gregg Allman made his acting debut as a drug kingpin in the movie "Rush."



Charts


1958 - "The Chipmunk Song" by the Chipmunks topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks.

1962 - "Telstar" by the Tornados topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

1979 - "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" by Rupert Holmes topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

1984 - "Like a Virgin" by Madonna topped the charts and stayed there for 6 weeks.


American Bandstand Performances



1959 - Duane Eddy performed "Bonnie Came Back" 

1961 - Tony Orlando performed "Happy Times Are Here to Stay" 

1979 - Joe Jackson performed "Is She Really Going Out With Him" 

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Written By: star80 on 12/24/07 at 9:08 pm

December 24, 2007



1954 - Johnny Ace shot himself and died while playing Russian roulette backstage at a concert in Houston, TX.

1955 - The Lennon Sisters debuted as featured vocalists on "The Lawrence Welk Show" on ABC-TV.

1966 - Tommy James recorded "I Think We're Alone Now".

1973 - Tom Johnson of the Doobie Brothers was arrested in Visalia, CA, on charges of marijuana possession.

1978 - Bjorn Ulvaeus & Agnetha Falkstad (both of ABBA) announced their seperation and that they were filing for divorce.



Charts


1977 - "How Deep Is Your Love" by the Bee Gees topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

1988 - "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" by Poison topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.




American Bandstand Performances



1966 - Hard Times performed "Fortune Teller"

1983 - The Romantics performed "Talking In Your Sleep" and "Rock You Up" 

1983 - DeBarge performed "Time Will Reveal"

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Written By: star80 on 12/25/07 at 3:56 pm

December 25, 2007


1818 - "Silent Night" was performed for the first time, at the Church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorff, Austria.

1959 - Richard Starkey, 18, who later would be known as Ringo Starr, received a drum set for Christmas.

1967 - Paul McCartney and Jane Asher become engaged, but they never married.

1977 - Harlem's Apollo Theater re-opened.

1978 - Public Image Ltd. made its debut performance at the Rainbow Theatre in London.

1978 - Abba's pre-recorded appearance on BBCI-TV's "Mike Yarwood Christmas Show" aired in Britain.

1990 - James Brown gave his first concert performance in two years for soldiers of Ft. Jackson, SC. Brown was on a 4-day furlough from prison.

1995 - Singer Dean Martin died at the age of 78.

1996 - "The People vs. Larry Flynt," starring Courtney Love was released.


Charts



1965 - "Over and Over" by Dave Clark Five topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1971 - "Brand New Key" by Melanie topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

1993 - "Hero" by Mariah Carey topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks.


American Bandstand Performances



1957 - The Mike Pedicin Quartet performed "Shake a Hand"

1961 - The Lettermen performed "When I Fall in Love" 

1971 - Les Crane performed "Desiderata"

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Written By: star80 on 12/26/07 at 8:12 am

December 26, 2007



1955 - Bill Haley and the Comets' "See You Later Alligator" was released by Decca Records.

1961 - Jay & the Americans recorded "She Cried."

1963 - Capitol Records released the Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" backed with "I Saw Her Standing There."

1967 - The Dave Brubeck Quartet formally disbanded after Paul Desmond left the group.

1967 - The Beatles film, "Magical Mystery Tour," premiered on BBC-TV.

1968 - Led Zeppelin began its first U.S. tour in Boston.

1987 - Run D.M.C.'s Jason Mizell was hospitalized when his Jeep was hit head-on by a driver going the wrong-way.

1999 - Curtis Mayfield, soul singer and songwriter, died at age 57.



Charts


1964 -  "I Feel Fine" by the Beatles topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

1970 -  "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks.


American Bandstand Performances



1960 - Maurice & the Zodiacs performed "Stay" on "American Bandstand."

1961 - The Belmonts performed "I Need Someone" 

1964 - Bobby Vee performed "Every Little Bit Hurts" 

1970 - The Grass Roots performed "Temptation Eyes" 

1981 - Rod Stewart performed "Young Turks" 

1981 - James Ingram performed "Just Once" and "One Hundred Ways"

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Written By: star80 on 12/27/07 at 12:05 pm

December 27, 2007



1963 - The Animals perform on their first radio broadcast on the BBC show "Saturday Club."

1964 - The Supremes made their first appearance on TV's "Ed Sullivan Show."

1970 - "Hello, Dolly!" closed on Broadway after a run of 2,844 performances.

1971 - The "Sonny & Cher Show" began airing on CBS. The show ran for four 1/2 years.

1975 - The Four Seasons, "December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" was released.

1985 - Metallica finished working on "Master of Puppets."

1989 - Chuck Berry was sued by a former cook in his restaurant for allegedly putting a camera in the ladies' restroom.

1992 - Harry Connick Jr. was arrested at New York's Kennedy Airport after a 9mm pistol was discovered in his carry-on luggage.

1992 - The musical revival of "3 From Brooklyn" closed after 45 performances.

1992 - The musical revival of "Tommy Tune Tonite! A Song and Dance Act" opened.

1997 - Mark Morrison was arrested outside the Pink Coconut nightclub in central Derby. The singer was convicted of threatening an off-duty police officer with an electric stun gun.

1998 - Busta Rhymes (AKA Trevor Smith) was arrested and charged with criminal possession after police found a loaded, unregistered pistol in his car. The police originally pulled Rhymes over for changing lanes three times without signaling.


Charts


1952 - "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" by Jimmy Boyd topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

1969 - "Someday We'll Be Together" by Diana Ross & the Supremes topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1975 - "Let's Do It Again" by the Staple Singers topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1980 - "(Just Like) Starting Over" by John Lennon topped the charts and stayed there for 5 weeks.



American Bandstand Performances


1960 - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles performed "Shop Around"

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Written By: star80 on 01/02/08 at 10:12 am

January 2, 2008



1941 - The Andrews Sisters recorded "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy."

1968 - Newark, NJ, police confiscated a shipment of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's album "Two Virgins". The album featured a nude cover.

1975 - U.S. District Court Judge Richard Owen ruled in New York, that John Lennon and his lawyers will have access to Department of Immigration files pertaining to his deportation case.

1975 - The Allman Brothers Band were named "Outstanding Community Organization" by the Georgia Department of Corrections.

1979 - The trial of ex-Sex Pistol, Sid Vicious for the October 1978 murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, opened in New York City. Vicious died of a heroin overdose, thereby not living to hear the verdict.

1980 - Larry Williams was found dead in his home in Los Angeles, CA. The gunshot wound to the head was never confirmed as the result of a murder or suicide.

1983 - The musical "Annie" closed on Broadway at the Uris Theatre after 2,377 performances.

1993 - The musical "Gypsy Passion" closed after 55 performances.



Charts


1954 - "Oh! My Pa-Pa" by Eddie Fisher topped the charts and stayed there for 8 weeks.




American Bandstand Performances


1963 - Dionne Warwick performed "Don't Make Me Over"

1965 - Marvin Gaye performed "Hitch Hike" and "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" 

1965 - Adam Faith performed "It Sounds Good"

1965 - Johnny Rivers performed "Mountain of Love" 

1982 - Patti Austin performed "Every Home Should Have One" 

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Written By: star80 on 01/03/08 at 8:09 am

January 3, 2008



1957 - Fats Domino recorded "I'm Walkin'."

1960 - Bobby Darin and Connie Francis performed together on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

1964 - The Beatles made their first appearance on U.S. television in a film clip shown on the "Jack Paar Show." It was a performance of the song "She Loves You."

1966 - The Beatles appeared on "Hullabaloo."

1967 - Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) refused to be sworn in after receiving a U.S. Army draft notice. He said he was a conscientious objector.

1970 - "I Me Mine" was recoreded by the Beatles. It was the last song that the band would record together.

1970 - Davy Jones announced he was leaving the Monkees.

1985 - Leonie Rysanek gave his final performance of "Aida".

1987 - Aretha Franklin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Bill Haley and 14 others. Franklin was the first woman to be inducted.

1996 - Madonna testified in an L.A. Court against Robert Dewey Hoskins. He had been accused of stalking and threatening to kill her.

1998 - Swedish police arrested a total of 314 people following a neo-Nazi concert near Stolkholm. Crowd members allegedly gave Hitler salutes, classified as a "hate crime" under Swedish law, during a performance by U.S. group Max Resist.



Charts


1970 -  "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" by B. J. Thomas topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks.

1976 -  "Saturday Night" by the Bay City Rollers topped the charts and stayed there for a week.



American Bandstand Performances


1976 - The Staple Singers performed "Let's Do It Again" 

1976 - C.W. McCall performed "Convoy" 

1981 - Tierra performed "2-gether" 

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/04/08 at 4:47 pm

January 4th 1936 – Billboard magazine published its first music hit parade.

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Written By: star80 on 01/04/08 at 5:04 pm

January 4, 2008



1936 - The first pop music chart based on national sales was published by "Billboard" magazine.

1950 - RCA Victor announced that it would manufacture long-playing (LP) records.

1954 - Elvis Presley recorded "Casual Love" and "I’ll Never Stand in Your Way."

1957 - Boxer Joe Louis appeared on "The Steve Allen Show" to introduce singer Solomon Burke.

1962 - Gene McDaniels recorded "Point of No Return".

1965 - Leo Fender sold the Fender Guitar Company to CBS for $13 million.

1971 - The film "Performance" starring Mick Jagger debuted in London.

1973 - The Allman Brothers name Lamar Williams as the replacement for the late Berry Oakley. The announcment was in Rolling Stone magazine.

1976 - Mal Evans was shot to death by police at his Los Angeles apartment. Evans alledgedly pointed a loaded rifle at officers causing them to fire upon him. Evans was a former roadie and bodyguard of the Beatles.



Charts


1960 - "El Paso" by Marty Robbins topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

1964 - "There! I've Said it Again" by Bobby Vinton topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks.

1975 - "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" by the Beatles topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.


American Bandstand Performances



1960 - The Fireballs performed "Bulldog"

1963 - Johnny Thunder performed "Loop de Loop" 

1964 - Shirley Ellis performed "Nitty Gritty" 

1964 - The Trashmen performed "Surfin' Bird" 

1975 - Shirley Brown performed "Woman to Woman" 

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/07/08 at 2:32 am

January 7th 1924 - George Gershwin completes Rhapsody in Blue.

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Written By: star80 on 01/07/08 at 2:18 pm

January 5, 2008



1959 - "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" backed by "Raining in My Heart" was released by Coral Records. It was the last release of Buddy Holly before his death.

1965 - The Supremes recorded "Stop! In the Name of Love."

1976 - Mal Evans, a Beatle's bodyguard and road manager, was killed in a confrontation with Los Angeles police.

1978 - The Sex Pistols' U.S. concert debut took place.

1978 - Prince made his solo performance debut in Minneapolis, MN.

1975 - "The Wiz" opened on Broadway.

1984 - The Police, announced a farewell concert for March 2 in Australia. The group had been together for 9 years.

1998 - Sony Bono died in a skiing accident.



Charts


1952 - "Slow Poke" by Pee Wee King topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

1980 - "Please Don't Go" by K. C. & the Sunshine Band topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1991 - "Justify My Love" by Madonna topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

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Written By: star80 on 01/07/08 at 2:20 pm

January 6, 2007



1957 - Elvis Presley made his last appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show" in New York City.

1958 - Gibson patented its Flying V electric guitar.

1958 - Bobby Helms filmed a role in the movie "The Case Against Brooklyn".

1966 - Duke Ellington’s concert recorded at 5th Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City, was broadcast on CBS-TV.

1968 - Dick Clark premiered his TV series "Happening '68." The show ran through September of 1969.

1975 - About a thousand Led Zeppelin fans riot while waiting for tickets to go on sale at Boston Garden. About $30,000 was done in damage and the show was cancelled by Boston Mayor Kevin White.

1977 - EMI terminated its contract with the Sex Pistols only 3 months after signing it. No reason was given.

1982 - The Prince single "Let's Work" was released.

1987 - Elton John cancelled all live performances for a year after having throat surgery.

1993 - Bill Wyman announced that he has officially left the Rolling Stones.

2005 - Georgeann Walsh Ward filed a suit against Gene Simmons and Viacom for her portrayal as "wild" and "unchaste" in a VH-1 "Sex Talk" episode.



Charts


1958 -  "At the Hop" by Danny & the Juniors topped the charts and stayed there for 7 weeks.

1973 - "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

1979 - "Too Much Heaven" by Bee Gees topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

1990 - "Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

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Written By: star80 on 01/07/08 at 2:26 pm

January 7, 2008



1950 - Ernest Tubb made his debut appearance at "The Grand Ole Opry" in Nashville, TN.

1955 - Marian Anderson became the first African-American to sing at New York's Metropolitan Opera.

1963 - Gary "U.S." Bonds filed a $100,000 suit against Chubby Checker. The charge was that Checker "stole" "Quarter to Three" and turned it into the song "Dancin' Party." The case was settled out of court.

1964 - Long John Baldry formed Hoochie Coochie Men.

1970 - Max Yasgur was sued for $35,000 in property damages by neighboring farmers. It was Yasgur's on which the August 1969 Woodstock Festival was held.

1980 - Larry Williams committed suicide.

1997 - Prince appeared on the Rosie O'Donnell show.


Charts


1950 - "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" by Gene Autry topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1956 - "Memories Are Made of This" by Dean Martin topped the charts and stayed there for 6 weeks.



American Bandstand Performances


1958 - Buddy Knox performed "Hula Love" and "Swingin' Daddy" 

1958 - The Hollywood Frames performed "Buzz-Buzz-Buzz" 

1967 - Neil Diamond performed "You Got to Me"

1967 - The Electric Prunes performed "I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night" 

1978 - Odyssey performed "Native New Yorker"

1978 - Alan O'Day performed "Started Out Dancing, Ended Up Making Love" 

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/07/08 at 2:28 pm


January 6, 2007



1957 - Elvis Presley made his last appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show" in New York City.

1958 - Gibson patented its Flying V electric guitar.

1958 - Bobby Helms filmed a role in the movie "The Case Against Brooklyn".

1966 - Duke Ellington’s concert recorded at 5th Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City, was broadcast on CBS-TV.

1968 - Dick Clark premiered his TV series "Happening '68." The show ran through September of 1969.

1975 - About a thousand Led Zeppelin fans riot while waiting for tickets to go on sale at Boston Garden. About $30,000 was done in damage and the show was cancelled by Boston Mayor Kevin White.

1977 - EMI terminated its contract with the Sex Pistols only 3 months after signing it. No reason was given.

1982 - The Prince single "Let's Work" was released.

1987 - Elton John cancelled all live performances for a year after having throat surgery.

1993 - Bill Wyman announced that he has officially left the Rolling Stones.

2005 - Georgeann Walsh Ward filed a suit against Gene Simmons and Viacom for her portrayal as "wild" and "unchaste" in a VH-1 "Sex Talk" episode.
 
After seeing the exploits of The Sex Pistols on live daytime television, you can guess why contracts were terminated.

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Written By: Paul on 01/07/08 at 4:12 pm


1954 - "Oh! My Pa-Pa" by Eddie Fisher topped the charts and stayed there for 8 weeks.


And if you couldn't stomach Mr. Fisher's crooning, you could buy an instrumental version by another Eddie...Preston's very own Eddie Calvert with his golden trumpet...

His version became a sizeable hit in the States, which was rare for a British record at that time...

And his version remained at #1 in Britain for 9 weeks...more importantly, it was the first British chart-topper to be recorded at Abbey Road studios...

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Written By: star80 on 01/10/08 at 12:35 pm

January 8, 2008



1957 - Elvis took the U.S. Army pre-induction exam on his 22nd birthday.

1960 - Eddie Cochran's last recording session was held in Hollywood.

1965 - The TV dance show "Hullabaloo" debuted on NBC.

1966 - The final episode of "Shindig!" was broadcast on ABC-TV. The show featured the Kinks and the Who.

1973 - Yoko Ono released "Approximately Infinite University" as a two record set.

1973 - Elvis Presley sued Priscilla Presley for a divorce.

1974 - KISS gave a special dress rehearsal after being signed to Casablanca Records. It was their first recording contract.

1975 - Three Led Zeppelin concerts and Madison Square Garden sold out in a record four hours.

1979 - Rush was named the Canada's official "Ambassadors of Music" by the Canadian government.

1981 - "Elvis Presley Day" was declared in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, North & South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

1989 - Richard Marx married Cynthia Rhodes.

1991 - Steve Clark (Def Leppard) was found dead. The coroner ruled that the 30-year-old died of a lethal combination of alcohol and drugs.

1993 - An Elvis Presley commemorative stamp was debuted by the U.S. Postal Service. The 29-cent stamp showed the likeness of the 1950's era Elvis.

1995 - The musical revival of "Guys and Dolls" closed after 1143 performances.

1995 - Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) hosted a national late-night radio show broadcast titled "Self Pollution Radio" from Seattle, WA.

2002 - The Black Crowes released a statement that said "For the time being, Chris Robinson is pursuing a solo career. Steve Gorman has left the band for personal reasons."



Charts


1966 - "We Can Work It Out" by the Beatles topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

1977 - "You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)" by Marylin McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

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Written By: star80 on 01/10/08 at 12:37 pm

January 9, 2008



1973 - Mick Jagger was refused a Japanese visa because of a 1969 drug bust. The event halted the Rolling Stones' plan to tour the Orient.

1976 - Graham Parker of Graham Parker & the Rumour signed his first recording contract.

1979 - A benefit concert called A Gift of Song was held at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The performers were Olivia Newton-John, Rita Coolidge, the Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, Donna Summer, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Abba and Earth, Wind & Fire.

1981 - Jerry Dammers and Terry Hall of the Specials were fined in London for inciting violence at a concert the previous fall.

1992 - Sting made a guest appearance on the series "The Simpsons," in the episode "Radio Bart."

1998 - Lynn Odrick sued Anthony "Ant" Banks for allegedly punching her, damaging her vision and breaking her nose with a pool cue on November 25, 1998.

1999 - Guru (Gang Star) was robbed outside a small recording studio in Woohaven, Queens. The three masked men stole $10,000 in jewelry.



Charts


1961 - "Wonderland by Night" by Bert Kaempfert topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

1988 - "So Emotional" by Whitney Houston topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

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Written By: star80 on 01/10/08 at 12:44 pm

January 10, 2008



1949 - Vinyl records were introduced by RCA (45 rpm) and Columbia (33.3 rpm).

1956 - Elvis Presley recorded his first songs as an RCA Victor artist in Nashville. Elvis recorded "Heartbreak Hotel," "I Was the One," "I’m Counting On You," "I Got a Woman" and "Money Honey."

1978 - Howlin' Wolf died following brain surgery in Chicago.

1979 - Richard Carpenter entered a chemical dependency treatment center in Topeka, KS.

1981 - The Gilbert and Sullivan musical "The Pirates of Penzance" opened at Broadway's Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith.

1985 - Ted Nugent appeared on TV's "Miami Vice."

1987 - Madhouse's first album entitled "8" was released.

1997 - James Brown got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2003 - George Strait was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, TX.



Charts



1953 - "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes" by Perry Como topped the charts and stayed there for 5 weeks.

1976 - "Convoy" by C. W. McCall topped the charts and stayed there for a week.


American Bandstand Performances



1958 - George Hamilton IV performed "Why Don't They Understand" on "American Bandstand."

1958 - Sal Mineo performed "Party Time" and "Little Pigeon" 

1961 - Buzz Clifford performed "Baby Sittin' Boogie" 

1963 - Barbara Lynn performed "You're Gonna Need Me" 

1976 - David Geddes performed "Last Game of the Season" 

1981 - Kool & the Gang performed "Celebration"

1981 - John Cougar Mellencamp performed "Ain't Even Done With The Night" 

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/08 at 2:09 am

January 13th: 1968 - Johnny Cash records his landmark album At Folsom Prison live at Folsom State Prison.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/08 at 4:24 pm

January 16th 1980 - Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession

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Written By: star80 on 01/19/08 at 2:19 pm

January 19, 2008



1957 - Johnny Cash made his first network TV appearance, on CBS' "Jackie Gleason Show."

1957 - Pat Boone sang at Dwight Eisenhower's presidential inauguration ball.

1967 - Lesly Gore appeared on ABC-TV's "Batman" as Catwoman's sidekick, Pussycat.

1971 - At the Charles Manson murder trial, the Beatles' "Helter Skelter" was played. At the scene of one of his gruesome murders, the words "helter skelter" were written on a mirror.

1976 - The Beatles turned down an offer of $30 million to play together again on the same stage. The offer was made by rock promoter Bill Sargent.

1977 - Charlie Daniels and the Marshall Tucker Band played for Jimmy Carter's inauguration.

1977 - Aretha Franklin sang "God Bless America" at a special inaugural concert for President-elect Jimmy Carter.

1988 - Metallica began recording their fourth full-length release, "And Justice For All."

1993 - Fleetwood Mac reunited to perform at Bill Clinton's inauguration.

1993 - Tom Waits was allowed to keep the $2.5 million that a judge awarded him after he sued Frito-Lay for using a sound alike in a 1988 commercial. The U.S. Supreme Court supported the amount of the damages.

1998 - Pat Boone was awarded the first annual Michael the Archangel Award by the National Assn. of Chiefs of Police.

1999 - The U.S. Supreme Court without comment refused to hear a 1998 lawsuit brought by ticket buyers against Ticketmaster. The suit charged that the firm engaged in anticompetitive behaviour and price-fixing with promoters.

1999 - Bizzy Bone (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony) went on trial in Columbus, Ohio, on charges that he dragged a student barber down a flight of stairs.

1999 - Jean-Michel Jarre delivered a petition to the European Parliment signed by hundreds of leading European recording artists asking for better legal protection against music piracy on the internet.

2002 - Rapper C-Murder (Corey Miller, 30) was arrested in the shooting death of 16-year old Steve Thomas at a nightclub on January 12.


Charts


Today the song "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" by the Platters topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks. (1959)

Today the song "Show and Tell" by Al Wilson topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1974)

Today the song "Rock with You" by Michael Jackson topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks. (1980)

Today the song "Love Will Never Do Without You" by Janet Jackson topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1991)


Amercan Bandstand Performances



1960 - Ray Smith performed "Rockin' Little Angel" on "American Bandstand."

1961 - Skeeter Davis performed "My Last Date (With You)" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Frankie Avalon performed "You Are Mine" on "American Bandstand."

1974 - Jim Stafford performed "Spiders and Snakes" on "American Bandstand."

1985 - Dan Hartman performed "I Can Dream About You" and "Second Nature" on "American Bandstand."

1985 - Kashif performed "Ooh Love" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/08 at 8:27 am

January 20th 1964 - "Meet The Beatles" album released in USA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/08 at 2:36 am

January 21st 1978 - Bee Gees' "Saturday Night Fever" album goes #1 for 24 weeks

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1942 Count Basie records "One O'Clock Jump"

1966 Beatle George Harrison marries model Patti Boyd

1978 Bee Gees' "Saturday Night Fever" album goes #1 for 24 weeks

1987 BB King donates his 7,000 record collection to University of Mississippi

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/23/08 at 1:47 am

January 23rd 1986 - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first members: Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.

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Written By: star80 on 01/23/08 at 9:41 am

January 23, 2008



1978 - Terry Kath (Chicago) died after accidentally shooting himself in the head with a pistol he didn't know was loaded. He was 32 years old.

1978 - Vic Ames (Ames Brothers) died in an auto accident.

1979 - Brian Wilson (Beach Boys) and his wife Marilyn were divorced.

1980 - Prince's single "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad" was released.

1986 - The first annual induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was held in New York City.

1988 - Nirvana recorded a ten song demo tape with producer Jack Endino. The Melvin's Dale Crover was on drums.

1989 - James Brown was sentenced in Georgia to 6 years in jail in connection with a police chase through two states.

1995 - Courtney Love appeared in Australian court on charges of abusing a flight attendant. She admitted to responding with an obscenity when a Quantas flight attendant told her to take her feet down from the airplane cabin wall. Love's sentence was one month of good behavior.

1996 - The City Council in Johnson City, TN, withdrew their permission for White Zombie to hold a show there.

2002 - EMI announced that it would pay Mariah Carey $28 million to end their association which was planned to last for several albums estimated at $100 million.



Charts


Today the song "Downtown" by Petula Clark topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1965)

Today the song "Knock Three Times" by Dawn topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks. (1971)

Today the song "The Way You Make Me Feel" by Michael Jackson topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1988)


American Bandstand Performances


1958 - Connie Francis performed "Who's Sorry Now" on "American Bandstand."

1959 - Little Willie John performed "You're a Sweetheart" on "American Bandstand."

1963 - Johnny Mathis performed "What Will Mary Say" on "American Bandstand."

1971 - The Cowsills performed "The Rain, the Park, and Other Things" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - The Go-Go's performed "Our Lips Are Sealed" and "We Got The Beat" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - Stevie Woods performed "Just Can't Win 'em All" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/23/08 at 12:19 pm

January 23rd 1943 - Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/24/08 at 2:07 am

January 24th 1962: Brian Epstein signs a management contract with the Beatles

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Written By: star80 on 01/24/08 at 6:50 am

January 24, 2008



1957 - Elvis Presley recorded "Teddy Bear."

1962 - Brian Epstein signed with the Beatles as their manager and began to direct their image away from leather jackets. He led them toward a smarter stage presentation, with matching suits and bows to the audience.

1969 - Jethro Tull played its first U.S. concert in New York City as the opening act for Led Zeppelin.

1970 - It was announced that John Lennon and Yoko Ono had shaven their heads to commemorate the start of Year One for Peace.

1970 - James "Shep" Sheppard of the The Heartbeats and Shep and the Limelites, was found murdered in his car on the Long Island Expressway.

1982 - Diana Ross sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XVI.

1989 - James Brown was sentenced to 6 years in jail for drug and and assault charges.

1992 - Greg McPherson, a music professor at the University of Massachusetts, filed a $21 million lawsuit against New Kids on the Block manager Maurice Starr. It was alledged that he was not paid for his work on the group's "Hangin' Tough Live" album. McPherson also charged that the group only sang 20 percent of the album and lipsynched in concert.

1995 - Van Halen released their "Balance" LP. It was the last album recorded with lead singer Sammy Hagar.

2002 - Freddy Fender underwent a kidney transplant. He was released on January 30.


Charts

Today the song "Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" by Diana Ross topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1976)

Today the song "At This Moment" by Billy Vera & the Beaters topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1987)


American Bandstand Performances

1958 - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers performed "Goody Goody" on "American Bandstand."

1961 - Johnny Burnette performed "Little Boy Sad" on "American Bandstand."

1970 - Joe South performed "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/24/08 at 6:54 am

January 24th 1991: "Les Miserables," opens at Theatre St. Denis, Montreal

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/26/08 at 3:07 am

January 26th 1911 - Richard Strauss' opera Der Rosenkavalier receives its debut performance at the Dresden State Opera.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/26/08 at 10:59 am

January 26th 1956 - Buddy Holly's 1st formal recording session

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/08 at 3:05 am

January 28th 1965 - The Who make their 1st appearance on British TV

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/08 at 2:02 am

January 29th 1998 - Singers Bobby Brown found guiilty of DWI in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/01/08 at 2:33 am

February 1st 1976 - Sonny and Cher resume TV show, despite real-life divorce

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Written By: nally on 02/03/08 at 12:46 am

February 3rd, 1959...perhaps one of the most tragic events in music history occurred. It happened when a plane carrying musicians Richie Valens, The Big Bopper and Buddy Holly, crashed and killed all three of them. :( :\'(

Wow...can't believe next year will mark the 50th anniversary of that.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/08 at 1:55 am


February 3rd, 1959...perhaps one of the most tragic events in music history occurred. It happened when a plane carrying musicians Richie Valens, The Big Bopper and Buddy Holly, crashed and killed all three of them. :( :\'(

Wow...can't believe next year will mark the 50th anniversary of that.
The day that music died.

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Written By: ?????????????????????? on 02/03/08 at 6:11 pm


The day that music died.
They were singing..

Bye Bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the leeve but the leeve was dry
Them good ol' boys were drinking whiskey and rye
singing "This'll be the day that I die...."

:(  :(  :(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/08 at 2:35 am

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

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/08 at 1:43 am

February 7th 1964 - Beatles land at New York's JFK airport, for 1st U.S. tour.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/08 at 2:11 am

February 8th:

1974 - Ringo releases "You're 16"

1967 - Peter (Asher) and Gordon (Waller) discontinue their singing partnership

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/08 at 1:50 am

February 12th - 1964 The Beatles first New York City concert at Carnegie Hall.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/08 at 2:06 am

February 18th 1980 - Billy Wyman said he will leave Rolling Stones in 1983.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/08 at 1:12 am

February 19th 1958 - Carl Perkins leaves Sun Records for Columbia Records

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/20/08 at 12:30 am

February 20th 1816 – Italian composer Gioachino Rossini's opera buffa The Barber of Seville, based on the first Figaro play by French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais, debuted at the Teatro Argentina in Rome.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/08 at 3:22 am

February 22nd 1969 - The last day when all four Beatles were together for a recording.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/08 at 6:14 am

February 23rd 1979 - George Harrison releases "George Harrison" album

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/08 at 3:30 am

February 24th 1711 - The London premiere of Rinaldo by George Friderich Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/08 at 1:55 am

February 26th 1983 - Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 37 weeks.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/08 at 2:27 am

February 27th 1981 - Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder record "Ebony and Ivory"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/08 at 2:56 am

March 1st-  1968 Singers Johnny Cash (36) and June Carter (38) wed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/08 at 2:00 am

March 2nd 1983 - Compact Disc recordings developed by Phillips and Sony introduced.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/08 at 1:35 am

March 7th 1962 - Beatles made their broadcasting debut on BBC radio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/08 at 5:44 am

March 8th 1980 - The first festival of rock music kicks off in the Soviet Union

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/08 at 4:01 am

March 9th 1842 – Nabucco, an opera by Italian Romantic composer Giuseppe Verdi, premiered at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/08 at 2:57 am

March 10th 1975 - "The Rocky Horror Show" opens at Belasco Theater New York City for 45 performances

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/08 at 2:50 am

March 11th 1851 – Italian Romantic composer Giuseppe Verdi's opera Rigoletto was first performed at La Fenice in Venice.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/08 at 3:03 am

March 13th1845 – German composer Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, one of the most popular and most frequently performed violin concertos of all time, was first played in Leipzig, with violinist Ferdinand David as soloist.

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1992 FCC rules companies can own 30 AM & 30 FM stations (formerly 12)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/08 at 7:27 pm

March 13, 1968 Beatles release "Lady Madonna" in the UK

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/08 at 2:53 am

March 18th 1992 - Donna Summer gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/08 at 2:09 am

March 20th 1969 - Beatle John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/08 at 1:46 am

March 21st 1964 - In Copenhagen, Denmark, Gigliola Cinquetti wins the ninth Eurovision Song Contest for Italy singing "Non ho l'età" ("I'm not old enough").

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/08 at 7:20 pm

March 2nd 1963 – Please Please Me, the first album recorded by The Beatles, was released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/08 at 3:20 am

March 25th 1966 - Beatles pose with mutilated dolls and butchered meat for the cover of the "Yesterday and Today" album, It is later pulled

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/08 at 1:13 am

March 29th 1871 - The Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria.

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Written By: danootaandme on 03/29/08 at 6:17 am

1964  1st true Pirate Radio station, Radio Caroline (England)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/03/08 at 2:02 am

April 3, 1964 - The Beatles hold top 6 spots on Sydney Australia record charts

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/04/08 at 2:10 am

April 4th 1964 - The Beatles occupy the top five positions on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/08 at 4:35 pm

April 8th 1994 - The body of Kurt Cobain, lead singer and guitarist for the grunge band Nirvana, was found at his residence in Lake Washington.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/09/08 at 2:02 am

April 9th 1970 - Paul McCartney announces official split of Beatles

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Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/09/08 at 2:15 am


April 9th 1970 - Paul McCartney announces official split of Beatles
I was 14 years old when that painful event occurred

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/09/08 at 2:28 am


I was 14 years old when that painful event occurred
That news would affected my older sister more than me at that time.

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Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/09/08 at 2:38 am


That news would affected my older sister more than me at that time.
I have an older sister as well, and she was probably hit harder than me

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/09/08 at 3:24 am


I have an older sister as well, and she was probably hit harder than me
I knew at that age the group existed and the songs, but the split back then past me by.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/12/08 at 1:48 am

April 12th 1963 - The Beatles "From Me to You" is released in UK

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/08 at 1:51 am

April 15th, 1961 - "Music Man" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 1375 performances

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Written By: star80 on 04/15/08 at 10:02 am

April 15, 2008



1958 - Buddy Holly's Fender Stratocaster guitar was stolen at a St. Louis concert.

1966 - Buffalo Springfield performed for the first time as the opening act for the Byrds in San Bernadino, CA.

1968 - Aretha Franklin recorded "Think."

1969 - Archie Bell of the Drells was released from military service after a tour of Vietnam.

1982 - Billy Joel was seriously hurt in a motorcycle accident on Long Island, New York. He went to the hospital and stayed for over a month undergoing therapy on his injured hand.



Charts


"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack topped the charts and stayed there for 6 weeks. (1972)

"This is How We Do It" by Montell Jordan topped the charts and stayed there for 7 weeks. (1995)



American Bandstand


1958 - The Ames Brothers performed "A Very Precious Love" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Freddy Cannon performed "Jump Over" and "The Urge" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - Martha & the Vandellas performed "Jimmy Mack" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band performed "Buy for Me the Rain" on "American Bandstand."

1972 - Bobby Vinton performed "Every Day of My Life" on "American Bandstand."

1972 - The Five Man Electrical Band performed "Signs" and "Absolutely Right" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 04/16/08 at 8:33 am

April 16, 2008


1954 - Roy Orbison attended an Elvis Presley show in Dallas, TX.

1956 - ABC premiered the TV show "Rhythm on Parade."

1956 - Buddy Holly released his first single, "Blue Days, Black Nights."

1965 - The Hollies opened their first tour of the U.S. at the Brooklyn Paramount theater in New York.

1972 - The Electric Light Orchestra played their first live show in England.

1973 - Paul McCartney starred in his first TV special, "James Paul McCartney."

1974 - Queen held its first U.S. concert at Regis College in Denver, CO.

1990 - Over 72,000 people gathered at London's Wembley Stadium for an anti-apartheid concert honoring Nelson Mandela. Mandela had recently been released from prison.

1993 - Billy Burnette announced that he was leaving Fleetwood Mac to concentrate on recording country music.

1994 - Harry Connick Jr. married Jill Goodacre.

1996 - KISS announced a reunion tour with makeup.

1999 - Shania Twain became the first woman to be named as songwriter/artist of the year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International.

2002 - Sony Music Entertainment filed a complaint against the Dixie Chicks for breach of contract.


Charts


"Don't Give Up on Us" by David Soul topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1977)



American Bandstand


1958 - Dion & The Belmonts performed "I Wonder Why" on "American Bandstand."

1966 - Norma Tanega performed "Walkin' My Cat Named Dog" on "American Bandstand."

1966 - Eddie Holman performed "This Can't Be True" on "American Bandstand."

1977 - James Darren performed "You Take My Heart Away" on "American Bandstand."

1977 - England Dan & John Ford Coley performed "It's Sad to Be Lonely" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Laura Branigan performed "Solitaire" and "Deep in the Dark" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Bryan Adams performed "Straight from the Heart" and "Cuts Like a Knife" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/08 at 6:14 pm

April 19th 1934 - Shirley Temple debuts in Stand Up and Cheer.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/08 at 1:41 am

April 20th 1986 - Pianist Vladimir Horowitz performed in his native Russia for the first time in 61 years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/08 at 1:49 am

April 23rd 1988 - Pink Floyd's album Dark Side of the Moon, after spending the record total of 741 consecutive weeks (over 14 years) on the Billboard 200, left the charts for its first time ever.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/08 at 7:20 am

April 24th 1969 - Paul McCartney says their is no truth to rumors he is dead

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/08 at 3:12 am

April 25th 1968 - "Half a Sixpence" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 512 performances

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/08 at 3:38 am

April 27th 1810 - Beethoven composes his famous piano piece, Für Elise.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/08 at 11:59 pm

April 29th 1968 – The controversial musical Hair, a product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, opened at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, with its songs becoming anthems of the anti-Vietnam War movement.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/08 at 8:18 am

May 2nd 1979 - "Quadrophenia" premieres in London

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/08 at 5:08 pm

May 5th 1891 - The Music Hall in New York City (now known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/08 at 1:04 am

May 7th 1824 - World premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Vienna, Austria. Work was conducted by Michael Umlauf, under the deaf composer's supervision.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/08 at 12:10 am

May 12th 1967 - At Queen Elizabeth Hall, England, Pink Floyd stages the first-ever quadraphonic rock concert.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/08 at 12:58 am

May 12th:

1971 - Rolling Stone Mick Jagger weds Bianca Macias at St. Tropez Town Hall
1972 - Paul McCartney and Wings release "Mary Had a Little Lamb"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/08 at 1:43 am

May 13th 1965 - Rolling Stones record "Satisfaction"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/08 at 2:04 am

May 15th 1968:

"Wonderwall" with George Harrison premieres at Cannes Film Festival
Paul McCartney and John Lennon appear on Johnny Carson Show to promote Apple records, Joe Garagiola is substitute host

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Written By: danootaandme on 05/18/08 at 5:23 am


1964 David Frost interviews Paul McCartney on the BBC

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/08 at 1:43 am

May 19th 1958 - South Pacific soundtrack album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 31 weeks

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/20/08 at 1:40 pm

May 20th 1970 - Beatles' "Let it Be" movie premieres in UK

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/08 at 3:09 am

May 23rd 1969 - Who release rock opera "Tommy"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/24/08 at 1:04 am

May 24th 1830 - "Mary Had a Little Lamb" by Sarah Josepha Hale is published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/25/08 at 5:47 am

May 25th 1968 - Rolling Stones release "Jumping Jack Flash"

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Written By: danootaandme on 05/25/08 at 5:51 am


1962 Isley Brothers release "Twist & Shout"




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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/08 at 1:01 am

May 29th 1942 - Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra record Irving Berlin's "White Christmas", the best-selling Christmas album in history, for Decca Records in Los Angeles.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/08 at 11:32 am

May 30th 1968 - Beatles begin work on their only double album "Beatles".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/08 at 1:17 am

It is 41 years ago today...

June 1st 1967 - The Groundbreaking Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album by The Beatles is released.

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Written By: danootaandme on 06/01/08 at 5:46 am



1975 Ron Woods replaces Mick Taylor as Rolling Stone guitarist

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/08 at 1:50 am

June 2nd 1835 - P. T. Barnum and his circus begins their first tour of the United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/08 at 1:32 am

June 4th 1964 - Beatles "World Tour" begins in Copenhagen Denmark.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/05/08 at 1:01 am

June 5th 1956 - Elvis Presley introduces his new single, "Hound Dog", on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/08 at 5:01 am

June 19th 1984 - "Weird Al" Yankovic gives free live performance at Del Mar Fair.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/28/08 at 2:02 am

June 28th 1841 – Giselle, a ballet by French composer Adolphe Adam, was first performed at the Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique in Paris.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/01/08 at 2:06 am

July 1st 1988 - Bologna, Italy: Quartetto Cetra's last concert after over forty years' musical career.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/08 at 1:26 am

July 4th 1966 - The Beatles, in the Phillipines to give two concerts, are accused of 'standing up' Imelda Marcos.

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Written By: danootaandme on 07/04/08 at 5:14 am

1990  2 Live Crew release "Banned in the USA" the lyrics quote "Star Spangled Banner"  & Gettysburg Address

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/05/08 at 3:17 am

July 5th 1954 - Elvis Presley has his first commercial recording session. He sang That's All Right (Mama) and Blue Moon of Kentucky. Widely considered to be the birth of Rock and Roll.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/08 at 1:41 am

July 9th 1955 - "Rock Around Clock" hits #1 on Top 100 chart

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/13/08 at 1:45 am

July 13th 1985 – Live Aid rock music concerts, organised by singers Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia, were held at Wembley Stadium in London and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/13/08 at 1:49 am

July 13th 1988 - Sting performs his first Rain Forest benefit concert

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July 13th 1978 - BBC bans Sex Pistols "No One is Innocent"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/08 at 1:42 am

July 26th 1882 – Richard Wagner's opera Parsifal was premiered at the Festspielhaus in Bayreuth, Germany.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/08 at 12:57 am

July 28th 1973 – About 600,000 people attended what was the largest musical concert in history at the Watkins Glen International Raceway near Watkins Glen, New York, USA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/08 at 1:44 am

July 30th 1954 - Elvis Presley makes his debut as a public performer.

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Written By: danootaandme on 07/30/08 at 4:24 pm


1968 Beatles' Apple Boutique closes, entire inventory is given away
   

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/08 at 4:04 am

August 3rd 1958 - The Billboard Hot 100 is founded

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/08 at 1:26 am

August 6th 1931 - Bix Beiderbecke dies at age 28 of an Alcohol seizure.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/08 at 6:41 pm

August 15th 1965 - The Beatles play to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City, marking the birth of stadium rock. 

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Written By: danootaandme on 08/15/08 at 4:29 pm

^My sister was there


1969  Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in NY State (Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm)

^I was there

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/08 at 5:27 pm

^ I've seen the film.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/08 at 3:46 am

August 18th 1969 - Jimi Hendrix plays the unofficial last day of Woodstock.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/08 at 2:08 am

August 28th 1850 – German composer Richard Wagner's romantic opera Lohengrin, featuring the Bridal Chorus, was first performed under the direction of Hungarian composer Franz Liszt in Weimar, present-day Germany.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/08 at 3:04 am

August 28th 1961 - Motown releases what would be its first number one hit, "Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/08 at 6:04 pm

August 29th 1966 - The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/08/08 at 1:30 am

September 8th 1968 - The Beatles perform their last live TV performance on the David Frost show. They perform their new hit Hey Jude.

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Written By: star80 on 09/08/08 at 7:50 pm

September 8, 2008



1935 - The Hoboken Four, featuring Frank Sinatra as lead singer, appeared on "Major Bowes Amateur Hour" on WOR radio.

1941 - Harry James and his orchestra recorded "Miserlou."

1977 - Jimmy McCulloch quit Paul McCartney & Wings to join a reformed lineup for the Small Faces.

1982 - Peter Gabriel's "Security" LP was released.

1988 - Elton John sold some of his costumes and concert memorabilia at an auction in London for $6.2 million.

1998 - Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell proclaimed the week of September 8-13 as "Garth Brooks week."

2000 - Sean "Puffy" Combs plead guilty to reduced assault charges in New York Criminal Court. Combs was sentenced to a one-day anger management class. The charges stemmed from Combs assaulting Interscope Records, executive Steve Stoute.

2006 - Whitney Houston filed for a divorce from Bobby Brown. The couple had married in 1992. 



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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/08 at 1:31 am

September 10th 1966 ~ The Beatles' "Revolver," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 6 weeks

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/08 at 12:45 am

September 11th 1847 - Stephen Foster's well-known song, Oh! Susanna, is first performed at a saloon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/08 at 9:56 pm

September 18th 1970 - Jimi Hendrix dies after choking on his own vomit.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/08 at 1:50 am

September 19th 1970 - The first Glastonbury Festival is held at Michael Eavis's farm in Glastonbury, UK.

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September 19, 2008



1928 - "The Singing Fool," with Al Jolson, was released.

1936 - "Indian Love Call" was recorded by Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald.

1953 - Gisele MacKenzie took over as host on NBC-TV’s "Your Hit Parade."

1955 - Eva Marie Saint, Frank Sinatra and Paul Newman starred in the "Producer’s Showcase" presentation of "Our Town" on NBC-TV.

1958 - Elvis Presley left a Brooklyn naval base to sail to Germany to be with his army unit.

1968 - Steppenwolf won its first gold record for "Born to be Wild."

1970 - "Get Yer Ya Ya's Out" was released by the Rolling Stones.

1973 - Gram Parsons of the Byrds died of a drug overdose.

1974 - Max Weinberg made his debut as the drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.

1974 - Bad Company's debut album (self titled) goes gold.

1975 - Eric Clapton got a gold record for "I Shot The Sheriff."

1978 - "Living in the U.S.A." was released by Linda Ronstadt.

1979 - The first MUSE concert took place. The Musicians United for Safe Energy was better known as "No-Nukes."

1981 - Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel recorded "The Concert in Central Park" for an HBO special. The material was recorded live in New York's Central Park.

1985 - A U.S. Senate committee heard testimony on labeling and rating of rock music, initiated by the Parents Music Resource Center.

1986 - "Press To Play" was released by Paul McCartney.

1987 - The Farm Aid concert took place at the University of Nebraska.

1987 - "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" was released by Pink Floyd. It was the first release after Roger Waters departure.

1987 - Taja Seville released her self-titled debut album.

1988 - Erasure's "A Little Respect" was released.

1992 - "The One" was released by Elton John.

1997 - VH1 aired "Storytellers" live for the first time. The show was a 90 minute special featuring Elton John from the House of Blues in New Orleans, LA.

1997 - Rich Mullins, Christian Singer/Songwriter died in a car accident in LaSalle County, IL.

2000 - Madonna's album "Music" was released.   


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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/08 at 2:42 am

September 21st 1966 - Jimmy Hendrix changes spelling of his name to Jimi

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/08 at 1:47 am

September 22nd 1869 – Das Rheingold, the first of four operas in Der Ring des Nibelungen by German composer Richard Wagner, was first performed in Munich.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/08 at 12:26 am

September 26th 1957 – West Side Story, a musical based loosely on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet that was written by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, and produced and directed by Jerome Robbins, made its debut on Broadway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/08 at 1:51 am

September 27th 1968 - The stage musical Hair opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, where it played 1,998 performances until its closure was forced by the roof's collapsing in July 1973.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/08 at 10:53 pm

September 30th 1791 – The Magic Flute, the last opera composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, premiered at Theater an der Wien in Vienna, Austria.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/08 at 11:20 pm

September 30th 1967 - BBC Radio 1 is launched; the BBC's other national radio stations also adopt numeric names. Tony Blackburn presents the first show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/08 at 1:47 am

October 1st 1982 - Sony launches the first consumer compact disc player (model CDP-101).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/08 at 2:29 am

October 6th 1978 - Mick Jagger apologizes for racist lyrics in "Some Girls"

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October 8th 1928 - Joseph Szigeti debuted Alfredo Casella's Violin Concerto.

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October 9th 1986 - The musical The Phantom of the Opera has its first performance at Her Majesty's Theatre in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/08 at 12:25 am

October 10th 1919 - Richard Strauss' opera Die Frau ohne Schatten receives its debut performance in Vienna.

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October 10th 1978 - British pop magazine Smash Hits first published

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/08 at 6:34 pm

October 18th 1925 - The Grand Ole Opry opens in Nashville, Tennessee

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/20/08 at 12:44 am

October 20th 1973 - The Sydney Opera House opens.

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October 20th 1977 - A plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashes in Mississippi, killing lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines along with backup singer Cassie Gaines, the road manager, pilot, and co-pilot.  :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/08 at 1:50 am

October 21st 1858 – French composer Jacques Offenbach's operetta Orpheus in the Underworld, featuring the can-can, was first performed at the Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens in Paris.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/08 at 2:44 am

October 22nd 1966 - The Supremes become the first all-female music group to attain a No. 1 selling album (The Supremes A' Go-Go).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/08 at 2:45 am

October 22nd 1883 - The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City opens with a performance of Gounod's Faust (opera).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/08 at 8:22 am

October 25th 1912 - Richard Strauss' opera Ariadne auf Naxos receives its debut performance at the Vienna State Opera.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/08 at 2:11 am

October 28th 1893 - Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Pathétique, premiered in St. Petersburg, only nine days before the composer's death.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/08 at 7:48 pm

October 29th 1787 – The opera Don Giovanni, based on the legendary fictional libertine Don Juan and composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was premiered in the Estates Theatre in Prague.

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Written By: star80 on 10/28/08 at 10:08 pm

October 28, 2008



1956 - Elvis Presley's song "Love Me Tender" became the No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit. He became the first artist to follow himself into the No. 1 position. The song "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" had been the No. 1 song for 11 weeks.

1956 - Elvis Presley appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show for the second time.

1965 - The studio recording of "My World Is Empty Without You" was made by the Supremes.

1972 - The United States Council for World Affairs announced that it was adopting the Who song, "Join Together" as its official theme.

1977 - "Nevermind The Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols" was released in America.

1999 - Terrell Davis (Denver Broncos) made his debut as a hip-hop artist when he performed with rapper Legit.

2007 - The game "Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock" was released in North America.

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Written By: star80 on 10/28/08 at 10:10 pm

American Bandstand Performances on this date:  October 28th


1958 - Buddy Holly and the Crickets performed "Think It Over," "Fool's Paradise," and "Heartbeat" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - Billy Joe Royal performed "Hush!" on "American Bandstand."

1978 - David Gates performed "Took the Last Train" on "American Bandstand."



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Written By: star80 on 10/28/08 at 10:12 pm

These songs topped the charts on this date:  October 28th


Today the song "All My Love" by Patti Page topped the charts and stayed there for 5 weeks. (1950)

Today the song "Hot Child in the City" by Nick Gilder topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1978)

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Written By: star80 on 10/29/08 at 10:54 am

October 29, 2008



1957 - "Oh Boy!" by Buddy Holly & the Crickets was released.

1963 - The Hollies began recording their first sessions for their first album.

1967 - The musical "Hair" opened off Broadway.

1970 - Neil Diamond received a gold record for "Cracklin' Rosie."

1971 - Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident in Macon, GA.

1975 - Joan Baez became a member of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue.

1977 - "Bat Out Of Hell" was released by Meat Loaf.

1990 - The Byrds, LaVern Baker, John Lee Hooker, The Impressions, Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Reed and Ike & Tina Turner were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1991 - Three members of Pink Floyd were injured in a auto race in Mexico.

1996 - In Pasadena, California, a judge drops drug possession charges against Scott Weiland, the singer for the Stone Temple Pilots. The judge concluded that Weiland had made significant progress in rehab.

1998 - Steven Adler surrendered to authorities to begin serving a sentence of 150 days for two counts of battery and violation of probation.

1998 - East Bay Ray, Klaus Flouride and D.H. Peligro, all former members of the Dead Kennedys, filed suit against Jello Biafra. The claim was that the former lead singer had diverted money owed to the other band members for his own use.

2002 - Christina Aguilera's album "Stripped" was released.

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Written By: star80 on 10/29/08 at 10:57 am

American Bandstand Performances on this date:  October 29th


1957 - Bonnie Guitar performed "Dark Moon" and "Mr. Fire Eyes" on "American Bandstand."

1958 - Phil Spector (with the Teddy Bears) performed "To Know Him Is To Love Him" on "American Bandstand."

1977 - Shaun Cassidy performed "That's Rock 'n' Roll" and "Hey Deanie" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - The Gap Band performed "Party Train" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Huey Lewis & the News performed "Heart and Soul" and "Heart of Rock 'n' Roll" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Billy Joel's video for "Tell Her About It" was played on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 10/29/08 at 10:58 am

These songs topped the charts on this date:  October 29th


Today the song "Autumn Leaves" by Roger Williams topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks. (1955)

Today the song "96 Tears" by ? & the Mysterians topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1966)

Today the song "Islands in the Stream" by Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1983)

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Written By: star80 on 11/04/08 at 8:04 pm

November 4, 2008



1961 - Bob Dylan made his concert hall debut in New York City. The show was seen by 50 people who paid two dollars each at Carnegie Hall.

1967 - "I Second That Emotion" by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles' was released.

1970 - Bob Dylan recorded the song "George Jackson." Jackson was a black militant what had been killed in a California prison shootout.

1973 - Soft Machine and Pink Floyd hold a benefit concert for Robert Wyatt who had been paralyzed earlier in the year.

1974 - Elton John released his "Greatest Hits" LP.

1977 - "The Last Waltz" premiered in New York City.

1978 - Greg Reeves, sues his former band Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young for $1 million in unpaid back royalties.

1978 - Boston played their first show in the city of Boston.

1978 - The Talking Heads' "Take Me To The River" was released.

1982 - Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, of the Talking Heads, have a baby boy.

1990 - The musical "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" opened.

1991 - Bobby "Blue" Bland, Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, The Isley Brothers, The Yardbirds, and Sam & Dave are elected to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

1992 - Elton John and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin sign a $39 million publishing contract with Warner-Chappell music.

1995 - Michael Jackson premiered his single "Earth Song" on the German game show "Wanna Bet?".

1996 - Melissa Etheridge and partner Julie Cypher appear on the cover of Newsweek promoting an article on gay parents.

1996 - Michael Jackson announced that he and a friend, Debbie Rowe, were expecting a child, but he denied that the couple had used artificial insemination and that Rowe had been paid to carry the baby.

1998 - Amazon.com formed "Advantage ForMusic," which allows unsigned artists and independent labels to sell music online.

2002 - The book "Journals" was released. The book, about Kurt Cobain, contained letters and diary entries from the 1980s until 1994.

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Written By: star80 on 11/04/08 at 8:06 pm

American Bandstand Performances on this date:  November 4th


1957 - Jerry Lee Lewis performed "Great Balls of Fire" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - Don & the Goodtimes performed "Happy and Me" on "American Bandstand."

1972 - Bobby Womack performed "Sweet Caroline" and "Harry Hippie" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 11/04/08 at 8:08 pm

These songs topped the charts on this date:  November 4th


Today the song "I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks. (1972)

Today the song "You Needed Me" by Anne Murray topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1978)

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Written By: star80 on 11/09/08 at 6:47 pm

November 9, 2008



1955- The Everly Brothers first recording session, for Columbia Records, yields no hits and they are soon dropped from the label, 

1956 - Buddy Holly begins his first tour, opening for George Jones and Hank Locklin.

1957 - "Jailhouse Rock" and "Wake Up Little Susie" are the #1 and #2 songs on Billboard's pop, country and rhythm-and-blues charts simultaneously.

1960 - Dee Clark records "Your Friends."

1961 - Brian Epstein sees the Beatles perform for the first time, at the Cavern Club in Liverpool (he later becomes their manager)

1962 - Motown Records released "You've Really Got a Hold on Me," by the Miracles.

1963 - "Louie, Louie" was released by the Kingsmen.

1964 - Anita Humes of the Essex guests on CBS-TV's "To Tell The Truth."

1966 - If "Paul Is Dead", then this is the day Mr. McCartney allegedly died in 1966.

1967 - David Crosby left the Byrds. The next year Crosby, Stills, and Nash was formed.

1967 - The first issue of Rolling Stone was published in San Francisco. John Lennon was on the cover.

1971 - Carly Simon attends James Taylor's Carnegie Hall concert and they begin their love affair.

1973 - Cat Stevens made his national TV debut on ABC's "In Concert."

1973 - The album "Piano Man" was released by Billy Joel.

1975 - David Bowie appeared on Cher's CBS TV show.

1998 - Singer Billy Preston, his manager Merle Otis Greene and Greene's wife Sandra were indicted on 22 charges of fraud in collecting $1 million in insurance claims.

1998 - Rick James was hospitalized after he suffered a stroke when a blood vessel ruptured in his neck during a show the week before in Denver, CO.

1998 - Michael Jackson settled a lawsuit over stories and pictures in the London Daily Mirror that said his face had been disfigured by cosmetic surgery. A lawyer for the publisher said, "The photographs were taken honestly and were not tampered with, but the Mirror has since met with the plaintiff in person and acknowledges that the photographs do not accurately represent the plaintiff's true appearance."

1999 - The Prince released the album "Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic."

2007 - Wayne Fontana is found guilty of "arson with intent to injure" in a Nottingham, England courtroom (but is set free after already spending six months in jail).

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Written By: star80 on 11/09/08 at 6:48 pm

American Bandstand Performances on this date:  November 9th


1959 - Annette (Funicello) performed "First Name, Initial" and "My Heart Became of Age" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Duane Eddy performed "Pepe" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Joni James performed "My Last Date (With You)" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Dion performed "Love Came to Me" on "American Bandstand."

1963 - Gene Pitney performed "24 Hours from Tulsa" on "American Bandstand."

1968 - Andy Kim performed "Shoot 'em Up Baby" and "Rainbow Ride" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 11/09/08 at 6:49 pm

These Songs topped the Charts on this date:  November 9th


Today the song "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" by Bachman-Turner Overdrive topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1974)

Today the song "Miami Vice Theme" by Jan Hammer topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1985)

Today the song "Cream" by Prince & the N.P.G. topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1991)

Today the song "No Diggity" by Blackstreet topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks. (1996)


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November 11th 1977 - Wings release "Mull of Kintyre" and "Girl's School"

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Written By: star80 on 11/11/08 at 2:53 pm

Music History For November 11th


1938 - Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" on network radio.

1958 - Hank Ballard and the Midnighters record "The Twist."

1964 - Elvis Presley's "Roustabout" film is released.

1965 - Velvet Underground made its performance debut at a high school dance in Summit, NJ.

1967 - The Supremes' "In And Out Of Love" was released.

1968 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their "Two Virgins" album with a nude picture of themselves on the cover.

1969 - Jim Morrison of the Doors was jailed for "interfering with the flight of an intercontinental aircraft and public drunkenness." The charges were eventually dropped.

1970 - The Elvis Presley concert film, "Elvis: That's The Way It Is" opens.

1970 - "Plastic Ono Band" was released by John Lennon. The same title was used for the album released by Yoko One on the same day.

1970 - Bob Dylan's book "Tarantula" was published by Bantam Books.

1972 - Berry Oakley, of the Allman Brothers, was killed in a motorcycle accident. He was 24 years old.

1976 - KISS released the album "Rock and Roll Over."

1989 - Melissa Etheridge and Joe Cocker entertained Germans that were celebrating the newly tumbled Berlin Wall.

1994 - Micky Dolenz, Billy Vera and Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick all guest on ABC-TV's "Boy Meets World."

1997 - Metallica played a free concert in Philadelphia, PA.

1999 - Singer Brandy was admitted into a hospital in Southern California due to dehydration from overwork.

2006 - The Fireballs and Buddy Holly & the Crickets are inducted into the New Mexico Music Hall of Fame in Albuquerque.

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Written By: star80 on 11/11/08 at 3:16 pm

American Bandstand Performances for November 11th


1960 - Santo & Johnny performed "Twistin' Bells" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - Van Morrison performed "Brown Eyed Girl" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 11/11/08 at 3:18 pm

Chart Toppers for November 11th



Today the song "MacArthur Park" by Donna Summer topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks. (1978)

Today the song "When I See You Smile" by Bad English topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1989)

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Written By: star80 on 11/12/08 at 7:31 am

Music History for November 12th



1931 - The Abbey Road recording studio in London opens.

1957 - Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Knox and Carl Perkins appear in the movie "Jamboree", that debuts in Hollywood.

1964 - Shirley Ellis records "The Name Game."

1966 - Donovan's "Mellow Yellow" was released.

1966 - Hollywood's Sunset Strip riots on this date provide the inspiration for Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth."

1967 - Jerry Lee Lewis records "To Make Love Sweeter for You."

1969 - The Supremes and the Temptations team-up for their second TV special, "G.I.T. on Broadway" on NBC.

1970 - The Doors made their last appearance with Jim Morrison in New Orleans.

1979 - Marty Balin's, of Jefferson Starship, rock opera "Rock Justice" opens a four-day run at San Francisco's Old Waldorf night club.

1979 - Kenny Rogers begins filming "The Gambler" TV movie.

1984 - Madonna released the album "Like A Virgin."

1987 - Sly Stone is arrested for nonpayment of child support when he arrives an hour late for his "comeback" concert in LA.

1989 - The musical "Grand Hotel" opened at the Beck Theatre.

1990 - Ron Wood, of the Rolling Stones, was injured when he was struck by a car near London.

1993 - Michael Jackson canceled a world tour, saying that he had a dependence on painkillers.

1996 - The album "Evita: The Complete Motion Picture Music Soundtrack" was released.

1997 - Carly Simon undergoes a mastectomy and begins chemotherapy for breast cancer.

1997 - Chang Yu-Sheng, best know for his hit Mandarin song "My Future Is Not A Dream," died three weeks after being injured in an auto accident.

1999 - Gary Glitter pleads guilty to possession of child pornography and is sentenced to four months in a British jail.

2007 - Chaka Khan is signed to be the spokesperson for "Purple", an antioxidant health drink.

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Written By: star80 on 11/12/08 at 7:44 am

American Bandstand Performances for November 12th



1957 - Joni James performed "Summer Love" on "American Bandstand."

1966 - Count Five performed "Psychotic Reaction" on "American Bandstand."

1966 - Fantastic Johnny C performed "Boogaloo Down Broadway" on "American Bandstand."

1977 - Dorothy Moore performed "I Believe You" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - The Michael Stanley Band performed "My Town" and "Hard Times" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Midnight Star performed "We My Whistle" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 11/12/08 at 7:45 am

Chart Toppers for November 12th


Today the song "Poor Side of Town" by Johnny Rivers topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1966)

Today the song "All Night Long (All Night)" by Lionel Richie topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks. (1983)

Today the song "Wild Wild West" by Escape Club topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1988)

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Written By: star80 on 11/13/08 at 4:53 pm

November 13th Music History


1956 - Dickie Goodman Bill Buchanan go to court in New York City for the first of many lawsuits over the "break-in" record, "Flying Saucer."
1960 - Sammy Davis, Jr. marries actress May Britt.

1961 - Hank Ballard guests on CBS-TV's "To Tell The Truth" as the composer of "The Twist."

1961 - The Tokens' "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" was released.

1965 - "Fever" by the McCoys' was released.

1968 - The Beatles' animated movie "Yellow Submarine" premiered in the U.S.

1971 - Three Dog Night's "Old Fashioned Love Song" was released.

1973 - Jerry Lee Lewis, Jr. was killed in a highway accident near Hernando, MS.

1974 - An imposter posing as Deep Purple guitar player Ritchie Blackmore smashed up a borrowed Porsche in Iowa City.

1985 - At New York's Whitney Museum, an exhibition opened celebrating Bob Dylan's 25 years in the music industry.

1988 - "Michael Jackson Month" is declared in Los Angeles.

1990 - Madonna's "The Immaculate Collection" was released.

1992 - Elton John performed in Mexico for the first time for 90,000 people in Mexico City.

1995 - M.C. Hammer played a benefit in Moscow for Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin's political party, Our Home Is Russia.

1997 - The musical "The Lion King" opened.

1997 - Celine Dion released her first single in Japanese. The song, "Be The Man," was released in Japan only and is the theme to the Japanese TV drama "Eve."

1997 - Ray Charles conducted his first-ever online chat at www.rhino.com.

2000 - Elton John released his live album "One Night Only." It was recorded at Madison Square Garden only 22 days before.

2001 - Madonna's "GHV2" was released.

2005 - Paul McCartney wakes up the space shuttle astronauts by singing "Good Day Sunshine" to them live from his concert in Anaheim, California.

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Written By: star80 on 11/13/08 at 5:20 pm

American Bandstand November 13th


   
1957 - Janice Harper performed "Bon Voyage" and "That's Why I Was Born" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Cliff Richard appeared on "American Bandstand."

1965 - Fontella Bass performed "Rescue Me" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - Toni Basil performed "Mickey" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - Chilliwack performed "Whatcha Gonna Do" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 11/13/08 at 5:22 pm

Chart Toppers For November 13th



Today the song "I Need You Now" by Eddie Fisher topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks. (1954)

Today the song "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" by Rod Stewart topped the charts and stayed there for 7 weeks. (1976)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/08 at 4:17 am


American Bandstand Performances for November 13th

1962 - Cliff Richard appeared on "American Bandstand."

Has Cliff Richard really made it big in the USA, I believe not?

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Written By: star80 on 11/14/08 at 12:05 pm


Has Cliff Richard really made it big in the USA, I believe not?



I got this information from TV.com on the American Bandstand show for November 13th; Not sure if he performed any song or not, though.

American Bandstand: AB 1387: Cliff RichardEpisode

AB 1387: Cliff Richard1387.Season: 6Episode: 52First Aired: 11/13/1962



He did have a hit in the US in 1976 with "Devil Woman."

Stars:Dick Clark (Host)

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Written By: star80 on 11/14/08 at 12:10 pm

Music History for November 14, 2008







1944 - Tommy Dorsey and Orchestra recorded "Opus No. 1."

1960Cozy Cole begins a 20-week goodwill tour of Africa, sponsored by the U.S. State Department.

1961 - The Elvis Presley film "Blue Hawaii" premiered.

1961 - The Everly Brothers record "Crying In The Rain" and "That's Old Fashioned."

1970 - Santana's "Black Magic Woman" was released.

1987 - Sonny & Cher reunite on "Late Nite With David Letterman" on NBC-TV; They sang "I Got You Babe." 

1990 - The Who's Pete Townshend confessed his bisexuality to Newsweek.

1992 - John Cascella, keyboardist of John Mellencamp's band, was found dead in his car in Indiana. It is believed that he died of a heart attack.

1995 - The Rolling Stones released their acoustic "Stripped" album.

1996 - Michael Jackson marries his former nurse and the mother of his child (it lasts three years).

2000 - The trial of Michael Abram began. He had attacked George Harrison and his wife in their home in Britain on December 30, 1999.

2000 - Marilyn Manson's released "Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death)." The cover of the album was banned by several retail chains due to the cover art. The banning chains released an alternate cover. The cover depicts Manson on a crucifix.

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Written By: star80 on 11/14/08 at 12:17 pm

American Bandstand November 14th


 
1958 - Eddie Cochran performed "C'mon Everybody" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Wanda Jackson performed "Let's Have a Party" on "American Bandstand."

1964 - Bobby Freeman performed "S-W-I-M" on "American Bandstand."

1964 - Dick & DeeDee performed "The Mountain's High" and "Thou Shalt Not Steal" on "American Bandstand."

1970 - Freda Payne performed "Deeper and Deeper" and "Band of Gold" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 11/14/08 at 12:21 pm

Chart Toppers November 14th


Today the song "Georgia on My Mind" by Ray Charles topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1960)

Today the song "Doo Wop" by Lauryn Hill topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1998)

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Written By: star80 on 11/15/08 at 12:42 am

Music History November 15, 2008



1954 - Its use on a "Studio One" drama on CBS-TV on this date makes "Let Me Go Lover" a #1 hit for Joan Weber.

1956 - Elvis Presley made his acting debut in the premiere of the "Love Me Tender" movie.

1964 - Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones is hospitalized in Chicago with a 104-degree fever, missing three days of the Stones' American tour.

1965 - The Rolling Stones made their debut on NBC-TV's "Hullabaloo" television show. The band performed "Get Off My Cloud."

1966 - The Jefferson Airplane record "Somebody To Love." 

1969 - Janis Joplin was arrested in Tampa, FL on charges of using "vulgar and indecent language" at a concert. All the charges were eventually dropped.

1971 - Grand Funk Railroad released their sixth album, "E Pluribus Funk."

1971 - Ringo Starr's spaghetti western movie, "Blindman" debuts in Rome.

1975 - ABBA were guests on "American Bandstand." They performed "S.O.S." and "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do."

1978 - Echo & the Bunnymen gave their performance debute at Eric's Club in Liverpool, England.

1979 - "The Bee Gees Special" airs on NBC-TV.

1988 - Metallica's U.S. tour for "And Justice For All" opened in Toledo, OH, with Queensryche opening.

1990 - David Bowie opened on Broadway in the title role of "The Elephant Man."

1990 - Frank Farian, producer of Milli Vanilli, publicly admitted that Fabrice Morvan and Rob Pilatus never sang a note on the Milli Vanilli album and that they lip-synch when they perform live.

1992 - Ozzy Osbourne performed what he had announced would be his last concert, in Costa Mesa, CA. He did return to live shows.

1992 - Spencer Davis, Richie Havens, Mark Lindsay, Peter Noone, John Sebastian and Robby Krieger of the Doors all guest on Fox-TV's "Married With Children."

1997 - Metallica's video for "The Memory Remains" premiered on MTV.

2003 - The city of Augusta, GA, announced that it planned to construct a statue of James Brown and rename a music festival in his honor.

2006 - U2 won a court battle over allegedly stolen Bono memororabilia. The items, an iconic Stetson hat, a pair of metal earrings, a green sweat shirt and a pair of black trousers, were in the possession of a former stylist.

2007 - Paul Anka is inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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Written By: star80 on 11/15/08 at 10:37 am

American Bandstand November 15th


1969 - The Cufflinks performed "Tracey" and "When Julie Come Around" on "American Bandstand."

1969 - Dorothy Morrison performed "All God's Children Got Soul" on "American Bandstand."

1975 - ABBA performed "S.O.S." on "American Bandstand."

1975 - David Ruffin performed " Walk Away From Love" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 11/15/08 at 10:38 am

Chart Topper November 15th


Today the song "Lady" by Kenny Rogers topped the charts and stayed there for 6 weeks. (1980)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/08 at 2:01 am

November 17th 1876 - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's patriotic Slavonic March made its premiere in Moscow to a warm reception by the Russian people

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Written By: star80 on 11/17/08 at 9:42 am

Music History November 16, 2008


1963 - Husband and wife Tommy Sands and Nancy Sinatra appear together on CBS-TV's "Ed Sullivan Show."

1970 - Elton John records a live performance at a New York City radio station that's later released as his "17-11-70" album.

1973 - David Bowie appeared in his first TV special, "1980 Floor Show," broadcast on NBC's "Midnight Special."

1974 - Stevie Wonder's "Boogie On Reggae Woman" was released.

1976 - "A Very Special Olivia Newton-John" airs on ABC-TV.

1978 - The movie version of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" opens. The Bee Gees, Peter Frampton and Billy Preston made their acting debuts in the movie.

1980 - Aretha Franklin and Sammy Davis, Jr. give a royal command performance for England's Queen Elizabeth in London.

1981 - "The Elder" was released by KISS.

1987 - Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet were married. They separated in 1990 and divorce in 1993.

1988 - "Smashes, Thrashes & Hits" was released by KISS.

1996 - Lorrie Morgan and Jon Randall were married.

1998 - Roland Alphonso (Skatalites) went into a coma after suffering a seizure on November 2 while onstage at the Key club in West Hollywood, CA.

1998 - It was announced that Spice Girl Emma Bunting "Baby Spice" would appear in a new musical version of "The Sleeping Beauty" for the BBC.

1998 - Kmart launched an online music store, Music Favorites.

2000 - Cher guests on NBC-TV's "Will And Grace" (the first time).

2000 - "The Beatles Revolution" documentary airs on ABC-TV.

2003 - Meat Loaf collapses onstage in London and undergoes heart surgery to cure an irregular heartbeat.

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Written By: star80 on 11/17/08 at 9:51 am

Chart Toppers November 16th


Today the song "Mr. Blue" by the Fleetwoods topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1959)

Today the song "Deep Purple" by Nino Tempo & April Stevens topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1963)

Today the song "Whatever Gets You Thru the Night" by John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1974)

Today the song "We Built This City" by Starship topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1985)

Today the song "Head Over Feet" by Alanis Morissette topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks. (1996)

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Written By: star80 on 11/17/08 at 10:01 am

Music History November 17, 2008



1955 - The Four Lads record "No, Not Much", 1955

1964 - Jay & the Americans record "Let's Lock The Door."

1964 - The Animals record "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."

1965 - "Sinatra: An American Original", with Walter Cronkite, airs on CBS-TV.

1967 - Davey Jones of the Monkees opened a boutique, Zilch I, in Greenwich Village, NY.

1970 - Elton John recorded a show in New York City which was later released as his 11-17-70 album.

1974 - ABBA began their first tour of Europe. It was also their first tour outside of Sweden.

1980 - John Lennon's album "Double Fantasy" was released.

1987 - The Madonna compilation album "You Can Dance" was released.

1988 - Mike Love's brother, Stan is sentenced to five years probation for embezzeling $300,000 from the Beach Boys.

1990 - David Crosby broke his left leg, ankle and shoulder in a motorcycle accident in Los Angles, CA.

1997 - Metallica released the album "ReLoad."

1998 - Tori Amos released a compilation of her videos, "Tori Amos: The Complete Collection: 1992-1998".

1998 - Garth Brooks released "Garth Brooks: Double Live."

1998 - Whitney Houston released "My Love is Your Love."

1998 - Mariah Carey released "#1's."

1998 - Jewel released "Spirit."

1998 - The three soundtracks were released for the animated film "The Prince of Egypt."

2001 - A life-sized statue of Sonny Bono is unveiled in downtown Palm Springs, California, where he once was mayor.

2003 - Britney Spears, at 21 years old, became the youngest singer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

2006 -  Frankie Ford is struck by a car after a performance in Jackson, Tennessee, but recovers.

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Written By: star80 on 11/17/08 at 10:38 am

American Bandstand November 17th


1984 - Sheena Easton performed "Strut" and "Hard to Say It's Over" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - The Pat Benatar video for "We Belong" was aired on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Sam Harris performed "Sugar Don't Bite" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 11/17/08 at 10:39 am

Chart Toppers November 17th


Today the song "Sin (It's No Sin)" by Eddy Howard topped the charts and stayed there for 8 weeks. (1951)

Today the song "Tom Dooley" by the Kingston Trio topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1958)

Today the song "Big Girls Don't Cry" by the Four Seasons topped the charts and stayed there for 5 weeks. (1962)

Today the song "Still" by the Commodores topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1979)

Today the song "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by Wham! topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks. (1984)

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Written By: star80 on 11/18/08 at 12:22 pm

Music History November 18, 2008

1952 - Bill Haley marries his pregnant girlfriend, four days after he divorces his first wife.

1956 - Fats Domino appeared on the Ed Sullivan show and performed his hit "Blueberry Hill."

1957 - Ricky Nelson records "Stood Up" and "Waitin' In School."

1958 - Johnny Cash is hospitalized with acute appendicitis in Ottumwa, Iowa, while on tour there.

1964 - The Supremes and The Righteous Brothers appeared on the show "Shindig!"

1968 - The Spiral Starecase begin recording "More Today Than Yesterday."

1968 - A German Bee Gees concert is cancelled when Barry and Robin Gibb come down with tonsillitis.

1970 - Jerry Lee Lewis and wife/cousin Myra Brown were divorced in Memphis after 13 years of marriage. 

1972 - Danny Whitten, former singer/songwriter for Neil Young's Crazy Horse, died in Los Angeles of a heroin overdose.

1987 - U2 opened for itself by pretending to be a country-rock group called The Dalton Brothers during a concert in Los Angeles.

1988 - Phil Collins made his debut on the big screen starring in "Buster" when it opened.

1990 - Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall were married in Bali, Indonesia.

1990 - The musical revival "Fiddler on the Roof" opened.

1990 - Paul McCartney's birth certificate sold for $18,000 in an auction.

1994 - Cab Calloway died at the age of 86.

1994 - The first live rock concert is streamed on the Internet (twenty minutes of the Rolling Stones from Dallas, Texas).

1995 - The Rolling Stones become the first act to broadcast a concert on the Internet.

1995 - "Goldeneye" the James Bond movie, opened, featuring a title song by Tina Turner.

1996 - The Metallica single "Mama Said" was released.

1997 - John Denver's last recording, "The Unplugged Collection," was released in the U.S.

1997 - The AC/DC five-CD boxed set, "Bonfire" was released in the U.S.

1998 - Mick Jagger and then-wife Jerri Hall legally separate.

2001 - ABC aired Britney Spears' first TV concert, "Britney Spears: Live from Las Vegas."

2003 - The Beatles release "Let It Be...Naked" (minus the Phil Spector embellishments on the original album).

2005 - "Walk the Line" opened in theaters. The film focused on the early years of Johnny Cash. 

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Written By: star80 on 11/18/08 at 12:37 pm

American Bandstand November 18th


1960 - Mark Dinning performed "The Lovin' Touch" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - Strawberry Alarm Clock performed "Tomorrow" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 11/18/08 at 12:38 pm

Chart Toppers November 18th


Today the song "Harbor Lights" by Sammy Kaye topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks. (1950)

Today the song "Amanda" by Boston topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1986)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/08 at 2:23 am

November 19th 1990 - Pop group Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award because the duo did not sing at all on the Girl You Know It’s True album. Session musicians had provided all the vocals.

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Written By: star80 on 11/19/08 at 5:14 pm

Music History November 19, 2008


1954 - Sammy Davis, Jr. was involved in a serious auto accident in San Bernardino, CA. Three days later, Davis lost the ability see with his left eye.

1957 - WCFL radio in Chicago bans all Elvis Presley records (and are promptly picketed by the local Elvis Fan Club).

1964 - Gary Lewis records "This Diamond Ring."

1964 - Bobby Goldsboro records "Little Things."

1968 - The Supremes appear before Queen Elizabeth at the Royal Variety Show in London (the Queen gives their performance of "Somewhere" a standing ovation).

1970 - James Brown and Deidre Yvonne Jenkins were married.

1971 - B.B. King marked his 25th anniversary in music by opening a European tour in London.

1977 - The Frank Sinatra TV movie "Contract On Cherry Street" airs on NBC.

1979 - Chuck Berry is released from a Lompoc, California prison after serving four months for tax evasion.

1990 - Milli Vanilli was stripped of their Grammy Award because other singers had lent their voices to the "Girl You Know It's True" album.

1992 - The musical revival of "3 From Brooklyn" opened.

1992 - Linda Ronstadt guests on Fox-TV's "The Simpsons."

1993 - Nirvana recorded an MTV unplugged concert in New York.

1995 - Bruce Springsteen's thirteenth album, "The Ghost of Tom Joad," was released.

1995 - "The Beatles Anthology" documentary begins its three-day run on ABC-TV.

1996 - Prince released the 3 CD set "Emancipation." The release was on his record label NPG Records.

1997 - The U.S. premiere of Sir Paul McCartney's "Standing Stone" was played in Carnegie Hall by St. Luke's Orchestra.

1998 - Motley Crue's retail store, S'Crue, opened in Los Angeles, CA.

2001 - Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) was arrested for fighting with his wife at a Hard Rock hotel.

2006 - The Bob Dylan musical "The Times, They Are A-Changin'" closes on Broadway after only 28 performances.

2007 - Neil Diamond confesses at her 50th birthday party that "Sweet Caroline" was inspired by young Caroline Kennedy.

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Written By: star80 on 11/19/08 at 5:43 pm

American Bandstand November 19th


1958 - Duane Eddy performed "Cannonball" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Tommy Boyce performed "I'll Remember Carol" on "American Bandstand."

2002 - Dick Clark, JC Chasez (N' Sync) and Toni Braxton announced the nominees for the 30th annual American Music Awards.


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Written By: star80 on 11/19/08 at 5:44 pm

Chart Topper November 19th


Today the song "Bad Medicine" by Bon Jovi topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1988)

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Written By: star80 on 11/20/08 at 9:44 am

Music History November 20, 2008


1955 - Bo Diddley sings "Bo Diddley" on Ed Sullivan's CBS-TV show, after agreeing to sing "Sixteen Tons" (sparking Ed's ire).

1961 - Bob Dylan begins recording his first, self-titled, album.

1962 - The Four Seasons' "Big Girls Don't Cry" was released.

1973 - A 19 year-old audience member fills-in at a San Francisco Who concert when drummer Keith Moon collapses.

1987 - "Sign 'O' The Times," Prince's third movie, opened.

1991 - Randy Jackson was sentenced in Los Angeles to a month in jail for violating probation related to charges of beating his wife in the previous January.

1993 - Augusta, Georgia dedicates "James Brown Boulevard" to their native son.

1994 - David Crosby got a liver transplant.

1995 - A new Beatles recording, "Free As a Bird," began airing on radio stations. The song had debuted on ABC-TV the night before.

1997 - Kenny G. received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1998 - Alanis Morissette did an in store performance for the opening of a Tower records store in Buenos Aires. The proceeds from the sale of her album for the day were donated to a local children's hospital.

1998 - A three-day World Conference on Music and Censorship began in Copenhagen.

2001 - The Kiss Deluxe Edition 5 disc box set was released. The set included 92 tracks.

2001 - Charlie Daniels undergoes prostate cancer surgery in Nashville. 

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Written By: star80 on 11/20/08 at 9:52 am

American Bandstand November 20th


1961 - Clarence "Frogman" Henry performed "On Bended Knees" on "American Bandstand."

1965 - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles performed "My Girl Has Gone" on "American Bandstand."

1971 - Coven performed "One Tin Soldier (Legend of Billy Jack)" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - Steel Breeze performed "You Don't Want Me Anymore" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - Sylvia performed "Nobody" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 11/20/08 at 9:54 am

Chart Toppers November 20th


Today the song "I Hear a Symphony" by the Supremes topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1965)

Today the song "Theme From Shaft" by Isaac Hayes topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1971)

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Written By: star80 on 11/21/08 at 5:46 pm

Music History November 21, 2008


1962 - Elvis Presley's "Love Me Tender" movie is released nationwide in 1956 while his "Girls! Girls! Girls!" film opens,

1963 - The Elvis Presley film "Fun in Acapulco" premiered.

1968 - John Lennon is by her side as Yoko Ono suffers a miscarriage.

1975 - Elton John received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

1978 - Prince's second single "Just As Long As We're Together" was released.

1980 - Don Henley was arrested after paramedics treated a nude sixteen year-old girl suffering from drug intoxication at his home in Los Angeles, CA. Henley was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, cocaine and Quaaludes and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

1980 - A one-hour documentary film, "Van Morrison in Ireland," was premiered at London's National Film Theater.

1982 - Joni Mitchell and Larry Klein, her bass player, were married.

1983 - In Los Angeles, movie theatres premiered Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video.

1988 - "The Delicate Sound Of Thunder" by Pink Floyd was released.

1990 - Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall are married.

1991 - Aerosmith made a guest appearance on an episode of the Fox TV show "The Simpsons" called "Flaming Moe's."

1993 - The musical "Cinderella" closed after 14 performances.

1993 - The musical "Cyrano - The Musical" opened.

1995 - 2pac Shakur and Tha Dogg Pound gave out 2,000 turkeys in Los Angeles, CA.

1995 - The "Beatles Anthology I" set a first-day sales record, selling 450,000 units.

1995 - Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong was arrested and fined $141 for dropping his pants at a concert in Milwaukee, WI.

1997 - Coolio and seven members of his band 40 Thevz were arrested and charged with theft and assault in a boutique in the town of Boblingen, Germany. The eight were charged with assaulting a female clerk in a clothing store and stealing clothing worth $2,000.

2003 - In Santa Barbara, CA, Michael Jackson was booked on suspicion of child molestation. Jackson immediately posted the $3 million bail and then flew back to Las Vegas where he had been filming a video. He was given an arraignment date of January 9, 2004.

2003 - Phil Spector was charged with the murder of Lana Clarkson at his home the previos February. Spector pled innocent.

2006 - The Beatles release the "Love" album (re-mixes and medleys from the Cirque Du Soleil stage show of that name).

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Written By: star80 on 11/21/08 at 6:04 pm

American Bandstand November 21st


1960 - Neil Sedaka performed "Calendar Girl" on "American Bandstand."

1961 - The Impressions (with Curtis Mayfield) performed "Gypsy Woman" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 11/21/08 at 6:06 pm

Chart Toppers November 21st


Today the song "Rags to Riches" by Tony Bennett topped the charts and stayed there for 8 weeks. (1953)

Today the song "Stay" by Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1960)

Today the song "I Think I Love You" by the Partridge Family topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks. (1970)

Today the song "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John topped the charts and stayed there for 10 weeks. (1981)

Today the song "Mony Mony" by Billy Idol topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1987)

Today the song "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston topped the charts and stayed there for 14 weeks. (1992)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/08 at 2:02 pm

November 22nd 1968 - The Beatles release the double album "The Beatles", now commonly known as The White Album

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Written By: star80 on 11/22/08 at 6:56 pm

Music History November 22, 2008


1955 - RCA Records bought the rights to the music of Elvis Presley for $25,000.

1957 - The Miles Davis Quintet debuted with a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

1965 - Bob Dylan and Sara Lowndes were married.

1965 - The musical "Man of La Mancha" opened. It ran for 2,328 performances.

1967 - Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant" was released.

1968 - The Beatles released their double album called "The Beatles" (a.k.a. "The White Album").

1982 - The British rock group Japan announced it is breaking up.

1992 - Paul Simon began his first tour of South America in Brazil.

1994 - "The Black Album" was released by Prince.

1995 - Singer Sophie B. Hawkins makes her acting debut on Fox's "Party Of Five".

1997 - Epick Soundtracks was found dead in London at the age of 37.

1997 - INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence was found dead due to suicide by hanging in his hotel room in the Ritz Carlton in Double Bay, Australia. He was 37 years old.

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Written By: star80 on 11/22/08 at 6:58 pm

American Bandstand November 22nd


1957 - Tom & Jerry (Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel) performed "Hey Schoolgirl" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Conway Twitty performed "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "C'est Si Bon" on "American Bandstand."

1969 - The Turtles performed "Love in the City" and "Lady-O" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 11/22/08 at 7:00 pm

Chart Toppers November 22nd


Today the song "It's in the Book" by Johnny Standley topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1952)

Today the song "That's the Way (I Like It)" by K. C. & the Sunshine Band topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1975)

Today the song "Human" by Human League topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1986)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/08 at 3:00 am

November 23rd 1889 - The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.

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Written By: star80 on 11/24/08 at 10:32 am

Music History November 24, 2008



1950 - The musical "Guys and Dolls" opened.

1961 - Howlin' Wolf arrived in London for his first European tour.

1965 - The "Frank Sinatra: A Man And His Music" TV special airs on NBC.

1965 - Elvis Presley's "Harum Scarum" movie is released.

1965 - The Young Rascals begin recording "Good Lovin."

1972 - ABC-TV's "In Concert" program debuts with Chuck Berry and Blood, Sweat & Tears,

1985 - Singer Big Joe Turner (the original "Shake, Rattle & Roll") dies of kidney failure and a heart attack.

1991 - Eric Carr ( Drumer for "KISS") dies of a cerebral hemmorhage while hospitalized for cancer at 41. Carr had joined Kiss in 1982 when founding drummer, Peter Criss, left the group. 

1991 - Freddie Mercury of Queen died of AIDS complications at the age of 45.

1991 - Cyndi Lauper and David Thornton were married; Little Richard officiates the ceremony.

1994 - Prince performed "Peach" on the European MTV Awards. He claimed the song was a "cover tune by a good friend."

2003 - Glen Campbell is arrested for extreme drunk driving and hit-and-run in Phoenix, Arizona (he is sentenced to ten nights in jail).

2006 - Roger Daltrey of "The Who" guests on CBS-TV's "CSI."

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Written By: star80 on 11/24/08 at 12:03 pm

American Bandstand November 24th


1959 - Tommy Edwards performed "Honestly and Truly" and "The Ways of Love" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Ollie & Jerry performed "Breakin'...There's No Stopping Us" and "Electric Boogaloo" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - The Hall & Oats video for "Out of Touch" was aired on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Jack Wagner performed "All I Need" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 11/24/08 at 12:04 pm

Chart Toppers November 24th


Today the song "Photograph" by Ringo Starr topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1973)

Today the song "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" by Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1979)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/08 at 6:02 pm

November 25 1984 – Band Aid, a supergroup consisting of over 30 leading pop musicians of Britain and Ireland, recorded the song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in a Notting Hill studio to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.

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Written By: star80 on 11/25/08 at 1:55 am

Music History November 25th





1957 - Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps appeared on Ed Sullivan for their first national TV appearance.

1959 - Jack Scott records "What In The World's Come Over You."

1961 - The Everly Brothers join the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. 

1966 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience made its London performance debut at the Bag O' Nails Club.

1968 - The Beatles' "White Album" is released.

1968 - The 5th Dimension guest on the "Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing" TV special on CBS.

1968 - Saxophonist Albert Ayler was found drowned in New York's Hudson River. He was 34 years old.

1969 - John Lennon returns his Member of the British Empire medal to protest Britain's involvement in Biafra and Vietnam.

1976 - The Band perform their "Last Waltz" concert at San Francisco's Winterland.

1984 - Several British and American stars got together as Band-Aid, and recorded "Do They Know It's Christmas". The project was planned by Bob Geldof. The proceeds of the record went to Ethiopian famine relief.

1985 - Bobby Brown announced that he was leaving New Edition for a solo career.

1997 - The original lineup of the Zombies played onstage for the first time in 30 years.

1997 - Garth Brooks' seventh album "Sevens" was released.

1997 - The sixth album of 2Pac, "R U Still Down? (Remember Me)," was released posthumously.

1998 - Spin magazine editor Craig Marks told police that Marilyn Manson's bodyguards pinned him against a wall and hauled him up into the air. Marks claimed that he was invited backstage to talk with Manson after a performance at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Manson allegedly threatened Marks with "`You know I can kill you, your family and everyone you know'."

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Written By: star80 on 11/25/08 at 1:57 am

American Bandstand November 25th


1967 - Paul Revere & the Raiders performed "Peace of Mind" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 11/25/08 at 1:58 am

Chart Toppers November 25th


Today the song "Incense and Peppermints" by the Strawberry Alarm Clock topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1967)

Today the song "Blame It on the Rain" by Milli Vanilli topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1989)

Today the song "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" by Whitney Houston topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1995)

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Written By: star80 on 11/26/08 at 8:56 am

Music History November 26th


1956 - Big band leader and trombone soloist Tommy Dorsey died.

1959 - Connie Francis is the Cinderella Queen in Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York.

1962 - The Beatles recorded "Please Please Me."

1964 - The Zombies record "Tell Her No."

1968 - Cream gave its last concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London. It was recorded and released as "Goodbye Cream" February 20, 1969.

1973 - The New York Dolls played their first show (in a London restaurant.)

1973 - 10cc broke up.

1979 - Bill Haley plays for Queen Elizabeth in London (his last-ever visit to England).

1980 - Paul McCartney's "Wings Over America" film premieres in New York.

1982 - Miles Davis and Cicely Tyson were married. It was his third marriage.

1991 - The "Gladys Knight Holiday Family Reunion" special airs on ABC-TV.

1999 - 98 Degrees performed several songs and sold some exclusive band merchandise on the Home Shopping Network.

2001 - Elton John, Cher and Donny Osmond perform for Queen Elizabeth at her Royal Variety Show in London.

2001 - Elton John guests on Fox-TV's "Ally McBeal."

2002 - Actor Nicholas Cage files for divorce from Lisa Marie Presley after four months of marriage.

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Written By: star80 on 11/26/08 at 8:58 am

American Bandstand November 26th

1959 - The Coasters performed "What About Us" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Paul Peterson performed "My Dad" on "American Bandstand."

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Chart Topper November 26th


Today the song "Sixteen Tons" by Tennessee Ernie Ford topped the charts and stayed there for 8 weeks. (1955)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/08 at 4:14 pm


Music History November 26th

1962 - The Beatles recorded "Please Please Me."

The is the first recording made by the Fab Four as The Beatles

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Written By: star80 on 11/29/08 at 9:15 pm

Music History November 27th


1965 - The Lovin' Spoonful's "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice" was released.

1967 - Capitol Records released the Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" album in the U.S.

1970 - George Harrison released his solo album "All Things Must Pass."

1976 - Queen's "Somebody To Love" was released.

1997 - Bjork was admitted to the hospital in Reykjavik, Iceland, with a high fever. The singer was forced to cancel many upcoming dates due to a kidney infection.



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Written By: star80 on 11/29/08 at 9:18 pm

Chart Topper November 27th


Today the song "Truly" by Lionel Richie topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1982)

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Written By: star80 on 11/29/08 at 9:20 pm

Music History November 28th


1964 - Willie Nelson made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry.

1970 - George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" was released.

1970 - Elton John's "Your Song" was released.

1974 - Elton John and John Lennon sang a duet of "I Saw Her Standing There" at Madison Square Garden in New York. The show was John Lennon's last stage appearance.

1979 - Ringo Starr's (Beatles) home in Los Angeles, CA, burned down.

1984 - Prince's "I Would Die 4 U" became the fourth single from the album "Purple Rain."

1989 - Prince's song "Scandalous," from the Batman Soundtrack, was released.

1990 - In Los Angeles, law enforcement officials announced that there was not enough evidence to prosecute Axl Rose for assault on his neighbor. The charge was the Rose had hit her over the head with a wine bottle.

1992 - The HBO cable channel debuted "Neil Diamond's Christmas Special."

2000 - About nine million people watched a Madonna concert over the Internet. The 29-minute, six-song event was performed at London's Brixton Acedemy in front of about 2,800 people. According to MSN.com the show set a record for such events.

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Written By: star80 on 11/29/08 at 9:21 pm

Chart Toppers November 28th


Today the song "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley topped the charts and stayed there for 6 weeks. (1960)

Today the song "Leader of the Pack" by Shangri-Las topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1964)

Today the song "The Time of My Life" by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1987)

Today the song "Lately" by Divine topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1998)

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Written By: star80 on 11/29/08 at 9:23 pm

November 29th


1963 - The Beatles' fifth single "I Want to Hold Your Hand" was released in Britain.

1968 - The Who released their first concert record, "The Who Sell Out."

1969 - John Lennon was convicted of possession of cannabis and fined $360 in London. Yoko Ono, who was arrested with Lennon on October 18, was cleared of charges.

1976 - Jerry Lee Lewis shot his bass player, Norman "Butch" Owens, twice in the chest while trying to hit a soda bottle. Lewis was charged with shooting a firearm within the city limits.

1977 - "Alive II" was released by KISS.

1979 - The original four members of KISS performed their last show together until 1996 when they reunited for a makeup tour.

1979 - Ray Smith committed suicide.

1979 - Anita Pallenburg was cleared of murder charges in the shooting death of her young male companion. She was Keith Richards' common-law wife.

1979 - Paul Simon filed two lawsuits against his record label in an attempt to leave them.

1982 - Metallica played their first headlining show. They played the song "Whiplash" for the first time. Exodus was the opening act.

1990 - The musical "Shogun - The Musical" opened.

1992 - U2's first TV special, called "U2's Zoo TV Outside Broadcast," aired on Fox-TV.

1993 - Metallica released the box set "Binge & Purge." It contained three CDs, three videos and a book.

1995 - Sammy Hagar and model Kari Karte were married.

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Written By: star80 on 11/29/08 at 9:24 pm

American Bandstand November 29th



1960 - Dion performed "Lonely Teenager" and "Little Miss Blue" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Mel Torme performed "Comin' Home Baby" on "American Bandstand."

1969 - Thomas & Richard Frost performed "She's Got Love" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 11/29/08 at 9:27 pm

Chart Toppers November 29th


Today the song "Why Don't You Believe Me" by Joni James topped the charts and stayed there for 6 weeks. (1952)

Today the song "Come Together" by the Beatles topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1969)

Today the song "Fly, Robin, Fly" by the Silver Convention topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks. (1975)

Today the song "You Give Love a Bad Name" by Bon Jovi topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1986)


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Written By: star80 on 11/30/08 at 8:57 pm

Music History November 30, 2008


1958 - Coed Records released "16 Candles" by the Crests.

1965 - The Colorado State government declared this day to be Rolling Stones Day.

1968 - Sly & The Family Stone's "Everyday People" was released.

1969 - Simon & Garfunkel's first TV special, "Songs of America," aired.

1969 - The Save Rave '69 benefit concert, to aid the youth culture magazine Rave, took place in London.

1982 - Metallica played their final concert with Ron McGovney.

1988 - LL Cool J performed the first rap concert held in Africa.

1992 - The video "NFL Country," by various artists, was certified Gold by the RIAA.

1994 - Tupac Shakur was shot five times during a robbery outside a New York City recording studio. He survived the shooting, but was killed two years later in Las Vegas. Two days later a jury found him guilty of sexually abusing a woman, but acquitted him of the more serious sex and weopons charges.

1996 - Mark Wills and Kelly Mangus were married.

1996 - Tiny Tim died after collapsing after ending a show early because he felt ill.

1998 - Inga Vainshtein, Jewel's former manager, filed suit claiming she was fired after Jewel's mother intentionally caused a rift between them.

1998 - The album "Across the Bridge of Hope" was released in Britain. The money was raised for victims of the bombing in Northern Ireland on August 15, 1998.

1999 - Jomato Records released an early collection of Shania Twain's work and called it "Beginnings (1989-90)." The material predates Twain's earliest Nashville demos.

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Written By: star80 on 11/30/08 at 8:59 pm

American Bandstand November 30th


1960 - The Chimes performed "Once in a While" on "American Bandstand."

1963 - Chubby Checker performed "Luddy Lo" on "American Bandstand."

1968 - Merilee Rush performed "Reach Out" on "American Bandstand."

1974 - Lattimore performed "Let's Straighten It Out" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 11/30/08 at 9:01 pm

Chart Toppers November 30th


Today the song "Love Child" by Diana Ross & the Supremes topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1968)

Today the song "Separate Lives" by Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1985)

Today the song "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" by P.M. Dawn topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1991)

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Written By: star80 on 12/01/08 at 8:29 am

Music History December 1, 2008



1956 - The rock and roll film "Shake, Rattle and Roll" opened.

1957 - Three rock and roll acts made their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show: Buddy Holly & the Crickets ("That'll Be the Day"), Sam Cooke ("You Send Me"), and the Rays.

1958 - Neil Sedaka signs with RCA Records.

1958 - The musical "Flower Drum Song" Rodgers and Hammerstein opened on Broadway.

1958 - Ricky Nelson becomes the first rock 'n' roller to appear on the cover of Life magazine.

1960 - Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee were married (It lasted 7 years).

1968 - Janis Joplin made her final appearance with Big Brother & the Holding Company.

1972 - Martha & the Vandellas gave their farewell performance in Detroit, MI.

1975 - Bette Midler celebrates her 30th birthday with an emergency appendectomy.

1976 - The Sex Pistols appeared on the British TV "Today Show." In the interview Glenn Matlock said the word "f***." The result was the Sex Pistols being banned in several British cities.

1982 - Epic Records released the album "Thriller" by Michael Jackson.

1986 - Lee Dorsey ("Ya Ya") dies of emphysema.

1987 - Prince decided to cancel the release of "The Black Album." It was only a week away from release.

1989 - Sly Stone was sentenced to 55 days in jail for driving under the influence of cocaine.

1991 - The musical "Once on this Island" closed after 469 performances.

1994 - Tupac Shakur was convicted on charges of sexually abusing a woman in a hotel room. He was recovering from gunshot wounds he had suffered the day before.

1995 - An auction of Frank Sinatra's possessions earned him $2,072,000.

1999 - Jay-Z stabbed Lance Rivera at a party at Manhattan's Kit Kat Klub. Jay-Z plead guilty to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to three years probation on September 17, 2001.

2004 - Marianne Faithfull collapses shortly before her concert in Milan, Italy (she is later diagnosed with cancer).

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Written By: star80 on 12/01/08 at 8:33 am

Chart Toppers December 1st



Today the song "To Know Him Is to Love Him" by Teddy Bears topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks. (1958)

Today the song "Top of the World" by the Carpenters topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1973)

Today the song "I'm Your Baby Tonight" by Whitney Houston topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1990)

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Written By: star80 on 12/02/08 at 8:30 am

Music History December 2, 2008


1949 - Gene Autry's song "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer," hit the record charts.

1957 - Harvey & the Moonglows record "The Ten Commandments Of Love."

1959 - Bobby Darin was the subject of the TV show "This Is Your Life."

1962 - Andy Williams records "Can't Get Used To Losing You."

1964 - Ringo Starr's tonsils are taken out at a London hospital and he misses part of the Beatles' Australian tour (the BBC mistakenly says his "toenails" were removed).

1967 - Jimmie Rodgers was found in his car with a fractured skull after a serious accident (Sources say he was beaten badly) on the San Diego Freeway north of Los Angeles. He recovered from the accident, but his singing career ended.   

1969 - Cindy Birdsong (Supremes) was kidnapped. She later managed to escape her captor.

1971 - Taj Mahal played for the men on death row at Wilmington State Penitentiary.

1972 - "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon was released.

1973 - The Who and some companions were jailed overnight for $6,000 worth of destruction they imposed on a hotel room after a show.

1973 - Bob Dylan began taking ticket requests by mail. Over 658,000 tickets were sold.

1974 - Ravi Shankar was hospitalized in Chicago after suffering chest pains. He rejoined the George Harrison Tour a week later.

1979 - Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge were divorced.

1981 - "Dreamgirls" opened on Broadway. The show was based on the careers of the Supremes.

1983 - MTV aired Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video for the first time.

1986 - Jerry Lee Lewis checked into the Betty Ford Clinic to overcome a painkiller addition.

1986 - Annie Lennox (Eurythmics) ripped off her bra while performing in front of 10,000 fans in Birmingham, England.

1988 - Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, and Willie Nelson appeared on "Geraldo" to discuss "Sex on the Road."

1991 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Shirelles, B.J. Thomas and Gene Pitney were owed $1.2 million in unpaid royalties.

1994 - Tupac Shakur was found guilty of sexually abusing a woman but was acquitted of more serious sex and weapons charges.

1995 - The Guinness Book of World Records confirmed that Ace of Base's "The Sign" was the best-selling debut of all time, with 19 million copies sold.

1996 - Adam Duritz (Counting Crows) severed a ligament and tore cartilage in his knee after he fell during a concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York. Duritz underwent orthoscopic surgery during the band's Christmas break.

1997 - Third Street Jazz and Rock Holding Corp., a Philadelphia record store, filed a class-action lawsuit against the six major U.S. record distributors. The suit claimed that EMI, Sony, WEA, Universal, Bertelsmann Music Group and Polygram conspired "to raise, fix, and maintain at artificially high and non-competitive levels the wholesale prices" of CDs.

1998 - U.S. first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and Garth Brooks turned on the lights on the Christmas tree in Manhattan's Rockefeller Center.

1998 - Shania Twain's video "That Don't Impress Me Much" debuted on CMT:Country Music Television.

2004 - Lynn Anderson is charged with drunk driving after being found passed out behind the wheel of her car in Denton, Texas.

2007 - Brian Wilson, Diana Ross and Steve Martin are all given Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, DC.

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Written By: star80 on 12/02/08 at 8:32 am

American Bandstand December 2nd


1957 - Danny & the Juniors performed "At the Hop" on "American Bandstand."

1957 - Jimmy Dee & the Off-Beats performed "Henrietta" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - The Candymen performed "Georgia Pines" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - Brenton Wood performed "Baby You Got It" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 12/02/08 at 8:34 am

Chart Toppers December 2nd


Today the song "The Thing" by Phil Harris topped the charts and stayed there for 5 weeks. (1950)

Today the song "You Send Me" by Sam Cooke topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks. (1957)

Today the song "Daydream Believer" by the Monkees topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks. (1967)

Today the song "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" by the Temptations topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1972)

Today the song "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" by Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1978)

Today the song "One Sweet Day" by Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men topped the charts and stayed there for 16 weeks. (1995)






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Written By: star80 on 12/03/08 at 9:00 am

Music History December 3, 2008



1961 - The Beatles met Brian Epstein for the first time at his record store in Liverpool.

1965 - In Sacramento, CA, Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) was shocked and knocked unconscious during a concert when his guitar made contact with his microphone during a performance of "The Last Time."

1965 - Ray Charles was convicted of possession of heroin and marijuana in Boston, Masachusetts. He was given a five-year suspended sentence and fined $10,000.

1965 - The Beau Brummels guest on The Flintstones" on ABC-TV.

1966 - The first Monkees concert was held, in Honolulu, HI.

1967 - The Supremes were guest on "Tennessee" Ernie Ford's CBS- TV special. 

1968 - Elvis Presley's NBC-TV special "Elvis" was aired.

1969 - John Lennon was asked to play the title role in the stage musical  "Jesus Christ, Superstar." The offer was revoked the next day.

1971 - The Montreaux Casino in Switzerland was destroyed by fire during a concert by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention. The event was  later immortalized in Deep Purple's "Smoke On The Water."

1973 - Ringo Starr released the song "You're Sixteen." It was his second straight number one single.

1976 - The Sex Pistols' "Anarchy in the U.K." was released.

1976 - Seven gunman fired shots into Bob Marley's home in Kingston, Jamaica where he and the Wailers were rehearsing. No one was seriously hurt.

1979 - At Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum eleven Who fans were trampled to death in the rush to gain admittance for general (unreserved) seats to the band's concert.

1986 - A lawsuit was filed against Judas Priest and CBS Records, alleging that two fans shot themselves after listening to the band's music for six hours.

1990 - Nightline aired Madonna's video for "Justify My Love." The previous week MTV had banned the video.

1991 - Gilby Clarke replaced Izzy Stradlin as rhythm guitarist for Guns 'N' Roses.

1991 - Disc Jockey Alan Feed received a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1995 - Prince opened the inaugural VH1 Fashion Awards.

1997 - Janet Jackson got an injunction against Eric Leon Christian, who she claimed had been harassing her.

1998 - La Mafia announced its retirement after a 20-year career.

2002 - It was announced that Peter Garrett had quit Midnight Oil after 25 years.

2006 - Smokey Robinson and Dolly Parton are among the five recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors by U.S. President George W. Bush in Washington, DC.

2007 - Roger McGuinn of the Byrds breaks his right arm (requiring surgery) in a fall at a Nebraska gas station.

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Written By: star80 on 12/03/08 at 9:02 am

American Bandstand December 3rd


1959 - The Drifters performed "Dance With Me" and "True Love, True Love" on "American Bandstand."

1966 - Otis Redding performed "Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa" on "American Bandstand."

1966 - Music Machine performed "Talk Talk" and "The People in Me" on "American Bandstand."

1977 - The Village People appeared on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Glen Shorrock performed "Little Girls Get Lonely" and "Til I Love You" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - James Ingram performed "Party Animal" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 12/03/08 at 9:04 am

Chart Toppers December 3rd


Today the song "Winchester Cathedral" by the New Vaudeville Band topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks. (1966)

Today the song "Baby I Love Your Way - Freebird Medley" by Will to Power topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1988)

Today the song "On Bended Knee" by Boyz II Men topped the charts and stayed there for 6 weeks. (1994)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/08 at 2:06 am

December 4th 1971 - The Montreux Casino in Switzerland is set ablaze by someone wielding a flare gun during a Frank Zappa concert; the incident would be noted in the Deep Purple song "Smoke on the Water".

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Written By: star80 on 12/04/08 at 7:54 am

Music History December 4, 2008



1956 - Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash recorded together (the Million Dollar Quartet). The session would not be released for 25 years.

1958 - Lloyd Price records the "Bandstand version" (with non-violent lyrics, as requested by Dick Clark) of "Stagger Lee."

1961 - Gene Chandler's "Duke of Earl" was released.

1976 - Tommy Bolin of Deep Purple died of a drug overdose at the age of 25.

1978 - The composer of "Godspell" sues NBC Television, claiming the "Today Show" theme was plagiarized from hs musical (the court rules in his favor).

1980 - Led Zeppelin officially disbands (except for those inevitable reunions), Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones made the announcement of their decision not to re-form Led Zeppelin in the wake of the death of drummer John "Bonzo" Bonham.

1987 - Madonna filed for divorce from actor Sean Penn. She changed her mind, but would file again in January 1988.

1987 - Metallica released the "Cliff 'Em All" video collection. The bootleg and unprofessional recordings had been shot during 1982-1986 when Cliff Burton was still with the band.

1988 - Roy Orbison gave his final concert in Akron, OH. He died two days later.

1989 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a ruling that said that Prince did not steal the song, "U Got The Look" from his half-sister. Lorna Nelson claimed the lyrics were similar to ones she had written.

1990 - Madonna appeared on "Nightline" to defend her "Justify My Love" video. She denied the video's explicit contents were intended to stir up controversy and get her publicity. The video was banned by MTV.

1991 - Paula Abdul was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1991 - Van Halen performed a free concert in Dallas. Sammy Hagar had promised the show because he had lost his voice during a show in Dallas 3 1/2 years earlier.

1995 - Michael Jackson appeared with legendary mime Marcel Marceau at New York news conference promoting a Jackson special airing on HBO.

2001 - Gene Simmons' book "Kiss and Make-Up" was released.

2005 - Tina Turner and Tony Bennett receive Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, DC.

2006 - The "Dreamgirls" movie (based loosely on the story of the Supremes) premieres in New York.

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Written By: star80 on 12/04/08 at 7:58 am

American Bandstand December 4th


1965 - Gary Lewis & the Playboys performed "Everybody Loves a Clown" on "American Bandstand."

1976 - Judy Collins performed "Send in the Clowns" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - America performed "Right Before Your Eyes" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - Scandal performed "Goodbye to You" on "American Bandstand."



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Written By: star80 on 12/04/08 at 7:59 am

Chart Toppers December 4th


Today the song "Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes topped the charts and stayed there for 7 weeks. (1954)

Today the song "Turn! Turn! Turn!" by the Byrds topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks. (1965)

Today the song "Family Affair" by Sly & the Family Stone topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks. (1971)

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Written By: star80 on 12/05/08 at 9:29 am

Music History December 5, 2008


1956 - Alan Freed's "Rock Rock Rock" film (with Connie Francis dubbing in the singing for Tuesday Weld) was released.

1967 - The Beatles' Apple Boutique opens in London.

1968 - The Rolling Stones unveil "Beggar's Banquet" in an uncontroversial white cover designed to resemble a formal invitation.

1968 - Graham Nash quit the Hollies. He announced the formation of Crosby, Stills and Nash three days later.

1993 - Douglas Hopkins, ex-Gin Blossoms lead guitarist committed suicide at his home in Tempe, AZ, at the age of 32. Hopkins was fired the previous year due to a drinking habit.

1997 - Carl Edward Hunter, manager of Ray Charles, was arrested in Japan on suspicion of marijuana possession.

1997 - Toni Braxton filed suit against LaFace Records and its distributor Arista Records, claiming that her 1989 recording contracts were invalid.

2002 - Elton John guests on NBC-TV's "Will And Grace."

2003 - Scotty Moore (Elvis Presley' original guitarist) undergoes brain surgery to repair a subdural hematoma.

2004 - Elton John is among six Kennedy Center honorees performing for President George W. Bush in Washington, DC.

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Written By: star80 on 12/06/08 at 10:28 am

Music History December 6, 2008


1963 - The Beatles' first fan club Christmas recording is given out.

1964 - The movie "Ferry Cross the Mersey" with Gerry & the Pacemakers debuted in London.

1965 - The Beatles release their "Rubber Soul" album and "Day Tripper" single (which, strangely enough, isn't from that album).

1968 - James Taylor's self-titled album was released in Britain.

1968 - Elvis Presley received one of 66,000 letters that U.S. President Nixon sent out to potential administrative office holders.

1969 - Four people died during a free concert given by the Rolling Stones. One of the deaths was a stabbing that occurred near the stage. The event was recorded and released a year later. Hell's Angels members used as security kill a man holding a gun (and three other audience members die, as well) as the Rolling Stoes play their infamous concert in Altamont, California.

1970 - "Gimme Shelter," the documentary film about the Rolling Stones' 1969 tour of the U.S. debuted.
(including clips of the Altamont concert) opens in New York.

1978 - Sid Vicious smashed glass in the face of Patti Smith's brother Todd during an altercation at New York rock club Hurrah. Vicious was out on bail after being charged with the murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen.

1988 - Metallica recorded their first video, "One."

1993 - The Eagles tape a video for country star Travis Tritt's version of "Take It Easy", which leads to the group's reunion.

1995 - Michael Jackson was hospitalized after collapsing in a New York theater while rehearsing for a TV special.

1995 - Joni Mitchell was awarded the Billboard's Century Award.

1997 - Metallica performed "Fuel" and "The Memory Remains" with Marianne Faithfull on NBC's Saturday Night Live.

1999 - It was announced taht Gabriel Gomez had been charged with the kidnapping and murder of Sandra Rosas, wife of Los Lobos singer/guitarist Cesar Rosas. She had disappeared from her home on October 23.

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Written By: star80 on 12/06/08 at 5:28 pm

American Bandstand December 6th


1975 - The Hudson Brothers performed "Lonely School Year" on "American Bandstand."


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Written By: star80 on 12/06/08 at 5:30 pm

Chart Toppers December 6th


Today the song "The Glow-Worm" by Mills Brothers topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks. (1952)

Today the song "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" by Steam topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1969)

Today the song "The Next Time I Fall" by Peter Cetera with Amy Grant topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1986)

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Written By: star80 on 12/07/08 at 8:17 pm

Music History December 7, 2008



1961 - June Carter appears for the first time as part of Johnny Cash's stage show, in Dallas.

1963 - The Beatles appear on the British TV show "Jukebox Jury" declaring Elvis Presley's new record, "Kiss Me Quick", a "hit."

1964 - Brian Wilson, of the Beach Boys, suffered a nervous breakdown on a flight from L.A. to Houston. The event led Wilson to stop touring with the group.

1966 - Daughter Nancy Sinatra appeared on "Frank Sinatra: A Man & His Music Part II" on CBS-TV.

1966 - Rick Nelson and Joanie Sommers appear in "On The Flip Side" on an episode of ABC-TV's "Stage 67."

1968 - Eric Burdon announced he would break-up the Animals after a December 22 concert at Newcastle City Hall. His intention was to go to California and start an acting career.

1984 - Michael Jackson testified in Chicago, IL, that he wrote the song "The Girl is Mine," not an Illinois man. Jackson won the case.Michael 

1986 - Huey Lewis and the News sang the U.S. national anthem a capella before a San Francisco 49ers-New York Jets NFL football game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, CA.

1986 - Ray Charles receives a Kennedy Center Honor from U.S. President Ronald Reagan in Washington, DC.

1987 - Harry Chapin receives a posthumous Congessional Gold Medal for his work in fighting hunger, six years after his death.

1991 - "Achtung Baby" by U2 debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's pop albums chart.

1993 - Guns N' Roses announced they would keep the tune written by Charles Manson "Look At Your Game, Girl" on their album, "The Spaghetti Incident?" The decision to keep the song came when the band learned that the royalties would go to the son of one of Manson's victims.

1996 - Jerry Lewis' white and red pinstriped devil suit was stolen from his dressing room at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo. Lewis needed the costume, valued at $9,000, to play the role of Satan in the musical Damn Yankees.

1997 - Bob Dylan receives a Kennedy Center honor from President Bill Clinton.

1998 - Arturo Sandoval was granted U.S. citizenship after a six-year struggle with the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

2007 - A revolving statue of Ray Charles is dedicated in the downtown plaza of his home town of Albany, Georgia.

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Written By: star80 on 12/07/08 at 8:18 pm

American Bandstand December 7th


1959 - Kitty Kallen performed "If I Give My Heart to You" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Annette (Funicello) performed "Talk To Me Baby" on "American Bandstand."

1961 - Dick Dale & His Del-Tones performed "Let's Go Trippin'" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Brian Hyland performed "I May Not Live to See Tomorrow" on "American Bandstand."

1974 - Andy Kim performed "Baby I'm on Fire" on "American Bandstand."

1974 - Al Wilson performed "La La Peace Song" on "American Bandstand."

1977 - The video for The Babys "Isn't It Time?" was aired on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 12/07/08 at 8:20 pm

Chart Toppers December 7th


Today the song "Dominique" by Singing Nun topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks. (1963)

Today the song "Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1974)

Today the song "Broken Wings" by Mr. Mister topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1985)

Today the song "Black or White" by Michael Jackson topped the charts and stayed there for 6 weeks. (1991)

Today the song "Un-Break My Heart" by Toni Braxton topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks. (1996)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/08 at 1:51 am

December 8th 1980 – Former Beatle John Lennon was fatally shot in the entrance hallway of the Dakota apartments in New York City.

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Written By: star80 on 12/08/08 at 10:50 am

Music History December 8, 2008


1960 - Henry Mancini records "Moon River."

1960 - Fabian visited Elvis Presley at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee and lent him his pants when Elvis ripped his demonstrating karate.

1961 - "Surfin'," the Beach Boys first recording, was released.

1963 - Frank Sinatra, Jr. was kidnapped (but was returned safely after a ransom was paid).

1967 - Traffic's "Mr. Fantasy" LP was released.

1968 - Graham Nash announced the formation of Crosby, Stills and Nash three days after he quit the Hollies.

1968 - Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits plays the title role while Burl Ives is Gepetto on the NBC-TV "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production of "Pinocchio."

1969 - Testifying at his trial for possesion of hashish and heroin in the Toronto Supreme Court, Jimi Hendrix claimed that he had now "outgrown" drugs. The jury found him not guilty after eight hours of deliberations.

1972 - Frank Zappa Sr. placed an advertisement in Variety Magazine claiming he will give private instruction in craps, roulette, keno and blackjack.

1976 - John Denver appeared on the Carpenters' ABC-TV special.

1980 -In New York City, Mark David Chapman shot John Lennon to death. Earlier in the day, Lennon had autographed an album for Chapman.

1982 - Marty Robbins died of heart failure at the age of 57.

1991 - The musical "Nick and Nora" opened.

1991 - Jazz trumpeter Buck Clayton died of natural causes at the age of 80.

1995 - Courtney Love was interviewed by Barbara Walters for ABC's "10 Most Fascinating People of 1995." During the interview Love told Walters that she wished she had done "eight thousand million things" differently to prevent husband Kurt Cobain's death.

1995 - The surviving members of the Grateful Dead announced they were disbanding following the death of Jerry Garcia's, the founder of the group, four months after he had died.

1998 - The FBI opened its files on Frank Sinatra to the public. The file contained over 1,300 pages.

1998 - It was announced that Bruce Springsteen would tour again with the E Street Band for the first time in nearly a decade.

1999 - Prince appeared on NBC's "Today."

1999 - James Brown made his new MP3-only holiday album "James Brown Christmas For The Millennium & Forever" available exclusively through EMusic.com.

2000 - Sting received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2002 - Baz Luhrmann's "La Boheme" opened on Broadway.

2003 - In England, Ozzy Osbourne was injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident. His injuries included a fractured left collarbone, eight fractured ribs and stable fracture to one of the vertebrae in his neck.

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Written By: star80 on 12/08/08 at 10:52 am

American Bandstand December 8th


1960 - Danny & The Juniors performed "Twistin' USA" on "American Bandstand."

1973 - David Gates performed "Sail Around the World" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Bryan Adams performed "Run To You" and "Kids Just Wanna Rock" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - The video for Chaka Khan's "I Feel For You" was aired on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Teena Marie performed "Lovergirl" on "American Bandstand."

2004 - It was reported that Dick Clark had suffered a mild stroke earlier in the week.

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Written By: star80 on 12/08/08 at 10:53 am

Chart Toppers December 8th


Today the song "Singing the Blues" by Guy Mitchell topped the charts and stayed there for 10 weeks. (1956)

Today the song "Babe" by Styx topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1979)

Today the song "Out of Touch" by Daryl Hall & John Oates topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1984)

Today the song "Because I Love You" by Stevie B topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks. (1990)

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Written By: star80 on 12/09/08 at 11:22 am

Music History December 9, 2008


1962 - Bobby Darin is the mystery guest on TV's "What's My Line."

1963 - The first Supremes album, "Meet the Supremes," was released.

1964 - The John Coltrane Quartet recorded "Love Supreme."

1967 - Jim Morrison was arrested onstage in New Haven, CT, and charged with breach of peace and resisting arrest.

1968 - The Supremes' and the Temptations' "TCB (Takin' Care of Business") special aired on NBC-TV.

1971 - Richie Havens received a role in the orchestral stage version of "Tommy."

1972 - "Tommy" was performed at London's Rainbow Theatre. The recording of the event was released the next year.

1972 - Elton John's "Crocodile Rock" was released.

1974 - George Harrison released his first album on his Dark Horse label, entitled "Dark Horse."

1977 - "The Carpenters At Christmas" special airs on ABC-TV.

1978 - "Soul Man," John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd's version, was released under the name, "The Blues Brothers."

1984 - The Jacksons played their last show together in Los Angeles, CA.

1992 - Bill Wyman left the Rolling Stones after over 30 years with the group.

1993 - The musical revival of "My Fair Lady" opened.

1995 - "Free as a Bird," debuted on a six-hour ABC documentary on the Beatles'. It was their first new song in 25 years.

2002 - Britney Spears filed for a restraining order against a 41-year-old Japanese man that she claimed had been stalking her since September.

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Written By: star80 on 12/09/08 at 11:23 am

American Bandstand December 9th


1967 - The Sunshine Company performed "Back on the Street Again" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - Glen Campbell performed "By The Time I Get to Phoenix" on "American Bandstand."

1972 - A taped of The Who performing "Join Together" was aired on "American Bandstand."

1978 - Sylvester performed "Dance" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 12/09/08 at 11:25 am

Chart Toppers December 9th


Today the song "I Am Woman" by Helen Reddy topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1972)

Today the song "Le Freak" by Chic topped the charts and stayed there for 6 weeks. (1978)

Today the song "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks. (1989)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/08 at 6:25 pm

December 10th 1927 - The Grand Ole Opry premiered on radio.

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Written By: star80 on 12/13/08 at 5:51 pm

Music History December 13, 2008


1961 - The Beatles signed with manager Brian Epstein.

1966 - Jimi Hendrix recorded "Foxey Lady."

1974 - George Harrison had lunch with U.S. President Gerald Ford at the White House.

1975 - David Bowie's "Golden Years" was released.

1975 - Foghat's "Slow Ride" was released.

1985 - Phil Collins made his U.S. TV acting debut on "Miami Vice" playing a drug dealer.

1988 - Bruce Springsteen's divorce from Julianne Phillips became final.

1990 - The musical revival of "Peter Pan" opened.

1991 - "John Denver's Montana Christmas Skies" special aired on CBS.

1993 - Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash joined Billy Joel on stage in Los Angeles to play a solo on the tune "Shameless."

1994 - Prince performed the song "Dolphin" on the David Letterman show.

1996 - The movie "Jerry Maguire," starring Glenn Frey, opened.

2001 - The two surviving members of Nirvana, Krist Novoselic and David Grohl, filed a countersuit against Courtney Love. The charge was that she has manipulated the memory and work of her dead husband, Kirk Cobain, for the benefit of her own career.

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Written By: star80 on 12/13/08 at 5:52 pm

American Bandstand December 13th


1961 - Del Shannon performed "Hey! Little Girl" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Connie Francis performed " I'm Going to Be Warm This Winter" on "American Bandstand."

1969 - Oliver performed "Jean" and "Sunday Mornin'" on "American Bandstand."

1975 - People's Choice performed "Do It Anyway You Wanna" on "American Bandstand."

1980 - Jimmy Hall performed "I'm Happy That Love Has Found You" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 12/13/08 at 5:53 pm

Chart Topper December 13th


Today the song "The Way It Is" by Bruce Hornsby & the Range topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1986)



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Written By: star80 on 12/14/08 at 12:12 pm

Music History December 14, 2008


1963 - Dinah Washington died of a drug overdose at the age of 39. She had 34 top 10 hits on the Billboard R&B charts.

1966 - The Elvis Presley film "Spinout" premiered.

1966 - Chad & Jeremy and Don Ho guest on ABC-TV's "Batman."

1967 - Dick Clark announced that he was making a film, "The Love Children," about hippies.

1968 - Tommy James and the Shondells released "Crimson & Clover."

1972 - Alexander's department store in New York stayed open late so Alice Cooper could do his Christmas shopping.

1972 - The documentary film about T. Rex, "Born To Boogie" (directed by Ringo Starr and featuring Elton John) premieres in London.

1974 - Styx' "Lady" was released.

1977 - "Saturday Night Fever" premiered in New York City.

1980 - Yoko Ono called for a 10-minute silent vigil around the world for John Lennon, her husband, who was shot to death six days earlier. Over 100,000 people went to Central Park in New York to honor the request.

1985 - James Taylor married actress Kathryn Walker.

1986 - Elton John recorded a live version of "Candle in the Wind" that would later be released as a single.

1991 - Michael Jackson's "Dangerous" debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's pop albums chart.

1992 - Merle Haggard and his wife Theresa Lane have a baby that they name Binion Louis Haggard.

1992 - Merle Haggard filed for bankruptcy protection.

1995 - Classified documents from the White House were released that revealed the FBI had spied on John Lennon and his anti-war activities during the early '70s in a possible attempt to have Lennon deported.

1995 - "Frank Sinatra: 80 Years My Way" aired on ABC-TV.

1995 - Little Richard, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen are among those who perform at a tribute to Frank Sinatra

1998 - Billy Preston plead guilty to insurance fraud and agreed to testify against other defendants.

1999 - Paul McCartney played a show at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. It was the first time that McCartney had played at the club since 1963.

2006 - Atlantic Records President Ahmet Ertegun dies in a New York hospital from injuries sustained in a fall over a month earlier

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Written By: star80 on 12/14/08 at 12:21 pm

American Bandstand December 14th


1960 - Jimmy Clanton performed "What Am I Gonna Do" on "American Bandstand."

1974 - Hues Corp. performed "Rock the Boat" and "Rockin' Soul" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 12/14/08 at 12:22 pm

Chart Toppers December 14th


Today the song "Heartaches by the Number" by Guy Mitchell topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1959)

Today the song "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye topped the charts and stayed there for 7 weeks. (1968)

Today the song "Don't Speak" by No Doubt topped the charts and stayed there for 11 weeks. (1996)

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Written By: star80 on 12/15/08 at 8:40 am

Music History December 15, 2008



1959 - The Everly Brothers recorded "Let It Be Me" in New York City. It was the first time they recorded outside of Nashville and it was the first time they recorded with strings.

1964 - Glenn Yarbrough records "Baby The Rain Must Fall." 

1967 - The Beach Boys met Maharishi Yogi in Paris and learned transcendental meditation.

1968 - Grace Slick appeared in blackface when Jefferson Airplane appeared on the "Smothers Brothers" TV show on CBS.

1969 - The "Peace For Christmas" charity concert for UNICEF in London features John Lennon, George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Keith Moon.

1969 - John Lennon gave his last live performance in England. It was a UNICEF benefit in London.

1973 - Jermaine Jackson marries Motown Records President Berry Gordy, Jr.'s daughter, Hazel.

1977 - The Sex Pistols were denied visas to enter the U.S. only two days before they are to appear on NBC's "Saturday Night Live."

1988 - James Brown was sentenced to a six-year jail term for leading police on a late-night, two-state car chase. He was released on February 27, 1991.

1991 - The musical "Nick and Nora" closed after 9 performances.

1992 - Nirvana released "Incesticide," a collection of b-sides and rarities.

1997 - The movie "Spice World" premiered.

1997 - The surviving members INXS released a tape of an interview in which they talk about the life and death of the group's late vocalist Michael Hutchence. The band members had been reluctant to give interviews until this release.

1998 - Andrew Lloyd Webber was acquitted on charges that he plagiarized a 20-year-old song to write the theme from "The Phantom Of The Opera."

1999 - Garth Brooks said on TNN's "Crook & Chase" show that he planned to keep an "extremely low" profile in 2000 and that he would "probably" announce his retirement at the end of the year.

2000 - An intruder who broke into George Harrison's home and stabbed the ex-Beatles is found not guilty by reason of insanity (nineteen months later he is released from a mental facility scott free).

2001 - Joe Walsh is given an honorary Doctorate of Music from Kent State University in Ohio.

2004 - James Brown undergoes prostate cancer surgery.

2006 - B.B. King is given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President George W. Bush at the White House.

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Written By: star80 on 12/15/08 at 8:42 am

American Bandstand December 15th


1958 - The Four Coins performed "The World Outside" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Safaris performed "The Girl with the Story in Her Eyes" on "American Bandstand."

1961 - Glen Campbell performed "Turn Around, Look at Me" on "American Bandstand."

1973 - Billy Preston performed "Space Race" on "American Bandstand."

1973 - Aerosmith performed "Dream On" on "American Bandstand."

1979 - Lauren Wood performed "Please Don't Leave" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - The video for the Honeydrippers' "Sea of Love" was aired on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Michael Furlong performed "Two Hearts" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Evelyn "Champagne" King performed "Just for the Night" and "Out of Control" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 12/15/08 at 8:44 am

Chart Topper December 15th


Today the song "The Most Beautiful Girl" by Charlie Rich topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1973)

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Written By: star80 on 12/16/08 at 8:39 pm

December 16, 2008


1907 -  Eugene H. Farrar became the first singer to broadcast on radio. He sang from the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York.

1940 - Bob Crosby and his Bobcats backed up Bing as "San Antonio Rose" was recorded for Decca Records.

1954 - Bill Hayes records his version of "The Ballad Of Davy Crockett."

1960 - George Harrison was deported from Germany for being too young to perform there with the Beatles.

1965 - Peter & Gordon record the Paul McCartney composition, "Woman."

1966 - Jimi Hendrix released his first single, "Hey Joe."

1967 - The Lemon Pipers released "Green Tambourine."

1971 - Don McLean’s eight-minute-plus version of "American Pie" was released.

1972 - Paul McCartney’s single, "Hi, Hi, Hi," was released.

1973 - Stephen Stills lost a paternity suit filed by a woman in California.

1974 - Mott the Hoople broke up.

1977 - The "Saturday Night Fever" film debuted.

1981 - Ray Charles receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1983 - The Who officially disbanded(until the seemingly unending series of "reunions").

1993 - The musical "The Red Shoes" opened.

1993 - MTV aired Nirvana's New York "Unplugged" performance.

1997 - Bobby Brown settled out of court with Althea Durant. Durant had claimed that she paid him $30,000 for a show in Trinidad that he never played.

1999 - Former Sex Pistols manager, Malcolm McLaren, announced plans to join the race for London's first-ever elected mayor.

2002 - Liza Minnelli and her husband, David Gest, filed a $23 million dollar lawsuit against VH1, MTV Networks, Viacom and Remote Productions, Inc. for breach of contract. The lawsuit was filed because plans were dropped on a reality show that was centered on the lives of Minnelli and Gest.

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Written By: star80 on 12/16/08 at 8:41 pm

American History December 16th


1957 - Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps performed "Dance to the Bop" on "American Bandstand."

1959 - Mark Dinning performed "Teen Angel" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Fabian performed "Kissin' & Twistin'" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - The Viscounts performed "Wabash Blues" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - American Breed performed "Bend Me, Shape Me" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - Pink Floyd appeared on "American Bandstand."

1972 - Johnny Nash performed "I Can See Clearly Now" on "American Bandstand."

1978 - Eric Carmen performed "Change of Heart" on "American Bandstand."

1978 - The Pointer Sister performed "Fire" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 12/16/08 at 8:42 pm

Chart Toppers December 16th


Today the song "The Tennessee Waltz" by Patti Page topped the charts and stayed there for 13 weeks. (1950)

Today the song "April Love" by Pat Boone topped the charts and stayed there for 6 weeks. (1957)

Today the song "Me and Mrs. Jones" by Billy Paul topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks. (1972)

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Written By: star80 on 12/17/08 at 10:43 pm

Music History December 17, 2008



1955 - Carl Perkins wrote "Blue Suede Shoes." Less than 48 hours later, he recorded it in Memphis, TN.

1965 - Judy Garland and The Supremes performed at the opening of the Astrodome in Houston.

1969 - TV history was made when Tiny Tim and Miss Vicki Budinger were married on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson.

1970 - The Beach Boys played a show for Princess Margaret at London's Royal Albert Hall.

1970 - Andy Williams records "Love Story."

1977 - Elvis Costello and the Attractions appear on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in place of the Sex Pistols. The Sex Pistols could not get visas to enter the U.S.

1982 - The Who play the "last concert of our farewell tour" at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens.

1986 - The Doobie Brothers reunited for a benefit in Palo Alto, CA. The performance inspired a reunion tour in 1987.

1986 - Wayne "Danke Schoen" Newton won a $19.2 million suit against NBC News. NBC had aired reports claiming a link between Newton and mob figures. The reports were proven to be false.

1986 - Paul & Linda McCartney's limo caught fire en route to a TV taping in Newcastle, England. They are both unharmed.

1990 - Olivia Newton-John appeared in the TV movie "A Mom For Christmas."

1994 - Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) and Heather Locklear were married.

1996 - Celine Dion said she was going to take a break from her career and concentrate on starting a family.

1997 - U.S. President Clinton signed the No Electronic Theft Act. The act removed protection from individuals who claimed that they took no direct financial gains from stealing copyrighted works and downloading them from the Internet.

1999 - Crossover jazz saxophonist, Grover Washington, collapsed and died in New York after taping a performance for CBS's "The Saturday Early Show." He was 56. The show aired the next day.

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Written By: star80 on 12/17/08 at 10:44 pm

American Bandstand December 17th


1957 - Bobby Darin appeared on "American Bandstand."

1966 - The Sandpipers performed "Louie Louie" and "Guantanamera" on "American Bandstand."

1966 - The Monkees performed "I'm a Believer" and "Steppin' Stone" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Kim Carnes performed "Invisible Hands" and "You Make My Heartbeat" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Peter Shilling performed "Major Tom" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/18/08 at 2:27 am

December 18th 1892 – The first performance of the fairy tale-ballet The Nutcracker, composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and based on the story by E. T. A. Hoffmann, was held at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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Written By: star80 on 12/19/08 at 1:11 pm

Music History December 19, 2008


1955 - Carl Perkins recorded the hit "Blue Suede Shoes."

1957 - "The Music Man" opened on Broadway.

1960 - Neil Sedaka’s "Calendar Girl" was released.

1960 - Frank Sinatra recorded his first session with his very own record company, Reprise Records. Frank did "Ring-A-Ding-Ding" and "Let’s Fall in Love."

1974 - Ron Woods joined the Rolling Stones.

1980 - The film "9 to 5," with Dolly Parton, opened.

1987 - Paul Simon the musician, and Paul Simon, the presidential candidate, both host "Saturday Night Live."

1992 - Neil Diamond's "Christmas in Washington" aired on NBC-TV.

1997 - Marty Raybon made his last appearance with country group Shenandoah at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN.

2000 - English singer/songwriter Kirsty MacColl was killed while vacationing in Mexico at the age of 41. She was sccuba diving with her two sons when she was hit by a speedboat.

2001 - VH1 premiered "Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story."

2001 - Dick Clark filed a $10 million lawsuit against Recording Academy President Michael Greene. The charge was that Greene would bar artists who appear first on Clark's American Music Awards from performing on the Grammy Awards.

2001 - Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) pled guilty to domestic battery case that arose after fighting with his wife at a Hard Rock hotel on November 19. The judge approved a plea bargain in which the case would be dismissed if Weiland had no more problems for the next six months and he completed 26 counseling sessions.

2001 - Madonna appeared on television's "Dateline."

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Written By: star80 on 12/19/08 at 1:13 pm

American Bandstand December 19th


1957 - Jerry Vale performed "Pretend You Don't See Her" on "American Bandstand."

1961 - Dion performed "The Majestic" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Bobb B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans performed "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" on "American Bandstand."

1981 - Chilliwack performed "My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone)" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 12/19/08 at 1:14 pm

Chart Topper December 19th


Today the song "Come See About Me" by the Supremes topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1964)

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Written By: star80 on 12/20/08 at 8:19 pm

Music History December 20, 2008


1953 - Today the song "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" by Jimmy Boyd reached #1 on the charts.

1957 - Elvis Presley received his U.S. Army draft notice.

1962 - The Osmond Brothers appeared on NBC-TV's "Andy Williams Show" for the first time.

1966 - The Beatles record "When I'm Sixty-four."

1967 - Ian Anderson and Glenn Comick form the rock group "Jethro Tull."; The band was named after the 18th century inventor of the seed drill.

1968 - The Beatles release "The Beatles' Sixth Christmas Record."

1971 - The Main Ingredient release their hit "Everybody Plays The Fool."

1974 - George Harrison releases his "Dark Horse" album in the UK.

1975 - Joe Walsh (Former James Gang guitarist/vocalist) joined the Eagles, replacing original member Bernie Leadon. Leadon left for a solo career.

1994: Beach Boys lead vocalist Mike Love publicly drops his lawsuit against the group. Love had claimed he was due partial royalties on 35 Beach Boys classics; the suit was settled out-of-court.

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Written By: star80 on 12/20/08 at 8:20 pm

American Bandstand December 20th


1961 - Gary U.S. Bonds performed "Dear Lady Twist" on "American Bandstand."

1975 - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles performed "Love Machine" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 12/20/08 at 8:21 pm

Chart Toppers December 20th



Today the song "Leaving on a Jet Plane" by Peter Paul & Mary topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1969)

Today the song "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" by Paul Simon topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1975)

Today the song "Walk Like an Egyptian" by Bangles topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks. (1986)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/22/08 at 3:59 am

1808 – German composer Ludwig van Beethoven premiered his latest works at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna:


the Sixth Symphony
Aria: "Ah, perfido", Op. 65
The Gloria movement of the Mass in C Major
the Fourth Piano Concerto (played by Beethoven himself)


(intermission)

the Fifth Symphony
the Sanctus and Benedictus movements of the C Major Mass
a solo piano improvisation played by Beethoven
the Choral Fantasy







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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/24/08 at 5:59 pm

December 24th 1818 – "Silent Night", a Christmas carol by Josef Mohr and Franz Gruber, was first performed in a church in Austria.

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Written By: star80 on 12/24/08 at 6:46 pm

Music History December 24, 2007


1954 - Johnny Ace shot himself and died while playing Russian roulette backstage at a concert in Houston, TX.

1955 - The Lennon Sisters debuted as featured vocalists on "The Lawrence Welk Show" on ABC-TV.

1958 - Bobby Darin records "Beyond The Sea."

1966 - Tommy James & The Shondells recorded "I Think We're Alone Now".

1972 - Miami police cut the power to a noisy Manfred Mann concert, causing a two-hour riot.

1973 - Tom Johnson of the Doobie Brothers was arrested in Visalia, CA, on charges of marijuana possession.

1974 - James Taylor, Carly Simon and Joni Mitchell go Christmas carolling in Hollywood.

1978 - Bjorn Ulvaeus & Agnetha Falkstad (both of ABBA) announced their seperation and that they were filing for divorce.

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Written By: star80 on 12/24/08 at 6:47 pm

American Bandstand December 24th


1966 - Hard Times performed "Fortune Teller" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - The Romantics performed "Talking In Your Sleep" and "Rock You Up" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - DeBarge performed "Time Will Reveal" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 12/24/08 at 6:48 pm

Chart Toppers December 24th


Today the song "How Deep Is Your Love" by the Bee Gees topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks. (1977)

Today the song "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" by Poison topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks. (1988)

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Written By: star80 on 12/25/08 at 3:03 pm

Music History December 25, 2008


1818 - "Silent Night" was performed for the first time, at the Church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorff, Austria.

1959 - Richard Starkey, 18, who later would be known as Ringo Starr, received a drum set for Christmas.

1960 - James Taylor receives his first guitar for Christmas, at the age of 12.

1967 - Paul McCartney and Jane Asher become engaged, but they never married.

1969 - Robbie Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive gets his first drum set for Christmas.

1977 - Harlem's Apollo Theater re-opened.

1978 - Public Image Ltd. made its debut performance at the Rainbow Theatre in London.

1978 - Abba's pre-recorded appearance on BBCI-TV's "Mike Yarwood Christmas Show" aired in Britain.

1990 - James Brown gave his first concert performance in two years for soldiers of Ft. Jackson, SC. Brown was on a 4-day furlough from prison.

1995 - Singer Dean Martin died at the age of 78.

1996 - "The People vs. Larry Flynt," starring Courtney Love was released.

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Written By: star80 on 12/25/08 at 3:04 pm

American Bandstand December 25th


1957 - The Mike Pedicin Quartet performed "Shake a Hand" on "American Bandstand."

1961 - The Lettermen performed "When I Fall in Love" on "American Bandstand."

1971 - Les Crane performed "Desiderata" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 12/25/08 at 3:05 pm

Chart Toppers December 25th


Today the song "Over and Over" by Dave Clark Five topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1965)

Today the song "Brand New Key" by Melanie topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks. (1971)

Today the song "Hero" by Mariah Carey topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks. (1993)

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Written By: star80 on 12/27/08 at 2:18 pm

Music History December 26, 2008


1955 - Bill Haley and the Comets' "See You Later Alligator" was released by Decca Records.

1961 - Jay & the Americans recorded "She Cried."

1963 - Capitol Records released the Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" backed with "I Saw Her Standing There."

1967 - The Dave Brubeck Quartet formally disbanded after Paul Desmond left the group.

1967 - The Beatles film, "Magical Mystery Tour," premiered on BBC-TV.

1968 - Led Zeppelin began its first U.S. tour in Boston.

1987 - Run D.M.C.'s Jason Mizell was hospitalized when his Jeep was hit head-on by a driver going the wrong-way.

1997 - The movie "Spice World" was released in the United Kingdom.

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Written By: star80 on 12/27/08 at 2:22 pm

Chart Toppers December 26th


Today the song "I Feel Fine" by the Beatles topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks. (1964)

Today the song "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks. (1970)

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Written By: star80 on 12/27/08 at 2:24 pm

Music History December 27, 2008


1940 - Singer Al Jolson and actress Ruby Keeler were divorced after 12 years of marriage that included that final year of separation.

1963 - The Animals perform on their first radio broadcast on the BBC show "Saturday Club."

1964 - The Supremes made their first appearance on TV's "Ed Sullivan Show."

1970 - "Hello, Dolly!" closed on Broadway after a run of 2,844 performances.

1971 - The "Sonny & Cher Show" began airing on CBS. The show ran for four 1/2 years.

1975 - The Four Seasons, "December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" was released.

1985 - Metallica finished working on "Master of Puppets."

1989 - Chuck Berry was sued by a former cook in his restaurant for allegedly putting a camera in the ladies' restroom.

1992 - Harry Connick Jr. was arrested at New York's Kennedy Airport after a 9mm pistol was discovered in his carry-on luggage.

1992 - The musical revival of "3 From Brooklyn" closed after 45 performances.

1992 - The musical revival of "Tommy Tune Tonite! A Song and Dance Act" opened.

1997 - Mark Morrison was arrested outside the Pink Coconut nightclub in central Derby. The singer was convicted of threatening an off-duty police officer with an electric stun gun.

1998 - Busta Rhymes (AKA Trevor Smith) was arrested and charged with criminal possession after police found a loaded, unregistered pistol in his car. The police originally pulled Rhymes over for changing lanes three times without signaling.

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Written By: star80 on 12/27/08 at 2:26 pm

American Bandstand December 27th


1960 - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles performed "Shop Around" on "American Bandstand." 

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Written By: star80 on 12/27/08 at 2:27 pm

Chart Toppers December 27th


Today the song "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" by Jimmy Boyd topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1952)

Today the song "Someday We'll Be Together" by Diana Ross & the Supremes topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1969)

Today the song "Let's Do It Again" by the Staple Singers topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1975)

Today the song "(Just Like) Starting Over" by John Lennon topped the charts and stayed there for 5 weeks. (1980)

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Written By: star80 on 12/28/08 at 11:00 am

Music History December 28, 2008


1963 - Bobby Vee marries his wife, Karen in Orchard Lane, Michigan.

1968 - The Doors' "Touch Me" was released.

1969 - "Temptations Day" was declared in Detroit, MI.

1971 - Keith Moon of the Who emcees a Sha-Na-Na concert at Carnegie Hall in New York.

1975 - Twenty-five year old David Gelfer pointed a .44 magnum at Ted Nugent and was then brought down to the ground by members of the audience and security guards. Gelfer was charged with "intimidating with a weapon."

1981 - WEA Records (Warner-Elektra-Atlantic) raised the price of its 45-rpm records from $1.68 to $1.98.

1983 - Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys drowned while swimming near his boat in the harbor at Marina del Ray, CA.

1992 - A son named Adrian is born to Paul Simon and his wife, Edie Brickell of the New Bohemians.

1998 - Usher sued the Tommy Hilfigger company for alleged infringement of publicity rights and false endorsement.

2001 - A district court judge reduced a charge against Marilyn Manson. The original charge, fourth-degree criminal sexual misconduct, was reduced to disorderly conduct. A second charge, a misdemeanor count of assault and battery, remained unchanged. The incident stemmed from a concert on July 30, 2001 in Clarkston, MI, in which Manson allegedly assaulted a security guard.

2002 - Gary Glitter is deported from Cambodia because of his conviction in England for child pornography.

2003 - Michael Jackson is interviewed on CBS-TV's "60 Minutes."

2005 - The body of Barry Cowsill of the Cowsills ("Indian Lake") is discovered in the flood waters of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

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Written By: star80 on 12/28/08 at 11:02 am

American Bandstand December 28th


1962 - Mary Wells performed "Two Lovers" on "American Bandstand."

1968 - Brian Hyland performed "Tragedy" on "American Bandstand."

1968 - Spanky & Our Gang performed "Yesterday's Rain" on "American Bandstand."

1974 - Gloria Gaynor performed "Never Can Say Goodbye" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 12/28/08 at 11:03 am

Chart Toppers December 28th


Today the song "Why" by Frankie Avalon topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1959)

Today the song "Angie Baby" by Helen Reddy topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1974)

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Written By: star80 on 12/29/08 at 11:36 am

Music History December 29, 2008


1943 - "San Fernando Valley" was recorded by Bing Crosby.

1955 - Barbra Streisand makes her first recording, at the age of 13.

1957 - Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme were married.

1963 - The Weavers gave their farewell concert at Orchestra Hall in Chicago.

1966 - The Beatles begin recording "Penny Lane."

1967 - Orchestra leader Paul Whiteman died at the age of 76.

1967 - Dave Manson quit "Traffic" for the 3rd time and started a solo career.

1969 - The top three songs (and five of the top seven) on Billboard's Hot 100 all come from Motown labels.

1975 - Paul Kantner and Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane were divorced.

1980 - Folksinger/songwriter Tim Hardin died at age forty due to a heroin overdose.

1982 - Jamaica issued a Bob Marley commemorative stamp.

1994 - Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes plead guilty to arson charges for setting fire to and destroyed boyfriend Andre Rison's $1 million Atlanta mansion.

2004 - The Bobby Darin biographical movie, "Beyond The Sea" opens.

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Written By: star80 on 12/29/08 at 11:37 am

American Bandstand December 29th



1973 - Eddie Kendricks performed "Keep On Truckin'" and "Boodie Down" on "American Bandstand."

1979 - Terry Desario with K.C performed "Yes, I'm Ready" on "American Bandstand."

1979 - The Captain & Tennille performed "Do That To Me One More Time" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Donna Summer performed "Supernatural Love" and "I'm Free" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 12/29/08 at 11:38 am

Chart Toppers December 29th



Today the song "Cry" by Johnny Ray topped the charts and stayed there for 11 weeks. (1951)

Today the song "Time in a Bottle" by Jim Croce topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1973)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/30/08 at 1:18 am

December 30th 1948 - The Cole Porter Broadway musical, Kiss Me, Kate (1,077 performances), opens at the New Century Theatre and becomes the first show to win the Best Musical Tony Award.

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Written By: star80 on 12/30/08 at 10:39 am

Music History December 30, 2008



1956 - Charlie Gracie records "Butterfly."

1962 - Brenda Lee sustains minor injuries (though her dog perishes) in a fire that destroys her suburban Nashville home.

1968 - Frank Sinatra records "My Way."

1970 - Paul McCartney sued the other three Beatles to dissolve the partnership and gain control of his interest.

1979 - Emerson, Lake & Palmer announced their break-up.

1989 - Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) and Shelli Dilley were married.

1991 - Bruce Springsteen's wife, backup singer Patty Scialfa, gives birth to their daughter, Jessica.

1999 - George Harrison and his wife were attacked in their home during a robbery. Though, Harrison was stabbed in the chest four times, he and his wife were able to subdue the assailant until police arrived.

2002 - In Tucson, AZ, Diana Ross was arrested for "Extreme DUI" after suspicion of drunken driving.

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Written By: star80 on 12/30/08 at 10:41 am

American Bandstand December 30th


1967 - Rose Garden performed "Next Plane to London" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - A tape of The Who performing "I Can See for Miles" was aired on "American Bandstand."

1972 - Rick Springfield performed "What Would the Children Think" on "American Bandstand."

1978 - Chanson performed "Don't Hold Back" on "American Bandstand."

1978 - Justin Heywood performed "Forever Autumn" on "American Bandstand."

1999 - Dick Clark was the first guest on David Letterman's "Late Show."

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Written By: star80 on 12/30/08 at 10:42 am

Chart Topper December 30th


Today the song "Hello Goodbye" by the Beatles topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks. (1967)

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Written By: star80 on 12/31/08 at 11:10 am

Music History December 31, 2008



1929 - Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians played "Auld Lang Syne" as a New Year's Eve song for the first time.

1940 - As a result of a dispute between the radio networks and ASCAP (the American Society of Composers and Publishers), the radio industry was prevented from playing any ASCAP-licensed music. The ban lasted for ten months.

1956 - Elvis Presley appears on Wink Martindale's local TV special in Memphis, promting Wink's upcoming charity concert.

1960 - The Connie Francis movie, "Where The Boys Are" premieres in New York City.

1961 - The Beach Boys played a show under this name for the first time at a Ritchie Valens memorial concert in Long Beach, CA.

1962 - John and Michelle Phillips of the Mamas & the Papas ("Monday Monday") marry.

1969 - Jimi Hendrix introduced his new Band of Gypsys at a show that was recorded and later released as the live album "Band of Gypsys."

1970 - Paul McCartney filed a suit to dissolve the Beatles partnership.

1971 - The Beatles broke up.

1972 - Dick Clark's first "Rockin' New Years Eve" airs on ABC-TV, starring Three Dog Night, Al Green and Blood, Sweat & Tears.  David Clayton-Thomas made his last appearance with Blood, Sweat & Tears (until their reunion four years later).

1975 - Elvis Presley performed for 60,000 fans at the Silverdome, in Pontiac, MI. He set a world record for earning $800,000 for a single concert by a single artist.

1976 - The Cars gave their debut performance at Pease Air Force Base, Portsmouth, NH.

1978 - The Bauhaus gave their performance debut in England.

1981 - MTV hosted the first New Year's Eve Rock and Roll Ball.

1982 - Steve Van Zandt, of the E Street Band, married Maureen Santora.

1983 - MTV completed its first profitable quarter.

1984 - Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen lost his left arm in an auto accident in England.

1985 - Ricky Nelson and six others died in an airplane crash near DeKalb, TX. A fire had broken out on the plane.

1986 - At a birthday party for Don Henley, Gary Hart and Donna Rice met each other.

1993 - Barbra Streisand performed her first paid concert in 22 years at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, NV.

1999 - "Rave Un2 The Joy 2000" was aired. Prince had recorded the show on December 18, 1999 at Paisley Park Studios.

2002 - 50 Cent and four other men were arrested and charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon. Police had found two guns in the vehicle the men were riding in. 


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Written By: star80 on 12/31/08 at 11:11 am

American Bandstand December 31st



1966 - Mrs. Miller performed "Downtown" and "A Lover's Concerto" on "American Bandstand."

1966 - The Blues Magoos performed "We Ain't Got Nothin' Yet" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - ABC performed "That Was Then, but This Is Now" and "S.O.S." on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Oingo Boingo performed "Wake Up It's 1984" on "American Bandstand."

1994 - A taped performance by KISS was played on ABC's "Dick Clark's New Years Rockin' Eve '94."

2001 - In New York, Dick Clark counted down to midnight from Times Square for the 30th consecutive year.

2005 - Regis Philbin hosted "New Year's Rockin' Eve" from Times Square. It was the first time in 32 years that Dick Clark was unable to host the show.

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Written By: star80 on 12/31/08 at 11:12 am

Chart Topper December 31st


Today the song "I'm a Believer" by the Monkees topped the charts and stayed there for 7 weeks. (1966)

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Written By: star80 on 01/03/09 at 5:38 pm

Music History January 1, 2008



1953 - Hank Williams died of drug and alcohol overdose at the age of 29.

1955 - RCA Victor announced that they were dropping the prices of their records in an attempt to spur record sales.

1959 - Elvis Presley destroyed his BMW on Germany's Autobahn.

1962 - The Beatles auditioned for Decca Records in London. The company opted for Brian Polle & the Tremeloes because the group was based in the south of England.

1964 - The BBC broadcasts the first "Top of the Pops" TV rock show.

1964 - The Beach Boys recorded "Fun Fun Fun."

1966 - The final episode of "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" (with Rick Nelson) was filmed.

1967 - Gary Lewis (Playboys) was drafted into the U.S. Army.

1967 - Sonny and Cher were barred from the Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, CA, for their support of the Sunset Strip rioters.

1968 - The Blue Velvets changed the name of their band to Creedence Clearwater Revival.

1979 - Bruce Springsteen's cheek was ripped open by a fire-cracker that was thrown onstage from the audience.

1981 - Prince and the Revolution released their first home video "Live." The recording is from the "Purple Rain" tour.

1982 - The last ABBA concert was held in Stockholm.

1985 - VH-1 premiered as an adult contemporary music video channel with Marvin Gaye's "Star Spangled Banner" video.

1989 - The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) changed the requirements for a musical work to achieve gold and platinum status.

1999 - Cinjun August Tate and Alyssa Milano were married.

2002 - Eric Clapton and Melia McEnery were married.

2002 - In Tampa, FL, Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys) was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest/opposing a law enforcement officer without violence.

 

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Written By: star80 on 01/03/09 at 5:39 pm

Chart Toppers January 1st


Today the song "Let Me Go Lover" by Joan Weber topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks. (1955)

Today the song "The Sounds of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1966)

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Written By: star80 on 01/03/09 at 5:40 pm

Music History January 2, 2008



1941 - The Andrews Sisters recorded "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy."

1968 - Newark, NJ, police confiscated a shipment of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's album "Two Virgins". The album featured a nude cover.

1975 - U.S. District Court Judge Richard Owen ruled in New York, that John Lennon and his lawyers will have access to Department of Immigration files pertaining to his deportation case.

1975 - The Allman Brothers Band were named "Outstanding Community Organization" by the Georgia Department of Corrections.

1979 - The trial of ex-Sex Pistol, Sid Vicious for the October 1978 murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, opened in New York City. Vicious died of a heroin overdose, thereby not living to hear the verdict.

1980 - Larry Williams was found dead in his home in Los Angeles, CA. The gunshot wound to the head was never confirmed as the result of a murder or suicide.

1983 - The musical "Annie" closed on Broadway at the Uris Theatre after 2,377 performances.

1993 - The musical "Gypsy Passion" closed after 55 performances.

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Written By: star80 on 01/03/09 at 5:42 pm

Chart Topper January 2nd


Today the song "Oh! My Pa-Pa" by Eddie Fisher topped the charts and stayed there for 8 weeks. (1954)

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Written By: star80 on 01/03/09 at 5:44 pm

Music History January 3, 2009



1957 - Fats Domino recorded "I'm Walkin'."

1960 - Bobby Darin and Connie Francis performed together on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

1964 - The Beatles made their first appearance on U.S. television in a film clip shown on the "Jack Paar Show." It was a performance of the song "She Loves You."

1966 - The Beatles appeared on "Hullabaloo."

1967 - Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) refused to be sworn in after receiving a U.S. Army draft notice. He said he was a conscientious objector.

1970 - "I Me Mine" was recoreded by the Beatles. It was the last song that the band would record together.

1970 - Davy Jones announced he was leaving the Monkees.

1985 - Leonie Rysanek gave his final performance of "Aida".

1987 - Aretha Franklin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Bill Haley and 14 others. Franklin was the first woman to be inducted.

1996 - Madonna testified in an L.A. Court against Robert Dewey Hoskins. He had been accused of stalking and threatening to kill her.

1998 - Swedish police arrested a total of 314 people following a neo-Nazi concert near Stolkholm. Crowd members allegedly gave Hitler salutes, classified as a "hate crime" under Swedish law, during a performance by U.S. group Max Resist.

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Written By: star80 on 01/03/09 at 5:46 pm

American Bandstand January 3rd


1976 - The Staple Singers performed "Let's Do It Again" on "American Bandstand."

1976 - C.W. McCall performed "Convoy" on "American Bandstand."

1981 - Tierra performed "2-gether" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 01/03/09 at 5:47 pm

Chart Toppers January 3rd


Today the song "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" by B. J. Thomas topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks. (1970)

Today the song "Saturday Night" by the Bay City Rollers topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1976)

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Written By: star80 on 01/18/09 at 2:37 am

Music History January 18, 2009



1965 - Paul Simon drops out of law school to become a full-time musician.

1965 - Barbra Streisand and Bobbby Darin sang for Lyndon Johnson's presidential inauguration.

1969 - Pete Best won his defamation suit against the Beatles. He was asking for 8 million dollars, but won considerably less.

1973 - Pink Floyd began recording "Dark Side Of The Moon."

1973 - The Rolling Stones' benefit concert raised $200,000 for Nicaraguan earthquake relief. Mick Jagger donated $150,000 more.

1974 - Bad Company was formed by ex-members of several groups. Those groups included Free, Mott the Hoople and King Crimson.

1975 - "Bobby Vinton Day" is celebrated in Chicago as Mayor Richard Daley dubs him the "Polish Prince."

1978 - Neil Sedaka received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1980 - Capricorn Records filed for bankruptcy.

1987 - Steve Winwood married Eugenia Grafton.

1991 - Three people were crushed to death at an AC/DC concert in Salt Lake City by people who rushed the stage.

1991 - The 10 day Rock In Rio Two festival opened in Brazil.

1995 - Jerry Garcia crashed a rented BMW into a guardrail near Mill Valley, CA. He was unhurt.

1996 - Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Michael Jackson.

2003 - HBO airs a live Rolling Stones concert from New York's Madison Square Garden.

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Written By: star80 on 01/18/09 at 2:39 am

American Bandstand January 18th


1961 - Johnny Tillotson performed "Jimmy's Girl" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Ike & Tina Turner performed "Poor Fool" on "American Bandstand."

1963 - Paul & Paula performed "Hey Paula" on "American Bandstand."

1964 - Major Lance performed "Um Um Um Um Um" on "American Bandstand."

1975 - The Chi-Lites performed "Toby" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: star80 on 01/18/09 at 2:40 am

Chart Toppers January 18th


Today the song "Running Bear" by Johnny Preston topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks. (1960)

Today the song "Mandy" by Barry Manilow topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1975)

Today the song "That's What Friends Are For" by Dionne & Friends topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks. (1986)

Today the song "All 4 Love" by Color Me Badd topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1992)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/26/09 at 4:16 am

January 26th 1988 - Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera has its first performance on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre in New York.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/09 at 4:32 am

January 26th 1969 - The Beatles' last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police.

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Written By: star80 on 02/12/09 at 7:44 am

1956 - Screamin' Jay Hawkins recorded "I Put a Spell On You."

1961 - The Miracles' "Shop Around" became Motown's first million-selling single.

1967 - Police raided Keith Richards home in West Wittering, Sussex, England. The police found "various substances of a suspicious nature." Richards and Mick Jagger were arrested on May 10 on drug charges.

1968 - Jimi Hendrix returned home to Seattle where he received a key to the city and an honorary high school diploma. He also played for the students of Garfield High School from which he had dropped out.

1972 - "Roundabout" was released by Yes.

1977 - The Police record "Fall Out," their first single.

1981 - Deborah Harry of Blondie announced that she would be making a solo album.

1989 - Tiny Tim declared himself a New York City mayoral candidate. He did not win in the election.

1997 - David Bowie received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2001 - The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered Napster to stop its users from trading copyrighted material without charge.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/09 at 4:15 am

February 17th 1904 – Italian composer Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly premiered at La Scala in Milan, generating negative reviews that forced him to rewrite the opera.

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Written By: star80 on 02/17/09 at 12:11 pm

Music History February 17, 2009




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

1960 - The Everly Brothers signed with Warner Bros. Records in a 10-year contract worth $1 million.

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

1965 - "Tennessee Waltz" is declared the state's official song.

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

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

1969 - Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan had a recording session in Nashville, TN. "Girl from the North Country" was the only duet released from the session.

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

1970 - Joni Mitchell announced her retirement from live performances. She returned to the stage within a year.

1971 - Johnny Cash is the subject of TV's "This Is Your Life."

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

1972 - Pink Floyd began a 4-night stand in London. During the stand they premiered "The Dark Side of the Moon" a full year before it was released.

1975 - John Lennon released "Rock n' Roll." It was his last record before he left the music business for 5 years.

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

1976 - Bette Midler was awarded the "Woman of the Year" award from Harvard's University's Hasty Pudding Theatrical Society.

1979 - The Clash opened its first U.S. tour in New York City.

1988 - A 12-year old fan of Motley Crue set his legs on fire while trying to imitate a stunt in the band's "Live Wire" video. The boy suffered burns over ten percent of his body.

1989 - David Coverdale (Whitesnake) and Tawny Kitaen were married.

1990 - Aerosmith appeared on Saturday Night Live. The performed the Wayne's World theme song while appearing in the skit as themselves.

2000 - Trick Daddy was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at a North Miami Beach nightclub.

2002 - It was reported that George Michael's in Hamstead was burglarized. The theft included his $114,000 Aston Martin sports car and $140,000 in paintings, jewelry and clothing.

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Written By: star80 on 02/17/09 at 12:13 pm

American Bandstand & Chart Toppers February 17, 2009


1959 - The Rivieras performed "Moonlight Serenade" on "American Bandstand."

1968 - Music Explosion performed "Little Bit O' Soul" and "Sunshine Games" on "American Bandstand."

1973 - The Gallery performed "Big City Miss Ruth Ann" on "American Bandstand."

1979 - The Raes performed "A Little Lovin'" on "American Bandstand."

1979 - Bonnie Pointer performed "Free Me From My Freedom" on "American Bandstand."



Today the song "Sugartime" by McGuire Sisters topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks. (1958)

Today the song "Duke of Earl" by Gene Chandler topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks. (1962)

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Written By: Frank on 02/17/09 at 2:24 pm


January 26th 1969 - The Beatles' last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police.



"The impromptu concert is broken up by the police" I didn't know Sting, Stewart Copeland & Andy Summers were around back then (LOL) ;)

I loved the Simpsons version of "The B-Sharps" singing at the top of Moe's tavern.
I think The Beatles last concert was Aug, 1966 in San Fran...amazing they didn't perform live much after that other than that rooftop session you eluded to.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/09 at 4:56 am

March 3rd 1875 – French composer Georges Bizet's opera Carmen based on the novella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée, premiered at the Opéra Comique in Paris.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/09 at 3:46 am

March 8th 1979 - Philips demonstrates Compact Disc publicly for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/09 at 3:47 am

March 8th 1980 - The first festival of rock music kicks off in the Soviet Union.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/09 at 2:41 am

March 9th 1842 – Nabucco, an opera by Italian Romantic composer Giuseppe Verdi premiered at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

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Written By: Frank on 03/10/09 at 12:42 am


March 9th 1842 – Nabucco, an opera by Italian Romantic composer Giuseppe Verdi premiered at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.


Giuseppe Verdi translated into English is "Joe Green"..doesn't sound as classy , does it

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/09 at 2:38 am

March 11th 1851 – Italian Romantic composer Giuseppe Verdi's opera Rigoletto was first performed at La Fenice in Venice.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/09 at 2:39 am


Giuseppe Verdi translated into English is "Joe Green"..doesn't sound as classy , does it
Joe Brown does.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/09 at 2:47 am

March 11th 1867 - The first performance of Don Carlos written by Giuseppe Verdi .

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/09 at 3:57 am

March 12th 1832 - The Filippo Taglioni ballet La Sylphide receives its première performance at the Paris Opéra.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/09 at 2:23 am

March 13th 1845 – German composer Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, one of the most popular and most frequently performed violin concertos of all time, was first played in Leipzig, with violinist Ferdinand David as soloist.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/09 at 2:31 am

March 20th 1969 - John Lennon and Yoko ono were married.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/09 at 12:43 pm

March 24th 1958 - Elvis Presley is officially inducted into the U.S.Army.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/09 at 3:08 am


March 20th 1969 - John Lennon and Yoko ono were married.

March 25th 1969 - During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace in the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31).

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Written By: Frank on 03/27/09 at 12:47 am


March 25th 1969 - During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace in the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31).


And their  Bed-In in Montreal was in May/June of '69

Oddly enough, in 1969 I was in both Amsterdam (visited there)  and Montreal (lived there), but I was not at the bed-ins. Don't think my parents would have allowed me to go anyways.
Gee, 40 years ago. Time flies.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/09 at 1:37 am

April 7th 1805 – German composer Ludwig van Beethoven premiered his Third Symphony, sometimes cited as marking the beginning of musical Romanticism and the end of the Classical Era, at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/10/09 at 1:44 am

April 10th 1970 – Paul McCartney announces the break up of The Beatles.

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Written By: nally on 04/11/09 at 12:51 am


April 10th 1970 – Paul McCartney announces the break up of The Beatles.


And that date was also a Friday, just as it was this year. :(



And next year it'll be the 40th anniversary of their breakup. :(

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Written By: Davester on 04/11/09 at 1:24 am


And that date was also a Friday, just as it was this year. :(



And next year it'll be the 40th anniversary of their breakup. :(


  Nuh-uh...

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/09 at 1:37 am

April 20th 1986 – Pianist Vladimir Horowitz performed in his native Russia for the first time in 61 years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/09 at 2:08 am

April 23rd 1988 – Pink Floyd's album Dark Side of the Moon leaves the charts for its first time after spending a record of 741 consecutive weeks (over 14 years) on the Billboard 200.

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Written By: Frank on 04/23/09 at 2:20 pm


April 23rd 1988 – Pink Floyd's album Dark Side of the Moon leaves the charts for its first time after spending a record of 741 consecutive weeks (over 14 years) on the Billboard 200.


I seem to recall it was on the charts for a long, long time. 14+ years?, not bad.

Is there a list somewhere of other albums which spent a large number of weeks on the billboard charts?
Would be interested to see how long Tapestry or Rumours spent on the charts

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/09 at 2:23 pm


I seem to recall it was on the charts for a long, long time. 14+ years?, not bad.
...and I still do not have a copy of it.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/09 at 2:24 pm


Is there a list somewhere of other albums which spent a large number of weeks on the billboard charts?
Would be interested to see how long Tapestry or Rumours spent on the charts
I know the British ones.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/09 at 5:54 am

April 25th 1974 – The song "Grândola, Vila Morena" by Zeca Afonso was broadcast on radio, signalling the start of the Carnation Revolution, a bloodless coup against the Estado Novo regime in Portugal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/09 at 5:57 am

April 25th 1792 – La Marseillaise (French national anthem) is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/25/09 at 7:19 pm

Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/09 at 1:54 am

April 27th 1965 – A Rolling Stones concert in London, Ontario is shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/09 at 5:40 am

April 29th 1968 – The controversial musical Hair, a product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, opened at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, with its songs becoming anthems of the anti-Vietnam War movement.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/09 at 10:00 am

April 30th 1993 – Virgin Radio broadcasts for the first time in the United Kingdom.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/09 at 1:32 am

May 1st 1983 – Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis is awarded the Lenin Peace Prize.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/09 at 6:57 am

May 5th 1891 – The Music Hall in New York City (now known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/09 at 2:49 am

May 7th 1824 – Ludwig van Beethoven's last complete symphony, the Symphony No. 9 in D minor, which incorporates part of Friedrich Schiller's poem "Ode to Joy" in its fourth movement, premiered at the Kärntnertortheater in Vienna.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/09 at 5:51 am

May 10th 1954 – Bill Haley & His Comets release "Rock Around the Clock", the first rock and roll record to reach number one on the Billboard charts.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/09 at 2:09 am

May 12th 1967 – At Queen Elizabeth Hall, England, Pink Floyd stages the first-ever quadraphonic rock concert.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/09 at 1:01 am

May 13th 1848 – First performance of Finland's national anthem.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/24/09 at 2:14 am

May 24th 1956 – The first ever competition of the Eurovision Song Contest was held in Lugano, Switzerland.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/24/09 at 3:27 am

May 24th 1830 – "Mary Had a Little Lamb" by Sarah Josepha Hale is published.

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Written By: Michael C. on 05/24/09 at 12:59 pm

WABC AM Radio , NY
Top 10 on this day 30 yrs. ago
TW                                                            LW
  1. Reunited - Peaches & Herb (Polydor)          *4 weeks #1*  1
  2. Hot Stuff - Donna Summer (Casablanca)                      2
  3. Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now -                                 
              McFadden & Whitheead (Philadelphia International)  4
  4. Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) - The Jacksons (Epic)  6
  5. In the Navy - The Village People (Casablanca)              3
  6. We Are Family - Sister Sledge (Cotillion)                  7
  7. Heart of Glass - Blondie (Chrysalis)                        5
  8. Ring My Bell - Anita Ward (Juana)                          15
  9. Goodnight Tonight - Wings (Columbia)                      12
10. Take Me Home - Cher (Casablanca)                            9

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/25/09 at 12:20 am

May 25th 1878 – Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore opens at the Opera Comique in London.

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Written By: Michael C. on 05/25/09 at 9:42 am

1973 - Carole King performed in New York's Central Park. The show attracted an audience of 100,000.

1974 - Pam Morrison, Jim Morrison's widow, died of a drug overdose.

1978 - Keith Moon performed with the Who for the last time.

1983 - Dio released the album "Holy Diver."

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Written By: Michael C. on 05/26/09 at 6:57 pm

1973 - Deep Purple's single "Smoke On The Water" was released.

1974 - In London, 1,000 people needed medical treatment and a 14 year old girl died when a crowd lost control at a David Cassidy concert.

1994 - Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married in the Dominican Republic. They were divorced in January of 1996.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/09 at 1:38 am

May 27th 1957 – Toronto's CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada's first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n' Roll music format.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/09 at 1:39 am

May 27th 1933 – The Walt Disney Company releases the cartoon The Three Little Pigs, with its hit song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/09 at 12:43 am

May 29th 1913 – The Rite of Spring, a ballet with music by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky was first performed at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/09 at 12:46 am

May 29th 1999 – Charlotte Perrelli wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1999 for Sweden in Jerusalem, Israel with the song Take Me to Your Heaven.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/09 at 12:49 am

June 1st 1967 – The groundbreaking Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album by The Beatles is released in the UK

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/09 at 12:49 am

June 2nd 1967 – The groundbreaking Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album by The Beatles is released in the USA

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/05/09 at 1:34 am

June 5th 1956 – Elvis Presley introduces his new single, "Hound Dog", on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.

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Written By: Michael C. on 06/05/09 at 11:11 pm

June 6,1990 - A Federal judge in Florida declared that 2 Live Crew's "As Nasty As They Wanna Be" LP was obscene.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/07/09 at 2:33 am

June 7th 1982 – Graceland, Elvis Presley's mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, opened to the public.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/09 at 1:06 am

June 11th 1935 – Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States, at Alpine, New Jersey.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/09 at 1:33 am

June 25th 2009

This date will go down in history as the day music died

RIP Michael Jackson

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Written By: Michael C. on 06/26/09 at 9:52 pm

As well as an Angel......................

June 25th 2009

This date will go down in history as the day music died

RIP Michael Jackson

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/06/09 at 6:12 am

July 6th 1957 – At a concert by The Quarrymen at the St. Peter's Church Woolton Garden fête, band member John Lennon met Paul McCartney, triggering a series of events that led to the forming of The Beatles.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/13/09 at 12:58 am

July 13th 1985 – Live Aid rock music concerts, organised by singers Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia, were held at Wembley Stadium in London and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia.

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Written By: Michael C. on 07/15/09 at 5:20 pm

July 15,1978 - Bob Dylan performed before the largest open-air concert audience (for a single artist). About 200,000 fans turned out at Blackbushe Airport in England.

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Written By: Frank on 07/15/09 at 6:12 pm


July 13th 1985 – Live Aid rock music concerts, organised by singers Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia, were held at Wembley Stadium in London and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia.


I woke up quite early and watched the whole thing.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/09 at 2:16 am


I woke up quite early and watched the whole thing.
I was out that day, spent in a hot garden with friends and got home to see the USA part of it.

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Written By: Michael C. on 07/16/09 at 6:03 pm

July 16,1976 - Loggins and Messina officially went their separate ways.....

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Written By: Michael C. on 07/17/09 at 6:07 pm

July 17,1968 - The Beatles’ feature-length cartoon, "Yellow Submarine," premiered at the London Pavilion.

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Written By: Michael C. on 07/17/09 at 6:08 pm

July 17,1967 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience opened for The Monkees at The Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in New York.

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Written By: Michael C. on 07/17/09 at 6:09 pm

July 17,1975 - Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox were divorced.

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Written By: Michael C. on 07/18/09 at 2:58 pm

July 18,1964 - The Beatles album "A Hard Days Night" was released.
And I Love Her is one of My favorite tracks ........

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Written By: Michael C. on 07/18/09 at 3:00 pm

July 18,1974 - The U.S. Justice Department ordered John Lennon out of the country by September 10. The Immigration and Naturalization Service denied him an extension of his non-immigrant visa because of his guilty plea in England to a 1968 marijuana possession charge.

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Written By: Michael C. on 07/19/09 at 7:28 am

July 19,1966 - Frank Sinatra, at the age of 50, married the 20-year-old actress Mia Farrow.

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Written By: Michael C. on 07/19/09 at 7:31 am

July 19,1976 - Deep Purple calls it quits...

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Written By: Michael C. on 07/20/09 at 8:16 pm

July 20,1965 -The  Lovin' Spoonful's first record, "Do You Believe in Magic," was released.

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Written By: Frank on 07/20/09 at 11:57 pm


July 20,1965 -The  Lovin' Spoonful's first record, "Do You Believe in Magic," was released.

"Do you believe in Magic? Yes!"  (Almost an Al Michaels call from the 1980 Olympics)  :D

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 3:17 am

July 23rd 1984 – Vanessa Williams resigned as Miss America in scandal after Penthouse magazine published nude photos of her that were taken two years prior.

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Written By: Michael C. on 07/24/09 at 5:36 pm

July 24,1978 - The movie "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," starring Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees, opened in New York City, NY.

http://therollerblog.com/wp-content/uploads/pictures/LonelyHearts_art.jpg

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Written By: Frank on 07/24/09 at 5:40 pm


July 24,1978 - The movie "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," starring Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees, opened in New York City, NY.

http://therollerblog.com/wp-content/uploads/pictures/LonelyHearts_art.jpg


a clunker.

But with Grease in the theaters around the same time, Bee Gees made their $$ there (and with Saturday night fever 9 months earlier)

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Written By: Michael C. on 07/24/09 at 6:32 pm

More enjoyable campy now ......
a clunker.

But with Grease in the theaters around the same time, Bee Gees made their $$ there (and with Saturday night fever 9 months earlier)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 3:32 am

July 26th 1882 – Premiere of Richard Wagner's Parsifal at Bayreuth.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/09 at 1:12 am

July 28th 1973 – Summer Jam at Watkins Glen: 600,000 people attend a rock festival at the Watkins Glen International Raceway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 1:36 am

July 29th 1966 – Bob Dylan is injured in a motorcycle accident near Woodstock, New York.

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Written By: anabel on 07/31/09 at 1:08 am

July 30th:

1954: Elvis Presley makes his first official concert appearance as a solo act, opening for Slim Whitman at Memphis' Overton Park Shell outdoor auditorium, billed third as "Ellis Presley" and performing "That's All Right, Mama," "Blue Moon Of Kentucky," and "I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')." In the middle of the first song, a badly stage-frightened Elvis unconsciously begins to duplicate a move he usually made in the studio, shaking his leg in time with the music. The crowd of (mostly) girls goes absolutely wild, confusing Elvis and his band.


1969: The Beatles, producer George Martin, and the Abbey Road engineers assemble the first rough cut of the proposed Abbey Road medley. Paul McCartney, feeling that the song "Her Majesty" distracts from the flow of the medley, has it removed and orders it erased. Second engineer John Kurlander, not wanting to destroy a Beatles song, instead appends it to the end of the medley tape, adding 15 seconds of leader to make sure it's kept separate. When he finds out, Paul likes the effect so much that he leaves the ending of the album just that way.


Charts
1966: The Troggs' "Wild Thing" hits #1
1966: The Beatles' Yesterday ...And Today LP hits #1
1977: Andy Gibb's "I Just Wanna Be Your Everything" enters the charts


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Written By: anabel on 07/31/09 at 1:11 am

July 31:

1959: England's first big rock-era sensation, Cliff Richard, scores his first #1 in that country with "Living Doll," which would eventually go on to sell half a million records.

1967: The drug conviction appeals of the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, stemming from an earlier marijuana bust in February, are heard in London, with Richards' conviction overturned and Jagger's sentence reduced to probation.

1969: After two hours of opening acts (during which time he grapples with a severe case of stage fright), Elvis Presley debuts his new Vegas show at the International Hotel, his first stage appearance anywhere since 1961. The show goes on at 10:15 pm with a fiery rendition of "Blue Suede Shoes" and is an instant sensation, with the audience, filled with members of the press corps, A-list celebrities, and former Presley associates like Sam Phillips, rapturous in its appraisal. Later that evening manager Colonel Tom Parker renegotiates Elvis' contract on a pink tablecloth in the hotel coffee shop, a contract which will guarantee the singer one million dollars per year through 1974 (minus expenses). Presley's contract holds him to only two months a year, which will allow him to get back out on the road, as well.


Releases
1976: Blue Oyster Cult, "Don't Fear The Reaper"
1976: Orleans, "Still The One"

Recording
1942: Harry James, "I've Heard That Song Before"
1959: Neil Sedaka, "Oh! Carol"
1968: The Beatles, "Hey Jude"
1969: The Beatles: "You Never Give Me Your Money," "Golden Slumbers," "Carry That Weight"

Charts
1971: James Taylor's "You've Got A Friend" hits #1
1976: George Benson's Breezin' LP hits #1
1978: The Rolling Stones' "Miss You" hits #1

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/09 at 4:30 am

August 1st 1981 – The American cable television network MTV made its debut with the music video for the song "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles.

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Written By: Michael C. on 08/02/09 at 7:30 am

Aug.2,1961 - The Beatles began their engagement as regular headliners at Liverpool's Cavern Club. They performed over 250 shows over the next two years.

http://www.lisa-und-georg.de/mediac/400_0/media/Cavern~Club~1961.jpg

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/02/09 at 11:17 am

August 2nd 1969 Badfinger records in one day `Come And Get It', at Abbey Road Studios.

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Written By: Frank on 08/02/09 at 8:38 pm


Aug.2,1961 - The Beatles began their engagement as regular headliners at Liverpool's Cavern Club. They performed over 250 shows over the next two years.

http://www.lisa-und-georg.de/mediac/400_0/media/Cavern~Club~1961.jpg

The Rutles?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/09 at 1:04 am

August 5th 1957 – American Bandstand, a show dedicated to the teenage "baby-boomers" by playing the songs and showing popular dances of the time, debuts on the ABC television network.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/09 at 1:00 am

August 8th 1969, 11.35am. Appointment with photographer Iain MacMillan at EMI Studios, for the photographic session for the `Abbey Road' cover. After this, Paul chooses out of the 6 pictures taken the best one for the LP. 

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/09 at 5:15 am

November 8th 1971 - The album "Led Zeppelin IV," which included the song "Stairway to Heaven," was released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/09 at 1:25 am

November 9th 1967 – Rolling Stone, the American-based magazine devoted to music, liberal politics and popular culture, was first published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/09 at 10:29 pm

November 14th 1952 – The first regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express.  The chart, described as a top 12 although the first one actually listed 15 records due to tied positions, was the creation of the paper's advertising manager, Percy Dickins, who compiled it by telephoning around 20 major record stores and aggregating their sales reports. He would continue to personally oversee the compilation of the chart well into the 1960s. Al Martino's single "Here in My Heart" was the first number one.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/09 at 1:06 am

November 19th 1990 – Pop group Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award because the duo did not sing at all on the Girl You Know It’s True album. Session musicians had provided all the vocals.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/09 at 11:45 pm

November 21st 1877 – Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/09 at 3:35 pm

November 26th 1962 - The Beatles recorded "Please Please Me."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/09 at 11:35 pm

November 28th 1811 – Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, was premiered at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/09 at 12:58 am

December 3rd 1968 – Elvis '68 Comeback Special airs nationwide on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/09 at 12:59 am

December 3rd 1976 – An assassination attempt is made on Bob Marley. He is shot twice, but plays a concert two days later.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/09 at 1:00 am

December 4th 1971 – The Montreux Casino in Switzerland is set ablaze by someone wielding a flare gun during a Frank Zappa concert; the incident would be noted in the Deep Purple song "Smoke on the Water".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/09 at 12:55 am

December 7th 1732 – The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/09 at 12:44 am

December 8th 1980 – Former Beatle John Lennon was fatally shot in the entrance hallway of the Dakota apartments in New York City.  :\'(

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Written By: Frank on 12/08/09 at 2:22 am


December 8th 1980 – Former Beatle John Lennon was fatally shot in the entrance hallway of the Dakota apartments in New York City.  :\'(

29 years ago today.  :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/09 at 12:38 am

December 16th 1893 – Czech composer Antonín Dvořák's New World Symphony premiered at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/17/09 at 12:56 am

December 17th 1770 - Ludwig van Beethoven was baptized in a Roman Catholic service and was probably born the previous day, 16th December.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/18/09 at 12:32 am

December 18th 1892 – The first performance of the fairy tale-ballet The Nutcracker, composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and based on the story by E. T. A. Hoffmann, was held at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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Written By: Frank on 12/18/09 at 12:40 am


December 18th 1892 – The first performance of the fairy tale-ballet The Nutcracker, composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and based on the story by E. T. A. Hoffmann, was held at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Would have been nice to be there :)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/09 at 5:11 am


Would have been nice to be there :)
A glittering premier?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/22/09 at 12:47 am

December 22nd 1808 – German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (pictured) premiered his Fifth Symphony, currently one of the most popular and well-known compositions in all of European classical music, at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/22/09 at 12:47 am


December 22nd 1808 – German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (pictured) premiered his Fifth Symphony, currently one of the most popular and well-known compositions in all of European classical music, at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6f/Beethoven.jpg/83px-Beethoven.jpg

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/28/09 at 6:09 am

December 28th: John's single "Mother"/"Why" (Yoko) is released in the US.

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Written By: Frank on 12/28/09 at 4:36 pm


December 28th: John's single "Mother"/"Why" (Yoko) is released in the US.


1970?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/10 at 6:20 am


1970?
Yes

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/03/10 at 5:52 am

January 3rd 1987 - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts 1st female artist Aretha Franklin

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/05/10 at 3:16 pm

January 5th 1946 - "Show Boat" opens at Ziegfeld Theater New York City NY for 417 performances

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/10 at 12:33 am

January 13th 1968 – American singer Johnny Cash recorded his landmark album At Folsom Prison live at the Folsom State Prison in Folsom, California.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/10 at 12:13 am

January 14th 1900 – Giacomo Puccini's opera Tosca, based on the play La Tosca by French dramatist Victorien Sardou, premiered at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/23/10 at 1:17 am

January 23rd 1943 – Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/23/10 at 2:48 pm

January 23rd 1986 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first members: Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/27/10 at 12:38 am

January 27th 1984 – Pop singer Michael Jackson suffer second and third degree burn on his scalp during the filming of a Pepsi commercial in the Shrine Auditorium.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/10 at 11:18 pm

January 30th 1969 – The Beatles' last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/10 at 11:18 pm

January 30th 1971 – Carole King's Tapestry album is released, it would become the longest charting album by a female solo artist and sell 24 million copies worldwide.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/02/10 at 12:54 am

February 2nd 1940 – Frank Sinatra debuts with the Tommy Dorsey orchestra.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/09/10 at 12:59 am

February 9th 1964 – The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/10 at 12:50 am

February 11th 1840 – Gaetano Donizetti's opera La Fille du Régiment receives its first performance in Paris.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/10 at 12:50 am

February 11th 1843 – Giuseppe Verdi's opera I Lombardi receives its first performance in Milan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/10 at 12:51 am

February 11th 1903 – Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony receives its first performance in Vienna.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/10 at 12:56 am

February 11th 1941 – The first gold record is presented to Glenn Miller for "Chattanooga Choo Choo".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/10 at 12:58 am

February 11th 1964 – The Beatles hold their first concert in the United States at the Washington Coliseum in Washington, D.C.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/10 at 12:36 am

February 13th 1970 – Black Sabbath, arguably the very first heavy metal album, is released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/10 at 12:48 am

February 17th 1904 – Madama Butterfly receives its premiere at La Scala in Milan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/10 at 12:54 am

February 21st 1743 – The premiere of George Frideric Handel's oratorio, "Samson" takes place in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/10 at 6:22 am

February 21st 1970  Jackson 5 make TV debut on "American Bandstand"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/10 at 12:30 am

February 25th 1969  Beatles begin recording for the Abbey Road album

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/10 at 10:37 pm

February 26th 1917 – The Original Dixieland Jass Band records the first ever jazz record for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/10 at 1:39 am

March 3rd 1875 – Georges Bizet's opera Carmen receives its première at the Opéra Comique of Paris.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/06/10 at 1:14 pm

July 6th 1957 – John Lennon meets Paul McCartney at a fete in Woolton.

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Written By: Mudbug on 07/07/10 at 4:05 pm

July 7th 1980, Led Zeppelin played their last-ever concert when they appeared in West Berlin at the end of a European tour. The set included ‘Black Dog’, ‘Rock and Roll’, ‘Kashmir’, ‘Trampled Underfoot’ and ‘Stairway To Heaven’. They finished the show with ‘Whole Lotta Love’.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/10 at 3:04 am

July 16th 1782 – First performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera The Abduction from the Seraglio.

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Written By: Frank on 07/16/10 at 8:27 am


July 7th 1980, Led Zeppelin played their last-ever concert when they appeared in West Berlin at the end of a European tour. The set included ‘Black Dog’, ‘Rock and Roll’, ‘Kashmir’, ‘Trampled Underfoot’ and ‘Stairway To Heaven’. They finished the show with ‘Whole Lotta Love’.

Bonham died just 2 months later, a few days after school started. I think "Kashmir" is one of their best efforts.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/17/10 at 12:48 am

July 17th 1717 – King George I of Great Britain sails down the River Thames with a barge of 50 musicians, where George Frideric Handel's Water Music is premiered.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/10 at 1:09 am

July 25th 1788 – Wolfgang Mozart completes his Symphony No. 40 in G minor (K550).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/10 at 1:22 am

July 25th 1946 – At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/10 at 1:23 pm

July 26th 1882 – Premiere of Richard Wagner's opera Parsifal at Bayreuth.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/10 at 1:27 am

August 1st 1981 – The American cable television network MTV, the first dedicated video-based outlet for music, made its debut with the music video for the song "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/10 at 1:05 pm

August 4th 1958 – The Billboard Hot 100 is founded.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/10 at 12:53 pm

August 6th 1965 - Beatles release "Help" album in UK

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/10 at 4:25 am

August 14th 1888 – A recording of English composer Arthur Sullivan's The Lost Chord one of the first recordings of music ever made, was played during a press conference introducing Thomas Edison's phonograph in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/10 at 12:27 pm

August 15th 1965 – The Beatles play to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City, in an event later seen as marking the birth of stadium rock.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/10 at 12:27 pm

August 15th 969 – The Woodstock Music and Art Festival opens.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/10 at 12:42 pm

August 20th 1882 – Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture was first performed at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/10 at 2:37 am

August 28th 1850 – German composer Richard Wagner's romantic opera Lohengrin, containing the Bridal Chorus, was first performed under the direction of Hungarian composer Franz Liszt in Weimar, present-day Germany.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/10 at 1:36 am

August 29th 1966 – The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/10 at 4:42 am

September 5th 1840 – Premiere of Giuseppe Verdi's Un giorno di regno at La Scala of Milan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/10 at 4:40 am

September 12th 1910 – Premiere performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8 in Munich (with a chorus of 852 singers and an orchestra of 171 players. Mahler's rehearsal assistant conductor was Bruno Walter)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/10 at 2:28 pm

September 14th 1741 – George Frideric Handel completed his oratorio Messiah

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/10 at 2:17 am

September 18th 1809 – The Royal Opera House in London opens.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/10 at 3:06 am

September 19th 1970 – The first Glastonbury Festival is held at Michael Eavis's farm in Glastonbury, United Kingdom.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/10 at 3:12 am

September 19th 1985 – Tipper Gore and other political wives form the Parents Music Resource Center as Frank Zappa and other musicians testify at U.S. Congressional hearings on obscenity in rock music.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/10 at 3:17 am

September 19th 1981 - Simon & Garfunkel reunite for a NYC Central Park concert

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/10 at 1:34 pm

September 22nd1869 – Das Rheingold, the first of four operas in Der Ring des Nibelungen by German composer Richard Wagner, was first performed in Munich.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/10 at 12:41 pm

September 27th 1968 – The stage musical Hair opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, where it played 1,998 performances until its closure was forced by the roof collapsing in July 1973.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/10 at 1:10 am

September 30th 1791 – The Magic Flute, one of the last operas composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, premiered at Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/10 at 1:11 am

September 30th 1967 – BBC Radio 1 is launched and Tony Blackburn presents its first show; the BBC's other national radio stations also adopt numeric names.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/10 at 1:06 pm

October 1st 1880 – John Philip Sousa becomes leader of the United States Marine Band.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/10 at 1:10 pm

October 1st 1905 – František Pavlík is killed in a demonstration in Prague, inspiring Leoš Janáček to the piano composition 1. X. 1905.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/10 at 2:39 am

October 2nd 1990 - Radio Berlin International's final transmission (links to Deutsche Welles of West Germany); final song is "The End" by the Doors

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/10 at 4:20 am

October 3rd 1990 - Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obscenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/10 at 4:23 am

October 3rd 1975 - George Harrison releases "Extra Texture" album in UK

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/10 at 5:23 am

October 9th 1986 – The musical The Phantom of the Opera has its first performance at Her Majesty's Theatre in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/10 at 4:56 am

October 10th 1935 - George Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" opens on Broadway

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/10 at 4:58 am

October 10th 1987 - Bruce Springsteen releases his 9th album "Tunnel of Love"

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/11/10 at 12:04 am

Go back a couple of days.  Somebody forgot:

October 9 --

October 9, 1940, John Winston Lennon born in Liverpool.  He was in a band called Silver Beetles and later some crazy guy shot him.  I thought somebody might remember him here.

8)

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Written By: nally on 10/11/10 at 12:06 am


Go back a couple of days.  Somebody forgot:

October 9 --

October 9, 1940, John Winston Lennon born in Liverpool.  He was in a band called Silver Beetles and later some crazy guy shot him.  I thought somebody might remember him here.

8)

Yes, one of the most important dates in pop music history. Especially this year since it would have been a milestone birthday for him.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/10 at 3:13 pm

October 15th 1977 - Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life," goes #1 & stays #1 for 10 weeks

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/10 at 2:11 am

October 17th 1969 - Plastic Ono Band's "Cold Turkey" is released in UK

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/10 at 5:08 am

October 17th 1831 - Felix Mendelssohn's 1st Piano concert in G, premieres

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/10 at 5:10 am

October 17th 1975 - Bee Gees Maurice Gibb weds Yvonne Spencely

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/10 at 6:33 am

October 17th 1972 - Chuck Berry's "My Ding-a-ling," is #1

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/20/10 at 1:16 pm

October 20th 1977 – A plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashes in Mississippi, killing lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines along with backup singer Cassie Gaines, the road manager, pilot, and co-pilot.

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Written By: Frank on 10/20/10 at 5:54 pm


October 20th 1977 – A plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashes in Mississippi, killing lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines along with backup singer Cassie Gaines, the road manager, pilot, and co-pilot.


Just 2 months after Elvis died.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/10 at 2:08 pm

October 21st 1937 - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 5th Symphony premieres

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/10 at 12:23 pm

October 22nd 1883 – The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City opens with a performance of Gounod's Faust.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/10 at 12:30 pm

October 22nd 1966 – The Supremes become the first all-female music group to attain a No. 1 selling album (The Supremes A' Go-Go).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/10 at 2:23 am

October 23rd 1989 - George Harrison releases "Best of Dark Horse 1976-89" album

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/10 at 3:48 am

October 24th 1965 - Benjamin Britten's "Voices for Today," premieres

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/10 at 3:49 am

October 24th 1968 - Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithful busted for pot, released on £50 bail

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/10 at 3:52 am

October 24th 1979 - Guinness Book of Records presents Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/10 at 7:12 am

October 24th 1818 - Felix Mendelssohn, aged 9, performs his first public concert in Berlin

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/10 at 7:44 am

October 24th 1939 - Benny Goodman records "Let's Dance"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/10 at 1:08 pm

October 25th 1980 - Barbra Streisand's "Guilty," album goes #1 for 3 weeks & her single "Woman In Love," goes #1 for 3 weeks

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/10 at 1:10 pm

October 25th 1968 - Yoko Ono announces she is having John Lennon's baby

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/10 at 1:23 pm

October 26th 1964 - Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/10 at 1:27 pm

October 26th 1962 - Beatles tape "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"

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Written By: Frank on 10/26/10 at 4:09 pm


October 26th 1962 - Beatles tape "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"

Ringo the durmmer? Or Pete Best? Or someone else?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/10 at 2:05 pm


Ringo the durmmer? Or Pete Best? Or someone else?
Both tracks Ringo.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/10 at 12:11 pm

October 28th 1893 – Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Pathétique, receives its première performance in St. Petersburg, only nine days before the composer's death.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/10 at 2:07 pm

October 29th 1787 – Mozart's opera Don Giovanni receives its first performance in Prague.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/10 at 4:06 am

October 31st 1983 - Paul McCartney releases "Pipes of Peace" album

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/10 at 4:07 am

October 31st 1968 - Linda Eastman moves to UK permanently

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/10 at 4:09 am

October 31st 1975 - Bob Geldof 1st appearance with Boomtown Rats

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/10 at 4:12 am

October 31st 1984 - Howard Goodall/Melvyn Bragg's musical "Hired Man," premieres in London

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/04/10 at 1:51 pm

November 4th 1783 – W.A. Mozart's Symphony No. 36 is performed for the first time in Linz, Austria.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/04/10 at 1:57 pm

November 4th 1955 – After being totally destroyed in World War II, the rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with a performance of Beethoven's Fidelio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/05/10 at 1:44 pm

November 5th 1967 – The Hither Green rail crash in the United Kingdom kills 49 people. Survivors include Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/10 at 2:29 am

November 7th 1912 – The Deutsche Opernhaus (now Deutsche Oper Berlin) opens in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg, with a production of Beethoven's Fidelio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/10 at 2:47 am

November 7th 1786 – The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/10 at 3:11 am

November 7th 1969 - John & Yoko release their 2nd album "Wedding Album" in UK

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/10 at 12:26 pm

November 8th 1968 - Cynthia Lennon is granted a divorce from John Lennon

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/10 at 12:19 pm

November 9th 1967 – First issue of Rolling Stone Magazine is published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/10 at 11:54 am

November 13th 1960 - Sammy Davis Jr marries Swedish actress May Britt

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/10 at 4:17 pm

November 13th 1989 - Paul McCartney releases "Figure of 8" & Ou Est Le Soleil"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/10 at 4:17 pm

November 13th 1981 - Ringo releases "Wrack My Brains"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/10 at 1:38 am

November 14th 1952 – The first regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/10 at 1:41 am


November 14th 1952 – The first regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express.
The first number one record was "Here in My Heart" by Al Martino, it stayed there for 9 weeks.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/10 at 3:07 am

November 14th 1991 - Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video was premiered on FOX TV

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/10 at 4:55 am

November 17th 1876 – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Slavonic March is given its première performance in Moscow.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/10 at 12:10 pm

November 17th 1967 - Beatles Ltd & Apple Music Ltd swap names

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/10 at 2:06 pm

November 18th 1993 - Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder arrested for public drunkiness

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/10 at 11:36 am

November 18th 1990 – Pop group Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award because the duo did not sing at all on the Girl You Know It's True album. Session musicians had provided all the vocals.

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Written By: Frank on 11/20/10 at 12:53 am


November 18th 1990 – Pop group Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award because the duo did not sing at all on the Girl You Know It's True album. Session musicians had provided all the vocals.

Already 20 years ago? Time goes by fast.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/10 at 4:07 am

November 20th 1981 - Ringo releases "Stop & Smell the Roses" album

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/10 at 4:39 am

November 20th 1805 - Beethoven's opera, Fidelio was first produced in a three-act version Vienna's Theater an der Wien

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/10 at 7:01 am

November 20th 1995 - "Beatles' Anthology, Vol 1" released

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/10 at 7:11 am

November 20th 1964 - Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 9th/10th String Quartet premiers in Moscow

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/10 at 4:31 am

November 21st 1975 Linda McCartney drug charges in US are dropped

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/10 at 4:32 am

November 21st 1980 John & Yoko pose nude for photographer Allan Tannenbaum

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/10 at 4:32 am

November 21st 1981 Olivia Newton-John's "Physical," single goes #1 & stays for 10 weeks

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/10 at 9:03 am

November 21st 1995 - New double Beatle CD released with new song "Free as a Bird"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/10 at 12:40 pm

November 22nd 1928 – The premier performance of Ravel's Boléro takes place in Paris.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/10 at 1:36 pm

November 23rd 1889 – The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/10 at 2:04 pm

November 23rd 1964 - Beatles release "I Feel Fine" & "She's a Woman"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/10 at 2:07 pm

November 23rd 1977 - "Jesus Christ Superstar" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 96 perfs

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/10 at 2:07 pm

November 23rd 1979 - Pink Floyd's "The Wall" released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/10 at 2:10 pm

November 23rd 1991 - A day before he dies, Freddie Mercury, 45, confirms he has AIDS

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Written By: Frank on 11/24/10 at 10:31 am


November 23rd 1979 - Pink Floyd's "The Wall" released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks

That was one albun I got around X'mas time that year, maybe early in the new year 1980.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/10 at 1:18 pm

November 24th 1966 - The Beatles began recording sessions for "Sgt Pepper"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/10 at 2:08 pm

November 24rd 1991 - The day after he has confirms AIDS Freddie Mercury dies at 45

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/10 at 1:51 pm

November 25th 1984 – 36 top musicians gather in a Notting Hill studio and record Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/10 at 2:24 pm

1902 - Franz Lehars opera "Wiener Fraueen," premieres in Vienna

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/10 at 2:28 pm

1969 - John Lennon returns OBE to protest UK's support for Vietnam War

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/10 at 2:33 pm

1966 - Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London debut at Bag O' Nails Club

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/10 at 2:34 pm

1966 - Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) closes down (reopen 12/31)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/10 at 3:11 pm

1976 - Ringo releases "Hey Baby" single

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/10 at 3:28 pm

1990 - 1st Billboard Music Awards: Janet Jackson wins

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/10 at 12:20 am

1989 - George Harrison releases "Cheer Down" & "Poor Little Girl"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/10 at 12:20 am

1987 - "Les Miserables," opens at Theatre Royal, Sydney

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/10 at 12:21 am

1977 - "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Imperial NY after 66 perf

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/10 at 12:24 am

1970 - George Harrison releases 3 album set "All Things Must Pass"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/10 at 12:25 am

1967 - Beatles release "Magical Mystery Tour"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/10 at 12:37 am

1896 - "Also Sprach Zarathustra" (Thus Spake Zarathustra) debuts in Frankfurt

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/10 at 11:42 pm

1811 – Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, was premiered at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/10 at 3:24 am

1963 Beatles "She Loves You" returns to #1 on UK record chart

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/10 at 3:24 am

1963 1st million copy record prior to release "I Want to Hold Your Hand"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/10 at 3:31 am

1968 John Lennon is fined œ150 for unauthorized drug possession

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/10 at 3:32 am

1975 Wings release "Venus & Mars/Rock Show" medley

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/10 at 4:02 am

1974 - John Lennon's last concert appearance (Elton John concert in MSG NYC)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/10 at 1:20 pm

1970 - George Harrison releases his triple album set "All Things Must Pass"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/10 at 1:21 pm

1980 - "West Side Story" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 341 perfs

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/10 at 1:13 am

1960 – Paul McCartney and Pete Best are arrested then deported from Hamburg, Germany, after accusations of attempted arson.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/10 at 12:06 pm

1944 - Prokofjev's 8th Piano sonata, premieres

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/10 at 12:10 pm

1951 - Benjamin Britten's opera "Billy Budd," premieres in London

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/10 at 12:12 pm

1957 - Sam Cooke and Buddy Holly and Crickets debut on Ed Sullivan Show

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/10 at 12:15 pm

1958 - "Flower Drum Song" opens at St James Theater NYC for 602 performances

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/10 at 12:22 pm

1971 - John & Yoko release "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in US

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/10 at 12:23 pm

1972 - Wings release "Hi, Hi, Hi" in UK

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/10 at 12:26 pm

1982 - Michael Jackson releases "Thriller"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/10 at 12:27 pm

1986 - Paul McCartney releases "Only Love Remains"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/10 at 11:32 am

1985 - Rupert Holmes' musical "Mystery of Edwin Drood," premieres in NYC

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/10 at 11:37 am

1978 - Neil Diamond & Barbra Striesand's "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" hits #1

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/10 at 11:45 am

1953 - "Kismet" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 583 performances

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/10 at 11:45 am

1960 - Frederick Loewe/Alan Jay Lerner's "Camelot," premieres in NYC

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/10 at 11:46 am

1961 - Beatles meet future manager Brian Epstein

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/10 at 11:47 am

1965 - Beatles begin final UK concert tour in Glasgow

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/10 at 1:41 am

1971 – The Montreux Casino in Switzerland is set ablaze by someone wielding a flare gun during a Frank Zappa concert; the incident would be noted in the Deep Purple song "Smoke on the Water".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/10 at 1:44 am

1980 – English rock group Led Zeppelin officially disbands, following the death of drummer John Bonham on September 25th.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/10 at 3:18 am

1985 - "Les Miserables" opens at Palace Theatre, London

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/10 at 2:40 am

1791 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the Austrian composer, dies. He was born in 1756.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/10 at 2:41 am


1791 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the Austrian composer, dies. He was born in 1756.
Some people say he was murdered!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/10 at 3:34 am

1973 - Paul McCartney releases "Band on the Run" album

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/10 at 3:40 am

1967 - Beatles clothing store "Apple" on 94 Baker Street, London, opens

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/10 at 3:40 am

1968 - Rolling Stones release "Beggar's Banquet" LP

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/10 at 12:39 pm

December 10th 1927 – The Grand Ole Opry premieres on radio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/10 at 12:43 pm

December 10th 1965 – The Grateful Dead's first concert performance under this new name.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/10 at 2:21 pm

1963 - 6 year old Donny Osmond singing debut on Andy Williams Show

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/10 at 2:23 pm

1976 - Wings release triple album "Wings Over America"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/10 at 11:29 pm

1968 – The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/11/10 at 2:35 am

1792 - Birth of Joseph Mohr, the Austrian Roman Catholic vicar who, along with the Oberndorf Church organist Franz Gruber, on Christmas Eve of 1818, authored the enduring Christmas hymn, "Stille Nacht" ("Silent Night").

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/11/10 at 2:55 am

1961 - Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii" album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 20 weeks

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/11/10 at 2:56 am

1926 - Josephine Baker performs in Amsterdam

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/11/10 at 7:42 am

1908 - Frederick Delius' "In a Summer Garden," premieres

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/11/10 at 7:47 am

1970 - John Lennon releases an album that contains songs with a naughty word

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/12/10 at 8:44 am

1792 - In Vienna, Ludwig Von Beethoven (aged 22) receives first lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/17/10 at 1:14 pm

1865 – First performance of the Unfinished Symphony by Franz Schubert.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/17/10 at 1:15 pm

Baptised 17 December 1770, Ludwig van Beethoven

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/18/10 at 5:25 am

1892 - Anton Bruckner's 8th Symphony, premieres

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/18/10 at 5:26 am

1892 - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet "Nutcracker Suite" premieres

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/18/10 at 5:38 am

1976 "A Star is Born", with Barbra Streisand, premieres

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/18/10 at 11:31 am

1961 - Britain's EMI Records originally rejects the Beatles

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/18/10 at 11:33 am

1962 - Dmitri Shostakovitch' 13th Symphony, premieres in Moscow

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/10 at 7:08 am

1975 - Ron Wood joined the Rolling Stones

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/10 at 7:11 am

1955 - Carl Perkins records "Blue Suede Shoes"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/10 at 7:12 am

1957 - "The Music Man", starring Robert Preston, opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1375 performances

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/10 at 7:29 am

1960 - Frank Sinatra's 1st session with Reprise Records (Ring-A-Ding-Ding)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/10 at 7:34 am

1946 - Noel Coward's musical "Pacific 1860" premieres in London

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/20/10 at 12:35 pm

1969 - Peter, Paul & Mary's "Leaving on a Jet Plane" reaches #1

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/20/10 at 12:36 pm

1957 - Elvis Presley given draft notice to join US Army for National Service

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/20/10 at 1:46 pm

1984 - 33 unknown Bach keyboard works found in Yale library

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/25/10 at 2:16 am

1958 Alan Freed's Christmas Rock & Roll Spectacular opens

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/26/10 at 1:50 am

1871 – Thespis, the first comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan, made its debut at the Gaiety Theatre in London, UK.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/26/10 at 3:04 am

1924 - Judy Garland, age 2½, billed as Baby Frances, show business debut

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/26/10 at 4:28 am

Sleigh Ride ~ The Ronettes

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/26/10 at 5:22 am

Universal Child ~ Annie Lennox

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/27/10 at 3:35 am

1903 - "Sweet Adaline," a barbershop quartet favorite, is first sung

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/27/10 at 3:37 am

1904 - Duke of York Theatre opens in London (first musical Peter Pan)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/27/10 at 3:53 am

1970 - "Hello, Dolly!" closes at St James Theater NYC after 2844 performances

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/28/10 at 4:41 pm

1958 - Chipmunks (Alvin, Simon & Theodore with David Seville) hit #1

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/28/10 at 4:42 pm

1968 - 100,000 attend Miami Pop Festival

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/28/10 at 4:42 pm

1968 - Beatles' "Beatles-White Album," goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/29/10 at 3:28 am

1966 – The Beatles start the recording session that would become the hit single Penny Lane at Abbey Road Studio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/29/10 at 10:12 am

1857 - Franz Liszt's "Die Hunnenschlacht," premieres in Weimar

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/29/10 at 10:20 am

1955 - Barbra Streisand's 1st recording "You'll Never Know" at age 13

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/29/10 at 10:20 am

1957 - Singers Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme wed in Las Vegas

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/30/10 at 12:33 am

1948 – The Cole Porter Broadway musical, Kiss Me, Kate (1,077 performances), opens at the New Century Theatre and becomes the first show to win the Best Musical Tony Award.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/10 at 4:57 am

1993 - Barbra Streisand does her first live public concert in 20 years

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/10 at 5:00 am

1984 - Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen loses his arm in a car crash

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/10 at 5:05 am

1966 - Monkee's "I'm a Believer" hits #1 & stays there for 7 weeks

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/10 at 5:05 am

1966 - Pirate Radio 390 (Radio Invicata) off England, resumes transmitting

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/10 at 5:07 am

1907 - Gustav Mahler conducts the Metropolitan Opera

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/10 at 5:13 am

1762 - Mozart family moves from Vienna to Salzburg

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/10 at 5:15 am

1879 - Gilbert/Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," premieres in NYC

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/11 at 11:46 am

1977 – The record label EMI ended its contract with the English punk rock band Sex Pistols in response to its members' disruptive behaviour at London Heathrow Airport two days earlier.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/08/11 at 5:44 am

1993 - Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/11 at 2:15 pm

1963 - Beatles release "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/11 at 1:43 pm

1910 – The first public radio broadcast takes place; a live performance of the opera Cavalleria rusticana is sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/11 at 2:12 pm

1968 – Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom Prison

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/11 at 2:54 pm

1979 - YMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/11 at 2:56 pm

1969 - Beatles release "Yellow Submarine" album

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/11 at 12:32 pm

1973 – Elvis Presley's concert Aloha from Hawaii is broadcast live via satellite, and sets a record as the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in television history.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/11 at 4:23 am

1971 - George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/11 at 4:29 am

1961 - Supremes signed with Motown Records

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/11 at 11:40 am

1895 - Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" premieres, St Petersburg

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/11 at 2:43 am

1938 – The Benny Goodman Orchestra performed the first jazz concert at Carnegie Hall.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/11 at 4:34 am

1981 John Lennon's "Woman" is released in UK

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/11 at 12:22 pm

1944 – The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers are Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/11 at 12:34 pm

1980 - Pink Floyd's "The Wall" hits #1

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/11 at 12:37 pm

1989 - Otis Redding, Dion, Rolling Stones, Temptations & Stevie Wonder inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/11 at 12:14 pm

1853 – Giuseppe Verdi's opera Il Trovatore receives its premiere performance in Rome.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/11 at 2:33 pm

1987 - BB King donates his 7,000 record collection to University of Mississippi

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/11 at 5:09 am

1971 - John & Yoko record "Power to the People"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/23/11 at 1:36 am

1943 – Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/23/11 at 1:42 am

1986 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first members: Little Richard, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/26/11 at 12:21 pm

1911 – Richard Strauss' opera Der Rosenkavalier receives its debut performance at the Dresden State Opera.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/11 at 1:12 pm

1985 – Supergroup USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa) records the hit single We Are the World, to help raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/11 at 2:30 am

1858 – The first Hallé concert is given in Manchester, England, marking the official founding of the Hallé Orchestra as a full-time, professional orchestra.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/11 at 2:39 am

1969 – The Beatles' last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/11 at 2:40 am

1971 – Carole King's Tapestry album is released, it would become the longest charting album by a female solo artist and sell 24 million copies worldwide.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/11 at 2:46 am

1911 - Society of Dutch Composers forms in Amsterdam

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/11 at 2:46 am

1916 - Enrico Caruso recorded "O Solo Mio" for the Victor Talking Machine Co

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/11 at 2:49 am

1940 - Glenn Miller & his Orchestra record "Tuxedo Junction"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/11 at 1:54 am

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

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/11 at 7:19 am

1993 - Bill Wyman announces he will leave Rolling Stones

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/09/11 at 1:44 pm

1964 – English rock band The Beatles made their first appearance on American variety show The Ed Sullivan Show before a record-breaking audience, beginning a musical phenomenon known as the British Invasion.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/11 at 12:15 pm

1840 – Gaetano Donizetti's opera La Fille du Régiment receives its first performance in Paris.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/11 at 12:16 pm

1843 – Giuseppe Verdi's opera I Lombardi receives its first performance in Milan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/11 at 12:19 pm

1903 – Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony receives its first performance in Vienna.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/11 at 12:21 pm

1942 – The first gold record is presented to Glenn Miller for "Chattanooga Choo Choo".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/11 at 6:27 am

1964 - Beatles first NYC concert in Carnegie Hall

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/11 at 6:43 am

1967 - Keith Richards, Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithful busted for drugs

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/11 at 1:06 am

1914 – Copyright: In New York City the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/11 at 1:14 am

1970 – Black Sabbath, arguably the very first heavy metal album, is released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/11 at 5:35 am

1961 - Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Brothers Records

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/11 at 5:36 am

1969 - Mary Hopkin's Postcard album on Apple is released

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/11 at 2:27 pm

1904 – Italian composer Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly premiered at La Scala in Milan, generating negative reviews that forced him to rewrite the opera.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/11 at 3:44 pm

1968 - David Gilmour joins rock group Pink Floyd

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/11 at 3:47 pm

1977 - George Harrison releases "True Love"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/11 at 1:25 am

1878 – Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/11 at 6:46 am

1971 - Paul McCartney releases "Another Day" in UK

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/20/11 at 3:39 am

1974 - Cher files for separation from husband Sonny Bono

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/20/11 at 6:43 am

1724 - Georg F Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto," premieres in London

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/11 at 3:29 pm

1911 - Gustav Mahler conducts his last concerto (Berceuse élégique)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/11 at 3:33 pm

1964 - UK flies 24,000 rolls of Beatle wallpaper to US

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/11 at 11:54 am

1607 – Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, considered the first fully developed opera, was first performed in Mantua, Duchy of Mantua (now in Italy).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/11 at 11:58 am

1711 – The London première of Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/11 at 1:57 am

1917 – The Original Dixieland Jass Band records the first jazz record, for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/11 at 1:00 am

1982 – The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, known for its performances of Gilbert and Sullivan's Savoy operas, gave its last performance.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/11 at 1:15 am

1977 Keith Richards gets suspended sentence for heroin possession, Canada

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/11 at 1:34 am

1991 Singer James Brown is released from prison

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/11 at 4:19 am

1951 – Jackie Brenston, with Ike Turner and his band, recorded "Rocket 88", often cited as "the first rock and roll record", at Sam Phillips' recording studios in Memphis, Tennessee, US.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/11 at 4:09 pm

1875 – Georges Bizet's opera Carmen receives its première at the Opéra Comique in Paris.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/11 at 3:52 pm

1966 - London's "Evening Standard" newspaper published an interview with Beatle John Lennon in which he remarked: 'Christianity will... vanish and shrink... We're more popular than Jesus Christ right now.' The quote touched off a storm of international protest, resulting in burnings and boycotts of the Beatles' records.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/11 at 4:26 pm

1924 - "Happy Birthday To You" published by Claydon Sunny

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/11 at 12:16 pm

1985 – The song "We Are the World" has its international release.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/11 at 1:20 pm

1842 – Giuseppe Verdi's third opera, Nabucco, receives its première performance in Milan; its success establishes Verdi as one of Italy's foremost opera writers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/11 at 12:38 pm

1851 – The first performance of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Venice.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/11 at 12:40 pm

1867 – The first performance of Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Paris.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/11 at 1:20 am

1845 – Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto receives its première performance in Leipzig with Ferdinand David as soloist.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/11 at 1:46 am

1968 - Beatles release "Lady Madonna" in the UK

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/11 at 2:45 pm

1885 – The Mikado a light opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, had its first public performance in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/11 at 3:10 pm

1908 - First performance of Maurice Ravel's "Rapsodie Espagnole"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/11 at 3:14 pm

1981 - "Broadway Follies" opens/closes at Nederlander Theater NYC

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/11 at 3:18 pm

1987 - "Starlight Express" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 761 performances

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/11 at 3:18 pm

1987 - "Sweet Charity" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 368 performances

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/11 at 5:49 am

1941 - Jimmy Dorsey & his Orchestra recorded "Green Eyes" & "Maria Elena"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/11 at 5:14 am

1948 – With a Musicians Union ban lifted, the first telecasts of classical music in the United States, under Eugene Ormandy and Arturo Toscanini, are given on CBS and NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/11 at 5:17 am

1980 – The Radio Caroline ship, Mi Amigo founders in a gale off the English coast.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/11 at 2:20 pm

1952 – Alan Freed presents the Moondog Coronation Ball, the first rock and roll concert, in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/11 at 2:22 pm

1964 – In Copenhagen, Denmark, Gigliola Cinquetti wins the ninth Eurovision Song Contest for Italy singing "Non ho l'età" ("I'm not old enough").

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/11 at 1:13 pm

1744 - In London, composer George Frederic Handel's famous oratorio "Messiah" was performed for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/11 at 1:19 pm

1891 - First jazz concert was held at Carnegie Hall

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/11 at 4:00 pm

1939 - Billboard Magazine introduces hillbilly (country) music chart

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/11 at 4:00 pm

1961 - "Gypsy" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 702 performances

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/11 at 4:02 pm

1961 - Elvis Presley performs live on the USS Arizona

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/11 at 4:02 pm

1966 - Beatles pose with mutilated dolls & butchered meat for the cover of the "Yesterday & Today" album, It is later pulled

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/11 at 4:05 pm

1988 - "Les Miserables," opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya Japan

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/11 at 5:52 am

1982 - Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder release "Ebony & Ivory" in the UK

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/11 at 3:27 pm

1943 - Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!," premieres in NYC

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/11 at 3:31 pm

1966 - Barbra Streisand stars on "Color Me Barbra" special on CBS

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/11 at 3:31 pm

1967 - Cover picture of Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's" is photographed

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/11 at 2:37 pm

1909 - Gustav Mahler conducts NY Philharmonic for his first time

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/11 at 2:48 pm

1978 - Wings release "London Town" album

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/01/11 at 3:11 pm

1964 - John Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/11 at 12:10 pm

1861 – First performance of Arthur Sullivan's debut success, his suite of incidental music for The Tempest, leading to a career that included the famous Gilbert and Sullivan operas.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/11 at 11:08 am

1724 – Premiere performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's St. John Passion BWV 245 at St. Nicholas Church, Leipzig.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/11 at 11:10 am

1805 – German composer Ludwig van Beethoven premiered his Third Symphony, at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/09/11 at 3:35 pm

1970 - Paul McCartney announces official split of Beatles

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/09/11 at 3:35 pm

1971 - Ringo releases "It Don't Come Easy" in UK

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/12/11 at 12:21 pm

1954 – Bill Haley & His Comets record "Rock Around the Clock" in New York City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/11 at 12:48 pm

1738 – Serse, an opera by Baroque composer George Frideric Handel (pictured) loosely based on Xerxes I of Persia, premiered in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/11 at 11:57 am

1984 – Scottish-born composer Peter Dodds McCormick's "Advance Australia Fair", a patriotic song that was first performed in 1878, officially replaced "God Save the Queen" as Australia's national anthem.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/11 at 12:14 pm

1939 – Billie Holiday records the first Civil Rights song "Strange Fruit".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/11 at 2:33 pm

1977 - "Annie" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 2377 performances

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/11 at 2:34 pm

1984 - After 37 weeks, "Thriller" is knocked off as top album by "Footloose"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/11 at 10:31 am

1956 - Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" goes #1

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/11 at 1:43 pm

1965 – A Rolling Stones concert in London, Ontario is shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/11 at 12:24 pm

1749 – First performance of Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks in Green Park, London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/11 at 12:26 pm

1810 – Beethoven composes his famous piano piece, Für Elise.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/11 at 12:30 pm

1940 - Glenn Miller records "Pennsylvania 6-5000"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/11 at 1:47 am

1891 – The Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/11 at 2:51 am

1824 – World premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Vienna, Austria. The performance is conducted by Michael Umlauf under the composer's supervision.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/11 at 12:37 am

1858 – Opening of the present Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/20/11 at 1:51 pm

1967 - BBC bans Beatle's "A Day in the Life" (drug references)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/11 at 5:13 am

1961 - "Mother-In-Law" by Ernie K-Doe hits #1

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/24/11 at 12:25 pm

1956 – The first Eurovision Song Contest is held in Lugano, Switzerland

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/11 at 12:30 pm

1957 – Toronto's CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada's first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n' Roll music format.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/11 at 12:31 am

1913 – Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring receives its premiere performance in Paris, provoking a riot.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/11 at 12:34 am

1942 – Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra record Irving Berlin's "White Christmas", the best-selling Christmas single in history, for Decca Records in Los Angeles.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/08/11 at 1:48 pm

1937 - Carmina Burana, the scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff was premiered in Frankfurt

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/11 at 2:27 pm

1880 – First performance of O Canada, the song that would become the national anthem of Canada, at the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/11 at 2:15 pm

1971 – After only three years in business, rock promoter Bill Graham closes the Fillmore East in New York, New York, the "Church of Rock and Roll".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/12/11 at 3:49 pm

1962 – The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/13/11 at 3:01 am

1985 – The Live Aid benefit concert takes place in London and Philadelphia, as well as other venues such as Sydney and Moscow.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/13/11 at 6:23 am

1978 - BBC bans Sex Pistols "No One is Innocent"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/11 at 2:04 am

1782 – Mozart's opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail made its premiere

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/17/11 at 12:18 am

1717 – King George I of Great Britain sails down the River Thames with a barge of 50 musicians, where George Frideric Handel's Water Music is premiered.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/17/11 at 1:58 pm

1989 - Paul McCartney releases "This One"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/11 at 2:21 pm

1882 – Premiere of Richard Wagner's opera Parsifal at Bayreuth.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/11 at 12:18 pm

1945 – The BBC Light Programme radio station is launched for mainstream light entertainment and music.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/11 at 1:13 am

2006 – The world's longest running music show Top of the Pops is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show had aired for 42 years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/11 at 12:03 pm

1981 – MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles.

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Written By: nally on 08/01/11 at 1:26 pm


1981 – MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles.

But later on, the channel would begin to turn sour...

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/11 at 12:15 pm

1958 – The Billboard Hot 100 is founded.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/11 at 12:30 pm

1957 – American Bandstand, a show dedicated to the teenage "baby-boomers" by playing the songs and showing popular dances of the time, debuts on the ABC television network.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/11 at 3:02 pm

1989 - Rod Stewart hits his head while on stage & knocks himself out

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/11 at 12:08 pm

1965 - Beatles release "Help" album in UK

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 7:48 am

1971 - Paul & Linda McCartney release "Back Seat of My Car"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/11 at 1:12 am

1888 – An audio recording of English composer Arthur Sullivan's "The Lost Chord", one of the first recordings of music ever made, is played during a press conference introducing Thomas Edison's phonograph in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/11 at 12:26 pm

1965 – The Beatles play to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City, in an event later seen as marking the birth of stadium rock.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/11 at 12:27 pm

1969 – The Woodstock Music and Art Festival opens.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/11 at 11:51 am

1883 – The first public performance of the Dominican Republic's national anthem, Himno Nacional.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/11 at 11:53 am

1959 – Kind of Blue by Miles Davis, the much acclaimed and highly influential best selling jazz recording of all time, is released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/11 at 2:01 am

1882 – The 1812 Overture by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was first performed at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/11 at 11:26 am

1938 - The classic song "Ain't Misbehavin'" was recorded by Fats Waller.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/11 at 11:27 am

1976 - It was announced by RCA Victor records that the sales of Elvis Presley records passed the 400 million mark.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/11 at 3:55 am

1964 - The Rolling Stones appeared at the Gaumont in Taunton

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/11 at 3:55 am

1976 - The Bee Gee's disco classic 'You Should Be Dancing' moved to the No.1 spot on the US disco chart.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/11 at 3:55 am

1988 - Kylie Minogue's album 'Kylie' became the biggest selling female debut album of all time in the UK with sales of 1.9 million.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/11 at 1:07 am

1966 – The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/11 at 12:01 am

1881 - Anton Bruckner completes his 6th Symphony

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/11 at 12:11 am

1912 - Arnold Schoenberg's "Funf Orchesterstucke," premieres

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/11 at 2:37 am

1966 - Donovan hits #1 with "Sunshine Superman"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/11 at 2:41 am

1970 - Bill Halley & Comets reject $30,000 for 15 date tour of Australia

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/11 at 2:42 am

1971 - John Lennon leaves UK for NYC, never to return

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/11 at 12:09 pm

1840 – Premiere of Giuseppe Verdi's Un giorno di regno at La Scala of Milan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/11 at 3:27 pm

1982 Paul McCartney releases "Tug of War"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/11 at 3:30 pm

1972 John & Yoko appear on Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/08/11 at 1:43 am

1971 – In Washington, D.C., the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is inaugurated, with the opening feature being the premiere of Leonard Bernstein's Mass.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 2:24 am

1956 – Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/11 at 12:09 pm

1910 – Premiere performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8 in Munich (with a chorus of 852 singers and an orchestra of 171 players. Mahler's rehearsal assistant conductor was Bruno Walter)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/11 at 1:29 am

1741 - German composer George Frederick Handel, 56, finished composing his oratorio, "The Messiah." He wrote the score, start-to-finish, in only 24 days, subsisting primarily on coffee.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/11 at 10:00 am

1988 - "Les Miserables," opens at Raimund Theatre, Vienna

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/11 at 10:11 am

1964 - Beatles play at Public Auditorium in Cleveland

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/11 at 2:11 am

1966 – The Metropolitan Opera House opens at Lincoln Center in New York City with the world premiere of Samuel Barber's opera, Antony and Cleopatra.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 5:24 am

1814 – Francis Scott Key finishes his poem "Defence of Fort McHenry", later to be the lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/11 at 11:45 am

1970 – The first Glastonbury Festival is held at Michael Eavis's farm in Glastonbury, United Kingdom.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/11 at 11:50 am

1981 – Simon & Garfunkel reunite for a free concert in New York's Central Park.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/11 at 12:52 pm

1869 – Richard Wagner's opera Das Rheingold premieres in Munich.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/11 at 12:17 pm

1962 – The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City opens with the completion of the first building, the Philharmonic Hall (now Avery Fisher Hall) home of the New York Philharmonic.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 6:41 am

1981 - Rolling Stones begin their 6th US tour (JFK Stadium, Phila)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/11 at 1:26 am

1957 – West Side Story, a musical written by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim and based loosely on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, made its debut on Broadway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/11 at 1:16 am

1968 – The stage musical Hair opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, where it played 1,998 performances until its closure was forced by the roof collapsing in July 1973.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/11 at 1:38 am

1967 – BBC Radio 1 is launched and Tony Blackburn presents its first show; the BBC's other national radio stations also adopt numeric names.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 5:01 am

1880 – John Philip Sousa becomes leader of the United States Marine Band.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 5:04 am

1905 – František Pavlík is killed in a demonstration in Prague, inspiring Leoš Janáček to the piano composition 1. X. 1905.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/11 at 2:38 pm

1962 - Beatles release their 1st record "Love Me Do"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/11 at 12:14 pm

1927 – Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent talking movie.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/11 at 1:34 am

1982 – Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/11 at 1:27 am

1897 – Composer Gustav Mahler was appointed the director of the Vienna Court Opera.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/11 at 1:30 am

1928 – Joseph Szigeti gives the first performance of Alfredo Casella's Violin Concerto.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/11 at 10:45 am

1924 - In New York City, the National Lutheran Conference banned the playing of jazz music in the local churches.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/11 at 10:47 am

1971 - John Lennon releases his megahit "Imagine"

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Written By: King Tut on 10/08/11 at 12:48 pm


1971 - John Lennon releases his megahit "Imagine"

And tomorrow he would have been, 71. Imagine...

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/11 at 12:49 pm


And tomorrow he would have been, 71. Imagine...
Thanks for reminding me.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/11 at 2:27 am

1986 – The musical The Phantom of the Opera has its first performance at Her Majesty's Theatre in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/12/11 at 12:25 pm

1971 - The rock musical "Jesus Christ, Superstar" debuted on Broadway. (Twenty years later, the actor who played the part of Jesus, Jeff Fenholt became a born-again Christian.)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/11 at 6:54 am

1977 - Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life," goes #1 & stays #1 for 10 weeks

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/11 at 6:58 am

1771 – Premiere in Milan of the opera Ascanio in Alba, composed by Wolfgang Mozart, age 15.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/11 at 10:43 am

1962 - The Beatles first appeared on Great Britain's Grenada TV Network.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/18/11 at 6:18 am

1946 - Aaron Copland's 3rd Symphony, premieres

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/18/11 at 6:20 am

1975 - Simon and Garfunkel reunite on SNL, sing 'My Little Town'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/18/11 at 6:22 am

1957 - Paul McCartney made his debut appearance with the Quarrymen in Norris Green, Liverpool.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/18/11 at 6:22 am

1967 - "How I Won the War," starring John Lennon, premiered in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/18/11 at 6:22 am

1968 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana when Ringo Starr's apartment was raided by police.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/20/11 at 12:17 pm

1973 – The Sydney Opera House opens.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/20/11 at 12:19 pm

1977 – A plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashes in Mississippi, killing lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines along with backup singer Cassie Gaines, the road manager, pilot, and co-pilot.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/11 at 12:40 am

1883 – The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City opens with a performance of Gounod's Faust.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/11 at 12:46 am

1966 – The Supremes become the first all-female music group to attain a No. 1 selling album (The Supremes A' Go-Go).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/11 at 4:30 am

1984 - Paul McCartney releases "Give My Regards to Broad Street" soundtrack

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/11 at 1:14 am

1875 – The first performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, one of his most popular compositions, was given in Boston with Hans von Bülow as soloist.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/11 at 1:25 pm

1938 – The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces swing music as "a degenerated musical system... turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people", warning that it leads down a "primrose path to hell".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/11 at 12:08 pm

1827 – Bellini's third opera Il pirata is premiered at Teatro alla Scala di Milano

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/11 at 11:49 am

1893 – Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Pathétique, receives its première performance in St. Petersburg, only nine days before the composer's death.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/11 at 11:49 am

1915 – Richard Strauss conducts the first performance of his tone poem Eine Alpensinfonie in Berlin.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/11 at 2:40 am

1787 – Mozart's opera Don Giovanni receives its first performance in Prague.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/11 at 4:09 am

1971 – In Macon, Georgia, Guitarist Duane Allman is killed in a Motorcycle Accident.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/11 at 9:48 am

1982 - Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release "Girl is Mine"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/11 at 9:50 am

1941 - Cole Porters musical "Let's Face It," premieres in NYC

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/04/11 at 2:09 am

1955 – After being totally destroyed in World War II, the rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with a performance of Beethoven's Fidelio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/11 at 12:39 pm

1786 – The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/11 at 12:43 pm

1912 – The Deutsche Opernhaus (now Deutsche Oper Berlin) opens in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg, with a production of Beethoven's Fidelio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/11 at 1:23 am

1971 – English rock group Led Zeppelin released their fourth album, which would go on to be one of the best-selling albums worldwide.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/11 at 12:34 pm

1967 – First issue of Rolling Stone Magazine is published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/11 at 9:43 am

1984 - Paul McCartney releases "We All Stand Together"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/11 at 1:38 pm

1952 – The first regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/16/11 at 1:27 am

1959 – The Sound of Music, a musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein based on The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, opened on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
   

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/11 at 12:16 pm

1839 – Oberto, Giuseppe Verdi's first opera, opens at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/11 at 12:23 pm

1876 – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Slavonic March is given its première performance in Moscow.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/11 at 2:04 am

1990 – Pop group Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award because the duo did not sing at all on the Girl You Know It's True album. Session musicians had provided all the vocals.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/11 at 5:52 am

1979 - Chuck Berry released from prison on income tax evasion

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/11 at 11:49 am

1959 – American disc jockey Alan Freed, who had popularized the term "rock and roll" and music of that style, is fired from WABC-AM radio for refusing to deny allegations that he had participated in the payola scandal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/11 at 1:32 am

1928 – Boléro, Maurice Ravel's most famous musical composition, made its debut at the Paris Opéra.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/11 at 12:20 pm

1889 – The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/11 at 6:21 am

1962 - First recording session under the name "The Beatles"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/11 at 1:41 am

1811 – Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, premieres at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/11 at 1:44 pm

1909 – Sergei Rachmaninoff makes the debut performance of his Piano Concerto No. 3, considered to be one of the most technically challenging piano concertos in the standard classical repertoire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/11 at 1:44 pm


1811 – Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, premieres at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig.

1909 – Sergei Rachmaninoff makes the debut performance of his Piano Concerto No. 3, considered to be one of the most technically challenging piano concertos in the standard classical repertoire.
Two great piano concertos premiered on the same date, but different years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/11 at 1:47 pm

1925 – The Grand Ole Opry begins broadcasting in Nashville, Tennessee as WSM Barn Dance.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/11 at 3:16 pm

1968 - John & Yoko release their first album "Two Virgins" in UK

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/11 at 1:53 am

1982 – Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, was released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/11 at 1:58 am

2002 – British and Irish girl group Girls Aloud is officially formed on the talent show Popstars: The Rivals, following the last contestant elimination.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/11 at 2:02 pm

1960 – Paul McCartney and Pete Best are arrested then deported from Hamburg, Germany, after accusations of attempted arson.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/11 at 4:40 am

1960 – The musical Camelot debuted at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway, and would become associated with the Kennedy administration.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/11 at 4:42 am

1976 – Jamaican reggae musician Bob Marley survived an assassination attempt by unknown assailants.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/11 at 4:44 am

1979 – In Cincinnati, Ohio, 11 fans are suffocated in a crush for seats on the concourse outside Riverfront Coliseum before a Who concert.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/11 at 5:40 am

1971 – The Montreux Casino in Switzerland is set ablaze by someone wielding a flare gun during a Frank Zappa concert; the incident would be noted in the Deep Purple song "Smoke on the Water".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/11 at 5:42 am

1980 – English rock group Led Zeppelin officially disbands, following the death of drummer John Bonham on September 25th.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/11 at 11:49 am

1969 – Meredith Hunter is killed by the Hells Angels during a The Rolling Stones's concert at the Altamont Speedway in California.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/11 at 11:47 am

1999 – The Recording Industry Association of America files a lawsuit against the Napster file-sharing client alleging copyright infringement.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/11 at 2:49 am

1927 – The phrase "Grand Ole Opry" is used for the first time on-air.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/11 at 2:54 am

1965 – The Grateful Dead's first concert performance under this new name.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/11 at 1:30 am

1893 – Czech composer Antonín Dvořák's New World Symphony premiered at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/11 at 11:30 pm

1865 – First performance of the Unfinished Symphony by Franz Schubert.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/18/11 at 2:41 am

1892 – The first performance of the fairy tale-ballet The Nutcracker was held at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/11 at 1:43 am

1937 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length cel-animated feature in film history, premiered at the Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/11 at 5:38 am

1933 - Fox signs Shirley Temple, aged 5, to a studio contract

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/11 at 7:09 am

1960 - Elvis Presley was inducted into the Los Angeles Indian Tribal Council coinciding with the opening with his movie "Flaming Star."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/11 at 7:09 am

1967 - The Rolling Stones album, "Their Satanic Majesties Request" was released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/11 at 7:10 am

1968 - Crosby, Stills and Nash performed together in public for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/11 at 7:10 am

1969 - Diana Ross gave her last performance as a member of the Supremes on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/11 at 7:13 am

1970 - Elvis Presley went to the White House to volunteer his services to U.S. President Nixon on fighting the nation's drug problems. He gave Nixon a chrome-plated Colt .45 and Tricky Dick gave Elvis a Narcotics Bureau badge.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/11 at 7:13 am

1996 - Tony Bennett was rushed to a hospital for an emergency operation for an erupted hernia. Bennett was just arriving at the White House for a holiday dinner with U.S. President and Mrs. Clinton when he fell ill.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/22/11 at 1:06 am

1808 – Ludwig van Beethoven conducts and performs in concert at the Theater an der Wien, Vienna, with the premiere of his Fifth Symphony, Sixth Symphony, Fourth Piano Concerto (performed by Beethoven himself) and Choral Fantasy (with Beethoven at the piano).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/23/11 at 1:47 am

1893 – The opera Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck is first performed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/24/11 at 1:26 pm

1871 – Aida an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi opens in Cairo.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/24/11 at 1:35 pm

1818 - In St. Nicholas Church at Oberndorf, Austria, church organist Franz Gruber, 31, composed a melody on guitar for the poem, "Stille Nacht," written earlier by pastor Joseph Mohr, 26. This evening the world heard "Silent Night" sung for the very first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/24/11 at 1:36 pm

1951 - "Amahl and the Night Visitors," a Christmas musical, had its TV debut. Written by composer Gian Carlo Menotti, it was the first musical to be broadcast over television.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/26/11 at 2:56 am

1871 – Gilbert and Sullivan collaborate for the first time, on their lost opera, Thespis. It does modestly well, but the two would not collaborate again for four years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/27/11 at 8:45 am

1927 – Show Boat, considered to be the first truly American musical, opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Broadway.
   

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/30/11 at 9:24 am

1948 – The Cole Porter Broadway musical, Kiss Me, Kate (1,077 performances), opens at the New Century Theatre and becomes the first show to win the Best Musical Tony Award.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/12 at 1:19 am

1969 – British rock band Led Zeppelin released their eponymous first album.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/12 at 1:14 am

1968 – American singer Johnny Cash recorded his landmark album At Folsom Prison live at the Folsom State Prison in Folsom, California.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/12 at 1:02 pm

1910 – The first public radio broadcast takes place; a live performance of the opera Cavalleria rusticana is sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, New York.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/12 at 1:17 am

1900 – Giacomo Puccini's opera Tosca, based on the play La Tosca by French dramatist Victorien Sardou, premiered at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/12 at 1:28 am

1973 – Elvis Presley's concert Aloha from Hawaii is broadcast live via satellite, and sets a record as the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in television history.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/12 at 1:29 am

1978 – The English punk rock band Sex Pistols broke up amidst their US tour.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/12 at 5:41 am

1889 – Columbia Phonograph is formed in Washington, D.C.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/26/12 at 2:32 pm

1911 – Richard Strauss' opera Der Rosenkavalier receives its debut performance at the Dresden State Opera.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/12 at 12:56 am

1956 – Elvis Presley made his first US TV appearance

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/12 at 1:11 am

1985 – Supergroup USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa) records the hit single We Are the World, to help raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/12 at 7:41 am

1967 – The Mantra-Rock Dance, called the "ultimate high" of the hippie era, took place in San Francisco, featuring Swami Bhaktivedanta, Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, and Allen Ginsberg.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/12 at 12:09 pm

1858 – The first Hallé concert is given in Manchester, England, marking the official founding of the Hallé Orchestra as a full-time, professional orchestra.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/12 at 12:30 pm

1969 – The Beatles' last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/12 at 12:30 pm

1971 – Carole King's Tapestry album is released, it would become the longest charting album by a female solo artist and sell 24 million copies worldwide.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/12 at 10:55 am

1957 - Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 2nd Piano Concert

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/12 at 1:03 pm

1964 – The Beatles, rock band from Liverpool, England, first arrived in the United States. Their performance on The Ed Sullivan Show two days later would mark the beginning of the British Invasion.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/12 at 1:52 am

1816 – The Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is destroyed by fire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/12 at 9:56 am

1970 – The English rock band Black Sabbath released their eponymous debut album, which is recognised as the first major album to be credited with the development of the heavy metal genre.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/12 at 1:39 am

1843 – The event that inspired the Beatles song Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! is held in England.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/20/12 at 3:33 am

1816 – Rossini's opera The Barber of Seville premieres at the Teatro Argentina in Rome.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/20/12 at 3:37 am

1877 – Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake receives its première performance at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/12 at 5:36 am

1607 – L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, one of the first works recognized as an opera, receives its première performance.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/12 at 5:36 am

1711 – The London première of Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/12 at 5:16 am

1875 – Georges Bizet's opera Carmen receives its première at the Opéra Comique in Paris.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/12 at 4:30 am

1877 – Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake debuted at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/06/12 at 3:10 am

1853 – Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata premiered at Venice's La Fenice, but the performance was so bad that it caused the Italian composer to revise portions of the opera.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/12 at 3:15 am

1985 – The charity single "We Are the World" by the supergroup USA for Africa was released, and would go on to sell over 20 million copies.

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Written By: nally on 03/07/12 at 11:59 am


1985 – The charity single "We Are the World" by the supergroup USA for Africa was released, and would go on to sell over 20 million copies.

A huge hit that year.

I turned 5 that year, but I can remember hearing the song everywhere.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/12 at 2:43 am

1842 – Giuseppe Verdi's third opera, Nabucco, receives its première performance in Milan; its success establishes Verdi as one of Italy's foremost opera writers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/12 at 2:27 pm

1956 – The musical My Fair Lady, based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, debuted at the Mark Hellinger Theatre in New York City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/22/12 at 3:47 am

1963 – Please Please Me, the first album recorded by The Beatles, was released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/13/12 at 1:40 am

1742 – Messiah, an oratorio by Baroque composer George Frideric Handel premiered in Dublin.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/12 at 2:08 pm

1810 – Ludwig van Beethoven composed his "Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor", better known as "Für Elise", one of his most popular compositions.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/12 at 6:16 am

1891 – New York City's Carnegie Hall, built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, officially opened with a concert conducted by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/12 at 5:37 am

1954 – Elvis Presley made his radio debut when WHBQ Memphis played his first recording for Sun Records, "That's All Right."

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Written By: Howard on 07/07/12 at 6:49 am

1984 - The song "Relax," by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, became the biggest selling single of all time in Britain.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/12/12 at 1:28 am

July 12th 1962 – The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/12 at 10:26 am

August 20th 1882 – The 1812 Overture by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was first performed at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/12 at 4:38 am

October 22nd 1883 – The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City opens with a performance of Gounod's Faust.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/12 at 5:00 am

October 22nd 1966 – The Supremes become the first all-female music group to attain a No. 1 selling album (The Supremes A' Go-Go).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/12 at 5:43 am

October 29th 1787 – Mozart's opera Don Giovanni receives its first performance in Prague.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/12 at 2:52 am

November 14th 1952 – Al Martino's "Here in My Heart" became the first song to be listed at the top of the UK Singles Chart.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/12 at 7:59 am

November 30th 1979 – The Wall, a rock opera and concept album by Pink Floyd, was first released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/07/13 at 8:52 pm

January 8th 1734 – Premiere performance of George Frideric Handel's Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/02/13 at 7:14 pm

February 3rd 1959 – American rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson were killed when their plane crashed shortly after taking off from Mason City Municipal Airport in Iowa.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/13 at 2:15 am

February 7th 1964 – The Beatles first arrived in the United States. Their performance on The Ed Sullivan Show two days later would mark the beginning of the British Invasion.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/13 at 4:56 am

February 19th 1878 – Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/13 at 6:42 pm

February 20th 1816 – Italian composer Gioachino Rossini's opera buffa The Barber of Seville was hissed by the audience during its debut at the Teatro Argentina in Rome.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/13 at 6:45 pm

February 20th 1877 – Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake receives its première performance at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/13 at 12:33 am

March 9th 1842 – Nabucco, an opera by Italian Romantic composer Giuseppe Verdi that established his reputation as a composer, premiered at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/13 at 4:53 am

March 11th 1867 – The first performance of Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Paris.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/13 at 2:41 am

March 11th 1845 – Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto receives its première performance in Leipzig with Ferdinand David as soloist.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/13 at 4:28 am

March 14th 1885 – The Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan's most frequently performed Savoy Opera, debuted at the Savoy Theatre in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/13 at 3:36 am

March 15th 1956 – My Fair Lady premiered on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/13 at 4:34 am

March 20th 1948 – With a Musicians Union ban lifted, the first telecasts of classical music in the United States, under Eugene Ormandy and Arturo Toscanini, are given on CBS and NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/13 at 4:37 am

March 20th 1980 – The Radio Caroline ship, Mi Amigo founders in a gale off the English coast.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/22/13 at 6:47 am

March 22nd 1963 – Please Please Me, the first album recorded by The Beatles, was released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/13 at 6:04 am

March 25th 1969 – During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31).

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Written By: Howard on 03/25/13 at 7:02 am


March 25th 1969 – During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31).


Give Peace A Chance!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/13 at 7:21 am

April 6th 1962 – Leonard Bernstein causes controversy with his remarks from the podium during a New York Philharmonic concert featuring Glenn Gould performing Brahms' First Piano Concerto.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/09/13 at 3:43 am

April 9th 1860 – On his phonautograph machine, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville makes the oldest known recording of an audible human voice.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/13 at 9:02 am

April 29th 1968 – The controversial musical Hair opens on Broadway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/13 at 4:02 am

May 3rd 1960 – The Off-Broadway musical comedy, The Fantasticks, opens in New York City's Greenwich Village, eventually becoming the longest-running musical of all time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/13 at 6:12 am

May 4th 1959 – The inaugural Grammy Awards ceremony was held, recognizing outstanding achievement in the American music industry.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/13 at 4:07 am

May 13th 1848 – First performance of Finland's national anthem.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/13 at 4:13 am

May 13th 1939 – The first commercial FM radio station in the United States is launched in Bloomfield, Connecticut. The station later becomes WDRC-FM.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/13 at 4:23 am

May 13th 1954 – The original Broadway production of The Pajama Game opens and runs for another 1,063 performances. Later received three Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, and Best Choreography.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/13 at 4:06 am

May 15th 1858 – Opening of the present Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/13 at 4:11 am

May 16th 1966 – Artist, Bob Dylan releases the first ever double album in popular music history.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/24/13 at 4:27 am

May 24th 1956 – The first Eurovision Song Contest is held in Lugano, Switzerland

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/13 at 4:05 am

May 29th 1913 – Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring receives its premiere performance in Paris, France provoking a riot

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/13 at 4:09 am

May 29th 1942 – Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra record Irving Berlin's "White Christmas", the best-selling Christmas single in history.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/05/13 at 4:00 am

June 5th 1956 – Elvis Presley introduces his new single, "Hound Dog", on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/07/13 at 3:53 am

June 7th 1982 – Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier is kept off-limits.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/13/13 at 4:07 am

June 13th 1970 – "The Long and Winding Road" becomes the Beatles' last US Number 1 song.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/28/13 at 5:05 am

June 28th 1846 – Belgian clarinetist Adolphe Sax received a patent for the saxophone

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/13 at 4:13 am

July 25th 1788 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his Symphony No. 40 in G minor (K550).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/13 at 4:05 am

July 26th 1882 – Premiere of Richard Wagner's opera Parsifal at Bayreuth.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/13 at 4:16 am

July 29th 1945 – The BBC Light Programme radio station is launched for mainstream light entertainment and music.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/13 at 4:07 am

July 30th 2006 – The world's longest running music show Top of the Pops is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show had aired for 42 years.

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Written By: Howard on 07/30/13 at 6:44 am


July 30th 2006 – The world's longest running music show Top of the Pops is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show had aired for 42 years.


Was Top Of The Pops ever seen in The U.S.? ???

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/13 at 4:10 am

August 1st 1981 – MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles.

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Written By: Howard on 08/01/13 at 7:28 am


August 1st 1981 – MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwuy4hHO3YQ

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/13 at 4:54 am

August 5th 1957 – American Bandstand, a show dedicated to the teenage "baby-boomers" by playing the songs and showing popular dances of the time, debuts on the ABC television network.

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Written By: Howard on 08/05/13 at 7:01 am


August 5th 1957 – American Bandstand, a show dedicated to the teenage "baby-boomers" by playing the songs and showing popular dances of the time, debuts on the ABC television network.


Happy 55th anniversary.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/13 at 7:49 am


Happy 55th anniversary.
I make it to be the 56th anniversary.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/13 at 6:33 am

August 8th1969 – At a zebra crossing in London, photographer Iain Macmillan takes the photo that becomes the cover of the Beatles album Abbey Road, one of the most famous album covers in recording history.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/42/Beatles_-_Abbey_Road.jpg/220px-Beatles_-_Abbey_Road.jpg

Subject: Re: Rock/Pop Music History (Yesterday)

Written By: Howard on 08/09/13 at 3:14 pm


August 8th1969 – At a zebra crossing in London, photographer Iain Macmillan takes the photo that becomes the cover of the Beatles album Abbey Road, one of the most famous album covers in recording history.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/42/Beatles_-_Abbey_Road.jpg/220px-Beatles_-_Abbey_Road.jpg



Why were they crossing the road?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/13 at 3:36 pm



Why were they crossing the road?
To get to the other side.

http://webodysseum.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Abbey-Road-Cover-Beatles-14.jpg

Then walked back again!

http://webodysseum.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Abbey-Road-Cover-Beatles-05.jpg

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/13 at 6:40 am

September 9th 1956 – Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/13 at 2:00 am

October 22nd 1883 – The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City opens with a performance of Gounod's Faust.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/13 at 2:09 am

October 22nd 1966 – The Supremes become the first all-female music group to attain a No. 1 selling album (The Supremes A' Go-Go).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/13 at 8:33 am

October 25th 1875 – The first performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, one of his most popular compositions, was given in Boston with Hans von Bülow as soloist.
   

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/04/13 at 12:45 am

November 4th 1783 – W.A. Mozart's Symphony No. 36 is performed for the first time in Linz, Austria.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/04/13 at 10:06 am

November 4th 1963 - The Beatles meet HRH Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, after their appearance at the Variety Performance, at the Prince Of Wales Theatre, London

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/13 at 1:39 am

November 7th 1786 – The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/13 at 6:50 am

November 9th 1967 – The first issue of Rolling Stone Magazine is published.

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Written By: Redhairkid on 11/25/13 at 7:59 am

November 25 1984 Bob Geldof's Band Aid project recorded their African famine support single 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'.

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Written By: warped on 11/25/13 at 3:29 pm


November 25 1984 Bob Geldof's Band Aid project recorded their African famine support single 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'.


I still prefer that one by far to "We are the world" or "Tears are not enough".

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Written By: Howard on 11/25/13 at 8:02 pm


I still prefer that one by far to "We are the world" or "Tears are not enough".


I agree, they play that song at Christmas Time.

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Written By: Redhairkid on 11/26/13 at 6:20 am

What I don't understand about the song is the lyric 'There won't be snow in Africa this Christmas'.

Surely it doesn't snow there anyway?

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Written By: warped on 11/26/13 at 6:38 am


What I don't understand about the song is the lyric 'There won't be snow in Africa this Christmas'.

Surely it doesn't snow there anyway?


It will snow in the mountains, and also in South Africa and Lesotho.

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Written By: Redhairkid on 11/27/13 at 2:49 pm

Thank you for that, Warped.

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Written By: Paul on 11/27/13 at 3:20 pm


I still prefer that one by far to "We are the world" or "Tears are not enough".


Stay well clear of the 1989 re-hash and that cack-handed remake from a few years back... :P

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/13 at 2:25 am


What I don't understand about the song is the lyric 'There won't be snow in Africa this Christmas'.

Surely it doesn't snow there anyway?
Snow on Mount Kilimanjaro.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6b/Mt._Kilimanjaro_12.2006.JPG

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/13 at 2:26 am

December 3rd 1976 – An assassination attempt is made on Bob Marley. He is shot twice, but will play a concert only two days later.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/13 at 2:27 am

December 3rd 1979 – In Cincinnati, Ohio, 11 fans are suffocated in a crush for seats on the concourse outside Riverfront Coliseum before a Who concert.

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Written By: Howard on 12/03/13 at 7:31 am


December 3rd 1976 – An assassination attempt is made on Bob Marley. He is shot twice, but will play a concert only two days later.


He died 5 years later. :(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/13 at 2:02 am

December 4th 1956 – The Million Dollar Quartet (Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash) get together at Sun Studios for the first and last time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/13 at 2:18 am

December 4th 1971 – The Montreux Casino in Switzerland is set ablaze by someone wielding a flare gun during a Frank Zappa concert; the incident would be noted in the Deep Purple song "Smoke on the Water".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/13 at 2:26 am

December 4th 1980 – English rock group Led Zeppelin officially disbands, following the death of drummer John Bonham on September 25th.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/13 at 11:15 am

December 4th 1985 - "Les Miserables" opens at Palace Theatre, London

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Written By: warped on 12/04/13 at 2:22 pm


December 4th 1980 – English rock group Led Zeppelin officially disbands, following the death of drummer John Bonham on September 25th.


Such a sad few days in Rock and Roll, as a rock legend (John Lennon) died just 4 days later after Led Zeppelin disbands.

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Written By: Howard on 12/04/13 at 8:09 pm


Such a sad few days in Rock and Roll, as a rock legend (John Lennon) died just 4 days later after Led Zeppelin disbands.


it was a sad day in history. :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/13 at 5:37 am

December 7th 1732 – The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London, England.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/13 at 1:28 am

December 8th 1813 – Premier of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/13 at 3:03 am

December 10th 1927 – The phrase "Grand Ole Opry" is used for the first time on-air.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/13 at 3:11 am

December 10th 1965 – The Grateful Dead's first concert performance under this new name.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/11/13 at 3:07 am

December 11th 1968 – The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus featuring The Rolling Stones, Jethro Tull, The Who, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, The Dirty Mac, Yoko Ono, Sir Robert Fossett's Circus and the Nurses is filmed at the Intertel (V.T.R. Services) Studio, Wycombe Road, Wembley

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/18/13 at 3:42 am

December 19th 1892 – Premiere performance of The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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Written By: Redhairkid on 12/20/13 at 6:37 am

December 20 1973 Bobby Darin dies after major heart surgery.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/14 at 3:14 am

January 16th 1964 – The musical Hello, Dolly! opened at the St. James Theatre on Broadway, and would go on to win ten Tony Awards, a record that stood for 35 years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/14 at 5:14 am

January 18th 1944 – The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers are Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/23/14 at 2:41 am

January 23rd 1943 – Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/23/14 at 2:46 am

January 23rd 1986 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first members: Little Richard, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry L