Sunday, December 17, 2017

Today in Music History...December 17, 2017 (Now with more info)

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Music History: December 17th:


2015 Police are called to the Cromwell Hotel in Las Vegas in the wee hours of the morning, where a fight involving The Weeknd is raging. The R&B singer is arrested after allegedly punching a cop who tries to intervene.

2012 Johnny Otis, the bandleader and talent scout who discovered Etta James, dies at age 90.

2011 Don Kirshner (promoter behind The Monkees, The Archies) dies of heart failure at age 76.

2008 After stopping off at a local shop in London on her way home from visiting her husband, who remains in prison, Amy Winehouse blows off some steam and attacks a photographer, which leads to the singer being escorted away by the police.

2006 Kristen Hall announces she is leaving Sugarland. According to a statement by fellow bandmates, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, Hall chose to quit so she could "stay home and write songs."

2000 Garth Brooks is named the 1990s' Artist of the Decade at the American Music Awards, having sold more than 95 million albums, more than any other American recording artist.

1992 Mick Jagger attends the premiere of his film Freejack at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

1990 The Fifth Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held in New York City. Inductees include Hank Ballard, Bobby Darin, The Four Seasons, The Four Tops, The Kinks, The Platters, Simon & Garfunkel, and The Who.

1986 Olivia Newton-John gives birth to her daughter, Chloe. The father is her husband Matt Lattanzi, who co-starred with Olivia in Xanadu.

1976 Barry Manilow's "I Write The Songs" hits #1.

1976 Earth, Wind and Fire's album Gratitude hits #1 in America.

1974 Singer Dino Martin (not to be confused with his more famous father, Dean) is arrested on suspicion of possession and sale of firearms. He is arraigned and released the next day on $5,000 bail.

1972 Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee, is renamed "Elvis Presley Blvd."

1971 Kid Rock is born Robert James Ritchie in Romeo, Michigan.

1971 Halftime entertainment at Super Bowl V in Miami comes courtesy of the Southeast Missouri State Marching Band. Marvin Gaye does the national anthem.

1970 Nina Simone's "To Be Young, Gifted and Black" peaks at #76, where it will stay for one week.

1970 R&B singer Billy Stewart dies in a car accident in North Carolina at age 32.

1969 Elton John releases "Lady Samantha."

1968 Elvis Presley records "U.S. Male."

1960 Berlin bassist John Crawford is born in California.

1959 Susanna Hoffs (of The Bangles) is born in Los Angeles, California.

1956 Paul Young ("Everytime You Go Away")is born in Luton, Bedfordshire, England.

1955 Country rocker Steve Earle is born in Fort Monroe, Virginia.

1949 Mick Taylor (The Rolling Stones guitarist) is born in Welwyn Garden City, but raised in nearby Hatfield, England.

1945 R&B singer William Hart (of The Delfonics) is born in Washington, D.C.

1944 French singer-songwriter Françoise Hardy is born in Paris.

1943 '60s singer Chris Montez is born Ezekiel Christopher Montanez in Los Angeles, California.

1942 Cassius Clay is born in Louisville, Kentucky. Later changing his name to Muhammad Ali, he becomes a champion boxer and one of the world's most famous athletes. His clever, boastful raps during interviews and other public appearances influence hip-hop, and he becomes an icon of the genre. He is also one of the first athletes to make music: his cover of "Stand By Me" is a minor hit in 1964.

1941 Gene Krupa records "Drum Boogie."

1927 Eartha Kitt is born in North, South Carolina.

1920 Jazz composer George Handy is born George Joseph Hendleman in New York City.

1913 Jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Vido Musso is born in Carini, Italy.

1712 English composer John Stanley is born in London.

Trump Fires Gene Simmons

2008Gene Simmons is the third contestant fired by Donald Trump on Season 7 of The Celebrity Apprentice.

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1996 David Bowie, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, The Shirelles, and The Velvet Underground are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1993 Aretha Franklin, Michael Bolton, Tony Bennett, Bob Dylan, and Diana Ross perform at President Bill Clinton's inauguration ceremonies.

1992 The movie Juice opens in theaters, starring Tupac Shakur, Queen Latifah and Cindy Herron of En Vogue.

1967 London's Daily Mail newspaper carries an article about potholes in Blackburn, Lancashire, inspiring John Lennon to mention it in "A Day In The Life."

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