Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Today in Music History...March 1, 2017 (Now with links)

Music History: March 1

2012 On Justin Bieber's 18th birthday, he appears on The Ellen Degeneres Show, where his manager presents him with a Fisker Karma luxury electric car worth about $100,000.

2004 Warner Music Group leaves parent company Time Warner for the first time, bought out as a separate entity by investors led by former Universal Music head Edgar Bronfman Jr.

2002 Shirley Jones of the Partridge Family files for divorce from her husband, actor Marty Ingalls (she later withdraws the petition).

1995 Tony Bennett wins the Album Of The Year Grammy award for MTV Unplugged, taken from his acoustic performance on the network.

1994 Ozzy Osbourne wins Best Metal Performance with Vocal for "I Don't Want to Change the World" from his album No More Tears.

1994 Justin Bieber is born in London, Ontario, Canada.

1994 Frank Sinatra receives a Living Legends Award and Aretha Franklin is given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys.

1994 Branford Marsalis and Bruce Hornsby take home the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for their song "Barcelona Mona," which was penned for the Barcelona Olympics.

1991 Director Oliver Stone's biopic The Doors, starring Val Kilmer, opens in Los Angeles.

1987 Kesha Sebert is born in Los Angeles. Using the stage name "Ke$ha" (she drops the $ in 2014), she becomes a pop superstar when her first album Animal tops the US chart in 2010.

1986 Mr. Mister's "Kyrie" hits #1 in America. The refrain "Kyrie eleison" is Greek for "Lord, have mercy."

1986 The Rolling Stones, Dirty Work

1985 Ford licenses The Beatles "Help!" for a commercial, marking the first time one of their songs is used in a TV ad.

1981 NBC airs Elvis And The Beauty Queen, starring Don Johnson as Elvis Presley. The TV special tells the story of his last years and his affair with Linda Thompson.

1979 The Coca-Cola Company introduces Mello Yello as a competitor to Pepsi's Mountain Dew in the urine-colored soda category. Donovan hopes they will use his song "Mellow Yellow" in their advertising, but the company declines.

1977 Bob Dylan's wife, Sara Lowndes - the Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands - files for divorce. The couple have been separated for years.

1975 Elvis Presley wins a Grammy for Best Inspirational Performance for his live version of "How Great Thou Art."

1975 At the Grammy Awards, Olivia Newton-John takes Record of the Year for "I Honestly Love You," Barbra Streisand wins Song of the Year for "The Way Were," and Stevie Wonder gets Album of the Year for Fulfillingness' First Finale.

1975 #1 Billboard Pop Hit: Eagles' "Best Of My Love"

1975 The Eagles' Best Of My Love hits #1

1975 Bob Dylan's album Blood On The Tracks hits #1 in America, where it stays for two weeks before getting bumped by Olivia Newton-John's Have You Never Been Mellow.

1974 Queen begin their first tour as headliners with a show at Blackpool's Winter Gardens.

1973 Tom Waits releases his debut album, Closing Time, on Asylum Records to lukewarm sales but warm critical reception.

1973 Joffrey Ballet in New York debuts Deuce Coupe Ballet, which is set to the music of The Beach Boys.

1970 The Beatles make their last appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show when music videos for their songs "Let It Be" and "Two Of Us" are aired.

1969 Wendy Carlos's album Switched-On Bach, notable for being the first successful album to remix classical music compositions on the newly-invented Moog synthesizer, enters the Billboard album charts and stays in the Top-40 for 17 weeks. The popularity of the album is the commercial breakthrough for Moog synthesizers, which would go on to be part of the soundtrack in the films Tron, The Shining, and A Clockwork Orange. This in part brings synthesized music to mainstream popularity, paving the way for disco (especially the 'hi-NRG' style) in the '70s.

1968 Johnny Cash marries June Carter of the gospel stars The Carter Family.

1967 When Eric Burdon & The "New" Animals cancel their Ottawa, Ontario gig at the last minute due to a pay dispute, fans at the Ottawa Coliseum riot.

1967 The Beatles: A Day In The Life, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

1967 The Seeds' "Pushin' Too Hard" enters the charts

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