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Gravdigr 05-25-2017 02:28 PM

This Day In Music
This will be a straight copy/paste from This Day In Music. This will not be regular. There will be very little, if any, effort expended. You'll have to settle for the Today In History thread music oriented births and deaths, as the site I use for music history has proven unreliable in its list of notable births and deaths.

Additions/corrections, opinions, and stories are always welcome.

May 25

1965, Blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, Sonny Boy Williamson died in his sleep. Van Morrison, Aerosmith, The Who, The Animals, Yardbirds and Moody Blues all covered his songs. According to the Led Zeppelin biography Hammer of the Gods, touring the UK in the 60's, Sonny Boy set his hotel room on fire while trying to cook a rabbit in a coffee percolator.

1967, Procol Harum's 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale' entered the UK chart for the first time, where it went on to become a No.1 hit. 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale' became the most played song in the last 75 years in public places in the UK (as of 2009). The first video for the song was shot in the ruins of Witley Court in Worcestershire, England. Directed by Peter Clifton whose insertion of Vietnam War newsreel footage caused it to be banned from airplay on the Top Of The Pops TV show. The band subsequently made another video.

1969, The Who and Led Zeppelin appeared at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, USA. This was the only time the two group's ever appeared together, with Zeppelin opening the show. On the tickets Led Zeppelin was spelt Lead Zeppelin.

1985, Dire Straits scored their second UK No.1 album with 'Brothers In Arms', also No.1 in the US and 24 other countries. 'Brothers In Arms' was one of the first albums to be directed at the CD market, and was a full digital recording (DDD) at a time when most popular music was recorded on analog equipment. The album won two Grammy Awards at the 28th Grammy Awards, and also won Best British Album at the 1987 Brit Awards, and has gone on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide.

1997, A report showed that Elvis Presley was now the world's bestselling posthumous entertainer with worldwide sales of over one billion, over 480 active fan clubs and an estimated 250,000 UK fans who still buy his records. Ironically he had died owing $3 million.

1997, Bob Dylan was diagnosed as suffering from histoplasmosis pericarditis, a fungal infection of the lung, and was admitted to hospital he stayed until June 2nd. Having just turned 56, Dylan later admitted: 'I really thought I'd be seeing Elvis soon'. Treated by drugs and rest, Bob was back on the road only 10 weeks later, for 22 American and Canadian shows.

2005, The Alameda County Sheriff's Office in California announced that it was officially closing the stabbing case of Meredith Hunter, the 18-year-old American who was killed at the 1969 Rolling Stones Altamont Free Concert. Investigators, concluding a renewed two-year investigation, dismissed the theory that a second Hell's Angel took part in the stabbing.

2007, Sixties pop star Wayne Fontana was remanded in custody after admitting pouring petrol over a bailiff's car and setting fire to it. The judge criticised the former lead singer of the Mindbenders, for arriving at Derby Crown court dressed as the Lady of Justice. He had to hand a sword and scales to guards but still wore a crown, cape and dark glasses, claiming "justice is blind".

glatt 05-25-2017 07:11 PM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 989452)

1969, The Who and Led Zeppelin appeared at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, USA. This was the only time the two group's ever appeared together, with Zeppelin opening the show. On the tickets Led Zeppelin was spelt Lead Zeppelin.

I've been there. Fairly small place. Grassy hill to sit on. Mostly B list bands play there. I can only imagine how amazing that concert was.

xoxoxoBruce 05-25-2017 09:28 PM

It probably was but reputation doesn't guarantee it. So many things have to click, so many people have to do their job well for a concert to be great. Even the audience plays a big part. I've been to concerts where the bulk of the crowd was there to be seen, especially when the tickets were hard to get/expensive. But when the crowd and band have a good rapport, it's fucking magic. :thumb:

BigV 05-27-2017 10:20 AM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 989452)

1969, The Who and Led Zeppelin appeared at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, USA. This was the only time the two group's ever appeared together, with Zeppelin opening the show. On the tickets Led Zeppelin was spelt Lead Zeppelin.



Originally Posted by glatt (Post 989480)
I've been there. Fairly small place. Grassy hill to sit on. Mostly B list bands play there. I can only imagine how amazing that concert was.


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 989487)
It probably was but reputation doesn't guarantee it. So many things have to click, so many people have to do their job well for a concert to be great. Even the audience plays a big part. I've been to concerts where the bulk of the crowd was there to be seen, especially when the tickets were hard to get/expensive. But when the crowd and band have a good rapport, it's fucking magic. :thumb:

I DID NOT SEE THIS SHOW, but, they played another extremely small venue, the Aquatheater at Greenlake, in Seattle. Now, I have been past the ruins of this former venue, and it's nice, it's a pretty area with just a touch of urban decay. To think of attending a concert here, man, that must have been a helluva show.

Gravdigr 05-27-2017 03:32 PM

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1957, Buddy Holly and the Crickets released their first record, 'That'll Be The Day.'

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A UK No.1 and US No.3 hit. The song had its genesis in a trip to the movies by Holly, Allison and Sonny Curtis in June 1956. The John Wayne film The Searchers was playing. Wayne's [that's 'Uncle Ethan' to you] frequently-used, world-weary catchphrase, "that'll be the day" was the inspiration behind the song. It was also the first song to be recorded by The Quarrymen, the skiffle group that subsequently became The Beatles.

1963, The album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan

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was released by Columbia in the USA. Establishing Bob Dylan as a leader in the singer-songwriter genre and a supposed spokesman for the youth-orientated protest movement, it reached No.22 in the US charts and No.1 in the UK charts. The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan showcased Dylan's songwriting talent for the first time and propelled him to national and international fame.

1964, Eleven boys were suspended from a school in Coventry, England for having

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Mick Jagger haircuts. [I didn't know you could be sent from Coventry.]

1977, The Sex Pistols single 'God Save The Queen' was released in the UK. Banned by TV and radio, high street shops and pressing plant workers refused to handle the record. It sold 200,000 copies in one week and peaked at No.2 on the UK charts behind Rod Stewart's 'I Don't Want to Talk About It'. There have been persistent rumours, (never confirmed or denied), that it was actually the biggest-selling single in the UK at the time, and the British Phonographic Industry conspired to keep it off the No.1 slot.

1988, Def Leppard kicked off the third leg of their North American Hysteria world tour at George M. Sullivan Arena, Anchorage, Alaska.

1989, Cliff Richard released his one hundredth single,

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'The Best Of Me', which became his 26th Top 3 UK hit.

1994, Hell freezes over when The Eagles play their first show in fourteen years in Burbank, California. The two-and-a-half-hour show ended with two encores, closing with 'Desperado'.

2010, Dozens of AC/DC fans needed treatment after complaining of burning eyes during a concert on the runway of Wels Airport, Wels, Austria. Around 150 fans had to be treated. Doctors found that the fans showed allergic reactions to bark mulch spread at the venue - the runway of Wels Airport, to avoid the soil getting too muddy after hours of massive rainfall.

Gravdigr 05-28-2017 01:51 PM

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1964, The BBC received over 8,000 postal applications for tickets for The Rolling Stones'

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forthcoming appearance on the British TV show, Juke Box Jury.

1966, Percy Sledge started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'When A Man Loves A Woman'. A No.4 hit on the UK chart and No.2 when re-issued in 1987. Before the recording session, the song had no title or lyrics. The session proceeded with the expectation that Sledge would produce them for the vocal takes. When it came time to record the vocals, Sledge improvised the lyrics with minimal pre-planning, using the melody as a guide for rhythm and phrasing. The performance was so convincing that others working on the session assumed Sledge had the lyrics written down.

1973, Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of The Moon

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was on both the UK and US album charts. It remained in the US charts for 741 discontinuous weeks from 1973 to 1988, longer than any other album in history. (After moving to the Billboard Top Pop Catalog Chart, the album notched up a further 759 weeks, and had reached a total of over 1,500 weeks on the combined charts by May 2006).

1976, The Allman Brothers Band temporarily disbanded after Greg Allman testified against Scooter Herring, his personal road manager, who was charged with drug trafficking. Herring was subsequently sentenced to 75 years in prison. An album of previously unreleased live material

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was issued later in the year under the title 'Wipe the Windows, Check the Oil, Dollar Gas'.

1983, Actress and singer Irene Cara started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Flashdance...What A Feeling'. Taken from the film 'Flashdance', a No.2 hit in the UK. Cara had also appeared in TV's 'Roots' and 'The Next Generation'.

1983, The four day US Festival '83' took place in California, featuring The Clash, U2, David Bowie, The Pretenders, Van Halen, Stray Cats, Men At Work, Judas Priest, Stevie Nicks, Willie Nelson. INXS, Joe Walsh, Motley Crue and Ozzy Osbourne. Over 750,000 fans attended the festival.

1983, Rapidfire appeared at Gazzarri’s On The Sunset Strip, in Los Angles. Rapidfire featured singer Axl Rose, who was seen for the first time by guitarist Slash, who was in the audience.

1996, Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan was rushed to Cedars Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles after an apparent drug overdose. The singer was later arrested for possession of cocaine and heroin.

2015, Michael Jackson's former home, Neverland Ranch,

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was listed for sale for one hundred million dollars. The 2,700-acre ranch in Santa Ynez Valley, California included a train station, a six-bedroom house, a 50-seat movie theater and two lakes.

xoxoxoBruce 05-28-2017 02:07 PM

Dark Side of the Moon was an album I listened to a lot. A couple of vinyls, on cassette, and the first CD I bought. Later a gold plated version CD. My buddy used to convince guests to listen on earphones after they were blitzed. Invariably they would drift off, then he would crank the volume just before the alarm clocks.

Gravdigr 05-28-2017 02:34 PM

Definitely headphone material.:hedfone:

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1961, Ricky Nelson started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Travellin' Man'. Sam Cooke turned the song down, the B-side was the Gene Pitney song 'Hello Mary Lou' which became a double A side UK No.1.

1965, The Beach Boys started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Help Me Rhonda', the group's second US No.1. The recording session was interrupted by the Wilson brothers' drunken father, Murry, who arrived at the studio to criticize the Boys enthusiasm. The recording reel continued to record the confrontation, which still circulates among fans.

1969, Crosby, Stills & Nash released their self-titled debut

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on Atlantic Records label. It spawned two Top 40 hits: 'Marrakesh Express' and 'Suite: Judy Blue Eyes'.

1971, The Rolling Stones started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Brown Sugar', from Sticky Fingers. The first single released on Rolling Stones Records, it was the bands sixth US No.1, and a No.2 hit in the UK. The songs lyrics, which are essentially a pastiche of a number of taboo subjects, include: interracial sex, cunnilingus, slave rape, and less distinctly, sadomasochism, lost virginity, and heroin.

1991, After just completing the recording of the 'Nevermind' album, Nirvana played a last-minute show at the Jabberjaw in Los Angeles. In the audience was Iggy Pop, Dave Grohl's girlfriend and L7 bassist Jennifer Finch who brought along her best friend Courtney Love.

1992, Concerned that some pupils were overly identifying with Freddie Mercury, the sacred heart School in Clifton New Jersey decided not to sing the Queen song 'We Are The Champions', at their Graduation Ceremony.

1997, Singer songwriter Jeff Buckley disappeared after talking a swim in the Mississippi River, his body was found on 4th June 1997 after being spotted by a passenger on a tourist riverboat.

2002, A 16ft by 6ft mosaic

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designed by John Lennon went on display at The Beatles Story museum in Liverpool. The mosaic had been built into Lennon's swimming pool at his Kenwood home in Surrey where he lived between 1964 and 1968.

2007, A piano used by John Lennon on the night he died was put up for sale for $375,000 (£189,000) on The Moments in Time memorabilia website. The upright grand piano

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was part of the Record Plant Recording Studios in New York where the former Beatle recorded his 1971 Imagine album. Lennon was said to be so fond of the instrument that he had it moved to whichever studio he was working in and had used the piano hours before being shot on 8 December 1980.

2009, Phil Spector was jailed for at least 19 years for murdering an actress in 2003. The producer, 69, famed for his Wall of Sound recording technique, was last month found guilty of shooting Lana Clarkson at his California home. Spector had pleaded not guilty to the second-degree murder during the five-month retrial in Los Angeles. His lawyers said he would appeal. Spector was given a sentence of 15 years to life for second-degree murder and an additional four years for personal use of a gun.

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May 30

1964, The Beatles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Love Me Do', the group's fourth US No.1 in five months. The version released in America had Andy White playing drums while Ringo played the tambourine. The British single was a take on which Ringo Starr played the drums.

1968, The Beatles began recording what became known as The White Album.

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The double-LP whose official title was simply ‘The Beatles’ became the first Beatles album released with the Apple label. The first track they recorded was ‘Revolution’.

1974, Bernadette Whelan a 14 year-old David Cassidy fan died of heart failure four days after attending a UK concert of his. Over 1,000 other fans had to be given first aid during the singers White City Stadium show.

1980, Carl Radle bass player with Derek and the Dominoes died of kidney failure aged 38. Also worked with Gary Lewis & the Playboys, George Harrison, Joe Cocker, Dave Mason, and Delaney & Bonnie.

1987, David Bowie kicked off his 87-date Glass Spider world tour at the Feyenoord Stadium, Rotterdam, Holland.

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The tour's set, described at the time as "the largest touring set ever," was designed to look like a giant spider. It was 60 feet (18.3m) high, 64 feet (19.5m) wide and included giant vacuum tube legs that were lit from the inside with 20,000' (6,096m) of color-changing lights. A single set took 43 trucks to move.

2002, Diana Ross voluntarily entered a Malibu drug and alcohol rehabilitation center called Promises to "clear up some personal issues" before setting out on a summer concert tour.

2007, A leaked copy of the new White Stripes album 'Icky Thump' was played completely on Chicago's radio station Q101-WKQX. Jack White personally called the US radio station from Spain, where he was touring, to voice his displeasure.

2009, Mick Jagger offered to buy an ice cream van but was turned down by its owner - who'd promised his daughter he would drive her to her wedding in it.

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Guiseppe Della Camera, had spent ten years restoring the rusting van to perfection after he spotted it on a farm - being used as a chicken shed. The restoration was such a success Sir Mick offered to buy the vehicle when he saw it at a show on Wandsworth Common. Camera said, 'Jagger told me he'd really fallen in love with my van and asked me if I would consider selling it. I was stunned when he offered me £100,000.

2009, Ozzy Osbourne was suing the band's guitarist Tony Iommi over royalty payments. The 60-year-old had accused Iommi of falsely claiming to have sole rights to the band's name which has cost him royalties from merchandise sales. Osbourne was seeking unspecified damages, lost profits and a declaration he is a half-owner of the trademark. Iommi claims Osbourne legally relinquished rights to the band's name in the 1980s. Osbourne said he believed all four original members of the band should share Black Sabbath's name equally.

2013, A new museum dedicated to the life of Johnny Cash staged its official opening. The museum in Nashville, Tennessee, was set up by wife and husband team Shannon and Bill Miller and features the largest and most comprehensive collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world.

2014, Aretha Franklin received an honorary degree from Harvard University.

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The Soul legend became an honorary doctor of arts at the Harvard ceremony, which came a year after she was forced to cancel a string of concerts due to ill health.

glatt 05-30-2017 02:25 PM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 989801)
2009, Mick Jagger offered to buy an ice cream van but was turned down by its owner - who'd promised his daughter he would drive her to her wedding in it.

Yet another example of how insane weddings get. Forgoing that much cash in exchange for a twenty minute drive and photo opportunity. That could have been a serious down payment on a new house for the daughter.

The wedding isn't the important thing, it's the marriage that matters.

Gravdigr 05-31-2017 12:35 PM


Originally Posted by glatt (Post 989804)
The wedding isn't the important thing, it's the marriage that matters.


Gravdigr 05-31-2017 12:50 PM

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1961, Chuck Berry opened 'Berry Park',

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an amusement complex near St Louis. The park had its own zoo, golf course and ferris wheel.

1966, Filming began on The Monkees first TV series. The Monkees' first single, 'Last Train to Clarksville' was released in August 1966, just weeks prior to the TV broadcast debut. In conjunction with the first broadcast of the television show on September 12, 1966 on the NBC television network, NBC and Columbia had a major hit on their hands.

1975, During a press conference held at the 5th Avenue Hotel in New York City to announce The Rolling Stones forthcoming American tour, the Stones themselves came down the street playing live from the back of a flat-bed truck.

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Stones drummer Charlie Watts came up with the idea, after the practise of New Orleans jazz musicians, who would play walking down the street.

1976, The Who gave themselves a place in the Guinness book of Records as the loudest performance of a rock band at 120 decibels, when they played at Charlton Athletic Football ground.

1980, Lipps Inc went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Funkytown'.

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The disco hit was also a No.1 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Australia and The Netherlands. It reached No. 2 in the UK.

1980, The Theme From M*A*S*H*

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(Suicide Is Painless), was at No.1 on the UK singles chart, 10 years after it was first recorded after being championed by BBC Radio 1 DJ Noel Edmonds. Mike Altman the son of the original film's director, Robert Altman, was 14 years old when he composed the song's lyrics.

2006, 71 year-old songwriter Hal Bynum, (whose credits include Kenny Rogers "Lucille,") and his wife were arrested and charged with growing marijuana inside their Nashville home and possessing hallucinogenic mushrooms. After receiving a tip, police searched the couple's home and confiscated 256 marijuana plants, 7.5 pounds of harvested marijuana, 14 grams of hallucinogenic mushrooms, growing lamps and other drug paraphernalia. Bynum, and his wife were released on $73,500 bond each.

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1959, The first edition of Juke Box Jury aired on the BBC. The shows host, David Jacobs, lead a revolving panel of guests in critiquing the week's top record releases. Although the songs were never played in their entirety, the four judges gave a verdict on whether each would be a "hit" or a "miss".

1959, 'The Battle Of New Orleans' by Johnny Horton went to No.1 on both the Country and Pop charts in the US, where it will stay for two months. The song was originally a poem written by high school teacher James Morriss in 1936, which he put to the music of an old fiddle tune known as 'The Eighth Of January'. Horton later won a Grammy Award for the song.

1961, Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Surrender',

his eighth UK No.1. The song was based on the 1911 Italian song, 'Return To Sorrento.'

1966, During a 12 hour session at Abbey Road studios, The Beatles added overdubs on 'Yellow Submarine', with John Lennon blowing bubbles in a bucket of water and shouting "Full speed ahead Mister Captain!" Roadie Mal Evans played on a bass drum strapped to his chest, marching around the studio with The Beatles following behind (conga-line style) singing "We all live in a yellow submarine."

1967, The Beatles released Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, in the UK. Recorded over a 129-day period beginning in December 1966, the album is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time and was the first Beatles album where the track listings were exactly the same for the UK and US versions. As of 2011, it has sold more than 32 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums in history.

1968, Simon and Garfunkel went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Mrs Robinson'. Featured in the Dustin Hoffman and Ann Bancroft film 'The Graduate',

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the song earned the duo a Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1969.

1973, Former Soft Machine drummer Robert Wyatt broke his spine after attempting to leave a party by climbing down a drainpipe and falling three stories. It left Wyatt permanently crippled and confined to a wheelchair.

1975, The Rolling Stones kicked off their biggest ever US tour at Louisiana State University. The tour would take in 45 shows in 26 cities. Guitarist Ronnie Wood joined The Stones on tour for the first time, replacing Mick Taylor.

Here's a picture of Stevie Nicks:

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BigV 06-02-2017 08:22 PM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 989889)

Here's a picture of Stevie Nicks:

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1965, The Rolling Stones released the single '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' in the US, which went on to give the band their first No.1. In the UK, (where it was released in August 1966), the song initially played only on pirate radio stations because its lyrics were considered too sexually suggestive.

1966, Roy Orbison's first wife, Claudette, was killed when a truck pulled out of a side road and collided with the motorbike that she and her husband were riding on in Gallatin, Texas, she was 25.

1970, Syd Barrett

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played his first gig since leaving Pink Floyd at the Extravaganza 70, at London's Olympia Hall, England, backed by a band that included his old friend Floyd guitarist David Gilmour. Barrett baffled the audience (and his musicians) when he abruptly took off his guitar during the fourth number and walked off stage.

1982, Tom Petty, Crosby Stills & Nash, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Nicks and Jackson Browne all appeared at The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California to a crowd of 85,000 fans at the six hour Peace Sunday, We Have A Dream antinuclear concert. Dylan was joined onstage with Joan Baez and duetted with her on Blowin’ In The Wind and With God On Our Side. The show was partly broadcast on ABC TV’s Entertainment Tonight program on the same day.

1986, A&R man Dick Rowe died of diabetes. Rowe became famous for not signing The Beatles to Decca records and made the classic quote 'Nobody cares about guitar group's anymore.' He did however sign The Rolling Stones to Decca.

1987, Whitney Houston had her second UK No.1 single with 'I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)'. It reached No.1 in over a dozen other countries and won a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1988.

1987, Michael Jackson announced that he was breaking all ties with the Jehovah's Witnesses. Jackson had been raised as a Jehovah's Witness and would don disguises and go door to door with the Watchtower message in cities where he was performing.

2003, Keyboard player with The Animals Dave Rowberry died aged 62. He replaced Alan Price who left in 1965. The Animals had the 1964 UK & US No.1 single 'House Of The Rising Sun'.

2005, John Bonham was voted at No. 1 in Classic Rock Magazine's '50 Greatest Drummers in Rock' listing Moby Dick as Bonham's defining moment.

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During live sets with Zeppelin his drum solo Moby Dick would often last for half an hour and regularly featured the use of his bare hands.

2006, Billy Preston died of kidney failure. The Grammy-winning keyboard player

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collaborated with some of the greatest names in the music industry, including The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Nat King Cole, Little Richard, Ray Charles, George Harrison, Elton John, Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan.

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1964, The Beatles arrived in Adelaide, Australia and were greeted by an estimated 250,000 fans, (the biggest welcome the band would ever receive), who lined the ten mile route from the airport to the city centre. The group gave their first four shows in Australia at the Centennial Hall, Adelaide over two nights. Temporary member Jimmy Nicol was standing in for Ringo on drums who was recovering from having his tonsils removed.

1965, The Supremes scored their fifth consecutive US No.1 single (they were the first American group to accomplish this feat), when 'Back In My Arms Again', went to the top of the charts.

1967, Bob Dylan's album Greatest Hits peaked at No.10 in the US chart. The cover photograph of the album was taken by Rowland Scherman at Dylan's November 28th, 1965, concert in Washington, D.C., winning the 1967 Grammy award for Best Album Cover, Photography. The original album package also included Milton Glaser's

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now-familiar psychedelic poster depicting Dylan.

1970, David Bowie released the single 'Memory of a Free Festival', which featured guitarist Mick Ronson and drummer Mick Woodmansey's studio debut with Bowie's band, bringing together the line-up that would shortly record The Man Who Sold the World. The track also featured Marc Bolan on lead guitar and backing vocals.

2005, Pink Floyd announced they would reunite with former bassist Roger Waters, who left the band in 1985, on July 2 for the Live 8 London concert. This would be the first time the band had played together as a quartet since The Wall tour in 1981.

2006, Prince

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received a Webby Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his "visionary" use of the Internet; Prince was the first major artist to release an entire album, 1997's Crystal Ball, exclusively on the internet.

2008, Amy Winehouse

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performed an exclusive gig at a Moscow art gallery for Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich and his girlfriend Dasha Zhukova. It was reported that the singer was paid £1m for the gig at the launch of The Garage gallery, which has been set up by Ms Zhukova.

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1961, Patsy Cline was seriously injured in a car accident. During her two month hospital stay, her song "I Fall to Pieces" gave the singer her first Country No.1 and also became a huge country-pop crossover hit.

1974, Ray Stevens was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Streak'

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a song about the latest British craze of streaking, (running naked in a public place).

1977, Led Zeppelin played the last of six sold out nights at Madison Square Garden, in New York City during their 11th and final North American tour.

1980, Billy Joel started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Glass Houses',

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his second US No.1 album. The album features Joel's first song to peak at No.1 on Billboard's Pop Singles chart, 'It's Still Rock and Roll to Me.'

1986, Bob Geldof was named in HRH The Queen's Birthday Honours List, receiving an honorary Knighthood in recognition of his humanitarian activities.

1986, Three fans died during an Ozzy Osbourne gig at Long Beach Arena, California after falling from a balcony.

1987, 30 hired hands moved 800 rented NHS beds onto Saunton Sands in North Devon for Storm Thorgerson to shoot what would be the cover of the forthcoming Pink Floyd album 'A Momentary Lapse Of Reason'.

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Rain interrupted the shoot and the team were forced to repeat the exercise two weeks later.

2016, Irish rock guitarist, Henry McCullough

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died after never fully recovering from a severe heart attack he had suffered four years earlier. He recorded with Paul McCartney and Wings, featuring on the hit James Bond theme, 'Live and Let Die' and 'My Love', the solo which he made up on the spot in front of a live orchestra. He was also a member of Spooky Tooth and The Grease Band.

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1956, Elvis Presley recorded 'Hound Dog' at RCA Studios, New York. Take 31 being the version they released. This was the first time The Jordanaires worked with Presley. The single sold over 10 million copies globally, became his best-selling song and topped the pop chart for 11 weeks, a record that stood for 36 years.

1962, Jimi Hendrix was honourably discharged from the 101st Airborne Paratroopers:devil:,

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after breaking his ankle during his 26th and final parachute jump.

1971, Queen appeared at Surrey College, England. This was the group's first gig with the line-up of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon.

1979, Sony introduced the Walkman (no, not Walking Man;)), the first portable audio cassette player.

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Over the next 30 years they sold over 385 million Walkmans in cassette, CD, mini-disc and digital file versions, and were the market leaders until the arrival of Apple's iPod and other new digital devices.

1980, Bob Weir(L) and Mickey Hart (R)

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from The Grateful Dead were arrested on suspicion of starting a riot at the San Diego Sports Arena after they tried to interfere in a drugs bust.

1988, Michael Jackson became the first artist to have five number one singles from one album when ‘Dirty Diana’ went to the top of the US charts. The other four chart-toppers from the LP ‘Bad’ were the title track, ‘I Just Can't Stop Loving You’, ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ and ‘Man in the Mirror’.

1991, Axl Rose caused a riot to break out during a Guns N' Roses gig after leaping into the crowd to remove a camera from a fan at the Riverpoint Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights. Over 50 people were injured and 15 fans were arrested.

2001, Liverpool Airport at Speke was renamed John Lennon Airport. Yoko Ono was present to unveil a new logo that included the late Beatle's famous self- portrait and the words, 'Above Us Only Sky' taken from his song 'Imagine'.


1925 – Marvin Rainwater, 1939 – Paul Williams, 1941 – William Guest (1 of the Pips), 1948 – Gene McFadden, 1949 – Roy Bittan:keys:(E Street Band), 1951 – Joe Puerta:bass:(Ambrosia), 1952 – Johnny Colla (Huey Lewis & The News), 1953 – Mark Hart (Supertramp, Crowded House), 1954 – Pete Briquette (Boomtown Rats), 1983 – Michelle Branch


1591 – Vincenzo Galilei:shred:(lute player & father to Galileo Galilei), 2002 – Ray Brown, 2007 – Beverly Sills

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1967, A private party was held at the Speakeasy Club in London, England for The Monkees. Guests included: John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Dusty Springfield, Eric Clapton, Lulu and all the members from Manfred Mann, The Who and Procol Harum.

1968, At an impromptu gathering at Joni Mitchell's house in Lookout Mountain, Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash played together for the very first time. The trio went on to form Crosby, Stills and Nash.

1969, Brian Jones drowned while under the influence of drugs and alcohol after taking a midnight swim in his pool, aged 27.

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His body was found at the bottom of the pool by his Swedish girlfriend Anna Wohlin. The coroner's report stated "Death by misadventure", and noted his liver and heart were heavily enlarged by drug and alcohol abuse. Jones was one of the founding members of The Rolling Stones and in the early 60’s used the name "Elmo Lewis."

1971, American singer, songwriter and poet, Jim Morrison of The Doors

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was found dead in a bathtub in Paris, France, the cause of death was given as a heart attack. He co-wrote some of the group's biggest hits, including ‘Light My Fire’, ‘Love Me Two Times’, and ‘Love Her Madly.’ On the 25th anniversary of his death an estimated 15,000 fans gathered at Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France to pay their respects.

1972, Blues singer, guitarist Mississippi Fred McDowell died of cancer aged 68. The Rolling Stones covered his 'You Got To Move' on their Sticky Fingers album. He coached Bonnie Raitt on slide guitar technique.

1973, Laurens Hammond the inventor of the Hammond organ died aged 73. Many rock artists including Procol Harum, Keith Emerson, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Allman Brothers Band and The Faces featured the sound of the Hammond. He also invented a silent spring-driven clock and during the second world war he helped design guided missile systems.

1973, After 182 Ziggy Stardust

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concert performances, David Bowie announced he was about to retire from live performing, although it eventually transpires that Ziggy Stardust the stage persona is being retired and not Bowie himself. Only his guitarist Mick Ronson knew about the announcement, which came as a complete shock not only to the audience but the rest of Bowie's band and crew.

1975, Lead singer from Three Dog Night Chuck Negron

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was arrested at his Louisville hotel room on the opening night of the bands tour and charged with possession of cocaine.

2000, Harvard professor Ronald Ferguson accused the culture of hip-hop and rap music of stalling academic progress among young American blacks. He claimed time spent learning intricate rhyming lyrics detracted from reading.

2001, American singer, songwriter Johnny Russell died aged 61. Wrote 'Act Naturally' covered by The Beatles and Buck Owens. Jim Reeves, Jerry Garcia, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt all covered his songs.

2004, David Crosby was fined $5,000 (£2,745) by a US court after admitting attempted criminal possession of a weapon. It followed his arrest in New York in March when a gun, knife and marijuana were found in his luggage.

2012, KISS announced that they were set to release a guitar size book containing unseen photographs from their 40-year career. The limited edition called Monster would have a $4,299 price tag and come in at at 3 feet tall, 2.5 feet wide.


1878 – George M. Cohan ("Over There", "Give My Regards to Broadway", "You're a Grand Old Flag"), 1893 – Mississippi John Hurt, 1930 – Pete Fountain, 1930 – Carlos Kleiber, 1930 – Tommy Tedesco:shred:(member of The Wrecking Crew), 1940 – Fontella Bass (sang "Rescue Me", 1943 – Judith Durham (The Seekers), 1946 – Michael Clarke:drummer:(The Byrds), 1946 – Johnny Lee (sang "Lookin' For Love"), 1948 – Paul Barrere (Little Feat), 1949 – John Verity (Argent), 1949 – Johnnie Wilder, Jr. (Heatwave ("Boogie Nights")), 1952 – Laura Branigan, 1952 – Andy Fraser:bass:(Free), 1957 – Poly Styrene (X-Ray Spex), 1958 – Aaron Tippin, 1959 – Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), 1960 – Vince Clarke (Erasure, Depeche Mode), 1969 – Kevin Hearn (Barenaked Ladies)


1969 – Brian Jones, 1971 – Jim Morrison, 1973 - Laurens Hammond, 1986 – Rudy Vallιe, 1999 – Mark Sandman:bass:(Morphine), 2001 – Johnny Russell, 2007 – Boots Randolph, 2012 – Andy Griffith

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1954, Working together for the first time in a recording studio with Scotty Moore and Bill Black,

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Elvis Presley fools around during a break with an up-tempo version of 'That's All Right.' Producer Sam Phillips has them repeat the jam and records it. It became Presley's first release on Sun Records.

1965, Marty Balin and Paul Kantner formed a Folk-Rock group that would evolve into the Jefferson Airplane,

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the premier San Francisco psychedelic band of the late '60s. The Airplane made its debut the following month at a Haight-Ashbury club, and was signed to RCA later in the year.

1995, More than 100 Grateful Dead fans were hurt when a wooden deck collapsed at a campground lodge in Wentzville, Missouri. Hundreds of people were on or under the deck sheltering from heavy rain. More than 4,000 Deadheads were staying at the campground while attending Grateful Dead concerts in the St. Louis suburb.

2000, Cub Koda (Michael "Cub" Koda),

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founder member of Brownsville Station died of complications from kidney failure. Wrote the 2 million selling 1974 hit 'Smokin' In The Boys Room', (which Motley Crue covered). He took his nickname from Cubby on television's Mickey Mouse Club.

2003, The Daily Star ran a front-page story claiming that the body of Manic Street Preachers guitarist Richey Edwards had been found. Fishermen in an angling contest discovered bones half buried in mud on the riverbank near Avonmouth. Edwards disappeared in Feb 1995, his car was found at a service station at the Seven Bridge a well-known suicide spot.

2003, Johnny Cash made his last ever live performance when he appeared at the Carter Ranch. Before singing "Ring of Fire", Cash read a statement about his late wife that he had written shortly before taking the stage: “The spirit of June Carter overshadows me tonight with the love she had for me and the love I have for her. We connect somewhere between here and heaven. She came down for a short visit, I guess, from heaven to visit with me tonight to give me courage and inspiration like she always has.” Cash died on Sept 12th of this year.

2005, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour

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said artists who had seen album sales soar after the Live 8 concerts should donate their profits to charity, saying: "This is money that should be used to save lives." UK sales figures released two days after the London concert showed Pink Floyd’s Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd had risen by 1343%, The Who - Then and Now by 863% and Annie Lennox - Eurythmics Greatest Hits by 500%.


1913 – Smiley Lewis, 1938 – Ronnie Self, 1943 – Robbie Robertson (The Band), 1950 – Huey Lewis, 1950 – Michael Monarch (Steppenwolf), 1954 – Jimmy Crespo (Aerosmith), 1959 – Marc Cohn ("Walkin' In Memphis"), 1969 – RZA (rapper), 1973 – Bengt Lagerberg:drummer:(The Cardigans), 1980 – Jason Wade (Lifehouse), 1982 – Dave Haywood (Lady Antebellum)



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1963, James Brown went to No.2 on the US album chart with 'Live At The Apollo'.

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Recorded on the night of October 24, 1962 at Brown's own expense, it spent 66 weeks on the Billboard Albums chart. In 2003, the album was ranked No. 24 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

1968, Woburn Music Festival,

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Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire took place. A two-day affair featuring Donovan, Fleetwood Mac, Pentangle, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Alexis Korner, Family, Taste, Tim Rose, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Duster Bennett and Tyrannosaurus Rex, two-day tickets were priced at £2.

2002, George Harrison's widow Olivia put the couple's home, Friar Park,

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up for sale for £20m saying she couldn't bear to live with the memories of the attack by schizophrenic Michael Abram who broke into the house in 1999.

2003, The Dixie Chicks performed a concert at Dallas' American Airlines Center despite an anonymous threat that group member Natalie Maines would be shot on stage, (after the controversy regading her comments about President George W. Bush, and the Iraq war). Maines had a police escort to and from the show and then directly to the airport.


1924 – Louie Bellson:drummer:(pioneered the use of two bass drums), 1925 – Bill Haley, 1931 – Della Reese, 1937 – Gene Chandler ("The Duke Of Earl"), 1939 – Jet Harris:bass:(The Shadows, Jeff Beck Group), 1940 – Jeannie Seely, 1949 – Michael Shrieve:drummer:(Carlos Santana), 1975 – 50 Cent, 1979 – Nic Cester (Jet "Are You Gonna Be My Girl?")


1971 – Louis Armstrong, 1979 – Van McCoy (Van McCoy & The Soul City Orchestra "The Hustle"), 1998 – Roy Rogers, 2003 – Buddy Ebsen, 2010 – Harvey Fuqua (The Moonglows)

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You might enjoy, (or be pissed) reading Rolling Stone's list of The 50 Greatest Concerts of the Last 50 Years.


The list below was born out of some pretty serious arguments. Was Bruce Springsteen better in 1975 or 1978? When did Kanye hit his stride? Which was more awesome, "The Joshua Tree" or "Zoo TV"? The concerts and tours that made the final cut weren't just huge spectacles, they deepened the power of rock & roll itself – from Neil Young thrashing out 20-minute jams with Crazy Horse to Beyoncι turning stadium glitz into a personal outpouring. "You're almost levitating on the energy from the audience," says Keith Richards. "And I miss it when I'm not doing it." Here are the people who've done it best.

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This day in music, July 6 1957, Paul McCartney met John Lennon. Paul auditioned for John's band the Quarrymen. The first song he played was Eddie Cochran's "20 Flight Rock".

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1966, The Beatles released the ‘Nowhere Man’ 4-track EP in the UK, which included: ‘Drive My Car’, ‘Michelle’ and ‘You Won't See Me’. All four tracks were taken from The Beatles' sixth UK studio album, Rubber Soul.

1967, The Monkees began a 29-date tour with The Jimi Hendrix Experience as support act. Hendrix was dropped after six shows after being told his act was not suitable for their teenybopper audience.

1969, Marianne Faithfull collapsed on the set of 'Ned Kelly' after taking a drug overdose. She was admitted to a Sydney Hospital, (she was later dropped from the movie).

1972, Bill Withers started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Lean On Me', his only No.1 hit, it made No.18 in the UK. [Know how to turn a duck into a soul singer? Put it in the microwave til it's Bill Withers!]

1978, Gerry Rafferty's album City To City went to No.1 on the US chart, knocking off 'Saturday Night Fever', which had been at the top of the charts for almost six months.

1984, Bob Dylan's current European tour came to an end at Slane Castle, County Meath in Ireland. Dylan was joined on stage by Van Morrison and they duetted on It’s All Over Now Baby Blue. U2's Bono, who was sent to interview Dylan for the Irish rock magazine Hot Press, ended up duetting with Dylan on Blowin’ In The Wind and Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat. Carlos Santana also joined Dylan on stage and played guitar on the last seven songs of the set.

2007, Prince was forced off stage by police halfway through his set at the First Avenue nightclub during a late-night gig in his home town of Minneapolis. The club was only allowed to stay open until but Prince took to the stage at 2.45am. Prince had already played two concerts in Minneapolis before his late-night club appearance; His first performance was at a department store, where he promoted his new cologne with a nine-song, 45-minute set.


1908 – Louis Jordan, 1914 – Billy Eckstine, 1924 – Johnnie Johnson:keys:, 1930 – Jerry Vale, 1935 – Steve Lawrence, 1940 – Joe B. Mauldin:bass:(Buddy Holly & The Crickets), 1944 – Jaimoe:drummer:(The Allman Bros), 1948 – Raffi, 1957 – Carlos Cavazo:shred:(Quiet Riot, Ratt), 1958 – Kevin Bacon, 1961 – Andrew Fletcher:keys:(Depeche Mode), 1961 – Toby Keith, 1962 – Joan Osborne, 1969 – George Fisher (Cannibal Corpse), 1970 – Beck, 1985 – Jamie Cook (Arctic Monkeys)


1971 – Charlie Shavers, 2013 – Brett Walker

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1962, Ray Charles was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Don Gibson-penned country ballad 'I Can't Stop Loving You'.

1962, The Rolling Stones made their live debut at the Marquee Jazz Club, London, with Dick Taylor on bass (later of The Pretty Things) and Mick Avory on drums, (later of The Kinks). Billed as The Rollin’ Stones, they were paid £20 for the gig.

1969, One Hit Wonders Zager and Evans started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'In The Year 2525, (Exordium And Terminus)'.

The song was also No.1 in the UK, making them the only one hit wonders ever in both the US and UK singles charts.

1980, Olivia Newton-John

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and the Electric Light Orchestra had the UK No.1 single with 'Xanadu', taken from the film of the same name. It gave Olivia Newton-John her third UK No.1 single.

1986, Simply Red scored their first US No.1 single with 'Holding Back The Years'. Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall wrote the song when he was seventeen, while living at his father's house. The chorus did not come to him until many years later.

1988, Michael Jackson arrived in the UK for his first ever-solo appearances. He performed a total of eight nights to 794,000 people.

2000, A statue erected in the memory of John Lennon was unveiled in London's Trafalgar Square.

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The sculpture featured a revolver with a knotted barrel created by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reutersward.

2008, Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood left his wife of 23 years and moved in with an 18-year-old Russian cocktail waitress. [She got Wood!] The 61 year-old dad-of-four had met the teenager while out drinking and had taken her away to his luxury pad in Ireland.


1675 – Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco:violin:, 1934 – Van Cliburn:keys:, 1942 – Steve Young, 1943 – Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac), 1945 – Butch Hancock (The Flatlanders), 1947 – Wilko Johnson (Dr. Feelgood), 1948 – Walter Egan (sang "Magnet & Steel"), 1949 – John Wetton:bass:(Asia, King Crimson), 1950 – Eric Carr:drummer::devil:(KISS), 1952 – Philip Taylor Kramer:bass:(Iron Butterfly), 1954 – Eric Adams (Manowar), 1956 – Sandi Patty, 1965 – Robin Wilson (The Gin Blossoms), 1966 – Taiji:bass:(Loudness), 1967 – John Petrucci:shred:(Dream Theater), 1984 – Gareth Gates


1742 – Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco:violin:, 1947 – Jimmie Lunceford, 1973 – Lon Chaney, Jr. (mentioned in "Werewolves Of London"), 1979 – Minnie Riperton, 1983 – Chris Wood (Traffic), 1998 – Jimmy Driftwood, 2003 – Benny Carter, 2013 – Amar Bose (founded the Bose Corporation)

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1959, Billie Holiday

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died in a New York City hospital from cirrhosis of the liver after years of alcohol abuse, aged 43. (While under arrest for heroin possession, with Police officers stationed at the door to her room.) In the final years of her life, she had been progressively swindled out of her earnings, and she died with $0.70 in the bank.

1965, King Records released 'Papa's Got a Brand New Bag' by James Brown,

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which went on to sell over 2 million copies and receive the Grammy Award for best for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording. 'Papa's Got a Brand New Bag' is considered seminal in the emergence of funk music as a distinct style.

1967, American jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane died from liver cancer at Huntington Hospital in Long Island, New York, aged 40.

1974, The Moody Blues opened what they claimed was the first 'Quadraphonic' recording studio in the world.

1979, Gary Moore left Thin Lizzy, during a US tour and was replaced by ex Slick & Rich Kids guitarist Midge Ure.

1987, The Ozzy Osbourne Band started a 16-week tour of US prisons.

1993, Guns N' Roses appeared at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in front of 80,000 people, the final show on their Use Your Illusion Tour. A highlight of the night was English drummer Cozy Powell playing drums with Matt Sorum, dressed as a Domino's Pizza delivery boy.

1996, Chas Chandler died aged 57 at Newcastle General Hospital, England, where he was undergoing tests related to an aortic aneurysm. He had been the bass player with The Animals and manager of Slade, Nick Drake and Jimi Hendrix.

2004, Half of the 4,500 people in the audience walked out of Linda Ronstadt's

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show at the Aladdin Resort and Casino in Las Vegas after the singer dedicated an encore of ‘Desperado’ to filmmaker Michael Moore and urged the crowd to see his film Fahrenheit 9/11.

2011, Bruce Springsteen made a surprise appearance at a tribute to Clarence Clemons

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at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, N.J. The boss played a 45 minute set to an intimate crowd of 400. Clemons who died on June 18th of this year was a prominent member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, playing the tenor saxophone with him since 1971. Springsteen and Clemons had first met at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park.


1674 – Isaac Watts, 1918 – Red Sovine, 1921 – George Barnes, 1921 – Mary Osborne:shred:, 1925 – Jimmy Scott, 1928 – Vince Guaraldi (wrote "Linus & Lucy"), 1935 – Diahann Carroll, 1939 – Spencer Davis, 1942 – Zoot Money, 1947 – Mick Tucker:drummer:(Sweet), 1948 – Ron Asheton (The Stooges), 1949 – Geezer Butler:bass:(Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, GZR, Ozzy Osbourne), 1950 – Phoebe Snow, 1952 – David Hasselhoff, 1952 – Nicolette Larson, 1957 – Bruce Crump:drummer:(Molly Hatchet), 1963 – Regina Belle, 1965 – Craig Morgan, 1976 – Luke Bryan


1959 – Billie Holiday, 1967 – John Coltrane, 1996 – Chas Chandler, 2014 – Elaine Stritch

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1958, Fans of rock & roll music were warned that tuning into music on the car radio could cost you more money. Researchers from the Esso gas company said the rhythm of rock & roll could cause the driver to be foot heavy on the pedal, making them waste fuel.

1968, Cass Elliot

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released her first solo single following the break up of The Mamas and Papas. ‘Dream a Little Dream of Me’ had been around since 1931 and had been recorded by Frank Sinatra, Frankie Laine and many others. Cass' version would be the most successful when it peaked at No. 12 on the US chart, and No.11 in the UK.

1974, John Denver started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Annie's Song', the singers second US No.1. The song was a tribute to his wife and was written in 10 minutes while he was on a ski lift.

1974, Wings started a seven-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with Band On The Run.

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Although sales were modest initially, its commercial performance was aided by two hit singles 'Jet' and 'Band on the Run', such that it became the top-selling studio album of 1974 in the UK and Australia; in addition to revitalising McCartney's critical standing. It remains McCartney's most successful album and the most celebrated of his post-Beatles works.

1976, Tina Turner filed for divorce from her husband Ike,

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ending their violent 16-year marriage and successful musical partnership.

1985, Paul Young went to No.1 on the US singles chart with his version of the Daryl Hall song 'Every Time You Go Away'.

1986, Queen became the first western act since Louis Armstrong in 1964 to perform in Easten Europe when they played at Budapest's Nepstadion, Hungary, the gig was filmed and released as 'Queen Magic in Budapest'.

2001, Leon Wilkeson

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bass player with Lynyrd Skynyrd was found dead in a hotel room in Florida aged 49. Skynyrd scored the 1974 US No. 8 single, 'Sweet Home Alabama' and the 1982 UK No.21 single 'Freebird'. Member of the Rossington-Collins Band.


1890 – Benjamin Miessner, 1912 – Vernon Elliott, 1920 – Henry D. "Homer" Haynes (Homer & Jethro), 1929 – Harvey Fuqua, 1933 – Nick Reynolds (The Kingston Trio), 1937 – Anna Dawson, 1944 – Bobbie Gentry, 1949 – Maureen McGovern, 1955 – Bobby Rondinelli:drummer:(Blue Φyster Cult, Rainbow, Quiet Riot, Black Sabbath), 1960 – Conway Savage:keys:(Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds), 1962 – Karl Mueller:bass:(Soul Asylum), 1964 – Rex Brown:bass:(Pantera), 1967 – Juliana Hatfield, 1967 – Juliana Hatfield, 1974 – Pete Yorn, 1975 – Fred Mascherino (Taking Back Sunday)


1990 – Bobby Day, 2001 – Leon Wilkeson:bass:(Lynyrd Skynyrd), 2012 – Darryl Cotton, 2012 – Tony Martin

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1964, The Beatles

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scored their fifth US No.1 single in seven months when 'A Hard Day's Night' went to the top of the charts. The group had now spent seventeen weeks at the No.1 position in this year.

1971, The Concert For Bangladesh

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organised by George Harrison to aid victims of famine and war in Bangladesh took place at New York's Madison Sq Garden. Featuring Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Eric Clapton, Ravi Shankar and members from Badfinger. Harrison had to shell out his own money to maintain the fund after legal problems froze all proceeds. The triple album release (the second in a row by Harrison), hit No.1 in the UK and No.2 in the US and received the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

1980, Def Leppard made their US live debut when they appeared at the New York City concert opening for AC/DC. It was also Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott's 21st birthday.

1981, Australian singer Rick Springfield started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Jessie's Girl', which later won the singer a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. The song was at No.1 when MTV launched on 1 August 1981. Rick had played Noah Drake in the TV show General Hospital.

1987, Bob Seger scored his first US No.1 single with the Harold Faltermeyer penned 'Shakedown', which was taken from the film 'Beverly Hills Cop II'.

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The song was nominated for both the Academy Award for Best Original Song and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, but it lost both awards to Dirty Dancing's '(I've Had) The Time of My Life'.

1987, MTV Europe was launched, the first video played being 'Money For Nothing' by Dire Straits which contained the appropriate line 'I Want My MTV'.

1999, Ronan Keating scored his first UK No.1 solo single with 'When You Say Nothing At All'. The country song written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz was a hit for Keith Whitley,

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who took it to the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1988. The song also gave Alison Krauss her first solo top-10 country hit in 1995.

2007, Prince kicked off a series of 21 sold out UK shows at London's O2 arena. Tickets for the events cost £31.21 - the same figure used by the singer to name his album, website and perfume. After completing the 21 nights the Jehovah's Witness was planning to take time out to study the Bible.

2015, English singer, actress and entertainer Cilla Black died at her holiday home near Marbella, Spain, aged 72.


1930 – Geoffrey Holder, 1931 – Ramblin' Jack Elliott, 1942 – Jerry Garcia, 1943 – Denis Payton, 1946 – Boz Burrell, 1951 – Tim Bachman (BTO), 1951 – Tommy Bolin Deep Purple, James Gang), 1953 – Robert Cray:shred:, 1958 – Rob Buck (10,000 Maniacs), 1959 – Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), 1960 – Chuck D (Public Enemy), 1963 – Coolio, 1964 – Adam Duritz (Counting Crows), 1968 – Dan Donegan (Disturbed), 1978 – Dhani Harrison (son of George Harrison)


2015 – Cilla Black

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1962, Robert Allen Zimmerman legally became Bob Dylan

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having signed a music publishing deal with Witmark Music on 12th July of this year, engineered by Albert Grossman.

1964, After an intense search the bodies of Jim Reeves

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and Dean Manuel were found in the wreckage of an aircraft and, at 1:00 p.m. local time, radio stations across the United States announced Reeves' death formally. The single-engine Beechcraft Debonair aircraft, with Reeves at the controls had crashed 42 hours earlier during a thunderstrom. Thousands of people travelled to pay their last respects at his funeral two days later. The coffin, draped in flowers from fans, was driven through the streets of Nashville and then to Reeves' final resting place near Carthage, Texas.

1976, Peter "Puddy" Watts, road manager with Pink Floyd died of a heroin overdose. Watts supplied the crazed laughter on the groups The Dark Side of The Moon album.

1983, James Jamerson

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died of complications stemming from cirrhosis of the liver, heart failure and pneumonia in Los Angeles, he was 47 years old. As one of The Funk Brothers he was the uncredited bassist on most of Motown Records' hits in the 1960s and early 1970s

1991, Rick James

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and his girlfriend Tanya Hijazi were arrested in Hollywood charged with assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated mayhem, torture, false imprisonment, and forcible oral copulation. James was released on $1 million bail.


1914 – Big Walter Price, 1935 – Hank Cochran, 1937 – Garth Hudson:keys:(The Band), 1941 – Doris Coley (The Shirelles), 1944 – Jim Capaldi:drummer:(Traffic), 1948 – Andy Fairweather Low, 1950 – Ted Turner (Wishbone Ash), 1951 – Andrew Gold (wrote "Thank You For Being A Friend" theme song for Golden Girls), 1951 – Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen), 1955 – Butch Vig:drummer:(Garbage, produced Nirvana's album Nevermind), 1959 – Apollonia Kotero, 1961 – Pete de Freitas:drummer:(Echo & The Bunnymen), 1962 – Lee Mavers (The La's), 1968 – John Stanier:drummer:(Helmet)


1921 – Enrico Caruso, 1997 – Fela Kuti, 2012 – Jimmy Jones, 2012 – Marguerite Piazza

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1959, Four members of The Platters

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were arrested after a gig in Cincinnati after being found with four 19 year old women, (3 of them white), in various stages of undress. The scandal resulted in radio stations across the US removing Platters records from their playlists.

1961, Helen Shapiro was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'You Don't Know'. Aged 14, Shapiro became the youngest act ever to score a UK No.1.

1963, 13 year-old Little Stevie Wonder started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Fingertips part II', making him the youngest singer to top the charts.

1968, Tom Jones went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Delilah'.

1970, Elvis Presley played the first night of a four-week engagement, playing 2 shows most nights at The International Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

1970, Simon and Garfunkels album Bridge Over Troubled Water was at No.1 on the UK album chart, The Beatles were at No.2 with 'Let It Be' and Bob Dylan was at No.3 with 'Self Portrait.'

1972, During their Wings Over Europe Tour, Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested in Sweden for possession of drugs. McCartney joked the arrest would “make good publicity” for the tour.

1976, Elton John played the first of ten sold out nights at Madison Sq. Gardens in New York City. The $1.25 million generated from the shows broke the record set by The Rolling Stones in 1975.

1985, Canadian singer, guitarist Bryan Adams scored his first US No.1 album with 'Reckless.'

1985, 'Money for Nothing' by Dire Straits peaked at No.4 on the UK singles chart. Notable for its groundbreaking music video and a cameo appearance by Sting singing the song's falsetto introduction and backing chorus, "I want my MTV" who also co-wrote the song with Mark Knopfler. The video was also the first to be aired on MTV Europe when the network started on 1 August 1987.

1985, Simon Le Bon from Duran Duran was air lifted to safety when his boat 'Drum' overturned while racing off the English coast. Le Bon was trapped under the hull with five other crew members for twenty minutes, until being rescued by the Royal Navy.

1987, Wilson Pickett

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was found guilty by a New Jersey court of possessing a shotgun with intent to endanger life following his involvement in a fist fight in a bar.

2002, Lisa Marie Presley married actor Nicolas Cage at a resort in Hawaii. The marriage was Presley's third. She was married previously to musician Danny Keough and pop star Michael Jackson. Cage filed for divorce four months later.

2008, US singer-songwriter Isaac Hayes

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died at his home in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 65. Police were called to his home after his wife found him unconscious. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Hayes won an Oscar for the 1971 hit Theme From Shaft as was also known as the voice of Chef from the hit cartoon show, South Park. He was married four times and had 12 children.

2013, American singer Eydie Gorme,

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remembered for her 1963, No.7 Billboard hit, 'Blame It On The Bossa Nova', died at the age of 84. She also reached the Hot 100 six other times between 1956 and 1964 and earned numerous awards, including a Grammy and an Emmy.


1898 – Jack Haley, 1909 – Leo Fender, 1922 – Al Alberts (The Four Aces), 1927 – Jimmy Martin, 1928 – Jimmy Dean, 1928 – Eddie Fisher, 1940 – Bobby Hatfield (half of The Righteous Bros), 1943 – Jimmy Griffin (Bread), 1943 – Ronnie Spector:love:, 1947 – Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), 1950 – Patti Austin, Queen Of The Jingles (sang jingles for Almay, Avon, Burger King, Impulse, KFC, Maxwell House, McDonald's, Meow Mix, Stouffer's, and the United States Army among others), 1956 – Charlie Peacock, 1961 – Jon Farriss (INXS), 1967 – Todd Nichols (Toad The Wet Sprocket), 1968 – Michael Bivins (Bell Biv DeVoe)


1806 – Michael Haydn, 1979 – Dick Foran (singin' cowboy), 2002 – Michael Houser (Widespread Panic), 2008 – Isaac Hayes (voice of 'Chef' on South Park), 2011 – Billy Grammer, 2013 – Eydie Gormι, 2013 – Jody Payne (Willie Nelson's band The Family)

Gravdigr 08-17-2017 02:23 PM

August 17

2012, Three members of the Russian feminist punk rock protest group Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years imprisonment after they had staged a performance on the soleas of Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior in a protest directed at the Orthodox Church leader's support for President Putin during his election campaign.


1893 – Mae West, 1919 – Georgia Gibbs, 1939 – Luther Allison, 1947 – Gary Talley, 1949 – Sib Hashian:drummer:(Boston), 1953 – Kevin Rowland (Dexys Midnight Runners), 1954 – Eric Johnson:shred:, 1958 – Belinda Carlisle (The Gogo's), 1962 – Gilby Clarke (Guns N Roses, Heart, Rock Star Supernova), 1964 – Colin James:shred:, 1965 – Steve Gorman:drummer:(The Black Crowes), 1969 – Donnie Wahlberg (The New Kids On The Block)


1973 – Jean Barraquι, 1973 – Paul Williams (The Temptations), 1983 – Ira Gershwin, 1987 – Gary Chester:drummer:, 1990 – Pearl Bailey, 1990 – Pearl Bailey

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Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed when the helicopter he was flying in, hit a man-made ski slope while trying to navigate through dense fog. Vaughan had played a show at Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin with Robert Cray & His Memphis Horns, and Eric Clapton. Vaughan was informed by a member of Clapton's crew that three seats were open on a helicopter returning to Chicago with Clapton's crew, it turned out there was only one seat left; Vaughan requested it from his brother, who obliged. Three members of Eric Clapton's entourage were also killed.

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1964, Roy Orbison's 'Oh, Pretty Woman' was released in the US. It went on to reach No.1 four weeks later. The title was inspired by Orbison's wife Claudette interrupting a conversation to announce she was going out; when Orbison asked if she was okay for cash, his co-writer Bill Dees interjected "A pretty woman never needs any money."

1966, The Beatles played their last concert before a paying audience, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California to a sold-out crowd of 25,000. John and Paul, knowing what the fans do not (that this will be the last concert ever) bring cameras on stage and take pictures between songs. During this tour, The Beatles have not played a single song from their latest album, Revolver. They finished the show with a version of Little Richard's 'Long Tall Sally'.

1976, Jimmy Reed

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1977, Three people were arrested in Memphis after trying to steal Elvis' body. As a result, his remains would be later moved to Graceland.

1987, Rick Astley's

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1990, Elton John

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1992, U2 became only the second act ever (Billy Joel was the first) to play at The Yankee Stadium in New York City, during their sold out Zoo TV tour.

2005, 77-year-old Fats Domino was rescued from the flooding in New Orleans caused by Hurricane Katrina. He had earlier told his agent that he planned to remain in his home despite the order to evacuate.

2009, The Los Angeles coroner confirmed Michael Jackson's death was homicide, primarily caused by the powerful anaesthetic Propofol. The singer suffered a cardiac arrest at his Los Angeles home in June, aged 50. The report said Propofol and the sedative Lorazepam

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1920 – Charlie Parker, 1924 – Dinah Washington, 1927 – Jimmy C. Newman, 1945 – Chris Copping:keys::bass:(Procol Harum), 1951 – Geoff Whitehorn (Procol Harum), 1952 – Don Schlitz (songwriter "The Gambler", "Forever And Ever Amen" et al), 1958 – Michael Jackson, 1960 – Tony MacAlpine,:shred:, 1964 – Pebbles, 1968 – Meshell Ndegeocello, 1973 – Vincent Cavanagh (Anathema), 1975 – Kyle Cook (Matchbox Twenty), 1986 – Lea Michele


2011 – Honeyboy Edwards

Gravdigr 09-13-2017 01:28 PM

September 13

1960, A campaign was started in the UK to ban the American hit 'Tell Laura I Love Her' by Ray Peterson. The song was being denounced in the press as likely to inspire a teen-age "glorious death cult." The story told of a lovesick youngster who drives in a stock car race to win the hand of his sweetheart. He crashes and just before dying, groans out the words of the title.

1963, Graham Nash fell out of The Hollies van after a gig in Scotland. Nash checked to see if the door was locked, it wasn't and he fell out as it travelled at 40 m.p.h.

1964, During a UK tour two dozen rugby players were hired as 'a human crash barrier' at a Rolling Stones gig at the Liverpool Empire. The 'human chain' disappeared under a wave of 5,000 fans as the Stones took to the stage.

1967, The Beatles formed an electronics company called Fiftyshapes, Ltd. appointing John Alexis Mardas (Magic Alex) to be the company's director. Alex claimed he could build a 72-track tape machine, instead of the 4-track at Abbey Road (this never materialised). One of his more outrageous plans was to replace the acoustic baffles around Ringo Starr's drums with an invisible sonic force field. George Harrison later said that employing Mardas was "the biggest disaster of all time."

1996, American rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur died after being shot six days earlier when he was driving through Las Vegas. 13 bullets were fired into his BMW. The incident was blamed on East and West Coast Gang wars. Shakur was a convicted sex offender, guilty of sexual abuse. After serving eleven months of his sentence he was released from prison on an appeal financed by Marion "Suge" Knight, the CEO of Death Row Records.

2000, Elton John threw a tantrum when he was set to appear at a sell-out show at the Estoril Casino near Lisbon. Elton was unhappy after the audience were slow in leaving a VIP dinner before the concert, Elton left the building and flew home on his private jet without playing a note.

2009, Vera Lynn went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'We'll Meet Again: The Very Best of Vera Lynn'. At the age of 92 it made her the oldest living artist to achieve this feat with an album. The previous oldest living artist to top the charts was Bob Dylan, who at 67 saw his album 'Together Through Life' become number one in the UK earlier this year. [Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?]

Flint 09-13-2017 02:21 PM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 995608)
1996, American rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur died after being shot six days earlier when he was driving through Las Vegas. 13 bullets were fired into his BMW. The incident was blamed on East and West Coast Gang wars. Shakur was a convicted sex offender, guilty of sexual abuse. After serving eleven months of his sentence he was released from prison on an appeal financed by Marion "Suge" Knight, the CEO of Death Row Records.

Wow, cool bio. I'm sure every time you mention any one of these baby boomer musicians, you'll treat them the same way. Like, Jimmy Page, famous for kidnapping a 14-year old, and keeping her in captivity as a sex slave. Or John Lennon, who beat his wives so viciously he gave one of them a miscarriage. You missed that part in your mention of the Beatles.

xoxoxoBruce 09-13-2017 02:32 PM

This is not Wikipedia, it's This Day in Music, a thread where anybody can add something that happened on this day in any manner they choose... or not.

Flint 09-13-2017 02:48 PM

And anybody can comment on it, and anybody can comment on their comment.

Anybody care to comment on the comment of the comment, so we can point out that anybody can comment on the comments of comments? We could keep going all day on this line of commentary.

Gravdigr 09-13-2017 10:40 PM


Originally Posted by Flint (Post 995611)
Wow, cool bio. I'm sure every time you mention any one of these baby boomer musicians, you'll treat them the same way. Like, Jimmy Page, famous for kidnapping a 14-year old, and keeping her in captivity as a sex slave. Or John Lennon, who beat his wives so viciously he gave one of them a miscarriage. You missed that part in your mention of the Beatles.

I treat didn't treat anybody any way. I did a direct copy/paste from right fucking here.

You can bitch to them all you want. But don't make the mistake of thinking I give the first happy damn about whatever bug is up your ass today.

Flint 09-14-2017 10:39 AM

Seems like you do, though.

Gravdigr 09-14-2017 02:33 PM

You are badly mistaken.

Undertoad 09-14-2017 02:43 PM

Happy Birthday to Amy Winehouse. She would have been 34 today

glatt 09-14-2017 03:33 PM

So young.

Flint 09-15-2017 12:27 PM


Tupac song selected for Vatican playlist

"The genres are very different from each other, but all these artists share the aim to reach the heart of good minded people," the Vatican wrote on its official MySpace Music page. ... The list was compiled by Father Giulio Neroni, artistic director of church publisher St Paul's Multimedia. ... The lyrics of "Changes" describe Shakur's desire to change a grim life of drugs, crime and violence on the streets. ...
List of awards and nominations received by Tupac Shakur


Tupac Shakur’s 11 Amazing Achievements Before Death at Age 25

Some people are born to leave their mark on the psyche of the masses by using their talent to the best of their abilities in a very short span of time. ... Though he passed away at a young age of 25, Tupac achieved great heights in his career ...

1. Tupac became one of the best-selling music artists in the world by selling over 37.5 million records in US and 75 million albums worldwide as of 2007.

2. The Rolling Stone Magazine named him the 86th Greatest Artist of All Time. In a 2005 Rolling Stones Magazine Vote, he was ranked sixth on the list of ’100 immortal artists of all time’.

3. Most of his songs send out a social message. He was greatly concerned with the social problems faced by the Afro-American community such as violence and hardship in inner cities, racism, conflicts with other rappers, social injustice, and poverty and police brutality.

4. Shakur became the first artist ever to have an album at number one on the Billboard 200 while serving a prison sentence. He released his multi-platinum album Me Against the World at Clinton Correctional Facility after being imprisoned on February 14, 1995.

5. The album made stayed on Billboard 200 for five weeks and sold 240,000 copies in its first week. It was appreciated worldwide and set a record for the highest first week sales for a solo male rap artist.

6. MTV ranked him at No.2 on their list of The Greatest MCs of All Time while VH1 ranked him No.3 on their list of 50 Greatest Hip Hop Artists.

7. Shakur was inducted into the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame in 2002 and Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry in 2010.

8. On October 17, 2006, 2Pac Shakur was honored at the First Annual Turks & Caicos International Film Festival for his exceptional talent as a singer and a performer. He was appreciated for overcoming hurdles like crossed racial, ethnic, cultural and medium issues.

9. In 2008, he was added to the Definitive 200 list by the National Association of Recording Merchandisers in conjunction with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

10. Tupac’s song, Changes, was one of the 12 songs released by the seat of the Catholic Church onto their social networking Web site’s streaming music service

11. 2Pac‘s double album, All Eyez on Me, sold over 5 million copies in US alone. This is one of the highest-selling rap albums of all time and was eventually certified 9x platinum in June 1998 by the RIAA.

Gravdigr 09-15-2017 12:30 PM

Oh. What fresh hell is this?

Flint 09-15-2017 12:33 PM


Gravdigr 09-15-2017 12:37 PM

I hope he gets back on his meds soon. His shit is getting old.

What did you do, Flint, wake up and say to yourself "Prick, let's shit on every thread we come across."?

Shit away. I won't see it. When I come back, you will be on the Ignore list.

What is it with people like Flint when he gets this way? Is it that they think their life is shit, so they're not happy unless they are trying to make others' lives seem as shitty as their own? Why you gotta bring down the place, man? Just shitting everywhere....Goodbye crazy person.

Medication. Srsly.

Gravdigr 09-15-2017 12:38 PM


Originally Posted by Flint (Post 995709)


Flint 09-15-2017 12:46 PM

I'm sorry you feel that way.
Best wishes. We're all in this together!

xoxoxoBruce 09-15-2017 12:56 PM

Yeah, we are all together in this thread. :rolleyes:

glatt 09-15-2017 03:23 PM


Originally Posted by Flint (Post 995709)

Seems like you respect a dead guy you didn't know more than you respect individuals in a living community you are part of.

Flint 09-15-2017 03:24 PM

Well, things can seem a lot of ways.

Flint 09-15-2017 03:34 PM


respect individuals
:rolleyes: like flipping out on someone and cussing at them :thumb:

xoxoxoBruce 09-15-2017 10:12 PM

Oh please, your style and goals are very familiar to most of us here. :rolleyes:

BigV 09-16-2017 07:10 PM

I see your point Flint.

The capsule characterizations of different notables from "This Day in Music" were wildly different. Gravdigr just passed along the information uncritcally, just as he said he would in the OP.

Your argument with him, whatever dude. I think you're barkin up the wrong tree.

The *larger* issue of perpetuating black villainy and whitewashing similar scandals of others--that is completely legit. Fight the Power!

Flint 09-16-2017 08:35 PM

I challenged him to think about it. He declined.

But He did fire off an angry batshit response that was an inconceivably inappropriately ad hominem attack at me, personally. And for what? Like, shining a light on internalized racism in our society? In my view, that's a good thing. Agree or disagree, but "shooting the messenger" while avoiding a difficult discussion? We don't have time for that. I'm waaay past tiptoeing around white fragility.

Flint 09-16-2017 10:01 PM

Ironically, the OP contains this line:

Additions/corrections, opinions, and stories are always welcome.

Gravdigr 09-18-2017 02:03 PM

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1970, Jimi Hendrix was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Mary Abbot's Hospital in London at the age of 27 after choking on his own vomit. Hendrix left the message 'I need help bad man', on his managers answer phone earlier that night. Rumors and conspiracy theories grew up around Hendrix’s death. Eric Burdon claimed Jimi had committed suicide, but that’s contradicted by reports that he was in a good frame of mind. In 2009, a former Animals roadie published a book claiming that Jimi’s manager had admitted to him that he arranged the murder of Hendrix, since the guitarist wanted out of his contract.

1976, One Hit Wonders Wild Cherry started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Play That Funky Music'. The song started life as a B-side. It was the group's only hit in the UK which peaked at No.7.

1983, KISS appeared without their 'make-up' for the first time during an interview on MTV promoting the release of their newest album, Lick It Up.

2006, 73 year old country singer Willie Nelson and four members from his band were charged with drug possession after marijuana and magic mushrooms were found by police on his tour bus. Police had stopped the tour bus near Lafayette, Louisiana.

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Born to Nathan and Marsha Cohen, a son, Leonard Norman.

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1980, John Bonham, drummer with Led Zeppelin, died aged 32 after a heavy drinking session. ‘Bonzo’ was found dead at guitarists Jimmy Page's house of what was described as asphyxiation, after inhaling his own vomit after excessive vodka consumption.

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