This day in Music History

Discussion in 'Decades, Pop, Rock' started by SIRIUSaboutXM, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    Happy December 8th! Here's what happened on this day in history:

    1954: The Drifters enter the R&B chart with “White Christmas.â€

    1967: Traffic releases its debut album, Mr. Fantasy.

    1968: “I Heard It Through the Grapevine†by Marvin Gaye is at Number One.

    1973: Elton John hits Number Two with "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road."

    1995: Barbara Walters interviews Courtney Love for ABC’s The 10 Most Fascinating People of 1995 special. During the interview, Love tells Walters that she wished she’d done “eight thousand million things†differently to prevent the death of her husband, Kurt Cobain.

    Born: Jerry Butler of the Impressions, 1939; Bobby Elliot of the Hollies; 1941; Jim Morrison, 1943; Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers, 1947; Sinead O' Connor, 1966

    Died: John Lennon, 1980, “Dimebag†Darrell Abbott of Pantera, 2004
     
  2. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    Happy December 9th! Here's what happened on this day in history:

    1972: An all-star orchestral version of the Who’s Tommy is performed at London’s Rainbow Theatre. Pete Townshend narrates, and featured performers include Roger Daltrey, Richie Havens, and Peter Sellers.

    1974: George Harrison releases Dark Horse, his first album on his label of the same name.

    1978: Chic is at Number One with “Le Freak.â€

    1995: “Free As a Bird,†the first new Beatles song in 25 years, debuts on a six-hour ABC Beatles documentary.

    Born: William Powell of the O’Jays and Sammy Strain of the O’Jays and Little Anthony and the Imperials,, 1941; Rick Danko of the Band, 1943; Dennis Dunaway of Alice Cooper, 1946; Jakob Dylan of the Wallflowers, 1969; Tre Cool of Green Day, 1972

    Died: Sonny Til of the Orioles, 1981
     
  3. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    Happy December 10th! Here's what happened on this day in history:

    1949: Fats Domino records “The Fat Man,†his first entry on the charts.

    1963: Donny Osmond makes his debut with the Osmonds on NBC’s Andy Williams Show.

    1965: Ray Charles enters the chart with “Crying Time,†which will reach Number Six.

    1976: Paul McCartney and Wings release the triple album set Wings Over America, which goes to Number One.

    1991: Alan Freed is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    Born: John Hammond, 1910; Guitar Slim, 1926; Ralph Tavares, 1948; Paul Hardcastle, 1957

    Died: Otis Redding, 1967; Rick Danko of the Band, 1999
     
  4. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    Happy December 11th! Here's what happened on this day in history:

    1961: The Marvelettes are at Number One with “Please Mr. Postman.â€

    1970: John Lennon releases Plastic Ono Band.

    1971: John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Commander Cody, Allen Ginsberg, Phil Ochs, David Peel, and Stevie Wonder perform at an Ann Arbor, Michigan, benefit for former MC5 manager John Sinclair, who had been sentenced to ten years in prison.

    1976: Bob Seger releases his album Night Moves.

    1988: Don Henley, Tom Petty, Graham Nash, and Bonnie Raitt perform in tribute to Roy Orbison at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.

    Born: David Gates of Bread, 1940; Brenda Lee, 1944; Andy Partridge of XTC, 1953; Jermaine Jackson of the Jackson 5, 1954; Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe, 1958

    Died: Sam Cooke, 1964; Bettie Page; 2008
     
  5. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    Bettie Page was a musician? :confused:

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S III using Tapatalk :)
     
  6. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

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    From Bing Crosby's FB:
    Happy Birthday to Bing's friend & co-star, Frank Sinatra! (12/12) Two classy crooners, together on the set of "High Society."

    Good day to spend a little time on SXM 71
     
  7. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    It's back!!

    Happy December 17th! Here's what happened on this day in history:

    1954: Rock and roll makes its first appearance in the U.K. as Bill Haley and His Comets debut on the U.K. chart with “Shake Rattle and Roll.â€

    1955: The Platters enter the R&B chart with “The Great Pretender.â€

    1966: The Four Tops enter the Hot 100 with “Standing in the Shadows of Love.â€

    1969: Tiny Tim and Miss Vicki Budinger are married on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

    1997: President Clinton signs the No Electronic Theft Act, removing protection from individuals who download copyrighted works from the Internet.

    Born: Art Neville, 1937; Eddie Kendricks of the Temptations, 1939; Paul Butterfield, 1942; Jim Bonfanti of the Raspberries, 1946; Carlton “Carly†Barrett of the Wailers, 1950; Michael Mills of R.E.M., 1958

    Died: Denny Payton of the Dave Clark Five, 2006; Captain Beefheart, 2010
     
  8. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    "I'm a Sagittarius, half-man, half-horse, with a license to shit in the street." - Keith Richards, 69 today and counting...

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  9. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    Happy December 19th! Here's what happened on this day in history:

    1955: Carl Perkins records “Blue Suede Shoes†at Sun Studios in Memphis.

    1957: Elvis Presley receives his draft notice.

    1960: Neil Sedaka’s "Calendar Girl" is released.

    1974: Ron Wood joins the Rolling Stones.

    1987: Paul Simon is musical guest on Saturday Night Live.(That hilarious Chicken Suit?)

    Born: Professor Longhair, 1918; Phil Ochs, 1940; Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire, 1941; Alvin Lee of Ten Years After, 1944; Zal Yanovsky of the Lovin' Spoonful, 1944

    Died: Michael Clarke of the Byrds, 1993; Roebuck “Pops†Staples of the Staple Singers, 2000
     
  10. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    Professor Longhair!
    Very influential on the New Orleans piano "sound"
     
  11. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    Happy December 20th! Here's what happened on this day in history:

    1964: “I Feel Fine†by the Beatles is at Number One.

    1975: Guitarist Joe Walsh, formerly of the James Gang, joins the Eagles.

    2003: “You Don’t Know My Name†by Alicia Keys is at the top of the R&B chart.

    Born: Peter Criss of Kiss, 1947; Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes, 1966

    Died: Bobby Darin, 1973; Robert Buck of 10,000 Maniacs, 2000
     
  12. kryptonite

    kryptonite Well-Known Member

    1964: Happy birthday Eddie Vedder
     
  13. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    On this day in 1972, Pink Floyd began sessions for their next album at London's Abbey Road. Tentatively titled 'Eclipse', the record was eventually released as a little thing called....

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    'Dark Side of the Moon!'
     
  14. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    I missed these posts! :buttrock:
     
  15. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    Happy 71st birthday Paul McCartney!

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  16. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

  17. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    He says it's his birthday. It's his birthday too yaeh.
     
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  18. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    We're gonna have a good time- Take a ch, ch, ch, chance!

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    On this day during the 'Wings Over The World' tour the band performed at the Community Center in Tucson. Backstage at the gig Paul was seen celebrating his birthday with a 'Wings At The Speed Of Sound' themed cake.

    The concert in Tucson was part of the tour which produced the recently reissued 'Wings over America' live album and 'Rockshow' concert film.

    Check out more photos from the tour HERE: http://po.st/J3ZbSW

    #WingsWOA
     
  19. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    Fun Fact - Today in History! The birth of the term, "Parrot Head".

    June 28, 1985 in Cincinnati, Ohio during the "Sleepless Nights Tour" at the Temberwolf Amphitheater. Jimmy Buffett commented that the fans who were returning each year in costumes, were reminiscent of Dead Heads. Timothy B. Schmit (who also played bass for the Eagles) replied, "yea Jimmy, Parrot Heads". Jimmy repeated it to the crowd... and the term stuck.

    Fins Up & Cheers to our Parrot Head family!

    Hey look- its DRC member Goreds2!!

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    If you miss the "Here's what happened on this day in Music history" posts that I used to put here, SXM 310 does it Every Hour Every Day.
     
  20. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    70 years ago, this guy was born

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