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Monday, October 24, 2005

This Day In Music

Some snips from This Day In Music:
1980, Appearing at London's Apollo, Victoria, Ry Cooder.

1979, Paul McCartney received a medallion cast in rhodium after being declared the most successful composer of all time. From 1962 to 1978, McCartney had written or co- written 43 songs that had sold over a million copies each.
John Lennon was my favorite Beatle. Paul was okay, but I liked John's stuff better. Too bad Yoko fukked things up.
1977, Rolling Stone Keith Richards pleaded guilty to possessing heroin to a court in Toronto. He was given a one year suspended sentence and ordered to perform a benefit concert for the blind.
If they only knew....
1973, John Lennon began litigation against the US government accusing them of tapping his telephone.
They probably did!
1973, Rolling Stone Keith Richards was fined £205 after admitting having cannabis, Chinese heroin, mandrax tablets and a revolver at his Chelsea home.
That's more like it.
1970, Pink Floyd were at No.1 on the UK album chart with the 'Atom Heart Mother', the groups first No.1.
Jeebus. Those guys have been around forever.
1970, Santana scored their first US No.1 album with 'Abraxas'.

1967, Pink Floyd were forced to cancel a tour of the US when Syd Barrett refused to move his lips in time to 'Arnold Layne', on ABC TV's American Bandstand.
Did you know they were on American Bandstand? I didn't.
1964, The Rolling Stones kicked off an 11 date North American tour playing two shows at The New York Academy of Music.

1962, US Soul singer James Brown recorded his legendary 'Live At The Apollo', album.

1960, Brenda Lee scored her second US No.1 of the year with 'I Want To Be Wanted'. It only reached No.31 in the UK.

1960, Frank Sinatra went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Nice 'n' Easy'.
Ole Blue Eyes. I like his stuff.


Born on this day:

1959, Weird Al Yankovic
1948, Dale Griffin, drums, Mott The Hoople
1946, Jerry Edmonton, Steppenwolf
1936, Bill Wyman, bass, The Rolling Stones

1936. Damn, that's old.

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