Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Today in Music History...October 24, 2017 (Now with more info & links)

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2016 Bobby Vee dies at age 73 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. In 1961, he had a #1 hit with "Take Good Care Of My Baby."

2012 R&B singer Bobby Brown is arrested in Los Angeles, California, for a DUI ticket - after a similar incident in March of the same year in which he'd pleaded no contest and agreed to attend rehab. This time he is released on bail.


2008 Pianist/keyboardist Merl Saunders dies of infections caused by a stroke in San Francisco, California, at age 74.

2008 In Chicago, Jennifer Hudson's mother and brother are shot and killed in their home by her sister's estranged husband, William Balfour. The body of her 7-year-old nephew is found three days later.

2006 To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its best-selling album, Def Leppard reissues Hysteria as a two-CD package. Beyond a remastered edition of the original album, the new edition includes a bonus disc with a host of non-album tracks first issued during the period.

2001 Kim Gardner (bass guitarist for Ashton, Gardner & Dyke) dies of cancer in Los Angeles, California, at age 53.

2000 Past Country Music Association entertainer of the year and ex-Hee Haw host Roy Clark, joins the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

2000 Lenny Kravitz releases his Greatest Hits album.

2000 Shelley Fabares is admitted to a hospital for a liver transplant after being diagnosed with hepatitis.

1996 Motown founder Berry Gordy is honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

1995 It's "Tony Bennett Day" in New York City as the singer plays a show at Radio City Music Hall.

1995 Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders goes back to Ohio to sing the national anthem before Game 3 of the World Series in Cleveland. The Indians pull this one out, but lose the series to the Atlanta Braves.

1983 Adrienne Bailon (lead singer for 3LW) is born in New York City, New York.

1980 R&B singer Monica is born Monica Denise Arnold in Atlanta, Georgia.

1980 The Guinness Book of World Records presents Paul McCartney with a special rhodium album for being the best-selling songwriter in the history of recorded music, having written 43 platinum songs and sold over 100 million records.

1979 Ben Gillies (drummer for Silverchair) is born in New Castle, New South Wales, Australia.

1978 The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards pleads guilty to heroin possession in Toronto, Canada, and is given a one-year suspended sentence. The Stones are also ordered to play a gig for charity.

1975 Bob Dylan records "Hurricane."

1975 Barry Manilow's glasses are broken by the crowd as he rushes to his limo after a concert in Chicago.

1975 John Lennon releases Shaved Fish in the UK.

1974 Stardust, a sequel to the film That'll Be The Day again starring David Essex, opens in the UK.

1973 John Lennon sues the US Government alleging that he and his lawyer were bugged and wiretapped while he was fighting deportation and during the government's investigation of "radical" antiwar elements in society.

1973 Art Garfunkel's solo album Angel Clare is certified Gold.

1971 Don McLean's American Pie album is released.

1970 Santana's LP Abraxas hits #1.

1966 Donovan releases "Mellow Yellow."

1964 The T.A.M.I. show (Teenage Music International Show) concert is held in Santa Barbara, California, featuring Chuck Berry, The Supremes, The Beach Boys, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, The Rolling Stones, The Miracles, Jan & Dean, Lesley Gore and Gerry and the Pacemakers. The concert is released as a movie later in 1964.

1963 Bob Dylan records "The Times They Are A Changin'" and "One Too Many Mornings."

1962 James Brown plays the concert that is recorded and released the following year as the album Live at the Apollo.

1960 Brenda Lee's "I Want To Be Wanted" hits #1.

1960 Frank Sinatra's LP Nice 'N' Easy hits #1.

1960 Neil Sedaka records "Calendar Girl."

1959 Elvis Presley, now a Private First Class stationed in Germany, comes down with a bad case of tonsillitis and is admitted to the base hospital.

1959 On his 23rd birthday, and still a year away from even buying his first bass guitar, The Rolling Stones' Bill Wyman marries his first wife, 18-year-old bank clerk Diane Corey.

1948 Dale "Buffin" Griffin (drummer for Mott The Hoople) is born Terence Dale Griffin in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England.

1948 Twin pop singers Paul and Barry Ryan are born with the surname Sapherson in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

1947 Edgar Broughton (of The Edgar Broughton Band) is born Robert Edgar Broughton in Warwick, Warwickshire, England.

1946 Jerry Edmonton (drummer for Steppenwolf) is born Gerald McCrohan in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

1944 Ted Templeman (guitarist/vocalist for Harper's Bizarre) is born in Santa Cruz, California.

1944 Soul singer Bettye Swann is born Betty Jean Champion in Shreveport, Louisiana. Known for the 1967 hit "Make Me Yours."

1937 Surf rocker Santo Farina (of Santo & Johnny) is born in Brooklyn, New York.

1937 Cole Porter is involved in a horrific accident. While riding his horse in Locust Valley, New York, the animal falls and rolls over onto him, crushing his legs. He will spend the rest of his life in constant pain.

1936 Bill Wyman, future bass player for The Rolling Stones, is born William George Perks in South London, England.

1930 J. P. Richardson (aka The Big Bopper) is born Jiles Perry Richardson in Sabine Pass, Texas.

1911 Bluesman Sonny Terry is born Saunders Terrell in Greensboro, Georgia. Terry begins focusing on music when an injury to his eyes leaves him blind at age 16.

Boyz II Men Tie Elvis For Longest-Running #1

 
1992"End Of The Road" by Boyz II Men ties Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel"/"Hound Dog" as the longest-running #1 single when it reaches its 11th week at the top. It spends two more weeks at #1, but loses the record three months later when Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" stays for 14 weeks.
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2005 After reuniting to play four shows in London at Royal Albert Hall in May, Cream play the first of three sell-out shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

1989 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces its fifth class of inductees: The Who, Simon & Garfunkel, The Kinks, The Platters, Hank Ballard, Bobby Darin, The Four Seasons, The Four Tops, the Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting team, Carole King, and Gerry Goffin.

1988 John Fogerty's trial begins. He is accused of plagiarizing himself by using elements of his Creedence Clearwater Revival song "Run Through The Jungle" for his 1985 solo hit "The Old Man Down The Road." The suit is brought by his nemesis and former label boss Saul Zaentz, who owned the publishing on "Jungle." Fogerty wins the case.

1987 The title track of Michael Jackson's Bad album hits #1 in America for the first of two weeks.

1986 Aubrey Drake Graham is born in Toronto. After a stint on the TV show Degrassi: The Next Generation, he becomes a superstar rapper under the name Drake.

1978 The movie version of The Wiz, which debuted as a Broadway stage production in 1975, hits theaters. The all-black cast includes Diana Ross as Dorothy and Michael Jackson as the Scarecrow.

1970 "Lola" peaks at #9 in the US, giving The Kinks their first American Top 10 since "Tired of Waiting for You" in 1965. After their US tour in 1965, they were denied visas for the next three years, killing their momentum in that country. Following their return in 1969, "Lola" gets them back on the airwaves.

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