Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Today in Music History...August 10, 2016

Music History: August 10



1909: Leo Fender
1928: Jimmy Dean
1928: Eddie Fisher
1940: Bobby Hatfield (The Righteous Brothers)
1943: Ronnie Spector (The Ronettes)
1943: James Griffin (Bread)
1946: Mick Clarke (The Rubettes)
1947: Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)


1993: Edward Roberts (Ruby and the Romantics)
2006: Barbara George


1959: Four members of the Platters -- the male four -- are arrested in Cincinnati and charged with "aiding and abetting prostitution, lewdness, and assignation" after local police found the singers in a Sheraton Gibson Hotel after-show party entertaining four scantily-clad nineteen-year-olds, including three white girls. The members would be acquitted of the charges in December, but in the meantime, the arrest led to the Platters being banned in several major radio markets.
1964: On his way to visit two injured fans in Liverpool, England, Mick Jagger is pulled over and fined 32 pounds for speeding and driving without insurance. 
 1970: Jim Morrison of the Doors goes on trial in Miami, FL, for an infamous incident on March 1, 1969, where he allegedly exposed himself on stage. (Though no doubt drunk, disinterested, and verbally taunting the audience, according to firsthand accounts, Morrison is generally thought these days to have been innocent of the major charge, sparking talk of a posthumous public vindication by Florida officials.)
1972: Paul and Linda McCartney are arrested backstage in Gothenburg, Sweden, for possession of six ounces of marijuana. The couple are released after paying a combined fine of $1,200.
1975: The jazz vocal group Manhattan Transfer debut their summer variety series on CBS-TV.
1976: Elton John begins a historic record-breaking ten-night run of concerts at New York City's Madison Square Garden.
1987: Wilson Pickett is found guilty of threatening patrons at a New Jersey bar with a loaded shotgun after a brawl inside the club. He is given two years' probation and fined $1000.
1987: A Chorus Line, the Broadway smash that had become the longest-running show on Broadway four years earlier, celebrates a historic 5,000th performance.
2004: The Rolling Stones' Charlie Watts confirms that he is undergoing treatment for throat cancer, which will eventually go into remission.


1964: The Beatles: "Do You Want To Know A Secret" b/w "Thank You Girl," "Please Please Me" b/w "From Me To You," "Love Me Do" b/w "P.S. I Love You," "Twist And Shout" b/w "There's A Place"
1963: Allan Sherman, "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp)"
1968: The Who, "Magic Bus"




1955: Chuck Berry's "Maybellene" enters the charts
1959: Elvis Presley's "A Big Hunk O' Love" hits #1
1959: Fats Domino's "I Want To Walk You Home" enters the charts
1963: Stevie Wonder's "Fingertips - Part 2" hits #1
1968: Cream's Wheels Of Fire LP hits #1
1968: The 1910 Fruitgum Company's "1-2-3 Red Light" enters the charts
1974: Roberta Flack's "Feel Like Makin' Love" hits #1
1974: John Denver's Back Home Again LP hits #1



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