Monday, August 29, 2016

Today in Music History...August 29, 2016

Music History: August 29



1920: Charlie "Bird" Parker
1924: Dinah Washington
1942: Sterling Morrison (The Velvet Underground)
1943: Dick Halligan (Blood, Sweat and Tears)
1945: Chris Copping (Procol Harum)
1953: Rick Downey (Blue Oyster Cult)
1958: Michael Jackson


1976: Jimmy Reed
1998: Charlie Feathers
2006: "Jumpin'" Gene Simmons


1959: When the Les Stewart Quartet breaks up just before its opening-night gig at the new Liverpool hotspot the Casbah, Quartet guitarist George Harrison recommends local skiffle group the Quarrymen, on the verge of breaking up and down to two members: John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Harrison joins the group, which still has no drummer, that night.
1962: Elvis' tenth movie, Kid Galahad, opens in US theaters, featuring the King as an amateur boxer. Charles Bronson also stars.
1964: In a clear case of rock and roll being saved by the British Invasion, Billboard magazine notes that guitar sales are the highest they've been since the advent of Elvis Presley. 
 1966: The last episode of ABC-TV's musical variety show Hullabaloo airs, featuring guest stars Lesley Gore, Paul Anka, Peter and Gordon, and The Cyrkle.
1966: The Beatles play the last live gig for a paying audience, winding up their last world tour at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The show, which ends with a cover of Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally," is filmed by Beatles press officer Tony Barrow. Afterwardsm George Harrison is heard half-joking, "Well, that's it. I'm not a Beatle anymore."
1969: Bob Seger divorces his first wife after only ten months of marriage.
1977: Three men are arrested in Memphis after attempting to steal Elvis Presley's recently-deceased body from a Memphis mausoleum, causing the Presley family to move his body to its present location in the "meditation garden" at Graceland.
1986: The American Bandstand studio located at 4548 Market Street in Philadelphia, PA is entered into the US National Register of Historic Places.
1990: Elton John enters rehab in Chicago to combat his bulimia and his various drug and alcohol addictions.
1995: The US Internal Revenue Service places a lien on Aretha Franklin's home for $600,000 in back taxes.
1999: HBO premieres Cher: Live In Concert From Las Vegas.
2005: Fats Domino, now 77, is rescued from his Ninth Ward home in New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.


1964: Roy Orbison, "Oh, Pretty Woman"
1970: The Kinks, "Lola"


1946: Ella Fitzgerald, "It's A Pity To Say Goodnight"
1966: The Youngbloods, "Get Together"
1968: The Beatles, "Dear Prudence"


1970: Edwin Starr's "War" hits #1



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