Thursday, September 29, 2016

Today in Music History...September 29, 2016

Music History: September 29



1935: Jerry Lee Lewis
1942: Jean-Luc Ponty
1944: Tommy Boyce (Boyce and Hart)
1944: Mike Post
1944: Tommy Tate
1944: Anne Briggs
1947: Peter Hope-Evans (Medicine Head)
1948: Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad)


2002: Ellis Larkins
2003: Wesley Tuttle


1930: Bing Crosby marries Dixie Lee.
1947: Dizzy Gillespie makes his Carnegie Hall debut.
1954: The original musical version of A Star Is Born, featuring Judy Garland, opens in Hollywood.
1956: The Gale Storm Show debuts on CBS-TV.
1962: After a wildly successful six-and-a-half-year run, the musical My Fair Lady closes on Broadway.
1963: The Rolling Stones begin their first British tour, opening for Bo Diddley, Little Richard, and the Everly Brothers at London's New Victoria Theatre.
1966: Jimi Hendrix meets the final member of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, bassist Noel Redding, when Redding unsuccessfully auditions for Eric Burdon's new Animals lineup at the Birdland club in London.
 1967: While making mono mixes of The Beatles' new song, "I Am The Walrus," John Lennon turns on a radio in the studio and discovers a BBC radio broadcast of Shakespeare's King Lear. Intrigued, he mixes the live broadcast into the song. The words from the broadcast, at the time they are heard in the song, are as follows:
Gloucester. (2:25) "Now, good sir, wh--" (Here Lennon changes the channel away from the station.)
Edgar. (2:28) -- "poor man, made tame by fortune --" (2:34) "good pity--"
Later, at the end of the song, John leaves the broadcast where it is, and we hear:
Oswald. (3:52) Slave, thou hast slain me: Villain, take my purse. If ever thou wilt thrive, (4:02) bury my body, and give the (4:05) letters which thou findest about me to (4:08) Edmund Earl of Gloucester. (4:10) Seek him out upon the British party. O, (4:14) Untimely Death!
Edgar. (4:23) I know thee well, a (4:25) serviceable villain. As duteous to the (4:27) vices of thy mistress as badness would desire. Gloucester. What, is he dead?
Edgar. (4:31) Sit you down father, rest you.
1967: The Rolling Stones formally split from longtime manager Andrew Loog Oldham.
1967: Mickey Hart joins the Grateful Dead as its new drummer.
1975: While performing "Lonely Teardrops" onstage at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, NJ during a Dick Clark oldies revue, Jackie Wilson collapses from a heart attack, bashing his head on the stage and lapsing into a come from which he will remain until his death in 1983.
1976: At his 41st birthday party, a drunk Jerry Lee Lewis attempts to shoot a soda bottle with his .357 Magnum and instead hits his bass player, Norman Owens, twice in the chest. Owens makes a full recovery.
1977: David Bowie sets up a trust fund for Rolan Bolan, son of recently deceased T. Rex leader (and close Bowie friend) Marc Bolan.
1977: James Brown's backup band walks out on him before a gig in Hallendale, FL, complaining of being underpaid. Brown responds by hiring another band.
1989: Bruce Springsteen leaps onstage in Prescott, AZ, to jam with a local bar band called The Mile High Band, playing his own "I'm On Fire" and his favorite Sixties covers. A week later, a waitress who'd been complaining about her hospital bills receives a check from Springsteen for $100,000.
1994: The Pointer Sisters are awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6363 Hollywood Blvd.
1997: Don Henley of the Eagles is awarded a National Medal of Humanities from the Clinton White House.
1998: Frank Sinatra's estate sues Ross clothing stores of California for selling a unauthorized collection of the legend's songs called The Sinatra Collection.


1967: Gladys Knight and the Pips, "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"


1957: Buddy Holly and the Crickets, "Maybe Baby"
1959: Little Anthony and the Imperials, "Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko Bop"
1964: The Beatles, "Every Little Thing," "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party," "What You're Doing"
1966: Elvis Presley, "She's A Machine," "The Love Machine," "Yoga Is As Yoga Does," "You Gotta Stop"
1967: The Beatles, "I Am The Walrus," "Your Mother Should Know"


1958: Tommy Edwards' "It's All In The Game" hits #1
1973: Grand Funk Railroad's "We're An American Band" hits #1



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