Thursday, October 13, 2016

Today in Music History...October 13, 2016

Music History: October 13



1940: Pharaoh Sanders
1940: Chris Farlowe
1941: Paul Simon
1941: Neil Aspinall
1944: Robert Lamm (Chicago)
1946: Dorothy Moore
1948: Lacy J. Dalton
1948: Peter David Spencer (Smokie)
1950: Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention)
1951: John Ford Coley (England Dan and John Ford Coley)
1959: Marie Osmond


1974: Ed Sullivan
1977: Shirley Brickley (The Orlons)
1993: Wade Flemons (Earth, Wind & Fire)
1998: Craig Atkinson (Count Five)
2001: Peter Doyle (The New Seekers)


1957: ABC television presents a star-studded new musical variety special sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, featuring Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, and The Four Preps all singing the praises of... the Ford Edsel, a new model which would soon be considered the standard by which all automobile flops are measured.
1962: At London's Prince of Wales Theatre, The Everly Brothers' Don Everly collapses from exhaustion during rehearsal for the duo's upcoming tour of the UK. 
 Brother Phil continues the tour alone.
1963: Beatlemania begins in earnest at the Beatles appear on the popular BBC television show Sunday Night At The Palladium, performing "She Loves You," "From Me To You," "I'll Get You," and "Twist And Shout." 15 million people in the UK alone watch the live performance on television, while thousands of fans pack nearby Argyll Street to catch a glimpse of the group.
1968: The Supremes' Florence Ballard gives birth to premature twin daughters, Michelle and Nicole.
1970: The ashes of Janis Joplin are scattered into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Stinson Beach in California.
1975: Neil Young undergoes throat surgery in Los Angeles to remove a growth from his vocal cords.
1990: In a move that stuns his longtime fans, Bob Dylan is invited to perform at the West Point US Military Academy. Oddly, he performs his scathing anti-war attack "Masters Of War"; even more strangely, several cadets turn his protest song "Blowin' In The Wind" into a singalong.
1998: The box set The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live, 1966: The "Royal Albert Hall Concert" is released, featuring the first ever commercial release of the notorious concert where Dylan "went electric" and suffered a folk-purist heckler calling him a "Judas."
1998: Eric Clapton opens his Crossroads detox center in Antigua, charging $9,000 US for a month of rehab.
2000: The Eagles' Don Henley is sued by a fan who claims the singer bashed her on the head with maracas after she tried to take his picture at an Arkansas concert.
2001: Country legend Merle Haggard, who has a history of heart disease, cancels the remainder of his US tour after complaining of tightness in his chest.
2004: The US Internal Revenue Service charges Ronald Isley of the Isley Brothers with five counts of tax evasion for failing to report income from 1997-2002. Exactly one year later to the day, he goes on trial in Los Angeles for the charges and is sentenced to three years in prison.




1939: Harry James, "On A Little Street In Singapore"
1958: Tommy Dorsey, "Tea For Two Cha Cha"
1958: The Everly Brothers, "Problems"
1965: The Beatles, "Drive My Car"
1965: The Who, "My Generation"
1968: The Beatles, "Julia"


1958: Frank Sinatra's LP Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely hits #1
1973: The Rolling Stones' LP Goat's Head Soup hits #1
1979: Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" hits #1


1971: Donny Osmond's "Go Away Little Girl" is certified gold

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