Saturday, October 22, 2016

Today in Music History...October 22, 2016

Music History: October 22



1930: Dory Previn
1939: Ray Jones (Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas)
1942: Annette Funicello
1942: Bobby Fuller (The Bobby Fuller Four)
1945: Eddie Brigati (The Young Rascals)
1945: Leslie West (Mountain)
1952: Carl Carlton


1969: Tommy Edwards
1983: Keith Barrow
1989: Ewan McColl
1994: Jimmy Miller
2003: Rick Wiesend (Tim Tam and the Turn-Ons)


1961: In response to the ever-expanding "twist" craze, Chubby Checker performs his original hit from a year ago, "The Twist," along with the followup smash "Let's Twist Again," in a medley on CBS-TV's Ed Sullivan Show. The resultant attention boosted both singles back into the Hot 100, and shot "The Twist" back to #1 in early 1962, marking the only time the same single has hit the top spot in two separate years.
1963: A 24-year-old Kenny Rogers takes his third wife, Margo Gladys Anderson.
1964: Mod rockers the High Numbers fail their audition with the EMI label, but within a year will find success on Brunswick Records as The Who. 
 1965: The Kingston Trio guest star as themselves on tonight's "The Duel" episode of NBC-TV's WWII drama Convoy.
1969: An understandably miffed and somewhat confused Paul McCartney issues an official press release through Apple stating that he is not, in fact, dead, and then retires to his farm in Scotland (where Life magazine will track him down to further prove his not-deadness).
1988: Elton John sells out his upcoming show at Madison Square Garden, setting a venue record with 26 straight Elton sellouts.
1993: Annette Funicello is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6834 Hollywood Blvd.
1996: Apple announces that The Beatles have sold an unprecedented 19 million albums this year as a result of the Anthology juggernaut, with 41% of those sales, according to polls, going to fans who weren't even born when the group broke up.
1998: Bob Dylan plays a "homecoming" show in Duluth, MN, the closest he's played to his nearby hometown of Hibbing in nearly three decades.
2000: George Michael pays almost three million dollars for John Lennon's famous upright Steinway piano, on which the ex-Beatle wrote the international anthem "Imagine." Michael issued a statement saying, in part, "I know that when my fingers touch the keys of that Steinway, I will feel truly blessed."
2005: ABBA's 1974 hit "Waterloo" is voted the best song in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest, decided by voters from 81 countries during a ceremony to mark the famous European event's 50th anniversary.


1966: The Beach Boys, "Good Vibrations"
1976: Led Zeppelin, The Song Remains The Same


1965: The Beatles: "In My Life," "Nowhere Man"


1966: The Supremes' LP Supremes A-Go-Go hits #1


1971: Joan Baez' "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" is certified gold

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