Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Today in Music History...October 26, 2016

Music History: October 26



1911: Mahalia Jackson
1913: Charlie Barnet
1929: Neal Mathews (Jordanaires)
1944: Alan Henderson (Them)
1944: Michael Piano (Sandpipers)
1946: Keith Hopwood (Herman's Hermits)
1951: Bootsy Collins


1966: Alma Cogan
1976: Leonard Lee (Shirley and Lee)
1994: Wilbert Harrison
1999: Hoyt Axton
2004: Bill Read (Diamonds)


1935: The NBC Radio show Lux Radio Theatre presents its newest find -- a 12-year-old girl singer named Judy Garland.
1958: Berlin, Germany's first rock and roll concert ever is staged, a performance by Bill Haley and his Comets that ends in chaos when the East Berliners in the crowd of 7,000 begin to fight with the West Berliners. Twenty policeman are injured; one loses his sight permanently.
1959: The Everly Brothers leave their old label, Cadence, for Warner Brothers.
1961: Bob Dylan signs with Columbia Records, his first recording contract.
1962: In Dallas, TX, Bobby Rydell reprises his role as host of the annual Miss Teenage America Pageant. 
 1962: The first Motown "revue" tour begins in Washington DC, featuring Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye, Martha and the Vandellas, the Contours, Stevie Wonder, and the Marvelettes.
1964: On the last day of recording their fourth album, Beatles For Sale, the Beatles are visited by rockabilly legend Carl Perkins, an early idol of theirs. The group decides then and there to cover Perkins' "Honey Don't." At one point, Ringo calls the Sun records artists "Mr. Perkins," to which he replies, "Son, I wish you'd just call me Carl. Mr. Perkins is my daddy."
1965: The Beatles receive Members of the British Empire (MBE) medals from Queen Elizabeth II in a ceremony staged at Buckingham Palace. It is the first such honor ever given to a rock band, causing many former recipients, many distinguished military personnel, to return their medals in disgust. According to John, the group is so nervous beforehand that it gets high on marijuana in a palace bathroom; during the ceremony, when Her Majesty asks the group how long it's been together, Ringo replies "forty years." Later, a press conference is held at the Saville Theatre.
1968: Having been fired from WOR-FM, Legendary DJ Murray The K moves across town in New York, becoming one of the WMCA-AM "Good Guys."
1970: Mrs. Alta Mae Anderson, mother of Meredith Hunter, the Rolling Stones concertgoer murdered by Hell's Angels at their Altamont show, sues the band for hiring the infamous biker club as security.
1980: Paul Kantner of Jefferson Starship suffers what is thought to be a stroke while recording the band's latest album but is later revealed to be a brain embolism. He recovers after two weeks' hospitalization.
1992: Julie Fogerty, wife of husband John Fogerty of CCR, gives birth to the couple's first son (and Fogerty's fourth total), Tyler Jackson.
1998: US Federal courts refuse to issue an injunction against makers of mp3 players, one which the RIAA has been pushing for in light of rampant piracy.
1998: Fats Domino is awarded the National Medal of Arts from US President Bill Clinton.
2007: Acting on the advice of director David Lynch, folk-pop icon and former student of the Maharishi, Donovan, begins drawing up plans for The Invincible Donovan University, a college for studying transcendental meditation.


1973: John Lennon, "Mind Games"


1934: Cole Porter, "You're The Top"
1961: Elvis Presley: "A Whistling Tune," "Home Is Where The Heart Is," "Riding The Rainbow"
1962: Bob Dylan, "Corrina, Corrina"
1964: The Beatles: "Honey Don't," "What You're Doing," Another Beatles Christmas Record


1974: Dionne Warwick and the Spinners' "Then Came You" hits #1
1974: Barry White's LP Can't Get Enough hits #1


1971: Al Green's "Tired Of Being Alone" is certified gold

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