Monday, October 3, 2016

Today in Music History...October 3, 2016

Music History: October 3



1938: Eddie Cochran
1940: Alan O'Day
1941: Chubby Checker
1945: Antonio Martinez (Los Bravos)
1949: Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac)
1950: Ronnie Laws (Earth Wind and Fire)


1967: Woody Guthrie


1901: The first record company, The Victor Talking Machine Company, is incorporated, later merging with the Radio Corporation of America to become RCA-Victor.
1952: The long-running radio hit The Adventures Of Ozzie and Harriet, now featuring a 12-year-old Ricky Nelson, debuts on CBS-TV, where it will run for another 14 years, bringing the total life of the show to 22 years!
1955: The Mickey Mouse Club, featuring a 12-year-old Annette Funicello, debuts on ABC-TV.
1957: ABC-TV premieres The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom variety show, later featured in Michael Moore's documentary Roger and Me. The show runs for three years.
1964: John Lennon writes "I Feel Fine."
1965: Johnny Cash is stopped by US Customs officials at the Mexican border on suspicion of heroin smuggling and found to be holding over 1,000 prescription narcotics and amphetamines. 
 He receives a suspended sentence.
1977: The TV event Elvis In Concert, filmed just weeks before the King's death, is shown on CBS, with good friend Ann-Margret hosting. It shocks many with the depiction of a bloated and drug-addled Elvis Presley in his final days.
1978: Aerosmith posts bail for 30 fans convicted of smoking pot during their show at the Fort Wayne Coliseum in Ft. Wayne, IN.
1980: At tonight's show in Ann Arbor, MI, the first of his new tour, Bruce Springsteen forgets the words to his anthem "Born To Run."
1987: Lithonia, GA declares today "Brenda Lee Day" in honor of the native singer. A new street is named Brenda Lee Lane in her honor.
1988: Hollywood premiers the acclaimed documentary Imagine: John Lennon.
2000: After being questioned for nearly an hour by his parole board, John Lennon's killer is denied release on his first eligible parole, with the board stating that letting him free would "deprecate the seriousness of the crime."
2003: The film of the benefit concert The Concert For George, an all-star tribute to the recently deceased ex-Beatle George Harrison, opens in US theaters.
2007: The Rolling Stones' "A Bigger Bang" tour, named after their latest album, sets a new world record for grosses when the two-year jaunt rakes in nearly 560 million dollars.




1945: Stan Kenton, "Painted Rhythm"
1963: The Beatles, "Little Child," "I Wanna Be Your Man"
1968: The Beatles, "Savoy Truffle"


1964: The Supremes' "Baby Love" enters the charts
1964: The LP The Animals enters the charts



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