Sunday, October 30, 2016

Today in Music History...October 30, 2016

Music History October 30


1934: Hamilton Camp
1939: Otis Williams (The Temptations)
1939: Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane)
1939: Eddie Holland
1946: Chris Slade (Manfred Mann)
1947: Timothy B. Schmidt (Poco, The Eagles)


2007: Robert Goulet


1967: Rolling Stones leader Brian Jones, already deep in drug addiction, pleads guilty in a London court to possession of cannabis and not guilty to possession of cocaine and methedrine. He spends the night in Wormwood Scrubs prison and is released on bail the next day after being sentenced to nine months, a sentence which will eventually be suspended.
1970: A Miami court sentences Doors leader Jim Morrison to six months in prison and a fine of $500 for allegedly exposing himself during a concert there in March of the previous year. The case is still on appeal when Morrison dies the following July.
1970: Davy Jones guest-stars as himself in tonight's "The Teen Idol" episode of ABC-TV's Make Room For Granddaddy
 1972: Elton John becomes the first rock star since the Beatles to perform for Queen Elizabeth II at her annual Royal Command Variety Performance in London.
1973: On their first visit to the UK, The Osmonds are mobbed by 10,000 fans at London's Heathrow Airport.
1974: Upon learning that her husband, funk-rocker Sly Stone, has abducted their 14-month-old son Sylvester Bubb Ali Stewart, wife Kathy Silvia files for divorce.
1978: KISS' ill-advised live-action kiddie movie KISS Meet The Phantom Of The Park premieres on NBC-TV. Their career would never fully recover.
1979: Bianca Jagger, Mick's first wife, is granted a divorce after eight years of marriage.
1984: Barry Manilow beats Diana Ross' old Radio City Music Hall record of $1.8 million with his series of sold-out concerts there.
1984: Acclaimed soprano Linda Ronstadt finally stars in her first opera -- a production of "La Boheme" at New York's Public Theatre.
1995: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces its upcoming induction of David Bowie, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Pink Floyd, The Shirelles, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, and the Velvet Underground.
1997: All three of the Bee Gees walk off the set of Clive Anderson's BBC-TV talk show All Talk after Anderson disparages their disco era and refers to them as "tossers."
1998: KISS, both with their signature makeup and without, appear on tonight's "...Thirteen Years Later" episode of Fox-TV's Millennium.
2003: Paul McCartney becomes the proud parent of his first child with second wife Heather Mills, a daughter named Beatrice Milly.
2003: Lionel Richie divorces his second wife, Diane Alexander.
2007: After losing the top spot to Nirvana's Kurt Cobain the year before, Elvis Presley once again tops Forbes Magazine's list of highest-earning dead celebrities. John Lennon is second on the list; fellow ex-Beatle George Harrison is fourth.


1961: The Crystals, "There's No Other (Like My Baby)"
1992: Bob Dylan, Good As I Been To You


1955: Elvis Presley, "When It Rains, It Really Pours"
1960: Elvis Presley: "Milky White Way," "His Hand In Mine," "I Believe In The Man In The Sky," "He Knows Just What I Need," "Surrender," "Mansion Over The Hilltop"
1968: The MC5, Kick Out The Jams


1965: Patty Duke's "Say Something Funny" enters the charts
1971: The John Lennon LP Imagine hits #1


1964: Roy Orbison's "Oh! Pretty Woman" is certified gold

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