Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Today in Music History...October 4, 2016

Music History: October 4



1929: Leroy Van Dyke
1937: Perkle Lee Moses (The El Dorados)
1942: Helen Reddy
1944: Marlena Davis (The Orlons)
1947: Jim Fielder (Buffalo Springfield, Mothers of Invention, Blood, Sweat and Tears)
1963: Lena Zavaroni


1970: Janis Joplin
1991: J. Frank Wilson
1996: Jerry Rivers (Hank Williams Sr.)
1999: Art Farmer
2004: Michael Gibbins (Badfinger)
2004: Bruce Palmer (The Buffalo Springfield)


1957: Elvis Presley comes in second as England's most popular vocalist in the annual New Musical Express (NME) music poll, coming in just behind... Pat Boone.
1961: Bob Dylan debuts at Carnegie Hall, playing for a grand total of 53 fans.
1961: Popular "recording" group Alvin and the Chipmunks get their own TV show when The Alvin Show debuts on CBS.
1963: A 17-year-old Eric Clapton, late of the Roosters and Casey Jones and the Engineers, joins the Yardbirds for tonight's gig at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, England, replacing original guitarist Anthony "Top" Topham.
 1964: Dusty Springfield interviews the Beatles on this, their first appearance on England's ITV television program Ready Steady Go!
1968: Cream begins their announced farewell tour with a performance at Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, CA.
1974: Thin Lizzy debut their new twin-guitar attack with new additions Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson at tonight's concert in Wales.
1978: Country singer Tammy Wynette is allegedly kidnapped at a Nashville shopping center by an unknown man in a ski mask, beaten, and forced at gunpoint to drive roughly 90 miles. Doubt still exists as to whether this incident took place, due to a puzzling lack of physical evidence.
1980: For their work on the recent Fleetwood Mac single "Tusk," the University of Southern California Country marching band is presented with a platinum version of the album of the same name by three members of the rock band.
1980: On stage during a concert in Pittburgh, PA, Carly Simon collapses from "nervous exhaustion."
1988: Determined to finally clean his system of the alcohol and drugs he's been abusing for years, Ringo Starr, along with wife Barbara Bach, flies to Tucson, AZ to enter the Sierra Tucson Rehabilitation Clinic. He will stay six weeks.
1994: Singer Glenn Frey's stomach surgery causes the Eagles to postpone their much-anticipated reunion tour, puckishly titled Hell Freezes Over.
1996: The major motion picture That Thing You Do!, which deals with a fictional 1964 band attempting to break big, and starring Tom Hanks and Liv Tyler, opens in US theaters.
1999: Jimi Hendrix's half-sister Janie announces her plans to exhume the body of her famous brother and move it to a mausoleum where curious onlookers can view it for a price. The public outcry forces her to shelve the idea.


1943: Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five, "Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby?"
1974: John Lennon, Walls and Bridges


1939: Ted Weems, "That Old Gang Of Mine"
1968: The Beatles, "Martha My Dear," "Honey Pie"


1969: Creedence Clearwater Revival's LP Green River hits #1
1975: Pink Floyd's LP Wish You Were Here hits #1


1966: Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" is certified gold

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