Thursday, October 6, 2016

Today in Music History....October 6, 2016

Music History: October 6



1945: Robin Shaw (The Flowerpot Men)
1946: Millie Small
1949: Thomas McClary (The Commodores)
1949: Bobby Farrell (Boney M)
1951: Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon)
1951: Gavin Sutherland (The Sutherland Brothers)


1966: Johnny Kidd
1978: Johnny O'Keefe
1985: Nelson Riddle


1967: Jimi Hendrix performs on the new BBC 1 radio show Top Gear, with Stevie Wonder, who was visiting the studios, sitting in on drums for a jam called (appropriately enough) "Jammin'" and a version of Stevie's "I Was Made To Love Her."
1971: Pat Boone guest-stars on tonight's "The Academy" episode of NBC-TV's thriller Night Gallery.
1977: Rod Stewart is named in a $15 million "palimony" suit by actress Britt Eklund.
1978: ABBA songwriter / musician Benny Anderson marries fellow band vocalist Anni-Frid Lyngstad in Sweden. The marriage lasts three years. (The group's other male-female pair had been married in 1971.)
1978: The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger apologizes to activist Jesse Jackson, who raised a public outcry over the lyrics of the Stones' recent song "Some Girls," specifically the line "black girls just want to get ------ all night." Jagger refuses calls to change the lyrics. 
 1980: With the disco craze officially over, The Bee Gees file a $200 million mismanagement lawsuit against longtime manager Robert Stigwood and his label RSO Records, one that would within the year be settled out of court.
1991: The Fox TV network airs the special Ray Charles: 50 Years Of Music, featuring guests Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Paul McCartney, Randy Travis, Michael Bolton, and more.
1991: Michael Jackson gives Elizabeth Taylor away to Larry Fortensky during her eighth wedding, held at Jackson's California ranch, Neverland.
2002: Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones donates 100,000 pounds to the school he once attended in Dartford, England, for musical instruments and a band director. The resultant musical center is named after the singer.
2006: Before Game Three of baseball's AL Divisional Playoff in Detroit, MI, the Four Tops sing the US national anthem.


1956: Elvis Presley, "Love Me Tender"
1969: The Beatles, "Something" b/w "Come Together"
1979: The Eagles, "Heartache Tonight"


1941: Claude Thornhill, "Autumn Nocturne"
1964: The Beatles, "Eight Days A Week"
1965: Gary Lewis and the Playboys, "She's Just My Style," "Sure Gonna Miss Her"
1967: The Beatles, "Blue Jay Way"
1976: Salsoul Orchestra, "Christmas Medley"


1973: Cher's "Half-Breed" hits #1
1979: Robert John's "Sad Eyes" hits #1


1976: Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots' "Disco Duck" is certified gold

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