Friday, October 7, 2016

Today in Music History...October 7, 2016

Music History: October 7



1911: Vaughn Monroe
1911: "Papa" Jo Jones
1922: Martha Stewart
1927: Al Martino
1939: Colin Cooper (The Climax Blues Band)
1941: Tony Silvester (The Main Ingredient)
1941: Martin Murray (The Honeycombs)
1945: Kevin Godley (10cc)
1949: David Hope (Kansas)
1950: David Taylor (Edison Lighthouse)


1966: Smiley Lewis


1950: CBS debuts The Frank Sinatra Show, a variety program and the first TV show for the crooner. Though he has a five-year contract, the show only lasts two seasons.
1952: The Philadelphia dance show Bandstand, hosted by Bob Horn and, later, by Dick Clark as American Bandstand, debuts on WFIL-TV.
1957: Elvis Presley's upcoming first Christmas album, entitled simply Elvis' Christmas Album, goes gold in pre-orders nine days before its release.
1959: Connie Stevens lands the role that will make her famous, as the TV detective show Hawaiian Eye debuts on ABC-TV.
1964: The Beatles appear (on tape) during a special British Invasion-themed episode of the popular ABC-TV variety show Shindig!
 , performing "Kansas City / Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!," "I'm A Loser," and "Boys."
1967: After a London hotel accuses the Mamas and the Papas' Cass Elliot of running out on her bill, the singer is jailed overnight and strip-searched, forcing the cancellation of both an upcoming gig and television appearance.
1967: Promoter Sid Bernstein, who had promoted the Beatles at their first two Shea Stadium concerts, offers one million dollars to the group, who is retired from the road, to perform a third concert there. They refuse.
1968: At the fifth game in baseball's World Series (Detroit vs. St. Louis), Jose Feliciano stuns and outrages the attendees with his jazzy acoustic take on the US National Anthem.
1975: The US Court of Appeals overturns the longstanding deportation order for John Lennon, ruling that Lennon, in being held accountable for violating a foreign law (a 1968 rap for possession of marijuana in England), had been denied due process.
1976: Dennis Edwards announces he is leaving the Temptations. Four years later, he would rejoin for the group's successful Power album.
1978: The Rolling Stones perform their new single, "Beast Of Burden," on tonight's episode of NBC-TV's Saturday Night Live.
1978: Merle Haggard marries third wife Leona Williams, a bass player and singer with Loretta Lynn. The marriage lasts six years.
1978: Billboard magazine reveals that Marvin Gaye has declared bankruptcy twice in the past year claiming debts of over seven million dollars.
1982: Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page is given a one year suspended sentence for cocaine possession.


1971: Michael Jackson, "Got To Be There"


1940: Artie Shaw, "Stardust"
1960: Elvis Presley, "Flaming Star"
1968: The Beatles, "Long Long Long"




1969: The Youngbloods' "Get Together" is certified gold

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