Sunday, October 9, 2016

Today in Music History...October 9, 2016

Music History: October 9



1937: Pat Burke (The Foundations)
1939: O.V. Wright
1940: John Lennon
1944: John Entwistle (The Who)
1944: Peter Tosh
1948: Jackson Browne


1978: Jacques Brel
1988: Cliff Gallup (Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps)


1959: At 22 years of age, Bobby Darin becomes the youngest performer to headline the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas' famed Copa Room.
1962: The BBC bans Bobby "Boris" Pickett's hit "Monster Mash," feeling the subject matter -- comical as it is -- may be deemed grotesque or otherwise tasteless to some listeners.
1964: The Rolling Stones cancel an upcoming South African tour when the British Musicians Union declares an embargo of the country due to their apartheid polices.
1964: Bobby Darin begins filming his eighth movie, That Funny Feeling, in Hollywood.
1967: Legendary New York DJ Murray The K is fired from station WOR-FM, where he had moved to take advantage of the new free-form format of FM radio, when the station's new owners decided to move to a set playlist. 
 1967: Doc Severinsen, already a member of the house band on NBC-TV's Tonight Show, replaces Skitch Henderson as its leader.
1969: BBC's Top Of The Pops refuses to play the Number One hit in the country for the first time. The song, Serge Gainsbourg's "Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus," is considered one of the first "orgasm records," that is, one of the first to feature heavy female breathing and moaning.
1973: Priscilla Presley finalizes her divorce from Elvis with a second, revised settlement giving her $14,200 a year in support, $725,000 in cash now, half of the sale of the couple's Palm Springs home, and five percent of all new recordings. The ex-couple leave the courthouse holding hands.
1975: On father John Lennon's 35th birthday, Yoko Ono gives birth to Sean Ono Taro Lennon.
1978: The Faces' Ian McLagan marries his longtime girlfriend, former model (and first wife of Keith Moon) Kim Kerrigan.
1980: Despite years of hits in the UK, Gary Glitter declares bankruptcy.
1984: The extraordinarily popular children's show Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends begins its run on BBC-TV, featuring a narrator by the name of Ringo Starr.
2000: Barry White gives a speech to the debate squad at Oxford University.
2006: During tonight's show at Madison Square Garden, Barbra Streisand loses control and yells at a heckler to "Shut the ---- up."


1971: Van Morrison, "Wild Night"
1978: David Bowie, Stage
1979: Styx, "Babe"


1931: Russ Columbo, "Prisoner Of Love"
1958: Eddie Cochran, "C'mon Everybody"
1964: The Beach Boys, "Dance, Dance, Dance"
1968: The Beatles, "Long Long Long," "Why Don't We Do It In The Road"


1961: Ray Charles' "Hit The Road, Jack" hits #1
1965: The Beatles' "Yesterday" hits #1
1965: The Miracles' "My Girl Has Gone" enters the charts
1976: Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band's "A Fifth Of Beethoven" hits #1


1973: Paul Simon's "Loves Me Like A Rock" is certified gold

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