Monday, July 17, 2017

Today in Music History...July 17, 2017 (Now with more info & links)

Music History: July 17th

2011 Wolfmother frontman Andrew Stockdale gets wasted at the Archive Bar in Brisbane, where a local Beatles tribute band is performing. After crashing the stage and drunkenly screeching along to "Let It Be," he refuses to leave and is arrested when police arrive. He spends a night in jail and is fined $350.

2009 Gordon Waller (of Peter and Gordon) dies of a heart attack at age 64.

2006 Bill Miller (Frank Sinatra's longtime pianist) dies from complications following a heart attack in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

2004 At the end of her show at the Aladdin Hotel in Vegas, Linda Ronstadt dedicates her encore, a cover of the Eagles' "Desperado," to filmmaker Michael Moore, urging fans to go see his current movie, Fahrenheit 9/11. A shocked audience reacts mostly with boos; approximately half walk out on the spot.

1996 Chas Chandler (bassist for The Animals, Jimi Hendrix Experience) dies of an aortic aneurysm at age 57.

1995 Carole King's Tapestry album is certified Diamond for sales of 10 million in the US.

1993 After two-and-a-half years, the Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion tour comes to an end at a show in Buenos Aires. It is the last time Axl and Slash share a stage until the 2016 GnR reconciliation.

1987 Keith Richards signs a solo deal with Virgin Records.

1981 Universal Pictures releases the romantic drama Endless Love starring Brooke Shields. The film's theme song "Endless Love," featuring a duet by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross, spends nine weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earns Richie an Academy Award nomination for Best Song.

1979 Gary Moore leaves Thin Lizzy in mid-tour; Midge Ure replaces him as lead guitarist.

1976 Country singer Luke Bryan is born Thomas Luther Bryan in Leesburg, Georgia.

1976 Heart releases "Magic Man."

1975 Bob Marley and the Wailers play a historic concert at London's Lyceum Theater that features the acclaimed Legend version of "No Woman No Cry."

1975 The divorce between Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox is finalized in London. Starr marries Barbara Bach in 1981.

1974 In West Hampstead, London, The Moody Blues open the world's first Quadrophonic recording studio.

1974 John Lennon's appeal for US citizenship is denied by the government and he is given sixty days to leave the country.

1972 While touring in Montreal, a bomb goes off under one of The Rolling Stones' trucks. There are no injuries, and the show goes on as planned.

1971 Jarrett Cordes (aka DJ Minutemix of PM Dawn) is born in Jersey City, New Jersey. His stepfather is George Brown of Kool & the Gang.

1970 The Guess Who perform at the White House for President Richard Nixon and his royal guests, Prince Charles and Princess Anne. They do not play their hit "American Woman," as they are asked to refrain from performing it "as a matter of taste."

1969 The Beatles record "Oh! Darling" and "Octopus's Garden."

1968 Deep Purple releases "Hush."

1967 Jazz saxophonist John Coltrane dies of liver cancer at age 40.

1967 Jimi Hendrix plays his eighth and final show as the opening act for The Monkees, which understandably does not go well as Monkees fans want nothing to do with Hendrix.

1967 The Beatles release "All You Need Is Love" b/w "Baby, You're A Rich Man" in the US.

1965 James Brown releases "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag." It would become Brown's first song to reach the Billboard Hot 100 Top Ten.

1964 The Supremes release "Where Did Our Love Go."

1963 Regina Belle is born in Englewood, New Jersey.

1962 Elvis Presley releases "She's Not You."

1955 Walt Disney opens his amusement park, Disneyland, in Anaheim, California, and on the live ABC television special he introduces his new teen and pre-teen sensations, the Mouseketeers, including future star Annette Funicello.

1954 Danny Cedrone, guitarist featured on Bill Haley & His Comets' "Rock Around The Clock," dies at age 33 after falling down stairs and breaking his neck.

1954 The Newport Jazz Festival, the world's first such event, debuts on the tennis courts of the Newport Casino in Rhode Island.

1952 Pop-turned-country singer Nicolette Larson is born in Helena, Montana.

1952 Chet McCracken (drummer for The Doobie Brothers) is born in Seattle, Washington.

1950 Phoebe Snow is born in New York City.

1949 Terence "Geezer" Butler (bassist, lyricist for Black Sabbath) is born in Aston, Birmingham, England.

1949 Mike Vale (bassist for Tommy James & the Shondells) is born.

1948 Ron Asheton (guitarist, bassist for The Stooges) is born in Washington, D.C.

1947 Mick Tucker (drummer for Sweet) is born in Harlesden, North West London, England.

1947 Wolfgang Flur (of Kraftwerk) is born in Frankfurt, Germany.

1942 Gale Garnett, known for the 1964 folk hit "We'll Sing In The Sunshine," is born in Auckland, New Zealand, but will relocate to Canada by age 11.

1939 Spencer Davis (of The Spencer Davis Group) is born in Swansea, Wales.

1939 Charlie Barnet records "Cherokee."

1933 Mimi Hines, Broadway performer and comedienne (Funny Girl, The Prisoner of Second Avenue), is born in Vancouver, Canada.

1932 Jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi, noted composer of music for Charles Schulz's Peanuts, is born Vincent Anthony Dellaglio in San Francisco, California.

1912 20-year-old Dorothy Goetz, the first wife of Irving Berlin, dies of typhoid fever in New York. They had been married less than 6 months. Berlin writes his first ballad: "When I Lost You."

Lynyrd Skynyrd Finally Makes it to Baton Rouge

1991Fourteen years after the deadly crash of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Baton Rouge-bound aircraft, the surviving members of the band, reunited under the name "Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991," return to the Louisiana city to kick off a new tour. Shirts sold for the event read, "Baton Rouge! After 14 years! We're finally here..."
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2016 Kim Kardashian posts a video on her Snapchat account of a phone call between Kanye West and Taylor Swift where Kanye recites the line, "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex," from his song "Famous," and she seems OK with it. Swift responds on Instagram by posting, "Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me 'that bitch' in his song? It doesn't exist because it never happened."More

2012 The soundtrack album to the film The Dark Knight Rises is released, destined to debut at #8 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. It also scores #10 on the Canadian albums chart. Composer Hans Zimmer becomes an overnight sensation, frequently compared with former golden soundtrack star John Williams.

1968 The Beatles' fourth film, the animated fantasy Yellow Submarine, premieres in London. Although the four band members in the picture are voiced by professional actors, the band itself makes a cameo in the finale, leading movie audiences through the song "All Together Now."

1959 While under arrest for illegal possession of narcotics, Billie Holiday dies at age 44 at Metropolitan Hospital in New York City, where she has been since June 12. Years of drug and alcohol abuse took their toll on the singer, who suffered from cirrhosis of the liver.

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