Thursday, May 10, 2018

More Music History for May 10, 2018 (Eric Clapton hits #1 + others)

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1963 -

May 10
The Rolling Stones produced their very first recordings at Olympic Studios in London, but Decca Records rejected them all, calling them 'dreadful'.

1964 -

May 10
Dusty Springfield makes her TV debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, singing "I Only Want To Be With You". Gerry And The Pacemakers and Bobby Rydell also appear on the program.

1968 -

May 10
Jim Morrison incited a riot at a Doors' concert in Chicago. After writhing, jumping and even sliding maracas into his pants, Morrison had the crowd so wound up, they rushed the stage, eventually destroying it.

1969 -

May 10
The Turtles and The Temptations performed at the White House for a ball given by President Richard Nixon's daughter, Tricia. Mark Volman of The Turtles was reported to have fallen off the stage several times.

1974 -

May 10
Eric Clapton recorded "I Shot The Sheriff", which will reach #1 in the US and #9 in the UK next Autumn.

1975 -

May 10
Stevie Wonder plays before 125,000 people at the Washington Monument as part of Human Kindness Day, for which he is the honoree.

May 10
Springfield, Missouri's Ozark Mountain Daredevils topped the Cashbox Best Sellers chart with their biggest hit, "Jackie Blue".

1983 -

May 10
After receiving no interest from any major record labels, Metallica begin recording their debut album for Megaforce Records on a budget of just $15,000. Originally titled "Metal up Your Ass", the LP's name was later changed to "Kill 'Em All" and would peak at #120 on the Billboard Hot 200.

1986 -

May 10
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee marries actress Heather Locklear. The union will last for eight years.

2004 -

May 10
Glen Campbell pleaded guilty to charges of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident after he crashed into another car. As part of his plea deal, Campbell was sentenced to 10 days in jail.

2006 -

May 10
Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones was discharged from a hospital in New Zealand following surgery to relieve pressure in his head following a fall from a palm tree.

2007 -

May 10
The surviving members of Pink Floyd took part in a tribute concert to pay respects to their former front man, Roger "Syd" Barrett, who died on July 7, 2006, at the age of 60, following complications from diabetes.

2010 -

May 10
New York City's Apollo Theatre began installing bronze plaques on the sidewalk outside the building of legends who had close ties to the theater. Among the first to be honored were James Brown, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and Ella Fitzgerald.

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