Friday, November 9, 2018

The Oldies Calendar Friday November 9th 2018

  • The late Mary Travers of Peter, Paul & Mary (“Leaving On A Jet Plane”) is born in 1937
  • The late Tom Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival (“Proud Mary”) is born in 1941
  • Major Harris (“Love Won’t Let Me Wait”) dies of congestive heart and lung failure, 2012
  • Producer/songwriter/performer Allen Toussaint (wrote “Mother-In Law”, “Southern Nights”, “Working In The Coal Mine” and many more) dies while on tour in Spain, 2015
  • Al Caiola (“Bonanza”) dies, 2016
  • If “Paul Is Dead”, then this is the day Mr. McCartney allegedly died in 1966
  • Carly Simon attends James Taylor’s Carnegie Hall concert and they begin their love affair, 1971
  • Brian Epstein sees the Beatles perform for the first time, at the Cavern Club in Liverpool (he later becomes their manager), 1961
  • Wayne Fontana is found guilty of “arson with intent to injure” in a Nottingham, England courtroom (but is set free after already spending six months in jail), 2007
  • An estimated $1.1 million worth of Neil Young’s possessions in a California warehouse are destroyed in a fire started by his faulty electric/hybrid car, 2010
  • The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine, with John Lennon gracing the front page, is published in 1967
  • David Crosby leaves the Byrds, 1967
  • Glen Campbell receives the Lifetime Achievement honor from the Country Music Association in Nashville, 2011
  • Linda Ronstadt and José Feliciano receive Lifetime Achievement awards at the Latin Grammy ceremonies in Las Vegas, 2011
  • The city of Beaumont, Texas votes to name the street she lives on “Barbara Lynn Street” in her honor, 2010
  • Bobby Hebb, Eddy Arnold, Little Jimmy Dickens and Kris Kristofferson are all enshrined in Nashville’s Music City Walk of Fame, 2010
  • “Jailhouse Rock” and “Wake Up Little Susie” are the #1 and #2 songs on Billboard’s pop, country and rhythm-and-blues charts simultaneously, 1957
  • Buddy Holly begins his first tour, opening for George Jones and Hank Locklin, 1956
  • Anita Humes of the Essex guests on CBS-TV’s “To Tell The Truth”, 1964
  • The Everly Brothers first recording session, for Columbia Records, yields no hits and they are soon dropped from the label, 1955
  • Dee Clark records “Your Friends”, 1960

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