Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Record Store Day

I just heard about this amazing concept and hope to have more information very soon!

On Saturday, April 19, 2008, hundreds of independently owned music stores across the country will celebrate “Record Store Day.”

On this day, all of these stores will simultaneously link and act as one with the purpose of celebrating the culture and unique place that they occupy both in their local communities and nationally.

This Day In Music History- Jan 29

This Day is from Jan 29th. sorry it is a day late, I had some pressing issues that forced me away from my computer (OHH nooo!)

"Walk This Way” is a Top 10 single in 1977. The Aerosmith song is inspired by a line in Mel Brooks’ comedy Young Frankenstein.

In 1969, Steve Winwood leaves Traffic to join Blind Faith.

Mary Wilson of the Supremes is injured and her son is killed in a California auto accident in 1994.

Emerson, Lake & Palmer disband (the first time), 1979

Warner Brothers Records signed Peter, Paul and Mary to their first recording contract in 1962. Their self-titled album would stay in the US Top 10 for ten months, remained in the Top 20 for two years, and did not drop off the Hot 100 album chart until three-and-a-half years after its release. Their only single to make it all the way to number 1 was 1969's, "Leaving On a Jet Plane," written by John Denver.

The Beatles record "Sie Liebt Dich" (the German version of "She Loves You"), in 1964.

Rose Royce, the former backing band for the Temptations, went to #1 on the US singles chart with "Car Wash” in 1977.

In 2005,the Arctic Monkeys' "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" sells a 363,700 copies in its first week of release to become the No. 1 album in the U.K. and the fastest selling U.K. debut ever.

In 2001, U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle rules that Funkadelic star George Clinton signed away his copyright on songs written in the late '70s and early '80s and no, he can't have it back. Clinton claimed rap stars were profiting off tunes he sold to Bridgeport Music in 1983.

Willie Dixon died of heart failure aged 76 in Burbank, CA in 1992. The blues songwriter's "Little Red Rooster" was famously covered by his acolytes the Rolling Stones.

Jimmy Durante or, as he was known, The Great Schnozzola, died in Santa Monica, CA in 1980.

In 1958,The Champs released "Tequila", an instrumental that will hit number one in mid-March, staying there for five weeks The group included sax player Jim Seals and drummer Dash Crofts, who would go on to score several hits in the seventies, including "Summer Breeze" as Seals and Crofts.

Tommy Ramone was born with the name Tamás Erdélyi in Budapest Hungary in 1952. He grows up in Queens, NY. Prior to the Ramones, the drummer is a studio intern for the production of the Jimi Hendrix album “Band Of Gypsys.” He's the group's manager before becoming a band member. 1952

Singer David Byron of the rock band Uriah Heep was born in Essex, England in 1947.

In 1967, Jimi Hendrix and The Who gave a tribute concert to the Beatles late manager, Brian Epstein.

1996 - Garth Brooks refused to accept his American Music Award for Favorite Overall Artist. Brooks said that Hootie and the Blowfish had done more for music that year than he did.