Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Today's Vinyl Record Talk 8pm ET/ 5pm PT

Norm and Jane host a new Vinyl Record Talk. Summer music and chatter is scheduled for today. We have Jersey Shore vs The Beatles in the news, and one the best Top 5's in months to talk about.

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This Date In Music History - August 3


Tony Bennett (1926)

Gordon Stoker - Jordanaires (1935)

Beverly Lee - Shirelles (1941)

John York - Byrds (1946)

B.B. Dickerson - War (1949)

John Graham - Earth Wind and Fire (1951)

Ian Brainson - Pilot (1953)

Martin Atkins - Public Image Ltd (1959)

James Hetfield - Metallica (1963)

Ed Roland - Collective Soul (1963)

Shirley Manson - Garbage (1966)

Dean Sams - Lonestar (1966)

Deirdre Roper - Salt-n-Pepa (1971)

Stephen Carpenter - Deftones (1973)

They Are Missed:

Co-founder of the group the 5th Dimension, Ron Townson, died in 2001 of kidney failure (age 68).

Arthur Lee, singer and guitarist of the influential 1960s band Love, died in Memphis in 2006 (age 61), following a battle with acute myeloid leukaemia. He called himself the "first black hippie" and formed Love in Los Angeles in 1965.

Louis Teicher of Ferrante & Teicher died from a heart attack in 2008.


The Kingston Trio appeared on the cover of Life magazine in 1959.

The Tymes went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1963 with "So Much in Love."

In 1963, the Beatles played their last ever performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. The Beatles, whose fee for their first performance at the Cavern had been £5, received a fee of £300 for this performance. They had performed nearly 300 shows at the club since 1961.

Allan Sherman released "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadda" in 1963.

The Beach Boys released "Surfer Girl" in 1963, the first song Brian Wilson ever wrote and the first one he produced.

A documentary ‘Follow The Beatles’ filmed while the group were making ‘A Hard Days Night’ was shown on BBC1 in the UK in 1964.

The Rolling Stones recorded "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby" in 1966.

In 1967, the Jimi Hendrix Experience played the first of five nights at the Salvation Club in New York City.

Light on material for their third album in 1968, “Waiting For The Sun,” the Doors resurrected an early demo called “Hello, I Love You.” The re-recorded version is #1 in the US. The group had 8 top 40 US hits from 67-71.

Steppenwolf, Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead played the first Newport Pop Festival in Costa Mesa, CA in 1968.

In 1971, Paul McCartney announced the formation of his new group Wings with his wife Linda and former Moody Blues guitarist and singer Denny Laine.

Anne Murray appeared at The Schaefer Festival in New York in 1974 as the headlining act. The opening act was Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.

Bad Company went to #1 on the US album chart in 1974 with their self-titled debut album.

"Get The Knack" and their single "My Sharona" topped the charts in 1979.

Power Station’s “Get It On” peaks at #9 on the US pop chart in 1985. That’s one position higher than the T-Rex original in '72 - when the song was known as “(Bang A Gong) Get It On.”

"Drive" by The Cars was re-released following it's dramatic use on TV during the Live Aid concert in 1985. All the royalties from the record went to the Band Aid trust.

Tears For Fears started a three week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1985 with "Shout."

Def Leppard released their album "Hysteria" in 1987.

Metallic held a playback party in 1991 to launch their self-titled album at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Kurt Cobain and Chris Novoselic from Nirvana both attended.

Los Del Rio started a 14 week run a t#1 on the US singles chart in 1996 with "Macarena."

More than a dozen animal trophies bagged by Metallica's James Hetfield were auctioned on eBay in 2005. The proceeds benefit the Musician's Assistance Program and VH1 Save The Music.

In 2005, 3 Doors Down singer Brad Arnold and drummer Greg Upchurch performed an unplugged set after a tree knocked down some nearby power lines halfway through the band's Cincinnati show. With a snare drum, a small PA and flashlights, the duo performed for 40 minutes. Even so, the group rescheduled the show for later in the year.

A guard dog goes berserk at the British Children’s Museum in 2006 and ripped apart a collection of rare teddy bears, including Mabel, a teddy bear made in Germany in 1909, which was once owned by Elvis Presley. Before the dog went wild, the collection was valued at $900,000. Wow....

Buckcherry’s “All Night Long” is released in 2010. The album, produced by Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Def Leppard and Fuel), is the follow-up to ‘08’s “Black Butterfly.”

Also in 2010, the Black Crowes issue a double album, “Croweology,” containing acoustic renditions of the band's top tracks.