Sunday, October 24, 2010

This Date In Music History - October 24


Bill Wyman - formally of the Rolling Stones (1936)

Santo Farina - Santo & Johnny - (1937)

Ted Templeman - Harper's Bizarre (1944)

Patti Labelle (1944)

Rob Van Leeuwen - Shocking Blue (1946)

Edgar Broughton - Edgar Broughton Band (1947)

Dale Griffin - Mott The Hoople (1948)

Debbie Googe - My Bloody Valentine (1962)

Ben Gillies - Silverchair (1979)

Monica (1980)

They Are Missed:

The late J. P. Richardson (AKA the Big Bopper) was born in 1930.

Born on this day in 1946, Jerry Edmonton, Steppenwolf. Killed in a car crash on November 28,1993.

Record producer Tom Dowd died of emphysema in 2002. He recorded albums by many artists including: Eric Clapton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Derek and the Dominos, Rod Stewart, Aretha Franklin, Cream, Lulu, Chicago, The Allman Brothers Band, The J. Geils Band, Meat Loaf, Sonny & Cher, The Rascals, Willie Nelson, Diana Ross, Kenny Loggins, Dusty Springfield, The Drifters and Otis Redding.


In 1956, Elvis received his first letter from the local draft board concerning his draft status.

Neil Sedaka recorded "Calendar Girl" in 1960.

Brenda Lee scored her second US #1 of the year in 1960 with "I Want To Be Wanted."

Frank Sinatra went to #1 on the US album chart in 1960 with 'Nice 'n' Easy.'

In 1962, soul legend James Brown recorded his legendary 'Live At The Apollo' album. The album was listed at #24 in Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

On the first day of their first foreign tour in 1963, the Beatles spent the day in Stockholm, Sweden, recording a performance for a radio program "The Beatles popgrupp fran Liverpool pa besok i Stockholm", (The Beatles pop group from Liverpool visiting Stockholm). The Beatles, enthused by the chance to play before an audience that wasn't screaming, played seven songs, "I Saw Her Standing There," "From Me to You," "Money," "You Really Got a Hold On Me," "She Loves You," "Roll Over Beethoven" and "Twist and Shout."

In 1964, the TAMMI (TeenAge Music International) Show was filmed at the Santa Monica, California Civic Auditorium with Jan & Dean, the Rolling Stones, Lesley Gore, Chuck Berry, the Beach Boys and many others.

In 1969, Humble Pie appeared at the Empire, Sunderland, England supported by David Bowie.

Santana scored their first US #1 album in 1970 with 'Abraxas.'

In 1970, President Richard Nixon appealed to radio broadcasters to screen songs with lyrics that urge drug use. Yeah, that worked.....

John Lennon began litigation against the US government in 1973, accusing them of tapping his telephone.

In 1973, Rolling Stone Keith Richards was fined $350 after admitting having cannabis, Chinese heroin, mandrax tablets and a revolver at his Chelsea home.

In 1975, Barry Manilow's glasses were broken by the crowd as he rushed to his awaiting limo after a concert in Chicago. C'mon...Barry Manilow?

Rolling Stone Keith Richards pleaded guilty to possessing heroin to a court in Toronto in 1977. He was given a one year suspended sentence and ordered to perform a benefit concert for the blind.

KISS unfurled 'Alive II' (the follow-up to ‘75’s 'Alive!') in 1977. The double platinum album was originally distributed with KISS rub-off tattoos and an eight page booklet. And they carry on.....

The movie version of 'The Wiz' (with Diana Ross and Michael Jackson) premeirs in New York in 1978.

In 1979, Paul McCartney received a medallion cast in rhodium from the Guinness Book of World Records after being declared the most successful composer of all time. From 1962 to 1978, McCartney had written or co-written 43 songs that had sold over a million copies each.

In 1981, the Rolling Stones played the first of two nights at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida, supported by Van Halen.

Michael Jackson started a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1987 with "Bad."

The John Fogerty vs. Fantasy Records case began in 1988. Fantasy claimed that Fogerty had plagiarized his own song "Run Through The Jungle" when he wrote "The Old Man Down The Road." Fogerty eventually wins his case.

Hank Ballard, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Bobby Darin, the Four Tops, the Four Seasons, Holland-Dozier-Holland, the Kinks, Carole King and Gerry Goffin, the Platters, the Who, Simon & Garfunkel were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.

The Smashing Pumpkins two CD set “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness” was released in 1995.

Linkin Park released their debut album 'Hybrid Theory' in 2000.

Selling over one-million copies in the first week of its release, Limp Bizkit’s 'Chocolate St*rfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water' was the #1 album in the US in 2000.

George Strait was at #1 on the US album chart in 2004 with ‘50 Years of Hits.’

In 2005, Madonna gave a surprise lecture at a New York university, discussing her career and new film after she arrived unannounced at City University's Hunter College as part of the MTV series 'Stand In.' Students expected a screening of her new documentary, 'I'm Going To Tell You a Secret,' but they were also given the chance to question the singer. Awesome....

In 2005, guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker opened a sold-out, three-night stand at New York's Madison Square Garden.

A deluxe-edition reissue of Def Leppard’s ‘87 "Hysteria" album was in stores in 2006. The two-CD package has a remastered version of the original album and four "Hysteria" era B-sides. The album has already sold over 12 million copies.

Also in 2006, revealed that Kurt Cobain had overtaken Elvis Presley as the highest earning dead celebrity. Cobain's work earned $50m in the 12 months to October 2006, compared with Presley's $42m. Former Beatle John Lennon earned $35m.

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's appearance at the Monterey International Pop Festival ex-Hendrix sidemen, bassist Billy Cox and drummer Mitch Mitchell, played a special tribute concert in London (oddly enough) in 2007. When the hour-long show was over, there's a screening of Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live at Monterey DVD.

Michael BublĂ© went to No.1 on the US album chart in 2009 with ‘Crazy Love,' the Canadian singers fourth studio album.

In 2009, the two surviving members of Sublime performed under that name at Cypress Hill's SmokeOut Festival in San Bernardino, CA, despite legal action from the family of the band's deceased founder, Bradley Nowell (who died from a drug overdose in ‘96 just as the band was achieving mainstream success). Bud Gaugh and Eric Wilson, both original members, are augmented by singer Rome Ramirez. It's just not the same without Nowell......