Saturday, August 29, 2015

More Musical Memories

I was listening to Bob Dylan while trying to figure out what to write for this day's post. So I looked at this date in music history. (See tomorrow when it comes for why I was listening to Bob Dylan.)

So here were some of the important events on this date.

First a real piece of history for jazz:

  • 1922 - The New Orleans Rhythm Kings recorded for the first time.
 Two dates from the history of a small  group from Great Britain:
  • 1958 - George Harrison joined the band Quarrymen. John Lennon and Paul McCartney were also members.
  • 1966 - The Beatles ended their fourth American tour at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, CA. It turned out that the show was their last public concert.
Here was one of the great songs:
  • 1964 - Roy Orbison's single "Oh, Pretty Woman" was released. The song was Orbison's second #1 hit in the U.S and his third in the U.K.
In the out-in-left-field category:
  • 1977 - 3 people were arrested in Memphis after trying to steal Elvis' body. As a result his body was moved to Graceland.
A BIG congratulations for 25 years clean and sober:
  • 1990 - Elton John checked into a rehab center in Chicago, IL, for bulimia, drinking and drugs.
And one of the really off-beat stories. This is nothing but funny (to everyone but Isaac Hayes and Bob Dole):
  • 1996 - Isaac Hayes, who co-wrote the Stax classic "Soul Man," sent a protest letter to presidential candidate Bob Dole requesting Dole to stop using his song, which his supporters had changed to "I'm A Dole Man."
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