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  1. March 7: 1969: The Who release "Pinball Wizard" in the U.K. It's the first selection the public hears from the rock opera "Tommy." 1973: "Dueling Banjos," performed by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandel goes gold. 1973: John Hammond, director of talent acquistion at Columbia Records, suffers a heart attack following a show by one of his biggest and most recent finds, Bruce Springsteen at New York's legendary club Max's Kansas City. 1975: David Bowie's "Young Americans" is released. 1976: A likeness of Elton John is put on display at London's Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. He is the
  2. March 6: 1957: The doo-wop quartet the Diamonds make their pop chart debut with "Little Darlin", their biggest hit. It reaches #2 on the pop chart and #3 R&B. 1965: The Temptations went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the Smokey Robinson penned song "My Girl". The single only reached No.43 in the UK but made No.2 when re-issued. 1966: Beatle fans in the U.K. give British Prime minister Harold Wilson a petition with 5,000 signatures asking that Liverpool's Cavern Club be reopened. 1970: The Beatles' album Hey Jude goes gold. On the same day, Charles Manson releases an al
  3. Definitely. I also like the jazzy theme and score of Bullitt (1968) by Lalo Schifrin, and Nino Rota's beautiful score from The Godfather (1972), especially "Love Theme".
  4. Cool. The site now says that George Michael's "Monkey" was the US number 1...
  5. March 5: 1952: Alan Clark, keyboards, Dire Straits, is born. (1985 US No.1 single 'Money For Nothing', 1986 UK No.2 single 'Walk Of Life'). 1965: The Manish Boys released their debut single "I Pity The Fool", featuring a young David Bowie. 1971: UK band Badfinger kicked off their first US tour appearing in Toledo, Ohio. 1979: Japan gave their first live concert in the land of the rising sun when they played the first of two nights at Tokyo's Budokan Hall.
  6. "Bargain" - The Who I'd gladly lose me to find you I'd gladly give up all I had To find you I'd suffer anything and be glad I'd pay any price just to get you I'd work all my life and I will To win you I'd stand naked, stoned and stabbed I'd call that a bargain The best I ever had The best I ever had I'd gladly lose me to find you I'd gladly give up all I got To catch you I'm gonna run and never stop I'd pay any price just to win you Surrender my good life for bad To find you I'm gonna drown an unsung man I'd call that a bargain The best I ever had The best I ever
  7. Welcome back Old 55. As for the question, I'll guess "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and "Good Vibrations".
  8. Great choices. "Lara's Theme" by Maurice Jarre, from Doctor Zhivago "Windmills of Your Mind" by Michel Legrand and Alan and Marilyn Bergman, from The Thomas Crown Affair "Nobody Does it Better" - Carly Simon (by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer), from The Spy Who Loved Me "Pachelbel's Canon" by Johann Pachelbel, from Ordinary People
  9. February 28: 1970: Simon and Garfunkel started a six week run at the top of the US singles chart with "Bridge Over Troubled Water", also No.1 in the UK in March the same year. 1977: While appearing live on stage Ray Charles was attacked by a member of his audience who tried to strangle him with a rope.
  10. February 27: 1954: Neal Schon of Journey is born. 1967: In London, Pink Floyd record their first single, "Arnold Layne", which will reach the Top 20 on the U.K. charts but won't do a thing in the U.S. 1977: RCMP raid Keith Richards' Toronto hotel suite while he is asleep and seize 22 grams of heroin, 5 grams of cocaine and narcotics paraphenalia. Richards is arrested, charged with possession of heroin with intent to traffic and possession of cocaine. He is released on $25,000 bail. Trial is set for October.
  11. 60's Pop/rock: The Beatles, The Kinks Singer/Songwriter: Neil Young, Carol King, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell Folk-rock: CSN&Y, Simon and Garfunkel, Buffalo Springfield Blues: B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy Hard Rock/Blues Rock: GNR, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Eric Clapton Punk/New Wave: The Clash, The Ramones, Blondie, the Jam Psychedelic: Pink Floyd, Traffic Brit pop/rock: Blur, Oasis, Keane, Kasabian Rock and Roll/Roots Rock: The Band, Tom Petty, Chuck Berry Indie/Alt.: Franz Ferdinand, R.E.M., the Walkmen
  12. Downtown ? Petula Clark Downtown ? Jackson Browne Downtown ? Neil Young Downtown ? Duran Duran Downtown ? Throwing Muse Downtown ? Sonny Boy Williamson Downtown ? Tom Waits
  13. Since most of my favourite newer bands are British I made sure to tune in. Keane's album is awesome, IMO, and I'm glad they also won Breakthrough Act. I am a little disappointed that Kasabian didn't win anything but... Go Franz Ferdinand! I'm not really into most of the other acts (especially the 'pop' ones), though I do like a couple of the Streets' songs. :: Also, while I do like "Angels", I can't agree that it's the best of the past 25 years...
  14. 10 of my favourite singers of the '90's/'00's , no particular order: Tom Chaplin (Keane) Joakim Berg (Kent) Jeff Buckley Noel Gallagher (Oasis) Fran Healy (Travis) India Arie Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand) Liam Gallagher (Oasis) Adam Levine (Maroon 5) Damon Albarn (Blur) Even though I agree Hendrix's version is amazing and is superior to the original, I, oddly enough, still prefer Dylan's most of the time; there is just something about it... 5 of my favourite covers: "I Shall Be Released" ? The Band "One" - Johnny Cash "Dear Prudence" ? Siouxie and the Banshees "A
  15. Some of my choices, no particular order: "Sweet Child O' Mine" ? GNR "Paradise City" - GNR "She Sells Sanctuary" ? The Cult "Back in Black" ? AC/DC "Rock N' Roll Ain't Noise Pollution" ? AC/DC "Welcome to the Jungle" ? GNR "Rockin' in the Free World" ? Neil Young "No More" ? Neil Young "Rock the Casbah" ? The Clash Also, a few from Tom Petty, Rush and U2.
  16. "In My Life" - The Beatles "There are places I remember All my life, though some have changed, Some forever, not for better, Some have gone and some remain. All these places had their moments, With lovers and friends I still can recall, Some are dead and some are living, In my life I've loved them all..." "My My Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)" ? Neil Young: "My my, hey hey Rock and roll is here to stay It's better to burn out Than to fade away My my, hey hey. Out of the blue and into the black They give you this, but you pay for that And once you're gone, you
  17. No Distance Left To Run Like Hell (Blur + Pink Floyd)
  18. January 31: 1946: The late Terry Kath, guitarist with Chicago, is born. 1951: Phil Collins is born. 1951: Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music is born. 1956: John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) is born. 1972 Joan Baez claims a gold record for her album "Any Day Now," which was made up solely of songs by Bob Dylan. 1998: The "Come Together" benefit concert is held at a small New Jersey shore theatre. The show was a benefit for the family of Sgt. Patrick King, a Long Branch, NJ, police officer killed in the line of duty in the fall of 1997. The show was a 3 1/2 hour jam which featured Bruce Springsteen,
  19. I didn't read anything about a parade... Sounds good. Some for yesterday: January 29: 1952: Tommy Ramone is born. 1962: Warner Bros. Records signs the folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary. 1966: The Bobby Fuller Four's "I Fought The Law" is released. 1967: Jimi Hendrix and The Who perform at a concert at London's Saville Theatre. 1992: Blues legend Willie Dixon died of heart failure in Burbank, California. January 30: 1942: Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane is born. 1947: Steve Marriott, guitarist and vocalist with Humble Pie & the Small Faces, is born.
  20. January 27: 1918: Elmore James, influential U.S. blues guitarist and singer, is born. 1945: Nick Mason, drummer for Pink Floyd, is born. 1951: Brian Downey, drummer for Thin Lizzy, is born. 1956: Elvis Presley releases "Heartbreak Hotel". 1976: David Bowie filed a $2 million suit against attorney Michael Lippman claiming that he had taken a 15% agents fee instead of the customary 10%. 1977: The Clash signed to CBS Records in the UK. 1990: "Tom Petty Day" was declared in the musician's hometown of Gainsville, FL.
  21. "On Your Own" - the Verve "Talk Tonight" ? Oasis "In My Life" ? Beatles "Bridge Over Troubled Water" ? Simon and Garfunkel "Good Riddance" ? Green Day "Hey You" ? Pink Floyd "Candle in the Wind" ? Elton John "I Shall Be Released" ? The Band's version "Tears in Heaven" ? Eric Clapton "Helpless" ? Neil Young
  22. January 25: 1938: R&B singer Etta James is born. 1962: Sam Cooke's "Twistin' the Night Away," later done by Rod Stewart, is released on RCA Records. It will make it up to #9 on the pop chart. 1971: Grace Slick and Paul Kantner of the Jefferson Airplane become the proud parents of a baby girl, which they originally wanted to name God, but settled on China. 1971: Charles Manson and three female members of his "family" are found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit murder and seven counts of murder in the first degree and are sentenced to life imprisonment. During one of th
  23. A few for yesterday, January 20: 1952: Paul Stanley, guitarist with Kiss, is born. 1958: St. Louis radio station KWK finishes its "Record Breaking Week." Orders of station management had all rock & roll music banned from the airwaves. The disc jockeys gave every rock and roll record in the station library a "farewell spin" before smashing it into pieces. The station manager at KWK, Robert Convey, calls the action "a simple weeding out of undesirable music." 1964: The album "Meet the Beatles" is released in the U.S. on Capitol Records. 1965: Alan Freed died in Palm Springs, Cali
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