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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 first rock figure so accorded the honor since the Beatles were first immortalized in wax in 1964. Birthdays: 1946: Peter Wolf of the J Geils Band. 1946: Matthew Fisher of Procol Harum
  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 album, Lie , to finance his defense in the Tate-LeBianca murder case. The album cover is a mock-up of the Life magazine cover photo of Manson, with the "F" taken out of Life. The album features "Look At Your Game Girl," a song later covered by Guns N' Roses. 1973: John Lennon's visa extension is canceled by the New York Office of the Immigration Department, five days after it was granted. 1976: Fleetwood Mac's "Rhiannon" is released. 1982: Willie Nelson's "Always on my Mind" enters the pop chart at #88. The original was recorded in 1972 by Elvis Presley. Nelson's version will reach number One on the country chart and win a Grammy for Best Male Vocal Country Performance. Birthdays: 1944: Mary Wilson, formerly of the Supremes. 1946: David Gilmour, guitarist for Pink Floyd.
  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 had I sit looking 'round I look at my face inm the mirror I know I'm worth nothing without you And like one and one don't make two One and one make one And I'm looking for that free ride to me I'm looking for you 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 had "Where You Lead" - Carole King: Wanting you the way I do I only want to be with you And I would go to the ends of the earth Cause darling to me that's what you're worth Where you lead, I will follow Anywhere that you tell me to If you need, you need me to be with you I will follow where you lead If you're out on the road Feeling lonely, and so cold All you have to do is call my name And I'll be there on the next train Where you lead, I will follow Anywhere that you tell me to If you need, you need me to be with you I will follow where you lead I always wanted a real home with flowers on the window sill But if you want to live in New York City, honey, you know I will I never thought I could get satisfaction from just one man But if anyone can keep me happy, you're the one who can And where you lead, I will follow Anywhere that you tell me to If you need, you need me to be with you I will follow where you lead
  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 Day in the Life" - Jeff Beck "Little Wing" ? Stevie Ray Vaughan
  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 can never come back When you're out of the blue and into the black..." "Simple Twist of Fate" ? Bob Dylan: "...He woke up, the room was bare He didn't see her anywhere. He told himself he didn't care, pushed the window open wide, Felt an emptiness inside to which he just could not relate Brought on by a simple twist of fate. He hears the ticking of the clocks And walks along with a parrot that talks, Hunts her down by the waterfront docks where the sailers all come in. Maybe she'll pick him out again, how long must he wait Once more for a simple twist of fate. People tell me it's a sin To know and feel too much within. I still believe she was my twin, but I lost the ring. She was born in spring, but I was born too late Blame it on a simple twist of fate."
  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, Jon Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny, Little Steven and a host of New Jersey musicians. February 1: 1937: Don Everly is born. 1968: Lisa Marie Presley is born. 1988: The Cars break up. February 2: 1942: Graham Nash is born. 1959: Frankie Avalon's "Venus" is released on Chancellor Records. It will become the teen idol's greatest hit. 1959: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper make their last onstage appearances during the GAC Winter Show tour, at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. 1978: Van Halen signs with Warner Brothers Records. 1979: Ex-Sex Pistol bass player Sid Vicious dies of a heroin overdose in the New York City apartment of his present girlfriend, Michelle Robinson. The death is ruled an accident. He was 21 years old. February 3: 1947: Dave Davies, guitar player with the Kinks, is born. 1956: Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash hold a recording session at Sun Studios in Memphis. The sessions are later named the "Million Dollar Quartet" and released. 1959: In the words of Don McLean, "it was the day the music died." Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper are killed when their plane crashes in the Iowa countryside.
  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. 1956: Jerry Lee Lewis plays piano for rockabilly singer Billy Lee Riley's Sun Studio session. They record "Red Hot," which will become Riley's most successful record. 1969: The Beatles make their last-ever public appearance as a group, performing on the roof of Apple Studios at 3 Saville Row, London. The show, filmed for the subsequent movie Let It Be , is stopped when police arrive after neighbors complain about the noise. 1973: Kiss play their first show, at the Coventary Club in Queens. 1982: Influential blues guitarist Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins died in Texas of cancer. 1990: Bob Dylan is named commander in France's Order of Arts and Letters by the country's Culture Ministry.
  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 the most sensational trials in history, it was revealed that Manson regarded the Beatles as angels who communicated to him through their music. In particular, "Helter Skelter," "Piggies," "Revolution 9" and other songs on the the White Album. 1979: The Cars win the Rolling Stone magazine annual readers' poll as the best new band of the year. 1980: Paul McCartney is released from a Tokyo jail where he'd been imprisoned for ten days after trying to carry a half pound of marijuana through customs at the Tokyo airport. 1986: Albert Grossman died of a heart attack. He managed such acts as Bob Dylan,The Band, Janis Joplin and Peter, Paul and Mary.
  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, California. Freed was a disc jockey in the mid-'50s who played as big a role as any one person in helping to promote the rise of rock & roll and R&B. Unfortunately, he saw his career take a beating in the end by the payola scandals. 1968: Despite his much rumored falling out with the New York-Cambridge folk singer circle, Bob Dylan joins Pete Seeger, Judy Collins, Arlo Guthrie, Odetta, Richie Havens, Ramblin' Jack Elliot and the Band in commemorating the late Woody Guthrie. This is Dylan's first appearance since his motorcycle accident two years ago. 1982: Ozzy Osborne was taken to hospital and treated for rabies after biting the head off a bat during a concert in Des Moines, Iowa. January 21: 1941: Richie Havens is born. 1959: The Kingston Trio one of the foremost groups behind the current folk music revival in the country, receive the first gold record for Tom Dooley. 1965: The Animals cancel a show for New York's Apollo Theater after the U.S. Immigration Department, continuing its crackdown on U.K. bands, forces the group to leave the theater. Their only New York appearance is on the "Ed Sullivan Show." 1965: The Byrds record "Mr. Tambourine Man". It was produced by Doris Day's son Terry Melcher. 1966: Beatle George Harrison marries his longtime girlfriend, fashion model Patti Boyd. The two met on the set of the Beatles' first movie, "A Hard Day's Night." She leaves Harrison in the mid-'70s to take up with neighbor Eric Clapton who would write the song "Layla" about her and who she would marry in May 1979. 1984: Jackie Wilson dies of a long illness following a stroke in 1975. He was 49 years old. 1984: Yes' "Owner of a Lonely Heart" peaks at #1 on the pop chart.
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