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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 8

Published 105 mins ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


ANDY “FLETCH” FLETCHER of Depeche Mode
BECK (born Bek Campbell)
JOAN OSBORNE

THIS HAPPENED


In 1965, The Dave Clark Five had their movie, Catch Us If You Can, premiere in London. The film was renamed to Having A Wild Weekend for its US release.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 7

Published 26 hours ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


RINGO STARR (born Richard Starkey)

THIS HAPPENED


In 1954, By simply playing a new song that he liked by an unknown artist, WHBQ Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips became a star in his own right. That unknown artist was Elvis Presley, and the song Phillips premiered on the air was “That’s All Right Mama.”

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 6

Published 31 hours ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


BILL HALEY of Bill Haley And His Comets

THIS HAPPENED


In 1957, John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at The Woolton Church Parish Fete where The Quarrymen were appearing. As The Quarrymen were setting up for their evening performance, McCartney — eager to impress Lennon — picked up a guitar and played Eddie Cochran’s “Twenty Flight Rock” and Gene Vincent’s “Be-Bop-A-Lula.” And the world was blissfully unaware of how it had been changed.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 5

Published 3 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


MARC COHN
NICK O’MALLEY bassist of Arctic Monkeys
ROBBIE ROBERTSON of The Band

THIS HAPPENED


In 1969, The Rolling Stones gave a free concert for 250,000 fans in London’s Hyde Park to introduce new guitarist Mick Taylor, but because former guitarist Brian Jones had died two days earlier, the concert turned into more of a tribute to Jones.

In 1978, The EMI record pressing plant in Britain stopped printing The Rolling Stones’ Some Girls album cover after some celebrities, such as Lucille Ball, protested being depicted on the cover’s mock wig advertisements.

In 1995, The US Justice Department decided to not take antitrust action against Ticketmaster, ending a 13-month fight with Pearl Jam. The band had been using a rival ticket service in retaliation for Ticketmaster’s tactics and, ironically, the use of that service was proof for the feds that Ticketmaster, in fact, did not have a monopoly.

In 1995, more than 100 Grateful Dead fans were hurt when a wooden deck collapsed at a campground lodge in Wentzville, Missouri. Hundreds of people were on or under the deck sheltering from heavy rain.

In 2014, The four surviving members of Grateful Dead gave what they said would be their final performance, playing to over 70,000 fans at Chicago’s Soldier Field.


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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for The Fourth of July

Published 4 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


THE USA
JEREMY SPENCER of Fleetwood Mac
MATT MALLEY of Counting Crows

THIS HAPPENED


In 1964, The Beach Boys started a two-week run at #1 on the US singles chart with “I Get Around,” their first #1. It is noteworthy for its back-to-front structure — it starts with a chorus and has two short verses.

In 1964, all five members of The Rolling Stones appeared as judges on the British rate-a-record TV show, Juke Box Jury, exhibiting such impolite behavior that they caused a considerable uproar in the British press.

In 1966, The Lovin’ Spoonful released “Summer In The City.”

In 1969, The Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Women” was released.

In 1974, Steely Dan’s gig in Santa Monica, California, was their final show for 18 years.

In 1976, The Clash made their live debut, supporting the Sex Pistols in Sheffield, England.


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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 3

Published 5 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


PAUL BARRÉRE of Little Feat

THIS HAPPENED

 
In 1968, At a gathering at Joni Mitchell’s house in Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash reportedly sang together for the very first time.

In 1969, Twenty-seven-year-old Brian Jones, who had recently exited The Rolling Stones, drowned while under the influence of drugs and alcohol after taking a midnight swim in his pool. The coroner’s report called it “death by misadventure.”

In 1971, Jim Morrison of The Doors was discovered dead in his bathtub in Paris, France. The accepted cause is a heart attack brought on by an overdose of heroin, though no one is really sure what happened. Like Brian Jones, Morrison joined the “27 Club.”

In 1973, After 182 Ziggy Stardust concert performances, David Bowie announced he was retiring from live performing. It was eventually revealed that it was the Ziggy Stardust stage persona he was retiring, rather than Bowie himself.

In 1976, For the first time in a dozen years, Brian Wilson joined The Beach Boys onstage at a concert in Anaheim, California, that also featured Santana and America.


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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 2

Published 6 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


BETH ORTON
“PROFESSOR” ROY BITTAN of The E Street Band


THIS HAPPENED


In 1956, Elvis Presley recorded “Hound Dog” at RCA Studios in New York; this was the first time The Jordanaires worked with Presley. “Hound Dog” sold over 10 million copies globally, becoming Elvis’s best-selling song, and it was #1 on the Pop chart for 11 weeks—a record that stood for 36 years.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 1

Published 7 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


BRYAN DEVENDORF of The National
DEBBIE HARRY of Blondie
FRED SCHNEIDER of The B-52’s
PHIL SOLEM of The Rembrandts
WILLIE DIXON

 

THIS HAPPENED


In 1957, Billboard’s front page proclaimed, “Good music may be making a comeback on the bestseller charts, but rock and roll discs continue to dominate the pop market.”

In 1963, The Beatles recorded two songs, including “She Loves You,” in less than four hours. “She Loves You” went on to become The Beatles’ first million-selling single.

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