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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for June 30

Published 8 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


ANDY SCOTT of Sweet
FLORENCE BALLARD of The Supremes

THIS HAPPENED


In 1971, Paul Revere & The Raiders were awarded a Gold record for their only #1 hit, “Indian Reservation.”

In 1973, George Harrison’s “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)” knocked Paul McCartney & Wings’ “My Love” from the top of the US singles chart; it was Harrison’s second US #1.

In 1975, Gregg Allman married Cher four days after her divorce from Sonny Bono.

In 2000, Nine men were trampled to death during Pearl Jam’s performance at The Roskilde festival, near Copenhagen, Denmark, when they either slipped or fell in the mud in front of the stage.

In 2004, Kinks guitarist Dave Davies was paralyzed on the right-hand side of his body after suffering a stroke. It took a couple of years, but he was able to recover enough to walk, talk, and play guitar again.


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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for June 29

Published 8 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


COLIN HAY of Men At Work


THIS HAPPENED


In 1963, Del Shannon’s rendition of “From Me To You,” the first Lennon/McCartney song to chart in America, made but a slight dent in the Top 100.

In 1967, Keith Richards was found guilty of allowing his property to be used for the smoking of cannabis; he was fined and sentenced to one year in jail. Meanwhile, bandmate Mick Jagger was pronounced guilty of illegal possession of amphetamine pills and sentenced to three months in jail; Jagger’s sentence was later suspended.

In 1969, The Jimi Hendrix Experience played at Mile High Stadium in Denver in what was to be their final gig together.

In 1979, Singer/guitarist/songwriter Lowell George, founder of Little Feat, died of a heart attack while on the road in Arlington, Virginia.

In 2000, Sting and four of his band members were defeated in simultaneous chess matches against World Chess champion Garry Kasparov in NY’s Times Square. Check mate!


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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for June 28

Published 10 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


MARK STOERMER of The Killers

 

THIS HAPPENED


In 1968, “It’s A Beautiful Morning” earned The Rascals their third Gold record.

In 1970, The gender-bending single “Lola,” by The Kinks, was released.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for June 27

Published 11 days ago by Jim Nelson

THIS HAPPENED


In 1859, “Happy Birthday” was first sung.

In 1970, The Jackson 5 started a two-week run at #1 on the US singles chart with “The Love You Save,” their third #1 of the year.

In 1970, The Trans-Continental Pop Festival (aka The Festival Express) set off. The tour was unique in that rather than flying to each city, most of the acts — including Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and Buddy Guy Blues Band — all travelled together on a chartered train, playing shows in Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, and Calgary.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for June 26

Published 12 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


CHRIS ISAAK
COLIN GREENWOOD of Radiohead
MICK JONES of The Clash/Big Audio Dynamite
NATHAN FOLLOWILL of Kings Of Leon
TERRI NUNN of Berlin/KCSN

THIS HAPPENED


In 1961, Gary U.S. Bonds hit #1 in the US with “Quarter To Three,” and he stayed there for two weeks.

In 1965, The Byrds went to #1 on the US singles chart with their version of Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man,” the recording generally considered to be the beginning of folk rock and the “California Sound.” Roger McGuinn was the only member of The Byrds who actually played on that recording, with the rest of the instruments played by the famed Wrecking Crew session musicians.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for June 25

Published 13 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


TIM FINN of Split Enz/Crowded House/The Finn Brothers


THIS HAPPENED


In 1967, An estimated 200 million people saw The Beatles perform “All You Need Is Love” live via satellite as part of the TV global link-up, Our World. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Graham Nash, and Keith Moon provided backing vocals.

In 1969, The Hollies recorded “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” with a then-unknown Elton John on piano.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for June 24

Published 14 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


CHRIS WOOD of Traffic
COLIN BLUNSTONE of The Zombies
CURT SMITH of Tears For Fears
JEFF BECK
MICK FLEETWOOD of Fleetwood Mac


THIS HAPPENED


In 1995, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder left the stage due to illness after only seven songs during an outdoor concert in San Francisco. Neil Young stepped up to finish the show.

In 1999, With 100 of his guitars at auction to raise money for his Crossroads Centre drug rehab clinic in Antigua, Eric Clapton raised almost $5 million. The guitar he used on “Layla,” a 1956 Fender Stratocaster, went for nearly $500,000.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for June 23

Published 15 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


JUNE CARTER CASH
KT TUNSTALL
PAUL “BONEHEAD” ARTHURS of Oasis
ROBERT HUNTER of Grateful Dead
STU SUTCLIFFE of The Beatles

THIS HAPPENED


In 1965, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles’ classic “The Tracks Of My Tears” was released.

In 1973, George Harrison started a five-week run at #1 on the US album chart with Living In The Material World, his second US #1.

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