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  • MylesBAstor
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    No that was cool! Loved it!!!

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  • allenh
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    Sorry I jumped the gun there, Myles. It showed up on my FB news page and just had to share.

    re: American Bandstand: used to watch the show - wish I saw that episode!

    re: Karen Carpenter: her voice is one of the most beautiful instruments I've heard. And so universally loved. Sigh...

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  • MylesBAstor
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    February the 4th Highlights

    Hard to top Fleetwood Mac but here goes.

    1966: The Rolling Stones release "19th Nervous Breakdown"

    1966 Bob Dylan and The Band played at the Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky. This was the first date on a world tour which would become noted as Dylan's first that used electric instruments, after he had ‘gone electric’ at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.

    1968: US Attorney General John Mitchell receives a secret memo from Senator Strom Thurmond, in which Thurmond suggests deporting John Lennon due to his antiwar stance.


    1974: John Lennon and Yoko Ono mutually agree to a trial separation, which effectively kicks off John's notorious eighteen-month "lost weekend." During this time, Lennon would consume lots of drugs and alcohol, carouse on the town with singer-songwriter and friend Harry Nilsson, and -- at Yoko's request -- take up with Ono associate May Pang.

    1977: ABC's American Bandstand rock show celebrates its 25th anniversary on the air with a primetime special. On it, Clark introduces for the first time his concept of an "All-Star Band," in which Chuck Berry, Seals and Crofts, Gregg Allman, Junior Walker, Johnny Rivers, the Pointer Sisters, Charlie Daniels, Doc Severinsen, Les McCann, Donald Byrd, Chuck Mangione and most of Booker T and the MGs jam on "Roll Over Beethoven."


    1978 : The Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive," which features in the opening scene of Saturday Night Fever, hits #1 in the US and stays there for six weeks.

    Two sad notes:


    1983 : Karen Carpenter of the Carpenters dies at age 32 from complications from anorexia.

    1999 : In a daring move, Rykodisc becomes the first music label to give its stamp of approval to MP3, the controversial Internet-based music distribution format that struck fear into the hearts of many music industry executives.
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