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  • allenh
    Good stuff as always, Myles. Lot of fun facts as usual! Thank you!

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  • MylesBAstor
    started a topic Musical Notes for April 16th

    Musical Notes for April 16th


    1913: Woody Herman

    1919: Liberace

    1929: Betty Carter

    1946: Roger Earl (Foghat, Savoy Brown)

    1946: Robert Fripp (King Crimson)

    1946: Billy Cobham

    1965: Krist Novoselic (Nirvana)

    Music Events, Charts, History, Releases

    1929: Paul Whiteman and his orchestra backed Bing Crosby recorded "Sposin’."

    1947 Billie Holiday is arrested in her New York City apartment for possession of narcotics.

    1960: Billboard magazine reports that Detroit music mogul Berry Gordy is thinking of starting three new record labels, including one called Motown.

    1963: At the fifth annual Grammy Awards, Tony Bennett's "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" wins Record Of The Year and Best Male Vocal, Ray Charles' "I Can't Stop Loving You" gets Best R&B Recording, and Bent Fabric's instrumental "Alley Cat" takes Best Rock and Roll Record.

    1965: The Beach Boys appeared on the "The Ed Sullivan Show" and performed "Help Me Rhonda."

    1966: Janet Jackson is born Janet Damita Jo Jackson in Gary, Indiana.

    1966: Bruce Springsteen's band The Castiles buys an hour of studio time at the Bricktown Recording Studio in the Brick Mall Shopping Center in New Jersey. They pay $50 to cut two songs written by the 16-year-old Springsteen.

    1966: The Beatles record "Taxman, For No One"

    1966: Frank Sinatra records "Summer Wind."

    1966: The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds is released

    1969: Jack Casady, bassist for the Jefferson Airplane, is arrested in New Orleans for possession of marijuana and given a suspended sentence of two-and-a-half years. [imagine if he had 10 seeds!]

    1969: During The Who's set at the Fillmore East in New York, a plainclothes policeman rushes the stage to tell the audience that a fire has broken out, but guitarist Pete Townshend, figuring him for a rabid fan, kicks him off. Literally. The guitarist is arrested onstage, and later charged $30.

    1970: Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane is arrested on charges of drug possession in his Bloomington, Minnesota hotel room after police find him smoking pot. His eventual punishment in a $100 fine.

    1970: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's LP Deja Vu hits #1.

    1971: Benjamin Britten's opera "Owen Wingrave" premieres in Aldwych London

    1976: Paul McCartney & Wings' "Silly Love Songs" is a #1 Billboard Pop hit.

    1980: Elvis Presley's doctor, George Nichopoulous, is brought before the Memphis medical board and officially charged with 14 counts of abusing his right to prescribe medication. Though he will be acquitted in November, his case will be reopened twelve years later, when his license will be revoked.

    1981: "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes hits #1 for 9 weeks

    1983: Michael Jackson introduces the Moonwalk for the first time on TV at the taping of the Motown 25th Anniversary TV special (don't ask why the 25th anniversary was only 23 years after Motown formed).

    Sad Notes

    1953: Django Reinhardt

    1990: Sammy Davis Jr.