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  • Musical Notes for May 17th

    Birthdays

    1866: Erik Satie

    1923: Composer Peter Mennin was born.

    1932: Alto sax player Jackie McLean born in New York City

    1942: Taj Mahal

    1941: Born on this day, Malcolm Hale, Spanky And Our Gang, (1967 US No.9 single 'Sunday Will Never Be The Same Again'). Hale died on 31st October 1968 of carbon monoxide poisoning due to a faulty heater.

    1942: Born on this day, Taj Mahal, US multi-instrumentalist, composer of film soundtracks. In the early 60's he formed The Rising Sons with Ry Cooder, one of the first interracial bands of the period. Mahal has worked with Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, Lightnin' Hopkins, Garth Hudson and Levon Helm of The Band, and Muddy Waters.

    1944: Born on this day, Jesse Winchester, Canadian folk singer, songwriter. His songs have been covered by many artists including Patti Page, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett, Joan Baez, Anne Murray, Reba McEntire, The Everly Brothers and Emmylou Harris.

    1949 : Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson)

    1955 : Steve Earle

    1961: Enya

    1965: Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails)


    Musical Events, History, Charts, Releases and More

    1933: Jimmie Rodgers, already terminally ill with tuberculosis, begins recording his last two dozen songs for RCA Victor in Nashville.

    1937: Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie makes his first recordings "King Porter Stomp" with Teddy Hill's band.

    1963: It's the very first Monterey Folk Festival, featuring Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul and Mary and Joan Baez.1966: Bob Dylan, who had recently "gone electric" and added rock and roll instruments to his folk music, appears at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England; just before he begins a version of his latest hit, Like A Rolling Stone, a member of the audience, a folk purist angry at the move to rock, shouts out, "Judas!" Dylan responds with "I don't believe you," adding, "You're a liar!" Then proceeds to tell the band to play the song "f--king loud."

    1969: Chicago, Chicago Transit Authority released

    1969: The Who released the album "Tommy" in the U.S.

    1973: The Yes Album and Yessongs are certified gold.

    1973: Stevie Wonder releases "You Are the Sunshine of My Love"

    1975: Led Zeppelin played the first of five sold-out nights to 17,000 fans at Earls Court Arena, London England. The set list included: Rock And Roll, The Song Remains The Same, The Rain Song, Kashmir, No Quarter, Going To California, Dazed And Confused, Stairway To Heaven, Whole Lotta Love, and Black Dog. Tickets cost £1 ($1.70) - £2.50 ($4.25).

    1975: Elton John was awarded a Platinum Record for sales of a million copies of the LP 'Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy', the first album ever to be certified Platinum on the day of its release.

    1983: David Bowie's "Let’s Dance" hits #1 on the US chart.


    1990: Nirvana played the last date of a North American tour at the Zoo in Boise, Idaho. This was Chad Channing's final gig with the band, drummer Dave Grohl replaced him in Sept of this year after his band Scream had split-up.

    2006: Paul McCartney and his wife Heather Mills admitted that they had given up the fight to save their marriage, saying that after four years together, they were going their separate ways.

    Sad Notes

    1989: Wet Willie

    2003: June Carter Cash's funeral is held in her hometown of Henderson, TN, with two thousand mourners attending, including her husband Johnny Cash as well as Kris Kristofferson and Hank Willams, Jr. Emmylou Harris, the Oak Ridge Boys, and Sheryl Crow all perform tributes.

    2012: Donna Summer dies from lung cancer
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    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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  • #2
    You mean May 17th, no?
    Kronos Sparta -> Trinity Phono -> Trinity Pre -> CH Precision A1 -> Magico S7s

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    • #3
      Yes thanks. My brain was scrambled. I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that it's almost June already.
      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
      ________________________________________

      -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
      -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
      -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
      -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
      -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
      -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
      -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
      -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
      -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
      -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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