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  • Musical Notes for Saturday March 26th!

    Birthdays

    1886: Al Jolson

    1925:
    Saxophonist/flutist/vocalist James Moody born in Savannah, GA.

    1927: Born on this day, Junior Parker, US blues singer/songwriter who wrote ‘Mystery Train’, which was covered by Elvis Presley. He also worked with B.B. King and Howlin’ Wolf. Parker died on November 18th 1971.

    1944: Diana Ross

    1947: Elton John is born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in Pinner, Middlesex, England. His stage name comes from two Elton Dean (sax player in his band Bluesology, and Long John Baldry.

    1947: Born on this day, Jennifer Warnes, singer, (1982 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Up Where We Belong' with Joe Cocker).

    1948: Steven Tyler is born Steven Tallarico in Yonkers, New York. He would become lead singer of Aerosmith and a judge on American Idol.

    1949: Vicki Lawrence

    1950: Teddy Pendergrass (Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes)

    Charts, Releases, News and History

    1824: First performance of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis.

    1938: NBC radio performance of Howard Hanson's Symphony #2.


    1961: Tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley records Workout on Blue Note Records.

    1966: Neil Young Stephen Stills and Richie Furay formed Buffalo Springfield in Los Angeles. Among the first wave of American bands to become popular in the wake of the British invasion, the group combined rock, folk, and country music into a sound all its own. Its million-selling song 'For What It's Worth' became a political anthem for the turbulent late 1960s.

    1970: Mere days after winning a Grammy for Best Recording for Children with their album Peter, Paul and Mommy, Peter Paul and Mary are scandalized when group leader Peter Yarrow is arrested in Washington, DC for "taking immoral liberties" with a 14-year-old girl. He would spend three months in prison and would later be given clemency by President Jimmy Carter.

    1972: Mott The Hoople are about to call it quits when friend of the band David Bowie offers to produce their next album, even offering them two new songs he's written: "Suffragette City," which the band turns down, and "All The Young Dudes."

    1975: The movie musical Tommy, directed by Ken Russell and based on the Who album of the same name, premieres in London, starring Who lead singer Roger Daltrey in the title role, as well as Ann-Margret and Jack Nicholson. Guest stars include Elton John and Tina Turner.

    1980: Pink Floyd's landmark 1973 LP Dark Side Of The Moon surpasses Carole King's Tapestry as the album with the longest consecutive stay on the Billboard 200 album chart. It would remain on the chart until 1988.1977: "Rich Girl" hits #1, giving Hall & Oates their first of six chart-toppers on the Hot 100.

    1977: The Clash release their first single, making an immediate political statement with "White Riot." It is only released in the UK, and not available in America until two years later.

    1980: Pink Floyd's The Wall breaks the record for longest charting pop album, held at the time by Carole King's Tapestry.

    1988: "Man In The Mirror" becomes the fourth of a record five #1 hits from Michael Jackson's Bad album.

    1994: The Smashing Pumpkins were banned from appearing on BBC TV's Top Of The Pops due to the content of the song's lyrics. The bands single 'Disarm' was this week's highest new entry.

    Sad Notes

    1827: Ludwig van Beethoven

    2008: Beatles engineer Norman Smith died at the age of 85. Smith who worked on every studio recording the band made between 1962 and 1965 was nicknamed "Normal Norman" by John Lennon. As a producer in 1966, he signed Pink Floyd and produced their early albums including Saucerful of Secrets and as Hurricane Smith had the 1971 UK No.2 hit 'Don't Let It Die'.

    2012: American rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound aged 64. The guitarist who led the bands Montrose and Gamma had been ill suffering from prostate cancer. Montrose had also worked with Edgar Winter, Van Morrison, Dan Hartman, Sammy Hagar and many other artists.
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  • #2
    Interesting on the Mott the Hoople/David Bowie connection!
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    • #3
      Can't believe they turned down "Sufragette City!"
      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
      ________________________________________

      -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
      -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
      -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
      -Doshi V3.0 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, 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. 5, 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 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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