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    Birthdays

    1866: Ferruccio D M B Busoni, Italy, pianist/composer/conductor (Arlecchino)

    1873: Sergei Rachmaninoff, Novgorod Russia, composer

    1922: Duke Jordan, piano

    1945: Born on this day, John Barbata, The Turtles, (US No.1 single "Happy Together," Jefferson Starship, (1987 UK & US No.1 single "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us").

    1949: Gil Scott-Heron, vocalist.

    1946: Born on this day, Ronnie Lane, bass player and vocalist with Small Faces who had a 1967 UK No.3 & US No.16 single with "Itchycoo Park" and a 1968 UK No.1 album with "Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake." As The Faces they had a 1972 UK No.6 & US No.17 single with"Stay With Me." Ronnie then formed Slim Chance, who had a 1974 UK No.5 single with "How Come." He died on June 4th 1997, aged 51, after a 20 year battle with multiple sclerosis.

    1948: Born on this day, Jimmy Cliff, Jamaican singer, songwriter, (1969 UK No.6 & US No.25 single "Wonderful World Beautiful People," 1970 UK No.8 version of Cat Stevens "Wild World").

    Musical Events, Charts, News

    1735: Handel's Organ Concerto in F major, Op. 4 No. 4 was performed for the first time.

    1942: Trumpeter/bandleader Cootie Williams is the first to record at Thelonious Monk composition "Epistrophy."

    1955: George Martin became the head of A&R for EMI's Parlophone label.

    1960: Eric Dolphy records April Fool in session for Prestige.

    1961: Grant Green records Green Street for Blue Note Records.

    1961: The Beatles began a three-month residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, playing 92 straight nights. The group played for seven hours a night on weekdays and eight hours at weekends with a fifteen-minute break every hour. It was during this visit that Astrid Kirchherr cut Stuart Sutcliffe's hair into the style destined to become known as the "Beatle haircut" which The Beatles later adopted themselves.

    1963: Kenny Dorham records Una Mas for Blue Note Records.

    1970: The "Woodstock" movie premiered in Hollywood.

    1985 : It's no joke: David Lee Roth officially leaves Van Halen to start a solo career.

    Sad Notes

    1734: Louis Lully dies at 69

    1917: Scott Joplin

    1984: Marvin Gaye

    2015, Cynthia Lennon, first wife of The Beatles'John Lennon, died at her home in Spain following a short battle with cancer. At the height of The Beatles' early success she was, at the insistence of the band's management, kept in the background so their legions of female fans were not aware of her existence. The couple divorced in 1968 after Cynthia discovered her husband's affair with Yoko Ono.
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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  • #2
    Damn, that Beatles residence sounds brutal!

    Ha, never heard of Cynthia Lennon before today!
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    • #3
      Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post

      1961: The Beatles began a three-month residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, playing 92 straight nights. The group played for seven hours a night on weekdays and eight hours at weekends with a fifteen-minute break every hour. It was during this visit that Astrid Kirchherr cut Stuart Sutcliffe's hair into the style destined to become known as the "Beatle haircut" which The Beatles later adopted themselves.

      In the early 90's went to visit the club - don't know if it's still there, but there was a plaque on the outside wall to commemorate that the Beatles played there.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by allenh View Post
        Damn, that Beatles residence sounds brutal!

        Ha, never heard of Cynthia Lennon before today!
        It's also where they made vast deposits towards the fabled 10,000 hours.
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