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Trivia 2018 # 39

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Trivia 2018 # 39

September 28 ~ 1958 - "To Know Him Is To Love Him" by the Teddy Bears was released. The song was written and composed by 18-year old Phil Spector. ~ 1993 - Soundtrack for movie Dazed & Confused came out 25 years ago. September 29 ~ 1935 - Jerry Lee Lewis was born ~ Prince and The Revolution start a 2 week run at # 1 with "Let's Go Crazy" September 30 ~ 1966 - "I Love My Dog" was released by Cat Stevens. It was his first single. ~ 1967 - Mickey Hart joined the Grateful Dead. October 1 ~ 1962 -The Beach Boys album "Surfin' Safari" was released. It was their first album release. ~ 1982 - The first CD player, the Sony CD-P101, hits stores in Japan October 2 ~ 1951 - Sting was born ~ 1976 - John Belushi came out on stage with Joe Cocker while he was performing on "Saturday Night Live." Joe Cocker's recording career was in a ...

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Trivia 2018 # 38

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Trivia 2018 # 38

September 21 ~ 1968 - "All Along the Watchtower" was released by Jimi Hendrix. ~ 1974 - BTO released "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet." September 22 ~ 1972 - David Bowie began his first U.S. tour with the Spiders from Mars. ~ 2001 - A jury dismissed claims against Cher brought by an accountant who said that he lost his job and was harassed for alleging that there were labor violations during the construction of her Malibu mansion. September 23 ~ 1949 - Bruce Springsteen was born ~ 1952 - Hank Williams did his last recording session ~ 1956 - Micky Dolenz began his television career in NBC's "Circus Boy" series. He later became a member of the Monkees. September 24 ~ 1971 - Yes started their "Fragile Tour" in Devon, England. It was their first tour with Rick Wakeman ~ 1977 - "The Love Boat" debuted on ABC-TV. The theme song was sung by Jack Jones and ...

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Trivia 2018 # 37

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Trivia 2018 # 37

September 14 ~ 1974 - Eric Clapton's version of Bob Marley's 'I Shot The Sheriff' tops the charts ~ 1983 - Amy Winehouse was born September 15 ~ 1962 - The Four Seasons start a run of #1 hits with 'Sherry' September 16 ~ 1925 - BB King was born ~ 1964 - "Shindig!" premiered on ABC. The first show opened with Sam Cooke, The Everly Brothers, The Wellingtons, The Righteous Brothers, Bobby Sherman and Alan Sues. September 17 ~ 1923 - Hank Williams was born ~ 1931 - RCA Victor Records began demonstrations of the long-playing (LP), 33-1/3 RPM phonograph record. September 18 ~ 1951 - Dee Dee Ramone was born ~ 1970 - James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix died in his London apartment at the age of 27. The death was from an overdose of sleeping pills. September 19 ~ 1941 - Cass Elliot was born. Given name Ellen Naomi Cohen but known as Mama Cass was an American singer and actress, best known ...

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Trivia 2018 # 36

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Trivia 2018 # 36

September 7 ~ 2003 - Warren Zevon passes away after completing his final album, The Wind. The album was released on August 26, 2003, by Artemis Records. Zevon began recording the album shortly after he was diagnosed with inoperable pleural mesothelioma (a cancer of the lining of the lung). The album was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. "Disorder in the House", performed by Zevon and Bruce Springsteen, won Best Rock Vocal Performance (Group or Duo). Songs from the album were nominated for an additional three Grammys. Besides Springsteen, other guests on the album include Don Henley, Jackson Browne, Timothy B. Schmit, Joe Walsh, David Lindley, Billy Bob Thornton, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty and Dwight Yoakam. On October 30, 2002, Zevon was featured on the Late Show with David Letterman as the only guest for the entire hour. The band played "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" ...

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Trivia 2018 # 35

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Trivia 2018 # 35

August 31 ~ 1974 - "The Partridge Family" television show ended. ~ 1974 - In federal court, John Lennon testified the Nixon administration tried to have him deported because of his involvement with the anti-war demonstrations at the 1972 Republican convention in Miami, FL. September 1 ~ 1984 - Tina Turner has her first solo # 1 hit with "What's Love Got To Do With It' ~ 1995 - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opened in Cleveland Ohio September 2 ~ 1965 - The Doors record their first demos at World Pacific Jazz Studios in Los Angeles Septmember 3 ~ 1942 - Frank Sinatra started his solo singing career. ~ 1992 - David Bowie appeared on the cover of "Architectural Digest." He was the first human on the cover in 4 years. September 4 ~ 1992 - Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol ~ 1981 - Beyonce was born Septmember 5 ~ 1986 - Dire Straits' "Money For Nothing" won ...

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Trivia 2018 # 34

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Trivia 2018 # 34

August 24 ~ 1979 - "I Wanna Be Your Lover" by Prince was released. It was his first U.S. hit. August 25 ~ 1949 - Gene Simmons of Kiss was born ~ 1954 - Elvis Costello was born August 26 ~ 1978 - The first Canada Jam Festival in Ontario took place. Canada Jam was a rock music festival concert held at Mosport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario Canada, about 100 kilometres east of Toronto, on August 26, 1978. The festival was produced by Sandy Feldman and Leonard Stogel, who produced California Jam and California Jam II, and was sponsored by Carling O'Keefe. It attracted over 110,000 fans, making it the largest paying rock event in Canadian history at that time. The Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto a.k.a. "SARSfest" featuring the Rolling Stones and AC/DC eclipsed that mark with an audience of 450,000 people on July 30, 2003. Canada Jam was the second of three major ...

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Trivia 2018 # 33

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Trivia 2018 # 33

August 17 ~ 1970 - TV show Soul Train debuts ~ 1958 - Belinda Carlisle of The Go-Go's fame, is born August 18 ~ 1962 - Ringo Starr made his first appearance as a Beatle. ~ 1974 - Patrick Moraz replaced Rick Wakeman in Yes. August 19 ~ 1939 - Ginger Baker (of Cream & Blind Faith fame) was born ~ 1972 - NBC-TV presented "The Midnight Special" for the first time with John Denver as the first host. The Midnight Special is an American late-night musical variety series originally broadcast on NBC during the 1970s and early 1980s, created and produced by Burt Sugarman. It premiered as a special on this date, then began its run as a regular series on February 2, 1973; its last episode was on May 1, 1981. The 90-minute program followed the Friday night edition of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. The Midnight Special was noted for featuring musical ...

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Trivia 2018 # 32

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Trivia 2018 # 32

August 10 ~ 1972 - Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested for drug possession after a concert in Gothenburg Sweden. Paul was fined $1,000 and Linda $200. ~ 1985 - Madonna's 'Like A Virgin' becomes the first solo album by a female to sell 5 million copies. August 11 ~ 1952 - Hank Williams was fired from the Grand Ole Opry and told not to return until he was sober. ~ 1986 - The Monkees' first four LP's reenter Billboard's Top Albums after almost 20 years. August 12 ~ 1968 - Jimmy Page, Robet Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham play together for the first time. ~ 1949 - Mark Knopfler was born August 13 ~ 1938 - Robert Johnson played a show at a roadhouse outside Greenwood, MS. It has been speculated that Johnson was poisoned after the show which caused his death several days later. Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) was ...

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Trivia 2018 # 31

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Trivia 2018 # 31

August 3 ~ 1968 - The Doors top the charts with "Hello I Love You" ~ 1963 - James Hetfield of Metallic fame is born August 4 ~ 1967 - Pink Floyd releases their debut album - The Piper At The Gates of Dawn ~ 1901 - Louis Armstrong is born August 5 ~ 1975 - Stevie Wonder signed a $13 million contract to cover seven years. The contract was the largest contract in the recording industry at the time. ~ 1980 - The Osmonds split up August 6 ~ 1940 - Columbia Records cut the price of its 12-inch classical records. The records were priced $1.00. RCA Victor followed two weeks later. ~ 1960 - Chubby Checker performed "The Twist" on American TV for the first time on "American Bandstand." Chubby Checker (birth name Ernest Evans; October 3, 1941) is an American rock n roll singer and dancer. He is widely known for popularizing many dance styles including the ...

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Trivia 2018 # 30

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Trivia 2018 # 30

July 27 ~ 1981 - Stevie Nicks releases her first solo album, Bella Donna ~ 1983 - Madonna's self-titled debut album was released. July 28 ~ 1750 - Johann Sebastian Bach died after an unsuccessful eye operation. 1987 - The Beatles sued Nike and Capitol Records over the use of their song "Revolution" in shoe commercials. July 29 ~ 1967 - The Doors have their first #1 hit with 'Light My Fire; ~ 1963 - Geddy Lee of Rush was born July 30 ~ 1954 - Elvis Presley made his professional debut in Memphis. It was his first concert to be advertised. ~ 1987 - David Bowie played the first show of his North American "Glass Spider" tour in Philadelphia, PA. July 31 ~ 1971 - James Taylor and Carole King have a hit with "You've Got A Friend". ~ 1969 - A Moscow police chief reported that thousands of Moscow telephone booths had been made inoperable by thieves who had stolen phone parts ...

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