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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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Trivia 2018 # 28

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Trivia 2018 # 28

July 13 ~ 1976 - Punk band Buzzcocks make their live debut supporting The Sex Pistols ~ 1947 - Carlos Santana is born July 14 ~ 1973 - Everly Brothers announce their break up as a duo ~ 1912 - Woody Guthrie is born July 15 ~ 1946 Linda Rnonstadt is born ~ 1973 - Ray Davies announced that he was leaving The Kinks. He returned to the group within the week. July 16 ~ 1966 - Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton form Cream ~ 1996 - Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries accepted an undisclosed settlement after a London newspaper reported that she appeared on stage without panties. July 17 ~ 1954 - The first Newport Jazz Festival was held at the Newport Casino, in Newport, RI. ~ 1967 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience opened for The Monkees at The Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in New York. July 18 ~ 1953 - Elvis Presley recorded "My Happiness" as a gift ...

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Trivia 2018 # 27

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Trivia 2018 # 27

July 6 ~ 1925 - Bill Haley was born ~ 1957 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney were introduced to each other July 7 ~ 1940 - Ringo Starr was born Richard Starkey ~ 1967 - The Monkees opened a national tour with Jimi Hendrix as the opening act. July 8 ~ 1958 - The first gold record album was presented by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The award went to the soundtrack "Oklahoma!" ~ 1998 - The Roy Orbison Estate filed a $12 million royalty suit against Sony Music Entertainment Inc. July 9 ~ 1995 - Grateful Dead perform their final show,at Chicago's Soldier Field ~ Jack White was born ~ 1955 - The Bill Haley & His Comets single "Rock Around the Clock" hit #1 on Billboard's Pop charts. This was the first time a rock and roll recording accomplished this feat. July 10 ~ 1947 - Arlo Guthrie was born - 1942 - Ronnie James Dio was born ~ 1968 ...

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Trivia 2018 # 26

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Trivia 2018 # 26

June 29 ~ 1968 - Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull and T.Rex play Hyde Park's (UK) first free rock festival ~ 1957 - Buddy Holly recorded the song "Peggy Sue." June 30 ~ 1975 - Cher and Gregg Allman were married. Cher filed for a divorce nine days later, however they remained married until 1979. Her divorce from Sonny Bono became final five days earlier. ~ 1998 - The Lucinda Williams album "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" was released. (MA note - great album if you like roots/rock) July 1 ~ 1956 - Elvis Presley appeared on "The Steve Allen Show." He was told not to dance and Allen had him sing "Hound Dog" to a real basset hound wearing tails. After the show Elvis was FURIOUS at Steve Allen and swore to never do his show again. In later years, when asked about this appearance, Elvis said “it was the most ridiculous appearance I ever did ...

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Trivia 2018 # 25

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Trivia 2018 # 25

June 22 ~ 1948 - Todd Rundgren was born ~ 1963 - The Surfaries single "Wipe Out" was released ~ 1969 - Blind Faith's first and only LP was released June 23 ~ 1923 - June Carter Cash was born ~ 1970 - Chubby Checker and 3 others were arrested in Niagra Falls after marijuana and unidentified drug capsules were found in Checker's car. June 24 ~ 1944 - Jeff Beck is born ~ 1947 - Mick Fleetwood is born ~ 1975 - Alice Cooper fell off the set of his "Welcome To My Nightmare" tour in Vancouver and broke six ribs. June 25 ~ 1972 - Led Zeppelin play L.A. Forum, recordings released 31 years later on 'How The West Was Won'.  Guitarist Jimmy Page considers Led Zeppelin at this point to have been at their artistic peak, as is mentioned in the album's liner notes. In an interview he gave to The Times newspaper in 2010, when asked which performances from Led Zeppelin's career stand ...

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Trivia 2018 # 24

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Trivia 2018 # 24

June 15 ~ 1976 The Sex Pistols record their first demos at Clapham's Majestic Studios ~ 1937 - Waylon Jennings was born ~ 1941 - Harry Nilsson was born June 16 ~ 1967 - Monterey Pop Festival opens ~ 1971 - Tupac Shakur is born June 17 ~ 1965 - The Kinks arrive in New York for their first U.S. tour ~ 1964 - The Supremes' "Where Did Our Love Go" was released. It became their first song to get to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart.  The Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. Founded as The Primettes in Detroit, Michigan, in 1959, the Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown's acts and are, to date, America's most successful vocal group with 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100.Most of these hits were written and produced by Motown's main songwriting and production team, Holland–Dozier–Holland. At their peak in the mid-1960s, the Supremes rivaled the Beatles in worldwide popularity, and it ...

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