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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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Trivia 2018 # 22

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Trivia 2018 # 22

June 1 ~ 1983 - Talking Heads released album Speaking in Tongues. Speaking in Tongues is the fifth studio album by the band Talking Heads. Following the band's split with producer Brian Eno and a short hiatus which allowed the individual members to pursue side projects, recording began in 1982. It became the band's commercial breakthrough and produced the band's first (and only) American Top 10 hit, "Burning Down the House", which was accompanied by a promotional video. The album's tour was documented in Jonathan Demme's film Stop Making Sense, which generated a live album of the same name. (The concert film and live album's title comes from the repeated phrase "Stop making sense!" during the song "Girlfriend Is Better".) In addition, the album crossed over to the dance charts where it peaked at number two for six weeks. It is also the group's highest-charting album on the American Billboard ...

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Trivia 2018 # 21

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Trivia 2018 # 21

May 25 ~ 1973 - Mike Oldfield released his "Tubular Bells" LP. The title track would later become the theme for the movie "The Exorcist." ~ 1978 - Keith Moon performed with the Who for the last time. May 26 ~ Lots of birthdays - 1926 Miles Dave, 1948 Stevie Nicks, 1949 Hank Williams Jr. ~ 1973 - Deep Purple's single "Smoke On The Water" was released. ~ 1994 - Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married in the Dominican Republic. They were divorced in January of 1996. May 27 ~ 1950 - Frank Sinatra made his TV debut on NBC's "Star-Spangled Review." ~ 1977 - In the U.K., the Sex Pistols single "God Save the Queen" was released. The song was banned on May 31 by the BBC and the Independent Broadcasting Authority. May 28 ~ 1966 - "When A Man Loves A Woman" by Percy Sledge hits # on the Billboard Pop Charts ~ 1944 - Gladys Knight was ...

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Trivia 2018 # 20

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Trivia 2018 # 20

May 18 ~ 1949 - Rick Wakeman was born ~ 2003 - "Les Miserables" closed after 6,680 shows and 16 years on Broadway. May 19 ~ 1958 - The Everly Brothers have a hit with "All I Have To Do Is Dream" ~ 1978 - Dire Straits release their first major label single, "Sultans Of Swing" ~ 1945 - Happy Birthday Pete Townsend ~ 1951 -Jeffrey Ross Hyman - better known as Joey Ramone May 20 ~ The Young Rascals hit # 1 with "Groovin" ~ 1944 - Joe Cocker is born followed 2 years late (1946) by Cher May 21 ~ 1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono began a ten-day "bed-in" in Montreal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel. ~ 1972 - Gangsta rapper Notorious B.I.G is born Christopher George Latore Wallace May 22 ~ 1970 - Elvis Presley signed a three-picture deal with MGM. ~ 1959 - Steven Patrick Morrissey, known mononymously as Morrissey was born May 23 ~ 1970 - Grateful Dead play their first gig outside ...

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Trivia 2018 # 19

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Trivia 2018 # 19

May 11 ~ 1974 - Led Zeppelin meet Elvis Presley at the Forum in Los Angeles ~ 1941 - Eric Burdon was born May 12 ~ 1948 - Steve Winwood was born ~ 1963 - Bob Dylan walked out of dress rehearsals for "The Ed Sullivan Show" when CBS censors told him he could not perform "Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues." May 13 - HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY Birthdays - 1941 Ritchie Valens, 1950 Stevie Wonder, 1966 Darius Rucker ~ 1970 - The Beatles film "Let it Be" premiered in New York. May 14 ~ 1952 - David Bryne (formerly of The Talking Heads) was born ~ 1982 - The Clash released the album "Combat Rock." May 15 ~ 1995 - Supergrass release their debut album, 'I Should Coco' ~ 1953 - Mike Oldfield (of Tubular Bells fame) was born May 16 ~ 1970 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young score a #1 with 'Deja Vu' ~ 2010 - Ronnie James Dio passes away May 17 ~ 1949 - ...

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Trivia 2018 #18

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Trivia 2018 #18

May 4 ~ 1956 - Gene Vincent recorded "Be-Bop-A Lula" in Nashville, TN. ~ 1959 - Country singer Randy Travis was born May 5 ~ 1986 - It was announced that Cleveland, Ohio, had been chosen as the city where the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame would be built. May 6 ~ 1991- Madonna's Truth or Dare premieres in Los Angeles ~ 1945 - Bob Seger was born in Detroit Michigan May 7 ~ 1977 - Eagles have a hit single with "Hotel California" May 8 ~ 1957 - Roland Peloza was born in Chatham Ontario ~ 1970 - The Beatles album "Let it Be" was released. ~ 1990 - Tom Waits won $2.5 million when a Los Angeles court ruled that Frito-Lay unlawfully used a Waits sound alike in its Doritos ads. May 9 ~ 1966 - The Doors auditioned to be the Whisky A Go-Gos's house band ~ 1962 - Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode was born on this day ~ 1985 - Phil ...

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Trivia 2018 # 17

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Trivia 2018 # 17

April 27 ~ 1957 - Ricky Nelson's first record, "Teenager's Romance," was released. ~ 1976 - David Bowie was detained on a train trip from Russia to Poland because he had nazi books. The books were for research on a project. ~ 1981 - Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach were married in London. April 28 ~ 1999 - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame April 29 ~ 1899 - Duke Ellington born on this day ~ 1933 - It's Willie Nelson's birthday April 30 ~ 1957 - Elvis recorded "Jailhouse Rock." Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Presley's performance of the song in the film of the same name, choreographed as a dance routine involving himself and a large group of male prisoners, was featured among other classic MGM musical numbers in the 1994 documentary That's Entertainment! III. Some of the characters named in the song are real people. Shifty Henry ...

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