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On This Day In History Of Music.

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Elvis Presley made his first public appearance as a singer on this day. It did not go well: he came fifth in a local talent show. But he was only ten years old. October 3, 1945; Chopin: The Day the Music Died The brief life of Chopin, one of music’s earliest superstars, ended on this day when the sickly composer fell victim to tuberculosis.  Source- www.onthisday/music. For those who may not know. Elvis Presley was known as the King of Rock-n-Roll. 

P.S I am thinking about posting each day. If anyone in the Pandora community would like to add, or suggest about this post, then please do. I welcome all who are interested. Thank you. Take care everyone, and please stay safe as well.

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Thanks for sharing, @mohempstead

I'd love to hear the history of music on specific days. Can't wait to see tomorrow's post! 📚🎶

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Thanks for sharing, @mohempstead! 😎

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Most notable birthday's today in music. Ashanti, Sammy Hagar, Paul Simon, and Marie Osmond. Also on this day in the history of music. 

1963 - The Beatles
The Beatles made their debut on ITV's 'Sunday Night at The London Palladium', topping the bill and transmitted live to an audience of 15 million viewers. They played, 'From Me To You', 'She Loves You', 'Twist and Shout' and 'I'll Get You.'
 
1965 - The Who
The Who recorded 'My Generation' at Pye studios, London. When released as a single it reached No.2 on the UK chart, held off the No.1 position by The Seekers 'The Carnival Is Over'. Roger Daltrey would later say that he stuttered the lyrics to try to fit them to the music. The BBC initially refused to play the song because it did not want to offend people who stutter.
 
1970 - Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin's ashes were scattered at Stinson Beach in Marin County, California. The singer had been found dead on the floor beside her bed at the Landmark Hotel in Hollywood California on 4th Oct. The official cause of death was an overdose of heroin, possibly combined with the effects of alcohol.
 
1979 - Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Don't Stop Till You Get Enough', his second US solo No.1, a No.3 hit in the UK.
 
2012 - Eric Clapton
An oil painting by the German artist Gerhard Richter which was owned by Eric Clapton sold for £21m ($34m) - an auction record for a work by a living artist. Clapton was set to give the money to the Crossroads Centre drug and alcohol rehabilitation center founded by the guitarist in Antigua.
 
2016 - Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming the first songwriter to win the prestigious award. The 75-year-old rock legend received the prize "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition". 
       
There were many more events that also happened on this day in the history of music. These events that were posted, were the most notable by far.
Until tomorrow everyone. Take care and stay safe.    
 
                 
P.S On a personal note. It is one year ago today that I had joined Pandora as a premium customer and listener. Be safe everyone. 
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Thanks for today's update, @mohempstead.

I'm loving these historical music facts for the day. 

Happy 1 year anniversary! 🎉

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On this day in the history of music. 1978 Usher, American singer (My Way, Confessions) and actor, born in Dallas, Texas. 

1957 - The Everly Brothers
Although it was banned by some US radio stations for its suggestive lyrics, The Everly Brothers had their first No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Wake Up Little Susie', (a No.2 hit in the UK).
 
1968 - Jackson Five
The Jackson Five make their national TV debut on 'ABC TV's Hollywood Palace.
 
1969 - Frank Sinatra
Police in New Jersey issued a warrant for the arrest of Frank Sinatra in relation to his connections with the Mafia.
 
1972 - Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Ben', his first solo No.1. which was also a a No.7 hit in the UK.
 
1988 - Def Leppard
Def Leppard became first act in chart history to sell seven million copies of two consecutive LPs, with Pyromania (their third studio album released in 1983) and Hysteria, (which became the band's best-selling album to date, selling over 20 million copies worldwide, and spawning six hit singles).
 
1990 - Leonard Bernstein
Multi-Emmy and Grammy award-winning American composer, pianist and conductor, Leonard Bernstein died of pneumonia. Composed music for the 1957 musical 'West Side Story', and 'On The Waterfront'. Bernstein conducted the New York Philharmonic aged 25 and wrote three symphonies, two operas, five musicals, and numerous other pieces
 
1996 - The Rolling Stones
28 years after its creation, The Rolling Stones' Rock & Roll Circus was finally released. The 1968 event put together by The Stones comprised two concerts on a circus stage and included performances by The Who, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull and Jethro Tull. John Lennon and Yoko Ono performed as part of a supergroup called The Dirty Mac, along with Eric Clapton, Mitch Mitchell and Keith Richards. It was originally planned to be aired on BBC TV.
 
2004 - Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton was suspended from driving in France after being caught speeding at 134mph in his Porsche 911 Turbo near Merceuil. He was given a 750 euro (£515) fine and his UK license was confiscated. After paying his fine Clapton posed for photographs with French police and then left the scene in his Porsche - with his secretary behind the wheel. 
 
Sorry for posting this one late, but work is work. I should be able to post earlier tomorrow. Take care and stay safe.    
 
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@mohempstead Wow - 134 mph?! I can't even imagine going that fast.

Looking forward to the next one - appreciate you posting these! 👍

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@AlyssaPandora  I know, right, I cannot even imagine what their whole thought process was to even consider doing it. Too much money perhaps? Who knows. Life is to short as it is, why rush it. Take care and stay safe.  

P.S I thank you for your interest. I also like history. It was my favorite subject throughout my years in school, as well as college. I still have a fancy for history. Be safe, wish you well.  

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Today in the history of music. 

1955 - Buddy Holly
Buddy & Bob (Buddy Holly) opened for Elvis Presley at the ‘Big D Jamboree’, held at Lubbock’s Cotton Club, Texas. Nashville talent scout Eddie Crandall was in audience and arranged for Holly to audition and record demos for the Decca US label.
 
1956 - Little Richard
Little Richard recored 'Good Golly, Miss Molly' at J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. Little Richard first heard the phrase "Good golly, Miss Molly" from a Southern DJ named Jimmy Pennick. He modified the lyrics into the more suggestive "Good golly, Miss Molly/You sure like to ball."
 
1960 - The Beatles
The Beatles (minus Pete Best) and two members of Rory Storm's Hurricanes (Ringo Starr and Lou Walters) recorded a version of George Gershwin's ‘Summertime’ in a Hamburg recording studio. The track which was cut onto a 78-rpm disc marked the first session that included John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo together.
 
1965 - Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix signed his first recording contract in the UK, where he would received $1 and a 1% Royalty on all of his recordings.
 
1966 - Four Tops
The Four Tops started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Reach Out, I'll Be There'. The group's second US No.1 and their first No.1 in the UK, (and becoming Motown's second UK chart-topper after The Supremes No. 1 hit 'Baby Love' in late 1964).
 
1972 - Lieutenant Pigeon
Lieutenant Pigeon were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Mouldy Old Dough.' Keyboard player Rob Woodward had his mum play piano on the single, making them the only mother and son act to score a UK No.1. The song was recorded in the front room of their semi-detached house.
 
1973 - Keith Richards
Keith Richards was found guilty of trafficking cannabis by a Court in Nice, France. The Rolling Stone was given a one-year suspended sentence and a 5,000 franc fine. He was also banned from entering France for two years.
 
1977 - Debby Boone
Debby Boone started a 10 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You Light Up My Life', the longest stay at the top since Guy Mitchell's 'Singing The Blues. A No.48 hit in the UK.
 
1988 - Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with their fourth release, 'New Jersey.' The album produced five Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 singles, the most top ten hits to date for a hard rock album.
 
1988 - Neil Diamond
UB40 went to No.1 on the US singles chart with their version of the Neil Diamond song 'Red Red Wine', also a No.1 hit in the UK.
 
1995 - Paul and Linda McCartney
Paul and Linda McCartney were the guest voices on Fox-TV's The Simpsons in an episode called "Lisa the Vegetarian". Macca's stipulation for appearing was that Lisa's decision to become a vegetarian would be a permanent character change, to which producer David Mirkin agreed.
 
2003 - The Dave Clark Five
Mike Smith, the former lead singer of The Dave Clark Five suffered a fall at his home in Spain that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Smith died of pneumonia on February 28th, 2008, less than two weeks before the band was to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
 
2004 - Procol Harum
Bill Eyden, the session drummer hired to play on Procol Harum's ’A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ died after a lengthy illness at the age of 74. Eyden also worked with Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames, Charlie Watts and was a member of the resident trio, led by Stan Tracey, at Ronnie Scott's club in London, England until the late 60s.
 
2006 - The Sugababes
The Sugababes were the most successful UK all-female act of the 21st century, according to new figures. Since their chart debut in 2000, they had scored 16 hits, beating the likes of Madonna and Britney Spears. The trio first made UK chart history in 2002 when, with ‘Freak Like Me’, made them the youngest female group to top the chart.
 
2007 - Britney Spears
Britney Spears visited a Los Angeles police station to be photographed and fingerprinted ahead of her hit-and-run court case. The 25-year-old singer spent about 30 minutes at the station after a judge ordered her to submit to the procedures. Ms. Spears was charged last month for allegedly crashing into a parked car while driving without a valid license.
 
2013 - Madonna
Madonna was banned from a US cinema chain after being accused of texting during a film. Attending the New York Film Festival screening of 12 Years a Slave, the 55-year-old was reportedly asked to stop texting by an audience member. Tim League, CEO of the Alamo Draft house chain, tweeted: "Until she apologizes to movie fans, Madonna is banned from watching movies at Alamo."
 
2014 - U2
U2 frontman Bono said he was sorry after their latest album was automatically added to the libraries of all iTunes users around the world, saying the move was a "drop of megalomania, a touch of generosity". iTunes users complained that the 11-track Songs of Innocence had been added to their music library without permission and that it was not clear how to delete it.
 
Most Notable birthday's today are: 
1975 - Ginuwine  
(Elgin Lumpkin) US rapper, (1997 UK No.10 single 'When Doves Cry'). 
 
1984 - Shayne Ward
Born on this day Shayne Ward, winner of the 2005 UK TV series The X Factor. His 2005 UK No.1 single ‘That’s My Goal’ became the Christmas No.1, selling a record-breaking 313,000 copies on its first day of sales, making it the third fastest selling single of all time, (behind Elton John 'Candle in the Wind' and Will Young's 'Evergreen', which sold 685,000 and 400,000 copies in their first days of sale respectively. 
    
P.S On a more personal note. The song "You Light Up My Life", this is a song I think about very often. My second grade teacher, Miss Hoffman use to sing it just about everyday. It was her favorite song, and Debbie Boone was her favorite music artist, along with anything Opera. Well I hope you like the music facts for today. Take care and stay safe all.   
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On this day in the history of music. 

1951 - Little Richard
18 year old Richard Penniman, who was already using the stage name Little Richard made his first recordings for RCA Camden at the studios of Atlanta radio station WGST.
 
1956 - Frankie Laine
Frankie Laine was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'A Woman In Love', the singers fourth and final UK No.1. Laine had the nicknames Mr. Rhythm and Old Leather Lungs.
 
1961 - Patsy Cline
Decca records released 'Crazy' by Patsy Cline. The ballad, composed by Willie Nelson gave Cline a No.2 country hit in 1962. Nelson originally wrote the song for country singer Billy Walker, but Walker turned it down. The song's eventual success helped launch Nelson as a performer as well as a songwriter. It spent 21 weeks on the chart for Cline, and eventually became one of her signature tunes.
 
1962 - Marvin Gaye
The first night of a two month Motown Records package tour started in Washington DC, featuring Marvin Gaye The Supremes, Mary Wells, The Miracles and 12 year old Stevie Wonder.
 
1965 - The Beatles
The Beatles recorded 'Day Tripper' at Abbey Road studio's London in three takes, they then added vocals and other overdubs, completing the song before the end of the day.
 
1967 - Joan Baez
Folk singer Joan Baez was arrested, along with 123 others, for blocking the entrance to an Armed Forces Induction Center in Oakland, California.
 
1969 - Bobbie Gentry
Bobbie Gentry was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Burt Bacharach and Hal David song 'I'll Never Fall In Love Again,' the singers only UK No.1
 
1969 - Leonard Chess
Record company executive and founder of the Chess record label Leonard Chess died of a heart attack aged 52. Home to John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley Little Walter, The Moonglows, The Flamingos, Jimmy Reed and Sonny Boy Williamson.
 
1972 - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Creedence Clearwater Revival split up following the failure of their most recent album, 'Mardi Gras'. After limited success as a solo act and some legal hassles with Fantasy Records, John Fogarty would have two big hits in 1985, 'Center Field' and 'Rock and Roll Girls'. John's brother Tom Fogarty died in September, 1990 and the surviving members have been touring as Creedence Clearwater Revisited.
 
1976 - Rick Dees
One Hit Wonders Rick Dees and his Cast Of Idiots went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Disco Duck, (part one)'. Dees was a US TV and radio presenter, the song became a No.6 hit in the UK.
 
1976 - Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder's 'Songs In The Key Of Life', went to No.1 on the US album chart, (the working title was Let's See Life the Way It Is). Featuring the tracks 'Sir Duke', 'I Wish', 'Pastime Paradise' and 'Isn't She Lovely', it was Wonder's third US No.1 and became the best-selling and most critically acclaimed album of Wonder's career.
 
1982 - Culture Club
Culture Club appeared on UK TV's Top Of The Pops performing 'Do You Really Want To Hurt Me'. They were booked on the show thanks to Shaken' Stevens being ill and not able to appear. The song became a major hit after their memorable performance on the music TV show.
 
1986 - Chuck Berry
Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Robert Cray joined other artists on stage in St Louis, for Chuck Berry's 60th birthday concert, as featured in the film 'Hail Hail! Rock & Roll'.
 
2001 - Bob Dylan
Two security guards were sacked after refusing to allow Bob Dylan into his own concert. Dylan who had demanded that security on his 'Love and Theft' tour should be tighter than ever didn't have a pass when he arrived backstage.
 
2006 - Patti Smith
CBGB, the legendary New York punk club credited with discovering Patti Smith and Ramones, closed after a final gig by Smith herself. Blondie and Talking Heads also found fame after performing at the club, which helped launch US punk music. The venue first opened in December 1973, its full name CBGB OMFUG standing for "country, bluegrass, blues and other music for uplifting gormandizers".
 
2007 - Bertrand Cantat
French rock star Bertrand Cantat was freed from jail after serving half of an eight-year sentence for killing his actress girlfriend. Cantat, singer with Noir Desir, was jailed for the manslaughter of Marie Trintignant after a violent row in a Lithuanian hotel in July 2003. She died after spending days in a coma.
 
2007 - Madonna
Madonna signed a ground-breaking recording and touring contract with concert promoter Live Nation becoming the first major star to choose an all-in-one agreement with a tour company over a traditional record contract. The deal reported to be worth $120m (£59m) over 10 years, would give Live Nation rights to all her music-related projects - including new albums, tours, merchandise, websites, DVDs, sponsorship, TV shows and films.
 
2010 - Led Zeppelin
Auburn University graduate student Justin Havird named a new species of fish, Lepidocephalichthys zeppelini, because the fish's pectoral fin reminded him of the double-neck guitar used by Jimmy Page. 'I'm a big Led Zeppelin fan, and I was listening to them while I was working on the fish,' Havird said. 'The structure that makes this species unique just reminded me of the guitar that Jimmy Page played'.
 
2015 - Patti Smith
Patti Smith was said to be moved to tears after a fan returned a bag of stolen goods to the singer, 36 years after they went missing. They included a shirt worn for a 1978 Rolling Stone cover shot and a bandana given to her by her late brother. The items went missing in June 1979 when a truck, which was carrying $40,000 in amplifiers, guitars and other musical equipment, was stolen from outside a hotel after Smith and her band played a show at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago.
 
2017 - Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran broke his wrist and elbow in a biking accident, forcing him to cancel dates on his tour of Asia. He called his time off "the most depressing six weeks of my life."
 
Most notable birthday's today: 
1923 - Bert Kaempfert
1937 - Emile Ford
1938 - Nico
1942 - Dave Loveday
1943 - Fred Turner
1945 - Roger Hawkins
1947 - Bob Weir
1952 - Cordell Mosson
1953 - Tony Carey
1959 - Gary Kemp
1960 - Bob Mould
1962 - Michael Balzary
1965 - Simon Bartholomew
1969 - Wendy Wilson
1977 - John Mayer
 
Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.  
 
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