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1967, The Monkees TV show was shown for the first time in the UK.
1968, Fleetwood Mac, The Move, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown and Fairport Convention all appeared at the Roundhouse Chalk Farm in London.
1968, The Who play at Festival Hall in Brisbane, Queensland. The performances go over well with the audience but gets belittled in the next day’s press. “The Who were guilty of playing down to the yokels.” The tone of the press coverage is only to get worse. On the same day, back in England, New Musical Express reports that “Glow Girl” will be The Who’s next single. Pete Townshend mentions “Little Billy,” written for the American Cancer Society and, probably referencing “Faith In Something Bigger,” says he wants The Who to “preach” on their next album.
1968, Having been in seclusion since his 1966 motorcycle accident, Bob Dylan tries to build bridges with the folk community he left behind by going “electric.” He and the Band perform at a Carnegie Hall tribute to Woody Guthrie, sharing a bill with Pete Seeger, Judy Collins, Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens, Odetta, and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott.
1968, One hit wonders John Fred and the Playboy Band started a two week run at number one on the US singles chart with “Judy In Disguise, (With Glasses.”) The song reached the third spot in the UK. It was inspired by The Beatles “Lucy In The Sky.”
1968, Buffalo Springfield played at Whittier High School, Whittier, California.
1968, The Grateful Dead performed at the Municipal Auditorium in Eureka, California.
1969, Bruce Springsteen had two of his poems published in the Ocean County College Literary Yearbook Seascapes. Springsteen was in his second semester at the Toms River, New Jersey College.
1970, The Allman Brothers Band played at the University of California Riverside in Riverside, California,
1970, Led Zeppelin appeared at Leeds Town Hall, England.
1970, John Lennon and Yoko Ono both cut their hair off in Denmark and declare it to be Year One.
1971, Chicago and The Chamber Brothers appeared at The Warehouse in New Orleans, Louisiana.
1972, on the first date of a UK tour, Pink Floyd premiered their new album Dark Side Of The Moon at The Dome, Brighton, England. Due to technical problems this was abandoned after the track “Money.”
1973, Rock ‘n’ roll wild man Jerry Lee Lewis performs at the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. The Opry officials ask him to play only country music and refrain from using any obscenities. However, “The Killer” plays “Great Balls of Fire” and “Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going On,” before exclaiming, “I am the rock ‘n’ rollin’, country and western, rhythm and blues singin’ motherfucker.”
1973, Bob Dylan begins recording in Mexico City the soundtrack to Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, a Western starring Kris Kristofferson, James Coburn, and himself.
1974, Genesis performed at the Drury Lane Theatre, London on the Selling England By The Pound tour.
1975, The US Top Five singles: number five, Stevie Wonder, “Boogie On Reggae Woman,” number four, Ohio Players, “Fire,” number three, Barry Manilow, “Mandy,” second, Neil Sedaka, “Laughter In The Rain,” and at number one, The Carpenters with “Please Mr Postman.”
1977, Foghat appeared at the Omni Coliseum, Atlanta.
1978, The Fleetwood Mac album Rumours went to number one on the UK album chart, also a number one in the US for thirty weeks in 1977. The album went on to sell over 15 million copies world- wide, and spent over 440 weeks on the UK chart.
1980, Aerosmith played at the Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, Maine.
1981, Bruce Springsteen performed at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto.
1982, During an Ozzy Osbourne concert in Des Moines, Iowa, a member of the audience threw a bat onto the stage. Stunned by the light, the bat lay motionless, and thinking it was a rubber fake, the singer picked it up and attempted to bite its head off. As he did this, the bat started to flap its wings and Ozzy soon realized it wasn’t fake but in fact a living thing. After the show Ozzy was immediately rushed to the nearest hospital for rabies shots.
1983, Def Leppard released their third studio album Pyromania which featured new guitarist Phil Collen and was produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange. The album has now sold over 10 million copies in the US.
1985, Foreigner had their only UK number one single with “I Want To Know What Love Is.” London-born Mick Jones wrote the song.
1986, Stevie Wonder and Bob Dylan appeared at a concert to celebrate the first Martin Luther King day in the US.
1988, The Beatles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and Yoko, Sean, and Julian Lennon all attend. Paul McCartney does not attend, sending instead a letter stating that continuing business differences with the other ex-Beatles was the reason for his absence.
1997, Ben and Jerry’s introduced Phish Food, a new flavor of ice cream named after the Vermont based rock group Phish. The ingredients were chocolate ice cream, marshmallows, caramel and fish-shaped fudge.
1999, Bill Albaugh drummer from the 1960’s psychedelic group The Lemon Pipers died aged 53. The Lemon Pipers scored the 1967 US number one single “Green Tambourine.”
2001, A memorial service was held for Kirsty MacColl who was killed in a boating accident off the coast of Mexico in December 2000. Bono from U2 and Billy Bragg were among friends and fans that packed St Martin-in-the-fields church in London.
2002, George Harrison had the posthumous UK number one single with the re-release of the 1971 former chart topper “My Sweet Lord.” Harrison’s single replaced Aaliyah’s “More Than A Woman,” the only time in chart history that one deceased artist had taken over from another at the top spot.
2012, Etta James, most often remembered for her signature song “At Last,” which reached the second spot on the Billboard R&B chart, died from complications of leukemia at the age of 73. She also placed nine other songs in the American Top 40, won three Grammy Awards, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.
Born on January 20: Leadbelly (1889); Slim Whitman, country singer (1924); Ron Townson, The Fifth Dimension (1933); Billy Powell, vocals, The O’Jays, (1942); Rick Evans, Zager & Evans (1943); Eric Stewart, Mindenders, Hotlegs, 10cc (1946); Paul Stanley, guitar, vocals, KISS (1950); Ian Hill, bass, Judas Priest (1952); Greg Kreisel, aka Greg K, bass, The Offspring (1965); Nicholas Allen Jones, Manic Street Preachers (1969); Gary Barlow, vocals, piano, songwriter, Take That (1971); Questlove, drummer, DJ, and producer The Roots, Soulquarians (1971); Rob Bourdon, drums, Linkin Park (1979); Nathan Connolly, Snow Patrol (1981)
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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Tell Mama” by Etta James
Back in 1967, a very pregnant Etta James made her way to F.A.M.E. Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama much like Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and Arthur Alexander had done before her. What resulted was some of the most soul-drenched music James had ever laid down onto wax. “Tell Mama” was written and recorded by Clarence Carter as “Tell Daddy” before Etta made it her own. The song would go on to be covered by another one-of-a-kind soul belter named Janis Joplin. At the time of this posting, news has broken that Etta James is terminally ill…
Healing can take many forms, like Bluegrass, Pop, Rock, Country, Soul, Blues & Folk, as it can alleviate a person’s distress or anguish, to become sound or healthy again. What can you expect to hear? Stay tuned, because your Uncle Marty, will show you this time on chapter 570 of The 3D RadioActivity.
Here’s a baker’s dozen of remedies to help your HEALING. Next time will be our first full on HALF show, so you won’t want to miss that! Got any suggestions? Then tell me by sending email to 3D Radio at usa dot com, or with a message on our Facebook page which has links to the files of all the earlier chapters and the airedorable artwork in the photo section. Daytona says tell all discerning music listeners to look for us on Denver’s MileHiRadio, Theacidflashback .com, TuneIn, and InternetFM dot com, because the best FM radio is now on the Internet.
Until we meet again, Keep Rockin’ On!
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1965, The perform at the Marquee Club in London.
1967, Pink Floyd and Marmalade played at The Marquee Club, London.
1967, The Monkees were at number one on the singles chart with “I’m A Believer.” The group’s only UK chart topper.
1967, The Beatles began recording “A Day in the Life” at Abbey Road studio’s London. The rhythm track was recorded with acoustic guitar, piano, bongos, and maracas. John Lennon’s vocal was recorded with a heavy echo, adding to the eeriness of the song he first began to compose on January 7th. Two additional vocal takes were recorded that day, and one more on January 20th.
1969, The Who appear at Erdington Mothers Club, Birmingham, England.
1969, Led Zepplin perform the last of three nights at The Grand Ballroom in Detroit. Wind was the supporting act. The band’s name was misspelled on the poster.
1970, The Who fly back to London to record a new single at IBC Studios. “The Seeker” and a rare Roger-penned song “Here For More” are recorded. Pete Townshend plays guitar, piano and produces, as Kit Lambert is unavailable due to recent dental surgery. Damon Lyon-Shaw engineers the session.
1971, The Beatles White Album was played in the courtroom at the Sharon Tate murder trial to find out if any songs could have influenced Charles Manson and his followers to commit murder.
1971, The case brought by Paul McCartney to dissolve the Beatles ends at London’s High Court. The judge would pass a ruling in McCartney’s favor in March.
1974, Genesis performed at Drury Lane Theatre Royal in London.
1974, Black Oak Arkansas appeared at Kent State University, Kent Ohio. The support act was Bruce Springsteen. Tickets cost $4.00
1978, Johnny Rotten was fired from The Sex Pistols for “not being weird enough anymore.”
1980, “Brass In Pocket” gave The Pretenders their first UK number one single. The bands self-titled debut album started a four-week run at number one on the UK chart also on this day.
1980, Pink Floyd’s The Wall started a 15-week run at number one on the US album chart. The group’s third US number one, it went on to sell over 23 million copies in the US alone. The Wall is still the third largest grossing album in the US, behind Michael Jackson’s Thriller and The Eagles’ Greatest Hits.
1988, Bon Jovi and Mötley Crüe manager Doc McGhee pleaded guilty to importing more than 40,000lb of marijuana into the US from Colombia via a shrimp boat. McGhee received a five-year suspended prison sentence, a fine of $15,000, and was ordered to set up an anti-drugs foundation.
1991, Janet Jackson went to number one on the US singles chart with “Love Will Never Do,” her 5th US chart topper, and a number 31 hit in the UK.
1993, Fleetwood Mac re-formed to perform at Bill Clinton’s inauguration. The band’s “Don’t Stop” was used as the theme for his campaign.
1998, American Rockabilly singer, songwriter Carl Perkins died aged 65 from throat cancer. He wrote the classic rock & roll song “Blue Suede Shoes,” the first record on the Sun label to sell a million copies.
2001, It was reported that Paul McCartney was set to become the world’s first pop star billionaire. McCartney was said to be worth £725 million ($1.233 billion) and his next worth was expected to increase even more after huge sales from The Beatles compilation hits album.
2006, American soul singer, Wilson Pickett died in the hospital near his Ashburn, Virginia home of a heart attack aged 64. Pickett recorded the soul classics “Mustang Sally,” “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love,” and “In The Midnight Hour.” Pickett scored 15 other US Top 40 singles.
2007, Canadian singer songwriter and former Mamas and the Papas singer Denny Doherty died at the age of 66. He died at his home near Toronto, Canada after a short illness. The group scored the 1966 US number one & UK number two single “Monday Monday.”
2008, Singer songwriter John Stewart, who wrote the Monkees hit Daydream Believer died aged 68 after he suffered a massive stroke or brain aneurysm in San Diego. Stewart was a member of folk group The Kingston Trio and went on to record more than 45 solo albums with his biggest solo success being a US top five single, “Gold,” in 1979.
2014, Bruce Springsteen scored his 10th UK number one album with High Hopes, putting him ahead of the likes of Abba, David Bowie and Michael Jackson. The achievement puts him on level with The Rolling Stones and U2, who also have 10 UK chart toppers. The Beatles lead all rock stars, with 15, followed by Madonna on 12, while Elvis Presley and Robbie Williams both had 11 each.
Born on January 19: Phil Everly, singer, songwriter, The Everly Brothers (1939); Janis Joplin (1943); Dolly Parton (1946); Harvey Hinsley, Hot Chocolate (1948); Robert Palmer (1949); Francis Buchholz, The Scorpions (1950); Dewey Bunell, America (1951); Eric Leeds, jazz, funk musician, Prince (1952); Caron Wheeler, vocals, Soul II Soul (1963)
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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Ja Funmi” by King Sunny Ade and his African Beats
Ade was born into a Nigerian royal family so, yes; he actually is a real King. He started performing his native Yoruba Nigerian Juju Music in the late 1960s becoming a star on his home turf. America finally woke up to the magic of Juju Music in the early 1980s with the release of his album called “Juju Music.” I was fortunate enough to see him and his 20-plus piece band perform in 1982 at the Pier in New York City. The translation of the song’s tile is fight for me.