Rip’s Saturday Night Special

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A weekly music thread dedicated to all of your favorite tunes based on a weekly changing theme

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On this day in music

March 8 th

1962 – The Beatles made their radio debut on the BBC’s ‘Teenagers Turn’, (Here We Go), singing Roy Orbison’s ‘Dream Baby’. It was reportedly the first time The Beatles wore suits onstage.

1965 – David Bowie made his TV debut with The Manish Boys on a UK program called ‘Gadzooks! It’s All Happening’ when they performed their current single ‘I Pity The Fool.’

1965 – Bob Dylan’s single Subterranean Homesick Blues was released in the US.

1968 – Cream played the first of two nights at at Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California. The concert was recorded with some tracks ending up on their ‘Wheels Of Fire’ double album.

1969 – Small Faces split up after singer Steve Marriott announced he was leaving the band to form Humble Pie. Small Faces scored the hit songs ‘Itchycoo Park’, ‘Lazy Sunday’, ‘All or Nothing’, and ‘Tin Soldier’ 
Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan and Kenny Jones later linked up with Ronnie Wood and Rod Stewart to form the band The Faces.

1973 – The Grateful Dead American singer and musician Ron McKernan died aged 27 from liver failure brought on by alcohol poisoning. He was a founding member and keyboard player with the Grateful Dead

1973 – Paul McCartney was fined £100 ($170) for growing cannabis at his farm in Campbeltown, Scotland

1986 – Diana RossDiana Ross was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the ‘Chain Reaction.

1990 – Cher won the worst dressed female, and worst video for ‘If I Could Turn Back Time

2001 – Eminem It was reported that US manufactures Art Asylum planned to send over 100,000 Eminem dolls to shops in the UK. The lifelike figure had the rapper’s tattoos recreated in detail including the words ‘Cut Here’ on his neck.

2003 – Adam Faith Singer and actor Adam Faith died. He had the 1959 UK No.1 single ‘What Do You Want’

2003 – Mark Knopfler Former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler was injured when the Honda motorbike he was riding was involved in a collision with a Fiat Punto car. The 53-year-old singer and guitarist suffered a broken collar bone and six broken ribs in the accident which happened in London’s smart Belgravia district in mid-morning traffic.

2008 – Bjork China set to impose stricter rules on foreign pop stars after Bjork caused controversy by shouting “Tibet, Tibet” at a Shanghai concert after a powerful performance of her song Declare Independence. 

2009 – The Who A blue plaque in honour of The Who drummer Keith Moon was unveiled on the site of The Marquee Club in Soho, London As a 
tribute to Moon, who was 32 when he died of an accidental overdose in 1978.

2016 – AC/DC postponed the rest of their current US tour after singer Brian Johnson was warned he was going deaf.

2016 – George MartinEnglish record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer and musician, Sir George Martin died aged 90. He worked as EMI records in-house record producer and became known as the fifth Beatle producing all of their albums but one He also produced albums for other acts Gerry & The Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, The Fourmost, Jeff Beck, Ultravox, Kenny Rogers, UFO, Cheap Trick, Elton John and Celine Dion. Martin received a Knighthood in 1996.

Born on this Day

1942 – Ralph Ellis from British group The Swinging Blue Jeans who had the 1964 UK No.2 & US No.24 single ‘Hippy Hippy Shake’.

1943 -Andrew Semple, guitarist and singer from English harmony beat group The Fortunes, who had the 1965 UK No.2 & US No.7 single ‘You’ve Got Your Troubles’ and the hits ‘Here It Comes Again and ‘Storm in a Teacup’.

1945 – Michael (Mickey) Dolenz, singer and drummer with The Monkees who had the 1967 UK & US No.1 single ‘I’m A Believer’ plus 10 US & 8 UK Top 40 singles. Dolenz is now a actor, television director, radio personality and theatre director.

1946 – Carole Bayer Sager, singer, songwriter. Wrote ‘Groovy Kind Of Love’, hit for The Mindbenders and Phil Collins. Sinatra, Pitney and Dolly Parton have all recorded her songs. Married Burt Bacharach in 1982.

1946 – Randy Meisner, guitarist with US group Poco who later joined The Eagles who had the 1977 US No.1 & UK No.8 single ‘Hotel California’. He quit The Eagles in 1977.

1947 – Mike Allsup, guitarist with US group Three Dog Night who had the 1970 UK No.3 & US No.1 single with their version of the Randy Newman song ‘Mama Told Me Not To Come’.

1948 – Little Peggy March, (Margaret Battivio.) US singer who had the 1963 US No.1 single ‘I Will Follow Him’.

1948 – Mel Galley, guitarist with Whitesnake who had the 1987 US No.1 & UK No.9 single ‘Here I Go Again’. Died of cancer on 1st July 2008.

1949- Dave Lambert with English folk rock group The Strawbs who scored the 1973 UK No.2 single with ‘Part Of The Union’.

1954 – Cheryl Baker,singer with British pop group Bucks Fizz who had the UK hits ‘Making Your Mind Up’ (1981), ‘The Land of make believe Baker now works as a TV presenter.

1957 – Clive Burr, drummer with UK Rock group Iron Maiden who had the 1982 UK No.1 album The Number Of The Beast, and the 1991 UK No.1 single ‘Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter’. Burr died on 13th March 2013 at the age of 56 from MS

.1958 – Gary Numan, singer with Tubeway Army . As a solo artist had the 1979 UK No.1 & 1980 US No.9 single ‘Cars’ plus 18 other UK Top 40 singles.

1960- Richard Darbyshire, singer, songwriter from UK group Living In A Box, who had the 1987 UK No.5 single ‘Living In A Box’.

1962 – Steve Grantley from Eighth Wonder who had the 1988 UK No.7 single ‘I’m Not Scared’.

1964 – Peter Gill, drummer with Frankie Goes To Hollywood, the British band who formed in Liverpool

1968 – Shawn Mullins, US male singer, songwriter who had the 1999 UK No.9 single ‘Lullaby’.

1969- Gaz Coombes singer, songwriter with UK group Supergrass who had the 1995 UK No.2 single ‘Alright’. Their 1995 UK No.1 album I Should Coco spent 35 weeks on the UK chart. He first entered the music scene aged sixteen as the lead singer of the band The Jennifers.

1979 – Tom Chaplin singer, songwriter with UK group Keane who had the 2004 UK No.1 album ‘Hopes And Fears’ which was the second best-selling British album of the year.

1988 – Eleanor Jackson, singer with La Roux who had the 2009 UK No.1 single ‘Bulletproof’.

In recognition of International Womans Day

Today’s Theme is Women That Rock

Let’s Get This Party Started

Lets Start it off with a few of my Favorites

Stevie Nicks

Doro Pesch

Lee Aaron

Holly Woods