Rip’s Saturday Night Special

Rip’s Saturday Night Special

Welcome to Rip’s Saturday Night Special

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

Play what ever you like but please play along and remember to Like and Recommend

On this day in music

Apr 26 th

1964 -The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and the Dave Clark Five headlined the NME poll winner’s concert at Wembley Empire Pool, London.

1966 -Dusty Springfield was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’, the singers only UK No.1

1969 – Led Zeppelin During the band’s second North American tour Led Zeppelin played the second of two nights at The Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco in California. It was during this show that ‘Whole Lotta Love’ was played live for the first time

1976 – Paul McCartney Wings At The Speed Of Sound’ went to No.1 on the US album chart. Paul McCartney’s fifth No.1 album after The Beatles became his most successful American chart album, spending seven unconsecutive weeks at No.1. The album featured the hits ‘Let ‘Em In’ and ‘Silly Love Songs’

1980 -Blondie were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Call Me’, the group’s fourth UK No.1, featured in the Richard Gere movie ‘American Gigolo’, the track was also a No.1 in the US

1982 – Rod Stewart Out on a day’s shopping, Rod Stewart was robbed by a gunman of his $50,000 Porsche on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles

1984 – The Beatles Mike McCartney unveiled the £40,000 statue of The Beatles by John Doubleday at the new £8 million Cavern Walks shopping centre in Liverpool, England

1988 -Mick Jagger appeared in White Plains, New York, Federal Court in the copyright infringement case brought by reggae singer Patrick Alley, who claimed the Mick Jagger solo track Just Another Night was a plagiarism of his own song of the same name Jagger went on to win the case

1990 -Nirvana appeared at the Pyramid Club in New York City

1994 – Grace Slick pleaded guilty to pointing a shotgun at police in her California home. She claimed she was under stress because her home had burned down the previous year. She was later sentenced to 200 hours of community service and told to attend four Alcoholics Anonymous meetings a week for three months

1995 -Courtney Love reportedly turned down an offer of $1m from Playboy to pose nude for the magazine

1997 – Ernest StewartErnest Stewart, keyboard player with KC and the Sunshine Band, died of an asthma attack

2001 -Destiny’s Child were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Survivor’

2008-Amy Winehouse spent the night in custody after being arrested on suspicion of assault. Police said Winehouse had been “in no fit state” to be questioned when she arrived at the London station and she was kept in the cells for 12 hrs and then released

2009 -Tinchy Stryder feat N-dubz started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Number 1

2013 – George Jones US country singer George Jones who had a string of No.1 songs between the 1950s and 1990s, died aged 81

2016 – Bernie Clifton A list of tracks by a death metal band was accidentally printed on the back of a new album by UK comedian Bernie Clifton He failed to see the humor in this and sued the record label

Born on this day

1938 – Duane Eddy American guitarist Duane Eddy, who had a string of hit records in the late 1950s and early 1960s, produced by Lee Hazlewood, which were noted for their characteristically “twangy” sound, including ‘Rebel Rouser’, ‘Peter Gunn’, and ‘Because They’re Young

1938 -Maurice Williams, from American doo-wop singer who had the 1960 US No.1 & 1961 UK No.14 single ‘Stay’ with The Zodiacs. The song was also a hit for Jackson Browne and The Hollies

1940 – Giorgio Moroder Italian singer, songwriter, DJ and record producer Giorgio Moroder who had the 1979 US No.33 & UK No. 48 single, ‘Chase’ from the film Midnight Express. He produced all of Donna Summer’s world- wide 1976 hits including ‘Love To Love You Baby’, and the 1984 UK No.3 single with Phil Oakey, ‘Together In Electric Dreams.’ He also created a score of songs for performers including David Bowie, Kylie Minogue, Irene Cara and Janet Jackson

1942 – Bobby Rydell American singer Bobby Rydell who had the 1960 US No.2 & UK No.7 single ‘Wild One’, plus 17 other US Top 40 hits

1945 – Tony Murray, with English garage rock band The Troggs, who had the 1966 US No.1 & UK No.2 single ‘Wild Thing’ and the hits ‘With a Girl Like You’ and ‘Love Is All Around

1945 – Gary Wright American singer, songwriter Gary Wright who was a member of Spooky Tooth. He had the 1976 solo US No.2 single ‘Dream Weaver’

1945 – Mike Finnigan American keyboard player and vocalist Mike Finnigan, his speciality being the B3 Hammond Organ. Finnigan has worked with many artists including, Jimi Hendrix (Electric Ladyland), Joe Cocker, Crosby Stills and Nash, Peter Frampton, Cher, Ringo Starr, Leonard Cohen, Tower of Power and Rod Stewart

1951 -Nick Garvey, guitarist and singer from British pub rock band The Motors who had the 1978 UK No.4 single ‘Airport

1952 -Neol Davies from 2 Tone ska revival band Selecter who had the 1979 UK No.8 single ‘On My Radio

1960 -Roger Taylor, drummer with Duran Duran who scored the 1983 UK No.1 single ‘Is There Something I Should Know’ plus 25 other UK Top 40 singles, and the 1984 US No.1 single ‘The Reflex’. Also a member of Arcadia who had the 1985 UK No.7 single ‘Election Day’ and The Power Station

1961 -Chris Mars, drummer from American rock band The Replacements

1967 – Darrin Mooney English session drummer Darrin Mooney who has worked with Gary Moore, Primal Scream, Colin Blunstone, Cliff Richard, Dionne Warwick and David Holmes

1970-Ruth Anne, English singer with the band Olive who scored the 1997 UK No.1 single ‘You’re Not Alone

1970 – T- Boz Tionne Watkins, T- Boz, singer with American girl group TLC. They scored nine top-ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including four No.1 singles

1971 -Jay DeMarcus, (real name: Stanley Wayne DeMarcus Jr.), bassist with American country band Rascal Flatts

1975 – Joey Jordison, drummer with American heavy metal band Slipknot

1976 -Jose Antonio Pasillas II, drummer, from American rock band Incubus

1981 -Ms Dynamite, (Niomi McLean Daley), English rapper, singer, songwriter

1982 -Jonathan Lee, from English pop group S Club 7 who had the 1999 UK No.1 single ‘Bring It All Back

Today’s theme is Origins of Metal

Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock musicthat developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. … In 1968, three of the genre’s most famous pioneers, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple were founded.

Enough Bullshit Let’s Get This Party Started

Let’s start it off with a few of my favorites


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