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

May 3 rd

1952 -Kitty Wells recorded ‘It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels’. Wells was disenchanted with her career prospects and was considering retirement, but agreed to the session at Owen Bradley’s studio because of the $125 union scale recording payment It became the first No.1 Billboard country hit for a solo female artist

1965 -The Beatles spent the day filming for their forthcoming film Help!, on Salisbury Plain, England, with the British Army’s Third Tank Division

1967 – Pink Floyd appeared at The Moulin Rouge, Ainsdale, Southport, England

1968 -The Beach Boys opened their US tour on which the co-headliner was Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The second half of the concert which featured the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, lectured the audience on “spiritual regeneration.” The reaction was so negative, more than half of the remaining tour dates were cancelled.

1968 -The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded ‘Voodoo Chile.’ It was featured on the ‘Electric Ladyland’ double album and became a UK No.1 single on 21st November 1970 two months after the guitarist’s death. Hendrix’s solo on the track was named the 11th greatest solo of all-time in Guitar World’s 100 Greatest Guitar Solos

1969 -Jimi Hendrix was arrested by police on his way to Toronto for possession of hashish and heroin. Hendrix claimed the drugs had been planted on him

1971 – Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin kicked off a European tour at K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark in front of 4,000 fans

1972 -Les Harvey guitarist with Stone The Crows died after being electrocuted on stage during a gig at Swansea University, Wales

1975 – Bay City RollersThe Bay City Rollers started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with their second album ‘Once Upon A Star.’

1976 -David Bowie played the first of six sold out nights at Wembley, on his Station To Station tour, his first UK gig in three years.

1976 -Paul McCartney made his first concert appearance in America in almost ten years when Wings kicked off their 31-date ‘Wings Over America’ tour at the Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas

1980 -Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band started a six week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Against The Wind’

1980 – Geno Washington Dexy’s Midnight Runners were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Geno’, a song written about US soul singer Geno Washington

1986 -Robert Palmer went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Addicted To Love’

1997 -Katrina And The Waves won the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin with the song ‘Love Shine A Light They went on to have a No 1 hit on the UK charts with ‘I’m walking on Sunshine’

1997 – Notorious B.I.G.The Notorious B.I.G. started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with his posthumous hit ‘Hypnotize’

2004 – Ozzy Osbourne The US Supreme Court rejected an appeal by two musicians who claimed they were owed royalties from Ozzy Osbourne. Bassist Robert Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake

2006 – Bob Dylan The first Bob Dylan radio program was aired on XM Satellite Radio. Tracks played on his show included Blur, Prince, Billy Bragg, Wilco, Mary Gauthier, L.L. Cool J and The Streets

2008 -Rap star Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs was honoured with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

2009 -Bob Dylan went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Together Through Life’ his seventh UK No.1 album. It was the singer, songwriter’s 33rd studio album

2014 – Bobby Gregg American musician Bobby Gregg died aged 78. Gregg is best is known for his work as a drummer on several seminal 1960s songs, including Bob Dylan’s ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ and Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘The Sound of Silence’. He was also temporarily a member of The Hawks, which later became known as The Band

The Eagles sued an 11 room hotel in Mexico that called itself the Hotel California, after the band’s hit song and album The hotel used the hit song and sold t shirts in the lobby claiming the hotel to be legendary

Born on this day

1903 – Bing Crosby American singer and actor Bing Crosby who recorded an estimated 2,600 songs in his lifetime including ‘White Christmas

1919 – Pete Seeger American folk singer and activist Pete Seeger. He had a string of hit records during the early Fifties as a member of the Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly’s ‘Goodnight, Irene

1933 -James Brown ‘Soul Brother No.1’, (1966 US No.8 and UK No.13 single ‘It’s A Man’s World’, 1986 UK No.5 single ‘Living In America’, 1963 album ‘Live At The Apollo’

1934 -Frankie Valli, singer, from American rock and pop band The Four Seasons who had the 1960s hits ‘Sherry’, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Walk Like a Man’

1944 -Pete Staples, 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’

1948 -John Richardson, from English pop band The Rubettes who had the 1974 UK No.1 single ‘Sugar Baby Love’

1950 -Mary Hopkin, (1968 UK No.1 and US No.2 single ‘Those Were The Days’

1951 – Christopher Cross American singer-songwriter Christopher Cross who had the 1981 US No.1 single ‘Arthur’s Theme’ and the hit ‘Sailing

1953 -Bruce Hall, from American rock band REO Speedwagon, who had the 1981 US No.1’s ‘Keep On Loving You’ and ‘Can’t Fight This Feeling

1959 -David Ball, English producer and electronic musician who with Soft Cell had the 1981 UK No.1 single ‘Tainted Love

1964 -Sterling Campbell, American rock drummer who has worked with numerous high-profile acts, including The B-52s, Duran Duran, Soul Asylum, Cyndi Lauper, Gustavo Cerati and David Bowie

1965 -Simon Smith, drums, from British indie rock group The Wedding Present

1969 -Jay Darlington from English psychedelic rock band Kula Shaker, who had the 1996 UK No.2 single ‘Hey Dude’

1971 -John Driskell Hopkins American musician with the Grammy Award winning country music group, Zac Brown Band

1972 – Josey Scott American musician Josey Scott, the lead singer, Saliva. Scott sang ‘Hero’ with Chad Kroeger of Nickelback, which was used as the theme song to the 2002 film Spider-Man

1977 -Eric Church, American country music singer-songwriter

1979 – Danny Foster English pop singer and television personality

1981 -Farrah Franklin, singer, actress and model. Joined Destiny’s Child in 2000, along with Michelle Williams

1985 -Kelli-Leigh, English singer and songwriter

1997 – Desiigner American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer

This Weeks Theme is Pick your Poison

It’s wide open Pick any genre ,any tune What ever you choose



Enough Bullshit Let’s Get This Party Started

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

An incredible cover considering none of these kids are over 16 yrs old and consists of 3 brothers and 2 sisters


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