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

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On this day in music

June 7 th

1963 -The Rolling Stones released their debut single, ‘Come On’. Recorded the previous month, the track was originally written and released by Chuck Berry in 1961

1964 – The Rolling Stones During their first ever US tour The Rolling Stones were booed off stage at a gig in San Antonio, Texas

1964 – The Beatles During a world tour, The Beatles flew from Amsterdam to Hong Kong. When the plane stopped to refuel in Beirut, police turned firefighting foam on hundreds of fans who had invaded the runway at the airport

1969 -The Who’s fourth album, ‘Tommy’ album entered the UK chart, peaking at No.2 Tommy was the first musical work to be billed overtly as a rock opera.

1969 -British supergroup Blind Faith, featuring Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Rick Grech and Steve Winwood made their live debut at a free concert in London’s Hyde Park

1969 -Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell both appeared on the first ABC TV Johnny Cash Show from Ryman Auditorium in Nashville

1975 – Elton JohnElton John’s ninth studio album ‘Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboys’, went to No.1 on the US album chart, the first album ever to enter the US chart at No.1

1977 -Led Zeppelin played the first of six sold out nights at Madison Square Garden, in New York City during their 11th and final North American tour. Playing a 3 hour set, tickets cost $8.50 – $10.50

1987 -David Bowie played a concert in West Berlin in front of the Reichstag with the speakers pointing towards the nearby Berlin Wall where thousands of young East Berliners stood and listened

1995 -Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood was admitted to hospital after blood started leaking from his ear on stage. The problem was diagnosed as his arm movement from continuous guitar playing

1997 -Hanson started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘MMMbop

1997 -Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher played a five-song set at the Tibet Freedom Concert, Downing Stadium in New York City. U2, Patti Smith and Radiohead also appeared at the concert

1998 – Songwriter Wally Gold died in a New Jersey hospital aged 70. Wrote ‘It’s My Party’ hit for Lesley Gore and ‘It’s Now or Never’, hit for Elvis Presley

2002 – Victoria Beckham Virgin Records announced they had dropped Victoria Beckham after her debut solo album, which cost over £3 million ($5.1 million) to make, had sold only 50,000 copies

2010 – Stereophonics drummer and BBC Radio Wales presenter Stuart Cable, was found dead at him home near Aberdare in Wales aged 40

2010 -Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh was granted a restraining order against an elderly neighbor who allegedly threatened to kill him

2012 -Bob Welch, an early member of Fleetwood Mac who enjoyed a successful solo career with hits such as ‘Ebony Eyes,’ was found dead after an apparent suicide at home in Nashville. He was 66

2015 – Elton John Sir Elton John lost his cool during a performance at Gloucester’s Kingsholm Stadium in England storming of the stage

Born on this day

1917 -Dean Martin, American singer, actor, comedian, and film producer, nicknamed the “King Of Cool and a member of the Rat Pack

1940 – Tom Jones Thomas Woodward, (Tom Jones), Welsh singer who has sold over 100 million records

1944 -Clarence White, American bluegrass and country guitarist and singer, who was a member of the bluegrass ensemble the Kentucky Colonels and The Byrds

1957 -Paddy McAloon, English singer-songwriter with Prefab Sprout who had the 1988 UK No.7 single ‘The King Of Rock ‘N’ Roll

1958 – Prince Prince Rogers Nelson, the American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. He produced ten platinum albums and thirty Top 40 singles during his career His releases have sold over 80 million copies worldwide. He won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award

1962 – Michael Cartellone American drummer Michael Cartellone the former drummer of Damn Yankees. He has also worked with John Fogerty, Peter Frampton, Freddie Mercury, Cher, Adrian Belew and Lynyrd Skynyrd

1966 -Eric Kretz, American musician, producer and drummer with Stone Temple Pilots

1967 -David Navarro, American guitarist, singer-songwriter, and actor, best known as a founding member of Jane’s Addiction

1985 -Charlie Simpson, guitar, vocals, from English pop rock band Busted. Formed in 2000, the band had four UK No.1 singles

1990 -Iggy Azalea Australian singer who scored the 2014 US No.1 single ‘Fancy

1991 – Fetty Wap American rapper Fetty Wap, (Willie Maxwell II). His debut single ‘Trap Queen’, reached No.2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart

1993 – George Ezra English singer-songwriter George Ezra. His 2014 hit single ‘Budapest’ reached the top 10 in numerous countries

This weeks theme is 1 st ladies of music Ladies known to belt out a tune or two But as usual play what ever suits your fancy

Enough Bullshit Let’s Get This Party Started

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