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

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On this day in music July 5 th

1954 – Elvis Presley Working together for the first time in a recording studio with Scotty Moore and Bill Black, Elvis Presley fools around during a break with an up-tempo version of ‘That’s All Right.’ Producer Sam Phillips has them repeat the jam and records it. It became Presley’s first release on Sun Records

1963 – The Beatles The Beatles played at the Plaza Ballroom in Dudley in the West Midlands. Appearing The Beatles was Denny and the Diplomats, led by Denny Laine, who went on to join the Moody Blues and eventually, Paul McCartney‘s group Wings

1965 – Jefferson AirplaneMarty Balin and Paul Kantner formed a Folk-Rock group that would evolve into the Jefferson Airplane With the addition of Grace Slick They went on to achieve a massive following and fame

1966 – Jimi Hendrix On the recommendation of Rolling Stone Keith Richards‘ girlfriend, Chas Chandler from The Animals went to see Jimi Hendrix play at The Cafe Wha in New York City. Chandler suggests that Hendrix should come to England, which he does and Chandler became his manager

1969 – Brian JonesThe Rolling Stones gave a free concert in London’s Hyde Park before an audience of 250,000, as a tribute to Brian Jones who had died two days earlier

1975 – Roy Harper Pink Floyd, Captain Beefheart, Steve Miller and Roy Harper all appeared at The Knebworth Festival, England, tickets cost £3.50. Pink Floyd premiered their new album Wish You Were Here with the help of Spitfires, pyrotechnics and an exploding plane which flies into the stage

1975 – Keith Richards Rolling Stone Keith Richards was arrested by the highway patrol in Arkansas on charges of reckless driving and possessing an offensive weapon, a seven-inch hunting knife

1978 – The Rolling Stones The manufacturing of Some Girls the new album by The Rolling Stones was halted at EMI’s pressing plant after complaints from celebrities including Lucille Ball who were featured in mock advertisements on the album sleeve

1982 – Bill Justis Sun records musical director Bill Justis died of cancer aged 55. He worked with Sam Phillips at Sun Records, worked with also worked with Johnny CashElvis PresleyRoy Orbison, Charlie Rich and Jerry Lee Lewis

1986 –Janet Jackson started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Control’. The album featured the hit singles: ‘What Have You Done for Me Lately’, ‘Nasty’, ‘Control’, ‘When I Think of You’, and ‘Let’s Wait Awhile’.

1995 – Grateful Dead More than 100 Grateful Dead fans were hurt when a wooden deck collapsed at a campground lodge in Wentzville, Missouri. Hundreds of people were on or under the deck sheltering from heavy rain. More than 4,000 Deadheads were staying at the campground while attending Grateful Dead concerts in the St. Louis suburb

1999 -The Eurythmics announced their first world tour for more than 10 years and that all profits would be given to charity

2000 -Cub Koda (Michael “Cub” Koda), founder member of Brownsville Station died of complications from kidney failure. Wrote the 2 million selling 1974 hit ‘Smokin’ In The Boys Room

2002 – Dr Dre It was reported that Dr Dre had become the richest music star after earning £62m in the last year

2003 – Richey Edwards The Daily Star ran a front-page story claiming that the body of Manic Street Preachers guitarist Richey Edwards had been found. Fishermen in an angling contest discovered bones half buried in mud on the riverbank near Avonmouth. Edwards disappeared in Feb 1995, his car was found at a service station at the Seven Bridge a well-known suicide spot

2003 –Johnny Cash made his last ever live performance when he appeared at the Carter Ranch. Before singing “Ring of Fire”, Cash read a statement about his late wife that he had written shortly before taking the stage: “The spirit of June Carter overshadows me tonight with the love she had for me and the love I have for her. We connect somewhere between here and heaven Cash died later that year Sept 12th

2005 – David Gilmour Pink Floyd‘s David Gilmour said artists who had seen album sales soar after the Live 8 concerts should donate their profits to charity, saying: “This is money that should be used to save lives

2007 – George Melly English jazz and blues singer and film critic George Melly died at his London home at the age of 80 of lung cancer and vascular dementia

2009 –Michael Jackson started a seven week run at No.1 on the UK album charts with The Essential Michael Jackson and was one of eight Jackson albums in the top twenty after the singers death on 25th June

2012 – Ronnie Wood For the second year in a row, Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood was honoured in two categories at the annual Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards

2014 – The Grateful Dead The four surviving members of The Grateful Dead gave what they said would be their final performance, playing to over 70,000 fans at Chicago’s Soldier Field. The shows came 20 years after the death of lead guitarist Jerry Garcia, who played his last show in the nation’s third-largest city in 1995

This weeks theme is Americana in Lieu of Independence Day for our Neighbors to the South

Enough Bullshit Let’s Get This Party Started

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