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 Aug 23 rd

August 23rd

1962 –John Lennon married Cynthia Powell at Liverpool’s Mount Pleasant register office. He then played a gig that night with The Beatles at Liverpool’s Riverpark Ballroom.

1963 -The Rolling Stones appeared on UK TV show Ready, Steady, Go! for the first time, performing their debut single ‘Come On.’ The group made a total of 20 appearances on the show between 1963 and 1966

1965 – Security guards at a Manchester TV studio hosed down 200 Rolling Stones fans after they broke down barriers while waiting for the band to arrive for a performance

1966 – On their final tour of America, The Beatles performed at Shea Stadium in New York City, New York. Unlike the previous year’s performance, which had sold out, there were 11,000 empty seats in the 55,600 seat stadium. The Beatles earn more than the previous year, receiving $189,000 for their performance

1966 – The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the double a sided ‘Yellow Submarine – Eleanor Rigby

1967 -Enjoying a wild birthday party Keith Moon drummer with The Who drove his Lincoln car into a Holiday Inn swimming pool

1968 -During a North American tour The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at Singer Bowl, Flushing Meadow Park, New York. Also on the bill was Soft Machine and Big Brother and the Holding Company

1969 – Ibex, featuring vocalist Freddie Bulsara (later known as Freddie Mercury) played a gig at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton, Lancashire, UK.

1969 – Johnny Cash started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Johnny Cash At San Quentin’

1969 -The Rolling Stones started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Honky Tonk Women

1970 -Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground performed together for the last time at the New York Club ‘Max’s Kansas City

1971 -Diana Ross was at No.1 on the UK singles chart ‘I’m Still Waiting’, the singers first solo UK No.1

1975 –Joy Division singer Ian Curtis married Deborah Woodruff, whom he met while still at school, when he was 19 and she was 18. They remained married until his death when he hanged himself in the kitchen of his house in Macclesfield, England at the age of 23

1980 –David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Ashes To Ashes’ a continuation of ‘Space Oddity’ earning him his second UK No.1

1980 – The Heatwave Festival in Toronto, Canada took place with Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, The B-52’s, The Pretenders, Rockpile and The Rumour. Tickets cost $30, with only 50,000 people attending the festival lost over $1 million.

1986 -Jamaican singer Boris Gardiner started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Want to Wake Up with You

1986 – Sigue Sigue Sputnik came up with an idea to sell advertising space between the tracks on their forthcoming new album. It was a non-starter

2005 -Les McKeown the lead singer of the Bay City Rollers appeared in court charged with drugs offences. McKeown, aged 49, was accused of conspiring with four other people, including the band’s drummer Pat McGlynn, to supply cocaine. He was arrested in Dalston, east London, in June as part of a major police operation

2007 – Buddy Sheffield Comedy writer Buddy Sheffield, sued Disney alleging that he originally came up with the idea for Hannah Montana but was never compensated by Disney

2008 –Madonna kicked off her 86-date Sticky & Sweet Tour at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff Wales. It became the highest grossing tour by a solo artist It grossed $280 million

2013 – Jennifer Lopez A man found naked in the pool house at Jennifer Lopez’s mansion in the exclusive Hamptons area of New York He was charged with stalking

This weeks theme is Free for All

Play what ever suits your fancy Country, Rock ,Blue Grass Rockabilly , Classical,Gospel,or International

I know Prof Frink has been dying to play some of his Turkish delight

Enough of the Bullshit Let’s Get This Party Started

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