This Weekend In Music History

This Weekend in Music History
June 9th, 1972 – Bruce Springsteen begins assembling the E Street Band after being signed to Columbia Records. Various Asbury Park ex-band members soon join and the final band consisted of Garry Tallent (bass), Clarence Clemons
This Weekend in Music History
June 2nd, 1984 – Wham! had their first No.1 with ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go Go.’ Written and produced by George Michael. The song was born from a note which Andrew Ridgeley, the other half of Wham!, left for his parents reading “Wake me up up before you go...
This Weekend in Music History
May 17th, 1975 - Elton John's album 'Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy'  is officially a Platinum Record after selling a million copies on its release day. It was the first album in music history able to do so.
May 17th, 2012 - Donna Summer dies of lung cancer which she …
This Weekend in Music History
May 10th, 1963 - Bob Dylan walked off the set during rehearsal of The Ed Sullivan Show after being told he couldn't perform his song 'Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues'. The producers had decided this due to the song's mocking of the US military and segregation, and asked Dylan t…
This Weekend in Music History
May 3rd, 1968 - The Beach Boys opened their US tour on which the co-headliner was Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Half of the concert was Maharishi giving a lecture on spiritual regeneration.  The reaction from the audience was so negative over half the remaining tour dates were canceled.
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This Weekend in Music History
April 26th, 1980 - Blondie is at No.1 with 'Call Me'. It would be the band's biggest selling single to date and was used in the Richard Gere flick 'American Gigolo'. Originally, Stevie Nicks
This Weekend in Music History
April 19th, 1974 - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band appear at the State Theatre in New Brunswick. Tickets are only $4.50 and the promoter of the event takes a gamble that word-of-mouth will be enough to fill the 550 seats, however, only 250 attended...
This Weekend in Music History
April 12th, 1967 - Mick Jagger receives a punch to the face by an airport official at Le Bourget Airport in France. Jagger had lost his temper when The Rolling Stones were all searched for drugs.
This Weekend in Music History
April 5th, 1967 - Fans of the Monkees march in protest from London's Marble Arch all the way to the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square trying to get singer Davy Jones out of his scheduled draft.
This Weekend in Music History
March 30th, 1991 - Gloria Estefan hits No.1 on the singles chart with 'Coming Out Of The Dark'. It is the first single released after Estefan's tragic accident where an 18-wheeler rammed her tour bus, nearly causing death.

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