This Weekend In Music History

This Weekend In Music History
March 17th, 1978 - U2 wins a talent contest in Dublin. They won $850.00 and a chance to audition for CBS Ireland. The Limerick Civic Week Pop Competition was sponsored by The Evening Express and Guinness Harp Lager.
This Weekend in Music History
March 8th, 1965 - David Bowie makes his television debut. It's on a UK program called "Gadzooks! It's All Happening" and was with The Manish Boys. They performed their single 'I Pity The Fool.'
This Weekend in Music History
March 1st, 1969 - Jim Morrison of The Doors is charged with indecent behavior after a show in Miami. He had showed the audience "little Jim" and was found guilty and sentenced to 8 months hard labor.
This Weekend in Music History
February 15th, 1968 - John Lennon and George Harrison, joined by their wives, flew to India to study meditation under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Ringo and Paul would later join them however
This Weekend in Music History
The Rolling Stones - Photo by Len Trievnor / Getty Images
 
January 25th, 1963 - The Rolling Stones play at the Ricky Tick Club at a Hotel in the town of Windsor, Berkshirehire, UK. It is the first time The Rolling Stones, including Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman, played at this venue.
This Weekend in Music History
January 18th, 1964 - The Beatles have their first US hit with 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' as it enters the charts on this day. It entered at No.45 just ten days after its release
This Weekend in Music History
January 11th, 1958 - Elvis Presley will have to wait one more week for the release of his single 'Jailhouse Rock.' The record pressing plant in the UK is not able to meet the advance order sales of 250,000 copies.
This Weekend in Music History
January 5th 1973 - Bruce Springsteen releases his debut album 'Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.' It was recorded in a single week and would only sell about 25,000 copies in its first year.
This Weekend in Music History
December 28th, 1983 - Dennis Wilson of Beach Boys fame, and only genuine surfer of the group, takes one last dive into the Pacific in Marina Del Rey, California. He had previously made two other successful dives

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