This Weekend In Music History

This Weekend in Music History
December 15th, 1956 - A phrase is born when Elvis Presley gave his final performance on a live radio program in Louisiana. At the end of the show, the DJ uttered the now legendary phrase "Elvis has left the building."  Presley had made 50 appearances on that particular radio s…
This Weekend in Music History
December 2nd, 1969 - Cindy Birdsong of the Supremes was kidnapped at knife-point by a man who worked maintenance in the building she lived in. She later escaped unharmed by jumping out of his car
This Weekend in Music History
November 23rd, 1974 -  Billy Swan becomes a one hit wonder with the start of his two week run at No. 1 with 'I Can Help'. The song was also a hit in Australia and Europe, and  was shockingly successful in Norway, where it charted for 37 weeks
This Weekend in Music History
November 16th, 1974 - John Lennon hits No.1 on the singles chart with 'Whatever Gets You Through The Night.' Elton John played on the session and had made a deal with Lennon that they would have to play live together if the song ever reached No.1.
This Weekend in Music History
October 19th, 1966: The Yardbirds land in New York for their 1st US tour with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page on lead guitars. However, after only two dates of the tour, Beck developed acute tonsillitis and had to quit the group. He would go on to form The Jeff Beck Group, which would give Rod Stewart his …