This Day In Music History
1967 – The Doors play the final show of a five night run at Steve Paul’s “The Scene” in New York City. Steve Paul, owner of The Scene, and notable as the one-time manager of Johnny Winter, refused to pay protection money to the Mafia. This was according to Sterling Morrison, then of the Velvet Underground, his refusal to pay resulted in fights being started at the club, placing its liquor license in jeopardy.
1974 – The Beach Boys hit No.1 on the album charts with ‘Endless Summer’, the group’s second No.1.
1992 – Eddie Kendricks of The Temptations dies at the age of 52 from lung cancer. It was just one year after having one lung removed. His was the lead voice on ‘The Way You Do The Things You Do’, ‘Get Ready’, and ‘Just My Imagination’. As a solo artist, Kendricks recorded several hits of his own during the 70s, including his No.1 single ‘Keep On Truckin’.
2000 – Beatles fans across the world scramble to buy copies of the Beatles’ autobiography. Stores in Japan and Britain opened at midnight to satisfy demand for the book, the first ever written by the band members. Publishers said at time of release the autobiography had already attracted more than 1.5m orders worldwide.