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3rd August 1965: The American band The Byrds from left to right, Jim (Roger) McGuinn, Chris Hillman, Mike Clarke, Gene Clark and Dave Crosby, feeding the pigeons whilst visiting Trafalgar Square, London.
The Byrds - Photo by Victor Blackman

May 11th

1965The Byrds make their first nationwide Television appearance, singing “Mr. Tambourine Man” on Hullabaloo. Hullabaloo was a music variety show on NBC which lasted one year and was eventually replace by ‘The Monkees’ sitcom.

1974 - Elvis Presley stops his band after starting a show poorly and jokingly says “Wait a minute. If we can start together fellas, because we’ve got Led Zeppelin out there, lets try to look like we know what we’re doing.”

1985 - Bruce Springsteen goes out with a small group of friends in Lake Oswego, Oregon a few nights before he married Julianne Phillips. He ends up singing karaoke versions of his own tunes which get played on the Jukebox.

2004 – Songwriter John Whitehead who co-wrote ‘Back Stabbers’ for the O’Jays, was killed by a gunman. He was also well known for writing and singing ‘Ain’t no Stopping Us Now’ in the R&B duo, McFadden & Whitehead.

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