This Day In Music History
1965 – The 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.