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BBC Radio 1’s first programme

BBC Radio 1’s first programme
The Tony Blackburn show
7am – Saturday 30th Sept 1967
1 Beefeaters John Dankworth (Tony’s theme tune)
2 Flowers In The Rain The Move
3 Massachusetts The Bee Gees
4 Even The Bad Times Are Good The Tremeloes
5 Fakin’ It Simon & Garfunkel
6 The Day I Met Marie Cliff Richard
7 You Can’t Hurry Love The Supremes
8 The Last Waltz Engelbert Humperdink
9 Baby Now That I’ve Found You The Foundations
10 Good Times Eric Burdon and the Animals
11 A Banda Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
12 I Feel Love Comin’ On Felice Taylor
13 How Can I Be Sure Young Rascals
14 Major To Minor The Settlers
15 Homburg Procol Harum
16 You Keep Running Away The Four Tops
17 Let’s Go To San Francisco The Flower Pot Men
18 Handy Man Jimmy James
19 You Know What I Mean The Turtles
20 The House That Jack Built The Alan Price Set
21 Excerpt From A Teenage Opera Keith West
22 Reflections Diana Ross and the Supremes
23 King Midas In Reverse The Hollies
24 Ode To Billy Joe Bobby Gentry
25 Then He Kissed Me The Crystals
26 Anything Goes Harpers Bizarre
27 The Letter The Box Tops
28 Beefeaters John Dankworth

17th Sept 1923, Born on this day in Mount Olive, Alabama, was Hank Williams (born Hiram King Williams).

 

17th Sept 1923, Born on this day in Mount Olive, Alabama, was Hank Williams (born Hiram King Williams). The American singer-songwriter and musician is regarded as one of the most important country music artists of all time. Williams recorded 35 singles (five released posthumously) that would place in the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked No.1. During his last years Williams’s consumption of alcohol, morphine and painkillers severely compromised his professional life. Williams died aged 29 on January 1, 1953. More on Hank Williams: http://www.thisdayincountrymusic.com/pages/hank_williams

17th September, On This Day 1966, Paul McCartney Reported Dead

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17th Sept 1969, Media on both sides of the Atlantic were running stories that said Paul McCartney was dead. He was supposedly killed in a car accident in Scotland on November 9th, 1966 and that a double had been taking his place for public appearances. In fact, Paul and his girlfriend Jane Asher were on vacation in Kenya at the time. More on this: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pa…/paul_mccartney_death_myths

On this day 1969, Woodstock Festival was held on Max Yasgur’s 600 acre farm in Bethel outside New York

On this day 1969, Woodstock Festival was held on Max Yasgur’s 600 acre farm in Bethel outside New York. Attended by over 400,000 people, the event featured, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Santana, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Canned Heat, Joan Baez, Melanie, Ten Years After, Sly and the Family Stone, Johnny Winter, Jefferson Airplane, Ravi Shanker, Country Joe and the Fish, Blood Sweat and Tears, Arlo Guthrie, and Joe Cocker. During the three days there were three deaths, two births and four miscarriages. Joni Mitchell was booked to appear but had to pull out due to being booked for a TV show, wrote the song ‘Woodstock.’

On this day 1965, The Beatles set a new world record for the largest attendance at a pop concert when they played in front of 55,600 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City.

On this day 1965, The Beatles set a new world record for the largest attendance at a pop concert when they played in front of 55,600 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City. Sharing the bill with The Beatles; Brenda Holloway, The King Curtis Band, The Young Rascals and Sounds Incorporated. The Beatles were paid $160,000 for the show, the set list: ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘She’s a Woman’, ‘I Feel Fine’, ‘Dizzy Miss Lizzie’, ‘Ticket to Ride’, ‘Everybody’s Trying to Be My Baby’, ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’, ‘Baby’s In Black’, ‘Act Naturally’, ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’, ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, ‘Help!’, and ‘I’m Down’. Two of the Rolling Stones were among the audience, Mick Jagger and Keith Richard and later that evening; Bob Dylan visited The Beatles at their hotel.

On this day 8/8/1966, In response to John Lennon’s remark about The Beatles being bigger than Jesus

On this day 8/8/1966, In response to John Lennon’s remark about The Beatles being bigger than Jesus, The South African Broadcasting Corporation banned all Beatles records. Also on this day The Beatles LP Revolver was released in the US, the bands seventh album featured: ‘Taxman’, ‘Eleanor Rigby’, ‘I’m Only Sleeping’, ‘Here, There and Everywhere’, ‘She Said She Said’, ‘And Your Bird Can Sing’ and ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’. It spent 77 weeks on the Billboard chart peaking at No.1.

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On this day 8/8/1970, Janis Joplin bought a headstone for the grave of her greatest influence Bessie Smith

On this day 8/8/1970, Janis Joplin bought a headstone for the grave of her greatest influence Bessie Smith at the Mont Lawn Cemetery in Philadelphia. Blues singer Smith died in 1937 after being refused admission to a whites only hospital.

On this day 8/8/1969, The photo session for the cover of The Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ album

On this day 8/8/1969, The photo session for the cover of The Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ album took place on the crossing outside Abbey Road studios. Photographer Iain McMillan, balanced on a step-ladder in the middle of the road took six shots of John, Ringo, Paul, and George walking across the zebra crossing while a policeman held up the traffic. The band then returned to the studio and recorded overdubs on ‘The End’, ‘I Want You (She’s So Heavy)’ and ‘Oh! Darling’.

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