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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

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 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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1963, Born on this day, Norman Cook, Housemartins, Fatboy Slim

1963,  Born on this day, Norman Cook, Housemartins, (1986 UK No.1 single ‘Caravan Of Love’), Beats International, (1990 UK No.1 ‘Dub Be Good To Me’), Freak Power, (‘Turn On Tune In Cop Out’), aka, Pizzaman, Fatboy Slim, (1999 UK No.1 single ‘Praise You’)..

On this day 2005 The Hollies in court battle over name rights

On this day 2005, Members of The Hollies asked High Court judge to jail one of their founder members claiming bass player Eric Haydock had flouted a court order made in 1998 not to play under their name. Haydock formed the group in Manchester, England in the early 1960’s with Allan Clarke and Graham Nash (who left in 1966). Haydock was working in a group calling itself Eric Haydock’s Hollies.

On this day 2006, Syd Barrett died

On this day 2006, Syd Barrett died from complications arising from diabetes aged 60. The singer, songwriter, guitarist was one of the founding members of Pink Floyd, active as a rock musician for only about seven years before he went into seclusion. He joined Pink Floyd in 1965 but left three years later after one album. Barrett released two solo albums before going into self-imposed seclusion lasting more than thirty years, with his mental deterioration blamed on drugs.

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Pack Moose plays only the best classic rock including many classic album tracks,

Up-tempo Classic Rock and Blues. This week’s playlist features The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Eagles, Elton John, The Doors, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty, Jimi Hendrix, U2 and lots more!

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