Day: July 8, 2018

GEOFF TATE On Performing Entire ‘Operation: Mindcrime’ Album Again: I’m Giving The People What They Want Read The Article One-Hit Wonders: Welcome To The Weird World Of One-Off Hits Pop music history is scattered with one-hit wonders in all shapes and sizes, from comedy songs to artists that really deserved better. Read it here

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Jimi Hendrix opening for The Monkees 51 years ago today. When Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork of The Monkees saw The Jimi Hendrix Experience at the Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967, they decided they wanted The Experience to open for them on their upcoming tour. July 8, 1967 was the first date of the […]

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On July 8, 1954, radio jock Dewey Phillips of Memphis’ WHBQ radio played a new song, “That’s All Right (Mama),” and its flip side, “Blue Moon of Kentucky,” on his “Red Hot & Blue” R&B show. An instant hit, the song was immediately played 14 more times. Callers to the station insisted that the singer, […]

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8th July 2007, Prince was forced off stage by police halfway through his set at the First Avenue nightclub during a late-night gig in his home town of Minneapolis. The club was only allowed to stay open until but Prince took to the stage at 2.45am. Prince had already played two concerts in Minneapolis […]

The movie “Ned Kelly” was being filmed on July 8, 1969 when singer/actress Marianne Faithfull, then the girlfriend of Mick Jagger, attempted suicide with barbiturates while on the set of the film. The film also starred Jagger. She eventually recoverd, and when awaking from her coma, tells friends that “wild horses couldn’t drag me away.” […]

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