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Old 11-04-2003, 12:59 PM   #1
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Today in History November 4th
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1963

The Beatles perform for Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret, and Lord Snowdon at the Royal Variety Performance in London. John Lennon informs the audience, "Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands. All the rest of you, rattle your jewelry." Oh, he was a witty one, was John.

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1964

The Beatles wrap up sessions for their album Beatles for Sale.

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1969

Led Zeppelin play a disastrous gig at Ontario's Kitchener Memorial Auditorium. John Bonham is too ill to perform "Moby Dick." Jimmy Page blows out his amplifier. And only 2,000 people turn up to see the band.

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1991

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame admits Bobby "Blue" Bland, Booker T. & the MG's, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, the Isley Brothers, Sam & Dave, and the Yardbirds into its hallowed pantheon.

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Today in history

November 5th

1947 Guitarist Don McDougal of the Guess Who is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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1964 The No. 1 single in Britain is Sandie Shaw's "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me."

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1968 Paul McCartney heads off to Scotland on a vacation.

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1973 The Who perform in Newcastle, England, to support their Quadrophenia album. During the performance, a backing tape turns out to be 15 seconds behind Keith Moon's vigorous drumming. In his frustration, Pete Townshend storms off stage and doesn't come back until a half-hour later.

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2000 Jimmie Davis, who allegedly wrote the song "You Are My Sunshine" and became governor of Louisiana, dies at age 101.
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Today in History November 7th

1968

At a Doors concert in Phoenix, Jim Morrison asks the audience to stand up. That's enough for the local authorities to ban the group from the city. They suspected that Morrison was going to moon the audience as he had at a previous concert.

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Today in History November 8th

1949

Blues guitarist Bonnie Raitt is born in Burbank, Calif. Her dad is the Broadway star John Raitt.

1964

The Beatles play the Liverpool Empire. It's their first hometown concert in nearly a year.


1966

The Jimi Hendrix Experience play the first of four nights at Munich's Big Apple Club.

1969

Led Zeppelin finish their fourth tour of the U.S. at San Francisco's Winterland Theater. Their album Led Zeppelin II also enters the British charts, where it will stay for 138 weeks.


1971

At London's Empire Ballroom, Paul McCartney throws a party to launch his new group, Wings.

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I read it. I am a rock history junkie. John Bonham too sick to play "Moby Dick"?? What a rip-off.
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cool... Im glad you are reading um
yeah i bet if Bonnam was a live today they'd still be rocking
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I'm reading them, too.

I wish I'd been able to see all of them perform, especially The Who and The Doors.
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Yeah, they were about to go on tour when he died! Bonham should've lightened up on the shots.

1980 was a sad year for music and entertainment:

Feb: Bon Scott of AC/DC died
Aug: Playboy Playmate of the Year Dorothy Stratten was killed
Sep: Of course Bonham died
Dec: John Lennon was killed
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The BEatles ROCK!!!
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1980 was a sad year for music and entertainment:

Feb: Bon Scott of AC/DC died
Aug: Playboy Playmate of the Year Dorothy Stratten was killed
Sep: Of course Bonham died
Dec: John Lennon was killed
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Nov 9th

1941

John's brother and Creedence Clearwater Revival guitarist Tom Fogerty is born in Berkeley, Calif.

1966

John Lennon attends a private viewing of an exhibition by Yoko Ono at London's Indica Gallery and meets the New York artist for the first time. She professes to have never heard of him.

1966

Today is the date many conspiracy buffs believe that Paul McCartney was killed in a car crash. Meanwhile, Beatles manager Brian Epstein informs British promoter Arthur Howes that the band will no longer perform live.

1968

Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant marries his wife, Maureen. The couple have their reception at Led Zeppelin's gig in London's Roundhouse, where they appear on the bill with the Deviants, Tyres, and John Lee Hooker.

1996

Bob Dylan allows his song "The Times They Are A-Changin'" to be used in an advertisement for the Bank of Montreal.
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November 11th

1957

Buddy Holly releases "Peggy Sue" backed with "Everyday." It becomes his second hit single, peaking at No. 3.

1963

In Birmingham, England, the Beatles dress up as policemen in order to escape a crowd of fans.

1969

The Doors' Jim Morrison is arrested for allegedly attacking a stewardess during a flight from Los Angeles to Phoenix. He is charged with public drunkenness and interfering with the flight of an aircraft. The stewardess later withdrew her evidence and charges were dropped.

1970

Two albums called Plastic Ono Band are released today. The first is the classic by John Lennon. The second is the more "experimental" of the two, recorded by Yoko Ono and featuring jams like "Why" followed by 10 minutes of "Why Not?"

1971

Led Zeppelin kick off their fourth tour of Britain at the Newcastle City Hall. The show sold out before it was even announced when a crowd of people turned up at the hall after hearing a rumor Zeppelin was playing. The venue was forced to sell its tickets.

1986

Pink Floyd issue a statement saying that although Roger Waters is no longer with the band, they will continue using the name.


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I found what was on this date in history.

It was 11 years ago, yesterday. A great radio tradition had finally come to an end. WNEW-AM 1130 - for over 70+ years, one of America's top music stations - signed off as a station was bought out by Bloomberg Radio. Many top broadcasters passed through its doors, including former WABC disc jockey, Martin Block, William B. Williams and Gene Klaven. But when the end came just two remained, Mark Simone and Ted Brown chatting about the old days as the last minutes of WNEW-AM ticked away. Listen to this sad clip from 11 years ago yesterday. It is located at http://rockradioscrapbook.tripod.com/wnewend.ram
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Today in music history, December 27th

5 years ago today:

Radio station WQEW was signed off the air. After six straight years of playing nothing but big band music and contemperary standards. Listeners in New York and throughout the US and Canada got to hear American standards on a clear channel signal. The music selection was diverse, and the programs presented by such personalities such as Jonathan Schwartz and Rich Konaty were incredibly entertaining.

In early December 1998, it was announced that the satelitte-fed, Radio Disney would replaced the rich sounds of Sinatra, Ella and Basie at 1560 on the AM dial. A few short weeks later, WQEW American Popular Standards was gone and another great radio station had left the airwaves.

Today, many New Yorker's would listened to New Jersey's WMTR at 1250 AM. In New Jersey, many listeners are tuned in to WVNJ for great standards and there is a station plays "The Music of Your Life" is on many stations in the Hudson Valley area including WHUC, WKIP, WGHQ and WELV. There is also a station played the same network is on WTLV in the Utica area. As for WQEW, Radio Disney will hear a lot of great artists like Britney Spears, NSync, Justin Timberlake and Hilary Duff and there is also a website radiodisney.com. Radio Disney could be found in all radio stations throughout the 48 states.

Listen to this sad ending featuring the last song called "Stardust" by Nat King Cole and featuring closing remarks by the late Stan Martin. The link could be found at:
http://rockradioscrapbook.tripod.com/wqewend.ram

There is also Jonathan Scwartz's last weekday show instead of saying goodbye. The link ould also be found at:
http://rockradioscrapbook.tripod.com/js2.ram

The song "Stowaway In the Sky" turned out to be the final song for his show. Here is that link to thee song "Stowaway In the Sky":
http://rockradioscrapbook.tripod.com/jstheme.ram

It happened 5 years ago, today. WQEW standards format was gone.

If you like Radio Disney, check out this website:
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Today in Music History: December 31st

1976

Harry Harrison plays the Top 100 of 1976 from his show on December 31st, 1976. Listen to how continually works in the time, weather forcast, and traffic reports. WABC's "Big Ticket" contest was well underway and Harry gives out several numbers for the contest. He makes it sound effortless, but if you think about all he is doing on this show it's remarkable. Balancing all the various parts of the show as well as a very large commercial load took a great deal of organization and talent. If you have worked in radio, then you now how quickly that amount of juggling can overwhelm you! At the end of this program, Harry's children get a chance to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

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