Monday, October 1, 2012

October 1

1932: Albert Collins (Blues Guitarist & Singer)
1943: Jerry Martini (Sax for Sly and the Family Stone)
1945: Donny Hathaway (Soul Singer)
1951: Brian Greenway (Lead Guitar & Vocals for April Wine)
1955: Howard Hewett (R&B Singer in Shalamar & Solo)
1968: Kevin Griffin (Singer / Songwriter & Guitarist for Better Than Ezra)

1956: When test audiences are horrified at Elvis' character dying in the original ending of Elvis' first film, Love Me Tender, the ending is quickly rewritten and Elvis called back to reshoot.

1962: Barbra Streisand is signed to Columbia Records.

1964: The Beatles' debut film, A Hard Day's Night, becomes the first movie to debut behind the "Iron Curtain" of Communist countries when it is shown in Prague.

1965: At Carnegie Hall, Bob Dylan presents his new backup band, formerly Ronnie Hawkins' backup band, known as the Hawks. Eventually, they will simply become known as (and famous as) The Band.

1967: Traffic makes its stage debut at London's Saville Theatre.

1967: Mick Jagger's apartment in London is burglarized, with girlfriend Marianne Faithfull's furs and jewelry being among the items listed stolen.

1967: The BBC aired Radio One for the first time.

1970: Jimi Hendrix is laid to rest at Seattle's Greenwood Cemetery, under a headstone that reads "Forever In Our Hearts, James 'Jimi' Hendrix 1942 - 1970." Mourners include Eric Burdon, Johnny Winter, members of Derek and the Dominoes, and Miles Davis.

1970: Curtis Mayfield leaves the Impressions.

1975: 39 year old Al Jackson, drummer for Booker T. And The MGs, was shot and killed by a burglar at his home. His wife was questioned about the killing because she was arrested in July for shooting her husband in the chest during a domestic dispute. He wasn't badly hurt and the charges were dismissed when his wife claimed self-defense. Jackson had returned home to what police described as a botched robbery attempt. According to Jackson's wife, an intruder made her answer the door and then threw her husband to the floor demanding money. Jackson was forced to lie face down and then was shot in the back five times. The identity of the culprit remains a mystery.

1976: In an attempt to end his cocaine addiction, David Bowie leaves England and moves to West Berlin, where he begins collaborating with Iggy Pop and Brian Eno.

1977: The Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame inducts its first musician, singer/songwriter Elton John.

1977: Meco started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with a disco version of 'Star Wars Theme'.

1980: Paul Simon's semi-autobiographical film One Trick Pony, in which he stars, is released in the US. Critical and audience reaction is tepid.

1982: Sony introduces the world's first digital compact-disc player in Tokyo, which sells for about $650.

1993: Wilson Pickett is sentenced to a year in jail for running into an 86-year-old man while driving drunk.

1998: Creedence Clearwater Revival's John Fogerty is awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Blvd.

2002: Barry White's label reveals that the singer has been hospitalized with kidney failure.

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