1 October, 2017 Grupo Stereo Siete
October 1st: On this Day
1956, After test audiences gave a negative reaction to Elvis Presley dying at the end of the film Love Me Tender, The King was called back to re-shoot the scene. In the new ending, the hero lived.
1965, Bob Dylan appeared at Carnegie Hall in New York City. He introduced his new touring band on this tour, made up of guitarist Robbie Robertson, organist Garth Hudson, bassist Rick Danko, pianist Richard Manual and drummer Levon Helm. They will become known simply as The Band.
1966, Jimi Hendrix appeared live for the first time in the UK when he jammed with Cream at their gig at London Polytechnic. Hendrix made his official UK live debut a month later on Friday 25 Nov 1966, when the Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at the Bag O’Nails Club, London.
1967, The first edition of UK BBC Radio 1’s ‘Top Gear’ was aired. Presented by John Peel and Pete Drummond they featured The Move, Traffic, Pink Floyd, Tim Rose and Tomorrow featuring Keith West.
1967, Thieves broke into Mick Jagger’s London flat and stole jewellery and furs belonging to his then girlfriend Marianne Faithfull.
1970, Jimi Hendrix was buried at The Greenwood Cemetery at the Dunlop Baptist Church Seattle. Among the mourners; Miles Davis, Eric Burdon, Johnny Winter and members of Derek and the Dominoes.
1973, The Simon Park Orchestra were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Eye Level,’ taken from the ITV series ‘Van Der Valk.’ It was the first TV theme to become a No.1 in the UK.
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. Booker T had backed such artists as Otis Redding, Al Green and Sam and Dave.
1977, Elton John became the first musician to be honoured in New York City’s Madison Square Hall Of Fame.
1977, Meco started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with a disco version of ‘Star Wars Theme’. Had other hits with versions of ‘Close Encounters’, ‘Wizard Of Oz’ and ‘Empire Strikes Back’.
1981, The Pretenders were forced to cancel the last leg of a US tour after drummer Martin Chambers put his hand through a windowpane, cutting tendons and arteries.
1982, John Cougar went to No.1 on both the US album and singles chart with the album ‘American Fool’ and the single ‘Jack And Diane’.
1983, A David Bowie world convention was held at The Cunard Hotel in London. The event had the largest collection of Bowie merchandise ever assembled. Tickets £6.90.
1986, Andy McVann drummer with Liverpool band The Farm was killed in a car crash during a police chase.
1988, Bon Jovi scored their first UK No.1 album with ‘New Jersey’, their fourth release. The follow-up to Slippery When Wet produced five Billboard Hot 100 top ten singles, the most top ten hits to date for a hard rock album. ‘Bad Medicine’ and ‘I’ll Be There for You’ both hit No.1 on Billboard Hot 100.
1990, Forbes Magazine listed New Kids On The Block as the fifth richest entertainers in the US with an income of $78 million.
1994, The Daily Mirror in the UK printed a photo of Michael Jackson in a scoutmaster’s uniform along with five young Boy Scouts. A Boy Scouts leader later made a statement saying that Jackson had no association with the organization.
1999, Singer Lena Zavaroni died aged 35 after a long battle against anorexia. Zavoroni was discovered on TV talent show Opportunity Knocks, in 1974 she became the youngest British singer to earn a silver disc with ‘Ma He’s Making Eyes At Me’ and the youngest person to appear on TV’s Top Of The Pops.
2002, James Blunt left the British army having served six years, (in the cavalry regiment). Blunt rose to prominence in 2004 with the release of his debut studio album Back to Bedlam, before achieving worldwide fame with the singles ‘You’re Beautiful’ and ‘Goodbye My Lover’.
2004, Canadian bassist Bruce Palmer died of a heart attack. Member of The Mynah Birds and The Buffalo Springfield. Also worked with Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young and Neil Young.
2004, Ms Dynamite was arrested over allegations of assault after an incident at a restaurant in Central London. Ms Dynamite (real name Niomi McLean-Daley), was arrested in connection with the allegation after voluntarily attending a police station, she was later released on bail.
2004, The Lord Mayor of Melbourne officially opened ‘AC/DC’ Lane after the veteran rockers. The Lord Mayor erected the sign to cheers and bagpipes playing the bands song ‘Long Way To The Top’. The City of Melbourne had extra copies of the sign made, in anticipation of fans stealing them.
2005, Pete Doherty was arrested during a police drugs operation in Shrewsbury where his band Babyshambles had been playing and held overnight. Police said a man and a woman were arrested for possession of class A drugs and 17 others searched during an operation in Telford. A gig in Norwich planned for the following night was cancelled.
2007, Radiohead’s official website crashed after the band announced that their new album ‘In Rainbows’ would only be available to order via www.radiohead.com. Fans could pre-order the download at any price they choose or pay £40 for a “discbox”, which included two CDs, two records, plus artwork and booklets.
2007, The Spice Girls London reunion concert sold out in 38 seconds after fans were notified tickets had gone on sale. More than one million people in the UK registered for the concert, on 15 December 2007 at the O2 arena, tickets cost £55-75. Three more London dates were added to the world tour which was kicking off in Vancouver on 2nd Dec.
2015, An original tape of The Beatles performing at The Cavern Club in Liverpool in 1962 was found after 50 years languishing in a desk drawer. It featured the Fab Four playing ‘Some Other Guy’ in September 1962, four weeks before their debut single came out. It was recorded after the group were filmed for Granada TV’s Know The North, but was never broadcast.