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Today in music history...50's-70's

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Today, April 6, Merle Haggard was born in Oildale, California 1937. Leave it to Merle to be different and pass away on his birthday, April 6, 2016:LOL:

"Mama Tried"....1968..3min

"I Think I'll Just Stay Here And Drink"...Austin City Limits..1985..5min

Full 52min set from Austin City Limits..1978
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April 6, 2022
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Tammy Wynette passed away on this date in 1998. She was born May 5, 1942 in Tremont, Mississippi.
"D-I-V-O-R-C-E"..live 1973...3min

"Golden Ring" with George Jones... first time performing together since their D-I-V-O-R-C-E..3min

Legendary performances '67-'81...45min
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Seen Merle at the Fort Laramie Country Concert 1994.

Cool. Actual real country at the "Country Concert".
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I got ya by a few years. Same here. Notice the title is 50's-80's :LOL: Seems tv and radio were better when there were only a couple choices as compared to the hundreds today. Some great free channels using an internet radio setup also.
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April 7, 2022
Top five U.S. singles on this date...1967
1) HAPPY TOGETHER.. The Turtles

2) DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE... The Mamas and the Papas

3) SOMETHIN’ STUPID...Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra Jr.

4) BERNADETTE.. The Four Tops

5) THIS IS MY SONG....Petula Clark
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How about the NFL teams that were playing the night John Lennon was killed ? Go ahead and Google it lol......
I'll send ya a link :giggle:
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Miss 'ol Howard
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Thanks Art Modell for coming up with Monday night football back in 1970 lol...
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Sorry for being off topic ......Rich
It's cool. It was Roon Arledge btw. Ya know..Wild World of Sports..The American Sportsman and others ;)
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April 8, 2022
Top 5 US country singles this week...1972

1) My Hang Up Is You...Freddie Hart

2) Chantilly Lace..Jerry Lee Lewis

3) All His Children...Charley Pride

4) Do You Remember These..The Statler Brothers

5) Someone To Give My Love To.....Johnny Paycheck
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Was gonna crack a few Cleveland/Modell jokes....probably not the best site for that 🤣
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Today is the 71st birthday of bassist Mel Schacher, founding member of Grand Funk Railroad. Started with ? and the Mysterians at 16 years old in 1967 (right after "96 Tears" release in '66).

"96 Tears"...? and the Mysterians..Live Detroit TV '66...3min

"I'm Your Captain"...Grand Funk Railroad..'71..6min

"We're An American Band"...GFR..'73...4min
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April 9, 2022
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(l.Sam Moore, r.Dave Prater) The "Dave" in "Sam and Dave" passed away on this date in 1988. Dave Prater was born in Ocilla , Georgia on May 9, 1937.

"Soul Man"..1967..5min

"I Thank You"..Ed Sullivan..1969..3min

"Hold On, I'm Comin'"...1967..3min

Jake and Elwood..SNL..1978..4min
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Steve Cropper,from Booker T & the MG's played lead guitar on both Sam & Dave & Blues Brothers version of Soul Man. One of the best "session" guitarists in music history. He is still playing too
Love it. Donald "Duck" Dunn also played (bass) with Cropper in The Mar-Keys, Booker T. and the MG's, The Blues Brothers Band and Sam and Dave. More or less the house band at Stax records. Legends, both of them. "Duck" passed in 2012.

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l-r..Donald "Duck" Dunn, Booker T. Jones, Steve "The Colonel" Cropper, Al "The Human Timekeeper" Jackson.

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^^^^Movie or not, one of the best bands of all time right there^^^^

"Green Onions" Booker T and the MG's.. 1967 w/Dunn and Cropper..
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April 10, 2022
April 10, 1970 Paul McCartney publicly announced his departure from The Beatles. They would never again perform together.

From their last photo shoot, August 1969...
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"Love Me Do"..first release by the "Fab Four" on October 5, 1962 (there are three recordings with three different drummers, but this is the first release with Ringo)..3min

"I Want You (She's So Heavy)" 8min..from the "Abbey Road" album, last studio recording of the four on August 20, 1969. The album, "Let It Be" was recorded before "Abbey Road", but was released later.

"Don't Let Me Down"...final live public performance of the four from "The Rooftop Concert".. January 30, 1969..3min
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April 11, 2022
John Warren Geils Jr. passed away on this date, April 11, in 2017. J. Geils was born February 20, 1946 in NYC. Maybe some of the best party music back in the day when you had a house full.
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"(Ain't Nothin' But A) House Party"... live Winterland..'77..8min

"Love Stinks"...'80..3min

"Must Of Got Lost"..live..'77 Winterland..7min
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April 12, 2022
Steppenwolf's John Kay (Joachim Fritz Krauledat) was born on this date in 1944 Tilsit, East Prussia, Germany (now Russia). His childhood is eerily similar to the current, never ending, situation in that region. Still out hitting the road occasionally.
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"Sookie Sookie"....1968..3min (notice the name of the billboard company..hmm :LOL:)

"Rock Me"...Smothers Brothers..1969..3min

"The Pusher"..opening of the movie "Easy Rider"..1969..4min
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April 13, 2022
Lowell Thomas George was born on this date in 1945 Hollywood, California. He passed away June 29, 1979 in Arlington, Virginia. Started out early with Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention. Ended up with maybe the best live album of all time?..Little Feat..."Waiting For Columbus" 1977
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Little Feat...L to R: Richie Hayward, Lowell George, Bill Payne, Kenny Gradney, Paul Barrere, Sam Clayton

Lowell George, the actor. from F-Troop 1967 (also appeared on Gomer Pyle USMC) 1min

"Fat Man In The Bathtub"..OGWT, 1975..3min

"Oh Atlanta" and "Rock and Roll Doctor"..1974..8min

"Dixie Chicken" live in London, 1977..7min
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April 14, 2022
Ritchie Blackmore was born on this date in 1945 Somerset, England. According to all the interviews and stories, one of the biggest * holes in the business. Ever. Don't know about that. I do know that he is one of the greatest guitarists. Ever.
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"Highway Star"...Deep Purple..1972...6min

"Burn"...Deep Purple..1974..7min

"Man On The Silver Mountain".. Rainbow..1977...14min
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April 15, 2022
Roy Linwood Clark was born on this date in 1933 Meherrin, Virginia. He passed on November 15, 2018 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Truly amazing talent and skill no matter what instrument or style he was playing. In his prime, maybe the best overall player on Earth?

"Pickin' and Grinin" with Buck Owens and Jerry Reed..Hee Haw...2min

"Orange Blossom Special"..with Johnny Cash..1978...4min

"Malaguena"..mesmerizing to watch...1988..5min
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