Σάββατο, 6 Μαΐου 2017

6 MAY

In Music History

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2015Adele dresses up like George Michaelfor her 27th birthday. "I was my hero," she Tweets.More
2014"The Heart Of Man Is Like A Mine," a lost song from German composer Felix Mendelssohn, is performed for the first time in over a century and a half by alto Amy Williamson and pianist Christopher Glynn on BBC's Today
2013Lauryn Hill is sentenced to three years in prison for tax evasion. She begins serving the sentence in July.
2009Donald "Ean" Evans (longtime bassist for Lynyrd Skynyrd) dies of lung cancer at age 48 in Columbus, Mississippi.
2008Cher begins her "Cher at the Colosseum" shows at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, planning to play 200 concerts over three years. The run ends in February, 2011 with 192 performances, since eight were canceled.
2008In Central London, Mark Saunders, a barrister, Oxford-educated, very secure financially, and married to an equally successful woman, takes a shotgun and fires at random from his kitchen window. Police arrive promptly, and after a siege lasting more than five hours, marksmen open fire on him, and he is shot dead. At the inquest in October 2010, it is ruled he was killed lawfully, and one of the firearms officers involved in the siege is accused of inserting song titles into his evidence.

The officer concerned is known only as AZ8, and the songs concerned include "Enough Is Enough" by Barbara Streisand and Donna Summer, "Line Of Fire" by Journey, and "F--k My Old Boots (Robo Cop And Seacombe)" by The Membranes. AZ8 is cleared in March 2011 of doing this with intent. Obviously he had Faith in the British system of Law And Order, the police having to Shoot Shoot a man who was Ticking until he went off Like A Hurricane.
2007Amy Lee of Evanescence marries Josh Hartzler, the inspiration for the song "Bring Me To Life."
2006Australian alt-rocker Grant McLennan (Go-Betweens) dies of a heart attack at age 48.
2004Jazz guitarist Barney Kessel dies of a brain tumor at age 80.
2003Fall Out Boy release their debut album, the pop-punk effort Take This To Your Grave.
2002Rock and roll songwriter Otis Blackwelldies at age 71 of a heart attack.
2001Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich and his wife Skylar welcome a baby boy into their family.
1997The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the first time holds its induction ceremonies in Cleveland, where the Hall is located. (Prevous ceremonies were held in New York). Getting in are The Jackson 5The Bee GeesThe Young RascalsJoni MitchellBuffalo Springfield,Crosby, Stills & Nash and Parliament-Funkadelic.
1996Backstreet Boys release their self-titled debut album to international markets, aiming to tap into Europe's fascination with boy bands. A US release comes the following year.
1994Pearl Jam cancel their summer tour when they can't find enough venues that won't use Ticketmaster, leading to battle between the band and the ticketing behemoth.More
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Keith Richards Dreams Up "Satisfaction"

1965
At a hotel in Clearwater, Florida, Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones can't sleep because there's a guitar riff running through his head. He rolls a tape, falls asleep and wakes up the next morning to find he's recorded the riff to "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."
Richards rolls out of bed with a three-note riff in his head. Fortuitously, the guitarist has taken to sleeping with a tape recorder beside the bed, and manages to capture the melody as a series of grunts followed by the words "I can't get no satisfaction." The tape ends with the sound of snoring, as Richards rolled back over to sleep immediately afterwards.

Unsure at first whether he has simply hummed the tune to Martha and the Vandella's "Dancing in the Street," he nevertheless takes it to the band, who record it as the foundation of a new song: "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." Richards lays down the signature opening riff using a new guitar effect from Gibson - The Maestro FZ-1 Fuzz-Tone - to emulate the sound of horns, which are intended to be overdubbed later.

The band and their producer Andrew Loog Oldham love the distinctive sound of the fuzz-tone so much that it stays on the record, marking the first high-profile use of a distortion pedal in a pop song (although a similar fuzzy sound had been briefly popular after appearing on the Kinks' "You Really Got Me" the year earlier, thanks to Ray Davies taking a razor blade to his speaker cones). "Satisfaction" becomes their fourth #1 in the UK, and their first chart-toppper in America, where it dominates the airwaves in the summer of 1965. The record drives sales of the Gibson Fuzz-Tone, with all available stock selling out by the end of the year.

It's not the only 1965 hit from a British band to be written while sleeping: While "Satisfaction" is riding high in the charts, Paul McCartney of The Beatles - The Stones' biggest rivals - also dreams the melody of a song. His composition has the working title "Scrambled Eggs," but it is released three months later on Help (1965) under the revised title: "Yesterday." Like "Satisfaction," it stays at #1 in the US for four weeks, longer than any other singles in 1965.

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