Saturday, May 9, 2020

Music History Today: May 10, 2020

May 10, 1970: David Bowie was awarded an Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Song 'Space Oddity.'
David Bowie is known to be one of the most influential musicians of the twentieth century. He was an English singer and songwriter who has also worked as an actor in Hollywood. 
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His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, with his music and stagecraft having a significant impact on popular music. 
Read more: Republic World
May 10, 1968: Jim Morrison incited a riot at a Doors concert in Chicago. 
Morrison, playing at Chicago venue, The Coliseum, was frustrated with his band, The Doors and began a self-destructive path that would lead to his eventual death in 1971. 
Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison
 He also grew angry with the way the audience was treated by policemen, and began writhing, leaping, sliding along the floor and placing maracas into his trousers. 
Read more: Ritchie Yorke

May 10, 1974: Eric Clapton recorded "I Shot The Sheriff," a cover of a Bob Marley song.
Before 1974’s 461 Ocean Boulevard, the album that featured “I Shot The Sheriff,” Clapton had only released one solo album, a 1970 self-titled affair. 461 Ocean Boulevard came out of a tumultuous time for Clapton. He was in the process of kicking heroin. He was also in the process of moving in with his friend George Harrison’s wife Pattie Boyd, whom he’d been publicly pursuing for years.
Read more: Stereo Gum

May 10, 1975: Ozark Mountain Daredevils topped the Cashbox Best Sellers chart with "Jackie Blue."
Formed in 1972, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils hail from Springfield, Missouri and are still performing today with three of the foundation band members. The band’s original name was Family Tree.  When they discovered that this was already being used by a band, the guys got together for a band naming party.  
Read more:  Seventies Music

Ivor Novello Awards 1970 
David Bowie - Space Oddity

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