Saturday, May 30, 2020

Music History Today: May 31, 2020

May 31, 1948: Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham is born in Redditch, Worcestershire, England.

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The 40 Greatest Led Zeppelin Songs of All Time: #6: ‘Good Times Bad Times’ (1969).
The first song on the first album introduces the band with a declaration of surly defiance ("I don't care what the neighbors say"), a stun-gun riff and a restless, syncopated drum pattern, which Page cited as evidence of Bonham's "amazing technique.
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May 30, 1964: The family-friendly Dave Clark Five go on the Ed Sullivan Show for the first time, performing "Glad All Over."
In the early 60s, five working-class lads from Tottenham, North London came together, forming The Dave Clark Five (also known as The DC5) – a group that would go on to shape the course of popular music and sell over 100 million records along the way.  
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May 31,1971: Badfinger records "Day After Day." 

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After having their debut chart entry ‘Come And Get It’ written and produced by Paul McCartney, ‘Day After Day’(written by the group’s Pete Ham) was produced by George Harrison. He played some of the lead guitar on the track, while Leon Russell added piano. 
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May 31, 1975: The Eagles release "One Of These Nights." 
One of These Nights, the Eagles' fourth album, racked up a lot of firsts for the increasingly popular band. It's their first LP to reach No. 1. "Take It to the Limit" was their first gold-selling single. And it's the first (and only) time that guitarist Don Felder sang lead on an Eagles song ("Visions").  
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May 31, 1976:  The Who set a mark in the Guinness Book of World Records for the loudest rock band ever at a concert at the Charlton Athletic Grounds in England.  
One day in the 1970s, Pete Townshend went into a music shop and bought an accordion. Learning the instrument inspired him to compose a song during the period when he was writing for what became the album The Who By Numbers.  The song was called ‘Squeeze Box,’ but Pete admitted in his autobiography Who I Am that he wrote it entirely for his own amusement, and didn’t even include it among the batch of songs he presented to Roger Daltrey for consideration for the upcoming album project.  
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Charlton Athletic Football Ground London 
May 31, 1976



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