Friday, December 9, 2022

Music History Today: December 10, 2022

December 10, 1967: Otis Redding was killed at age 26 when his tour plane crashed into a Wisconsin lake.

In 1967, when Aretha Franklin famously rerecorded Otis Redding’s song "Respect," it shot to number one. Later that year, Redding returned to the studio at Stax to record what was to become his first and only number-one hit, "Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay. " 
Otis Redding
Otis Redding

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Three days after the recording session, Otis and his band - in the middle of a short concert tour - took a plane to his next gig in Madison, It crashed, killing everyone on board except one band member.  
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December 10, 1963: Five-year-old Donny Osmond performed with The Osmonds for the first time when they appeared on The Andy Williams Show.

Five-year-old Donny Osmond 1963

December 10, 1973: The nightclub CBGB, an acronym for Country Bluegrass Blues, opened on Manhattan's Lower East Side.

The nightclub CBGB

Founded on the Bowery in New York City by Hilly Kristal in 1973, CBGB was initially intended to feature its namesake musical styles but became a forum for American punk and new wave bands like the Ramones, Blondie, Talking Heads, Misfits, Television, Patti Smith Group, The Dead Boys, The Dictators, The Cramps, and Joan Jett.  
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December 10, 1983: Tina Turner's first solo hit, a cover of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together," charts at Number 6 in the UK.

Tina Turner  a cover Let's Stay Together

December 10, 1990: The first Billboard Music Awards took place. Janet Jackson was the big winner with eight trophies.

Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay Otis Redding

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