Today in Music History: May 13
The Essence-of-New Orleans Tune
1938 "When the Saints Go Marching In" was recorded by Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra. The spirit of New Orleans flows over, under, around and through a melody that puts a smile on your face and starts the foot tapping to its unique rhythmic beat.
1971 On his twenty- first birthday Stevie Wonder received all his childhood earnings. His contract with Motown expired this day and the royalties set aside for him in a trust fund became available. Despite having earned $30 million so far, he received only $1 million. Poor Stevie!
1974 Forty-three people were arrested and more than fifty were injured after youths started throwing bottles outside a Jackson Five concert at RFK stadium in Washington DC.
Is this music?????
Does this put a spell on you?????
Now this is music!!!!!
1993 The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bette Midler and Barry White were guest voices on the season finale of the "The Simpsons." The episode was entitled "Krusty Gets Kancelled."
This is why I prefer the oldies but goodies!
2000 Shaun Ryder's (the potty-mouthed, drug-using leader of the Happy Mondays) Volkswagen Corrado was found abandoned after being used as the getaway car. The car was used in an armed robbery on Harry Ramsden's fish and chip restaurant in Manchester. £7,000 cash was taken in the robbery.
2007 Brian May was under 24-hour security watch after a deranged man announced he was setting off to murder him - then disappeared. Police were hunting for a schizophrenic who left a letter behind at his home blaming the Queen guitarist for his illness. In it the man - said May was an "impostor" and that HE was the real rock star. He signed the letter "Brian May."
2008 The US Postal Service issued a 42-cent postage stamp in honour of Frank Sinatra. The design showed a 1950s-vintage image of Sinatra, wearing a hat.
2011 "Like A Rolling Stone" was voted as Bob Dylan's best-ever song by Rolling Stone Magazine, who had asked the opinions of a panel of writers, academics and musicians to compile a poll to mark Dylan's 70th birthday on 24th May. It is also No.1 in the list of Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of all time published on 9 December 2004.
And the music goes on beating to the rhythm, of the changing times...