January 17th: On this Day In Music History
|1953, American jazz singer Kay Starr (Katherine Starks) was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Comes A Long A Love'. Starr was born on an Indian reservation in Oklahoma; her father was a full-blooded American Indian and her mother Irish.|
|1963, The Velvets appeared at The Marquee Club, London with the Cyril Davies All Stars. Bottom of the bill, The Rolling Stones. Tickets cost 4 shillings, ($0.56).|
|1963, The Beatles played at the Cavern Club at lunchtime and in the evening played at the Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead. At the Majestic, every ticket had been sold in advance, leaving 500 disappointed fans waiting outside.|
|1964, The Rolling Stones released their first EP, which included, 'You Better Move On', 'Poison Ivy', 'Bye Bye Johnny' and 'Money'. It peaked at No.15 on the UK chart.|
1966, NBC-TV in the US bought The Monkees series, placing it on their 1966 autumn schedule.
1967, The Daily Mail ran the story about a local council survey finding 4,000 holes in the road in Lancashire inspiring John Lennon's contribution to The Beatles song 'A Day In The Life'.
1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded a session for Radio Luxembourg's Ready Steady Radio. The band ran up a bar bill of £2.5 shillings, ($6.21), which they were unable to pay.
1970, The Doors played the first of four shows at the Felt Forum in New York City. The shows were recorded for the bands forthcoming 'Absolutely Live' album.