Thursday, January 21, 2010

Buffalo Oldies Radio Blog Reminds Us "Kind of a Drag" broke into the Top 40 today, in 1967

On this day in history

A history lesson from "Good Time Oldies Buffalo radio veteran Tom Schuh - the greatest Top 40 hits of the 60s and 70s: Beatles, Brits & Beach Boys; Motown & Memphis and more! Plus "Hall of Fame Hits" from the 50s, and even a few "Modern Oldies" from the 80s."


BIRTHDAYS:

The Troggs guitarist Chris Britton is 65.

Richie Havens is 69.

MUSIC HISTORY:
In 1957
Filming began on Elvis Presley's movie "Loving You."

In 1961
Elvis Presley signed a five-year movie deal with producer Hal Wallis.

In 1962
Jackie Wilson performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

In 1965
The Animals had to cancel a show at New York's Apollo Theater when the U.S. Immigration Department refused to allow the group to work at the venue.

The Rolling Stones arrived in Sydney, Australia to begin a tour with Roy Orbison.

The Kinks released the single "Tired of Waiting for You" in the UK.

In 1966
George Harrison married his first wife, actress and model Patti Boyd.

In 1967
The Monkees filmed a concert in Phoenix, Arizona. Highlights were aired on the band's TV series later in the year.

The Velvet Underground with Nico began a week long stint at the Expo '67 in Montreal, Canada.

The Mamas and the Papas' "Words of Love" peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.

The Four Tops' "Standing in the Shadows of Love" peaked at number six on the pop singles chart.

The Four Seasons' "Tell It To The Rain" peaked at number ten on the pop singles chart.

The Buckinghams' "Kind of a Drag" broke into the Top 40.

In 1970
The Rolling Stones' Altamont concert was featured on the cover of "Rolling Stone" magazine.

In 1972
Loggins and Messina released the album "Sittin' In."

In 1974
Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter invited Bob Dylan to a post-concert party at the governor's mansion at the request of his son, Chip.

In 1978
The soundtrack to the movie "Saturday Night Fever," featuring the music of The Bee Gees, hit number one on the album chart.

Kansas' "Point of No Return" peaked at number 28 on the pop singles chart.

For the rest of the events in subsequent years, check:

http://oldies-buffalo.blogspot.com/2010/01/oldies-daysheet-thursday-january-21.html
Oldies Daysheet: Thursday, January 21