This Week in Music – Vol. 1

This Week in Music – May 1st  

This Week in Music - Elvis and Priscilla-Presley wedding anniversary
Elvis Presley & Priscilla Ann Beaulieu

What could be a better way to start the ‘This Week in Music History’ then with the King of Rock and Roll? 

52 years ago, Elvis Presley tied the knot with his love Priscilla Ann Beaulieu at 9:00 AM on May 1st 1967 at the Aladdin hotel in Las Vegas.

The honeymoon must have been rockin’, as the couple welcomed daughter Lisa Marie Presley 9 months later after tying the knot.

Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw

Happy birthday to country star Tim McGraw who turns 51 today!

May 2nd

The Who - Photo by Everett/REX
The Who, John Entwistle, Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, Pete Townshend

On May 2nd 1979, The Who performed their first concert without original drummer Keith Moon. Keith Moon, who Rolling Stone Magazine had dubbed the second best drummer of all time, (second to only John Bonham of Led Zeppelin) had died tragically the past September of a drug overdose. Kenney Jones, formerly of Small Faces, became the new drummer until 1989.

Leslie Gore (Deceased)
Leslie Gore

Happy birthday to Leslie Gore. Perhaps instead of Judy, it is our turn to cry, as she would have turned 72 today.

This Week in Music – May 3rd

This Week in Music - 2 Live Crew
2 Live Crew

This week in music – On May 3rd 1990, the Hip Hop Group 2 Live Crew, released their single Banned in The USA, which sampled Bruce Springsteen’s hit single Born in the USA.

The song was a protest of sorts to the decision in a court case, that their previous album ‘As Nasty As They Wanna Be’ was too obscene.

Luckily this decision was overturned on appeal, and the media attention brought on by this court case only made the public want to hear it even more.

Franki Valli - The Four Seasons
Franki Valli

Happy birthday to Frankie Valli!
Can you believe that he is now 84 years old and still touring?

May 4th

This Week in Music - Grammy Awards
Grammy Award

The winners of the first annual Grammy Awards were announced.

Henry Mancini took home Album of the year.

Domenico Modugno was awarded both Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

Mike Dirnt - Greenday Bassist
Mike Dirnt

A huge Happy Birthday goes out to Bassist Michael Pritchard AKA Mike Dirnt of Punk Rock Group Green Day. This Hall of Famer turns 46 today.

May 5th

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - Cleveland
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

This week in music – On May 5th 1986, Cleveland Ohio was chosen as the city where the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame would be built.

Cleveland residents put up $65 million of their own money which helped bring the shrine to Cleveland instead of Memphis where many thought it would end up.

Chris Brown - This Week in Music
Chris Brown

Happy Birthday to Chris (Breezy) Brown who turns 29 today.
Hard to imagine that he is still so young as it seems as though he has been making music Forever. No pun intended.

May 6th

Keith Richards - Rolling stones
Keith Richards

Keith Richards began writing one of the most iconic songs of all time on May 6th 1965 in his hotel room in Florida.

The song (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, has made multiple lists in regards to the greatest song of all time, and has become a staple at every Rolling Stones concerts ever since.

The song was eventually released on June 6th 1965 and remained on the Billboard Top 100 for the next 14 weeks.

Meek Mill (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP)
Meek Mill

Happy Birthday to Rapper Meek Mill who turns 31 today.

This Week in Music – May 7th

Elton John
Elton John

It was on May 7th 1968 that Elton John change his name from Reginald Dwight to the iconic one we know today.

He chose the name for his love of blues legends Elton Dean, and Long John Baldry.

Rico Nasty - Trap rapper - This Week in Music
Rico Nasty

Happy Birthday goes out to Trap rapper Rico Nasty who is now the age to party across the USA. This young star turns 21 today. 

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