Whatever you can or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. —Goethe
“A walk of 1000 miles starts with the first step” – Ghandi
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts; therefore guard accordingly. – Marcus Aurelius, 121-180
The day’s Podcast is always an interesting journey with the story of the day’s music over the years…..and there are some very interesting stories about the music of the day. 1964, The President of The National Federation Of Hairdressers offered a free haircut to the next No.1 group in the UK pop charts. He said ‘The Rolling Stones are the worst, one of them looks as if he’s got a feather duster on his head.
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Events 22nd April
1500 – Portuguese navigator Pedro Alvares Cabral discovered Brazil. I’m afraid I didnt know his name
1509 – Henry VIII ascended to the throne of England upon the death of his father Henry VII.`Keep it in the family
1529 – Spain and Portugal divided the eastern hemisphere in Treaty of Saragosa.Eh?
1792 – U.S. President George Washington proclaimed American neutrality in the war in Europe. A precedent not adhered to in later years
1864 – The U.S. Congress mandated that all coins minted as U.S. currency bear the inscription “In God We Trust”….but not the US mint!
1898 – The first shot of the Spanish-American war occurred when the USS Nashville captured a Spanish merchant ship. This was not that long ago
1915 – At the Second Battle Ypres the Germans became the first country to use poison gas. This was nothing to be proud of
1918 – British naval forces attempted to sink block-ships in the German U-boat bases at the Battle of Zeeburgge.
1930 – The U.S., Britain and Japan signed the London Naval Treaty, which regulated submarine warfare and limited shipbuilding.Good
1931 – Egypt signed the treaty of friendship with Iraq.Good
1931 – James G. Ray landed an autogyro on the lawn of the White House.Dodgy moment
1952 – An atomic test conducted in Nevada was the first nuclear explosion shown on live network television. Ugh!
1970 – The first “Earth Day” was observed by millions of Americans.Good
1976 – Barbara Walters became first female nightly network news anchor.Good
The Day’s Music Events 22nd April
1957, Elvis Presley had his custom built ‘Music Gates’ installed at Gracelands. The gates were designed by Abe Saucer and custom built by John Dillars Jr, of Memphis Doors inc. If you’ve got it flaunt it
1964, The President of The National Federation Of Hairdressers offered a free haircut to the next No.1 group in the UK pop charts. He said ‘The Rolling Stones are the worst, one of them looks as if he’s got a feather duster on his head.‘ How times have changed
1965, The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Ticket To Ride.’ Taken from the film Help! it was the group’s seventh UK No.1.Great guitar rif
1966, ‘Wild Thing’ by The Troggs was released in the U.S. on both the Atco and Fontana labels. The song went on to reach No.1. Not that difficult a song but very effective
1969, On the roof of the Apple building in London, John Lennon changed his middle name from Winston to Ono.How boring was that!
1977, The Jam released their first single ‘In The City’, which peaked at No. 40 in the UK charts. They achieved 17 other Top 40 hits including four UK No.1s.Still remain quite well requested today
1978, Bob Marley and the Wailers performed at the ‘One Love Peace Concert’ in Jamaica. It was Marley’s first public appearance in Jamaica since being wounded in an assassination attempt a year and a half earlier.I think it was very brave of him to appear in public
1978, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd made their first ever appearance as The Blues Brothers when they appeared on US TV’s ‘Saturday Night Live’.It would be the first of many
1989, Madonna No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Like A Prayer’, the singers seventh US No.1, also a No.1 in the UK. Not a favourite of mine
1993, The Who’s ‘Tommy’ opened on Broadway at the St James Theatre. I bought the album when it first came out and loved it
2003, songwriter Felice Bryant died of cancer. Wrote many hits with her husband Boudleaux including; The Everly Brothers, ‘Bye Bye Love’, ‘All I Have To Do Is Dream’, ‘Wake Up Little Susie’ and ‘Raining In My Heart’ a hit for Buddy Holly. Other acts to record their song include Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Tony Bennett, Simon & Garfunkel, Sarah Vaughan, Grateful Dead, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Beach Boys, Roy Orbison, Elvis Costello, Count Basie, Dean Martin, Ruth Brown, Cher, R.E.M. and Ray Charles. This lady was absolutely wonderful
2006, Rascal Flatts started a three week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Me and My Gang’ the American country pop group’s fifth album.Good music
2008, it was revealed that 60’s singer Tommy Steele took Elvis Presley on a secret tour of London in 1958 after Presley struck up a friendship with Steele. When the rock legend flew into London for a day, Steele apparently took him round the city, showing him famous landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament. For more than 50 years, Presley fans had believed the only time Elvis ever set foot in the UK was during a stop-over at Prestwick Airport in Scotland in March 1960. This came as some sort of revelation
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1936, Glen Campbell, country singer, songwriter, actor, TV presenter. Hits include ‘By the Time I Get to Phoenix’, ‘Wichita Lineman’, and ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’, has released more than 70 albums selling over 45 million records. As a session musician in the 1960s he worked with Bobby Darin, Ricky Nelson, The Monkees, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, The Velvet Underground, Frankie Laine, The Association, Jan & Dean and The Mamas & the Papas. He was a touring member of The Beach Boys, filling in for an ailing Brian Wilson in 1964 and 1965. His guitar playing can be heard on ‘Strangers in the Night’ by Frank Sinatra, ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’‘ by The Righteous Brothers and ‘I’m a Believer’ by The Monkees.
1937, Jack Nitzsche, producer, songwriter. Produced The Rolling Stones, Neil Young and The Walker Brothers. Co-wrote, ‘Up Where We Belong’ with Buffy Sainte-Marie. Died of a heart attack on 25th August 2000.
1939, Simon Napier- Bell, UK manager of Wham! T Rex and Japan.
1944, Drummer Howard Wyeth, Worked with Bob Dylan, Don McLean, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell. He died of a heart attack 27th March 1996.
1950, Peter Frampton, guitar, vocals, The Herd, (1968 UK No.5 single ‘I Don’t Want Our Loving To Die’), Humble Pie, (1969 UK No.4 single ‘Natural Born Bugie’) & solo, (1976 UK No.10 single ‘Show Me The Way’).
1951, Paul Carrack, keyboards, guitar, vocals, Ace, (1974 UK No.20 single ‘How Long’) Squeeze, (1981 UK No.41 single ‘Tempted’), Mike And The Mechanics, (1989 US No.1 & UK No.2