Monday, May 26, 2014

May 27, 1967 and May 27, 1972 on the R 'n B side of The Evolution of Rock ‘n Roll…




May 27, 1967: 


Otis Redding's backup band, The Bar-Kays, enter the US charts with "Soul Finger", an instrumental that will peak at #3 R&B and #17 Pop...



  


May 27, 1972:
 The Chi-Lites hit #1 with "Oh Girl"… 



Bar-Kays
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May 26, 1965: The Rolling Stones appear on TV's Rock 'n' Roll show, Shindig!




May 26, 1965:



The Rolling Stones appear on 

 TV's Rock 'n' Roll show, Shindig!




(House keyboardist is Billy Preston, of course)…














 
R.I.P. Billy
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Thursday, May 22, 2014

May 21, 1951 and 1961: Classic R and B Tops the Charts!!!





May 22, 1951: The Dominoes hit #1 on the R&B chart and #17 on the pop chart with 



"Sixty Minute Man”


May 22, 1961: "Mother-in-Law," written and produced by Allen Toussaint and recorded by Ernie K-Doe, hits #1 on the national chart…






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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May 21, 1964: The Drifters' Rudy Lewis was found dead in his Harlem hotel room, where he’d been since the prior night…



     On May 21, 1964, when the Drifters were due to record

 ”Under The Boardwalk” 


 (which had been written for Rudy Lewis)…







 Lewis was found dead in his Harlem hotel room, where he’d been since the prior night…
Moore left, Lewis right

      Former lead vocalist Johnny Moore was brought back to perform lead vocals for the recording…

 The next day, the Drifters recorded 

 I Don't Want To Go On Without You 

  which was led by Charlie Thomas in tribute to Lewis. Charlie Thomas was the one who closed Lewis' eyes when he was found dead…

      An autopsy was never performed and authorities ruled his death as a probable drug overdose…. However, close friends and family believe he died from a mixture of a drug overdose, asphyxiation and a heart attack…

Dying at the age of 27 made Lewis the sixth member of Club 27

R.I.P. Mr. Lewis…


Rudy Lewis
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Monday, May 19, 2014

May 20, 1967: Jimi Hendrix signed with Reprise Records on the US Warner Brothers label. He would eventually give them three albums: "Are You Experienced?” "Axis: Bold as Love" and "Electric Ladyland"…



May 20, 1967:  
 
Jimi Hendrix signed with Reprise Records on the US Warner Brothers label. He would eventually give them three albums:


 "Are You Experienced?"



 "Axis: Bold as Love" 



 


"Electric Ladyland"…



 The live L.P. "Band of Gypsys" was released on Capitol Records a few months before his death…



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