This Week In History
1964: The Rolling Stones arrive in New York City for their first U.S. tour. The first date of the tour lands on June 5th in San Bernardino, California.
1969: Jimi Hendrix appears on the cover of Rolling Stone, which is sold at a reasonably priced 35 cents.1970: The Kinks' Ray Davies makes a 6,000 mile round trip from New York to London to record one word. Davies changes the word "Coca- Cola" to "Cherry Cola" on the bands forthcoming single 'Lola' due to an advertising ban at BBC Radio.
1977: The BBC announces a ban on the new Sex Pistols single "God Save The Queen" saying it is, "in gross bad taste." A warning is issued to radio stations stating that playing the single would be in breach of the Broadcasting act. The single reaches No. 2 on the UK chart.1984: Wham! have their first No. 1 hit with "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go".This George Michael-written jam was inspired by a note Wham! partner Andrew Ridgeley left for his parents. Ridgeley originally intended to write "wake me up before you go" but with "up" accidentally written twice, he wrote "go" twice on purpose. “Don’t leave me hanging on like a yo-yo” was Michael’s own contribution. 1985: Prince & The Revolution start a three-week run at No. 1 on the US album chart with Around The World In A Day which features everyone’s favorite song about a hat, “Raspberry Beret.” 1997: Singer Jeff Buckley’s body is discovered floating in the Mississippi River. A passenger on a tourist boat spotted the body near the southern tip of Mud Island in Memphis, Tennessee. The singer/songwriter had disappeared during a spontaneous night swim a week before on May 29th. 1998: Ginger Spice, Geri Halliwell, announces she is quitting The Spice Girls saying, "This is because of differences between us. I am sure the group will continue to be successful and I wish them all the best." The group’s 1997/1998 reunion tour grosses more than $70,000,000. 2005: White Stripes singer Jack White marries girlfriend, British model Karen Elson, (a red head, of course), in a canoe on the Amazon in Manaus, Brazil. 2008: VSQ favorites Death Cab For Cutie are No. 1 on the U.S. album chart with their sixth release, Narrow Stairs, which features the lead single stalker anthem “I Will Possess Your Heart.” Be sure to check out: The String Quartet Tribute to The Rollings Stones Available now at iTunes and Amazon The String Quartet Tribute to Jimi Hendrix Available now at iTunes and Amazon The String Quartet Tribute to Jeff Buckley Available now at iTunes and Amazon The String Quartet Tribute to The White Stripes Available now at iTunes and Amazon Ghost: The String Quartet Tribute to Death Cab for Cutie Available now at iTunes and Amazon