Saturday, October 1, 2016

October 1

Today in 1965, at a concert at Carnegie Hall, Bob Dylan introduces his new band. 
They were known as the Hawks, but soon became The Band.

Richard Harris who had a 1968 hit with MacArthur Park 
was born on this day in 1930. Harris died in 2002

Julie Andrews (The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins) is 80 today

The late Donny Hathaway was born on this day in 1945

Today in 1975, 39 year old Al Jackson, drummer for Booker T. And The MGs, 
was fatally shot by a burglar at his home

On this day in 1982, Sony launched its first CD player, the CDP-101

The late blues guitarist Albert Collins was born on this day in 1932

Today in 2004, bassist Bruce Palmer (Buffalo Springfield) died of a heart attack

Youssou N'dour who has worked with Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon, 
Bruce Springsteen, Sting and others is 56 today

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