1974 – Ramones play first show at the Performance Studio with Joey playing drums.
1974 -Steely Dan debut on UK LP chart with Pretzel Logic. Pretzel Logic is the third Steely Dan album, originally released in 1974. The album’s opening song, “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number”, became the band’s biggest hit, reaching #4 on the charts soon after the release of the album. The album itself went gold, and […]
1974 – John Denver’s “Sunshine on My Shoulders” goes to No. 1 on the pop chart. Lyrics: Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry Sunshine on the water looks so lovely Sunshine almost always makes me high If I had a day that I could give you […]
1974 – Blues artist Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup died of a stroke at the age of 69. He wrote the Elvis Presley hit ‘That’s All Right (Mama).’ Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup (also known as “Pop” Crudup) (August 24, 1905 — March 28, 1974) was a delta blues singer and guitarist. He is best known outside […]
1974 – The Raspberries split up. The group’s biggest hit is “Go All the Way,” which went all the way to No. 5 on Chart Toppers’s Hot 100 in 1972. Lyrics: I never knew how complete love could be Till she kissed me and said Baby, please, go all the way It feels so right […]
1974 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Sunshine on My Shoulders,” John Denver. The song is used as the title theme to an NBC-TV movie during the 1974-75 season.
1974 – The Eagles release their third album, On the Border.
1974 – Jefferson Airplane is re-named Jefferson Starship.
1974 – during a US tour Elvis Presley played the first of four nights at the Midsouth Coliseum in Memphis Tennessee. This was the first time Elvis had played in Memphis since 1961.
1974 – Nilsson and John Lennon are ejected from the Troubador Club in Los Angeles for heckling Tom Smothers’ comedy act.