1969 – The Rolling Stones’ hold an ill-fated concert at California’s Altamont Speedway, where a fan is stabbed to Death near the stage.
1969 – Ed Sullivan, a great patron of rock, makes his own stab at musical stardom with his recording “The Sulli-Gulli.” Credited to the Ed Sullivan Singers & Orchestra, it fails to chart. Pictured: Ed Sullivan with the Beatles
1959 – Bobby Darin is riding high with “Mack the Knife.” But not in New York, where WCBS bans the song following the fatal stabbing of two teenagers by 17-year-old Salvador Agron. The crime later inspired Paul Simon’s ill-fated musical The Capeman.
1943 – George Harrison of the Beatles is born in Liverpool, England. (He tells Chart Toppers magazine in a 1992 interview that he had only recently learned that his Birthday was not Feb. 25.) However, All references still on the web say it is the 25th. Does anyone have a birth certificate? After the breakup […]