FEBRUARY 23: The Daily Flashback

February 23rd, 2018, 9:00 am by Greg

1970: Ringo Starr made his first solo TV appearance on “Laugh In.”
1992: Anthrax appeared on “Married With Children.”
1999: Eminem dropped his first major-label album, The Slim Shady LP.

1685: George Frideric Handel
1944: Johnny Winter
1946: Rusty Young
1952: Brad Whitford
1955: Howard Jones

1934: Sir Edward Elgar
1997: Tony Williams


FEBRUARY 22: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History

February 22nd, 2018, 12:00 pm by Greg
Corey Glover

Corey Glover @ The Falcon, 2/22/16

Compiled by Greg Haymes
Photograph by Rudy Lu

It’s Throwback Thursday, so we’re back with another installment of our weekly flashback feature: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History. Check out our round-up of February 22 concerts through the years…

2017: Hamell on Trial @ the Low Beat, Albany
2016: Corey Glover Soul Project @ The Falcon, Marlboro
2015: Mavis Staples @ Club Helsinki, Hudson
2014: Mike Doughty, Ashley Sofia @ The Linda, Albany
2013: Tegan & Sara, Holly Miranda @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park
2012: Marcia Ball @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton
2011: The Blackwell Sinners, Dan Johnson & His Expert Sidemen @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
2010: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ Savannah’s, Albany
2009: The Tannahill Weavers @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
2008: Black 47 @ Hibernian Hall, Albany
2007: Sevendust, Killswitch Engage @ Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls
2006: Eddie Angel, the Hi-Risers @ the Ale House, Troy
2005: Chevelle, Helmet, Crossfade, Strata @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park
2004: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Samite @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
2003: Johnny Winter, John Hammond, Del Rey @ The Egg, Albany
2002: Ladysmith Black Mambazo @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
2000: Mutha Lode, Pop Mechanic @ Mother Earth Cafe, Albany
1999: Bob Dylan, Natalie Merchant @ RPI’s Houston Field House, Troy

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FEBRUARY 22: The Daily Flashback

February 22nd, 2018, 10:00 am by Greg

1974: In London, Ten Years After played their final gig.
1989: Jethro Tull won the first Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, beating out Metallica.
2017: Longtime blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge received the UFO Researcher of the Year Award at the International UFO Congress.

1923: Hurricane Smith
1927: Guy Mitchell
1933: Ernie K-Doe
1968: Brad Nowell

1976: Florence Ballard
1987: Andy Warhol
1994: Papa John Creach
2001: John Fahey

JANUARY 21: The Daily Flashback

February 21st, 2018, 9:00 am by Greg

1970: The Jackson 5 made their television debut on “American Bandstand.”
2012: In an anti-Kremlin protest, three members of the band Pussy Riot perform an impromptu, obscenity-filled song at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow. They are promptly ejected, and later arrested for hooliganism.

1933: Nina Simone
1938: Bobby Charles
1949: Jerry Harrison
1951: Vince Welnick
1958: Mary Chapin Carpenter

1982: Murray the K

JANUARY 20: The Daily Flashback

February 20th, 2018, 9:00 am by Greg

1816: Gioachino Rossini’s opera “The Barber of Seville” premiered in Rome. The audience hissed and jeered throughout the performance.
1949: Rick Nelson joins the cast of his parents’ radio show, “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.”
1974: Cher files for divorce from Sonny.
1982: Pat Benatar marries her guitarist Neil Giraldo.
2003: At a Great White concert at The Station Nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island, a fire erupts when pyrotechnics ignite the soundproof insulation at back of the stage, and spreads to the ceiling. In the ensuing chaos, fans rush toward the main entrance. Of the 462 concert-goers, 100 are killed and 230 are injured from smoke inhalation, burns or being trampled in crowd.
2009: The White Stripes play “We’re Going to Be Friends” on the final episode of “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” It ends up being their last performance together.

1941: Buffy Sainte-Marie
1946: J. Geils
1950: Walter Becker
1951: Randy California
1967: Kurt Cobain

1961: Percy Grainger

FEBRUARY 15: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History

February 15th, 2018, 12:00 pm by Greg

Compiled by Greg Haymes

It’s Throwback Thursday, so we’re back with another installment of our weekly flashback feature: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History. Check out our round-up of November 23 concerts through the years…

2017: Garrison Keillor @ The Egg, Albany
2016: The Adam Ezra Group @ King Neptune’s Pub, Lake George
2015: Glen David Andrews @ Parish Public House, Albany
2014: Oobleck @ Bacchus, New Paltz
2013: Aimee Bobruk, Suzanna Choffel, Hilary York @ More Bread & Jam, Cohoes
2012: Chris Webby, A.M.J., Austin Watts @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park
2011: Blood, Sweat & Tears @ Ballston Spa High School, Ballston Spa
2010: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ Tess’ Lark Tavern, Albany
2009: Willie Nelson, Asleep at the Wheel @ the Palace Theatre, Albany
2008: Anders Parker, knotworking, Ashley Pond @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
2007: The Mathematicians, Alta Mira @ Red Square, Albany
2006: Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, Guy Clark, Joe Ely @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
2005: The Radiators @ Revolution Hall, Troy
2004: David Greenberger, Jupiter Circle @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
2003: The Gap Band @ Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany
2002: Joan Baez, Richard Shindell, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer @ The Egg, Albany
2000: The Backstreet Boys @ the Pepsi Arena, Albany
1998: Amy Abdou, Sara Ayers @ Mother Earth Cafe, Albany

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FEBRUARY 9: The Daily Flashback

February 9th, 2018, 9:00 am by Greg

1964: The Beatles made their American live debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” performing a five-song set, including the No. 1 single that week, “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” The show received more than 50,000 applications for the 728 seats in the studio.
1972: Beginning a covert university tour where Paul McCartney could play to small audiences, Wings played their first show – an unannounced concert at Nottingham University in England.
1974: The Stooges played their final concert, with an imploding Iggy Pop taunting the crowd, which responds with a variety of projectiles. The opening act was a young band called Aerosmith.

1909: Carmen Miranda
1914: Ernest Tubb
1939: Barry Mann
1942: Carole King
1943: Barbara Lewis
1947: Joe Ely
1963: Travis Tritt

1966: Sophie Tucker
1973: Max Yasgur
1981: Bill Haley
1991: The Reverend James Cleveland
2005: Tyrone Davis

FEBRUARY 8: The Daily Flashback

February 8th, 2018, 1:30 pm by Greg
Tom Rush

Happy birthday, Tom Rush

Photograph by Mary Kozlowski

1956: Buddy Holley became “Buddy Holly” when he signed a recording contract with Decca Records that left out the “e” in his last name, and he decided to go with it.
1958: The Quarrymen performed at the Wilson Hall in the Garston section of Liverpool, England. Afterwards, member Paul McCartney introduces his friend George Harrison to John Lennon.
1965: The Dave Clark Five began the filming of their movie “Catch Us if You Can.”
1969: Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton of Cream announced that they have formed Blind Faith with Steve Winwood.
1971: Frank Zappa was forced to cancel a concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall after venue officials deemed his “200 Motels” to be obscene and refused to allow its performance.
1972: The Beatles’ official fan club disbanded.
1980: David Bowie and his wife Angie officially divorced after being married for nearly a decade.
1981: R.E.M. made their first recording sessions at Bombay Studios in Smyrna, Georgia. Some of the songs recorded included their debut single “Radio Free Europe,” which was released the following July on local Hib-Tone Records, which pressed 1,000 copies.
1982: Cher made her Broadway debut in “Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.”
1988: Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle reunited at Royal Albert Hall for the British Phonographic Industry awards, leading to a full-fledged 25th anniversary tour of The Who the following year.
2004: OutKast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below became the first hip-hop recording to win the Album of the Year Grammy Award.

1932: John Williams
1941: Tom Rush
1942: Terry Melcher
1943: Creed Bratton (of the Grass Roots)
1948: Dan Seals (of England Dan & John Ford Coley)
1961: Vince Neil (of Motley Crue)
1961: Sam Llanas (of The BoDeans)

1990: Del Shannon
2005: Keith Knudsen (of the Doobie Brothers)

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