SEPTEMBER 18: The Daily Flashback

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1793: U.S. President George Washington laid the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol.
1837: Tiffany & Co. was founded in New York City.
1851: The first issue of The New York Times was published.
1927: Columbia Phonograph Broadcasting System made its debut with its network broadcast over 16 radio stations. The name was later changed to CBS.
1940: Thomas Wolfe’s “You Can’t Go Home Again” was published by Harper and Brothers.
1947: Carnegie Hall hosted its first country music concert, headlined by Ernest Tubb and Roy Acuff.
1955: “The Ed Sullivan Show” (previously known as “Toast of the Town”) began on CBS-TV.
1959: The first “Dick Clark Caravan of Stars” tour kicked off in Baltimore with Lloyd Price, Duane Eddy, Paul Anka, Bobby Rydell, The Coasters and more.
1963: “The Patty Duke Show” premiered on ABC-TV.
1964: The James Bond movie “Goldfinger,” featuring a theme song by Shirley Bassey, was released.
1965: The first episode of “I Dream of Jeannie” was broadcast on NBC-TV.
1967: The Beatles journeyed to the Raymond Revue bar in London to film the notorious striptease scene – featuring stripper Jan Carson and the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band – for their “Magical Mystery Tour” film.

1976: Boston’s “More Than a Feeling” was released.
1978: All of the members of Kiss – Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss – simultaneously released self-titled solo albums.
1983: Kiss made their first ever public appearance without their trademark make-up when they appeared on MTV to promote their new album, Lick It Up.
1994: The United States Postal Service issued a stamp to honor Billie Holiday.
2004: Britney Spears married dancer Kevin Federline.
2009: After completing a concert in Minneapolis, Lucinda Williams married her manager, Tom Overby, on stage. After exchanging vows, they played an encore, starting with the Rolling Stones’ “Happy.”

BIRTHDAYS
1933: Jimmie Rodgers
1939: Frankie Avalon
1949: Kerry Livgren
1951: Dee Dee Ramone

DEATHS
1970: Jimi Hendrix
1997: Jimmy Witherspoon

1 Comment
  1. Stanley Johnson says

    The song that the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band played in Magical Mystery Tour was “Death Cab For Cutie,” which later became the name of a band in the early part of this century. It is not clear if the Bonzos had any influence on the naming of the annual Doo-Dah Parade in Pasadena, CA, or if that named was borrowed from the line in the song “Camp Town Race Track” (All the doo-dah day), which, presumably, influenced the Bonzos name choice. Does anyone else wonder about these things?

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