SEPTEMBER 20: The Daily Flashback

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1946: The first Cannes Film Festival premiered.
1948: In Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Four Freshman played their first gig.
1966: George Harrison went to India for his first visit with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
1967: The ocean liner Queen Elizabeth II (aka, QE2) was launched on its maiden voyage.
1969: The self-titled album by Blind Faith – the supergroup of Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ric Grech and Ginger Baker – hit No. 1 in America,
1970: In Miami, Jim Morrison was found guilty of indecent exposure and profanity.
1971: Peter Frampton quit Humble Pie to follow a solo career.
1973: The body of The Byrds guitarist Gram Parsons was stolen and taken to Joshua Tree National Park, where it was set on fire.
1975: The Bay City Rollers appeared live on the premiere of the Howard Cosell’s “Saturday Night” show on ABC-TV, singing their song “Saturday Night” for their U.S. TV debut.
1979: The Clash bassist Paul Simonon, frustrated because the crowd at The Palladium in New York City wasn’t standing, smashed his instrument on stage. The photo was later used as the cover of their London Calling album.

1984: “The Cosby Show” premiered on NBC-TV.
1989: F.W. de Klerk was sworn in as president of South Africa.
2005: The benefit concert “From the Big Apple to the Big Easy” is held in New York’s Madison Square Garden in order to raise funds for the Gulf Coast cities and towns devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Among others, Simon & Garfunkel, Elvis Costello, Lenny Kravitz and Elton John perform.

BIRTHDAYS
1890: Jelly Roll Morton
1924: Gogi Grant
1927: John Dankworth
1964: Crispin Glover
1966: Nuno Bettencourt
1967: Gunnar & Matthew Nelson

DEATHS
1957: Jean Sibelius
1973: Jim Croce
1984: Steve Goodman
2008: Nappy Brown
2010: Leonard Skinner

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1 Comment
  1. Mark Hudson says

    Just a quick PSA. If you don’t already own “London Calling”, well then you really should.

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