This Week in Music History
2 Mar 1955 – Elvis Presley appeared at Porky’s Rooftop Club in Newport, Arkansas. Constantly on the road, performing night after night this was the group’s 46th show this year, (Elvis along with Scotty Moore and Bill Black).
3 Mar 1994 – The Smashing Pumpkins were banned from appearing on BBC TV’s Top Of The Pops due to the content of the song’s lyrics. The bands single ‘Disarm’ was this week’s highest new entry.
4 Mar 1967 – The Rolling Stones went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Ruby Tuesday’, the group’s fourth US No.1 single. ‘Lets Spend The Night Together’ was the original A side but after radio stations banned the song ‘Tuesday’ became the A side.
5 Mar 1992 – R.E.M. cleaned up in The Rolling Stone Music Awards winning Album of the year, for ‘Out Of Time’, Artist of the year, Best single for ‘Losing My Religion’, Best video for ‘Losing My Religion’ and Best band, Best guitarist and Best songwriter awards.
7 Mar 1976 – Elton John was immortalised in wax at Madame Tussauds in London. The first rock star to be so since The Beatles.
8 Mar 1965 – David Bowie made his TV debut with The Manish Boys on a UK program called ‘Gadzooks! It’s All Happening’ when they performed their current single ‘I Pity The Fool.’