Today In Music History

1963 Stevie Wonder became the first artist to score a US #1 album and #1 single in the same week. Wonder was at the top of the album chart with "Little Stevie Wonder / The 12 Year Old Genius" and had the #1 single with "Fingertips part 2", which was also the first ever live recording hit #1.

1965 The Rolling Stones album, "Out of Our Heads," is number one on the US album chart on the strength of "Satisfaction", "Play With Fire" and "The Last Time".

1968 The director of the University of Tennessee's audio lab, Dr. David M. Lipscomb, reported that a guinea pig subjected over a three month period to 88 hours of rock music recorded at a Knoxville disco at 120 decibels suffered acute damage to the inner ears. Steve Paul, the owner of a New York disco replied, "Should a major increase in guinea pig attendance occur at the Scene, we'll certainly bear their comfort in mind."

1968 Ringo Starr quits The Beatles during the recording sessions for "The White Album" after finding that Paul had been erasing his drum tracks and replacing them with his own. During his absence, Paul fills in on drums for the taping of "Back In The USSR".

2004 81-year-old Al Dvorin, the announcer who uttered the phrase "Elvis has left the building" was killed in a car crash on the way home from an Elvis convention in California


Playlist for 7/19/06

Martha & The Vandellas - (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave
Johnny Rivers - Summer Rain
Cal Tjader - Autumn Leaves
Woody Guthrie - Blowin Down The Road
Arlo Guthrie - Oklahoma Hills
Bruce Springsteen - Riding In My Car
Billy Bragg & Wilco - California Stars
Bob Dylan - Song To Woody
Phoebe Snow - All Over
Desmond Dekker - Shanty Town
Jimmy Buffett - Apocalypso
Michael Nesmith - There It Is
Nino Moschella - Are You For Real
Brazzaville - Genoa
Moby Grape - Omaha
Susan Cagle - Manhattan Cowboy
Elf Power - The Spider & the Fly
K T Tunstall - Another Place To Fall
Roger McGuinn - My New Lady
Eagles - Witchy Woman
Golden Smog/Roseanne Cash - Seven Year Ache
Linda Ronstadt - Some Of Shelley's Blues
Golden Smog - 5 22 05
Alison Moorer - Work To Do
Son Volt - Drown
Gogi Grant - The Wayward Wind
Los Bravos - Black Is Black
Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town
Genesis - Invisible Touch
Dishwalla - Counting Blue Cars
Super Lucky Catz - What's Your Name
Panty Lions - Dedication

Bart Davenport - Into Music
Pink Floyd - Arnold Layne
Cream - Wrapping Paper
Spencer Davis Group - I'm A Man
Brian Auger & the Trinity - This Wheel's On Fire
Beatles - Not Guilty
Dion - The Dolphins
Fred Neil - Other Side To This Life
David Wiffen - Skybound Station
Jethro Tull - Wond Ring Aloud
Fear Of Pop - In Love
Yesterday's New Quintet - Superwoman/Where Were You Last Winter
James Figurine - Leftovers