Monday, January 26, 2009

75 Yrs. At The Apollo, & Little Else

Seventy-five years ago, on January 26th, 1934, the Apollo Theatre in Harlem presented its first live stage show, featuring Benny Carter and his Big Band. In 1956, Buddy Holly made his first recordings for Decca Records. In 1958, Holly and the Crickets appeared on the "Ed Sullivan Show." In 1977, guitarist Peter Green, formerly of Fleetwood Mac, was committed to a mental hospital in England. He had fired a gun at a delivery boy who was bringing a royalty check to him. [We know him to be one of the world's greatest pickers, & a wig job, but we didn't know he was shooting at the people w/ his royalty checks. Totally cool! — Ed.] In 1979, "The Dukes of Hazzard" made its debut on CBS.In 1988, the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Phantom of the Opera" opened on Broadway. In 1997, drummer Lars Ulrich of Metallica married Skylar Satenstein. Associated Press

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