Happy Monday! Today happens to be “Something On A Stick Day,” so here’s your popsicle of music history.
1) On this day in 1957, Elvis Presley performed at Chicago’s International Amphitheater wearing his famous gold lamé suit for the first time.
2) Today was the day in 1967 that Van Morrison recorded “Brown Eyed Girl.”
3) Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young released the single “Woodstock” on this day in 1970. The song was written by Joni Mitchell who did not attend the festival. She wrote it in a hotel room in New York City.
4) Let’s streak to 1974 when a streaker ran onto the set of “The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.” The streaker was arrested, but released, according to Johnny, for “lack of evidence.” Get it…lack of…..never mind.
5) Let’s jump to 1976 in Buffalo, New York, Genesis began their first North American tour since Peter Gabriel’s departure. Phil Collins was the new lead singer. It would be exactly 20 years to the day that Phil Collins would quit the band.
6) I guess selling millions of records doesn’t always mean you stay rich. It was March 28th 1984 when Fleetwood Mac’s Mick Fleetwood filed for bankruptcy.
7) Only Ozzy can do this. On this day in 1992 at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in California, Ozzy Osbourne invited the first two rows of the audience to join him on stage, which ultimately resulted in more than $100,000 damage to the venue. No bat heads were consumed writing this post.