Today In Music History: 01/06/17

Let’s start on this day in 1957, when Elvis Presley appeared for the third and final time on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Ed had requested that the cameraman show Elvis only from the waist up. He sang “Hound Dog,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Love Me Tender,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” and “Peace in the Valley.” Here’s the video of “Don’t Be Cruel” waist up only.

In 1965 Frankie Avalon guest-starred on the detective series “Burke’s Law.”

On this day in 1975 nearly 2,000 Led Zeppelin fans rioted while waiting for tickets to go on sale at Boston Garden. After $50,000 to $75,000 damage was done during the incident, Boston’s mayor cancelled the show.

Peter Frampton released the double live album “Frampton Comes Alive!” on this day in 1976. Definitely one of the top 5 greatest live albums ever!

It was January 6th,1993 when Bill Wyman announced that he had officially left the Rolling Stones.

On this day in 2000 “Smooth” by Santana f/ Rob Thomas was the #1 song.

Céline Dion received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on this day in 2004.

(Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)

(Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)

And in 2006, we lost the great Lou Rawls, who died of lung and brain cancer at 72.


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