Today in 1968, “Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical,” opened on Broadway.
“Hair” closed in 1972 after 1,729 performances.
The number one album today in 1973 would be on the charts for 741 weeks:
The number one single today in 1979:
Today in 1982, the California State Assembly consumer protection committee heard testimony that if you play Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” backwards, you hear “I sing because I live with Satan. The Lord turns me off, there’s no escaping it. Here’s to my sweet Satan, whose power is Satan. He will give you 666. I live for Satan.”
Can anyone with auditory dyslexia confirm this?
Birthdays begin with John Wolters, drummer for Dr. Hook:
Eddie Jobson played keyboards and violin for Roxy Music:
Two deaths of note from car crashes today: Tommy Caldwell, bass player for the Marshall Tucker Band, in 1980 …
… and Steve Currie of T. Rex in 1981: