Today in 1956, Elvis Presley performed three shows at the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory in Tampa, Fla. Presley closed the final show by announcing to the crowd of 14,000, “Girls, I’ll see you backstage.”
Many of them took Presley at his word. Presley barely made it into his dressing room, losing some of his clothes and his shoes in the girl gauntlet.
The number one single today in 1961 posed the question of whether actors can sing:
(Answer: Generally, singers act better than actors sing. Read on.)
The number one single today in 1966 here (on the singer’s birthday) …
… and over there:
Today in 1982, Ozzy Osbourne was arrested in San Antonio for urinating on the Alamo.
Osbourne also was wearing a dress because wife Sharon hid all his clothes so he couldn’t go outside.
Osbourne, who apparently confused rubble for the Alamo, was banned from playing in San Antonio ever again. “Ever again” turned out to be 10 years.
The number one British single today in 1983 certainly didn’t apply to Osbourne:
The number one single today in 1983:
Today in 1996, British morning TV viewers saw this strange scene involving Bjork:
Today in 2004, Johnny Cash’s family vetoed an attempt to use one of his songs for a hemorrhoid relief medication. You can probably guess which song the company wanted to use:
Birthdays begin with one-hit wonder Lee Marvin, who as previously noted probably should have stuck to acting:
Smokey Robinson and Bobby Rogers of the Miracles:
Pierre Van Den Linden, drummer for Focus:
Toni Iommi, guitarist of the aforementioned Osbourne’s group, Black Sabbath:
Mark Andes of Spirit:
Johann “Falco” Hölzel:
Seal Henry Samuel, known by his first name:
Daniel Adair, drummer for 3 Doors Down:
One death of note today in 1980: Bon Scott of AC/DC: