RocknRoll firsts

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by samthesham, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. wildstar

    wildstar Forum Resident

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    Or more specifically a Zeppelin roadie with the event reportedly being filmed by a member of Vanilla Fudge (everyone else who was there - from both bands - were just spectators), a groupie and a 'yelloweye rockfish'. There were mudsharks present, but they were not involved - rather they were merely hung in closets with hangers through their gills.
     
  2. wildstar

    wildstar Forum Resident

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    May 11 1970
     
  3. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    In the words of the everlasting Johnny Carson "I did not know that" thanks for posting some cool ELVIS history.Although I am surprised they haven't come after you brandishing torches,pitch forks,noose&weapons of mass destruction.Around here some believe that if it doesnt fit their criteria of what they assume to know then it obviously didn't happen.Peace.
     
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  4. audiotom

    audiotom Ground Control to Major Tom

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    First band to own their own record label? The Rolling Stones

    First artist to change his name to a symbol? The artist formerly known as Prince

    First band to name themselves after a Burroughs sex toy? Steely Dan

    First artist to play Woodstock? Ritchie Havens
     
  5. vmajewsk

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    Nice guitar playing.
     
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  6. IbMePdErRoIoAmL

    IbMePdErRoIoAmL lazy drunken hillbilly with a heart full of hate

    Oh, give it up! It has nothing to do with information fitting with what folks assume they know. It has everything to do with a failure to cite sources or present evidence to backup claims - especially when those claims contradict an entire body of known evidence. Simply saying, "I was there & I remember," isn't evidence no matter how much you want it to be. The fact that you took an obvious joke (the Elvis TV remote) as a piece of "trivia" proves your ability to parse out evidence.
     
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  7. jeddy

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    Are you sure the Stones were the first to own their own record label?
     
  8. elgreco

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    Definitely not. Earlier examples abound. The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles and Bob Marley & the Wailers come to mind...

    However, the Stones were the first band to own a record company named after themselves, I think.
     
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  9. Laservampire

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    The first “use” of it in record was definitely the Beatles with I Feel Fine. But recordings of feedback go back much earlier:

     
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  10. TonyR

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    Sam Cooke started two record labels, SAR Records and Derby Records.
     
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  11. samthesham

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    It work!I managed to draw out that deeply embedded pompousness within your psyche.Frank Zappa called it I believe "Plastic People". Tip;Get a Life!
     
  12. IbMePdErRoIoAmL

    IbMePdErRoIoAmL lazy drunken hillbilly with a heart full of hate

    The time has come for me to remind myself of a favorite quote by Mark Twain & leave you to your own "knowledge."

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  13. samthesham

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  14. ribonucleic

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    Chris Stein claimed that Blondie was the first band to have a helicopter shot in one of their music videos.
     
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  15. the pope ondine

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    ? and the mysterians count?
     
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  16. ribonucleic

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    Wham! was the first Western pop group to play in China.
     
  17. ribonucleic

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    Phil Collins was the first musician to play on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean on the same day.
     
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  18. MortSahlFan

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    ELO - first band to be caught using pre-recorded vocals. My DJ friend said they were forced to refund those who attended.
     
  19. uzn007

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    Heh heh... that reminds me, I snapped this memorial plaque at Lake Compounce amusement park in Bristol, CT this summer:

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    Nice to see the park hasn't lost their sense of history, or their sense of humor.
     
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  20. Black Magic Woman

    Black Magic Woman I wish I was as cool as Kim Deal

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    First rock n roll female superstar- Janis Joplin!
     
  21. Michaelpeth

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    Not entirely true. Promoter of shows at Pontiac Silverdome in August 78 tried to sue them. No-one actually knows what the outcome was, I'd imagine settled out of court. Furthermore, it's not just as simple as saying the vocals were pre-recorded. The band used backing tapes to cover lots of instrumental/backing vocals but Jeff Lynne and Kelly Groucutt's vocals were live.
     
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  22. MortSahlFan

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    It's still interesting that there was a time where what you see is what you got.
     
  23. Black Elk

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    The Who did that before them at the start of the Quadrophenia tour, but when the tapes started failing they abandoned them, and most of Quadrophenia as a result!
     
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