May 24th, 2019

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

THIS DAY IN MUSIC

1941 – On this day Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman) was born. Dylan went on to release over 40 albums and was a major influence on The Beatles. His biggest hits included the 1965 single ‘Like A Rolling Stone’. He won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature and twelve Grammy Awards. Here he is with George Harrison and the Traveling Wilburys playing one of my favorite songs.

I miss George, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty seen in this “Handle Me With Care” music video.

1968 – On this day The Rolling Stones released the single ‘Jumpin Jack Flash’ in the UK giving them their seventh UK No.1 hit. Keith Richards has stated that he and Jagger wrote the lyrics while staying at Richards’ country house. Reportedly, they were awoken one morning by the sound of the gardener Jack Dyer. When Jagger asked what the noise was, Richards responded: “Oh, that’s Jack – that’s jumpin’ Jack.”

On a less positive note:

On this day in 1991 – Gene Clark, founding member of The Byrds, died of a heart attack aged 49, and on this day in 1970 – Peter Green played his last gig with Fleetwood Mac when they appeared at the Bath Festival, Somerset, England.