This Day in Music History: Keith Richards writes the “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” guitar riff, Simon begins his first tour without Garfunkel

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Paul Simon Live Rhymin'

1957 – Chuck Berry records “Rock And Roll Music.”

1964 – The Beach Boys record “All Summer Long.”

1965 – Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones can’t sleep at a hotel in Clearwater, FL because there’s a guitar riff running through his head. He messes around with his new Gibson Fuzz Box amp, rolls tape, falls asleep, and wakes up the next morning to find he’s recorded the riff to “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”

1965 – James Brown records “I Got You (I Feel Good).”

1969 – The Beatles record “You Never Give Me Your Money.”

1973 – Paul Simon begins his first tour without partner Art Garfunkel, using The Jesse Dixon Singers as a backup group on stage. Simon’s tour of America and Europe was recorded and released as Live Rhymin’.

1977 – The Boomtown Rats sign their first major label recording contract.

1978 – The Bee Gees announce the launch of UNICEF benefit concerts.

1978 – The Knack is formed.

1979 – Bob Dylan records “Trouble In Mind,” “When You Gonna Wake Up,” and “Slow Train.”

1994 – Pearl Jam files a complaint with the US Justice Department against Ticketmaster regarding the monopoly the company has on the concert ticket business.

1997 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame holds its first induction ceremonies in Cleveland, where the Hall is located (most are held in New York). Inductees include The Jackson 5, The Bee Gees, The Young Rascals, Joni Mitchell, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Parliament-Funkadelic.

 

Information for this post was gathered from This Day in Music, The Music History Calendar, On This Day, and Wikipedia.

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