This Day in Music History: May 6

This Day in Music History: May 6May 6, 2017

We cover all sorts of news, facts and historical and interesting facts that happened on this day in music history.


Today: May 6.


1965: While staying at the Clearwater, Florida hotel room, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards started to work on the opening guitar riff for the song '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction', right after Richards purchased of a Gibson fuzz-box earlier that day. The song is considered to be one of the all-time greatest rock songs ever recorded. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song in the second spot of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list.

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1966: The Beatles recorded overdubs on 'I'm Only Sleeping' and worked on various mixes of the trackwere working at Abbey Road studios in London. The song features what was considered back then a unique sound of a reversed guitar duet played by George Harrison who perfected the part with the tape running backwards so that, when reversed, it would fit the dreamlike mood.

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1973: Paul Simon started his first tour without partner Art Garfunkel, using The Jesse Dixon Singers as a back- up group during concerts. Paul Simon's tour of America and Europe was recorded and released as 'Live Rhymin'.

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1989: Former Frankie goes To Hollywood singer Holly Johnson topped the UK album chart with his debut solo album 'Blast'.

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1995: Oasis scored their first UK No.1 single when the song 'Some Might Say' topped the UK charts. It was the first single that was released from the band's second album '(What's the Story) Morning Glory?' And also the last Oasis song that featured original drummer Tony McCarroll.


2002: American songwriter and producer Otis Blackwell died from a heart attack. He wrote some great and classic songs like ‘Great Balls Of Fire, ‘All Shook Up’, ‘Return To Sender’, ‘Don't Be Cruel’, ’ and ‘Fever.’ Over the years, his songs have sold over 185 million copies.


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