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Tue Oct 2, 2012, 06:19 PM

I'm compiling a Rock & Roll chronology. Your help needed.

1920s - Chicago died: a man named Al Capone tried to make that town his own and called his gang to war with the forces of the law. Some officers, upon returning home after the shoot out, kissed their wives' faces.

Late December, 1963 - During a very special time for him, Frankie Valli had a sexual liaison with a woman whose name he was later unable to recall. However the experience changed him.

Summer of 1969 - Bryan Adams got his first real six string, leading to minor injuries on his fingers. Subsequently, Jimmy quit and Jody got married. Despite such set-backs, the summer turned out to be the best days of Adams's life.


Any submissions out there? I'd prefer entries featuring either specific dates or textual evidence verifying the speculative dates of these important events



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Reply I'm compiling a Rock & Roll chronology. Your help needed. (Original post)
Bucky Oct 2012 OP
lastlib Oct 2012 #1
trof Oct 2012 #2
ohiosmith Oct 2012 #3
bluesbassman Oct 2012 #4
hifiguy Oct 2012 #7
MiddleFingerMom Oct 2012 #21
TheMightyFavog Oct 2012 #5
fishwax Oct 2012 #6
ancianita Oct 2012 #8
cyberswede Oct 2012 #9
pscot Oct 2012 #10
Brother Buzz Oct 2012 #11
sadbear Oct 2012 #12
OmahaBlueDog Oct 2012 #13
geardaddy Oct 2012 #14
Taverner Oct 2012 #15
Bucky Oct 2012 #17
Bucky Oct 2012 #16
hifiguy Oct 2012 #18
Bucky Oct 2012 #19
hifiguy Oct 2012 #22
Spike89 Oct 2012 #20
yewberry Oct 2012 #34
Tuesday Afternoon Oct 2012 #23
rppper Oct 2012 #24
Zorra Oct 2012 #25
progressoid Oct 2012 #26
pinboy3niner Oct 2012 #27
pinboy3niner Oct 2012 #28
CBGLuthier Oct 2012 #29
NoGOPZone Oct 2012 #30
Hayabusa Oct 2012 #31
TwilightGardener Oct 2012 #32
raccoon Oct 2012 #33
struggle4progress Oct 2012 #35
Bucky Oct 2012 #36
rurallib Oct 2012 #37
cemaphonic Oct 2012 #38
mikeytherat Oct 2012 #39
lastlib Oct 2012 #40
jmowreader Oct 2012 #41
cemaphonic Oct 2012 #42

Response to Bucky (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 06:50 PM

1. Don't know the exact date, but it was The Year of the Cat....

...on a morning from a Bogart movie, in a country where they turn back time...and in the end, I decided to stay there....

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 06:59 PM

2. Bucky? What you smokin'?

Pass it around?

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 07:01 PM

3. "In the year 2525, If man is still alive, If woman can survive, They may find...".

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 07:16 PM

4. You know, I remember a few years ago some funny things used to happen to me about 1956-57...

At that time there was no blues scene or not really any kind of scene in London. I used to go out and play my guitar in the streets and sing things with passing my hat down. I remember one particular night I was playing the guitar In a little allleyway just off of Wardour Street in Soho, and I got busted by the police. This policeman come up and dragged me and my guitar and my hat full of pennies off to the police station. Anyway, the next day I had to appear in Marlboro Street Police Court, and it was quite a day with the police officer giving his evidence: "I was proceeding in a southernly direction milord, when I heard strange sounds coming from Wardour Place, milord. A sort of boogie woogie music was being played. On further investigation, I saw the defendent standing there with a guitar and an old hat on the floor collecting pennies. Well, I decided that he was contravening a breach of the peace there as there was a traffic jam about five miles long down Wardour Street, wondering what all the fuss was about. So then I arrested the defendent". "Ah, just one moment, officer. Well, what is this boogie woogie music here we're talking about?" said the Magistrate. "Oh, well, milord", said the officer getting out his notebook, obviously been doing up his homework, "it's a kind of jazz-rhythm music peculiar to the American Negro". "Oh, and what was the defendent doing playing this kind of music there in Wardour street?" said the Magistrate.

Anyway, I got off with a caution a years' conditional discharge. But I'll always remember that policeman and his boogie woogie music. So don't try to lay no boogie woogie on the king of rock and roll.










































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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 10:39 AM

7. Bravo!

Loved that song and still do!

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 07:18 PM

21. In 1976, I had a good American civilian friend in Germany who had arranged...

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... to be discharged from the Army over there (it's such a FINE place -- Bavaria -- that I had
considered doing the same thing). The Germans appreciated street musicians and artists and
he made an EXCELLENT living off of the coins and bills thrown in his open case. I'm not sure
if he was required to have a license or not... I just know the polizei never rousted him. He was
VERY good (he made some extra money cutting a German version single of "The Lion Sleeps
Tonight").
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He DID have to find a business owner every year to vouch that he had a regular job with
his/her company, though. Even though he literally made 3x the income playing on the
street than he would have at most factory jobs, he would not have been able to extend
his work visa for that.
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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 01:17 AM

5. 1973 - I was in a club with you.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 01:38 AM

6. Winter, 1865

Confederate Soldier Virgil Caine serves on the Richmond and Danville Railroad, but union General George Stoneman regularly tears up the tracks in order to interrupt the flow of supplies. That leaves Caine and his compatriots hungry--just barely alive, in fact. These were, in fact, the closing months of the Civil War. As Caine recalls, confederate capitol Richmond had fallen to union forces by May the 10th. It was a time that Virgil remembered "oh so well."

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 10:53 AM

8. The latest "Treme" episode should give you some facts.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 11:25 AM

9. Well, it's 1969, ok...

Which was another year with nothing to do.
Iggy Pop was 21 the year before, but didn't enjoy it.
Next, he was gonna be 22, but cried about it, because there was nothing to do.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 11:52 AM

10. When 13-year-old Louie Prima

formed a band in 1924 with his childhood friends Irving Fazola (clarinet) and Johnny Viviano (drums), his mother was quite upset that he had moved on from the violin. (Wikipedia)

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 11:55 AM

11. When the great Leo Fender made the first guitar to hold up in a bar fight

The big bands saw the writing on the wall, and the rest is history

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 11:57 AM

12. 2000 marks the end of the civilized world

And Prince is going to party like the year before. And for some reason, he has a lion in his pocket. Perhaps they've mastered genetic miniaturization by then.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 12:02 PM

13. A long, long time ago....

A long, long time ago I can still remember how that music used to make me smile.And I knew if I had my chance that I could make those people dance and, maybe, they’d be happy for a while.

-but-

February made me shiver with every paper I’d deliver. Bad news on the doorstep;I couldn’t take one more step.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 12:11 PM

14. ...

1999 is a year in which facsimile thereof we should celebrate.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 12:50 PM

15. Summer of 69 is about the position, not the year

 

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Response to Taverner (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 01:18 PM

17. Subtext ain't denotation; it's connotation.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 01:17 PM

16. In 1814 we took a little trip....

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:38 PM

18. In 1947, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play.

At least Paul said it was 20 years before back in 1967.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #18)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:58 PM

19. My God. This is the one I've been waiting for.

Well played. You have my gratitude.

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Response to Bucky (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 07:50 PM

22. Why thank you.

It was the first thing I thought of.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 07:16 PM

20. Not sure of the date but the music died

another day, we rocked 'round the clock. I used to be much more secure in the chronology, but I went through the Time Warp again...maybe it was Yesterday, but it seems so far away.

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Response to Spike89 (Reply #20)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 07:16 PM

34. 2/3/1959 was the day the music died. nt

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 07:51 PM

23. On the third of June it was a sleepy, dusty, delta day.

I was out pickin' cotton and Daddy was balin' hay.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 09:04 PM

24. Hey!!! Hey!!!

....oh my my....

It so appears that the art form, rock and roll, will never...ever...die....

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 11:53 PM

25. "In '65, I was seventeen, and running up 101...

I don't know where I'm running now, I'm just running on
In '69, I was twenty-one, and I called the road my own
I don't know when that road turned onto the road I'm on"
~ Jackson Browne

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:16 AM

26. February, a long long time ago.

A long, long time ago
I can still remember how that music used to make me smile
And, I knew if I had my chance that I could make those people dance, and...
Maybe they'd be happy for a while
But, February made me shiver with every paper I'd deliver
Bad news on the doorstep - I couldn't take one more step
I can't remember if I cried when I read about his widowed bride
Something touched me deep inside the day the music died

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:48 AM

27. Summer of '81 - Mondo Rock waited for the countdown. nt

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:56 AM

28. Another Saturday night - And Sam Cooke didn't have nobody

He even had some money 'cause he just got paid. But he was in an awful way.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:53 AM

29. 4 B.C. Israel had no Mass Communication

Back in 1870 just beneath the Great White Way
Alfred Beach worked secretly
Risking all to ride a dream
His wind-machine



1921 Tommy's mother's lover was murdered by his father sending the young lad into an autistic state.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:14 PM

30. Summer, 1951. Andrew Gold is born

His parents dress him up warmly and send him to school, but he's a lonely boy. Two years later his sister is born. Far from curing his loneliness, this causes him to run down the hall and cry.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:14 PM

31. Here's some more

Likely Summer of 1979: Cool kids never had the time and Justine hanged out with freaks and goons (I think that was the correct line)

4/20/02: Layne Staley found dead and Eddie Vedder sings angry song about those in the music industry who copied his voice.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:44 PM

32. Well...Saturday, past September...

In a jailhouse, I remember... I got caught with too much soul. Bringing it back from Mexico... (JJ Cale)

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 03:45 PM

33. 1969--Last year they had wine at the Hotel California. 1956--last year before the narrator


of Love Potion # 9 became a flop with chicks.



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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:00 PM

35. October 30, 1955

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #35)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:07 AM

36. Bears fan?

Chicago Bears 31 at Los Angeles Rams 20 - Sunday, October 30, 1955

George Blanda and Harlon Hill


real men, real football

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:13 AM

37. I learned the truth at 17

that love was meant for beauty queens

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:12 PM

38. in ancient times...

Hundreds of years before the dawn of history
Lived a strange race of people... the Druids

No one knows who they were or what they were doing
But their legacy remains
Hewn into the living rock... Of Stonehenge


This thread is great, keep it up!

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:26 PM

39. December 31, 1999 - midnight

Two thousand, zero-zero: the party is declared "over," a mistake may have been made, and we are now out of time. Given the situation, it is postulated that the optimal solution is to enjoy one's self as if it is December 31, 1999 - midnight, which it is. The author does admit he was sleeping when he wrote all of this.

mikey_the_rat

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:17 PM

40. I can only refer you....

... to Al Stewart's masterwork on the 20th century, "Past, Present, and Future," in which he powerfully chronicles the pre-World War I naval arms race between Great Britain and Germany, Hitler's rise to power by way of the death of Ernst Roehm on 6/30/34, the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union and subsequent war on the Eastern Front, with battles from Smolensk, Viasma,and Orel to Moscow, Stalingrad and Kursk, which led to the fall of Berlin and a minor soldier's imprisonment in the Siberian Gulag for alleged Nazi sympathies. There's much more, but only Stewart can tell it in the way it's told.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:57 AM

41. 1944 - Pink's father died

It was just before dawn.
One miserable morning in black forty-four
And the forward commander was told to sit tight
When he asked that his men be withdrawn

And the generals gave thanks
As the other ranks held off the enemy tanks for awhile
And the Anzio bridgehead was held at the price
Of a few hundred ordinary lives

It was dark all round, there was frost on the ground
As the Tigers broke free
And no-one survived from the Royal Fusilliers Company C.
They were all left behind. Most of them dead, the rest of them dying.
And that's how the high command took my daddy from me.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 05:50 AM

42. Early Spring, 1982

Patterson Hood goes to see Ozzy Osbourne (but not Lynyrd Skynyrd).

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