October 16 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
October 16

1962 : In Washington, DC, Motown Records launches its first package tour, which is called "The Motortown Special" and later "The Motor Town Revue". Featured acts include Marvin Gaye, The Miracles, The Supremes and Stevie Wonder.

1966 : Folk singer Joan Baez is among 124 antiwar protesters arrested for blocking entrance to an Army Induction Center in Oakland, California. She is sentenced to ten days in jail.

1972 : Creedence Clearwater Revival calls it quits, announcing in a press release: "We don't regard this as breaking up. We look at it as an expansion of our activities." The band never reforms, but John Fogerty emerges with a successful solo career.

1975 : Bruce Springsteen begins a series of shows at The Roxy in Los Angeles, where he earns adulation from many celebrities and a glowing review in the L.A. Times. This leads to cover stories on Springsteen in both Time and Newsweek on October 27th.

1986 : Chuck Berry's 60th birthday bash (held 3 days before his actual birthday) takes place in St. Louis with a tribute concert featuring Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Etta James, Robert Cray and Linda Ronstadt. Footage is shot for the 1987 documentary "Hail! Hail! Rock 'N' Roll".

1993 : Aretha Franklin sings the U.S. national anthem in Toronto before tonight's World Series game between the city's Blue Jays and the visiting Philadelphia Phillies.

2001 : Bob Dylan is turned away by security guards at his concert at the Jackson County Exposition Center in Oregon because he doesn't have a credential. The guards were under orders from Dylan's security director not to let anyone through without a pass. "He said no exceptions", explained the venue manager.

2002 : Billy Joel leaves the Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut, where it is rumored he's been undergoing treatment for alcoholism.

2002 : Dolly Parton undertakes her first tour of the U.K. and Ireland in 19 years.

2003 : Simon & Garfunkel open their new "Old Friends" Tour with a concert in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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