It’s Throwback Thursday! Here’s what happened this week in Boss rock n’ roll history.
1964, The Temptations began recording “My Girl” at Hitsville USA in Detroit. Written by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White, the song went on to become their first U.S. No. 1 and the first of 15 U.S. Top Ten hits. 1982, Queen made a guest appearance on Saturday Night Live, where they performed “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “Under Pressure.”
Born this day in 1925 was Marty Robbins. The WWII Navy vet, singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, NASCAR racing driver, and country singer won 2 Grammys and recorded 500 songs and 60 albums. In 1947 Lynn Anderson, who charted 12 No. 1, 18 Top 10, and more than 50 Top 40 hits, was born.
1964, The Beach Boys made their TV debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, where they performed their first U.S. No. 1 single, “I Get Around,” and “Wendy.” 1947, American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday) was born.
1968, Bruce Springsteen and a local folk-rock group, The Founders, appeared at the Off Broad Street Coffee House in Red Bank, New Jersey. Springsteen would go on to have No. 1 albums in six consecutive decades.
1976, Enjoying his own birthday celebrations by blasting holes in an office door, singer Jerry Lee Lewis accidentally shot his bass player, Norman Owens, in the chest. Owens survived but sued his boss.
2006, Justin Timberlake started a two-week run at No. 1 on the U.S. album chart with his second solo album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, which also became the biggest album ever for pre-orders on iTunes.
1966, Jimi Hendrix appeared live for the first time in the UK, jamming with Cream at London Polytechnic. In 1970, Hendrix was buried at The Greenwood Cemetery at the Dunlop Baptist Church, Seattle.