This Day in Music History: May 18th

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2004: Country Cow Creamery based in New Jersey announced that they would be producing ice cream flavors named after Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne. Ozzy’s Carnivorous Carrot Cake & Death By Sharon were the new flavors.

1991: R.E.M. reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first time with Out of Time which began two non-consecutive weeks on top.

1982: Joe Strummer reappeared after disappearing for a month moving to Paris to get away from The Clash. He cited exhaustion & doubts about his career as the reason for this disappearance.

1979: Journey hosted The Midnight Special. They performed “Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin’” & “City of the Angels”. The Jacksons & Herbie Hancock was also special guests on the program.

1978: The Buddy Holly Story has its world premiere in Dallas, TX. Gary Busey would later be nominated for the Best Actor Oscar for his role as Buddy Holly.

1974: The Who headlined The Summer of ’74 festival at the Charlton Athletic Football Ground in London. Also on the bill were Lou Reed, Humble Pie and Bad Company.

1966: Bruce Springsteen made his first recordings with his group The Castiles at Mr. Music Inc. in Brick Township, NJ. They cut two songs, “Baby, I” & “That’s What You Get”.

1964: The Animals recorded their rendition of “The House of the Rising Sun” in one take in London.

1963: The Beatles begin their third U.K. tour supporting Roy Orbison. By the end of the tour, The Beatles were the headliners. 

Big Joe Turner born in 1911
Rick Wakeman-keyboardist of Yes born in 1949


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