Today in Music History: Anarchy Arrives In the U.K.


Sex Pistols cover art
"Anarchy in the U.K." cover art (wikipedia)


John Stirratt, bassist for Wilco (and the only remaining original member besides Jeff Tweedy) is 45.

John McVie, bass player for Fleetwood Mac, is 66 today.

Tina Turner is 73 today.

Today In:

1958 - Johnny Cash, made his debut on the US country chart when "Cry! Cry! Cry!" made it to number 14. His next seven singles would all make the country top 10, with "I Walk the Line" and "There You Go" both hitting number 1.

1967 - The "promotional film" (i.e. video) of The Beatles "Hello, Goodbye" was aired on The Ed Sullivan Show in the US.

1982 - Trumpeter Miles Davis married for the third time, tying the knot with actress Cicely Tyson. Bill Cosby was the best man.

2000 - The Beatles went to No.1 on the US album chart with Beatles 1. The album features virtually every number-one single released from 1962 to 1970. Issued on the 30th anniversary of the band's break-up, it was their first compilation available on one CD.

History Highlight:

Today in 1976, The Sex Pistols released their incendiary "Anarchy In The U.K." single. It was the only Sex Pistols recording released by EMI before the label dropped the group, after the band used profanity during a live television broadcast. "Anarchy in the U.K." is number 56 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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