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  • On this Day May 06, 1965

    In their Clearwater, Florida hotel room, Mick Jagger and worked out the opening guitar riff of following Richard's purchase of a fuzz-box earlier that day. The song is considered to be one of the all-time greatest rock songs ever recorded. In 2004 Rolling Stone magazine placed 'Satisfaction' in the second spot on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

  • On this Day May 06, 1966

    Working at Abbey Road studios in London, recorded overdubs on 'I'm Only Sleeping' and worked on various mixes of the track. The song features the then-unique sound of a reversed guitar duet played by Harrison who perfected the part with the tape running backwards so that, when reversed, it would fit the dreamlike mood.

  • On this Day May 06, 1967

    The Walker Brothers, Engelbert Humperdink and Cat Stevens all appeared at the Imperial Ballroom, Nelson, Lancashire, England.

  • On this Day May 06, 1989

    Former Frankie goes To Hollywood singer Holly Johnson went to No.1 on the UK album chart with his debut solo album 'Blast'.

  • On this Day May 06, 2002

    American songwriter and producer Otis Blackwell died from a heart attack. He wrote the classic songs All Shook Up, Return To Sender, Don't Be Cruel, Great Balls Of Fire and Fever. Over the years, Blackwell's songs have sold more than 185 million copies.

  • On this Day May 06, 2003

    After the controversy regading Dixie Chicks member Natalie Maines comments about President George W. Bush and the Iraq war, a Colorado radio station suspended two of its disc jockeys for playing music by Dixie Chicks.

  • On this Day May 06, 2005

    US coffee shop chain Starbucks banned the sale of latest album Devils and Dust over concerns about its adult content. The retailer - which stocked CDs at its branches in the US - said it would be promoting other albums instead.

  • On this Day May 06, 2013

    Lauryn Hill was sentenced in the US state of New Jersey to three months in jail for tax evasion. The 37 year-old Grammy-winning singer had failed to pay taxes on about $1.8m (£1.2m) of earnings between 2005-07. In a statement to the judge, Hill said she had intended to pay the taxes but could not after withdrawing from public life and ending her music career to raise her children. Hill has six children, five of whom she had with Rohan Marley, the son of

 

 

 

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