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This Week In History: The Beatles, The Stones, The Ramones, Carole King, Chic, & Eamon

“Brooklyn’s Own” Joe Causi has been around a few blocks, quite a few times — so when he’s got some music history for you, you’d better take heed.

Welcome to another week in music history!

This time around the Beatles meet the Rolling Stones for the first time ever; we get punked with the Ramones; everything wasn’t that all “Beautiful” for Carole King; and we lose one of R&B’s biggest producers. Oh and by the way… HOW MANY times can you curse in one song?!


The ’60s

 

It was this week in 1963, when The Beatles and The Rolling Stones would meet for the very first time during a Stones performance at the Crawdaddy Club.

 


 

The cover of the Ramones' 1976 debut album: Johnny, Tommy, Joey and Dee Dee Ramone (Getty Images)

The cover of the Ramones’ 1976 debut album: Johnny, Tommy, Joey and Dee Dee Ramone (Getty Images)

 

The ’70s

 

It would be this week in 1976 when Rolling Stone magazine would name The Ramones‘ debut album as one of the 100 Greatest Album Covers of all time. The front cover showed the band members standing in a line leaning against a brick wall, taken by Roberta Bayley.

 

 


 

Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images

Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images

 

The ’80s

 

Everything really wasn’t that “Beautiful” for Carole King this week in 1987, when the legendary singer/songwriter would sue record company owner Lou Adler for breach of contract.

Carole claimed that she was owed over $400,000 in royalties. She also asked for all rights to her old recordings.

 


 

 

(Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Warner Bros.)

(Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Warner Bros.)

The ’90s

 

It happened this week in 1996, Bernard Edwards bass guitarist and producer from Chic, died of pneumonia in a Tokyo hotel room while touring Japan.

Besides creating amazing music with Chic, he would go on to work with the talents of such artists like ABC, Power Station, Sister Sledge, Sheila and B. Devotion, Diana Ross, Johnny Mathis, Debbie Harry, Air Supply, and Rod Stewart.

 


 

(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

 

The 2000’s

 

It’s over the bridge we go to Staten Island when it would be this week in 2004 that R&B singer Eamon started a four week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘#$%& It, (I Don’t Want You Back)’ — his debut single.

The song would go on to be listed in the Guinness World Book of Records for “the most expletives in a No.1 song”, with 33.

Yikes, that’s a lot of cursing!

 

Joe Causi/WCBS-FM

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