Hey gang, Joe Causi back at you with another week in music history, and what a week it was — from the LOWEST paid gig ever for the Rolling Stones to Michael Jackson setting an all-time record — it’s all coming up!
Here we go!
It was this very week in 1962, The Rolling Stones made their live debut at the Marquee Jazz Club, London, they were paid $20 for the gig.
The band played all of the heavily influential Chicago blues they loved, including hits from Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley. You can check out the full setlist here.
I would LOVE to know how much the ticket price was!
Let’s head back to 1979, the year everybody was going Disco-crazy, and Donna Summer scored her third number 1 single with ‘Bad Girls’.
The inspiration for her to write the song came after one of her assistants was offended by a police officer who thought she was a street prostitute.
You go Donna!!!!
And its back this week to 1988, Michael Jackson gave himself a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for setting a new attendance record, when he played the first of seven nights at Wembley Stadium.
His ‘Bad World Tour’ had a total of 504,000 fans in attendance beating the record previously held by Genesis.
It happened this week in 1996 and documented in the book This Day In Music: An Every Day Record of Musical Feats and Facts, over 2,000 guitar players, including Chet Atkins, set a new world record for the largest jam session ever.
They played ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ for 75 minutes at Nashville’s Riverfront Park.
Now this had to be the coolest thing ever!!!
Finally, its back to 2007, when over 10,000 people applied for a job with P. Diddy after the rapper posted an ad on Youtube looking to find a new personal assistant.
He warned applicants that the job would be far from easy and would involve everything from getting him ready for the red carpet to aiding in billion dollar deals to helping him jump out of planes in movies.