Welcome back to another week in music history with Joe Causi. This week we kick it back when the ‘Hippie Generation’ ruled the Broadway scene; Paul & John say “No, No, No” to SNL; Rod Stewart says “Bye Bye” to his Porsche; How much did someone pay for that Fender Strat?; And, Sheryl Crow wants to help the environment?!
OK let’s start it off back in 1968, when the Broadway musical Hair opened at the Biltmore Theatre in Times Square. The show featured the songs ‘Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In’, ‘Good Morning Starshine’ and the title song.
The production ran for an amazing 1,729 performances and finally closed on July 1st, 1972.
Remember the ’70s??? I know it was a blur, but it was this week in 1976 when Paul and Linda McCartney spent the evening with John Lennon at his Dakota apartment uptown and watched Saturday Night Live on TV.
It was this week in 1976 when Lorne Michaels went on @nbcsnl with a little proposition for @TheBeatles: 3 Songs, $3,000! John + Paul ALMOST took him up! . . . More of 'This Week In History' with @realjoecausi at CBSFM.com! . . . . #thisweekinhistory #thebeatles #johnlennon #paulmccartney #snl #saturdaynightlive #70s
SNL Producer Lorne Michaels made an offer on air asking The Beatles to show up and play three songs live.
Lennon and McCartney thought about taking a cab to the studio but decided they were too tired. That was the very last time Lennon and McCartney were together.
The situation was included in the 2000 film ‘Two Of Us.” Watch above!
And its back to the 90’s when it would be this week in 1990, the extremely famous Fender Stratocaster that Jimi Hendrix played at the 1969 Woodstock festival was auctioned off for a record $295,000.
His two-hour set at the upstate festival became the longest of his career.
And finally for something really nutty, it was just a few years back in 2007, Sheryl Crow said a ban on using too much toilet paper should be introduced to help the environment. The singer suggested using “only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those rare occasions where two to three could be required.”
Crow made the comments on her website after touring the US on a biodiesel-powered bus to raise awareness about climate change. Crow had also designed a clothing line with what she called a “dining sleeve”. The sleeve is detachable and can be replaced with another “dining sleeve” after the diner has used it to wipe his or her mouth.
It was this week back in 2007, when singer @SherylCrow proposed we all use just ONE sheet of TP per bathroom visit. You know, to save the environment! . . Has anyone EVER used just one sheet, for ANYTHING? . . More #ThisWeekInHistory with @realjoecausi @ WCBSFM.com! . . . #musichistory #sherylcrow #earthday #wcbsfm