Pop Culture Pipe Bomb Presents On This Day in Music History

Welcome to On This Day in Music History for the 27th July 2017. This week we kick off in 1958 with rock and roll music, and the warning it could cost more money for fuel by tuning into the radio.

On This Day In Music History

27th July 2017

1950s/60s

Music

1958

Fan’s of rock & roll music told that tuning into music on the car radio could cost you more money. Researchers from the Esso gas company said the rhythm of rock & roll could cause the driver to be foot heavy on the pedal, making them waste fuel.

1963

During a UK tour, The Beatles played the last night of a six night run at The Odeon Cinema, Weston-super-Mare. The Beatles spent the day with photographer Dezo Hoffman, who took photos and 8mm movies of The Beatles at their hotel, on the beach dressed in Victorian bathing suits, and go-karting.

1968

Cass Elliot released her first solo single following the break up of The Mamas & Papas. ‘Dream a Little Dream of Me ‘ had been around since 1931 and had been recorded by Frank Sinatra, Frankie Laine and many others. Cass’ version would be the most successful when it peaked at No.12 on the US chart and No.11 in the UK.

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