Friday, October 17, 2008

This Day in Music, October 17

October 17, 1972

Chuck Berry's "My Ding-a-Ling" reaches Number One on Billboard's Pop Charts. It remains his only Number One song.

Btw, some interesting bit of trivia that I came across on Wikipedia. This live version - which is the one that topped the charts - was recorded during at the Lanchester Arts Festival in Coventry, England on February 3, 1972. Apparently, after Chuck Berry did this song, the audience refused to leave the ballroom where it was happening - they absolutely wanted an encore. What this meant was that the next concert scheduled there for the same evening, started some two hours late. And the band playing at this next concert? One called Pink Floyd.

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Anonymous Natalie Soysa said...

Didn't know Chuck Berry had to keep Pink Floyd waiting! Considering that he is more or less the godfather of rock n' roll, I doubt they would have minded too much =)

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