Posts filed under ‘On this Day’
On this day in 2009 Tullycraft played at The Richshaw Stop in San Francisco, CA. Prior to this show we decided to take a break from performing. We haven’t played live since.
This was our set list that evening:
Georgette Plays a Goth
Every Little Thing
Willie Goes To The Seashore
If You Take Away The Make-Up…
Bored To Hear Your Heart Still Breaks
Superboy & Supergirl
The Secret History Of Devil’s Paw
The Punks Are Writing Love Songs
Our Days In Kansas
Rumble with the Gang Debs / Pop Songs…
Yeah, Oh Yeah (Magnetic Fields cover)
Miss Douglas County
Tensions had been building within The Beatles for some time during the recording of the White Album, and on this day in 1968 Ringo Starr officially quit the band. He immediately went on a Mediterranean cruise to clear his head. On the trip he was inspired to write the song “Octopus’s Garden.” Eleven days later (on September 3), Ringo returned to Abbey Road studios where he found his bandmates had covered his drum kit in flowers. Ringo officially rejoined the band that same day – just in time to record “Hey Jude.” Because of his absence, Ringo didn’t appear on the songs “Back in the USSR” or “Dear Prudence.”
On this day in 1983 Husker Du performed at Goofy’s Upper Deck in downtown Minneapolis. The venue booked hardcore punk shows on the second floor and ran a strip club downstairs – it only lasted for 2 years and was shut down in October 1983. The six-inch stage at Goofy’s hosted many touring bands such as Black Flag, The Minutemen, Discharge, Social Distortion, and DOA. This Husker Du performance included a number of songs that would appear on the band’s ambitious full-length double album Zen Arcade – which was released on SST in 1984.
On this day in 1962 The Rolling Stones performed for the very first time at the Marquee Club in London.
On this day in 1971 Mick Jagger and Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias were married in a Roman Catholic ceremony in Saint-Tropez, France. Bianca was Mick’s first wife and the couple had one daughter together, Jade Sheena Jezebel Jagger. In May 1978 Bianca filed for divorce on the grounds of Mick’s adultery with model Jerry Hall. Bianca later said “My marriage ended on my wedding day”.
On this day in 2003, The Flaming Lips released the single “Fight Test” from their album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. When the band recorded the song some members thought that it sounded a bit like the Cat Stevens song “Father And Son” but didn’t think to get clearance from Cat Stevens’ record company. Cat Stevens sued the Flaming Lips over the song’s similarities. He won the lawsuit and received 75% of the royalties from “Fight Test”.
Singing In The Rain starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds was released on this day in 1952.
For the past five decades the annual Eurovision Song Contest has been one of Europe’s biggest cultural events. Every country submits a musical act and a winner is decided in an American Idol-style contest. On this day in 1974, a little band called ABBA won the event’s top prize for their home country Sweden. The song they performed was “Waterloo.” In 2005 Waterloo was voted the greatest song in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest.
On this day in 2009 Tullycraft played at the Crocodile in Seattle. This was our last show in the northwest before our self imposed hiatus and it’s officially been two years since we’ve played in our home town. It was rumored at the time that the band was taking a break to allow Chris more time on his goat farm and Cori more time with his adult book store. (Here is Luke Burbank discussing said rumor on TBTL). Tullycraft is still officially on a break, but there have been rumblings about perhaps writing and recording new music. Stay tuned.
On this day in 2003 Bunnygrunt recorded a song titled “Thugz Forevah” with St. Louis rapper Chingy. Initially, the song was intended to appear on the Bunnygrunt singles & rarities CD In The Valley Of Lonesome Phil, but the track was pulled from the project when Chingy signed with Ludacris’ Disturbing tha Peace record label. To this day, the song still remains unreleased.