This Week In Classic Hits History (9/28-10/2)
This week; 'Hey Jude' hits No.1, Jerry Lee shoots his bass player, and someone tries to steal 'The Kings' coffin.
September 28th, 1968:
'Hey Jude' begins a nine week stint as the No.1 song in America. It was The Beatles 16th No.1 in the US.
September 29th, 1976:
Jerry Lee Lewis accidentally shot his bass player, Norman Owens, in the chest. Lewis had been firing bullets in an office door while enjoying birthday celebrations. Owens survived, but sued Lewis.
September 30th, 1974
A fight broke out between two sound engineers representing Blue Oyster Cult and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The Skynyrd engineer accused the Cult engineer of turning off the sound during their set.
October 1st, 1965:
Bob Dylan appeared at Carnegie Hall and introduced his backing band. Guitarist Robbie Robertson, organist Garth Hudson, bassist Rick Danko, pianist Richard Manual and drummer Levon Helm. They will eventually become known simply The Band.
October 2nd, 1977:
After an attempt to snatch Elvis's coffin, The body of Elvis and his mother Gladys were moved from the cemetery where they were buried to Graceland.