April 5 Music et al

April 5 Music et al

April 5 Music et al

‘A Ballad of American Skeletons’ performed by Allen Ginsberg and Paul McCartney for an evening of poetry and performance at The Royal Albert Hall

The Cavern Club

April 5 Music et al

April 5, 1962: The Beatles performed at The Cavern Club in Liverpool as part of a special night presented by the Beatles’ fan club. The Beatles wear their black leather outfits for the first half of the performance, for old time’s sake, then change into their new suits for the second half of the show. (see Apr 8)

Jerry Lee Lewis

April 5 Peace Love Activism

April 5, 1964, Jerry Lee Lewis played and recorded the famous Live at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany. (see Live for more)

My Fair Lady

April 5 Peace Love Activism

April 5, 1964 Oscars held. Bob Hope hosted. The Best Picture winner My Fair Lady.

Vietnam, BLACK HISTORY & Muhammad Ali

April 5, 1967:  Monkees fans walked from London’s Marble Arch to the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square to protest Davy Jones’s planned call-up. Jones was exempted because he was deemed responsible for supporting his father. (Vietnam & BH, see Apr 10; Ali, see Apr 17)

Wichita Lineman

April 5 – 11, 1969: Glen Cambell’s Wichita Lineman Billboard #1 album

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Fear of Rock

April 5, 1983: Interior Secretary James Watt tried to ban the Beach Boys from the 4th of July celebration on the Washington Mall, saying rock ‘n’ roll bands attract the “wrong element.”  (April 8 NYT article of reversal of ban) (next Fear, see May 7, 1991)

Beat Generation

April 5 Music et al

April 5, 1997: Allen Ginsberg died. One of the most respected Beat writers and acclaimed American poets of his generation, Allen Ginsberg enjoys a prominent place in post-World War II American culture. (see Aug 2) (NYT article/obit)

Full video of Ginsberg & McCartney

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