Tommy’s Coffee Break Calendar for April 10th
4/10/1968 (49 years ago today) - Marvin Gaye recorded his classic-and-likely-most-definitive version of "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" -- The song has a history of working out for lots of artists: Gladys Knight & the Pips recorded it first (in 1967), going to No. 2 on the singles chart. Other covers include Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Slits and The California Raisins! But it was Marvin's take that was the most successful, hitting No. 1 for seven weeks in a row and by January of 1969 it was, at that time, the biggest selling single in Motown history.
4/10/1970 (47 years ago today) - At a Doors concert in Boston, Jim Morrison was literally dragged off stage by keyboardist Ray Manzarek immediately after Jim asked the audience, "Would you like to see my genitals?". Theater management quickly shut off the power -- Thank You & Good Night Everybody!!!
4/10/1950 - Born on this date, David Jack Peverett a.k.a. Lonesome Dave, best known as the founding member/original lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for Foghat -- Started out in the pre-Beatles early-1960's as the singer and lead guitarist for one of London's most popular live acts The Nocturnes, then joined legendary boogie cult-faves Savoy Brown, taking over as lead vocalist for five incredibly influential blues based albums -- Formed Foghat in 1971 and became one of the decade's most prominent and relentless touring acts, with 1977's "Foghat Live" as their most enduring and convincing work -- Dave was just 56 years old when he passed away from complications from cancer on February 7, 2000.
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