Headin' towards The Summer Of Love... -- A first for Bowie ('n that's sayin' something!)... -- A Blue Suede Birthday...

4/9/1967 (51 years ago today) - The buzz is for real: At this time, it was the largest crowd either band had ever played for when over 3,000 attend The Doors and Jefferson Airplane double-bill at the (now) legendary Cheetah at the Santa Monica Pier in the Doors' hometown of Venice, California. The Summer of Love's ready and waiting...

4/9/1983 (35 years ago today) - David Bowie was at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart with "Let's Dance", making it the very first time that a Bowie single would reach No. 1 on both sides of the Atlantic! -- Kinda oddly, "Fame" was a chart-topper only here in the U.S.!

4/9/1932 - Growing up, we can thank George Harrison for turning us on to this cat: Born on this day, singer-songwriter Carl Perkins, whose songs have been more-than-famously covered by Elvis, Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton, Wanda Jackson, Chris Isaak and lots more, but for us kids-at-the-time, it was The Beatles who made us aware of Carl with their versions of "Honey Don't", "Matchbox", "Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby", "Sure To Fall (In Love With You)" and "Lend Me Your Comb". Mr. Perkins was 65 when he passed away on January 19, 1998. One of the founding fathers, no doubt about it...

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"Let me be your little dog/'Till your big dog comes...", xoxo!