Who Knows Where The Time Goes

By: sonofabeach96

Jan 06 2016

Category: Uncategorized


This date in music history produced quite a slew of interesting tidbits.  With a wide range of factoids to mention, I’ll get right to it.

I’ve made a post about the Ed Sullivan show ( Ed Sullivan Show) in the past, and on this date, in 1957, Elvis Presley made his third and final appearance there.  He had a set list of “Hound Dog”, “Don’t Be Cruel”, and “Heartbreak Hotel”.  Interestingly, in a feeble attempt to protect viewers from the “vulgar” moves of The King, he was shown from the waist up only during the telecast.  If those producers could see TV nowadays, their heads would explode!

There were a couple of notable births on this date:

1924: Earl Scruggs was born near Boiling Springs, NC.  If Hank Williams was The Father of Bluegrass music, Earl Scruggs should be considered one its uncles.  Even the late, great Bill Monroe saw his talent, hiring him to play in his group The Bluegrass Boys.  His three-finger style of banjo pickin’ is now a standard in Bluegrass.  Mr. Scruggs passed away in 2012.

1946: Syd Barrett, vocalist and guitarist of Pink Floyd, is born in Cambridge, England.

1947: Sandy Denny was born in London, England.  She was the lead vocalist for the band Fairport Convention, but her claim to fame is as the only guest vocalist to ever appear on a Led Zeppelin track.  She’s the haunting presence heard in “The Battle of Evermore”.

There were a couple of interesting song and album happenings as well:

1967: The Beatles record “Penny Lane”

1973: Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” hits no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

1976: Peter Frampton’s live album, “Frampton Comes Alive!”, is released.  The album would eventually sell over 8 million copies.

1977: KISS’ Rock And Roll Over is certified platinum.  I was a full-on member of the KISS Army as a pre-teen.  In fact, my very concert, that I chose to attend vs. being taken by my parents, was KISS in Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY, the previous year.  Blew my mind!

And, in one final note from this date: In 1968, Gibson patented the infamous “Flying V” guitar, used by the likes of Lonnie Mack, Albert King, Randy Rhoades, and James Hetfield, to name a few.

Based on all of that, my songs of the day are:

“You’re So Vain” by Carly Simon

“Time” by Pink Floyd

“Don’t Be Cruel” by Elvis Presley

“For Whom The Bell Tolls” by Metallica

“Do You Feel Like We Do?” by Peter Frampton

“Who Will Sing For Me” by Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, and Ricky Skaggs

“The Battle of Evermore” by Led Zeppelin

“Penny Lane” by The Beatles

“I Love Lucy” by Albert King

“Calling Dr. Love” by KISS

“Who Knows Where The Time Goes” by Fairport Convention





28 comments on “Who Knows Where The Time Goes”

  1. It might sound corny, but time does fly.

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  2. What a great picture!

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  3. Frampton 👏👏👏👏

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  4. Nice song selections 🙂 I was soooooo crazy about Carly Simon and Peter Frampton. I remember playing “You’re So Vain” over and over, driving my parents crazy. Think that’s when my dad bought me earphones?!

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    • I wasn’t a huge Carly fan growing up but grew to like her over the years. Love Frampton though. “Frampton Comes Alive” is still one of my favorite live albums. As a parent myself, I see your dads point there. Earphones are a godsend! 😃

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  5. “Frampton Comes Alive” was my makeout go to.

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  6. great memories in some of those songs….thanks..kat

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