Keener Today – May 4

Singles Released on May 4:

1982, Duran Duran, “Hungry Like The Wolf”

LPs Released on May 4:

1963, The Ventures, Surfing
1966, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Greatest Hits
1966, Stevie Wonder —— Up-Tight (Everything’s Alright)
1973, Yes —— Yessongs
1974, Billy Preston —— The Kids And Me
2004, Styx —— Come Sail Away – The Styx Anthology

Birthdays May 4

Happy birthday to Amara Miller (The Descendants), born today in 2000. She’s 22 today.
Happy birthday tos singer Lance Bass, born today in 1979. He’s 43 today.
Happy birthday to Erin Andrews (Dancing with the Stars), born today in 1978. She’s 44 today.
Happy birthday to Green Day bassist/singer (Minority) Mike Dirnt, born today in 1972. He’s 50 today.
Happy birthday to Will Arnett (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)/cartoon voicist (The Lego Movie), born today in 1970. He’s 52 today.
Happy birthday to Country music singer Randy Travis, born today in 1959. He’s 63 today.
Happy birthday to (Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult Hairspray) Pia Zadora, born today in 1954. She’s 68 today.
Happy birthday to Jackson 5 singer (I‚Äôll Be There) Jackie Jackson, born today in 1951. He’s 71.
Happy birthday to (Standard Lie Number One)/Happy birthday to (Dolly Parton‚Äôs Coat of Many Colors) Stella Parton, born today in 1949. She’s 73 today
Happy birthday to columnist and commentator, George F. Will, born today in 1941. He’s 81 today.
Happy heavenly birthday to surf guitarist Dick Dale, born today in 1937.

Today in History May 4

1626: Dutch explorer Peter Minuit landed on Manhattan Island.
1776: Two months before the Declaration of Independence was adopted, Rhode Island renounced allegiance to King George III and declared its independence from England.
1886: The graphophone, a link between the earlier gramophone and the modern phonograph, was patented featuring wax cylinders that conducted music better than Thomas Edison’s originals made of tinfoil.
1932: Al Capone entered the Atlanta Penitentiary to begin an 11-year sentence after being convicted of income tax evasion. He was paroled in November 1939.
1957: The “Alan Freed Show,” prime-time network television’s first rock ‘n’ roll program, debuted on ABC. The first show in the series featured performances by Guy Mitchell, the Dell-Vikings, the Clovers, Sal Mineo, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.
1959: In Los Angeles, the first Grammy Awards ceremony was held. Domenico Modugno’s “Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)” won Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Henry Mancini’s “The Music from Peter Gunn” won Album of the Year. The Champs’ “Tequila,” took home the trophy for Best R&B Performance.
1961: The Jarmels recorded “A Little Bit Of Soap.”
1964: In Birmingham, England, the Moody Blues formed, the brainchild of vocalist Denny Laine, who recruited Mike Pinder, Ray Thomas, Graham Edge and Clint Warwick.
1964: The daytime drama “Another World” began its 35-year run on NBC-TV.
1967: The Turtles’ “Happy Together” was certified Gold.
1968: Steppenwolf made their U.S. network television debut, lip-syncing “Born To Be Wild” on ABC’s “American Bandstand.”
1968: Twiggy, one of the first English “supermodels,” saw an 18-year-old singer named Mary Hopkin on a BBC-TV talent show and called her friend Paul McCartney to tell him about her discovery. He eventually signed Hopkin to the Beatles’ Apple label and gave her “Those Were The Days” to record.
1970: Members of the Ohio National Guard opened fire on a group of Vietnam War protesters at Kent State University in Ohio. A total of 67 shots were fired in 13 seconds, leaving four unarmed students dead and nine others wounded. After seeing photographs of the incident in LIFE magazine, Neil Young immediately wrote the song “Ohio,” which Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young recorded the next day.
1973: At Atlanta Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Led Zeppelin opened their 1973 North American tour, billed as the “biggest and most profitable rock & roll tour in the history of the United States.” They grossed more than $4 million from the 36 dates, flying between concerts in a Boeing 720 passenger jet, complete with bar, shower room, TV and video in a 30-foot lounge, and a white fur bedroom.
1975: Elvis Presley began a 31-date tour with two shows at the Civic Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
1977: Former U.S. President Richard Nixon spoke with David Frost in the first of four TV interviews.
1978: Jefferson Starship’s album “Earth” was certified Platinum.
1979: Margaret Thatcher became the first female prime minister of Great Britain.
1985: The legendary Apollo Theatre, in the Harlem section of New York City, reopened following a $10 million makeover.
1987: For the first time, live models were used in Playtex brassiere advertisements.
1987: Randy Travis released his second album “Always & Forever,” which went to #1 for 43 weeks and spawned four #1 singles.
1989: Former White House aide Lt. Col. Oliver North was convicted of shredding documents and two other crimes, but acquitted of nine other charges stemming from the Iran-Contra affair. The three convictions were later overturned on appeal.
1989: At the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Stevie Ray Vaughan began what would be his last tour. The guitarist was killed in a helicopter crash on August 27, 1990 after a concert at Alpine Valley Music Theater in Wisconsin.
1990: At the Summit in Houston, Madonna played the first night of the North American leg on her 57-date Blond Ambition World Tour.
1991: Phil Collins and Al Jarreau received Honorary Doctor of Music Degrees from Berklee College of Music during ceremonies in Boston.
1994: In Cairo, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat reached agreement on the first stage of Palestinian self-rule, signing a historic accord regarding Palestinian autonomy. The accord also acknowledged Israel’s right to exist, addressed security arrangements, civil affairs, legal matters, economic relations, and set up a framework for future relations between the two parties.
1998: In Sacramento, California, a federal judge gave convicted “Unabomber,” Theodore Kaczynski, four life sentences plus 30 years, the result of a plea agreement that spared Kaczynski the death penalty.
2008: In Detroit, singer Martha Reeves’ home was burglarized and uninsured recording equipment with an estimated value of $1 million was stolen. The perpetrator was caught and arrested a few hours later after attempting to hock the merchandise for $400.
2010: Christie’s in New York set a record for the most expensive work of art ever auctioned when it sold Pablo Picasso’s “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust” for $106.5 million.
2011: Singer Marie Osmond re-married her first husband Stephen Craig. They were first wed in 1982, but Marie filed for divorce in 1985, citing mental cruelty. They have a 28-year-old son. Osmond was married to Brian Blosil from 1986 to 2007, and with him had seven children, five of them adopted.
2016: Less than two weeks before her 50th birthday, Janet Jackson announced that she was pregnant with her first child.
2016: Jodie Foster received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2016: During his concert at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Paul McCartney played “Let’s Go Crazy” as a tribute to Prince in the late singer’s hometown.
2017: In London, Buckingham Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth’s husband, 95-year-old Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, would be retiring from royal duties later in the year.
2017: Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, co-hosts of the MSNBC television show, “Morning Joe,” revealed that they were engaged to be married.
2017: Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2017: Co-headliners Daryl Hall & John Oates and Tears For Fears began a 29-date tour with a concert at the BOK Center in Tulsa.