Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Emerson, Lake and Palmer embark on the biggest and most expensive rock tour

Emerson, Lake and Palmer embark on the biggest and most expensive world-wide rock tour in history following the release of Works Vol. 1. 125 people begin the tour, including a 70-piece orchestra on May 31, 1977

Emerson Lake and Palmer, ELP, ELP 1977

Retro History for May 31 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 "Rambling with Gambling" 20,000th radio program on WOR-AM (New York City)
1989 1st International Rock Awards
1989 1st presentation of rock n roll Elvis awards
1989 Speaker of House Jim Wright resigns
1987 Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1987 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 3
1985 41 tornadoes hit Northeast U.S., killing 88
1985 Guatemala adopts constitution
1985 New Orleans Saints are sold for $70,204,000
1985 Tornados in Penn, Ohio, New York and Canada kill 88 and injured more than 1,000
1984 57th National Spelling Bee: Daniel Greenblatt wins spelling luge
1984 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 Viv Richards hits 189* (170 balls) vs. England, ODI cricket record
1983 37th NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers sweep Los Angeles Lakers in 4 games
1982 "Best Little Whorehouse in Tx" opens at Eugene O'Neill New York City for 63 perf
1981 Cathy Reynolds wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship
1980 "Love Stinks" by J Geils Band peaks at #38
1980 Police and youthful rebels battle in Zurich

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 "I Remember Mama" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 108 performances
1979 Radio City Music Hall (New York City) reopens
1979 Zimbabwe proclaims independence
1977 Emerson, Lake and Palmer embark on the biggest and most expensive world-wide rock tour in history following the release of Works Vol. 1. 125 people begin the tour, including a 70-piece orchestra.
1977 "Beatlemania" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 920 performances
1977 Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani becomes heir apparent to throne of Qatar
1977 Trans Alaska oil pipeline completed
1976 The Who perform loudest concert ever at Charlton Athletic football ground, using 76,000-watt PA system
1975 "Goodtime Charley" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 104 performances
1975 Fred Newman makes 12,874 baskets in a one-day exhibition
1974 Israel and Syria sign an agreement concerning Golan Heights
1974 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1973 Glenn Turner scores his 1,000th cricket run of English season
1972 Ajax wins Europe Cup 1 in Rotterdam
1971 WDXR (now WKPD) TV channel 29 in Paducah, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 At 03:23 PM, Yungay Peru levelled by 7.75 earthquake (50-70,000 die)
1970 KDUB TV channel 40 in Dubuque, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1970 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies' Golf Open

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 "Dear World" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 132 performances
1969 "Gitarzan" by Ray Stevens peaks at #8
1969 John and Yoko record Give Peace a Chance at Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal
1969 Stevie Wonder releases "My Cherie Amore"
1967 Bayern Munchen wins 7th Europe Cup II at Neurenberg
1965 Jim Clark becomes 1st foreigner in 49 years to win Indy
1964 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
1964 San Francisco Giants beat New York Mets, 8-6, in 23 innings (2nd game) (7 hours 32 minutes)
1962 "Tell It To Groucho" last airs on CBS-TV
1961 Benfica wins 6th Europe Cup 1 at Bern
1961 Chuck Berry's amusement park, Berryland in St. Louis, opens
1961 John F. Kennedy visits Charles de Gaulle in Paris
1961 Judge Irving Kaufman orders Board of Ed of New Rochelle, to integrate
1961 Union of South Africa becomes a republic, leaves Commonwealth

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Cavalier Golf Open
1958 Dick Dale invents "surf music" with "Let's Go Trippin"
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Bikini Island (atmospheric tests)
1957 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)
1956 Mickey Mantle home run just misses clearing Yankee Stadium's roof
1955 Construction begins on Soviet cosmodrome launch facilities
1955 Great Britain proclaims emergency crisis due to railroad strike
1955 Supreme Court orders school integration "with all deliberate speed"
1953 Lebanese president Camille Shamun disbands government
1953 WSUN TV channel 38 in St. Petersburg-Tampa, Florida (IND) 1st broadcast
1951 Netherlands and South Africa sign cultural accord
1950 Due to rain, Indy 500 shortened to 345 miles, Johnny Parson wins
1950 Laker takes 14-12-2-8 in Test Cricket trial

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