Friday, July 21, 2017

July 21st

Jimi Hendrix begins a three-night stand at Café Au Go-Go in Greenwich Village, performing two shows per night.  

The Turtles perform on The Mike Douglas Show.  

Rick Nelson's new television series, "Malibu U" premiers on ABC.  A variety show, guests on the first episode included Frankie Valli, Annette Funicello and Don Ho.  The show only lasts seven episodes … but take a look at the guests who appeared on this program over this short period of time:  Lou Christie, Lesley Gore, The Fifth Dimension, The Turtles, The Doors, Buffalo Springfield, Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye and Harpers Bizarre.  (I dunno ... sounds like a hit to me!)  

Baseball Hall Of Famer Jimmie Foxx chokes to death on a piece of meat … he was 59.  (Ironically, his wife had died the year before, also choking on a piece of food.)  Foxx was the second major league player to hit 500 career home runs (Babe Ruth was the first) and hit 30 or more per season for twelve straight years.  

Actor Basil Rathbone (he did FOURTEEN movies playing the role of Sherlock Holmes!) dies at the age of 75 of a heart attack.  Rathbone also appeared in "The Mark Of Zorro", "Son Of Frankenstein", "Captain Blood", "The Adventures of Robin Hood", "The Adventures of Marco Polo", "A Tale Of Two Cities" and many others.  

ANC president Albert Lutuli died after being hit by a train in South Africa in what many believed was an assassination operation. Lutuli received the 1960 Nobel prize for his role in the struggle against whites-only rule, becoming the first African to win a Nobel Prize.

Here in Chicago, Simon and Garfunkel begin a two-night stand at The Civic Opera House.

And THESE were the most popular tunes in Chi-Town for this week in 1967 ...