The Rock History Report for May 11th

1957 – Buddy Holly and the Crickets were rejected after auditioning for “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts.”

1965 – The Byrds made their television debut, performing “Mr. Tambourine Man” on the NBC show “Hullabaloo.”

1967 – “Rodgers & Hart Today” aired on TV. The show starred Bobby Darin, the Supremes, Petula Clark and the Mamas & the Papas.

1970 – The “Woodstock” soundtrack was released on Cotillion Records as a triple album.

1972 – John Lennon was a guest on the “Dick Cavett” TV show, and revealed that the FBI had tapped his phone.

1974 – Steely Dan released “Rikki, Don’t Lose That Number.”

1974 – Robert Plant and Elvis Presley sang an impromptu version of “Love Me” when they met after one of The King’s shows.

1990 – Ritchie Valens was awarded with a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1995 – Jimmy Vaughn, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray reunited to pay tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn. All five had performed with the guitar legend at his last show on August 26, 1990, before his tragic death in a helicopter crash.

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