Classic Hits History: January 17

guthriesToday in Wings Classic Hits History presented by Guthrie’s:

In 1966, NBC ordered 32 episodes of “The Monkees” for its upcoming fall schedule.

In 1969, Charlie Watts from the Rolling Stones’ book, Ode to a High Flying Bird, was published. The book was a tribute to Charlie Parker.

In 1969, “Lady Samantha” was released in England. It was one of the very first recordings by  Elton John.

In 1970, The Doors played the first of several shows at the Felt Forum in New York City. The shows were recorded for use on their “Absolutely Live” album.

In 1972, Highway 51 South in Memphis, TN, was renamed Elvis Presley Blvd.

In 1996, Pink Floyd was officially inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.