thebuzzr | music history | the week coming up

May 1

• 1967: Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu

• 1979: Elton John becomes the first pop music star to perform in Israel

May 2

• 1980: Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall” is banned by the South African government

May 3

• 1928: James Brown is born

May 4

• 1959: The winners of the first annual Grammy Awards were announced

May 5

• 1891: The first performance at The Music Hall (later Carnegie Hall) is held

May 6

• 1977: Led Zeppelin sets an audience attendance record at a single-act concert when they perform for 76,229 people in Pontiac, Mich.

May 7

• 1824: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony was performed for the first time.

May 8

• 1970: The Beatles release Let It Be — the group’s final album

Author: Shay

With an entrepreneurial career covering decades, Shay Drinkwalter has worked in media content creation, copywriting, and branding for over 40 years. Shay started at a local outlet now part of Metroland Media Group, covering regional sports, after a political correspondent at the local and national level. For a two-decade span, she was a stockbroker and then executive of a national securities firm, meanwhile providing content for periodicals, newsletters, national corporations, and not-for-profits. She is a founding member of the Canadian Freelance Guild/CWA, a former radio show host, and co-founder/editor of a local digital news platform. Shay is a publicist and curator for a UK indie platform. She covers artists of all genres, from around the globe. She provides popular music content for an NYC content firm. Additionally, she writes for music, literary, and foodie blogs. Shay’s blog, thebuzzr, promotes independent artists. Feedspot recognized the blog in its 2020 Top 20 Music Marketing blogs. When not writing, through The Buzz Roll Media™ she engages in publicity (PR), content creation, and creative media for indie artists, bands & venues. Another project, Buzzr Stagewear, creates stage wear for bands & artists. (a bit busy, yet loves it) For most of her story, she was a big city lady. In contrast, she now writes, podcasts & creates from her home studio situated in rural Ontario.