Joseph Schillinger/and Rhythmicon
Two machines were built on commission by Leon Theremin while he was in the US. Each of 16 keys played one rhythm and pitch; duplets played 2nd harmonics, quintuplets 5th harmonics, etc.
One of the machines was apparently left at Stanford by Cowell, where it was tossed out in 1938. The other wound up with Nicolas Slonimsky, then with Joseph Schillinger, then the Smithsonian — where it can be heard today. (Just kidding … does anything there work?)
Brief design description: Sounds are generated when light is allowed to pass through holes in spinning disks and fall onto photocells. Reportedly Theremin made a third machine in Russia in the mid-60s. Moscow demo Software version
Grandaddy of all Emo
Hy Zaret, aka Wm Stirrat
The album generates the band’s only #1 single, Another Brick in the Wall Part 2.
A full-blown production concert tour known as The Wall Tour visits 31 locations. A film version is released in 1982. On Sep. 15, 2010, bandmember Roger Waters begins a 190-show world-wide tour called The Wall Live lasting ’til July 2012. Promo
Release of film Searching for Sugar Man, the story of Detroit-born singer Sixto Rodriguez, whose two early-70s US albums — Cold Fact (AU#23) and Coming from Reality — sold poorly in the US, where he remained poor and unknown.
In 1997, Rodriguez was found alive by fans from South Africa, where his music was extremely popular and he was rumored to be dead. He played six sold-out concerts there in 1998. The title track from Cold Fact is heard in 2006 Heath Ledger film Candy. Sugar Man