Who wrote Kansas City?
Wilbert Harrison, a rhythm-and-blues singer whose version of the song “Kansas City,” became one of the most famous hits of the early rock-and-roll era, died at the Spencer Health Care Center here on Wednesday. He was 65.
Who first sang the song Kansas City?
First released as “K.C. Loving,” the song was largely forgotten until unknown R&B singer-pianist Wilbert Harrison recorded it in 1959. Harrison’s version had a shuffle beat and twangy guitar solo, and quickly shot to No. 1 on the pop and R&B charts.
When did the Beatles play in Kansas City?
The Beatles’ 1964 concert in Kansas City stands out for a few reasons. The 41,000-seat stadium was one of the biggest the Beatles played on the tour, and Kansas City was one of the smallest markets.
Is Wilbert Harrison still alive?
Harrison died of a stroke in 1994, in a Spencer, North Carolina, nursing home at the age of 65. In 2001, his recording of “Kansas City” was given a Grammy Hall of Fame Award, and has also been named as one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
Where did the Beatles perform in Kansas City?
Fifty years ago Wednesday, The Beatles played a concert at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The concert was not originally part of the band’s first cross-country U.S. tour, but business man and owner of the Kansas City Athletics baseball team, Charlie O. Finley, managed to bring them to Kansas City.