miércoles, 29 de junio de 2011

June 15th: On this Day In Music History

 June 15th: On this Day In Music History


1958, The first teenage all-music show 'Oh Boy', was broadcast for the first time in the UK.
1961, On this weeks UK singles chart: No.5, Clarence Frogman Henry, 'But I Do', No.4, Ricky Nelson,
 'Hello Marylou', No.3, The Shadows, 'The Frightened City', No.2, Del Shannon, 'Runaway', No.1, Elvis Presley, 'Surrender.'
1963, Kyu Sakamoto started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Sukiyaki', the first-ever
 Japanese song to do so. It made No.6 on the UK chart in 1963 and was also a No.10 UK single for Kenny Ball in the same year.
1964, The Beatles touring Australia played two sets at the Festival Hall, Melbourne.
1965, The Rolling Stones kicked off an 8-date mini-European tour at The Odeon Theatre in Glasgow,
Scotland, supported by The Hollies.
1967, Guitarist Peter Green quit the John Mayall Band. Green went on to form Fleetwood Mac.
1969, During a UK tour Led Zeppelin appeared at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England supported
 by Blodwyn Pig and The Liverpool Scene.
1969, The Doors appeared at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

1974, Abba's debut album 'Waterloo' entered the UK chart for the first time peaking at No.28.
1974, Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Billy Don't Be A Hero',
 The song was a UK No.1 for Paper Lace.
1974, Elvis Presley played the first night of an 18 date US tour by playing four shows at the Tarrant
 County Center, Forth Worth, Texas.
1976, The Sex Pistols recorded their first demos in Clapham's Majestic studios followed by a gig that night at The 100 club, London.
1977, The Sex Pistols held a party on a boat as it sailed down The River Thames in London. The Pistols performed 'Anarchy In The UK'
outside The Houses Of Parliament resulting in members from the party being arrested when the boat docked later that day.
1978, During a European tour Bob Dylan played the first of six sold out nights at London's Earl Court.
1982, Pete Farndon bass player with The Pretenders was fired from the group, he went on to form a group with Topper Headon
 from The Clash. Farndon was found dead in his bath on 14th April 1983.
1985, Bryan Ferry went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Boys And Girls' his first solo No.1 LP.
1985, Dire Straits started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with, 'Brothers In Arms'.
1986, U2 and Sting headlined a concert in New Jersey celebrating 25 years of Amnesty International.
1988, During Bruce Springsteen's stay in Rome during a world tour a photographer took a shot of Bruce in his underpants
 sharing an intimate moment with his backing singer Patti Scialfa. The picture confirmed the rumours that Bruce and Patti were having an affair.
1989, Nirvana's debut album 'Bleach' was released in the US. The title for the album came from a poster 'Bleach Your Works'
 urging drug users to bleach their needles.
1991, Paula Abdul started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Rush Rush', her 5th US No.1, a No.6 hit in the UK.
1993, Jamiroquai appeared at The Riverside, Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
2000, Rapper Flesh-N-Bone of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony was convicted of assault with a firearm and for being an ex-convict in
 criminal possession of a firearm after threatening a friend with an AK-47.
2002, A rare autographed copy of The Beatles' album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band sold at auction for £34,000 ($57,800),
 more than five times the estimated price.
2003, Radiohead scored their fourth UK No.1 album with 'Hail To The Thief.'
2003, Metallica were at No.1 on the US album chart with 'St Anger', the bands fourth US No.1, a No.3 hit in the UK.
2005, Coldplay went straight to No.1 on US album chart with their third album 'X&Y', having already entered at number one in the UK.
 The last time a British artist had a simultaneous US and UK number one was in November 2000 with '1', a compilation 
of hits by The Beatles. The last studio album to reach number one on both sides of the Atlantic was Radiohead's 'Kid A' in
 October 2000. 'X&Y' went on to top over 30 global charts.
2008, Liverpool was voted England's most musical city in a national campaign set up by the Arts Council. The home of The Beatles,
 Frankie Goes To Hollywood, OMD and The Zutons took 49% of the vote in an online poll set up by the funding body. 
Sheffield - which brought the world the Arctic Monkeys and Pulp - came second, while Manchester with Oasis, Stone Roses and 
The Smiths came third.
2008, Coldplay went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their fourth studio album 'Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends.'
June 15th: Born on this day
1929, Born on this day, Nigel Pickering, Spanky And Our Gang, (1967 US No.9 single 'Sunday Will Never Be The Same Again').
1933, Born on this day, Waylon Jennings, US country singer. (1980 US No.21 single 'Theme From The Dukes Of Hazzard'),
plus country No.1 hits. Played bass with Buddy Holly in 1959. Jennings died on February 13th 2002.
1941, Born on this day, Harry Nilsson, US singer, songwriter, (1972 UK & US No.1 single with his version of The Badfinger song
 'Without You', 1969 US No.6 single 'Everybody's Talkin' from the film Midnight Cowboy'). The Monkees, Three Dog Night & Ronettes
 all covered his songs. He died on January 15th 1994.
1943, Born on this day, Johnny Halliday, 'the French Elvis', major star in Europe. Jimmy Page, Peter Frampton and Foreigner's
Mick Jones have played on his records.
1943, Born on this day, Muff Winwood, The Spencer Davis Group, (1966 UK No.1 single 'Keep On Running). Became a producer
 and A&R man for Sony Records.
1946, Born on this day, Noddy Holder, guitar, vocals, Slade, (1971 UK No.1 single 'Coz I Luv You', plus five other UK No.1 singles
 and 18 UK Top 40 hits. Now a TV actor, (The Grimleys), radio and TV presenter.
1947, Born on this day, Demis Roussos, singer, (1976 UK No.1 EP, featuring 'Forever And Ever').
1949, Born on this day, Russell Hitchcock, vocals, Air Supply, (1980 UK No.11 single 'All Out Of Love', 1981 US No.1 single
'The One That You Love').
1951, Born on this day, Steve Walsh, Kansas, (1978 US No.3 single 'Dust In The Wind', 1978 UK No.59 single 'Carry On Wayward Son').
1956, Born on this day, David Hinds, Steel Pulse, (1978 UK No.35 single 'Prodigal Son').
1958, Born on this day, Neil Arthur, Blancmange, (1982 UK No.7 single 'Living On The Ceiling').
1966, Born on this day, Michael Britt, guitar, Lonestar, (2000 US No.1 & UK No. 21 single 'Amazed').
1969, Born on this day, Ice Cube, rapper, 1994 UK No.22 single Bop Gun, (1992, US No.1 US album 'The Predator'). NWA,
 (1990 UK No.26 single 'Express Yourself').
1976, Born on this day, Gary Lightbody, guitar, vocals, Snow Patrol, (2006 UK No.1 album 'Eyes Open', 2006 UK No.6
single 'Chasing Cars').
1976, Born on this day, Dryden Vera Mitchell, US singer, Alien Ant Farm, (2001 Australian No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Smooth Criminal').
1981, Born on this day, Billy Martin, guitarist, Good Charlotte, (2002 US No.7 album, 'The Young And The Hopeless', 2003 UK No.6
single 'Girls and Boys').
1985, Born on this day, Nadine Coyle, Girls Aloud, (2002 UK No.1 single 'Sound Of The Underground', and over 20 UK Top 20 singles.).
Died on this day
 US jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald died in Beverly Hills, California, aged 79. Already blinded by the effects of diabetes, Fitzgerald had
 both her legs amputated in 1993. Winner of 13 Grammy Awards, the 1956 'Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook' was
 the first of eight "Songbook" sets. Appeared in the TV commercial for Memorex, where she sang a note that shattered a glass
while being recorded on a Memorex cassette tape. The tape was played back and the recording also broke the glass, asking "Is it live, or is it Memorex?"


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