miércoles, 3 de agosto de 2011

July 20th: On this Day In Music History

July 20th: On this Day In Music History


1963, During a UK tour The Beatles played the second night at The Ritz Ballroom in Rhyl, North Wales. The Rolling Stones played at The Corn Exchange in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

1968, Cream started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Wheels On Fire'.
1968, Hugh Masekela started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Grazing In The Grass.'
1968, Iron Butterfly's second album, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, entered the US album chart for the first time. The album contained the 17-minute title track that filled the second side of the LP which went on sell over four million copies in the US alone.
1968, Jane Asher announced on the national British TV show, Dee Time, that her engagement to Paul McCartney was off. Paul reportedly was watching at a friend's home and was surprised by the news. She was said to have inspired many of McCartney's songs, such as 'All My Loving', 'And I Love Her', and 'We Can Work It Out'. Jane went on to have a career in films and television as well as becoming a successful author and business woman.
1971, The Carpenters show 'Make Your Own Kind Of Music', started a six week run on NBC-TV.
1973, TV talent show Opportunity Knocks winners Peters And Lee were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their first single and only chart topper 'Welcome Home.'
1974, David Bowie appeared live at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
1974, Tim Buckley, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Van Morrison, The Doobie Brothers and The Allman Brothers all appeared at Knebworth Park, England.
1975, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played the opening night on their Born To Run Tour at The Palace Theatre, Providence, Rhode Island. This also saw the live debut of Steven Van Zandt, (Miami Steve) as a member of The E Street Band.
1976, Buzzcocks made their live debut supporting The Sex Pistols and Slaughter & The Dogs at The Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester. In the audience was, Morrissey, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook (soon to form Joy Division) and Mark E Smith, (The Fall) and Mick Hucknall. Tickets £1.
1986, The film based on the life of Sex Pistol Sid Vicious, 'Sid And Nancy' premiered in London, England.
1986, Carlos Santana celebrated his 39th birthday, and 20th anniversary in the music business, with a concert in San Francisco. Previous group members were assembled for the event, as 17 of them performed together on stage.
1990, Madonna played the first of three sold out nights at Wembley Stadium, London, England, on her 57-date Blond Ambition World Tour.
1991, EMF went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Unbelievable' it spent 14 weeks on the chart before reaching the top.
1991, Janes Addiction, Sioxsie & the Banshees, Henry Rollins and NIN all appeared at Devore Stadium on the Lollapalooza Tour in San Diego, California.
1995, Public Enemy member Flavor Flav broke both his arms when he was involved in a motorcycle accident in Milan.
1996, Gary Barlow scored his first UK No.1 single with 'Forever Love' taken from his debut album Open Road. Barlow became the first member of Take That to top the charts with a solo record.
1999, Church group's in middle America claimed that pictures of Britney Spears printed in Rolling Stone magazine encouraged child pornography. The shots showed Britney with not many clothes on in her bedroom.
1999, The Rolling Stones reported a gross income of $337 million, (£168m), from almost two years of touring from their Bridges to Babylon and No Security tours. The Stones had played to over 5.6 million people, selling out all but 20 shows
1999, Paul McCartney had an upcoming single bootlegged when 'I Got Stung' was taken from a BBC broadcast and distributed over the Internet. The track was from his forthcoming release 'Run Devil Run' album.'
2000, The Evergreen Ballroom in Lacey, Washington was destroyed by a fire. During the ballroom's heyday in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, many of music's greats played there: Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Duke Ellington, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Ike & Tina Turner and Fats Domino. Glen Campbell had lived in the kitchen at the venue for a while before he became famous.
2003, A tooth said to have been pulled out of Elvis's mouth after an injury failed to sell on the auction site eBay. The tooth had been put on a 10-day sale with a reserve price of $100,000 (£64,100). Bids had pushed the price up to $2m (1.28m) but they were later found out to be fraudulent. THIS IS HILARIOUS... LL
2008, Rapper DMX was arrested on suspicion he gave a false name to get out of paying for hospital medical expenses. County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said the star told Mayo Clinic in Arizona that his name was Troy Jones and failed to pay a $7,500 (£3,752) bill in April. The rapper whose real name is Earl Simmons - was arrested at a shopping centre in Phoenix.
2008, John Lydon denied claims by Kele Okereke from Bloc Party that he was racially abused and attacked by a member of the Sex Pistols' entourage at a music festival in Barcelona. Okereke claimed he had been attacked by several men after approaching Lydon backstage at the Summercase festival. He said the 'unprovoked' attack left him with a split lip and bruises. Lydon said: 'I feel very sorry for a man that needs to lie about what was a perfect evening.'
July 20th: Born on this day
1933, Born on this day, Buddy Knox, singer, songwriter, (1957 US No.1 & UK No.29 single 'Party Doll'). He was the first person in the rock'n'roll era to write and record a number one hit. Very few 1950s singers wrote their own songs.
1945, Born on this day, John Lodge, bass, vocals, The Moody Blues, (1965 UK No.1 & US No.10 single 'Go Now' and 1968 UK No.19 & 1972 US No.2 single 'Nights In White Satin').
1945, Born on this day, Kim Carnes, US female singer, (1981 US No.1 & UK No.10 single 'Betty Davis Eyes').
1946, Born on this day, Wendy Richard, actress, (1962 UK No.1 single with Mike Sarne, 'Come Outside', cast member of UK TV soap 'Eastenders').
1947, Born on this day, Carlos Santana, guitar, Santana, (1977 UK No.11 single 'She's Not There', 1999 US No.1 single 'Smooth' eleven weeks at No.1, Also No.1 in the UK). Won eight Grammy's for his Supernatural album at the 2000 awards
1947, Born on this day, Tony Thorpe, The Rubettes, (1974 UK No.1 single 'Sugar Baby Love').
1952, Born on this day, Jay Jay French, guitar, Twisted Sister, (1983 UK No.18 single 'I Am, I'm Me', 1984 album 'Stay Hungry').
1955, Born on this day, Jem Finer, banjo, The Pogues, (1987 UK No.8 single 'The Irish Rover', 1987 UK No.2 single with Kirsty MaCcoll, 'Fairytale Of New York').
1955, Born on this day, Marisa DeFranco, The DeFranco Family, (1973 US No.3 single 'Heartbeat- It's A Lovebeat', biggest selling US single of 73, based on The Osmonds, featured 10 year old Tony DeFranco).
1956, Born on this day, Paul Cook, drums, Sex Pistols, (1977 UK No.2 single 'God Save The Queen', and 1977 UK No.1 album 'Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols').
1958, Born on this day, Michael McNeil, keyboards, Simple Minds, (1985 US No.1 single 'Don't You, Forget About Me', 1989 UK No.1 single 'Belfast Child', plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles).
1959, Born on this day, James Irvin, vocals, Furniture, (1986 UK No.21 single 'Brilliant Mind').
1962, Born on this day, Dig Wayne, Jo Boxers, (1983 UK No.3 single 'Boxer Beat').
1964, Born on this day, Chris Cornell, vocals, guitar, Soundgarden, (1994 US No.1 & UK No. 4 album 'Superunknown', 1994 UK No.12 single 'Black Hole Sun'). Audioslave, (2005 US No.1 album 'Out of Exile').
1966, Born on this day, Andrew Levy, bass, The Brand New Heavies, (1994 UK No.13 single 'Midnight At The Oasis').
Died on this day
1969, American singer Roy Hamilton died of a stroke aged 40. Had the 1955 US No.6 single 'Unchained Melody.' Appeared in the 1956 movie Let's Rock.
1977, Gary Kellgren studio engineer at the Los Angeles Record Plant studio drowned in a Hollywood Swimming pool. Worked with Lennon, Harrison, Hendrix, Barbara Streisand and Rod Stewart.



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