miércoles, 3 de agosto de 2011

July 21st: On this Day In Music History

July 21st: On this Day In Music History


1961, The Everly Brothers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Temptation.' The American duo's fourth and last UK No.1.
1965, Sonny & Cher appeared at The Power House, San Diego, California.
1966, Georgie Fame was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Get Away'. The song started life as a TV jingle for a petrol advert.
1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience played the first of three nights at the Cafe-a-Go-Go in New York City.
1969, The Beatles started work on the John Lennon song 'Come Together' at Abbey Road studios in London.
1973, Jim Croce started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Bad, Bad Leroy Brown'. Croce was killed in a plane crash three months later.
1973, Canned Heat, Chuck Berry, Nazareth, Edgar Broughton Band, Groundhogs, Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Medicine Head, Brewers Droop, Roy Wood and Wizzard all appeared at this years Buxton Festival in Derbyshire, England
1977, Despite protests, The Sex Pistols made their first appearance on the UK music show Top Of The Pops, where they lip-synched to their third single, 'Pretty Vacant'. The performance helped push the song up the charts to No.7.
1979, Tubeway Army scored their first UK No.1 album with 'Replicas'.
1982, Queen played the first night on their 32-date 'Hot Space' North American tour at Montreal Forum, Montreal, Canada.
1990, Glen Medeiros featuring Bobby Brown started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'She Ain't Worth It', a No.12 hit in the UK.
1990, Roger Waters 'The Wall' took place at the Berlin Wall in Potzdamer Platz, Berlin. Over 350,000 people attended and the event was broadcast live throughout the world, Van Morrison, Bryan Adams, Joni Mitchell, The Scorpions, Cyndi Lauper, Sinead O'Connor and others took part.
1994, Oasis played their first ever American show as part of the New Music Seminar at Wetlands in New York City.
1995, A judge in Los Angeles threw out a lawsuit against Michael Jackson by five of his former security guards. The guards had claimed they were fired for knowing too much about night-time visits by young boys to Jackson's estate. The singer denied any improprieties.
1996, Alanis Morissette started a second run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Jagged Little Pill', which stayed at the top for eight weeks.
2001, Madonna kicked off the North American leg of her 47-date Drowned World Tour at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was the singers first world tour in eight years, following The Girlie Show in 1993. Over 730,000 people attended the shows throughout North America and Europe, the tour grossed over $75 million
2003, Coldplay singer Chris Martin was charged with malicious damage in Australia after he allegedly attacked a photographer's car after he had taken pictures of him surfing at Seven Mile Beach. Martin admitted he had lost his temper due to the constant harassment by that journalist, and consequently smashed his windscreen and let the air out of his tires.
2008, Amy Winehouse's husband was jailed for 27 months for attacking a pub landlord and perverting the course of justice. Blake Fielder-Civil, 26, of Camden, north London, admitted assaulting James King, 36, at the Macbeths pub in Hoxton, east London, in June 2006. He also admitted at Snaresbrook Crown Court trying to make Mr King withdraw his complaint using a £200,000 bribe.

2008, The Police played the first of two nights at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado during the final leg of their 152-date world Reunion tour. The tour became the third highest grossing tour of all time, with revenues reaching over $340 million.
July 21st: Born on this day
1942, Born on this day, Kim Fowley, US singer, producer, worked with The Murmaids, PJ Proby, The Beach Boys, The Runaways, Frank Zappa, Slade, Family. Produced the 1962, B Bumble And The Stingers UK No.1 'Nut Rocker.'
1945, Born on this day, Mike Wilson, The Four Pennies, (1964 UK No.1 single 'Juliet').
1946, Barry Whitwam, drums, Herman's Hermits, (1964 UK No.1 single 'I'm Into Something Good', 1965 US No.1 single 'Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter').
1947, Born on this day, Cat Stevens, singer, songwriter, (1967 UK No.2 single 'Matthew And Son', 1972 UK No.9 & US No.6 single, 'Morning Has Broken'). Wrote 'The First Cut Is The Deepest' Covered by PP Arnold, Rod Stewart and Sheryl Crow. Converted to the Muslim religion in 1977 changing his name to Yusef Islam
1955, Born on this day, Howie Epstein, bass, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, (1977 single 'American Girl', 1989 UK No.28 single 'I Won't Back Down', 1991 UK No.3 album 'Into The Great Wide Open'). Died of a suspected drug overdose in New Mexico on 23rd February 2003.
1958, Born on this day, Henry Priestman, vocals, keyboards, The Christians, (1988 UK No.8 single 'Harvest For The World'). Also a member of The Yachts and It's Immaterial.
1961, Born on this day, Jim Martin, guitar, Faith No More, (1993 UK No.3 and US No.4 single 'I'm Easy').
1974, Born on this day, Terry Caldwell, vocals, East 17, (1994 UK No.1 single 'Stay Another Day', plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles).
Died on this day
2002, Producer Gus Dudgeon, who worked with artists including Elton John, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Kiki Dee, The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, The Strawbs, XTC, and Joan Armatrading, was killed aged 59 in a car accident near Reading, together with his wife Sheila. They had been driving along the M4 motorway on their way home from a party when Gus fell asleep at the wheel of the Jaguar XK8 convertible, crashing down an embankment at speed and ending up in a ditch.
2004, Composer Jerry Goldsmith died after a long battle with cancer aged 75. Created the music for scores of classic movies and television shows 'Star Trek', 'Planet of the Apes', 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' and 'Dr. Kildare.'
2005, UK singer Long John Baldry died of a chest infection. He was one of the founding fathers of British Rock 'n' Roll in the 1960s performing with Blues Incorporated and Cyril Davies' R&B All Stars. He later fronted the Hoochie Coochie Men, with Rod Stewart and then Steam Packet with Brian Auger and Julie Driscoll. Also a member of Bluesology with Elton John. He also narrated on Winnie The Pooh recordings for Disney and was the voice for Robotnik on the Sonic The Hedgehog computer game.
2007, Sharon Osbourne's music mogul father Don Arden died in a Los Angeles nursing home at the age of 81. Dubbed the Al Capone of Pop for his uncompromising business practices, he steered The Small Faces, Black Sabbath and ELO to stardom.


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