miércoles, 3 de agosto de 2011

July 22nd: On this DayIn Music History

July 22nd: On this DayIn Music History


1963, The Beatles kicked of a UK tour with Gerry and the Pacemakers and Tommy Quickly, at the Odeon Cinema, Weston-Super-Mare.
1965, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones and Bill Wyman from The Rolling Stones were each fined £5 at East Ham Magistrates Court, London after being found guilty of insulting behaviour at a Romford Road service station. The three had all urinated against a wall.

1967, This week's UK Top 5 singles: No.5, 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale', Procol Harum, No.4, 'She'd Rather Be With Me', The Turtles, No.3, 'It Must Be Him', Vikki Car', No.2, 'Alternate Title', The Monkees and No.1, 'All You Need Is Love', The Beatles.
1967, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Big Brother & the Holding Co. appeared at the Convention Hall, San Diego, California.
1971, John and Yoko spent the second day filming the 'Imagine' promotional film at their home in Tittenhurst Park Ascot, England. Today's footage included the morning walk on the grounds though the mist and John Lennon singing 'Imagine' in the white room on his white piano.
1972, Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested in Sweden for possession of drugs.
1977, Stiff Records released 'My Aim Is True' the debut album from Elvis Costello in the UK.
1979, Little Richard, now known as the Reverend Richard Pennman told his congregation about the evils of rock & roll music, declaring 'If God can save an old homosexual like me, he can save anybody.'
1989, Former actress Martika started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Toy Soldiers', a No.5 hit in the UK.
1989, Courtney Love married her first husband James Moreland who was the singer with LA band Leaving Trains.
1989, Simply Red scored their first UK No.1 album with their third release 'A New Flame'.
1989, Sonia was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'You'll Never Stop Me Loving You'. The Stock, Aitken & Waterman produced song was the Liverpool singers only UK chart topper.
1989, The soundtrack album 'Batman' by Prince started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart.
1996, Donovan was forced to postpone a comeback tour of the US because of a 30-year-old marijuana conviction in the UK. American authorities delayed granting him a waiver to enter the country.
1999, Simple Minds closed their official fan club due to dwindling membership.
2000, Oasis appeared at London's Wembley Stadium, the gig was broadcast live around the world on TV.
2003, Coldplay played the second of two nights at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, Australia on their A Rush of Blood to the Head World Tour.
2005, Research by a car insurance company showed that listening to the wrong sort of music when driving can lead to aggression and distraction. Dr Nicola Dibben a music psychologist said "singing while driving stimulates the mind." Songs recommended included Pulp's 'Disco 2000' and 'Hey Ya' by Outcast, but the Dr said songs like The Prodigy's Firestarter should be avoided.
2007, Welsh singer Paul Potts started a three week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'One Chance.' Potts became the winner of the first series of ITV's Britain's Got Talent show.
2007, Ja Rule and Lil Wayne were arrested after a concert in Manhattan on charges of carrying illegal firearms. The rappers were arrested separately, Rule was stopped for speeding when a weapon was discovered in his car and officers who arrested Wayne for smoking marijuana also found a pistol in his car.
July 22nd: Born on this day
1941, Born on this day, George Clinton, (1994 UK No.22 single 'Bop Gun'), Parliament, Funkadelic, (1978 US No.16 album 'One Nation Under A Groove').
1941, Born on this day, Keith Sweat, US singer, (1988 UK No.26 single 'I Want Her').
1943, Born on this day, Bobby Sherman, US singer, (1969 US No.3 single 'Little Woman' and six other US Top 30 hits).
1944, Born on this day, Estelle Bennett, The Ronettes, (1963 US No.4 & UK No.4 single 'Be My Baby'). Died at her home in Englewood, N.J. on 11th Feb 2009, aged 67.
1944, Born on this day, Ric Davis, vocalist and keyboardist with Supertramp, (1979 UK No.7 & US No.6 single with 'The Logical Song' and a 1979 US No.1 & UK No.3 album 'Breakfast In America').
1947, Born on this day, Don Henley, The Eagles, drums, vocals, (1977 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Hotel California', plus 5 US No.1 albums. 'Greatest Hits 1971-1975' is the second biggest selling album in the world with sales over 30m). Solo (1985 US No.5 & UK No.12 single 'The Boys of Summer').
1956, Born on this day, Mick Pointer, drummer Marillion, (1985 UK No.2 single 'Kayleigh').
1963, Born on this day, Emily Saliers, guitar, vocals, Indigo Girls, (1989 US No.22 album 'Indigo Girls').
1964, Born on this day, William Calhoun, drums, Living Colour, (1991 UK No.12 single 'Love Rears Its Ugly Head').
1967, Born on this day, Pat Badger, bass, Extreme, (1991 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'More Than Words').
1971, Born on this day, Chris Helme, vocals, The Seahorses, (1997 UK No.3 single 'Love Is The Law', UK No.2 album, 'Do It Yourself').
1973, Born on this day, Daniel Jones, Savage Garden, (1998 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'Truly Madly Deeply').
1973, Born on this day, Rufus Wainwright, Canadian / American, singer-songwriter, son of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle and the brother of Martha Wainwright. 2003 album 'Want One', 2005 UK No.21 album 'Want Two', 2007 UK No.2 album 'Release the Stars.'
Died on this day
2004, French singer and guitarist Sacha Distel died after a long battle with deteriorating health. He scored the 1970 UK No.10 single 'Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head.' As a professional jazz guitarist he worked alongside Dizzy Gillespie and Tony Bennett.
2004, American singer, songwriter and producer Arthur Crier died of heart failure. Member of The Chimes and had worked with Little Eva, Gene Pitney, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Ben E. King, Johnny Nash and The Coasters.
2005, Founder member and singer with The Chi-lites, Eugene Record died of cancer. Had the 1972 US No.1 single 'Oh Girl' and 1972 UK No.3 single 'Have You Seen Her.' He also released three solo albums.


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