martes, 13 de septiembre de 2011

September 5th: On this Day In Music History

September 5th: On this Day In Music History

1954, Kitty Kallen was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Little Things That Mean A Lot'. The American singer's only hit making her the first ever UK one hit wonder.
1956, Elvis Presley surprised his mother with a gift of a pink Cadillac. The car remained in the Presley family and eventually went on display at Graceland.
1963, The Rolling Stones kicked off their fourth UK tour at The Astoria London. A 32-date package tour with Mike Berry and the Innocents The Mojos and Simon Scott and the Leroy's.
1964, The Animals started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'House Of The Rising Sun'. When first released the record company printed the time of the song on the record as three minutes feeling that the real time of four minutes was too long for radio airplay.
1965, Sonny & Cher made their first live UK appearance when they appeared at the 100 Club in London.
1965, The Rolling Stones recorded their eighth single 'Get Off Of My Cloud' at RCA studios in Hollywood. The song peaked at No.1 in the US and the UK.
1966, John Lennon started work in Germany on his role as Private Gripweed in the film 'How I Won The War'.
1967, Working at Abbey Road studios, London, The Beatles began recording John Lennon's new song 'I Am the Walrus', recording 16 takes of the basic backing track.
1968, On their first ever visit to the UK The Doors appeared on Top of The Pops performing 'Hello I Love You' live on the TV show.
1969, The Stooges made their New York debut at The Pavilion supporting MC5.
1971, During a North American tour Led Zeppelin appeared at Chicago International Amphitheatre.
1976, The Kursal Flyers supported by The Clash both appeared at The Roundhouse London.
1976, Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington was seriously injured in a car crash in Florida.
1981, Bananarama released their first ever single 'Ai A Mwana', it failed to make the UK top 75 charts.
1981, Soft Cell were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of 'Tainted Love.' The song had been a hit for Gloria Jones in 1964. (Jones who became Marc Bolan's girlfriend was the driver of the car, that crashed and killed Bolan on 16 September 1977. Jones nearly died in the accident).
1981, Stevie Nicks went to No.1 on the US album with Bella Donna, featuring the tracks 'Stop Draggin' My Heart Around' (the Tom Petty duet), 'Leather and Lace' (with Don Henley), 'Edge of Seventeen' and 'After the Glitter Fades.'
1987, Ian Astbury of The Cult was arrested after a show in Vancouver ended in a riot. Staff at the concert claimed they were assaulted by Astbury, who spent the night in the local police cells.
1990, Ian Dury And The Blockheads drummer Charley Charles died of cancer. Scored the 1978 UK No.1 single 'Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick'.
1992, Suede played a gig for fan club members at The White Horse in Hampstead London.
1994, Oasis appeared at The Hacienda in Manchester to celebrate the launch of their debut album 'Definitely Maybe'.
1998, Aerosmith scored their first US No.1 single with the Diane Warren written song 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing'.
1998, Manic Street Preachers scored their first UK No.1 single with 'If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next'. The group's 19th hit and the first Welsh act to have a No.1 single since Shakin' Stevens in 1985. The song is in the Guinness World Records as the longest title for a No.1 single without brackets.
1999, After spending 58 weeks on the UK album chart, Shania Twain went to No.1 with 'Come On Over'. It gave the Canadian singer the biggest selling UK album of the year.
2002, Heather Mills, Sir Paul McCartney's second wife accepted £50,000 libel damages over an article in the Sunday Mirror. The paper had suggested that Mills acted dishonestly over cash collected for an earthquake appeal.
2004, The Libertines went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their self-titled second album.
2004, US R&B singer Ciara started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Goodies.'
2004, Nelly went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'My Place / Flap Your Wings.' The rapper's second UK No.1.
2006, Arctic Monkeys won this year's UK Mercury Prize for their album 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not.' The Sheffield-based bands album became the fastest-selling debut in chart history after shifting more than 360,000 copies in its first week of release in Feb 2006.
2008, A study of more than 36,000 people from around the world concluded that musical tastes and personality type were closely related. The research, which was carried out by Professor Adrian North of Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh in the UK suggested classical music fans were shy, while heavy metal fans were gentle and at ease with themselves. Fans of Indie music had low self-esteem and were not hard working, fans of Rap music had high self-esteem and were outgoing. Country & Western fans were hardworking and outgoing, Reggae fans were creative but not hardworking, and fans of chart pop had high self-esteem, were not creative, but where hardworking and outgoing.
2008, Reba McEntire went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Keep on Loving You' the country singer, songwriter's twenty fifth-studio album.
September 5th: Born on this day
1936, Born on this day, Willie Woods, Junior Walker and the All Stars, (1969 US No.4 single 'What Does It Take To Win Your Love'). Woods died of lung cancer on 27th May 1997.
1939, Born on this day, John Stewart, singer, songwriter with The Kingston Trio. As a solo artist he had a 1979 US No.5 single with 'Gold'. He also wrote The Monkees hit 'Daydream Believer'. Stewart died aged 68 after he suffered a massive stroke or brain aneurysm in San Diego on 19th Jan 2008.
1945, Born on this day, Al Stewart, UK singer, songwriter, (1977 UK No.31 & US No.8 single 'Year Of The Cat').
1946, Born on this day, Buddy Miles drummer with The Ink Spots, Wilson Pickett, Electric Flag and the Jimi Hendrix. Featured on the 1970 album Band Of Gypsies. Miles died on 28th Feb 2008 died aged 60 at his home in Austin, Texas after struggling with a long-term illness.
1946, Born on this day, Dean Ford, Marmalade, (1969 UK No.1 single 'Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da').
1946, Born on this day, Freddie Mercury singer, Queen, (1975 UK No.1 single 'Bohemian Rhapsody also UK No.1 in 1991, plus over 40 other UK Top 40 singles. 1980 US No.1 single 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'). Solo, (1987 UK No. 4 single 'The Great Pretender'). Mercury died of bronchio-pneumonia on November 24th 1991 aged 45, just one day after he publicly announced he was HIV positive.
1946, Born on this day, Loudon Wainwright III, US singer, songwriter, (1973 US No.17 single 'Dead Skunk'). Once appeared in TV 's M.A.S.H. He is the father of Martha and Rufus Wainwright,
1949, Born on this day, Dave Clempson guitar, Humble Pie (1969 UK No.4 single 'Natural Born Bugie').
1954, Born on this day, Sal Solo, Classix Nouveaux, (1982 UK No.11 single 'Is It A Dream').
1966, Born on this day, Terry Ellis, vocals, En Vogue (1992 US No.2 & UK No.4 single 'My Lovin').
1968, Born on this day, Brad Wilk, drums, Rage Against The Machine, (1996 US No.1 album 'Evil Empire', 1993 UK No. 16 single 'Bullet In The Head'). Audioslave (2005 US No.1 album 'Out of Exile').
1980, Born on this day, Kevin Simm, vocals, Liberty X (2002 UK No.1 single 'Just A Little').
Died on this day
1978, Joe Negroni from Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers died of a brain hemorrage. (1956 UK No.1 & US No.6 single 'Why Do Fools Fall In Love').

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