lunes, 17 de octubre de 2011

October 15th: On this Day In Music History

1955, Buddy & Bob (Buddy Holly) opened for Elvis Presley at the "Big D Jamboree", held at Lubbock's Cotton Club, Texas. Nashville talent scout Eddie Crandall was in the audience and arranged for Holly to audition and record demos for the Decca US label.
1960, The Beatles (minus Pete Best) and two members of Rory Storm's Hurricanes (Ringo Starr and Lou Walters) recorded a version of George Gershwin's 'Summertime' in a Hamburg recording studio. The track which was cut onto a 78-rpm disc marked the first session that included John, Paul, George, and Ringo together.
1961, Comedian Ken Dodd and The Beatles both appeared at a charity evening raising funds for St John's ambulance brigade at Liverpool's Albany Cinema.
1965, Jimi Hendrix signed his first recording contract, he received $1 and a 1% Royalty on all of his recordings.
1966, Pink Floyd (who were paid £15 for the gig), The Move, Denny Laine and Soft Machine all appeared at the launch for International Times at London's Roundhouse.
1966, The Four Tops started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Reach Out And I'll Be There'. The group's second US No.1 and their first No.1 in the UK.
1971, Pink Floyd kicked off a 30-date North American tour at the Winterland Auditorium in San Francisco, California.
1972, Lieutenant Pigeon were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Mouldy Old Dough.' Keyboard player Rob Woodward had his mum play piano on the single, making them the only mother and son act to score a UK No.1. The song was recorded in the front room of their semi-detached house.
1973, Keith Richards was found guilty of trafficking cannabis by a Court in Nice, France. The Rolling Stone was given a one-year suspended sentence and a 5,000 franc fine. He was also banned from entering France for two years.
1977, Debby Boone started a 10 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You Light Up My Life', the longest stay at the top since Guy Mitchell's 'Singing The Blues. A No.48 hit in the UK.
1979, Abba played their first concert in North America when they appeared in Vancouver, Canada.
1983, Genesis went to No.1 on the UK chart with their self-titled album 'Genesis'
1988, Bon Jovi started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'New Jersey'.
1988, UB40 went to No.1 on the US singles chart with their version of the Neil Diamond song 'Red Red Wine', also a No.1 hit in the UK.
1994, R.E.M. entered the US album chart at No.1 with 'Monster', the bands 11th No.1. Also No.1 in the UK.
1994, Take That had their 5th UK No.1 when 'Sure' started a two-week run at the top of the charts. It was the first release from Take That's third album Nobody Else.
1995, Mariah Carey started a four week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Daydream', the singers sixth album release.
1997, Michael Jackson played the last date on the HIStory Tour at King's Park Rugby Stadium, Durban, South Africa. During the tour, Jackson performed 82 concerts in 58 cities to over 4.5 million fans, visiting 5 continents and 35 countries.
2000, Dave Edmunds had a triple heart bypass operation. The 56 year-old Welsh rocker had the operation at LA's Cedars Sinai Hospital.
2000, Radiohead went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Kid A', the group's fourth album which was also a UK No.1.
2000, U2 went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Beautiful Day', the group's fourth UK No.1 single and taken from their album 'All That You Can't Leave Behind'.
2006, My Chemical Romance were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Welcome To The Black Parade', the American bands first No.1.
2006, The Sugababes were the most successful UK all-female act of the 21st century, according to new figures. Since their chart debut in 2000, they had scored 16 hits, beating the likes of Madonna and Britney Spears. The trio first made UK chart history in 2002 when, with 'Freak Like Me', made them the youngest female group to top the chart.
2007, Britney Spears visited a Los Angeles police station to be photographed and fingerprinted ahead of her hit-and-run court case. The 25-year-old singer spent about 30 minutes at the station after a judge ordered her to submit to the procedures. Ms Spears was charged last month for allegedly crashing into a parked car while driving without a valid licence.
2008, Jon Bon Jovi became the latest musician to disapprove of the use of his songs in John McCain's US presidential campaign. The Bon Jovi song, 'Who Says You Can't Go Home', was used during rallies held by Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Foo Fighters, Heart and Jackson Browne have all asked Mr McCain to stop using their tracks in his presidential bid. Bon Jovi, a Democrat supporter, threw a $30,000 (£17,000) per person, fund-raising dinner for Democratic candidate Barack Obama at his New Jersey home in September.
October 15th: Born on this day
1935, Born on this day, Barry McGuire, US singer, (1965 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Eve Of Destruction').
1938, Born on this day, Marv Johnson, US singer, (1960 US No.9 single 'I Love The Way You Love', 1969 UK No.10 single 'I'll Pick A Rose For My Rose'). Johnson's recording of Berry Gordy's song 'Come To Me' became Motown Records first ever-single release in May 1959. Johnson died on 16th May 1993.
1942, Born on this day, Chris Andrews, (1965 UK No.3 single 'Yesterday Man').
1942, Born on this day, Don Stevenson, Moby Grape, (1967 album 'Moby Grape').
1946, Born on this day, Richard Carpenter, keyboards, vocals, The Carpenters, (1973 UK No.2 single 'Yesterday Once More', 1970 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Close To You').
1947, Born on this day, Chris De Burgh, singer, songwriter, (1986 UK No.1 single 'The Lady In Red').
1953, Born on this day, Tito Jackson, The Jackson Five, (1970 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'I Want You Back'), The Jacksons, (1977 UK No.1 single 'Show You The Way To Go').
1963, Born on this day, Jay Bennett, guitarist, songwriter, producer, Wilco. Died May 24th 2009.
1966, Born on this day, Dave Stead, The Beautiful South, (1990 UK No.1 single 'A Little Time' plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles).
1966, Born on this day, Douglas Vipond, Deacon Blue, (1988 UK No.8 single 'Real Gone Kid', plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles).
1975, Born on this day, Ginuwine, (Elgin Lumpkin) US rapper, (1997 UK No.10 single 'When Doves Cry').
1984, Born on this day Shayne Ward, winner of the 2005 UK TV series The X Factor. His 2005 UK No.1 single 'That's My Goal' became the Christmas No.1, selling a record-breaking 313,000 copies on its first day of sales, making it the third fastest selling single of all time, (behind Elton John's 'Candle in the Wind' and Will Young's 'Evergreen', which sold 685,000 and 400,000 copies in their first days of sale respectively.

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