lunes, 17 de octubre de 2011

October 18th: On this Day In Music History


1956, 21-year-old Elvis Presley pulled into a Memphis gas station where he started to attract a small crowd of autograph seekers. After repeatedly asking Elvis to move on so he could resume normal business, station manager Ed Hopper slapped Presley on the head and found himself on the receiving end of a punch in the face from Elvis. Station employee Aubrey Brown tried to help his boss, but was no match for Presley. After police are called, Hopper and Brown were charged with assault and were fined $25 and $15 respectively.
1957, Paul McCartney made his first appearance with The Quarry Men at New Clubmoor Hall, Norris Green, Liverpool. The line-up for The Quarry Men was John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Eric Griffiths, Colin Hanton, and Len Garry. Paul played John some songs that he has composed which Lennon contributes, marking the birth of the Lennon & McCartney songwriting partnership.
1964, The Animals kicked off their first headlining UK tour at the ABC in Manchester with Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent and The Nashville Teens supporting.
1964, Taking a day off from their British tour The Beatles go into the studio and complete the recording of six album tracks and the A-side of their next single: 'I Feel Fine'. They also complete 'Eight Days a Week', 'Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey', 'Mr. Moonlight', 'I'll Follow the Sun', 'Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby'. 'Rock and Roll Music' and 'Words of Love.'
1966, The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their first gig as a band supporting French pop star Johnny Hallyday at the Paris Olympia in France.
1967, The Bee Gees were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Massachusetts', the group's first of five UK No.1's. Engelbert Humperdink was at No.2 with 'The Last Waltz' and Traffic were at No.3 with 'Hole In My Shoe.'
1967, 'I Can See For Miles' by The Who entered the UK singles chart, peaking at No.10.
1967, The Kinks single 'Autumn Almanac' was released this week, peaking on the UK charts at No.3.
1968, John and Yoko were taken to Paddington Green police station and charged with obstruction, after cannabis was discovered at the apartment they were staying in. Lennon pleaded guilty the following month and was fined £150.
1968, The Jackson Five make their national TV debut on 'ABC TV's Hollywood Palace.
1969, The Temptations scored their second US No.1 single with 'Can't Get Next To You'. A No.13 hit in the UK.
1974, TV talent contest winners Sweet Sensation were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Sad Sweet Dreamer', their only UK No.1.
1975, John Denver started a two week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Windsong.'
1976, The Buzzcocks made their first recordings at Revolution Studios, Cheadle, Manchester, England.
1977, John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett appeared on the BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test, performing their only hit 'Cor Babe That's Really Free'.
1979, Buggles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Video Killed The Radio Star.' A studio band featuring producer Trevor Horn. Famously, it was the first ever music video shown on MTV in North America.
1981, Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the Quincy Jones produced 1963 Lesley Gore hit 'It's My Party.'
1986, Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac married Portuguese composer Eduardo Quintela.
1986, Former Eastenders TV actor Nick Berry was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Every Loser Wins.' Berry had played barman Simon Wickes in the TV show. It also gave BBC records its first ever UK No.1 single.
1986, Huey Lewis and the News went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Fore!'
1987, On UK television, The South Bank Show aired a documentary on The Smiths, filmed during the recording of 'Strangeways.'
1989, During a gig at The Los Angeles Coliseum, California, Guns N' Roses front man Axl Rose announced to the crowd that he was quitting the band.
1996, Joni Mitchell was interviewed by Morrissey for the promotional CD 'Words and Music' by Reprise Records to promote her new releases Hits and Misses.
1997, Former Clash front man Joe Strummer kicked off an eight-date UK tour at Rock City in Nottingham.
1998, Jay-Z started a five week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Vol 2...Hard Knock Life.'
2000, Internet firm DNA Visual Business Solutions filed a lawsuit against Britney Spears and her marketing company for failing to pay for the redesign of her website
2002, After a 15 year court battle, New York State's highest court ruled that the Ronettes, did not have the right to share the money earned by their producer Phil Spector through the use of the group's songs in movies, television and advertising. Citing a 1963 contract signed by the group, the court also substantially reduced the amount they stood to gain from royalties on sales of records and compact discs.
2005, Live Aid co-founder Midge Ure collected his OBE from the Queen for his music and charity work. The 52 year-old ex-Ultravox singer wore a kilt for the occasion at Buckingham Palace, London.
2005, Madonna admitted that she wrote a grovelling letter to Abba asking if she could sample their music on her latest single 'Hung Up.' The singer had to seek permission to sample 'Gimme Gimme Gimme' and became only the second act that Abba has allowed to sample their work. The Fugees used part of 'The Name Of The Game' on their 1996 track 'Rumble In The Jungle.'
2005, An image of a naked John Lennon, taken on the last day of his life, was named the top US magazine cover of the past 40 years. The Rolling Stone front cover, taken by Annie Leibovitz and showing Lennon curled around Yoko Ono, was picked by editors, artists and designers.
2007, Amy Winehouse and her husband Blake Fielder-Civil were arrested in Bergen, Norway and held overnight for possession of cannabis. The singer was released the following morning after paying a fine of 500 euros (£350; $714).
2007, The Spice Girls US record label announced that their forthcoming greatest hits album would be made available exclusively at the lingerie chain Victoria's Secret shops in the US two months ahead of other outlets.
2008, T.I. started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Paper Trail', the hip-hop artists sixth studio album.
2009, The Editors went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'In This Light and On This Evening', the bands third studio album.
October 18th: Born on this day
1926, Born on this day, Chuck Berry, 1963 UK No.6 single 'Let It Rock', 1972 UK & US No.1 single 'My Ding a Ling'. Major influence on The Beatles and Rolling Stones. 'Johnny B. Goode' was one of the examples of earth music sent out to space.
1938, Born on this day, Ronnie Bright, The Coasters, (1958 US No.1 single 'Yakety Yak', 1959 US No.2 and UK No.6 single 'Charlie Brown').
1947, Born on this day, Laura Nyro, singer songwriter. Her songs have been recorded by Suzanne Vega, Phoebe Snow, Roseane Cash, Frank Sinatra and Linda Ronstadt. She wrote 'And When I Die' a hit for Blood, Sweat & Tears and 'Stoney End' covered by Barbra Streisand. She died of ovarian cancer on 8th April 1997.
1949, Born on this day, Gary Richrath, REO Speedwagon, (1981 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Keep On Loving You').
1949, Born on this day, Joe Egan, Stealers Wheel, (1973 UK No.8 single 'Stuck In The Middle With You'). The song was used in Quentin Tarantino's 1992 movie Reservoir Dogs, during the famous "ear" scene.
1952, Born on this day, Keith Knudson, drummer, The Doobie Brothers, (1979 US No.1 single 'What A Fool Believes', 1993 UK No.7 single 'Long Train Runnin'). Died of pneumonia on 8th Feb 2005 aged 56.
1956, Born on this day, Dick Crippen, Tenpole Tudor, (1981 UK No.6 single 'Swords Of A Thousand Men').
1971, Born on this day, Mark Morriss, singer, songwriter, guitarist, The Bluetones, (1996 UK No.2 single 'Slight Return') and solo 2008 album 'Memory Muscle.'.
1974, Born on this day, Peter Svensson, guitar, The Cardigans, (1997 UK No.2 single 'Lovefool').
1977, Born on this day, Simon Rix, bass, Kaiser Chiefs, (2005 UK No.3 album 'Employment', 2005 UK No.6 single 'Oh My God', 2007 UK No.1 single 'Ruby').
1982, Born on this day, Ne-Yo, (born Shaffer Chimere Smith), American R&B singer-songwriter, (2006 US No.1 & UK No.4 album 'In My Own Words', 2006 US & UK No.1 single 'So Sick').
1987, Born on this day, Zachary Efron, American actor and singer from High School Musical. As part of the cast had the 2006 US No.1 'High School Musical' album and 2007, US No.1 'High School Musical 2' album. Over 17 million viewers in the United States watched the TV premier of High School Musical; making it the highest rated basic cable broadcast in U.S. history. 
Died on this day
2000, American singer and actress Julie London died after suffering a stroke. Scored the 1956 US No.9 & UK No.22 single 'Cry Me A River', which was also featured in the 1956 film The Girl Can't Help It. She recorded 32 albums during her career, played the role of nurse Dixie McCall, in the television series Emergency! (1972–1979).
2007, South African reggae star, Lucky Dube was shot dead by car thieves when he was dropping his teenage son and daughter off in a Johannesburg suburb. Police said Dube's son and daughter were already out of the car when three shots were fired through the car window, witnesses said the wounded singer tried to drive away, but lost control of his car and hit a tree.

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