viernes, 7 de octubre de 2011

October 6th: On this Day In Music History


1959, Jerry Keller was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Here Comes Summer'. A one hit wonder, Keller went on to be a vocalist for television jingles throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
1963, The Yardbirds appeared at Studio 51, Leicester Square, London.
1964, The Beatles spent the afternoon recording 'Eight Days A Week' at Abbey Road studios in London. Late evening was spent at The Ad Lib Club, London, partying with The Ronettes and Mick Jagger.
1967, The Doors appeared at the Cal State Gymnasium, Los Angeles, California. With The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and The Sunshine Company.
1970, The US Top 5 singles: at 5, 'All Right Now' by Free, 4, 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough', Diana Ross, 3, 'Candida', Dawn, 2, 'I'll Be There', Jackson Five and No.1, 'Cracklin' Rose,' Neil Diamond.
1973, Blue Mink and Badfinger appeared at The London College Of Printing, tickets £1.50.
1973, Cher started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Half-Breed', the singers second US No.1. The single didn't chart in the UK.
1973, Slade scored their second UK No.1 album when 'Sladest' started a three week-run at the top of the charts.
1978, Johnny O'Keefe Australia's 'King of rock & roll' died. Co-wrote and had the 1958 hit with 'Real Wild Child', covered by Iggy Pop in 1986.
1978, Wire supported by The Cure appeared at London's City Poly, England.
1979, Robert John went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Sad Eyes', a No.31 in the UK.
1979, Buzzcocks, supported by Joy Division appeared at the Odeon Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland, tickets £2.50
1980, John Lydon was arrested by Irish police for assault after a pub brawl in Dublin.
1980, The Bee Gees sued their record company Polygram and the bands manager Robert Stigwood for fraud.
1984, David Bowie scored his sixth UK No.1 album with 'Tonight', featuring the single 'Blue Jean'.
1990, Maxi Priest went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Close To You', a No.7 hit in the UK.
1991, Michael Jackson gave away the bride at Elizabeth Taylor's seventh wedding, held at Jackson's Neverland Ranch. The Groom was construction worker Larry Fortensky, whom Taylor would divorce in 1997.
1996, Celine Dion was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Falling Into You'.
1998, a music industry poll was published by London Magazine 'Time Out', naming the top stars from the past 30 years. 5th place was Marvin Gaye, 4th; James Brown, 3rd; Bob Marley, 2nd; The Beatles and first place went to David Bowie
1999, winners at The Mobo Awards included Kele Le Roc, for best newcomer and best single. Shanks & Bigfoot won best dance act. TLC won best video for 'No Scrubs'. Lauryn Hill, won best International act and Tina Turner won a Lifetime Achievement Award.
2000, Manhattan Supreme Court sentenced rapper Busta Rhymes to five years probation after pleading guilty to a gun possession charge.
2002, Elvis Presley started a three week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Elvis 30 #1 Hits.'
2004, Britney Spears threw a full cup of cola over a photographer. The snapper was waiting to take pictures of the singer and her new husband outside a subway take-away shop in Malibu, California.
2005, a Rolling Stones concert at the University of Virginia, in the US, was halted eight songs into the show at the Scott Stadium after police received a bomb threat targeting the stage area. A 45-minute police sweep of the area found nothing unusual, and the band completed the show. The Stones were touring to promote their latest album, 'A Bigger Bang.'
2007, Bruce Springsteen was being sued for $850,000 (£415,973) by a man who claimed he backed out of a contract to buy a horse. Springsteen and his wife Patti Scialfa were both named in legal documents filed in Florida by Todd Minikus. He claimed the couple pulled out of a deal to pay $650,000 (£358,097) for a horse, named Pavarotti.

2007, Queen's groundbreaking promo for their 1975 hit Bohemian Rhapsody was named the UK's best music video in a survey of music fans. Out of 1,051 adults polled by O2, 30% named the six-minute video, (which took only three hours to shoot and cost a mere £3,500 to make), their favourite.
October 6th: Born on this day
1917, Born on this day, Bob Neal, ex DJ, agent and one time Elvis Presley manager, died on 9th May 1983.
1945, Born on this day, Robin Shaw, The Flowerpot Men. (1967 UK No.4 single 'Let's Go to Francisco').
1948, Born on this day, Millie Small, (Millie), 1964 US & UK No.2 single 'My Boy Lollipop).
1949, Born on this day, Bobby Farrell, Boney M, (1978 UK No.1 & US No.30 single 'Rivers of Babylon').
1949, Born on this day, Thomas McClary, guitar, The Commodores, (1978 UK & US No.1 single 'Three Times A Lady').
1951, Born on this day, David Hidalgo, Los Lobos (1987 UK & US No.1 single 'La Bamba').
1951, Born on this day, Gavin Sutherland, The Sutherland Brothers, (1976 UK No.5 single 'Arms Of Mary'. Wrote the million seller 'Sailing' a No.1 for Rod Stewart in 1975).
1951, Born on this day, Kevin Cronin, REO Speedwagon, (1981 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Keep On Loving You').
1958, Born on this day, Tim Mooney, drums, American Music Club, (1993 album 'Mercury').
1960, Born on this day, Richard Jobson, The Skids, (1979 UK No.10 single 'Into The Valley'), Armoury Show, TV presenter.
1961, Born on this day, Tim Burgess, Drums, T'Pau, (1987 UK No.1 single 'China In Your Hand', 1987 US No.4 single 'Heart and Soul').
1964, Born on this day, Matthew Sweet, singer guitarist, (solo single 'Girlfriend'). The Thorns.
1966, Born on this day, Tommy Stinson, bass, The Replacements, (1984 album 'Let It Be'). Also worked with Guns N' Roses.
1982, Born on this day, William Pierce, synthesiser, bass, guitar. percussion, Arcade Fire, (2005 album 'Funeral').
Married on this day
1996, US country singer Tim McGraw married Faith Hill.

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