lunes, 3 de octubre de 2011

September 29th: On this Day In Music History


1956, Bill Haley had five songs in the UK Top 30; 'Rockin Through The Rye', 'Saints Rock n' Roll', 'Rock Around The Clock', 'Razzle Dazzle', and 'See You Later Alligator'.
1960, Ricky Valance was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Tell Laura I Love Her', making him the first Welsh singer to top the charts, and a One-hit Wonder.
1967, The Small Faces appeared at the Royal in Tottenham, London, admission was 7/6.
1967, Working at Abbey Road in London, The Beatles mixed the new John Lennon song 'I Am the Walrus' which included the sound of a radio being tuned through numerous stations, coming to rest on a BBC production of William Shakespeare's "King Lear". Lennon composed the song by combining three songs he had been working on. When he learned that a teacher at his old primary school was having his students analyse Beatles' lyrics, he added a verse of nonsense words.
1969, The Doors appeared at Lincoln Center's 7th New York Film Festival, New York City.
1971, Gilbert O'Sullivan made his live debut at London's Royal Albert Hall. Also on the bill, Sweet, Dave Edmunds Rockpile and Ashton Gardner & Dyke.
1973, Grand Funk Railroad went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'We're An American Band', the group's first of two US chart toppers.
1976, Enjoying his own birthday celebrations singer Jerry Lee Lewis accidentally shot his bass player Norman Owens in the chest. Lewis had been blasting holes in an office door. Owens survived but sued his boss.
1979, Boney M scored their second UK No.1 album with 'Oceans Of Fantasy'.
1979, The Police had their first UK No.1 single with 'Message In A Bottle' the group's third Top 20 hit.
1980, Elvis Costello supported by The Stray Cats appeared at the Rainbow, London, England.
1984, Prince and the Revolution started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Let's Go Crazy', his second US No.1, a No.7 hit in the UK.
1989, While travelling on his motorbike from Los Angeles, Bruce Springsteen called in at Matt's Saloon in Prescott, Arizona and jammed with the house band. Bruce played a bunch of rock and roll classics, including Elvis Presley's 'Don't Be Cruel,' and Chuck Berry's 'Sweet Little Sixteen' and 'Route 66." Bruce also donated $100,000 to a barmaid's hospital bill.
1990, Maria McKee was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Show Me Heaven' the song featured in the Tom Cruise film 'Days Of Thunder'.
1990, Nelson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with '(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection' the duo being the twin sons of 50's singer Ricky Nelson.
1991, Metallica kicked off their 138 date Wherever We May Roam world tour at the Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois.
1992, American singer, songwriter Paul Jabara died from lymphoma related to AIDS at the age of 44. He wrote Donna Summer's Oscar and Grammy Award-winning hit 'Last Dance' and Barbra Streisand's 'The Main Event/Fight' and co-wrote the Weather Girls hit, 'It's Raining Men' with Paul Shaffer.
1999, Receivers were called in to concert promoter Harvey Goldsmith's empire after suffering losses on a series of shows. Goldsmith was awarded the MBE after his work on Live Aid.
1999, The Manic Street Preachers were given a bill for £28.000 after smashing up equipment during their show at Scotland's T In The Park festival.
2001, Jennifer Lopez married dancer Cris Judd in Calabasa California. The couple separated nine months later.
2002, US TV Pop Idol winner Kelly Clarkson started a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'A Moment Like This.'
2002, UK Pop Idol winners Will Young and Gareth Gates started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of The Beatles 'The Long And Winding Road.'
2004, Keith Moon's five-piece drum kit, custom-made for The Who drummer in 1968, sold for £120,000 pounds ($215,772) in London to an American collector, setting a world auction record for a set of drums.
2004, The Sun reported that Michael Jackson had a secret fourth child who was now 19. The story claimed that Norwegian Omar Bhatti was born after a one night stand and had stayed with Jackson at his Neverland home in California.
2007, US rapper 50 Cent was beaten by rival rap star Kanye West in the stand-off to claim the best-selling album in the US. West's Graduation shifted 957,000 copies in its first week of sales while 50 Cent's album, Curtis, only sold 691,000. Before the albums went on sale 50 Cent vowed he would retire from making solo albums if he was outsold by West. 50 Cent axed his forthcoming European tour and a performance at London Mobo Awards the Vodafone Live Music Awards in London, as well as at an MTV show in Germany.
2011, Tony Bennett became the oldest living person to top the US album chart when the 85-year-old's 'Duets II' album went to No.1. The record, which featured collaborations with Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga, was also his first US No.1 in his 60 year career. The previous oldest performer to top the chart was Bob Dylan in 2009 with 'Together Through Life'. At the time he was 67-years old.
September 29th: Born on this day
1907, Born on this day, Gene Autry, America's singing cowboy. During his career Autry scored 25 successive Top 10 Country hits. He died on 2nd October 1998 aged 91.
1935, Born on this day, Jerry Lee Lewis, US singer, keyboards, (1958 UK No.1 & US No.1 single 'Great Balls Of Fire', 1957 multi million seller 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On').
1937, Born on this day, Joe 'Guitar' Hughes, US blues guitarist, died May 20th 2003 aged 65. Worked with T-Bone Walker, BB King, Big Joe Turner.
1939, Born on this day, Tommy Boyce, singer, songwriter. 1968 US No 8 single with Bobby Hart, 'I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite'. Wrote 'Last Train To Clarksville', 'I'm Not Your Stepping Stone' and 'Scooby-Doo Where Are You.' Sold over 40m records. Boyce committed suicide on 23rd November 1994.
1943, Born on this day, Manuel Fernandez, Los Bravos, (1966 UK No.2 & US No.4 single 'Black Is Black'). First Spanish rock band to have a UK & US hit single.
1948, Born on this day, Mark Farner, Grand Funk Railroad, (1974 US No.1 single 'The Locomotion'). Most successful US Heavy Metal band of the 70's selling over 20m albums.
1948, Born on this day, Mike Pinera, Blues Image, (1970 US No.4 single, 'Ride Captain Ride').
1957, Born on this day, Mari Wilson, UK singer, (1982 UK No.8 single 'Just What I Always Wanted').
1958, Born on this day, Mick Harvey, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, (1996 UK No.36 single with PJ Harvey 'Henry Lee').
1965, Born on this day, Ian Baker Keyboards, Jesus Jones, (1991 UK No.7 single 'International Bright Young Thing').
1966, Born on this day, Tony Foster, guitarist, worked with Julian Cope and Olive, (1997 UK No.1 single 'You're Not Alone).
1968, Born on this day, Matt & Luke Goss, Bros, 1988 UK No.1 single 'I Owe You Nothing' plus 10 other UK Top 40 singles).
1969, Born on this day, Donald DeGrate, (DeVante Swing), Jodeci, vocals, (1995 UK No.17 single 'Freak 'N' You').
1981, Born on this day, Suzanne Shaw, vocals, Hear'Say, (2001 UK No.1 single, 'Pure and Simple).
1987, Born on this day, Joshua Farro, guitarist, Paramore, 2009 UK No.1 album 'Brand New Eyes'.

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