domingo, 20 de noviembre de 2011

November 18th: On this Day In Music History


1952, Bill Haley married his pregnant girlfriend just four days after he divorced his first wife.
1956, Fats Domino appeared on the US TV Ed Sullivan Show performing 'Blueberry Hill.'
1963, The Beatles received silver LP discs for 'Please Please Me' and 'With the Beatles' at a ceremony held at EMI House in London. They also received a silver EP for 'Twist and Shout' and a silver single for 'She Loves You'. The band then attend a cocktail party and a formal lunch in the EMI boardroom with company executives and invited guests.
1965, Manfred Mann, The Yardbirds and Paul and Barry Ryan all appeared at the ABC Cinema, Stockton, Cleveland, North East England.
1972, Cat Stevens started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Catch Bull At Four'.
1973, Gary Glitter was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I Love You Love Me Love', the singers second No.1.
1975, Bruce Springsteen made his live debut in the UK at London's Hammersmith Odeon.
1976, Richard Hell and the Voidoids made their debut at CBGB's New York.
1978, Billy Joel went to No.1 on the US album chart with '52nd Street', his first US No.1 album.
1978, This week's UK Top 5 singles: No.5, The Cars, 'My Best Friend's Girl', No.4, Rod Stewart, 'Do You Think I'm Sexy', No.3, Dan Hartman, 'Instant Replay', No.2, Olivia Newton- John, 'Hopelessly Devoted To You' and No.1, The Boomtown Rats, 'Rat Trap' giving the Irish band their first UK No.1 single and the first chart topper by a punk or new wave act.
1979, The Jam appeared at The Apollo Theatre, Manchester, England.
1983, R.E.M. made their first appearance outside the US when they appeared on Channel 4 UK TV show 'The Tube'. The following night they made their live UK debut when the played at Dingwalls, London.
1989, Songwriter Diane Warren had the No.1 and No.2 singles on the US chart with 'When I See You Smile' by Bad English followed by 'Blame It On the Rain,' by Milli Vanilli.
1992, Black Sabbath were honoured with a star at the Rock Walk in Hollywood.
1993, Nirvana recorded their MTV unplugged special at Sony Studios, New York.
1993, Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder was arrested in New Orleans for disturbing the peace after a fight broke out in a bar.
1999, It was reported that Madonna had saved over £100,000 when buying a new South Kensington home in England after making a private sale and cutting out any estate agents.
2000, Craig David kicked off a 16-date UK tour of the UK at The Pavilions, Plymouth, England.
2001, British boy band Blue scored their second UK No.1 single with 'If You Come Back.'
2001, Britney Spears scored her second US No.1 album with 'Britney.'
2003, More than five hundred Britney Spears fans camped overnight outside the Virgin Records Megastore in New York's Times Square waiting to get the star to sign copies of her new album 'In The Zone.'
2003, Following allegations of sexual abuse of a 12-year old boy, police raided Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch. Jackson denied the allegations, the search came on the day that his latest greatest hits album, 'Number Ones' was released in the US.
2005, A Belgian songwriter won a plagiarism case against Madonna over her 1998 hit single 'Frozen.' Salvatore Acquaviva claimed that the song copied one of his recordings, the judge agreed that Madonna's single used four bars of his song 'Ma Vie Fout L'camp', which roughly translates as 'My Life's Getting Nowhere.'
2007, 22-year-old X Factor winner Leona Lewis set a British record for the fastest-selling debut album with Spirit. The singer sold more than 375,000 copies in seven days, 12,000 more than the Arctic Monkeys' 2006 release Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not. Oasis still had the overall record for the fastest selling British album, selling 813,000 copies in 1997.
November 18th: Born on this day
1936, Born on this day, Don Cherry, jazz musician, stepdaughter & father of Neneh and Eagle Eye Cherry. Cherry died on 19th October 1995.
1936, Born on this day, Hank Ballard, US singer, songwriter, (1960 US No.6 single 'Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go', wrote 1960 US No.1 hit for Chubby Checker 'The Twist.'
1941, Born on this day, Con Clusky, The Bachelors, (1964 UK No.1 single 'Diane', plus 16 other UK Top 40 singles).
1949, Born on this day, Herman Rarebell, The Scorpions, (1991 UK No.2 single 'Wind Of Change').
1950, Born on this day, Graham Parker, singer, The Rumour, (1978 UK No.32 single 'Hey Lord Don't Ask Me Questions')
1950, Born on this day, Rudy Sarzo, bass, Whitesnake, (1987 US No.1 & UK No.9 single 'Here I Go Again'). Also worked with Dio, Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne.
1954, Born on this day, John Parr, (1985 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'St Elmo's Fire').
1954, Born on this day, Charles Williams, KC and the Sunshine Band, (1975 US No.1 single 'That's The Way, I Like It', 1983 UK No.1 single 'Give It Up').
1960, Born on this day, Kim Wilde, singer, (1981 UK No.2 single 'Kids In America', 1987 US No.1 single 'You Keep Me Hanging On', plus 20 other Top 50 UK singles).
1962, Born on this day, Kirk Hammett, guitar, Metallica, (1991 UK No.5 single 'Enter Sandman', 1991 US & UK No.1 album 'Metallica').
1972, Born on this day, Matt Knight, Toploader, (2000 UK No.7 single 'Dancin In The Moonlight').
1975, Born on this day, Ant, P.J. & Duncan, 1994 UK No.9 single, 'Lets Get Ready To Rhumble.' Actor, TV presenter.
1977, Born on this day, Fabolous, (John David Jackson), American rapper. 2009 US No.1 album 'Loso's Way'.
Died on this day
1971, Memphis blues singer and musician Herman 'Junior' Parker died aged 39 during surgery for a brain tumor. Parker was discovered in 1952 by Ike Turner, who signed him to Modern Records. Parker then signed to Sun Records in 1953. There they produced three successful songs including 'Feelin' Good' a No.5 on the Billboard R&B charts.
1972, Danny Whitten died of a drug overdose aged 29. Member of Neil Young's Crazy Horse and writer of 'I Don't Wanna Talk About It', covered by Rod Stewart, Rita Coolidge and Everything But The Girl. The Neil Young song 'The Needle and the Damage Done' was written about Whitten's heroin use (before he died of an overdose).
2003, American composer and orchestral arranger Michael Kamen died of a heart attack in London aged 55. Worked with Pink Floyd, Queen, Eric Clapton, Roger Daltrey, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, David Bowie, Eurythmics, Queensryche, Rush, Metallica, Herbie Hancock, The Cranberries, Bryan Adams, Jim Croce, Sting, and Kate Bush. Kamen co-wrote Bryan Adams' ballad '(Everything I Do), I Do It for You.'
2007, US celebrity publicist Paul Wasserman, died aged 73 of respiratory failure. His clients included the Rolling Stones, The Who, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Paul Simon, Tom Petty and James Taylor. His career ended in 2000, when he was jailed for six months for swindling some of his friends by falsely claiming to be selling shares in investment schemes that he said were backed by stars like U2.

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