martes, 15 de noviembre de 2011

November 8th: On this Day In Music History

1952, The first ever UK pop chart was published by the New Musical Express after staff asked 53 record shops to divulge their sales returns. 'Here In My Heart' by Al Martino was the first No.1. The song stayed at No.1 for nine weeks.
1958, the soundtrack to South Pacific went to No.1 on the UK album chart. It became the longest running No.1 album of all time spending a total of 115 weeks at the No.1 position.
1963, Dusty Springfield set out on her first UK solo tour, sharing the bill with The Searchers, Freddie & The Dreamers and Brian Poole & The Tremeloes. The first night was in Halifax.
1965, The Beatles worked on a new George Harrison song 'Think For Yourself' at Abbey Road for their forthcoming Rubber Soul album. After rehearsing the song, they recorded the basic instrumental track in one take.
1967, The Foundations were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Baby, Now That I've Found You', the group's only UK No.1.
1968, The Who, Joe Cocker and The Grease Band, The Mindbenders and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown all appeared at The Walthamstow Granada Theatre, England.
1969, 'Something' the first Beatles A-side composed by George Harrison entered the UK singles chart, it peaked at No.4 in the UK and went on to be a No.1 on the US chart.
1971, the UK Top 5 singles chart: No.5, Tom Jones, 'Till', No.4, Al Green, 'Tired Of Being Alone', No.3, Rod Stewart, 'Maggie May', No.2, Redbone, 'The Which Queen of New Orleans' and No.1, Slade, 'Coz I Love You.'
1975, David Bowie made his US TV debut performing 'Fame', on the Cher CBS-TV show.
1975, Elton John was named Godfather to John and Yoko Lennon's son Sean.
1980, Barbra Streisand went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Guilty.'
1981, ITV's 'The South Bank Show' aired a documentary on the making of the Elvis Costello country album 'Almost Blue.'
1986, taken from the film 'Top Gun', Berlin started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Take Your Breath Away'.
1986, The Police started a two week run at No.1 on the UK album with 'Every Breath You Take-The Singles'
1993, Take That kicked off their 21 date, sold out UK 'Everything Changes' tour in Bournemouth.
1998, Robbie Williams scored his second UK No.1 album with 'I've Been Expecting You'.
1999, Eminem played the first of two sold out nights at the London Astoria, tickets cost £12.00.
2000, Spice Girl Mel C made a foul-mouthed attack on Westlife, calling them 'a useless bunch of talentless tossers' and 'as hyped-up shit'. Mel made the attack during The Spice Girls party to launch their new album 'Forever'.
2001, winners at the MTV Europe Awards included Robbie Williams who won Best male and Best song for 'Rock DJ', Craig David won Best R&B act and Best UK & Ireland act, Dido won Best new act and Anastacia won Best pop act. Gorillaz won Best song for 'Clint Eastwood' and Best Dance act and Eminem won the Best Hip Hop award.
2007, four men were arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice after Police raided a house in Camden, London belonging to singer Amy Winehouse. The arrests were in connection of a court case involving Ms Winehouse's husband Blake Fielder-Civil, who faced charges of causing grievous bodily harm.
2008, AC/DC started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Black Ice' the bands fifteenth studio album and the second-best selling album of 2008.
2009, Former Smiths frontman Morrissey stopped a concert halfway through his second song after being hit by a beer bottle. The 50-year-old singer who was hit in the eye by a plastic bottle of beer, said goodnight to the 8,000 strong crowd in Liverpool, England before walking off.
November 8th: Born on this day
1927, Born on this day, Ken Dodd, singer, comedian, (1965 UK No.1 single 'Tears' plus 17 other UK Top hit singles).
1942, Born on this day, Gerald Alston, vocals, The Manhattans, (1976 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'Kiss And Say Goodbye').
1944, Born on this day, Bonnie Bramlett, Delaney and Bonnie, (1971 US No.13 single 'Never Ending Song Of Love', worked with Eric Clapton during early 70's, acting roles in 'Fame', 'Roseanne' and 'The Doors').
1944, Born on this day, Rodney Slater, sax, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, (1968 UK No.5 single 'I'm The Urban Spaceman').
1946, Born on this day, John Martin, The Big Figure, Dr Feelgood, (1979 UK No.9 single 'Milk And Alcohol').
1946, Born on this day, Roy Wood, guitar, vocals, The Move, (1969 UK No.1 single 'Blackberry way'), Wizzard, (1973 UK No.1 single 'See My Baby Jive').
1947, Born on this day, Minnie Riperton, US singer, (1975 US No.1 & UK No.2 with the Stevie Wonder produced single 'Loving You'). Died of cancer 12th July 1979.
1949, Born on this day, Alan Berger, Southside Johnny & The Ashbury Jukes, (1978 album 'Hearts Of Stone').
1949, Born on this day, Bonnie Raitt, Blues singer songwriter, slide guitarist, (1994 UK No.31 single 'You', 1990 US No.1 album 'Nick Of Time').
1957, Born on this day, Porl Thompson, The Cure, (1989 US No.2 single 'Love Song', 1992 UK No.6 single 'Friday I'm In Love', plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles).
1958, Born on this day, Terry Lee Miall, Adam And The Ants, (1981 UK No.1 single 'Stand And Deliver', plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles).
1970, Born on this day, Rat, guitar, Neds Atomic Dustbin, (1991 UK No.16 single 'Happy').
1976, Born on this day, Corey Taylor, Slipknot, (2001 UK No.1 album 'Iowa'). Stone Sour.
1977, Born on this day, Tiffani Wood, Australian singer, songwriter, Bardot, winners of the Australian Popstars reality show, (2000 Australian No.1 single 'Poison', and 2000 Australian No.1 self-titled album). Now solo.
1985, Born on this day, Jack Osbourne, son of Ozzy and star of MTV The Osbournes TV Show.

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