martes, 15 de noviembre de 2011

November 9th: On this Day In Music History


1955, The Everly Brothers made their first studio recordings cutting four tracks in 22 minutes, at Nashville's Old Tulane Hotel studios.
1958, Elvis Presley's 'Hound Dog', exceeded three million copies sold in the USA, becoming only the third single to do so. Bing Crosby's 'White Christmas' & 'Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer' by Gene Autry being the other two.
1959, Johnny Mathis started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Heavenly'.
1961, Brian Epstein saw The Beatles playing live for the first time during a lunchtime session at The Cavern Liverpool. Epstein went on to be the group's manager. That night they appeared at Litherland Town Hall in Liverpool.
1963, the first night of a UK tour with Tommy Roe, Freddie and the Dreamers, The Searchers and Brian Poole & The Tremeloes kicked off at The Odeon Cinema, Bolton, England.
1965, Wilson Pickett made his UK live debut at the Scotch of St James Club in London.
1966, John Lennon met Yoko Ono for the first time when he visited her art exhibition 'Unfinished Paintings and Objects' at the Indica Gallery in London.
1967, the first issue of Rolling Stone Magazine was published in San Francisco. It featured a photo of John Lennon on the cover, dressed in army fatigues while acting in his recent film, How I Won the War and the first issue had a free roach clip to hold a marijuana joint. The name of the magazine was compiled from three significant sources: the Muddy Waters song, the first rock 'n' roll record by Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones.
1968, Led Zeppelin played their first ever London show when they appeared at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm on the same bill as John Lee Hooker, Deviants, John James and Tyres. Zeppelin singer Robert Plant married his girlfriend Maureen in London on this day and held the reception at the gig.
1973, The Grateful Dead played the first of three nights at the Winterland Arena, San Francisco, California.
1974, Bachman Turner Overdrive went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet', the group's only No.1, A No.2 hit in the UK.
1974, Carole King scored her third US No.1 album with 'Wrap Around Joy'.
1975, Sparks played their last gig for what would be 19 years at Croydon Fairfield Halls, England.
1978, during a North American tour Queen appeared at the Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
1985, Jan Hammer went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the 'Miami Vice Theme', a No.5 hit in the UK.
1990, The internal revenue seized all of US country singers Willie Nelson's bank accounts and real estate holdings in connection with a $16million tax debt.
1991, Tin Machine appeared at The Cambridge Corn Exchange, England.
1991, Prince and the New Power Generation started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Cream', a No.15 hit in the UK.
1991, Queen scored their 8th UK No.1 album with 'Greatest Hits II'
1991, Richard Marx played in five cities in 1 day during a 'Rush-n Rush Out, Street Tour'. Marx appeared in Baltimore, New York City, Cleveland, Chicago and Burbank Airport.
1991, Comedian Vic Reeves and The Wonder Stuff were at No.1 in the UK with their version of 'Dizzy', (a No.1 for Tommy Roe in 1969).
1993, the Dave Matthews Band released their first album, 'Remember Two Things' on the Bama Rags label.
1996, Robson and Jerome scored their third UK No.1 single when their versions of 'What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted / Up On The Roof /You'll Never Walk Alone', started a two week run at the top of the charts. The actors third and final No.1.
1996, Blackstreet featuring Dr Dre started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'No Diggity', a No.9 hit in the UK.
1996, Boyzone went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'A Different Beat'.
1996, Oasis singer Liam Gallagher was arrested after being stopped by police in London's Oxford Street and charged with possession of a class A controlled substance.
1996, Van Halen went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Best Of Vol 1'.
1996, Michael Jackson played at the Ericsson Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand, the first of eleven dates in Australia and New Zealand on the HIStory world tour.
1997, Paul Weller was arrested and spent the night in a French jail after smashing up his hotel room. His record company paid £4,000 to cover the damage; Weller was released the following day.
1999, Gary Glitter appeared at Bristol Crown Court, England charged with seducing and sexually humiliating a 14 year-old girl. The charges related back to 1980.
2002, viewers of the UK music channel VH1 voted 'I Will Always Love You' by Whitney Houston as the number 1 most romantic song ever. In second place Elvis Presley, 'You Were Always On My Mind' and third place went to 'My Heart Will Go On' by Celine Dion.
2002, it was announced that Madonna's latest movie 'Swept Away' would not be released in the UK because it had been such a box office flop in the US. The Washington Post said the film was "as awful as you've heard and as bad as you've imagined."
2003, Kylie Minogue scored her seventh UK No.1 single with 'Slow.' UK boy band Blue scored their third UK No.1 album with 'Guilty.'
2004, a Dutch man was jailed for nine months for harassing former Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm. The unnamed 39-year-old sent the singer parcels, letters and tapes during 2001. Dutch police searched the man's home after he tried to hand-deliver a parcel to Ms Chisholm's London home.
2008, Girls Aloud went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Out of Control', the girl groups fifth studio album.
November 9th: Born on this day
1937, Born on this day, Roger McGough, The Scaffold, (1968 UK Christmas No.1 single 'Lily The Pink').
1941, Born on this day, Tom Fogerty, guitarist, Creedence Clearwater Revival, (1969 US No.2 & UK No.1 single 'Bad Moon Rising', 1970 US & UK No.1 album 'Cosmo's Factory'). Fogerty died on 6th September 1990.
1943, Born on this day, Lee Graziano, American Breed, (1967 US No.5 & UK No. 24 single 'Bend Me, Shape Me').
1944, Born on this day, Phil May, vocals, The Pretty Things, (1964 UK No.10 single 'Don't Bring Me Down').
1948, Born on this day, Alan Gratzer, REO Speedwagon, (1981 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Keep On Loving You').
1948, Born on this day, Joe Bouchard, bass, Blue Oyster Cult, (1976 US No.12 & 1978 UK No.16 single 'Don't Fear The Reaper').
1954, Born on this day, Dennis Stratton, guitar, Iron Maiden, (1982 UK No.1 album 'The Number Of The Beast', 1991 UK No.1 single 'Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter').
1960, Born on this day, Demetra Plakas, drums, L7, (1992 UK No. 21 single 'Pretend We're Dead').
1969, Born on this day, Sandra Denton (Pepa) Salt-n-Pepa, (1991 UK No.2 single 'Let's Talk About Sex').
1970, Born on this day, Scarface, (Brad Terrance Jordan), American rapper, (1997 US No.1 album 'The Untouchable').
1977, Born on this day, Sisqo, (a.k.a. Mark Andrews), 2000 US & UK No.3 single 'Thong Song').
1984, Born on this day, Delta Goodrem, Australian singer, actress, (Nina Tucker in TV soap opera Neighbours). 2002 Australian No.1 and 2003 UK No. 3 single 'Born To Try' plus six other Australian No.1 singles. 2003 UK No.2 album 'Innocent Eyes').
Died on this day
1999, American producer, songwriter and co-founder of Atlantic records. Herb Abramson died. Wrote and produced Tommy Tucker's 1964 hit 'High Heeled Sneakers.'
2003, Davey Goldsworthy singer and guitarist with UK band The Chesterfields died after being involved in a hit-a-run accident in Oxford. They scored the 1987 indie No.4 album Kettle.

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