sábado, 7 de enero de 2012

December 14th: On this Day In Music History

1959, The Kingston Trio started an eight-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Here We Go Again!'
1962, Bill Wyman made his live debut with The Rollin' Stones at the Ricky Tick Club, Star and Garter Hotel in Windsor, England. The group were know as The Rollin' Stones during this period.
1963, The Beatles played a show for their Southern Area Fan Club at Wimbledon Palais, London. To prevent damage to the stage from fans the management of the Palais constructed a platform for The Beatles to perform on, surrounded by a steel cage.
1967, Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones was rushed to St Georges hospital in London after collapsing. A doctor reported Jones was tired and suffering from over strain and was also recovering from having some teeth out.
1968, Marvin Gaye scored his first US No.1 single when 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' started a five-week run at the top. It was Marvin's 15th solo hit and also his first UK No.1 single in March 69.
1969, The Jackson Five made their first network television appearance in the US when they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1972, 'Born To Boogie' the Ringo Starr directed movie featuring T Rex premiered in London.
1973, Bruce Springsteen appeared at the Pinecrest Country Club, Shelton, Connecticut. Only 200 tickets were sold for the show.
1977, The film 'Saturday Night Fever' starring John Travolta premiered in New York.
1980, Yoko Ono called on fans to observe ten minutes of silence in memory of John Lennon. 30,000 gathered outside St George's Hall in Liverpool, while nearly 100,000 attend a memorial in New York's Central Park.
1981, Adam and the Ants kicked off a 23-date UK tour at St Austell Coliseum, Cornwall.
1981, During their Ghost In The Machine World Tour The Police played the first of three sold out nights at Wembley Arena, London, England.
1984, Wham! appeared at Leeds Queens Hall during a UK tour, tickets £6.50.
1985, Whitney Houston scored her first UK No.1 single with 'Saving All My Love For You'. The song had been a minor hit for Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. in 1978 and was also a US No.1 for Houston.
1991, Michael Jackson started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Dangerous'.
1996, After presenting this week's edition of 'Top Of The Pops', John Peel was surprised to find he was the subject of the TV show 'This Is Your Life'.
1996, Boyzone scored their second UK No.1 single when 'A Different Beat', the title track of the Irish boy bands second album.
1997, Garth Brooks was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Sevens' his fourth US No.1 album.
1998, Billy Preston pleaded guilty to insurance fraud in a Los Angeles court and agreed to testify against six other defendants who allegedly participated in starting fires, staging thefts and rigging car crashes for which a total of 18 fraudulent insurance claims were filed. Preston received five years of probation and one year in jail to run concurrently with a sentence he was already serving for violating probation on a prior conviction for cocaine possession.
1999, Sir Paul McCartney appeared at The Cavern Club Liverpool, his last gig at the venue was in 1963. The show was filmed for TV and also went out live on the Internet.
2000, Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher recorded a cover version of Slade's 1973 number one 'Merry Xmas Everybody' for the Christmas Day edition of the BBC1 comedy show The Royle Family.
2003, Ozzy & Kelly Osbourne went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Changes' a remake of a track first sung by Ozzy on the Black Sabbath album Volume IV in 1972. It was the first father and daughter chart topper since Frank & Nancy Sinatra in 1967.
2003, Dido went back to No.1 on the UK album chart for another three weeks with 'Life For Rent.'
2003, Alicia Keys was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Diary Of Alicia Keys' the singers second US No.1.
2004, The funeral took place in Arlington, Texas for Damageplan and Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, Eddie Van Halen, placed Darrell's original black and yellow stripes guitar into the Kiss Kasket he was buried in. Several thousand fans and friends gathered at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, to mourn the guitarist's death. Darrell was shot five times in the back of the head during a gig at the Alrosa Villa Club in Columbus on 8th Dec 04 by a mentally ill former US Marine. Damageplan's drum technician, John Brooks, and tour manager, Chris Paluska, were both injured in the incident.
2005, Philomena Ward the mother of X Factor contestant Shayne Ward was arrested on suspicion of assault after an alleged brawl at Manchester's Piccadilly Tavern. A bouncer claimed he was punched during the incident. Shayne Ward went on to have the UK Christmas No.1 single with 'That's My Goal.'
December 14th: Born on this day
1932, Born on this day, Charlie Rich, singer, (1974 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'The Most Beautiful Girl'). Rich died on 25th July 1995.
1934, Charles Franklin Hodge,  better known as Charlie Hodge, an American singer, vocal coach and musician who was a confidant and associate of Elvis Presley.
1938, Born on this day, Gary Usher, producer, songwriter. Worked with The Byrds, co-wrote The Beach Boys 'In My Room'. Died on 25th May 1990.
1943, Born on this day, Frank Allen, The Searchers, (1964 UK No.1 single 'Needles And Pins').
1946, Born on this day, Jackie McAuley, Them, (1965 UK No.2 single 'Here Comes The Night').
1946, Born on this day, Jane Birkin, actress, singer, (1969 UK No.1 single with Serge Gainsbourg 'Je t'aime...Moi non plus', the only French language UK chart- topper).
1946, Born on this day, Joyce Vincent Wilson, singer, Dawn, (1971 UK & US No.1 single 'Knock Three Times', 1973 US & UK No.1 single 'Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree').
1949, Born on this day, Cliff Williams, bass player for AC/DC (he replaced Mark Evans in 1977). UK No.36 single with 'Whole Lotta Rosie', the bands 1980 UK No.1 & US No.14 album Back in Black sold over ten million copies.
1958, Born on this day, Mike Scott, singer, songwriter, The Waterboys, (1991 UK No.3 single 'Whole Of The Moon', first released 1985).
1958, Born on this day, Peter 'Spider' Stacy, tin whistle, The Pogues, (1987 UK No.8 single 'The Irish Rover').
1966, Born on this day, Tim Skold, bass, Marilyn Manson, (1998 US No.1 album, 'Mechanical Animals', UK No. 12 single, 'The Dope Show').
1979, Born on this day, Sophie Monk, Bardot, winners of the Australian Popstars reality show, (2000 Australian No.1 single 'Poison', and 2000 Australian No.1 self-titled album). Now solo.
1988, Born on this day, Vanessa Hudgens, American actress and singer from High School Musical, as part of the cast had the 2006 US No.1 'High School Musical' album and 2007, US No.1 'High School Musical 2' album. Over 17 million viewers in the United States watched the TV premier of High School Musical; making it the highest rated basic cable broadcast in U.S. history.
Died on this day
1963, American blues and jazz singer Dinah Washington died aged 39. Known as the 'Queen of the Blues' she scored the 1959 US No.8 Grammy Award wining single 'What A Diff'rence A Day Makes' and the 1961 hit 'September In The Rain'.

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