miércoles, 11 de enero de 2012

January 11th: On this Day In Music History

1958, The release date for the Elvis Presley single 'Jailhouse Rock' was put back a week after Decca Records pressing plant in the UK were unable to meet the advance orders of 250,000 copies.
1962, Cliff Richard was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Young Ones'. It stayed at the top of the charts for six weeks and made Cliff the first UK artist to enter the chart at No.1.
1963, The Beatles recorded their first national TV show 'Thank Your Lucky Stars'. They mimed to their new single 'Please Please Me' which was released on this day.
1964, 'Ring Of Fire' by Johnny Cash became the first Country album to go to No.1 in the US album chart.
1964, 'Louie Louie' by The Kingsmen was the number one song on the US Cash Box music chart. For a while, the record was banned by a handful of US radio stations because of its indecipherable lyrics, which were rumored to contain some naughty words. Even the F.B.I. investigated the song, but finally concluded that they could find nothing wrong.
1965, The Righteous Brothers arrived in Britain for a promotional visit appearing on three TV shows, Ready Steady Go! Scene At 6.30. and Discs A Go-Go.
1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded 'Purple Haze'. Jimi also signed to the new record label Track Records on this day.
1981, Blancmange appeared at the Hope & Anchor, London. Depeche Mode were the support, tickets cost £1 ($1.7).
1985, A Brazilian rock Festival held in Rio, claimed to be the biggest ever staged. The festival featured; Queen, Rod Stewart, AC/DC, Whitesnake, Yes and Iron Maiden.
1986, The Pet Shop Boys scored their first UK No.1 single with 'West End Girls.' The first version of the song was released in April 1984, becoming a club hit in the United States, after the duo signed with EMI, the song was re-recorded with producer Stephen Hague.
1987, During a UK tour Motley Crue appeared at the Edinburgh Playhouse.
1987, Frankie Goes To Hollywood started what would become their final tour at the G-Mex in Manchester, England.
1990, Paul McCartney played the first of 11 sold out nights at Wembley Arena, London, England.
1992, Nirvana appeared on NBC-TV's Saturday Night Live performing two songs, 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' and 'Territorial Pissings'. Also on this day the group's 'Nevermind' went to No.1 on the US album chart.
1998, Rolling Stone magazine readers poll picked 'Be Here Now' by Oasis as album of the year.
1999, Ex Mighty Wah singer Pete Wylie appeared in a Liverpool Court charged with making threats to kill his ex girlfriend.
1999, *NSYNC won the Favourite Pop / Rock new artist award at the 26th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles.
2000, Gary Glitter was released from prison after serving half of a four-month sentence for possessing child pornography downloaded from the internet. Glitter was told he would have to go on the sex offenders' register for seven years.
2000, It was reported that Whitney Houston was under investigation after allegedly trying to smuggle 15.2 grams of Marijuana out of Hawaii. A security officer found the drug in the singer's handbag, Houston then walked away when he tried to detain her.
2003, Britain's oldest rockers came out winners in The Pollstar listing of the Top 10 grossing US tours of 2002: Paul McCartney $68m (£40m), The Rolling Stones $58m (£34m), Elton John $47m (£27.6m), The Who $20m (£11.8m), Ozzy Osbourne $18m (£10.6m), Peter Gabriel $10m (£5.88m), Yes $6m (£3.5m), Elvis Costello $5m (£2.94m), The Moody Blues $4m (£2.35m) and Jethro Tull $3m (£1.76m).
2003, Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Tweedy was arrested after an alleged attack in a nightclub in Guildford. The Popstars Rivals winner was accused of punching a lavatory attendant.
2003, Pete Townshend issued a public statement denying being a paedophile after his name was linked with a police Internet porn inquiry. But The Who guitarist did admit studying child pornography for research into a campaign against it.
2008, Robbie Williams' manager told The Times newspaper that the singer would refuse to make another album for his record label EMI, saying he was unhappy after the label was taken over by Terra Firma. Tim Clark told the paper Williams would not deliver a new album because he had no idea how the label would handle it. Williams had sold 47 million albums around the world since leaving Take That in 1995, making him one of EMI's most successful artists.
2008, Ringo Starr helped launch the celebrations for Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture. He was joined by acrobats who dangled on wires from cranes as the opening party kicked off a year-long programme of more than 350 events. Organisers hoped the Capital of Culture tag would attract an extra two million visitors to Liverpool and boost the economy by £100m.
2009, Lady Gaga & Colby O'Donis went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Just Dance', taken from her album The Fame.
January 11th: Born on this day
1895, Born on this day, Laurens Hammond, inventor of the Hammond organ. The sound of the Hammond was used by many rock artists including; Procol Harum, Keith Emerson, Led Zeppelin, The Allman Brothers and The Faces. Hammond died on 3rd July 1973.
1924, Born on this day, Don Cherry, singer, (1955 US & 1956 UK Top 10 single 'Band Of Gold').
1924, Born on this day, Slim Harpo, blues musician, (1966 US No.16 single 'Baby Scratch My Back'). Died of a heart attack on 31st January 1970 aged 46.
1942, Born on this day, Clarence Clemons, saxophonist, E Street Band, (1987 UK No.16 single 'Born To Run').
1946, Born on this day, Tony Kaye, keyboards, Yes, (left in 1971).
1948, Born on this day, Terry Williams, drummer, Dire Straits, Bob Dylan, Rockpile, Tina Turner.
1949, Born on this day, Frederick Dennis Greene, Sha Na Na, US rock 'n' roll group.
1958, Born on this day, Vicki Peterson, guitar, vocals, The Bangles, (1986 UK No.2 single with the Prince song 'Manic Monday', 1986 US No.1 single 'Walk Like An Egyptian').
1968, Born on this day, Tom Dumont, No Doubt, (1997 UK No.1 single 'Don't Speak').
1971, Born on this day, Mary Jane Blige, American R&B soul singer, songwriter, actress. (1997 US No.1 album, 'Share My World', 1999 UK No.4 single' As', 2001 US No.1 single,' Family Affair', 2006 US No.1 album 'The Breakthrough'). Sold over 60 million records world-wide known as the "Queen of hip-hop soul."
1971, Born on this day, Tom Rowlands, The Chemical Brothers, (1996 UK No.1 single 'Setting Sun', 2007 UK No.1 album 'We Are The Night').
1981, Born on this day, Thomas Meighan, lead singer, Kasabian, (2005 UK No.8 single 'Cutt Off', 2006 UK No.1 album 'Empire').
1981, Born on this day, Chris Edwards, Kasabian, (2005 UK No.8 single 'Cutt Off', 2006 UK No.1 album 'Empire').
1981, Born on this day, Jamelia, UK R&B singer, (2003, UK No.4 album 'Thank You').
1985, Born on this day, Newton Faulkner, UK singer, songwriter, (2007 UK No.1 album 'Hand Built By Robots', 2007 UK Top 10 single 'Dream Catch Me').
Died on this day
1999, Barry Pritchard guitarist and singer with The Fortunes died of a heart attack. The group's biggest hit was 'You've Got Your Troubles' which was a UK No.2 hit in 1965, also reaching No.7 seven in the US.
2002, Mickey Finn percussionist and sideman to Marc Bolan in Tyrannosaurus Rex (T Rex), died of kidney and liver problems aged 55. (1971 UK No.1 single 'Hot Love', plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles).
2005, Former Bread guitarist and Academy Award-winning songwriter James Griffin died at his home in Nashville at the age of 61 after suffering from cancer. Bread had the 1970's hits 'Make It With You', 'Baby I'm-a Want You', and 'Everything I Own.'


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