martes, 24 de enero de 2012

January 14th: On this Day In Music History

1960, Elvis Presley's' 'GI Blues' started a seven-week run at No.1 on the UK chart.
1963, Charlie Watts made his live debut with The Rolling Stones at The Flamingo Jazz Club, Soho, London.
1964, The Beatles (minus Ringo Starr, who was fog-bound in Liverpool) departed from Liverpool for Paris, France for an 18-day run at the Olympia Theatre. Arriving in Paris, John, Paul, and George were met by 60 fans. Ringo, accompanied by roadie Neil Aspinall, arrived the next day.
1965, Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Yeh Yeh.'
1967, Cliff Richard told the music paper the NME that he was retiring from show business to teach religious education in schools.
1967, Over 25,000 people attend The Human Be-In-A Gathering Of The Tribes at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. The event was a forerunner of major, outdoor rock concerts and featured The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Big Brother And The Holding Company.
1970, Diana Ross made her last appearance with The Supremes at The Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas.
1972, Yes played the first of two nights at the Rainbow Theatre, London.
1972, Stevie Wonder kicked off a 15-date UK tour at London's Hammersmith Odeon.
1973, Elvis Presley performed the first concert broadcast live via satellite. It was the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in television history. The concert took place at the International Convention Center Arena in Honolulu (now known as the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena) and aired in over 40 countries across Asia and Europe (who received the telecast the next day, also in primetime). Despite the satellite innovation, the United States did not air the concert until April 4, 1973 (the concert took place the same day as Super Bowl VII). The show was the most expensive entertainment special at the time, costing $2.5 million. This was a benefit for the Kui Lee Cancer Drive and raised 75,000 dollars.
1978, Player started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Baby Come Back', a No.32 hit in the UK, the group's only UK hit.
1978, The Sex Pistols played their last live gig at Winterland, San Francisco, (they re-formed in 96).
1984, Paul McCartney was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Pipes Of Peace.' With this release McCartney made chart history by becoming the first artist to have a No.1 in a group, (The Beatles), in a duo, (with Stevie Wonder), in a trio, (with Wings) and as a solo artist.
1987, Nick Kershaw appeared at King Georges Hall, Blackburn on the first night of a 25 date UK tour.
1989, Bobby Brown went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'My Prerogative.'
1993, US alternative group The Pixies announced that they had split. (They re-formed in 2004).
1995, Swedish performing arts collective Rednex started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Cotton Eye Joe.'
1996, Oasis went to No.1 on the UK album chart with '(What's The Story) Morning Glory', the group's second UK No.1 spent a total of 145 week's on the chart.
2001, Jennifer Lopez scored her first UK No.1 single with 'Love Don't Cost A Thing.' The track was taken from her album J.Lo.
2003, Linda Gail Lewis the sister of Jerry Lee Lewis, dropped a claim of sex discrimination against Van Morrison. Lewis had claimed that Morrison had 'publicly humiliated' her on stage and had tried to ruin her life by asking her for sex. She withdrew her claim after discussions with her lawyer. Morrison denied all the allegations.
2005, A $100,000 (£58,823) statue honouring the late punk guitarist Johnny Ramone was unveiled by his widow Linda at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Johnny died from prostate cancer in September 2004 at the age of 55. Hundreds turned out for the ceremony, including Tommy Ramone – the only surviving band member. Dee Dee Ramone died of a drugs overdose in 2002 and Joey died in 2001 of lymphatic cancer.
2006, American actor and stand-up comic Jamie Foxx started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with his second album 'Unpredictable.'
2007, Amy Winehouse started a two week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Back To Black' (which went on to become the biggest-selling album of 2007 with sales over 1.5m copies). Nas was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Hip Hop Is Dead.'
2010, The BBC admitted coverage of the launch of U2's album No Line On The Horizon in 2009 went too far - giving "undue prominence" to the band. RadioCentre, the trade body for commercial radio companies, had made a formal complaint over the coverage saying the BBC had given U2 "the sort of publicity money can't buy".
January 14th: Born on this day
1936, Born on this day, Clarence Carter, blind US singer, guitarist, (1970 US No.4 & UK No.2 single 'Patches').
1937, Born on this day, Billie Jo Spears, US female singer, (1975 UK No.6 single 'Blanket On The Ground').
1938, Born on this day, Alain Toussaint, US singer, songwriter, producer, worked with Paul Simon, Joe Cocker, The Band, Lee Dorsey, Neville Brothers.
1944, Born on this day, Linda Jones, US soul singer. She died on 14th March 1972 aged 26, after collapsing into a diabetic coma following a performance at Harlem's Apollo Theatre in New York. Jones had the 1967 US No.21 single 'Hypnotized.'
1948, Born on this day, Tim Harris, drums, The Foundations, (1967 UK No.1 single 'Baby Now That I've Found You', 1969 US No.3 single 'Build Me Up A Buttercup').
1956, Born on this day, Bob Bradbury, Hello, (1974 UK No.6 single 'Tell Him').
1959, Born on this day, Chas Smash, horns, Madness, (1982 UK No.1 single 'House Of Fun' plus over 20 other UK Top 40 hits).
1962, Born on this day, Patricia Morrison, Gun Club, Sisters Of Mercy, (1992 UK No.3 single 'Temple Of Love').
1967, Born on this day, Zakk Wylde, Ozzy Osbourne Band, (1986 UK No.20 single 'Shot In The Dark').
1968, Born on this day, James Todd Smith, (L.L. Cool J), 1987 UK No.8 single 'I Need Love'.
1969, Born on this day, Dave Grohl, drummer, singer, Nirvana, (1991 UK No.7 & 1992 US No.6 single Smells Like Teen Spirit' from the 1991 album 'Nevermind' spent over 2 years on the UK chart & made US No.1 album chart in 1992). Foo Fighters, (1995 UK No.5 single 'This Is A Call', US No.5 single 'All My Life').
1974, Born on this day, Denise Van Outen, actress / singer, (2002 UK No. 23 single with Andy Williams, 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You'). The song set a new record of the biggest age gap of a duo to have a hit: 45 years.
1982, Born on this day, Caleb Followill, lead singer, rhythm guitarist, Kings of Leon, (2007 UK No.1 album 'Because Of The Times', 2008 UK No.1 single 'Sex on Fire', 2008 UK No.1 album 'Only By The Night').
 Died on this day
1992, Jerry Nolan drummer with The New York Dolls died from a fatal stroke. The influential American band formed in 1972 and made just two albums, the 1973 'New York Dolls' and 1974 'Too Much Too Soon'.

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