martes, 24 de enero de 2012

January 19th: On this Day In Music History


1959, The Platters 'Smoke Gets In Your Eyes', started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart.
1963, The Beatles made their first national TV appearance in the UK on 'Thank Your Lucky Stars' performing 'Please Please Me'.
1967, Pink Floyd and Marmalade played at The Marquee Club, London.
1967, The Monkees were at No.1 on the UK singles with 'I'm A Believer', the group's only UK No.1.
1967, The Beatles began recording 'A Day in the Life' at Abbey Road studio's London, recording four takes of the new song.
1971, The Beatles White Album was played in the courtroom at the Sharon Tate murder trial to find out if any songs could have influenced Charles Manson and his followers to commit murder.
1974, Al Wilson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Show And Tell'.
1974, Black Oak Arkansas appeared at Kent State University, Kent Ohio. Support act was Bruce Springsteen. Tickets cost $4.00
1978, Johnny Rotten was fired from The Sex Pistols for 'not being weird enough anymore.'
1980, 'Brass In Pocket' gave The Pretenders their first UK No.1 single. The bands self-titled debut album started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK chart also on this day.
1980, Pink Floyd's 'The Wall', started a 15-week run at No.1 on the US album chart. The group's third US No.1, it went on to sell over 8 million copies.
1985, Alison Moyet went to No.1 on the UK album chart with her debut solo album Alf.
1988, Bon Jovi's and Motley Crue manager Doc McGheep pleaded guilty to importing more than 40,000lb of marijuana into the US.
1991, Enigma went to No.1 for one week on the UK singles chart with 'Sadness Part One'.
1991, Janet Jackson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Love Will Never Do', her 5th US No.1, a No.31 hit in the UK.
1993, Fleetwood Mac re-formed to perform at Bill Clinton's inauguration. The band's "Don't Stop" was used as the theme for his campaign.
1997, Madonna won the Best Actress award for her role in Evita at the Golden Globe Awards.
1998, Joey Ramone from The Ramones was admitted to hospital in New York suffering from a blood related illness.
2000, tourism chiefs in Liverpool were banned from putting up motorway signs saying 'Liverpool, the Birthplace Of The Beatles', because the Highways Agency thought the signs would distract motorists.
2001, It was reported that Paul McCartney was set to become the world's first pop star billionaire. McCartney was said to be worth £725 million ($1,233) and was expected to become a billionaire after huge sales from The Beatles compilation hits album.
2003, UK TV's Fame Academy winner David Sneddon started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Stop Living The Lie'. Sneddon was a busker before he got on the show as a late replacement.
2003, Norah Jones started a three week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Come Away With Me', also a UK No.1.
January 19th: Born on this day
1935, Born on this day, Johnny O'Keefe, singer known as "Australia's King of rock 'n' roll". He co-wrote and had the 1958 Australian hit with, 'Real Wild Child', which was covered by Iggy Pop in 1986. Other hits included 'Shout!', 'Don't You Know Pretty Baby' and 'She's My Baby.' O'Keefe died on October 6th 1978.
1939, Born on this day, Phil Everly, singer, songwriter, The Everly Brothers, (1958 UK & US No.1 single 'All I Have To Do Is Dream' plus over 25 other Top 40 hits).
1942, Born on this day, Michael Crawford, UK actor, singer, (1987 UK No.7 single 'The Music Of The Night').
1943, Born on this day, Janis Joplin, US singer who had a 1971 US No.1 single with 'Me And Bobby McGee' and a 1971 US No.1 album with Pearl. She died on October 4th 1970 after an accidental heroin overdose.
1944, Born on this day, Laurie London, actor, singer. At the age of 13 had the 1958 US No.1 & UK No. 12 single 'He's Got The Whole World In His Hands'.
1946, Born on this day, Dolly Parton, US singer, songwriter, actress, (1976 UK No.7 single 'Jolene', 1981 US No.1 single '9 to 5'). Parton wrote 'I Will Always Love You' which was a US Country No.1 for her in 1974 and became a UK & US No.1 for Whitney Houston in 1992.
1947, Born on this day, Rod Evans, early Deep Purple, US No.14 single 'Hush'.
1948, Born on this day, Harvey Hinsley, Hot Chocolate, (1977 UK NO.1 & US No.3 single 'So You Win Again', plus over 25 other Top 40 hits).
1949, Born on this day, Robert Palmer, singer, songwriter, member of Vinegar Joe and solo artist, (1986 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'Addicted To Love'). Palmer died on 26th Sept 2003 aged 54.
1950, Born on this day, Francis Buchholz, The Scorpions, (1991 UK No.2 single 'Wind Of Change').
1951, Born on this day, Dewey Bunell, America, (1972 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Horse With No Name').
1952, Born on this day, Eric Leeds, American jazz and funk musician, saxophone and other woodwind and brass instruments. Best known for his work with Prince. Played on The Black Album, Lovesexy and Batman albums.
1953, Born on this day, Michael Boddicker American film composer and session musician. Played synthesizer on Michael Jackson's albums, Thriller, Bad and Dangerous.
1957, Born on this day, Mickey Virtue, keyboards, UB40, (1983 UK No.1 & 1988 US No.1 single 'Red Red Wine' and over 30 other UK Top 40 hits).
1963, Born on this day, Caron Wheeler, vocals, Soul II Soul, (1989 UK No.1 single 'Back To Life').
1969, Born on this day, Trey Lorenz, US singer, sang on Mariah Carey's 1992 UK No.2 & US No 1 version of the Jackson Five hit 'I'll Be There'.
1978, Born on this day, John Parker, double bass, human beatbox, vocals, Nizlopi, (2005 UK No.1 single 'JCB Song').
Died on this day
1990, Singer Mel Appleby died of Pneumonia aged 23 following treatment for spinal cancer. Had been one half of the duo Mel and Kim. Appleby initially worked as a glamour model, (in 1987 she did a photo shoot for Mayfair). Mel & Kim had the 1997 UK No.1 'Respectable'.
1998, American Rockabilly singer, songwriter Carl Perkins died aged 65 from throat cancer. He wrote the classic rock & roll song 'Blue Suede Shoes', the first record by a Sun label to sell a million copies.
2006, American soul singer, Wilson Pickett died in a hospital near his Ashburn, Virginia home of a heart attack aged 64. Pickett recorded the soul classics 'Mustang Sally', 'Everybody Needs Somebody to Love' and 'In The Midnight Hour' plus he scored 15 other US Top 40 singles.
2007, Canadian singer songwriter and former Mamas and the Papas singer Denny Doherty died at the age of 66. He died at his home near Toronto, Canada after a short illness. The group scored the 1966 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Monday Monday.'
2008, Singer songwriter John Stewart, who wrote the Monkees hit Daydream Believer died aged 68 after he suffered a massive stroke or brain aneurysm in San Diego. Stewart was a member of folk group The Kingston Trio and went on to record more than 45 solo albums with his biggest solo success being a US top five single, 'Gold', in 1979.


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