martes, 24 de enero de 2012

January 22nd: On this Day In Music History

1959, Jane Morgan was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Day The Rains Came'.
1959, alone with an acoustic guitar and tape recorder in his New York City apartment Buddy Holly made his last recordings, including 'Peggy Sue Got Married', 'Crying, Waiting, Hoping', 'That's What They Say', 'What To Do', 'Learning The Game' and 'That Makes It Tough'. The recordings would be overdubbed posthumously and were later released by Coral Records.
1960, Soul singer, Sam Cooke signed to RCA Records.
1963, The Shadows were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Dance On', the group's fourth UK No.1.
1963, The Beatles appeared on three UK radio programs. First The Beatles recorded a session for the show Pop Inn at the BBC Paris studio, they then went to the Playhouse Theatre also in London, to tape a radio appearance on Saturday Club, recording five songs. Then the Beatles went back to the BBC Paris studio to record an appearance on The Talent Spot recording 'Please Please Me', 'Ask Me Why' and 'Some Other Guy' before a live audience.
1964, The Yardbirds featuring Eric Clapton appeared at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England.
1965, The Rolling Stones began a 16-date tour of Australia and New Zealand at the Manufactures' Auditorium in Sydney with Roy Orbison, The Newbeats and Ray Columbus and the Invaders
1966, The Beach Boys went into the studio to record 'Wouldn't It Be Nice', which would be the opening track on their forthcoming album 'Pet Sounds.'
1967, The Monkees performed live for the very first time at The Cow Palace, San Francisco to a sell-out crowd.
1968, during the bands first Australian tour The Who played the first of two nights at Sydney Stadium with The Small Faces and Paul Jones.
1969, The Beatles moved from Twickenham Film Studios to Apple studios in London to start recording the "Get Back" LP. Billy Preston was brought into the sessions (John, Paul, and George knew Preston from 1962, when he was a member of Little Richard's backing group). The Beatles were determined to record the album "live", flaws and all.
1970, Steel Mill, (featuring Bruce Springsteen) opened for The Elvin Bishop Band at The Matrix in San Francisco, California. Steel Mill were paid only $5 for the gig, The Elvin Bishop Band received $90 as headliner.
1972, David Bowie 'came out' as bisexual during an interview in the British music weekly Melody Maker.
1972, Don McLean's album 'American Pie' started a seven week run at No.1 in the US album chart.
1977, Stevie Wonder went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Wish', his 5th US No.1, it made No.5 in the UK.
1977, Wings went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Wings Over America', Paul McCartney's sixth US No.1 after The Beatles.
1980, this week's US Top 5 singles: No.5, Rupert Holmes, 'Escape, (The Pina Colada Song)', No.4, Smokey Robinson, 'Crusin', No.3, Kenny Rogers, 'Coward Of The County', No.2, Captain and Tennille, 'Do That To Me One More Time', and No.1, Michael Jackson, 'Rock With You.'
1980, during their 22 date UK tour The Clash appeared at the Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland.
1983, The new 24-hour music video network MTV started broadcasting to the West Coast of America after being picked up by Group W Cable, Los Angeles.
1986, Frankie Goes To Hollywood appeared at the Glasgow Exhibition Centre, Scotland, tickets cost £8 ($13.60).
1987, One hit wonder Steve 'Silk' Hurley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Jack Your Body', the first 'House' record to top the UK chart.
1988, Faith No More made their live UK debut at Dingwalls, London at the start of a 13-date tour.
1992, Mariah Carey's stepfather went to court seeking damages, claiming that he had paid for her Manhattan apartment, a car and dental work in her early years on the understanding that she would repay him when she became successful.
1994, Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'All For Love', a No.2 hit in the UK. Taken from the film 'The Three Musketeers'.
1994, D:Ream had their first UK No.1 single with 'Things Can Only Get Better', it stayed at No.1 for four weeks. In 1997 the track was adopted by the UK Labour Party as their theme for the 1997 UK General Election.
2000, Savage Garden went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Knew I Loved You'.
2001, The Strokes released their first record 'The Modern Age EP' on Rough Trade records in the UK.
2001, former rubbish collector Mark Oliver was found guilty by a London court of stealing luggage belonging to Victoria Beckham from Heathrow Airport. Police issued a list of the £23,000 ($39,100) worth of clothes, which included 14 pairs of shoes and a miniskirt worth £2,000 ($3,400).
2004, Ryan Adams broke a wrist after falling during a gig at the Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool. Adam's fell from the stage and suffered a fractured wrist. A fan said, 'One minute he was on the stage and the next he had disappeared. He went down with a thud and we couldn't believe he was trying to continue singing'.
2006, Arctic Monkeys scored their second UK No.1 single with 'When The Sun Goes Down', from their debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not. The song contains the line, "and he told Roxanne to put on her red light," a reference to The Police song, Roxanne.
January 22nd: Born on this day
1931, Born on this day, Sam Cooke, US soul singer (1957 US No.1 & UK No.29 single with 'You Send Me' and a 1986 UK No.2 single with 'Wonderful World' first released in 1960). He died on December 11th 1964.
1940, Born on this day, Addie Harris, vocals, The Shirelles, (1961 US No.1 & UK No. 4 single 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow'). She died on 10th June 1982.
1947, Born on this day, Malcolm Mclaren, manager of the Sex Pistols and solo artist, (1983 UK No.3 single 'Double Dutch'). Died aged 64 from cancer on 8th April 2010.
1949, Born on this day, Nigel Pegrum, Steeleye Span, UK folk group, (1975 UK No.5 single 'All Around My Hat').
1953, Born on this day, Steve Perry, vocals, Journey, (1982 US No.2 single 'Open Arms', solo 1984 US No.3 single, Oh, Sherrie').
1962, Born on this day, Michael Hutchence, vocals, INXS, (1988 UK No.2 & US No.1 single 'Need You Tonight'). 1987 album 'Kick' has sold over 10m copies in the US alone and features four Top 10 singles; 'Need You Tonight,' 'Devil Inside', 'New Sensation,' and 'Never Tear Us Apart.' Hutchence was found dead in his hotel suite in Sydney on 22nd Nov 1997 age 37. Hutchence body was found naked behind the door to his room, he had apparently hanged himself.
1965, Born on this day, DJ Jazzy Jeff, (1993 UK No.1 single 'Boom! Shake The Room').
1965, Born on this day, Roachford, UK singer, (1989 UK No.4 single 'Cuddly Toy').
1965, Born on this day, Steven Adler, drums, Guns N' Roses, (1988 US No.1 & 1989 UK No.6 single 'Sweet Child O' Mine'). 
 Died on this day
1994, American actor and singer Telly Savalas died of prostrate cancer aged 72. He scored the 1975 UK No.1 single 'If'. Played Lt. Theo Kojak a bald New York City detective in the television series Kojak, with a fondness for lollipops and whose trademark line was "Who loves ya, baby?"

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