lunes, 9 de enero de 2012

January 5th: On this Day In Music History

1961, The Beatles played at Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool. In the audience are two members from Rory Storm & the Hurricanes: Johnny Guitar and Ringo Starr who have just returned from Hamburg, Germany.
1966, The Who appeared on a new UK television program 'The Whole Scene Going.'
1967, Pink Floyd appeared at The Marquee Club, London, England.
1967, During The Beatles Sgt Pepper sessions at Abbey Road in London, Paul McCartney recorded his vocal track on 'Penny Lane.'
1968, Jimi Hendrix was jailed for one day in Stockholm, Sweden on drink charges after going berserk and destroying everything in his room at the Goteberg Hotel.
1972, David Bowie played two shows at Green's Playhouse, Glasgow, Scotland.
1973, Bruce Springsteen released his debut album 'Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ.'
1974, The Carpenters went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Singles 1969-1973'.
1974, Yes scored their first UK No.1 album with the double set 'Tales From The Topographic Oceans'.
1978, The Sex Pistols started a US tour in Atlanta, Georgia before an estimated audience of 500 people.
1979, Prince made his live debut at the Capri Theatre, Minneapolis.
1980, Donna Summer scored her third US No.1 album with 'On The Radio- Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 & II.'
1980, KC and the Sunshine Band had their 5th US No.1 single and scored the first No.1 of the 80's when 'Please Don't Go' went to No.1 in the UK.
1983, Everything But The Girl made their live debut at the ICA in London. (They took their name from a second-hand furniture store in Hull).
1987, Alied Jones the young Welsh chorister announced his retirement from pop music at the age of 16, to study for his O level exams.
1989, winners in music weekly Melody Makers Readers Poll results, The Mission won best band, best live act, best single and best album. Morrissey won best male singer, Julianne Regan from All About Eve best female singer, worst LP went to Bros with 'Push' and best new band was won by House Of Love.
1990, during a UK tour Paul McCartney appeared at The NEC Birmingham, England.
1991, Iron Maiden went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter.' It became the lowest selling No.1 since 1960, with just over 42,000 copies sold in its first week.
1991, Madonna went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Justify My Love', a song co-written with Lenny Kravitz and No.2 hit in the UK.
1997, No Doubt went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Tragic Kingdom.'
2001, Kirsty MacColl was laid to rest at a private funeral ceremony, ahead of a public memorial to pay tribute to her life. The singer songwriter was killed in a boating accident on 18th Dec 2000.
2002, UK Pop magazine Smash Hits listed the Best singles Of 2001 had Kylie Minogue at No.3 with 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head', No.2, Shaggy, 'It Wasn't Me' and at No.1 S Club 7 'Don't Stop Movin.'
2003, Canadian singer Avril Lavigne went to No.1 on the UK album chart with her debut release 'Let Go.'
2003, Green Day's lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after being stopped in California speeding in a black BMW convertible. He failed a breath test and was taken to Berkeley county jail and was later released on $1,053 (£657) bail.
2004, Kinks singer Ray Davies was shot in the leg while on holiday in New Orleans. The 59-year-old singer-songwriter was shot when running after two men who stole his girlfriend's purse at gunpoint. Davies was admitted to the Medical Centre of Louisiana but his injuries were not considered serious. New Orleans police said one person had been arrested, and police were still searching for the second.
2005, New York group Scissor Sisters had the UK's best-selling album of 2004 after overtaking Keane's sales on the last day of the year. Scissor Sisters' self-titled debut CD sold 1,594,259 copies in 2004 - 582 more than Keane's 'Hopes and Fears.' Robbie Williams' 'Greatest Hits' was the year's third biggest-seller, followed by Maroon 5, Katie Melua and Anastacia.
2008, Josh Groban was at No.1 on the US album chart with his Christmas album 'Noel'. The best selling US album of 2007 selling over 3.5 million copies in 10 weeks.
January 5th: Born on this day
1923, Born on this day, Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records, the first label of Elvis Presley's recordings. Recorded Carl Perkins, Ike Turner, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis. Phillips died on 30th July 2003.
1940, Born on this day, Athol Guy, singer, The Seekers, (1965 UK No.1 single 'I'll Never Find Another You').
1941, Born on this day, Grady Thomas, Funkadelic, (1978 US No.16 album 'One Nation Under A Groove').
1949, Born on this day, George Brown, singer, Kool & The Gang, (1981 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Celebration', plus over 15 other UK Top 40 hits).
1950, Born on this day, Chris Stein, guitar, Blondie. (Five UK No.1 singles including 1979 UK & US No.1 single 'Heart Of Glass' and 1978 world-wide No.1 album 'Parallel Lines').
1951, Born on this day, Biff Byford, vocals, Saxon, (1980 UK No.5 album 'Wheels Of Steel').
1964, Born on this day, Grant Young, drums, Soul Asylum, (1993 US No.5 and UK No.7 single 'Runaway Train').
1964, Born on this day, Phil Thornalley, songwriter, vocals, guitar, Johnny Hates Jazz, The Cure. Writer of Natalie Imbruglia word- wide hit 'Torn'.
1966, Born on this day, Kate Schellenbach, singer, Luscious Jackson, (1997 UK No.25 single 'Naked Eye').
1969, Born on this day, Brian Warner, (Marilyn Manson), 1998 US No.1 album, 'Mechanical Animals', UK No. 12 single, 'The Dope Show'. Named himself after Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson.
1970, Born on this day, Jeffrey Jey, singer, Italian group Eiffel 65, (1999 UK No.1 single 'Blue (Da Ba Dee'). The single was also No.1 in Norway, Austria, Finland, Germany and Denmark.
1970, Born on this day, Troy Van Leeuwen, American guitarist, Queens of the Stone Age.
1976, Born on this day, Matthew Walter Wachter, bassist Angels & Airwaves, 30 Seconds to Mars.
Died on this day
1979, Jazz musician and bandleader Charles Mingus died aged 56. His final project was 'Mingus' a collaboration with Joni Mitchell.
1997, Sonny Bono was killed in a skiing accident at a resort near Lake Tahoe, aged 62. Bono who was one half on Sonny and Cher scored the 1965 UK & US No.1 single 'I Got You Babe' and had become a US Congressman.
1998, Ken Forssi bassist with Love died of brain cancer aged 55. Love scored the 1966 US No.33 single '7 And 7 Is', 1968 UK No.24 album 'Forever Changes.'



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