lunes, 9 de enero de 2012

January 7th: On this Day In Music History


1955, 'Rock Around The Clock' by Bill Haley and his Comets, entered the UK chart for the first time.
1961, Country singer Johnny Tillotson was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Poetry In Motion.'
1964, The Beatles recorded a seven-song appearance for the BBC Radio program Saturday Club. They played 'All My Loving', 'Money', 'The Hippy Hippy Shake', 'I Want to Hold Your Hand', 'Roll Over Beethoven', 'Johnny B. Goode', and 'I Wanna Be Your Man'. The show was broadcast on February 15, while the Beatles were in the US.
1969, The Scaffold were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Lily The Pink. '
1970, Led Zeppelin kicked off an 8-date UK tour at Birmingham Town Hall
1973, David Bowie appeared live at Newcastle City Hall, England.
1974, Carly Simon and James Taylor became parents when their daughter Sarah Maria was born.
1974, Aerosmith played at the Michigan Theatre in Detroit, the first date on their 56 date North American Get Your Wings Tour.
1977, Andy Gibb was at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Just Want To Be Your Everything' a song written by his Bee Gee brother Barry.
1980, Hugh Cornwall of The Stranglers was found guilty of possession of heroin, cocaine and cannabis. He was fined £300 ($510) and sentenced to three months in Pentonville prison.
1981, The Police played the first night of a North American tour at The University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada during their Zenyatta Mondatta World Tour.
1982, singles reviewed in this weeks Smash Hits included Haircut 100, 'Love Plus One', XTC 'Senses Working Overtime' and Robert Palmer 'Some Guys Have All The Luck'. OMD had the front cover plus interviews with Adam Ants, Squeeze and Dollar.
1989, featured in this weeks Melody Maker a list of artists favourite singles from 1988, Wendy James picked 'Orinoco Flow' by Enya, Sinead O'Connor picked 'Birthday' by The Sugarcubes & Tanita Tikaram had 'Don't Worry, Be Happy' by Bobby McFerrin.
1989, Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Stock, Aitken & Waterman produced 'Especially For You'.
1990, Chris Rea appeared at Wembley Arena, London on his Road To Hell tour.
1993, R.E.M. played a Greenpeace Benefit show at the 40 watt Club, Athens, Georgia, for 500 people. The show was recorded on a solar powered mobile recording studio.
1994, Oasis started recording their debut album 'Definitely Maybe', at Monrow studios in South Wales.
1996, Robson and Jerome went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Robson and Jerome.'
2001, Rui Da Silva feat Cassandra went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Touch Me', the first Portuguese act to top the UK charts.
2003, The Beatles Book Monthly closed down after 40 years. Author Sean O'Mahony who set up the magazine in 1963 said there was nothing more to say as the number of things the former Beatles were doing gets less and less as the years go on.
2006, Gary Glitter was formally charged with committing obscene acts with two girls aged 11 and 12 in Vietnam, the prosecutor in the southern province of Ba Ria Vung Tau said the charges would carry prison terms of three to seven years. Glitter, (Paul Gadd), had been held since November as he tried to flee the country over child sex allegations.
2006, Pink married her motocross racer boyfriend Carey Hart on a beach in Costa Rica. More than 100 people attended the singer's big day, including Lisa-Marie Presley. Pink proposed to him during one of his races in Mammoth Lakes, California, by holding up a sign that read "Will you marry me?" Hart pulled out of the race to say yes.
2006, Mary J. Blige was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Breakthrough' the R&B singer's third US No.1 album.
2008, US rapper Timbaland started a four week run at No.1 on the Australian album chart with 'Timbaland Presents Shock Value Timbaland.'
January 7th: Born on this day
1937, Born on this day, Paul Revere, keyboards, Paul Revere and the Raiders, (1971 US No.1 single 'Indian Reservation', plus 14 other US Top 30 hit singles.
1942, Born on this day, Danny Williams, singer, (1961 UK No. 1 'Moon River', the Oscar-winning song was from the film Breakfast At Tiffany's).
1944, Born on this day, Mike McGear, singer, brother of Paul McCartney, The Scaffold, (1968 Christmas UK No.1 single 'Lily The Pink').
1945, Born on this day, Dave Cousins, vocals, guitar, The Strawbs, (1973 UK No.2 single with 'Part Of The Union').
1946, Born on this day, Andy Brown, drums, The Fortunes, (1965 UK No.2 & US No.7 single 'You've Got Your Troubles').
1948, Born on this day, Kenny Loggins, singer, songwriter, (one half of Loggins & Messina 1971-76), 1984 US No.1 & UK No. 6 single 'Footlose' from the film of the same name.
1959, Born on this day, Kathy Valentine, bass, The Go- Go's, (1982 US No.2 single 'We Got The Beat', 1982 UK No.47 single 'Our Lips Our Sealed').
1974, Born on this day, John Rich, bass, vocals, Lonestar, (2000 US No.1 & UK No. 21 single 'Amazed').
1979, Born on this day, Ryan Tedder, US singer, songwriter with OneRepublic.
Died on this day
1964, Harmonica player Cyril Davies died of leukaemia died aged 32. Davies was a driving force in the early 60's blues movement forming Blues Incorporated with Alexis Korner.
2002, Jon Lee, drummer with Feeder was found hanged at his Miami home aged 33.
2004, Drummer John Guerin died of pneumonia aged 64. Worked with Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa, Linda Rondstadt, Gram Parsons, Todd Rundgren. He also played on the original title tune for the television series Hawaii Five-O.


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