lunes, 6 de febrero de 2012

January 25th: On this Day In Music History


1960, The original cast recording of 'The Sound Of Music 'started a 16-week run at No.1 on the US album chart.
1964, Phil Spector appeared as a panellist on this week's UK TV show Juke Box Jury.
1967, The Beatles made a last-minute remix of 'Penny Lane' before the pressing of their next double A sided single 'Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane'. Both songs were originally intended for forthcoming Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

1969, The New Seekers were at No.1 on the UK album chart with their 'The Best Of' album.
1975, The Carpenters went to No.1 on the US singles chart with their version of The Marveletts 1961 hit 'Please Mr. Postman'.
1975, The Tymes were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Ms Grace'. The US group first charted in 1963 and had only two other hits before this No.1.
1978, Joy Division made their live debut when they played Pips in Manchester, England.
1978, XTC played the first night of a UK tour at The Lafayette, Wolverhampton.
1980, The Specials made their US live debut when they appeared at New York's Hurrah club.
1984, Yoko Ono donated £250,000 ($425,000) to Liverpool old people's home Strawberry Fields.
1986, Norwegian group A-Ha were at No.1 in the UK with 'The Sun Always Shines On TV.' Becoming the first ever-Norwegian act to score a UK No.1.
1986, Barbra Streisand started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Broadway Album.'
1989, Bobby Brown was arrested for an overtly sexually suggestive performance after a show in Columbus; he was fined $652 under the anti-lewdness ordinance law.
1989, Madonna started divorce proceedings for the second time from Sean Penn at Los Angeles County Court and moved into a new three-bedroom house in Hollywood Hills.
1992, Color Me Bad scored their second US No.1 single with 'All 4 Love,' a No.5 hit in the UK.
1992, Wet Wet Wet had their second UK No.1 single with 'Goodnight Girl', it's four week stay at No.1 was helped by it's airing in ITV's Coronation Street's Christmas disco broadcast.
1992, the inaugural Big Day Out festival took place at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney. Acts appearing included, Nirvana, Beasts of Bourbon, Box The Jesuits, Celibate Rifles, Cosmic Psychos, The Clouds, Club Hoy, Died Pretty, Falling Joys, The Hard Ons with Henry Rollins Hellmen, Massappeal, The Meanies, Smudge, Sound Unlimited Posse, Ratcat, The Village Idiots, Violent Femmes and Yothu Yindi.
1997, White Town went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Your Woman'. White Town was Jyoti Mishra, who created the hit in his bedroom. His only No.1.
2001, millionaire pop impresario Jonathan King was charged with a further ten offences of sexually abusing children. The charges dated back to the 1970's, King was granted bail.
2004, Katie Melua started a three week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with her debut release 'Call Off The Search.'
2008, British Sea Power's keyboard and cornet player Phil Sumner, ended up in hospital after being knocked unconscious when he attempted a stage dive. The crowd at Leeds Irish Centre failed to catch him when he jumped off a 12-foot PA system landing head first. A spokeswoman for the band said: "The impact knocked him out straight away. He was unconscious for three minutes and there was a lot of blood."
2009, White Lies went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut album 'To Lose My Life...'.
January 25th: Born on this day
1915, Born on this day, Folk singer songwriter Ewan MacColl, composer of 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' a hit for Roberta Flack in 1971. MacColl died on 22nd October 1989.
1931, Born on this day, Stig Anderson, songwriter, producer and Abba's manager. Co-wrote some of Abba's biggest hits, such as 'Waterloo', 'Mamma Mia', 'S.O.S', 'Fernando', 'Dancing Queen', 'Knowing Me, Knowing You'. Died of a heart attack on 12th Sept 1997.
1938, Born on this day, Etta James, singer, 9 US Top 40 hits during the 60's, (1996 UK No.5 single 'I Just Want To Make Love To You').
1949, Born on this day, John Cooper Clarke, 'Bard of Salford', Manchester, poet laureate. 'Kung Fu International', 'I Married A Monster From Outer Space', 'The Day My Pad Went Mad'.
1950, Born on this day, Michael Cotten, synthesiser, The Tubes, (1977 UK No.28 single 'White Punks On Dope', 1983 US No.10 single 'She's A Beauty').
1953, Born on this day, Malcolm Green, drums, Split Enz, (1980 UK No.12 single 'I Got You'.
1954, Born on this day, Robert Finch, vocals, KC and the Sunshine Band, (1975 US No.1 single 'That's The Way', 'I Like It', 1983 UK No.1 single 'Give It Up').
1956, Born on this day, Andy Cox, guitar, The Beat, (1983 UK No.3 single 'Can't Get Used To Losing You'), Fine Young Cannibals, (1989 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'She Drives Me Crazy').
1958, Born on this day, Gary Tibbs, Roxy Music, Adam And The Ants, (1981 UK No.1 single 'Stand And Deliver' plus 15 other Top 40 UK singles.
1962, Born on this day, Peter Coyle, vocals, Lotus Eaters, (1983 UK No.15 single 'First Picture Of You').
1963, Born on this day, Carl Fysh, vocals, Brother Beyond, (1988 UK No. 2 single 'The Harder I Try').
1973, Born on this day, Chris Wilkie, Dubstar, (1996 UK No.15 single 'Stars').
1977, Born on this day, Christian Ingebrigtsen, vocals, A1, (2000 UK No.1 single, 'Same Old Brand New You').
1980, Born on this day, Alicia Keys, American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, (born Alicia J. Augello-Cook). 2001 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Fallin' and 2001 US No.1 & UK No.7 album 'Songs In A Minor'. Has sold over 25 million albums and singles worldwide and won numerous awards, including nine Grammys.
Died on this day
1983, The Allman Brothers bassist Lamar Williams died of lung cancer age 34. He joined the band in 1972 after the death of original bassist Berry Oakley.
1986, US manager Albert Grossman died of a heart attack while flying on Concorde from New York to London. He managed Bob Dylan, (between 1962 and 1970), Peter, Paul and Mary, The Band, Janis Joplin and Todd Rundgren. Grossman built the Bearsville Recording Studio near Woodstock in 1969 and in 1970 he founded Bearsville Records.


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