miércoles, 28 de marzo de 2012

February 15th: On this Day In Music History


1961, Singer Jackie Wilson was left with a stomach wound after Juanita Jones a female fan went to his New York apartment demanding to see him. Jones' gun went off as he tried to disarm her.
1964, The Beatles scored their first US No.1 album with 'Meet The Beatles!' The album stayed at No.1 for eleven weeks.
1964, The Dave Clark Five appeared on the UK TV show 'Thank Your Lucky Stars.'
1968, John and Cynthia Lennon, along with George and Patti Harrison, flew to India to study meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Paul and Ringo joined them a few days later, but Starr would become bored and leave on March 1st comparing the experience to be like a 'Butlins holiday camp.' Much of the Beatles' 'White Album' was written during their stay.
1969, Singer Vickie Jones was arrested on fraud charges for impersonating Aretha Franklin in concert at Fort Myers, Florida. No-one in the audience had asked for their money back.
1969, Sly and the Family Stone started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Everyday People', their first No.1.
1969, 'Diana Ross and The Supremes Join The Temptations' started a four week run at No.1 on the UK album chart.
1975, Linda Ronstadt went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You're No Good', the singers only solo chart topper out of 12 other top 40 hits. Also today Ronstadt went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Heart Like A Wheel.'
1977, Glen Matlock was fired as bass player from The Sex Pistols, being replaced by Sid Vicious. Matlock rejoined in the 90's when the Pistol's reformed.
1985, During a UK tour The Boomtown Rats appeared at The Gaumont, Ipswich, England.
1986, Whitney Houston started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'How Will I Know', it made No.5 in the UK.
1988, After singer Jo Elliot had referred to El Paso as 'the place with all those greasy Mexicans' Def Leppard were forced to cancel a concert in El Paso, after they received threats that the gig would be disrupted.
1991, Kelly Emberg the ex-girlfriend of Rod Stewart filed a $25 million (£14.7 million) palimony suit in Los Angeles.
1996, It was reported that Take That were the UK's biggest single selling artists with sales over 3.9.million.
1997, Texas went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'White On Blonde.'
1997, U2 went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Discotheque', the bands third UK No.1 single. The entire track was leaked onto the internet in December 1996, forcing U2 to move the release date.
2000, Sting pulled-out of a concert in Vienna in protest at the inclusion of Jorg Haider's far right freedom party in Austria's new government. Lou Reed had also cancelled shows in the country.
2002, Kerrang! Magazine overtook the New Musical Express for the first time to become the best selling UK weekly music publication. It claimed new bands such as Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park had given them a new teenage audience.
2004, Norah Jones scored her second UK No.1 album with 'Feels Like Home.'
2004, Kenny Chesney was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'When The Sun Comes Down.'
2004, Twista was at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Slow Jamz.' He was known for being the fastest rapper in the world.
2004, Sam and Mark went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of The Beatles song 'With A Little Help From My Friends.' Sam and Mark were the second and third placed entrants from the 2003 "Pop Idol" TV show. The Beatles song had also been a hit for Joe Cocker and Wet Wet Wet.
2006, Winners at this year's Brit Awards included, James Blunt who won British male solo artist, British female solo artist went to KT Tunstall. Coldplay won Best British album for X&Y and Best British single for 'Speed of Sound.' Kaiser Chiefs won Best British group and Best British Live Act, British urban act went to Lemar, British breakthrough act was Arctic Monkeys, International breakthrough act was won by Jack Johnson. International male solo artist was Kanye West with Madonna winning International female solo artist. Green Day won International group and Best International album with American Idiot and Outstanding contribution to music went to Paul Weller.
2008, A flat once rented by the Beatles in London went up for sale for £1.75m. The band shared the three-bedroom top floor property in Green Street, Mayfair in the autumn of 1963. A publicity photo of the Fab Four peering over a banister, used as the cover for the December 1963 edition of The Beatles Book, was taken at the top of the property's communal stairwell.
2009, Lily Allen went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'It's Not Me, It's You' the singers second album.
February 15th: Born on this day
1941, Born on this day, Brian Holland, Holland/Dozier/Holland, producer, songwriter, wrote for Motown, Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Four Tops, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Freda Payne, Chairmen Of The Board.
1942, Born on this day, Glyn Johns, UK producer, worked with Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Beatles, ('Let It Be' sessions), Joan Armatrading, Midnight Oil, The Eagles, The Faces and Led Zeppelin.
1944, Born on this day, Denny Zager, singer, Zager and Evans, (1969 US & UK No.1 single 'In The Year 2525').
1944, Born on this day, Mick Avory, drums, The Kinks, (1964 UK No.1 & US No.7 'You Really Got Me', 1967 UK No.2 single 'Waterloo Sunset' plus 19 other UK Top 40 singles).
1945, Born on this day, John Helliwell, sax, Supertramp, (1979 UK No.7 & US No.6 single 'The Logical Song').
1947, Born on this day, David Brown, bass, Santana, (1977 UK No.11 single 'She's Not There').
1952, Born on this day, Melissa Manchester, US singer, songwriter, (1975 US No.6 single 'Midnight Blue').
1959, Born on this day, Ali Campbell, vocals, UB40, (1983 UK No.1 & 1988 US No.1 single 'Red Red Wine' and over 30 other Top 40 hit singles) & solo (1995 UK No.5 single 'That Look In Your Eye').
1960, Born on this day, Mikey Craig, bass, Culture Club, (1983 UK No.1 & 1984 US No.12 single 'Karma Chameleon' plus 7 other UK Top 10 singles').
1962, Born on this day, Mike and David Miliner, The Pasadenas, (1992 UK No.4 single 'I'm Doing Fine Now').
1974, Born on this day, Stuart Richardson, bassist, Lostprophets, (2004 UK No.8 single 'Last Train Home', 2006 UK No.1 album 'Liberation Transmission').
1974, Born on this day, Tomi Petteri Putaansuu, Mr. Lordi, lead vocalist Lordi. Became Finland's first ever Eurovision Song Contest winners after their song 'Hard Rock Hallelujah' won the contest held in Athens in 2006.
1976, Born on this day, Brandon Boyd, Incubus, (2001 US No.9 & UK No.40 single, 'Drive', 2004 US No.2 and UK No.6 album 'A Crow Left of the Murder…', 2006 US No.1 album 'Light Grenades').
1976, Born on this day, Ronnie Vannucci Jr, drummer, The Killers, (2005 UK No.1 with their debut album 'Hot Fuss').
1981, Born on this day, Olivia Theresa Longott, US R&B singer, member of G-Unit, (2005 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'Candy Shop' with 50 Cent).

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