domingo, 25 de marzo de 2012

February 7th: On this Day In Music History


1959, Buddy Holly was buried in Lubbock, Texas. His tombstone reads "Holley", the correct spelling of his given surname and includes pictures of a guitar.
1963, The first Beatles single 'Please Please Me' was released in the US on the Vee Jay label.
1963, The Blues By Six plus The Rolling Stones appeared at The Manor House, London, tickets cost 4 shillings, ($0.56c).
1964, Pan Am flight 101 was greeted by over 5,000 Beatles fans as it arrived at New York's JFK airport, bringing The Beatles to the US for the first time and causing riotous scenes as they touched down.
1967, Robin, Maurice and Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees returned to the UK after living in Australia for nine years.
1967, Mike Nesmith and Mickey Dolenz from The Monkees appeared on UK TV's 'Top Of The Pops.'
1969, John and Yoko were featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, on sale for 35 Cents, (2/6). John was named as Rolling Stone's 'Man Of The Year'.
1969, The Who recorded Pinball Wizard at Morgan Studio's, London.
1969, Doors singer Jim Morrison was arrested for drunk driving and driving with no license in Los Angeles, California.
1970, Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull married record company secretary Jennie Franks.
1970, Deep Purple appeared at Leicester University, Leicester, England.
1970, Led Zeppelin scored their first UK No.1 album with 'Led Zeppelin II'. Featuring the US single 'Whole Lotta Love', it went on to stay on the chart for 138 weeks selling over 6 million copies in the US.
1970, One hit wonders Shocking Blue went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Venus', making them the first Dutch act to top the US charts. It made No.8 in the UK; Bananarama took the song to No.8 on the UK chart in 86.
1975, The Jackson 5 appeared at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
1976, Paul Simon started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with '50 Ways To Leave Your Lover', the singers first solo US No.1.
1976, Slim Whitman started a 6-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with his self-titled album.
1979, Stephen Stills became the first rock performer to record on digital equipment in Los Angeles' Record Plant Studio.
1980, Pink Floyd played the first of seven sold out nights at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California.
1981, Kool & The Gang started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Celebration' the group's first No.1 and 8th top 40 hit, a No.7 hit in the UK.
1981, John Lennon was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Woman', an ode to his wife Yoko Ono. It was Lennon's third No.1 in seven weeks after his death on December 8, 1980.
1987, George Michael and Aretha Franklin were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)'. Written by Simon Climie it gave Aretha her first UK No.1 almost 20 years after her first hit.
1987, Madonna went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Open Your Heart', her 5th US No.1, a No.4 hit in the UK.
1989, Georgia state representative Billy Randall introduced a bill to make Little Richards 'Tutti Frutti', the state's official rock song.
1994, Blind Melon's lead singer Shannon Hoon was forced to leave the American Music Awards ceremony for his loud and disruptive behavior. Hoon was later charged with battery, assault, resisting arrest, and destroying a police station phone.
1998, Scandinavian dance-pop act Aqua scored their second UK No.1 single with 'Doctor Jones.'
1999, Blondie went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Maria', giving the group their 6th UK No.1 single, 20 years after their first. At the age of 54, lead singer Debbie Harry became the oldest female to make No.1.
2001, U2 played a secret show at London's Astoria. Stars attending the show included actor John Hurt, Queen's Roger Taylor, Mick Jagger, Bob Geldof, Chris Evans and members of Toploader.
2003, Courtney Love arrived at a benefit concert at London's Old Vic Theatre dressed as Donald Duck. Courtney joined Elton John on stage for a version of 'The Bitch Is Back.'
2004, Queen's single 'We Will Rock You' topped a poll of music fans to find the greatest rock anthem of all time. The 1977 song beat the band's classic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' into second place in a survey of 1,000 people carried out for the UCI cinema chain. The poll was carried out to mark the release of new Jack Black comedy 'School of Rock.'
2005, Michael Jackson's Thriller was named the top pop video in a poll of Channel 4 viewers in the UK. The 1983 video, which depicts the singer as a werewolf and a zombie, beat videos by Madonna and Robbie Williams. Animated videos for Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer and A-Ha's Take On Me were in second and third place respectively. 4th was Queen with Bohemian Rhapsody, 5th, Madonna Like a Prayer, 6th, Robbie Williams, Rock DJ, 7th, Michael Jackson, Billie Jean, 8th, The Verve, Bittersweet Symphony, 9th, Madonna Vogue and 10th Nirvana, Smells Like Teen Spirit.
2008, Amy Winehouse was told she could not perform at this year's Grammy awards ceremony because her US visa application has been rejected by the embassy in London. The singer was arrested for marijuana possession in Norway last year. Winehouse has been nominated for six Grammy awards ahead of the ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday.
February 7th: Born on this day
1924, Born on this day, Dora Bryan, singer, (1963 UK No.20 single 'All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle').
1934, Born on this day, Earl King, New Orleans Blues guitarist. King died on April 17th 2003 aged 69. He wrote 'Come On, (Let The Good Times Roll').
1934, Born on this day, US sax player King Curtis. Stabbed to death by a vagrant on the front steps of his New York home on 13th August 1971. Worked with John Lennon, played on The Coasters 'Yakety Yak'.
1948, Born on this day, Jimmy Greenspoon, organ, Three Dog Night, (1970 UK No.3 & US No.1 single 'Mama Told Me Not To Come').
1949, Born on this day, Alan Lancaster, bass, Status Quo, (left in 1984, 1977 UK No.3 single 'Rockin' All Over The World' plus 50 other UK Top 75 singles since 1968).
1949, Born on this day, Stoney Browder, Kid Creole And The Coconuts, (1982 UK No.2 single 'Annie I'm Not Your Daddy').
1959, Born on this day, Brian Travers, sax, UB40, (1983 UK No.1 & 1988 US No.1 single 'Red Red Wine' and over 30 other top 40 hits).
1960, Born on this day, Steve Bronski, Bronski Beat, (1984 UK No.3 single 'Smalltown Boy').
1962, Born on this day, David Bryan, keyboards, Bon Jovi, (1987 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'Livin' On A Prayer').
1962, Born on this day, Garth Brooks, country singer, (1991 US No.1 album 'Ropin' The Wind' spent 70 weeks on the US chart, 1994 UK No.13 single 'The Red Strokes.' Biggest selling artist of the 90's with over 60 million sales).
1962, Born on this day, Deborah Bonham, English rock and blues vocalist and the sister of John Bonham, the late drummer for the band Led Zeppelin.
1968, Born on this day, Sully Erna, guitar, vocals, Godsmack, (2003, US No.1 album 'Faceless', 2006 US No.1 album 'IV').
1974, Born on this day, Danny Goffey, drums, Supergrass, (1995 UK No.2 single 'Alright', 1995 UK No.1 album 'I Should Coco' spent 35 weeks on the UK chart).
1974, Born on this day, James Dewitt Yancey, (J Dilla or Jay Dee), hip hop producer and MC. Died on Feb 10th 2006 of a rare blood disease at his home in Los Angeles, California.
1975, Born on this day, Wes Borland, guitar, Limp Bizkit, (2001 UK No.1 single 'Rollin' & US & UK No.1 album 'Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavoured Water'). 
Died on this day
1985, Matt Monro, 60's UK ballad singer died from liver cancer at the Cromwell Hospital, Ealing, London. 1964 UK No.4 & US No.23 single 'Walk Away' plus 10 other UK Top 40 hits including the 1965 hit with his version of The Beatles' 'Yesterday.'
2000, Big Punisher died of a heart attack, aged 28. The rapper had weighed 318kg (50 stone) when he had the attack. His second album, Yeeeah Baby, completed before his death, was issued as scheduled in April 2000. It peaked at No.3 on the Billboard charts.
2000, English guitarist and singer Dave Pevertt died from kidney cancer aged 56. Had been a member of Savoy Brown and Foghat who had the 1970's hit singles 'My Babe', and 'Slow Ride'.
2003, British singer Malcolm Roberts died at the age of 58, after suffering a heart attack. He was found collapsed at the wheel of his car in a car park in Addlestone, Surrey. Had the 1968 UK No.8 single 'May I Have The Next Dream With You'.

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