miércoles, 19 de enero de 2011

January 12th: On this Day In Music History

 

January 12th: On this Day In Music History

 

1963, Steve Lawrence started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Go Away Little Girl'.
1964, The Beatles appeared on the ATV show Sunday Night At The London Palladium performing 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand', 'This Boy', 'All My Loving', 'Money' and 'Twist And Shout'. The compare for the evening was Bruce Forsyth. When The Beatles appeared on this show on October 13, 1963, their fee had been £250, now, just three months later, their fee was £1,000.
1968, The Beatles Film Productions changed its name to Apple Film Limited and Apple Music Limited changed its name to Apple Corps Limited.
1968, Pink Floyd appeared at the University of Aston, Birmingham, England.
1969, Led Zeppelin's debut album was released in the UK. Recorded at Olympic Studios in Barnes, London, the album took only about 36 hours of studio time to complete at a cost of just £1,782, most of the tracks being recorded 'live' in the studio with very few overdubs. The album spent a total of 71 weeks on the UK chart.
1974, Jim Croce started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'You Don't Mess Around With Jim'.
1974, The Steve Miller Band were at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Joker', the group's first of three No.1's. It reached No.1 on the UK chart in 1990.
1975, The first night of a UK tour kicked off under the banner of The Warner Brothers Music Show. It featured Little Feat, Montrose, Tower Of Power, The Doobie Brothers and Graham Central Station. Also released was an album sampler featuring all the acts that was priced at 69p ($1.17).
1977, EMI Records issued a statement saying it felt unable to promote The Sex Pistols records in view of the adverse publicity generated over the last two months.
1977, Rolling Stone Keith Richards was fined £750 ($1,275) for possession of cocaine found in his car after the guitarist had been involved in a car crash.
1977, The first night of an UK tour with Hall and Oates kicked off at The Odeon, Birmingham.
1977, The Police had their first rehearsal, held at drummer's Stewart Copeland's London flat, with Henri Padovani on guitar.
1980, 'The Bee Gees Greatest Hits' album was at No.1 on the US charts.
1981, It was reported that the White House had expanded its record library by including albums by Bob Dylan, Kiss and The Sex Pistols.
1992, Bob Geldof was arrested after a disturbance on a Boeing 727, which had been grounded for 5 hours at Stansted Airport.
1993, Van Morrison failed to turn up at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction dinner, making him the first living inductee not to attend.
 
1995, Snoop Doggy Dogg was charged in Los Angeles with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
1996, AC/DC played the first date on their Ballbreaker World Tour in Greensboro, North Carolina. The world tour would last for 11 months finishing on November 30, 1996 in Christchurch, New Zealand.
2000, Former Take That singer Gary Barlow married his long-time girlfriend Dawn Andrews on the Caribbean island of Nevis.
2000, Teenage diva Charlotte Church sacked her manager Jonathan Shalit. Shalit had won her a five album deal with Sony Records and helped the singer with her career – which had earn her £6 million ($10.2 million) to date.
2001, British Airways staff complained about Oasis singer Liam Gallagher after he had grabbed a stewardess' bottom, refused to stop smoking and thrown objects around the cabin during a flight from London to Rio De Janeiro.
2002, Hear'Say singer Kym Marsh walked out on the rest of the group after a bitter bust up. The band were the winners of the ITV reality TV show Popstars in February 2001. One of the band's former dancers, Johnny Shentall replaced Marsh until the band called it a day later that year.
2005, It was announced that the Strawberry Field children's home immortalised by The Beatles was to close. The home in Woolton, Liverpool was made famous when John Lennon wrote 'Strawberry Fields Forever' after playing there as a child.
2005, UK Pop band Busted split after three years and scoring eight UK top three singles.
2007, Toni Braxton filed a lawsuit at the U.S District Court in Manhattan against her former manager Barry Hankerson for $10 million, alleging "fraud, deception and double dealing." According to Braxton, Hankerson placed his own personal financial interests ahead of hers by using "double-talk" to compromise the relationship between Braxton and her former recording label, Arista Records.
2008, Mary J. Blige was at No.1 on the US album chart with her eighth album 'Growing Pains'.
2010, Shakin' Stevens was found guilty of hitting a press photographer with a microphone stand during a concert at a hotel in Ballymena. The Welsh singer who scored No.1's in the 80's was fined £300 for assault and criminal damage and ordered to pay the photographer £479 to compensate for his damaged camera lens.
January 12th: Born on this day
1932, Born on this day, Des O'Connor, UK singer, comedian, TV presenter, (1968 UK No.1 single 'I Pretend'. Plus seven other UK Top 40 singles). Toured the UK with Buddy Holly in 1958.
1939, Born on this day, William Lee Gordon, Oak Ridge Boys, (1981 US No.5 single 'Elvira').
1941, Born on this day, Long John Baldry, vocals, Bluesology and solo artist, (1967 UK No.1 single 'Let The Heartaches Begin'). Baldry died of a chest infection on 21st July 2005.
1945, Born on this day, Maggie Bell, singer, The Power, Stone The Crows & solo, (UK No.11 solo single 'Hold Me').
1945, Born on this day, Abe Tilmon, Detroit Emeralds, (1973 UK No.7 single 'Feel The Need In Me'). Died of a heart attack in 1982
1946, Born on this day, Cynthia Robinson, vocals, Sly and The Family Stone, (1971 US No.1 & 1972 UK No.15 single 'Family Affair').
1951, Born on this day, Chris Bell, guitarist, Big Star. Bell was killed in a car accident on 27/12/78.
1954, Born on this day, Felipe Rose, vocals, The Village People, (1978 US No.2 & 1979 UK No.1 single 'YMCA').
1959, Born on this day, Blixa Bargeld, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, (1996 UK No.36 single with PJ Harvey,' Henry Lee').
1960, Born on this day, Charlie Gillingham, keyboards, Counting Crows, (1994 UK No.28 single 'Mr Jones', 1996 US No.1 album 'Recovering The Satellites').
1963, Born on this day, Guy Chambers, singer, songwriter, producer, member of The Waterboys, World Party, The Lemon Trees. Worked with Robbie Williams from 1997 as co-songwriter and producer penning tracks including 'Angels', 'Rock DJ', 'Millennium' and 'Let Me Entertain You.'
1965, Born on this day, Greg Kriesel, bass, The Offspring, (1999 UK No.1 & US No. 59 single 'Pretty Fly, (For A White Guy'), 1999 US No.6 & UK No.10 album 'Americana').
1968, Born on this day, Raekwon, Wu-Tang Clan, (1997 US & UK No.1 album 'Wu-Tang Forever').
1974, Born on this day, Melanie Chisholm, Mel C, Sporty Spice, The Spice Girls, (1996 UK No.1 & 1997 US No.1 single 'Wannabe', solo, 2000 UK No.1 single, 'Never Be The Same Again').
1991, Born on this day, Pixie Lott, British singer, 2009 UK No.1 with her debut single 'Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)'.
 
Died on this day
1983, Swedish percussionist with Traffic, Reebop Kwaku Baah died from a brain haemorrhage in Stockholm, Sweden. Also worked with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker's Air Force, Can and The Rolling Stones.
 
2003, Singer-songwriter Maurice Gibb from the Bee Gee's died aged 53 in Miami Hospital, Florida following a heart attack during abdominal surgery. The Bee Gees released over 20 albums and had the 1979 world-wide No.1 album 'Spirits Having Flown', and 'How Deep Is Your Love, 'Stayin' Alive', and 'Night Fever' from the soundtrack 'Saturday Night Fever' were all US No.1 singles. Gibb was married to the Scottish singer Lulu from 1969 to 1973. In 2002, Maurice was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE), along with his brothers.
2004, American songwriter and guitarist Randy VanWarmer died from leukaemia aged 48. (1979 US No.4 & UK No.8 single 'Just When I Needed You Most'). Also wrote The Oak Ridge Boys No.1 US Country hit 'I Guess It Never Hurts to Hurt Sometimes.' VanWarmer's had arranged for a space burial and his cremated remains were sent into space in 2007.
 
 


 
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