miércoles, 19 de enero de 2011

January 18th: On this Day In Music History

January 18th: On this Day In Music History

 

1960, Johnny Preston started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Running Bear'. Written by J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper), the tune originally entered the chart in October 1959, then quickly vanished, but re-entered in November and slowly climbed to the top. It was also a UK No.1.
1964, The Beatles made their US chart debut when 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' entered the chart at No.45 just ten days after its release, making it the fastest-breaking and the fastest selling single in Capitol Records history. It went on to spend seven weeks at the No.1 position.
1965, The Rolling Stones recorded 'The Last Time' and 'Play With Fire' at the RCA studio in Hollywood, California. Phil Spector played acoustic guitar on 'Play With Fire.'
1967, Jimi Hendrix recorded an appearance on UK TV show Top Of The Pops and also played a show at the Seven and a Half Club in Mayfair, London.
1974, Former members from Free, (Paul Rodgers & Simon Kirke), Mott The Hoople, (Mick Ralphs), and King Crimson, (Boz Burrell), formed Bad Company. The band went on to score a US No.1 album with their debut release.
1975, Barry Manilow scored his first US No.1 single when 'Mandy', (originally titled 'Brandy' when it was recorded in 1972 by Scott English), went to the top of the charts.
1975, Status Quo were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Down Down', the group's only UK No.1 from 52 hits between 1968 and 1996.
1977, Hall and Oates appeared at the Sheffield City Hall, England, tickets cost £1.30p.
1981, The Boomtown Rats appeared at The Hammersmith Palais, London, tickets £3.50.
1981, Wendy O. Williams of The Plasmatics was arrested on stage at Milwaukee and was charged with the offence of simulating sex with a sledgehammer. Williams later filed a multimillion dollar civil suit against the Milwaukee Police, claming they sexually assaulted and beat her during the arrest, but a jury rejected her claims.
1984, Van Halen kicked off their 103-date '1984' North American tour at Jacksonville Coliseum in Jacksonville, Florida.
1986, 'That's What Friends Are For' by Dionne Warwick began a four-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart, all company and artists profits were given to aids charities.
1989, At just 38 years old, Stevie Wonder became the youngest living person to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. At a ceremony held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, other inductees include The Rolling Stones, The Temptations, Otis Redding and Dion DiMucci.
1991, The first of three nights at Wembley Arena for The Brits 91, which featured the Happy Mondays, James, 808 state, The Cure, Jesus Jones, The Quire Boys, Thunder and The Little Angels. Tickets £12.50 ($21.25) for each day.
1993, Elton John resigned his directorship of Watford Football Club.
1996, Lisa Marie Presley divorced Michael Jackson after less then two years of being married.
 
1997, Tori Amos was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Professional Widow' (It's Got To Be)'. The song had been remixed by Armand Van Helden and was rumoured to be about Courtney Love the former wife of Kurt Cobain.
2001, Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher was granted a quickie divorce from Meg Matthews at the High Court in London. The couple had split last September, eight months after Meg had given birth to their daughter, Anais.
2004, Jennifer Lopez's divorce from her second husband Cris Judd became final. Lopez and Judd married in 2001, after meeting when filming the video to 'Love Don't Cost A Thing' but split the next year. He was expected to get a $15 million (£8.8 million) settlement from the divorce.
2004, Josh Groban was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Closer.'
2004, Winner of the 2003 Pop Idol TV show Michelle McManus started a two week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'All This Time.'
2005, Motown producer Norman Whitfield pleaded guilty for failing to report royalty income he earned from 1995 to 1999 to the Internal Revenue Service. Facing charges of tax evasion on over $2 million worth of income, he was sentenced to six months of house arrest and a $25,000 fine. The producer was not imprisoned because of health problems.
2006, Animals in Michael Jackson's private zoo were declared to be in good health after officials paid a surprise visit to the singer's Neverland ranch. A medical officer from the US department of agriculture inspected the property following concerns voiced by the animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Jackson had earlier moved out of Neverland and had taken up residence in Bahrain in the Middle East.
2008, Four photographers were arrested for reckless driving after they chased Britney Spears' car on the outskirts of Los Angeles. The four were among a group of paparazzi seen driving at high speed, each of the men were ordered to post $5,000 (£2,539) bail. The cars were following Ms Spears' car too closely and travelling at an unsafe speed and made several unsafe lane changes, according to police.
 
January 18th: Born on this day
1941, Born on this day, Bobby Goldsboro, US singer, (1968 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Honey').
1941, Born on this day, David Ruffin, vocals, The Temptations, (1971 US No.1 & UK No. 8 single 'Just My Imagination' and re-issued 'My Girl' UK No.2 in 1992, solo, 1975 US No.9 & UK No.10 single 'Walk Away From Love'). Ruffin died of a drug overdose on 1st June 1991.
1944, Born on this day, Legs Larry Smith, drums, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, (1968 UK No.5 single 'I'm The Urban Spaceman').
1959, Born on this day, Bob Rosenberg, Will To Power, (1988 US No.1 & 1989 UK No.6 single 'Baby I Love Your Way / Freebird').
1962, Born on this day, Jeremy Healey, guitar, Haysi Fantayzee, (1982 UK No.11 single 'John Wayne Is Big Leggy').
1971, Born on this day, Jonathan Davis, vocals, Korn, (1998 UK No.23 single 'Got The Life', 1998 US No.1 album 'Follow The Leader').
1973, Born on this day, Crispian Mills, guitar, vocals, Kula Shaker, (1996 UK No.2 single 'Hey Dude').
1973, Born on this day, Luther Dickinson, guitar, The Black Crowes. Joined in 2007.
1974, Born on this day, Christian Burns, BBMak, (2001 UK No.5 single 'Back Here' No.1 hit in Japan.
1977, Born on this day, Richard Archer, singer, guitarist, Hard-Fi, (2006 UK No.1 album, 'Stars of CCTV").
1980, Born on this day in 1980, Estelle Swaray, female English hip-hop artist, singer and producer. 2008 UK No.1 single 'American Boy' featuring Kayne West.
1983, Born on this day, Samantha Mumba, singer, actress, (2000 UK No.2 & US No.4 single 'Gotta Tell You', 2001 UK No.3 single 'Always Come Back To'). 
 
 Died on this day
 
1991, during an AC/DC North American tour three fans were killed during a crush in a crowd at a gig in Salt Lake City.
1997, Songwriter and producer Keith Diamond died of a heart attack. He wrote, 'Caribbean Queen' and 'Suddenly' for Billy Ocean, and also wrote hits for Donna Summer, James Ingram, Mick Jagger, Sheena Easton and Michael Bolton.
 
2000, Spencer Goodman was executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas. Goodman was convicted of kidnapping and murdering the wife of ZZ Top manager Bill Ham in 1991. Ham was present for the execution.
 

2010, Canadian folk singer Kate McGarrigle died of cancer at home in Montreal at the age of 63. Once married to folk singer Loudon Wainwright lll, Kate was the mother of singers Rufus and Martha Wainwright. She rose to prominence with sister Anna when they recorded together in the 1970s. Other artists who covered the pair's songs included Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello, Billy Bragg, Kirsty MacColl and Judy Collins.

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