domingo, 13 de febrero de 2011

February 6th: On this Day In Music History

 

February 6th: On this Day In Music History

 

1958, George Harrison joined Liverpool group The Quarrymen. The group who were named after Lennon's school featured John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Len Garry, Eric Griffiths and John Lowe.
1965, The Righteous Brothers started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the Phil Spector produced 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'. The song was also No.1 in the UK for the duo (who were not related in any way).
1965, The Rolling Stones second album 'Rolling Stones No.2' started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK charts.
1970, Eric Clapton played the first of two nights at The Fillmore East in New York City.
1976, T Rex appeared at St Albans City Hall during a 15 date UK tour.
1982, Kraftwerk were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Model / Computer Love', the first German act to score a UK No.1 single. The single spent 21 weeks on the UK chart.
1982, The J Geils Band started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Centrefold', the bands only US No.1. A No.3 hit in the UK. The bands album 'Freeze- Frame' started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart on the same day.
1982, Thin Lizzy drummer Brian Downey was hospitalised after being attacked after a gig in Belfast.
1986, Undertones singer Feargal Sharkey's mother and sister were held at gunpoint by terrorists in Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
1987, Gary Numan's record label 'Numa', closed down.
1988, Tiffany started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Could've Been', a No.4 hit in the UK. Tiffany had recorded the song 5 years ago when she was 13.
1990, Billy Idol suffered serious injuries when he failed to pull up at a stop sign and crashed from his Harley-Davidson motorbike into a car.
1990, Over 200 women filed court actions against Chuck Berry after it was alleged that he had been secretly filming them in the toilets of the restaurant he owned.
1993, Little Angles went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Jam' their only UK No.1 LP.
1994, Chaka Demus and Pliers started a two week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Tease Me.'
1996, Ex Jam members Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler reached a high court settlement with Paul Weller after suing him for more than £100,000, after claiming they were owed royalties and group assets.
2001, Guitarist Don Felder was fired from The Eagles. He would later launch a $50 million law suit against drummer Don Henley and guitarist Glen Frey, alleging wrongful termination and breach of implied-in-fact contract. Henley and Frey then countersued Felder for breach of contract, alleging that Felder had written and attempted to sell the rights to a "tell-all" book. Both parties settled out-of-court for an undisclosed amount.
2004, US singer Faith Evans and her husband Todd Russaw agreed to enroll in a rehabilitation program after facing drug charges. Prosecutors said the charges for alleged possession of cocaine and marijuana would be dropped if they successfully completed the 13-week rehab scheme.
2005, Athlete went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their second album 'Tourist'. Kenny Chesney was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Be As You Are.
2005, Eminem was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Like Toy Soldiers', the rappers 6th No.1, taken from the album Encore. The track featured samples from 'Toy Soldiers' by Martika and '50 Ways to Leave Your Lover' by Paul Simon.
2007, An exhibition of Kylie Minogue's stage costumes, awards and accessories was launched in central London. The display at the Victoria and Albert Museum showed her changing image from 1987 onwards, from the dungarees she wore as Charlene in the Australian soap Neighbours and the gold hot pants she wore in her Spinning Around video.
2008, A Los Angeles judge issued a restraining order against Britney Spears' manager, after her mother made the request to the court. Lynne Spears claimed Sam Lutfi, 33, had drugged the troubled pop star and interfered with her finances. In a six-page declaration, Lynne Spears said Mr Lutfi "moved into Britney's home and has purported to take control of her life, home and finances". Her declaration focused on the night of 28 January, a few days before the Grammy-winning superstar was admitted to hospital for a mental evaluation.
2008, Feist won the seventh annual Shortlist Music Prize - American's version of the Mercury Prize. The Canadian singer-songwriter won for her album The Reminder, which included the song 1234 used in an Apple iPod advert. Feist was also nominated for four Grammy awards, including best new artist.
February 6th: Born on this day
1916, Born on this day, Bill Doggett, US pianist, (1956 US No.2 single 'Honky Tonk Parts I & II').
1941, Born on this day, Dave Berry, singer, (1964 UK No.5 single 'The Crying Game').
1942, Born on this day, John London, session bass player. He worked with The Monkees, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. London died on February 12th 2000.
1943, Born on this day, Fabian Forte, singer, (1959 US No.3 single 'Tiger').
1945, Born on this day, Bob Marley, singer/songwriter and guitarist who had a 1981 UK No.8 single with 'No Woman No Cry', plus over ten other UK Top 40 singles and the 1976 US No.8 & UK No. 15 album 'Rastaman Vibration'. Marley died of cancer on May 11th 1981. The 1984 'Best Of' album spent 330 weeks on the UK chart. In 1990, February 6th was proclaimed a national holiday in Jamaica to commemorate his birth. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
1946, Born on this day Canadian folk singer Kate McGarrigle. Once married to folk singer Loudon Wainwright lll, Kate is the mother of singers Rufus and Martha Wainwright. She rose to prominence with sister Anna when they recorded together in the 1970s. Died of cancer on 18th Jan 2010.
1947, Born on this day, Alan Jones, sax, Amen Corner, (1969 UK No.1 single 'If Paradise Is Half As Nice' plus five other UK Top 40 hits).
1950, Born on this day, Mike Batt, songwriter, The Wombles, (1974 UK No.3 single 'Remember You're A Womble') composer of 'Bright Eyes' 1979 UK No.1 single for Art Garfunkel. Discovered UK singer, songwriter Katie Melua.
1950, Born on this day, Natalie Cole, US singer, (1989 UK No.2 single 'Miss You Like Crazy'), Natalie is the daughter of Nat 'King' Cole.
1962, Born on this day, Axl Rose, vocals, Guns N' Roses, (1987 US No.1 album 'Appetite For Destruction' spent 158 week's o the UK chart. 1988 US No.1 & 1989 UK No.6 single 'Sweet Child O' Mine').
1962, Born on this day, Richie McDonald, guitar, vocals, Lonestar, (2000 US No.1 & UK No. 21 single 'Amazed').
1966, Born on this day, Rick Astley, singer, (1987 UK & US No.1 single 'Never Gonna Give You Up', UK biggest seller of 87. Scored 7 other UK Top 10 hits, 1987 UK No.1 album 'Whenever You Need Somebody' 34 weeks on UK chart.).
 
Died on this day
 
1960, 27 year-old Jesse Belvin, who scored a 1956 hit with 'Goodnight, My Love', was killed in a car accident in Hope, Arkansas. His wife and the car's driver also died of their injuries. The three were trying to make a fast get-a-way from the first ever mixed race audience concert in the town of Little Rock, after threats had been made against Belvin's life.
 
1981, Composer Hugo Montenegro died in California. Had the 1968 UK No.1 & US No.2 single 'The Good The Bad And The Ugly' from the soundtrack to the Clint Eastwood spaghetti western film. Worked for RCA records, producing a series of albums and soundtracks and television themes, including two volumes of Music From The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
 
1989, Jamaican sound engineer, and producer King Tubby died after being shot in the street outside his home. Worked with Robbie Shakespeare, Sly Dunbar, Carlton Barrett.
 
1998, American singer and guitarist Carl Wilson from The Beach Boys died aged 51 after a long battle with lung cancer, (Wilson was diagnosed with brain and lung cancer in early 1997). He sang lead vocal on 'God Only Knows', 'Good Vibrations,' and 'I Can Hear Music.' Wilson sang backing vocals on Elton John's 'Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me.'
1998, Austrian singer Falco (Johann Holzel) was killed in a road accident after his car collided with a bus. He scored the 1986 UK & US No.1 single 'Rock Me Amadeus' making him the first-ever Austrian act to score a UK and US No.1 hit single.