lunes, 13 de junio de 2011

June 13th: On this Day In Music History


1964, Louis Armstrong started a six week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Hello Dolly!'
1964, The Beatles performed another two shows at Centennial Hall, Adelaide, South Australia.
For the four shows that The Beatles performed in Adelaide there were 12,000 tickets, for which
 50,000 requests had been placed. The two shows on this day were drummer's Jimmy Nicol's last
 as a "temporary Beatle". Ringo Starr (who had been ill), re-joined The Beatles in Melbourne the next day.
1967, The Bee Gees appeared live on the UK TV show 'As You Like It'. The group were promoting
 their debut single 'New York Mining Disaster 1941.'
1969, The Rolling Stones held a photo call in Hyde Park to introduce new guitarist Mick Taylor.
The 20 year-old former John Mayall's Bluesbreakers member made his live debut with The Stones the
 following month at a free concert at Hyde Park London.
1970, The Beatles started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Long And Winding Road',
 the group's 20th US No.1. The album 'Let It Be' started a four-week run at No.1 the US album chart on the same day.
1975, John Lennon made his last ever TV appearance when he appeared on 'Salute To Sir Lew Grade',
performing 'Slippin And Slidin', and 'Imagine'.
1981, Smokey Robinson was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with a song he wrote in the late 60's.
 'Being With You', the American singers first solo No.1.
1987, Atlantic Starr went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Always', a No.3 hit in the UK.
1987, Whitney Houston started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with her second LP 'Whitney'.
1988, The biggest charity Rock concert since Live Aid three years earlier took place at London's Wembley
Stadium, to denounce South African apartheid. Among the performers were Sting, Stevie Wonder, Bryan Adams,
George Michael, Whitney Houston and Dire Straits. Half the money raised went towards anti-apartheid activities
 in Britain, the rest was donated to children's charities in southern Africa.
1992, Billy Ray Cyrus started a 17-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Some Gave All'.
1992, Erasure started a five-week run at No.1 in the UK with the 'Abba-Esque EP'. The release featured four covers 
of Abba hits and Vince Clark & Andy Bell dressed up as the two Abba girls for the videos.
1995, Alanis Morissette released 'Jagged Little Pill'. The album went on to sell over 30 million copies world-wide 
 making Morissette the first female Canadian to score a US No.1 album.
1999, S Club 7 went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Bring It All Back', the group's first chart topper.
2000, A roadie who worked for The Spice Girls, Oasis, Elton John and Whitney Houston was arrested and charged
with smuggling millions of pounds worth of Ecstasy into the UK.
2000, Bobby Brown admitted he was an alcoholic, saying, 'I have a disease, I am an addict, I am an alcoholic'.
The singer made the admission while appearing in a Florida court.
2003, Former East 17 member Brian Harvey was cleared of drugs charges after the prosecution's key witness refused to
 give evidence and left the UK for Spain. Harvey had been arrested after a News Of The World investigation and charged 
with possessing and supplying cocaine.
2003, The elder statesman of music were rewarded in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list for their services to music. 
Sting was awarded a CBE, Gerry Marsden an MBE, Errol Brown an MBE and Pink Floyd's David Gilmour a CBE.
2003, The Arctic Monkeys made their live debut at The Grapes pub in Sheffield, England. They received £27 from ticket sales.
2004, Faithless were at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'No Roots.'
2004, After 50 Cent mentioned R. Kelly's pending child pornography trial during an appearance at the New York Summer
 Jam XI concert, chairs were thrown onstage forcing 50 Cent and his G-Unit crew to leave the stage area.
2005, Michael Jackson was cleared of all charges of child abuse by a jury of eight women and four men at the end
of a 16-week hearing in Santa Maria, California. Jackson was found not guilty of all 10 charges including abusing a
 13-year-old boy, conspiracy to kidnap and supplying alcohol to a minor to assist with a felony.
2008, A Chicago jury acquitted R. Kelly of all 14 charges of child pornography against him. The US singer was found
 not guilty of making an explicit sex video that prosecutors had said showed him having sex with a girl as young as 13.
 Both Kelly and the alleged victim, now 23, denied they were the people shown on the tape, which the jury saw. 
The defence argued that the man in the tape did not have a large mole on his back as does Mr Kelly, and that the tape
 could have been doctored.
 
June 13th: Born on this day
1934, Born on this day, Uriel Jones, session drummer for Motown Records' in-house studio band, the Funk Brothers,
 during the 1960s and early 1970s. Jones played on many Motown classics including 'I Heard It Through the Grapevine',
 by Marvin Gaye, 'Cloud Nine' by the Temptations, 'I Second That Emotion' by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
 and 'For Once In My Life' by Stevie Wonder. Died on 24th March 2009.
1940, Born on this day, Bobby Freeman, singer, (1958 US & UK No.5 single 'Do You Want To Dance').
1943, Born on this day, Esther Ofarim, singer, (1968 UK No.1 single 'Cinderella Rockerfella').
1949, Born on this day, Dennis Locorriere, guitar, Dr Hook, (1972 US No.5 & UK No.2 single 'Sylvia's Mother'
 plus 9 other US Top 40 hits).
1951, Born on this day, Howard Lees, Heart, (1987 US & UK No.3 single 'Alone').
1957, Born on this day, Rolf Brendel, Nena, (1984 UK No.1 & US No.2 single '99 Red Balloons').
1963, Born on this day, Robbie Merrill, bassist, Godsmack, (2003, US No.1 album 'Faceless', 2006 US No.1 album 'IV').
1968, Born on this day, David Gray, UK singer, songwriter. His 'White Ladder' was the second biggest selling UK album of 2001.
He scored the 2000 UK No.5 single 'Babylon.'
1968, Born on this day, Deneice Pearson, 5 Star, (1986 UK No.3 single 'System Addict' plus 15 other UK top 40 singles).
1969, Born on this day, Soren Rasted, Aqua, (1997 UK No.1 single 'Barbie Girl').
1970, Born on this day, Rivers Cuomo, Weezer, (1995 UK No.12 single, 'Buddy Holly').
1976, Born on this day, Jason Brown, vocals, Five, (1998 UK No.2 single 'Everybody Get Up', 1999 UK No.1 single 'Keep On Movin').
1981, Born on this day, Kymberley Marsh, singer, Hear'Say, (2001 UK No.1 single 'Pure And Simple'). Quit the group in 2002. Now an actress.
 
 Died on this day
 
1972, Clyde McPhatter, original lead vocalist with The Drifters, died of a heart attack in New York. Joined Billy Ward & the Dominoes 
in 1950, formed The Drifters in 1953, had several solo hits including 1962 'Lover Please,' was posthumously inducted into
 the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
 
2000, 37-year-old Susan E Santodonato collapsed and died of a heart attack outside New York radio station Star 105.7. after a 
Britney Spears impersonator left the building. A crowd had gathered after a DJ claimed Britney Spears was in the studio.


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