jueves, 16 de junio de 2011

June 14th: On this Day In Music History



1961, Country singer Patsy Cline was involved in a near fatal car crash in Nashville;
she sustained head injuries after being thrown through the windscreen.
1963, During a UK tour The Beatles played at New Brighton Tower supported by
Gerry and the Pacemakers. Tickets cost 6 shillings in advance.
1964, Touring Australia The Beatles arrived in Melbourne and were greeted at the airport
by over 5,000 fans. Another 20,000 fans lined the route from the airport to the hotel, army
and navy units were brought in to help control the crowds, cars were crushed, hundreds
of girls fainted and over 50 people were admitted to hospital with broken bones.
1964, The Manish Boys, (featuring David Bowie) auditioned for the UK television talent show Opportunity Knocks.
1967, The Doors appeared at Steve Paul's Scene, New York City, Jimi Hendrix was in the audience.
1968, Pink Floyd appeared at the Midsummer Ball, University College London, Bloomsbury, England.
1970, Derek and the Dominoes played their first gig when they appeared at London's Lyceum.
1972, Led Zeppelin played the first of two nights at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York.
1974, Ray Stevens was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Streak' a song about the latest British craze
of streaking, (running naked in a public place).
1975, America went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Sister Golden Hair', the group's second US No.1.
Not a hit in the UK.
1980, Billy Joel started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Glass Houses', his second US No.1 album.
1980, Peter Gabriel scored his first UK No.1 album with his third solo release 'Peter Gabriel'.
1984, A model of Boy George from Culture Club was unveiled at Madame Tussaud's Waxworks in London,
England on his 23rd birthday.


1986, Bob Geldof was named in HRH The Queen's Birthday Honours List, receiving an honorary Knighthood in recognition
of his humanitarian activities.
1986, Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'On My Own'.
The pair recorded their vocal parts separately and had never met until after the song went to number one.
1986, Queen scored their 5th UK No.1 album with 'A Kind Of Magic', featuring the single 'One Vision'.
1987, Madonna played the first date on her Who's That Girl World Tour at the Osaka Stadium, Osaka, Japan. The tour became
the highest-grossing tour ever, grossing over $20 million.
1987, 30 hired hands moved 800 rented NHS beds onto Saunton Sands in North Devon for Storm Thorgerson to shoot what will
be the cover of 'A Momentary Lapse Of Reason'.
1997, Puff Daddy and Faith Evans started a 11 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I'll Be Missing You', a tribute to the
late Notorious B.I.G. Also a No.1 in the UK.
1997, The Wu-Tang Clan went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Wu- Tang Forever'.
2000, Noel Gallagher from Oasis was voted into first place in Melody Maker's annual 'Un-coolest People in Rock' survey.
Marilyn Manson came second and Robbie Williams was voted third.
2002, During an UK visit Michael Jackson made a tour of Parliament and was shown the monarch's throne in the House of Lords.
Whenever Jackson went outside he called for an umbrella to shield his face from the sun.
2002, Former East 17 singer Brian Harvey was jailed for 56 days at the High Court London after breaching an injunction taken
out by his estranged wife.
2002, Mick Jagger became a Sir when he was knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
2003, Bryan Adams, Iggy Pop and Paul Weller all appeared at a weekend festival at The Isle Of Wight.
2006, Shakira kicked off her 99 date Oral Fixation world tour in Zaragoza, Spain. Attended by over 2m fans,
the tour grossed over $98 million dollars.
2008, Usher was at No.1 on the US album chart with his fifth studio album 'Here I Stand.'
2009, Kasabian started a two week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'West Ryder Pauper Lunatic
Asylum' the bands third studio album.
June 14th: Born on this day
1945, Born on this day, Rod Argent, keyboards, The Zombies, (1964 UK No.12 single 'She's Not There').
Argent, (1972 UK No.5 single 'Hold Your Head Up'). Now a TV and film composer.
1949, Born on this day, Alan White, drummer, Plastic Ono Band, (1970 UK No.5 single 'Instant Karma'),
Yes, (1977 UK No.7 single 'Wonderous Stories').
1949, Born on this day, Born on this day, Jim Lea, bass, piano, violin, Slade, (1971 UK No.1 single
'Coz I Luv You', plus five other UK No.1 hits and 18 UK Top 40 hit singles).
1958, Born on this day, Nick Van Ede, singer, Cutting Crew, (1987 US No.1 & 1986 UK No.4 single 'I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight').
1961, Born on this day, George O'Dowd, (Boy George), singer, DJ. Culture Club, (1983 UK No.1 & 1984 US No.1
single 'Karma Chameleon'). Solo, (1987 UK No.1 single 'Everything I Own').
1963, Born on this day, Chris Degarmo, Queensryche, (1992 UK No.18 single 'Silent Lucidity').
1971, Born on this day, Billy Myers, UK female singer, (1998 UK No. 4 single 'Kiss The Rain').
1983, Born on this day Siobhan Donaghy, vocals, The Sugababes, (2002 UK No.1 single, 'Round Round', 2002 UK No.2 album 'Angels With Dirty Faces').
Died on this day
1986, Three fans died during an Ozzy Osbourne gig at Long Beach Arena, California after falling from a balcony.
1989, Pete De Freitas drummer with Echo And The Bunnymen was killed at the age of 27, when his motorbike collided with a car.
1994, Composer Henry Mancini died aged 70. Wrote the music to 'Moon River, which was originally sung in the movie
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Audrey Hepburn, was also the theme song for the Andy Williams television show.
Had the 1969 US No.1 single 'Love Theme from Romeo And Juliet.' Recorded over 90 albums, contributed
music to over 100 movies, including 'Theme From The Pink Panther.'
1995, Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher died after a chest infection set in following a liver transplant. Had been a member
of Taste before going solo, sold over 30m albums worldwide. Voted Melody Maker's Top Musician of the Year in 1972,
auditioned for The Rolling Stones following the departure of Mick Taylor. Gallagher made his final performance on 10 January 1995 in the Netherlands.



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