miércoles, 8 de junio de 2011

June 8th: On this Day In Music History


1954, US record labels started to supply radio stations with 45rpm discs for the first time, replacing the 78 records.
1963, The Crystals' "Da Doo Ron Ron" peaked at No.3 on the US singles chart. Produced by Phil Spector,
who used a multi-track recording system to build the song layer upon layer to achieve a result that become
 known as a "wall of sound". Backing musicians include Glen Campbell on guitar, Leon Russell on piano,
Hal Blain on drums and Nino Tempo on sax.
1967, Procol Harum were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale', the group's only
UK No.1. In 2004 the song was named the most played record of the past 70 years. More than 900 recorded
versions by other artists are known.
1967, The Beatles 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' went to No.1 in the UK. Costing £25,000 ($42,500)
 to produce the album was recorded over 700 hours of studio time. It was also the first album to print the lyrics
 on the sleeve. The album spent 27 weeks at No.1 on the UK chart.
1969, Founder member of The Rolling Stones Brian Jones announced that he was leaving the group, saying that
 he no longer saw 'eye to eye' with the rest of the band.
1970, Deep Purple had their van and equipment impounded by East German police while on an European tour,
after mistakenly driving too close to the border.
1974, A one-day concert at Hinckley Athletic Football Ground with Geordie, Blackfoot Sue, Medicine Head and top 
of the bill The Bay City Rollers, tickets £2.50.
1974, Bill Wyman became the first Rolling Stone to release a solo album with 'Monkey Grip', (it peaked at No.39
 in the UK and No.99 in the US).
1974, David Bowie started a four-week run at the top of the UK charts with his third No.1 album 'Diamond Dogs'.
1974, Dolly Parton was at No.1 on the US country chart with 'I Will Always Love You'. The Parton penned song later
became a worldwide hit for Whitney Houston in 1992.
1974, Keyboard player Rick Wakeman announced that he was leaving Yes.
1974, Paul McCartney and Wings went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Band On The Run', his third solo US No.1, 
 a No.3 hit in the UK.
1979, Marianne Faithfull married Ben Brieley of punk rock band The Vibrators.
1985, Tears For Fears started a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World',
 the group's first US No.1.
1985, The Style Council scored their only UK No.1 album with 'Our Favourite Shop'.
1989, At a Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior's press conference, vegetarian Chrissie Hynde claimed that she once firebombed a
 McDonalds restaurant. The following day a McDonalds in Milton Keynes, England was firebombed and Hynde was threatened
with legal action.
1991, Bruce Springsteen married Patti Scialfa, at their Beverley Hills home in California.
1991, Color Me Bad had their only UK No.1 single with 'I Wanna Sex You Up'. The song was a No.2 hit in the US where some`
                         radio stations edited out the word "sex" with disc jockeys announcing the song 'I Wanna Love You Up'.
1991, Extreme went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'More Than Words', a No.2 hit in the UK.
1991, Paula Abdul started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Spellbound'.
1991, The Pixies and Ride appeared at Crystal Palace Bowl, London, tickets £15.
1996, The Fugees scored their first UK No.1 single with their version of the Roberta Flack 1973 hit 'Killing Me Softly'.
 The song composed by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel in 1971 was inspired by Lori Lieberman's poem
 'Killing Me Softly with His Blues', written having seen a performance by US singer, songwriter Don McLean.
1998, Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller and Martin Carr from The Boo Radleys were all involved in 
a fight at Dingwalls, Camden in London.
2001, AC/DC, The Offspring, Queens Of The Stone Age and Megadeth all appeared at the Milton Keynes Bowl, 
 England; tickets cost £28.50 ($48.45).
2002, Jennifer Lopez separated from her second husband, dancer Cris Judd, after just nine months of marriage.
2002, months of secrecy surrounding Sir Paul McCartney's wedding plans were blown when John Leslie the owner 
of the 17th century Castle Leslie in Co Monaghan, let slip to reporters that Sir Paul had booked the Castle for the wedding.
2003, Evanescence started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Bring Me To Life.' The song won a
Grammy Award in 2004 for the Best Hard Rock performance.
2003, Stereophonics scored their second UK No.1 album with 'You Gotta Go There To Come Back.'
2003, Led Zeppelin were at No.1 on the US album chart with 'How The West Was Won', the bands seventh US No.1 album.
2007, George Michael was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and banned from driving for two years at 
Brent Magistrates court, north London. The 43-year-old who was arrested last October after being found slumped at 
the steering wheel of his car pleaded guilty to driving while unfit, blaming "tiredness and prescribed drugs" for the offence.
2008, Paul Weller went to No.1 on the UK album chart with his ninth solo album '22 Dreams.'
2008, Mint Royale started a two week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Singing In The Rain'. This version was
 used by the winner of the TV show Britain's Got Talent. 'Singing In The Rain' was famously featured in the 1952 film
of the same name. The film starred Gene Kelly, whose sampled voice can be heard on this version.
2008, Rolling Stone magazine published a list of the Top 50 guitar songs of all time. No.5 was 'Brown Sugar' by
The Rolling Stones, No.4 , 'You Really Got Me' By The Kinks, No.3, 'Crossroads', by Cream, No.2 'Purple Haze', by
Jimi Hendrix and No.1 'Johnny B Goode', Chuck Berry.
June 8th: Born on this day
1940, Born on this day, Nancy Sinatra, US singer, actress, (1966 UK & US No.1 single 'These Boots Are Made For Walking').
With her father Frank she became the only father and daughter team ever to score a UK No.1 single with the 1967 hit 'Somethin' Stupid'.
1940, Born on this day, Sherman Garnes, Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers, (1956 UK No.1 and US No.6 single 'Why Do Fools Fall In Love').
 Garnes died February 26th 1977.
1941, Born on this day, Clarence Haskins, Funkadelic, (1978 US No.16 album 'One Nation Under A Groove').
1942, Born on this day, Chuck Negron, vocals, Three Dog Night, (1970 UK No.3 & US No.1 single 'Mama Told Me Not To Come').
1944, Born on this day, Boz Scaggs, US singer, member of The Marksmen with Steve Miller, The Wigs, solo, (1976 US No.3 single 'Lowdown', 1977 US No.11 and UK No.13 single 'Lido Shuffle').
1947, Born on this day, Mick Box, guitar, Uriah Heep, (1975 UK No.7 album 'Return To Fantasy').
1953, Born on this day, Bonnie Tyler, singer, (1983 UK & US No.1 single 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart').
1953, Born on this day, Jeff Rich, drums, Status Quo, (1977 UK No.3 single 'Rockin' All Over The World', plus over 50 other UK Top 75 singles).
1960, Born on this day, Mick Hucknall, singer, songwriter, Simply Red, (1986 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Holding Back The Years', 1995 UK No.1 single 'Fairground' and 1991 UK No.8 single 'Stars', world-wide No.1 1991 album 'Stars').
1962, Born on this day, Nick Rhodes, keyboards, Duran Duran, (1983 UK No.1 single 'Is There Something I Should Know', plus 25 other UK Top 40 singles, 1984 US No.1 single 'The Reflex'), Arcadia, (1985 UK No.7 single 'Election Day').
1965, Born on this day, Rob Pilatus, vocals, Milli Vanilli, (1989 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Girl I'm Gonna Miss You'). He died of a drug and alcohol overdose on April 2nd 1998.
1966, Born on this day, Doris Pearson, 5 Star, (1986 UK No.3 single 'System Addict' plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles).
1967, Born on this day, Neil Mitchell, keyboards, Wet Wet Wet, (1994 UK No.1 single 'Love Is All Around', which spent 15 weeks at No.1, plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles).
 Died on this day
1987, Yogi Horton a session drummer with Luther Vandross, jumped to his death from a 17th floor hotel window, having told his wife he was tired of Living in the shadow of Vandross Also worked with The B-52's, Diana Ross and Debbie Harry.


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