viernes, 10 de junio de 2011

June 9th: On this Day In Music History




June 9th: On this Day In Music History

 

1958, Johnny Mathis went to No.1 on the US album chart with his 'Greatest Hits' album.
1963, The Beatles held the UK No.1 position on the singles chart with 'From Me To You'. 
Lesley Gore was at No.1 on the US chart with 'It's My Party'.
1963, The Beatles, on the last night of their tour with Roy Orbison, performed at
King George's Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire. It was during this tour that The Beatles' fans
 started throwing jelly babies at them while they were on stage, after an off-the-cuff remark
on television that George Harrison enjoyed eating them.
1964, During an evening session Bob Dylan recorded 'Mr. Tambourine Man' at
Columbia Recording Studios in New York City.
1967, Pink Floyd played two gigs in one day, the first at the College of Commerce in Hull,
 and then the UFO at The Blarney Club, Tottenham Court Road, London, England.
1967, The Monkees kicked off a North American summer tour at the Hollywood Bowl in California.
1972, Elvis Presley made entertainment history by performing 4 sold-out shows
at New York's Madison Square Garden. The shows were recorded and became
the album 'Elvis as recorded at Madison Square Garden'.
1972, Bruce Springsteen signed with Columbia Records and started to assemble the E Street Band
from various Asbury Park ex-band mates.
1975, Windsor Davies and Don Estelle were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Whispering Grass.
' It was a spin-off from the BBC TV sitcom It Ain't Half Hot Mum. Originally recorded by The Ink Spots in 1940.
1977, George and Patti Harrison were officially divorced.
1978, Ian Dury and the Blockheads appeared at St George's Hall, Bradford, England.
1978, Joy Division appeared at The Russell Club, Manchester, England.
1978, Siouxsie And The Banshees signed to Polydor records in the UK.
1979, The Bee Gees went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Love You inside Out', 
the group's 9th US No.1. A No.13 hit in the UK.
1984, Cyndi Lauper started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Time After Time' 
a No.3 hit in the UK.
1988, Fleetwood Mac appeared at the Waldbuhne, Berlin, West Germany during their Stage
 European tour.
1990, Englandneworder started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'World In Motion'.
England's song for the World Cup in 1990, following their No.1 in 1970. In the game they were
 knocked out by Germany on both occasions.
1990, M.C. Hammer's debut album started a record breaking 21 week stay at the top of the US
album charts, making it the longest uninterrupted stay at the top since the album charts started.
1990, Michael Jackson was admitted to hospital with a mystery illness. It was later diagnosed as
 an inflamed cartilage in his rib cage.
1990, Bailiffs repossessed the mansion owned by the group 5 Star after non-payment of the mortgage.
The group had achieved 15 top 20 hits over five years.
1990, Wilson Phillips went to No.1 on the US with 'Hold On'. 25 years earlier to the day Wendy 
and Carnies father Beach Boy Brian had been at No.1 with 'Help Me Rhonda'.
1994, After an argument TLC singer Left Eye set fire to her boyfriend's Atlanta mansion,
worth $2 million (£1.176 million), burning it to the ground. She was charged with arson
and fined $10,000 (£5,882) with five years probation.
1997, The Spice Girls started filming 'Spice World The Movie'.
1998, Oasis singer Liam Gallagher and Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall were involved in
 a brawl at The Metropolitan Hotel, London.
1998, The Ronettes appeared in the Supreme Court of New York for their lawsuit against
producer Phil Spector. The Ronettes, whose hits included 'Be My Baby' and 'Walking In The Rain',
 claimed that Spector had breached the group's 34-year-old contract by paying the members
no royalties since 1963. Although The Ronettes went on to win the case, the New York State Court
of Appeals overturned the decision in October, 2002, saying that the contract the Ronettes signed
with Spector in 1963 was still binding.
2002, it was announced that Rolling Stone Mick Jagger was to be given a knighthood for his services to music.
2003, Former Boyzone frontman Ronan Keating raised more than £100,000 ($170,000)
for cancer charities during a 23 day walk from the Giant's Causeway in County Antrim to Kinsale
in County Cork. He visited 610 towns along the way, walking an average of 32km (20 miles) each day.
2006, Robbie Williams kicked off a 16-date European tour in Dublin, Ireland ending at Wembley in London.
2007, George Michael became the first music artist to perform at the new Wembley Stadium in London
 when he played the first of two shows at the venue during his '25 Live Tour'.
2009, Rachel Stevens was robbed of jewellery by three men who followed her into her flat in north London.
The men ambushed the former S Club 7 singer as she entered her flat near Regents Park, the items
stolen included her engagement ring, a necklace and her watch.
June 9th: Born on this day
1891, Born on this day, Cole Porter, singer, composer, one of America's greatest songwriters. 
Wrote countless classic songs, 'Night And Day', 'I Get A Kick Out Of You', 'Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye'. 
Died 15th Oct 1964.
1915, Born on this day, guitarist Les Paul, inventor of the Gibson Les Paul guitar who also had a 1953 UK No.7
 single with 'Vaya Con Dios' and the US No.7 single 'Hummingbird' with Mary Ford featuring his multi-layered
recording techniques. He also pioneered "close miking" and echo delay recording. He broke his right arm in
 a car accident and had it set at an angle so he could still play guitar. Paul died in hospital in White Plains,
New York at the age of 94 suffering from severe pneumonia on 12th Aug 2009.
1929, Born on this day, R&B singer Johnny Ace, Billboards 'most played artist of 1955'. He died playing Russian
 roulette backstage at a gig on December 25th 1954.
1934, Born on this day, Jackie Wilson, US soul singer. Suffered a heart attack on stage at a New Jersey Club in 1975
 and was in a coma until he died on January 21st 1984. Scored 24 US Top 40 hits during late 50's & 60's. 1986 UK No.1
 single with the re-issued 'Reet Petite.' Van Morrison wrote 'Jackie Wilson Said' covered by Dexy's Midnight Runners.
1941, Born on this day, Billy Hatton, The Fourmost, (1964 UK No.6 single 'A Little Loving').
1941, Born on this day, Jon Lord, keyboards, Deep Purple, (1970 UK No.2 single 'Black Night'), 1973 US No. 
4 single 'Smoke On The Water').
1946, Born on this day, Stuart Edwards, Edison Lighthouse, (1970 UK No.1 single 'Love Grows Where
 My Rosemary Goes').
1947, Born on this day, Mitch Mitchell, drums, Jimi Hendrix Experience, (1967 UK No.3 single 'Purple Haze',
 1970 UK No.1 single Voodoo Chile'). Mitchell had been in the ITV's 'Ready Steady Go!' house band. Mitchell
was found dead in his US hotel room on 12th Nov 2008 aged 61.
1949, Born on this day, George Bunnell, Strawberry Alarm Clock, (1967 US No.1 single
 'Incense And Peppermints').
1949, Born on this day, Francis Monkman, Curved Air, (1971 UK No.4 single 'Back Street Luv').
1950, Born on this day, Trevor Boulder, bass, Spiders From Mars, Uriah Heep, (1975 UK No.7 album
 'Return To Fantasy').
1951, Born on this day, Terry Uttley, Smokie, (1975 UK No.3 single 'If You Think You Know How to Love Me').
1953, Born on this day, Errol Kennedy, vocals, Imagination, (1982 UK No.2 single 'Just An Illusion').
1954, Born on this day, Peter Byrne, Climie Fisher, (1988 UK No.2 single 'Love Changes Everything').
1962, Born on this day, Eddie Lundon, guitar, China Crisis, (1984 UK No.9 single 'Wishful Thinking').
1967, Born on this day, Dean Felber, bass, Hootie & The Blowfish, (1995 US No.1 album 'Cracked Rear View'
sold over 15m copies. 1995 UK No.50 single 'Hold My Hand').
1970, Born on this day, Ed Simons, keyboards, The Chemical Brothers, (1996 UK No.1 single 'Setting Sun',
2007 UK No.1 album 'We Are The Night' ).
1972, Born on this day, Wesley Reid Scantlin, singer, songwriter, Puddle Of Man.
1978, Born on this day, Matthew Bellamy, guitar, vocals, keyboards, Muse, (2003 UK No.1 album 'Absolution',
 2003 UK No.8 single, 'Time Is Running Out').
1980, Born on this day, James Walsh, singer, guitarist, Starsailor, (2001 UK No.2 album 'Love Is Here').


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