viernes, 1 de julio de 2011

July 1st: On this Day In Music History



July 1st: On this Day In Music History

 

1956, Elvis Presley appeared on NBC- TV's 'The Steve Allen Show' and performed 'Hound Dog', to a live Hound Dog.
 
1962, Gene Vincent plus up and coming local group The Beatles appeared at The Cavern Club, Liverpool.
1963, The Beatles recorded their next single at EMI Studios, London, 'She Loves You' and 'I'll Get You', completing the two songs in less than four hours. Released in August this year, 'She Loves You' went on to become The Beatles' first million-selling single.
1967, The Association scored their second and last US No.1 single with 'Windy'. Not a hit in the UK.
1967, The Beatles started a 15 week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', the group's 10th US No.1 album.
1969, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and family were involved in a car accident in Golspie, Scotland. Both John and Yoko needed hospital treatment. Lennon later had the car crushed into a cube and exhibited it on his lawn at Tittenhurst Park.
1972, Neil Diamond went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Song Sung Blue', his second US No.1. A No.14 hit in the UK.
1972, Slade were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Take Me Bak 'Ome', the group's second No.1. The song was produced by the bands manager Chas Chandler.
1973, Slade and The Sensational Alex Harvey Band appeared at Earl's Court London, tickets cost £1.00-£2.00. Special 'Slade' trains were running form Brighton, Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester to take fans to the show.
1975, 10cc were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I'm Not In Love'. The instrumental break featured the repeated spoken phrase: "Be quiet, big boys don't cry...", which was spoken by Kathy Warren, the receptionist at Strawberry Studios, Stockport, Cheshire where the band recorded the track.
1977, During a North American tour Pink Floyd played the first of four sold out nights at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
 
1982, The Dead Kennedys appeared at Fairmont Hall, San Diego, California.
1983, A New Jersey based quintet calling themselves Bon Jovi signed to Phonogram's Mercury records.
1989, Milli Vanilli scored their first US No.1 single with 'Baby Don't Forget My Number', a No.16 hit in the UK.
1989, Prince scored his second UK No.1 album with 'Batman'.
1989, Lou Reed, Joe Jackson, Elvis Costello, The Robert Cray Band, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Tanita Tikaram, Pixies, R.E.M. and Texas all appeared at the Rock Torhout Festival, Torhout, Belgium.
1990, Over a lunch meeting Mark Knopfler, John Illsley and Dire Straits manager, Ed Bicknell decide to reform the group, record an album and plan a world tour.
1995, R.E.M. The Cure, Therapy, Offspring, PJ Harvey, dEUS, Senser, Bodycount, Channel Zero, Jeff Buckley, Spearhead, Belly, Morphine and The Cranberries all appeared at this years Rock Torhout Festival, Torhout, Belgium.
2000, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band ended their Reunion tour with a ten night run at New York's MSG.
2000, Kylie Minogue was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Spinning Around', the singers 5th No 1 which was co-written by Paula Abdul, (it was originally intended for Abdul's "comeback" album). 'Spinning Around' gave Minogue the honor of being one of three artists (the others being Madonna and U2) to have a No.1 in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.
2001, Winners of TV talent contest "Popstars" Hear'Say scored their second UK No.1 single with 'The Way To Your Love.' Usher started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'U Remind Me'. D-12 went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Devil's Night'.
2001, Rolling Stone Ron Wood was commissioned to paint a group portrait of diners who are regulars at the West End London restaurant The Ivy. Elton John and Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant were two pop stars to be included in the portrait
2002, Six postage stamps designed by Sir Paul McCartney went on sale in The Isle Of Man. With proceeds from their sale going to the Adopt-A- Minefield charity.
2004, Glen Campbell began serving 10 nights in jail along with two years of probation for a November 2003 drink-driving, hit-and-run collision. The 68 year old entertainer was also sentenced to 75 hours of community service and fined $900.
2006, Roger Waters, Texas, Starsailor, The Who, Razorlight and Primal Scream all appeared at the two day Hyde Park Calling festival in London.
2006, Busta Rhymes was at No.1 on the US album chart with The Big Bang' the hip-hop artists seventh album release.
2007, Birmingham band The Editors scored their first UK No.1 album with 'An End Has A Start.'
2009, Sir Cliff Richard was ordered to demolish a £30,000 conservatory at his home in Surrey after the local council ruled that the conservatory should never have been built. The planning committee said the building contravened policy on green belt areas because it added more than 30% extra floor space.
July 1st: Born on this day
1915, Born on this day, Willie Dixon, blues singer, guitarist, 'the poet laureate of the blues'. Credited with writing more than 500 songs by the end of his life. Wrote classic songs: 'Hoochie Coochie Man', 'I'm Ready', 'You Shook Me', 'I Can't Quit You Baby', 'Little Red Rooster.' Major influence on The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. Dixon died on 29th January 1992.
1928, Born on this day, Bobby Day, US singer, had the 1958 hit 'Rockin Robin', one half of the duo, Bob And Earl (recorded 'Harlem Shuffle' in 1963).
1939, Born on this day, Delaney Bramlett, Delaney & Bonnie, (1971 US No.13 single 'Never Ending Song Of Love', worked with Eric Clapton during the early 70's). Died on 27th Dec 2008.
1945, Born on this day, Deborah Harry, singer, Blondie, (five UK No.1 singles including 1979 UK & US No.1 single 'Heart Of Glass' and the 1978 world-wide No.1 album 'Parallel Lines'). And solo (1986 UK No. 8 single 'French Kissing In The USA').
 
1946, Born on this day, June Montiero, singer, The Toys, 1965 US No. 2 & UK No.5 single 'A Lover's Concerto').
1948, Born on this day, John Ford, The Strawbs, (1973 UK No.2 single 'Part Of The Union') Hudson Ford, (1973 UK No.8 single 'Pick Up The Pieces').
1949, Born on this day, John Farnham, Australian singer, songwriter, (1987 UK No.6 single 'You're The Voice').
1951, Born on this day, Fred Schneider, vocals, The B-52's, (1990 UK No.2 & US No.3 single 'Love Shack').
1952, Born on this day, Dan Aykroyd, actor, 'Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers, (1990 UK No.12 single 'Everybody Needs Somebody To Love').
1952, Born on this day, Leon Chancler, drummer, percussionist. Worked with Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Michael Jackson's (Billie Jean), Donna Summer, Carlos Santana, The Crusaders, Frank Sinatra, Weather Report, Lionel Richie, Kenny Rogers, Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock and John Lee Hooker.
1956, Born on this day, Phil Solem, singer, songwriter, Great Buildings, The Rembrandts, (1990 US Top 20 hit 'Just the Way It Is, Baby', 1995, UK No. 3 single 'I'll Be There For You', Theme from Friends).
1959, Born on this day, Edem Ephraim, singer, The London Boys, (UK No.2 single 'London Nights). He was killed in a car crash with London boy partner Dennis Fuller on 21st January 1989.
1960, Born on this day, Evelyn Champagne King, US soul singer, (1982 UK No.7 single 'Love Come Down').
1960, Born on this day, Ted Key, Housemartins, (1986 UK No.1 single 'Caravan Of Love').
1963, Born on this day, Roddy Bottum, keyboards, Faith No More, (1993 UK No.3 and US No.4 single 'I'm Easy').
1964, Born on this day, Pol Burton, drums, Transvision Vamp, (1989 UK No.3 single 'Baby I Don't Care').
1971, Born on this day, Missy Elliott, singer, (1998 UK No.1 single with Melanie B, 'I Want You Back').
1971, Born on this day, Adam MacDougall, keyboards, The Black Crowes. 2007 album Warpaint.
 
Died on this day
 
1981, Rushton Moreve, bass player with Steppenwolf was killed in motorcycle accident Santa Barbara, California, aged 32. Had the 1968 US No.2 single 'Born To Be Wild' and he co-wrote their hit 'Magic Carpet Ride.'
 
1995, DJ Wolfman Jack died of a heart attack. Was the master of ceremonies for the rock 'n' roll generation of the '60s on radio, and later on television during the '70s.
 
1999, American singer Guy Mitchell, (born Albert George Cernik) died aged 72 at Desert Springs Hospital in Las Vegas. He had the 1957 UK & US No.1 single 'Singing The Blues' plus over 10 other UK Top 40 singles. Mitchell also appeared as George Romack in the 1961 NBC western detective series Whispering Smith.
1999, Jamaican reggae singer Dennis Brown died aged 42, the official cause of his death was a collapsed lung. During his career, he recorded more than 75 albums and had the 1979 UK No.14 single 'Money In My Pocket.' Bob Marley cited Brown as his favourite singer, naming him "The Crown Prince of Reggae."
 
2005, American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, record producer Luther Vandross died at the age of 54 at the JFK Medical Centre in New Jersey, two years after suffering a major stroke. His 'Never Too Much', was a No.1 R&B hit, worked with Diana Ross, Carly Simon, Chaka Khan, Donna Summer, Barbra Streisand, Mariah Carey and David Bowie. Vandross had won four Grammys for his final album 'Dance With My Father.'
 
2008, Whitesnake guitarist Mel Galley, died at the age of 60 from cancer of the oesophagus. Galley also played with Trapeze, Glenn Hughes, Cozy Powell and the Blue Jays.
 
 

 

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