martes, 5 de julio de 2011

July 5th: On this Day In Music History




July 5th: On this Day In Music History

 

1954, Working together for the first time in a recording studio with Scotty Moore and Bill Black, Elvis Presley fools around during a break with an up-tempo version of 'That's All Right.' Producer Sam Phillips has them repeat the jam and records it. It became Presley's first release on Sun Records.
1963, The Beatles played at the Plaza Ballroom in Dudley in the West Midlands. Appearing with The Beatles - Denny and the Diplomats, led by Denny Laine, who went on to join the Moody Blues and eventually, Paul McCartney's group Wings.
1966, On the recommendation of Rolling Stone Keith Richards' girlfriend, Chas Chandler from The Animals went to see Jimi Hendrix play at The Cafe Wha in New York City. Chandler suggests that Hendrix should come to England, which he does and Chandler became his manager.
1969, The Rolling Stones gave a free concert in London's Hyde Park before an audience of 250,000, as a tribute to Brian Jones who had died two days earlier. Mick Jagger read an extract from Percy Bysshe Shelley's 'Adonais' and released 3,500 butterflies; it was also guitarist's Mick Taylor's debut with the Stones, King Crimson, Family, The Third Ear Band, Screw and Alexis Korner's New Church also appeared on the day.
1969, The Who, Mr Chuck Berry and Bodast all played two shows (5.30 and 8.30pm), on this Sunday night at The Royal Albert Hall. Tickets from 5 to 30 shillings.
1972, Procol Harum and The Eagles appeared at the Golden Hall, San Diego, California.
1975, Pink Floyd, Captain Beefheart, Steve Miller and Roy Harper all appeared at The Knebworth Festival, England, tickets cost £3.50. Pink Floyd premiered their new album 'Wish You Were Here' with the help of Spitfires, pyrotechnics and an exploding plane which flies into the stage.
1975, The Carpenters started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with the album 'Horizon'.
1978, The manufacturing of 'Some Girls' the new album by The Rolling Stones was halted at EMI's pressing plant after complaints from celebrities including Lucille Ball who were featured in mock advertisements on the album sleeve.
1980, The Rolling Stones scored their ninth UK No.1 album with 'Emotional Rescue'.
1986, Billy Ocean went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'There'll Be Sad Songs, (To Make You Cry)' a No.12 hit in the UK.
1986, Janet Jackson started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Control'.
1993, Whitney Houston played the first of three nights at the James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida. This was the first date on Houston's 115 date world tour.
1998, Five went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut album 'Five'.
1999, The Eurythmics announced their first world tour for more than 10 years and that all profits would be given to charity. The duo made the announcement from the Greenpeace boat 'Rainbow Warrior' moored on the River Thames in London.
2002, It was reported that Dr Dre had become the richest music star after earning £62m in the last year, £37m from his own earnings plus £25m from his record label Aftermath.
2003, The Daily Star ran a front-page story claiming that the body of Manic Street Preachers guitarist Richey Edwards had been found. Fishermen in an angling contest discovered bones half buried in mud on the riverbank near Avonmouth. Edwards disappeared in Feb 1995, his car was found at a service station at the Seven Bridge a well-known suicide spot.
2005, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour said artists who had seen album sales soar after the Live 8 concerts should donate their profits to charity, "This is money that should be used to save lives." UK sales figures released two days after the London concert showed Pink Floyd's Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd had risen by 1343%, The Who's-Then and Now by 863% and Annie Lennox-Eurythmics Greatest Hits by 500%.
 
2007, A rock festival headlined by the Manic Street Preachers, Keane and Placebo in Swansea, Wales was postponed due to bad weather. More than 50 bands were due to play The Fflam Festival (the Welsh word for flame) at Singleton Park from 13-15 July.
2009, Michael Jackson started a seven week run at No.1 on the UK album charts with 'The Essential Michael Jackson', and was one of eight Jackson albums in the top twenty after the singers death on 25th June.
July 5th: Born on this day
1920, Born on this day, Smiley Lewis, R&B singer. Wrote 'One Night' covered by Elvis Presley and 'I Hear You Knocking' 1955 US No.2 for Gale Storm & UK No.1 & US No.2 for Dave Edmunds'. Lewis died on 20th October 1966.
1943, Born on this day, Robbie Robertson, guitar, vocals, The Band, (1969 US No.25 single 'Up On Cripple Creek', 1970 UK No.16 single 'Rag Mama Rag'). Solo, (1988 UK No.15 single 'Somewhere Down The Crazy River').
1945, Born on this day, Dick Scoppettone, Harpers Bizarre, (1967 US No. 13 & UK No.34 single 'The 59th Street Bridge Song, Feelin' Groovy').
1946, Born on this day, Michael Monarch, guitar, Steppenwolf, (1968 US No.2 and 1969 UK No.30 single 'Born To Be Wild').
1948, Born on this day, Cassie Gaines, backing singer with Lynyrd Skynyrd. Gaines was killed in a plane crash on 20th October 1977 with two other members of the band.
1950, Born on this day, Andy Ellison, John's Children, (with Marc Bolan 1967-68).
1950, Born on this day, Huey Lewis, singer, actor, Huey Lewis and the News, (1985 UK No.11 & US No.1 single 'The Power Of Love').
1959, Born on this day, Marc Cohn, US singer, songwriter, (1991 UK No. 22 single 'Walking In Memphis').
1969, Born on this day, Aled Richards, drums, Catatonia, (1998 UK No.3 single 'Mulder And Scully').
1973, Born on this day, Bengt Fredrik Lagerburg, drums, The Cardigans, (1997 UK No.2 single 'Lovefool').
1973, Born on this day, Roisin Murphy, Irish singer, Moloko (1999 UK No.4 single 'Sing It Back'), now solo.
1979, Born on this day, Shane Filan, vocals, Westlife, (Irish boy band, scored 12 UK No.1 singles, first UK No.1 1999 'Swear It Again' plus 4 UK No.1 albums).
1980, Born on this day, Jason Wade, guitar, vocals, Lifehouse, (2001 US No.10 & UK No.25 single 'Hanging By A Moment').
1985, Born on this day, Nick O'Malley, bass, Arctic Monkeys, (2005, UK No.1 single 'I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor', '2006 UK No.1 album 'Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not').
1986, Born on this day, Adam Young, keyboards, vocals, Owl City, 2009 /2010 worldwide No.1 single 'Fireflies', 2009 debut album Ocean Eyes.
 
Died on this Day
 
1982, Sun records musical director Bill Justis died of cancer aged 55. He worked with Sam Phillips at Sun Records, worked with also worked with Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Charlie Rich and Jerry Lee Lewis. Had the 1957 US No. 2 single 'Raunchy' (the first Rock and Roll instrumental hit). Also had a No.1 hit in Australia in 1963 with 'Tamoure.'
 
2000, Cub Koda (Michael "Cub" Koda), founder member of Brownsville Station died of complications from kidney failure. Wrote the 2 million selling 1974 hit 'Smokin' In The Boys Room', (which Motley Crue covered). He took his nickname from Cubby on television's Mickey Mouse Club.
 
2007, English jazz and blues singer and film critic George Melly died at his London home at the age of 80 of lung cancer and vascular dementia. His final concert took place at the 100 Club in London on 10th June of this year in aid of Admiral Nurses, part of the charity for Dementia.
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