viernes, 8 de julio de 2011

July 8th: On this Day In Music History



July 8th: On this Day In Music History

 

1954, Producer Sam Phillips took an acetate recording of Elvis Presley singing 'That's All Right' to Memphis radio station WHBQ DJ Dewey Phillips. He played the song just after 9.30 that evening, the phone lines lit up asking the DJ to play the song again.
1960, US singer Jimmy Jones was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Good Timin' his only UK No.1.
1965, The Hollies single 'I'm Alive' went back to the UK No.1 position for the second time.
1965, The Dave Clark Five had their movie, Catch Us If You Can, premiere in London. The film was renamed to Having a Wild Weekend for its US release. Songs featured by the group in the movie included 'Catch Us If You Can,' 'Having a Wild Weekend' and 'I Can't Stand It.'
1966, The Beatles released the 'Nowhere Man' 4 track EP in the UK, which included: 'Drive My Car', 'Michelle' and 'You Won't See Me'.
1967, UK music weekly the Melody Maker ran a front-page comment condemning the 3-month jail sentence given to Rolling Stone Mick Jagger for possession of Benzedrine tablets. Jagger was later given a conditional discharge.
1967, The Monkees began a 29-date tour with The Jimi Hendrix Experience as support act. Hendrix was dropped after six shows after being told his act was not suitable for their teenybopper audience.
1968, Pink Floyd kicked off their first 20-date North American tour at the Kinetic Playground in Chicago.
1969, Marianne Faithfull collapsed on the set of 'Ned Kelly' after taking a drug overdose. She was admitted to a Sydney Hospital, (she was later dropped from the movie).
1970, The Everly Brothers Show', started an eleven-week prime time slot on ABC- TV in the US.
1971, A minor riot occurred during a Mott The Hoople gig at the Royal Albert Hall, London, England. Some fans were injured and two boxes were damaged causing a temporary ban on rock gigs at the venue. The group paid £1,467 for damages to property.
1972, Bill Withers started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Lean On Me', his only No.1 hit, it made No.18 in the UK.
1972, Donny Osmond was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of the Paul Anka song 'Puppy Love.' The first of three solo No.1's for Donny.
1972, The Concert 10 Festival was held at Pocono International Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Acts performing included, Claire Hamill, The Groundhogs, Edgar Winter, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Faces with Rod Stewart, Humble Pie, The J. Geils Band and Three Dog Night.
1978, Gerry Rafferty's album 'City To City' went to No.1 on the US chart, knocking off 'Saturday Night Fever', which had been at the top of the charts for almost six months.
1978, Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon from The Clash were arrested for being drunk and disorderly after a gig at the Apollo in Glasgow, both were fined.
1979, The B-52's made their UK live debut at London's Lyceum Ballroom, supported by The Tourists.
1987, U2 appeared at Vorst National, Brussels, Belgium on their Joshua Tree world tour.
1989, The Fine Young Cannibals scored their second US No.1 with 'Good Thing'
1989, Transvision Vamp scored their only UK No.1 album with 'Velveteen'
1995, Outhere Brothers scored their second UK No.1 hit single with 'Boom Boom Boom'. It stayed at the top for four weeks. The original version of the song contained sexually explicit lyrics which were removed for the radio edit.
1995, TLC started a seven week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Waterfalls', the group's second US No.1, a No.4 hit in the UK.
1999, Take That's former manager Nigel Martin Smith started a new business, as an undertaker. It was reported that he was unhappy with a service he had used so he decided to buy a local funeral firm in Manchester.
2001, Alicia Keys went to No.1 on the US chart with her debut album 'Songs In A Minor'.
2002, Michael Jackson spoke out against the music industry's treatment of artists, alleging that the business was rife with racism. Speaking at a civil rights meeting in New York, Jackson claimed there was a 'conspiracy' among record companies, especially towards black artists. A spokesman for Jackson's record label said the remarks were 'ludicrous, spiteful and hurtful.'
2004, Mark Purseglove known as the world's 'biggest bootlegger' was sentenced to 3 years 6 months jail by Blackfriars Crown Court. Purseglove had built up a £15 million pirate CD empire by bootlegging live concerts of some of the world's biggest stars including The Beatles, David Bowie and Pink Floyd.
2006, Nelly Furtado was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Loose' the Canadian singers third album.
2007, Prince was forced off stage by police halfway through his set at the First Avenue nightclub during a late-night gig in his home town of Minneapolis. The club was only allowed to stay open until 3.am but Prince took to the stage at 2.45am. Prince had already played two concerts in Minneapolis before his late-night club appearance; His first performance was at a department store, where he promoted his new cologne with a nine-song, 45-minute set.
2007, Chemical Brothers went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'We Are The Night' the duo's sixth studio album.
 

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