domingo, 10 de julio de 2011

July 9th: On this Day In Music History


July 9th: On this Day In Music History





 
2007, Happy Mondays' frontman Shaun Ryder was in trouble after he smoked several cigarettes on stage during a concert at The Ritz in Manchester. Smoking had been banned in all enclosed public places in England on 1 July of this year, and anyone flouting the law faced a £50 fine. Performers were only exempt from the smoking ban if the "artistic integrity" of their act required it.
 
2006, Lily Allen scored her first UK No.1 single with 'Smile'. The organ riff is a sample of Jackie Mittoo playing keyboards on 'Free Soul' by The Soul Brothers. Lily's actor dad, Keith Allen, was part of the Fat Les band who had a hit with 'Vindaloo' in 1998.
2004, David Bowie was forced to cancel a string of European shows after emergency heart surgery. The 57 year-old singer had an operation last month in Germany, where he was on tour, to treat "an acutely blocked artery". The star's cancellation last month of 11 European dates was originally attributed to a shoulder injury.
2001, US producer and re-mixer Roger Sanchez went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Another Chance.'
2000, Vertical Horizon went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Everything You Want.'
1999, a statement was issued by Jerry Hall's lawyers saying that she had formally agreed to separate from husband Mick Jagger after more than 20 years of marriage.
1999, Elton John had a pacemaker fitted in an operation at a London hospital following reports about his ill health. Sir Elton was forced to cancel a series of concerts.
1995, Michael Jackson was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Past, Present and Future Book 1'.
1989, New Edition's production manager was charged with criminal homicide after allegedly shooting the support acts security man after they ran over their stage time.
1988, Cheap Trick went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Flame', the group's only US No.1.
1988, Glenn Medeiros was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You'. The 18 year old from Hawaii was one of the youngest males to reach the top of the charts.
1986, during their 26-date 'Magic Tour', Queen played at St. James' Park in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
1983, The Police started an eight week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Every Breath You Take' also No.1 in the UK. Taken from the bands album Synchronicity, Sting won Song of the Year and The Police won Best Pop Performance for the song at the 1984 Grammy Awards.
1983, Wham! went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut release 'Fantastic!', which went on to spend 116 weeks on the chart.
1979, The Pretenders kicked off a 23-date UK tour at Smatyz, Chester. The bands single 'Kid' was released this week.
1978, The Rolling Stones jammed with one of their early idols Muddy Waters during a gig in Chicago.
1977, Alan O'Day went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Undercover Angel', his only solo hit, it made No.43 in the UK. He also wrote 'Angie Baby' a hit for Helen Reddy.
1977, Elvis Costello quit his day job at Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics to become a full time musician.
1976, The Pretty Things, Supercharge and third on the bill The Sex Pistols all appeared at The Lyceum, London, England, tickets £1.75.
1969, working at Abbey Road studios in London The Beatles recorded 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer.' John Lennon returned to the studio after recovering from a car crash in Scotland, and a bed was installed in the Abbey Road studio for Yoko, who was pregnant, and who had been more seriously injured in the car accident.
1966, Rod Allen bass player with The Fortunes was taken to hospital after being injured when fans pulled him from the stage during a gig at The Starlight Rooms in Lincoln.
1955, Bill Haley & His Comets went to No.1 on the US singles chart with '(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock', staying at No.1 for eight weeks and becoming one of the biggest selling singles of all time.
July 9th: Born on this day
1976, Born on this day, Dan Estrin, guitarist, Hoobastank, 2004 US No.2 hit 'The Reason.'
1975, Born on this day, Jack White, (John Gillis), guitar, vocals, The White Stripes, (2003 UK No.1 album 'Elephant' spent 46 weeks on the UK chart). Also a member of The Raconteurs.
1975, Born on this day, Isaac Brock, singer, guitarist, Modest Mouse, (2007 US No.1 album 'We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank').
1971, Born on this day, Kelvin Grant, vocals, Musical Youth, (1982 UK No.1 & US No.10 single 'Pass The Dutchie').
1967, Born on this day, Dickon Hinchcliffe, guitar, violin, Tindersticks, (1993 album 'Tindersticks').
1967, Born on this day, Owen Paul, guitar, Catatonia, (1998 UK No.3 single 'Mulder And Scully').
1965, Born on this day, Courtney Love, guitar, vocals, Babes In Toyland, Hole, (1995 UK No.16 single 'Doll Parts') and solo records. Married Kurt Cobain from Nirvana on 24th Feb 1992.
1959, Born on this day, Marc Almond, singer, Soft Cell, (1981 UK No.1 single 'Tainted Love'). Solo, (1989 UK No.1 single with Gene Pitney, 'Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart').
1954, Born on this day, Debbie Sledge, singer, Sister Sledge, (1979 US No.2 single 'We Are Family', 1985 UK No.1 single 'Frankie').
1953, Born on this day, Kate Garner, vocals, Haysi Fantayzee, (1982 UK No.11 single 'John Wayne Is Big Leggy').
1950, Born on this day, Gwen Guthrie, soul singer, (1986 UK No.5 single 'Ain't Nothing Goin' But The Rent'). She died on 4th February 1999.
1946, Born on this day, Bon Scott, vocals, AC/DC, (1980 UK No.36 single 'Whole Lotta Rosie' and 1980 UK No.1 & US No.14 album 'Back in Black' sold over 10 million copies). Scott was found dead in the backseat of a friend's car on 20th February 1980. The coroner's report stated he had 'drunk himself to death'
1946, Born on this day, Joe Micelli, John Fred and His Playboy Band, (1968 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Judy In Disguise').
1941, Born on this day, Don McPherson, Main Ingredient, (1974 US No.10 & UK No.27 single 'Just Don't Want To Be Lonely'). He died on 4th July 1971.
1929, Born on this day, Lee Hazlewood, US male singer, (1967 US No.14 & UK No. 11 single 'Jackson', 1971 UK No.2 single with Nancy Sinatra). Wrote the Nancy Sinatra hit, 'These Boots Are Made for Walkin.' Died of cancer on 4th Aug 2007 at his home near Las Vegas aged 78.
1925, Born on this day, Alan Dale, US singer. Had his own TV & radio show during the 50's. 1955 US No.7 single 'Cheery Pink and Apple Blossom White'. Dale died on 20th April 2002.
 
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