lunes, 22 de agosto de 2011

August 22nd: On this Day In Music History


August 22nd: On this Day In Music History

 

1956, Elvis Presley began working on his first movie, Love Me Tender. In the drama that was set during and just after the Civil War, Elvis played Clint Reno, the youngest of four brothers. The original title for the movie was The Reno Brothers, but was changed to take advantage of the 'Love Me Tender' song recorded for the film.
 
1962, The first TV appearance of The Beatles was recorded by Manchester based Granada TV, who filmed a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club Liverpool, (it was shown on 17th October 1962).
1963, Billy J Kramer And The Dakotas were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Bad To Me.' A song John Lennon wrote for them while on holiday in Spain with Brian Epstein.
1964, The Supremes started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Where Did Our Love Go' the girl group's first No.1, it made No.3 in the UK.
1964, during a North American tour The Beatles appeared at the Empire Stadium, Vancouver, to over 20,000 fans. The Beatles set at the time was just 29 minutes long. tickets cost £5.25.
1965, The Beatles, on tour in North America, performed two shows at Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon. Between performances, The Beatles were visited in their dressing-room by Carl Wilson and Mike Love of the Beach Boys.
1966, New York City teenagers Carol Hopkins and Susan Richmond climbed out onto the ledge on the second floor of a city hotel and threatened to jump unless they could get to meet The Beatles. Police talked then down.
 
1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared on the BBC TV Simon Dee show.
1968, Ringo Starr quit The Beatles during the White Album sessions when the constant bickering and tension became too much for him. The news of Ringo's departure was kept secret, and he rejoined the sessions on September 3. After Ringo walked out, the remaining Beatles recorded 'Back In the USSR', with Paul on drums and John playing bass.
1969, during a North American tour Led Zeppelin played the first of two nights at Pirates World in Dania, Florida. Also on the bill were The Royal Ascots, Brimstone and The Echo.
1969, The Beatles got together at John Lennon's Tittenhurst Park home in England for their final ever photo session.
1970, Bread went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Make It With You', the group's only No.1 hit, it made No.5 in the UK.
1970, Creedence Clearwater Revival started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Cosmo's Factory'.
1970, The Moody Blues started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'A Question Of Balance'.
1970, Derek and the Dominoes appeared at the Van Dike in Plymouth, England.
1971, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Peter, Paul & Mary all appeared at the Odeon Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland.
1978, Sex Pistol Sid Vicious made his last live stage appearance when he appeared with Rat Scabies from The Damned, former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock and Nancy Spungen at London's Electric Ballroom. In the audience: Elvis Costello, Blondie, Joan Jett , The Slits and Captain Sensible.
1979, Led Zeppelin released In Through the Out Door, their last album of original material, 'Fool in the Rain' was released as a single in the US.
1980, during a North American tour Queen appeared at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1987, Madonna went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Who's That Girl', her sixth US No.1 and also a No.1 in the UK.
1997, U2 played the first of two sold out nights at Wembley Stadium, London, England on their Pop Mart tour.
1999, Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell scored her first UK No.1 solo single with 'Mi Chico Latino' the second single from her debut solo album Schizophonic.
1999, Travis scored their first UK No.1 album with 'The Man Who' after spending 12 weeks on the chart.
2003, Kjell Henning Bjoernestad a Norwegian Elvis Presley impersonator set a world record by singing the rock 'n' roll legend's hits non-stop for over 26 hours. The previous record was set by British Elvis fan Gary Jay who sang for 25 hours 33 minutes and 30 seconds.
2003, Blur, Beck, The White Stripes, Doves, The Streets, The Libertines, The Darkness, Junior Senior, The Sleepy Jackson and The Thrills all appeared at this years UK Carling Reading weekend festival.
2004, Maroon 5 went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Songs About Jane.'
2004, Natasha Bedingfield started a two week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'These Words.' The sister of singer and producer Daniel Bedingfield.
2005, 50 Cent was suing a US car dealer for allegedly using his name in an advert without permission. Describing himself in the legal action as a "hugely successful" artist "known for his good looks, 'gangsta' image and hard knocks success story". The rapper was seeking more than £1m (£555,150) from Gary Barbera Enterprises for a Dodge Magnum advert with the line "Just Like 50 Says" alongside a photo of him.
2007, former Savage Garden singer Darren Hayes was arrested on suspicion of racially abusing a member of staff at a Thai restaurant in Soho, London. Hayes was released on bail pending further inquiries.
2009, Sugarland went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Live on the Inside', the American country music duo's first No.1.
 
August 22nd: Born on this day
1920, Born on this day, John Lee Hooker, Blues singer, guitarist, (1951 US million selling album 'I'm In The Mood', 1964 UK No.23 single 'Dimples', 1989 album 'The Healer'). Hooker died on 21st June 2001.
1938, Born on this day, Dale Hawkins, rockabilly singer, guitarist, (1957 US No. 27 single 'Susie Q').
1939, Born on this day, Fred Milano, Dion and the Belmonts, (1961 US No.1 & UK No.11 single 'Runaround Sue').
1945, Born on this day, Ron Dante, singer, songwriter, The Archies, (1969 US & UK No.1 single 'Sugar Sugar') and The Cufflinks, (1969 UK No.4 single 'Tracy').
1947, Born on this day, Donna Godchaux, Grateful Dead, (1970 UK No.69 and US No.127 album 'Workingman's Dead').
1956, Born on this day, Chris Biondo, guitarist, producer with Eva Cassidy. (Only artist to score three posthumous UK No.1 albums, 2001 'Songbird', 2002 'Imagine', 2003 'American Tune'. 2001 UK No. 42 single 'Over The Rainbow').
1958, Born on this day, Ian Mitchell, Bay City Rollers, (1975 UK No.1 single 'Bye Bye Baby', plus 11 other UK top 20 singles', 1976 US No.1 single, 'Saturday Night').
1958, Born on this day, Vernon Reid, Living Colour, (1991 UK No.12 single 'Love Rears It's Ugly Head').
1961, Born on this day, Debbie Peterson, drums, The Bangles, (1986 UK No.2 single with Prince song, 'Manic Monday'. 1986 US No.1 single 'Walk Like An Egyptian').
1961, Born on this day, Roland Orzabal, singer, songwriter, guitarist, Tears For Fears, (1985 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World', plus over 12 other UK top 40 singles).
1963, Born on this day, James Debarge, Debarge, (1985 UK No.4 single 'Rhythm Of The Night').
1963, Born on this day, Tori Amos, singer, songwriter, (1994 UK No.4 single 'Cornflake Girl', 1992 album 'Little Earthquakes').
1969, Born on this day, Steve Cradock, Guitars, Ocean Colour Scene, (1996 UK No.4 single 'The Day We Caught The Train', plus over 12 other Top 40 singles, 1997 UK No.1 album 'Marchin' Already'). Also a member of Paul Weller's Band.
1972, Born on this day, Paul Doucette, Matchbox 20, (1998 UK No.38 single 'Push', 2000 US No.1 single 'Bent').
1973, Born on this day, Howie D, Backstreet Boys, (1997 US No.2 single 'Quit playing Games With My Heart', 1999 UK No.1 single 'I Want It That Way').
 
Died on this day
 
1990, Orchestra leader David Rose died aged 80. He had the 1962 US No.1 single 'The Stripper'. He also wrote music for the television series Little House on the Prairie and Bonanza.
2009, Soul singer Johnny Carter, who was a member of doo-wop groups The Dells and The Flamingos, died aged 75. Carter who was famed for his falsetto vocals, was one of the few artists to be inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with two acts.

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