jueves, 1 de septiembre de 2011

August 28th: On this Day In Music History‏


August 28th: On this Day In Music History‏


1961, Joe Dowell went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Wooden Heart'.
1961, Tamla Records released the Marvelettes first single, 'Please Mr. Postman'. The song went on to sell over a million copies and become the group's biggest hit, reaching the top of both the Billboard Pop and R&B charts.
1964, After playing a show at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, New York, The Beatles met Bob Dylan for the first time at The Delmonico Hotel. Dylan and mutual journalist friend Al Aronowitz introduce the Fab Four to marijuana.
1965, The Beach Boys 'California Girls' was at No.3 on the US singles chart, the single peaked at No.26 in the UK.
1965, The Rolling Stones announced that Allen Klein, who they had met three days earlier, would co-manage the group along with Andrew Long Oldham. At the same time, The Stones signed a five-year recording deal with Decca Records.
1965, Bob Dylan played the first night of a 40 date North American tour at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in New York City. Dylan played the first set solo and was backed by a band consisting of Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Harvey Brooks and Al Kooper in the second set. This format, one acoustic and one electric set was kept through-out the tour.
1966, Nearing the end of their final tour of America, The Beatles performed one show at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California, before a crowd of 45,000. The Beatles' attempt to escape from the stadium in an armored truck is thwarted when the main gate was found to be locked, and The Beatles have to spend two hours in the back of the truck before they can leave the stadium.
1967, The Kinks, Dave, Dee, Beaky, Mick and Tich, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown all appeared at the Hastings Stadium Festival Of Music in Hastings, England. Tickets 10 shillings, ($1.53).
1968, Simon and Garfunkel started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Bookends'.
1968, The Beach Boys were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Do It Again', the group's second and final UK No.1.
1968, Working at Trident Studios, London, The Beatles started recording a new John Lennon song 'Dear Prudence'. They built the song instrument by instrument, utilizing the 8-track equipment at Trident. John and George played guitars, while Paul plays drums to compensate for Ringo, who had quit The Beatles on August 22.
1970, During a four-week engagement at The International Hotel in Las Vegas, a security guard at the hotel received a phone call in which he was told Elvis Presley would be shot during his last show. The person demanded $50,000 to reveal the name of the potential killer. Later that day a menu was found in Elvis' mail at the hotel on which Elvis' face was destroyed and a gun had been drawn pointing to his heart. The threats were taken very seriously. Elvis played his last show without any incident.
1972, Alice Cooper was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'School's Out'.
1981, Producer Guy Stevens died at the age of 38 years old, having overdosed on prescription drugs he was taking to reduce his alcohol dependency. Worked with Mott The Hoople, Free and The Clash. He was the president of the Chuck Berry Appreciation Society and it was Stevens who brought Berry to the UK for his first tour. He gave Procol Harum and Mott the Hoople their distinctive names.
1982, During a North American tour Queen appeared at the Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri.
1984, The Jacksons' Victory Tour broke the record for concert ticket sales after they surpassed the 1.1 million mark in two months.
1988, Kylie Minogue set a new UK record when her debut album 'Kylie' became the biggest selling album by a female artist in Britain with sales of almost two million.
1993, Billy Joel started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'River Of Dreams.' Joel claimed most of the music came to him in his sleep, hence the title. The singers second wife, one time model Christie Brinkley, painted the album cover which was later voted worst album cover of the year.
1993, German-based multi-national dance act Culture Beat started a four-week run at No.1 in the UK singles chart with 'Mr Vain'. It was the first UK No.1 single not to be available in a 7" version.
1996, Issac Hayes, who co-wrote the Sam and Dave's classic 'Soul Man', sent a protest letter to presidential candidate Bob Dole, requesting Dole to stop using his song, which supporters had changed to 'I'm A Dole Man.'
1998, Geri Halliwell announced that she was selling off her Spice Girls clothes in a charity auction. The PVC cat suit she used to wear was up for £5000 knee high boots for £1200 and the Union Jack dress she wore to the Brit Awards for £8000.
1999, Cheap Trick played a gig in Rockford, Illinois, celebrating their 25th anniversary as a band. They were joined on stage by Slash.
2005, Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was admitted to hospital after being shot in the leg at a party hosted by hip hop star Kanye West. The party was held at a club in Miami, Florida, to celebrate this year's MTV Video Music Awards.
2005, Green Day cleaned up at this years MTV awards held in Miami winning seven awards including, Video of the Year for 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' and the Viewer's Choice Award. Best Male Video went to Kanye West for 'Jesus Walks', Best Choreography went to Gwen Stefani for 'Hollaback Girl' and Breakthrough Video went to Gorillaz for 'Feel Good Inc.' The awards went ahead despite concerns over Hurricane Katrina, which hit Florida last week, and after a shooting at a pre-awards party. Record boss Suge Knight was shot in the leg during at a party for Kanye West.
2005, Hilary Duff was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Most Wanted' the actress turned singer's fourth album.
2005, Art Garfunkel was charged by police for possession after a marijuana cigarette was allegedly found in the ashtray of his car. Garfunkel had pleaded guilty the previous year to possession of marijuana in upstate New York.
2005, Oasis went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Importance Of Being Idle' their 8th No.1 single taken from their 6th album Don't Believe the Truth.
2009, Noel Gallagher quit Oasis, saying he could no longer work with his brother Liam. Noel, the group's lead guitarist and chief songwriter, had recently been involved in a series of rows with front man Liam, and admitted he and his brother rarely spoke, did not travel together and only saw each other on stage. The guitarist said: "It's with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight. The band were due to play the Rock en Seine festival in Paris but cancelled at the last minute. When the support band said Oasis would not be performing, many fans thought it was a joke, but then screens at either side of the stage showed the message: "As a result of an altercation within the band, the Oasis gig has been cancelled."
August 28th: Born on this day
1939, Born on this day, Clem Cattini, drums, The Tornadoes (1962 UK & US No.1 single 'Telstar'). The first major hit from a UK act on the American chart. Cattini has featured on a record 44 different UK number one singles, from artists such as Tom Jones, T. Rex, The Seekers, Bay City Rollers, Rolf Harris and Hot Chocolate.
1942, Born on this day, Sterling Morrison, guitar, Velvet Underground, (1968 song 'White Light White Heat'). Morrison died of cancer on 30th August 1995.
1943, Born on this day, Ann Lantree, The Honeycombs, (1964 UK No.1 single 'Have I The Right').
1943, Born on this day, David Soul, actor, singer (1977 UK & US No.1 single 'Don't Give Up On Us').
1946, Born on this day, Ken Andrews, Middle Of The Road, (1971 UK No.1 single 'Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep').
1948, Born on this day, Danny Seraphine, drums, Chicago, (1976 UK & US No.1 single 'If You Leave Me Now').
1949, Born on this day, Hugh Cornwell, guitar, vocals, The Stranglers, (1982 UK No.2 single 'Golden Brown', and over 20 other Top 40 hits). Solo.
1949, Born on this day, Martin Lamble drums, Fairport Convention, (1969 UK No.21 single 'Si Tu Dois Partir'). Killed on 14th May 1969 when the bands van crashed on the way home from a gig in Birmingham, England.
1951, Born on this day, Wayne Osmond, Vocals, The Osmonds, (1971 US No.1 single 'One Bad Apple', 1971 US 1974 UK No.1 single 'Love Me For A Reason', plus 9 other US & UK Top 40 singles).
1961, Born on this day, Kim Appleby, singer, Mel and Kim, (1987 UK No.1 single 'Respectable').
1965, Born on this day, Shania Twain, Canadian singer, (Eilleen Regina Edwards), biggest selling UK album of 1999, 'Come On Over.' Sold over 34 million world wide. 1999 UK No.3 single 'That Don't Impress Me Much'.
1969, Born on this day, Mary McCartney, a daughter to Paul and Linda McCartney Mary was named after Paul's mother (who he mentioned in the song 'Let It Be').
1969, Born on this day, Jack Black, actor, comedian and musician. One half of the comedy/rock duo Tenacious D with Kyle Gass.
1974, Born on this day, Peter Turner, bass, Elbow, won the Mercury Music Prize for their 2008 album 'The Seldom Seen Kid'.
1986, Born on this day, Florence Welch, singer, Florence and the Machine, (2009 UK No.1 album 'Lungs').
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