martes, 27 de septiembre de 2011

September 13th: On this Day In Music History

September 13th: On this Day In Music History

 

1958, Cliff Richard made his British TV debut on Jack good's 'Oh Boy', performing 'Move It'.
1960, The Federal Communications act in the USA was amended to outlaw payments of cash or gifts in exchange for airplay of records.
1960, a campaign was started in the UK to ban the American hit 'Tell Laura I Love Her' by Ray Peterson. The song was being denounced in the press as likely to inspire a teen-age "glorious death cult." The story told of a lovesick youngster who drives in a stock car race to win the hand of his sweetheart. He crashes and just before dying, groans out the words of the title.
1962, Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'She's Not You'. His 12th UK No.1
1963, Graham Nash fell out of The Hollies van after a gig in Scotland. Nash checked to see if the door was locked, it wasn't and he fell out as it travelled at 40 m.p.h.
1964, during a UK tour two dozen rugby players were hired as 'a human crash barrier' at a Rolling Stones gig at the Liverpool Empire. The 'human chain' disappeared under a wave of 5,000 fans as the Stones took to the stage.
1965, The Paul McCartney song 'Yesterday' was released as a Beatles single in the US.
1967, The Beatles formed an electronics company called Fiftyshapes, Ltd. appointing John Alexis Mardas (Magic Alex) to be the company's director. Alex claimed he could build a 72-track tape machine, instead of the 4-track at Abbey Road (this never materialised). One of his more outrageous plans was to replace the acoustic baffles around Ringo Starr's drums with an invisible sonic force field. George Harrison later said that employing Mardas was "the biggest disaster of all time."
1968, during a North American tour The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at the Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California.
1969, John and Yoko flew to Canada with the Plastic Ono Band to perform at the Rock & Roll Revival Show in Toronto, Canada. The band members Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann and drummer Alan White were put together so late that they had to rehearse on the plane from England. Also making an appearance at the concert were Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent, Bo Diddley, The Doors and Alice Cooper. Lennon later released his performance as the Live Peace in Toronto 1969 album.
1971, during a North American tour Led Zeppelin appeared at Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley.
1975, The Isley Brothers went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Heat Is On'.
1980, Gary Numan went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Telekon', his third No.1 LP.
1980, Jackson Browne scored his only US No.1 album with 'Hold Out'.
1980, Kelly Marie was at No.1 in the UK with the single 'Feels Like I'm In Love'. Ray Dorset from Mungo Jerry wrote the song.
1983, Big Country kicked off a 13-date UK tour at Bristol's Colston Hall.
1986, Berlin went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the Giorgio Moroder written and produced 'Take My Breath Away'. On the B side, The Righteous Brothers 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', both songs were featured in the film 'Top Gun'.
1986, The Communards were at No.1 on the UK with the singles chart with 'Don't Leave Me This Way', which had been a hit for Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes in 1975 and later a hit for Thelma Houston.
1991, Geffen Records threw a party to launch Nirvana's single 'Smells Like Teen Spirit.' The band ended up being thrown out of their own party after starting a food fight.
1997, Mariah Carey started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Honey', her 12th US No.1 and third single to debut at No.1. It was a No.3 hit in the UK.
1997, The Verve scored their first and only UK No.1 single with 'The Drugs Don't Work', taken from their third album, Urban Hymns.
1998, Lauryn Hill started a five week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.'
 
2000, Elton John threw a tantrum when he was set to appear at a sell-out show at the Estoril Casino near Lisbon. Elton was unhappy after the audience were slow in leaving a VIP dinner before the concert, Elton left the building and flew home on his private jet without playing a note.
2003, US stores Wal-Mart were refusing to stock 'Permission To Land' the Number 1 album by UK rock group The Darkness because the sleeve featured a woman's bottom.
2003, Michael Jackson held a charity party for 500 guests at his Neverland ranch in Santa Ynes Santa Barbara County, with tickets costing $5000.
September 13th: Born on this day
1939, Born on this day, Dave Quincy, Manfred Mann, (1964 UK & US No.1 single 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy').
1941, Born on this day, David Clayton-Thomas, Blood Sweat & Tears, (1969 US No.2 single 'Spinning Wheel', 1969 US No.12 & UK No.35 single 'You've Made Me So Very Happy').
1952, Born on this day, Don Was, Producer, Was Not Was, (1992 UK No.4 single 'Shake Your Head').
1952, Born on this day, Randy Jones, The Village People, (1978 US No.2 & 1979 UK No.1 single 'YMCA').
1954, Born on this day, Dan Hegarty, The Darts, (1978 UK No.2 single 'Boy From New York City').
1954, Born on this day, Steven John Kilbey, lead singer-songwriter and bass guitarist with Australian band The Church.
1963, Born on this day, Dave Mustaine, guitarist, Megadeth, Metallica, (1991 UK No.5 single 'Enter Sandman', 1991 US & UK No.1 album 'Metallica').
1967, Born on this day, Stephen Perkins, Jane's Addiction, (1991 UK No.34 single 'Been Caught Stealing') & Porno For Pyros.
1975, Born on this day, Joe Rooney, guitarist, Rascal Flatts, (2004 US country No.2 single 'I Melt', 2006 US No.1 album 'Me And My Gang').
1977, Born on this day, Fiona Apple, US singer, songwriter, (1996 album 'Tidal').
1983, Born on this day, James Bourne, singer, songwriter, Busted (2003 UK No.1 single 'You Said No').
1985, Born on this day, Brent Kutzle, bass guitar and cello with OneRepublic.
 
Died on this day
 
1996, American rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur died after being shot six days earlier when he was driving through Las Vegas. 13 bullets were fired into his BMW. The incident was blamed on East and West Coast Gang wars. Shakur was a convicted sex offender, guilty of sexual abuse. After serving eleven months of his sentence he was released from prison on an appeal financed by Marion "Suge" Knight, the CEO of Death Row Records.
 
1997, American singer Jimmy Witherspoon died. 1949, single, 'Ain't Nobody's Business,' reached No. 1 on the R&B charts.
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