martes, 27 de septiembre de 2011

September 14th: On this Day in Music History


September 14th: On this Day in Music History

 

1955, Little Richard entered a New Orleans recording studio to begin two days of recording. Things were not going well and during a break, Richard and his producer; Bumps Blackwell went to the Dew Drop Inn for lunch. Richard started playing the piano in the bar like crazy, singing a loud and lewd version of 'Tutti Frutti.' With only fifteen minutes left in the session, Richard recorded the song and coined the phrase, "a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom."
1966, Otis Redding appeared at The Orchid Ballroom, Purley, Surrey, England. Tickets 10 shillings, ($1.40).
1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared on UK music show Top Of The Pops
1967, Filming continued for The Beatles 'Magical Mystery Tour' in South West England. The Beatles searched for a quiet, secluded field in which they could conduct filming but once they'd disembarked from the bus and set up for shooting, scores of onlookers began to crowd around, causing a traffic jam that required the police to step in.
 
1968, The first episode of the comic strip 'The Archies' was aired on US TV. The recording group had contributions from Ron Dante, Andy Kim, Jeff Barry and others. Rock mogul, Don Kirshner (who also brought us The Monkees), was put in charge of the studio group. The following year The Archies started a eight-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Sugar Sugar', becoming the longest running one hit wonder in the UK.
1969, during a UK tour Smile (later to become Queen), appeared at PJ's Club in Truro, Cornwall.
1971, During a US tour Led Zeppelin appeared at Berkley Community Theatre, Berkley, California. The set list included: Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Since I've Been Loving You, Black Dog, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, That's the Way, Going to California, What Is and What Should Never Be and Whole Lotta Love.
1974, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Joni Mitchell, The Band, Jesse Colin Young and Joe Walsh all appeared at Wembley Stadium, London, England.
1974, Eric Clapton scored a US No.1 with his version of the Bob Marley song 'I Shot The Sheriff'
1974, Stevie Wonder started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Fulfillingness First Finale' his second US No.1.
1979, The film Quadrophenia was released. Based on The Who's 1973 rock opera the film featured Phil Daniels, Toyah Willcox, Ray Winstone, Michael Elphick and Sting.
1991, Paul Young went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'From Time To Time-The Singles Collection' his third UK No.1 LP.
1991, Paula Abdul scored her sixth US No.1 single with 'The Promise Of A New Day', a No.52 hit in the UK.
1994, US singer Steve Earle was sentenced to 1 year in jail after being found guilty of possession of crack cocaine.
1995, The lyrics to The Beatles song 'Getting Better' hand-written by Paul McCartney sold for £161,000 at a Sotheby's auction in London.
1996, Peter Andre scored his first UK No.1 single when 'Flava' went to the top for one week. The English-born Australian singer–songwriter became a major television personality after taking part in the British reality TV series I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!; during which he met, fell in love with and subsequently married former glamour model Jordan. The couple split in May 2009 after three and a half years of marriage.
1996, Suede went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Coming Up'.
1997, Over 2000 fans watched Pete Townshend unveil a English Heritage Blue Plaque at 23 Brook Street, Mayfair London, to mark where Jimi Hendrix had lived in 1968-69. Hendrix was the first pop star to be awarded with the plaque.
1999, It was reported that George Michael was being sued for $10m by the policeman who arrested the singer in a public lavatory. Marcelo Rodriguez claimed he was mocked in the video 'Outside' leaving him in physical distress.
1999, The Strokes made their live debut at The Spiral in New York.
2003, Mary J. Blige was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Love & Life' the singers second US No.1.
2005, Britney Spears gave birth to a baby boy by Caesarean section. Spears and husband Kevin Federline had been taken to the UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, under police escort, early in the morning.
2005, HMV stores in Canada removed Bob Dylan CDs from their shelves in protest at the singer's deal to only sell his new album in Starbucks after he signed an exclusive contract with the coffee giant. The chain has previously boycotted CDs by Alanis Morissette and The Rolling Stones to complain at exclusive deals.
2006, Whitney Houston filed for divorce from singer Bobby Brown, after 14 years of marriage.
2008, Kings Of Leon started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Sex On Fire' taken from the band's fourth studio album Only by the Night.
2008, Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson was one of the pilots who flew specially chartered flights after 85,000 tourists were stranded in the US, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe after Britain's third-largest tour operator went into administration. The singer, who had worked for the airline Astraeus for nine years, took up flying during a low point in his solo career after he quit the band in 1993.
September 14th: Born on this day
1914, Born on this day, songwriter Mae Boren Axton, known as the 'Queen Mother of Nashville' she wrote over 200 songs including a co-writing credit on the Elvis Presley hit 'Heartbreak Hotel'. Died on April 9th 1997 aged 82 after drowning in her bath at her home in Hendersonville, Tennessee after an apparent heart attack.
1946, Born on this day, Pete Agnew, Nazareth, (1973 UK No.9 single 'Broken Down Angel' 1976 US No. 8 single 'Love Hurts').
1949, Born on this day, Steve Gaines, guitar, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1974 US No. 8 single 'Sweet Home Alabama', 1982 UK No.21 single 'Freebird'). Killed in a plane crash on 20th October 1977.
1950, Born on this day, Paul Kossoff, guitar, Free, (1970 UK No.2 & US No.4 single 'All Right Now'). Formed Back Street Crawler. Kossoff died of a heart attack on 19th March 1976 during a flight from Los Angeles to New York
1954, Born on this day, Barry Cowsill, The Cowsills, (1967 US No.2 single 'The Rain The Park & Other Things'. 1969 US No.2 single the theme from 'Hair'). TV's Partridge Family was based on The Cowsills.
1955, Born on this day, Steve Berlin, Los Lobos, (1987 UK & US No.1 single 'La Bamba').
1959, Born on this day, Morten Harket, vocals, A-Ha, (1985 US No.1 single 'Take On Me'. 1986 UK No.1 single 'The Sun Always Shines On TV'). The first Norwegian group to score a UK and US No.1.
1967, Born on this day, John Power, bass, vocals, The La's, (1990 UK No.13 single 'There She Goes'). Cast (1996 UK No.4 single 'Flying').
1970, Born on this day, Graig Montoya, bass, Everclear, (2000 UK No.36 single 'Wonderful', 1997 album 'So Much For The Afterglow').
1970, Born on this day, Mark Webber, Pulp, (1995 UK No.2 single 'Common People').
1972, Born on this day, Nas, (Nasir Jones), US rapper, (1996 UK No.12 single 'If I Ruled The World', 2007 US No.1 album 'Hip Hop Is Dead').
1981, Born on this day, Ashley Roberts, singer, The Pussycat Dolls, (2005, US No.2 & UK No.1 with their debut single 'Don't Cha' featuring Busta Rhymes). The Pussycat Dolls became only the fourth ever girl band to enter the UK charts at No.1 with their debut single. (The other's being the Spice Girls, B*Witched and Girls Aloud).
Died on this day
 
1968, Roy Orbison's house in Nashville burnt down, his two eldest sons both died in the blaze. Orbison was on tour in the UK at the time of the accident.
 
1989, Cuban bandleader and composer Perez Prado died of a stroke in Mexico City. Had the US & UK 1955 No.1 single 'Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White'