martes, 27 de septiembre de 2011

September 15th: On this Day In Music History

September 15th: On this Day In Music History

 

1956, Elvis Presley started a five-week run at No.1 on the US charts with 'Don't Be Cruel'.
1961, a group from Hawthorne, California called The Pendletones attend their first real recording session at Hite Morgan's studio in Los Angeles. The band recorded 'Surfin', a song that would help shape their career as The Beach Boys.
1962, The Four Seasons started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Sherry', it made No.8 in the UK. They became the first American group to have three No.1's in succession.
1964, The Beatles, on tour in the USA, appeared at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio. During the performance a group of fans managed to break through the line of police fronting the stage and get up on-stage. Police ordered The Beatles off-stage in the middle of a song, and the concert only resumed after Derek Taylor got on the PA system and pleaded for order to be restored so that the rest of the performance would not be cancelled by the police.
1965, the Ford Motor Company became the first automaker to offer an 8-track tape player as an option for their entire line of vehicles on sale in the US. Tapes were initially only available at auto parts stores, as home 8-track equipment was still a year away.
1966, The Small Faces were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'All Or Nothing', their only No.1 hit.
1967, during a UK tour Pink Floyd appeared at the Starlight Room in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
1967, Filming continued for The Beatles 'Magical Mystery Tour'. Lunch was at James and Amy Smedley's fish and chip shop in Taunton, Somerset with The Beatles being filmed and photographed eating their fish and chips.
1968, The Doors were forced to perform as a trio at a concert in Amsterdam after singer Jim Morrison collapsed while dancing during the Jefferson Airplane's performance.
1970, Black Sabbath and The Dog That Bit People appeared at The Marquee, London.
1970, US Vice-President Spiro Agnew said in a speech that the youth of America were being "brainwashed into a drug culture" by rock music, movies, books and underground newspapers.
1973, Helen Reddy went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Delta Dawn', the singers second US No.1.
1975, Pink Floyd released their follow-up to 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in the US. 'Wish You Were Here' consisted only five tracks, one of the tracks 'Have a Cigar' featured Roy Harper on vocals.
 
1975, Bob Dylan released Slow Train Coming, an album of religious songs, including the Grammy Award winning single, 'Gotta Serve Somebody'. The album alienated many of his long time fans.
1978, Bob Dylan kicked off his longest and most continuous US tour of his career in Augusta, Maine, playing the first of sixty-five gigs in sixty-two cities.
1979, Led Zeppelin scored their sixth US No.1 album when 'In Through The Out Door' started a seven-week run at the top of the charts.
1982, during a US tour Queen appeared at the Inglewood Forum, Inglewood, California.
1984, Frankie Goes To Hollywood's 'Relax' became the longest running chart hit since Engelbert Humperdink's 'Release Me', after spending 43 weeks on the UK singles chart.
1988, Mark Knopfler announced the official end of Dire Straits, (they reformed in 1991).
1990, George Michael scored his second UK No.1 solo album with his second release 'Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1'.
1990, New Kids On The Block's business manager had his briefcase containing $100,000 stolen from a hotel in Hollywood.
1990, The Steve Miller Band had a UK No.1 with 'The Joker' 16 years after it's first release. The track had been featured in TV ad for jeans.
1990, Wilson Phillips had their second US No.1 with 'Release Me', a No.36 hit in the UK. The group was made up of Carnie and Wendy Wilson, the daughters of Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson, along with Chynna Phillips, the daughter of Mamas and Papas founder John Phillips.
 
September 15th: Born on this day
1941, Born on this day, Les Braid, The Swinging Blue Jeans, (1964 UK No.2 single 'Hippy Hippy Shake').
1946, Born on this day, Ola Brunkert, drummer with the Swedish group Abba. Was a member of the Slim Blues Gang, Science Poption and jazz-rock combo Opus III before joining Abba. He played on every Abba album and toured with the group. He was found dead with his throat cut at his home in Majorca, Spain on March 17th 2008 after he hit his head against a glass door in the dining room at his home.
1956, Born on this day, Jaki Graham, singer, (1985 UK No.5 single 'Could It Be I'm Falling In Love').
1958, Born on this day, Tim Whelan, Furniture, Guitar, (1986 UK No.21 single 'Brilliant Mind').
1960, Born on this day, Michel Dorge drums, Crash Test Dummies, (1994 UK No.2 & US No.4 single 'MMM MMM MMM MMM').
1965, Born on this day, Zak Starkey, drummer, (son of Ringo). Formed his own band The Face and has worked with The Who, Oasis, Johnny Marr and the Spencer Davis Group.
1976, Born on this day, Ivette Sosa, Eden's Crush, (2001 US No. 8 single 'Get Over Yourself').
1976, Born on this day, KG, MN8, (1995 UK No.2 single 'I've Got A Little Something For You').
1977, Born on this day, Paul Thomson, drums, Franz Ferdinand, (winners of the 2004 Mercury Music Prize for their self-titled debut album).
 

Died on this day
 
2004, Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone (John Cummings) died in Los Angeles after a five-year battle with prostate cancer. Founding member of The Ramones, major influence on many punk and 90's bands. Scored the 1977 hit single 'Sheena Is A Punk Rocker'.
 
 
2008, Pink Floyd keyboard player and founder member Rick Wright died aged 65 from cancer. Wright appeared on the group's first album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, in 1967 alongside Syd Barrett, Roger Waters and Nick Mason. David Gilmour who joined the band at the start of 1968 said: "He was such a lovely, gentle, genuine man and will be missed terribly by so many who loved him." In 2005, the full band reunited - for the first time in 24 years - for the Live 8 concert in London's Hyde Park. Wright had also contributed vocals and keyboards to Gilmour's 2006 solo album On An Island.