martes, 27 de septiembre de 2011

September 17th: On this Day In Music History


September 17th: On this Day In Music History

 

 
1931, The first 33 and a third LP players were launched by RCA victor at the Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York.
1956, The BBC announced the removal of Bill Haley and His Comets' 'Rockin' Through The Rye' from its playlist because they felt the song went against traditional British standards. The record, based on an 18th century Scottish Folk tune, was at No.5 on the UK charts.
1961, Shirley Bassey was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Reach For The Stars / Climb Ev'ry Mountain.' The Welsh singers second and final UK No.1.
1962, The Beatles played the last of three Monday night gigs at The Queen's Hall, Widnes, Cheshire. Also on the bill, Billy Kramer and the Coasters, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes and Sonny Kaye and the Reds. Tickets cost 3/6.
1967, Johnny Cash played two shows at The Masonic Temple Davenport Iowa
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1967, The Doors were banned from The Ed Sullivan Show after Jim Morrison broke his agreement with the show's producers. Morrison said before the performance that he wouldn't sing the words, "Girl, we couldn't get much higher," from 'Light My Fire' but did anyway. The Doors also performed their new single 'People Are Strange.'
1967, Fleetwood Mac, John Mayalls Bluesbreakers, Chicken Shack and Long John Baldry all appeared at the Saville Theatre in London, England.
1969, media on both sides of the Atlantic were running stories that said Paul McCartney was dead. He was supposedly killed in a car accident in Scotland on November 9th, 1966 and that a double had been taking his place for public appearances. In fact, Paul and his girlfriend Jane Asher were on vacation in Kenya at the time.
1973, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Eddie Money and Uriah Heep all appeared at Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, California.
1976, The Sex Pistols played a gig for the inmates at Chelmsford Prison, Essex in England.
1977, '20 Golden greats' by Diana Ross and The Supremes started a seven-week run at No.1 on the UK chart.
1983, Paul Young scored his first UK No.1 album with his debut release 'No Parlez.' The album returned to the top of the charts on four other occasion's spending a total of 119 weeks on the chart.
1984, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark kicked off a 14-date UK tour at Bristol Colston Hall.
 
1991, Over 4 million copies of Guns N' Roses album, 'Use Your Illusion I' and 'Use Your Illusion II' were simultaneously released for retail sale, making it the largest ship-out in pop history in the US.
1994, Boyz II Men started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'II'.
1994, Whigfield started a four-week run at No.1 in the UK with the single 'Saturday Night'. The only No.1 hit for the former model from Denmark.
1996, a bomb was found at a South London sorting office addressed to Icelandic singer Bjork. Police in Miami had alerted the post office after finding the body of Ricardo Lopez who had made a video of himself making the bomb and then killing himself.
2003, Moore and Bode Cigars were suing P Diddy after film footage of their "secret" production process turned up in his latest video. The company claimed an unidentified cameraman filmed their "unique method of rolling cigars" which was then used in the rappers 'Shake Ya Tailfeather' video without permission.
2004, Israeli police arrested two of Madonna's bodyguards after they assaulted photographers waiting for the singer outside her hotel. Madonna was in Israel with 2,000 other students of Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical offshoot.
2006, Justin Timberlake went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Futuresex / Lovesounds' the singers second solo album and second No.1.
 
 
September 17th: Born on this day
1923, Born on this day, Hank Williams, The biggest ever US country star. He scored 36 Top 10 Country hits including, 'Your Cheating Heart' and 'Hey Good Lookin'. Williams died in the backseat of a Cadillac on 1st January 1953 on the way to a gig.
1933, Born on this day, Jeanine Deckers, The Singing Nun, (1963 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Dominique'). Deckers died on 29th March 1985 of an overdose of sleeping pills in a suicide pact with a friend.
1939, Born on this day, Lamonte McLemore, The 5th Dimension, (1969 US No.1 & UK No.11 single 'Aquarius').
1947, Born on this day, Jim Hodder, drums, Steely Dan, (1973 US No.11 single 'Reeling In The Years'). Hodder drowned at his home swimming pool on 5th June 1990.
1950, Born on this day, Fee Waybill, vocals, The Tubes, (1977 UK No.28 single 'White Punks On Dope', 1983 US No.10 single 'She's A Beauty).
1959, Born on this day, William Owen Gregory, keyboards and synthesizer, Goldfrapp, (2008 UK No.2 album 'Seventh Tree').
1962, Born on this day, Baz Luhrmann, Australian filmmaker, 1999 UK No.1 single 'Everybody's Free To Wear Sunscreen').
1968, Born on this day, John Penney, vocals, Neds Atomic Dustbin, (1991 UK No.16 single 'Happy').
1969, Born on this day, Adam Devlin, The Bluetones, (1996 UK No.2 single 'Slight Return').
1969, Born on this day, Keith Flint, vocals, Prodigy, (1996 UK No.1 single 'Firestarter', 1997 UK & US No.1 album 'The Fat Of The Land').
1973, Born on this day, Anastacia, US singer, (2000 UK No. 6 single 'I'm Outta Love', her 2000 album 'Not That Kind' spent 65 weeks on the UK album
1976, Born on this day, Maile Misajon, Eden's Crush, (2001 US No. 8 single 'Get Over Yourself').
1979, Born on this day, Flo Rida (Tramar Lacel Dillard), American rapper. Worked with 2 Live Crew. 2008 US No.1 single 'Low', featuring T-Pain.
1985, Born on this day, Jonathan Jacob Walker, bassist, Panic at the Disco. (2008 Australian No.1 and US & UK No.2 album 'Pretty.Odd.).
 
Died on this day
 
1991, Rob Tyner lead singer with the American hard rock band MC5 died after he suffered a heart attack in the seat of his parked car in his hometown of Berkley, Michigan. MC5, (shortened from the Motor City Five), formed in Detroit, in 1965, they released their first album, 'Kick Out the Jams' in 1969.
 
1999, English singer Frankie Vaughan died of heart failure aged 71. During the 1950's he scored twenty UK Top 30 singles including the UK No.2 'Green Door.' He was awarded an OBE in 1965, and a CBE in 1996
2000, Paula Yates was found dead in bed from a suspected drug overdose. Yates had presented the UK music TV show 'The Tube' during the 80's, married Bob Geldof and was the girlfriend of INXS singer Michael Hutchence.