martes, 27 de septiembre de 2011

September 18th: On this Day In Music History


September 18th: On this Day In Music History

1960, on his twenty-first birthday, Frankie Avalon was given $600,000 (£330,000) that he earned as a minor from such hits as his 1959 US No.1 single 'Venus').
1961, Bobby Vee started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Take Good Care Of My Baby'.
1968, working at Abbey Road studios on new songs for their forthcoming 'White Album', The Beatles recorded 20 takes of 'Birthday.' Roadie Mal Evans added handclaps, and Yoko Ono and Pattie Harrison contributed backing vocals on the track.
1969, Police arrested Graham Bond when he was rehearsing in London on a contempt of court charge from 1967.
1971, The Who scored their first and only UK No.1 album with 'Who's Next', the bands sixth LP release, featuring 'Won't Get Fooled Again'.
1980, Rick Wakeman kicked off a 11 date UK tour at Newcastle City Hall. Tickets £3.25.
1981, Gary Numan took off on a round the world trip in a single engine Cessna plane. The attempt ended after he was forced to land in India, where local police arrested him.
1982, The seven-minute epic by Dire Straits 'Private Investigations' went to No.2 on the UK singles chart, held off No.1 by survivors 'Eye Of The Tiger'.
1983, Kiss appeared without their 'make-up' for the first time during an interview on MTV.
1984, David Bowie won Video of the year for 'China Girl' at the first MTV Video awards.
1993, Garth Brooks went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'In Pieces'. The album spent 25 weeks on the chart and sold over 6m copies. The album peaked at No.2 on the UK chart.
1993, Meat Loaf went to No.1 on the UK album chart for the first of five times with 'Bat Out Of Hell II'.
1996, at Sotheby's in London, Julian Lennon successfully bid just over $39,000 (£21,000), for the recording notes for the song Paul McCartney wrote for him, 'Hey Jude'. At the same event, John Lennon's scribbled lyrics to 'Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite' sold for $103,500, (£57,500).
1999, It was reported that Smashing Pumpkins bassist D'Arcy Wretzky had quit the band.
2005, David Gray started a two week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with his seventh album 'Life In Slow Motion'.
2006, 73 year old country singer Willie Nelson and four members from his band were charged with drug possession after marijuana and magic mushrooms were found by police on his tour bus. Police had stopped the tour bus near Lafayette, Louisiana.
2006, Echo And The Bunnymen singer Ian McCulloch was convicted of committing a breach of the peace by shouting, swearing and threatening Gary Duncan and his girlfriend Juliet Sebley backstage at Glasgow Barrowlands in Scotland. A court was told that McCulloch had lost his temper when he discovered the two fans in a toilet cubicle inside his private dressing room.
2006, Sir Cliff Richard unveiled a plaque to mark a tiny basement said to be the birthplace of British rock and roll, fifty years after the "2 i's" coffee bar opened in London's Old Compton Street. The Tornados, Tommy Steele, The Shadows and Adam Faith were among stars who started out at the club.
2007, Britney Spears was dropped by her management company, one month after employing their services. Los Angeles-based The Firm said: "We have terminated our professional relationship with Britney Spears. "We believe she is enormously talented, but current circumstances have prevented us from properly doing our job."
September 18th: Born on this day
1933, Born on this day, Jimmie Rodgers, (1957 US No.1 & UK No.30 single 'Honeycomb').
1939, Born on this day, Frankie Avalon, (1959 US No.1 & UK No.16 single 'Venus').
1946, Born on this day, Alan King, Ace, (1974 UK No.20 single 'How Long').
1950, Born on this day, Mike Hossack, Drums, The Doobie Brothers, (1979 US No.1 single 'What A Fool Believes', 1993 UK No.7 single 'Long Train Runnin').
1952, Born on this day, Dee Dee Ramone, (Douglas Colvin), bass, The Ramones, 1977 UK No.22 single 'Sheena Is A Punk Rocker'). He died of a drug overdose 6th June 2002.
1961, Born on this day, Martin Beedle, Cutting Crew, (1987 US No.1 & 1986 UK No.4 single 'I Just Died In Your Arms').
1962, Born on this day, Joanne Catherall, vocals, The Human League, (1981 UK No.1 & 1982 US No.1 single 'Don't You Want Me' plus over fifteen other UK Top 40 singles).
1962, Born on this day, Richard Walmsley, Beatmasters, 1988 UK No.5 single 'Rock Da House').
1966, Born on this day, Ian Spice, Breathe, (1988 UK No.4 single 'Hands To Heaven').
1966, Born on this day, Nigel Clarke, Dodgy, (1996 UK No.4 single 'Good Enough').
1966, Born on this day, Mike Heaton, drummer, Embrace, (2006 UK No. 2 single 'Natures Law', 2006 UK No.1 album 'This New Day').
1967, Born on this day, Ricky Bell, New Edition, (1983 UK No.1 single 'Candy Girl'), Bell Biv DeVoe, (1990 US No.3 single 'Do Me!').
 
Died on this day
 
1970, Jimi Hendrix was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Mary Abbot's Hospital in London at the age of 27 after choking on his own vomit. Hendrix left the message 'I need help bad man', on his managers answer phone earlier that night.
September 18th: MARRIED on this day
2004, Britney Spears married dancer Kevin Federline during a private ceremony in Los Angeles. Federline had two daughters from his previous relationship with actress Shar Jackson.