jueves, 1 de septiembre de 2011

September 1st: On this Day In Music History

September 1st: On this Day In Music History

 


1952, Atlantic Records bought Ray Charles' contract from Swingtime Records, where Charles had been recording in the mellower, bluesy style of Nat King Cole and Charles Brown.
1953, The Texas duo of Buddy Holly and Bob Montgomery auditioned for radio station KDAV's Sunday Party. The duo started a slot on Sunday afternoon that became known as The Bob and Buddy Show.
1955, After complaints from his neighbours, Rock 'n' Roll fan Sidney Adams was fined £3 and 10 shillings, ($9.80) by a London Court after playing Bill Haley's 'Shake Rattle and Roll' all day at full volume.
1956, Elvis Presley was at No.2 on the US singles chart with 'Hound Dog' being held off the top by The Platters 'My Prayer'.
1956, 19 year old Jerry Lee Lewis arrived at Sun Records hoping for an audition, only to find that owner Sam Phillips was on vacation in Florida. Jerry Lee recorded some demos that Phillips would hear when he returned.
1957, The Biggest Show Of Stars package tour kicked off at Brooklyn Paramount featuring: Buddy Holly & The Crickets, The Drifters, The Everly Brothers and Frankie Lymon. On some dates artists were unable to play because of segregation laws.
1962, Tommy Roe went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Sheila', a No.3 hit in the UK. The record was a re-recorded version of a song that was first released in 1960 when Roe was part of a group called The Satins.
1966, The Byrds played the first of an 11 night run at the Whisky-a-go-go, Hollywood, California.
1966, The Who's single 'I'm A Boy' entered the UK chart peaking at No.2 giving the band their second No.2 hit.
1967, David Bowie released the single 'Love You Till Tuesday' which failed to reach the charts.
1967, The four Beatles held a meeting at Paul McCartney's house in London to decide upon their next course of action following the death of manager Brian Epstein. They decide to postpone their planned trip to India and to begin the already-delayed production of the Magical Mystery Tour movie. They have two songs already recorded for the movie, 'Magical Mystery Tour' and 'Your Mother Should Know'.
1967, Boz Scaggs returned to the US from Europe and rejoined Steve Miller's band. The pair had played together as teenagers, after which Scaggs left for Europe and recorded the solo album, Boz. Working with Miller, Scaggs appeared on Children of the Future and Sailor before going solo for good.
1973, Rod Stewart had his third No.1 UK album when 'Sing It Again' started a three-week run at No.1.
1973, Elton John and Steely Dan appeared at the Balboa Stadium, San Diego, California.
1974, The Osmonds were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Johnny Bristol song 'Love Me For A Reason', the group's only UK No.1. Also a UK No.2 hit for Boyzone in 1994.
1976, Ode Records president Lou Adler and employee Neil Silver were kidnapped at Adler's house in Malibu. The two were released after paying a $25,000 ransom. A week later, a California couple were charged with the crime, but a third accomplice got away.
1977, Blondie, featuring former Playboy Bunny Debra Harry, signed their first major record company contract with Chrysalis Records.
1979, Van Morrison, Talking Heads, Squeeze, The Undertones, Steele Pulse and The Chieftains all appeared at The Edinburgh Rock Festival, Scotland, tickets, £6.
1979, U2 released their very first record, an EP titled 'U2-3.'
1980, Stevie Wonder played the first of six sold out nights at Wembley Arena.
1980, Fleetwood Mac ended a nine-month world tour with a performance at the Hollywood Bowl. Lindsay Buckingham announced on stage, "This is our last show for a long time."
1982, Blondie cancelled their forthcoming British tour after poor ticket sales.
1983, Mick Jones, lead guitarist with The Clash was fired by the other three members who claimed he'd 'drifted apart' from the original idea of the group.
1984, After a 25-year career, Tina Turner had her first solo No.1 single in the US with 'What's Love Got To Do With It'.
1986, Madness announced they were splitting up. The band achieved over 20 Top 40 UK hits including the No.1 'House Of Fun', (they re-formed in 1992 and again in 1999).
1990, Prince scored his third UK No.1 album with the movie soundtrack to 'Graffiti Bridge.'
1990, The Cure broadcast a four-hour pirate radio show from a secret London location, to premiere their latest album, 'Mixed Up'.
1990, US girl trio Sweet Sensation went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'If Wishes Came True', not a hit in the UK.
1990, During their 'Behind The Mask' world tour Fleetwood Mac appeared at Wembley Stadium, London, England.
2000, The Spice Girls had five places in a list of the UK Top 20 earning celebrity directors. Monsta Productions (Emma), Moody Productions, (Posh), Red Girl Productions, (Mel C), Moneyspider Productions, (Mel B) and Geri Productions with £6m each.
2002, Atomic Kitten started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the 1980 Blondie hit, 'The Tide Is High.'
2002, Coldplay scored their second UK No.1 album with 'A Rush Of Blood To The Head.'
2004, Former Libertines frontman Pete Doherty was given a suspended four month jail sentence after admitting possession of a flick knife. The singer was found with the weapon by police as he drove to his home in London on 18 June
2007, Supergrass were forced to put all plans on hold after band member Mick Quinn broke his back. The bass player and vocalist sleepwalked out of a first floor window of a villa where he was staying in the South of France; he was rushed to a specialist spinal unit in Toulouse where surgeons operated to repair two broken vertebrae as well as a smashed heel.
September 1st: Born on this day
1927, Born on this day, Tommy Evans, The Drifters, (1960 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Save The Last Dance For Me').
1933, Born on this day, Conway Twitty, singer, (1958 US & UK No.1 single 'It's Only Make Believe'). He died on 5th June 1993.
1944, Born on this day, Archie Bell, The Drells, (1968 US No.1 single with the Drells, 'Tighten Up', 1972 UK No.11 single, 'Here I Go Again').
1946, Born on this day, Greg Errico, drummer, Sly and The Family Stone, (1971 US No.1 & 1972 UK No.15 single 'Family Affair')
1947, Born on this day, Barry Gibb, singer, songwriter, producer, The Bee Gees, (1967 UK No.1 single 'Massachusetts', 1978 UK & US No.1 single 'Night Fever', plus over 30 other UK Top 40 singles & 9 US No.1's over 4 decades).
1949, Born on this day, Russ Field, Showaddywaddy, (1976 UK No.1 single 'Under The Moon Of Love', plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles).
1950, Born on this day, Peter Hewson, Chicory Tip, 1972 UK No.1 single 'Son Of My Father'. Claimed to be the first UK No.1 single to feature a synthesiser.
1955, Born on this day, Bruce Foxton, bass, vocals, The Jam, (1980 UK No.1 single 'Going Underground' plus 14 other UK Top 40 singles).
1957, Born on this day, Gloria Estefan, singer, (1984 UK No.6 single 'Dr Beat', plus over 20 other UK top 40 hits, 1988 US No.1 single 'Anything For You').
1960, Born on this day, Cass Lewis, bass, Skunk Anansie, (1996 UK No.20 single 'Weak').
1965, Born on this day, Craig McLachlan, singer, actor, (1990 UK No.2 single 'Mona').
1973, Born on this day, J.D. Fortune, (Jason Bennison) Canadian singer, INXS, winner of the 2005 CBS reality television series Rock Star: INXS.
1976, Born on this day, Peter Brown, drums, Wheatus, (2001 UK No 2 single 'Teenage Dirtbag').
1976, Born on this day, Babydaddy, (Scot Hofman), bass, Scissor Sisters, (2004 UK No.1 self-titled album, 2004 UK No. 12 single 'Laura').
1984, Born on this day, Joseph Mark Trohman, guitarist, Fall Out Boy, (2007 US No.1 album 'Infinity on High').
 
Died on this day
 
2005, Barry Cowsill, bass guitarist for The Cowsills, died from injuries caused by Hurricane Katrina. His body was not recovered until December 28th, 2005, from the Chartres Street Wharf, New Orleans. He was 51.
 
2009, Jake Brockman, former keyboard player with Echo and the Bunnymen was killed when his motorbike was in collision with a converted ambulance on the Isle of Man. In 1989 the band's first drummer Pete De Freitas died in a similar crash.


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