martes, 27 de septiembre de 2011

September 20th: On this Day In Music History

September 20th: On this Day In Music History

 


 
1964, at the end of the North American tour The Beatles played a Charity concert at the Paramount Theatre in New York City, the 3,682 audience each paid $100 a ticket.

1969, During a meeting in London between John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Lennon announced he was leaving The Beatles.
1969, based on the comic-book TV series Archie and his friends The Archie's started a four-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart. It became the longest running one hit wonder in the UK after spending eight weeks at the top of the charts.
1969, Blind Faith started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with their self-titled debut album. The only release from the Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker & Rick Grech line-up also reached No.1 in the US. The only UK gig was in Hyde Park, London on 7th Jun 1969.
1969, UK music paper Melody Maker readers poll results were published. Winners included Eric Clapton who won best musician, Bob Dylan best male singer and best album for 'Nashville Skyline'. Best group went to The Beatles, Best single went to Simon and Garfunkel for 'The Boxer' and Janis Joplin won Best female singer.
1970, Jim Morrison of The Doors was acquitted on charges of lewd and lascivious behavior, but was found guilty of exposing himself during a concert at The Dinner Key Auditorium in Coconut Grove a year and a half earlier. At his trial at the Dade County Courthouse in Miami, Judge Goodman sentenced Morrison to six months hard labor and a $500 (£270), fine for public exposure and sixty days hard labor for profanity. The sentence was appealed, but Morrison was never brought to trial, as he would die in Paris France on July 3, 1971.
1972, Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested for the second time in four weeks for possession of cannabis this time at their Scottish farmhouse in Campbeltown
1975, Winners in this year's Melody Makers Readers poll included, Robert Plant who won Best singer, Joni Mitchell, Best female singer, Yes won Best band, Genesis won Best live act, Best single, 'I'm Not In Love, by 10cc, Best album Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin, and Brightest hope went to Camel.
1976, the first of the two night 100 Club Punk Festival, Oxford St, London, featuring The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Sub Way Sect, Suzie (spelling on the poster), And The Banshees, The Buzzcocks, Vibrators and Stinky Toys. Admission £1.50.
 
1976, The Captain and Tennille musical variety show premiered on ABC TV in the US.
1980, Kate Bush scored her first UK No.1 album with 'Never For Ever.'
1980, Queen started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Game', the group's only US No.1 album.
1986, Huey Lewis and the News started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Stuck With You', a No.12 hit in the UK.
1993, Just back from a tour of Japan, keyboard player with The Charlatans Rob Collins was with out with an old friend. They stopped at an off-licence and his friend went in, half-jokingly saying he could rob the place. When he came out with a loud bang, Collins stupidly picked him up. The police arrested the pair the next day and charged them both with attempted robbery and possession of a firearm (it was a replica gun).
1994, the Dave Matthews Band released 'Under the Table and Dreaming', the album featured their first commercial hits 'What Would You Say,' 'Satellite,' and 'Ants Marching.' The album was dedicated to Matthews' older sister Anne, who was killed by her husband in 1994 in a murder-suicide.
1995, The Daily Mirror ran a front page story 'ban this sick stunt' referring to the new single from Pulp 'Sorted For E's & Wizz.' The artwork showed how to fold a 'speed' wrap, the sleeve was changed, the single entered the UK chart at No.8.
1997, Elton John started a six week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Something About The Way You Look Tonight', and 'Candle In The Wind 97.' A re-write of his 1974 hit about Marilyn Monroe. This version was raising funds for the Diana, Princess of Wales charity, following her death in Paris. It went on to become the biggest selling single in the world ever.
2003, Nelly Furtado gave birth to a daughter, Nevis, at a hospital in Toronto, Canada.
2005, Canadian JD Fortune, beat two other finalists to become the new lead singer with INXS after a worldwide search to replace the late Michael Hutchence. INXS held auditions in six continents as part of a reality TV series.
2007, Stereophonics singer Kelly Jones was admitted to hospital when he was injured during an altercation with a member of a club's security team. The band had gone to a west London club after appearing at the Vodafone Live Music Awards.
September 20th: Born on this day
1945, Born on this day, Sweet Pea Atkinson, Was Not Was, (1992 UK No.4 single 'Shake Your Head').
1946, Born on this day, Michael Oldroyd, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, (1978 UK No.6 single Davy's On The Road Again').
1949, Born on this day, Chuck and John Panozzo, bass and drums, Styx. John Panozzo died on 16th July 1996. (1979 US No.1 & 1980 UK No.6 single 'Babe').
1959, Born on this day, Alannah Currie Vocals, sax, The Thompson Twins, (1984 UK No.2 single 'You Take Me Up', 1984 US No.3 single 'Hold Me Now').
1960, Born on this day, David Hemmingway, The Housemartins, (1986 UK No.1 single 'Caravan Of Love'), The Beautiful South (1990 UK No.1 single 'A Little Time' plus over fifteen other UK Top 40 singles).
1967, Born on this day, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, twin sons of 60's singer Ricky Nelson, (1990 US No.1 & UK No.54 single, 'Can't Live Without Your Love and Affection).
1968, Born on this day, Ben Shepherd, Soundgarden, (1994 UK No.12 single 'Black Hole Sun').
1979, Born on this day, Rick Woolstenhulme, Lifehouse, (2001 US No.10 & UK No.25 single 'Hanging By A Moment').
1981, Born on this day, Keith Semple, One True Voice, (2002 UK No.2 single 'Sacred Trust/After You're Gone').
 
Died on this day
1973, on his way to perform his second concert of the day, US singer, songwriter Jim Croce was killed with five others when his chartered aircraft hit a tree on take off in Louisiana.
 
2002, Nils Stevenson former manager of Siouxsie and the Banshees and the Sex Pistols tour manager died aged 49.
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