martes, 27 de septiembre de 2011

September 21st: On this Day In Music History


September 21st: On this Day In Music History

 

 
1961, The Beatles played a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. In the evening they appeared at Litherland Town Hall in Liverpool.
1963, Bobby Vinton started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Blue Velvet'. The single became a hit in the UK 27 years later when it reached No.2.
1968, Deep Purple made No.4 on the US singles chart with their debut single 'Hush', also a hit for Kula Shaker in 1997.
1968, Jeannie C Riley went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Harper Valley PTA'. Jeannie won a Grammy for the best female country singer of 68.
1968, Madame Tussaud's Waxworks in London gave The Beatles their fifth image change of clothes and hair in four years.
1969, Jimmy Cliff, Johnny Nash, Desmond Dekker and Jackie Edwards all appeared at London's Empire Pool Caribbean Music Festival.
1970, Freda Payne was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Band Of Gold', the singers only UK No.1 which spent six weeks at the top of the chart.
1971, the first edition of the new BBC TV music show 'The Old Grey Whistle Test' was aired. Presented by Bob Harris, the show included; film clips of Jimi Hendrix from Monterey Festival playing 'Wild Thing', Bob Dylan playing 'Maggies Farm', plus America and Lesley Duncan 'live' in the studio.
1974, Barry White went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Baby', the singers first and only US solo chart topper. It made No.8 in the UK.
1974, Carl Douglas was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Kung Fu Fighting.' The song was recorded in 10 minutes, had started out as a B-side and went on to sell over 10 million and made Douglas a One Hit Wonder.
1979, Siouxsie and the Banshees kicked off an 18 date UK tour at Manchester's Apollo Theatre with special guest's The Cure.
1980, during a North American tour, Bob Marley collapsed while jogging in New York's Central Park. After hospital tests he was diagnosed as having cancer. Marley played his last ever concert two nights later at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1980, The Michael Schenker group made their UK debut at Bristol's Colston Hall.
1981, Adam And The Ants were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their second No.1 'Prince Charming'.
1983, Jo Boxers kicked off a 28-date UK tour at St Albans City Hall.
1985, Madonna scored her first UK No.1 album with 'Like A Virgin', ten months after its release. The album spent a total 152 weeks on the UK chart.
1985, With the help Of heavy MTV exposure 'Money For Nothing' gave Dire Straits their first US No.1 single.
1986, The National Inquirer Magazine featured a picture of Michael Jackson in an oxygen chamber with a story claiming that Jackson had a bizarre plan to live until he was 150 years old.
1991, Color Me Bad scored their first US No.1 single with 'I Adore Mi Amor', a No.44 hit in the UK.
1991, Dire Straits scored their fourth UK No.1 album with 'On Every Street'.
1991, Status Quo put themselves in the Guinness Book Of Records by appearing four venues in one day, Sheffield, Glasgow, Birmingham and London, performing all four in a 12-hour period.
1992, 'Yes Please' by The Happy Mondays, became the last release on Manchester label Factory records.
1992, Parlophone Records released 'Creep' by Radiohead, the single didn't chart but featured in the majority of critics lists at the end of the year.
1996, R.E.M. went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'New Adventures In Hi-Fi'.
1996, The Fugees scored their second UK No.1 single with 'Ready Or Not'. The chorus in the song is based on 'Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide from Love)' by The Delfonics. The Fugees previous single 'Killing Me Softly,' was so successful that the track was 'deleted' and no longer supplied to retailers whilst the track was still in the Top 20 to make way for the next single 'Ready or Not'.
2002, Paul McCartney kicked off the second leg of his 22 date 'Driving USA' North American tour at The Bradley Center, Milwaukee.
2007, Snoop Dogg was sentenced to three years probation and 160 hours of community service after pleading guilty to carrying a collapsible baton. The rapper was arrested in September 2006 after the baton was found in his bag at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California. In April 2007 he was given five years probation and 800 hours community service after pleading no contest to gun and drug charges in a Californian court.
September 21st: Born on this day
1923, Born on this day, Jimmy Young, UK singer (and BBC radio presenter until 2003). Scored the 1955 UK No.1 single 'Unchained Melody' plus ten other UK Top 40 hit singles.
1934, Born on this day, Leonard Cohen, Canadian singer, songwriter, poet, (1968 UK No.13 & US No. 83 album 'Songs Of Leonard Cohen').
1943, Born on this day, Dickey Lee, US rockabilly artist, (1962 US No.6 single 'Patches').
1947, Born on this day, Don Felder, guitar, vocals, The Eagles, (1977 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Hotel California', plus 5 US No.1 albums. 'Greatest Hits 1971-1975' is the second biggest selling album in the world with sales over 30m).
1954, Born on this day, Phil Taylor, Motorhead, (1980 UK No.15 single 'Ace Of Spades').
1959, Born on this day, Corinne Drewery, singer, Swing Out Sister, (1986 UK No.4 single 'Breakout').
1967, Born on this day, Faith Hill, singer, (1993 US country No.1 'Wild One', 1998 UK No. 13 single 'This Kiss'.
1967, Born on this day, Timmy T, US singer, (1991 US No.1 single 'One More Try', not a hit in the UK).
1967, Born on this day, Tyler Stewart, drums, Barenaked Ladies, (1998 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'One Week').
1968, Born on this day, Jon Brooks, drums, The Charlatans, (1990 UK No.9 single 'The Only One I Know', 1996 UK No.3 single 'One To Another', plus 3 UK No.1 albums).
1968, Born on this day, Trugoy, (David Jude), De La Soul, (1990 UK No.7 single 'The Magic Number').
1972, Born on this day, David Silveria, drums, Korn, (1998 UK No.23 single 'Got The Life', 1998 US No.1 album 'Follow The Leader').
1972, Born on this day, Liam Gallagher, vocals, Oasis, (first single 1994 UK No.31 'Supersonic', 1996 UK No.1 single 'Don't Look Back In Anger', 1994 UK No.1 album 'Definitely Maybe' fastest selling UK debut album ever).
1973, Born on this day, Jimmy Constable, 911, (1998 UK No.2 single 'More Than a Woman')
1977, Born on this day, Sam Rivers, bass, Limp Bizkit, (2001 UK No.1 single 'Rollin' & US & UK No.1 album 'Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavoured Water'
 
Died on this day
1987, American jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius died from injuries sustained in a fight. Pastorius was trying to enter the Midnight Bottle Club in Wilton Manors, Florida, (where he'd been banned), and became involved in a fight with a bouncer, Pastorius fell into a coma and was put on life support. In 2006, Pastorius was voted "The Greatest Bass Player Who Has Ever Lived" by readers in Bass Guitar magazine. Was a member of Weather Report and worked with various acts including Joni Mitchell and Herbie Hancock.