martes, 27 de septiembre de 2011

September 23rd: On this Day In Music History


September 23rd: On this Day In Music History

 


 
1957, The Crickets went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'That'll Be The Day.' The title being taken from a phrase used by John Wayne in the film 'The Searchers.'
1961, The Shadows debut album 'Shadows' started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK charts.
1965, The Walker Brothers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Burt Bacharach.'Make It Easy On Yourself'. The trio's first of two UK No.1's.
1966, The 'Rolling Stones 66' 12 date UK tour kicked of Royal Albert Hall London. Supported by The Yardbirds, Ike and Tina Turner and Peter Jay and the New Jaywalkers. Both Keith Moon and John Entwistle from The Who were in the audience.
1967, The Box Tops started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Letter', a No.5 hit in the UK.
1968, working on new songs for their forthcoming 'White Album', The Beatles recorded a new John Lennon song 'Happiness Is A Warm Gun In Your Hand', (working title of 'Happiness Is A Warm Gun'). The title came from the cover of a gun magazine that producer George Martin showed Lennon.
1969, the Northern Star newspaper of Northern Illinois University ran a story claiming that Paul McCartney had been killed in a car crash in 1966 and had been replaced by a look-a-like. Russell Gibb of WKNR-FM in Detroit picked up on the claim and the story went worldwide. By late October 1969 the hoax was well entrenched, that McCartney came out of seclusion at his Scottish farm to deny the story. When McCartney was asked to comment by a reporter visiting Macca's farm, he replied, "Do I look dead? I'm as fit as a fiddle."
1970, Mick Jagger met Bianca Macias for the first time after a Stones concert at the Paris Olympia. The couple later married.
1971, Led Zeppelin played the first of two nights at The Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
1972, Mac Davis started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me', it made No.29 in the UK.
 
1980, Bob Marley collapsed on stage during a concert at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Marley had collapsed in New York's Central Park while jogging, two days before and was told to immediately cancel the US leg, but flew to Pittsburgh to perform one final performance. This was the last time Marley ever appeared on stage performing, Marley died of cancer on in May 1981.
1982, Roxy Music played the first of 2 nights at London's Wembley Arena. Tickets £7.50
1989, Milli Vanilli started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Girl I'm Gonna Miss You', the duo's second US No.1 a No.2 hit in the UK. Also today the duo went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Girl You Know It's True'.
1989, The Eurythmics scored their second UK No.1 album with 'We Too Are One.'
1995, Jamaican Ragga singer Shaggy scored his second No.1 UK single when 'Boombastic' went to the top of the charts for one week. Also a US No.1.
2000, as part of their UK 'Under A Big Top Tour', Radiohead played the first of three sold nights at London's Tower Hamlets, Victoria Park.
2001, Kylie Minogue started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head.' The Australian singers 6th No.1 was It was written and produced by Cathy Dennis and former Mud guitarist Rob Davis for which the pair won an Ivor Novello Award for the most performed song of the year. 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head' charted at No.1 in 40 countries.
2001, Macy Gray went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The id'.
2002, Musical winners at this years Oscars included, Sting who won Best Musical Performance for 'Sting In Tuscany...All This Time' and the Best Reality TV Show went to The Osbournes.
2004, Slipknot's Corey Taylor issued a statement denying he was dead. Rumours started after a shock jock in Des Moines broadcast the announcement that the singer had died of a drug overdose, which then became a fatal car crash.
2004, A bodyguard for rapper Lil' Kim was sentenced to 12 years in prison after admitting firing at least 20 times in a shoot-out with a rival gang. The judge sentencing Suif Jackson, said society needed protection from a gun-toting man with five convictions. The shooting took place when the entourages of Lil' Kim and Capone-N-Noreaga crossed at a New York radio station.
2006, Neil Young was named artist of the year at the Americana Honors and Awards at the fifth annual event in Nashville, Tennessee. The 60-year-old singer-songwriter released the protest album Living With War this year.
2006, Beyonce was at No.1 on the US album chart with her second solo album 'B'Day.'
2007, James Blunt scored his second UK No.1 album with 'All The Lost Souls.'
 
September 23rd: Born on this day
1930, Born on this day, Ray Charles, singer songwriter, (1962 UK & US No.1 single 'I Can't Stop Loving You' plus over 30 US Top 40 singles, 2005 US No.1 album 'Genius Loves Company'). Charles died on 10th June 2004 aged 73.
1939, Born on this day, Roy Buchanan, US guitarist, first worked with Dale Hawkins, released over 15 solo albums. Died after hanging himself by his own shirt on 14th Aug 1988 in Fairfax County Jail, Virginia after being arrested for drunkenness.
1943, Born on this day, John Banks, The Merseybeats, (1964 UK No.5 single 'I Think Of You').
1943, Born on this day, Julio Iglesias, Spanish singer, (1981 UK No.1 single 'Begin The Beguine'. Iglesias has sold over 100m albums).
1943, Born on this day, Steve Boone, The Lovin Spoonful, (1966 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Summer In The City').
1943, Born on this day, Toni Basil, US singer actress and dancer, (1982 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Mickey'). Basil worked as David Bowie's choreographer on his Diamond Dogs tour in 1974 and on his Glass Spider tour of 1987.
1943, Born on this day, Walter and Wallace Scott, The Whispers, (1980 UK No.2 & US No.19 single 'And The Beat Goes On').
1949, Born on this day, Bruce Springsteen, US singer, songwriter, 'The Boss', (1985 US No.2 & UK No.4 single 'Dancing In The Dark', 1994 UK No.2 single 'Streets of Philadelphia', plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles, 1975 album 'Born To Run' plus 6 US No.1 albums).
1979, Born on this day, Erik-Michael Estrada, O-Town, winners of US TV show 'Making The Band', (2001 US No. 3 single 'All Or Nothing'.
1985, Born on this day, Diana Oritz, Dream, (2001 US No.3 & UK No.17 single.
 
Died on this day
 
1974, Robbie McIntosh founder member of the Average White Band died of a heroin overdose at a Hollywood party. AWB scored the No.1 single 'Pick up the Pieces' which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1975.