martes, 27 de septiembre de 2011

September 25th: On this Day In Music History

September 25th: On this Day In Music History

 

 

1954, Elvis Presley released his second single on Sun Records, 'Good Rockin' Tonight,' a song made popular in 1948 by Wynonie Harris.
1964, The Temptations begin recording 'My Girl' which went on to be their first US number one and the first of fifteen US Top Ten hits.
1965, during a UK tour Bo Diddley appeared live at The Imperial Theatre, Nelson in Lancashire.
1965, The Beatles cartoon series premiered on ABC TV in the US. The first story was titled 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' and had the group exploring the ocean floor in a diving bell where they met a lovesick octopus.
1968, Welsh singer Mary Hopkin was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Those Were The Days'. Hopkins had signed to The Beatles Apple label after appearing on UK TV talent show Opportunity Knocks.
1969, John Lennon recorded the track 'Cold Turkey', with Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Klaus Voorman and Yoko.
1970, the first episode of The Partridge Family was shown on US TV, featuring Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Susan Dey and Danny Bonaduce.
1971, David Bowie and America both appeared at Friars in Aylesbury, England, tickets cost 50p.
1971, Deep Purple went to No.1 on the UK chart with their third album 'Fireball'.
1975, Jackie Wilson had a heart attack while performing live on stage at the Latin Casino, New Jersey. Wilson collapsed into a coma suffering severe brain damage. Ironically, he was in the middle of singing one of his biggest hits, 'Lonely Teardrops' and was two words into the line, "....my heart is crying" when he collapsed to the stage, striking his head heavily. Wilson died on 21st January 1984. Van Morrison wrote the song 'Jackie Wilson Said', covered by Dexy's Midnight Runners.
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, Wings played a charity concert in St Marks Square, Venice to raise funds for the historic city. The night was a success but the weight of the equipment used by the group caused more damage to the square.
1980, The Grateful Dead played the first of fifteen nights at the Warfiled Theatre, San Francisco, California.
1981, The Rolling Stones kicked off a 50-date North American tour at the JFK Stadium, Philadelphia.
1982, Queen made a guest appearance on US TV's Saturday Night Live, where they performed 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' and 'Under Pressure'.
1990, drummer Dave Grohl auditioned for Nirvana and was instantly given the job. Grohl's last band Scream had recently split-up.
1992, Two fans were stabbed and 20 arrests were made after trouble broke out at a Ozzy Osbourne gig in Oklahoma City. The sale of alcohol at the concert was blamed for the incident.
1993, Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince started a two week run at No.1 in the UK with the single 'Boom! Shake The Room'. Featuring Will Smith who was a rapper and actor starring in TV show The Fresh Prince of Belle Aire in 1993.
1993, Nirvana went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'In Utero' the bands first UK No.1 album.
1993, The Spin Doctors kicked off a 4-date UK tour at the Manchester Academy.
1993, Madonna played the first of two sold-out nights at Wembley Stadium, London, England. The first night of her 39-date Girlie Show World Tour.
1994, The Offspring made their live UK debut at The Charlotte, Leicester.
1995, Courtney Love was given a one-year prison sentence, suspended for two years, fined $1000 and ordered to attend a anger management course after being found guilty of assaulting Bikini Kill singer Kathleen Hanna.
1996, Charlie Watts became the second Rolling Stone to become a grandfather when his daughter Seraphina gave birth to a baby girl.
2000, LL Cool J went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'G.O.A.T.'
2000, Ozzy Osbourne formally requested that Black Sabbath be removed from the nomination list for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Calling the inclusion "meaningless", Osbourne went on to say "Let's face it. Black Sabbath have never been media darlings. We're a people's band and that suits us just fine."
2006, 'I Don't Feel Like Dancin' by the Scissor Sisters was at No.1 on the UK singles chart, 'Sexyback' by Justin Timberlake was at No.1 on the US charts and Sandi Thom had the Australian No.1 single with 'I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (with Flowers in My Hair).
September 25th: Born on this day
1939, Born on this day, Joseph Russell, The Persuasions, acappella group, worked with Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Don McLean.
1943, Born on this day, Gary Alexander guitar, vocals, The Association, (1967 US No.1 single 'Windy').
1943, Born on this day, John Locke, Spirit, (1969 US No.25 single 'I Got A Line On You').
1945, Born on this day, Onnie Mcintyre, Average White Band, (1975 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Pick Up The Pieces').
1946, Born on this day, Bryan MacLean, guitar, vocals, Love, (1966 US No.33 single '7 And 7 Is', 1968 UK No.24 album 'Forever Changes'). He died of a heart attack on 25th December 1998.
1946, Born on this day Jerry Penrod, bass player, Iron Butterfly. The 17-minute 'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida', the title track of their 1968 album, became a Top Thirty hit in the US.
1947, Born on this day, John Fiddler, Medicine Head, (1973 UK No.3 single 'One And One Is One').
1955, Born on this day, Steve Severin, bass, Siouxsie and the Banshees, (1983 UK No.3 single 'Dear Prudence').
1955, Born on this day, Zucchro, (Adelmo Fornaciari), Italian singer, (1991 UK No. 4 with Paul Young, 'Senza Una Donna').
1968, Born on this day, Will Smith, actor, singer, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, (1993 UK No.1 single 'Boom! Shake The Room'). Solo (1997 UK No.1 single 'Men In Black').
1974, Born on this day, Richie Edwards, bass, The Darkness, replacing Frankie Poullain in June 2005. Edwards had worked as a guitar technician for the band and was also once a member of Onion Trump.
1975, Born on this day, Declan Donnelly, P.J. & Duncan, actor, singer, 1994 UK No.9 single 'Lets Get Ready To Rhumble'). TV presenter.
1980, Born on this day, Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. (T.I. and also by his alter ego T.I.P.) American Grammy Award-winning rapper, songwriter, actor. (2007 US No.1 album T.I. vs T.I.P.).
 
Died on this day
 
1980, John Bonham, drummer with Led Zeppelin, died aged 32 after a heavy drinking session. 'Bonzo' was found dead at guitarist's Jimmy Page's house of what was described as asphyxiation, after inhaling his own vomit after excessive vodka consumption, (40 shots in 4 hours). During live sets his drum solo, 'Moby Dick,' would often last for half an hour and regularly featured his use of his bare hands. In 2007, Ludwig issued a limited edition drum kit in Bonham's memory
 
1999, Stephen Canaday of The Ozark Mountain Daredevils was killed when the vintage WW II plane he was flying in, rolled, inverted and crashed into a tree. The pilot failed to maintain speed which resulted in a stall.