martes, 27 de septiembre de 2011

September 26th: On this Day In Music History


September 26th: On this Day In Music History


 

1960, Connie Francis started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'My Heart Has A Mind Of It's Own'.
1961, The Greenbriar Boys started a two-week residency at Gerde's Folk Club in New York. The opening act was Bob Dylan.
1964, Roy Orbison started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Oh Pretty Woman'.
1965, at the end of a European tour Roger Daltry knocked out Keith Moon and was sacked from The Who. The band were playing two shows in one night in Denmark, when an argument broke about between all four band members. Daltry was reinstated the following day.
1965, during a UK tour, The Rolling Stones appeared at Colston Hall in Bristol.
1968, The Sallyangie a group featuring 15 year-old future Tubular Bells star Mike Oldfield and his sister Sally appeared at The Cousins folk Club Soho London.
1968, Rolling Stone Brian Jones was fined £50 with 100 guineas cost after being found guilty of possession of cannabis.
1969, The Beatles released 'Abbey Road' in the UK, the final studio recordings from the group featured two George Harrison songs 'Something' and 'Here Comes The Sun' plus 'Come Together', 'Sun King' and 'Golden Slumbers.'
1969, Fleetwood Mac, East Of Eden, Family, Edgar Broughton Band, Grisby Dyke and Glass Menagerie all appeared at an all night indoor festival at The Pavillion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire, England, John Peel hosted the night.
1970, Pink Floyd kicked off their third North American tour at The Electric Factory in Philadelphia.
1980, U2 appeared at the Cedar Ballroom, Birmingham, England on their Boy tour.
1981, Bruce Dickinson joined UK rock band Iron Maiden, (Dickinson had been the vocalist with Samson).
1981, Genesis scored their second UK No.1 album with 'Adacab.'
1981, The Go-Go's started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Beauty And The Beat.'
1987, Michael Jackson started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Bad'.
1987, Whitney Houston started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Didn't We Almost Have It All'.
1987, David Bowie had his last hit chart in this decade when 'Never Let Me Down' scrapped into the US charts at No.27, the single peaked at No.34 in the UK.
1992, Belinda Carlisle went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Best Of Belinda volume 1'
1996, police found drugs hidden in a Smarties tube when they raided the London home of Paula Yates and INXS singer Michael Hutchence. The couple were away in Australia at the time of the raid
1998, Melanie B featuring Missy Elliott went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I Want You Back'. The first solo release from a member of the Spice Girls.
1999, Leftfield went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Rhythm And Stealth'.
1999, The Times published the most powerful people in the UK pop business, No.5 Jim Moir, controller Radio 2, No.4, The UK Top 40 chart, No.3 Paul Berger, chairman, Sony Music, No.2 Edger Bronfman, chairman. Seagram, No.1 Ken Berry, President EMI Music.
1999, The Dixie Chicks went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Fly.'
 
2003, a report published on requests by artists to venues of their backstage requirements revealed; Limp Bizkit insisted that all the lamps in their rooms be dimmable while Mariah Carey would only have 'bendy' straws as she will not use straight ones. Van Halen insisted that back-stage celery is trimmed and not peeled. The Red Hot Chili Peppers asked for a meditation room and a selection of aromatherapy candles. Barry Manilow requested that the air temperature in the auditorium be kept at a regular 65 degrees.
2004, Green Day scored their first UK No.1 album with 'American Idiot' the bands seventh release.
2004, Nelly was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Suit' his third US No.1 album.
2007, A charitable foundation set up by Shakira donated $40 million (£19.6 million) to help victims of natural disasters. The money would go towards repairing damage caused by an earthquake in Peru and a hurricane in Nicaragua. A further $5 million (£2.46 million) would be spent on health and education in four Latin American countries.
September 26th: Born on this day
1925, Born on this day, Marty Robbins, US Country singer, (1960 US No.1 & UK No.19 single 'El Paso'). He died on 8th December 1982.
1926, Born on this day, Julie London, US singer, (1956 US No. 9 & UK No. 22 single 'Cry Me A River'). She died on 18th October 2000.
1941, Born on this day, Joe Bauer, drummer, The Youngbloods, died of a brain tumour in 1982. (1969 US No.5 single 'Get Together').
1943, Born on this day, Georgie Fame, UK singer, keyboards, (1965 UK No.1 single 'Yeh Yeh'. 1968 UK No.1 single 'The Ballad Of Bonnie and Clyde').
1945, Born on this day, Bryan Ferry, singer, Roxy Music, (1972 UK No.4 single 'Virgina Plain', plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles, solo (1976 UK No.4 single, 'Let's Stick Together').
1947, Born on this day, Lynn Anderson, US singer, (1970 US No.3 & 1971 UK No.3 single 'Rose Garden').
1948, Born on this day, Olivia Newton-John, UK singer, actress, (1978 UK & US No.1 single with John Travolta, 'You're The One That I Want', 1981 US No.1 & UK solo No.7 single 'Physical').
1951, Born on this day, Stuart Tosh, Pilot, (1975 UK No.1 single 'January').
1954, Born on this day, Cesar Rosas, Los Lobos, (1987 UK & US No.1 single 'La Bamba').
1954, Born on this day, Craig Chaquico, Jefferson Starship, (1987 UK & US No.1 single 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us').
1962, Born on this day, Tracey Thorn, vocals, Everything But The Girl, (1995 UK No.3 & 1996 US No.2 single 'Missing').
1965, Born on this day, Cindy Herron, vocals, En Vogue, (1992 US No.2 & UK No.4 single 'My Lovin').
1972, Born on this day, Paul Draper, Mansun, (1996 UK No.15 single 'Wide Open Space').
1972, Born on this day, Shawn Stockman, Boyz II Men, (1992 US & UK No.1 single 'End Of The Road').
 
Died on this day
 
1937, American blues singer Bessie Smith died aged 43 after being involved in a car accident while traveling along Route 61 outside Memphis, Tennessee. Her 1923 song 'Downhearted Blues' was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006.
 
2003, English singer, songwriter Robert Palmer died of a heart attack aged 54 in Paris France. He was a member of Vinegar Joe and Power Station (with Duran Duran members Andy Taylor and John Taylor with drummer and former Chic member Tony Thompson). As a solo artist had the 1986 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'Addicted To Love' and the 1988 hit 'Simply Irresistible'.
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