lunes, 3 de octubre de 2011

October 1: On this Day In Music History



 


1954, The UK 'Top 12' Pop Chart became a Top 20 Chart.
1956, After test audiences gave a negative reaction to Elvis Presley dying at the end of the film Love Me Tender,
The King was called back to re-shoot the scene. In the new ending, the hero lived.
1960, The Beatles performed at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.
1965, Bob Dylan appeared at Carnegie Hall in New York City and introduced his new touring band made up of guitarist
 Robbie Robertson, organist Garth Hudson, bassist Rick Danko, pianist Richard Manual and drummer Levon Helm. They
 will become known simply as The Band.
1966, Jimi Hendrix appeared live for the first time in the UK when he jammed with Cream at their gig at London Polytechnic.
1967, The first edition of UK BBC Radio 1's 'Top Gear' was aired. Presented by John Peel and Pete Drummond 
they featured The Move, Traffic, Pink Floyd, Tim Rose and Tomorrow featuring Keith West.
1967, thieves broke into Mick Jagger's London flat and stole jewellery and furs belonging to his then girlfriend Marianne Faithfull.
1970, Jimi Hendrix was buried at The Greenwood Cemetery at the Dunlop Baptist Church Seattle. Among the mourners;
 Miles Davis, Eric Burdon, Johnny Winter and members of Derek and the Dominoes.
1973, The Simon Park Orchestra were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Eye Level,' taken from the ITV series
 'Van Der Valk.' It was the first TV theme to become a No.1 in the UK

1977, During a European tour Rat Scabies left The Damned and was temporarily replaced by drummer Jon Moss later of Culture Club.
1977, Elton John became the first musician to be honoured in New York City's Madison Square Hall Of Fame.
1977, Meco started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with a disco version of 'Star Wars Theme'. Had other hits with
versions of 'Close Encounters', 'Wizard Of Oz' and 'Empire Strikes Back'.
1981, The Pretenders were forced to cancel the last leg of a US tour after drummer Martin Chambers put his hand through a windowpane,
cutting tendons and arteries.
1982, John Cougar went to No.1 on both the US album and singles chart with the album 'American Fool' and the single 'Jack And Diane'.
1983, A David Bowie world convention was held at The Cunard Hotel in London. The event had the largest collection of Bowie
merchandise ever assembled. Tickets £6.90.
1984, Elvis Costello and the Attractions kicked off a 24-date UK tour at London Hammersmith Palais.
1985, R.E.M. appeared at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland.
 
1987, Def Leppard kicked off the North American leg of their Hysteria world tour at Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, New York.
1988, Bon Jovi scored their first UK No.1 album with 'New Jersey', their fourth release.
1990, Forbes Magazine listed New Kids On The Block as the fifth richest entertainers in the US with an income of $78 million.
1994, Eric Clapton entered the US album chart at No.1 with 'From The Cradle'.
1994, The Daily Mirror in the UK printed a photo of Michael Jackson in a scoutmaster's uniform along with five young Boy Scouts.
A Boy Scouts leader later made a statement saying that Jackson had no association with the organization.
1997, Robbie Williams kicked off a 14-date UK tour at Norwich UEA, tickets cost £11.00, and support band The Supernaturals.
2000, Madonna went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Music' the singers fourth US No.1 album.
2004, Ms Dynamite was arrested over allegations of assault after an incident at a restaurant in Central London. Ms Dynamite
(real name Niomi McLean-Daley), was arrested in connection with the allegation after voluntarily attending a police station, she was
later released on bail.
2004, The Lord Mayor of Melbourne officially opened 'AC/DC' Lane after the veteran rockers. The Lord Mayor erected the sign to
cheers and bagpipes playing the bands song 'Long Way To The Top'. The City of Melbourne had extra copies of the sign made, in anticipation of fans stealing them.
2005, Pete Doherty was arrested during a police drugs operation in Shrewsbury where his band Babyshambles had been playing
and held overnight. Police said a man and a woman were arrested for possession of class A drugs and 17 others searched during
an operation in Telford. A gig in Norwich planned for the following night was cancelled.
2007, Radiohead's official website crashed after the band announced that their new album 'In Rainbows' would only be available to
order via www.radiohead.com. Fans could pre-order the download at any price they choose or pay £40 for a "discbox", which included
 two CDs, two records, plus artwork and booklets.
2007, The Spice Girls London reunion concert sold out in 38 seconds after fans were notified tickets had gone on sale. More than
one million people in the UK registered for the concert, on 15 December 2007 at the O2 arena, tickets cost £55-75. Three more
 London dates were added to the world tour which was kicking off in Vancouver on 2nd Dec.
October 1st: Born on this day
1930, Born on this day, Actor, singer, Richard Harris, (1968 US & UK No.4 single 'MacArthur Park'). Died of cancer on 25th Oct 2002.
1935, Born on this day singer, actress, Julie Andrews, (1965 UK & US No.1 album 'The Sound Of Music', spent 382 weeks on the UK chart).
1940, Born on this day, Barbara Parritt, The Toys, (1965 US No. 2 & UK No.5 single 'A Lover's Concerto').
1942, Born on this day, Herb Fame, Peaches and Herb, (1979 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'Reunited').
1943, Born on this day, Jerry Martini, saxes, Sly and The Family Stone (1971 US No.1 & UK No.15 single 'Family Affair').
1945, Born on this day, Donny Hathaway, US soul singer (1972 UK No.29 single with Roberta Flack 'Where Is The Love', 1978 US No.2
single 'The Closer I Get'). Committed suicide falling from a 15th floor hotel window on 13th January 1979.
1947, Born on this day, Rob Davis, guitar, Mud, (1974 UK No.1 single 'Tiger Feet' plus 14 other UK Top 40 singles). Co- wrote the 2001
UK No.1 hit for Kylie Minogue, 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head'.
1948, Born on this day, Mariska Veres, singer, Shocking Blue, (1970 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Venus'). Died on Dec 2nd 2006 aged 59.
1948, Born on this day, Cub Koda, guitarist, songwriter, Brownsville Station, (1973 US No.3 UK No.27 single 'Smokin' In The Boys Room').
 He died on 5th July 2000.
1955, Born on this day, Howard Hewett, Shalamar, (1980 US No. 8 single 'The Second Time Around', 1982 UK No.5 single
 'A Night To Remember').
1957, Born on this day, Andy Walton, Kenny, (1975 UK No.3 single 'The Bump').
1958, Born on this day, Martin Cooper, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, (1984 UK No.5 single 'Locomotion').
1959, Born on this day, Youssou N'dour, Senegalese singer, percussionist, (1994 UK No.3 single '7 Seconds'), worked with Peter Gabriel,
Wyclef Jean, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen and Sting.
1974, Born on this day, Keith Duffy, Boyzone Vocals, (1996 UK No.1 single 'Words' plus 15 other Top 5 singles and 4 UK No.1 albums).
 Duffy joined the UK soap Coronation Street in 2002 playing the role of Peter Barlow's old Navy mate Ciaran McCarthy.
1985, Born on this day, Dizzee Rascal (Dylan Kwabena Mills), British rapper, songwriter and record producer. 2009 UK No.1 single 'Holiday'.
Died on this day
 
1975, Al Jackson, drummer with Booker T. and The MGs, was shot and killed by an intruder at his home. Booker T had backed such artists as
 Otis Redding, Al Green and Sam and Dave.
 
1986, Andy McVann drummer with Liverpool band The Farm was killed in a car crash during a police chase.
1999, Singer Lena Zavaroni died aged 35 after a long battle against anorexia. Zavoroni was discovered on TV talent show Opportunity Knocks, 
in 1974 she became the youngest British singer to earn a silver disc with 'Ma He's Making Eyes At Me' and the youngest person to appear on TV's
 Top of the Pops.
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