lunes, 17 de octubre de 2011

October 13th: On this Day In Music History


1958, Frank Sinatra started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely'.
1962, Don Everly collapsed during rehearsals on stage at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London on the eve of a 22 date Everly Brothers UK tour. He was flown back to the US for treatment and the tour continued with Phil Everly performing solo.
1963, The Beatles made their debut on ITV's 'Sunday Night at The London Palladium', topping the bill and transmitted live to an audience of 15 million viewers. They played, 'From Me To You', 'She Loves You', 'Twist and Shout' and 'I'll Get You.'
1965, The Who recorded 'My Generation', at Pye studios, London. When released as a single it reached No.2 on the UK chart, held off the No.1 position by The Seekers 'The Carnival Is Over'.
1965, Recording at Abbey Road studios for the album Rubber Soul, The Beatles begin and complete 'Drive My Car' in four takes plus overdubs.
1973, The Rolling Stones started a four week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Goats Head Soup' the group's fourth US No.1.
1975, Neil Young underwent an operation at a Los Angeles hospital to remove an object from his vocal cords.
1979, Michael Jackson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Don't Stop Till You Get Enough', his second US solo No.1, a No.3 hit in the UK.
1979, Reggatta De Blanc' the second album from The Police started a four-week run at No.1 in the UK. The album cost only £6,000 to record.
1979, Two album charts were published in the UK because of a change in chart collation, the two No.1's were 'Eat To The Beat' by Blondie, and 'Reggatta De Blanc' by The Police.
1984, Stevie Wonder started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Just Called To Say I Love You', his 7th US No.1, also No.1 in the UK.
1999, BBC radio DJ Johnny Walker was convicted of possessing cocaine and fined £2,000. Walker was set up by The News Of The World who filmed the DJ taking the drug in a London hotel. BBC Radio 2 suspended him after the incident later reinstated him.
2000, UK newspaper The Mirror reported that Toni Braxton had pulled out of this years US Mobo awards after one of her breast implants had exploded. A spokesman for her Arista record label said "We don't comment on our artistes personal lives."
2001, a 29 year-old man was arrested by Dutch police on suspicion of sending indecent and threatening messages to Spice Girl Mel C. The mail was alleged to be sexually explicit and included a death threat.
2002, UK rock band Muse took legal action against Celine Dion after she announced her forthcoming Las Vegas show would be called 'Muse'. Singer Matt Bellamy from the band said 'We don't want anyone to think we're Celine Dion's backing band.'
2002, Spanish girl group Las Ketchup went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Ketchup Song.' The song was also a No.1 in Italy, Greece, France, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Romania, Argentina and Mexico.
2002, UK singer Will Young went to No.1 on the UK album chart with his debut album 'From Now On.'
2004, The US Internal Revenue Service charged 63-year-old Ronald Isley, lead singer of the Isley Brothers, with tax evasion for failing to report income from royalties and performances by the band between 1997 and 2002. He was later found guilty and sentenced to three years in prison.
2006, Mayor Richard M. Daley awarded P. Diddy with a pair of cufflinks to commemorate the inauguration of an annual "Diddy Day" in the city of Chicago, USA.
October 13th: Born on this day
1940, Born on this day, Chris Farlowe, singer, (1966 UK No.1 single 'Out Of Time', which was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards).
1941, Born on this day, Paul Simon, singer, songwriter, (1970 UK & US No.1 single with Simon and Garfunkel, 'Bridge Over Trouble Water.' The duo's 1970 album 'Bridge Over Trouble Water' spent 307 weeks on the UK chart). Solo, (1986 UK No.4 single 'You Can Call Me Al', 1986 UK No.1 album 'Graceland' spent 115 weeks on the UK chart).
1944, Born on this day, Robert Lamm, vocals, keyboards, Chicago, (1976 UK & US No.1 single 'If You Leave Me Now').
1947, Born on this day, Sammy Hagar, Montrose, Van Halen, (1984 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Jump').
1948, Born on this day, John Ford Coley, England Dan & John Ford Coley, (1976 US No. 2 & UK No. 26 single, 'I'd Really Love To See You Tonight.)'
1948, Born on this day, Peter David Spencer, Smokie, (1975 UK No.3 single 'If You Think You Know How To Love Me').
1950, Born on this day, Simon Nicol, guitar, Fairport Convention, (1969 UK No.21 single 'Si Tu Dois Partir').
1959, Born on this day, Gerry Darby, Carmel, (1983 UK No.15 single 'Bad Day').
1959, Born on this day, Marie Osmond, singer and part of The Osmonds family, (1973 US No.5 & UK No.2 single 'Paper Roses').
1962, Born on this day, Rob Marche, guitar, Jo Boxers, (1983 UK No.3 single 'Boxer Beat').
1968, Born on this day, Carlos Marín, Il Divo, (2004 UK No.1 self-titled album, also number one in 13 countries around the world).
1970, Born on this day, Paul Potts, Welsh singer who became the winner of the first series of ITV's Britain's Got Talent, (2007 UK No.1 album 'One Chance').
1980, Born on this day, Ashanti Douglas, (2002 US No.1 single 'Foolish', 2002 US No.1 album, Ashanti').
 
Died on this day
 
1974, TV host Ed Sullivan died. Leader of the Ed Sullivan Singers and Orchestra. Introduced The Beatles and other UK acts to America via his Ed Sullivan TV show, from New York City, which ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, 1971, on CBS every Sunday night at 8pm. The Beatles appearance on February 9th 1964 is considered a milestone in American pop culture and the beginning of the British Invasion in music. The broadcast drew an estimated 73 million viewers.
1977, 32 year old Shirley Brickley of The Orlons was shot and killed by an intruder in her Philadelphia home. The Orlons had five US Top 20 hits in the 60's including 'The Wah Watusi', 'Don't Hang Up' and 'South Street'.
 
2001, Australian singer songwriter Peter Doyle died of throat cancer aged 52. Solo artist and a member of The New Seekers. Scored the hits, 'What Have They Done To My Song Ma', 'Never Ending Song of Love' and 'I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing' with The New Seekers.