lunes, 17 de octubre de 2011

October 14th: On this Day In Music History


 

1957, The Everly Brothers had their first No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Wake Up Little Susie', (a No.2 hit in the UK).
1957, The Elvis Presley classic, 'Jailhouse Rock' was released. It become his ninth US number one single and stayed on the Billboard chart for nineteen weeks. The film clip from the movie where he sang the song is considered by many historians to be the first rock video.
1959, Bobby Darin was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Mack The Knife'. From Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera, won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1960.
1964, During a UK tour The Beatles played two shows at the ABC Cinema in Ardwick, Manchester.
1965, The Rolling Stones, The Spencer Davis Group, Unit 4 Plus 2, The Checkmates, The Habit, The End and Charlie Dickins all appeared at The Odeon, Birmingham during a UK tour.
1966, Pink Floyd played their first ever "underground" set when they appeared at All Saints Hall, Notting Hill, London, UK.
1967, Bobbie Gentry started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Ode To Billie Joe'.
1967, The second series of The Monkees TV show started on BBC TV in the UK. Plans for the shows to be screened in colour were dropped, so it was aired in black & white.
1969, police in New Jersey issued a warrant for the arrest of Frank Sinatra in relation to his connections with the Mafia.
1972, Joe Cocker was arrested for possession of drugs after a show in Adelaide, Australia.
1972, Michael Jackson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Ben', his first solo No.1. a No.7 hit in the UK.
1976, Aerosmith kicked off their first ever UK tour at Liverpool's Empire Theatre.
1987, Bryan Adams with support group T'Pau appeared at Newcastle City Hall, England.
1988, Def Leppard became first act in chart history to sell seven million copies of two consecutive LPs, with Pyromania' (released in 1983) and 'Hysteria.'
1988, Bruce Springsteen appeared at Estadio Mundialista, Mendoza, Argentina to a crowd of over 30,000. The concert was also aired on Chile TV.
1989, Motley Crue started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Dr. Feelgood'.
1989, Tracy Chapman scored her second UK No.1 album with 'Crossroads'.
1998, Janet Jackson set off on a 10 date US tour at the Baltimore arena with *NSYNC as the opening act.
2000, The Beatles Anthology book was at No.1 on the New York Times non-fiction bestseller list.
2002, The Libertines released their debut album, the record entered the UK charts at Number 35 and went on to top end of year critics polls in several music magazines.
2004, Eric Clapton was suspended from driving in France after being caught speeding at 134mph in his Porsche 911 Turbo near Merceuil. He was given a 750 euro (£515) fine and his UK licence was confiscated. After paying his fine Clapton posed for photographs with French police and then left the scene in his Porsche - with his secretary behind the wheel.
2007, US rapper TI was arrested and charged with weapons offences just hours before he was due to perform and collect two awards at the BET Hip-Hop gala in Atlanta. The 27-year-old was arrested in a car park on suspicion of collecting machine guns and silencers bought for him by his bodyguard. His award for CD of the Year was accepted by rapper Common, who jointly won the prize with TI.
2007, Sugababes went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Change' the girl group's fifth album and second No.1.
October 14th: Born on this day
1940, Born on this day, Cliff Richard, (Harry Webb). Britain's most successful solo artist, his first hit was in 1958 the UK No.2 single 'Move It', then 1959 UK No.1 single 'Living Doll' and 1979 UK No.1 single 'We Don't talk Anymore', plus over 100 UK Top 40 hits). He once worked as a clerk at Fergusons TV factory.
1942, Born on this day, Billy Harrison, Them, (1965 UK No.2 single 'Here Comes The Night').
1945, Born on this day, Colin Hodgkinson, bass, Whitesnake, (1987 US No.1 & UK No.9 single 'Here I Go Again').
1946, Born on this day, Dan McCafferty, Nazareth, (1973 UK No.9 single 'Broken Down Angel').
1946, Born on this day, Justin Hayward, The Moody Blues, (1965 UK No.1 single 'Go Now' and 1968 UK No.19 single 'Nights In White Satin').
1948, Born on this day, Ivory Tilmon, Detroit Emeralds, (1973 UK No.7 single 'Feel The Need In Me').
1948, Born on this day, Marcia Barrett, Boney M, (1978 UK No.1 & US No.30 single 'Rivers Of Babylon').
1952, Born on this day, Chris Amoo, The Real Thing, (1976 UK No.1 single 'You To Me Are Everything').
1958, Born on this day, Thomas Dolby, solo, (1984 UK No.17 single 'Hyperactive'), Also member of Camera Club, Lene Lovich band, as a producer worked with Joni Mitchell, Prefab Sprout.
1958, Born on this day, Anthony Jude Pero, drummer, Twisted Sister, (1983 UK No.18 single 'I Am, I'm Me', 1984 album 'Stay Hungry').
1965, Born on this day, Karyn White, singer, (1991 US No.1 single 'Romantic', a No.23 hit in the UK).
1974, Born on this day, Natalie Maines, singer, songwriter, Dixie Chicks, (1999 UK No.26 single, 'There's Your Trouble', 2000 single 'Cowboy Take Me Away', 1999 US No.1 album 'Fly').
1975, Born on this day, Shaznay Lewis, vocals, All Saints, (1998 UK No.1 single 'Never Ever'). Solo.
1978, Born on this day, Usher, singer, (1998 UK No.1 single 'You Make Me Wanna', 1998 US No.1 single, 'Nice & Slow'. His 2004 album Confessions sold over a million copies in the US in its first week of release, selling the greatest amount of records in one week for any R&B artist).
 
1996, Madonna gave birth to her first child Lourdes Maria Cicone Leon.
 
 Died on this day
1990, Multi-Emmy and Grammy award-winning American composer, pianist and conductor, Leonard Bernstein died of pneumonia. Composed music for the 1957 musical 'West Side Story', and 'On The Waterfront'. Bernstein conducted the New York Philharmonic aged 25 and wrote three symphonies, two operas, five musicals, and numerous other pieces.
 
2006, Freddy Fender, the Tex-Mex singer died of complications from lung cancer at the age of 69. Known for standards as 'Before the Next Teardrop Falls' (US No.1 in 1975) and 'Wasted Days and Wasted Nights'.
 
2008, Illustrator and rock cartoonist Ray Lowry died. He contributed illustrations for NME, Punch, Private Eye and The Guardian and designed the artwork for The Clash album London Calling.