martes, 8 de noviembre de 2011

October 24th: On this Day In Music History



1960, Brenda Lee scored her second US No.1 of the year with 'I Want To Be Wanted'. It only reached No.31 in the UK.
1960, Frank Sinatra went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Nice 'n' Easy'.
1962, US Soul singer James Brown recorded his legendary 'Live At The Apollo' album. The album was listed at No.24 in Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
1963, On the first day of their first foreign tour, The Beatles spent the day in Stockholm, Sweden, recording a performance for a radio program entitled "The Beatles popgrupp fran Liverpool pa besok i Stockholm", (The Beatles pop group from Liverpool visiting Stockholm). The Beatles, enthused by the chance to play before an audience that wasn't screaming, played seven songs, 'I Saw Her Standing There', 'From Me to You' 'Money', 'You Really Got a Hold On Me', 'She Loves You', 'Roll Over Beethoven' and 'Twist and Shout.'
1964, The Rolling Stones kicked off an 11 date North American tour playing two shows at The New York Academy of Music.
1969, Humble Pie appeared at the Empire, Sunderland, England supported by David Bowie.
1970, Pink Floyd were at No.1 on the UK album chart with the 'Atom Heart Mother', the group's first No.1.
1970, Santana scored their first US No.1 album with 'Abraxas'.
1973, John Lennon began litigation against the US government, accusing them of tapping his telephone.
1973, Rolling Stone Keith Richards was fined £205 after admitting having cannabis, Chinese heroin, mandrax tablets and a revolver at his Chelsea home
1977, Rolling Stone Keith Richards pleaded guilty to possessing heroin to a court in Toronto. He was given a one year suspended sentence and ordered to perform a benefit concert for the blind.
1979, Paul McCartney received a medallion cast in rhodium after being declared the most successful composer of all time. From 1962 to 1978, McCartney had written or co-written 43 songs that had sold over a million copies each.
1981, The Rolling Stones played the first of two nights at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida, supported by Van Halen.
1987, Michael Jackson started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Bad', a No.3 hit in the UK.
1987, Sting went to No.1 on the UK album chart with his third solo release 'Nothing Like The Sun.'
1992, Simple Minds started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Glittering Prize 81-92' their 5th UK No.1 LP.
1994, Jamiroquai kicked off a 13-date UK tour at Cardiff University.
1998, former Stone Roses lead singer Ian Brown was jailed for 4 months after being found guilty of disorderly behaviour during a flight from Paris to Manchester. Brown had threatened to chop the hands off an air stewardess during a heated exchange.
1998, Spacedust went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with Gym and Tonic. Spacedust were the production duo of Paul Glancey and Duncan Glasson. The track was a cover of Bob Sinclar's single 'Gym and Tonic'.
1999, Westlife went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Flying Without Wings'. It made the Irish boy band only the third act to debut at No.1 with their first three singles, B*Witched and Robson and Jerome being the other two.
2004, Ronan Keating went to No.1 on the UK album charts with '10 Years Of Hits', the former Boyzone singer's third No.1 album.
2004, George Strait was at No.1 on the US album chart with '50 Years of Hits.'
2005, Madonna gave a surprise lecture at a New York university, discussing her career and new film after she arrived unannounced at City University's Hunter College as part of the MTV series Stand In. Students expected a screening of her new documentary, "I'm Going To Tell You a Secret" but they were also given the chance to question the singer.
2006, Rapper Foxy Brown was sentenced to three years probation for assaulting two New York nail salon workers in 2004. Brown had kicked and punched employees during a dispute over payment for a pedicure and manicure in August 2004. She had been threatened with jail after failing to turn up to court.
2007, A judge removed a drug treatment order for Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty when he appeared at Thames Magistrates' Court for a review of the order. District Judge Jane McIvor told the singer she was going to revoke the six months left to serve on the order after advice from experts.
2009, Michael Bublé went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Crazy Love', the Canadian singers fourth studio album.
October 24th: Born on this day
1936, Born on this day, Bill Wyman, bass, The Rolling Stones, (1969 UK & US No.1 single 'Honky Tonk Women', and over 30 Top 40 UK & US singles and albums. Quit The Stones in 1993, 1981 UK solo No.14 'Je Suis Un Rock Star'). Now tours with his backing band, The Rhythm Kings, which has featured Albert Lee and Georgie Fame.
1944, Born on this day, Ted Templeman, Harper's Bizarre, (1967 US No. 13 & UK No.34 single 'The 59th Street Bridge Song, Feelin' Groovy').
1944, Born on this day, Patti Labelle, singer, (1975 US No.1 & UK No.17single 'Lady Marmalade', 1986 US No.1 & UK No.2 single with Michael McDonald, 'On My Own'.
1946, Born on this day, Jerry Edmonton, Steppenwolf, (1969 US No.2 & UK No.30 single 'Born To Be Wild'). Killed in a car crash on 28th November 1993.
1946, Born on this day, Rob Van Leeuwen, Shocking Blue, (1970 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Venus').
1947, Born on this day, Edgar Broughton, vocals, guitar, Edgar Broughton Band, (1970 UK No.39 single 'Out Demons Out').
1948, Born on this day, Dale Griffin, drums, Mott The Hoople, (1972 UK No.3 & US No.37 single 'All The Young Dudes', also BBC radio producer).
1948, Born on this day, Paul and Barry Ryan, identical twins (1965 UK No.13 single with 'Don't Bring Me Your Heartaches'). Barry also had a solo 1968 UK No.2 single (No.1 on the NME chart), with 'Eloise' written by his brother Paul. Paul died of cancer on 29th November 1992 aged 44.
1959, Born on this day, Weird Al Yankovic, minor US hits parodying songs such as 'Eat It', (Michael Jacksons 'Beat It') and 'Like A Surgeon', (Madonna's 'Like A Virgin').
1962, Born on this day, Debbie Googe, My Bloody Valentine, (1991 UK No.29 single 'To Here Knows When').
1969, Born on this day, Rob Green, Toploader, (2000 UK No.7 single 'Dancing In The Moonlight').
1970, Born on this day, Alonza Bevan, Kula Shaker, (1996 UK No.2 single 'Hey Dude').
1971, Born on this day, Ed Chester, The Bluetones, (1996 UK No.2 single 'Slight Return').
1978, Born on this day, Sabrina Washington, Mis-Teeq, (2001 UK No.2 single 'All I Want').
1979, Born on this day, Ben Gillies, Silverchair, (1997 Australian No.1 & UK No.34 single 'Freak', 1995 Australian No.1 album 'Frogstomp' plus three other Australian No.1 albums).
1980, Born on this day, Monica, (1998 US No.1 & UK No.2 single with Brandy 'The Boy Is Mine').
Died on this day
2001, Kim Gardner former bassist with Ashton Gardner & Dyke died of Cancer. Had the 1971 UK No.3 single 'The Resurrection Shuffle' and Gardner formed 60's band The Birds with guitarist Ron Wood.
2002, American record producer Tom Dowd died of emphysema. He recorded albums by many artists including: Eric Clapton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Derek and the Dominos, Rod Stewart, Aretha Franklin, Cream, Lulu, Chicago, The Allman Brothers Band, The J. Geils Band, Meat Loaf, Sonny & Cher, The Rascals, Willie Nelson, Diana Ross, Kenny Loggins, Dusty Springfield, The Drifters and Otis Redding.