domingo, 20 de noviembre de 2011

November 19th: On this Day In Music History



 

1955, Carl Perkins recorded 'Blue Suede Shoes' at Sun Studios in Memphis. The rock 'n' roll classic became a US No.2 & UK No.10 hit for Perkins in 1956, and has been covered by many acts including Elvis Presley and John Lennon.
1962, The Beatles, played gigs at three different venues. First they performed a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club, Liverpool, followed by an 85-mile drive to the Midlands, where they performed at Smethwick Baths Ballroom and then at the Adelphi Ballroom, West Bromwich in Staffordshire.
 
1964, The Supremes became the first all girl group to have a UK No.1 single when 'Baby Love' went to the top of the charts.
1965, David Bowie and the Lower 3rd appeared at The Marquee Club, London.
1965, The Kinks, The Who, Georgie Fame & The Blue Fames, The Hollies, Wilson Pickett and The Golden Apples Of The Sun all appeared at the Glad Rag Ball, Empire Pool, London, tickets 30 shillings, ($4.20).
1965, The Doors appeared at Hughes Aircraft Union Dance in Los Angeles, California.
1966, The Supremes started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You Keep Me Hanging On', the group's 7th US No.1. It made No.8 in the UK.
1967, The Bee Gees, The Flowerpot Men and The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band all appeared at the Saville Theatre, London, England.
1976, UK music weekly Sounds made The Sex Pistols debut 45, 'Anarchy In The UK' its single of the week.
1976, The Sex Pistols appeared at Hendon Polytechnic, London.

1979, Chuck Berry was released from prison after serving a four-month sentence for tax evasion.
1983, Tina Turner made her first chart appearance in over ten years with her version of the Al Green hit 'Let's Stay Together'.
1983, David Bowie played the first of two nights at the RAS Showgrounds in Sydney during his 10-date Serious Moonlight tour of Australia and New Zealand
1988, Sade appeared at the NEC, Birmingham, England, tickets cost £12.50.
1988, Bon Jovi started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Bad Medicine', the group's third US No.1, a No.17 hit in the UK.
1988, Robin Beck was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'First Time.' The song was from a TV advertisement for Coca-Cola which session singer Beck had recorded. It made the American a One hit wonder.
1990, Pia King the wife of Level 42 main-man Mark King was granted a 'quickie', divorce after her husband ran of with their children's nanny.
1994, Crosby Stills & Nash member David Crosby had a successful liver transplant operation at Dumont-UCLA in Los Angeles. Crosby's liver was deteriorated from extensive alcohol and drug abuse, as well as hepatitis-C.
1994, Nirvana entered the US album chart at No.1 with 'MTV Unplugged In New York.'
1999, Shane MacGowan was released on bail by a London court on charges of drug possession.
2000, LeAnn Rimes started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Can't Fight The Moonlight', the singer's first UK chart topper. Written by Diane Warren and featured on the soundtrack of the film Coyote Ugly.
2000, The Beatles started an eleven-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Beatles 1'.
2000, Jay-Z was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Dynasty Roc La Familia (2000).'
2001, Mick Jagger released his new solo album 'Goddess In The Doorway'. First day sales stood at 954 copies.
2001, Scott Weiland lead singer with The Stone Temple Pilots was arrested after allegedly fighting with his wife at the Hard Rock hotel in Las Vegas. Weiland was booked on one count of domestic battery and was released 12 hours later. The band had performed at the club that night.
2002, safety experts blasted Michael Jackson after dangling his baby from a third-floor hotel balcony. Jacko was in Berlin for an awards ceremony and was showing his nine-month old baby to his fans outside the hotel.
2003, police issued an arrest warrant for Michael Jackson following allegations of sexual abuse of a 12-year old boy. Jackson who was in Las Vegas filming a video, negotiated with police to arrange a time and place to hand himself in.
2004, Rapper Young Buck was arrested over a stabbing at the Vibe hip-hop awards. Young Buck, (real name David Darnell Brown), was arrested on suspicion of stabbing a man who allegedly punched rap star Dr Dre in the face. He was released on $500,000 (£270,000) bail after surrendering to police in Los Angeles.
 
2005, former glam rock star Gary Glitter was arrested in Vietnam after being detained at Ho Chi Minh airport as he tried to board a plane to Bangkok. Police said Glitter was being held under suspicion of committing lewd acts with two girls under the age of 18.
2006, A guitar played by George Harrison was set to fetch more than £100,000 at a London auction. The Maton MS500 guitar was used on The Beatles first album
2006, George Michael went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Twenty Five' the singers sixth UK No.1 album.
2006, Akon feat Eminem went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Smack That', Eminem's 7th No.1 and the first single from Akon's second album Konvicted.
November 19th: Born on this day
1934, Born on this day, Dave Guard, The Kingston Trio, (1958 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'Tom Dooley' plus nine other US Top 40 hits).
1937, Born on this day, Ray Collins, vocals, Frank Zappa band, (1970 UK No.9 album 'Hot Rats').
1938, Born on this day, Hank Medress, The Tokens, (1961 US No.1 & UK No.11 single 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'). He died from lung cancer on 25th June 2007 aged 68.
1939, Born on this day, Pete Moore, The Miracles, (1970 UK & US No.1 single with Smokey Robinson, 'The Tears Of A Clown').
1941, Born on this day, Eddie Rayner, keyboards, Split Enz, (1980 UK No.12 single 'I Got You').
1943, Born on this day, Fred Lipsius, piano, sax, Blood Sweat & Tears, (1969 US No.12 & UK No.35 single 'You've Made Me So Very Happy').
1946, Born on this day, Joe Correro, Paul Revere and the Raiders, (1971 US No.1 single 'Indian Reservation', plus 14 other US Top 30 hit singles).
1952, Born on this day, Bill Sharpe, Shakatak, (1982 UK No.9 single 'Night Birds').
1954, Born on this day, Annette Guest, singer, First Choice, (1973 UK No.9 single 'Smarty Pants).
1960, Born on this day, Matt Sorum, The Cult, (1987 UK No.11 single 'Lil' Devil'). Guns N' Roses, (1989 UK No.6 single 'Sweet Child O' Mine'). Velvet Revolver, (2004 US No.1 & UK No.11 album 'Contraband').
1965, Born on this day, Jason Pierce, vocals, guitar, Spiritualized, (1995 UK No.30 single 'Let It Flow').
1965, Born on this day, Pete Kember, (Sonic Boom), Spacemen 3, 1990 album 'Taking Drugs To Make Music To Take Drugs To'.
1971, Born on this day, Justin Chancellor, Peach, Tool, (2001 US No.1 album 'Lateralus').
 
Died on this day
 
1983, Tom Evans from Badfinger committed suicide by hanging himself in his back garden from a willow tree. Family members said the singer, songwriter was never able to get over his former bandmate's Pete Ham's suicide. Evans co-wrote 'Without You' a hit for Harry Nilson and Mariah Carey.
1995, English singer-songwriter and founding member of folk rock band, Lindisfarne Alan Hull died of a heart attack aged 50. Scored the 1972 UK No.3 single 'Lady Eleanor' and Fog on the Tyne and Run for Home.
 
2003, English bassist player Greg Ridley died from pneumonia. member of the VIP's with Keith Emerson, Spooky Tooth, Humble Pie, (1969 UK No.4 single 'Natural Born Bugie'). Formed Strange Brew with Clem Clempson and Cozy Powell.
 
2003, American actor, dancer, Gene Anthony Ray died from a stroke aged 41. Best known for his portrayal of the street smart dancer Leroy in the 1980 film Fame and the television spin-off which aired from 1982 until 1987.
2004, record producer Terry Melcher, who was behind hits by the Byrds, Ry Cooder and the Beach Boys, died aged 62 after a long battle with skin cancer. The son of actress Doris Day, he co-wrote 'Kokomo' for the Beach Boys, produced 'Mr Tambourine Man' for the Byrds, as well as hits for The Mamas and the Papas.