miércoles, 30 de noviembre de 2011

November 27th: On this Day In Music History


 

1962, The Beatles recorded their first BBC radio session at the BBC Paris studio on Regent Street in London. They played 'Twist and Shout', 'Love Me Do' and 'P.S. I Love You', the tracks were aired on the BBC Light Program 'Talent Spot.'
1964, Mick Jagger was fined £16 for driving offences by a court in Tettenhall, Staffs. His solicitor told the court: "The Duke of Marlborough had longer hair than my client and he won some famous battles. His hair was powdered, I think because of fleas. My client has no fleas."
1965, Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Whipped Cream & Other Delights'.
1966, The New Vaudeville Band were at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Winchester Cathedral', it made No.4 in the UK.
1967, During a UK tour Jimi Hendrix appeared at the Whitla Hall, Queen's College in Belfast, playing two shows in one evening.
1969, During a North American tour The Rolling Stones played the first of four shows at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The group played to 55,000 fans over the four nights grossing over $100,000.
1970, George Harrison released All Things Must Pass. The triple album included a number of songs that were left over from Beatle sessions, the set would go on to be certified 6x Platinum by the RIAA, making it the best selling album by a solo Beatle.
1970, Black Sabbath, Cactus and Steel Mill, (featuring Bruce Springsteen) all appeared at the Sunshine In, Asbury Park in New Jersey. All three acts played two shows, tickets cost $5.00.
1976, '20 Golden Greats' by Glen Campbell started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart.
1976, Rod Stewart played the first night of a UK tour at Manchester's Belle Vue Kings Hall.
1981, the British Phonographic industry placed advertisements in the press claiming that 'home taping was wiping out music'. The Boomtown Rats, 10cc, Elton John and Cliff Richard all backed the campaign.
1982, Lionel Richie was No.1 in the US with 'Truly'. Richie achieved a No.1 each year from 78-86 as a writer, 'Three Times A Lady', 'Still', 'Lady (Kenny Rodgers), 'Endless Love', (Diana Ross), 'All Night Long', 'Hello' 'Say 'You Say Me and as co-writer of 'We Are The World'.
1982, 'The Singles The First Ten Years' went to No.1 on the UK album chart giving Abba their 8th UK No.1 album.
1986, Bon Jovi were at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You Give Love A Bad Name', it peaked at No.14 in the UK.
1994, Rod Stewart and the Faces appeared at The Odeon, Lewisham, London, England. Paul and Linda McCartney both joined the band on stage for a few numbers.
1996, Former Stones Roses guitarist John Squires new band The Seahorses made their live debut, when they played at The Buckley Tivoli, England in front of 200 fans.
1997, A disturbed rock fan brought the funeral of Michael Hutchence to a standstill when he tried to launch himself from a 20 ft high balcony with a cord around his neck. He was removed by police and taken away to a psychiatric unit.
 
2001, Elvis Presley was inducted into The Gospel Association Hall Of Fame.
 
2003, Figures released by The Rolling Stones showed that the band had grossed £175m from their 2002 '40 Licks World Tour.' The report also showed they had made over $1billion from 1989-2002 from royalties, album sales and tour revenue.
2004, UK music weekly the NME featured a 'Cool List', the top ten was: 10, Ana Matronic from Scissor Sisters, 9, Martin Tomlinson from Selfish Cunt, 8, Brandon Flowers from The Killers, 7, Bloc Party's Kele Okereke, 6, Morrissey, 5, Nick McCarthy from Franz Ferdinand, 4, Razorlight's Johnny Borrell, 3, Eminem, 2, Mike Skinner, The Streets and two people were at No.1, Pete Doherty from Babyshambles and Carl Barat from The Libertines.
2005, Multimillionaire defence contractor David H. Brooks booked New York's Rainbow Rooms and his daughter Elizabeth's favourite acts for her 'bat mitzvah' coming-of-age celebration. The stars who appeared included 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Stevie Nicks. 50 Cent who was paid $500,000 to appear performed only four songs but he did manage to work in the lyric, "Go shorty, it's your bat miztvah, we gonna party like it's your bat mitzvah". The party cost an estimated $10 million, including the price of corporate jets to ferry the performers to and from the venue.
2005, Eminem started a six week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Curtain Call - The Hits' the rappers fifth UK No.1.
2006, Sir Cliff Richard lost a battle to extend the number of years that musicians could receive royalties for their records. Richard wanted copyright to last 95 years, rather than the present 50 years, but an independent review recommend the terms would not change. Sir Cliff's earliest big hit 'Move It', recorded in 1958 would start to come out of copyright in 2008.
November 27th: Born on this day
1935, Born on this day, Al Jackson, drummer, Booker T and the MG's. (1962 US No.3 single 'Green Onions', 1969 UK No.4 single 'Time Is Tight'. Shot dead by burglars at his home 1st October 1975.
1941, Born on this day, Eddie Rabbitt, singer, songwriter, (1981 US No.1 & UK No.53 singles 'I Love A Rainy Night'. Elvis, Dr Hook and Tom Jones all recorded his songs. He died of cancer on 7th May 1998.
1942, Born on this day, Jimi Hendrix, guitarist, singer, (1967 UK No.6 single 'Hey Joe', 1970 UK No.1 single 'Voodoo Chile', 1968 US No.1 & UK No.6 album 'Electric Ladyland'). Hendrix died on 18th September 1970 after choking on his own vomit.
 
1944, Born on this day, Dave Winthrop, sax, Supertramp, (1979 US No.6 & UK No.7 single 'The Logical Song' 1974 album 'Crime Of The Century').
1944, Born on this day, Trevor Davis, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, (1968 UK No.1 single 'Legend Of Xanadu').
1945, Born on this day, Randy Brecker, Blood Sweat & Tears, (1969 US No.12 & UK No.35 single 'You've Made Me So Very Happy').
1959, Born on this day, Charlie Burchill, guitar, Simple Minds, (1985 US No.1 single 'Don't You, Forget About Me', 1989 UK No.1 single 'Belfast Child', plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles).
1960, Born on this day, Ashley Ingram, Imagination, (1982 UK No.2 single 'Just An Illusion').
1962, Born on this day, Charlie Benante, Anthrax, (1991 UK No.16 single 'Got The Time').
1962, Born on this day, Mike Bordin, drummer, Faith No More, (1993 UK No.3 and US No.4 single 'I'm Easy').
1965, Born on this day, Fiachna O'Braonain, Hothouse Flowers, (1988 UK No.11 single 'Don't Go').
1965, Born on this day, Wallis Buchannan, Jamiroquai, (1996 UK No.3 single 'Virtual Insanity').
1971, Born on this day, Terry Corso, guitarist, Alien Ant Farm, (2001 Australian No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Smooth Criminal').
1973, Born on this day, Twista, (a.k.a Tung Twista, born Carl Terrell Mitchell), US rapper known for being the fastest in the world at rap delivery at one time. (2004 US No.1 album 'Kamikaze' 2004, US No.1 single 'Slow Jamz').
1978, Born on this day, Mike Skinner, singer, songwriter, aka The Streets, (2004 UK No.1 album 'A Grand Don't Come For Free'). 
 
Died on this day
 
1973, Hank Snow's guitarist Jimmy Widener was shot dead, his body was dumped in an alley.
 
2005, Tony Meehan drummer with The Shadows died aged 62 from head injuries sustained in a fall at his London flat in Maida Vale. Had the 1963 UK No.1 single 'Foot Tapper' plus 28 other UK Top 40 singles. Left The Shadows in 1961 to work as a session drummer with Joe Meek. Also had the UK No.1 hit 'Diamonds' with Jet Harris.