martes, 8 de noviembre de 2011

October 20th: On this Day In Music History



 

1955, Elvis Presley and Bill Haley and his Comets both appeared at Brooklyn High School auditorium, Cleveland.
1960, Roy Orbison had his first UK No.1 single with 'Only The Lonely' and his first of 33 hits.
The song was turned down by The Everly Brothers and Elvis Presley, so Orbison decided to record the song himself.
1961, The Beatles played a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club, Liverpool and tonight they appeared at The Village Hall
 in Knotty Ash, Liverpool.
1962, Bobby 'Boris' Pickett and the Crypt Kickers started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with
 'Monster Mash', it became a No.3 in the UK eleven years later in 1973. The song had been banned by The BBC
 in the UK, deemed offensive.
1962, Peter Paul and Mary went to No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled album.
1964, The Rolling Stones played their first live concert in France when they appeared at the Paris Olympia.
1967, Davy Jones of The Monkees opened his own 'Zilch', boutique in Greenwich Village, New York City.
1968, Cream and Deep Purple appeared at the San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California.
1969, The Who played the first of six nights at New York's Filmore East performing a two-hour show
featuring the songs from 'Tommy.'
1971, during a UK tour The Velvet Underground played at Birmingham University, England.
1973, Queen appeared on the 'In concert' show on UK BBC Radio One.
1973, The Rolling Stones went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Angie', the group's 7th US chart topper.
A No.5 hit in the UK.
1976, Led Zeppelin's film 'The Song Remains The Same', premiered in New York City. The charity night raised 
$25,000 for the save the children fund.
1977, Siouxsie Sioux and Kenny Morris from The Banshees were arrested and held overnight at Holloway police station,
 London for causing an obstruction after a London gig, they were both fined £20.
1978, The Police made their US debut at C.B.G.B.S, New York. The trio had flown on low cost tickets with
 Laker Airtrain from the UK, carrying their instruments as hand luggage.
1979, Herb Alpert started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Rise', giving the co founder of
A&M records his second US No.1. It made No.13 in the UK.
1979, The Eagles started a nine week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Long Run', the bands fourth
US No.1.
 
1984, Wham! started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Freedom', the duo's second No.1.
The song was used in a Japanese commercial for Maxell audio cassettes, with altered lyrics.
1990, James Ingram went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Don't Have The Heart', not a hit in the UK.
1990, The Charlatans went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut LP 'Some Friendly.'
1994, Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker presented this week's edition of the UK music show 'Top Of The Pops', introducing
Michelle Gayle, Let Loose and INXS.
1994, The Prodigy kicked off a 12-date UK tour at The Palace in Blackpool.
1995, during her first UK tour Alanis Morissette appeared at The Garage, Glasgow, Scotland.
1996, UK singer Mark Morrison was arrested accused of conspiracy to rob a West London shop, he was later
 released on bail
2002, Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Dilemma.'
2003, a jury found Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Tweedy guilty of assaulting a nightclub worker. The singer was
 sentenced to complete 120 hours of unpaid community service and was ordered to pay her victim £500 compensation,
 plus £3,000 of prosecution costs. The singer had denied attacking toilet attendant Sophie Amogbokpa, saying she only
 punched her in self-defence. The charges stemmed from an incident at the Drink nightclub in Guildford, Surrey,
on 11 January.
2005, Michael Jackson received a jury summons at his Neverland ranch in California four months after he was
acquitted on child molestation charges. A spokesperson said it was likely he would be excused from serving due
 to the fact that he has lived in Bahrain since the trial.
2005, US rapper Sticky Fingaz was arrested after allegedly leaving an unlicensed gun in a hotel room. Police said
 a handgun was found in Manhattan hotel Flatotel, in a room in which the rapper had been staying. Sticky Fingaz,
 real name Kirk Jones, was not licensed to carry a weapon.
2006, George Michael openly smoked a cannabis joint during an interview on a TV show. The singer was filmed
 backstage at in Madrid, Spain where the drug is legal. Michael said "It's the only drug I've ever thought worth
taking, this stuff keeps me sane and happy. But it's not very healthy,"
 
October 20th: Born on this day
1890, Born on this day, Jelly Roll Morton, US pianist, arranger, bandleader, the first great composer in jazz,
died 10th July 1941.
1939, Born on this day, Ray Jones, Dakotas, (1963 UK No.18 single 'The Cruel Sea').
1939, Born on this day, Jay Siegel, The Tokens, (1961 US No.1 & UK No.11 single 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight').
1940, Born on this day, Kathy Kirby, UK singer, (1963 UK No.4 single 'Secret Love').
1942, Born on this day, John Carter, Ivy League, (1965 UK No.3 single 'Tossing and Turning').
1945, Born on this day, Ric Lee, drummer, Ten Years After, (UK rock group, 1970 UK No.10 single
 'Love Like A Man').
1951, Born on this day, Alan Greenwood, keyboards, Foreigner, (1985 UK & US No.1 single 'I Want To
 Know What Love Is').
1953, Born on this day, Tom Petty, guitar, vocals, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, (1977 single 'American Girl',
 1989 UK No.28 single 'I Won't Back Down', 1991 UK No.3 album 'Into The Great Wide Open'). Traveling Wilburys,
 (1988 UK No. 21 single 'Handle With Care'). Solo.
1958, Born on this day, Mark King, bass, vocals, Level 42, (1986 UK No.3 & US No.12 single Lessons In Love',
 plus 19 other UK Top 40 singles).
1964, Born on this day, David Ryan, drummer, The Lemonheads, (1993 UK No.14 singles 'Into Your Arms').
1964, Born on this day, Jim Sonefild, drums. vocals, Hootie & The Blowfish, (1995 US No.1 album 'Cracked
Rear View' sold over 15m copies. 1995 UK No.50 single 'Hold My Hand').
1965, Born on this day, Norman Blake, guitar & vocals, Teenage Fanclub, (1992 UK No.31 single 'What You Do
 To Me').
1971, Born on this day, Dannii Minogue, Australian singer, (1991 UK No.8 single 'Love And Kisses' plus 10 other 
UK Top 40 singles).
1971, Born on this day, Snoop Doggy Dogg, (Calvin Broadus), 1993 US No.1 album 'Doggy Style', 1996 UK
 No.12 single 'Snoop's Upside Your Head'.
1977, Born on this day, Nicholas Hodgson, drummer, Kaiser Chiefs, (2005 UK No.3 album 'Employment', 2005 UK
No.6 single 'Oh My God', 2007 UK No.1 single 'Ruby').
1978, Born on this day, Paul Wilson, bass, Snow Patrol, (2006 UK No.1 album 'Eyes Open', 2006 UK No.6 single
 'Chasing Cars').
 
Died on this day
 
1977, Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and Cassie Gaines of Lynyrd Skynyrd were all killed along with manager
 Dean Kilpatrick when their rented plane ran out of fuel and crashed into a densely wooded thicket in the middle
 of a swamp in Gillsburg, Missouri. The crash and seriously injured the rest of the band and crew who were due
 to play at Louisiana University that evening.
 
1983, American country and western singer, songwriter, Merle Travis died of a heart attack aged 65. 
Acknowledged as one of the most influential American guitarist's of the twentieth century. Wrote 'Sixteen Tons' 
1955 US No.1 for Ernie Ford. He appeared in the 1953 movie From Here to Eternity singing 'Reenlistment Blues'.
 
2007, Paul Raven, bassist with post-punk band Killing Joke, died of a suspected heart attack aged 46 in Geneva, 
Switzerland, where he was recording. He left the band in 1987 before forming Murder Inc and joining Ministry,
 Prong and Mob Research.