martes, 8 de noviembre de 2011

October 22nd: On this Day In Music History


 

1964, Sandie Shaw had her first UK No.1 single with the Burt Bacharach song '(There's) Always
 Some Thing There To Remind Me'.
1964, The Who, then known as The High Numbers, receive a letter from EMI Records, asking them
for original material after their recent audition for the company.
1966, The Supremes had their first US No.1 album with 'The Supremes a Go Go', knocking 
The Beatles 'Revolver', from the top of the charts.
1966, The Beach Boys 'Good Vibrations' made its debut on the US singles chart. Written by 
Brian Wilson and Mike Love, the track was recorded over 6 weeks in four different Los Angeles studios,
 at a cost of over $16,000. The recording engineer would later say that the last take sounded exactly 
like the first, six months earlier. The record would reach No.1 on the US charts in December 1966
1967, The Who kicked off an 11-date UK tour at London's, Saville Theatre.
1967, During a UK tour the Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at Hastings Pier.

1971, Fleetwood Mac appeared at the Felt Forum, New York City.
1973, Phonogram Records announced price increases on albums; standard albums went up
 from £2.00 to £2.18 and Deluxe albums went from £2.29 to £2.38.
1978, The Police appeared at Grendel's Lair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1979, The Pretenders started a run of four consecutive Monday nights at the Marquee Club in London.
1983, Culture Club went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their second release 'Colour By Numbers.'
1985, during a UK tour R.E.M. appeared at The Octagon Centre, Sheffield, England.
1988, Phil Collins started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Groovy Kind Of Love',
his 6th US No.1.
1988, U2 scored their fourth UK No.1 album with the double set and film soundtrack 'Rattle And Hum', 
featuring their first UK No.1 single 'Desire'.
1990, Pearl Jam played their first ever concert when they appeared at the Off Ramp in Seattle.
1993, Oasis signed a six-album deal with Creation Records for a £40,000 advance.
1993, Nirvana appeared at the Palmer Alumni Auditorium, Davenport, Iowa.
1996, It was announced that, "The Beatles were now bigger than The Beatles". The statement was
based on sales so far this year, having sold 6,000,000 albums from their back catalog and a combined
total of 13,000,000 copies of 'The Beatles Anthology 1' and 'The Beatles Anthology 2'. With
the release of 'The Beatles Anthology 3' a week away, it was anticipated that total Beatles album
sales for 1996 would exceed 20 million. A poll showed 41 percent of sales were to teenagers
who were not born when The Beatles officially called it quits in 1970.
1999, it was reported that Sinead O'Connor was attempting to buy the church where she was 
ordained into the Catholic sisterhood. The church was on the market for £70,000.
1999, Suede kicked off a 10 date UK tour at the Brighton Centre, England, tickets £12.00.
2000, All Saints scored their only No.1 album with their second album 'Saints & Sinners'.
2000, George Michael paid £1.45m for the Steinway piano on which John Lennon wrote 'Imagine.'
George said, "I know that when my fingers touch the keys of that Steinway, I will feel truly blessed.
 And parting with my money has never been much of a problem, just ask my accountant." The singer
 outbid Robbie Williams and The Oasis brothers.
2000, Ja Rule went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Rule 3:36'.
2000, Steps went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Stomp', the group's 2nd No.1.
2005, Waterloo by Abba was voted the best song in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest. 
Viewers in 31 countries across Europe voted during a special show in Copenhagen to celebrate
 the annual event's 50th birthday.
2008, A homeless man claimed a £2,000 reward by returning a waxwork head of ex-Beatle
Sir Paul McCartney which had been left on a train. Anthony Silva found the item in a bin at
Reading station after auctioneer Joby Carter left it under a seat at Maidenhead station.
The homeless man thought it was a Halloween mask and had been using it as a pillow before
realising what it was. The wax model sold the following week for £5,500 at auction.
October 22nd: Born on this day
1939, Born on this day, Ray Jones, bass, Billy J Kramer, (1964 UK No.1 & US N0.7 single 'Little Children').
 He died on 20th January 2000.
1942, Born on this day, Bobby Fuller, singer, The Bobby Fuller Four. (1966 US No.9 single
 'I Fought The Law' written by Sonny Curtis of Buddy Holly's Crickets). Fuller died on 18th July 1966
 mysteriously from gasoline asphyxiation, while parked in a car outside his apartment.
1945, Born on this day, Leslie West, guitar, Mountain, (1970 US No.21 single 'Mississippi Queen'),
 West Bruce & Laing.
1946, Born on this day, Eddie Brigati, vocals, The Young Rascals, (1967 US No.1 & UK No.8
 single 'Groovin').
1956, Born on this day, Stiv Bators, vocals, Dead Boys, Wanderers, Lords Of The New Church.
1968, Born on this day, Shaggy, (Orville Richard Burrell), 1993 UK No.1 single 'Oh Carolina',
 2001 UK & US No.1 single 'It Wasn't Me', 2001 UK & US No.1 album 'Hotshot').
1968, Born on this day, US singer, songwriter, Shelby Lynne, (1999 album 'I Am Shelby Lynne'),
2001 Grammy Award winner for Best Newcomer.
1985, Born on this day, Zachary Walker Hanson, guitar, keyboards, singer, Hanson, (1997 UK & US
 No.1 single 'MMMbop').
 
Died on this day
 
1969, American singer Tommy Edwards died after suffering a brain aneurysm in Henrico County,
 Virginia, at the age of 47. Had the 1958 US & UK No.1 single 'It's All In The Game'.
 
1986, Jane Dornacker was killed in a helicopter crash during a live traffic report for WNBC radio
 in New York. Listeners heard the terrified voice of Dornacker screaming "Hit the water, hit the water"
 as the helicopter from which she and pilot Bill Pate were reporting, fell from the sky and crashed into
 the Hudson River. Dornacker had been a member of The Tubes and Leila And The Snakes.
1989, English folk singer, songwriter, poet, and record producer Ewan MacColl died aged 74.
 He wrote 'Dirty Old Town' and 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face', (became a No.1 hit for 
Roberta Flack in 1972). Acts including Planxty, The Dubliners, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash 
recorded his songs. He was the father of singer, songwriter Kirsty MacColl.
 
Married on this day
 
1963, US country singer, Kenny Rogers married for the third time, (at 24 years of age), to Margo Gladys Anderson.