martes, 8 de noviembre de 2011

October 23rd: On this Day In Music History


1961, Dion started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Runaround Sue',
 it reached No.11 in the UK.
1962, 12 year old Little Stevie Wonder recorded his first single for Motown Records,
 'Thank You For Loving Me All The Way.'
1963, The Beatles completed the final session for their second album 'With the Beatles'
 recording 'I Wanna Be Your Man.' The group then drove to London airport for a flight
 to Stockholm, Sweden to start their first foreign tour. The Fab four were met at Stockholm
 airport by hundreds of girl fans that had taken the day of school.
1963, The Everly Brothers, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Mickie Most, The Rolling Stones, 
Julie Grant and The Flintstones all appeared at Odeon Theatre, Nottingham, England.
1963, Bob Dylan recorded 'The Times They Are A-Changin' at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City.
1966, The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded their first single 'Hey Joe', at De Lane Lea studios in London.
1976, The Clash appeared at The ICA in London, England.
1976, Chicago started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'If You Leave Me Now'.
It was the group's 18th Top 40 and first US No.1, also a No.1 in the UK. It went on to win
 a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance.
1976, The Jam played an afternoon show in Soho Market, London.
 
1976, Led Zeppelin made their US television debut on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert,
they performed 'Black Dog' and 'Dazed And Confused'.
1980, Depeche Mode appeared at The Bridge House, Canning Town, London, tickets 60p.
1980, Mark David Chapman quit his security job and signed out for the last time. Instead of
 the usual "Chappy" he wrote "John Lennon". Chapman would murder Lennon on December 8th
 of this year outside his New York City home.
1982, Culture Club were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Do You Really Want To Hurt Me',
the group's first chart topper and the first of 12 UK Top 40 hits. The song became a major hit
after their memorable debut performance on Top of the Pops, when they stood in for
Shakin' Stevens who was ill and not able to appear.
1982, The Damned released an album titled 'Strawberries' packaged with a Strawberry-smelling lyric sheet.
1984, Sade kicked off a 12-date UK tour at Newcastle City Hall.
1987, The film 'Who's That Girl' starring Madonna opened in London, England.
1988, On the UK CD chart; Luther Vandross at No.3 with 'Any Love', No.2 U2 'Rattle and Hum' & 
No.1 Dire Straits 'Money For Nothing'. The 12 inch chart, Milli Vanilli 'Girl You Know It's True' at No.3, 
Enya 'Orinoco Flow' at No.2 & No.1 D Mob 'We Call It Acieed.'
1989, Nirvana played their first ever European show when the appeared at Newcastle's Riverside
Club in North East England. It was the first night of a 36 date European tour for the group who
 were sharing the bill with Tad.
1993, Meat Loaf had his first UK No.1 with 'I'd Do Anything For Love' (But I Won't Do That').
 It stayed at No.1 for seven weeks. A No.1 in twenty-eight countries and gave Meat Loaf his first US No.1 hit.
1993, Take That scored their first UK No.1 album with 'Everything Changes.'
1994, Crash Test Dummies kicked off an 8-date UK tour at Rock City, Nottingham.
1995, Def Leppard gave themselves a place in the Guinness book Of World Records, by playing
 three gigs in three continents in 24 hours. Tangier, London and Vancouver.
1999, The wife of Los Lobos singer Sandra Ann-Rosas disappeared. Police charged her half
brother Gabriel Gomez with the kidnapping and murder.
2002, Kanye West was involved in a car crash after he fell asleep at the wheel while driving
home from a recording studio in West Hollywood. No other cars were involved in the incident
which left West with his jaw fractured in three places.
2002, A federal judge in St. Louis dismissed a lawsuit against Chuck Berry by Johnnie Johnson,
 a piano player and former collaborator who wanted royalties for more than 30 songs written
 between 1955 and 1966. The songs in question included 'No Particular Place To Go', 'Roll Over Beethoven',
 and 'Sweet Little Sixteen'. Johnson's lawsuit argued that he and Berry were co-writers on many
 of the songs, but because Berry copyrighted them in his name alone, Johnson got none of the royalties.
 The judge ruled that too many years had passed to bring about a royalties suit.
2005, US rapper Cam'ron was taken to hospital in Washington DC after a man attempted to steal his
 sports car at traffic lights. A single shot passed through both of Cam'ron's arms.
2005, Arctic Monkeys scored their first UK No.1 single with 'I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor',
 the Sheffield bands debut single.
2007, Rapper Foxy Brown was given 11 weeks in solitary confinement after fighting with another
inmate in prison. She was also said to have been abusive to guards and refused to take a random drug test.
 Brown was serving a year in jail for violating her probation after a fight she had in a New York nail salon.
2007, British and Dutch police shut down a "widely-used" source of illegally-downloaded music after raids
 in Teesside and Amsterdam as part of an Interpol investigation into the members-only website OiNK.
The UK-run site had leaked 60 major pre-release albums this year alone.
2008, Beyonce went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'If I Were A Boy', the singers fourth UK No.1 hit.
Taken from her third solo album, I Am… Sasha Fierce.
October 23rd: Born on this day
1943, Born on this day, Greg Ridley, bass player, Spooky Tooth, Humble Pie, (1969 UK No.4 single
 'Natural Born Bugie'). Died on 19th November 2003.
1949, Born on this day, Michael Burston, Motorhead, (1980 UK No.15 single 'Ace Of Spades').
1953, Born on this day, Pauline Black, vocals, Selecter, (1979 UK No.8 single 'On My Radio'). TV presenter
1956, Born on this day, Dwight Yoakam, country singer, (Guitars and Cadilacs).
1957, Born on this day, Kelly Marie, singer, (1980 UK No.1 single 'Feels like I'm In Love', written by
 Ray Dorset of Mungo Jerry).
1964, Born on this day, Roberto Trujillo, bassist, Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Black Label Society,
Jerry Cantrell, and Ozzy Osbourne's band before joining Metallica in 2003.
1972, Born on this day, Richard McNamara, guitarist, Embrace, (2006 UK No. 2 single 'Natures Law', 
2006 UK No.1 album 'This New Day'). 
 
Died on this day
1964, All four members of US band Buddy and the Kings were killed when they hired a Cesna Skyhawk 
to take them to a gig in Harris County. Piloted by the bands drummer Bill Daniles, the plane crashed nose 
first killing all on board. Singer with the group Harold Box had replaced Buddy Holly in The Crickets after 
his death in a plane crash. He sang lead vocals on 'Peggy Sue Got Married.'