martes, 8 de noviembre de 2011

October 27th: On this Day In Music History


1957, The Crickets started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'That'll Be The Day'. A No.3 hit in the US where it went on to sell over a million.
1962, The Shadows scored their second UK No.1 album with 'Out Of The Shadows.'
1963, Touring Sweden, The Beatles performed three shows at the Cirkus in Goteborg, Sweden.
1966, The Four Tops were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Reach Out I'll Be There.' The group's only UK No.1
1969, Muddy Waters was seriously injured in a car crash in Champagne, Illinois. Three people were killed in the accident.
1970, Black Sabbath played their first ever-live show in the US when they kicked of a 16-date tour at Glassboro State College.
1973, Gladys Knight and the Pips started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Midnight Train To Georgia'. It was the group's 18th Top 40 hit and first No.1.
1973, Status Quo went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Hello'.
1973, Mott the Hoople supported by Aerosmith appeared at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston.
1975, The unknown Bruce Springsteen had the rare honour of simultaneous covers on both Time and Newsweek magazines in the US.
1977, Baccara were at No.1 in the UK singles chart with 'Yes Sir, I Can Boogie'. They were the first Spanish act to score a UK No.1, and first female duo to do so.
1979, During a US tour Elton John collapsed on stage at Hollywood's Universal Amphitheatre suffering from exhaustion.
1984, During a US tour, The Grateful Dead allocated a specific recording area for fans to bootleg the show; tonight's gig was in Berkeley, California.
1984, Big Country went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Steel Town' the bands only No.1 album.
1988, U2's film 'Rattle And Hum', received its world wide premiere in the group's hometown Dublin.
1988, Def Leppard played the final show on their 232-date Hysteria world tour at the Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington.
1989, U2 bass player Adam Clayton was convicted of a drink driving offence by a Dublin court after being found driving twice over the legal limit. He was fined £500 and banned from driving for 1 year
1990, 'A Little Time' by The Beautiful South was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. The group were formed by ex-Housemartins Paul Heaton and Dave Hemmingway
 
1990, Janet Jackson scored her fourth US No.1 single with 'Black Cat', a No.15 hit in the UK.
1990, Michael Waite from Musical Youth was jailed for four years for his part in a robbery.
1990, Paul Simon started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Rhythm Of The Saints' his third UK No.1 solo album.
1991, EMF were named 'Best British Group' at the Smash Hits Poll Winners awards. Kylie Minogue won the 'Worst Female singer' award.
1992, Bo Diddley took his ex-manager to court claiming he had taken $75,000 through unauthorised personal expenses.
1997, 34-year old John Hector was arrested in Toronto, Canada and charged with criminal harassment after stalking U2 bass player Adam Clayton.
1998, UK page three model turned singer, Samantha Fox was arrested for alleged drink driving.
1999, Coldplay kicked off an 11 date UK tour at Liverpool Royal Court Theatre.
2000, Lonnie Donegan went to Buckingham Palace to receive his MBE for his services to pop music. Lonnie pioneered skiffle in the 1950's and inspired a generation of teenagers to start bands.
2002, Foo Fighters scored their first UK No.1 album with 'One By One.'
2005, The distributor of rapper 50 Cent's new film said it would remove posters advertising the film after complaints they glorify gun violence. Posters for 'Get Rich or Die Tryin' showed 50 Cent holding a gun in his left hand and a microphone the other. Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich wrote to Paramount Pictures urging them to take down the posters. The company said it had taken down one poster near a Los Angeles nursery school, and planned to remove more.
2007, Keith Richards marched with campaigners protesting against possible Sussex hospital cuts. The Stones guitarist joined 15,000 people for the walk through Chichester to oppose plans which could see St Richard's Hospital downgraded. A spokeswoman for the guitarist said: "Keith is a long-standing member of the West Wittering community and is pleased to lend his support to local efforts to save St Richard's Hospital."
2007, Howard Donald was forced to miss a show on the band's Beautiful World European tour after suffering a chest injury while on stage. The Take That singer was recovering in hospital in Austria after sustaining the injury during an earlier concert.
2007, Former Moloko singer Roisin Murphy was recovering in hospital after damaging her eye socket during a show in Russia. The singer hit her head on a chair during the show at Moscow's Ikra Club and was rushed to hospital for surgery. A spokesman said she lost "a lot of blood" and had severe concussion, but her vision was unaffected and she was "recovering well".
2009, Eric Clapton pulled out of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert in New York City after he underwent an operation to remove gallstones. His place at the Madison Square Garden gig was taken by Jeff Beck.
October 27th: Born on this day
1949, Born on this day, Byron Allred, keyboards, Steve Miller Band, (1974 US No.1 & 1990 UK No.1 single 'The Joker')
1949, Born on this day, Garry Tallent, bass player for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, (1984 US No.2 & 1985 UK No.4 single 'Dancing In The Dark').
1951, Born on this day, Ken Downing, guitar, Judas Priest, (1980 UK No.12 single 'Living After Midnight', 1980 UK No.4 album 'British Steel').
1953, Born on this day, Peter Dodd, guitar, The Thompson Twins, (1984 UK No.2 single 'You Take Me Up', 1984 US No.3 single, 'Hold Me Now').
1958, Born on this day, Hazell Dean, UK singer, (1988 UK No.4 single 'Who's Leaving Who').
1958, Born on this day, Simon Le Bon, vocals, Duran Duran, (1983 UK No.1 single 'Is There Something I Should Know', plus 25 other UK Top 40 singles, 1984 US No.1 single 'The Reflex'), Arcadia, (1985 UK No.7 single 'Election Day')
1967, Born on this day, Scott Weiland, vocals, Stone Temple Pilots, (1993 UK No.23 single 'Plush'). Velvet Revolver, (2004 US No.1 & UK No.11 album 'Contraband').
1982, Born on this day, Keri Lynn Hilson, American R&B singer and songwriter, part of a collective of writers and producers known as The Clutch.
1984, Born on this day, Kelly Osbourne, (2002 UK No.3 single 'Papa Don't Preach', 2003 UK No.1 with Ozzy Osbourne, 'Changes'. 
 
 Died on this day
 
1980, Former T Rex member Steve Took, choked to death on a cherry stone, after some magic mushrooms he had eaten, numbed all sensation in his throat.