sábado, 7 de enero de 2012

December 5th: On this Day In Music History



1960, Elvis Presley started a ten-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'G.I. Blues'. His fifth US No.1 album.
1960, Paul McCartney and Pete Best were arrested for pinning a condom to a brick wall and then igniting it. The two were told to leave Germany and The Beatles returned home, discouraged.
1961, Ray Charles was arrested in an Indianapolis hotel and charged with possession of drugs.
1964, Lorne Greene star of the NBC TV show 'Bonanza' was at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Ringo', making him the second Canadian (after Paul Anka) to have a US No.1 single. The song was a No.22 hit in the UK.
1965, The Beatles played their last ever show in their hometown of Liverpool when they appeared at The Liverpool Empire during the group's final UK tour. Only 5,100 tickets were available, but there were 40,000 applications for tickets. The group also had the UK No.1 single with 'We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper.'
1965, The Rolling Stones played two shows at the Convention Hall, San Diego, California on the last night of a 37-date North American tour.
1967, the last night of a package tour arrived at 'Green's Playhouse, Glasgow, featuring Pink Floyd, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Move and Amen Corner.
1968, the release of The Rolling Stones' new album Beggar's Banquet, was celebrated at a party in London. A food fight with custard pie was the highlight of the event that went on without an ill Keith Richards. The original cover for the LP was in the form of a plain white invitation, but was later changed.
1970, Amazing Grace' by Judy Collins entered the UK singles chart for the first of eight times, it spent a total of 67 weeks on the chart never making the No.1 position.
1975, The Sex Pistols appeared at Chelsea School Of Art, Chelsea, London.

1976, Music weekly NME reviewed the Sex Pistols debut single 'Anarchy In The UK' saying "Johnny Rotten sings flat, the song is laughably naive, and the overall feeling is of a third-rate Who imitation."
1981, Julio Iglesias was at No.1 in the UK singles chart with 'Begin The Beguine.' A Cole Porter song from 1935 with Spanish lyrics it was the singers only UK chart topper.
1987, Belinda Carlisle went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Heaven Is a Place on Earth', the ex Go-Go's member first solo No.1, also a No.1 hit in the UK. The promotional video was directed by Academy Award-winning actress Diane Keaton and features an appearance of Carlisle's husband Morgan Mason.
1987, The Jesus And Mary Chain were banned from appearing on a US music TV show after complaints of blasphemy when the group's name was flashed across the screen. The CBS show asked the band to be called JANC but the group didn't agree.
1992, Ice Cube went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Predator'.
1992, Whitney Houston started a ten-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I Will Always Love You'. The longest ever run at No.1 for a female artist the Dolly Parton penned song was taken from the Bodyguard soundtrack.
 
1998, R. Kelly started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I'm Your Angel', featuring Celine Dion. A No.3 hit in the UK.
1999, Korn were at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Issues' the bands second US No.1.
2004, Snoop Dogg was at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Drop It Like It's Hit
2004, Band Aid 20 started a four week at No.1 on the UK singles chart with a new version of 'Do They Know It's Christmas.' The third time the song had reached No.1. The new version featured, Joss Stone, Busted, Chris Martin, Bono, Justin Hawkins, Dizzee Rascal, Tom Chaplin, Ms Dynamite, Beverly Knight, Will Young, Jamelia, Fran Healy, Sugababes, Dido and Robbie Williams.
2006, Beatles lyrics handwritten by Sir Paul McCartney to an early version of Maxwell's Silver Hammer sold for $192,000 (£97,000) at an auction in New York. A guitar owned by Jimi Hendrix fetched $168,000 (£85,000), a notebook containing lyrics written by Bob Marley, sold for $72,000 (£36,445) and a poem penned by Doors frontman Jim Morrison made $49,000 (£25,500) at the Christie's sale.

2007, Robbie Williams apologised to Nigel Martin-Smith the ex-manager of Take That and agreed to pay undisclosed damages over an allegation he made about him in a song. In the lyrics of 'The 90s' Williams had suggested that Nigel Martin-Smith had stolen funds from the band.
 
December 5th: Born on this day
1899, Born on this day, Sonny Boy Williamson, Blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter. Van Morrison, The Who, The Animals, Yardbirds and Moody Blues all covered his songs. He died on 25th May 1965.
1932, Born on this day, Richard Penniman, (Little Richard), 1956 US No. 6 & 1957 UK No.3 single 'Long Tall Sally', plus over 10 other US & UK Top 40 singles).
1938, Born on this day, JJ Cale, US guitarist, singer songwriter, (1972 US No. 22 single 'Crazy Mama', 1982 UK No.36 album 'Grasshopper').
1945, Born on this day, Eduardo Delgado, ? & The Mysterians, (1966 US No. 1 & UK No.37 single '96 Tears'). '96 Tears' was a UK No.17 hit for The Stranglers in 1990.
1947, Born on this day, Jim Messina, Buffalo Springfield, (1967 US No.17 single 'For What It's Worth'). Loggins and Messina, (1972 US No.4 single 'Your Mama Don't Dance').
1952, Born on this day, Andy Kim, singer, (1974 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Rock Me Gently')
1960, Born on this day, Les Nemes, bass, Haircut 100, (1982 UK No.3 & US No. 37 single 'Love Plus One')
1965, Born on this day, Johnny Rzeznik, singer, guitarist, Goo Goo Dolls, (1999 UK No. 26 single 'Iris', 2002 US No.3 album 'Gutterflower').
1971, Born on this day, Craig Gill, Inspiral Carpets, (1990 UK No.14 single 'This Is How It Feels').
1980, Born on this day, Zainam Higgins, vocals, Cleopatra, (1998 UK No.3 single 'Cleopatra's Theme').
1980, Born on this day, Christian Smith Pancorvo, drummer, Serafin. Previously a member of Razorlight with Johnny Borrell.
 
Died on this day
 
1987, Fat Larry James, drummer, singer and leader of Fat Larry's Band died of a heart attack aged 38. Scored the 1982 UK No.2 single 'Zoom'. The opening drum break from Down On The Avenue, from the band's first album, Feel It has been sampled by N.W.A. Ice-T, Jungle Brothers and Run-D.M.C.
 
1993, Co-founder of Gin Blossoms Doug Hopkins died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds age 32. The guitarist and songwriter was in a detox unit of Phoenix's St. Luke's Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona when he snuck out and bought a .38 caliber pistol. The next day Hopkins committed suicide.
 
2007, US rapper Pimp C (Chad Butler) was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel room, aged 33. Pimp C had worked with Jay-Z and Dizzee Rascal.