martes, 24 de enero de 2012

January 13th: On this Day In Music History


 

 
1962, Chubby Checker went back to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Twist'. The song first went to No.1 in Sept 1960 and became the only record in American chart history to top the charts on two separate occasions.
1962, Cliff Richard scored his second UK No.1 album with 'The Young Ones', which spent six weeks at the top of the charts.
1963, The Beatles recorded a TV appearance on the ABC Television program "Thank Your Lucky Stars" in Birmingham playing their new single, 'Please Please Me.' The show was broadcast on January 19.
1965, The first day of recording sessions for Bob Dylan's Bringing It All Back Home album were held at Studio A, Columbia Recording Studios in New York City. Dylan recorded 'Subterranean Homesick Blues', and 'It's All Over Now, Baby Blue.'
1966, George Harrison and his girlfriend Patti Boyd met up with Mick Jagger and Chrissie Shrimpton at Dolly's nightclub on Jermyn Street in London's west End.
1967, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr both went to the Bag O'Nails Club, London, England to see the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
1968, Johnny Cash played a show, which was recorded, for his forthcoming live album at Folsom Prison, near Sacramento, California in-front of 2,000 inmates.
1969, Elvis Presley began a ten day recording session that would produce his final US number one record, 'Suspicious Minds'. The tracks were laid down at American Sound Studios in Memphis and marked the first time Presley had recorded in his hometown since his Sun Records days in 1956.
1970, Steel Mill, (featuring Bruce Springsteen) played at The Matrix in San Francisco, California. Boz Scaggs was the scheduled headliner but he cancelled at that last minute due to illness. Rock critic Philip Elwood, who turned up intending to review Scaggs ended up writing a highly favorable review of Steel Mill for The San Francisco Examiner.
1973, Carly Simon started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'No Secrets'.
1973, Eric Clapton made his stage comeback at the Rainbow Theatre, London, with Pete Townsend, Ronnie Wood, Stevie Winwood, Rebop, Jim Capaldi and support from The Average White Band. The night's two shows were recorded for the 'Rainbow Concert' album.
1973, Slade scored their first UK No.1 album with 'Slayed'.
1977, Queen kicked off a 59-date world tour at Dane County Coliseum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Opening act was Thin Lizzy.
1978, The Police started recording their first album at Surrey Sound Studios, Surrey, England with producer Nigel Gray.
1980, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band appeared at the Birmingham Odeon, England.
1981, Bow Wow Wow appeared at The Venue, London, tickets cost £3 ($5.10).
1984, BBC Radio 1 announced a ban on 'Relax' by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, after DJ Mike Read called it 'obscene', a BBC TV ban also followed. The song went on to become a UK No.1 and spent a total of 48 weeks on the UK chart.
1986, Sex Pistol members John Lydon, Steve Jones and Paul Cook, as well as the mother of Sid Vicious, sued former manager Malcom McClaren for £1 million ($1.7 million). They settled out of court.
1990, New Kids On The Block had their second and last No.1 UK single with 'Hangin' Tough.' They had a further 7 Top 10 hits by the end of 1991. They broke up after that, but set the scene for numerous boy bands throughout the 90s.
1999, Steps were at No.1 o the UK singles chart with 'Heartbeat / Tragedy.' The five-piece pop dance outfit were put together by producer Pete Waterman. Tragedy was a hit for The Bee Gees in 1979.
2000, Christina Aguilera had the US No.1 single with 'What A Girl Wants'.
2003, Diana Ross appeared in a US court charged with driving while twice over the drink driving limit. Police in Tucson reported that Miss Ross could not walk in a straight line, touch her nose or count to 30 after she had been stopped for swerving across the road.
 
2003, Who guitarist Pete Townshend was arrested on suspicion of child porn offences. Police officers impounded seven computers from his £15 million ($25.5 million) home in Richmond, Surrey.
2005, a report showed that more songs had been written about Elvis Presley than any other artist. It listed over 220 songs including: 'Graceland' by Paul Simon, 'A Room At The Heartbreakhotel' by U2, 'Calling Elvis', Dire Straits, 'Happy Birthday Elvis', Loudon Wainwright III, 'There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis', Kirsty MacColl, 'I Saw Elvis in a UFO', Ray Stevens. 'Elvis Has Left the Building' by Frank Zappa and 'My Dog Thinks I'm Elvis' by Ray Herndon.

2008, Amy MacDonald went to No.1 on the UK album chart with her debut 'This Is The Life.'
 
2010, Beyonce and Jay-Z were named Hollywood's top-earning couple by Forbes magazine. The pair earned an estimated $122m (£75.1m) between June 2008 and June 2009 - more than any other couple married or unmarried.
January 13th: Born on this day
1948, Born on this day, John Lees, Barclay James Harvest, eight UK Top 40 albums from 1974-87.
1955, Born on this day, Fred White, drums, Earth Wind and Fire, (1975 US No.1 single 'Shining Star', 1981 UK No.3 single 'Let's Groove').
1957, Born on this day, Don Snow, keyboards, Squeeze, (1979 UK No.2 single 'Up The Junction').
1957, Born on this day, Jim Paris, bass, Carmel, (1983 UK No.15 single 'Bad Day').
1961, Born on this day, Graham McPherson, (Suggs), vocals, Madness, (1982 UK No.1 single 'House Of Fun' plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles. Solo, 1995 UK No.7 single with cover of The Beatles 'I'm Only Sleeping').
1964, Born on this day, David McClusky, drums, The Bluebells, (1993 UK No.1 single with the re-issued 'Young At Heart').
1970, Born on this day, Zach de la Rocha, vocals, Rage Against The Machine, (1996 US No.1 album 'Evil Empire', 1993 UK No.16 single 'Bullet In The Head').
 
Died on this day
 
1979, Soul singer Donny Hathaway committed suicide falling from a 15th floor New York hotel window. (1972 UK No.29 single with Roberta Flack 'Where Is The Love', 1978 US No.2 single 'The Closer I Get.'