lunes, 9 de enero de 2012

January 8th: On this Day In Music History


 
 

 
1957, Bill Haley & His Comets started the first ever 'rock & roll tour' of Australia, playing two sold out nights in Sydney.
1958, The Everly Brothers kicked off a 17 date North American tour at the Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina. Also on the bill, Buddy Holly, The Rays, Royal Teens, Shepherd Sisters, Paul Anka, Margie Rayburn and
Danny & The Juniors.
1963, The Beatles appeared live on Scottish TV's Round Up, transmitted live from The Theatre Royal, Glasgow. They mimed to 'Please Please Me.'
 
1966, The Beatles started a six week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Rubber Soul' the group's seventh US chart topper, which went on to spend 56 weeks on the chart. The group also started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'We Can Work It Out' the group's 11th US No.1 single.
1969, Mike Jagger and Keith Richards were both barred from an exclusive hotel for wearing "op art" pants and nothing else. They were both asked to leave the Hotel Crillen in Lima, Peru after refusing to change clothes.
1972, The New Seekers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing, (in Perfect Harmony'). The song started as a Coca Cola TV ad. It originally included the line, 'I'd like to buy the world a Coke.'
1977, Queen went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Day At The Races.'
1977, Taking time out from their group 5th Dimension Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You Don't Have To Be A Star', a No.7 hit in the UK.
1979, Canadian rock band Rush were named the country's official Ambassadors Of Music by the Canadian government.
1989, Richard Marx married actress and singer Cynthia Rhodes.
 
1994, Jamaican reggae/rap (ragga) duo Chaka Demus and Pliers were at No.1 in the UK with their version of 'Twist And Shout.' The song was originally recorded (and produced by Phil Spector) by the Top Notes in 1961 and then covered by The Isley Brothers. It was also covered by The Beatles on their first album Please Please Me.
1996, a Los Angeles court found Robert Hoskins guilty of five counts of stalking, assault and making terrorist threats to Madonna. Hoskins had twice scaled the walls of the singer's estate and had threatened to slash her throat from ear to ear.
2000, Christina Aguilera started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'What A Girl Wants.' She ended Santana's 12- week run at No.1 with 'Smooth.'
2000, it was reported that police foiled a £1 million ($1.7million) kidnap plot to snatch Victoria Beckham and her baby son. The plot was uncovered after a tip off to the police. The gang had planned to kidnap the pair when husband David was away playing football.
2001, a woman who believed that Axl Rose communicated with her via telepathy was arrested for stalking the Guns N' Roses singer for a second time. Police detained Karen Jane McNeil after she was spotted loitering outside his house.
2004, the estate of George Harrison started a $10 million (£5.8 million) legal action against Dr Gilbert Lederman of Staten Island University Hospital, claiming the doctor coerced Harrison to sign souvenirs. The main allegations of the legal action was that Dr Lederman got an extremely sick Harrison to sign his son's guitar and autographs for his two daughters.
2006, The Strokes went to No.1 on the UK chart with 'First Impressions Of Earth' the bands third album and first No.1.
 
2010, Jimmy Page launched a new set of stamps in the UK which featured classic album covers from the last 40 years including Led Zeppelin IV. Page, who helped design the artwork for IV, said: "Almost 40 years after the album came out, nobody knows the old man who featured on the cover, nor the artist who painted him; that sort of sums up what we wanted to achieve with the album cover, which has remained both anonymous and enigmatic at the same time."
January 8th: Born on this day
1935, Born on this day, Elvis Aaron Presley, the King of rock 'n' roll. He had his first No.1 in 1956 – the US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Heartbreak Hotel'. His first UK No.1 single was in 1957, with 'All Shook Up', and he went on to have over 100 US & UK Top 40 singles from 1956–2006. He died on August 16th 1977.
1937, Born on this day, Shirley Bassey, singer. First charted in the UK in 1957, 1970 UK No.4 single with cover of The Beatles George Harrison song 'Something' also James Bond theme 'Goldfinger' and 'Diamonds are Forever'.
1941, Born on this day, Anthony Gourdine, Little Anthony and The Imperials, (1958 US No.4 single 'Tears On My Pillow') the song gave Kylie Minogue a UK No.1 in 1990.
1942, Born on this day, John Petersen, drums, The Beau Brummels, (1965 US No.8 single, 'Just A Little').
1943, Born on this day, Lee Jackson, bass, vocals, The Nice, (1968 UK No.21 single 'America').
1943, Born on this day, Marcus Hutson, vocals, The Whispers, (1980 UK No.2 & US No.19 single 'And The Beat Goes On').
1945, Born on this day, Terry Sylvester, guitar, vocals, Swinging Blue Jeans, The Hollies, (joined in 1969). 1972 US No.2 single 'Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress', 1988 UK No.1 single 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother', first released in 1969.
1946, Born on this day, Robert Krieger, guitarist with The Doors, (1967 US No.1 & UK No.49 single with 'Light My Fire' and a 1971 US No.14 & UK No.22 single 'Riders On The Storm').
1947, Born on this day, David Jones, (David Bowie). First UK Top 40 single was the 1969 'Space Oddity' which became a UK No.1 in 1975, plus over 50 other UK Top 40 hits including five No.1's. Bowie has also scored two US No.1 singles, the 1975 'Fame' and 1983 'Let's Dance'. Plus two albums with Tin Machine in 1991 and 1992.
1948, Born on this day, Paul King, Mungo Jerry, (1970 UK No.1 & US No.3 single 'In The Summertime').
1959, Born on this day, Paul Hester, drums, Crowded House, (1992 UK No.7 single 'Weather With You'). Hester died on 26th March 2005 aged 46, after he "attempted suicide" and died from strangulation after being found hanged in a park in Melbourne, Australia.
1969, Born on this day, R. Kelly, singer, writer, producer, (1994 US No.1 single 'Bump N' Grind', 1997 UK No.1 single 'I Believe I Can Fly').
1969, Born on this day, Jeff Abercrombie, bassist with American band Fuel.
1971, Born on this day, Karen Poole, vocals, Alisha's Attic, (1996 UK No.14 'I Am I Feel'). Daughter of 60's musician Brian Poole.
1973, Born on this day, Sean Paul, singer, (2003 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'Get Busy').
1975, Born on this day, Stove King, Mansun, (1996 UK No.15 single 'Wide Open Space').
 
Died on this day
 
1991, Steve Clark guitarist with Def Leppard, was found dead at his Chelsea flat by his girlfriend, after a night of heavy alcohol consumption combined with prescription drugs.