domingo, 25 de marzo de 2012

February 5th: On this Day In Music History




 

1957, 5,000 fans greeted Bill Haley when he arrived from New York on the liner Queen Elizabeth at Southampton, for his debut UK concert tour. Haley was the first American rock artist to tour the UK.
1962, The Beatles played two shows, one at the Cavern Club at lunchtime and in the evening at the Kingsway Club in Southport. This was the first time Ringo Starr appeared live with the group after drummer Pete Best became ill.
1966, Petula Clark had her second No.1 in the US singles chart with 'My Love', (it made No. 4 in the UK).
1967, The Beatles filmed part of the promo clip for 'Penny Lane' around the Royal Theatre, Stratford, London and walking up and down Angel Lane.
1967, The News Of The World reported that Mick Jagger had taken LSD at the Moody Blues' home in the UK. Jagger sued the paper for libel in an on-going feud between the News Of The World and The Stones.
1969, The Move were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Blackberry Way', the group's only UK No.1.
1970, David Bowie recorded four songs at the BBC Paris Cinema, London, for the John Peel Sunday Concert radio show. This was guitarists Mick Ronson's first appearance with Bowie.
1972, T Rex were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Telegram Sam', the group's third UK No.1 and taken from their album The Slider.
 
1977, Mary MacGregor started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Torn Between Two Lovers', it made No.4 in the UK.
1983, Def Leppard's album 'Pyromania', started a 92 week run on the US charts, it never reached No.1 but sold over 6 million copies in the US alone.
1983, Toto went to No.1 on the US singles with 'Africa'; a No.3 hit in the UK.
1985, Pete Burns, Judas Priest, Sade and Lemmy all appeared on UK music show The Old Grey Whistle Test.
1991, Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty of KLF were arrested in Battersea, London after painting a logo on a Sunday Times billboard ad.
1992, touring Australia and New Zealand for the first and only time Nirvana appeared at the ANU Bar in Canberra, Australia.
 
1999, The members of *NSYNC made a guest appearance on 'Sabrina The Teenage Witch' on US TV.

2001, Juliet Peters appeared in a London court accused of making death threat's to singer Billie Piper. Peter's had made threatening telephone calls to the singer threatening to decapitate her and burn her body. The court listened to tapes of the 13 calls she has made to the singers record company.
2003, Courtney Love blamed her bad language for the alleged air rage incident that led to her arrest at London's Heathrow Airport. As she left Heathrow's police station the singer said: "I cussed at a lady-my daughter always said I had a potty mouth." When asked what it had been like inside the police station, the singer said: "It was fine. They were wonderful in there. It was like being on Prime Suspect."
2004, Janet Jackson's right breast became the most searched-for image in net history, Jackson's breast was seen by millions on TV after Justin Timberlake pulled at her bodice during a duet. Search engines reported a big jump in searches for Janet Jackson and Super Bowl, as people turned to the web for images of the event.
2006, The Rolling Stones played three songs during the half-time show of The Super Bowl in Detroit. After the event, the Stones expressed their displeasure over having Mick Jagger's microphone turned down during the song "Start Me Up". The line "you make a dead man come" was cut short and a barnyard reference to "cocks" in the new song "Rough Justice" also disappeared.
2007, Producer Phil Spector won $900,000 (£459,000) after settling an embezzlement claim. Spector said former assistant Michelle Blaine removed $425,000 (£216,000) from his pension and did not repay a $635,000 (£324,000) loan. Ms Blaine claimed the loan was a gift, and the pension funds were for a film aimed at improving Spector's image. As part of the settlement, she dropped a counter-claim of sexual harassment.
2008, Amy Winehouse was questioned by police in connection with a video apparently showing her smoking a crack-cocaine pipe. The singer who was not arrested, was interviewed under caution after the video was posted online by the Sun newspaper.
February 5th: Born on this day
1935, Born on this day, Alex Harvey, vocals, guitar, Sensational Alex Harvey Band, (1975 UK No.7 single 'Delilah, 1975 album 'Next'). Harvey died on February 4th 1982.
1941, Born on this day, Barrett Strong, US songwriter. Wrote many Motown hits with Norman Whitfield including, 'Money', 'War', 'Ball Of Confusion', 'Papa Was A Rolling Stone'.
1942, Born on this day, Corey Wells, vocals, Three Dog Night, (1970 UK No.3 & US No.1 single 'Mama Told Me Not To Come').
1943, Born on this day, Chuck Winfield, trumpet, Blood Sweat & Tears, (1969 USNo.2 & UK No.35 single 'You've Made Me So Very Happy').
1944, Born on this day, Al Kooper, The Royal Teens, (1958 US No.3 single 'Shorts Shorts'), Blood Sweat & Tears, (1969 US No.12 & UK No.35 single 'You've Made Me So Very Happy'). Played organ on Bob Dylan track 'Like A Rolling Stone.'
1944, Born on this day, J.R. Cobb, Atlanta Rhythm Section, (1979 UK No.48 single 'Spooky').
1948, Born on this day, David Denny, guitar, Steve Miller Band, (1974 US No.1 & 1990 UK No.1 single 'The Joker').
1948, Born on this day, Nigel Tufnell, guitar, Spinal Tap, (1984 film 'This Is Spinal Tap').
1960, Born on this day, Paul Jones, bass, Catatonia, (1998 UK No.3 single 'Mulder And Scully').
1964, Born on this day, Duff McKagan, bass, Guns N' Roses, (1998 US No.1 & 1989 UK No.6 single 'Sweet Child O' Mine'). Velvet Revolver (2004 US No.1 & UK No.11 album 'Contraband').
1964, Born on this day, Sally Still, bass, Furniture, (1986 UK No.21 single 'Brilliant Mind').
1968, Born on this day, Chris Barron, vocals, The Spin Doctors, (1993 UK No.3 & US No.7 single 'Two Princes').
1969, Born on this day, Bobby Brown, singer, New Edition, (1983 UK No.1 & US No.46 single 'Candy Girl') solo, (1988 UK No.6 & 1989 US No.1 single 'My Prerogative'). Married Whitney Houston 18th July 1992.
 
 Died on this day
 
1976, American saxophonist Rudy Pompilli died of lung cancer aged 52. Although not a smoker himself, it is believed he contracted the disease through second hand smoke. With Bill Haley and his Comets, he had the 1955 UK & US No.1 single with 'Rock Around The Clock', Pompilli released one solo album, Rudy's Rock: The Sax That Changed the World.
 
2000, American singer Doris Coley from The Shirelles died of breast cancer aged 58. (1961 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow').
 
 
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