domingo, 25 de marzo de 2012

February 8th: On this Day In Music History




 

1960, Mark Dinning went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Teen Angel', a No.37 hit in the UK.
1964, On their first full day in New York, The Beatles (minus George who had a sore throat), went for a photo-opportunity walk around Central Park. Over 400 girl fans followed The Beatles and extra police were called in to control them. Later in the day The Ronettes interviewed The Beatles for radio.
1964, John Leyton, Mike Berry, The Innocents, Jet Harris, Don Spencer, The Leroys and The Rolling Stones appeared at the Regal, Edmonton, on the first night of a UK tour.
1969, 'TBC' by The Supremes with Temptations went to No.1 on the US album chart.
 
1975, Bob Dylan went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Blood On The Tracks' his second US No.1 album.
1975, Engelbert Humperdinck started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with his 'Greatest Hits Collection.'
1975, The Ohio Players went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Fire', the group's first of two US No.1's.
1980, The divorce became final between David and Angie Bowie. He won custody of their son Zowie, (now known as Joe), Angie received a £30,000 ($51,000) settlement.
1981, R.E.M. made their first ever-recording sessions at Bombay Studios Smyrna, Georgia. Tracks included 'Gardening At Night', 'Radio Free Europe' and '(Don't Go Back To) Rockville.'
1983, Winners at the second annual Brit Awards held in London included Paul McCartney who won Best British Male Solo Artist, Kim Wilde won Best British Female Solo Artist, Dire Straits won British Group, British Breakthrough Act went to Yazoo, International Act was Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Best Selling Single Dexy's Midnight Runners "Come On Eileen" and the Life Achievement Award went to Pete Townshend.
1986, Billy Ocean started a four week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going', as featured in the film 'The Jewel Of The Nile.' The video was banned in the UK because it featured non-musician union members. Boyzone took the song to No.1 in 1999.
1992, UK act Right Said Fred started a three-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I'm Too Sexy', a No.2 hit in the UK.
1992, Wet Wet Wet scored their second UK No.1 album with 'High On The Happy Side.'
1993, Julian Cope raised over £2,500 for anti-fur campaigners Lynx after selling raffle tickets to win his trade-mark microphone stand.
1994, Oasis were forced to cancel their first foreign tour after they were deported from Holland. The band were involved in a drunken brawl on a cross-channel ferry resulting in members of the band being arrested and locked in the brig on the ferry.
1997, LL Cool J went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Ain't Nobody', and taken from the soundtrack to the 1996 film Beavis and Butthead Do America. The song was a 1983 hit for Rufus with Chaka Khan
1997, Reef went to No.1 on the UK album charts with their debut album 'Glow.'
1998, Winners at this years Brit Awards included Finley Quaye who won Best British Male Solo Artist, Best British Female Solo Artist went to Shola Ama, The Verve won British Group and Best British Album for 'Urban Hymns', British Dance Act went to The Prodigy, British Breakthrough Act was Stereophonics, Best Selling British Album Act was The Spice Girls, International Male, Jon Bon Jovi, International Female, Bjork, International Group, U2 and Outstanding Contribution went to Fleetwood Mac. During the show Chumbawamba singer Danbert Nobacon threw a plastic bucket full of cold water over UK Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.
2001, Eminem made his live UK concert debut when he appeared at The Manchester Arena.
2005, Pete Doherty was released from jail on bail after four nights when his manager paid the remaining £100,000 ($170,000) bail to Highbury Corner Magistrates Court, London. The ex-Libertines star had been charged with robbery and blackmail after a fracas at a London hotel. His bail arrangements stated he would not be able to leave his house between 2200pm and 0700am every night and must be accompanied by a security guard or his manager if he goes out at any other time.
2005, Kylie Minogue was voted the world's sexiest woman in her 30's by UK magazine Good Housekeeping. Sade was voted No.4 in the over 40's with Madonna coming in at No.7 and Jerry Hall at No.8. And Sharon Osbourne was voted into 3rd place in the over 50's section.
2006, The 48th annual Grammy Awards were held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Madonna opened the awards for a third time. U2 came away with 5 awards and Mariah Carey won 3 of her 8 nominations.
2009, R&B singer Chris Brown was questioned by police in Los Angeles over a complaint of assault. The 19-year-old had pulled out of his performance at the Grammy Awards, as did his pop star girlfriend Rihanna. Police said Mr Brown argued with an unidentified woman while sitting in a car. Brown had walked into a police station and was later released on $50,000 (£34,000) bail. Los Angeles police did not identify the woman who had made the complaint against Brown.
February 8th: Born on this day
1943, Born on this day, Creed Bratton, Grass Roots, (1968 US No.5 single 'Midnight Confessions', plus 13 other US Top 40 singles).
1946, Born on this day, Adolpho De La Para, drums, Canned Heat, (1970 UK No.2 & US No.26 single 'Let's Work Together').
1946, Born on this day, Paul Wheatbread, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, (1968 UK No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Young Girl').
1948, Born on this day, Dan Seals, England Dan & John Ford Coley, (1976 US No. 2 & UK No. 26 single, 'I'd Really Love To See You Tonight.)'
1961, Born on this day, Vince Neil, vocals, Motley Crue, (1988 UK No.23 single 'You're All I Need' & 1989 US No.1 album 'Dr Feelgood').
1962, Born on this day, Ken McCluskey, drums, The Bluebells, (1993 UK No.1 single with the re-issued 'Young At Heart').
1968, Born on this day, Tjinder Singh, guitar, Cornershop, (1998 UK No.1 single 'Brimful Of Asha').
1974, Born on this day, De Homem Christo, Daft Punk, remixed for Gabrielle, Chemical Brothers.
1977, Born on this day, Dave 'Phoenix' Ferrel, bass, Linkin Park, (2002 US No.2 & UK No.4 single 'In The End', 2002 US No.2 & 2001 UK No.4 album 'Hybrid Theory').
1980, Born on this day, Cameron Muncey, guitarist, Jet, (2003 Australian No.1 & UK No.14 album 'Get Born').
1985, Born on this day, Jeremy Davis, bassist, Paramore, 2009 UK No.1 album 'Brand New Eyes'.
 
 Died on this day
 
1973, Max Yasgur died of a heart attack aged 53. He was the owner of the dairy farm in Bethel, New York at which the Woodstock Music and Art Fair was held between August 15 and August 18, 1969.
 
1990, Suffering from depression American singer songwriter Del Shannon died of self inflicted gunshot wounds. (1961 UK and US No.1 single 'Runaway', plus 9 US and 12 other UK Top 40 singles). He'd been working with Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne and was rumored to be replacing Roy Orbison, who had died, in the Traveling Wilburys supergroup.
2002, Bob Wooler died aged 76. He was the resident DJ and booker at The Cavern Club in Liverpool during the early 1960's. Wooler introduced The Beatles to their manager, Brian Epstein.
2005, Keith Knudson drummer with The Doobie Brothers died of pneumonia aged 56. Scored the 1979 US No.1 single 'What A Fool Believes' and 1993 UK No.7 single 'Long Train Runnin.'