Archive for May, 2010

May 28 – Today In Rock Music History

May 28, 2010

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Musician’s Born On May 28

1910 T-Bone Walker (US blues singer)
1917 Papa John Creech (Starship)
1930 Prince Buster (Al Capone)
1944 Gladys Knight (Midnight Train to Georgia)
1944 Billy Vera (At This Moment)
1945 John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
1948 Ray Laidlaw (Lindisfarne)
1959 Steve Strange (Visage)
1962 Roland Gift (Fine Young Cannibals)
1964 Wes Burt-Martin (Edie Brickell & New Bohemians)
1968 Kylie Minogue (I Should Be So Lucky)

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Deaths On May 28

1981 Mary Lou Williams (Queen of Kansas City pianists)

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Number 1 In The Charts On May 28

1964 Cilla Black You’re My World UK 45
1966 Percy Sledge: When a Man Loves a Woman US 45
1983 New Edition: Candy Girl UK 45
1983 Irene Cara: Flashdance US 45
1994 Erasure : I Say I Say : UK LP

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Various Music Events On May 28

1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival debut on UK chart with Proud Mary

1973 Bassist Ronnie Laine quits Faces (to form Slim Chance)

1976 Allman Brothers break up

1977 Bruce Springsteen reaches a settlement against manager Mike Appel in which Bruce gets control of his music publishing. Appel receives a million dollars

1981 Clash begin seven nights of gigs at Bond’s in New York

1983 David Bowie’s Serious Moonlight tour continues with appearance at US ’83 festival. Bowie and Van Halen paid $1.5 million each

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May 28 – Today in Beatles History

May 28, 2010

1963
Concert at the Gaumont, Worcester (3rd British tour).

1966
The Beatles visit Dylan at the May Fair Hotel, London.

1967
Epstein throws a party at Kingsley Hill. Guests, among others: John, George, Ringo and their wives; Lionel Bart, John Pritchard, Kenny Everett, Nat Weiss, Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull, Robert Stigwood, Derek Taylor and his wife Joan. Paul, absent.

1969
Studio 1, Olympic Sound Studios. Time unknown. Stereo mixing: ‘Let It Be’ (of take 27). Master tape banding and compilation: ‘Get Back’ LP. Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Steve Vaughan.

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May 27 – Today In Rock Music History

May 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Siouxsie Sioux!

Births On May 27

1935 Ramsey Lewis (The ‘In’ Crowd)
1945 Bruce Cockburn
1947 Marty Kristian (New Seekers)
1948 Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship)
1948 Cilla Black (You’re My World)
1957 Sioxsie (Susan Ballion – Siouxsie and the Banshees)
1957 Eddie Harsch (The Black Crowes)
1958 Neil Finn (Crowded House)
1966 Sean Kinney (Alice In Chains)
1971 Left Eye (TLC)

Number 1 In The Charts On May 27

1965 Sandie Shaw: Long Live Love UK 45
1972 Chi Lites: Oh Girl US 45
1995 Paul Weller : Stanley Road : UK LP
1995 Hootie and the Blowfish : Cracked Rear View : US LP
1996 Lightning Seeds : Three Lions : UK single

Various Music Events On May 27

1957 That’ll Be the Day by Crickets released in US

1962 The Freewheeling’ Bob Dylan LP released in US

1964 Screaming Lord Sutch launches pirate radio station

1967 Jimi Hendrix hits UK LP chart for the first time with Are You Experienced?

1967 Yardbirds’ Greatest Hits hits US LP chart

1972 Free’s Little Bit of Love hits UK chart

1972 Cat Stevens releases Remember the Days of the Old School Yard

1977 Supertramp release Give a Little Bit in UK

1977 Sex Pistols’ God Save the Queen released in the UK

1977 Emerson, Lake and Palmer release Fanfare for the Common Man in UK

1983 Smiths release their first single, Hand in Glove

1989 Paul McCartney’s comeback single is highest US chart entry of the week as My Brave Face debuts at No. 72

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May 27 – Today in Beatles History

May 27, 2010

1963
US single release: ‘From Me To You’/’Thank You Girl’.

Concert at the Capitol, Cardiff (3rd British tour).

1964
‘With The Beatles’, 27th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Party thrown by Brian to celebrate Cilla Black’s birthday, at his Knightsbridge apartment. His gift to her is an Austrian luggage set.

1966
Bob Dylan’s concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
Afternoon. Before the concert, the Beatles visit Dylan at the May Fair Hotel, London.
Evening. Paul and Neil with Dylan and members of the Rolling Stones at Dolly’s night-club, London.

1967
Magazine ‘Melody Maker’ publishes John’s declarations confirming that they will not present in concert again.

Brian celebrates Cilla Black’s birthday having birthday greetings illuminated in Piccadilly Circus, London, and in Birmingham, Bristol, and Manchester.

1979
John and Yoko publish in the main newspapers of New York, London and Tokyo an open letter entitled ‘A love letter from John and Yoko to people who ask us what, when and why’.

1995
Westwood One broadcasts ‘Oobu Joobu’, Parts 1 and 2.

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May 26 – Today In Rock Music History

May 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Stevie Nicks!

Musician’s Born On May 26

1938 Jackie Liebesit (Can)
1942 Ray Enns (Swinging Blue Jeans)
1943 Levon Helm (The Band)
1944 Verden ‘Phily’ Allen (Mott the Hoople)
1945 Garry Peterson (Guess Who)
1948 Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac)
1959 Wayne Hussey (Mission)
1962 Colin Vearncombe (Black)
1964 Lenny Kravitz

Deaths On May 26

1933 Jimmie Rodgers (country performer)
1968 Little Willie John (blues performer)

Number 1 In The Charts On May 26

1962 Acker Bilk Stranger on the Shore US 45
1966 Rolling Stones: Paint it Black UK 45
1973 Edgar Winter: Frankenstein US 45
1973 Beatles: The Beatles 1967-1970 US LP
1979 Blondie: Sunday Girl UK 45
1984 Deniece Williams: Let’s Hear It for the Boy US 45
1997 Eternal / Bebe Winans : I Wanna Be The Only One : UK single

Various Music Events On May 26

1932 Frankie Laine (and partner Ruth Smith) sets the all-time marathon dancing record lasting 3,501 hours (145 consecutive days) until 18 October 1932, earning him $600

1954 Second annual National Hillbilly Music Festival and Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Day held in Rodgers’ home town of Meridian, Mississippi

1958 Jerry Lee Lewis plays his third and last show on what was to have been a 37-date UK tour. The London Evening Star calls him ‘an undesirable alien’

1962 Willie Nelson hits US country chart for first time with Touch me

1963 Beatles play Liverpool Empire on first tour

1969 John and Yoko begin their second ‘bed-in’ for peace in a 29th-floor room at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. Lennon’s Live with the Lions released on the same day

1974 Bernadette Whelan, a fourteen-year-old fan, dies in the crush at David Cassidy concert , White City, London

1994 Michael Jackson marries Lisa-Marie Presley

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May 26 – Today in Beatles History

May 26, 2010

1963
Concert at the Empire, Liverpool (3rd British tour).

1965
Number 1 Studio, Piccadilly Theatre, London. 2.30-6.00pm. Recording for BBC’s ‘The Beatles (Invite You To Take A Ticket To Ride)': ‘Ticket To Ride'; ‘Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby'; ‘I’m A Loser'; ‘The Night Before'; ‘Honey Don’t'; ‘Dizzy Miss Lizzy'; ‘She’s A Woman'; ‘Ticket To Ride’.
Last BBC session.

‘Ticket To Ride’, 7th and last week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

1966
Studio 3. 7.00pm-1.00am. Recording: ‘Yellow Submarine’ (takes 1-4, tape reduction take 4 into take 5). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

1967
De Lane Lea Music Recording Studios. Time unknown. Recording: ‘Too Much’ (working title of ‘It’s All Too Much’) (tape reduction take 4 into takes 1, 2, overdub onto take 2). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Dave Siddle; 2nd Engineer: Mike Weighell.

1968
Albert Memorial and surrounding gardens, London. Shooting of clip for ‘Elevator’, by Grapefruit, directed by Paul.

1969
US LP release: ‘Unfinished Music Number 2—Life With The Lions’.
US LP release: ‘Electronic Sounds’.

John, Yoko and Kyoko arrive in Toronto. They spend two hours and a half in customs.
Start of 2nd John and Yoko’s bed-in in Montreal, Room 1742, Queen Elizabeth Hotel.

1970
EMI Studios. Start of recording of LP ‘All Things Must Pass’.

US gold certification: ‘Let It Be’.

1973
Wings concert in London.

The Cavern opens for the last time.

1993
Paul’s concert in Boulder (‘The New World Tour’).

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May 25 – Today In Rock Music History

May 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Paul Weller!

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Musician’s Born On May 25

1921 Hal David (Walk on By)
1926 Miles Davis (jazz musician)
1936 Tom T. Hall (American country star)
1942 Brian Davison (Nice)
1943 Poli Palmer (Family)
1945 Dave Lee Travis (DJ)
1947 Jessi Calter (I’m Not Lisa)
1958 Paul Weller (Jam and Style Council)
1975 Lauryn Hill (Fugees)

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Deaths On May 25

1965 Sonny Boy Williamson (Aleck Ford)
1981 Roy Brown (writer of Good Rockin’ Tonight)

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Number 1 In The Charts On May 25

1961 Temperance 7: You’re Driving Me Crazy UK 45
1974 Rick Wakeman: Journey to the Centre of the Earth UK LP
1985 Dire Straits: Brothers in Arms UK LP
1985 Wham!: Everything She Wants US 45
1991 Mariah Carey: I Don’t Wanna Cry US 45
1996 George Michael : Older : UK LP
1998 The Tamperer (feat Maya) : Feel It : UK single

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Various Music Events On May 25

1961 Roy Orbison hits UK chart with Runnin’ Scared

1967 Procol Harum debut on UK chart with A Whiter Shade of Pale

1968 Simon and Garfunkel’s Bookends replaces their own LP The Graduate at the top of US chart

1973 Carole King’s concert in Central Park draws 100,000 people – the biggest crowd there up to this point

1978 The Who perform secret gig to be filmed for the almost-completed Kids Are Alright movie

1985 Chris Rea’s Shamrock Diaries hits UK LP chart

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May 25 – Today in Beatles History

May 25, 2010

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1960
The Cavern changes style and opens its doors to rock’n’roll groups.

1963
‘Please Please Me’ LP number 1, 3rd week (UK Record Retailer chart).

Performance at the City Hall, Sheffield (3rd British tour). Partially recorded for BBC’s ‘Saturday Club’.

10.00-12.00am. BBC’s ‘Saturday Club’ broadcast (recorded 21 May 1963).

Number 2 Studio, BBC Aeolian Hall, London. 2.00-6.00pm. Recording for BBC’s ‘Pop Go The Beatles': ‘Pop Go The Beatles'; ‘From Me To You'; ‘Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby'; ‘Do You Want To Know A Secret'; ‘You Really Got A Hold On Me'; ‘Misery'; ‘The Hippy Hippy Shake'; ‘Pop Go The Beatles’.
1st performance for ‘Pop Go The Beatles’.

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1964
Brian ends his Whitsun holiday in Blackpool.

1966
‘Rubber Soul’, 25th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

1967
John’s Rolls Royce, psychedelically painted, is delivered to John’s house from J P Fallon (Coachworks).

Brian leaves the Priory Hospital, in Putney, London, and returns home to Chapel Street.
Evening: Brian attends a concert of Georgie Fame and Count Basie at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Brian announces a big party to be thrown at Kingsley Hill.

Apple Music Limited is incorporated, with Brian one of its opening directors.

De Lane Lea Music Recording Studios. Time unknown. Recording: ‘Too Much’ (working title of ‘It’s All Too Much’) (tape reduction take 4 into takes 1, 2, overdub onto take 2). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Dave Siddle; 2nd Engineer: Mike Weighell.

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1969
John, Yoko and Kyoko go to Canada during their campaign for peace.

1977
UK LP release: ‘The Beatles Live! At The Star Club In Hamburg, Germany; 1962′.

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May 24 – Today In Rock Music History

May 24, 2010

Happy 69th Birthday Bob Dylan!

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Musician’s Born On May 24

1928 Rosemary Clooney (This Ole House)
1941 Bob Dylan
1942 Derek Quinn (Freddie and the Dreamers)
1944 Patti LaBelle
1946 Steve Upton (Wishbone Ash)
1947 Albert Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult)
1955 Roseanne Cash (US country singer)
1969 Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes)

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Deaths On May 24

1974 Duke Ellington (bandleader)
1991 Gene Clark (Byrds)

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Number 1 In The Charts On May 24

1957 Andy Williams: Butterfly UK 45
1962 Elvis Presley: Good Luck Charm UK 45
1969 Bob Dylan: Nashville Skyline UK LP
1969 Beatles: Get Back US 45
1975 Earth, Wind and Fire: Shining Star UK 45
1997 Hanson : MMMBop : US single
1997 Michael Jackson : Blood On The Dancefloor : UK LP

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Various Music Events On May 24

1958 It seems likely that Jerry Lee Lewis will be forced to abandon his UK tour amid growing scandal concerning his marriage to his fourteen-year-old cousin

1963 What Kind Of Fool Am I by Anthony Newley becomes first British song to win a Grammy

1968 Jumping Jack Flash by the Rolling Stones released in UK

1970 Peter Green quits Fleetwood Mac

1971 Bob Dylan visits Wailing Wall in Jerusalem on his 30th birthday

1982 The Cooler, an eleven-minute film featuring Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, is shown at Cannes Film Festival. Ringo plays a prisoner in a jail policed entirely by women, two of whom are played by Linda McCartney and Barbara Bach (Ringo’s wife)

1982 Topper Headon leaves Clash

1983 Yazoo break up

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May 24 – Today in Beatles History

May 24, 2010

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1941
Bob Dylan is born.

1963
Concert in Harrow (3rd British tour).
Evening: Two performances at the Granada, Walthamstowe, London (3rd British tour).

1964
Transmision on the Ed Sullivan Show of the interview recorded on 16 April 1964, and playing of a song.

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1969
‘Yellow Submarine’ LP, 19th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘Get Back’ number 1, 1st week; 3rd week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

John, Yoko and Kyoko fly from London to Bahamas.
John, Yoko and Kyoko in Bahamas, for a campaign for peace: ‘Lie-in’.

John and Yoko create Bag Productions.

1982
UK single release: ‘Beatles’ Movie Medley’/’I’m Happy Just To Dance With You’.

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