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August 19 – Today In Rock Music History

August 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Ginger Baker!

Musicians Born On August 19

1939 Ginger Baker (Cream)
1940 Johnny Nash (I Can See Clearly Now)
1945 Ian Gillan (Deep Purple)
1948 Billy J. Kramer (Trains and Boats and Planes)
1951 John Deacon (Queen)
1963 Joey Tempest (Europe)
1968 MC Eric (Technotronic)

Happy Birthday Ian Gillian!

Deaths On August 19

1979 Dorsey Burnette (There was a Tall Oak Tree)

Number 1 In The Charts On August 19

1967 Beatles: ‘All You Need Is Love’ US 45
1972 ‘Chicago V’ US LP
1978 Commodores: ‘Three Times a Lady’ UK 45
1995 Black Grape : It’s Great When You’re Straight…Yeah! : UK LP

Happy Birthday John Deacon!

Various Music Events On August 19

1950 Hank Snow begins 21-week run at top of American country music chart with ‘I’m Moving On’

1954` 2,400 fans jam Hollywood Savoy Ballroom to see B.B. King, Johnny Otis and the Platters

1955 New York radio station WINS announces that it will no longer play ‘cover’ records – this means originals of songs such as ‘Ain’t That A Shame’ by Fats Domino rather than white copies by Pat Boone, etc.

1964 Beatles begin their first American concert tour, with 26 dates, including several giant outdoor stadiums – a taste of the big tours to come. (Tour begins at Cow Palace, San Francisco)

1967 Pink Floyd debut on UK LP chart with ‘Piper at the Gates of Dawn’

1967 Radio station KNOW in Denver, US, bans all Beatles tracks because of drug references

1969 Miles Davis LP ‘Bitches Brew’ recorded in New York

1972 Roxy Music debut on UK chart with ‘Virginia Plain’

1976 Presidential candidate Jimmy Carter visits fifth annual Capricorn picnic

1989 Del Amitri debut on UK chart with ‘Kiss This Thing Goodbye’

1997 Fleetwood Mac’s reunion album “The Dance” is released

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June 29 – Today In Rock Music History

June 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Ian Paice!

Musicians Born On June 29

1929 Johny Ace (Pledging My Love)
1943 Roger Ruskin Speare (Bonzo Dog Do-Dah Band)
1945 Little Eva (Locomotion)
1945 Dervin and Lincoln Gordon (Equals)
1948 Ian Paice (Deep Purple/Whitesnake)
1953 Colin Hay (Men at Work)
1964 Steadman Pearson (5 Star)

Deaths On June 29

1969 Shorty Long (Here Comes the Judge)
1975 Tim Buckley (singer/songwriter)
1979 Lowell George (Little Feat)

Number 1 In The Charts On June 29

1961 Del Shannon: Runaway UK 45
1968 Small Faces: Ogdens Nut Gone Flake UK LP
1974 Charles Aznavour: She UK 45
1974 Gordon Lightfoot: Sundown US 45
1985 Sister Sledge: Frankie UK 45
1985 Marillion: Misplaced Childhood UK LP
1991 Jason Donovan: Any Dream Will Do UK single
1991 Cher : Love Hurts : UK LP
1996 Alanis Morrissette : Jagged Little Pill : UK LP

Various Music Events On June 29

1888 First musical recording in UK made at Crystal Palace on the occasion of Handel Festival, using Edison equipment

1963 Del Shannon first to take Lennon/McCartney song into US charts as From Me to You debuts, to peak at No. 77

1967 Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in jail for possession of drugs. Mick gets three-month sentence, Keith twelve months. Sent to Brixton prison

1968 Pink Floyd appear with Roy Harper and Jethro Tull at the first Hyde Park free concert

1975 Elton John makes a surprise appearance at Eagles/Doobie Brothers concert at Oakland Coliseum, California

1981 Duran Duran begin first major UK tour at Brighton Dome

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June 9 – Today In Rock Music History

June 9, 2010

Happy Birthday John Lord!

John Lord, Deep Purple, Deep Purple Organ Player, John Lord Birthday June 9

Musician’s Born On June 9

1916 Les Paul (Lester Polfus) guitarist
1934 Jackie Wilson (Reet Petite)
1941 John Lord (Deep Purple)
1941 Billy Hatton (Fourmost)
1953 Errol Kennedy (Imagination)
1962 Eddie Lundon (China Crisis)
1967 Dean Felber (Hootie & The Blowfish)
1967 Dean Dinning (Toad The Wet Sprocket)

John Lord, Deep Purple, Deep Purple Organ Player, John Lord Birthday June 9

Number 1 In The Charts On June 9

1958 Sheb Wooley: Purple People Eater US 45
1979 Bee Gees: Love You Inside Out US 45
1984 Cyndi Lauper: Time After Time US 45
1990 New Order: World in Motion UK single
1990 Wilson Phillips : Hold On : US single

John Lord, Deep Purple, Deep Purple Organ Player, John Lord Birthday June 9

Various Music Events On June 9

1954 Robins: Riot on Cell Block No. 9 released in US

1957 Skiffle Sensations of ’57 show, starring Lonnie Donegan, takes place at Royal Albert Hall

1960 Bing Crosby awarded first-ever platinum disc for selling 200 million records

1962 Beatles have ‘Welcome Home’ night at Cavern Club in Liverpool after returning from Star Club in Hamburg

1966 Ike and Tina Turner’s River Deep Mountain High hits UK chart

1970 Bob Dylan awarded honorary Doctorate of Music by Princeton University

1972 Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust LP by David Bowie released

1972 John Hammond signs Bruce Springsteen to Columbia

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