Happy Birthday Joe Cocker!
Musician’s Born On May 20
1944 Joe Cocker (With a Little Help from My Friends)
1946 Cher (Cherilyn LaPierre)
1952 Warren Cann (Ultravox)
1958 Jane Wiedlin (Go-Go’s)
1961 Nick Hayward (Haircut 100)
1966 Tom Garman (Belly)
1967 Kit Clark (Danny Wilson)
Number 1 In The Charts On May 20
1965 Jackie Trent: Where Are You Now My Love UK 45
1967 Young Rascals: Groovin’ US 45
1972 T. Rex: Metal Guru UK 45
1972 T. Rex: Bolan Boogie UK LP
1978 Wings: With a Little Luck US 45
1989 Ferry Aid: Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey UK 45
1989 Jason Donovan: Ten Good Reasons UK LP
1995 Robson Green/Jerome Flynn : Unchained Melody/White Cliffs Of Dover : UK single
1996 Gina G : Just A Lil Bit : UK single
Various Music Events On May 20
1967 Reprise Label signs Jimi Hendrix
1967 BBC Ban Beatles’ Day in the Life, on the grounds that it might encourage drug-taking
1967 Jerry Reid takes original version of Elvis’ hit Guitar Man on to the American country chart
1971 Pete Cetera, bass player and singer with Chicago, undergoes five hours of emergency surgery after losing four teeth in a fight at a Dodgers-cubs baseball game. Four rednecks objected to the length of his hair.
1972 Manassas, eponymously titled album by new Stephen Stills band, hits UK chart
1975 Blondie plays its first UK concert at the Roundhouse
1978 Blue Oyster’s Cult’s Don’t Fear the Reaper hits UK chart
1978 Robert Palmer debuts on UK chart with Every Kinda People
1978 The Buddy Holly Story, starring Gary Busey, has its premiere in Lubbock, Texas
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