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August 25 – Today In Rock Music History

August 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Gene Simmons!

Musicians Born On August 25

1933 Wayne Shorter (Weather Report)
1949 Gene Simmons (Kiss)
1954 Elvis Costello (Declan McManus)
1961 Billy Ray Cyrus
1962 Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard)
1966 DJ Terminator X (Public Enemy)

Happy Birthday Elvis Costello!

Number 1 In The Charts On August 25

1958 Elegants: ‘Little Star’ US 45
1960 Shadows: ‘Apache’ UK 45
1973 Donny Osmond: ‘Young Love’ UK 45
1973 Stories: ‘Brother Love’ US 45
1979 Cliff Richard: ‘We Don’t Talk Any More’ UK 45
1979 Knack: ‘My Sharona’ US 45
1990 Bombalurina: ‘Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini’ UK 45

Various Music Events On August 25

1962 ‘Sherry’ by Four Seasons enters US charts

1967 Traffic release ‘Hole in My Shoe’ in UK

1967 Brian Wilson makes rare appearance on stage with Beach Boys in Hawaii

1970 Elton John plays his first-ever American show at the Troubador in Los Angeles

1970 Emerson, Lake and Palmer make their concert debut in Plymouth

1973 Henry Mccullough leaves Wings

1973 Allman Brother, Butch Trucks breaks his leg in an auto accident in Macon, Georgia, only yards from the spot where Duane Allman was killed two years earlier

1979 Nick Lowe hits UK chart with ‘Cruel to be Kind’

1994 Robert Plant and Jimmy Page reunite in a London studio to record their MTV “Unplugged” show, which they call, “Unledded.”

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April 27 – Today In Rock Music History

April 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Ace!

Ace Frehley, Kiss, Ace Frehley Birthday April 27

Musician’s Born On April 27

1932 Maxine Brown (Browns)
1932 Casey Kasem
1947 Anne Peebles (I Can’t Stand The Rain)
1948 Kate Pierson (B-52s)
1951 Paul ‘Ace’ Frehley (Kiss)
1959 Sheena Easton (9 to 5/Morning Train)
1959 Marco Pirroni (Adam and the Ants)

Ace Frehley, Kiss, Ace Frehley Birthday April 27

Deaths On April 27

1972 Phil King (Blue Oyster Cult)

Ace Frehley, Kiss, Ace Frehley Birthday April 27

Number 1 In The Charts On April 27

1963 Little Peggy March: I Will Follow Him US 45
1967 Sandie Shaw: Puppet on a String UK 45
1974 Chicago: Chicago VII US LP
1985 USA for Africa: We are the World US LP
1991 Amy Grant: Baby Baby : US 45
1998 Boyzone : All That I Need : UK single

Various Music Events On April 27

1961 Del Shannon debuts on UK chart with Runaway

1967 Bee Gees debut on UK chart with New York Mining Disaster

1967 Traffic enters US charts with debut LP Mr. Fantasy

1968 Simon and Garfunkel’s Mrs. Robinson released in the US

Ace Frehley, Kiss, Ace Frehley Birthday April 27

1975 511 pot-smokers busted over course of five-night series of concerts by Pink Floyd at a sports arena in Los Angeles

1976 David Bowie delayed for several hours when his special train is stopped on the Russian-Polish border. Customs confiscate Nazi books, memorabilia, etc. Bowie states Britain would benefit from a fascist leader and says he would eventually like the job himself.

1977 Southside Johnny and Asbury Jukes make their movie debut in Behind the Lines, the story of a struggling underground newspaper

1981 Ringo Starr marries Barbara Bach at Marylebone Registry Office

1990 The American leg of David Bowie’s “Sound and Vision” world tour starts. Bowie says this tour will be the last time he will perform his old hits like “Golden Years” and “Fame.”

1990 Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses marries Don Everly’s daughter, Erin. The marriage lasts 27 days.

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