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August 29 – Today In Rock Music History

August 29, 2010

We Miss You Michael! Your Spirit Lives On…

Musicians Born On August 29

1920 Charlie Parker (US jazz saxophonist)
1924 Dinah Washington (Ruth Jones)
1943 Dick Halligan (Blood, Sweat and Tears)
1945 Chris Copping (Paramounts)
1953 Rick Downey (Blue Oyster Cult)
1958 Michael Jackson (Thriller)
1958 Lenny Henry (Comic Relief)
1959 Eddie Reader (Fairground Attraction)
1969 Me’Shell Ndegeocello

Deaths On August 291

1976 Jimmy Reed (blues performer)

Number 1 In The Charts On August 29

1970 Edwin Starr: ‘War’ US 45
1981 Aneka: ‘Japanese Boy’ UK 45
1981 ELO: ‘Time’ UK LP
1987 Rick Astley: ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ UK 45
1987 Def Leppard: ‘Hysteria’ UK LP
1987 Los Lobos: ‘La Bamba’ US 45
1992 Smiths : Best….1 : UK LP

Various Music Events On August 29

1954 Louis Jordan begins four-month American road tour in El Paso, Texas

1958 George Harrison joins Paul McCartney and John Lennon in Quarrymen

1958 Alan Freed’s ‘Big Beat Show’ opens at Brooklyn’s Fox Theatre, a change of venue following the summer rock-and-roll riots. Frankie Avalon, Bill Haley, Danleers and Chuck Berry share the bill

1966 Beatles play last onstage gig at Candlestick Park in San Francisco

1981 U2 debut on UK LP chart with ‘Boy’

1981 ‘Rock on the Tyne’ festival begins in Gateshead, UK, featuring Ian Dury, Elvis Costello, U2 etc.

1996 Isaac Hayes, who co-wrote the Stax classic “Soul Man,” sends a protest letter to presidential candidate Bob Dole after hissupporters had changed the lyrics to “I’m A Dole Man.”

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Michael Jackson – Thriller Song Lyrics

July 1, 2010

It’s close to midnight
something evil’s lurkin’ from the dark
under moonlight
You see a sight that almost stops your heart
You try to scream
But terror takes the sound before you make it
You start to freeze
As terror looks you right between your eyes
You’re paralyzed

‘Cause this is thriller
Thriller night
And no one’s gonna save you
From the beast about to strike
You know it’s killer
Thriller night
You’re fighting for your life
Inside a killer
Thriller tonight, yeah

You hear the door slam
And realize there’s nowhere left to run
You feel the cold hand
And wonder if you’ll ever see the sun
You close your eyes
And hope that this is just imagination
Girl, but all the while
You hear a creature creepin’ up behind
You’re outta time

‘Cause this is thriller
Thriller night
There ain’t no second chance
to count the thing with the forty eyes, girl
(Thriller)
(Thriller night)
You’re fighting for your life
Inside a killer
Thriller tonight

Night creatures call
And the dead start to walk in their masquerade
There’s no escaping the jaws of the alien this time
(They’re open wide)
This is the end of your life

They’re out to get you
There’s demons closing in on every side
They will possess you
Unless you change that number on your dial
Now is the time
For you and I to cuddle close together, yeah
All through the night
I’ll save you from the terror on the screen
I’ll make you see

That this is thriller
Thriller night
‘Cause I can thrill you more
Than any ghoul would ever dare try
(Thriller)
(Thriller night)
So let me hold you tight
And share a
killer, diller, chiller
Thriller here tonight

‘Cause this is thriller
Thriller night
Girl, I can thrill you more
Than any ghoul would ever dare try
(Thriller)
(Thriller night)
So let me hold you tight
And share a
(killer, thriller)

I’m gonna thrill you tonight

[Rap]
Darkness falls across the land
The midnight hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize y’all’s neighborhood
And whosoever shall be found
Without the soul for getting down
Must stand and face the hounds of hell
And rot inside a corpse’s shell

I’m gonna thrill you tonight
(Thriller, thriller)
I’m gonna thrill you tonight
(Thriller night, thriller)
I’m gonna thrill you tonight
Ooh, babe, I’m gonna thrill you tonight
Thriller night, babe

[Rap]
The foulest stench is in the air
The funk of forty thousand years
And grizzly ghouls from every tomb
Are closing in to seal your doom
And though you fight to stay alive
Your body starts to shiver
for no mere mortal can resist
the evil of the thriller

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June 25 – Today In Rock Music History

June 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Carly Simon!

Musicians Born On June 25

1935 Eddie Floyd (Knock on Wood)
1945 Carly Simon (You’re So Vain)
1946 Ian McDonald (King Crimson/Foreigner)
1946 Allen Lanier (Blue Oyster Cult)
1949 Clint Warwick (Moody Blues)
1952 Tim Finn (Crowded House)
1954 David Paich (Toto)
1963 George Michael (Careless Whisper)

Deaths On June 25

2009 Michael Jackson

Number 1 In The Charts On June 25

1964 Roy Orbison UK 45
1966 Beatles: Paperback Writer US 45
1977 Jacksons: Show You the Way to Go UK 45
1977 The Muppets: The Muppet Show UK LP
1977 Marvin Gaye: Got to Give It Up US 45
1988 Bros: I Owe You Nothing UK 45
1983 Police: Synchronicity UK LP
1994 Cranberries : Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? : UK LP
1994 Stone Temple Pilots : Purple : US LP

Various Music Events On June 25

1966 Yardbirds hit US chart with Over Under Sideways Down

1966 One of the first big West Coast rock concerts takes place at the Hollywood Bowl. Bands include Byrds, Beach Boys, Captain Beefheart, Lovin’ Spoonful, Sir Douglas Quintet and Love

1967 Beatles record All You Need Is Love during worldwide TV link up on ‘One World’ programme. Recording mixed and released for 7 July

1969 Rolling Stones play first concert with Mick Taylor on guitar in Rome at Coliseum

1977 Tom Petty debuts on UK chart with Anything That’s Rock and Roll

1978 Cream briefly re-form for concert at Ginger Baker’s Polo Club, but advance publicity is so great they call it off

1982 Rolling Stones play first of two sell-out gigs at Wembley Stadium

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