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May 19 – Today In Rock Music History

May 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Pete Townshend!

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Musician’s Born On May 19

1926 David Jacobs (DJ)
1932 Alma Cogan (Dreamboat)
1941 Eadie Raynor (Split Enz)
1945 Pete Townshend (The Who)
1946 Phillip Rudd (AC/DC)
1947 Paul Brady (Nobody Knows)
1947 Jerry Hyman (Blood, Sweat and Tears)
1949 Dusty Hill (Z.Z. Top)
1952 Joey Ramone (Ramones)
1952 Grace Jones (Slave to the Rhythm)
1956 Martin Ware (Heaven 17)
1962 Iain Harvie (Del Amitri)
1963 Yazz (Yasmin Evans)
1972 Jenny Berggren (Ace Of Base)

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Number 1 In The Charts On May 19

1973 Wizzard: See My Baby Jive UK 45
1973 Stevie Wonder: You Are the Sunshine of My Life US 45
1979 Abba: Voulez-Vous UK LP
1979 Supertramp: Breakfast in America US LP
1984 Bob Marley: Legend UK LP
1990 Madonna : Vogue : US single

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Various Music Events On May 19

1956 Fats Domino’s I’m In Love Again replaces Little Richard’s Long Tall Sally at top of American R&B chart

1956 Lonnie Donegan makes his US TV debut on The Perry Como Show at start of one-month tour

1958 Bobby Darin’s Splish Splash released – the first eight-track recording ever released

1960 DJ Alan Freed and eight others charged by federal grand jury for commercial bribery, better known as payola. Freed refuses to testify and becomes the scapegoat for others.

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1961 Everly Brothers launch their own record label, Calliope

1978 Dire Straits release Sultans of Swing in UK

1979 Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr reunite for an impromptu jam at a Welcome Home party for Eric and Patti Clapton

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