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September 5 – Today In Rock Music History

September 5, 2010

We Miss You Freddie! Your Spirit Lives On…

Musicians Born On September 5

1939 John Stewart (Gold)
1943 Joe ‘Speedo’ Frasier (Impalas)
1945 Al Stewart (Year of the Cat)
1946 Buddy Miles
1946 Loudon Wainwright III (US folk singer/songwriter)
1946 Freddie Mercury (Queen)
1946 Dean Ford (Marmalade)
1949 Clem Clemson (Humble Pie)
1966 Terry Ellis (En Vogue)
1968 Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine)
1969 Dweezil Zappa

Number 1 In The Charts On September 5

1964 Animals: ‘House of the Rising Sun’ US 45
1981 Soft Cell: ‘Tainted Love’ UK 45
1992 Kylie Minogue : Greatest Hits : UK LP
1998 Aerosmith : I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing : US single
1998 Boyzone : Where We Belong : UK LP

Various Music Events On September 5

1958 Duane Eddy debuts on UK chart with ‘Rebel Rouser’

1964 Jerry Butler and Betty Everett’s ‘Let it Be Me’ enters US Hot 100

1964 ‘Mercy Mercy’ by Don Couay enters US Hot 100

1965 Rolling Stones fly to Los Angeles to record ‘Get off My Cloud’ and other titles

1971 Five films by John and Yoko Lennon including ‘Cold Turkey’ and ‘Up Your Leg’, are screened at the London Art Spectrum at Alexandra Palace

1987 Huey Lewis and the News become only the second group (following Genesis) to score five Top 10 hits with tracks from same LP as ‘Doin’ it All for My Baby’ from ‘Fore’ moves to No. 10

1988 Tom Waits’s ‘Big Time’ hits UK LP chart

1990 B.B. King receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame

1991 R.E.M. wins 5 MTV Video Music awards, including video of the year for “Losing My Religion.”

1996 The Beatles Anthology video tape set is released

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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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July 19 – Today In Rock Music History

July 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Brian May!

Brian May, Queen, Queen Guitarist, Brian May Birthday July 19

Musicians Born On July 19

1937 George Hamilton IV
1946 Alan Gorrie (Average White Band)
1947 Bernie Leadon (Eagles)
1947 Brian May (Queen)
1948 Keith Godchaux (Grateful Dead)
1952 Alan Collins (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Brian May, Queen, Queen Guitarist, Brian May Birthday July 19

Number 1 In The Charts On July 19

1967 Beatles: ‘All You Need Is Love’ UK 45
1975 Bay City Rollers: ‘Give a Little Love’ UK 45
1975 Wings: ‘Listen to What the Man Said’ US 45
1975 Wings: ‘Venus and Mars’ US LP
1980 Queen: ‘The Game’ UK LP
1980 Billy Joel: ‘It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me’ US 45
1986 Phil Collins: ‘Invisible Touch’ US 45
1986 Patti la Belle: ‘Winner in You’ US LP

Brian May, Queen, Queen Guitarist, Brian May Birthday July 19

Various Music Events On July 19

1954 Sun Label officially releases ‘That’s Alright’ the first single by Elvis Presley

1962 Nat King Cole’s ‘Let There Be Love’ hits UK chart

1967 Otis Redding and Carla Thomas’s ‘Tramp’ hits UK chart

1969 Procul Harum’s ‘A Salty Dog’ enters UK LP chart

1976 Deep Purple announce split

1980 David Bowie opens on stage in Denver in the title role of ‘The Elephant Man’

1983 Simon and Garfunkel begin their reunion tour

1986 Massive hip-hop, electro and rap festival ‘Fresh 86′ held at Wembley Arena; it includes performances by Afrika Bambaata, Mantronix and Roxanne Shante

1991 Former Guns n’ Roses drummer Steven Adler filed a lawsuit against the band. He claimed the other members had forced him to use heroin, then made him quit the band when he tried to kick his drug habit.

1995 Dr. George Nichopoulous, Elvis Presley’s former doctor, loses his medical licence for being “too liberal” in prescribing addicitive drugs.

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