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September 12 – Today In Rock Music History

September 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Neil Peart!

Musicians Born On September 12

1943 Maria Muldaur (Midnight at the Oasis)
1944 Barry White (Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe)
1945 Andrea Simpson (Caravelles)
1952 Gerry Beckley (America)
1952 Neil Peart (Rush)
1956 Barry Andrews (XTC)
1972 Liam Gallagher (Oasis)

Number 1 In The Charts On September 12

1963 Beatles: ‘She Loves You’ UK 45
1970 Smokey Robinson: ‘Tears of a Clown’ UK 45
1970 Creedence Clearwater Revival: ‘Cosmos Factory’ UK LP
1981 Meatloaf: ‘Dead Ringer’ UK LP
1981 Journey: ‘Escape’ US LP
1987 Michael Jackson: ‘Bad’ UK LP
1992 Mike Oldfield : Tubular Bells II : UK LP

Various Music Events On September 12

1948 Thirteen-year-old Elvis Presley moves with his family from Tupelo, Mississippi, to Memphis, Tennessee

1958 Cliff Richard hits UK chart for first time with ‘Move It’

1959 ITV broadcast first edition of new weekly pop show, ‘Boy Meets Girl’, with Marty Wilde

1965 Beatles ‘Yesterday’ released in US. (There are now more than 2,500 recorded versions of the song)

1966 ‘The Monkees’ TV show debuts on NBC TV in America

1970 Bob Dylan plays in Woodie Guthrie Memorial Concert at Hollywood Bowl

1972 Faces headline at Madison Square Garden

1977 James Lewis McCartney born to Paul and Linda

1979 2-Tone label releases ‘Gangsters’, by Specials

1987 ‘La Bamba’ soundtrack LP and single achieve double top in US charts

1990 Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks both announce that they’ll no longer perform with Fleetwood Mac.

1992 Eric Clapton’s “Unplugged” album enters the chart

1992 The “Honeymoon In Vegas” soundtrack enters the album chart. Billy Joel, John Mellencamp, Bono and others appear on the album which features all Elvis covers
Two thirds of the way through, Oasis abruptly cancel their U.S. tour, due to “internal differences.”

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July 29 – Today In Rock Music History

July 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Geddy Lee!

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Musicians Born On July 29

1953 Geddy Lee (Rush)
1959 John Sykes (Whitesnake)
1967 Chris Gorman (Belly)
1973 Wanya Morris (Boyz II Men)

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Deaths On July 29

1974 Mama Cass Elliott (Mamas and the Papas)

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Number 1 In The Charts On July 29

1955 Slim Whitman: ‘Rose Marie’ UK 45
1957 Elvis Presley: ‘Loving You’ US LP
1967 Doors: ‘Light My Fire’ US 45
1972 Gilbert O’Sullivan: ‘Alone Again (Naturally)’ US 45
1978 ‘Grease’ soundtrack US LP
1995 Supergrass : I Should Coco : UK LP
1995 Hootie and The Blowfish : Cracked Rear View : US LP

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Various Music Events On July 29

1962 Bob Dylan makes his first radio appearance on WRUR-FM in New York as part of a 21-hour Hootenany Saturday special.

1963 After four years, the Newport Folk Festival reopens with Phil Ochs, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan

1964 Tony Blackburn makes his broadcasting debut on Radio Caroline

1965 Beatles ‘Help’ film premieres at the London Pavilion

1966 Bob Dylan suffers motorcycle crash which keeps him out of the public eye for two years

1972 Arlo Guthrie hits US chart with ‘City of New Orleans’

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1972 Screaming Lord Sutch arrested in London after jumping from a bus in Downing Street with four nude women to publicise forthcoming gigs

1972 Rick Nelson hits US chart with ‘Garden Party’. The song refers to rock-and-roll reunion gig the previous year

1973 Led Zeppelin lose more than $180,000 in cash when a thief makes off with their safe-deposit box containing receipts for two Madison Square Garden concerts

1982 Andy Taylor of Duran Duran marries Tracie Wilson

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