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August 21 – Today In Rock Music History

August 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Joe Strummer! Your Spirit Lives On…

Musicians Born On August 21

1904 Count Basie (bandleader)
1938 Kenny Rogers (Ruby don’t Take Your Love to Town)
1944 Jackie De Shannon (When You Walk in the Room)
1952 Joe Strummer (Clash)
1957 Budgie (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
1958 Kim Sledge (Sister Sledge)

Number 1 In The Charts On August 21

1968 Tommy James: ‘Mony Mony’ UK 45
1971 Diana Ross: ‘I’m Still Waiting’ UK 45
1993 Various : Sleepless in Seattle (OST) : US LP

Various Music Events On August 21

1965 Waylon Jennings hits US country chart for first time with ‘That’s the Chance I’ll Have to Take’

1965 Joe Simon makes US chart debut with ‘Let’s do it Over’

1965 Lovin’ Spoonful debut on US chart with ‘Do You Believe in Magic’

1965 Barry Mcguire hits US chart with his only top 40 single, ‘Eve of Destruction’, on his way to No. 1

1967 Columbia Records re-sign Bob Dylan, despite opposition from MGM, for whom he appeared to have already signed. MGM never countersigned the contract and subsequently went out of business

1970 Supertramp release first LP

1971 The Who hit US chart with ‘Who’s Next’ LP

1973 Doobie Brothers ‘Toulouse Street’ and ‘Brothers and Sisters’ by Allman Brothers win gold discs

1976 Rolling Stones headline at Knebworth with 10CC

1980 ‘Breaking Glass’, starring Hazel O’Connor, opens in London

1980 Linda Ronstadt opens on Broadway in ‘Pirates of Penzance’

1996 Former Talking Heads lead singer David Byrne sued to prevent the rest of the group from touring as “The Heads.” The suit was settled out of court.

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June 26 – Today In Rock Music History

June 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Mick Jones!

Mick Jones, The Clash, Mick Jones Birthday June 26

Musician’s Born On June 26

1893 ‘Big Bill’ Broonzy (US blues performer)
1910 Colonel Tom Parker (Elvis Presley’s manager)
1940 Billy Davis, Jr. (Fifth Dimension)
1942 Larry Taylor (Canned Heat)
1943 George Fame (Yeah Yeah)
1949 John Illsley (Dire Straits)
1955 Mick Jones (Clash)
1956 Chris Isaak
1960 Chris Duffy (Waterfront)
1968 Colin Greenwood (Radiohead)

Mick Jones, The Clash, Mick Jones Birthday June 26

Deaths On June 26

1979 Vernon Presley (Elvis’ father)

Number 1 In The Charts On June 26

1961 Gary ‘US’ Bonds: Quarter to Three US 45
1965 Byrds: Mr. Tambourine Man US 45
1971 ELO: Tarkus UK LP
1974 Gordon Lightfoot: Sundown US LP
1976 Real Thing: You To Me Are Everything UK 45
1982 Charlene: I’ve Never Been to Me UK 45
1983 Flashdance soundtrack US LP
1993 Gabrielle : Dreams : UK single
1993 Jamiroquai : Emergency on Planet Earth : UK LP

Mick Jones, The Clash, Mick Jones Birthday June 26

Various Music Events On June 26

1959 Dion and the Belmonts’ hits UK chart

1963 Beatles’ Twist and Shout EP released

1964 Rolling Stones release It’s All Over Now in the UK, their first No. 1 single

1965 Chet Atkins scores biggest US country hit with Yakety Yak

1971 Medicine Head debut on UK chart with (And The) Pictures in the Sky

1975 Sonny and Cher’s divorce finalised. She married Gregg Allmann four days later

1982 Bryan Ferry marries Lucy Helmore

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