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May 12 – Today In Rock Music History

May 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Steve Winwood!

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Musician’s Born On May 12

1928 Burt Bacharach (songwriter)
1942 Ian Dury (Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick)
1944 Billy Swan (I Can Help)
1944 James Purify (James and Bobby Purify)
1945 Ian McLagan (Small Faces)
1945 Jay Otis Washington (Persuasions)
1948 Steve Winwood (Traffic)
1961 Billy Duffy (Cult)

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Number 1 In The Charts On May 12

1958 Everly Brothers: All I Have to Do Is Dream US 45
1973 Led Zeppelin: Houses of the Holy US LP
1984 Lionel Richie: Hello US 45
1990 Adamski: Killer UK 45
1997 Olive : You’re Not Alone : UK single

Steve Winwood, Steve Winwood Traffic, Steve Winwood Birthday May 12

Various Music Events On May 12

1960 ABC TV screen Welcome Home Elvis, his first post-army show, Frank Sinatra also stars

1964 Pirate Radio Atlanta begins broadcasting

1965 Rolling Stones begin two days of sessions at Chess studios in Chicago – Satisfaction results

1967 Procul Harum release A Whiter Shade of Pale in UK

1967 ‘Games For May’ concert performed by Pink Floyd at Queen Elizabeth Hall – song title is later changed to See Emily Play

Steve Winwood, Steve Winwood Traffic, Steve Winwood Birthday May 12

1968 Rolling Stones play NME poll-winners concert at Wembley

1971 Mick and Bianca Jagger marry at the St. Tropez Town Hall

1973 Lou Reed’s Walk on the Wild Side hits UK chart

1977 Pink Floyd perform the first quadraphonic concert at Portland Coliseum

1979 Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush play benefit concert at Hammersmith Odeon for lighting man Bill Duffy, who died on 20th April

1983 Meatloaf files for bankruptcy with debts of over a million dollars

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