May 11 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Eric Burdon!

Eric Burdon, Eric Burdon and the animals, Eric Burdon Birthday April 4

Musician’s Born On May 11

1888 Irving Berlin (songwriter)
1938 Carla Bley (jazz performer)
1941 Eric Burdon (Animals)
1943 Les Chadwick (Gerry and the Pacemakers)
1947 Butch Trucks (Allmann Brothers)

Eric Burdon, Eric Burdon and the animals, Eric Burdon Birthday April 4

Deaths On May 11

1981 Bob Marley

Eric Burdon, Eric Burdon and the animals, Eric Burdon Birthday April 4

Number 1 In The Charts On May 11

1959 Dave ‘Baby’ Cortez: Happy Organ US 45
1963 Beatles: Please Please Me UK LP
1985 Paul Hardcastle: 19 UK 45
1985 Madonna: Crazy for You US 45
1991 Roxette: Joyride US 45
1991 Cher : Shoop Shoop Song : UK single
1998 Aqua : Turn Back Time : UK single

Eric Burdon, Eric Burdon and the animals, Eric Burdon Birthday April 4

Various Music Events On May 11

1928 First scheduled TV service started by GEC station WLY in New York

1956 Elvis Presley debuts on UK charts with Heartbreak Hotel

1963 Hats Off to Del Shannon hits UK LP chart

1967 Jimi Hendrix hits UK chart with The Wind cries Mary

1970 Woodstock film soundtrack triple LP released

1974 Harry Chapin debuts on UK chart with W.O.L.D.

1979 Peaches and Herb go platinum with Reunited

1985 Eurythmics’ Be Yourself Tonight and China Crisis’ Flaunt the Imperfection hit UK LP chart

1995 Ritchie Valens is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 31 years after his death..

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