Happy Birthday Eric Burdon!
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)
Deaths On May 11
1981 Bob Marley
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
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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