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Koala
09-12-2010, 04:45 AM
1970 Creedence Clearwater Revival scored their first UK No.1 album with 'Cosmo's Factory'. It enjoyed a nine-week run at No.1 in the US where it sold over three million copies.
 
 1975 Wish You Were Here,' Pink Floyd's long-awaited followup to 'Dark Side of the Moon,' is released. "Shine On You Crazy Diamond," a side-long epic about their troubled ex-leader Syd Barrett, is its centerpiece.

1987 Michael Jackson kicked of his Bad World Tour by playing the first of three sold-out nights at Korakuen Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. By the end of the 123-date tour, Jackson had played to over 4million fans across fifteen countries.

1990 Could this be the end of Fleetwood Mac? Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie both think so, as they announce they will no longer sing with the soft rockers. The band reunited at President Clinton’s inauguration in 1993.

2003 Johnny Cash passes away.

2003 The Beatles sue Apple computers, alleging their iTunes store infringes copyrights on the logo of their Apple Corps record label.

2007the surviving members of Led Zeppelin announced they would reform for a star-studded tribute concert in London. Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones would play at a show to remember the late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. The place of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, who died in 1980, would be taken by his son Jason. The one-off concert, the trio's first performance for 19 years, would take place at the O2 arena in London on 26th November with tickets costing £125. All profits from the show would go towards scholarships in Ertegun's name in UK, the USA and Turkey, the country of his birth.

Koala
09-13-2010, 02:47 AM
1963 Graham Nash fell out of The Hollies van after a gig in Scotland. Nash checked to see if the door was locked, it wasn't and he fell out as it travelled at 40 m.p.h.

1969 John and Yoko flew to Canada with the Plastic Ono Band to perform at the Rock & Roll Revival Show in Toronto, Canada, featuring Eric Clapton on guitar.Klaus Voormann and drummer Alan White were put together so late that they had to rehearse on the plane from England. Also making an appearance at the concert were Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent, Bo Diddley, The Doors and Alice Cooper. Lennon later released his performance as the Live Peace in Toronto 1969 album.

1980 Jackson Browne scored his only US No.1 album with 'Hold Out'.

1985 MTV presents the second annual "MTV Video Music Awards" from Radio City Music Hall. The host is Eddie Murphy and Video of the Year goes to Don Henley's "The Boys of Summer (he won total 4 prizes) . "Best Concept Video: Smuggler‘s Blues by Glenn Frey.

2000 Elton John threw a tantrum when he was set to appear at a sell-out show at the Estoril Casino near Lisbon. Elton was unhappy after the audience were slow in leaving a VIP dinner before the concert, Elton left the building and flew home on his private jet without playing a note.

TimothyBFan
09-13-2010, 09:51 AM
2000 Elton John threw a tantrum when he was set to appear at a sell-out show at the Estoril Casino near Lisbon. Elton was unhappy after the audience were slow in leaving a VIP dinner before the concert, Elton left the building and flew home on his private jet without playing a note.

Such a diva! :lol:

Koala
09-14-2010, 03:27 AM
1968 Roy Orbison's house in Nashville burnt down, his two eldest sons both died in the blaze. Orbison was on tour in the UK at the time of the accident.

1974 Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Joni Mitchell, The Band, Jesse Colin Young and Joe Walsh all appeared at Wembley Stadium, London, England.

1979 The film Quadrophenia was released. Based on The Who’s 1973 rock opera the film featured Phil Daniels, Toyah Willcox, Ray Winstone, Michael Elphick and Sting.

1979 Led Zeppelin's 'In Through the Out Door' begins its seven-week run at Number One on the US charts.

TimothyBFan
09-14-2010, 09:15 AM
1979 Led Zeppelin's 'In Through the Out Door' begins its seven-week run at Number One on the US charts.

We have 6 copies!! :hilarious:

Koala
09-15-2010, 03:06 AM
1966 John Lennon makes his first appearance away from the Beatles in the role of Private Gripweed in Richard Lester's film 'How I Won the War'. He writes "Strawberry Fields Forever" during the filming.

1975 Pink Floyd released their follow-up to 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in the US. 'Wish You Were Here' consisted only five tracks, one of the tracks ‘Have a Cigar’ featured Roy Harper on vocals.

1979 Led Zeppelin scored their sixth US No.1 album when 'In Through The Out Door' started a seven-week run at the top of the charts.

1982 Queen performs at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California, in what turns out to be their last U.S. concert.

2004 Johnny Ramone passes away after a fight with prostate cancer.

2008 Pink Floyd keyboard player and founder member Rick Wright died aged 65 from cancer.

Troubadour
09-15-2010, 04:30 PM
2008 Pink Floyd keyboard player and founder member Rick Wright died aged 65 from cancer.

So sad. Crazy to think it's been two years. Rick always seemed like such a sweet, gentle guy, and he was an integral (but probably underrated) part of Pink Floyd. He had a great voice and harmonised perfectly with David Gilmour. 'Echoes' is a prime example of how good they sounded together.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kQNFyEI2rs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kQNFyEI2rs

Koala
09-16-2010, 05:13 AM
1925 B.B. King was born in Indianola, MS.

1963 ‘She Loves You’ by The Beatles was released by Swan Records in the US. Although the song is currently number one in the UK, ‘She Loves You’ was ignored in the US until 1964 when it would reach the top of the US Pop chart.

1970 Led Zeppelin won 'best group' in the Melody Maker readers Poll. This was the first time in eight years that The Beatles hadn't won 'best group.'

1970 Neil Young's third solo album, 'After the Gold Rush,' is released. It peaks at #8 and yields a major hit, "Only Love Can Break Your Heart“.

1989 U2 jammed with B.B. King on a boat rented for the blues legends 64th birthday in Sydney Harbour, Sydney, Australia.

2004 Green Day unveil their new rock opera, American Idiot, on the first date of their national tour in Hollywood.

TimothyBFan
09-16-2010, 09:11 AM
1970 Led Zeppelin won 'best group' in the Melody Maker readers Poll. This was the first time in eight years that The Beatles hadn't won 'best group.'


:nahnah: Na na na na na na :nahnah: ;)

Koala
09-17-2010, 02:59 AM
1923 Hank Williams was born in Mount Olive, Alabama.

1931 The first 33 and a third LP players were launched by RCA victor at the Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York.

1964 police arrived at a Rolling Stones gig at the ABC Theatre in Carlisle, England, after a trouble broke out with the 4,000 fans at the concert.

1967 The Doors were banned from The Ed Sullivan Show after Jim Morrison broke his agreement with the show’s producers. Morrison said before the performance that he wouldn’t sing the words, “Girl, we couldn’t get much higher,” from 'Light My Fire' but did anyway. The Doors also performed their new single 'People Are Strange.'

1983 Paul Young scored his first UK No.1 album with his debut release 'No Parlez.' The album returned to the top of the charts on four other occasion's spending a total of 119 weeks on the chart.

1991 Over 4 million copies of Guns N' Roses album, 'Use Your Illusion I' and 'Use Your Illusion II' were simultaneously released for retail sale, making it the largest ship-out in pop history in the US.

1996 a bomb was found at a South London sorting office addressed to Icelandic singer Bjork. Police in Miami had alerted the post office after finding the body of Ricardo Lopez who had made a video of himself making the bomb and then killing himself.

TimothyBFan
09-17-2010, 10:46 AM
1931 The first 33 and a third LP players were launched by RCA victor at the Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York.

I can't even imagine what my life would be had this never happened.

1967 The Doors were banned from The Ed Sullivan Show after Jim Morrison broke his agreement with the show’s producers. Morrison said before the performance that he wouldn’t sing the words, “Girl, we couldn’t get much higher,” from 'Light My Fire' but did anyway. The Doors also performed their new single 'People Are Strange.'
And don't we all LOVE the way he did it also?!?!? It was so deliberate, you have to laugh because you just knew he knew it was going to cause problems.

Can't find the real version but this is how it was done in the movie version.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qlp_u-fLLg8

Brooke
09-17-2010, 11:20 AM
:lol: I guess he showed them!

Koala
09-18-2010, 06:17 AM
1954 Elvis Presley appeared at The Eagles Nest, Memphis Tennessee.

1969 Genesis plays their first paid gig.

1970 Jimi Hendrix dies in his sleep at the Samarkand Hotel in London. He was 27.
1983 Kiss appears in public for the first time without their make-up.
1988 Don't Worry Be Happy (Bobby McFerrin) was a hit.

1993 Meat Loaf went to No.1 on the UK album chart for the first of five times with 'Bat Out Of Hell II'.

2009 Leonard Cohen collapsed on stage during a concert in Valencia in Spain and was taken to hospital. He was later discharged after doctors told him he had food poisoning. Cohen was in the middle of singing his song Bird On The Wire when he fainted, prompting the band to stop playing and rush to help him.

Ive always been a dreamer
09-18-2010, 11:36 AM
1954 Elvis Presley appeared at The Eagles Nest


Wow! They were just mere Eaglettes back then! :twisted:

And I remember The Doors appearance on Ed Sullivan and all of the ensuing controversy. Hard to imagine that nowadays, but this is the same show that would only film Elvis from the waist up because of his vulgar gyrations. And just think, that was the coolest show around back then! :lol:

Koala
09-19-2010, 03:08 AM
1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival scored their only UK No.1 single with 'Bad Moon Rising' a US No.2 hit. Also on this day the group started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Green River.'

1970 'Loaded,' the Velvet Underground's fourth album, is released. True to its name, it's "loaded" with classic songs, including "Sweet Jane" and "Rock and Roll.

1973 country rock singer, songwriter 26-year-old Gram Parsons, formerly of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, died under mysterious conditions in Joshua Tree, California. His death was attributed to heart failure but later was officially announced as a drug overdose. His coffin was stolen by two of his associates, manager Phil Kaufman and Michael Martin, a former roadie for The Byrds, and was taken to Cap Rock in the California desert, where it was set alight, in accordance to Parson's wishes. The two were later arrested by police.

1979 'Loaded,' the Velvet Underground's fourth album, is released. True to its name, it's "loaded" with classic songs, including "Sweet Jane" and "Rock and Roll.

1987 A reunited Pink Floyd, minus Roger Waters, releases 'A Momentary Lapse of Reason,' their first studio album since 1984's 'The Final Cut'.

1981 Simon and Garfunkel reunited for a concert in New York's Central Park. Over 400,000 fans attend the show. The performance was recorded for a record and video release.

2004 Canadian singer Celine Dion extended her Las Vegas show for another year. Dion was reportedly being paid $100m (£66m) for the original three-year run of five 90-minute concerts a week.

Koala
09-20-2010, 02:47 AM
1969 Blind Faith started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with their self-titled debut album. The only release from the Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker & Rick Grech line-up also reached No.1 in the US. The only UK gig was in Hyde Park, London on 7th Jun 1969.

1969 UK music paper Melody Maker readers poll results were published. Winners included Eric Clapton who won best musician, Bob Dylan best male singer and best album for 'Nashville Skyline'. Best group went to The Beatles, Best single went to Simon and Garfunkel for 'The Boxer' and Janis Joplin won Best female singer.

1970 Jim Morrison of The Doors was acquitted on charges of lewd and lascivious behavior, but was found guilty of exposing himself during a concert at The Dinner Key Auditorium in Coconut Grove a year and a half earlier. At his trial at the Dade County Courthouse in Miami, Judge Goodman sentenced Morrison to six months hard labor and a $500 (£270), fine for public exposure and sixty days hard labor for profanity. The sentence was appealed, but Morrison was never brought to trial, as he would die in Paris France on July 3, 1971.

1975 Winners in this year’s Melody Makers Readers poll included, Robert Plant who won Best singer, Joni Mitchell, Best female singer, Yes won Best band, Genesis won Best live act, Best single, ‘I’m Not In Love, by 10cc, Best album Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin, and Brightest hope went to Camel.

1983 Former Blind Faith members Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton are among the performers at the ARMS benefit concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The concert raises money for research into multiple sclerosis.

MikeA
09-20-2010, 10:20 AM
Now THAT was pure "FLASHBACK" Koala! Mentions of 10-cc, Blind Faith and all that legal fiasco with Jim Morrison....Whew! Thought I was back in the 60's/'70's again!

Koala
09-21-2010, 02:46 AM
1934 Leonard Cohen was born.

1947 Don Felder was born.

1963 Martha and the Vandellas' million-selling "Heat Wave" tops the R&B chart for five weeks and reaches #4 on the pop chart.

1968 Deep Purple made No.4 on the US singles chart with their debut single 'Hush', also a hit for Kula Shaker in 1997.

1968 Madame Tussaud's Waxworks in London gave The Beatles their fifth image change of clothes and hair in four years.

1985 Madonna scored her first UK No.1 album with 'Like A Virgin', ten months after its release. The album spent a total 152 weeks on the UK chart.

1991 Dire Straits scored their fourth UK No.1 album with 'On Every Street'.

1991 Status Quo put themselves in the Guinness Book Of Records by appearing four venues in one day, Sheffield, Glasgow, Birmingham and London, performing all four in a 12-hour period.
 

Koala
09-22-2010, 02:43 AM
1957 Nick Cave was born.

1962 The Springfields (Dusty Springfield her brother Tom and their friend, Tim Field) had ‘Silver Threads and Golden Needles,’ enter the US Top 20 and became the first British vocal group to chart that high in America.

1969 A new weekly TV show 'The Music Scene' aired on ABC in the US for the first time. Stevie Wonder Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Tom Jones, Cass Elliot, James Brown, Janis Joplin and Sly and the Family Stone were all booked to appear on the show.

1972 David Bowie opens his first US tour in Cleveland, Ohio.

1973 Sweet hits #2 on the UK charts with "Ballroom Blitz."

1973 The Rolling Stones scored their eighth UK No.1 album when 'Goats Head Soup' started a two-week run at the top of the charts. Also a US No.1.

1989 Neil Young releases 'Freedom,' his best album in a decade. A blistering performance of the opening track, "Rockin' in the Free World," on 'Saturday Night Live' is regarded as one of that show's best performances.

1991 Bryan Adams made chart history when '(Everything I Do), I Do It For You', had its twelfth consecutive week as the UK No.1 single.

2001 ‘A Tribute to Heroes’ was aired commercial-free on most of the major US TV networks. The live program was organised to raise money following the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and New York’s World Trade Center. Neil Young, Tom Petty, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, U2, Limp Bizkit, Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam all performed. Manning the telephones to take pledges were celebrities including Jack Nicholson, Jim Carrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Goldie Hawn, Robin Williams, Meg Ryan, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kurt Russell, Adam Sandler and many more.

2005 Jimmy Page was made an honorary citizen of Brazilian city Rio de Janeiro for his work helping its street children. The Led Zeppelin guitarist had opened Casa Jimmy (Jimmy's House) in 1998 which had so far supported more than 300 children.

TimothyBFan
09-22-2010, 08:58 AM
1973 Sweet hits #2 on the UK charts with "Ballroom Blitz."


You know I have to do this..... "Are you ready Steve...."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qswKeWhjaUc

2005 Jimmy Page was made an honorary citizen of Brazilian city Rio de Janeiro for his work helping its street children. The Led Zeppelin guitarist had opened Casa Jimmy (Jimmy's House) in 1998 which had so far supported more than 300 children.


Jimmy is married to a Brazilian, Jimena Gomez-Paratcha, who was/is extremely active in helping the street children of Brazil. Good for them!!

Koala
09-23-2010, 03:12 AM
1930 Ray Charles is born in Albany, Georgia.

1949 Bruce Springsteen is born in Freehold, New Jersey.

1957 That'll Be the Day" hits #1. "Peggy Sue" is released hot on its heels, reaching #3. Buddy Holly performs both songs on The Ed Sullivan Show in December.

1978 Foreigner release their second album, Double Vision. The album peaks at No. 3 on the chart, despite Rolling Stone noting, “One is hard pressed to discern even a ‘single’ vision on the second Foreigner LP.”

1980 Bob Marley collapsed on stage during a concert at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Marley had collapsed in New York's Central Park while jogging, two days before and was told to immediately cancel the US leg, but flew to Pittsburgh to perform one final performance. This was the last time Marley ever appeared on stage performing, Marley died of cancer on in May 1981.

1997 Elektra Entertainment releases “The Next Voice You Hear: The Best of Jackson Browne,” the first-ever anthology of the singer/songwriter’s work.

2001 Kylie Minogue started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head.' The Australian singers 6th No.1 was It was written and produced by Cathy Dennis and former Mud guitarist Rob Davis for which the pair won an Ivor Novello Award for the most performed song of the year. 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head' charted at No.1 in 40 countries.

2006 Neil Young was named artist of the year at the Americana Honors and Awards at the fifth annual event in Nashville, Tennessee. The 60-year-old singer-songwriter released the protest album Living With War this year.

Koala
09-24-2010, 03:52 AM
1966 Jimi Hendrix arrived in London with manager Chas chandler on a flight from New York City. With only the clothes he was wearing, Hendrix had sold his other belongings to pay a hotel bill in New York.

1984 Culture Club had their second UK No.1 single with 'Karma Chameleon', which stayed at the top of the charts for six weeks and became the best-selling single of 1983.

1993 After suing for wrongful dismissal, Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler collects a $2.5 million settlement from the band. He alleged that his bandmates threw him out of the group for his heroin habit, after encouraging him to take the drug in the first place.

1994 Eric Clapton is tonight's special musical guest on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live.

2000 Mariah Carey started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the Phil Collins 1984 hit 'Against All Odds.'

Koala
09-25-2010, 10:40 AM
1964 The Temptations begin recording ’My Girl’ which went on to be their first US number one and the first of fifteen US Top Ten hits.

1971 Cat Stevens releases his single “Peace Train.” The song was later covered by 10,000 Maniacs, who pulled the tune from 1987's In My Tribe after Stevens declared his support for the fatwa against Salman Rushdie.

1980 John Bonham, drummer with Led Zeppelin, died aged 32 after a heavy drinking session. ‘Bonzo’ was found dead at guitarist's Jimmy Page's house of what was described as asphyxiation, after inhaling his own vomit after excessive vodka consumption, (40 shots in 4 hours). During live sets his drum solo, ‘Moby Dick,’ would often last for half an hour and regularly featured his use of his bare hands. In 2007, Ludwig issued a limited edition drum kit in Bonham's memory.

1982, Queen made a guest appearance on US TV's Saturday Night Live, where they performed ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ and ‘Under Pressure’.

1992 Two fans were stabbed and 20 arrests were made after trouble broke out at a Ozzy Osbourne gig in Oklahoma City. The sale of alcohol at the concert was blamed for the incident.

2001 'Invincible,' Michael Jackson's first album in four years, is released. Featured guests include Carlos Santana, Will Smith and Missy Elliott.

2003 Actor and occasional rocker Bruce Willis plays a show with his band the Accelerator for American troops in Northern Iraq.

2008 Paul McCartney announced today that he will perform in Isreal to the delight of many fans. It has been over 40 years since The Beatles tried to perform
 

Koala
09-26-2010, 05:45 AM
1945 Bryan Ferry is born.

1964 Roy Orbison started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Pretty Woman'.

1965 At the end of a European tour Roger Daltry knocked out Keith Moon and was sacked from The Who. The band were playing two shows in one night in Denmark, when an argument broke about between all four band members. Daltry was reinstated the following day.
1967 Pink Floyd played the first of three nights at the Fillmore in San Francisco, the groups first ever live dates in the US.

1969 The Beatles released 'Abbey Road' in the UK, the final studio recordings from the group featured two George Harrison songs 'Something' and 'Here Comes The Sun' plus 'Come Together', 'Sun King' and 'Golden Slumbers.'

1987 Michael Jackson started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Bad'.

2003 English singer, songwriter Robert Palmer died of a heart attack aged 54 in Paris France. He was a member of Vinegar Joe and Power Station (with Duran Duran members Andy Taylor and John Taylor with drummer and former Chic member Tony Thompson). As a solo artist had the 1986 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'Addicted To Love' and the 1988 hit ‘Simply Irresistible’.
 

Koala
09-27-2010, 03:16 AM
1947 Meat Loaf(Marvin Lee Aday) is born.

1964 The Beach Boys made their TV debut on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' on US TV.

1978 Eric Clapton sponsored a West Bromwich Albion UEFA cup-tie against Galatasarey of Turkey. After the game, Eric presented each player with a gold copy of his latest album 'Slowhand''.

1980 David Bowie scored his fourth UK No.1 album with 'Scary Monsters And Supercreeps'.

1986 Metallica bass player Cliff Burton was crushed to death after the bands tour bus crashed between Stockholm and Copenhagen. During a European tour members from the band drew cards for the most comfortable bunk on the tour bus, Burton had won the game with an Ace of Spades and was asleep when the tour bus ran over a patch of black ice and skidded off of the road. He was thrown through the window of the bus, which fell on top of him.

2008 Pink Floyd’s manager Bryan Morrison died after spending over two years in a coma. Morrison suffered severe brain injuries in a polo accident at the Royal Berkshire Polo Club, England in 2006, and never recovered. He also managed The Pretty Things and was a music publisher for Syd Barrett, The Bee Gees, Elton John, The Jam, T-Rex and Wham!

Koala
09-28-2010, 02:42 AM
1980 The Police were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Don't Stand So Close To Me' the group's third No.1. Taken from their album 'Zenyatta Mondatta' and the best selling single of 1980.

1991 Bryan Adams was awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia.

1991 Guns N' Roses released 2 albums 'Use Your Illusion I' and 'Use Your Illusion II' which debut at number 1 and number 2 on the UK album chart. Both albums make No.1 & No.2 in the US.

2002 Madonna was voted the greatest female singer of all-time by 75,0000 music fans in a VH1 poll. But critics and music fans were unhappy with the position of Kylie Minogue who was voted into second place beating Diana Ross, (12th) and Annie Lennox, (14th). The highest placed UK act was Kate Bush who was voted No. 10.

2004 In a Los Angeles Times editorial, Yusuf Islam blasts the United States’ system of screening airline passengers of potential terrorists as “indiscriminate” and “unjust.” The artist formerly known as Cat Stevens was barred from entering the United States the previous week because his named appeared on a government security watch list.

luvthelighthouse
09-28-2010, 12:55 PM
I'm late on reading these... I didn't realize John Bonham was only 32 when he died. :sad:

I loved GNR! Too bad they self destructed. Wow, I didn't know Steve Adler sued them either. If I did know it, I forgot about it.

Koala
09-29-2010, 02:54 AM
1935 Jerry Lee Lewis is born.

1976 Enjoying his own birthday celebrations singer Jerry Lee Lewis accidentally shot his bass player Norman Owens in the chest. Lewis had been blasting holes in an office door. Owens survived but sued his boss.

1979 The Police had their first UK No.1 single with 'Message In A Bottle' the group's third Top 20 hit.

1989 While travelling on his motorbike from Los Angeles, Bruce Springsteen called in at Matt's Saloon in Prescott, Arizona and jammed with the house band for an hour. He also donated $100,000 to a barmaid's hospital bill.

2004 Keith Moon's five-piece drum kit, custom-made for The Who drummer in 1968, sold for £120,000 pounds ($215,772) in London to an American collector, setting a world auction record for a set of drums.

2004 U2's singer Bono addresses the Labour Party Conference in Brighton, England. He tells the delegates to “get real” about AIDS and world poverty.

Koala
09-30-2010, 03:20 AM
1971 Rick Wakeman made his live debut with Yes at The De Montford Hall, Leicester at the start of a 23-date UK tour.
 
1972 David Cassidy, the breakthrough heartthrob of the Partridge Family, hits #1 in the UK with "How Can I Be Sure" where it will stay there for two weeks.

1988 John Lennon gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1993 George Harrison and David Crosby make guest appearances on the fifth season premiere of the Fox animated comedy series “The Simpsons.”

1997 Fleetwood Mac’s reunion show at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J., grosses a house record of $1,094,520.

1997 U2 cause controversy during its show in Tel Aviv, Israel, with frontman Bono appealing for the release from imprisonment of nuclear secrets traitor Mordechai Vanunu.

2003 Elton John auctions off the contents of his London home at Sotheby's. John says he needs to make room for his collection of photographs and modern art.

2006 Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are joined by Dave Matthews, Steel Pulse, Gov’t Mule, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov’t Mule, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer for the organization’s 21st anniversary concert at the Tweeter Center in Camden, N.J.

2007 Foo Fighters went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Echoes Silence Patience & Grace’ the bands sixth studio album and second UK No.1. Reba McEntire was at No.1 on the US album chart with Reba: Duets.

Koala
10-01-2010, 02:29 AM
1965 Bob Dylan appeared at Carnegie Hall in New York City and introduced his new touring band made up of guitarist Robbie Robertson, organist Garth Hudson, bassist Rick Danko, pianist Richard Manual and drummer Levon Helm. They will become known simply as The Band.

1966 Jimi Hendrix appeared live for the first time in the UK when he jammed with Cream at their gig at London Polytechnic.

1969 'Then Play On', the last album by Fleetwood Mac in its Peter Green-led lineup, hits #6 in the U.K. and #109 in the U.S.

1977 Elton John became the first musician to be honoured in New York City's Madison Square Hall Of Fame.

1983 the Swedish post Office issued an Abba stamp.

1983 a David Bowie world convention was held at The Cunard Hotel in London. The event had the largest collection of Bowie merchandise ever assembled. Tickets £6.90.

1988 Bon Jovi scored their first UK No.1 album with 'New Jersey', their fourth release.

1994 Eric Clapton entered the US album chart at No.1 with 'From The Cradle'.

1994 Peter Gabriel hits #23 in the US with 'Secret World Live'.

1998 John Fogerty gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
 

Koala
10-02-2010, 03:11 AM
1950 Mike Rutherford is born.

1951 Sting is born.

1971 Rod Stewart started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Maggie May / Reason To Believe', his first solo No.1. Stewarts album 'Every Picture Tells A Story' also started a four-week run on this day at No.1 on the UK and US chart.

1977 Sweet hits #91 in the US with "Co-Co."

1982 Dire Straits started a four-week run at No.1 on UK the album charts with 'Love Over Gold'.

1982 Peter Gabriel performs with Genesis for the first time since leaving the band in 1975. Phil Collins and the gang join him at a concert to benefit WOMAD. The concert saves Gabriel’s ailing world music organization.

1983 Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler was at No.1 on the US singles chart with the Jim Steinman written and produced track 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart'. It made her the only Welsh artist to score a US No.1.

1985 Bruce Springsteen's globe-trotting Born in the U.S.A. Tour draws to a close at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The 15-month, 150-date outing found him performing at mammoth outdoor stadiums and indoor arenas.

1997 It is announced that “Candle in the Wind 1997,” Elton John’s tribute to the late Princess Diana, has shipped more than 26 million units worldwide, making it the second biggest single in history (behind Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas”). It tops the U.S. charts for 14 weeks.

2006 The man who shot “Walking in Memphis” singer Marc Cohn in the head during a Denver carjacking is sentenced to 36 years in jail. Cohn has since made a full recovery

Koala
10-03-2010, 03:17 AM
1945 Elvis Presley made his first ever-public appearance in a talent contest at the Mississippi Alabama Dairy Show singing 'Old Shep', Elvis was 10 years old at the time and came second.

1947 Lindsey Buckingham is born.

1978 the members of Aerosmith bailed thirty fans out of jail after they were arrested for smoking pot during an Aerosmith concert at Fort Wayne Coliseum.

1980 Aerosmith's 'Greatest Hits' collection is released. It remains their best-selling album to date, having sold 10 million copies.

1992 Queen's 'Greatest Hits' CD - a revised version of the 1981 album of the same name - enters the charts, where it will remain for four years.

2000 The Cars singer and bass player Benjamin Orr died of cancer at home in Atlanta at the age of 53. Sang lead vocals on the bands hits ‘Just What I Needed’, ‘Let's Go’ and ‘Drive’.

TimothyBFan
10-03-2010, 12:24 PM
2000 The Cars singer and bass player Benjamin Orr died of cancer at home in Atlanta at the age of 53. Sang lead vocals on the bands hits ‘Just What I Needed’, ‘Let's Go’ and ‘Drive’.


A day I remember well and I never forget the date every year. It so happens that this is also my husband and my father's birthday.

RIP Benjamin.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e136/williehoo/Legends%20of%20Rock/CF47081020_123337589056.jpg

EagleLady
10-03-2010, 12:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbTjzZzfR7w

RIP. Benjamin :(

Koala
10-04-2010, 07:12 AM
1966 After over six months of recording and production work, "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys is released.

1970 Janis Joplin is found dead in her room at the Landmark Hotel in Hollywood, California. The official cause is accidental heroin overdose.

1975 Pink Floyd went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Wish You Were Here'. The album featured a tribute to ex band member Syd Barrett, 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond'. Also No.1 in the US.

1980 Winners in the Melody Makers readers poll included, Kate Bush who won Best female singer, Peter Gabriel won Best male singer, Best guitarist went to Ritchie Blackmore, Phil Collins won Best drummer, Genesis won Band of the year, Best single went to Pink Floyd for ‘Another Brick in The Wall’, and Saxon won brightest hope.

1980 Fleetwood Mac members Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood present the University of Southern California Trojan Marching Band with a platinum record for their contribution to the album “Tusk”.

1980 Genesis hits #58 with "Turn It On Again".

1980 Queen caps the biggest year of their career with another #1 hit, the funk-influenced "Another One Bites the Dust."

AmarilloByMorning
10-04-2010, 03:47 PM
1966 After over six months of recording and production work, "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys is released.
One of the only bands who rival the Eagles in terms of persnickety OCD-ish production, editing the "spaces between the notes" as Walsh might say.

Koala
10-05-2010, 02:46 AM
1945 Brian Connolly ( Sweet) is born.

1954 Bob Geldof is born.

1962 The Beatles debut single 'Love Me Do' was released in the UK. It spent 26 week's on the chart peaking at No.4.

1965 Johnny Cash was arrested crossing the Mexican border into El Paso, Texas after customs officials found 100’s of pills in his guitar case. He received a suspended jail sentence and a $1,000 fine.

1974 Mike Oldfields 'Tubular Bells' went to No.1 for the first time on the UK album chart 15 months after being released. It went on to sell over 10 million copies worldwide.

1991 Bryan Adams scored his first UK No.1 album with 'Waking Up The Neighbours.' 1991 Guns N' Roses started a two week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Use Your Illusion II'.

TimothyBFan
10-05-2010, 08:39 AM
1949 Brian Connolly ( Sweet) is born.



Actually, Brian was born in 1945 and would have been 65 today. :weep:

Koala
10-06-2010, 02:32 AM
Actually, Brian was born in 1945 and would have been 65 today. :weep:
Upps, I have changed this mistake!

Koala
10-06-2010, 02:36 AM
1967 The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded a session for the UK BBC radio show 'Top Gear.' Stevie Wonder who was also appearing on the show jammed with Hendrix.

1970 The US Top 5 singles: at 5, 'All Right Now' by Free, 4, 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough', Diana Ross, 3, 'Candida', Dawn, 2, 'I'll Be There', Jackson Five and No.1, 'Cracklin' Rose,' Neil Diamond.

1980 The Bee Gees sued their record company Polygram and the bands manager Robert Stigwood for fraud.

1990 'The Rhythm of the Saints,' Paul Simon's long-awaited followup to 'Graceland,' is released. Much of it was recorded in Brazil with native musicians.

1991 Michael Jackson gave away the bride at Elizabeth Taylor's seventh wedding, held at Jackson's Neverland Ranch. The Groom was construction worker Larry Fortensky, whom Taylor would divorce in 1997.
2002 Elvis Presley started a three week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Elvis 30 #1 Hits.’

2007 Bruce Springsteen was being sued for $850,000 (£415,973) by a man who claimed he backed out of a contract to buy a horse. Springsteen and his wife Patti Scialfa were both named in legal documents filed in Florida by Todd Minikus. He claimed the couple pulled out of a deal to pay $650,000 (£358,097) for a horse, named Pavarotti.

 

Koala
10-07-2010, 02:31 AM
1963 The Rolling Stones recorded the Lennon and McCartney penned song ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ at De Lane Lea Studios in London.

1967 Cass Elliot from The Mamas And The Papas spent the night in a London jail after being accused of stealing from a hotel. A TV and concert appearance had to be cancelled.

1975 John Lennon is awarded his ‘Green Card’ - permanent residency status - at a hearing in New York which overturned previous efforts by the US Government to deport him. Two days later Yoko gives birth to his son Sean.

1982 Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page was given a 12-month conditional discharge after being found guilty of possessing cocaine.

1996 Michael Jackson plays his first tour in Africa or the Arab world. Jackson performs at the El Menzah Stadium in Tunis where he plays to more than 60,000 spectators. No one under 14 years of age is allowed to attend the concert.

1996 Bruce Springsteen's solo show at Charlotte, N.C.'s Ovens Auditorium sells out in eight minutes. He's promoting his Ghost of Tom Joad album.

1999 Don Henley and Eagles Ltd. file a federal suit against Lovearth, a Sarasota, Fla.- based Internet company, alleging that its registration of the domain names donhenley. net, don-henley.org, donhenley.org, theendoftheinnocence.com, and e-a-g-l-es. com constitutes copyright infringement.

2004 Poison’s C. C. DeVille is named the worst guitarist soloist of all time by Guitar World magazine. Exhibit A is his nine-minute solo from Swallow This … Live! Carlos Santana is a runner-up for his work on “Game of Love.”

2007 Bruce Springsteen went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Magic', the singer, songwriter's 15th studio album and 7th UK No.1. Also a US No.1 album.

TimothyBFan
10-07-2010, 09:16 AM
1999 Don Henley and Eagles Ltd. file a federal suit against Lovearth, a Sarasota, Fla.- based Internet company, alleging that its registration of the domain names donhenley. net, don-henley.org, donhenley.org, theendoftheinnocence.com, and e-a-g-l-es. com constitutes copyright infringement.


Oh Don, Don, Don.... I fear you would have sued your wife had she named your first born Don Henley Jr.

Brooke
10-07-2010, 10:57 AM
Lol!

Don,

The more I think about it old Billy was right
let's kill all the lawyers, kill 'em tonight!


Get over it sweetie! :wink:

Prettymaid
10-07-2010, 01:15 PM
Oh Don, Don, Don.... I fear you would have sued your wife had she named your first born Don Henley Jr.


Lol! Good one Willie!

Nobody'sBeach
10-07-2010, 03:16 PM
Internet companies and wives are entirely different.

TimothyBFan
10-07-2010, 03:35 PM
Internet companies and wives are entirely different.

No kidding? Lighten up while you still can. It was just a joke!

Koala
10-08-2010, 02:30 AM
1964 Roy Orbison was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Oh Pretty Woman', his third UK No.1.

1966 Cream drummer Ginger Baker collapsed during a gig at Sussex University, England after playing a 20 minute drum solo. He recovered in a local hospital.

1977 One half of TV cop show "Starsky & Hutch" (he was blonde Hutch), David Soul was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Silver Lady', his second and last UK No.1 single.

1977 Jimmy Page plays down rumors of a Led Zeppelin split at the band’s Swan Song offices.

1987 the three members from ZZ Top made advance bookings for seats on the first passenger flight to the Moon. The boys are still waiting for confirmation of the trip.

1988 On their 12th single release, U2 scored their first UK No.1 with 'Desire.' The track which was also a US No.3 hit was taken from their album 'Rattle And Hum.

1988 Farewell to Dark Side of the Moon. The Pink Floyd album finally drops out of the Billboard 200 chart, 741 weeks after it first debuted there.

MikeA
10-08-2010, 09:30 AM
1966 Cream drummer Ginger Baker collapsed during a gig at Sussex University, England after playing a 20 minute drum solo. He recovered in a local hospital.

According to what I've read (I THINK it was in the book "Backstage Pass" by Joe Vitale but I wouldn't swear to it), it was not uncommon for bands to turn the show over to the drummer for a long drum solo about halfway through the gig. Often the other band members would leave the stage and either go backstage or even under the stage during the solo to "freshen up"...3E style. The drummer usually didn't mind....they are usually the most unknown member in the band and jumped at the chance to be in the spotlight.

Cream is a story in its own right. Baker and Bruce pretty much hated each other and the feud between them fuel the energy of their performances with each trying to outdo each other. Clapton was pretty much passive aggressive and kept the fires stirred up. It's amazing they stayed together as long as they did!

Prettymaid
10-08-2010, 12:44 PM
Often the other band members would leave the stage and either go backstage or even under the stage during the solo to "freshen up"...3E style.

Woah! I don't think that was in the Backstage Pass I read! :hilarious:

MikeA
10-08-2010, 01:19 PM
I can't imagine where I read that if it wasn't "Backstage Pass"...maybe one of the Clapton books. Could have been in the "Dead" book (Living with the Dead, about the Grateful Dead)

Koala
10-09-2010, 03:45 AM
1940 John Lennon was born , singer, songwriter, guitarist, The Beatles who sold over 20m singles worldwide, (1962-1970), and scored more UK & US No.1 albums than any other group. 1967 'Sgt. Pepper's' is the UK's biggest selling album ever. In 1990 Lennon's song 'Imagine' was played simultaneously in 130 countries to commemorate what would've been Lennon's 50th birthday. He was shot dead in New York by Mark Chapman on 8th December 1980.

1944 John Entwistle was born.

1965 The Beatles started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the Paul McCartney ballad 'Yesterday', giving the group their tenth US No.1. Never released as a single in the UK until 1976.

1970 Pink Floyd released their fourth album Atom Heart Mother which went on to top the UK charts.

1985 Marking what would have been John Lennon's 45th birthday, Yoko Ono formally opened the three and a half acre garden at the Strawberry Fields site in New York's Central Park. The area was planted with trees, shrubs and flowers gathered from across the world and with a $1m donation from Yoko.

1993 Take That had their second UK No.1 single with 'Relight My Fire'. The song which was written and released by Dan Hartman in 1979, where it topped the US dance charts for six weeks. The Take That version featured Scottish singer Lulu and gave her a No.1 hit nearly 30 years after her first hit in 1964.

2000 On what would have been Beatles frontman John Lennon’s 60th Birthdays, the John Lennon Museum opens to the public. Braving heavy rains, about 1,200 people line up around the museum, located about 30 kilometers north of Tokyo, between 7-11 a.m., when the museum opens its doors.

2006 Barbra Streisand tells a heckler at her Madison Square Garden show to "Shut the f*ck up." Honey, I paid $250 for my ticket. I can say what the hell I like.

 

TimothyBFan
10-09-2010, 11:12 AM
2006 Barbra Streisand tells a heckler at her Madison Square Garden show to "Shut the f*ck up." Honey, I paid $250 for my ticket. I can say what the hell I like.

 

Geesh---and I complain about Eagles prices? :eyebrow:

AzEaglesFan
10-10-2010, 03:17 AM
Quick note to Mike, last night on VH1 they had a special about a Rock Band (name starts with Def, I think) they showed all the band members leaving the stage except the drummer and having an 3E time under the stage with a bunch of groupies. I'm surprised they could all make it back to the stage the way the booze and drugs were being passed around.

MikeA
10-10-2010, 10:27 AM
It sure gave the drummer a spotlight to get his Ego Stroked. I ain't sayin' nuthin' ELSE.

Koala
10-10-2010, 02:45 PM
1902 The Gibson Mandolin guitar company was formed. Gibson's first electric guitar the ES-150 was produced in 1936, and in 1946 Gibson introduced the P-90 single coil pickup, which was eventually used on the first Les Paul model made in 1952.

1956 Elvis Presley's "Love Me Tender" entered the US chart for a 19 week stay, peaking at No.1 for 5 weeks. The song, from Presley's first film of the same name, was adapted from the tune "Aura Lee", written in 1861.

1978 Joe Perry and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith are injured in Philadelphia when a fan tosses a cherry bomb onstage.

1979 Fleetwood Mac were awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk Of Fame.

1980 The funeral took place of Led Zeppelin's drummer John Bonham. ‘Bonzo’ was found dead at guitarists Jimmy Page's house of what was described as asphyxiation, after inhaling his own vomit after excessive vodka consumption, (40 shots in 4 hours) aged 32.

2007 Sting topped a list of the worst lyricists ever, for such alleged sins as name-dropping Russian novelist Vladimir Nabokov in the Police tune "Don't Stand So Close to Me," quoting a Volvo bumper sticker ("If You Love Someone Set Them Free"), and co-opting the works of Chaucer, St. Augustine and Shakespeare. The survey in Blender magazine placed Rush drummer Neil Peart at No. 2, Creed frontman Scott Stapp at No. 3 and Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher at No. 4 saying Gallagher "seemed incapable of following a metaphor through a single line, let alone a whole verse."

Koala
10-11-2010, 06:17 AM
1962 The Beatles made their first appearance on the UK singles chart with 'Love Me Do’, which peaked at No. 4 on the chart.

1967 The Doors appeared at Danbury High School, Danbury, Connecticut. Before group came on stage an announcer told the audience not to leave their seats during the performance or they would be escorted out of the venue. There was also a beauty pageant just prior to The Doors coming on stage.

1989 Michael Jackson attended the opening ceremony of the Michael Jackson Auditorium at his former school, Gardner Street Elementary in Hollywood, California. In November, 2003, school officials covered over Jackson's name with painted plywood, leaving only the word "Auditorium" showing, after receiving requests from angry parents when Jackson was booked on suspicion of child molestation.

2003 Mojo magazine readers voted the studio session for Elvis Presley's debut single 'That's All Right' the most pivotal moment in rock history. Bob Dylan's switch from acoustic to electric guitars in 1965 came second, and 'White Riot, the debut single by The Clash released in 1977 was voted third.

2005 Rod Stewart received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to honour a career spanning more than 40 years.

Koala
10-12-2010, 06:23 AM
1965 Pink Floyd plays their first gig at the Countdown Club in London.

1969 Commencing with a call to a Detroit disk jockey, rumors that Paul McCartney is dead begin circulating. These based on a number of apparently planted "clues" divined from Beatle lyrics and album covers. The "Paul is dead" hoax is laid to rest when Paul McCartney emerges from seclusion in Scotland, announcing that "rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated.

1978 Whilst living at the Chelsea Hotel in New York City, Sex Pistol Sid Vicious called the police to say that someone had stabbed his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. He was arrested and charged with murder and placed in the detox unit of a New York prison.

1985 Jennifer Rush was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Power Of Love'. The song stayed at No.1 for five weeks and became the biggest selling single of the year and the biggest single ever for a woman in the UK. Celine Dion enjoyed a No.1 US hit with her version in 1993.


1993 'Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles', an album in which some of country music's hottest stars pay tribute to the Eagles, is released. It sells more than 3 million copies, wins the Country Music Association's Album of the Year Award, and rekindles interest in the band.

1994 The live documentary 'Unledded,' which reunites Robert Plant and Jimmy Page onstage, airs on MTV. It features four live acoustic versions of Led Zeppelin favorites and eight new Page-Plant collaborations.

1997US singer songwriter John Denver was killed when the light aircraft he was piloting crashed into Monterey Bay, California. Denver was aged 53.

TimothyBFan
10-12-2010, 09:04 AM
1993 'Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles', an album in which some of country music's hottest stars pay tribute to the Eagles, is released. It sells more than 3 million copies, wins the Country Music Association's Album of the Year Award, and rekindles interest in the band.


Rekindles interest! :hilarious: I'm sure most of us here can say we never lost interest! I've never heard it other than bits a pieces, but I am very thankful it was thought of, put together & released!!!

Koala
10-13-2010, 05:41 AM
1941 Paul Simon is born.

1958 Frank Sinatra started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely'.

1963 The Beatles made their debut on ITV's 'Sunday Night at The London Palladium', topping the bill and transmitted live to an audience of 15 million viewers. They played, 'From Me To You', 'She Loves You', 'Twist and Shout' and 'I'll Get You.'

1965 The Who recorded 'My Generation', at Pye studios, London. When released as a single it reached No.2 on the UK chart, held off the No.1 position by The Seekers 'The Carnival Is Over'. Roger Daltrey would later say that he stuttered the lyrics to try to fit them to the music. The BBC initially refused to play the song because it did not want to offend people who stutter.

1975 Neil Young underwent an operation at a Los Angeles hospital to remove an object from his vocal cords.

1980 AC/DC's 'Back In Black' is certified platinum.

1984 Stevie Wonder started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Just Called To Say I Love You', his 7th US No.1, also No.1 in the UK.

1985 Take On Me (a-ha) was a hit.

2002 UK rock band Muse took legal action against Celine Dion after she announced her forthcoming Las Vegas show would be called 'Muse'. Singer Matt Bellamy from the band said 'We don't want anyone to think we're Celine Dion's backing band.'

2008 In a video message on his website, Ringo Starr announced that he no longer has time to sign autographs and asked fans not to send him any mail at all. "No more fan mail and no objects to be signed. Nothing." After finishing a tour of the US and Canada, he was dividing his time between Los Angeles, the South of France and his UK home in Surrey.

Troubadour
10-13-2010, 04:27 PM
That whole Ringo fiasco was two years ago? Wow.

MikeA
10-13-2010, 06:54 PM
That whole Ringo fiasco was two years ago? Wow.

I was thinking the same thing Lou. But when it happened, I actually understood it...though I think he might have "phrased" his decision a little more kindly toward his millions of fans.

I wonder if he stuck with his decision not to sign anything.

Koala
10-14-2010, 03:06 AM
1940 Cliff Richard is born.

1957 The Elvis Presley classic, ‘Jailhouse Rock’ was released. It become his ninth US number one single and stayed on the Billboard chart for nineteen weeks. The film clip from the movie where he sang the song is considered by many historians to be the first rock video.

1969 police in New Jersey issued a warrant for the arrest of Frank Sinatra in relation to his connections with the Mafia.

1972 Joe Cocker was arrested for possession of drugs after a show in Adelaide, Australia.

1972 Michael Jackson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Ben', his first solo No.1. a No.7 hit in the UK.

1973 Angie (The Rolling Stones) was a hit.

1974 Pretty Things sign to Led Zeppelin's Swan Song label.

1976 Aerosmith kicked off their first ever UK tour at Liverpool's Empire Theatre.

2000 The Beatles Anthology book was at No.1 on the New York Times non-fiction bestseller list.

2004 Eric Clapton was suspended from driving in France after being caught speeding at 134mph in his Porsche 911 Turbo near Merceuil. He was given a 750 euro (£515) fine and his UK licence was confiscated. After paying his fine Clapton posed for photographs with French police and then left the scene in his Porsche - with his secretary behind the wheel.

Koala
10-15-2010, 03:56 AM
1965 Jimi Hendrix signed his first recording contract, he received $1 and a 1% Royalty on all of his recordings.

1966 Pink Floyd (who were paid £15 for the gig), The Move, Denny Laine and Soft Machine all appeared at the launch for International Times at London's Roundhouse.

1968 Led Zeppelin performs its first show, at Surrey University in England.

1973 Keith Richards was found guilty of trafficking cannabis by a Court in Nice, France. The Rolling Stone was given a one-year suspended sentence and a 5,000 franc fine. He was also banned from entering France for two years.

1983 Genesis went to No.1 on the UK chart with their self-titled album 'Genesis' :partytime:

1997 Michael Jackson played the last date on the HIStory Tour at King's Park Rugby Stadium, Durban, South Africa. During the tour, Jackson performed 82 concerts in 58 cities to over 4.5 million fans, visiting 5 continents and 35 countries.

TimothyBFan
10-15-2010, 09:56 AM
1966 Pink Floyd (who were paid £15 for the gig), The Move, Denny Laine and Soft Machine all appeared at the launch for International Times at London's Roundhouse.



Isn't that about 30 American $s? I wonder if I offered them that much now, if he'd come play for me? :hmm:

MikeA
10-15-2010, 10:14 AM
1965 Jimi Hendrix signed his first recording contract, he received $1 and a 1% Royalty on all of his recordings.

That was a very sad but common thing artists went through with the record labels.

Koala
10-16-2010, 04:34 AM
1911 Mahalia Jackson was born in New Orleans, LA.

1947 Bob Weir (Grateful Dead) is born.

1965 The Beatles recorded ‘Day Tripper’ at Abbey Road studio’s London in three takes, they then added vocals and other overdubs, completing the song before the end of the day.

1972 Creedence Clearwater Revival split up following the failure of their most recent album, 'Mardi Gras'. After limited success as a solo act and some legal hassles with Fantasy Records, John Fogarty would have two big hits in 1980, 'Center Field' and 'Rock and Roll Girl'. John's brother Tom Fogarty died in September, 1990 and the surviving members have been touring as Creedence Clearwater Revisited.

1986 Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Robert Cray joined other artists on stage in St Louis, for Chuck Berry's 60th birthday concert, as featured in the film 'Hail Hail! Rock & Roll'.

1986 Run-D.M.C.'s remake of "Walk This Way," a collaboration with Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, enters the Top Forty. It becomes the first big rap-rock crossover hit, reaching #4.

1992 Bob Dylan’s 30th Anniversary (of his recording debut) tribute concert took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Guest performers include Neil Young, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, Ron Wood and Dylan himself.

1996 MTV premieres "MTV Unplugged" with Oasis. The band's lead vocalists, Liam Gallagher, does not perform. The show was taped in London in August.

Koala
10-17-2010, 03:51 AM
1964 Manfred Mann started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy', possibly the first No.1 with a nonsense song title. Also a No.1 in the UK, the song was first released by the US group The Exciters.

1969 Led Zeppelin kicked off their fourth North American tour at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

1987 Bruce Springsteen went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Tunnel Of Love' his second album release.

1987 The Bee Gees became the only group to have a UK No.1 single in each of the three decades, (60's, 70's & 80's), when 'You Win Again' went to No.1 on the UK singles chart. The brothers fifth and last No.1.

1992 Peter Gabriel hits #2 in the US with 'Us'.

1998 Phil Collins went to No.1 on the UK album chart with his 'Hits' album, his fifth UK No.1 album.

 

Koala
10-18-2010, 03:20 AM
1957 Paul McCartney made his first appearance with The Quarry Men at New Clubmoor Hall, Norris Green, Liverpool. The line-up for The Quarry Men was John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Eric Griffiths, Colin Hanton, and Len Garry. Paul played John some songs that he has composed which Lennon contributes, marking the birth of the Lennon & McCartney songwriting partnership.

1967 The Bee Gees were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Massachusetts', the group's first of five UK No.1's. Engelbert Humperdink was at No.2 with ‘The Last Waltz’ and Traffic were at No.3 with ‘Hole In My Shoe.’

1968 The Jackson Five make their national TV debut on 'ABC TV's Hollywood Palace.

1968 Jimi Hendrix's version of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" is released. "Before I came to England, I was digging a lot of the things Bob Dylan was doing," Jimi said. "He is giving me inspiration.

1975 Sweet hits #5 in the US with "Ballroom Blitz."

1976 No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “If You Leave Me Now,” Chicago. The song is the group’s 11th top 10 hit and the first to go to No. 1.

2005 An image of a naked John Lennon, taken on the last day of his life, was named the top US magazine cover of the past 40 years. The Rolling Stone front cover, taken by Annie Leibovitz and showing Lennon curled around Yoko Ono, was picked by editors, artists and designers.

Koala
10-19-2010, 03:12 AM
1967 The soundtrack to The Sound Of Music was at No.1 on the UK album chart, spending its 132 week on the chart. The Beatles were at No.2 with 'Sgt Pepper's' and Scott Walker was at No.3 with 'Scott.'

1980 AC/DC kicked off a 20-date UK tour at Bristol Colston Hall. The bands first gigs since the death of singer Bon Scott.

1985 A-Ha went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Take On Me', making them the first Norwegian group to score a US No.1.

1994 during a Pink Floyd show at London's Earls Court a section of seating collapsed, over 1,000 fans attending the sold out show escaped any serious injury.

1996 Irish boy band Boyzone scored had their first UK No.1 single with their version of the 1968 Bee Gees song 'Words'.

1999 'Looking Forward', by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, is released. A major CSNY tour follows in 2000.

Koala
10-20-2010, 03:24 AM
1960 Roy Orbison had his first UK No.1 single with 'Only The Lonely' and his first of 33 hits. The song was turned down by The Everly Brothers and Elvis Presley, so Orbison decided to record the song himself.

1969 The Who played the first of six nights at New York's Filmore East performing a two-hour show featuring the songs from 'Tommy.'

1973 Joe Walsh hits #23 with "Rocky Mountain Way".

1976 Led Zeppelin's film 'The Song Remains The Same', premiered in New York City. The charity night raised $25,000 for the save the children fund.
1978 The debut performance of the Police in the United States takes place at CBGB's in New York.

1979 The Eagles started a nine week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Long Run', the bands fourth US No.1.

2003 Phil Collins is joined by Tina Turner to perform “Great Spirits” at the New York premiere party for Brother Bear. The ex-Genesis tub-thumper composed the soundtrack for the Disney animated film.

TimothyBFan
10-20-2010, 09:46 AM
WOW-kind of an Eagley history day!!!

Koala
10-21-2010, 01:48 AM
1958 Buddy Holly's last recording session took place in New York. The songs recorded included 'It Doesn't Matter Anymore' which became a No.1 hit.

1975 Elton Jhon gets a Star on tue Hollywood Walk on Fame.

1976 Keith Moon played his last show with The Who at the end of a North American tour at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto. On September 7, 1978, Moon died of an overdose of a sedative Heminevrin, that had been prescribed to prevent seizures induced by alcohol withdrawal.

1987 Virgin Records were advertising the new album from Sting 'Nothing Like The Sun', the album and tape was selling for £6.99 and the CD £10.99. The same week Woolworths were selling all their 12" singles for £2.79.

1995 Green Day singer Billie Joe was arrested and fined $141 after mooning at the audience during a gig in Milwaukee.

1997 Elton John's 'Candle In The Wind 97' was declared by the Guinness Book Of Records as the biggest selling single record of all time, with 31.8 million sales in less than 40 days and raising more than £20 million for charity.

2001 Concerts at Madison Square Garden and the RFK stadium in Washington were expected to raise millions in funds for the victims of the Sept 11th attacks. Stars who appeared included Michael Jackson, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, *NSYNC, P Diddy, James Brown, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, The Who and Elton John.
 

Koala
10-22-2010, 03:05 AM
1966 The Beach Boys ‘Good Vibrations’ made its debut on the US singles chart. Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, the track was recorded over 6 weeks in four different Los Angeles studios, at a cost of over $16,000. The recording engineer would later say that the last take sounded exactly like the first, six months earlier. The record would reach No.1 on the US charts in December 1966.

1988 Phil Collins started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Groovy Kind Of Love', his 6th US No.1.

1988 U2 scored their fourth UK No.1 album with the double set and film soundtrack 'Rattle And Hum', featuring their first UK No.1 single 'Desire'.

1996 It was announced that, "The Beatles were now bigger than The Beatles". The statement was based on sales so far this year, having sold 6,000,000 albums from their back catalog and a combined total of 13,000,000 copies of ‘The Beatles Anthology 1’ and ‘The Beatles Anthology 2’. With the release of ‘The Beatles Anthology 3’ a week away, it was anticipated that total Beatles album sales for 1996 would exceed 20 million. A poll showed 41 percent of sales were to teenagers who were not born when The Beatles officially called it quits in 1970.

2000 R.E.M. graces its Athens, Ga., hometown with the band’s first concert appearance there in eight years. The three-song performance, held on the steps of the Athens Clarke County Courthouse, comes as part of Land Aid, a local festival that strives to improve the economic environment of Athens and its surrounding area.

Prettymaid
10-22-2010, 09:31 AM
1996 It was announced that, "The Beatles were now bigger than The Beatles". The statement was based on sales so far this year, having sold 6,000,000 albums from their back catalog and a combined total of 13,000,000 copies of ‘The Beatles Anthology 1’ and ‘The Beatles Anthology 2’. With the release of ‘The Beatles Anthology 3’ a week away, it was anticipated that total Beatles album sales for 1996 would exceed 20 million. A poll showed 41 percent of sales were to teenagers who were not born when The Beatles officially called it quits in 1970.

"The Beatles were now bigger than The Beatles" has got to be a take off from the statement John Lennon made in 1966 where he said in the context of an interview that "We're more popular than Jesus now." It cause great controversy in the U.S., with radio staions banning their records, etc... John apologized for the misunderstanding.

Koala
10-23-2010, 03:09 AM
1962 12 year old Little Stevie Wonder recorded his first single for Motown Records, 'Thank You For Loving Me All The Way.'

1963 Bob Dylan recorded ‘The Times They Are A-Changin' at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City.

1976 Chicago started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'If You Leave Me Now'. It was the group's 18th Top 40 and first US No.1, also a No.1 in the UK. It went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance.

1976 Led Zeppelin made their US television debut on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, they performed ‘Black Dog’ and ‘Dazed And Confused’.

1984 During sessions for 'Southern Accents,' a frustrated Tom Petty strikes a wall and breaks his hand. His guitar-playing ability in jeopardy, he undergoes a successful surgery

Koala
10-24-2010, 03:28 AM
1936 Bill Wyman was born.

1966 After eight months spent living in America with his mother, Bob Marley returns to Jamaica.

1970 Pink Floyd's 'Atom Heart Mother' tops the UK chart. It reaches #55 in America and sets the stage for the breakthrough album 'Meddle, Obscured by Clouds' and, of course, 'Dark Side of the Moon.

1970 'Abraxas', Santana's second album, tops the album chart for the first of six weeks. Although it is a favorite of FM rock stations, it also yields a pair of AM hits in "Black Magic Woman" (#4) and "Oye Como Va" (#13).

1979 Paul McCartney received a medallion cast in rhodium after being declared the most successful composer of all time. From 1962 to 1978, McCartney had written or co-written 43 songs that had sold over a million copies each.

1992 Twenty years after the release of his milestone 'Harvest,' Neil Young issues a sequel, 'Harvest Moon.' It becomes his first million-seller since 1979's 'Rust Never Sleeps.'

Koala
10-25-2010, 02:19 AM
1968 Led Zeppelin play a gig at Surrey University, England. Although there are unconfirmed reports of earlier shows, this appears to be the band’s first gig with their new name after initially performing as The New Yardbirds. In 2003 a poster for the Surrey gig (billing the group as The New Yardbirds) sells at auction for £2,400.

1975 Art Garfunkel was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of 'I Only Have Eyes For You.' Written in 1934 for the film Dames the song was a No.2 hit for Ben Selvin in 1934 and most notably a hit for The Flamingos in 1959.

1980 Barbra Streisand scored her fourth US No.1 album with 'Guilty.' Also on this day Streisand started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with a song written by the Bee Gees, 'Woman In Love', the singers only UK No.1.

1986 Bon Jovi went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Slippery When Wet'. Featuring two US No.1 singles, 'You Give Love A Bad Name' and 'Livin' On A Prayer'. The album went on to sell over 8 million copies world wide.

1986 Dire Straits guitarist, singer Mark Knopfler broke his collarbone after crashing in a celebrity car race before the Australian Grand Prix.

Freypower
10-25-2010, 07:07 PM
1986 Dire Straits guitarist, singer Mark Knopfler broke his collarbone after crashing in a celebrity car race before the Australian Grand Prix.


I didn't know about that. I had no idea. I knew about the motorbike crash which forced the cancellation of a tour but not that. When we have these 'celebrity' races before the Australian Grand Prix it isn't often someone like.... THAT..... would show up.

Koala
10-26-2010, 02:28 AM
1965 Queen Elizabeth II invests The Beatles with their MBEs at Buckingham Palace, London. According to an account by John Lennon, the group smoked marijuana in one of the palace bathrooms to calm their nerves.

1974 Barry White scored his only US No.1 album with 'Can't Get Enough.'

1979 AC/DC appeared at The Mayfair, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, supported by Def Leppard. The bands were booked to appear the night before but after a fire at the venue in the afternoon, the show was canceled.

1991 Ozzy Osbourne broke his foot after an accident on stage at a gig in Chicago, causing him to cancel the remaining dates of a US tour.

1994 MTV premieres EAGLES: Hell Freezes Over." The music special receives a 2.5 Nielsen rating and more than 2 million viewers tune in for this concert performance. This show marks the first time since 1980 that the band members Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmidt perform together.

2004 Elvis Presley came top of a list of the highest-earning dead celebrities. Forbes.com listed the Top 5 dead music earners; 1. Elvis Presley $40m (£22m), 2. John Lennon $21m (£11m), 3. George Harrison $7m (£3.8m), 4. Bob Marley $7m and at 5. George and Ira Gershwin $6m.

2008 AC/DC went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Black Ice’ the Australian bands fifteenth studio album which went on to become a No.1 hit in 29 different countries and the second-best selling album of 2008.

TimothyBFan
10-26-2010, 10:03 AM
1994 MTV premieres EAGLES: Hell Freezes Over." The music special receives a 2.5 Nielsen rating and more than 2 million viewers tune in for this concert performance. This show marks the first time since 1980 that the band members Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmidt perform together.

And I remember it well!!! I felt like singing "hallelujah" and "I've been saved" for all to hear. I can't remember another "music moment" that has ever meant as much to me as this one did!!

Brooke
10-26-2010, 11:08 AM
I remember that night, too! I was elated that they had finally gotten back together!

sodascouts
10-26-2010, 12:45 PM
It was my introduction to the Eagles - when I found out "the guy who sang Boys of Summer" and "the guy who sang You Belong to the City" were in a group together! lol

TimothyBFan
10-26-2010, 03:31 PM
It was my introduction to the Eagles - when I found out "the guy who sang Boys of Summer" and "the guy who sang You Belong to the City" were in a group together! lol

:hilarious: That just cracks me up!! You silly kid you!!!

Koala
10-27-2010, 02:38 AM
1970 Black Sabbath played their first ever-live show in the US when they kicked of a 16-date tour at Glassboro State College.

1973 Genesis hits #3 in the UK with 'Selling England By the Pound'.

1973 Bob Dylan hits #12 with "Knockin' n Heaven's Door."

1975 Bruce Springsteen is featured on the covers of Time and Newsweek simultaneously – the first rock’n'roller to do so.

1977 Baccara were at No.1 in the UK singles chart with 'Yes Sir, I Can Boogie'. They were the first Spanish act to score a UK No.1, and first female duo to do so.

1979 During a US tour Elton John collapsed on stage at Hollywood's Universal Amphitheatre suffering from exhaustion.

1989 U2 bass player Adam Clayton was convicted of a drink driving offence by a Dublin court after being found driving twice over the legal limit. He was fined £500 and banned from driving for 1 year.

2004 –Rod Stewart tops the U.S. album charts for the first time in 25 years with Stardust: The Great American Songbook Volume III.

2007 Keith Richards marched with campaigners protesting against possible Sussex hospital cuts. The Stones guitarist joined 15,000 people for the walk through Chichester to oppose plans which could see St Richard's Hospital downgraded. A spokeswoman for the guitarist said: "Keith is a long-standing member of the West Wittering community and is pleased to lend his support to local efforts to save St Richard's Hospital.”

2009 Eric Clapton pulled out of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert in New York City after he underwent an operation to remove gallstones. His place at the Madison Square Garden gig was taken by Jeff Beck.

Koala
10-28-2010, 02:24 AM
1956 Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley) was a hit.

1957 After a show at the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles, local police told Elvis Presley that he was not allowed to wiggle his hips onstage, the local press also ran headlines saying Elvis would have to clean up his act. The next night, the Los Angeles Vice Squad filmed his entire concert, to study his performance.

1972 Led Zeppelin play a second night at the casino in Montreux, Switzerland. Melody Maker writes about the gigs, “They will reshape your values about what is genuine and what isn’t. They just have to be the best heavy band this country has produced.”

1999 A Kenny Rogers concertgoer is injured after the singer throws a Frisbee into the audience during a show in Dallas. Kevin O’Toole later claims the accident left him impotent and sues Rogers for $2 million.

2001The various artists album 'God Bless America' went to No.1 on the US chart, featuring tracks from Bruce Springsteen, Bill Withers, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Bob Dylan and Frank Sinatra.

2003 Sting publishes the first volume of his autobiography, Broken Music. The tome takes Gordon Sumner from his childhood in Newcastle up to the early days of the Police.

2004 The third time is the charm for Rod Stewart, who with his third collection of standards sits at No. 1 on The Chart Toppers 200 for the first time in more than 25 years. The artist’s J Records release, “Stardust…The Great American Songbook, Vol. 3,” opened with first-week sales of 240,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Stewart’s last chart-topping album was his 1978 set “Blondes Have More Fun,” which sat at the summit for three weeks.

Prettymaid
10-28-2010, 08:30 AM
1957 After a show at the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles, local police told Elvis Presley that he was not allowed to wiggle his hips onstage, the local press also ran headlines saying Elvis would have to clean up his act. The next night, the Los Angeles Vice Squad filmed his entire concert, to study his performance.

My, but we've come a long way!

TimothyBFan
10-28-2010, 09:25 AM
And thank goodness we have!!! Phew!!

MikeA
10-28-2010, 09:39 AM
The next night, the Los Angeles Vice Squad filmed his entire concert, to study his performance.

I wonder what happened to that Vice Squad film of Presley?

Koala
10-29-2010, 03:29 AM
1947 Peter Green is born.

1965 The Who release "My Generation."

1967 Cream played two shows at the Saville Theatre in London, England, billed as "Sundays At The Saville", The Bee Gees were appearing the following week.

1983 'Islands In The Stream', gave Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers a No.1 on the US singles chart. The song was written by The Bee Gees and co-produced by Barry Gibb.

1983 Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side Of The Moon' became the longest listed album in the history of the US chart when it's total reached 491 weeks on the chart.

1987 'Decades' Rolling Stones Ron Wood's first ever British art exhibition opened in London, featuring portraits of friends and rock stars from the past 20 years.

1988 Dire Straits scored their fourth UK No.1 album with 'Money For Nothing'.

2007 Walk the Line, the film about the life of singer Johnny Cash, was voted the greatest music biopic in a poll. The film starred Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon as Cash and his wife June Carter as the country stars and won the actress an Oscar in 2006. It was followed by rapper Eminem's 8 Mile, with Mozart’s’ life story Amadeus next and Ray, starring Jamie Foxx as musician Ray Charles, at number four. The most recent film in the top 10 was Joy Division biopic Control.

Koala
10-30-2010, 03:15 AM
1947 Timothy B. Schmit was born. :birthday:

1970 Jim Morrison of The Doors was fined and sentenced to six months in jail after being found guilty of exposing himself during a gig in Miami.

1972 Genesis hits #12 in the UK with 'Foxtrot'. :)

1982 Australian band Men At Work went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Who Can It Be Now'' the group's first US No.1, a No.45 hit in the UK.

1993 Meat Loaf went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Bat Out Of Hell II. Back To Hell.'

2000 Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' receives its 26th platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), representing 26 million copies sold in the U.S. It remains the second best-selling album in music history.

2005 Hundreds of people queued outside the Sheffield Arena to make sure of getting tickets to see a Sir Cliff Richard. By the time the tickets went on sale some fans had been outside the Arena for nine days, the concert was not until November 2006.

Koala
10-31-2010, 04:09 AM
1963 Gerry And The Pacemakers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'You'll Never Walk Alone.' The group's third and final No.1.

1963 The Beatles returned to London from Sweden and were greeted by hundreds of screaming fans and a mob of photographers and journalists. American television host Ed Sullivan was at Heathrow as The Beatles arrived, and was struck by the sight of Beatlemania in full swing; he decided to look into getting this group to appear on his US television program.

1964 The Supremes started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Baby Love', the group's second of five consecutive US No.1's. The group were formally known as the five piece group The Primettes.

1967 Rolling Stone Brian Jones was released from Wormwood Scrubs prison on £750 bail pending appeal. Jones had been found guilty of possession of cannabis. Seven Stones fans were arrested and charged with obstructing the police after demonstrating outside the prison gates.

1970 Led Zeppelin started a four week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Led Zeppelin III', the bands second US chart topper.

1987 Fleetwood Mac started a two week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with their third No.1 LP 'Tango In The Night.'

TimothyBFan
10-31-2010, 01:14 PM
1947 Timothy B. Schmit was born. :birthday:

Did I miss this? ;-)


2005 Hundreds of people queued outside the Sheffield Arena to make sure of getting tickets to see a Sir Cliff Richard. By the time the tickets went on sale some fans had been outside the Arena for nine days, the concert was not until November 2006.

Someone clue me in. I know Cliff Richard for a few songs here in the US, Devil Woman, Dreaming & We Don't Talk Anymore, the ones I remember but was he seriously that famous and popular over there? WOW!!

Koala
11-01-2010, 03:38 AM
1966 The Doors played the first night of a month long residency at the Ondine Discotheque, Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

1969 Elvis Presley went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Suspicious Minds', his 18th US No.1 single. A No.2 hit in the UK.

1969 The Beatles scored their 13th US No.1 album with 'Abbey Road'. The final studio recordings from the group which featured two George Harrison songs; 'Something' and 'Here Comes The Sun' plus 'Come Together', 'Sun King' and 'Golden Slumbers.' The cover supposedly contained clues adding to the ‘Paul Is Dead’ phenomenon: Paul is barefoot and the car number plate ‘LMW 281F’ supposedly referred to the fact that McCartney would be 28 years old if he was still alive. ‘LMW’ was said to stand for ‘Linda McCartney Weeps.’ And the four Beatles, represent; the priest (John, dressed in white), the Undertaker (Ringo in a black suit), the Corpse (Paul, in a suit but barefoot), and the Gravedigger (George, in jeans and a denim work shirt).

1975 Elton John started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Island Girl', his 5th US No.1, a No.14 hit in the UK.

1980 Bruce Springsteen scored his first No.1 US album with 'The River', featuring the US No.5 & UK No.44 single 'Hungry Heart.'

1996 U2 set up a video link to an internet site from their recording studio in Dublin so fans could watch them record their new album.

MikeA
11-01-2010, 09:38 AM
"Paul Is Dead". Of course I heard this along with a lot of "supporting" evidence back in the late Sixties. But I had NOT heard anything about Abby Road's album cover being interpreted to a hidden message to that fact! Amazing what people can come up with. Very imaginative <LOL>

But what I've always wondered is if the Beatles management or the group itself had anything to do with promotion that falsehood? What a publicity gimmick! As if in the Sixties, the Beatles needed any additional publicity!

TimothyBFan
11-01-2010, 09:58 AM
I guess he was HUGE in the UK just not so in the US.

Prettymaid
11-01-2010, 11:02 PM
"Paul Is Dead". Of course I heard this along with a lot of "supporting" evidence back in the late Sixties. But I had NOT heard anything about Abby Road's album cover being interpreted to a hidden message to that fact! Amazing what people can come up with. Very imaginative <LOL>

But what I've always wondered is if the Beatles management or the group itself had anything to do with promotion that falsehood? What a publicity gimmick! As if in the Sixties, the Beatles needed any additional publicity!

Oh yeah, I remember the Paul Is Dead phase well. I was familiar with the Abby Road cover clues, along with clues on the Sgt. Pepper cover and the Magical Mystery Tour album. I also remember that at the end of some song (can't remember which one) during the fade out you could hear John say, "I buried Paul." Later it was noted somewhere that what he is actually saying is, "I'm very bored."
I remember my brother and me spinning the end of one of the albums backwards to hear the phrase, "Turn me on, dead man." :hilarious:

And Mike, I've wondered that myself. More likely it's something that fans started.

Koala
11-02-2010, 03:41 AM
1956 Police used tear gas to break up a riot that broke out during a Fats Domino concert in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Fats and three of his sidemen suffer minor injuries.

1967 The Beatles completed recording their next single ‘Hello Goodbye’ at Abbey Road studios London with a second Paul McCartney bass line. The McCartney song had been selected for the A-side for The Beatles next single, the flip side to be Lennon’s ‘I Am the Walrus.’

1969 'Sugar Sugar' by The Archies was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. The single became the longest running one hit wonder in the UK with eight week's at the top of the charts.

1974 Crosby Stills Nash & Young went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'So Far', the group's third US No.1.
1974 George Harrison became the first Beatle to undertake a solo world tour when he played the first show of a 30-night tour in Vancouver, Canada.

1985 The TV soundtrack from Miami Vice went to No.1 on the US album chart. It spent a total of 11 weeks at No.1.

2004 Guitarist Eric Clapton collected his CBE from Buckingham Palace for his services to music.

2007 Led Zeppelin's eagerly-awaited reunion concert in London was postponed for two weeks after guitarist Jimmy Page broke a finger. The tribute concert in honour of late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun scheduled for 26 November would now take place on 10 December. More than a million fans applied for the 20,000 tickets available, which cost £125 each. Profits from the show would go towards scholarships in Ertegun's name in the UK, USA and the country of his birth Turkey.

TimothyBFan
11-02-2010, 08:45 AM
1969 'Sugar Sugar' by The Archies was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. The single became the longest running one hit wonder in the UK with eight week's at the top of the charts.

How many of you will laugh at me if I tell you I LOVE this silly song!?!? :hilarious:


2007 Led Zeppelin's eagerly-awaited reunion concert in London was postponed for two weeks after guitarist Jimmy Page broke a finger. The tribute concert in honour of late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun scheduled for 26 November would now take place on 10 December. More than a million fans applied for the 20,000 tickets available, which cost £125 each. Profits from the show would go towards scholarships in Ertegun's name in the UK, USA and the country of his birth Turkey.

I remember an interview with him talking about this. I believe it might have been the same interview where I said to myself, "OMG, he's looking 'different'". In other words, it was the first time the white hair just struck me and I realized my guitar God of the 70's wasn't the same anymore. Not that I really cared tho.

And any chance to post Jimmy.... here's the interview.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNRPbEwBrts

Prettymaid
11-02-2010, 10:57 AM
1967 The Beatles completed recording their next single ‘Hello Goodbye’ at Abbey Road studios London with a second Paul McCartney bass line. The McCartney song had been selected for the A-side for The Beatles next single, the flip side to be Lennon’s ‘I Am the Walrus.’

The first time I went to see Paul McCartney in concert in 2002 I was so excited. It didn't dawn on me at the time that I could look up the set list and I'm glad it didn't. A surprise set list has its advantages. What would he open with? What would he close with? I couldn't wait!

Well, he opened with the perfect song, Hello Goodbye and he closed with the perfect closer - The End.

Oh, and don't feel bad Willie - I've always loved Sugar Sugar by the Archies too. Had the 45!

Brooke
11-02-2010, 02:24 PM
Me, too, Willie! I hear it every once in a while on the oldies/classic rock station that I listen to. Just imagine hearing it and then Hotel California in sequence! :lol:

GlennLover
11-02-2010, 05:33 PM
Me too! It brings back good memories.

Koala
11-03-2010, 03:35 AM
1957 Sun Records released 'Great Balls Of Fire', by Jerry Lee Lewis. The single went on to sell over five million copies worldwide, a No.1 in the UK & No.2 in the US.

1964 During a Rolling Stones North American tour a 17 year-old Rolling Stones fan fell from the balcony during a gig in Cleveland, Ohio. The Mayor of Ohio banned all future pop concerts, saying; "Such group's do not add to the community's culture or entertainment."

1967 The filming for The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour was completed finishing with a sequence at Ringo's country house in Weybridge, Surrey, BBC television bought the rights to broadcast the film twice, the first broadcast, in black-and-white was scheduled for December 26, 1967. The second showing, on the color channel BBC2, was not yet available to all Britons, was set for January 5, 1968.

1973 Neil Young supported by The Eagles appeared at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, England.

1979 The Eagles started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Long Run', the group's fourth US No.1 album.

1991 a free concert was held in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco to honor the memory of promoter Bill Graham, who was killed in a helicopter crash the week before. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Grateful Dead, Journey and Joan Baez were the featured acts.
 
 

MikeA
11-03-2010, 09:52 AM
1964 During a Rolling Stones North American tour a 17 year-old Rolling Stones fan fell from the balcony during a gig in Cleveland, Ohio. The Mayor of Ohio banned all future pop concerts, saying; "Such group's do not add to the community's culture or entertainment."

That's really ironic. The Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame is in Cleveland now! <LOL>

Koala
11-04-2010, 03:42 AM
1957 Jackie Wilson made his US chart debut with 'Reet Petite', (it made No.1 in the UK in 1986, 29 years after its first release).

1961 Cliff Richard scored his first UK No.1 album with his 5th release '21 Today'

1965 The Rolling Stones were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Get Off Of My Cloud', also a No.1 in the US.

1966 The Beach Boys 'Good Vibrations', entered the UK chart, it went on to be a UK & US No.1 hit single.

1968 Cream played their final US show in Long Island.

1972 Johnny Nash started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Can See Clearly Now', his only US chart topper, it made No.5 in the UK.

1977 The Last Waltz, the movie of The Bands final concert premiered in New York. The Martin Scorsese movie also featured Joni Mitchell, Dr John, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, Eric Clapton.

1989 Elton John scored his 50th UK chart hit when 'Sacrifice', entered the charts. Only Cliff Richard and Elvis Presley had also achieved this.

2007 The Eagles went to No.1 on the UK album chart for the first time ever - 33 years after their debut album On the Border. This was the group's first full studio album since The Long Run in 1979.

sodascouts
11-04-2010, 01:47 PM
33 years after their debut album On the Border

Whoever put this together apparently missed two of the Eagles' albums! Still, always cool to see them mentioned.

TimothyBFan
11-04-2010, 04:53 PM
1977 The Last Waltz, the movie of The Bands final concert premiered in New York. The Martin Scorsese movie also featured Joni Mitchell, Dr John, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, Eric Clapton.


There's a young lady from across the pond on the board that I know loves this. Hint: her handle starts with Troub and ends with ador!

Koala
11-05-2010, 03:13 AM
1941 Art Garfunkel was born.

1946 Gram Parsons was born.

1965 The Who released the single 'My Generation' in the UK. It peaked at No.2 on the UK chart.

1967 Bee Gee Robin Gibb was a passenger on a train which crashed in South East London in England killing 49 people and injuring 78. Robin was treated for shock after the accident.

1977 '40 Golden Greats' by Cliff Richard went to No.1 on the UK album chart, his first No.1 album for almost 15 years.

1982 Brian Wilson was fired from The Beach Boys by his former colleagues.

1983 Billy Joel was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Uptown Girl', his only UK No.1 stayed at the top of the chars for five weeks. A No.3 hit in the US, the song was written about his relationship with his girlfriend then-wife, supermodel Christie Brinkley.

1988 The Beach Boys went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Kokomo', it peaked at No.25 in the UK. The track had been featured in the film Cocktail.

1988 'The Locomotion', became the first song to reach the US Top 5 in three different versions, when Kylie Minogue's reached No.3 on the US chart. The song had also been a hit for Little Eva and Grand Funk Railroad.
1994 Sheryl Crow scored her first UK Top 10 single when 'All I Wanna Do' entered the charts at No.4. The US singer songwriter went on to become the first US female to score six UK hits off her debut album 'Tuesday Night Music Club'.

TimothyBFan
11-05-2010, 10:09 AM
Love Levon!

Koala
11-06-2010, 04:28 AM
1948 Glenn Frey is born.:birthday:

1965 The Rolling Stones started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Get Off Of My Cloud', the group's second US No.1. The song knocked The Beatles 'Yesterday' from the No.1 position.

1968 Joe Cocker was at No.1 in the UK singles chart with his version of The Beatles song 'With A Little Help From My Friends'. The song was also a UK No.1 for Wet Wet Wet in 1988 and Pop Idol duo Sam and Mark in 2004.

1970 Aerosmith performed their first ever gig when they played at Nipmuc Regional High School in Mendon, Massachusetts.

1971 Sweet releases their debut album, 'Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be'.

1971 Michael Jacksons first solo single, "Got to Be There" (#4 pop, #4 R&B), is released. Already he's had eight Top Forty hits with the Jackson 5, including four consecutive chart-toppers.

1972 Deep Purple, named the loudest band by 'The Guinness Book of World Records', receives a gold album for 'Machine Head'.

1977 Abba started a four week run at No.1 on the UK single chart with 'The Name Of The Game, the group's 6th No.1. The song was first called 'A Bit Of Myself.'

1993 Meat Loaf started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I'd' Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That), also a No.1 in the UK.

2005 the Official UK Charts announced that Robbie Williams had sold the most albums in the UK so far this century with sales of 6.3m. Coldplay were at number two, with sales of 6.2m albums and Dido was in third place 5.7m albums sold. The figures were based on albums sold in the UK from 1st January 2000 to 11th October 2005 excluding greatest hits, live albums and downloads.

2005 Madonna scored her 36th Top Ten single with ‘Hung Up’, equaling the record with Elvis Presley for the most Top Ten singles. ‘Hung Up’ was also Madonna's 47th Top Forty single, the most for any female artist. The track sampled the instrumental riff from Abba's 'Gimme, Gimme, Gimme'.

2007 Meat Loaf cancelled his European tour after being diagnosed with a cyst on his vocal cords. The 60-year-old had already scrapped two gigs on doctor’s orders. Speculation had surrounded the tour after he cut short a gig in Newcastle, telling the audience it is “the last show I may ever do in my life”.

Koala
11-07-2010, 04:47 AM
1951 Frank Sinatra married his second wife actress Ava Gardner, the couple split up in 1953 and divorced in 1957. Sinatra was married three other times, to his first wife Nancy Barbato, to the actress Mia Farrow and finally to Barbara Marx, to whom he was married at his death.

1963 The Beatles went to Ireland to make their only two appearances ever in the country playing two shows at the Adelphi Cinema, Dublin. The group hooked up with screenwriter Alun Owen, who had been appointed to write the screenplay for The Beatles' first (as yet untitled) motion picture. Owen spent three days with The Beatles observing their hectic, lifestyle.

1967 Elton John and his song writing partner Bernie Taupin signed to DJM publishing, their signatures had to be witnessed by their parents because they were both under 21 years of age. Taupin answered an advertisement for a lyric writer placed in the New Musical Express, the pair have since collaborated on over 30 albums.

1969 The Rolling Stones kicked off their 6th North American tour at Fort Collins state University, Colorado. Also on the bill, Ike and Tina Turner, Chuck Berry and BB King.

1970 Led Zeppelin released their third album, which features a distinctive pinwheel revolving cover. It entered the UK chart at No. 1 and spends a total of 40 weeks in the Top 75.

1975 A new world record was set for continuous guitar string plucking by Steve Anderson who played for 114 hours 17 minutes.

1987 Bruce Springsteen went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Tunnel Of Love.'

1995 Queen's 'Made in Heaven,' the last album of original material featuring vocalist Freddie Mercury, is released four years after his death.

Koala
11-08-2010, 02:44 AM
1952 The first ever UK pop chart was published by the New Musical Express after staff asked 53 record shops to divulge their sales returns. ‘Here In My Heart’ by Al Martino was the first No.1. The song stayed at No.1 for nine weeks.

1969 'Something' the first Beatles A-side composed by George Harrison entered the UK singles chart, it peaked at No.4 in the UK and went on to be a No.1 on the US chart.

1971 the UK Top 5 singles chart: No.5, Tom Jones, ‘Till’, No.4, Al Green, ‘Tired Of Being Alone’, No.3, Rod Stewart, ‘Maggie May’, No.2, Redbone, ‘The Which Queen of New Orleans’ and No.1, Slade, ‘Coz I Love You.’

1975 David Bowie made his US TV debut performing 'Fame', on the Cher CBS-TV show.

1975 Elton John was named Godfather to John and Yoko Lennon's son Sean.

1986 taken from the film 'Top Gun', Berlin started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Take Your Breath Away'.

1986 The Police started a two week run at No.1 on the UK album with 'Every Breath You Take-The Singles'

1994 'Hell Freezes Over', the first album of new recordings by the Eagles since 1980, is released. It includes four new studio compositions, including the hit single "Get Over It."

2008 AC/DC started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Black Ice’ the bands fifteenth studio album and the second-best selling album of 2008.

2009 Former Smiths frontman Morrissey stopped a concert halfway through his second song after being hit by a beer bottle. The 50-year-old singer who was hit in the eye by a plastic bottle of beer, said goodnight to the 8,000 strong crowd in Liverpool, England before walking off.

luvthelighthouse
11-08-2010, 12:30 PM
So happy Hell Froze Over! Otherwise I never would have had the chance to hear those wonderful Eagles live in concert.

Koala
11-09-2010, 02:26 AM
1941 Tom Fogerty is born.

1958 Elvis Presley's 'Hound Dog', exceeded three million copies sold in the USA, becoming only the third single to do so. Bing Crosby's 'White Christmas' & 'Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer' by Gene Autry being the other two.

1967 the first issue of Rolling Stone Magazine was published in San Francisco. It featured a photo of John Lennon on the cover, dressed in army fatigues while acting in his recent film, How I Won the War and the first issue had a free roach clip to hold a marijuana joint. The name of the magazine was compiled from three significant sources: the Muddy Waters song, the first rock ’n’ roll record by Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones.

1968 Led Zeppelin played their first ever London show when they appeared at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm on the same bill as John Lee Hooker, Deviants, John James and Tyres. Zeppelin singer Robert Plant married his girlfriend Maureen in London on this day and held the reception at the gig.

1990 The internal revenue seized all of US country singers Willie Nelson's bank accounts and real estate holdings in connection with a $16million tax debt.

1991 Queen scored their 8th UK No.1 album with 'Greatest Hits II'.

1991 Richard Marx played in five cities in 1 day during a 'Rush-n Rush Out, Street Tour'. Marx appeared in Baltimore, New York City, Cleveland, Chicago and Burbank Airport.

2002 viewers of the UK music channel VH1 voted 'I Will Always Love You' by Whitney Houston as the number 1 most romantic song ever. In second place Elvis Presley, 'You Were Always On My Mind' and third place went to 'My Heart Will Go On' by Celine Dion.

TimothyBFan
11-09-2010, 10:22 AM
1991 Richard Marx played in five cities in 1 day during a 'Rush-n Rush Out, Street Tour'. Marx appeared in Baltimore, New York City, Cleveland, Chicago and Burbank Airport.


:shock: Talk about an exhausting day!!!

Koala
11-10-2010, 02:55 AM
1955 Elvis Presley attended the fourth Country Music Disc Jockey Convention in Nashville Tennessee. Back at his hotel Mae Boren Axton played him a demo of a new song she had written with Tommy Durden called ‘Heartbreak Hotel.’

1961 Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'His Latest Flame/Little Sister.' The singers ninth UK No.1.

1973 Elton John started a eight week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road', the singers third US No.1

1979 Fleetwood Mac scored their second UK No.1 album with 'Tusk'.

1979 The Eagles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Heartache Tonight', the group's 5th and final US No.1. It made No.40 in the UK.
 

Koala
11-11-2010, 03:15 AM
1955 Elvis Presley was voted the most promising new country & western artist by Billboard magazine.

1969 the FBI in Phoenix, Arizona arrested Jim Morrison for drunk and disorderly conduct aboard a plane. The Doors singer who was on his way to a Rolling Stones concert with actor Tom Baker had been drinking and annoying the stewardesses. The pair spent the night in jail and were released on $2,500 bail.

1972 Gilbert O'Sullivan was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Clair', the singers first of two UK No.1's. The Irish singer songwriter would dress as a 1920s worker in flat cap, braces and baggy trousers.
1972 The Rascals disband after their final album, 'The Island of Real', peaks at #180.

1972-Berry Oakley of the Allman Brothers dies in a motorcycle crash less than 3 blocks from where Duane Allman died in a crash a year earlier.
1977 during an Australian tour Fleetwood Mac appeared at the RAS Sydney Showgrounds. Also on the bill, Santana, Little River Band and The Kevin Borich Express.

1978 The Cars released the first picture-disc single commercially available, 'My Best Friend's Girl' which made No.3 in the UK charts.

1986 Pink Floyd issued a press statement stating that they intend to continue using the name without Roger Waters and were recording their next album.

1989 Chris Rea started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Road To Hell.'

1992 A live-in-the-studio performance by a fully plugged-in Bruce Springsteen and band premieres on MTV's "Unplugged" series. The show is released on home video a month later as 'Bruce Springsteen: MTV Plugged' and appears on CD in 1997.

1999 The Recording Association of America names the Eagles to it's list of Artists Of The Century. It also announced that their album, Greatest Hits 1971-1975 had sold 26 million copies making it the top selling album of the 20th century.

2004 Robbie Williams, The Rolling Stones and Queen were inducted into the UK's first music Hall of Fame at a ceremony in London. One act had been chosen by TV viewers of a Channel 4 program to represent each decade since the 1950s. Williams represented the 1990s, Michael Jackson the 1980s, Queen the 1970s, the Rolling Stones the 1960s, and Cliff Richard the 1950s.

 
 

TimothyBFan
11-11-2010, 09:18 AM
1978 The Cars released the first picture-disc single commercially available, 'My Best Friend's Girl' which made No.3 in the UK charts.

We started collecting pic disc recently. I acquired this disc at an album show a few months ago. Just has a picture of a blue car on it.


1989 Chris Rea started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Road To Hell.'


So glad I discovered Chris this year!! Love this album!! What a voice!

Koala
11-12-2010, 02:47 AM
1945 Neil Young is born.

1965 Velvet Underground made their live debut when the played at Summit High School, New Jersey, the band were paid $75 for the gig.

1968 UK book and record chain W.H. Smiths refused to display The Jimi Hendrix Experience album 'Electric Ladyland' due to the naked girls featured on the sleeve. The album was then made available as two albums with changed artwork after the complaints.

1971 Led Zeppelin appeared at The Locarno, Sunderland, England, tickets cost 75p.

1983 Lionel Richie started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'All Night Long', becoming Motown's biggest seller to date, it made No.2 in the UK.
 
1987 Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" becomes Aerosmith's first Top Forty hit in nine years. Two more singles from 'Permanent Vacation,' the group's first album since getting clean and sober, race up the charts: "Angel" (#3) and "Rag Doll" (#17).

1990 Rolling Stone Ron Wood broke both his legs after his car crashed on the M4 motorway near Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. Wood was trying to wave other cars past his when he was run over.

Koala
11-13-2010, 03:31 AM
1964 The Jackson 5, ranging in age from six to thirteen, first perform publicly at Mr. Lucky's, a nightclub in their hometown of Gary, Indiana.

1965 The Byrds reach #1 with "Turn! Turn! Turn!" and "Tambourine Man".

1968 Atlantic Record announces its signing of a "hot new English group" named Led Zeppelin.

1971 Santana scored their second US No.1 album with 'Santana III'.

1976 Led Zeppelin scored their seventh UK No.1 album with the film soundtrack to 'The Song Remains The Same', it peaked at No.2 on the US chart.

1976 Rod Stewart started an 8 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Tonight's The Night'. It was Rod's second US No.1; it made No.5 in the UK after being banned by many radio stations due to song being about the seduction of a virgin.

1982 Men At Work started a 15-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with their debut album 'Business As Usual', which went on to sell over five million copies in the US.

1990 'Led Zeppelin,' a four-CD and six-LP box set, is released. Reaching #18 on the album chart, it will sell over one million copies, making it the best-selling box set in rock and roll history.

1999 it was announced that Cliff Richard had signed up with Internet company Remotemusic.com, making him the first major artist to sign a deal with an online company.

Koala
11-14-2010, 04:15 AM
1960 Ray Charles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Georgia On My Mind', a No.24 hit in the UK. His cover of Hoagy Carmichael's 1930 standard, became the first of three No.1 hits for the singer.

1967 A 16 date UK package tour with Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Move, Nice and Amen Corner kicked off at the Royal Albert Hall, London. All acts played two shows per night.

1969 'Sugar Sugar' by The Archies was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. The single became the longest running one hit wonder in the UK with eight week's at the top of the charts. It was the first No.1 performed by cartoon characters.

1981 Queen started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with their 'Greatest Hits' album.

1987 The soundtrack from the film 'Dirty Dancing' went to No.1 on the US album chart.

1987 Kylie Minogue's "The Loco-motion" is declared the best selling Australia single of the 80s.

1992 Bon Jovi went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Keep The Faith' their second UK No.1 LP.

Koala
11-15-2010, 02:46 AM
1966 The Doors officially signed with Elektra Records in a deal for the band to produce seven albums. The band also reluctantly agreed to release ‘Break On Through’ as their first single. The lyric "She gets high/she gets high/she gets high" was changed to “She gets/she gets/she gets" in order to secure radio play.

1969 Janis Joplin was arrested during a gig in Tampa, Florida, after badmouthing a policeman and using vulgar and indecent language. Joplin became upset after police moved into the hall forcing fans to move back to their seats. As the singer left the stage she confronted a detective calling him 'a son of a bitch' and told him she would kick his face in. She was released on $504 bail.

1971 in this week's Disc and Music Echo's Progressive album chart: No.5, Cat Stevens, 'Teaser and the Firecat, No.4, Hawkwind, 'In Search Of Space', No.3, Santana 'III', No.2, Rod Stewart, 'Every Picture Tell's A Story' and No.1 John Lennon, 'Imagine.'

1980 Kenny Rogers started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Lady', a song written and produced by Lionel Richie, (it peaked at No.12 in the UK).

1987 Dire Straits became the first artist to sell over three million copies of an album in the UK. It contained five, top 40 singles: ‘Money for Nothing,’ ‘So Far Away,’ ‘Walk of Life,’ ‘Brothers in Arms’ and ‘Your Latest Trick.’

2000 The man who nearly a year earlier broke into the home of and stabbed former Beatle George Harrison is found not guilty by reason of insanity in the U.K.’s Oxford Crown Court. Michael Abram is ordered confined to a mental hospital indefinitely for his attack on Harrison and his wife, which left the former with a punctured lung.

Freypower
11-15-2010, 06:55 PM
1987 Dire Straits became the first artist to sell over three million copies of an album in the UK. It contained five, top 40 singles: ‘Money for Nothing,’ ‘So Far Away,’ ‘Walk of Life,’ ‘Brothers in Arms’ and ‘Your Latest Trick.’



And so it should, so it should. Bless it. :thumbsup:

Koala
11-16-2010, 03:07 AM
1968 Led Zeppelin played their first ever show in the north of England when they appeared at Manchester College of Science & Technology.

1974 John Lennon was at No.1 in the US singles chart with 'Whatever Gets You Through The Night.' Elton John played on the session and made a deal with Lennon that if the song reached No.1, Lennon would have to appear on stage live with Elton. Lennon kept his side of the deal and appeared live with Elton. They played three songs together: ‘I Saw Her Standing There,’ ‘Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds’ and ‘Whatever Gets You Through the Night.’ Backstage after the concert, Lennon got back with Yoko Ono after a temporary split.

1985 U2 launched their own record label 'Mother Records.'

2004 U2 play a concert for 30 contest winners at their Dublin studio in advance of the release of How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.

2005 Pink Floyd, the Kinks and the Eurythmics are among the honorees inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame. The second annual show, which takes place in a ceremony at London’s Alexandra Palace, features some momentous reunions, including the gathering of the original Kinks and a performance by the classic line-up of Black Sabbath, featuring Ozzy Osbourne.

2006 Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ album was declared the Best Selling UK album of all time by The Official UK Charts Company. The chart which was made up of sales figures from the last fifty years showed their Greatest Hits compilation had sold 5,407,587 copies. The Beatles occupied second place with ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band.’

Koala
11-17-2010, 03:07 AM
1957 Harry Belafonte was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Mary's Boy Child,' the first single to sell over 1 million copies in the UK. It stayed at No.1 for seven weeks making it this years Christmas No.1. The first Christmas song to hit No.1 in two different versions - the other was Boney M's version in 1978.

1965 this week's UK singles chart: No.5, The Who, 'My Generation', No.4, Ken Dodd, 'Tears', No.3, Chris Andrews, 'Yesterday Man', No.2, The Seekers, 'Carnival Is Over', No.1, The Rolling Stones, 'Get Off Of My Cloud.'


1967 Pink Floyd released their third single 'Apples And Oranges', which failed to chart.

1973 The Who's double album ‘Quadrophenia’ entered the UK album chart peaking at No.2. One of two two full-scale rock operas from The Who (the other being the 1969 ‘Tommy’). The 1979 film based on the story stars Phil Daniels, Toyah Willcox, Ray Winstone, Michael Elphick and Sting.

1985 Wham! Were at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Make It Big' and No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Wake Me Up Before You Go Go'.


2007 The Eagles were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Long Road Out Of Eden’ the bands seventh studio album and first since 1979.

Brooke
11-17-2010, 11:47 AM
2007 The Eagles were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Long Road Out Of Eden’ the bands seventh studio album and first since 1979.


Wow! Three years already! :thumbsup:

sodascouts
11-17-2010, 05:30 PM
Actually, this is a little off - LROOE hit #1 on Glenn's birthday, the very week of its release.

Koala
11-18-2010, 02:57 AM
1952 Bill Haley married his pregnant girlfriend just four days after he divorced his first wife.

1972 Cat Stevens started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Catch Bull At Four'.

1975 Bruce Springsteen made his live debut in the UK at London's Hammersmith Odeon.

1978 This week's UK Top 5 singles: No.5, The Cars, 'My Best Friend's Girl', No.4, Rod Stewart, 'Do You Think I'm Sexy', No.3, Dan Hartman, 'Instant Replay', No.2, Olivia Newton- John, 'Hopelessly Devoted To You' and No.1, The Boomtown Rats, 'Rat Trap' giving the Irish band their first UK No.1 single and the first chart topper by a punk or new wave act.

1983 R.E.M. made their first appearance outside the US when they appeared on Channel 4 UK TV show 'The Tube'. The following night they made their live UK debut when the played at Dingwalls, London.

1992 Black Sabbath were honoured with a star at the Rock Walk in Hollywood.

1997 'Led Zeppelin: BBC Sessions,' a double CD of archival live performances on British radio from 1969-71, is released.

1997 – John Denver’s last recording, “The Unplugged Collection,” is released in the U.S. The album features versions of such well-known Denver compositions as “Annie’s Song,” Rocky Mountain High, and “Take Me Home, Country Roads.”

2003 Let It Be … Naked, a version of the Beatles final album with Phil Spector’s overdubs removed and an altered track-listing lands in stores. Many fans are shocked to discover this Paul McCartney-approved version of the record is even worse than the original.

2003 John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics to the Beatles’ “Nowhere Man” sell for over $300,000 at a New York auction.

2007 22-year-old X Factor winner Leona Lewis set a British record for the fastest-selling debut album with Spirit. The singer sold more than 375,000 copies in seven days, 12,000 more than the Arctic Monkeys' 2006 release Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not. Oasis still had the overall record for the fastest selling British album, selling 813,000 copies in 1997.

Koala
11-19-2010, 03:17 AM
1955 Carl Perkins recorded 'Blue Suede Shoes' at Sun Studios in Memphis. The rock 'n' roll classic became a US No.2 & UK No.10 hit for Perkins in 1956, and has been covered by many acts including Elvis Presley and John Lennon.

1962 The Beatles, played gigs at three different venues. First they performed a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club, Liverpool, followed by an 85-mile drive to the Midlands, where they performed at Smethwick Baths Ballroom and then at the Adelphi Ballroom, West Bromwich in Staffordshire.

1976 UK music weekly Sounds made The Sex Pistols debut 45, 'Anarchy In The UK' its single of the week.

1983 Tom Evans from Badfinger committed suicide by hanging himself in his back garden from a willow tree. Family members said the singer, songwriter was never able to get over his former bandmate's Pete Ham's suicide. Evans co-wrote 'Without You' a hit for Harry Nilson and Mariah Carey.

1983 Tina Turner made her first chart appearance in over ten years with her version of the Al Green hit 'Let's Stay Together'.

1994 Crosby Stills & Nash member David Crosby had a successful liver transplant operation at Dumont-UCLA in Los Angeles. Crosby's liver was deteriorated from extensive alcohol and drug abuse, as well as hepatitis-C.

1995 "Free as a Bird," the first new Beatles single in 25 years, is premiered on the televised Beatles Anthology. The song, a 1977 demo by John Lennon completed in 1995 by the three surviving Beatles, reaches #6 on the singles chart in early 1996.

2000 The Beatles started an eleven-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Beatles 1'.

2006 A guitar played by George Harrison was set to fetch more than £100,000 at a London auction. The Maton MS500 guitar was used on The Beatles first album.

Koala
11-20-2010, 03:39 AM
1947 Joe Walsh is born.:birthday:

1961 Bob Dylan started recording his debut album over two days at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City.

1974 drummer with The Who, Keith Moon collapsed during a concert after his drink was spiked with horse tranquilliser. 19 year-old Scott Halpin who was in the audience, volunteered to replace him on drums for the remaining three numbers.

1976 Paul Simon hosted NBC's Saturday Night Live where he performed live with George Harrison on ‘Here Comes The Sun’ and ‘Homeward Bound’. Paul McCartney and John Lennon were both in New York City watching the show on TV.

1984 a large crowd of fans watched the unveiling of a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star for Michael Jackson in front of Mann's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Jackson became star number 1,793 on the famed walk.

1993 Phil Collins went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Both Sides.'

2004 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces it will induct Prince, George Harrison, Traffic, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, ZZ Top

Koala
11-21-2010, 03:38 AM
1954 American singer and actress Rosemary Clooney was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'This Ole House.' This song was also a No.1 for Shakin' Stevens in 1981. Her nephew, George Clooney was a pallbearer at her funeral in 2002.

1960 The Beatles played at the Kaiserkeller Club in Hamburg, Germany without George Harrison. Harrison had been deported on this day for being underage (he was 17) and not legally allowed to remain in a nightclub after midnight.

1970 Two months after his death Jimi Hendrix was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Voodoo Chile' the guitarist's only UK No.1 single.

1975 at the start of Elton John week in Los Angeles, the singer received a Star on Hollywood's Walk Of Fame.

1981 Queen and David Bowie were at No.1 in the UK with 'Under Pressure. They recorded the song together when both acts were working in a German recording studio. It was David Bowie's first released collaboration with another recording artist.

1988 Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page set out on his first ever-solo tour at The Hummingbird, Birmingham, appearing with John Miles and the son of Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, Jason Bonham.

2003 An acoustic guitar on which the late Beatle George Harrison learned to play fetched £276,000 at a London auction. His father originally bought the Egmond guitar for Harrison for £3.50. Another item auctioned was a signed invitation to the post-premiere celebrations for The Beatles Hard Days Night film, which went for £17,250.

Koala
11-22-2010, 04:14 AM
1963 The Beatles released their second album 'With The Beatles' which spent 51 weeks on the UK charts.

1980 Abba scored their sixth UK No.1 album when 'Super Trouper' started a nine week run at the top of the charts.

1991 Alice Cooper came to the rescue of two fans; Patrick and Dee Ann Kelly, whose California home was about to be re-possessed. Patrick had painted Coopers face on the house to help sell the property. Mr Cooper signed autographs to help raise money for the couple.

1997 INXS singer Michael Hutchence was found dead in his hotel suite in Sydney. He was 37. Hutchence body was found at 11.50am naked behind the door to his room. He had apparently hanged himself with his own belt and the buckle broke away and his body was found kneeling on the floor and facing the door. It had been suggested that his death resulted from an act of auto eroticism, no forensic or other evidence to substantiate that suggestion was found.

Koala
11-23-2010, 03:24 AM
1899 The world's first jukebox was installed at San Francisco's' Palais Royal Hotel.

1974 Elton John started an 11-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with his 'Greatest Hits', album. It also enjoyed a 10 week run as the US No.1.

1975 Queen started a nine-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Bohemian Rhapsody.' The promotional video that accompanied the song is generally acknowledged as being the first pop video and only cost £5,000 to produce. When the band wanted to release the single various record executives suggested to them that, at 5 minutes and 55 seconds, it was too long and would never be a hit.

1991 Genesis scored their 5th UK No.1 album with 'We Can't Dance', featuring the singles 'Jesus He Knows Me' and 'I Can't Dance'.

TimothyBFan
11-23-2010, 10:02 AM
1975 Queen started a nine-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Bohemian Rhapsody.' The promotional video that accompanied the song is generally acknowledged as being the first pop video and only cost £5,000 to produce. When the band wanted to release the single various record executives suggested to them that, at 5 minutes and 55 seconds, it was too long and would never be a hit.



I remember this so well. Our music teacher in 8th grade had a day each month that we could bring in an album to share. This is the one I took. A lot of the kids looked at me a bit weirder after that! :hilarious: How can anyone not love Bohemian Rhapsody and the video is spectacular.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irp8CNj9qBI

Prettymaid
11-23-2010, 01:05 PM
I love it! However, I'm more familiar with this video... :hilarious:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea3oUnNfixw

Koala
11-24-2010, 03:11 AM
1964 The first commercial radio station in the UK, Radio Manx based on The Isle of Man started broadcasting.

1966 The Beatles get together for the first time since their return from the summer tour of the United States, ready to record a new album. The first song selected for recording is John's 'Strawberry Fields Forever', which will end up, not on the album, but on The Beatles' next single. This day's session is devoted entirely to ‘Strawberry Fields Forever.’

1973 Ringo Starr went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Photograph'. His first of two US chart toppers as a solo artist.

1985 Separate Lives (Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin) was a hit.

1991 Eric Carr (Paul Charles Caravello) drummer with Kiss died aged 41, of complications from cancer in a New York hospital. Carr replaced Peter Criss in 1980 and remained a band member until he became ill in 1991. For his Kiss stage persona, Carr was known as “The Fox.”

1991 Freddie Mercury died of complications from aids at his home in London's Holland park aged 45, just one day after he publicly admitted he was HIV positive. Mercury was openly bisexual and enjoyed a colourful rock star lifestyle. During his career with Queen he scored over 40 Top 40 UK singles including the worldwide No.1 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

 

Koala
11-25-2010, 03:20 AM
1968 The Beatles double White album was released in the US. Featuring 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da', 'Dear Prudence', 'Helter Skelter', 'Blackbird' 'Back In The USSR' and George Harrisons 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'. The album spent 101 weeks on the US chart peaking at No.1.

1969 John Lennon returned his MBE to The Queen on the grounds of the UK's involvement in the Nigeria Biafra war, America in Vietnam, and against his latest single 'Cold Turkey' slipping down the charts.

1976 The Band performs their farewell concert at San Francisco's Winterland. The show is filmed by Martin Scorcese and later released as 'The Last Waltz'. During the show, Pops and Mavis Staples join in on "The Weight."

1984 the cream of the British pop world gathered at S.A.R.M. Studios, London to record the historic ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ The single, which was written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, featured Paul Young, Bono, Boy George, Sting and George Michael. It went on to sell over three million copies in the UK, becoming the bestselling record ever, and raised over £8 million ($13.6 million) worldwide.

1995 Whitney Houston went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Exhale (Shoop Shoop)', written by Babyface and taken from the film 'Waiting To Exhale', it gave Whitney her 11th US No.1.

Koala
11-26-2010, 02:19 AM
1939 Tina Turner is born.

1958 Johnny Cash, made his debut on the US country chart when ’Cry! Cry! Cry!’ made it to number 14. His next seven singles would all make the country top 10, with ‘I Walk the Line’ and ‘There You Go’ both hitting number 1.

1968 Cream played their farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Also on the bill were Yes and Taste.

1982 Peter Gabriel hits US #28 with his fourth self-titled album.

1994 The Eagles started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Hell Freezes Over.'


1994 'No Quarter,' by Led Zeppelin mainstays Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, enters the album chart at #4.
1996Bruce Springsteen begins his first solo acoustic tour in Los Angeles, coinciding with the release of 'The Ghost of Tom Joad'.

Koala
11-27-2010, 03:26 AM
1964 Mick Jagger was fined £16 for driving offences by a court in Tettenhall, Staffs. His solicitor told the court: “The Duke of Marlborough had longer hair than my client and he won some famous battles. His hair was powdered, I think because of fleas. My client has no fleas.”


1970 George Harrison released All Things Must Pass. The triple album included a number of songs that were left over from Beatle sessions, the set would go on to be certified 6x Platinum by the RIAA, making it the best selling album by a solo Beatle.

1971 Led Zeppelin’s fourth album, which features four runes (symbols) as its title, enters Billboard’s album chart, where it will remain for the next five years. Oddly, it doesn’t quite reach #1, peaking at #2.

1982 Lionel Richie was No.1 in the US with 'Truly'. Richie achieved a No.1 each year from 78-86 as a writer, 'Three Times A Lady', 'Still', 'Lady (Kenny Rodgers), 'Endless Love', (Diana Ross), 'All Night Long', 'Hello' 'Say 'You Say Me and as co-writer of 'We Are The World'.

2003 figures released by The Rolling Stones showed that the band had grossed £175m from their 2002 '40 Licks World Tour.' The report also showed they had made over $1billion from 1989-2002 from royalties, album sales and tour revenue.

2005 Multimillionaire defence contractor David H. Brooks booked New York’s Rainbow Rooms and his daughter Elizabeth’s favourite acts for her ‘bat mitzvah’ coming-of-age celebration. The stars who appeared included 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Stevie Nicks. 50 Cent who was paid $500,000 to appear performed only four songs but he did manage to work in the lyric, "Go shorty, it's your bat miztvah, we gonna party like it's your bat mitzvah". The party cost an estimated $10 million, including the price of corporate jets to ferry the performers to and from the venue.

 

Koala
11-28-2010, 04:15 AM
1960 Elvis Presley started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Are You Lonesome Tonight', his third US No.1 of 1960. The single included a spoken passage loosely based on Shakespeare.

1967 The Beatles recorded their last fan club record as a group; 'Christmas Time Is Here Again!'

1974 John Lennon made his last ever concert appearance when he joined Elton John on stage at Madison Square Gardens in New York City. Lennon performed three songs; 'Whatever Gets You Thru The Night', 'I Saw Her Standing There' and 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.'

1981 Foreigner hits #2 with "Waiting For A Girl Like You".

1981 Genesis hits #29 with "No Reply At All".

1987 REM had their first entry in the Top 10 on the US singles chart with ‘The One I Love.

1992 Whitney Houston started a record-breaking fourteen-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Will Always Love You', taken from the 'Bodyguard' soundtrack. The song was written by Dolly Parton.

Koala
11-29-2010, 03:06 AM
1960 Paul McCartney and Pete Best were deported from West Germany after being arrested on suspicion of arson after the hotel room they were staying in mysteriously caught fire. They were released and deported the next day.

1965 This week's UK Top 5 albums, No.5, 'Out Of Our Heads', The Rolling Stones, No.4, 'Highway 61 Revisited', Bob Dylan, No.3, 'Help!', The Beatles, No.2, 'Mary Popins', Soundtrack and at No.1, 'Sound Of Music', Soundtrack.

1980 John and Yoko's 'Double Fantasy' album was released. A No.1 in the US & the UK the set featured the No.1 single 'Just Like Starting Over.'

1997 Whitney Houston pulled out of a concert sponsored by the Moonies two hours before she was due on stage after finding out the event was a mass wedding for over 1,000 Moonie couple's. The religious group said they had no intention of suing providing the singer returned the $1m fee she had received.

1997 'Perfect Day' performed by various artists including Elton John, Bono, Tom Jones & David Bowie went to No.1 on the UK singles chart. Originally written and recorded in 1973 by Lou Reed, this new collaboration of 29 major artists was a fund raiser for the BBC Children In Need charity.


2001 Former Beatles guitarist George Harrison died in Los Angeles of lung cancer aged 58. Following the breakup of The Beatles Harrison had a successful career as a solo artist and later as part of the Traveling Wilburys. The youngest member of The Beatles, (aged 16 when he joined), his compositions include ‘Taxman’, ‘Here Comes the Sun’, ‘Something’, and ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’. Harrison released the acclaimed triple album, All Things Must Pass, in 1970, from which came the worldwide No.1 single ‘My Sweet Lord.’ He was the co-founder of Handmade Films, collaborated with Madonna and the members of Monty Python. An accomplished gardener, Harrison restored the grounds of his 120 roomed English home Friar Park.

MikeA
11-29-2010, 09:57 AM
George Harrison was a very underrated guitarist. Wish I could remember who said it (very possibly Joe Walsh), "George practically invented the guitar solo!"

sodascouts
11-29-2010, 02:40 PM
2005 Multimillionaire defence contractor David H. Brooks booked New York’s Rainbow Rooms and his daughter Elizabeth’s favourite acts for her ‘bat mitzvah’ coming-of-age celebration. The stars who appeared included 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Stevie Nicks.

His daughter Elizabeth's favorite acts? I think Daddy might have put in a push for some of the classic rock. ;)

I remember at the time there was some criticism that the performers had "sold out" by playing a party for a defense contractor with a rather murky reputation, to say the least (he recently was found guilty of fraud and embezzlement, among other offenses (http://newyork.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel10/nyfo091410.htm), with accusations that some of the embezzled funds were used to pay for this $10 million party).

At the time, Henley attempted to deflect criticism by issuing a statement that all of his earnings from playing the party were going to Walden Woods (http://soundcheck.ocregister.com/2005/12/12/an-update-a-correction/516/). Joe and Stevie just kept mum, and if I recall correctly, little was said about it in the Eagles fan community. On the Fleetwood Mac boards, though, there was a lot of controversy about it - the thread on an FM board called The Ledge reached 32 pages (http://ledge.fleetwoodmac.net/showthread.php?t=24243&page=3). (For some reason, Mac fans seem to be a lot more vocal about such things.)

This party is also notable because, at least to my knowledge, it is the first time Joe Walsh and Stevie Nicks had performed at the same event since they broke up in the mid-80s.

Troubadour
11-29-2010, 09:45 PM
Wow. Very interesting!

Ive always been a dreamer
11-29-2010, 11:47 PM
Wow - that is hard to believe that George Harrison has been gone for nine years. He was an incredibly talented man and I love his voice as well as his innovative guitar work. He is missed!

Koala
11-30-2010, 02:31 AM
1963 The Beatles second album 'With The Beatles' became the first million selling album by a group in the UK.

1974 Elton John started a ten-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with his 'Greatest Hits'.

1985 Phil Collins had his fifth US No.1 with 'Separate Lives'. The song was taken from the film 'White Nights' and featured Marilyn Martin.

1991 Michael Jackson scored his fourth UK No.1 album with 'Dangerous.'

1991 Milli Vanilli singer Rob Pilatus attempted suicide while staying at The Mondrain Hotel, Los Angeles by taking an overdose of sleeping pills and slashing his wrists.

1999 Elton John was blasted by the Boy Scout Association after he appeared on stage at London's Albert Hall performing 'It's A Sin' with six male dancers dressed as Boy Scouts. The dancers had peeled of their uniforms during the performance.

2006 the sale of Syd Barrett's final belongings were sold by Cheffins auctioneers in Cambridge, England. The sale of the 77 items raised £119,890 ($233,786). Ten paintings alone raised over £55,000 and two bicycles over £10,000. The sale included such things as the armchair he used to sit in, his home-made bread bin, tools, notebooks and binders and books. The sale catalogue described Barrett - who quit Pink Floyd in 1968 - as a man with a "total disinterest in materialism."

Koala
12-01-2010, 02:48 AM
1960 "Please Come Home for Christmas" is Charles Brown's last hit (#21 R&B, #76 pop). The Eagles' cover version becomes a Christmastime hit again in 1978, reaching #18.

1961 The Beatles performed a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. That night they headlined a six-group Big Beat Session at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton in Wallasey.

1964 Ringo Starr booked into University College Hospital to have his tonsils removed.

1966 Tom Jones was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of 'Green Green Grass Of Home.' It stayed at No.1 for seven weeks giving Decca records its first million selling single by a British artist. Also a No.11 hit in the US.

1982Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' album was released. It spent 190 weeks on the UK album chart became the biggest selling pop album of all time, with sales over 50 million copies.

1983 Neil Young was sued by Geffen Records because his new music for the label was “not commercial in nature and musically uncharacteristic of his previous albums.”

1987 A Kentucky teacher lost her appeal in the US Supreme Court over her sacking after showing Pink Floyd's film 'The Wall' to her class. The court decided that the film was not suitable for minors with its bad language and sexual content.

2008 Wham's Last Christmas was the most played festive track of the last five years. The Performing Right Society put the 1984 hit at the top of their chart of seasonal songs, just ahead of Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas. The Pogues came third with Fairytale of New York, recorded with the late Kirsty MacColl and first released in 1987. Other featured artists include Slade, Mariah Carey and Bruce Springsteen.

Koala
12-02-2010, 02:43 AM
1967 The Monkees album, ‘Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Ltd’ went to number one on the US album chart. It was their fourth album to sell over a million copies, following ‘The Monkees’, ‘More Of The Monkees’ and ‘Headquarters’.

1978 Rod Stewart was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy', the singers fifth UK chart topper. A plagiarism lawsuit by Brazilian musician Jorge Ben Jor confirmed that the song had been derived from his composition 'Taj Mahal'. Stewart agreed to donate all his royalties from the song to United Nations Children's Fund.

1979, Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand's ‘You Don't Bring Me Flowers’ was at No.1 on the US singles chart. A radio station engineer had spliced together Neil's version with Barbra's version and got such good response, the station added it to their play list. When Neil Diamond was told about it, he decided to re-record the song with Streisand herself, and within weeks of its release, the single went to No.1 in the US and No.5 in the UK.

1979 Babe (Styx) was a hit.

1983 MTV aired the full 14-minute version of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' video for the first time.

Koala
12-03-2010, 02:43 AM
1964 The Rolling Stones had their second UK No.1 single with their version of 'Little Red Rooster'.

1965 Rolling Stone Keith Richards was knocked unconscious by an electric shock on stage at the Memorial Hall In Sacramento, California, when his guitar made contact with his microphone.

1969 The Rolling Stones recorded 'Brown Sugar' at Muscle Shoals studios. The single went on to be a UK & US No.1.

1971 A fire at a Frank Zappa concert at the Casino in Montreaux, Switzerland is later immortalized in Deep Purple's "Smoke On The Water".

1977 Linda Ronstadt started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Simple Dreams'.

2003 A Los Angeles court ruled that the privacy of singer Barbra Streisand was not violated when a picture of her Malibu estate was posted on a website. Streisand had filed a $10m action against software entrepreneur Kenneth Adelman after he posted a photo of her home on his conservation site.

MikeA
12-03-2010, 09:43 AM
I was reading the other night with the TV turned on to David Letterman and it caught my attention when he said something about Keith Richards in his mono-log.

He had said something about Richards falling off the stage and being KNOCKED CONSCIOUS!

TimothyBFan
12-03-2010, 10:18 AM
:hilarious: Knocked CONSCIOUS!!! :hilarious:

Koala
12-04-2010, 03:41 AM
1956 The "Million Dollar Quartet"—Presley, Perkins, Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis—records old gospel, country and pop songs at an impromptu session. The recordings aren't officially released until the mid-Eighties.

1962 The Beatles made their London-area debut on television when they appeared in a live broadcast from Wembley on ‘Tuesday Rendezvous’, on ITV station Rediffusion. The Beatles performed live, doing lip-sync performances of ‘Love Me Do’ and 45 seconds of ‘P.S. I Love You.’

1965 The Byrds started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Turn! Turn! Turn!' the group's second No.1. A No.26 hit in the UK. Unlike their first chart topper, ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’, the entire band was allowed to play on the recording, instead of studio musicians.

1971 Led Zeppelin started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with the 'Four Symbols' album. Featuring the 8-minute track 'Stairway To Heaven', the album stayed on the US chart for 1 week short of 5 years, selling over 11 million copies.

1982 'The John Lennon Collection' started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart.


1988 Roy Orbison played his final ever gig when he appeared in Cleveland, Ohio. Orbison died of a heart attack two days later.

1993 Frank Zappa dies of prostate cancer at home in Los Angeles, California.

MikeA
12-04-2010, 10:15 AM
Pretty darn good weren't they P47?

Koala
12-05-2010, 05:03 AM
1960 Elvis Presley started a ten-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'G.I. Blues'. His fifth US No.1 album.

1960, Paul McCartney and Pete Best were arrested for pinning a condom to a brick wall and then igniting it. The two were told to leave Germany and The Beatles returned home, discouraged.

1964 Lorne Greene star of the NBC TV show 'Bonanza' was at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Ringo', making him the second Canadian (after Paul Anka) to have a US No.1 single. The song was a No.22 hit in the UK.

1965 The Beatles played their last ever show in their hometown of Liverpool when they appeared at The Liverpool Empire during the group's final UK tour. Only 5,100 tickets were available, but there were 40,000 applications for tickets. The group also had the UK No.1 single with 'We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper.'

1972 Roxy Music embarks on their first US tour opening for JoJo Gunne, Edgar Winter and others.
2006 Beatles lyrics handwritten by Sir Paul McCartney to an early version of Maxwell's Silver Hammer sold for $192,000 (£97,000) at an auction in New York. A guitar owned by Jimi Hendrix fetched $168,000 (£85,000), a notebook containing lyrics written by Bob Marley, sold for $72,000 (£36,445) and a poem penned by Doors frontman Jim Morrison made $49,000 (£25,500) at the Christie's sale.

MikeA
12-05-2010, 12:23 PM
I missed one Dec 4.

Tommy Bolin died at the age of 25. He would have been 49 years young. The virtuoso guitarist died of a heroin overdose.

Tommy may be best known for his work with Deep Purple, but for me his BEST work will always be that done as Joe Walsh's replacement in the James Gang. "Bang" is one of the best albums that the James Gang released and I am not excluding the classics that Joe led the Gang in. "Miami" also featured Tommy before he moved on.

The James Gang had a hard time coming up with someone who could fill the gap that Joe Walsh left empty when he moved on to a solo career. Bolin came close to doing just that. Die Hard James Gang fans often over emphasize the creativity achieved both before and after Walsh, but it is my opinion that only with Bolin did they come close!

Give songs like "Alexis" and "Standing In The Rain". When Fox and Peters asked Joe about Tommy, Joe told them that they would be absolutely foolish not to bring him on. He brought much needed talents as a lyricist as well as composer and instrumentalist.

Koala
12-06-2010, 03:37 AM
1966 The Beatles recorded Christmas and New Year's greetings for pirate radio stations Radio Caroline and Radio London. Both stations were broadcasting from ships anchored off the British coastline.

1969 Led Zeppelin made their debut on the US singles chart with 'Whole Lotta Love', it went on to make No.4 on the chart and was the first of six Top 40 singles for the group in the US. During the bands career, Zeppelin never released any singles in the UK.

1969 One hit wonders Steam started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye'. The song became a UK No.5 single for girl group Bananarama in 83.

1986 Europe were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Final Countdown'. They became only the second Swedish act to score a UK No.1. The song reached No.1 in 25 countries and the song's lyrics were inspired by David Bowie's song 'Space Oddity'.

1988 American singer songwriter Roy Orbison died of a heart attack aged 52. Scored the 1964 UK & US No.1 single 'Pretty Woman', plus over 20 US & 30 UK Top 40 singles including ‘Only the Lonely’ and ‘Crying’. Formed his first band The Wink Westerners in 1949, was a member of The Traveling Wilburys (known as Lefty Wilbury) with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty and had the 1988 UK No.21 single 'Handle With Care'. Orbison endured a great deal of tragedy in his life. His first wife, Claudette died in a motorcycle accident in 1966 and two of his three sons, died in a house fire.

TimothyBFan
12-06-2010, 09:34 AM
1969 Led Zeppelin made their debut on the US singles chart with 'Whole Lotta Love', it went on to make No.4 on the chart and was the first of six Top 40 singles for the group in the US. During the bands career, Zeppelin never released any singles in the UK.


Doesn't six sound like a low number of Zep songs to hit the Top 40 singles charts here in the US?

And does anyone know why they released no singles in the UK? Seems strange to me.

Freypower
12-06-2010, 06:33 PM
They just didn't want to as far as I know. When they started the era of the 'singles band' was over & the 'album band' era had kicked in. Let's face it, none of their songs are exactly Top 40 material, are they, not even their ballads.

sodascouts
12-07-2010, 12:06 AM
That is strange that Led Zeppelin didn't release singles in the UK. I'm not surprised about them only having 6 Top 40 hits though. I know I can't name more than one song by them, although perhaps I'm not representative as they were a bit before my time. I can say that what I have heard of them doesn't sound like hit material to me. They were played a lot on "Eagles Radio" and I noticed that the Led Zeppelin songs played seemed to have an odd quasi-"psychedelic" flavor and weren't very melodic. I can't even remember what the songs were - I just remember thinking that the songs seemed kind of meandering in structure and sounded dissonant at times. That kind of stuff isn't gonna be top 40. I'm not trying to diss them; obviously a lot of folks are into that kind of sound (including a lot of our discerning board members ;) ). However, it seems to be an acquired taste; it's definitely not everyone's cup of tea.

Koala
12-07-2010, 03:03 AM
1967 The Beatles Apple boutique opened its doors. The store closed seven months later when all the goods were given away free to passers by.

1968 Janis Joplin performs for the last time as a member of Big Brother and the Holding Company. Two weeks later, she debuts her new group, the Kozmic Blues Band.

1968 The Beatles 'White Album' started a seven-week run at No.1 on the UK chart. The double set was the first on the Apple label and featured 'Back In The USSR', 'Dear Prudence', and the Harrison song 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps.'

1971 Genesis supported by Roxy Music appeared at The Hobbits Garden, Wimbledon, England.

1974 Genesis hits #10 in the UK with 'The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway'.

1984 a benefit concert for Ethiopia was held at The Royal Albert Hall, London, featuring, Nick Heyward, Feargal Sharkey, Julian Lennon, Mike Rutherford and others.

1991 George Michael and Elton John were at No.1 in the UK with a live version of 'Don't Let The Sun Go down On Me', (a hit for Elton in 1974). All proceeds from the hit went to aids charities.

2005 The MBE medal that John Lennon returned to the Queen was found in a royal vault at St James' Palace. Lennon returned his medal in November, 1969 with a letter accompanying saying, "Your Majesty, I am returning my MBE as a protest against Britain's involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam and against Cold Turky slipping down the charts. With Love, John Lennon." Historians were calling for the medal to be put on public display.

TimothyBFan
12-07-2010, 09:24 AM
Zeppelin...not hit material.... http://bestsmileys.com/crying/2.gif you guys are breaking my heart http://bestsmileys.com/crying/2.gif and for FP to say something that awful....http://bestsmileys.com/crying/2.gif you're killing me here, I thought you understood!!! http://bestsmileys.com/crying/2.gif

JK :hilarious: Like I've said before, they aren't everyone's cup of tea (and you are all so very WRONG!!!;)) but I really did think they had more top 40 than that. Then how do we explain their popularity? If they weren't being played on the radio, how did people hear of them in the first place? Interesting!!

MikeA
12-07-2010, 09:54 AM
I'll take a stab at that Willie. From personal perspective and from that of the folks I hung with in the 70's, we sort of turned up our noses at the Top 40. We were mostly into Underground music. We took pride in recognizing brilliance that the "masses" didn't see. Things other than the 3-minute song with 30 seconds of guitar solo. You know, the "radio friendly" songs. Zep wasn't very "radio friendly" with their often long songs like Stairway and Battle Of Evermore.

Me, well, I was even further out of the norm than those I hung out with in that I was really into Blues at the time.

But I did always think that "Going to California" "should have been" a Top 40 Hit.

TimothyBFan
12-07-2010, 10:07 AM
I'm sure you're onto something there. I honestly have been racking my brain trying to remember when I was introduced to Zep and can't remember, only that I was very young apparently because it seems as if I've ALWAYS been a fan. It sure wasn't from "hanging" with anyone at that early age so I can only assume it was from listening to the radio or one of my much older cousins who use to influence me a lot when it came to music.

As far as songs such as Going To California that should have been hits? I can think of at least a dozen off the top of my head that I feel could be Top 40 material. I respectfully disagree that none of their material was top 40 material.

Now I'm off to see if I can find which 6 songs were the only ones to hit the top 40 chart. Unless someone knows that off the top of their head.

TimothyBFan
12-07-2010, 10:15 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Led_Zeppelin_discography

Whole Lotta Love #4 1969
Immigrant Song #16 1970
Black Dog #15 1971
D'yer Mak'er #20 1973
Trampled Under Foot #38 1975
Fool In The Rain #21 1979

And how is it that Stairway DIDN'T make the charts? Is that for real? :shock:

I like this little footnote.... " No commercial or promotional single was actually issued. Chart number represents radio airplay of album tracks."

I'll be darned!! I'm shocked!

TimothyBFan
12-07-2010, 10:17 AM
1968 The Beatles 'White Album' started a seven-week run at No.1 on the UK chart. The double set was the first on the Apple label and featured 'Back In The USSR', 'Dear Prudence', and the Harrison song 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps.

Another chart surprise to me. Only 7 weeks at No. 1? I would of figured it lasted a lot longer than that.

MikeA
12-07-2010, 10:24 AM
I would have thought "Black Dog" would have charted higher than #15. It had enough "in your face" in the lyrics to catch the attention of all the rebels "of the day" <LOL>

Freypower
12-07-2010, 07:09 PM
Zeppelin...not hit material.... http://bestsmileys.com/crying/2.gif you guys are breaking my heart http://bestsmileys.com/crying/2.gif and for FP to say something that awful....http://bestsmileys.com/crying/2.gif you're killing me here, I thought you understood!!! http://bestsmileys.com/crying/2.gif

JK :hilarious: Like I've said before, they aren't everyone's cup of tea (and you are all so very WRONG!!!;)) but I really did think they had more top 40 than that. Then how do we explain their popularity? If they weren't being played on the radio, how did people hear of them in the first place? Interesting!!

Wow, Willie, I do understand, believe me, but I think Zeppelin were far better than being just a Top 40 band. It's ironic that Glenn talked about this last night. He said the Eagles weren't a Top 40 band either until TITTL.

My Mike is with Border Mike; when he was growing up in England he hated Top 40 radio, so he & his friends got into Prog Rock & Heavy Rock (including Zeppelin) by word of mouth.

But I do think Fool In The Rain is a 'Top 40' song although it's a bit long. Even something like Sick Again is fairly catchy, or Ramble On, or even Misty Mountain Hop.

Koala
12-08-2010, 03:05 AM
1943 Jim Morrison of the Doors is born.

1963 Frank Sinatra Jr was kidnapped at gunpoint from a hotel in Lake Tahoe. He was released two days later after his father paid out the $240,000 ransom demanded by the kidnappers, who were later captured, and sentenced to long prison terms. In order to communicate with the kidnappers via a payphone the senior Sinatra carried a roll of dimes with him throughout this ordeal, which became a lifetime habit, he is said to have been buried with a roll of dimes.

1968 singer and guitarist Graham Nash left The Hollies and started work with David Crosby and Stephen Stills who went on to form Crosby Stills and Nash.

1973 Elton John hits #2 with "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," the title track from a double album that would itself reach #1 and remain on the album charts for two years.

1979 Styx went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Babe', the group's only US No.1, a No.6 hit in the UK.

1980 John Lennon was shot five times by 25 year old Mark Chapman outside the Dakota building in New York City where John and Yoko lived. Chapman had been stalking Lennon for days outside the Dakota apartments and asked for an autograph as Lennon walked through the courtyard. As he signed a piece of paper Chapman fired. Lennon was pronounced dead from a massive loss of blood at 11.30pm.

1984 Frankie Goes To Hollywood were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Power Of Love'. The group's third No.1 of the year and final UK No.1. This made them the first group since Gerry And The Pacemakers to have a UK No.1 with their first three singles.

tequila girl
12-08-2010, 06:13 AM
1980 John Lennon was shot five times by 25 year old Mark Chapman outside the Dakota building in New York City where John and Yoko lived. Chapman had been stalking Lennon for days outside the Dakota apartments and asked for an autograph as Lennon walked through the courtyard. As he signed a piece of paper Chapman fired. Lennon was pronounced dead from a massive loss of blood at 11.30pm.
R.I.P. John - I still miss you & your music....

TimothyBFan
12-08-2010, 09:41 AM
I'm sure most of that were old enough to remember that can still remember what we were doing when we first heard the news that John was dead! Unbelievable it was!

tequila girl
12-08-2010, 09:45 AM
I was in work and one of my colleagues told me it had just been on the radio - I thought it was some kind of sick joke she was playing on me! :sad:

WalshFan88
12-08-2010, 10:15 AM
John Lennon was a great person, musician, and songwriter. Definitely an inspiration to those in music, at least he is to me.

Koala
12-09-2010, 02:57 AM
1967 The Doors appeared at the New Haven Arena, New Haven, Connecticut. Before the show a policeman found singer Jim Morrison making out with an 18 year-old girl in a backstage shower and after an argument the policeman sprays mace in Morrison’s face. Once on stage Morrison tells the story of the backstage episode and starts taunting the police who drag him off the stage and arrest him. The crowd riots leaving the venue in disarray and many are arrested. Later over 100 protestors gathered at the police station in demonstration and more arrests were made.

1988 According to a poll released in the US, the music of Neil Diamond was favoured as the best background music for sex, Beethoven was the second choice and Luther Vandross was voted third.

1995 Michael Jackson scored his 6th solo UK No.1 single when 'Earth Song' started a 6-week run at the top of the charts. It gave Jackson the UK Christmas No.1 of 1995 and his best-selling UK single ever. The song kept the first single released by The Beatles in 25 years, 'Free as a Bird', off the No.1 position.

2003 Ozzy Osbourne was admitted to Wexham Park Hospital in Slough, Berkshire after being injured in a quad bike accident at his UK home. The 55 year-old singer broke his collarbone, eight ribs and a vertebra in his neck. News of Osbourne's accident reached the House of Commons, where the government sent a goodwill message.

Ive always been a dreamer
12-09-2010, 10:46 AM
Well - I'm a day late with this, but I also wanted to recognize the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death. It doesn't seem possible that it's been that long. I remember hearing about John's death from Howard Cosell while watching a Monday Night Football game. John was an amazingly gifted musician and the world still misses him.

Koala
12-10-2010, 02:46 AM
1964 The Beatles had their sixth UK No.1 single with 'I Feel Fine', also a US No.1.

1967 American soul singer, songwriter Otis Redding was killed in a plane crash, aged 26. Redding and his band had made an appearance in Cleveland, Ohio on the local ‘Upbeat’ television show the previous day. The plane carrying Otis Redding and his band crashed at 3.28.pm into icy waters of Lake Monoma near Madison. Redding was killed in the crash along with members from the The Bar-Kays, Jimmy King, Ron Caldwell, Phalin Jones and Carl Cunningham. Trumpet player Ben Cauley was the only person to survive the crash.

1971 playing the first of two nights at London's Rainbow Theatre, Frank Zappa was pushed off stage by jealous boyfriend Trevor Howell. Zappa broke one of his legs and suffered a fractured scull.

1983 Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Say Say Say'. It was Jackson's 10th No.1 (solo & The Jackson's) and McCartney's 29th, (solo and The Beatles).

1998 Bruce Springsteen won a £2 million court battle to ban an album of his early songs. The case revolved around a dispute over copyright ownership between Bruce and a former manager.

2005 Queen overtook The Beatles to become the third most successful act of all time. Sales in 2005 showed that Queen had now overtaken The Beatles to make it into third place, spending 1,755 weeks on the British singles and album charts. The Beatles slipped to fourth place, with 1,749 weeks. Elvis had spent 2,574 weeks on the singles and album charts, making him number one in the Top 100 most successful acts of all time. Sir Cliff Richard remained in second place, clinching 1,982 weeks.

2007 Led Zeppelin played their first concert in 19 years, at London's 02 arena. Original band members Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones were joined on stage by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham. More than one million people had taken part in a ballot for the 20,000 tickets available for the show.

MikeA
12-10-2010, 08:54 AM
2007 Led Zeppelin played their first concert in 19 years, at London's 02 arena. Original band members Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones were joined on stage by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham. More than one million people had taken part in a ballot for the 20,000 tickets available for the show.

Staggering!

Isn't it a bit of a shame that these guys apparently lack the desire, to reunite and rock the world again. Thank God the Eagles made a different decision.

TimothyBFan
12-10-2010, 11:04 AM
Isn't it the truth Mike.

Here's a couple vids from that night--They were fantastic once again!

Zoso guitar solo in No Quarter! WOW!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX85fe43lhY&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZxukPZ0pjA&feature=related

Freypower
12-10-2010, 06:14 PM
On this issue while I deeply admire Robert Plant for the musical journey he has undertaken as a solo artist I have to say that we recently watched some performances of the new Band Of Joy songs at London's Roundhouse, and it was all very present & correct & polite, etc. It just didn't have the excitement of Zeppelin. We have a Zeppelin thread; I guess we should talk about this there.

Koala
12-11-2010, 03:44 AM
1967 Jethro Tull is formed.


1968 filming began for The Rolling Stones 'Rock & Roll Circus.' As well as clowns and acrobats, John & Yoko, The Who, Eric Clapton and Jethro Tull all took part. The film was eventually released in 1996.

1972 The first U.S. Genesis concert is held, at Brandeis University near Boston, Massachusetts.

1973 Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley was nearly electrocuted during a concert in Florida when he touched a short-circuited light. The guitarist was carried from the stage but returned 10 minutes later to finish the show.

1989 The Recording Industry Association of America certified four Led Zeppelin albums as multi-platinum: ‘Presence’ (2 million), ‘Led Zeppelin’ (4 million), ‘Physical Graffiti’ (4 million) and ‘In Through The Out Door’ (5 million).

Koala
12-12-2010, 04:23 AM
1957 Al Priddy a DJ on US radio station KEX in Portland was fired after playing Elvis Presley's version of 'White Christmas' The station management said, 'it's not in the spirit we associate with Christmas'.

1957 Jerry Lee Lewis marries his second cousin, Myra Gale Brown, in Hernando, Mississippi. She's the daughter of J.W. Brown, his bass player and cousin. Myra is 13 years old, though she claims in the marriage license to be 20.

1963 The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I Want To Hold Your Hand', the group's third No.1 (and first Amercan No.1) and this year's UK Christmas No.1.

1967 Rolling Stone Brian Jones was given 3 years probation and a £1,000 fine for drug offences. Three psychiatrists agreed that Jones was an extremely frightened young man with suicidal tendencies.

1970 The Doors played what would be their last ever live show with Jim Morrison when they played at the Warehouse in New Orleans.

1985 Roger Waters formally notifies Columbia and EMI Records that he is no longer a member of Pink Floyd.

1998 A seven inch single by the Quarry Men featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison was named as the rarest record of all time, only 50 copies were made with each copy being valued at £10,000, ($20,500).

Koala
12-13-2010, 02:58 AM
1955 Dickie Valentine was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Christmas Alphabet', the first Christmas song to reach the No.1 position.

1966 Jimi Hendrix made his TV debut on ITV's 'Ready Steady Go!' (Marc Bolan was also on the show). The Jimi Hendrix Experience also recorded 'Foxy Lady' on this day.

1975 Chicago started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Chicago IX-Chicago's Greatest Hits', the group's fifth No.1 album.

1985 Phil Collins was guest star on NBC -TV‘s Miami Vice.

1997 Children's TV characters The Teletubbies went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Teletubbies Say-eh-oh'. The single spent a total of 32 weeks on the chart. :shrug::puke:

2000 it was announced that after 74 years the UK rock weekly Melody Maker was to close down. The Christmas edition would be the last one then it would merge with the NME creating a more sizeable broad-based magazine.

2002 UK music channel Music Choice analysed all the Christmas No.1 singles from the past 30 years and identified criteria for their success. These included the use of sleigh bells, children singing, church bells harmony and references to love. They concluded that Sir Cliff Richards 1988 hit 'Misletoe and Wine' was the perfect Christmas hit.

Prettymaid
12-13-2010, 07:30 AM
1997 Children's TV characters The Teletubbies went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Teletubbies Say-eh-oh'. The single spent a total of 32 weeks on the chart. :shrug::puke:

Not a Teletubbies fan, eh Koala? :lol:

TimothyBFan
12-13-2010, 08:40 AM
Teletubbies are scary!!!!!:fear:

Tell me that doesn't scare you!

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e136/williehoo/imagesqtbnANd9GcTIFTsBI63UIQbhy-A48c_W05OB3K3lcTIMrCCbEIFWaVPYOZkV.jpg

Prettymaid
12-13-2010, 08:45 AM
Can't see it Willie, and now I really, really want to! :lol:

TimothyBFan
12-13-2010, 08:49 AM
Oops---Is it better now? Scary little "things"!

Prettymaid
12-13-2010, 07:08 PM
http://bestsmileys.com/scared/8.gif AH-H-H-H-H-H-H!!! THERE THEY ARE!!!

Troubadour
12-13-2010, 07:16 PM
EH-OH!

Prettymaid
12-13-2010, 08:12 PM
Lol!

Koala
12-14-2010, 03:06 AM
Not a Teletubbies fan, eh Koala? :lol:
NO!
They are stupid!

Love your shocked mouse, very suitably, by the Teletubbies you can only run away!

Koala
12-14-2010, 03:07 AM
1959 The Kingston Trio started an eight-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Here We Go Again!'

1962 Bill Wyman made his live debut with The Rollin' Stones at the Ricky Tick Club, Star and Garter Hotel in Windsor, England. The group were know as The Rollin' Stones during this period.

1967 Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones was rushed to St Georges hospital in London after collapsing. A doctor reported Jones was tired and suffering from over strain and was also recovering from having some teeth out.

1968 Marvin Gaye scored his first US No.1 single when 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' started a five-week run at the top. It was Marvin's 15th solo hit and also his first UK No.1 single in March 69.

1969 The Jackson Five made their first network television appearance in the US when they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 1972, 'Born To Boogie' the Ringo Starr directed movie featuring T Rex premiered in London.

1973 Bruce Springsteen appeared at the Pinecrest Country Club, Shelton, Connecticut. Only 200 tickets were sold for the show.

1985 Whitney Houston scored her first UK No.1 single with 'Saving All My Love For You'. The song had been a minor hit for Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. in 1978 and was also a US No.1 for Houston.

1985 Peter Gabriel participate in Artists Against Apartheid.

2003 Ozzy & Kelly Osbourne went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Changes' a remake of a track first sung by Ozzy on the Black Sabbath album Volume IV in 1972. It was the first father and daughter chart topper since Frank & Nancy Sinatra in 1967.

 

Koala
12-15-2010, 02:56 AM
1969The Peace For Christmas charity concert for UNICEF in London features John Lennon, Eric Clapton, George Harrison & Keith Moon.

1969 John Lennon played what would be his final ever gig in the UK when he appeared at The Lyceum Ballroom, London, with the Plastic Ono Band in a UNICEF 'Peace For Christmas' benefit. George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Delaney and Bonnie, Billy Preston and The Who's drummer, Keith Moon also took part.

1979 Pink Floyd releases their double-album epic, 'The Wall.' It stays at #1 for 15 weeks and has to date been certified 23 times platinum (signifying one million copies) in the US, making it the third best-selling album of all time.

1984 'Do They Know It's Christmas' by Band Aid entered the UK chart at No.1 and stayed at the top for five weeks. It became the biggest selling UK single of all time with sales over 3 and a half million. Band Aid was masterminded by former Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof, who had been moved by a TV news story of famine in Ethiopia. Geldof had the idea of raising funds with a one-off charity single featuring the cream of the current pop world. Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Paul Young, Culture Club, George Michael, Sting, Bono, Phil Collins, Paul Weller, Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt of Status Quo and Bananarama all appeared on the recording.

1998 Andrew Lloyd Webber is acquitted on charges that he plagiarized a liturgical composer’s 20-year-old song to write the theme from his 1988 global smash “The Phantom Of The Opera.”

2001 Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh was given an honorary Doctorate of Music from Kent State University in Ohio.

Prettymaid
12-15-2010, 09:47 AM
1984 'Do They Know It's Christmas' by Band Aid entered the UK chart at No.1 and stayed at the top for five weeks. It became the biggest selling UK single of all time with sales over 3 and a half million. Band Aid was masterminded by former Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof, who had been moved by a TV news story of famine in Ethiopia. Geldof had the idea of raising funds with a one-off charity single featuring the cream of the current pop world. Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Paul Young, Culture Club, George Michael, Sting, Bono, Phil Collins, Paul Weller, Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt of Status Quo and Bananarama all appeared on the recording.

I just love this song! So fun to sing along to!


2001 Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh was given an honorary Doctorate of Music from Kent State University in Ohio.

Professor Joe! :nod:

Koala
12-16-2010, 02:43 AM
1966 the first Jimi Hendrix Experience single 'Hey Joe', was released in the UK on Polydor records, the track had been rejected by the Decca label. It went on to be a No.6 hit in the UK, but failed to chart in America.

1969-"War Is Over!!! If You Want It!!" billboards go up in 11 cities around the world as a Christmas message from John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

1970 five singles and five albums by Credence Clearwater Revival were certified gold in the US. The singles were: ‘Down on the Corner’, ‘Lookin out My Back Door’, ‘Travelin' Band’, ‘Bad Moon Rising’ and ‘Up around the Bend’. The LPs were ‘Cosmo's Factory’, ‘Willy and the Poor Boys’, ‘Green River’, ‘Bayou Country’ and ‘Credence Clearwater Revival’.

1983 The Who disband (until the seemingly unending series of "reunions").

1989 Billy Joel went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Storm Front'.

1993 MTV aired Nirvana's 'Unplugged' session for the first time.

2001 Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the Frank and Nancy Sinatra 1967 No.1 hit 'Somethin' Stupid'. The Christmas No.1 for this year. From William's album Swing When You're Winning.

2007 American singer songwriter Dan Fogelberg died at his home in Maine at the age of 56. The US singer, songwriter discovered he had advanced prostate cancer in 2004. Had the 1981 album ‘The Innocent Age’, which featured the hits ‘Leader of the Band,’ ‘Hard to Say,’ and ‘Run for the Roses.’

Prettymaid
12-16-2010, 09:30 AM
RIP Dan. :-(

Brooke
12-16-2010, 10:56 AM
I'll echo that. RIP Dan. We miss you. :-(

Koala
12-17-2010, 02:51 AM
1962 Bob Dylan arrived in England for the first time; he played his first UK date the following night at the Troubadour Club in London.


1968 The Who played their Xmas party at the Marquee Club, London. Also on the bill was a new group called Yes. Members 15 shillings, ($1.80) or £1 ($2.40) on the night. Other acts appearing at the club this month included Joe Cocker, Free and Led Zeppelin.

1977 deputising for The Sex Pistols on NBC- TVs 'Saturday Night Live', Elvis Costello stops his performance of 'Less Than Zero', saying ' there's no reason to do this', and launches into 'Radio Radio' which he'd been told not to perform.

1977George Harrison played an unannounced live set for the regulars at his local pub in Henley-On-Thames.

2005 U2 had the top-grossing tour of 2005, according to an end-of-year chart compiled by US magazine Billboard. More than three million people watched the band's sell-out 90-date Vertigo tour which grossed $260m (£146.6m). The Eagles, took $117m (£66m) from 77 shows and Neil Diamond grossed more than $71m (£40m). Kenny Chesney was fourth with $63m (£35.5m), Paul McCartney $60m (£33.8m), Rod Stewart with $49m (£27m), Elton John with $45.5m (£25.6m), Dave Matthews Band with $45m (£25.3m), Jimmy Buffett with $41m (£23m) and Green Day with $36.5m (£20.5m).

MikeA
12-17-2010, 08:04 AM
Amazing even in 2005 that U2 or anyone else could out-gross the Eagles.

Koala
12-18-2010, 04:22 AM
1943 Keith Richards was born.

1972 Bob Dylan starting filming his role in the film 'Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid.'

1983 Keith Richards married model Patti Hansen during a ceremony in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Mick Jagger was the best man.

1992 Canadian radio station CFRA bans the 27-year-old Beatles song “Run For Your Life.” Station officials say the lyric “I’d rather see you dead little girl, than to be with another man” promotes violence against women.

2000 *NSYNC fan Danielle McGuire filed suit against group member Justin Timberlake, alleging that he harassed and verbally assaulted her. McGuire, 15, filed suit in St. Louis, Missouri, charging Timberlake with false imprisonment of a minor.

2004 A guitar played by George Harrison and John Lennon sold for £294,000 ($570,000) at auction in New York. The Gibson SG guitar was used by Harrison from 1966 to 1969, including the recording of Revolver, and by Lennon during White Album sessions. Other items sold in the Christie's auction included a letter by Kurt Cobain, which fetched £10,000 ($19,400), and a school book report by Britney Spears (£1,000).

Koala
12-19-2010, 03:45 AM
1964 The Beatles fourth album 'Beatles For Sale' started a seven-week run at No.1 on the UK album charts.

1969 Mick Jagger was fined £200 plus 50 guineas costs at Marlborough Magistrates Court for illegal possession of cannabis.

1969 The Beatles' seventh Christmas record, "The Beatles' Seventh Christmas Record" was released to members of their fan club in the UK and the US.

1970 Elton John's first US hit, ‘Your Song’ entered the Billboard Hot 100, where it went on to reach number eight. The Hollies had been offered the song and Three Dog Night had already recorded a version which was included on their ‘It Ain't Easy’ album.

1981 Abba scored their seventh UK No.1 album with 'The Visitors'.

1993 Michael Clarke drummer with The Byrds died of liver failure aged 47. Also worked with the Flying Burrito Brothers and Jerry Jeff Walker. Before his death Clarke had expressed a wish of alerting children to the dangers of alcoholism. Following his wishes, Clarke's girlfriend Susan Paul started a foundation in Clarke's name, called the Campaign for Alcohol-free Kids.

2005 Elton John turned down £5.7m for the exclusive rights to his civil union to his partner David Furnish. The couple had considered the offer from a US television channel, putting the money in the Elton John Aids Foundation, but they told Attitude magazine they had decided to keep the day private.

2006 two giant eyeballs donated by Pink Floyd raised £16,500 for the homeless charity Crisis. The 6ft-high props, made to promote the Pulse DVD, were on the auction site eBay for a week and attracted 46 bids. Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, a vice-president of Crisis, said extra help was needed in the winter months.

Koala
12-20-2010, 02:41 AM
1947 KISS drummer Peter Criss is born in Brooklyn, N.Y.

1967 Jethro Tull is formed.

1968 Peter Paul and Mary hit #1 with "Leaving On A Jet Plane" written by John Denver.

1970 My Sweet Lord by George Harrison was a hit.

1975 Joe Walsh officially replaced Bernie Leadon in The Eagles.

1980 Twelve days after John Lennon was shot dead in New York City, (Just Like) Starting Over gave the former Beatle his first ever UK solo No.1 single. Taken from his Double Fantasy album.

Koala
12-21-2010, 03:04 AM
1940 Frank Zappa is born in Baltimore, Maryland.

1946 Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) was born.

1968 Crosby, Stills & Nash is formed.

1970 a stretch limousine carrying Elvis Presley pulled up outside the White House in Washington, D.C. The driver handed over a letter from Elvis addressed to President Nixon requesting a meeting to discuss how the King of Rock and Roll could help Nixon fight drugs. The President agreed to give Presley a Narcotics Bureau badge - but only after learning that the chief of the narcotics bureau had turned down the same request earlier that day and told Presley the only person who could overrule his decision was the President. At Elvis' request, the meeting remained secret for more than a year, until the Washington Post broke the story on January 27th, 1972.

1985 Bruce Springsteen's album, ‘Born in the USA’ passed Michael Jackson's ‘Thriller’ to become the second longest-lasting LP on the Billboard US Top 10. It stayed there for 79 weeks. Only ‘The Sound of Music’ with Julie Andrews lasted longer at 109 weeks.

1985 Lionel Richie’s “Say You, Say Me,” moves into the No. 1 spot, giving the movie White Nights two soundtrack singles in the top 5. The other single, placing at No. 5, is Phil Collins’ and Marilyn Martin’s “Separate Lives.” “White Nights” is only the sixth motion picture of the rock era to produce more than one No. 1 single. The first five are: Saturday Night Fever, “Grease,” “Flashdance,” “Footloose,” and “Purple Rain.”

1991 Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives' by Queen started a five week run at No.1 in the UK, the 1975 word-wide hit had been re-released following the death of Freddie Mercury.


1992 Elton John establishes the Elton John AIDS Foundation, aimed at AIDS prevention education and direct care services.

Koala
12-22-2010, 02:40 AM
1949 Robin & Maurice Gibb are born.

1967The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd, The Who, Keith West and Tomorrow, Eric Burdon & The Animals, 1984 (featuring future Queen guitarist Brian May) and Soft Machine all appeared at The Olympia, London at an all night festival 'Christmas On Earth Continued'. The DJ was John Peel plus the venue featured a paddling pool, light shows and a movie theatre, tickets £1.

1973 Elton John started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road', it also had a eight week run at No.1 on the US chart.


1975 Ike & Tina Turner are robbed of $86,000 in concert receipts.

1981 At a rock & roll memorabilia auction in London, a stage suit worn by John Lennon sold for £2,300, a letter from Paul McCartney to a fan sold for £2,200 and a Perspex sculpture of John & Yoko was bought by singer Kate Bush for £4,200.

1991 James Brown launched an unsuccessful lawsuit against the producers of the movie The Commitments, claiming one of the characters too closely resembled him.

2003 the annual list of all-time music greats by the Guinness book of hit singles was again topped by Elvis Presley. The list based on the number of weeks spent on the UK singles chart looked like this; 1. Elvis Presley (1193), 2. Cliff Richard (1152), 3. The Shadows (771), 4. Elton John (623), 5. Madonna (606), 6. Diana Ross (560), 7. Michael Jackson (509), 8. Rod Stewart (477), 9. Beatles (456) and 10. David Bowie (452).

Koala
12-23-2010, 03:09 AM
1966 Pink Floyd perform for the first time at London's UFO Club, home the the burgeoning "London Underground" scene.

1969 Elton John and Bernie Taupin begin writing songs together.

1977 Cat Stevens converts to Islam, changing his name to Yusef Islam.

1987 After Roger Waters threatens to get an injunction preventing Dave Gilmour from trading under the Pink Floyd name, the two sign an agreement that allows Gilmour to continue under the name Pink Floyd. In return, Waters receives a royalty whenever an image from his time with the band is used.

1989 Phil Collins started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Another Day In Paradise', his 7th US solo No.1, a No.2 hit in the UK.

1999 George Harrison's home in Maui was broken into by Cristin Keleher, who cooked a frozen pizza, drank beer from the fridge, started some laundry and phoned her mother in New Jersey. Keleher was arrested and charged with burglary and theft.

2007 The Police were named as the highest earning touring group for the past year, bringing in nearly £66.5m, ($132m). The band's 54 date North American tour had generated almost double the total of the second-placed act, Country star Kenny Chesney.

Prettymaid
12-23-2010, 07:58 AM
1977 Cat Stevens converts to Islam, changing his name to Yusef Islam.


I'm happy that Cat Stevens found what he was looking for spiritually. That's the most important thing. But we sure did miss out on some good music during those years...:sigh: But Roadsinger (2009) is a good album, and I'm still hoping I get to see him perform some day.

Freypower
12-23-2010, 06:26 PM
I'm happy that Cat Stevens found what he was looking for spiritually. That's the most important thing. But we sure did miss out on some good music during those years...:sigh: But Roadsinger (2009) is a good album, and I'm still hoping I get to see him perform some day.

I hope you do too, because it was worth the wait.

Koala
12-24-2010, 03:38 AM
1967 Hello Goodbye ( The Beatles) was a hit.

1967 The Bee Gees performed their Christmas special 'live' from Liverpool Cathedral, England which was broadcast on UK TV.


1977 "How Deep Is Your Love," the Bee Gees' first single from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, hits #1 for the first of three weeks. Remaining in the Top Ten for 17 consecutive weeks, it sets a 'Billboard' chart record for longevity.

1977 The Sex Pistols played their last ever UK gig, (until 1996), before splitting, at Ivanhoes in Huddersfield. It was a charity performance before an audience of mainly children.

1994 Bon Jovi hits #4 with "Always".

2000 Nick Massi of the Four Seasons dies.

Koala
12-25-2010, 03:05 AM
1966 I'm a Believer (The Monkees) was a hit.

1954 Bing Crosby's ‘White Christmas’ entered the Billboard Pop chart for the eleventh time. Bing's rendition has sold over 100 million copies around the world, with at least 50 million sales as singles. It was the largest selling single in music history until it was surpassed by Elton John's ‘Candle in the Wind 1997’.

1964 Beatles fans attacked George Harrison's girlfriend Patti Boyd as they arrived at London's Hammersmith Odeon for tonight's Beatles concert.

1976 'Hotel California' enters the album charts for the first of 107 weeks.

1981 Michael Jackson phoned Paul McCartney and suggested they write and record together, the first result being ‘The Girl Is Mine’. The song was a US No.2 & UK No.8 in 1982.

Koala
12-26-2010, 04:05 AM
1964The Beatles started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Feel Fine'. It was the group's 6th No.1 of the year in which they had 30 entries on the chart, giving them a total of 18 weeks at the top of the charts.

1965 The Sounds of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel) was a hit.

1965 while spending Christmas at his father's home in Cheshire, Paul McCartney crashed from the moped he was riding and suffered a five-inch cut to his mouth.


1968 Led Zeppelin started their first North American tour supporting Vanilla Fudge and Spirit at Denver Auditorium, Colorado, tickets for this Sunday night gig cost $5.

1970 George Harrison started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'My Sweet Lord', making him the first Beatle to score a No.1 US hit. The song was originally intended for Billy Preston.

1981 AC/DC hits #1 with "For Those About to Rock We Salute You".

1989 U2 started a five-night run at Dublin's Point Depot in Ireland.

Koala
12-27-2010, 03:27 AM
1960 The Beatles appeared at Litherland Town Hall Ballroom in Liverpool. Added to the bill at the last minute, The Beatles were not advertised to appear, so banners had been pasted onto advertising posters, saying "Direct From Hamburg, The Beatles!" Since The Beatles were playing in an area they'd only played in once before, most of the audience assumes they were a German group.

1969 Led Zeppelin II was at No.1 on the US album charts, it went on to sell over six million copies in the US. ; it will reach #1 in the U.K. in February 1970.

1975 Queen's 'A Night at the Opera,' featuring the seven-minute rock operetta "Bohemian Rhapsody," tops the U.K. album charts. The album reaches #4 in the U.S. while an edited "Bohemian Rhapsody" climbs to #9.

1980 John and Yoko's 'Double Fantasy' album started an eight-week run at No.1 on the US chart. 'Just Like Starting Over' started a five-week stay at No.1 on the singles chart.


1983 The Police played the first of four sold-out nights at Wembley Arena in London, England, on their Synchronicity world tour.

2008 Singer, songwriter, guitarist, Delaney Bramlett died in Los Angeles from complications after gall bladder surgery. Was a member of Delaney, Bonnie & Friends and worked with George Harrison, The Everly Brothers, John Lennon, Janis Joplin, J.J. Cale, and Eric Clapton.

tequila girl
12-27-2010, 06:34 AM
1960 The Beatles appeared at Litherland Town Hall Ballroom in Liverpool. Added to the bill at the last minute, The Beatles were not advertised to appear, so banners had been pasted onto advertising posters, saying "Direct From Hamburg, The Beatles!" Since The Beatles were playing in an area they'd only played in once before, most of the audience assumes they were a German group.
I was born & brought up in Litherland.......but didn't get to see them as I was only 4 years old! :hilarious:

Prettymaid
12-27-2010, 07:40 PM
Too bad TG. What I wouldn't give to have seen The Beatles!

MikeA
12-27-2010, 09:19 PM
Reading this thread really brings home just how amazing musically, the 60's and 70's really were. There were stars back in the 40's and 50's, but no where near the magnitude of those of the real glory years. It was a time of revolution in so many ways. I feel very privileged to have grown up in that era....and survived it!

Koala
12-28-2010, 03:25 AM
1961 Danny Williams was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Moon River', the Oscar-winning song was from the film Breakfast At Tiffany's. The Tokens were at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight.'

1968 the three day Miami Pop festival took place, the first major rock festival held on the East Coast of the US, with Chuck Berry, The McCoys, Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, Marvin Gaye, The Turtles, The Box Tops, Steppenwolf, Three Dog Night, Pacific Gas and Electric, Procol Harum, Canned Heat, Iron Butterfly and The Grateful Dead.


1968 Vanilla Fudge appeared at the Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada supported by Led Zeppelin on their first US tour.

1983 after a heavy day's drinking Beach Boy Dennis Wilson drowned while swimming from his boat moored in Marina Del Rey, California. With the help of President Reagan he was given a burial at sea, normally reserved for Navel personnel. Dennis was the only genuine surfer in The Beach Boys.

2003 The Who’s Pete Townshend tells a London newspaper he contemplated suicide after police arrested him for accessing a kiddie porn Web site. Charges were later dropped.

2004 U2's Bono is the guest editor for the day on BBC Radio 4's flagship news program, Today. Among the features, British chancellor Gordon Brown addresses the problem of world poverty and a report traces Riverdance’s Islamic roots.

2005 Pink Floyd were voted the greatest rock stars ever in a survey of 58,000 listeners from UK radio station Planet Rock. Led Zeppelin were voted into second place, 3rd was The Rolling Stones, 4th The Who, 5th, AC/DC, 6th, U2, 7th, Guns N’ Roses, 8th, Nirvana, 9th, Bon Jovi and in 10th place Jimi Hendrix. Listeners also named the 1970s as the golden age of rock, followed by the 1960’s.

Prettymaid
12-28-2010, 08:43 AM
Reading this thread really brings home just how amazing musically, the 60's and 70's really were. There were stars back in the 40's and 50's, but no where near the magnitude of those of the real glory years. It was a time of revolution in so many ways I feel very privileged to have grown up in that era....and survived it!.

Ditto! :thumbsup:

Koala
12-29-2010, 04:01 AM
1955 Barbra Streisand makes her first recording, at the age of 13.

1956 Elvis Presley made chart history by having 10 songs on Billboards Top 100 for week ending Dec 19th.

1962 Ray Charles hits #1 on the R&B chart and #7 on the pop chart with "You Are My Sunshine".

1964 The Liverpool Youth Employment Service announced that some school leavers were finding it difficult to get jobs because their ‘Beatle’ style haircuts and clothing were unacceptable to employers.

1966 The Beatles begin recording "Penny Lane".

1973 Led Zeppelin hits #20 with "D'yer Mak'er".

1973 Jim Croce scored his second No.1 US single of the year when 'Time In A Bottle' went to the top of the charts. Croce was killed in a plane crash on the way to a concert on September 20th 1973.

1973 The Who hit #76 in the US with "Love Reign O'er Me" from their rock opera 'Quadrophenia'.

1973 Emerson, Lake & Palmer hit #11 in the US with 'Brain Salad Surgery'.

Prettymaid
12-29-2010, 08:40 AM
1973 Jim Croce scored his second No.1 US single of the year when 'Time In A Bottle' went to the top of the charts. Croce was killed in a plane crash on the way to a concert on September 20th 1973.

We can only wonder what music would have continued to come from this great performer/songwriter.

sodascouts
12-29-2010, 03:11 PM
I had no idea Jim Croce died so soon after the song came out! How ironic as well as tragic.

The first time I heard "Time in a Bottle" was in Driver's Ed when I was 15. They were showing us a short movie about the dangers of drinking and driving - kind of a "scare you straight" piece - a "based on a true story" film about this nice girl who was killed accidentally by a drunk driver. As they portrayed her driving towards the intersection where she would be killed, they showed her smiling and listening to "Time in a Bottle" in her car. Then, of course the big crash and she was dead. To this day, when I hear that song, I'm reminded of that girl's "death"!

Koala
12-30-2010, 03:33 AM
1967 The Beatles scored their 15th US No.1 with 'Hello Goodbye', Gladys Knight and the Pips were at No.2 with 'I Heard It Through The Grape Vine' and The Monkees at No.3 with 'Daydream Believer.'

1978 Emerson Lake and Palmer announced their official break up.

1968 Frank Sinatra records "My Way".

1999 George Harrison and his wife Olivia were attacked when an intruder broke into their home in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Olivia beat off the attacker with a poker and heavy lamp. Harrison who was stabbed in the chest was admitted to hospital and treated for a collapsed lung and various minor stab wounds. His wife, Olivia, was treated for cuts and bruises she had suffered in the struggle with the intruder. Police later arrested Michael Abram from Liverpool who had nursed an irrational obsession with the Beatles.

1999 in the Queen's Millennium Honours list, former Slade singer Noddy Holder was awarded an MBE and guitarist Mark Knopfler was awarded an OBE.

1999 One of three victims of a Dec. 27, 1999 shooting at a nightclub attended by Sean Puffy Combs files a $100 million lawsuit against the rapper, his Bad Boy Entertainment, and others. Julius Jones claims that he was “Shot, battered, and assaulted” as the result of an altercation at Club New York allegedly involving Combs, Bad Boy rapper Jamal Barrow, and other employees of the label.

2006 British singer Rod Stewart is among the music industry stalwarts feted in the Queen’s New Year Honours list. Stewart is made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), for services to music.

MikeA
12-30-2010, 08:05 AM
Wow, the trials and tribs that the Beatles went through. I guess when you impact society as radically as did the Beatles, you are bound to inspire hate and greed in some as much as Love in others. But they did pay for it didn't they!

Prettymaid
12-30-2010, 08:16 AM
Yeah, I had completely forgotten that attack on George and his wife! How brave of Olivia to defend them against the attacker. I'll look at her in a new light now!

Freypower
12-30-2010, 10:58 PM
1999 in the Queen's Millennium Honours list, former Slade singer Noddy Holder was awarded an MBE and guitarist Mark Knopfler was awarded an OBE.



Ditto to the previous comments on the Beatles & the attack on George & Olivia, but re the above... where's the knighthood? :p If Rod Stewart is a CBE then Mark should at least get a CBE now.

NB Annie Lennox gets an OBE this year, but for charity, not music.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/dec/31/new-year-honours-david-suchet

Koala
12-31-2010, 03:42 AM
1943 John Denver is born.

1955 Based on sales from stores, radio and jukebox plays Billboard named 'Unchained Melody' by Les Baxter the number 1 US song of 1955.

1961 The Beach Boys made their live debut using their new name when they appeared at Long Beach Civic Auditorium, California.

1966 The Monkees started a 7-week run at No.1 on the US singles charts with the Neil Diamond song 'I'm A Believer'. Also No.1 in the UK in 1967.

1970 Paul McCartney files suit to dissolve the Beatles partnership.

1973 Australian band AC/DC made their live debut when they appeared at Chequers Bar in Sydney.

1982 The last ABBA concert is held, in Stockholm.

1985 Ricky Nelson was killed along with six others, when his charted light aircraft crashed in Texas. It's rumoured that freebasing cocaine caused an onboard explosion. Nelson had played himself on his parent's US TV The Adventures Of Ozzie and Harriet.' (1958 US No.1 'Poor Little Fool', 1961 UK No.2 single 'Hello Mary Lou' plus over 30 US Top 40 hit singles).

1994 Rod Stewart performs on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro for an audience of 4.2 million people. He make into the Guinness Book of World Records for staging the largest outdoor concert in history.

1996 Paul McCartney became a Sir after he was listed in the Queens New Year's Honours List.


2002 Eric Clapton surprises the guests at his daughter's christening by marrying her mother at the service

Koala
01-01-2011, 03:55 AM
1953 Country singer Hank Williams died of a heart attack brought on by a lethal cocktail of pills and alcohol aged 29. Made his first record in 1946, scored 36 Top 10 US country hits, his best Known being 'Your Cheatin Heart.' Over 20,000 mourners attended his funeral.

1955 Elvis Presley appeared at The Eagles Hall in Houston Texas. Presley went on to play over 250 shows in 1955.

1956 Bill Haley's 'Rock Around The Clock' went to No.1 on the UK singles chart for the second time.

1958 Johnny Cash played a free concert for the inmates of San Quentin Prison, California.

1962 The Beatles audition for Decca Records in England, who turn them down and sign the Tremeloes instead.

1964 The first edition of the BBC TV show Top Of The Pops was transmitted from an old church hall in Manchester, England. Introduced by DJ Jimmy Saville, acts miming to their latest releases included The Rolling Stones, (I Wanna Be Your Man), The Dave Clark Five, (Glad All Over), The Hollies, (Stay), and The Swinging Blue Jeans, (Hippy Hippy Shake). The first song played was Dusty Springfield's 'I Only Want To Be With You'. Also featured on disc and film, The Beatles, (I Want to Hold Your Hand), ’Freddie & the Dreamers, Cliff Richard and the Shadows and Gene Pitney.

1964 The Beach Boys record "Fun Fun Fun".

1965 The Yardbirds (with Eric Clapton), played two shows at The Odeon Cinema, Hammersmith in London. One at 6.15 and 8.45pm.

1971 Radio Luxembourg aired over seven hours of continuous Beatles music to celebrate the group's tenth year in the music business. Every track played was a single or LP track by The Beatles plus tracks from solo albums.

1977 Genesis played the first of three nights at the new-look Rainbow Theatre, London, and tickets cost £2.50 ($4.25). The theatre had been completely renovated at a cost of £80,000 ($136,000).

2003 Aretha Franklin sings the national anthem as Michigan's first woman governor is sworn in.

Koala
01-02-2011, 03:35 AM
1926 The first issue of The Melody Maker went on sale priced at 3d. The monthly magazine was for 'all who are interested in the production of popular music'. In the first issue, Dance Band news, a feature on Ukuleles and how to read music by sight.
 
1966 We Can Work It Out (The Beatles) was a hit.

1968 the entire shipment of John and Yoko's album 'Two
Virgins' was seized by authorities in New Jersey due to the full frontal nude photograph of the couple on the cover. The album was eventually wrapped in plain brown paper in record stores.

1969 Led Zeppelin played the first of four nights at the Whisky A Go-Go, Los Angeles during the bands first North American tour. Support group was the Alice Cooper band.

1971 the George Harrison album 'All Things Must Pass' started a seven week run at No.1 on the US album chart, making Harrison the first solo Beatle to score a US No.1 album.


1971 Van Morrison hits #9 with "Domino".

1972 Paul Simon's self-titled album is released a year after the breakup of Simon and Garfunkel. It yields two popular singles: "Mother and Child Reunion" (#4 and "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard (#22).

1975 John and Yoko are reunited. The Beatles' final dissolution takes place in London.

1979 Sex Pistol's bass player Sid Vicious went on trial in New York accused of murdering his girlfriend Nancy Spungen three months earlier.

1988 Michael Jackson and Bono shared first place in an American poll of 'The Most Beautiful Lips.'

2005 Green Day were at No.1 on the UK album chart with their seventh album 'American Idiot.' The album went on to be nominated for seven Grammy Awards, winning the Best Rock Album of 2005.

2007 Cristin Keleher who once broke into former Beatle George Harrison's Hawaii home was found dead after an apparent murder-suicide in California, aged 34. She made headlines in December 1999 by entering Harrison's Maui estate and then cooking herself a frozen pizza. Police said her body had been found with that of a 48-year-old man in a car, both had gunshot wounds to their heads.

Troubadour
01-02-2011, 10:52 PM
Thanks so much for taking the time to post these religiously, Koala - I don't always comment, but I love reading them!

Koala
01-03-2011, 03:39 AM
Thanks Troub!

1955 Elvis Presley appeared in Boonesville, Virginia. The 20 year-old singer was still a regional star, but by the end of 56' he had become a national sensation, recording two albums, (which included 'Heartbreak Hotel' and 'Blue Suede Shoes'), appeared on national television 11 times, played over 100 concerts and signed a seven year contract with Paramount Pictures.

1963 Cliff Richard was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Next Time / Bachelor Boy,' both songs were from the film Summer Holiday. His sixth UK No.1.

1963 The Beatles began their first headlining tour with four nights in Scotland appearing at the Two Red Shoes Ballroom, Elgin. Two of the dates were cancelled due to bad weather.

1964 The Rolling Stones appeared at Glenlyn Ballroom in Forest Hill, England, supported by The Detours (later to become The Who).

1969 appearing live on UK TV's Lulu Show, Jimi Hendrix stopped performing his new single after a few bars and instead launched into a version of the Cream song 'Sunshine Of Your Love' as a tribute to the band who had split a few days earlier.

1974 Bob Dylan and The Band started a 39-date US tour, Dylan's first live appearance for over 7 years. There were more than 5 million applications for the 660,000 tickets.

1987 Aretha Franklin became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Stars
01-03-2011, 09:02 AM
Regarding Jim Croce-I had just seen him open for Poco a couple weeks before his tragic death. I was devastated when I heard the news-couldn't believe he was gone. He gave us such beautiful songs.:angel:

MikeA
01-03-2011, 09:25 AM
1969 appearing live on UK TV's Lulu Show, Jimi Hendrix stopped performing his new single after a few bars and instead launched into a version of the Cream song 'Sunshine Of Your Love' as a tribute to the band who had split a few days earlier.

How freakin' cool is THAT!

Hendrix loved Clapton. I mean he really admired him. Clapton on the other hand felt very insecure about what he saw as competition from Hendrix. Remember that this was the time of "Clapton is God"....the real "guitar hero" era.

Koala
01-04-2011, 03:17 AM
1936 Billboard Magazine introduced the first ever-pop music chart that ranked records on national sales; big band violinist Joe Venuti was the first No.1.

1954 A young Elvis Presley visits the Memphis Recording Service to record "Casual Love Affair" and "I'll Never Stand in Your Way" and meets Sun Records owner Sam Phillips.

1965 The Fender guitar company was bought by CBS for $13 million (£7.6 million).

1967, The Doors released their self-titled debut album The Doors. Unique packaging of the album included each band member’s bio.

1970 chauffeur Neil Boland was accidentally killed when The Who's drummer Keith Moon ran over him. Moon was trying to escape from a Gang of skinheads after a fight broke out at a pub in Hatfield, England. Moon had never passed his driving test.

1970 The Beatles (without John Lennon) re-record vocals and a new guitar solo on the Paul McCartney song ‘Let It Be’ at Studio Two, EMI Studios, London. This session will be the final studio appearance for The Beatles, as a group. (The final date that all four of The Beatles were in the studio together is August 20, 1969).

1974 Bruce Springsteen played the first of a three night run at Joes’ Place in Cambridge Massachusetts. Supported by Peter Johnson & The Manic Depressives. On the ticket it said: “Because of the energy crisis all our outside lights except for one will be shut off”.

1986 Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy died of a heart attack brought on by a drug overdose. He was only 36 years old.

1975 Elton John hits #1 with his remake of the Beatles’ "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds." John Lennon plays guitar on this non-LP single under the pseudonym Dr. Winston O’Boogie.

Koala
01-05-2011, 03:26 AM
1959 "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" becomes the last release from Buddy Holly before his death.

1961 The Beatles played at Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool. In the audience are two members from Rory Storm & the Hurricanes: Johnny Guitar and Ringo Starr who have just returned from Hamburg, Germany.

1968 Jimi Hendrix was jailed for one day in Stockholm, Sweden on drink charges after going berserk and destroying everything in his room at the Goteberg Hotel.

1973 Bruce Springsteen released his debut album ‘Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ.’

1974 Yes scored their first UK No.1 album with the double set 'Tales From The Topographic Oceans'.

1976 Beatles road manager Mal Evans is killed during a confrontation with Los Angeles police.

1997 Sonny Bono was killed in a skiing accident at a resort near Lake Tahoe, aged 62. Bono who was one half on Sonny and Cher scored the 1965 UK & US No.1 single 'I Got You Babe' and had become a US Congressman.

2003 Little Richard guests on Fox-TV's "The Simpsons".

2004 Kinks singer Ray Davies was shot in the leg while on holiday in New Orleans. The 59-year-old singer-songwriter was shot when running after two men who stole his girlfriend's purse at gunpoint. Davies was admitted to the Medical Centre of Louisiana but his injuries were not considered serious. New Orleans police said one person had been arrested, and police were still searching for the second.

Koala
01-06-2011, 03:43 AM
1946 Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd is born.

1956 Elvis Presley performed in the gym at Randolph High School, Mississippi; this was the last time he ever appeared in a small auditorium.

1964 The Rolling Stones headline their first tour, beginning in Harrow, England.

1968 The Beatles 'Magical Mystery Tour' started an eight week run at No.1 on the US album chart, the group's 11th US chart topper.

1970 Crosby Stills Nash & Young made their UK live debut at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

1975 The mayor of Boston cancelled a Led Zeppelin concert after over 2,000 fans rioted trying to buy tickets. The fans caused an estimated $50,000 to $75,000 damage at Boston Garden. The gig during the bands North American tour was rescheduled for Feb 4th.

1977 David Bowie releases 'Low,' the first of a trilogy of more experimental albums that also includes 'Heroes' (1977) and 'Lodger' (1978).

1979 The Village People scored their only UK No.1 single with 'Y.M.C.A.' At its peak the single was selling over 150,000 copies a day. In the gay culture from which the group sprang, the song was understood as celebrating the YMCA's reputation as a popular cruising and hookup spot.

1990 Phil Collins started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with '...But Seriously'.

2001 Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour won the right to his dot com name. David took legal action in his battle to reclaim davidgilmour.com from Andrew Herman who had registered the URL and was selling Pink Floyd merchandise through the site.

2006 a collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia bought by a council worker who embezzled nearly £600,000 was set to be sold to compensate the local authority. Julie Wall, 46, from Rippon Drive in Sleaford, was jailed for three years for the offence last October. The collection - which included rare recordings and foreign pressings of Elvis songs – was to be auctioned off by a High Court receiver to provide compensation.

Koala
01-07-2011, 03:48 AM
1955 'Rock Around The Clock' by Bill Haley and his Comets, entered the UK chart for the first time.

1964 The Beatles recorded a seven-song appearance for the BBC Radio program Saturday Club. They played ‘All My Loving’, ‘Money’, ‘The Hippy Hippy Shake’, ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’, ‘Roll Over Beethoven’, ‘Johnny B. Goode’, and ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’. The show was broadcast on February 15, while the Beatles were in the US.

1968 David Gilmour is asked to join Pink Floyd, briefly making them a five-piece band´.

1975 Jethro Tull hits #11 in the US with "Bungle In The Jungle."

1975 Led Zeppelin fans riot before a Boston concert, causing $30,000 in damages and the concert to be cancelled.

1977 Andy Gibb was at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Just Want To Be Your Everything' a song written by his Bee Gee brother Barry.

1989 Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Stock, Aitken & Waterman produced 'Especially For You'.

2008 Jewels valued at $171,000 are stolen from Dionne Warwick's Rome hotel room.

Brooke
01-07-2011, 05:20 PM
1975 The mayor of Boston cancelled a Led Zeppelin concert after over 2,000 fans rioted trying to buy tickets. The fans caused an estimated $50,000 to $75,000 damage at Boston Garden. The gig during the bands North American tour was rescheduled for Feb 4th.





1975 Led Zeppelin fans riot before a Boston concert, causing $30,000 in damages and the concert to be cancelled.


Wow! These guys sure caused a lot of trouble back in the day! 2 days in a row in 1975! I wasn't a fan back then, but shoulda been! :wink:

MikeA
01-07-2011, 06:21 PM
I think Led Zeppelin, Stones, Who and Eagles were all three in competition to see who could raise the most hell, cause the most damage and get the most wasted back in the early 70's. Amazing they could produce such music under those circumstances!

But in this particular case, I think it was the Fans and not Zep causing the problems. And yeah, the Fans were following role models trying to raise as much hell, cause as much damage and get the most wasted as possible. The 70's were a lot more violent than the 60's (though it was getting pretty bad in the late 60's).

sodascouts
01-07-2011, 06:31 PM
Seems Eagles fans are a lot more laid-back though, at least from what I can tell!

MikeA
01-07-2011, 06:51 PM
Seems Eagles fans are a lot more laid-back though, at least from what I can tell!

I think you are right Soda, but "why" I wonder? I guess it is understandable back in the Early 70's when the Eagles were into the much "softer" Country Rock. That music took a different personality/temperament to appreciate when compared to the over-the-top style of Zeppelin.

But in '75 (when Zep had that trouble in Boston), Eagles were breaking out of Country Rock and beginning to move into Rock more aggressively and by '77 with Hotel California, (and complimented by Felder and Walsh), they were more accepted by the Rock Snobs (myself included!). But with the possible exception of "Fast Lane", they really didn't get into the heavy stuff like Zep did.

But I've never heard of a riot at an Eagles concert!

I think it is just the less aggressive personalities that were drawn to Eagles. Or as you said in a single phrase "more laid back". I guess there's no mystery.

Koala
01-08-2011, 03:43 AM
1935 Elvis Aron Presley is born to Gladys and Vernon Presley in a two-room cabin on North Saltillo Road in East Tupelo, Mississippi.

1947 David Robert Jones, a.k.a. David Bowie, is born in Brixton, London.

1957 Elvis Presley passes the pre-induction exam for the Army.

1963 The Beatles appeared live on Scottish TV's Round Up, transmitted live from The Theatre Royal, Glasgow. They mimed to 'Please Please Me.'

1966 The Beatles started a six week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Rubber Soul' the group's seventh US chart topper, which went on to spend 56 weeks on the chart. The group also started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'We Can Work It Out' the group's 11th US No.1 single.

1966 The Who and the Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" show on ABC-TV.

1969 Mike Jagger and Keith Richards were both barred from an exclusive hotel for wearing "op art" pants and nothing else. They were both asked to leave the Hotel Crillen in Lima, Peru after refusing to change clothes.


1974 Governor Jimmy Carter declares it "Elvis Presley Day" in Georgia (three years before his death).

1979 Canadian rock band Rush were named the country's official Ambassadors Of Music by the Canadian government.

1981 ''Elvis Presley Day" is declared in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, North and South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

1988 Tracy Chapman's self-titled debut achieves multi-platinum status.

1993 "MTV Unplugged" with Eric Clapton is nominated for four Grammy Awards.

1996 a Los Angeles court found Robert Hoskins guilty of five counts of stalking, assault and making terrorist threats to Madonna. Hoskins had twice scaled the walls of the singer's estate and had threatened to slash her throat from ear to ear.

2004 the estate of George Harrison started a $10 million (£5.8 million) legal action against Dr Gilbert Lederman of Staten Island University Hospital, claiming the doctor coerced Harrison to sign souvenirs. The main allegations of the legal action was that Dr Lederman got an extremely sick Harrison to sign his son’s guitar and autographs for his two daughters.

2010 Jimmy Page launched a new set of stamps in the UK which featured classic album covers from the last 40 years including Led Zeppelin IV.
Page, who helped design the artwork for IV, said: "Almost 40 years after the album came out, nobody knows the old man who featured on the cover, nor the artist who painted him; that sort of sums up what we wanted to achieve with the album cover, which has remained both anonymous and enigmatic at the same time."

Koala
01-09-2011, 03:49 AM
1944 Jimmy Page was born.

1963 drummer Charlie Watts joined The Rolling Stones after leaving Blues Incorporated.

1967 The Gibb family moves from Australia to London, England. Within months, the Bee Gees enjoy their first international hit: "New York Mining Disaster 1941" (#14 U.S., #12 U.K.).

1967 Dave Matthews was born.

1972 American Pie, Parts I & II (Don McLean) was a hit.

1973 Mick Jagger was refused a Japanese visa on an account of a 1969 drug conviction causing The Rolling Stones to cancel a forthcoming tour.


1983 Down Under (Men At Work) was a hit.

2007 Britain's Royal Mail issues a series of Beatles postage stamps.

Koala
01-10-2011, 03:31 AM
1945 Rod Stewart is born in London.

1956 Elvis Presley made his first recordings for RCA Records at The Methodist television, radio & TV Studios in Nashville. 'Heartbreak Hotel' was one of the songs recorded during this session.

1958 Jerry Lee Lewis was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Great Balls Of Fire'. Lewis was the only major white rock 'n' roll star to play piano rather than guitar.
 
1977 David Bowie wins the US Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy and Horror Films Best Actor Award for 'The Man Who Fell to Earth'.

1981 John Lennon's 'Imagine' started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart, 10 years after it was recorded. Lennon had two other songs in the Top 5 this week, 'Happy Christmas, (War Is Over') and '(Just Like) Starting Over.' 'Imagine' was voted by the viewers of BBC TV as the best lyrics of all time in a poll broadcast in Oct 1999.


2000 Singer Melissa Etheridge announced that David Crosby was the sperm donor of her two children with girlfriend Julie Cypher.

2006 an Australian woman appeared in court charged with repeatedly stabbing her partner with a pair of scissors in the back, shoulder and thigh because he played Elvis Presley's song "Burning Love" over and over again.

WalshFan88
01-10-2011, 06:15 AM
1969 Mike Jagger and Keith Richards were both barred from an exclusive hotel for wearing "op art" pants and nothing else. They were both asked to leave the Hotel Crillen in Lima, Peru after refusing to change clothes.


"Mike" Jagger..... :rofl:

MikeA
01-10-2011, 12:21 PM
"Mike" Jagger..... :rofl:


Poetic License. Everybody wants to be "Like Mike".

Koala
01-11-2011, 02:57 AM
1958 The release date for the Elvis Presley single 'Jailhouse Rock' was put back a week after Decca Records pressing plant in the UK were unable to meet the advance orders of 250,000 copies.

1962 Cliff Richard was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Young Ones'. It stayed at the top of the charts for six weeks and made Cliff the first UK artist to enter the chart at No.1.

1964 'Ring Of Fire' by Johnny Cash became the first Country album to go to No.1 in the US album chart.

1967 The Hollies record "On A Carousel".

1965 The Beach Boys record "Do You Wanna Dance".

1985 a Brazilian rock Festival held in Rio, claimed to be the biggest ever staged. The festival featured featuring; Queen, Rod Stewart, AC/DC, Whitesnake, Yes and Iron Maiden.

1986 The Pet Shop Boys scored their first UK No.1 single with 'West End Girls.' The first version of the song was released in April 1984, becoming a club hit in the United States, after the duo signed with EMI, the song was re-recorded with producer Stephen Hague.

1990 Paul McCartney played the first of 11 sold out nights at Wembley Arena, London, England.

1992 Paul Simon becomes the first international performer to play in Johannesburg, South Africa after a U.N. apartheit boycott is lifted.

2003 Britain’s oldest rockers came out winners in The Pollstar listing of the Top 10 grossing US tours of 2002: Paul McCartney $68m (£40m), The Rolling Stones $58m (£34m), Elton John $47m (£27.6m), The Who $20m (£11.8m), Ozzy Osbourne $18m (£10.6m), Peter Gabriel $10m (£5.88m), Yes $6m (£3.5m), Elvis Costello $5m (£2.94m), The Moody Blues $4m (£2.35m) and Jethro Tull $3m (£1.76m).

2008 Ringo Starr helped launch the celebrations for Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture. He was joined by acrobats who dangled on wires from cranes as the opening party kicked off a year-long programme of more than 350 events. Organisers hoped the Capital of Culture tag would attract an extra two million visitors to Liverpool and boost the economy by £100m.

2009 Bruce Springsteen wins a Golden Globe award for Best Original Song for "The Wrestler" from the movie of that name.

pueblo47
01-11-2011, 05:17 AM
"Mike" Jagger..... :rofl:
Michael is Jagger's real name. His family and close friends call him Mike, he doesn't like to be called Mick but fame has its price. Can't believe OGG didn't know that. Consider that payback:hilarious:........

WalshFan88
01-11-2011, 06:59 AM
Michael is Jagger's real name. His family and close friends call him Mike, he doesn't like to be called Mick but fame has its price. Can't believe OGG didn't know that. Consider that payback:hilarious:........
LOL that is SO not true. His name IS Michael Phillip but I've NEVER heard him referred to as "Mike Jagger" unless its a typo like above. I suggest you read up! :rofl: That's a weak payback! :nahnah: If his friends call him Mike that's one thing but in this case it's an obvious typo.......... I've heard him called "Sir Michael" and Michael but not Mike by the media or fans ...... :nahnah::nahnah::nahnah: Nice try.

MikeA
01-11-2011, 08:57 AM
Well, I think maybe he at one time was called "Mike" Austin. Whether anyone has called him "Mike" in the past 6 decades though was not mentioned even though I can see there there is not timeframe actually restricted to his nickname's usage.

From Wikipedia (which is known for misinformation)

From September 1950, Keith Richards and Jagger (known as "Mike" to his friends) were classmates at Wentworth Primary School in Dartford, Kent. In 1954, Jagger passed the eleven-plus, and went to Dartford Grammar School, where there is now The Mick Jagger Centre, as part of the school.

WalshFan88
01-11-2011, 09:01 AM
Well, I think maybe he at one time was called "Mike" Austin. Whether anyone has called him "Mike" in the past 6 decades though was not mentioned even though I can see there there is not timeframe actually restricted to his nickname's usage.

From Wikipedia (which is known for misinformation)

From September 1950, Keith Richards and Jagger (known as "Mike" to his friends) were classmates at Wentworth Primary School in Dartford, Kent. In 1954, Jagger passed the eleven-plus, and went to Dartford Grammar School, where there is now The Mick Jagger Centre, as part of the school.

That might be when he was a kid. I was just pointing out that no one in the media since the Stones have formed have called him that and that the above WAS a typo. That's all I meant, is just pointing out a typo. I did however know his name was Michael though. But I've never heard to him referred to as Mike in the Stones history (I have more books on the Stones than Carter has pills :rofl:). But I admittedly don't know much about his childhood. Just the band's history. I know more about Richards but I know some on Jagger.

MikeA
01-11-2011, 09:21 AM
Well Austin, you are hereby notified that you are now talking with the worlds least qualified authority on Michael Jagger on the planet! The only thing I can claim expertise to is the spelling of his name...which happens to be the same as mine. And, my Mother definitely did NOT name me after Jagger!

WalshFan88
01-11-2011, 09:44 AM
Well Austin, you are hereby notified that you are now talking with the worlds least qualified authority on Michael Jagger on the planet! The only thing I can claim expertise to is the spelling of his name...which happens to be the same as mine. And, my Mother definitely did NOT name me after Jagger!

:hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:

I don't know THAT much but I just knew it was a typo!

pueblo47
01-11-2011, 10:00 AM
LOL that is SO not true. His name IS Michael Phillip but I've NEVER heard him referred to as "Mike Jagger" unless its a typo like above. I suggest you read up! :rofl: That's a weak payback! :nahnah: If his friends call him Mike that's one thing but in this case it's an obvious typo.......... I've heard him called "Sir Michael" and Michael but not Mike by the media or fans ...... :nahnah::nahnah::nahnah: Nice try.Correction, this is sooo NOT true. I didn't put in his middle name as that is not the point of this so-called typo, which is NOT a typo. I have several books also about the Stones and the media doesn't call him by the real name simply because he's always been known as Mick, due to a real TYPO, since the early days of his singing career, But several of these books and also numerous articles have stated over the years what I told you.....only his family and close friends STILL call him Mike and he has never cared for Mick.

WalshFan88
01-11-2011, 10:10 AM
Correction, this is sooo NOT true. I didn't put in his middle name as that is not the point of this so-called typo, which is NOT a typo. I have several books also about the Stones and the media doesn't call him by the real name simply because he's always been known as Mick, due to a real TYPO, since the early days of his singing career, But several of these books and also numerous articles have stated over the years what I told you.....only his family and close friends STILL call him Mike and he has never cared for Mick.

Agree to disagree. ;)

Freypower
01-11-2011, 06:42 PM
LOL that is SO not true. His name IS Michael Phillip but I've NEVER heard him referred to as "Mike Jagger" unless its a typo like above. I suggest you read up! :rofl: That's a weak payback! :nahnah: If his friends call him Mike that's one thing but in this case it's an obvious typo.......... I've heard him called "Sir Michael" and Michael but not Mike by the media or fans ...... :nahnah::nahnah::nahnah: Nice try.

I agree. I have never heard Sir Mick referred to as Mike, ever. I would have thought if there was a typo calling him Mick early in his career & he wanted to be called Mike he would have moved heaven & earth to fix it.