Sunday, May 1, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON MAY 1

Bernard Butler (Suede)
No.1
1965 Herman's Hermits: Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter US 45
1971 Dave and Ansel Collins: Double Barrel UK 45
1976 Bellamy Brothers: Let Your Love Flow US 45
1976 Led Zeppelin: Presence US LP
1982 Barry Manilow: Live in Britain UK 45
1993 Cliff Richard : The Album : UK LP
2005 Bruce Springsteen : Devils and Dust : US LP

Births
1944 Rita Coolidge
1945 Mimi Farina (Joan Baez's sister)
1954 Ray Parker, Jr.
1968 Johnny Colt (The Black Crowes)
1968 D'Arcy Wretsky-Brown (Smashing Pumpkins)
1970 Bernard Butler (Suede)

Miscellany
1959 Jerry Lee Lewis's Lovin' Up a Storm hits UK chart
1966 Beatles and Rolling Stones play NME poll-winners concert (their last appearance) at Wembley
1967 Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas
Coldplay
1968 Al Kooper and Randy Brecker leave Blood, Sweat and Tears
1969 Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash TV special taped at Grand Ole Opry iin Nashville
1984 Fleetwood Mac drummer and founder member Mick Fleetwood filed for bankruptcy.
1988 Dark Side of the Moon finally leaves US Top 200 after 725 weeks
1989 Employees called police to a jewellery store in California to report a suspicious person. He turned out to be Michael Jackson shopping in disguise.
1991 DJ Bob Harris launches Radio 1 overnight service as network goes 24 hours.
1997 Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt had a quadruple heart by-pass operation after visiting his Harley Street doctor and complaining of chest pains.
2005 Coldplay became the first British band to have a new entry in the US Top 10 singles chart since The Beatles.

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