Saturday, May 14, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON MAY 14

Stiltskin
No.1
1977 Leo Sayer: When I Need You US 45
1988 Fairground Attraction: Perfect UK 45
1983 Spandau Ballet: True UK LP
1994 Stiltskin : Inside : UK single
1994 Deacon Blue : Our Town - Greatest Hits : UK LP
2006 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Stadium Arcadium : US & UK LP

Births
1934 Mike Preston
1943 Jack Bruce (Cream)
1947 Al Ciner (American Breed)
1952 David Byrne (Talking Heads)  
1962 Ian Astbury (Cult)
1962 C.C. Deville (Poison)
1966 :Mike Inez (Alice In Chains)

Deaths
1976 Keith Relf (Yardbirds)
1998 Frank Sinatra

Miscellany
1955 Bo Diddley eponymous LP debuts on US R&B chart
1964 London Records prepares giant promotion - 'Watch Out USA Here They are! The Rolling Stones! They're great! They're outrageous! They're rebels! They sell! They're England's hottest - but hottest group!'
C.C. Deville (Poison)
1964 My Boy Lollipop by Millie introduces Ska to US Hot 100
1982 Eddie Clarke quits Motorhead, to be replaced by Brian Robertson
1983 Texas radio station KYST goes all-Beatles
1988 Re-formed Led Zeppelin (featuring Jason Bonham on drums) top all-star bill including Yes, Genesis, Ben E. King, Coasters, Ruth Brown and Average White Band at Atlantic label's 40th anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden.
1988 Led Zeppelin, the Bee Gees, Rascals, Genesis, Crosby, Stills & Nash together with Wilson Pickett, the Coasters, Foreigner, Yes and others apperar at a star-studded gala at New York's Madison Square Garden as Atlantic Records celebrates its 40th anniversary.

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