Friday, May 20, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON MAY 20


Cher
No.1
1967 Young Rascals: Groovin' US 45
1972 T. Rex: Metal Guru UK 45
1972 T. Rex: Bolan Boogie UK LP
1978 Wings: With a Little Luck US 45
1989 Ferry Aid: Ferry 'Cross the Mersey UK 45
1989 Jason Donovan: Ten Good Reasons UK LP
2001 R.E.M. : Reveal : UK LP
2007 Linkin Park : Minutes To Midnight : UK & US LP

 
Births
1944 Joe Cocker
1946 Cher 
1947 Steve Currie (T-Rex)
1952 Warren Cann (Ultravox)
1954 Jimmy Henderson (Black Oak Arkansas)
1958 Jane Wiedlin (Go-Go's)
1961 Nick Hayward (Haircut 100)
1964 Patti Russo
1966 Tom Garman (Belly)
1967 Kit Clark (Danny Wilson)

Miscellany
1967 Reprise Label signs Jimi Hendrix
1967 BBC Ban Beatles' Day in the Life, on the grounds that it might encourage drug-taking
Blue Oyster Cult
1967 Jerry Reid takes original version of Elvis' hit Guitar Man on to the American country chart
1971 Pete Cetera, bass player and singer with Chicago, undergoes five hours of emergency surgery after losing four teeth in a fight at a Dodgers-cubs baseball game. Four rednecks objected to the length of his hair.
1972 Manassas, eponymously titled album by new Stephen Stills band, hits UK chart
1975 Blondie plays its first UK concert at the Roundhouse
1978 Blue Oyster's Cult's Don't Fear the Reaper hits UK chart
1978 Robert Palmer debuts on UK chart with Every Kinda People
1978 The Buddy Holly Story, starring Gary Busey, has its premiere in Lubbock, Texas
1995 Don Henley from The Eagles married model Sharon Summerall.
1997 U2 caused traffic chaos in Kansas City, Missouri after they paid for traffic control to close down five lanes so they could shoot the video for 'Last Night On Earth'.
1998 Tommy Lee from Motley Crue was sentenced to six months jail after being found guilty of spousal abuse.
1998 Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward was taken to hospital in London after suffering a heart attack during a band rehearsal.
2008 The US Congress passed a resolution designating May 13th as Frank Sinatra Day to honor his contribution to American culture.

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